After a purposeful absence of more than two months from baby name research (had before been intensively trying to come up with the ‘perfect’ boys name for our newborn (arriving this summer), kept narrowing down the list, only for it to expand again soon thereafter), I decided to start over once again from (almost) scratch. I re-looked at the huge name-list I had come up with with fresh eyes. I read each name aloud, let it simmer in my mind for a bit, then either scratched it or kept it around. Then I re-checked the meaning of each name (meaning is very important to me), scratched some more. And continued narrowing it down until I reached a fresh set of favorites. Some previous favorites were no longer nearly as high on the list, while others that I hadn’t thought about too deeply before had risen up quite a bit. The two month break was pretty enlightening. I’d suggest it to anyone having naming difficulties that still has time to spare.
Now, on to the names. These 16 names (in no particular order) are the newly refurbished possibilities list.
I’d very much appreciate hearing your general feedback on these names, as well as the personality characteristics that these names bring up in your mind. The meaning of the name is in the ().
[name]Roland[/name] (renowned throughout the land)
[name]Emmett[/name] (truth; universal)
[name]Emrys[/name] (immortal) (pronounced: em-riss)
[name]Evander[/name] (good man)
[name]Kian[/name] (benevolent king; ancient) (note: we’d be using the Persian pronunciation = key-yawn. Which is also why we’d be using this spelling instead of [name]Cian[/name]. [name]Kian[/name] is a Persian name, whilst [name]Cian[/name] is a Gaelic name)
Caian (to rejoice) (pronounced: kye-un)(question: In your opinion, does [name]Kian[/name] (key-yawn) and/or Caian (kye-un) sound too similar to our first son’s name (Rayhan = ray-hahn)?)
[name]Caius[/name] (to rejoice)
[name]Jasper[/name] (bringer of treasure; quartz)
[name]Conrad[/name] (brave counsel)
[name]Keenan[/name]/Cianan (ancient) (I generally prefer original spellings, but is Cianan too difficult to decipher the pronunciation?)
Any and all thoughts and expressions are well appreciated! Thanks!