Congratulations, it’s a boy! For the happy future parents, the arrival of a new member in the family is a welcome news that deserves to be celebrated at its true value. Precisely, to mark this happy event, nothing like choosing a pretty name for your blond head that it will wear proudly. Between Claude, Justin, Eric, Léonidas or even Mathieu, choosing a first name for your boy can sometimes be a real headache. Here are some name ideas for your little boy.
How to find the ideal first name for your baby boy?
Choosing the first name of your little boy is one of the pleasures of future parents. Whether original like Elliot or popular like Maxime or Hugo, each boy’s name has its origin, meaning, etymology and beauty. To choose the first name that suits your tastes, it is important to start your research as soon as possible, ideally as soon as you know the sex of the baby.
This gives parents the time needed to refine their choices and to prepare for any changes. A first name is often for life so you might as well take your time to choose it. Even though finding the perfect name can sometimes seem difficult, there are a few tips to find the perfect name that will fit your child like a glove.
Always match the last name
If you’ve already planned a name for your child, one of the best ways to tell if it’s the right choice is to associate it with their last name. Indeed, it is essential that the sequence of the first name and the name of the child is above all harmonious. To establish a good balance, it is advisable to choose a short first name when the last name of the child is long and vice versa. On the other hand, avoid dubious puns between the name and first name, or with initials that are too awkward (PQ, WC, SM…).
Beware of fashionable names
Faced with a lack of inspiration, many parents turn to the charts of the most trendy first names of the moment. By doing this, you will certainly find a beautiful name for your little boy, but you also risk choosing a name that is popular with other parents. The risks that your child will end up with friends who have the same first name as him or her are not negligible in this case.
Try compound first names
Apart from the old-fashioned charm of compound names, making such a choice can be a great idea when parents are struggling to agree on a single given name. By associating each one with their preference, they will thus obtain a first name that is both original and unique.
However, before deciding on your boy’s name, consider the impact it will have on him as well. Think twice before choosing a celebrity first name, a mixed first name, or a rare first name that your child might repeat several times when asked.
What first name to choose for your little boy?
The easiest and easiest way to find a trending name for your baby boy is to search our list of the best baby names of the year. Indeed, several websites offer their top list of the most trendy first names of the year. According to studies carried out by INSEE and based on the list of first names declared to the civil registry, it is “Léo” who obtains the palme d’or for the most trendy first name of the year 2021. We find also on the podium, “Gabriel” and “Raphaël” which respectively occupy the second and third place of the most trendy names of the year.
Old names like Antoine, Augustin, Victor, Louis and Samuel are also on the rise. As for the biblical first names, the parents have opted during this year for Nathan, Timothy, Adam, Aaron, Ishmael, Noah or Eden. Among the trendy boy names, we also note the arrival of new names such as Amir, Nolan, Thiago, Naël, Lenny, Soan and Liam.
Here is a top 10 of the most beautiful names of boys according to the classification carried out by the INSEE (National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies):
The complete classification of this study is available on the official website of INSEE. You will find in this top list, all the styles and all the inspirations regarding boy names: