Five-Name Friday: Unexpected Boy Name

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You weren’t going to bother with a holiday wreath this year. But all the other front doors in your neighborhood have one, and now your door looks naked in contrast. So you begrudgingly decide to go to the store and buy a wreath.

While perusing your options, you strike up a conversation with a fellow wreath-shopper. At one point he mentions that he and his wife are expecting, and that they’re on the lookout for a baby name:

We’re having a boy in a few months. He has older brothers named Colton and Trevor, but for him we want something more unexpected, maybe more exotic.

“Do you have any suggestions?”

You’re a name-lover, and you could potentially give him dozens of suggestions. But you’d also like to get this wreath stuff over with already, so you only have time to give him five baby name suggestions before making your purchase and heading home.

But here’s the fun part: Instead of blurting out the first five names you come up with, you get to press a magical “pause” button, think for a bit, and then “unpause” the scenario to offer him 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 public?
  • 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:

We’re having a boy in a few months. He has older brothers named Colton and Trevor, but for him we want something more unexpected, maybe more exotic.

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.]


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