Baby Name Fun

Brandon? Christian ? Bubba?

What are your favorite baby boy names?

I find it fascinating to learn what a baby’s name is and the reason behind the name. If I could figure out how to make a living by giving out baby names I would do it.  So today I’m giving it my best shot in order to help out my sister-in-law Deanna.

She is pregnant and frustrated since she hasn’t decided on a boys name yet. Apparently a girls name has been chosen so we don’t have to help her out there.

Please know that this is not really a rush situation. Deanna still has six more months to choose a name but she’s a planner and would like this situation taken care of. I try hard to her relate to her predicament but cannot.

When my husband and I went to choose our children’s names it was a battle. One person would suggest a name which caused the other person to practically writhe on the floor in utter disgust. Lists, note cards, and rounds of name eliminations occurred on a regular basis. After all of that you would think we would have ended up with a kid named Sebastian Malachi Jett Wilson but this is what we ended up with:

Alex Mason (Husband wanted Alex, I wanted Mason) – decided 6 hours before c-section

Andrew Connor (I wanted Andrew, he wanted Connor) – decision as epidural was being inserted

Caroline Grace (Agreed rather early on for us) – decided on name 9 hours before c-section

But let’s focus now on Deanna’s dilemma and look at some recent data.

United States Top Ten Baby Names for 2010:
1. Jacob
2. Ethan
3. Michael
4. Jayden
5. William
6. Alexander
7. Noah
8. Daniel
9. Aiden
10. Anthony

But alas…there is one crucial detail I have yet to mention. This baby will be Canadian like his parents and brother so we don’t want to give him any confusing or unpronounceable American names. Canadians are much different than Americans so we need to think of something exotic, something that sounds like a lumberjack, something that goes well with “______ go put your snow boots on!”

  I kid…a bit. The snow though is for real.

Canada’s Top Ten Baby Names for 2010
1.  Liam
2. Ethan
3. Jacob
4. Logan
5. Owen
6. Noah
7. Alexander
8. Nathan
9. Benjamin
10. Lucas

The name does need to go with their older son’s name...Corey James.

I’m loving Cooper, Reid, Evan, Max, Davis, Joel, Logan, Marshall, Cohen, Ross, William, Luke, and Colin.

So let’s see what you can come up with for this little baby. Give it your best shot.

What are your baby boy name suggestions?

20 thoughts on “Baby Name Fun

  1. I try not to pick any name in the top 20. My husband’s name is Scott so always had at least one other kid in his class with his name.

    I love the name Sawyer as in Tom Sawyer. It seemed like the perfect name for a little boy that was always getting into trouble doing those things that little boys do. It just didn’t see to fit either of our boys though.

  2. I love Logan, Davis and William. Also heard about a Ford lately which caught my attention. Love Sawyer like the poster above said, but I actually like it for a girl. I’ll be thinking about this all day I predict and will be back with more.

  3. I love that Reid is second on your list…Uncle Reid would be so proud!! Although my fingers are crossed for a girl. Think about it Deanna, hammy downs forever;o)

  4. I like Logan, but it is pretty popular right now. I also like Braden, a kid in my son’s class has this name.
    Finding a name is challenging, because you want it meaningful but not too out there.
    Good luck, let us know what they decide. 😉

  5. If we had another baby we would name a son Walker. Since we’re not planning on that, she’s welcome to use it. You’ve got to at least let us know which names she’s liking. You know how I am the worst about waiting 🙂

  6. Thanks to everyone for their input!! It’s a tough decision and I truly appreciate the help.

  7. Thanks for the comment and Cooper is a great name 😉 We tried to avoid the top 10. Our son’s name is actually Lee Cooper, but we call him by his middle name. Lee is the family name and we loved Cooper, but Cooper Lee sounded like Cooperly. So Lee Cooper it is.
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  8. I like an old new england name Caleb, then Robert, Derek, Adam, Travis, Daniel,Sam (not Samuel), William (family name), Patrick, Thomas, Eli, Brennan (teach boy with that name),
    I guess that’s enough.

  9. I’ve always loved the names Levi and Elias. My husband vetoed both though. We have two boys and for both pregnancies had girl names picked out in a snap. Why are boys names so darn hard? Sigh.

  10. how about Derek Carter? I know a Derek (te he he) and I know a Carter and they are both wonderful Men!

  11. I have two boy names that I absolutely LOVE and adore. Which probably means we will have a girl first and I have NO idea on girl’s names. That’s the way life is.

    From your list though I like Cooper, Reid, and Joel. They are unique but not weird. Not completely common but not unheard of either. Its a nice balance.

  12. Great names! I love the name Cooper . . . it is so cute. And Corey and Cooper sound great together! 🙂 I found you on a Blog Hop and I am your newest follower! I would love to have you stop by and follow back if you want to!
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  13. How fun is this?!! I had girls–3 of them. No boys. So this is my chance? I happen to like Ethan Chandler, Landon Reese, Camron Lucas. What? Those are my grandson’s names? Well, I do love the name!

  14. I’ve always liked the names William and Max. My second very possibly should have been named Max, but oh well….Luke suits him good too. 🙂

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