Names and Naming

This can’t be long, because I’m on my way out the door with husband, littles, and mother-in-law, on our way to a children’s museum, hurrah!

But, something Joy said the other day planted a seed for a children’s picture book in my brain, and it has been growing ever since, and seems about ready to burst into full blossom.

So I need your help, friends: What would a good name be for an imaginative little boy (about six years old) with a kind heart and a mischievous grin, who calls his mother Mummy and likes to ride his bicycle?

(Peter, Jamie, George, and Johnny have all been discarded already. Just about any other name is up for grabs.)


Have at it in the comments!


Edited to Add: I’ve had a bit more time to think about it and look up names, so I can now offer you a list of names that stood out to me. Feel free, please, to still come up with your own, but if you prefer to pick from a list, here are, in alphabetical order,

Abel
Arthur
Clayton
Colin
David
Ellis
Felix
Finn
Gilbert
Jack
Jeffery
Julian
Lewis
Malcolm
Milo
Nicholas
Oliver
Parker
Silas
Timothy

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8 thoughts on “Names and Naming

  1. I like Milo, especially considering that it's a picture book. When kids get to sounding out the words for themselves, that's a nice short name that won't trick them–all the letters are "themselves" so to speak ;)

  2. Thank you, everyone, for your thoughts! I LOVE reading everyone's ideas on what makes a good name. Interesting that the majority of people who voted leaned toward Milo – it was pretty high on my list, too, and I think that's what I'll end up going with. Hurrah for a named character!

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