My Boys

I figured that adding a separate page listing my… well, lists, of my favorite names would be an easier option than constantly adding new posts naming new… well, names, that I’ve found. Whenever I do update this page, I’ll let you know down at the bottom of my most recent post.

Alright, so let’s get this whole shabang on the road, shall we? I suppose I’ll start off with the boys. (There goes the whole ‘Ladies First’ concept.)

• James Daniel “Jamie”
• Archer Leonard “Archie”
• Harrison Michael “Harry”
• Nicholai Dennis “Nick”
• Bennett Anthony “Ben”
• Mitchell Bernard “Mitch”
• Levi Robert “Lee”

And I suppose that’s it! Some feedback and such would be wonderful. Thank you for any comments, questions, suggestions, or really anything you send in. I appreciate anything you have to say. Ciao!

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. charlottevera
    Aug 07, 2009 @ 20:45:37

    I think my favourite from your list is Bennett Anthony. It’s both familiar and unusual, which is always a great combination.

    It’s funny, you have my mother’s name, Vera, in your girls list and my father’s name, Harry, in amongst your boys.


    • Mookie
      Aug 07, 2009 @ 23:28:31

      Funny coincidence! Let me just say, your parents have lovely names, and they named you wonderfully as well! If Charlotte were only a teensy bit less popular, it would be on my list as well. But even then, I probably wouldn’t be able to use it, as my sister has found a new love for the name.

      From your blog, I see you have a sister with the middle name of Alice, and I have a sneaking suspicion I’ll like her first name as well, if your parents ran along the same lines as they did with you!


      • charlottevera
        Aug 08, 2009 @ 13:26:37

        Actually, my sister’s name is Emily!

        It does rather frustrate me that Charlotte is becoming popular. When I was growing up it was VERY unusual to find someone with the name, but now there’s little Charlottes popping up everywhere.

        That being said, I still like my name. I like that it’s classic and doesn’t really date me. I like that it sounds well as a whole name yet has numerous abbreviations. I like that it is familiar yet still somewhat exotic (i.e. soooo many people still can’t seem to figure out how to spell it!).

      • Mookie
        Aug 08, 2009 @ 15:15:19

        Now that’s funny!

        I feel the same way about my own name as you do with yours. I absolutely love the name, the origin, the many similar variations, somewhat a classic, friendly, and has a great meaning — The only thing I dislike about it is the popularity. I was born in 1991, when Emily was in the top ten already, and I grew up with more Emilys than any of the other names on that list. I was always Emily L., and maybe that’s why I like unique-yet-traditional names.

        On the subject of the name Charlotte, I get where you’re coming from. Three of my sisters are teachers, and they’ve met people who pronounced Charlotte like CH-arr-low-tt. Like, char as in burnt in fire, and lotte as in ‘low’ with t on the end. It frustrated us all. One actually had a kid in they’re class named Sharlit. When the parents were asked about it, they said, “Well, we really liked the name Charlotte but not the spelling.” Ugh. And I’ve had people spell my name as Emmaly, Emmalee, Emilee, and Emilie. (My own father included in the last spelling.)

      • Mookie
        Aug 08, 2009 @ 15:16:03

        *their, not they’re class.

  2. charlottevera
    Aug 09, 2009 @ 20:21:26

    I’m constantly getting things addressed to me with my name spelt “Charolette”. I ask you?! I have NEVER heard of or met anyone named Charlotte who spells her name that way.


    • Mookie
      Aug 09, 2009 @ 20:55:25

      I don’t know about you, but I’m blaming it on the downfall of baby-naming skills these days. With kids being named Braedyn, Kyleigh (I actually saw a Kyliegh!), Emilee, and other horrible spellings, everyone these days expects the worst and spells it that way. Charolette is horrible, but I’m guessing they’re trying to spell it phonetically (in some weird way)…? My own dad has written letters to me and to court systems with my name as Emilie Marie, when it’s Emily Maria, so I try to ignore it.


  3. babynamelover
    Nov 30, 2009 @ 03:52:36

    James Daniel and Archer Leonard are nice.


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