/r/namenerds

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A community for those interested in names. Your posts are welcome so long as they stay on the topic of names and remain civil

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Are you looking for a name for your baby? Your character? Your business? Yourself? Are you fascinated by the history and meaning of names? /r/namenerds is a community for name enthusiasts of all kinds. Welcome! Check out our Wiki page for help with how to get started!

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What do you associate with the name Lucian?

i love the name lucian. i am absolutely attached to it and would love to use it in the future should i ever end up having a son.

my boyfriend, however, is not a fan. he says that it’s too close in association with lucifer, but i don’t really agree with that.

that being said, i’m just curious now as to what everyone thinks of or associates with the name lucian.

1 Comment
2024/06/25
11:10 UTC

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Short boy names

I have been having trouble with finding cute and simple boy names. I also would like names that are not common

0 Comments
2024/06/25
11:09 UTC

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Can I name my boy as Siddharth Gilgamesh?

I'm from India.. We are expecting a boy soon, I'm stuck with this name in my mind.. is it ok to name him as Siddharth Gilgamesh

1 Comment
2024/06/25
11:05 UTC

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A wacky name for a wacky game

I'm making a nonsensical, silly shooter game with weapons from gasoline and fire extinguishers to uranium and an American flag that spawns over-the-top soaring eagles.

I'm having trouble finding a name for it though, one that's unique and eye-catching. I'd like it to be something silly, short and around the likes of those old British sayings like "Why I oughta" and "no more mister nice guy", just with fewer words. I'm really stuck.

Any advice?

0 Comments
2024/06/25
10:44 UTC

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Thoughts on this name?

Elara.

Specifically Elara Daphne. Surname is similar to Linn.

We think it’s super pretty but wondered others thoughts.

Also considering Elara Delphine

11 Comments
2024/06/25
10:11 UTC

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Thoughts on the name Ames?

I’ve been wanting to change my name for a while, made a long long list and settled on Ames as one that feels like me. I’m a girl looking for a more gender-neutral name, and I’m about to start college so I thought it would be a good time to switch. I wouldn’t be changing it legally, just socially.

I was curious what people think of when they hear the name? What do you like or dislike about it?

2 Comments
2024/06/25
09:00 UTC

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Is this name too weird?

My name is Glacies, my friend said it's too weird but I think it just as Icy I guess...? I'm not sure if I need to change my name to others.

6 Comments
2024/06/25
08:36 UTC

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Names that go with the Surname "Grimes"?

I'm creating a character for a story I'm currently writing, and i've chosen out his last name, but i haven'tfigured out what his first name would be. Names are preferably male/unisex, short, and unique. Thank you :)

1 Comment
2024/06/25
08:20 UTC

2

Your take on the name Nelly

What do you all think of the name Nelly for a girl?

10 Comments
2024/06/25
08:11 UTC

2

Names for a black-white pomeranian?

Besides the name "Oreo", as I know a lot of people who already have dogs named with that. Thank you in advance for your suggestions!

2 Comments
2024/06/25
08:07 UTC

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Just a heads up -Ambrose

I'm from the UK our main brand of custard that everyone knows is Ambrosia and honestly it's ALL I can think of and I think most English/Irish/Scottish/Welsh people will feel the same. Just wanted the heads up people who may not know!

It's a lovely name I just can't not think of custard

2 Comments
2024/06/25
08:05 UTC

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Naming our baby we don’t know the gender of.

I need some ideas to help name our baby. Me and my husband are both pretty set on a boys name (Darwin) but we can’t come up with a middle name that flows nicely. And we have a few girl names in mind (Parker, Sunny, summer) but we aren’t 100 % obsessed with them and we want to use the middle name Madison or anne if it’s a girl. Please drop some first name and middle name ideas for both genders. I love uncommon and not overly popular names 😁

8 Comments
2024/06/25
08:04 UTC

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A brother for Zoe Emilia

We are expecting a little boy! We are lost on boys names. If he had been a girl he would have been a Ava Madeleine. Please help!

We would like the name to be similar to his sisters Zoe Emilia but that’s not that important.

Important is that the name has to work in German and English 😵‍💫

My favourites: Bennet, Oliver, Eli, Matti, Noah, Jonah

Names Hubby likes: Zac, Ian, Aiden, Noah

Names we like but are in too close range family: Levy, Ben, Mateo

We both liked Finn & Noah but it’s super duper common around here and we are not fond of Fineas, Finley etc.

Thank you!

5 Comments
2024/06/25
07:47 UTC

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Did I choose a cringey name?

I am an 18 year old transgender masculine person and Ive been going by the name Saint for a couple years now .. I originally chose the name simply because I thought it sounded very pretty and it was unique. At the time I was very dysphoric and the plan was to transition completely into being cis male passing and pass off my odd name as "my parents were hippies!" but now I find myself much more comfortable in my trans identity and I am proud to be visibly trans. That's great, but now it's quite obvious that I chose my name myself.

A very good friend of mine said that I should look into changing my name for various reasons .. They said it's not fitting for adult life, it's a juvenile trans name that you grow out of and would never have as a 35 year old. And since it's obvious I chose it myself it sounds extremely pretentious and has weird religious connotations. This made me quite embarrassed and I've been rethinking my name choice for multiple months now.

I've also had fellow LGBT friends/allies say that if I'm comfortable with my name then I should just stick with it and ignore what other people think. I'm stuck.

Would it be wise to change my name to something more common and mature, or should I stick with my obnoxiously trans unique name? Will I grow to regret such a strange name? Any help is appreciated .. Thank you

16 Comments
2024/06/25
06:31 UTC

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Impossible set of requirements for male puppy

Husband and I are getting a puppy (male border collie) in a few weeks.

We have three cats- Katana (m) Princess (f) and Frejya (f)

His requirements-

  • no human names
  • unique

My requirements-

  • creative
  • cutesy
  • nerdy/geeky

He plays DnD and his suggestions I can't even pronounce. He previously had a dog with his ex named Angus, and I LOVE that name.

We didn't name Princess (my son did), Katana was named after a sword he has in his geek room, and Freyja we named together and love the vibe of her name.

Currently the only name we both like is Schooner, but not sold on it. That brings the vibe of "Peaches", and "Beans", both names I love but again cannot use. Old pet names from growing up of mine include Mickey, Scooby, Crash, Squishy, Kevin the Cat

We are lost! I love all things universe. He loves all things movies/roleplay gaming. Think geek meets nerd.

Any suggestions?

6 Comments
2024/06/25
06:31 UTC

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Best name for a spinning top?

I recently ordered a spinning top (like the one from Inception) and I’m having trouble coming up with a name. This one is female btw and all I can say is that she’s quirky, playful, sweet, and energetic. I just need a good name list here for spinning tops…

1 Comment
2024/06/25
06:25 UTC

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names like marceline?

I realllyyy love the name marceline and marcelle. maybe its because of adventure time lol. also love the names willa/willow!! looking for names with a similar edgy, artsy, "darker" and maybe slightly whimsical vibe!

4 Comments
2024/06/25
06:25 UTC

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I need a new name, so I'm here asking the experts for advice

Reasons I hate my birthname/wan't to change it:

  • It's "unique", with a difficult pronunciation and spelling that no one seems to get right.
  • I was bullied because of it as a child, and now as an adult it has caused trouble with paperwork.
  • It has no cultural or personal significance to me or my family. My mom got it from a turkish soap opera from the 90s. We live in a hispanic Central American country and don't have any foreign heritage that we know of.
  • I am a very private and introverted person, my name is extremely rare so it draws a lot of unwanted attention.
  • I am 21, graduating college in a few years and want a name I can put on a resume.
  • I am trans masculine and my birth name is distinctively feminine.

Some other things to take into account:

  • Because of my field I might move to another country in the future. If I do, I will move to a primarily Spanish or English speaking country, since those are the languages I speak. I would like a name that is pronounced similarly in those languages/is somewhat common in both.
  • My first last name is Duran (like the band Duran Duran), second last name starts with C.
  • Online I go by a simple nickname that is an English noun, think something like "Soup". Only my family (and I guess college and the government) call me by my birth name.

Names I like but can't use: Jack, Lucas, Alex.

Names I like in English but don't work super well in Spanish: Quinn, Reed, Sloan.

Names I am considering:

  • Nico. But I don't like Nicolas/Nicholas, and feel like Nico alone might be too childish for a resume name.
  • Daniel. I like the nickname Danny.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions I would love to hear them.

3 Comments
2024/06/25
06:03 UTC

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Nicodemus / Nico as a nickname!

The Secret of Nihm is one of my all time faves, I was enchanted by it as a kid.

Recently rewatched and thought, damn what an epic name Nicodemus is.

3 Comments
2024/06/25
06:03 UTC

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Thoughts on the name Arte?

I saw it being used and I wanted to get some opinions on it

2 Comments
2024/06/25
05:37 UTC

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Ira and Vera too close?

My son’s name is Ira. We adore the name Vera for a girl but worry it’s too close. Thoughts?

4 Comments
2024/06/25
04:58 UTC

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What’s a name that gets a lot of general hate/dislike but you actually like?

title!

19 Comments
2024/06/25
04:56 UTC

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Looking for sibling names

Our first daughter is Emberly Blake and we are looking for names for baby #2, gender unknown for now. We don’t love names that start with S or end in N because of our last name, but would love some suggestions! Not common but not weird, we have not agreed on anything so far and did not have any backup names for our daughter.

6 Comments
2024/06/25
04:51 UTC

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Sibset: Lily and Zara

We’ve already got a baby girl named Lily and now pregnant with another baby girl and we are thinking about naming her Zara.

Thoughts? 💭💭💭

Bonus points for any middle names that are more unique that would suit Zara too.

🥰

12 Comments
2024/06/25
04:39 UTC

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I give you my boys name

A boys name I never used, but I wanted to share the story as I think it's kinda cute and pays homage to someone I never met.

So my grandparents were like THE couple. The couple that other couples wanted to be. But before their love story was written, my grandma was married to someone else.

This was way back in the day, sometime in the late 1930s or early 40s. They weren't married long, and had no children together. He died a young man, as whatever he had back then didn't have the medicine we have today. Not sure what he had. But his passing opened the door for my grandpa to court my grandma, as they would call it, and my grandpa waited patiently and eventually my grandma came around and they dated and fell in love.

Anyway my grandma's first husband was Coleston. And I just love the sound of it. Coleston or Coleton, Cole for short.

I know the man was not my grandpa, but if he hadn't passed, my grandparents would've never been.

Anyway I've got no plans for my own kids now as I've got a great family with my stepkids. But I thought if nothing else, I could share what I think is a good contender for a bouncing baby boy!

3 Comments
2024/06/25
04:18 UTC

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Opinions on the name Ambrose?

Thinking of changing my name to Ambrose, I found it due to being a huge fan of horror literature (Ambrose Bierce) and I also like that a nickname could be Amby which I don't exactly hate and Bram/Brams which is similar to another author I enjoy. I was searching for a name that could be considered both masculine and neutral, but also was a bit old-timey and this matched pretty well.

However, I don't have anyone in my life currently who can give me their thoughts/opinions on the name. So I wanted to ask here! What are ya'lls honest opinions of the name? Are there any connotations surrounding I should be aware of? Just really any thoughts at all about it!

4 Comments
2024/06/25
04:17 UTC

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Wife’s maiden name as first name

Discussing baby boy names and we had the thought of using my wife’s maiden name as a first name as the last name will not be carried on due to only girls and not boys

The name is - Thaden - pronounced THAY-den.

We also discussed using Thad as the nickname. However, we would pronounce it as THA-D and not THAY-D.

We then thought that it may be confusing changing the way the first syllable is pronounced and that could lead to confusion. My wife had people calling her THA-den growing up as they didn’t know it was pronounced THAY-den.

How big of an issue/confusing would it be changing the way the that first syllable is pronounced based off full name and nickname?

47 Comments
2024/06/25
04:17 UTC

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Baby girl names that start with C

Need help looking for girl names that start with C, not something too common.

34 Comments
2024/06/25
04:15 UTC

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Hi! Name for a male Chihuahua mixed breed? Looking for Spanish names!

Adopting a dog tomorrow, found out his “name” isn’t the name he was given by a previous owner. So we’re gonna change it. Thank you!

3 Comments
2024/06/25
03:45 UTC

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Which family middle goes best?

I'd like to go with a family middle to stick with our theme, the following middles are family middles:

Asa August

Asa Arthur

Asa John

Asa Tobias Cole (only Cole is the family, but don't like it solo after Asa)

Asa Augustus

Asa Adam

Asa Wesley

Asa Steven

Thanks!

6 Comments
2024/06/25
03:43 UTC

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