Extreme Crowdsourcing

crowdsourcing

Two nights ago, G and I were discussing potential boy’s names for our little unborn son. I spontaneously said: “Why don’t we ask the twittersphere for some ideas?” Within seconds of posting my quest for a cool 4 letter boy’s name suggestions came pouring in. We just sat there refreshing Tweetie and couldn’t believe the amazing and most of all international name suggestions we got.

Crowdsourcing at its best!

I would like to extend this experiment to my blog readers. Have any cool suggestions for a rather unique 4 letter boy’s name for our unborn son? If so, indulge in this extreme crowdsourcing experiment with me and share in a comment below.

Again, the only condition: it has to be a 4 Letter Boys Name.

331 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Here are some of the suggestions we’ve gotten so far:

    Abel, Adam, Alan, Amir, Amry, Arno, Bret, Bryn, Cash, Chet, Cole, Dean, Dirk, Doug, Enzo, Finn , Fonz, Fred, Gary, Ginn, Hans, Izak, Jack, Jake, Jude, Keli, Luca, Luis, Luke, Mark, Mees, mort, Noah, Nuno, Olaf, Omar, Orso, Otto, Phin, Raul, Remy, Rene, Sean, Sebu, Stan, Thom,, Tony, Trey Amir, Tymm, Walt, West, Witt, Will, Zach, Zeca

  2. Curious. Why four letters?

  3. Bart, Ingo, Jort (Dutch) Dave, Mika, Finn, Tani ;)

  4. milo, miro

  5. Carl, Theo, Miro, Milo

  6. hams – it’s rather spectacular than hans.

  7. Jona, Kurt, Milo, Nemo, Solo
    :-)

  8. Some Welsh names might be – Owen, Aled, Alan, Rhys (phon: Reece), you’ve already got Bryn! Rhun (reen), Gwyn, Dion, Elis, Llion (technically Ll is one letter in Welsh, not sure if that counts though!) Ioan (eeow-an).

    Can’t think of more off the top of my head, sorry :-)

  9. Dion, Carl, Jean

  10. Jano
    Elia
    Toni
    Hans
    Otto
    Karl

  11. Tady (pronounced Tay-dee). It’s my name, but you can have it if you want!

    T

  12. @Spencer Fry: G, Ella and I all have four letters in our names. So we want to stick to that and also, it helps us narrow down options quite a bit. Helps us to stay focused. :)

  13. Paul
    Mike
    Dean
    Finn
    Liev

  14. Cord, Cole, Amos, Beau, Owen, Emry, Evan, Leif, Ford, Penn, Dean, Pike

  15. Kael/Cale
    Khan (watch out for his wrath)
    Phil
    Clay

  16. Some boy names, Noah, John, Alex, Adam, Abel, Brian, Dave, Dale, Jose, Ralph, Paul,Thom.

  17. I just Love Emry!
    Also: Eloi, Siam, Leon, Ludo, Liam

  18. Karl with K….old but gold…

  19. Luca, Theo

  20. Oops…you already had those. How about Zane?

  21. I know it sounds a bit strange in English but pronounced the German way I like my own Nickname “Momo” as in Michael Ende’s beautiful book :)

  22. I have a very small, very cute cousin named Arlo.

  23. I’d say Otis, but that’s just for girls. Maybe Scot?

  24. There are 179 four-letter male first names listed in the 2000 US census. A few of my favorites that aren’t already listed: Aldo, Cody, Hugo, Mose. Also +1 for Milo.

    There are only about 450,000 combinations of four letters. If you require at least one vowel and at least one consonant, it gets a lot smaller. Just list them all and pick your favorite! :-)

  25. Thor / Troy / Zion / Cain / Jude / Draz

  26. Toby
    Lior
    Yoni
    Ezra
    Omri
    Jens
    Nils
    Aviv
    Noam
    Shai

  27. orso?? it means ‘bear’ in italian.

  28. My most favorite person in the world is a six year old boy named Lejs :-)

  29. Luca

    Aldo

    Adam

    Eloy

    Igor

    Ivan

    Joel

    Levi

    Omar

    Theo

    !!!

  30. Hunk
    Bain
    Thad
    Juli

  31. Beat

  32. We went with Till, as in Till Eulenspiegel. As a musician Beat was a favorite as well ;-)

  33. Dear SwissMiss,

    we went trough this some time ago, we went with:

    Timo

    He is happy over here in CH, maybe a Timo would be happy in NY?

    :-)

  34. EMIL – swiss related, and with an e like ella’s name

    greetings from zurich !

  35. I tell everyone I know, and it just so happens to have four letters, that

    Buzz

    is a great name for a boy.

    2nd and 3rd choices:

    Arlo

    Theo

  36. Reto

  37. Noah is my favorite boy’s name. Then, Max (but that’s not four letters). I also like Adam.

    Good luck!

  38. I met a little kid once whose name was Rome. I always liked it – very strong and masculine. You know that kid’s going to be a leader.

    I also know someone named Jory. That’s an interesting one.

    Oh, and Saul. That’s my brother’s name. I love it!

  39. EVAN, because that’s what I named my son.

  40. Samm
    Will
    Joel
    Jade
    Alex
    Zach
    Zack
    Bort (from a great Simpsons episode)

  41. Olen
    Lars
    Dell
    Ryan
    Cyan
    Mica
    Kale
    Dane
    Ezra

    Good luck! I can’t wait to see which one you choose!

  42. Kind of cheezy when speaking english, but in Sweden it’s actually a really old and in my mind rather beatiful name: Love. It’s most commonly known from the writer Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, but I got it stuck in my mind when I was little from one of my older sisters friends. I decided then and there that if I had a boy he would at least have Love as a middle name. Well, we’ll see if there will be any children, and what the father in question would have to say about the name; I’m NOT bringing that question up until the bean is a fact. ;)
    Have been struggling to find a girls name that is equally appealing to me. If I go for Love I want all the childrens names to have an “old” touch.

    Good luck to you!

    A little bit more about Almqvist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jonas_Love_Almqvist

  43. some that haven’t been named yet:

    jael/yael
    wynn
    wess
    shal
    iver
    olin

    +1 for finn and luca and jens

  44. Olle
    Pias
    Vlad
    Nils

  45. oh and +1 for nils!

  46. Imre (pronounced eeem-ray). It’s Hungarian.

  47. Thank you all so much! I already discovered 3 that I have never heard before and really like. YAY!

  48. Cary. Has anyone said Cary yet?

  49. Sean, John, Carl, (or Karl), Sven, Paul (tried to match them with “Roth Eisenberg”)

    Good luck! :-)

  50. Kira, Fima (Efim),Itay, Yosi, Erez, Gadi, Yoav, Nils, Egor

  51. gino

  52. Rory, Euan, Jack, Jake?

  53. My name! Alex!

    maybe Cats or Lamp.

  54. I plan to name my son – in case I should ever get to have one – Finn Mika. ;-)

  55. I absolutely love the names Noah and Milo.

    But also, Kuno. (Koo-noh) I believe it’s Germanic/Austrian. It means “brave.”

    Congrats on the baby boy!

  56. of course, I like Karl…here are some others:

    Axel
    Jarl (<–I actually just met someone with this name for the first time yesterday)
    Clay
    Clem
    Axis
    Mack
    Mach
    Tibo
    Whyn

  57. Some Norwegian ones:

    Olav , Kåre, Ravn (Norwegian word for raven), Pelle, Peer (famous Ibsen character), Knut, Ivar, Lars, Jens, Idar, Odin (Norwegian god of wisdom), Loki (Norwegian trickster God), Thor (Norwegian god of thunder),

  58. Seems like all the possible 4 letter names have already been mentioned above, but have you seen this? A neat way to know just how unique your son’s name is:

    http://www.babynamewizard.com/voyager#prefix=&ms=false&sw=m&exact=false

  59. …and why not some spaniard ones! (“Ella” means “she” in spanish…):

    ; )

    Juan (John)
    Paco
    Pepe (Joseph)
    Luis (Louis)
    Adan

    Congratulations for your baby!

  60. Some Portuguese ones: João (it’s really funny to pronounce, you almost have to roar :) ), Luis, Nuno, José, Joel, Raul, Abel, Hugo.

  61. imri (pronounced im-rye)

  62. Our blue-eyed baby boy’s name is Mats.

  63. Luka (with K). My four kids all have 4-letter names.

  64. Totally pro EMIL.

  65. Kain, Wilt, Enos, Enzo

  66. Έρως (Eros). Greek name! Think about it! :)

  67. Lars

    or my favourite, my lovely boyfriend’s name – Alex

  68. Leon, Leno, Rene

  69. Hugh
    (It means mind, soul and intellect)

  70. Lyle, Kyle

  71. Ralf, Rolf, Timm, Rick, Olli, Piet, Marc, Nick, Egon

  72. Seth.

    It will sound good when he’s young and ‘different’ when he gets older!

    Cheers!

  73. Brin, Brek

  74. This is easy… the best 4 letter name out there is “Gage”. But I might be a little bit biased. When I’m famous, you can say you named your son after the design legend Gage Mitchell.

    Good luck making a decision!

  75. Name him “Four.”

    Enumerated names are all the rage. It’s like version control, but for children.

    Alternatively consider:
    * Chad
    * Clay

  76. This feels a lot like the last scene from “She’s Having a Baby”. How about Little Suck?

  77. Mads
    York
    Brek ! yes! I have a good pal named Brek, great name.

  78. Some Nordic inspired favorites a.o.:

    Finland: Sami, Juha, Arto
    General Nordic: Birk, Olaf, Olof, Dirk, Eike, Hans, Jens, Leif, Lïfe, Laus, Mads, Mats, Nils, Peer, Rune, Sune, Sven, Stig, Ture, Toke, Tore, Uffe
    Others: Cail, Mila, Nima, Noel

  79. How about a name that starts with E? (it’s go great with his sister’s name, not to mention ‘Eisenberg’!)

    Offhand, here’s a Hebrew name: Ezra

    Some other E names that I saw and liked from others here:
    Evan
    Erez
    Erik

    A couple more…
    Eden
    Edel

  80. my husband spells his name “Arik” (pronounced like Eric), supposedly a semi-Norwegian spelling

  81. Take mine: Arne ;)

  82. Onni, Finnish name, means luck or happiness.

  83. My mother named me Eric because she hated how Americans shortened everything to nicknames and wanted a name that had no nickname. Being as we are Swiss as well I thought it appropriate to suggest.

  84. Duke

  85. Hi, both my father and my brothers have 4 letters name… José, Nuno and Luís. I like Noah and Finn… John would be nice if you seek some traditional name.

  86. rens
    gabe
    bert

  87. Jani ( aus Finnland)

  88. Noor or Nour
    (means light (sunlight) in arabic)

    Seif (sword)

    Fahd (puma)

  89. A friend of mine has a son named Milo Jett. I have always liked both those names for a boy.

  90. Nate
    Theo

    Names of great good greatness, those two are.

  91. Hugo!

    My brother’s name!
    It stands for reason, spirit and thought, and it has germanic origin.

  92. Arne, Mats and Nand are the names of my three belgian sons!
    Good look with the name hunt!

  93. Some Swedish names for you:
    Erik, Adam, Karl, Sven, Emil, Elis, Hugo, Tage, Nils, Kent, Bert, Loke, Odin, Axel, Olle, Tore, Hans, Otto and Leif.

  94. My son’s name is Gage. It’s French for pledge. He does get called “Gabe” a lot by mistake though!

  95. béla roth eisenberg sounds good to me.

  96. Our son is called Kipp (a great name with four letters)

  97. Neil, Gabi, Reno

  98. Gris… I love letter G!

  99. Leon. My favorite.

  100. Eero. (The crossword world has long needed an alternative clue for this one besides ‘Architect Saarninen’)

  101. in Jewish tradition, babies are always named for relatives who have recently passed away. The first letter of the first name of said departed relative is used to name the new baby. So if someone in your family has recently died, that will clue you in as to what letter your son’s name will begin with. (male-female distinctions are ignored, since it’s just a first letter.)

    By the same token, don’t plan ahead too long, you never know when some great old aunt might kick it.

  102. i love my own name, but as well i like very much: gerd.
    best wishes for your little child!

  103. Kiah or Khai

    I also love Jude and Finn

  104. OTTO. I know it has been suggested, but my vote is for otto.

  105. Iago,
    Seth,
    Oleg,
    Sime, (pronounce Seemay, from Serbia)
    Malo (from brittany)

  106. Hebrew names:
    Oren ; Alon (trees)
    El’ad (my g-d is forever)
    Arie , Kfir (lion)
    Dani ; Gabi ; Rami (nicknames which stands for Dan, Gabriel and Rahamim (mercy) but also stands on their own)
    Yoav ; Amos ; Assa ; Aner ; Levi (bible stuff)
    Omer (group of stalk)
    Tzvi (deer)
    Nevo (where Moses died)
    Shir (song)
    Tzur (rock and also flint)
    Anan (cloud)

  107. OTTO — nice, 4 letters, symetric and palindrome.
    ANNA — 4 letters and palindrome, not quite symetric though

  108. My favourites are

    Roan (row-ahn)
    Hugo
    Luca
    Emil
    Pepe
    Thom
    Kyle
    Sean
    Will
    Nick

    We have two girls – Ella and Madeleine (Madi). I like that their names don’t sound too similar… so Luca and Ella might be a bit too alike.

  109. Many good names have been offered, but I give you:

    Tron

  110. Alva
    Ciro
    Elan
    Hiro
    Ilya

    Also, if you haven’t seen it, http://www.babynamewizard.com is a great site. The blog and name voyager are particularly fun.

  111. Classic:
    ivan
    ****

    And experimental names are:
    Grid
    Type
    Font
    Weby
    Idea
    Post

    kidding:))

  112. How about Isko. It’s such a good, strong name! :)

    /Isko

  113. Arlo (my uncle’s name, and I was named after him!)
    Mijo (my brother’s name!)
    Niko
    Joel
    Thor
    Lars

  114. Hadi. It’s Arabian for guiding light, or something like that.

  115. Emil + Ella … Erik + Ella
    Sure, they won’t be spending their adult lives together, but it’s nice to have names of a similar sensibility if you’re family. I also like the idea of the double E initials for both kids.

  116. here are some common indonesian boys name if you’re interested

    Argo (mountain)
    Arif (wise)
    Bayu (the wind)
    Bima/Bimo (brave)
    Budi (the wise one)
    Iman (faithful)
    Jati (teak/oak)
    Kali (river)

    other than that, my wife & I are also love the name Noel :)

  117. Mark
    or the french twist Marc
    I love my name…

    by the way… a fun way to test out some of these names… try making a signature with the name… your hand will breath life into the possibilities!

  118. Admittedly,I made most of these up…but on the right kid, they just might do the trick!

    Daxe
    Zain/Zane/Xane
    Theo
    Reve
    Leif
    Sare
    Thor
    Baze
    Seff
    Zave
    Rell
    Ezra
    Haim
    Pren
    Zair
    Fred

  119. Hi, our son is called *Luis Finn*

  120. Beck
    Hiro – it’s Japanese and I’ve always loved it as a homonym for the English ‘Hero’

    Others have mentioned, and I second:
    Alex, Amir, Cole, Gael, Jake, Jens, Liam, Noah, Noam, Mark, Milo, Rafa, Reed, Sean, Seth, Troy

    Names that are conventionally short for other names:
    Drew (short for Andrew)
    Jess (short for Jessie)
    Josh (short for Joshua)
    Pier (short for Pierangelo)

    But most importantly, choose a name that makes you happy!

  121. Came over from Twitter… My faves from above and other suggestions:

    Milo, Drew, Sean, Miles, Beck, Seth, Evan, Gage, Finn, Gray, Liam, Oran, Rafe, Jack, Jake, Dean, Luke, Tate, Zack, Zane.

    And I will through a non-4 letter name in the hat, our son’s awesome name Declan. ;)

    Good luck!

  122. oops. THROW. Need to go to bed.

  123. Alma
    Amos
    Arze
    Ezra
    Filo
    Hans
    Izzy
    John
    Joel
    Jude
    Levi
    Luke
    Matt
    Nefi
    Noah
    Owen
    Sean
    Seth
    Theo
    Zach
    Zion

  124. My son is called YVEN.

  125. I like Phil a lot. Don’t know why. Hehe.
    Have fun coming up with a name!
    Phil

  126. töna (anton in graubünden)
    josé
    alex
    juan
    gian
    egon
    otto
    yves
    luis

  127. You can’t go wrong with a Noah.

  128. siro – the brightest star in the northern hemisphere…
    my son’s name
    unfortunately it doesn’t really work in english…. to similar to zero i guess….

  129. Not ‘El Vetica’?

    IL
    NY?

    Rudi?

  130. Leon is my suggestion :) And yes, it is the name of one of my boys (the other’s is Linus, which I really like but it has 5 letters)

  131. Finn
    Jude

  132. Cian

  133. Paco
    Hugo

  134. just in case, here are some simple Italian names I like: Zeno, Olmo, Elio, Enzo, Lapo

  135. Leon – works in English & German, well just about anywhere.

  136. Few from Iceland, maybe not the best names internationally, but since no one has posted them yet:
    Adel, Atli, Bent, Boas, Geir, Haki, Holm, Isar, Jaki, Kato, Mias, Okto, Saer, Ymir.

  137. my votes go to
    Amos Arlo and Milo

    and I add Tito

  138. emil.

  139. AXEL
    that’s a cool name isn’t it…
    in fact you can’t have that
    I’m keeping it for my next

  140. kush
    atit
    ajay
    shan
    saty
    megh
    alay
    kash

    Indian Names… if u r interested will send you more

  141. What about Mads or Mats?

  142. Sepp
    Olli
    Duff

  143. Levi

  144. —-> nevo

    there are so many great suggestions.
    you should print a name-book out of this posts.

  145. I have a one year old boy named Cole. My wife really wanted to name him Otto, but Cole was our winner. Good luck!

  146. Oh ya, my friend just named their son Huck.

  147. Audi!

    After my favorite car brand, or Ford, like Harison.

  148. How about Tate!

  149. Or what about Alps?

    Ressemblance to the Swiss origin.

  150. Thor (that’s Roth inspired)

    María de las Mercedes Sagrario (but you can call her Mari)

  151. Gian, Leon, Beat, Dash, Will, Saul, Finn

  152. Gion
    (as found in Graubünden …:-)

  153. I haven’t given it much thought ,but in reading through the suggestions I have to say that Milo struck a nerve. I was immediately reminded of the lead character from my favorite book of all time, “The Phantom Tollbooth” (not to be confused with the insipid movie made with the same name). Milo was a smart boy and this is a smart book.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_Tollbooth

  154. For this exercise I think there maybe only one option -

    TILL

    It is of German origin, and its meaning is “power of the tribe” which I think is rather appropriate considering the exercise you and your partner have embarked on here. Added bonus is that no far flung relative will struggle with pronunciation as it sounds good in both English and German.

  155. jimi after jimi hendrix?!

  156. Swet – that`s my nickname and I`m a designer :) in Bulgarian this is ‘to give light” word.

  157. One last note on Till – if you got family from Oklahoma like I do, many relatives will think you named your son after farming equipment.

    (drumroll)

  158. I think Mark is a good name for a designer’s kid.

  159. here’s one that I think hasn’t been named yet –

    Beau (pronounced “bow” as in bow-tie) – kind of a southern name, but charming

  160. My very favourite….. Cino, a XIII century bard from Erza Pound

    and of course Egon, as in Schiele

    Aldo as in Rossi, as in Van Eyck

    Ivan as in the Terrible….

    Omar as in Shariff

    Very cross-cultural, as you can see… Best of luck with your pregnancy…

  161. …and Emil, as in Nolde

  162. … and Liam

  163. Cade- simple but unique.

  164. We named our son Anno after the children’s book illustrator and author Mitsumasa Anno.

  165. BORA

    It means a very powerful wind in Turkish and is a common boy’s name.

  166. This must be so fun for you! I see that a couple of people watch Seinfeld (Soda, Sevn). I can’t add any–just wanted to say hi.

    (but I’m partial to Mark, Finn, Liam and Sean).

  167. Zane or Cruz

  168. I think he should be called ‘Mojo’. That’d be cool.

    My name is Kurt and I have always been happy with my name. It’s always been a bit different. The only downside is that when I used to go on holiday, they never had any souvenir mugs or erasers with my name on it :0(

  169. Big shout going out to… Zbig. Not already listed..? strange…; o)
    Take care TRE!

  170. I have to add – Ryan – my 2nd son’s name

  171. Lucas and I have decided: Noah (though Lucas thinks that Ella’s choice of Otto is pretty cool)

  172. Eoin

    alternate spelling of Owen

  173. Elmo (goes great with Ella, could call them the L’s !)

  174. Did anyone say Axel yet? Super cool! My son is Finley and goes by Finn. I of course love that name.

  175. Lowe
    Owen
    Wens
    Enso

  176. Some Estonian boy-names: :))

    Jaak
    Egon
    Joel
    Mati
    Siim
    Peep (pronounced with e, like in elmo)
    Gert
    Tõnu
    Ilmo
    Paap
    Karl
    Hugo
    Raul
    Ralf
    Jens
    Otto
    Sulo
    Rain
    Aare
    Ardo

    All pronounced somewhat differently than you would do in English.

  177. zeek
    chet is also awesome, suggested by the first commenter.

  178. I love the name Luca …

  179. my new godson’s name is Arlo.
    Arlo Guthrie is a muso & NYC native

  180. Joah (pronounced JOH-(upsidedown e) to be technical, my attempt – joe-ah)

  181. Some Maori names…

    Maui (famous Maori who discovered Aotearoa according to legend)
    Tama (son, boy)
    Tane (pronounced Ta-nay, means man, also god of the forest)

  182. mink

    it comes from minke, which is a dutch womans name, but i think mink is perfect for a boy.

  183. Shay (israelien boys-name)

  184. Off the top of my head…
    Thom
    Kirk
    Jude
    Hank
    Ralf
    Timo
    Will
    Echo
    Lars
    Marc
    Chas
    Erik
    Fran
    Otto
    Yves
    Seth

  185. once again: Zeno (and good luck for the little swissmisster :)

  186. Matt.

    I’m biased as this is my own name.

  187. I don’t think Colm has been mentioned yet.

    My votes are for Finn, Milo (my cat’s name), Arlo, Amos, Otto, Jude… you’ve got a difficult decision ahead!

    I say make a list of five or so you *really, really* like and then wait until you meet him to decide which fits best! My fiance was going to be a Matt (which is my brother’s name- gross!) until he was born and they just decided that Jesse “fit” him better!!! Congrats!

  188. Novi

    and then change your daughter’s name to Ivon and you’ll have IvonovI which looks pretty cool.

  189. all these suggestions and no one has mentioned my name.

    Ewan!

  190. Some polynesian names :

    Teva (big rain)
    Ari’i (the prince )
    Hiro (king of thieves – a legend)
    Mana (power of the spirit )
    Reia ( the man who understand, who catch)
    tane (the man, the male )
    Reva (the sky)

  191. and, my son’s first name : Noé. 3 letters only but so perfect for who live in Tahiti, a paradise surrounded by the sea

  192. Puck for a literary choice

  193. Tahi

    (means number 1 in Maori)

  194. …probably something that works in both langauges…

    Onno
    Juri
    Beat (especially for the swiss-american co-production…)
    Nick
    Enzo

  195. Enno
    (Old german)

  196. or:

    Aden
    Wils
    Race
    Tray
    Nash
    Hank
    Jett
    Jaxx
    Ezra
    Rudy
    Jude

  197. i almost named my son gray but opted for stanley instead, but i still love the name gray.

  198. Foma – it’s Russian derived from Thomas
    Yona – is a nice powerfull name
    Ando – i don’t know if it doesn’t sound as a girl’s name in English
    Nord – just made up myself
    Uvis – it’s Latvian pronounces something like “oovis” with a short “oo”

  199. We named our son Archie, but if we’d been contrived enough to want just 4 letters then here’s some ideas…

    My top choices:

    Kaio _ Brazilian, I think
    Tomo – The diminutive of the Japanese name Tomohiro
    Arne – After the guy who illustrated our website header

    Others I like:

    Hiro
    Lars
    Finn
    Jose
    Bear

  200. despite the fact that i second the name neil, the greek name:

    ares

    wasn’t mentioned already and sounds pretty cool to me. besides the well known god of war, it’s also a synonym for the manly strength and beauty.

    greetings from switzerland,
    patrick

  201. Loki.
    It’s pretty much our fave boys name :0) … it’s all about mischief!
    All the best and congrats on the little fellow.

  202. Just in case you still need more…
    Four four-letter basque names:

    Iker
    Unai
    Ibai
    Urko

  203. Spanish names: Jose/José (also called Pepe), Juan, Abel, Francisco (which is also called Paco, that’s why I added it), Rafael (Rafa), Javier (Javi), Luis, Manuel/Manolo (Manu)… well, actually I think there are more names in Spanish which have more letters and they’re shortened to names of four letters, sorry.

    I love your website, regards!

  204. some more Welsh names:
    Sion (Welsh for John), Adda (Adam), Bran (raven/crow), Elis (Welsh for Elijah),Glyn (valley), Gwil (short for Gwilym, Wesl for William), Gwyn (white, shining, holy), Gwyr (from the Gower), Hedd (peace), Hydd (deer), Ifor (archer), Kian (ancient), Penn (from the peak), Prys (son of Rhys), Rhys (ardour, passion), Stef (short for Steffan, Welsh for Stephen), Wren (ruler) and Wynn (handsome).

    I love Sion!

  205. Joep

    It’s a Dutch name..
    The “oe” is prenounced like oo in the word loop.
    And the “j” like the y in you..

    Good luck!

  206. It’s usually used for girls, but what about HOPE?!

    Be happy!

  207. Dara
    Finn
    Liam
    Cian
    Eoin
    Milo
    Ness
    Ryan

  208. How about TEVA? it’s Hebrew for nature.

  209. Kern
    Typography for the win!

  210. Liam!

  211. Penn

  212. Mies.
    4 letters, less is more :)

    I also liked the suggestions of Jett, Emil, and Ezra.

  213. mein sohn heisst EMIL und auch THEO (und fridolin). selbst nach jahren noch wunderbar!

  214. EMIL, was suscht !?!

  215. i put forward Rady..
    I just like it..

  216. I was obsessed with four letter boys names – my boys are Milo and Ivan.

  217. here’s some portuguese four-letter boy names: nuno, josé, gino, hugo, joão, alex, luis, quim.

  218. Thom
    Juri
    Andy
    Lars
    Jorg
    Kris
    Rhet

  219. Milo has been voted for a bit and also has mine! To add something new to the mix (at least in my semi-thorough skimming I didn’t come across this) I at one time also wanted to have a child named Cyhisen (like Tyson but with a “K” sound)…..so what if you just went with Cyhi? I think that spelling is so fun!

  220. Hugo

  221. Portuguese names:
    João, José, Igor, Joel, Luís, Raúl, Abel, Adão

  222. Otto

    Side note… I wanted my son’s middle name to be Triptin. Wife wouldn’t go for it. Our last name is Fell

  223. Hugo…I chose it for my now 2 and a half year old..because it works in sooo many languages,is traditional yet modern….and also has great Japanesekanji to go with it too..(I can send if anyone’z interested)
    I was so tired of all the east/west babies named here with one foreign+one japanese name then+family name…soooo boring…
    Hugo works with us…

  224. it’s probably been mentioned already, but:

    HUGH: gotta love that it sounds like “hue”

  225. jack
    luke
    jose
    quin
    lars
    jona
    leon
    aris

  226. Grey
    Finn
    Sage
    Arch

  227. Abel
    Fred
    Lars
    Luis
    Hans
    Adam
    Mark
    Luke
    Axel
    John
    Jeff
    Erin
    Jean
    Sean
    Paul
    Bart
    Gert
    Josh
    Karl
    Jake
    Amir
    Eric
    Alva
    Bert
    Knut
    Cole
    Leon
    Luka
    Finn
    Noah
    Joel
    Nico
    Nils
    Hugo
    Emil
    Ryan
    Enzo
    Evan
    Olaf
    Liam
    Ivan
    Raul
    Ilya
    Jose

  228. How about Iain? A version of my brother’s name, Ian. I’ve always loved it.

  229. BROD!
    JENS!
    NICO!

  230. All the Finns I’ve heard of seem to have the best names…

    Eero (Saarinen)
    Mika (hakkinen)
    Keke (Rosberg)
    Kimi (Raikkonen)
    Ismo (Alanko)

  231. I’ve always liked my name: Skye

  232. We also have a four letter name thing going in our household. Our three boys are named Zane, Jett and Luke. But we were also into Rhys, Skye, Finn, and Kees.

  233. Naim

    lacks in your list. This lovely boy’s name is of arabic origin and its meaning is “to be contented”… So matches also with Joy :)

    Alles Gute für Eure gewachsene Familie und bei der Namensfindung!
    Liebe Grüsse aus der kalten Schweiz :)

  234. Rafi, Ziad – Names of my nephews.. From Brunei.

  235. I have friends with a little boy named Cade, which I think is pretty cool

  236. Eron.
    Cori.
    Jann. Joah. Joas.
    Laia. Levi. Lele. Lino. Luca. Leon.
    Kian. Kyan.
    Miro. Manu.
    Neel.
    Rafi.
    Timo.

    Es guets nois jahr in nyc!!

  237. Thanks again to everyone sending in their name suggestions. What a fun ride this has been! G and I are happy to announce that we came to a decison on the name. YAY! And of course, we bought the domain names, got the twitter and flickr name and are ready to welcome to the little man into this world. Only 5 more weeks and I shall reveal what we decided on.

  238. Nero. It means black in Italian, besides being the name of a very wacky emperor.

  239. Tiger-Lo
    or
    Lukas-Leo

  240. i know someone called lake

  241. Here’s the name:

    YAWN

  242. Alan.
    Sorta like my name.

  243. Todd
    Tarl
    Asha
    Biff
    Rexx
    Reid
    Rudy
    Shey

  244. Reid, Remy,Dane, Kane, Joel, Shea, Ford, Beck, Quin, Reed, Lane, Gray, Finn

  245. Götz
    My german boyfriend´s name

  246. My son is Eben. It means stone in Hebrew.

  247. Adel
    The ‘A’ will keep him at a good place on the lists,, i think he will really appreciate that

  248. Piet (…little Piet)

  249. Totally late on this but my future son’s name is going to be Atom. Like Adam, but exponentially better (in my opinion at least).

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