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Help me choose a name for my son

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Babynamehelp626 · 25/01/2023 23:43

Created a new username for this - I don't usually post in this forum and may post some very outing details!
Currently expecting a baby boy

I have a daughter - her name is Ayla. What name "goes" with this?

Find boy names much harder.
So far we like Alexander or Kaiden. I'm worried Alexander is too traditional and Kaiden ends in "n" which is also first letter of our surname so worried it doesn't sound so great?

And then we're stuck on the middle name too

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Mumofgirls2017 · 26/01/2023 06:41

I like Alexander but really not a fan of Kaiden. Tbh wouldn’t particuLarly put either with Ayla! I’d imagine Ayla with a brother….

otis
luca
jude
eden
zach
harley
max
leo
theo
remy
quinn
milo
flynn
rory
toby

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MissMarplesbag · 26/01/2023 08:00

Alexander has nn possibilities such as Alex and Xander, I really don't like Kaiden.

Sebastian
Theo
Elias
Michael
Louis
Christopher nn Kit
Adam
William
Liam
Lionel/Leo
Jonathan nn Jonty
Nathaniel

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DuchessOfSausage · 26/01/2023 09:46

Kaiden will get spelt as Kayden a lot

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Lightningrain · 26/01/2023 09:52

I‘m not a fan of Kaiden but like Alexander. I think Kayden or Caden are more popular spellings so you/he might be constantly correcting the spelling.

How about:
Theo
Luke
Thomas
Rory
William
Freddie
Jacob
Hugo
Jonah

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DuchessOfSausage · 26/01/2023 09:58

Also Kai is Kye, not Kay, so people might think his namerhymes with Biden

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Babynamehelp626 · 26/01/2023 11:43

Thanks I didnt expect Kaiden to be so unpopular!

We were going to nickname Xander for Alexander probably

DH doesn't like some of the ones I do like so it's difficult! Such as Sebastian

I don't like names that are already nicknames really like Freddie or Theo (also there are a lot of Theos and Leo's I know already)

It's also difficult to put a name with Ayla I'm finding.

@Mumofgirls2017 of that list I only kind of like Luca or Flynn the rest are either ones I think of as girls names or pet names tbh (someone close has a pet Milo!) or already know too many or is a nickname in itself really.
Then my problem is I like it OK but I don't love it. I think I still like Alexander more but it doesn't go that well with Ayla.

Wish it wasn't so difficult!

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OnlyFoolsnMothers · 26/01/2023 14:29

Love Alexander

Theo
Micha

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HiImTheProblemItsMe · 26/01/2023 14:34

Alexander is lovely. I don't like Kaiden. Also it's quite popular - I work in a school and we have loads with various spellings (Kaiden, kaidon, Kayden, Caden). It's quite confusing!

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IbizaToTheNorfolkBroads · 26/01/2023 14:39

Caleb

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Yesthatismychildsigh · 26/01/2023 14:56

Alexander is lovely, and has pp said, lots of possible nicknames. Sorry but Kaiden is awful. It’s odd that you’ve picked two such completely different styles of name. Another pp said Caleb. That’s a nice old name that was out of use for so long that it now has a modern feel to it.

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Blube · 26/01/2023 14:59

Ah OP we have the same taste! I love Kaiden but it’s become a chav name apparently not sure why or how but that’s what they say 🤷‍♀️

Aiden
Leo
Arlo
Kay
Kai
Jay
Theo
Taran
Zack
Jared

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Babynamehelp626 · 26/01/2023 16:37

It was originally a longer list of names but it got whittled down. I know they are quite different names! I think we were trying to like a less traditional name to go with Ayla but most of them I don't really like.

We originally liked Kaiden as he's a character in mass effect games but I do fear it's become a bit chavvy now

I really don't like Caleb I'm afraid!

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LightHousePanda · 26/01/2023 18:49

Thanks I didn't expect Kaiden to be so unpopular!
You mustn't come on the baby name boards much. It's a disliked name here and often called "chavy". Personally, I'm indifferent to it, not to my taste. I think it's too close to Aiden for me and a name which could be a fade and so date more easily. I really like Alexander though and it has options for shortened forms. It was my top choice but my husband vetoed it.

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Consufed · 26/01/2023 19:02

Milo
Thomas
Zachary
Idris
Roman
Seth
Jonah
Luca
Guy
Connor
Elliott

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Babynamehelp626 · 26/01/2023 19:12

LightHousePanda · 26/01/2023 18:49

Thanks I didn't expect Kaiden to be so unpopular!
You mustn't come on the baby name boards much. It's a disliked name here and often called "chavy". Personally, I'm indifferent to it, not to my taste. I think it's too close to Aiden for me and a name which could be a fade and so date more easily. I really like Alexander though and it has options for shortened forms. It was my top choice but my husband vetoed it.

I don't, I mostly go on AIBU tbh

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ANewDayDawned · 26/01/2023 19:13

Alexander is beautiful, classic and lovely nn options
Kaiden is an entirely different feel, not keen at all like pp.

Ayla and...
Isaac
Joseph
Sacha
Max
Toby
Nathan
Benjamin

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LaLuz7 · 26/01/2023 19:16

Kaiden is trashy. Please don't.

Alexander is great. Lots of nicknames to pick from

How about

Ayla and Dylan
Ayla and Brian
Ayla and Scott
Ayla and Milo
Ayla and Leo

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FawnDrench · 26/01/2023 19:33

Dominic
Saul
Dorian
Francis
Julian
Miles

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Bishbashboshing · 27/01/2023 08:31

My friend is Turkish, she has an Ayla her ds is called Adam.

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Yeahrightthen · 27/01/2023 08:32

Arlo and Ayla?

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aSofaNearYou · 27/01/2023 08:37

Kaiden is very much one of the most hated names these days, you should definitely be aware of that if you haven't encountered it as there will be a LOT of people judging it as "chavvy"

I would definitely go with Alexander (my favourite boys name as it happens)

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user1492757084 · 27/01/2023 14:07

Ayla and ...
Xavier
Cosmo
Caspar
Clement
Christopher
Kristoff
Adam

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ShutUpTheBloodyBudgies · 27/01/2023 14:17

Ruben. I love that name, if I had had a boy he would have been Ruben. Instead we settled for Ruby as a middle name for one of our dd.

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ShutUpTheBloodyBudgies · 27/01/2023 14:19

Although Ruben also ends with en. 🤔

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mumonherphone · 27/01/2023 15:12

I like Alexander and I think it goes well enough with Ayla as they both start with A. Love a pp's suggestion of Dylan with Ayla as well, they look good together. I also thought you might like Cameron?

Really dislike Kaiden sorry.

Middle names are always just after family members in my family. My sons middle name is my dad's name.

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