Five-Name Friday: Boy Name for Ford’s Brother

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You pull into the gas station and park beside a pump. A few seconds later, another driver parks on the opposite side of the same pump. The other driver is a friendly pregnant woman, and the two of your chat while filling up. She mentions that she’s still searching for the right baby name, then tells you the gist of what she’s looking for:

Looking for a boy’s name with a nature/outdoorsy feel. I would prefer 1 to 2 syllables and must sound good with brother Ford.

“Do you have any suggestions?”

You’re a name lover, and you could potentially give her dozens of suggestions on the spot. But you need to get back on the road, 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 at the gas station?
  • Five names only! All names beyond the first five in your comment will be either deleted or replaced with nonsense words.

Finally, here’s the request again:

Looking for a boy’s name with a nature/outdoorsy feel. I would prefer 1 to 2 syllables and must sound good with brother Ford.

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.]


27 thoughts on “Five-Name Friday: Boy Name for Ford’s Brother

  1. Would it be cheeky to offer “Austin”? Probably. I’ll do it anyway. So how about:

    Austin
    Roman
    Hunter
    Steel(e)
    Winter

  2. Flynn
    Grey
    Rider
    Hunter
    River (but that might not be great with Ford…evokes memories of Oregon Train)

    This challenge made me realize how many nature/outdoorsy names – at least the ones I like – are more traditionally female vs. male.

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