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Choosing a Name

My wife and I are totally stuck and stalemated on our second baby's boy name. It seems like we've gone through every possible name but none feel right to both of us.

What are some good ideas and online resources to help us find a good name and agree on it?

asked 01 Oct '09, 02:49

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Take a look at the previous Choosing a Name question for some ideas.


answered 01 Oct '09, 02:52

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answered 01 Oct '09, 06:10

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I think the best baby name site is Baby Name Wizard. I'm a bit of a naming statistics nerd, but I've got nothing on Laura Wattenberg. She's assembled not only the SSA statistics, but breaks down name popularity by state, political leanings, income, and population density. She also includes name definitions, variations, etc. She also writes a blog with a VERY lively comments section. It's a great site!

FWIW, I think boys names are harder than girls. For a while, we second-guessed our boys name, as it was becoming kind of trendy. We struggled to find another boys name we could both agree on. In the end, we stuck with our original choice.

Good luck!


answered 04 Oct '09, 16:26

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Babycenter has a pretty good list. You can find all kinds of names inspired by different things. -

  • Baby names inspired by explorers
  • Baby names inspired by faith and spirituality
  • Baby names inspired by fashion designers

babycenter has a name poll also - once you have narrowed it down to a few names.


answered 01 Oct '09, 08:23

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