What will we name him?

One of the most frequent questions we are asked after people know we are having a boy is…

What are you naming him?

It feels like we have discussed several thousand names.  Being a teacher makes selecting a name a little more challenging.  Another layer to that is one of the schools we both worked at we referred to students by their initials, so we have thought about what his initials will be as well.

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Our name we picked out for a girl is Lyndon and I’m still absolutely in love with it, but we are having a boy.

Some of the names for our little boy we have discussed are…

Joseph:  Craig’s father’s first name.  Since Craig’s father has passed away we thought about using part of his name for the baby, but we aren’t too fond of other people we know with that name.  Even more so, we don’t like the idea of him being called “Joe” or “Joey”.

Lawrence:  Craig’s father’s middle name.  We liked it for a little while, but again, we aren’t thrilled with the thought of him being called “Larry”.

Cayden:  Craig keeps circling around back to this name, but I’m not sold on it at all.

Laxton: I like this one…Craig does not.  He prefers Paxton, but Cole had a friend with that name and I just can’t.

Jaxson or Jackson:  Craig likes this one, but it’s way too popular.

Max/Maxwell:  Craig is into this one too—as I write this I realize how open he is and how resistant I am.  Maxwell reminds me of coffee and Max sort of sounds like a dog…I’m just not so sure about it.

Maddox:  In case you haven’t noticed, Craig likes names with an “x” in them.  I’m not a fan of this one…uggg will I ever like a name?

Lennox:  Family name which would have a lot of meaning, but not sold on him being called “Len” or “Lenny”…as an English Teacher all I can think of is Lenny in Of Mice and Men.

Isaiah:  I like this one, but Craig accuses me of being a closet Celtics fan and thinks that’s why I like the name.  I do like the player Isaiah Thomas a lot, but since he is now on the Cavs this name is off my list (I’m not a Cavs fan).

Josiah:  This name we both like, but are not in love with it.  Since Craig’s father’s name is Joseph is has that connection, but again we don’t like the idea of him being called “Joe” or “Joey”.

Pierce:  I like this one, but Craig does not—since it is a former Celtic player (I swear I’m not a Celtic fan).

Craig Jr.:  Craig doesn’t like the idea because he feels a lot of men who name their son after them are controlling and he doesn’t want to be that dad.  He wants him to have his own identity.

Do we select a name that is popular?  Unique, but not too unique?  Family name?  A Jr?  So much to think about, but I know when the time comes we will have the perfect name for our little one.

When we have decided on a name we have agreed not to share it with anyone until he is born…now if we can just agree on a name for the lil guy!

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Share in a comment:  Which name do you like best?  Any suggestions for us to consider?

Crystal

 

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Crystaleyes20

I’m a mother of three beautiful children who have given me the strength in life to be determined in reaching my goals. I am a teacher certified in English and Special Education and truly enjoy going to work every day. I recently completed my requirements to become certified in school district leadership to make an impact on a much larger scale. I have had my fair share of blood, sweat, and tears, but the entire journey has made me grateful and appreciative of all that I have. One strategy I found helpful was to find something every day to be thankful for---focus on the positives in life! My goal with this blog is to do just that---focus on those “little” moments with the hope to inspire others.

5 thoughts on “What will we name him?”

  1. I know some people who have siblings that have names similar to them. Like the first letter is the same or the sound of the name is the same. So the first thing that came to my mind was Landon, since you mentioned your daughter’s name is Lyndon. Best of luck settling on a name!

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  2. I totally get your struggle with being a teacher and choosing a name. My Mom had the same problem. 🙂 I’m sure you’ll find a wonderful name for him though.

    Personnally, of your list, I like the names Caydon and Lawrence the best. Caydon in my opinion is a beautiful and special name. Lawrence sounds a little royal and definitely fancy to me.
    Other names to maybe take into consideration, or names I really like are Henry (it’s my favorite character in a german book series in which certain people can meet in dreams – sounds weird, but it’s a very fascinating book!), Gideon (again a favorite character in a book series, this time a time traveling one. I don’t know how the name would sound like pronounced in english, but pronounced german and french it sounds very beautiful..) , James (as in James Potter and of course James Bond…huge fan of both), Chris, Liam and William. ( the last three I just find beautiful for no specific reason..or book :-), just like that. They’re also rather common names..)
    I’m very curious on what you’ll choose, but I’m 100% sure it’ll be the perfect name for your little angel.
    Wishing you all the best in the world.
    XO
    Little Sunshine

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