Five-name Friday: Boy name for Fiona’s brother

You’re in the waiting room at the dentist’s office, chatting with the friendly pregnant lady a few seats down. She is equally unenthusiastic about getting a cleaning today, but she says flipping through random magazines is helping her brainstorm for baby names. You ask what type of name she’s searching for and she responds:

I’m looking for a name for Fiona’s little brother. I don’t want it to start with F/Ph, M, or T please.

“Do you have any suggestions?”

You’re a name-lover, and you could potentially give her dozens of suggestions. But the hygienist just called your name, so you only have time to give her five baby name suggestions before you head off to the chair of pain dental chair.

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 dentist’s office?
  • 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:

I’m looking for a name for Fiona’s little brother. I don’t want it to start with F/Ph, M, or T please.

Which five baby names are you going to suggest?

19 thoughts on “Five-name Friday: Boy name for Fiona’s brother

  1. In order of preference:


    Though I’m lamenting the no Ph rule because Phillip/Pip is perfect with OMITTED to my ear. :)

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

  2. Not sure if you’re a fan of the TV show Shameless, but the main character’s name is Fiona and one of her brothers is named Ian. I love the ‘ee’ sound they share but aren’t too matchy-matchy.

    Liam (also a character on the show-can you tell I’m a big fan? :P)

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