Boys: What our North Shore Mums have named theirs

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BOYS FEATURE

When it comes to boys’ names, we often hear at North Shore Mums that it’s really easy to come up with a girl’s name, but boys’ names are much more difficult to choose. 

Well, not anymore! We asked fellow North Shore Mums what they’ve called their boys, and here are hundreds of their responses as of June 2015 – all in alphabetical order.

A

Aidan Alexander, Aidan Matthew, Aidan Charles, Aidan Tasman, Aiden Parker, Aiden William

Alec

Alekzander Kurt

Alexander, Alexander Lewis, Alexander Mark (but he gets called Xander), Alexander Henry, Alexander James, Alexander Nicholas, Alexander Patrick

Amram Yehosef

Andrew, Andrew Edwin, Andrew John

Angus, Angus Fynn, Angus William (I love his name!), Angus Edwin (Edwin has been a family name for multiple generations), Angus Daniel, Angus Benjamin

Anton Colman

Antony Luka

Archer, Archer Ozzy

Archie, Archie James

Aries

Arjun

Ashton, Ashton Hugo, Ashton George, Ashton James, Ashton Keith

Asriel Jedidiah

Aten (it means the Sun God in Egyptian)

Austin John

Avery Thomas

B

Bailey Owen Harvey

Baxter Jack

Beau, Beau Joseph, Beau James (BJ)

Ben (yes, just Ben. Not Benjamin), Benjamin, Benjamin Liam, Benjamin John Frederick, Benjamin David, Benjamin Peter

Benaya Betzalel

Benji Matthew

Benson Edward

Bentley

Bertie

Billy Matthew (yes, he is a Billy, not a William)

Bjorn

Blake Angus

Boston

Braith Lucas

Brayden

Brodie Lee

Brody Thomas

Bruno

Bryson

Buster Owen

Byron

C

Cade Samuel

Cadel James

Caden William, Caden Brock

Cai Brody

Caleb Darley

Callum 

Cameron, Cameron Karl

Campbell Lloyd

Carlos Richard

Cash

Charles Mackenzie

Charlie. It was the only name my husband and I could agree on after three years of discussion!

Chase Henry, Chase Leigh

Chester Felix

Christian Morris

Cohen

Conor Patrick, Connor, Connor Robert

Cooper, Cooper Jack, Cooper James

Corey John

D

Daniel, Daniel Lance, Daniel Hugh

Dante Cooper

Darcy Jonathan, Darcy Issac

Dean

Declan, Declan Tyler

Denis

Denzel Ochieng

Deon

Dexter

Dylan, Dylan Geoffrey, Dylan Alexander, Dylan Bryn, Dylan Anthony

E

Edward (teddy), Edward James

Eli

Elijah, Elijah Charles, Elijah Felix (Eli for short)

Elliot, Elliot Louis, Elliott David

Erik

Ethan, Ethan Daniel, Ethan Jeremiah, Ethan James, Ethan Robert

Evan (middle name is Marius, my grandfather’s first name)

Ewen

Ezekiel, Ezekiel (Zeke) Noah 

Ezra

F, G

Ferris

Finn, Finnian (Finn), Finnian Guy

Fletcher Edward

Flynn, Flynn Jack

Fox

Francesco Michele

Frank, Frankie

Freddie, Frederick (Freddie)

Gabriel Max

George

Griffin

H, I

Hamish, Hamish Xavier, Hamish James

Harlan

Harley, Harley Emmett

Harrison (Harry), Harrison Paul, Harrison Joseph

Harry, Harry Alexander, Harry James

Hayden James, Hayden Burke

Henri, Henry Floyd, Henry Adam, Henry George, Henry James

Holden (after The Catcher in the Rye, NOT the car!)

Horatio John

Hudson

Hugh Charles, Hugh Maxwell, Hugh James

Hugo, Hugo Jack

Hunter

Ian James

Igor

Immanuel Avraham

Indy

Isaac, Isaac Scott

Isaiah

Itamar Yitro

J

Jace Bernard

Jack, Jack Alexander, Jack Thomas, Jack Dylan

Jackson

Jacob, Jacob Nicholas, Jacob Benjamin (Jack for short)

Jake, Jake Raymond

James, James Edward, James Alexander

Jamie

Janko (pronounced Djanko not Yanko)

Jason Paul

Jasper, Jasper Alexander

Jax Cooper

Jayden, Jayden Samuel

Jenson, Jenson Thomas

Jeremiah James

Jesse, Jesse Hunter

Jessie

Jet-Talon

Jethro, Jethro Matthias

Jimmy

Joel, Joel Eric, Joel Richard

John

Jonah

Jordan

Joseph, Joseph Ray James 

Josh (yes, not Joshua!), Joshua, Joshua William,  Joshua Christopher

Josiah

Joss

Jovi-James Keith

Jules-William Stuart

Julian Jonathan William

K

Kai

Kaidem

Kaya, a Turkish name meaning ‘strong as a rock’

Kayin, meaning ‘long-awaited child’

Keanu Iain

Keaton James

Kobe

Kobi Alick

Konrad

Kyle James 

L

Lachlan, Lachlan Allenby James, Lachlan Edward

Laif (Leif

Landon

Lawson Adam

Leonardo

Liam

Lincoln

Lleyton

Longinus

Louis, Louis James, Louis Oscar, Louis Valentin, Louis John (pronounced Louie)

Lucy

Lucas, Lucas Joseph

Luca, Luca Richard, Luca Giovanni

Luka

Luke, Luke Matthew Terrance

M, N

Maddox Chase (always loved Chase, but the meaning wasn’t fitting enough for me so Maddox won it!)

Malachi (mal-a-kye). It means my angel

Marcel (my hubba is called that; coincidently, it was my fave boy name before we met)

Marcus, Marcus William

Mark

Martin

Mason Abel, Mason Alexander

Matt, Matthew William, Matthew James, Matthew Walter, Matthew Miles

Mattityahu Zerah

Maximilian (Max) Wellington

Max, Maxwell, Maxwell David, Max William

Michael David

Miller

Mitchell

Nathan, Nathan Robert 

Nicholas

Noah, Noah William, Noah Jacob

Noel Christopher

O, P

Oliver (a nod to Oliver Twist as he was born in London), Oliver Frederick, Oliver James, Oliver 

Benjamin, Oliver Tyler

Olivier

Oscar, Oscar Emmanuel, Oscar Isaac, Oscar Jack, Oscar Edward, Oscar Audley

Otto

Paddy (Patrick)

Padraic Lewis (Paddy)

Parker

Patrick, Patrick Albert, Patrick Alexander

Phoenix, Phoenix Charters

Q, R

Quinn

Reggie

Remy, Remy Levi

Rueben Jacob

Rhett James

Rhys

Richard Michael

Riley, Riley William, Riley Jordan

Ripley Arden

Robert

Rocco

Ronan, Ronin

Ryan, Ryan Edward

Ryder Warwick

S

Salvador Nelson

Sam, Sam Clement, Sam Cooper

Samuel, Samuel John (named after his great-grandfather), Samuel John Adam, Samuel Thomas, Samuel Ryan, Samuel Patrick, Samuel David

Sebastian, Sebastian Maxwell, Sebastian Nicholas David, Sebastian Michael

Senula Sadev

Simon

Soroush

Spencer Irving James (three names so I could include my late dad’s name)

Stephen Michael, Stephen Charles 

Stirling

St John

T, U, V

Taj

Theodore (Ted) Morris, Theodore Clifton, Theodore Alexander

Thomas, Thomas Douglas, Thomas Anderson, Thomas Paul, Thomas Augustus, Thomas George, Thomas Filip, Thomas Alexander

Toby, Toby James

Todd James

Tom

Tyler Owen

Tyson Xander

Victor

Vincent Gary

Vivaan (meaning ‘first ray of the sun’ in Sanskrit)

W, X, Y, Z

Will, William, William John, William Alexander, William James (we call him Will), William Oliver, William Bernard Apollo, William Frederick Graham

Xavier, Xavier Isaac

Luna

Zac Aaron

Zack, Zachary, Zachary Martin, Zachary Hunter, Zachary Ansel

Zander

Zane

Zaviar, Zavier

Zevulun Yissachar

Ziggy Bandit

So, have you found inspiration from this list? What are your favourites? Let us know in the comments section below…

Also, see Girls: What our North Shore Mums have named theirs

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