How to Choose a Name for Your Son


Are you looking for a unique name or more of a cute, or even noble, name? Different areas of this article will give you suggestions of what you can call your child - some based on eye colour, some picked at random.

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Know that, even though these names are common, there are still not many people with these initials. It's no surprise that the name Jake may be a lot more common than the name Cordelia, but there are many names out there - not everyone will have the same one! Even the most everyday names can be unusual - the name Leah... It's fairly commun, but still somewhat unusual. Boys names could include: Jacob/Jakeob, Noah, Mike/Michael, Riley, Tom, Eddie, Peter, Oliver, Lewis and Robert.

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What goes well with your child's surname? You are likely wanting your child to has the same name as you, or your partner, which is probably going the be the family name. For example, you may not like the name Rosie Casholdson (picked at random) but you may pick the name Cloey Casholdson (maybe with a middle name that also matches).

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Before choosing a name, see what the name means and where it came from. Pick a name that has a meaning you enjoy.

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If you have a name picked out, think about possible nicknames that you and others would call them. Or, maybe you have a nickname in mind but not a full name. Use the nickname as inspiration for the baby's name.

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Maybe you are very close to your parents? Maybe you have a very close friend? Maybe you and your partner want to create a name out of your own? Either way, combining two different names is a great way to find a unique name for your beautiful child - although it can be hard. Mess with the names a little; think about whether or not you can find a great name with another two great names.

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Surprisingly, it is very common that people use colours as a way of deciding on their babies' names. You might like the name Beige or Auburn; you can find stunning names if you take a look at a colour chart![1]

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Look at names of different rocks and jewels. Though names under this category are sometimes considered more feminine, there are plenty of male names based off rocks and gems. Try names such as Jasper or Flint.[2] Or, you may like the name of a gemstone, such as Garnet.

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Names like this may include pet names (of which you may call a spouse or loved one) like: Honey, Babes or Darling.

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If you used to have a pet dog, or owned a cat or hamster as a child, consider using the name of your pet for your child. Not only can some pet names make good names for your children, but you can think back to when you owned the pet as well.

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Think back to the names of your friends in elementary school, high school, or college. Naming a child after a friend will honor that friend and the time you spent with them.

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There are many characters from popular Disney movies or TV shows you could name your son after. These can include Mickey, Kristoff, Flynn, or Peter.[3]

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Baby names from other languages can be well-fitting and unique. See if you can find names that mean something in languages other than your own.

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You may be a fan of a certain singer or author, or you may love learning about people from Ancient Greece. Consider using the name of someone you admire or someone that inspires you.

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You need to think: Do I know any names of fictional characters, or any brands of cute teddy bears? This may sound ridiculous, however, many cute names come from this technique. Were you a fan of Barney the dinosoar? What about Curious George? This works well with both genders... Maybe you like the name Olly? After all, you could always change it to Oliver later on.