Five-Name Friday: “Short, Punchy” Boy Name

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While out running errands, you stop at the supermarket to pick up a few things. Ahead of you in the checkout line is a friendly woman who happens to be pregnant. The two of you chat for a few minutes and, as she hands money to the cashier, she mentions that she still can’t think of a name for the baby. Then she tells you the gist of what she’s looking for:

I’m looking for a short, punchy super cool name for a boy. His big brother’s name is Fox, and our last name is Farragher.

“Do you have any suggestions?”

You’re a name-lover, and you could potentially give her dozens of suggestions on the spot. But her groceries are being bagged, and yours are being rung up, so you only have time to give her five baby name suggestions before the two of you part ways.

But here’s the fun part: Instead of blurting out the first five names you come up with (which is what you’d be forced to do in real life) you get to press a magical “pause” button, brainstorm for a bit, and then “unpause” the scenario to offer her the best five names you can think of.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you brainstorm:

  • Be independent. Decide on your five names before looking at anyone else’s five names.
  • Be sincere. Would you honestly suggest these particular baby names out loud to a stranger in the supermarket?
  • Five names only! I will replace all names beyond the first five in your comment with nonsense words.

Finally, here’s the request again:

I’m looking for a short, punchy super cool name for a boy. His big brother’s name is Fox, and our last name is Farragher.

So which five baby names are you going to suggest?

[To send in your own 2-sentence baby name request, here are the directions, and here’s the contact form.]


45 thoughts on “Five-Name Friday: “Short, Punchy” Boy Name

  1. Rex
    Leo
    Wren
    Bo (“nopenopenope”)
    Milo

    [Five names only please! Alternative spellings included. I overwrote the 5th name instead of the 6th name here, but after this it’ll be the literal 6th name. -Nancy]

  2. For some reason, I want a 2 syllable ending in o name with “nopenopenope.”

    Viggo
    Otto
    Rocco

    Also: Rafe, Dash

    [Five names only please! This includes repeating any names mentioned in the request itself. I overwrote the 1st name instead of the 6th name here to make this point, but after this it’ll be the literal 6th name. -Nancy]

  3. Ajax- great warrior in the Trojan War
    Ash- 1 syllable word name
    Inigo- means fiery + Princess Bride cred
    Luke- Skywalker
    Brock- another animal name (badger) + Pokemon character

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