What Should I name my Son?

by John Durham 133 replies
At 42 years old Im going to have my first son on April the 4th... funny, I have grandsons now, and Im about to have my first son.

Anyway, my wife and I still havent come up with a name.... we figure we may just stare at him for a night or so and try to figure out what he looks like...lol

Anybody have any name ideas?

I was thinking Rudyard Kipling Durham

But she wont go for it... she wants it to be original but not strange... not named after a hero or anything...!

Im stumped. I also like the first and mid Kahlil Gibran ...

But Im weird like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    Congratulations! My son's name is Lucas, so that is taken

    Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

    At 42 years old Im going to have my first son on April the 4th... funny, I have grandsons now, and Im about to have my first son.

    Anyway, my wife and I still havent come up with a name.... we figure we may just stare at him for a night or so and try to figure out what he looks like...lol

    Anybody have any name ideas?

    I was thinking Rudyard Kipling Durham

    But she wont go for it... she wants it to be original but not strange... not named after a hero or anything...!

    Im stumped. I also like the first and mid Kahlil Gibran ...

    But Im weird like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author tentimes
    Name him Ladiesandgentleman. That's what Louis CK says anyways.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Joel - I always wanted the name Joel but my husband didn't agree. So our middle boy Corey has it for his middle name and he actually says he would prefer Joel as his first name

    My 3 boys are:

    Benjamin Travis
    Corey Joel
    Lachlan Glen

    So I guess they are my favourite 6 names
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  • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
    To be honest, I'd never give a kid a name that I wouldn't want to be called.

    One couple I know called their little boy "Tiberius" because that was James T. Kirk's middle name and the dad was a Star Trek fan. No I'm not joking. The poor guy has to spend the rest of his life being called "Tiberius". If only the father had 'tried out' that name for 3 months by asking everyone who knew him to refer to him as "Tiberius", he'd have realised what a dumb name that was and called the kid "David" or "Matthew".

    Another couple I know wanted to call their unborn son "Herbert". Thankfully it was a girl, so "Herbert" became "Harriet". Which to my ears sounds quite sophisticated.

    While living in the "rust belt" in the north of England, I've heard mothers call out various names down the supermarket aisles to their kids: "Cassidy" (girl), "Reegan" (girl), "Teegan" (boy), "Kaylin" (boy). I think that some people treat their children as fashion accessories rather than humans, and forget that the name that they give to their children will last a lifetime. I can't believe that anyone who calls their son "Kaylin" has really sat down and pictured their offspring at the age of 75. If they had, I feel sure that they would appreciate just how uncomfortable a 75-year-old man is going to feel when he has to confess that his name is "Kaylin".

    Okay, rant over. I'm going to bed.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by John Henderson View Post

      To be honest, I'd never give a kid a name that I wouldn't want to be called.

      One couple I know called their little boy "Tiberius" because that was James T. Kirk's middle name and the dad was a Star Trek fan. No I'm not joking. The poor guy has to spend the rest of his life being called "Tiberius". If only the father had 'tried out' that name for 3 months by asking everyone who knew him to refer to him as "Tiberius", he'd have realised what a dumb name that was and called the kid "David" or "Matthew".

      Another couple I know wanted to call their unborn son "Herbert". Thankfully it was a girl, so "Herbert" became "Harriet". Which to my ears sounds quite sophisticated.

      While living in the "rust belt" in the north of England, I've heard mothers call out various names down the supermarket aisles to their kids: "Cassidy" (girl), "Reegan" (girl), "Teegan" (boy), "Kaylin" (boy). I think that some people treat their children as fashion accessories rather than humans, and forget that the name that they give to their children will last a lifetime. I can't believe that anyone who calls their son "Kaylin" has really sat down and pictured their offspring at the age of 75. If they had, I feel sure that they would appreciate just how uncomfortable a 75-year-old man is going to feel when he has to confess that his name is "Kaylin".

      Okay, rant over. I'm going to bed.
      Lol John this is so remniscent of my wifes thoughts. Thanks... by the way those are some cool names you threw out... Makes alot of sense.

      Also some really great other names on this thread thanks guys... A@ Thunderbird, I actually thought of Lucus or Lucious but she wouldnt go for it.

      Sheryl Your children have very cool names. I like that name Lachlan alot,

      Darn John, you have reminded me of some primal classic truths here to think about.

      Her pick for a name is John David.... she likes that or "Carter" (I dont like either of those)

      @ Jody. Im a Jr... he would be a third but Im mixed about the personal identity thing there...

      Thanks for the ideas guys and gals!
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  • Profile picture of the author waterotter
    Congratulations John. I think John Jr. has a nice ring to it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
      Congratulations.

      Here's a pretty cool site for baby names and meanings of names.

      I would let your wife name him...after all, you know they are never wrong.:p

      I'm kind of partial to Roaddog myself...
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    • Profile picture of the author kimberly Aita
      Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

      Congratulations John. I think John Jr. has a nice ring to it!
      Really, the moment I read this thread and see it's your first son? why not John? Even though it will be after a hero ie: you, why not let your name live on and John, Johnnie, or however you might spell it is and always will be a captivating kind of name....

      other thoughts... Ryder (getting to be popular but not so much yet) Jacob (always kind of thought provoking), I still think that John is just perfect... but I love the names I gave as well as Ryan, David, Cory, Nathaniel, and again for some reason I think Jacob sounds cool but John is my choice if you are taking votes.

      However, after having 6 kids and only letting one be named by their dad and now I love the name "darci" girl by the way... I know mom should and will have the last say .....
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    • Profile picture of the author Ray Erdmann
      Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

      Congratulations John. I think John Jr. has a nice ring to it!
      IMHO, 'Jr', is so un-original!

      Sure, it's seen as 'traditional' in some areas of the country, but taking the easy way out and not even trying to get original is just as bad as some parents calling their kids by those things they'll never have in life, like "Porsche" or "Mercedes"

      I'm a "Jr" and hate it!

      I always think my parents were to lazy to get 'creative' with naming me and went the easy way and just settled on 'Jr'...when names like Ty, Connor, Kegan, Duncan, etc.,etc., etc.. were there for the taking!

      Personally, I tend to shy away from those all to common 'everyday names' like Michael, Peter, Aaron, Michelle, Lucy, etc.,etc., and would try and get original, but like it was said above, find one that YOU yourself wouldn't mind being called and then give it to your son!

      Congrats by the way! 41 here and no kids...and probably never will, so I'm so envious of you!

      Cheers,


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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    My friend had a baby a couple of months ago and named him Kayden - I quite like that. They couldn't decide between Hayden and Kyle so they combined them to get Kayden
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      My 5 grandson's names are:

      Jeffery
      Jorden
      Corey
      Gage
      and Shane.

      Being as old as I am I really like the name Shane...

      Prescott Cloverdale Durham does have a ring to it, however...
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      • Profile picture of the author John Durham
        Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

        My 5 grandson's names are:

        Jeffery
        Jorden
        Corey
        Gage
        and Shane.

        Being as old as I am I really like the name Shane...

        Prescott Cloverdale Durham does have a ring to it, however...
        There ya go! lol

        Yeah I have gotten the bull thing alot.... you dont want horns! lol I had a boss who had a 4 foot hugh red carving of a bull sitting beside his desk one time. Actually quite intimidating.

        My grandsons are

        Heath Vincent
        Jonathon Cody Marshall
        and Princeton Valentine

        I tried to sneak "remington steele" past her too.... lol I always wanted to be him as a child.

        or maybe just steel?
        Brick?

        I like Kaydon only might do it without the y.

        Lots of great ideas coming up thanks bros and sis's!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andie
    Sons are extra special.....big congrats!
    imo, staring at him a couple of days before finalizing name might not be a bad idea
    I named my boy James Douglas he never took to a nickname, his suits him.
    My brother is also named James but was always a Jimmy to us and now Jim in his profession.
    Byron
    Samuel (sam)
    Gerald (jerry)
    Bryant
    Allen

    that's some in our clan I always like the names that can 'mature' once they are grown with acceptable nickname for childhood..

    Best to you and wife!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    My son's name is Sean which is Gaelic for John.

    I still love that name.

    Some other names I really like:

    Erik
    Brent
    Justin
    Brady
    Connor
    Luke
    Reagan
    Ellis
    Josh
    Byron



    Nimrod (just kidding)
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  • Profile picture of the author kimberly Aita
    oh and by way... congratulations!!! nothing to make you have to stay young like a child to have to chase around and I hope he gives you nothing but trouble LOL JK.... name him John
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    • Profile picture of the author sarina2010
      Wow! Congratulations to both of you.Try something unique. Why don't you try combining your name and your partner's name? Just a suggestion. LOL
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Carter Durham? That's a solid sounding name. I like your wife's sense of the thing.

        Seriously. That's got the best sound, to me, of all the suggestions yet.


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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    @Paul

    She's pretty stuck on it, I must say the way you put it it doesnt sound as bad to me... lol

    Here's a pic. (I have her permission of course)




    Originally Posted by sarina2010 View Post

    Wow! Congratulations to both of you.Try something unique. Why don't you try combining your name and your partner's name? Just a suggestion. LOL
    Her name is bonnie -jean and I call her Bon... So does Darren (Graphics Genie-Partner) he suggested we call it Jon Bon Jovi... lol

    He sometimes writes us both because she does billing etc... and refers to us as Bon Jovi. lol "Dear Bon Jovi, I hope you both are well...".

    Dont tell him its not funny!
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    Congratulations, John! What an exciting time for you and your wife and your 'wee laddie.'

    Why not wait until you meet him - he will tell you his name! And you will know it is perfect, just as he will be.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      John,

      I had no idea Darren was your partner. I'm a big fan of his work.

      Do you also do graphics?
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        I guess Jon Bon Durham would be too much?

        I like one syllable men's names: Trent, Brent, Brett, Brit, Lance, Trace

        What I shudder at is using the fad "name of the year" as so many seem to do. I think that happens more with girls than boys?

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      • Profile picture of the author John Durham
        Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

        John,

        I had no idea Darren was your partner. I'm a big fan of his work.

        Do you also do graphics?
        @ Bill, No I do the hard part that takes talent - Sales... lol JK, Darren is the sharpest guy Ive worked with on MANY levels!

        @Kay

        Good ones. "Lance" eminds me of another name I thought of "Chance". But that sounds kinda like a cocker spaniels name... Brit is Cool!

        LOL @ Pick that apple... my wife would crack up. Sometimes we joke around and tell people my name is vidal and she is Armie';

        Vidal had been searching all his life for his childhood love Armei' after being torn away from his homeland by war when he was a boy....

        One day he saw this girl jogging in a camouflage suit with a name on the front of her t -shirt, he looked closer and could believe his eyes, it said A-R-M-Y "Armei'"

        So he chased her down and by God it was really her... It was a touching reunion.

        So he flew her back to the chicken farm in Armenia where they had both known each other as children... and he traded her father 200 chickens for her hand and marriage, and one goat, as is customary in that part of the country...

        Vidal is a very proud chicken farmer... outside of the wf where's he's known as the telemarketing guy... a disguise for his secret chicken smuggling operation which has made him a secret millionaire.

        Yup.

        Thats the story.

        Someday we are going to sell all the chickens to offline chicken diner businessmen, and start our own restaurant called "Armei's" in down town Nashville with fine cuisine, as well as live citar and juice harp music on saturday nights. Im telling you its gonna be a real wing ding!!!
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        • Profile picture of the author graphicsgenie
          Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

          Bill, No I do the hard part that takes talent - Sales... lol JK, Darren is the sharpest guy Ive worked with on MANY levels!
          I'm sure John means my sharp wit! I major in Sarcasm

          I've worked closely with John now for close to a year and he keeps impressing me with the knowledge he has. Boy he can talk too...

          I think my job is to keep him in check a little when he gets excited.

          Actually, if you and Bon dont want Jovi (mad if you don't) I second the Bull suggestion.

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    • Profile picture of the author pickthat apple
      Hi John and congratulations to both.
      I have got 3 children and since they are half Icelandic (I am Italian) I felt very much that I wanted to give an Icelandic name at least to the first one, chosen going back and forth on a list of thirty or so...
      So the priority was a name that sounded well in both languages and English, I did not want it too long and preferably without "r" because I have a french "r" and if I can avoid it I prefer...
      The second one we went for Italian, but still a name with a connection with daddys name. We had a bit of difficulty regarding the christening because I wanted it spelled with "c" instead of "k" and apparently this was a bit against the tradition of the church etc etc but eventually we got around that.
      For the third one the consideration that prevailed was that he was so much like my father , recently passed away, that it would have been an insult to call him something else. So we went for my father name and his father name as a second name.
      But generally speaking I like short names that flow well not too old fashioned but definitely not some of the nicknames you hear today.
      For a boy I like the names Joel and Vidal (this last one I have hardly heard it before but it was so stuck in my head for some reason) for a girl Amy, Kelsey, Lisa, Hazel...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    That picture is so cute - isn't it amazing what they can do these days.

    Jon Bon Jovi - what if you just shorten it to Jovi - Jovi Durham
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      When choosing names - always look at what nicknames might get used. You don't your kid to hate you in his teens because you named him Cleopolis or Ezekial or Sue. With a 2 syllable last name, I'd use one syllable first name. I mean, Truman Durham just trips the tongue up. Then again, I do like Carter.

      You could call out names and see if he jumps when he hears the one he likes....
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    • Profile picture of the author graphicsgenie
      Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

      That picture is so cute - isn't it amazing what they can do these days.

      Jon Bon Jovi - what if you just shorten it to Jovi - Jovi Durham
      Jovi, is actually the name I told, no ordered them to use, just so that together, they would be John Bon Jovi.

      John doesnt get it, thats why he thinks it is funny, shhhhh
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  • Profile picture of the author donhx
    Let your wife pick the name. It will show you love and trust her, and your son's name shouldn't make that much of a difference to you. You'll be calling him by his nickname anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I always like the name Chase.

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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      I always like the name Chase.
      Jasper (no - don't do that one to him).
      How bout "Lima Beans"?

      Chase is really nice. I like that alot. Im like you... I want some deep meaning. my wife is more sensible like Paul and John above... She wants conservative so as not to make him feel above the other children, or different... she says women love classic names, and his wife would want him to have a strong classic name... All of this makes sense... We must temper our passion with reason lest it becomes a flame that burns to its own destruction.

      Hell I would Love to name Him Kahalil Og Mandino Kipling Durham!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bear157
    Hi,
    Wow, Congratulation. My suggestion is "Peter Durham". I expect you like this name.
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  • Profile picture of the author teecamo
    Congrats! Everyone by the name of "Ty" that I have known has turned out to be a stud. I wish it was my name! Raymond has always been solid for me too.
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    • Profile picture of the author pickthat apple
      Oh dear...then perhaps I should be one of his good fairies...
      I wish him to grow healthy and strong and have a happy life...!
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    congrats take his name Billy
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    Sun = Moon = Mother = Father = God = Earth

    Put this name : Thorso

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  • Profile picture of the author jj_jon
    Congratulations!

    When we were expecting our first born, we were told at the scan that the baby was a girl (back in 95 the scans weren't so clear as they are now). So we had a name picked out and what do you know, baby was a boy. We called him Luke.

    Son number 2 we called Adam and we finally got to use our girls name when Juliette came along.

    You'll know what his name should be when you have him in your arms.

    Best wishes for a safe delivery.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      John - When you think of nicknames,

      Carter Durham a/k/a Cart Durham....that's tres cool
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        John, first of all, congratulations on having your first son.

        Why not just call him John Jr?

        That way the name goes on.

        Just a thought.

        Anyway, here's wishing you the best for him, his future and the next couple
        of years of potty training.

        Oh joy.
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      • Profile picture of the author catcat
        John - Big Congrats!

        Here's something to think about. I know you like true stories!

        I have had 6 children and each one helped select the name when they were a baby.

        I believe a baby is born with a certain spiritual knowingness and has a lot more going on in their little mind than we give them credit for.

        For each of our children we put together a list of about 10 names we liked. Then, when the baby was extroverted and not hungry, tired, cranky etc we would sit him down in a baby seat. The other kids watched but everyone had to be still. Then one by one we went down the list of names and recorded the reaction. Try it - The baby will react!

        Go through the list a few times and you will see a similar reaction to each name - even if you mix up the order.

        My 5th child had the best reaction. Angela was one of the names we read to her. When we read it she puckered up her face as if about to scream! Did that every time she heard the name. We scratched it off the list fast!

        She ended up being named Bridget Katie-Ellen.

        Two years ago, at the age of 11 she approached me right out of the blue and said "Mom, do you know why I didn't like the name Angela when I was born?" Shocked, I asked why.

        She replied, "I thought you were saying "Tarantula"

        She's always had an extreme fear of spiders!

        Your child will live with this name for a long time, so why not let him tell you what name he likes?

        Thanks!

        Cathy

        My children's names:

        Alice
        Tom
        Russell
        Rhiannon
        Bridget
        Pamela

        Suggestion : Benjamin John Durham
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        • Profile picture of the author Diane S
          Originally Posted by catcat View Post

          John - Big Congrats!

          Here's something to think about. I know you like true stories!

          I have had 6 children and each one helped select the name when they were a baby.

          I believe a baby is born with a certain spiritual knowingness and has a lot more going on in their little mind than we give them credit for.

          For each of our children we put together a list of about 10 names we liked. Then, when the baby was extroverted and not hungry, tired, cranky etc we would sit him down in a baby seat. The other kids watched but everyone had to be still. Then one by one we went down the list of names and recorded the reaction. Try it - The baby will react!

          Go through the list a few times and you will see a similar reaction to each name - even if you mix up the order.

          My 5th child had the best reaction. Angela was one of the names we read to her. When we read it she puckered up her face as if about to scream! Did that every time she heard the name. We scratched it off the list fast!

          She ended up being named Bridget Katie-Ellen.

          Two years ago, at the age of 11 she approached me right out of the blue and said "Mom, do you know why I didn't like the name Angela when I was born?" Shocked, I asked why.

          She replied, "I thought you were saying "Tarantula"

          She's always had an extreme fear of spiders!

          Your child will live with this name for a long time, so why not let him tell you what name he likes?

          Thanks!

          Cathy

          My children's names:

          Alice
          Tom
          Russell
          Rhiannon
          Bridget
          Pamela

          Suggestion : Benjamin John Durham
          What a beautiful account of wonderful events!

          John congratulations to you and your wife. I don't have any name suggestions, other than to think like a kid - what gross nickname would a kid create out of the name choices? Avoid those and all should be well.

          I sure encountered some interesting names when we lived out on the west coast. Sunshine, rainbow, feather, spring.... I felt so sorry for those children...
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  • Profile picture of the author mediasurgeons
    First of all congratulations.

    I'm a huge fan of the name Eli so thought I'd drop that in here as can't see it mentioned
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by jacobjoseph View Post

      First of all congratulations.

      I'm a huge fan of the name Eli so thought I'd drop that in here as can't see it mentioned
      I have a nephew called Eli. It is a good name. A cool guy's name.
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      • Profile picture of the author mediasurgeons
        Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

        I have a nephew called Eli. It is a good name. A cool guy's name.
        Agreed, would of been my first choice had another family member not of already taken it.
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        • Profile picture of the author oliviasmith
          "Johnny"
          I just love this name. I want my son to be named this
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          • Profile picture of the author John Durham
            Originally Posted by oliviasmith View Post

            "Johnny"
            I just love this name. I want my son to be named this
            Thats what Im talkin about... Seriously. I have had many fathers, Bon knows me so Im not embarassing myself... and have chosen my own fathers in life... Allen might not even know my name, but I want to thank him because the warrior forum has been one of them...

            I'd fricking name him "John Says" if bon would let me.

            Wait drop the H

            Jon says
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          • Profile picture of the author Bonnie Jean
            Originally Posted by oliviasmith View Post

            "Johnny"
            I just love this name. I want my son to be named this
            I can't do Johnny...cuz it was my ex husbands name...and he wasn't very nice...

            I'm keeping away from John or Johnnys....unless it's Jon-David...I can handle that one.....

            I think it gets harder to name a child after the second or third...this one's the fourth so it's killin me. How about calling him number 4??? yeah....like the movie "I am number 4"
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            • Profile picture of the author graphicsgenie
              Originally Posted by Bonnie Jean View Post

              I can't do Johnny...cuz it was my ex husbands name...and he wasn't very nice...

              I'm keeping away from John or Johnnys....unless it's Jon-David...I can handle that one.....

              I think it gets harder to name a child after the second or third...this one's the fourth so it's killin me. How about calling him number 4??? yeah....like the movie "I am number 4"
              Hey Bon,

              Number 4 works with me....

              I actually nickname and call my kids 1,2,3.

              Wife 1 doesnt work as well though, well its more painful when I get hit!
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            • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
              Originally Posted by Bonnie Jean View Post

              How about calling him number 4??? yeah....like the movie "I am number 4"
              Call him Ivy... (Roman Numeral - IV)

              Or Quatro...:p
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        • Profile picture of the author Joshua Gonzalez
          First of all - many congratulations!

          I suspect Jesus would be too much but I rather like Bono as a boys name! Stumpy would probably get him bullied, while Wolverine may subconciously make him overtly aggressive.

          I'm sure you'll name the child appropriately.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
            Congratulations John, I'm happy for you!

            Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

            But she wont go for it... she wants it to be original but not strange... not named after a hero or anything...!
            Argh...I guess "Boogie Jack" is out then.

            Unusual but not after anyone huh...here's a few that popped into my head:

            Dagget
            Slade
            Thorson
            Jonah
            Branson
            Drake
            Carson
            Carver
            Barton
            Blaine
            Stone
            Big Stella

            Oops, how'd that last one get in there?

            If you want something really unusual, get back to me, I can make up some strange names.
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            Just when you think you've got it all figured out, someone changes the rules.

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          First and foremost congratulation!I really like the name Prince Allen Althiris, I hope you like it.
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    You can pick a name for your son if you visit a site that offers child name. There, you can pick a good name with a good meaning of his name.
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    Originally Posted by gujjuboy View Post

    First all of congrats.

    Here are your few options :


    Aaron
    Abdiel
    Abdullah
    Abel
    Abraham
    Abram
    Adam
    Adan
    Addison
    Aden
    Aditya
    Adolfo
    Adonis
    Adrian
    Adriel
    Adrien
    Agustin
    Ahmad
    Ahmed
    Aidan
    Aiden
    Alan
    Albert
    Alberto
    Alden
    Aldo
    Alec
    Alejandro
    Alessandro
    Alex Deandre
    Deangelo
    Declan
    Demarcus
    Demetrius
    Dennis
    Denzel
    Deon
    Deonte
    Derek
    Derick
    Derrick
    Deshaun
    Deshawn
    Desmond
    Destin
    Devan
    Devante
    Deven
    Devin
    Devon
    Devonte
    Devyn
    Dexter
    Diego
    Dillan
    Dillon
    Dimitri
    Dion
    Domenic Jay
    Jayce
    Jayden
    Jaydon
    Jaylan
    Jaylen
    Jaylin
    Jaylon
    Jayson
    Jean
    Jeff
    Jefferson
    Jeffery
    Jeffrey
    Jeremiah
    Jeremy
    Jermaine
    Jerome
    Jerry
    Jesse
    Jessie
    Jesus
    Jett
    Jevon
    Jimmy
    Joan
    Joaquin
    Joe
    Joel
    Joey Nolan
    Norman
    Octavio
    Oliver
    Omar
    Omari
    Omarion
    Orion
    Orlando
    Osbaldo
    Oscar
    Osvaldo
    Oswaldo
    Owen
    Pablo
    Parker
    Patrick
    Paul
    Paxton
    Payton
    Pedro
    Perry
    Peter
    Peyton
    Philip
    Phillip
    Phoenix
    Pierce
    Pierre
    Porter


    Alexander
    Alexandre
    Alexandro
    Alexis
    Alexzander
    Alfonso
    Alfred
    Alfredo
    Ali
    Alijah
    Allan
    Allen
    Alonso
    Alonzo
    Alvaro
    Alvin
    Amari
    Amarion
    Amir
    Anderson
    Andre
    Andres
    Andrew
    Andy
    Angel
    Angelo
    Anthony
    Antoine
    Anton
    Antonio
    Antony
    Antwan
    Ari
    Ariel
    Arjun
    Armando
    Armani
    Arnold
    Aron
    Arthur
    Arturo
    Aryan
    Asa Dominic
    Dominick
    Dominik
    Dominique
    Donald
    Donavan
    Donovan
    Dontae
    Donte
    Dorian
    Douglas
    Drake
    Draven
    Drew
    Duane
    Duncan
    Dustin
    Dwayne
    Dwight
    Dylan
    Dylon
    Ean
    Earl
    Easton
    Eddie
    Eddy
    Edgar
    Edgardo
    Eduardo
    Edward
    Edwin
    Efrain
    Efren
    Eli
    Elian
    Elias
    Eliezer
    Elijah
    Eliseo
    Elisha
    Elliot
    Elliott
    Ellis Johan
    John
    Johnathan
    Johnathon
    Johnny
    Jon
    Jonah
    Jonas
    Jonatan
    Jonathan
    Jonathon
    Jordan
    Jorden
    Jordon
    Jordy
    Jorge
    Jose
    Josef
    Joseph
    Josh
    Joshua
    Josiah
    Josue
    Jovan
    Jovani
    Jovany
    Juan
    Judah
    Jude
    Julian
    Julien
    Julio
    Julius
    Junior
    Justice
    Justin
    Justus
    Justyn
    Kade
    Kaden
    Kadin
    Kai
    Kaiden Pranav
    Preston
    Prince
    Quentin
    Quincy
    Quinn
    Quinten
    Quintin
    Quinton
    Rafael
    Rahul
    Ralph
    Ramiro
    Ramon
    Randall
    Randy
    Raphael
    Rashad
    Raul
    Ray
    Raymond
    Raymundo
    Reagan
    Reece
    Reed
    Reese
    Reginald
    Reid
    Reilly
    Remington
    Rene
    Reuben
    Rey
    Reynaldo
    Rhett
    Ricardo
    Richard
    Rickey
    Ricky
    Rigoberto
    Riley
    River
    Robert


    Asher
    Ashton
    Aubrey
    August
    Augustus
    Austen
    Austin
    Austyn
    Avery
    Axel
    Ayden
    Ben
    Benjamin
    Bennett
    Benny
    Bernard
    Bernardo
    Bilal
    Billy
    Blaine
    Blaise
    Blake
    Blaze
    Bo
    Bobby
    Brad
    Braden
    Bradley
    Brady
    Bradyn
    Braeden
    Braedon
    Braiden
    Branden
    Brandon
    Braulio
    Braxton Elmer
    Elvin
    Elvis
    Emanuel
    Emerson
    Emiliano
    Emilio
    Emmanuel
    Emmett
    Enrique
    Eric
    Estevan
    Ethan
    Ethen
    Eugene
    Evan
    Everett
    Ezekiel
    Ezequiel
    Ezra
    Fabian
    Felipe
    Felix
    Fernando
    Fidel
    Finn
    Forrest
    Francis
    Francisco
    Frank
    Frankie
    Franklin
    Fred
    Freddie
    Freddy
    Frederick Kale
    Kaleb
    Kameron
    Kamron
    Kane
    Kareem
    Karl
    Karson
    Kasey
    Kayden
    Keagan
    Keanu
    Keaton
    Kelly
    Kelton
    Kelvin
    Kendall
    Kendrick
    Kennedy
    Kenneth
    Kent
    Kenyon
    Keon
    Keshawn
    Keven
    Kevin
    Kevon
    Keyon
    Keyshawn
    Khalid
    Khalil
    Kian
    Kieran
    Kirk
    Kobe
    Koby
    Kody Roberto
    Rocco
    Roderick
    Rodney
    Rodolfo
    Rodrigo
    Rogelio
    Roger
    Rohan
    Roland
    Romeo
    Ronald
    Ronaldo
    Ronan
    Rory
    Ross
    Rowan
    Roy
    Ruben
    Rudy
    Russell
    Ryan
    Ryder
    Rylan
    Ryley
    Sabastian
    Sage
    Salvador
    Salvatore
    Sam
    Samir
    Sammy
    Samuel
    Santiago
    Santino
    Santos
    Saul

    Brayan
    Brayden
    Braydon
    Brendan
    Brenden
    Brendon
    Brennan
    Brennen
    Brent
    Brenton
    Bret
    Brett
    Brian
    Brice
    Brock
    Brodie
    Brody
    Brooks
    Bruce
    Bruno
    Bryan
    Bryant
    Bryce
    Brycen
    Bryson
    Byron
    Cade
    Caden
    Cael
    Caiden
    Cale
    Caleb
    Calvin
    Camden
    Cameron
    Camren
    Camron
    Carl
    Carlo
    Carlos
    Carlton
    Carson
    Carter
    Casey
    Cason
    Cayden Gabriel
    Gael
    Gage
    Gaige
    Gannon
    Garett
    Garret
    Garrett
    Garrison
    Gary
    Gaven
    Gavin
    Gavyn
    Geoffrey
    George
    Gerald
    Gerard
    Gerardo
    German
    Gian
    Giancarlo
    Gianni
    Gideon
    Gilbert
    Gilberto
    Gino
    Giovanni
    Giovanny
    Glen
    Glenn
    Gonzalo
    Gordon
    Grady
    Graham
    Grant
    Grayson
    Gregory
    Greyson
    Griffin
    Guadalupe
    Guillermo
    Gunnar
    Gunner
    Gustavo
    Guy
    Haden
    Kolby
    Kole
    Kolton
    Korbin
    Korey
    Kory
    Kristian
    Kristofer
    Kristopher
    Kurt
    Kurtis
    Kylan
    Kyle
    Kyler
    Kyree
    Lamar
    Lamont
    Lance
    Landen
    Landon
    Lane
    Larry
    Latrell
    Lawrence
    Lawson
    Layne
    Layton
    Lee
    Leo
    Leon
    Leonard
    Leonardo
    Leonel
    Leroy
    Levi
    Lewis
    Liam
    Lincoln
    Lisandro
    Logan
    London
    Lonnie
    Lorenzo
    Louis
    Luc
    Luca Savion
    Sawyer
    Scott
    Seamus
    Sean
    Sebastian
    Semaj
    Sergio
    Seth
    Shamar
    Shane
    Shannon
    Shaun
    Shawn
    Shayne
    Shea
    Sheldon
    Shemar
    Sidney
    Silas
    Simon
    Sincere
    Skylar
    Skyler
    Solomon
    Sonny
    Spencer
    Stanley
    Stefan
    Stephan
    Stephen
    Stephon
    Sterling
    Steve
    Steven
    Stone
    Stuart
    Sullivan
    Syed
    Talon
    Tanner
    Tariq
    Tate
    Tavion
    Taylor
    Terrance


    Cedric
    Cesar
    Chad
    Chaim
    Chance
    Chandler
    Charles
    Charlie
    Chase
    Chaz
    Chris
    Christian
    Christopher
    Clarence
    Clark
    Clay
    Clayton
    Clifford
    Clifton
    Clinton
    Coby
    Cody
    Colby
    Cole
    Coleman
    Colin
    Collin
    Colt
    Colten
    Colton
    Conner
    Connor
    Conor
    Conrad
    Cooper
    Corbin
    Cordell
    Corey
    Cornelius
    Cortez
    Cory
    Craig
    Cristian
    Cristobal
    Cristopher
    Cruz
    Cullen
    Curtis
    Cyrus
    Dakota
    Dale
    Dallas
    Dallin
    Dalton
    Damian
    Damien
    Damion
    Damon
    Dandre
    Dane
    Dangelo
    Daniel
    Danny
    Dante
    Daquan
    Darian
    Darien
    Darin
    Dario
    Darion
    Darius
    Darnell
    Darrell
    Darren
    Darrin
    Darrion
    Darrius
    Darryl
    Darwin
    Daryl
    Dashawn
    David
    Davin
    Hamza
    Harley
    Harold
    Harrison
    Harry
    Hassan
    Hayden
    Heath
    Hector
    Henry
    Herbert
    Heriberto
    Holden
    Houston
    Howard
    Hudson
    Hugh
    Hugo
    Humberto
    Hunter
    Ian
    Ibrahim
    Ignacio
    Immanuel
    Irvin
    Irving
    Isaac
    Isaak
    Isai
    Isaiah
    Isaias
    Isiah
    Ismael
    Israel
    Issac
    Ivan
    Izaiah
    Jabari
    Jace
    Jack
    Jackson
    Jacob
    Jacoby
    Jaden
    Jadon
    Jadyn
    Jaeden
    Jagger
    Jaheem
    Jaheim
    Jahiem
    Jaiden
    Jaime
    Jair
    Jairo
    Jake
    Jakob
    Jakobe
    Jalen
    Jamal
    Jamar
    Jamari
    Jamel
    James
    Jameson
    Jamie
    Jamil
    Jamir
    Jamison
    Jan
    Jaquan
    Jaquez
    Jared
    Jaren
    Jarod
    Jaron
    Jarred
    Jarrett
    Jarrod
    Jarvis
    Jase
    Jason
    Jasper
    Lucas
    Luciano
    Luis
    Lukas
    Luke
    Malachi
    Malakai
    Malcolm
    Malik
    Manuel
    Marc
    Marcel
    Marcelo
    Marco
    Marcos
    Marcus
    Mariano
    Mario
    Mark
    Markus
    Marlon
    Marquez
    Marquis
    Marquise
    Marshall
    Martin
    Marvin
    Mason
    Mateo
    Mathew
    Matteo
    Matthew
    Maurice
    Mauricio
    Maverick
    Max
    Maxim
    Maximilian
    Maximillian
    Maximo
    Maximus
    Maxwell
    Mekhi
    Melvin
    Micah
    Michael
    Micheal
    Miguel
    Mike
    Mikel
    Miles
    Milo
    Milton
    Misael
    Mitchel
    Mitchell
    Mohamed
    Mohammad
    Mohammed
    Moises
    Morgan
    Moses
    Moshe
    Muhammad
    Mustafa
    Myles
    Nash
    Nasir
    Nathan
    Nathanael
    Nathanial
    Nathaniel
    Nathen
    Neal
    Nehemiah
    Neil
    Nelson
    Nestor
    Nicholas
    Nick
    Nickolas
    Nico
    Nicolas
    Terrell
    Terrence
    Terry
    Thaddeus
    Theodore
    Thomas
    Timothy
    Titus
    Tobias
    Toby
    Todd
    Tomas
    Tommy
    Tony
    Trace
    Travis
    Travon
    Tre
    Trent
    Trenton
    Trever
    Trevin
    Trevion
    Trevon
    Trevor
    Trey
    Treyton
    Tristan
    Tristen
    Tristian
    Tristin
    Triston
    Troy
    Trystan
    Tucker
    Turner
    Ty
    Tyler
    Tylor
    Tyree
    Tyrell
    Tyrese
    Tyrone
    Tyshawn
    Tyson
    Ulises
    Ulysses
    Uriel
    Vance
    Vaughn
    Vernon
    Vicente
    Victor
    Vincent
    Wade
    Walker
    Walter
    Warren
    Waylon
    Wayne
    Wesley
    Weston
    Will
    William
    Willie
    Wilson
    Winston
    Wyatt
    Xander
    Xavier
    Xzavier
    Yadiel
    Yahir
    Yosef
    Zachariah
    Zachary
    Zachery
    Zack
    Zackary
    Zackery
    Zain
    Zaire
    Zakary
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  • Profile picture of the author tjmiller
    My husband's name is John, and we named our son Sean. Sean is an Irish form of John, so it was our way of naming our son after his father without having a Jr.
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    Hayden. That's the best name ever.
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    Wow! Way to come up with a "shrt" list. And yes it's missing the "o" to make it shorter. haha. Well, I've always like Jordan Tyler as a first and middle or Tyler Jordan I suppose you could do as well. It's up to you. You have 1,000,000 and 2 ideas now. . . And that is slightly unusual having grandkids that will be older than their uncle. I've heard of being close to the same age but I still find it odd in a good way. Congratulations.
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  • Profile picture of the author 22SunnySideUp
    Congratulation John! My two looneys, I like names that have some sort of familial ties. Don't know why.

    Gibran and Kipling are both awesome names. Can we get a peition started to help convince your wife.
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  • Profile picture of the author kasimarie
    Congratulations!!! My husband and I are pretty sure that we're not going to have kids, but that hasn't stopped me from thinking of names. Add another vote for Brady and another vote for Chase. "Chase Durham" has a nice ring to it!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Wow, what awesome names and ideas... so much to respond to here. Cant wait til this eve after the kids go to bed to sit down with Bon, and read this thread together... this is great guys . Thanks...

    BKay has some really hilarious stuff in here I cant wait to respond to... lol.

    "Call him and see what he answers too..." lol. That paints alot of funny pictures!

    @ gujjuboy,

    Wow, if this were a cash contest, you took the work smart and not hard route and increased your probability like crazy., Thanks for the list my main man! Apply that to marketing and "Houston we have a winner"!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    i love jacob...name him that!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Originally Posted by Ken_Caudill View Post

    I advise all prospective parents to name their sons Elvis Bob. If it's a girl, Elvis Roberta.

    Thank you. Thank you very much.

    He'll be here all week!
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh989
    Josh

    top name

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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by Josh989 View Post

      Josh

      top name

      I propose that henceforth all children be named Josh, and that hence we raise all children to believe in good wholesome "Josh like" values and that all mankind would benefit from pursuring more "josh likeness" daily, because we believe Josh is the best name!

      Im with you man! I feel ya.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Roy
    How about,

    Martin Julibee Durham?

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    • Profile picture of the author Bonnie Jean
      Ok...I'm John's wife...Bonnie. He's had me reading everyone's post and I couldn't sit here and not reply...ya'll got my head spinning....

      I currently have 2 boys and 1 daughter...names are:
      Ethan Tyler
      Branden Christopher
      Jordyn Alexah

      My name is Bonnie-Jean Louise and of course...John Arthur Durham jr.

      So...John wants John or Jon....but I don't want John being that it's also my ex-hubsands name...
      HOWEVER....I do like.....
      John-David. So...the baby can have John and the hypen(-) from me...(yes I want him to have a hypenated first name)....

      I looove Carter...b/c I feel like he is a Carter....therefore...I wanted...
      John-David Carter Durham... only John doesn't like any of it...except for the Durham part.:confused:

      Other Names I do like are:
      Gracen
      Channing
      Bridge
      Chance
      Landen
      Brady
      Killian
      Kadence
      Kaden
      Declan
      Devon

      The hypen part would be something like....
      -Rhys
      -Brooke
      -Lyn
      or some one syllable name....

      John's right when he says I won't go for Kahlil or Og....not saying these names are horrible:rolleyes: but I know how mean kids are and they would make fun of him....

      So therefore...I want him to have a name...not b/c we want him to be a guitarist or artist...or race car driver...but b/c I want him to grow up strong and loved....and b/c he is a uniqe and special individual who will be his own person (that's why i don't name after others i.e. Jr...)

      Now...my son on the other hand...wants us to name him Anakin Skywalker...and my daughter says something that sounds like a vampire's name b/c she into vampire movies these days....
      (see what i have to work with here??) anytime calgon....take me away!

      I figure when he's born...I will...I mean...we will determine who he is....

      Oh...btw...for the people who have posted to let "your wife name the baby".....the checks in the mail...

      And...I almost forgot...to Paul Myers....your awesome man! Carter Durham does sound great doesn't it....(high five) btw, Paul...keep it up...John listens to your advice!
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        [QUOTE=Bonnie Jean;3588367]Ok...I'm John's wife...Bonnie.


        I looove Carter...b/c I feel like he is a Carter....therefore...I wanted...
        John-David Carter Durham... only John doesn't like any of it...except for the Durham part.:confused:

        Bonnie,
        Congratulations and welcome aboard
        The above says it all......follow your heart on it.

        I think Carter is a very dignified name


        Andie
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I'm late to this party but I suggest Boy.
    It was good enough for Tarzan, should be good enough for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      I'm late to this party but I suggest Boy.
      It was good enough for Tarzan, should be good enough for you.
      My name translated into English means, "Man."
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      • Profile picture of the author Bonnie Jean
        Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

        My name translated into English means, "Man."
        Are you saying that thunderbird translated to english means 'man'?? :confused:
        lol
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      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      I'm late to this party but I suggest Boy.
      It was good enough for Tarzan, should be good enough for you.

      Thats what Im gonna call him anyway, as someone suggested... "C'mere boy".
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
    I have always rather liked Chris

    Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author Bonnie Jean
      Originally Posted by Chris Worner View Post

      I have always rather liked Chris

      Chris
      Branden Christopher is my son's name...they call him Chris at school....so.. sorry..it's taken I'm afraid.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Oh ****... Bon joined the warrior forum. Im in trouble now! lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Bonnie Jean
      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

      Oh ****... Bon joined the warrior forum. Im in trouble now! lol
      What you don't know is that I've been a member for over a year now....yes...i keep tabs
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Oh wait! You didnt just join! lol

    That was from last year when Paul Banned me for a month and I tried to sign up under your name lol!

    Sneaky sneaky!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author infohighwayman
    How about some strong sounding names...
    Grant or
    Kincaid
    Or how about one's with nicknames in mind,
    Canton Dewey Durham-- becomes" Can Dew" Durham, LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    If it was a girl I'd name it "Bon-Says Anthatsit Durham". (Duly note the hyphen)
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahberra
    Congrats!! I don't mind giving you my baby names since I don't know you. I won't give these out to family or friends though because they might end up taking them. I am pregnant with my 3rd child which is most likely another boy. We haven't picked out any girl names yet because we think we are having another boy. This is just our guess since it's too early to tell. I have a five year old son named Jacob and a three year old son named Caleb.

    If this baby is a boy his name is going to be one of the names on the list below. I need to meet him and hold him in my arms before I give him his official name.

    Levi
    Joshua
    Jonah
    Benjamin
    Logan
    River

    Levi is my favorite, but again we are not going to name him until we meet him. I hope it's another boy. I am not one of these women who just has to have a girl. I am happy with whatever I get and I love having two boys already.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Guys We really appreciate all your input.... shout out to "Cat" that truly was a wonderful post you shared with us there , thank you. And others...

    Lots of great food for thought here... Its nice to hear all the congrats and comforting to see others holding our baby in the light and wishing him well... May your blessings toward us return to you 100 times.

    Thank you.

    Im out guys... I have been on the WF for two days.... time to go do some real work... i usually start saying that about 2 days before my wf obsession cycle ends... so that was my first close... baptist preachers get 3 of em
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Seriously we could tell him he was named after the founder of the "Great and Mighty " Warrior forum... and he would feel he had an inherent destiny to be a great rich marketer somehow.... or want to live up to that, and it would benefit him and his loved ones greatly. He could blow up TMF like that... ya know?

    just saying

    Good nite peeps.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bonnie Jean
      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

      Seriously we could tell him he was named after the founder of the "Great and Mighty " Warrior forum... and he would feel he had an inherent right to be a great rich marketer somehow.... or want to live up to that, and it would benefit him and his loved ones greatly. He could blow up TMF like that... ya know?

      just saying

      Good nite peeps.
      You are such a kiss ass....
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      • Profile picture of the author John Durham
        Originally Posted by Bonnie Jean View Post

        You are such a kiss ass....
        No My Dear, I am an alchemist... I take all the elements of a situation, melt them together, see what is there, and add my own elements... until suddenly the concentrated gold rises to the surface.

        We are warriors, this is what we do, this is how we roll. Welcome to the big leagues.

        I have said this 100 times... the Internet is new... and the Warrior forum years from now will be known as the CORNERSTONE that internet marketing was built upon...and your husband was one of the proudest ones!

        Welcome to the sacred ground of the warriors secret forum!

        Darren knows what Im talkin bout.
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  • Profile picture of the author aussieroo1
    I suggest the name Ezekiel Kier then his nickname would be Zeke.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anne1986
    I suggest Arnold John Jr.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    Congrats man! I don't have great ideas, but please don't name him Khalil Gibran.
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    couldn't resist any longer...sowwy
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  • Profile picture of the author slw081066
    I think you should make him a 2nd since you waited so long to have your son! I only have daughters and if (God forbid) we had another child and it was a boy I'd name him after my husband. David James Barry. I don't know your middle name but it's always special to have a family name.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by slw081066 View Post

      I think you should make him a 2nd since you waited so long to have your son! I only have daughters and if (God forbid) we had another child and it was a boy I'd name him after my husband. David James Barry. I don't know your middle name but it's always special to have a family name.

      Yeah I see that too...
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  • Profile picture of the author daddykool
    Congrats John...

    However, you and your wife should not be thinking of any other first name but...

    JOHN!

    As he will be your son and no doubt carrying on with the IM family tradition when you retire at 43 :-) it will be cooler than cool if he is:

    John Jr

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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    Perhaps you can take some inspiration from Frank Zappa:

    Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmed Emuukha and Diva Muffin.

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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    "Wolf Man" Jack... I actually talked to him on the phone once years ago. Telemarketing.... ran across lief garret too and almost sold him a website... just on a regular call list both times.

    Also the manager of Electric Light Orchestra, and I actually DID sell one to Britney's spears back up singer.... (It was a list of entertainment company's).

    Ps we still havent named him.... so far he's just "Boy".

    I'll run Stella by Bon and see what she says. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author daniel900
    Curtis Kipling Durham
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    Call him Fernando..
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Settled... John David Carter Durham.

    I felt it. He's gonna gonna be my little Jon Jon! Lol

    John-Boy.

    Bon will call him John David...

    I will call him Jon Boy!

    More like what Kim says probably, just "Boy"... but it will be nice to know I can put a "Jon" in front of it at my convenience. That makes sense.

    Plus at night we can pretend we are the waltons... "Good nite Jon Boy"... lol. Lord knows I got alot of that from my brothers and sisters growing up. But I dont think many of you all know about the "waltons".

    We can also call him JC or JD or ... who knows... for now he looks like my little Jon Jon. Im feelin it. Bon Wins... as if we didnt know that already lol.

    Thanks everyone for the contributions..

    Ps. He would have made a great Rudyard, I know.
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    • Profile picture of the author waterotter
      Congrats John & Bon - love the name. Some of use warriors posted our best wishes to you both in another thread. I think it was:

      http://www.warriorforum.com/offline-...ml#post3602270

      Not sure if you saw this and just don't want ya thinkin' we don't give a crap!

      Congrats my friend, enjoy that precious little bundle of joy!

      P.s. I remember the Walton's - "Good night John Boy"


      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

      Settled... John David Carter Durham.

      I felt it. He's gonna gonna be my little Jon Jon! Lol

      John-Boy.

      Bon will call him John David...

      I will call him Jon Boy!

      More like what Kim says probably, just "Boy"... but it will be nice to know I can put a "Jon" in front of it at my convenience. That makes sense.

      Plus at night we can pretend we are the waltons... "Good nite Jon Boy"... lol. Lord knows I got alot of that from my brothers and sisters growing up. But I dont think many of you all know about the "waltons".

      We can also call him JC or JD or ... who knows... for now he looks like my little Jon Jon. Im feelin it. Bon Wins... as if we didnt know that already lol.

      Thanks everyone for the contributions..

      Ps. He would have made a great Rudyard, I know.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Lol Jody...

    Thats plum hilarious to think of you thinking that I would think you dont give a crap. You are the crap givenist person a guy could think of!

    Only a songwriter could use the word think in a sentence that many times

    Thank you soo much for the well wishes. He is certainly having his little issues crossing over to our side right at the moment, but Im sure things will be fine. In the meantime Im trying to keep up with my emails and various projects, the doctors say sometimes it takes a few days for their heart valve to close... so please bare with me if Im late emailing you... There is mucho bueno love here... just playin catchup alot... and Im not talkin the kind you put on a hot dog! lol

    Ps. Much Love from Bon too. Thank you warriors for loving my family with me!

    Pps.

    "Good nite Mary Ellen"
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    • Profile picture of the author waterotter
      John, we love ya - Bon too, and baby makes 3.

      I know you are a true warrior, take some time for your family - it's time well deserved.

      Thoughts and prayers are sent to John David Carter - if he inherited your determination, he will be just fine. God bless him.
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        P.p.s - Good night John Boy!
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  • Profile picture of the author betsyanne
    I suggest keeping the Kipling as a middle name, and using a family name (like John or another meaningful family name) as the first name. I also admire the author Rudyard Kipling. His name has a ring of adventure to it. Your son would then be able to be called "Kip" as a nickname if you wanted.

    The neat thing about having a "famous" middle name is that the person has a choice of using it or not, OR revealing it or not.

    Another idea: My personal favorite boy's name is Benjamin. Just saying. I also really like the poet Kahlil Gibran but not so much as a first or middle name.
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  • Profile picture of the author escortbrisbane
    I like the sound of the name Nathaniel or Patch. It's so pleasing to the ears.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luis Gabriel
    Gabriel... It is not a common name where I live (Portugal), But it definitely is a great name. Am proud of being named "Gabriel"... My first name is "Luis" but no one calls me through that name, they prefer "Gabriel".

    God Bless You. And congratulations!
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by Luis Gabriel View Post

      Gabriel... It is not a common name where I live (Portugal), But it definitely is a great name. Am proud of being named "Gabriel"... My first name is "Luis" but no one calls me through that name, they prefer "Gabriel".

      God Bless You. And congratulations!
      Thank you my friend. I will take your blessing and wrap it around my baby with a big hug from portugal from a proud angel named Gabriel!

      Originally Posted by betsyanne View Post

      I suggest keeping the Kipling as a middle name, and using a family name (like John or another meaningful family name) as the first name. I also admire the author Rudyard Kipling. His name has a ring of adventure to it. Your son would then be able to be called "Kip" as a nickname if you wanted.

      The neat thing about having a "famous" middle name is that the person has a choice of using it or not, OR revealing it or not.

      Another idea: My personal favorite boy's name is Benjamin. Just saying. I also really like the poet Kahlil Gibran but not so much as a first or middle name.
      Oh!

      You are killing me... too late, but he would have been a great kipling I agree...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Hey John has little John-David been born??? Not sure if I missed it on the thread here if little Jon Boy has entered the world yet?
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

      Hey John has little John-David been born??? Not sure if I missed it on the thread here if little Jon Boy has entered the world yet?
      Yup Ms. , he shooooore has!

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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

        Yup Ms. , he shooooore has!

        John I usually think babies are ugly, but he's one handsome little guy.
        You do realize what you're setting him up for if you continue calling him boy though ,right?
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      • Profile picture of the author KimW
        Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

        Yup Ms. , he shooooore has!

        I'm glad something made me revisit this thread.
        Like Thom, I usually think most babies are just,well,you know,babies.
        But you actually have a good looking son there!
        Congrats again.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
        Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

        Yup Ms. , he shooooore has!

        Oh my gosh he is sssooooooooooo cute!

        Congratulations John!
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  • Profile picture of the author alina albert
    Congratulation...!!! I think Prince Honey Durham
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  • Profile picture of the author summerbuzz
    STEPHEN would be a great name.. I wanna have that name for my son.. i just don't know when will i have one.. lol..
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  • Profile picture of the author Ant Marshall
    The name Anthony was staring you right in the face!

    On a serious note, I love that you have named him after you. I honestly want to do the same if I have a son. I feel it is like leaving a legacy.

    So happy for you John!!!!
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  • Congrats John, I don't know about your son, but here is some neat info on your name ...
    • There are 5,120,273people in the U.S. with the first name John.
    • Statistically the 2nd most popular first name.
    • 99.63 percent of people with the first name John are male.
    • There are 48,987 people in the U.S. with the last name Durham.
    • Statistically the 740th most popular last name.



    John Durham
    • There are 804 people in the U.S. named John Durham.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdHungry
    Call him weby or Google (don't really lol)
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    • Profile picture of the author robartking
      I like some powerful names like King and heaven. According to me I suggest the name which has meaning. Also you should enjoy with his name.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evan-M
    I second the vote for Evan, hes very cute, hes an Evan
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

      Yup Ms. , he shooooore has!


      That is great. Full head of hair and everything. A little Adonis. Congratulations again. They keep us busy, don't they?
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  • Profile picture of the author CrowX
    Don't choose a too unique or too rare name. It'll scar his social life for good.
    A short name such as Ryan or James is a good choice if you're in an English speaking country.
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    Caleb Neal
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  • Profile picture of the author sweetloleypop
    i pick sean john i think it fits with the family name you have.
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    Yeah sleep on it, it will come to you
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