Name Needed for Baby Boy

Chelsey and her husband Ryan are expecting a baby boy “any time now” and would like some help choosing a name for him. Here’s what Chelsey says:

We had a name idea for the majority of my pregnancy that we were keeping a secret. A few weeks ago, we found another name we liked and then decided not to name him until he debuts. But now we aren’t feeling a pull towards either as much as we were and find ourselves looking through names and feeling overwhelmed and underwhelmed at the same time…nothing is sticking out!!

We want a name that isn’t too crazy or unique but isn’t exactly popular either. I’m pulled more towards short and sweet names while my husband likes longer names and more unique names – that give a good nickname.

The name we have had during the pregnancy is Hudson Gray – which I still really like.

Our newer favorite is Otto Emerson.

They also like the names Jude, Dallas, Roman, Oliver and Henry. Names that are off the table include Owen and any rhyming names (e.g. Cohen, Rowan) as Owen is the name of the family dog.

This baby is their first child, and his surname will be an M-name similar to Moyer.

Here are some ideas to start us off:

Beckett
Broderick
Calvin
Dane
Dawson
Desmond
Dixon
Dominic
Douglas
Elliott
Emery
Emmett
Franklin
Gideon
Griffin
Jonah
Lance
Lane
Leon
Lincoln
Reece
Reid
Reuben
Seth
Silas
Simon
Thaddeus
Theo(dore)
Winston
Wyatt

(All but two are outside the top 100.)

What other boy names would you suggest to Chelsey? How about name combinations?


6 thoughts on “Name Needed for Baby Boy

  1. What about Holden or Hugh instead of Hudson? Holden Gray? or switch it around: Gray Hudson, Gray Emerson? I like Hudson more than Otto, although I LOVE the name Otis.

    Otis Gray “Moyer” sounds amazing.

  2. Devin, Kai, Colby, Avery, Lester, Riley, Jesse, Finley, Byron, Chase, Easton, Quincy, Sage, Miles, Jared, Dion, Theo, Shia, Kason, Oakley, Kenley, Rhys, Wynn, Baylor, Shiloh, River, Francis, Royce, Tatum, Ellis, Nico, Micah, Morgan, Asher, Blaise, Sidney, Seth, Lane, Jayce, Rhett, Davis, Shea, Emrys, Jett, Landry, Kael.

  3. Thanks for the ideas! I ended up having Elliot only a few days after this post. We had heard the name Elliot a few days before I wrote to Nancy asking for help, and then when we saw the name on her list we both commented on it again. We went into delivery not set on a name, and the second I saw him I knew it was Elliot – he didn’t look like a Hudson or an Otto. We didn’t talk about names for almost an hour and we both thought the same thing.

    All the names suggested were definitely in the “name frame” we had been looking for and got us thinking. Thanks again!

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