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Baby Boy Names

Baby Boy Names

You guys! I’ve got the best game ever for your Thursday. It’s that one game where you help us decide what to name our kid.

Okay okay just kidding. I mean, we have a few front runners but I know there are a zillion names out there that we haven’t thought of, and I’d love to hear your favorite boy names! Here are our parameters.

One. Nothing too trendy. We’re just not the people that are going to name our kid something super hipster and make him deal with it his whole life. My sister brought up a good point — ya gotta be able to picture the name working for a baby and for a grown man. Word.

Two. Nothing so popular he’ll be one of seven kids with the same name in his kindergarten class.

Three. Something that goes with Foy. Our last name can be tricky — pairing it with a first name that’s too short sounds kinda choppy.

That’s it! Seriously, if you have any boy names that you love I’m so excited to hear them. Leave us a comment! xoxo

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59 thoughts on “Baby Boy Names

  1. Fox Foy… just kidding:)
    I’m 29 weeks pregnant with our first baby! Boy names are hard!! We are naming him Mason Michael… it took us forever to agree on anything. Our list included Gavin, William, Trent, Pierce & Connor.
    good luck!!

  2. I’m having a boy too and am having trouble coming up with names. My son’s name is Chase, which was my maiden name. I love reaching back into the family archive and finding a name that has meaning. Like my grandfather’s middle name was Owen, so we are considering that. My other grandfather’s name was Luby – we are NOT considering that 🙂

  3. I really like the names Harrison and Keegan – I feel like neither are super overused right now, but names that people can pronounce 🙂

    Hope your move went well! We just moved this past weekend and it was HOT.

  4. Classic English names, like Henry, Harry, or George, are my favorite. I also love Liam, but that’s super popular right now.

    Have you ever used Wolfram Alpha to look up name popularity over time? SO fun. It also tells you the current ranking, and how many estimated to be alive today with that name. It’s addicting!

    Our top 2 faves for a theoretical boychild in our future are Henry and Rufus, although we’ve gotten super mixed reactions on Rufus! People either love it or hate it. We’re into it, but I would hate to give my kid a name that was prone to teasing.

  5. I found our son’s name (Sawyer) by pursuing through hundreds of comments on a post like this on Cup Of Jo. These posts are the best place ever to find name ideas!

  6. Yes! The post I’ve been waiting for!! I may not have any to suggest, but I love hearing everyone’s different takes on names! Gotta say, the few above suggestions for Benjamin I’m kind of loving with Foy. I think Foy is an AWESOME last name for pairing. Can’t wait to see what you choose!

  7. i’m partial to bok foy ;P

    but i think the lady who recommended british names was right – i always turn to britain whenst naming anything ;D or you could go portagee, merms…. make sure you can cutely nickname it, too! are you doing dad’s name for middle name?

    nicholas foy (nicky!! awwww!)
    adao foy (adao = earth :D)
    oliver foy (you could call him ollie 😀 😀 😀 😀 :D)
    ethan foy (ooo i like that!)
    dylan foy (just cuz 90210. sigh.)
    aiden foy
    logan foy
    jasper foy (i know you said no hipster names, but jasper is vintage and still so lovely and fun… and you could call him jazzy!!!!! omg MY VOTE IS JASPER!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 :D) <3

  8. No name suggestion, just some advice. Don’t worry too much if you think a name is too popular. 23 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter I knew 3 people who were naming their girl Ashley and we never met an Ashley in school once! The name I chose was Katy and nothing I had seen in ages. (When I was in school it was always Kathy). My daughter had multiple Katie’s every year. Her teacher even changed her name to Kate one year because there were too many. You just can’t tell. Of course, we didn’t have the internet to help screen popularity back then!

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