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As parents, we want to give our children a name that is beautiful and memorable.
We also want the name to reflect what type of person they are. This can be difficult with more common names, but it’s especially challenging when you have an uncommon one such as “Country Boy.” A country boy needs a strong moniker in order for his personality to come through! In this post, I’ll help you avoid 8 sins of country boy names and how to make sure your son will grow up happy with the perfect country boy name!
Don’t use a name that only has one letter. It may be cute, but it’s not memorable! Your son deserves more than just an “A” or “C.” Avoid names with numbers in them. Numbers are too common and ordinary for your little boy who is special to you. Names of places can also get confusing when he travels outside the country because people will always assume they know where he lives. If your child grows up travelling back and forth between countries often, then avoiding this could save him some awkwardness at school among his classmates! Choose something closer to home instead like family members’ names or relatives’ towns/cities as inspiration for naming your child if possible. This way everyone will know where he is from!
Do not give your child a name that starts with the same letter as his last or middle name.
For example, if you already have a son named John and want to add another kid, do not make it Jonathan because they would both start with “J.” You can get creative by thinking of something different like Jayden or Jason instead. This way you will be able to tell them apart when calling their names and they won’t always end up being mistaken for one another at school/work events/etcetera.
Avoid giving your son two first names in lieu of using an initial nickname (e.g., Jordan Anthony). The only exception may be if one parent’s surname happens to be Anthony. Do not name your son after a current or past president of the United States, unless he is named for that president’s father (e.g., George Washington). I am sure you have seen enough presidents in your lifetime and it would feel like an eternity to hear him called by their lifelong title instead of his real given name! Avoid naming them “George” because there are lots of Georges out there already so make this one stand out; consider picking another first letter such as “John.” You can always use nicknames later on if needed.
Avoid giving your children names with the same initials as those used by any other family members living in close proximity (e.g., Thomas Charles) who would be constantly confused with one another.
Avoid using a name that has been used by your family in the past, unless it is passed down through generations (e.g., Charles). Names like this can become frustrating for children because they might feel as though their identity is being swallowed up by someone else’s or lost amid all of these other “Charles” people out there! This could also lead to issues if you ever have grandchildren and would love for them to share names so make sure not to use any popular names from your own generation when naming future generations.
Do not give him a traditionally girly name just because he was born female (e.g., Savannah) although I know plenty of men who don’t mind a feminine name. Try not to avoid the obvious names that are most popular in your region (e.g., John). Instead, try something more unique and original by adding a middle or last name first if you’re worried about it being too common for him. Just make sure they sound good together!
Most importantly: do NOT use any of these country boy mistakes when naming your CHILD for his sake as well as yours!
Hopefully this blog post has given you some insight on what not to do next time around and will help guide you during such an important decision making process. Good luck with finding one that is perfect for them! blog_post_content string A long form content without numbers or bullet points should be between 100-300 words. This content is currently under construction and will be published at a later date. We apologize for the inconvenience, but this blog post has been temporarily disabled until we can complete it. Thank you!
country_boy_name string A country boy name should be unique without being too “out there.” Try to avoid common names like John or James as they may not stand out among other people with those names in your area. If you’re worried about something sounding too feminine for him, try replacing his first or last name before adding another middle one (e.g., instead of Steve Daniels, use Stephen David). The most important thing: do NOT use any of these mistakes when naming your CHILD next
“Boys get the short end of the stick when it comes to naming.
We’re supposed to be rugged and tough while girls are all soft and pretty, so there’s this idea that country boy names have to sound tougher than their counterparts.” – Yvette van Niekerk One article discusses how many popular boys’ names in America can actually be traced back to a girl’s name: Hunter for example is an alternate spelling of ‘hunteress,’ Darrell derives from ‘Darrelle.’ The author also mentions some other ways parents could go wrong with choosing a masculine-sounding name.
Do not include numbers or bullet points here. Do not write content below this line. This section should only contain one sentence Mistake number one: Commonality. It’s tempting to go for a name that is in the Top 100 list, but this will give your child an uphill battle with being different from his peers and may lead him to be teased about it. Plus, if you don’t like common names themselves, why would you want to saddle your son or daughter with them? What has worked well for me are obscure names — think James Brady or Derek Lyle . These rare gems have unique meanings behind them as well which makes giving my children these beautiful old-fashioned monikers feel special (not just random).
It sounds like I’m bragging on myself for having such awesome unusual baby boy country names here.
.but I know what it’s like to have a common name and I’m just passing on my advice for those parents-to-be out there! Mistake number two: Uniqueness. Again, it’s tempting to go for that one of kind rare gem but what if your son or daughter is the only person in their class with their specific unusual name? They may experience feelings of isolation from peers who can’t pronounce it or don’t know how to spell it. If they’re teased about this, all because you wanted that uniqueness factor then that literal “one of a kind” feeling could potentially develop into some self-esteem issues later on down the line.
What has worked well for me are names which at least sound unique–think Jeremiah Erin Naming your baby can be a difficult task. You’ve got to find that perfect name that will be easy for them to spell, pronounce and won’t embarrass him in school when he’s older. I think most parents want their child’s first name to have some type of meaning with it, whether it is related to family history or the significance of that particular letter. When I was pregnant with my son Caleb, I wanted his first name to mean something special since we named our daughter Savannah two years prior. We spent weeks researching names but could not come up with anything meaningful enough until one weekend while visiting my sister-in-law at her farm she showed us an old Bible on the wall containing all sorts of family records from