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What are some original baby names for a boy?

My husband and I are expecting a child and we wanted to know what are some of the cafemom members thoughts of as original boys names that are not too far out as well. I'd rather have actual suggestions than picking out of a book. Thanks in advance.

Melissa Russell
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Asked by achievebeyond at 9:04 AM on Apr. 15, 2011 in Baby Names

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  • It really depends on your taste. can show you the popularity of names so you can look up the names you like and see how common they are. We are trying to name our 3rd son right now and having a ridiculously hard time with it. Just start making lists and see what you come up with.
    I personally like Emery, Loren, Silas, Ashby, Alton, Chandler, Dexter, Felix, Galen, Huxley, Perry, and Whitby, just to name a few that have been on our list at some point this pregnancy.

    Answer by fancyjane at 12:58 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I have a friend whose son name is Slade. I always thought that was a pretty original name.

    Answer by gemgem at 9:05 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I wanted to name a son Evan Alexander but the poor kiddo would have the initials of E.A.T.. that would be a no go :-(
    Zachary Ian (again, Z.I.T)

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:07 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Have always loved the name Ian. Also many many congrats!!

    Answer by ladyjwitt at 9:20 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • I wanted something different for my first son, I chose Gavin, it is more common now but still rare.

    Answer by melsa30 at 9:26 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Vincent, Myles, Clive, Owen (becoming more common) Kaleb/Caleb, Carter

    Answer by enohp04 at 9:29 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Oliver or Kaiden

    Answer by cntryglr0589 at 11:12 AM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Gavin
    My youngest is named Gaige, I thought that was pretty different when we named him
    Good Luck and Congrats! :)

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 12:22 PM on Apr. 15, 2011