Baby Name Poll Results
Nate vs. Reid vs. Rich
Looking for a one syllable boys name for our son
The Top Baby Name is...
There is also Seth, Jack, Max, Sam, Dan, Luke, Mark, Carl, Steve, Shane/Shawn, Josh, Zach/Zack, Fred, Grey, Drake, Nick, Quinn or York
Rich is not suitabe for a name.
Nate Taylor is very hard to say.
Reid Taylor is nice!
Seth and Fred don’t flow so well either.
Max Taylor, Luke Taylor, Grey Taylor, Shane Taylor, Shawn Taylor are wonderful.
Thank you! We really like Luke
I would stay away from giving him a name that is a diminutive form of another name. That’s why invited for Reid. Nate and Rich are both nicknames for other names. I do like Nate, but only as a nn for Nathan, or Nathaniel, if that’s your style. I know some people don’t have any issues with using a diminutive form of a name as a given name, but there are definitely people out there who associate that with a lack of intelligence or class. Please understand that I am by no means saying this in any way! I do not feel this way, but there are certainly people out there like this. Normally I would just say screw what other people think, but names are very important. I always think about future résumés. It is quite possible that an employer could see the name Nate or Bob on a résumé and completely discount him on the basis of his/her preconceived (and false) connotations of certain names. Employers aren’t shy about saying that names affect who they choose to employ, and I wouldn’t do anything to lower his future job prospects. I don’t want to seem preachy, because that’s not what I’m trying to do at all. I just find that when I talk to my friends who are having babies, they often forget that they’re not just naming their baby. They’re naming a person/adult who will have to function out in the world for most of his or her life.
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