Do you love picking out baby names or hate it? I love it!
I already shared some of my favorite girls’ names, so now it’s time to discuss boys’ names! As hard as it was to name our first kid (you can read more about that here), I think it might be even tougher to name our second kid.
Boys names are a lot harder for us. But, I was still able to come up with 20 awesomely hipster names for boys! Here are my favorite boy names.
20 Hipster Baby Boy Names
- Davis. My daughter’s name is Rooney, which is a surname, and I think it’d be fun to continue that trend if we have a little boy. Davis was our front-runner for a boy’s name with our first pregnancy before we found out it was a girl.
- Smith. Again, I like last names as first names. I like how strong it sounds, but my sister’s married last name is Smith, so it might be weird for us to choose this.
- Jones. So cute, right? There’s something really quirky about this one. My hesitation is that I have an aunt named Joan and it might get confusing when we’re all together.
- Leon. This is my dad’s first name. I think it’s cute and unique! It might work better as a middle name, though. It means “like a lion.”
- Knox. I think a boy’s name should be strong. And I’m not sure it gets any stronger than Knox.
- Bandit. My husband actually came up with this one. I’m not so sure. He might grow up and rob a bank.
- Rowan. I love this name. My mother-in-law used to go to school in a little northern Iowa town called Rowan, so it was on our list the first time around. I prefer it for a boy, but it’s a very popular girls’ name right now.
- Joah. I met a guy named Joah once, and the female version (Joa) is on my girls’ name list. It’s a very creative name. I love it!
- Griffin. My husband and I went to a concert many moons ago and a new-to-us band called Griffin House opened up. I love the name Griffin, and Rooney (our daughter’s name) is also a band name. It might be fun to go with that theme!
- Oliver. You may remember that Olive is on our girls’ name list, and I also like Oliver! My grandpa has been known to quote that movie (“Please sir, I want some more”), so it has sentimental value for me.
- Bear. I just think this is a strong, classic boys’ name. It’s different but not unheard of. This is definitely in my top five.
- Colt. Do you remember Colt from the movie 3 Ninjas? (Bear, Colt… apparently I like animal names for kids.) My brother’s name is Cole, so this could get confusing.
- Rocky. Apparently 3 Ninjas had a profound effect on me. This is a strong male name. Rocky and Rooney!
- Brooks. I don’t know anyone named Brooks, but I think it sounds really cool and kind of preppy. I have a cousin named Brook, so it might be too confusing.
- Julian. Such a cool, creative name. However, I just can’t get over the fact that it reminds me of the female name Jillian.
- Finch. My husband and I are reading To Kill a Mockingbird right now, and Finch is the last name of one of the main characters. I think it’s fun!
- Sullivan. Sullivan means “little dark eyes.” I have brown eyes and so does my daughter, so this could be a very fitting name. We’d call him Sully for short!
- Sampson. Sampson is a family name, and I love it. However, I already have a nephew and cousin named Sam, so it’s probably off limits for us. It means “like the sun.”
- Theo. Someone, please name your kid Theo! It’s so cute. It means “divine gift.”
- Everett. This nature-inspired name has become a lot more popular lately. Can’t you just see him being an outdoorsy hiker? It means “wild boar; strong boy.”
What do you think? I’m not sure I love any of them. Luckily, I don’t need a baby name anytime soon!