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.
This post obviously isn’t about my life. BUT for those who don’t know me. I am a tad bit of a fan of the royal family and even look up to Kate Middleton as a role model. Also, for those who do know me, they will be shocked if I didn’t use this opportunity to point out that I am DISTANTLY related to both Kate and the royal family. Which obviously, only further intrigues me, about them.
I have stayed up watching live feeds waiting for the royal births (although, i doubt i will do that this time) and i was up all night watching the royal wedding. Which I will most definitely be doing this time around. And I just love names. I love looking up meanings of names, familial context for names chosen etc. So, essentially this post is just for fun. \
I don’t have the faintest guess on what gender I think the third royal baby is going to be so I am going to do my guess for both genders. When it comes to picking the royal baby names William & Kate have gone the traditional route, picking very simple british names and honoring family members with the two middle names. For those who don’t know their current childrens names are George Alexander Louis and Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. So it is safe to say any of those names will not be used again. Although, the predictions going around say otherwise. I will first start off with the potential names that could be picked and then end with my prediction for the full names.
- William / Liam
My first name for a boy are between Arthur, Albert and Phillip. However, if I had to choose I would pick Albert, which I imagine they would affectionately shorten to Albie.
The middle names are harder for me to choose between I really think Phillip will be a front runner as it would be a beautiful nod to William’s Grandfather who is in his 90’s and pretty ill at the moment. It is also William & Charles middle name. My next two name picks would be Peter and Charles. Peter being Kate’s grandfather’s name and Charles being… Prince Charles.
My full name choices for a boy are
Albert Phillip Charles or Phillip Charles Peter
My top guesses for a girl’s first name are Alice, Victoria, Dorothy & Francine. Dorothy , as well as Francine are wild cards. Dorothy is Kate’s Grandmother’s name and Francine is honestly, just a name that came to me, It’s similar to Francis/Frances which is both Kate’s father Michael’s middle name and Princess Diana’s middle name. Alice and Victoria also being strong choices and the frontrunners. Given their family ties to Queen Victoria. It’s hard for me to really say which one I would pick outright.
Middle Names I like.. Rose, Mary and Victoria. Rose is the Queen’s late sister Princess Margaret’s middle name, so it would be a nice nod to her and Mary being one of the queen’s middle names and having a long history of royal queen’s with the namesake.
My Full Name Choices for a girl are..
Alice Mary Victoria or Francine Mary Rose
Obviously, this is all for fun as I have no real insight into William & Kate’s actual name preferences. But if you are royal family fan like I am, do you have any guess as to what you think the third royal babies name might be and maybe a guess at the gender?!
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?