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So frustrated with baby boy names SaraDenise 2 kids; Durant, Oklahoma 827 posts
19th Sep

25 weeks pregnant. Had decided Zander, but fell out of love with it. Now if I HAD to choose it would be Noah, but I'm still not 100% sure.



With my other son, Jasper, is was so easy. Jasper was the ONLY boy name I liked(just like if this baby was a girl her name would 100% be Madeline). This time, I'm just not feeling that certainty - that CLICK that tells you that you've found THE name.



What can I do? Where can I go from here? URRRRGGGG

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 6992 posts
19th Sep

Just keep searching. We found our boy name for our LO by accident one day and it clicked and from that day on that was his name.

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
19th Sep

Sleep, then go to the library tomorrow and get a book of baby names.

♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
19th Sep

Idk because I'm in the same boat. I'm 18 weeks and we thought we had narrowed it down...but now we have no idea. We managed to narrow it down to two girl names before we found out the sex. *sigh*. The two boy names we picked out when I was pregnant with my daughter are no longer options. Boy names are hard!

Squid Kid Due July 2; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Tennessee 27642 posts
19th Sep

You still have lots of time. It took a while for us to decide on DD's middle name.



But between Xander and Noah, I'd vote Noah.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
19th Sep

Honestly, you might not even have a name until you see the little guy. One just might jump out at you. Keep plugging away at them, and just keep an open mind. :)

SaraDenise 2 kids; Durant, Oklahoma 827 posts
19th Sep

I do like Noah better than Zander now. Zander is totally off the table. I guess I feel like I just want to be DONE with this name instead of continuously searching and searching. I just don't want name regret with Noah down the road, ya know?

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
19th Sep

I had the same dilemma with my second daughter. I wound up waiting until she was born. When I saw her face, I just knew the only name for her was Annabelle. It was a toss up between Isabelle, Annabelle and Veronica.

Ah oh spaghetti O 2 kids; ................................., CA, United States 1750 posts
19th Sep

I was that way too with my 2nd son I wanted his name Colton so for my baby shower his name was everywhere and the a day before I delivered him I fell out of love with it and then I liked the names Gavin and Ryder. So when he was in my arms he looked like a Ryder so his name became Ryder.

SaraDenise 2 kids; Durant, Oklahoma 827 posts
19th Sep
Quoting Turtley Mikey:" Honestly, you might not even have a name until you see the little guy. One just might jump out at you. Keep plugging away at them, and just keep an open mind. :)"

Oh no, I don't work that way. I'm not one of those people that can do that. Just can't. Lol.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
19th Sep
Quoting SaraDenise:" Oh no, I don't work that way. I'm not one of those people that can do that. Just can't. Lol."


We had Noah picked out pretty early on with our son. All the way until I was like 8 months pregnant. Then, I just changed my mind all of a sudden. So we changed it and I don't regret it one bit. :)

SaraDenise 2 kids; Durant, Oklahoma 827 posts
19th Sep
Quoting Turtley Mikey:" We had Noah picked out pretty early on with our son. All the way until I was like 8 months pregnant. Then, I just changed my mind all of a sudden. So we changed it and I don't regret it one bit. :)"

I don't mean that I can't/won't have a change of heart, I just mean that I could never have two or three names picked out because I would analyze them over and over to find flaws until there was one that stuck out to me. Even if I didn't try to, I would just do it and also going in with NO name would be too much anxiety for me. So either way, I have to have a name picked out, but I guess technically if I went into labor and a name popped up in my head and it was THE name, I would change it.



With the analyzing thing, my problems with Zander was how hard it is for older people to say it and the fact that I don't think it is appropriate on a middle aged man. I didn't want to use Alexander at all. So that's why I threw that name out.



With Noah, I don't like how sometimes when you say it it can have a -wa sound, like saying no-wa instead of no-uh.



Those are just examples of how I analyze names so you see how in-depth I get.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
19th Sep
Quoting SaraDenise:" I don't mean that I can't/won't have a change of heart, I just mean that I could never have two or three ... [snip!] ... -wa sound, like saying no-wa instead of no-uh. Those are just examples of how I analyze names so you see how in-depth I get."


Haha.. okay.. You're definitely kinda over-analyzing. It's good though, you're giving a baby a name for the rest of their life. Of course it's important. :)




That's funny because we had Noah Alexander picked out. :) We still used Alexander as a middle name.

October2011 Due April 3; 1 child; Pennsylvania 6494 posts
19th Sep

How bout Alistair? I think that's a neat one. I always browse credits at the end of movies trying to find names lol

SaraDenise 2 kids; Durant, Oklahoma 827 posts
19th Sep
Quoting Turtley Mikey:" Haha.. okay.. You're definitely kinda over-analyzing. It's good though, you're giving a baby a name ... [snip!] ... course it's important. :) That's funny because we had Noah Alexander picked out. :) We still use Alexander as a middle name."

I would use it as a middle name too and even thought of that with Zander. Lol.