Five-Name Friday: Celtic or Traditional Boy Name

five name friday, boy name

While out running errands, you stop at the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. Ahead of you in line is a friendly woman who happens to be pregnant. The two of you chat for a few minutes and she mentions that she still can’t think of a name for the baby. She asks:

What are some Celtic or fairly traditional boys’ names that go well with older brother Gavin’s name? Prefer that they not begin with D, G or J.

As a name-lover you could potentially offer her dozens of suggestions on the spot. But she’s next in line to pick up her order, and the person ahead of her is almost finished, so you only have time to give her five baby name suggestions before it’s her turn with the pharmacist.

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 at the pharmacy?
  • Five names only! I will replace all names beyond the first five in your comment with nonsense words.

Finally, here’s the request again:

What are some Celtic or fairly traditional boys’ names that go well with older brother Gavin’s name? Prefer that they not begin with D, G or J.

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.]


23 thoughts on “Five-Name Friday: Celtic or Traditional Boy Name

  1. Ronan
    Rory
    Rowan
    Sullivan
    (for the fifth I’ll suggest my own name, Kelly, which could work for a boy)

  2. Andrew
    Charles
    Fintan
    Seamus
    Theodore

    [Edited to conform to the 5 name rule. -Nancy]

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