Baby boy names range from popular and common to unique
and derogatory. Many parents opt for going with the popular baby
boy names at the moment so that their child may play in the reindeer
games with the other males without being heckled.
Other parents would like to put their own mark upon their
child, like a dog lifting his leg, to mark their territory
and proclaim, "This is my child!" Some parents
wish to give a unique baby boy name in order to instill
a sense of identity for the male child from an early age
as in Johnny Cash's "Boy Named Sue". Okay, not
at all like Sue, but you get the point.
Popular baby boy names have their place in regard with
keeping with a family tradition.
For instance, if you were part of the Charles Manson family, you
may wish to name your little boy, Chuck, Jr. to keep the lineage
apparent and keep with tradition.
Unique baby boy names, on the other hand, may initiate a family
tradition or trend and make a statement about the unique identity
of the child or family. As an example, a family may wish to name
their baby boy TAFKAP after The Artist Formerly Known As Prince
or use that crazy indecipherable symbol that the musician used because
of a legal battle.
Of course this wouldn't be totally be unique since it's been done
before, but if the acronym or symbol were altered to something not
spoken or seen before, this may suffice.
This also brings up the point that celebrities have long been the
inspiration for baby boy names (and for girls as well). Just think
how many young parents are naming their baby boys Justin, Keanu
or Bernardo right now. Thank goodness the Snoops, will most likely
Baby boy names are the most boring when they are simply a restatement
of the father's name as in Junior, III, IV or XL. What is preferred
by many are misspellings of popular names such as Jawney, Rogger
or Vynce. These misspellings of popular baby boy names keep with
the gist of the name and the Hooked on Phonics theme so the child
may eventually be able to spell his own name.
No matter what baby boy name you choose, however, remember that
you can't really screw it up too badly. Your child will grow to
hate his name, hate you and swear not to name his own child what
you named him. If this is the case, you've done your job.