Many parents want to name their child something that is personally meaningful, yet also original and unique. Here are some ideas to help parents create new and different names that still have a connection to themselves, family and friends.
Make a New Name by Mixing Names Parents Like
An original name can be created for a boy and still be have a personal connection by combining family members’ names. Parents’ names, grandparents’ names or a favorite cousin, aunt or uncle’s name can be combined to make a new one.
More than two names can be mixed up together and it doesn’t have to be family. If there is a good friend, admired person from scientist to celebrity, then those names can also be used by parents to create their son’s name.
Here is an example of how parents can combine their names to make new names for their baby boy. If the dad’s name is Robert and the mom’s name is Melinda, they can create names such as:
Roel, Romel, Rolin, Melro, Mero, Linro, Linbe
Parents can also take the letters from both names and mix them any way the like to come up with original combinations such as:
Daro, Deo, Relin, Berin, Melor, Miro, Oinde
Experiment With Spellings to Come up With New Name
Parents can also take a name they like and play around with the spelling to see what new names are created. For example, the name Dorian can be spelled the following ways:
Dorean, Doryan, Dorreon, Dorien, D’Oryan
Play Around With Pronunciations to Create Boy’s Name
Another option is to take a name and play with the pronunciation. Put the emphasis on different parts of the names, skip sounds or add in new ones to come up with new creations. For example:
Doh-WREN, Door-YAN, Do-REE-On, Do-RYE-En, Duh-Orion
Create Baby Name by Mixing and Matching Letters
Play around with the placement of syllables and letters to make a new name. So for example, take the name Dorian. Remove the first letter of the name and create: Orian. Then take off the “O” and get the name Rian.
Another option is to add a new letter to the front of a name. So put a vowel in front of Dorian to get the following names:
Adorian, Edorian, Idorian, Odorian, Udorian
Parents can also change a name by taking letters away from the end of a name. With the name Dorian, try taking off the “Ian” and the result is Dor.
Another option is to take the last syllable of the name and bring it to the front of the name. Here are some examples:
Dorian can become Iandor
Samuel can become Uelsam
Donald can become Alddon
Raymond can become Mondray
Combine Two Full Names for New First Name
Take two names that parents like and combine them with a hyphen. Parents can use their names or any other two names they like. If using a traditionally female-associated name, parents may want to change it to a masculine option. For example, Justine can become Justin or Dawn can become Don.
Here are some examples:
Justin-Jack, Marcus-Don, Roy-Alexander, Russell-Joe
Parents can get creative and create their own baby name for their boy. They can do this playing around with pronunciation, spelling and different letter combinations. They can also mix up favorite names to make one name or put two names they like together with a hyphen.