Why oh why!

Why are girl names so hard for me to love, while boy names are so easy?!

Anyways, what do you think of the following boy names?

[name_m]Walter[/name_m]- I like [name_u]Walker[/name_u] better
[name_m]Donovan[/name_m] - it’s okay.
[name_m]Christian[/name_m]- it’s okay.
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m]- I like it. Also like [name_m]Auster[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]- eh
[name_u]Keegan[/name_u]- eh
[name_m]Jack[/name_m]- very popular
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]- sure
[name_u]Riley[/name_u]- misplaced amongst your other choices
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]- I prefer [name_u]Theo[/name_u]
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]- yes but I prefer just [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]
[name_u]Schuyler[/name_u]- no
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]- love but depending on last name definitely
[name_m]Dmitri[/name_m]- [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m]- like
[name_m]Casper[/name_m]- eh
[name_u]Cai[/name_u]- nms
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u]- yeah I guess
[name_m]Leif[/name_m]- I prefer the [name_m]Liev[/name_m] spelling
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m]- love, [name_u]Rafe[/name_u] as a nn.
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m]- Like. Options: Maharai,

Some ideas for your girl names
[name_m]Walter[/name_m] to [name_m]Wilder[/name_m]
[name_m]Donovan[/name_m] to [name_f]Diana[/name_f]
[name_m]Christian[/name_m] to to [name_f]Christelle[/name_f]
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m] to Alaire
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] to ”ine
[name_u]Keegan[/name_u] to [name_f]Kiera[/name_f]
[name_m]Jack[/name_m] to [name_f]Jacqueline[/name_f]
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] to [name_f]Maxine[/name_f]
[name_u]Riley[/name_u] to [name_f]Rilla[/name_f]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] to [name_f]Thea[/name_f]
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] to [name_f]Sabrina[/name_f]
[name_u]Schuyler[/name_u] [name_u]Skylar[/name_u]
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u] to [name_f]Selena[/name_f]
[name_m]Dmitri[/name_m] to Demtria
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m] to [name_f]Leona[/name_f]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] to [name_f]Charis[/name_f]
[name_u]Asa[/name_u] to [name_u]Aja[/name_u]
[name_u]Cai[/name_u] to [name_f]Cassia[/name_f]
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u] to [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u]
[name_m]Leif[/name_m] to Lively nn liv
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] to [name_f]Rowena[/name_f]
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m] to Marai

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] that helps!

[name_m]Walter[/name_m] - dislike
[name_m]Donovan[/name_m] - love
[name_m]Christian[/name_m] - fine for someone [name_m]Christian[/name_m], I slightly prefer [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]. Wouldn’t use either personally myself.
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m] - Like. Bump up to love if spelled [name_m]Alastair[/name_m] or [name_m]Alasdair[/name_m].
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] - [name_u]Love[/name_u], but popular.
[name_u]Keegan[/name_u] - Prefer [name_u]Keenan[/name_u] or [name_m]Keiran[/name_m] to [name_u]Keegan[/name_u], and prefer spellings [name_m]Ciaran[/name_m] and Cianan to those.
[name_m]Jack[/name_m] - Dull. So dull. Duller, at this point, than [name_m]John[/name_m]. I can’t hate [name_m]Jack[/name_m]. I just can’t feel any way at all about it.
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - Fine.
[name_u]Riley[/name_u] - Not my style.
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] - I like [name_f]Theodora[/name_f] for a girl but not as fond of [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]. [name_f]Do[/name_f] like [name_m]Ted[/name_m], probably would get to it via [name_m]Edwin[/name_m]/[name_m]Edmund[/name_m] though.
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] - on our list. But popular. It was my husband’s pick, but it’s a good solid name.
[name_u]Schuyler[/name_u] - [name_f]Pleasant[/name_f], this is the only good spelling.
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u] - Not a fan.
[name_m]Dmitri[/name_m] - Have loved forever.
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m] - It’s okay but I prefer [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] or even [name_m]Leonard[/name_m].
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] - A racial slur where I come from.
[name_u]Asa[/name_u] - [name_u]Love[/name_u].
[name_u]Cai[/name_u] - Prefer as a nickname for [name_m]Malachi[/name_m] or [name_m]Mordecai[/name_m] to alone, but [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] it as a nickname.
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u] - Dislike, prefer [name_u]Ari[/name_u] or [name_m]Arik[/name_m].
[name_m]Leif[/name_m] - Not a big fan.
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] - Not my style.
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m] - [name_f]Adore[/name_f].

Three of my top 5 names are the top 3 on your list, aha.
[name_m]Walter[/name_m] - my favourite name, probably the name of my future son. [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]
[name_m]Donovan[/name_m] - [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]
[name_m]Christian[/name_m] - [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m] - LIKE
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] - LIKE
[name_u]Keegan[/name_u] - DISLIKE
[name_m]Jack[/name_m] - NEUTRAL/NMS
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - LIKE
[name_u]Riley[/name_u] - NEUTRAL/NMS
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] - [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] - [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]
[name_u]Schuyler[/name_u] - NEUTRAL/NMS
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u] - DISLIKE
[name_m]Dmitri[/name_m] - NEUTRAL/NMS
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m] - DISLIKE
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] - [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]
[name_u]Asa[/name_u] - LIKE
[name_u]Cai[/name_u] - NEUTRAL/NMS
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u] - [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]
[name_m]Leif[/name_m] - [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] - LIKE
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m] - DISLIKE

Nice collection of names!

I like / love
[name_m]Christian[/name_m] - :slight_smile:
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m] - :slight_smile:
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] - :smiley:
[name_m]Jack[/name_m] - :smiley:
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - :smiley:
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] - :slight_smile:
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] - :slight_smile:
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m] - :slight_smile:
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] - :slight_smile: would love it with the (to me) more regal looking spelling of [name_m]Caspar[/name_m]
[name_u]Asa[/name_u] - :slight_smile:
[name_m]Leif[/name_m] - :slight_smile:

[name_u]Cai[/name_u] - (prefer [name_u]Kai[/name_u])
[name_m]Dmitri[/name_m] - (interesting name but I don’t love the spelling)

My favorites are:

[name_m]Alistair[/name_m] - our son’s name. I chose this spelling because the name is supposed to be pronounced with a “t” rather than a “d” and it seemed like the most expected spelling outside of [name_f]Scotland[/name_f].

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] - I like it.
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] - I like this name and [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] the nn [name_m]Baz[/name_m].

[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u] - I really like this with nn [name_u]Sully[/name_u] and it’s on our list.

[name_m]Leif[/name_m] - [name_u]Love[/name_u] this name, but dh can’t stand “nature” names and for him this sounds too much like [name_u]Leaf[/name_u]. :stuck_out_tongue:

I like…
[name_m]Jack[/name_m] :heart:
[name_u]Schuyler[/name_u] :heart:

I have the same problem with girls names. I love girls names, but have a hard time finding boys names I like.
[name_m]Walter[/name_m]- I love [name_m]Walter[/name_m]. It is classy and sophisticated.
[name_m]Donovan[/name_m]- eh. Not my favorite.
[name_m]Christian[/name_m]- [name_m]Christian[/name_m] is my bro’s name so I’m kind of neutral on it.
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m]- I like. It is different and cool.
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]- I like, but it is getting popular.
[name_u]Keegan[/name_u]- eh. Its alright.
[name_m]Jack[/name_m]- I like [name_m]Jack[/name_m] because it is versatile. But it is popular where I am.
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]- I like [name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]. I like [name_u]Max[/name_u] on its own better, but I like [name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] I guess.
[name_u]Riley[/name_u]- eh. I prefer [name_u]Riley[/name_u] on a boy rather than a girl but I’m not too fond of it on either gender.
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]- I like [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]. I think I prefer just [name_u]Theo[/name_u] but that’s just me.
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]- eh. I know most berries like it and I see the appeal but I can’t get myself to like it.
[name_u]Schuyler[/name_u]- I like it, but I think the spelling is confusing for its pronunciation.
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]- I like this one a lot. I love the nn [name_u]Sully[/name_u].
[name_m]Dmitri[/name_m]- my favorite from your list. My favorite name is [name_m]Dimitri[/name_m], so I naturally like this name. I use the [name_m]Dimitri[/name_m] spelling because it is more typical for Greeks to use that spelling, but I can see the appeal with the streamlined spelling.
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m]- I don’t like this one. Sounds old to me. Reminds me of an angry recluse [name_m]German[/name_m] boy. IDK.
[name_m]Casper[/name_m]- I like it, but prefer [name_m]Jasper[/name_m]. I still get the Friendly Ghost image (which isn’t a bad association but still).
[name_u]Asa[/name_u]- I like it. Its a cool biblical name. Not my favorite but it is nice.
[name_u]Cai[/name_u]- I prefer [name_u]Kai[/name_u], but I like it.
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u]- I like [name_u]Arlo[/name_u]. It seems a bit incomplete though, like it should be [name_u]Marlow[/name_u] or [name_f]Harlow[/name_f]. But I like [name_u]Arlo[/name_u].
[name_m]Leif[/name_m]- eh. I don’t see the appeal. Sounds like leaf with my accent.
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m]- I like [name_m]Rafferty[/name_m]. It is kind of nerdy, but like in a hipster way, not a geeky way. I think it is cool.
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m]- I like [name_m]Malachi[/name_m]. I love the meaning. But I can definitely see this one shooting in popularity.

[name_m]Walter[/name_m] - I like [name_m]Walter[/name_m]. The nns [name_u]Wally[/name_u] or [name_m]Walt[/name_m] are excellent. I knew a kid in middle school who got made fun of because his middle name was [name_m]Walter[/name_m], but I can’t imagine why because I’ve always thought [name_m]Walter[/name_m] would be a good name for a prince or something.
[name_m]Donovan[/name_m] - Doesn’t feel very timeless to me, and I don’t like the van sound. I know a couple of little Donovans.
[name_m]Christian[/name_m] - I love [name_m]Christian[/name_m]. It feels very dashing and reminds me of the hero in Once Upon a [name_f]Marigold[/name_f].
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m] - I’ve never met an [name_m]Alistair[/name_m]. It also feels like a hero’s name to me. I prefer the spelling [name_m]Alasdair[/name_m].
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] - This is so popular, and I’m not a huge fan of the hen sound. It’s a nice name though.
[name_u]Keegan[/name_u] - I like this. It’s a little more unusual than some of the others on your list.
[name_m]Jack[/name_m] - I really like [name_m]Jack[/name_m]! It’s popular but very classic. I also like [name_m]Jackson[/name_m].
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - This feels really 90s/early 2000s.
[name_u]Riley[/name_u] - [name_u]Riley[/name_u] is really cute. It makes me think of a little boy with curly hair.
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] - [name_u]Theo[/name_u] is one of my favorite names of all time, so I love [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]. [name_u]Teddy[/name_u] is cute too.
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] - Very classy.
[name_u]Schuyler[/name_u] - I don’t like the sound of [name_u]Skyler[/name_u] but I like how [name_u]Schuyler[/name_u] looks.
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u] - Not really my style, again not a fan of the van sound.
[name_m]Dmitri[/name_m] - I like [name_m]Dimitri[/name_m] better, but this is nice and has a strong sense of personality to it.
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m] - Cute. I don’t know if I could picture it on an adult but it’s very regal-feeling.
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] - I prefer [name_m]Jasper[/name_m] or [name_m]Conrad[/name_m].
[name_u]Asa[/name_u] - I love [name_u]Asa[/name_u]. It feels modern and gentle.
[name_u]Cai[/name_u] - Similar feeling to [name_u]Asa[/name_u].
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u] - I like the o ending.
[name_m]Leif[/name_m] - I think [name_u]Arlo[/name_u] and [name_m]Leif[/name_m] would be the cutest sibset. Both of them are unusual and elegant.
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] - This feels kind of stuffy to me.
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m] - I like [name_m]Malachi[/name_m]. It has a lot of history behind it and a cool look/sound.

I like:
[name_m]Dimitri[/name_m] (spelled like this)

I hear you on the girl names being hard… I love so many boy names - my partner doesn’t like anything I like for either gender though - so it is kinda a moot point because we’ll be starting from square one if we are ever in need of a name… anyhoo…

[name_m]Walter[/name_m] - this name is growing on me, helped by the fact that a rather cool and personable young man called [name_m]Walter[/name_m] is a host on a [name_m]New[/name_m] Zealand kid’s show.
[name_m]Donovan[/name_m] - I prefer just [name_m]Vann[/name_m]
[name_m]Christian[/name_m] - not a fan - seems a lot to live up to.
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m] - This is a nice name and I have known some big, strong, nice guys called [name_m]Alistair[/name_m], so I have good connotations
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] - I guess I see the appeal, but it is a but too normal for me
[name_u]Keegan[/name_u] - Not a fan of this one
[name_m]Jack[/name_m] - Same as [name_m]Henry[/name_m] - but if going down these lines I prefer [name_m]Jake[/name_m] - just seems a bit cooler
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - OK
[name_u]Riley[/name_u] - too many of them around
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] - [name_u]Theo[/name_u] is getting more popular here, I have trouble remembering it an want to call my son’s friend [name_u]Toby[/name_u] all the time
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] - It’s OK - [name_m]Seb[/name_m] and [name_m]Bastian[/name_m] are cool nns
[name_u]Schuyler[/name_u] - OK
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u] - It isn’t too bad, but [name_u]Sully[/name_u] is too Monster’s Ink
[name_m]Dmitri[/name_m] - I like it
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m] - It’s OK
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] - I like this and [name_m]Jasper[/name_m] - becoming more popular though
[name_u]Asa[/name_u] - I prefer [name_f]Asha[/name_f] for a girl - I might be pronouncing [name_u]Asa[/name_u] wrong though
[name_u]Cai[/name_u] - I like [name_u]Kai[/name_u] and [name_u]Cai[/name_u] works too - Ciaro nn [name_u]Cai[/name_u]?
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u] - This is pretty cool
[name_m]Leif[/name_m] - I just see and say [name_u]Leaf[/name_u]… not even sure how to say this?
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] - I like this and like Raf or Raffa for nns
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m] - It’s on my list, but not sure if I want to keep it there or not… I think I want to like it more than I actually do!

My faves: [name_m]Walter[/name_m], [name_m]Rafferty[/name_m], [name_u]Arlo[/name_u] and [name_u]Cai[/name_u]



[name_m]Walter[/name_m]- Never cared for this one. A little too old man-ish
[name_m]Donovan[/name_m]- See [name_m]Walter[/name_m]
[name_m]Christian[/name_m]- Great name! If you don’t mind the religious connection, this is a great one.
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m]- This is such a cool name! I don’t think I’d be brave enough to use it, but I love it.
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]- Bleh. [name_m]Don[/name_m]'t like this one.
[name_u]Keegan[/name_u]- [name_u]Love[/name_u] this one too. I love last names as first names on boys.
[name_m]Jack[/name_m]- Really love this is a middle
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]- [name_u]Love[/name_u]! [name_u]Max[/name_u] is such a cool nickname.
[name_u]Riley[/name_u]- [name_u]Love[/name_u] this as a middle name, too. Very cute.
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]- This one is growing on me. It’s one of those geeky, but cool names. [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]Theo[/name_u].
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]- This one is also growing on me. Bash is a cute nickname for this one.
[name_u]Schuyler[/name_u]- I prefer this one on a girl and I don’t care for this spelling.
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]- [name_u]Love[/name_u] love love!
[name_m]Dmitri[/name_m]- Such a mysterious name to me. Very vampire-esque (is that a word? lol) to me I’d love to meet someone named [name_m]Dmitri[/name_m].
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m]- My least favorite of the [name_m]Leo[/name_m] names. I prefer [name_m]Leo[/name_m] on it’s own.
[name_m]Casper[/name_m]- Can’t help but think of [name_m]Caspar[/name_m] the Friendly Ghost. Not a bad connection, but may cause teasing.
[name_u]Asa[/name_u]- Meh. [name_m]Don[/name_m]'t love it, don’t hate it.
[name_u]Cai[/name_u]- Cute! [name_u]Love[/name_u] the meaning.
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u]- [name_m]Don[/name_m]'t care for any of the [name_u]Arlo[/name_u] names ([name_f]Harlow[/name_f], [name_u]Marlow[/name_u] etc)
[name_m]Leif[/name_m]- Would you pronounce it LAYF or [name_u]LEAF[/name_u]?
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m]- Been loving this one lately.
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m]- Never cared for this one