Name My Kid!

Relic25Relic25 Pixel Punk Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 39Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Contributor
edited April 2003 in Off-Topic
We are expecting a boy in late September, and we are stuck on what to name the little guy. We already had a name if it was going to be a girl, but no such luck. So, I'm counting on the creative resources in this community to help! Here are the criteria we have:

1. NO 'conventional' names. We like unique names, and we want to avoid him having the same name as anyone we know. Semi-conventional names are okay, as long as they are not in popular use at all. As an example of what we mean by this, we were going to name a girl Mina. No one we know has that name, but it was a name in use a long time ago (it was actually usually short for "Willamina"). Plus, it was the name of a fictional character in a book that my wife and I really like.

2. It must go well with the last name Roberts. This pretty well excludes any name beginning with R, because that just sounds ridiculous.

3. Only serious names will be considered. Funny stuff is fine, but I really do need serious suggestions.

4. No 'biblical' names.

5. The name must sound good in all situations. What we mean by this is that you should imagine the name being used when we are speaking to him, calling him from a distance, talking to him sternly, talking about him with others, etc.

I promise to read all entries, but I can't guarantee that any will be used. We are extremely picky. :)

Help us!! Thanks!


  • Silver_FoxSilver_Fox Spammer Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 34Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor
    Shinji ...

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    Congrats btw

  • LokeLoke Join Date: 2003-02-25 Member: 13988Members

    Congrats btw.
  • InfinitumInfinitum Anime Encyclopedia Join Date: 2002-08-08 Member: 1111Members, Constellation
    edited April 2003
    Stinky McGee

    or Joseph, whatever floats your boat.

    Which becomes Joe when you just wanna yell at him...
  • PegenatorPegenator Join Date: 2002-12-21 Member: 11269Members
    Hey, 'grats!

    I have a name for you... It's Gorge <!--emo&:p--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo-->

    Just kidding <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->

    The name kinda depends on where you live... It might sound cool in some countries and in some might not.

    My name suggestion: Peitsa. It's not a very well known Finnish name. I can't whip up some others if you want <!--emo&;)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • ThansalThansal The New Scum Join Date: 2002-08-22 Member: 1215Members, Constellation

    oh, no biblical names ok, lets think <!--emo&:p--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo-->

    hmm, I tihnk God Roberts has a certain ring to it...

    lets see

    Rafe (got a friend with that name) (oh wait Rafe Roberts, meh not to bad)
    Lazerous (gets shortened to Laz, though it is a biblical one its still cool <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->)
    Lucifer (sory just poped into my head, gotta get off the bible <!--emo&:p--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo-->)
    Ok I am cheating, did a google for Irish names (I love em)
    <a href='' target='_blank'></a>

    <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo--> go irish, yo can go wrong <!--emo&:p--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo--> (bad irish accent <!--emo&:p--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo-->)
  • That_Annoying_KidThat_Annoying_Kid Sire of Titles Join Date: 2003-03-01 Member: 14175Members, Constellation
    Gracy Roberts has a ring to it...
  • SaltySalty Join Date: 2002-11-05 Member: 6970Members
    edited April 2003
    Thaug... it sounds so bad ****.

    Calvin or Hobbes too <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • hellokittyhellokitty riotkitty Join Date: 2003-04-09 Member: 15348Members
    hey ever thought of jr.?

    hehe just a thought..

    i like the names cole, ryan, or riley. if i ever have a son(s), i'd consider those names.

    semi-conventional - timothy, matthew, nathan, james, micheal, hayden, roy, grant, julius...

    actually two syllabol names sound good with the last name roberts. and that don't start with 'R'.

    congrats on for the new baby boy!

    goodluck finding a name.. <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • DubersDubers Pet Shop Boy Edinburgh, UK Join Date: 2002-07-25 Member: 998Members
    Here are a few Scottish names ya might like the sound of (btw I'm Scottish) - Euen, Silas, Alistair, Dugal and Lachlan.

    These are jus ones that came off the top of my head. I would write more but I'm sure you could look up sum more Scottish names yourself. <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo--> You will prolly find they are quite similar to Irish names. This is because Scotland was populated by alot of Irish in the past.

    Congrats btw <!--emo&;)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • DunsbyDunsby Join Date: 2002-08-01 Member: 1042Awaiting Authorization
    edited April 2003

    I would say.. Kain. My nephews name...


    Chris / Steven

    I suggest Ben though...
  • SycophantSycophant Join Date: 2002-11-05 Member: 7092Members
    I like kitty's suggestion of Cole. A good friend of mine used to teach primary school kids, one of whom was named Cole, and she loved the name.

    Another suggestion could be Joshua.

    Congrats! <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • BurrBurr Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9358Members

    lol, im not good with names, I would probably end up naming mine dakota....
  • LokeLoke Join Date: 2003-02-25 Member: 13988Members
    <!--QuoteBegin--Burr+Apr 21 2003, 10:24 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><b>QUOTE</b> (Burr @ Apr 21 2003, 10:24 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> I would probably end up naming mine dakota.... <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'> <!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Lol, you gotta be kidding me, Burr! <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • ThrakaThraka Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 4227Members
    edited April 2003
    Ezekiel... or, if you want to get really old school, Ezechial. Or just name it for which number child it is... So your first child would be Primus, the next would be Secundus, and so forth...

    Hehe, my children better hope I'm not the one in charge of the naming...

    Edit: Hm... is Ezekiel considered a biblical name? Eh. Fine, then name him V'Hil.
  • SkinnYSkinnY Join Date: 2002-11-07 Member: 7500Members
    edited April 2003
    I like the name Adrian.....

    gratz btw <!--emo&:p--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • hellokittyhellokitty riotkitty Join Date: 2003-04-09 Member: 15348Members
    <!--QuoteBegin--Thraka+Apr 21 2003, 11:35 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><b>QUOTE</b> (Thraka @ Apr 21 2003, 11:35 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> Ezekiel... or, if you want to get really old school, Ezechial. Or just name it for which number child it is... So your first child would be Primus, the next would be Secundus, and so forth...

    Hehe, my children better hope I'm not the one in charge of the naming...

    Edit: Hm... is Ezekiel considered a biblical name? Eh. Fine, then name him V'Hil. <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'> <!--QuoteEEnd-->
    a lot of names come from the bible.. and i do believe ezekiel is one of them...

    hey how about christian or jerico(sp?) just thought of some wrestlers...heh.
  • Nemesis_ZeroNemesis_Zero Old European Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 75Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Constellation
    Wow, congratulations, Relic!

    Lessee... How about Ian?

    Alternatively, you could always call him Bastian <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • ConfuzorConfuzor Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2412Awaiting Authorization
    Quegga, or Zachovius, (pronounced ZA-CO-VEE-US)
  • DY357LXDY357LX Playing since day 1. Still can&#39;t Comm. England Join Date: 2002-10-27 Member: 1651Members, Constellation
    Shigeru, Shigsy for short
  • PyrrhusPyrrhus Join Date: 2002-11-16 Member: 8980Members
    Feyd (pronounced FADE)

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  • Error404Error404 Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9353Members
    <li>Horatio (as in Horatio Hornblower)
    <li>Neo (as in the Matrix)
    <li>Xavier (pretty cool name)
  • mRWafflesmRWaffles Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 4713Members
    edited April 2003
    J.C. Denton
    Helios <- Perfect

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  • PykmiPykmi Join Date: 2003-04-14 Member: 15473Members
    Irish name eh?

    I'd say Bono.
  • pielemuispielemuis Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 72Members, NS1 Playtester
    Chris. Chris Roberts sounds awesome.
    Peter is a nice name aswell, but doesn't go too well with Roberts imo
  • FlatlineUTDFlatlineUTD Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7695Members
    May be conventional, but I think Scott Roberts has a nice ring to it!
  • p4Samwisep4Samwise Join Date: 2002-12-15 Member: 10831Members
    Hm... how about some ancient Greek names?


  • WindelkronWindelkron Join Date: 2002-04-11 Member: 419Members

    or any greek letter <!--emo&:p--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo-->
    (lambda, kappa, omega, zeta, epsilon, etc)
  • AllUrHiveRblong2usAllUrHiveRblong2us By Your Powers Combined... Join Date: 2002-12-20 Member: 11244Members
    Eleazor(pronounced L, E, A, xor) Falcon Roberts

    best name evar.
  • VenmochVenmoch Join Date: 2002-08-07 Member: 1093Members
    Robert (Bear in mind this can also be shortened to Bob)
  • KungFuSquirrelKungFuSquirrel Basher of Muttons Join Date: 2002-01-26 Member: 103Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor
    Aeilan (ay-lin). I love Ae combinations, and it sounds kinda cool. Could flow well with Roberts, you never know. <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo--> Like "alan," but cooler. <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->
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