What’s your favorite name from this list?
That’s right, I’m going to be going through the Alphabet! Check out my list for the letter A Here & let me know which name is your favorite from the list below!
On Friday I posted a list of 20 Uncommon Boys Names Beginning With A so, I of course had to follow up with the girls version! ENJOY!
Do you have any favorites from the list?! Next up is the letter B, leave your suggestions down below!
Last week, a friend of mine on Facebook asked for baby boy name suggestions, as they are having a boy very soon and have yet to fins a name they like. I quickly messaged her and asked her a series of questions to determine the styles of names they were looking for and then I made her a list of 40 names. Whether they end using a name from list, we will see.. but what I do know is I enjoyed making that list. You see, I have always had a fascination with names and their meaning and origins. I am odd like that, always being interested in random subjects and interests. After making that list I thought to myself… could I have this as a job? haha and although, I don’t know if baby list name making for those expecting can actually be a job… I figured.. Hey! why don’t I make it a series on blog?! So today, I present to you 20 Uncommon and/or Unique Baby Boys Names Beginning with the letter A.
And those are the 20 names! What name is your favorite?! Do you have a child with any of these names? Were you maybe inspired to use one of these names? Let me know in the comments down below! Coming soon will be 20 Uncommon/Unique Baby Names for Girls Beginning with A.
In approx. 62 days we will be meeting our baby boy, Owen.
AND WE ARE NOT PREPARED.
I don’t know why this is, but I feel way less prepared for Owen than I did with Bennett And in a lot of ways I am actually way more prepared for Owen then I was with Bennett. Like with Bennett I was living in a room, at a friends up until 5-6 months pregnant. With Bennett, both Andrew and myself didn’t really have jobs for most of the pregnancy. Oh, and we had never been parents before. However, I am way more nervous for Owen.
By this time in my pregnancy with Bennett, we had pretty much fully decorated his room. I had a majority of my bag packed and a list of stuff I still NEEDED and we were a week or two out from our hospital tour. This time around, we have purchased a handful of clothes. We haven’t even begun his side of the room, we don’t need to do a hospital tour and not only do I not have an idea of what to pack in the hospital bag… I don’t even know where it is (I plan on just using the same one).
I will say I think it is more mental though. I don’t feel prepared mentally for two kids and I feel guilty. First off, Bennett was a relatively easy baby and even a toddler. He slept/sleeps through the night, is rarely fussy, drinks and eats like a champ, never had a blowout, loves his carseat, takes his medicine, etc. So, it scares me that I am going to have another baby who is an individual and MAY NOT have any of those traits.
I also, feel guilty because as much as we are preparing Bennett for Owen’s arrival. I know he doesn’t know whats coming and that makes me feel bad. It makes me feel bad that he is too young to remember when he was the only one. When he got all of our love and attention and was the center of our whole world. I found myself wishing we had waited another year.
I know a lot of this is normal to feel, but it still doesn’t change that anxiety it gives me.
As you may know by now… Baby #2 is another Boy.
For some reason Andrew and I REALLY struggled with coming up with Baby boy names we BOTH liked. Girls names we have on lock. We have about a list of 5 names we love, but boys names was harder. I personally have a LONG list of baby boy names I liked, but Andrew was harder to convince. He would flip flop on names, one day liking them, the next not and back and forth that would go. We finally narrowed our list down to 3 names.
Henry, Leopold (Leo for Short) and Owen.
My criteria for first names is a few things.. besides liking how it sounds and it just feeling right. I like names that aren’t super popular but are not uncommon and I like names with a good meaning. For instance I we liked the name Emerson, but the meaning of that name is literally Emery’s Son.
We also use 2 middle names. This is something I started and Andrew just has to go a long with it. I like middle names to honor family members, past and present and 2 middle names means more sides of the family get to be represented. For us, Baby #2’s middle names had already been picked out. So, the first name also had to go well with his 2 middle names.
After narrowing it down to those 3 names, one really just stood out and stuck and before we knew it, that is what we had started calling him.
Young Warrior, Well Born, Noble
The first middle name was picked was obvious-ish reason Andrew, after his Dad and also, Andrew is named after his Great Grandfather. There was actually some debate about the Andrew being the middle name. Andrew really wanted to have Baby #2 be Andrew Jr. However, I am not a fan of the using Jr. and but my compromise is we could of done the 2nd, but it really would have been a moot point cause he would go by whatever his middle name would have been.. SO, we should just put it as a middle name. The other part of that is why we didn’t just use Andrew’s middle name as the babies middle name as well, as most people do. and that is because Andrew’s middle name is Thomas and Thomas is My last name. Which is also Bennett’s last name and would be Owen’s hyphenated last name. So it seemed like we would be going overboard if we did that.
The second middle name is Frank. Which I think is the middle name that throws most people off. But it is the one with the most meaning as it represents several people in my family. Honestly, this name most likely pops up A LOT in my family tree and even in Andrew’s, but the specific people Frank was picked after are my great uncles Frank Bumb and Frank Thomas. Both my grandfather’s brothers. My Grandpa Bumb’s dad (my great-grandfather) his name was Franz in Germany, but changed to Frank when he arrived in America and it is also my Great Great Grandpa Thomas’ name.
So, as you can see..I put a lot of thought and meaning into the names.
What is the meaning behind your name? and if you have children; why did you choose their names?