Calling him kicky-man just isn't going to work long term.
November 20, 2011 10:31 AM Subscribe
Since you guys are so good at this and looking at baby names lists are already making my eyes bleed, I was hoping for some recommendations for a baby boy.
posted by katers890 to Grab Bag (126 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
In March I will be having my second child, another boy. The problem being was that on the first go around my husband and I could only agree on 1 boys name and 1 girls, and so now we have no names and very little ideas. Looking at lists of names is exhausting me and I've only made it through 1 letter of the alphabet! Asking my friends for ideas got the name Bagel suggested and heartily agreed upon, and my other son is consistently requesting a name of someone that lives in the 100 acre woods or on Sesame Street so I thought I'd take another tack.
Couple guidelines, relavent points. First son's name is Xander, so should sound horrible when I yell the two together. Last name is Bettencourt. No Sam, Jason, Tom, William, John, or Michael as those are already names in the family. We tend to like names that are slightly more unique, without being Pilot Inspector, mostly we just want to have a name that 3 kids in his daycare don't already have (and I already have 2 friends with kids named Liam). And the big one, no names with obvious nicknames. I don't want to name my son one thing and then call him something else. For example, my first son's name isn't Alexander, it's just Xander. But I don't want to make the kid have to fight to have people call him his right name all the time by insisting that people use the full name of a commonly nicknamed name (ie. naming him Thomas and not wanting him to be called Tom, etc).