Help with a name for a baby boy that starts with 'A', 'H', or 'S'

Surely

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Hi there, MR Community..... I thought I'd pick your brains for suggestions on baby names.

This is all really exciting for my wife and I, especially since it will be our first!

We've decided to let it be a surprise, so we don't know if we're having a boy or a girl.

My wife and I pretty much agree on a girl's names, but we just can't think of a a boy's name.

We've looked at baby name books and websites, asked friends and family their opinion, I've asked the UPS guy (okay, not really)..... but, we still haven't figured it out.

So now, I'm asking for your help...... we'd like the name (or names actually, as we'll need a first and middle name) to begin with the letter 'A', 'H', or 'S'.

We're Jewish, but very secular. The names don't have to be very Jewishy (Jewishy?:D), but it would be nice if the names reflected our culture a little bit (but that's not a requirement).

TY:cool:
 

Queso

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Firstly congratulations :)

My suggestions. Hope they're not useless, even though there's only some Hebrew type names in there.

A = Ashley, Aaron, Aiden
H = Harry, Henning, Herschel
S = Sean, Samuel, Scott
 

ChazUK

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Aaron, Andrew, Ashley
Henry, Harry,
Simon, Steve, Stuart....

I can't think of many but congtatulations! :)

What girls names did you opt for out of interest?
 

ravenvii

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For A, I've always liked the name Alexander. Alexander has so many variations you can use (Alex, Andy, Xander, Lex, and so on). You can name your daughter Alexandria. :D

A blatantly obvious Jewish-y name would be Abraham, though I don't like the name myself.

Either way, congratulations.
 

leekohler

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For A, I've always liked the name Alexander. Alexander has so many variations you can use (Alex, Andy, Xander, Lex, and so on). You can name your daughter Alexandria. :D

A blatantly obvious Jewish-y name would be Abraham, though I don't like the name myself.

Either way, congratulations.
I agree- good name. And it's not overly common either.
 

Shaun.P

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My brother is called "Harris". I think it's a rather nice name.

Oh and I've just done a bit of research:

The origin of the names Harris and Harrison

1: English: patronymic from the medieval given name Harry, the vernacular form of Henry (from Germanic haim, heim + ric home + power) with assimilation of the consonantal cluster and vowel change. 2: Jewish: assumed as an anglicized form of various like-sounding Jewish names.

From: http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~alan/family/S-Harris.html
 

Chip NoVaMac

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Ansel

Stieglitz (or Souza)

Henri

Lucky for me I have no children or wife to contend with ROFL But would I would use all 3 and maybe call him Ash or Ashly for short...

May take some a bit to realize the reasoning (at least it makes sense for me) behind each of the names....
 

leekohler

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Ansel

Stieglitz (or Souza)

Henri

Lucky for me I have no children or wife to contend with ROFL But would I would use all 3 and maybe call him Ash or Ashly for short...

May take some a bit to realize the reasoning (at least it makes sense for me) behind each of the names....
Well hello! And just where have you been? :)
 

Tomorrow

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Congratulations!

My wife and I both liked Andrew and Anthony when we were considering names. I've always been partial to "foreign" (please interpret that as meaning non-English for purposes of this thread) names, so she vetoed Aristotle, Anatoly, Apollo, Andre, Henri, Horatio, Sergio, Salvatore, and Sid (I know that's not "foreign," but she didn't like it anyway) from my list of prospective names.
 

MacVixen

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first off, congratulations and welcome to the wonderful world of parenthood. have two boys of my own - they are a joy *most of the time, lol

As for names, upon reviewing many of the lovely suggestions already presented, can I offer:

Aaron Samuel

Of course you will want to make sure it goes with your last name - this name is not advised if your last name starts with an "S"!! :D
 

AngryApple

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Hmm. If L is ever an option, how about Lee? Could be a girl or boy name. I'm a girl with that name. Andrew is a nice name for a boy. Trevor rolls off the tongue, too. :p OOoo or Stephen. Love that name. <3
 

GoCubsGo

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Why A H or S?

All I ask is that while it seems cute, don't try and combine your name and your wife's name to make your kid's name. IE: Trayson is Tracy and Jason. :D


Anyway
A: Alex is not bad and I like Aiden
H: Harrison or Hunter
S: Samuel is my first choice or Sebastian.

Oh and congrats.
 

Rt&Dzine

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Good names separately, but I wouldn't go with the combination Hayden Aiden Surely.
 

Surely

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^^^lol

Wow, thanks for all of the suggestions. There are some good names here.

I've been at our OBGYN appointment all afternoon.... all is well, the heart sounds strong! No ultrasound today, too bad, because it's cool to see. We don't have another US until week 36, which is in a couple of months.

Thank you all for the congratulations.:eek:


Why A H or S?
The reason we want the name to start with one of those letters is because we are naming him/her after my grandparents and/or wife's father, all of who are deceased. It's a tradition in Judiasm to name your kids after deceased relatives as a way of honoring and remembering them.

I like Aaron, she likes Aiden, Alexander is a strong name (but not an option for us), Aaron Samuel is a nice combo, and I really Harrison too.

Keep 'em coming, the more options we have, the better!

You guys = awesome.....:cool: