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Zen or Axl boys name

67 replies

Lanicholla · 25/01/2023 09:32

So we due in few weeks and picking a name is so Freaking hard! After name discussions, we have agreed on Axl or Zen (I know it's not everyone's cup of tea). We already have a boy Kai 😍
Is there any more short unusual unique names out there?

OP posts:
KirstenBlest · 25/01/2023 10:56

Axl, but I'd spell it Axel. I can't say I like Axl or Zen.

KangarooKenny · 25/01/2023 10:57

I prefer Axel personally.

lyson · 25/01/2023 10:58

Axel sounds like a consultancy firm

LaLuz7 · 25/01/2023 10:59

Axel, spelled correctly, if you must.

Zen is absolutely stupid.

How about...

Max
Sam
Dan

AnnieFarmer · 25/01/2023 11:01

Axl but prefer Axel. Great name.
Zen, no.

Hellibore · 25/01/2023 11:12

Red
Zac
Dax
Pax
Jay
Rik
Mik
Pip
Kit
Teo

Ruandralph2 · 25/01/2023 11:13

Dislike both names to be honest.

Kit
Asa
Kier
Wilf
Shay
Ace
Jax
Sid
Rex
Otto
Jed
Jett

evemillbank · 25/01/2023 11:13

Zen is setting him up for all sorts of shit if you call him that and he's not an extremely calm and placid child ALL THE TIME

ThewaytoAmarula · 25/01/2023 11:16

evemillbank · 25/01/2023 11:13

Zen is setting him up for all sorts of shit if you call him that and he's not an extremely calm and placid child ALL THE TIME

Yes, agree. His future teachers might not find that he has a "zen" attitude all the time.

How about Xan? I think it's a lovely name with a similar sound.

Abhannmor · 25/01/2023 11:20

evemillbank · 25/01/2023 11:13

Zen is setting him up for all sorts of shit if you call him that and he's not an extremely calm and placid child ALL THE TIME

It's actually grounds for justifiable homicide when he grows up 😉

Usergjdksndjsn · 25/01/2023 11:26

Zen will have a nightmare if he isn’t zen (which he will obviously not be)
and I think axl is a bit try hard and also not the same vibe as Kai.

i think Rex is a good one for you, it’s 3 letters, the same vibe as kai and it’s still got that x sound you like

Or how about
kai and kit
kai and Koa
kai and Rex
kai and Jax
kai and dax
kai and mac
kai and zac /Zak for that z name


if you’re willing to go for a few more letters
bronx?
Kai and knox
Kai and Axton
Kai and zeke
Kai and ziggy

Lanicholla · 25/01/2023 11:27

LaLuz7 · 25/01/2023 10:59

Axel, spelled correctly, if you must.

Zen is absolutely stupid.

How about...

Max
Sam
Dan

Great names, but All theses names are too common and overused.

OP posts:
wingsofabird · 25/01/2023 11:27

Axel is a lovely choice

Lanicholla · 25/01/2023 11:30

Usergjdksndjsn · 25/01/2023 11:26

Zen will have a nightmare if he isn’t zen (which he will obviously not be)
and I think axl is a bit try hard and also not the same vibe as Kai.

i think Rex is a good one for you, it’s 3 letters, the same vibe as kai and it’s still got that x sound you like

Or how about
kai and kit
kai and Koa
kai and Rex
kai and Jax
kai and dax
kai and mac
kai and zac /Zak for that z name


if you’re willing to go for a few more letters
bronx?
Kai and knox
Kai and Axton
Kai and zeke
Kai and ziggy

Yes and so far he is far from being placid 🤣🤣🤣 all these names we actually thought about and it's either me who dislikes DH choices or the other way around ! It's so so hard to come to a name we both like

OP posts:
AmandaMirandaPanda · 25/01/2023 11:32

I really like Kai. Not crazy about Axl (I would use Axel) or Zen.

How about:
Ari
Ash
Avi
Eli
Fin(n)
Gad
Gil
Gus
Hugh/Huw
Ivo
Joel
Lee
Leif
Lev
Luc/Luke
Mads
Ray
Rex
Rhys
Seth
Thor/Tor
Zane

sanityisamyth · 25/01/2023 11:32

They're both awful.

LaLuz7 · 25/01/2023 11:32

ThewaytoAmarula · 25/01/2023 11:16

Yes, agree. His future teachers might not find that he has a "zen" attitude all the time.

How about Xan? I think it's a lovely name with a similar sound.

Xan, short for Xanax?

ThewaytoAmarula · 25/01/2023 11:35

LaLuz7 · 25/01/2023 11:32

Xan, short for Xanax?

Was thinking more Alexander or Xander, but yeah, Xanax works.... certainly makes you feel zen

TotallyAverage · 25/01/2023 11:42

Zac or Zak are both much nicer I think.

Cal, Dax or Kes maybe? I've known guys with those names and thought they were quite cool.

Rowen32 · 25/01/2023 11:47

Axl just makes me think of axles on machinery, not the nicest thing you could be named after :-S
And Zen is just horrible for a little boy I think, it's a bit nothing or something..

inquisitorgeneral · 25/01/2023 11:55

I'd recommend Axel. Axl Rose only spelled his name that way because it's an anagram of "oral sex". The actual traditional name is spelled Axel.

Zen is alright.

Squirrelsnut · 25/01/2023 12:03

Neither are great, OP. He's going to have this name his whole life.

ErrolTheDragon · 25/01/2023 12:08

Axel is fine.
Zen isn't really a name... I suppose it's like saddling a kid with the name Christian.

YomAsalYomBasal · 25/01/2023 12:14

Zen isn't unique, i know a couple. Neither are very Zen at all which is cringy.
Axel is ok but you spelt it wrong. Maybe stop trying to be yoonique and just pick a name they're not going to have to spell out for people forevermore.
Rex is a great suggestion, as is Dax.

MotherofPearl · 25/01/2023 12:18

I know a Zen, but she's a woman and her full name is Zenobia.

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