I love starting my day with a good laugh and this article does just that. It’s full of laughs, but also has some really great information about names for boys. I especially liked the list of popular boy names that start with N. Heading over to Google now to see if there are any gems in the top 50!
Bullet Point List: None. Just keep writing the content of the blog post.
Nathan: A masculine, biblical name that means “gift from God.”
Norbert: Meaning unknown. The word was coined in the 17th century by a German monk who wrote about Saint Boniface converting the Bavarian people to Christianity and equating it with Norbert of Magdeburg as one of his disciples. This saint’s real name is not known for certain so some sources list him as having been named after St. Adalardus or Natalis, but this cannot be verified at all these days. Whatever meaning he had back then has likely been lost over time since there are no records documenting its history before 1605 when the monk first used it in writing. Most parents now use the moniker as a name that is seen as cute and different.
Nolan: Meaning “champion” in Gaelic, this versatile name pops up frequently on the prestigious lists of baby names but still has an approachable sound for families who want something less formal than Nicholas or Nigel. It was taken by Irish actor Nolte to lend his own surname some pizazz after he became world-famous with One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975). Hollywood clearly felt it had staying power because we are now seeing girls’ names like Nora, which means “bright one” in Old Norse, also starting with N.
Noah: Biblical and Hebrew meaning uncertain—some sources say it may be related to nachash, which means “to breathe” or nachoshet meaning “comfort.”
Naim: Arabic name meaning “wonderful,” it’s not in the Top 100 list for boys. It has made more of a dent as a girl’s name, ranked at #94 on Nameberry.com’s most recent rankings and was recently used by Salman Rushdie to honor his late mother in one of his novels.
Naomi: The Bible says Naomi is Hebrew for “pleasant” but many people think it may mean “sweet-talker” from na’a [pronounced nah] – talk + mi – myself (as subject) + suffix oth (meaning I). This beautiful Biblical
N starts with a vowel sound, so I thought it would be easy. It is not; adding an H often means you have to go back and tweak the first letter of all your names (or use baby boy name spellings that start with N)
I’m still trying to figure out what my son’s middle initial stands for despite knowing his full name!
None of these are “easy” or “simple”. There’s always something new to manage when looking at a list of potential monikers … but now I know which ones suit our family best.
If you’re intrigued by one, try it on your own child before deciding if you should buy some stock in its success as well!
Lists are just as long and tricky to manage, too. Here’s what I wish I knew before digging in:
N names have a lot of letters for no vowels! This one is great because it has the “i” sound but you’ll need an H on many occasions (or use alternate spellings)
I think this was my go-to mistake when naming my son—where does he get his middle initial from? Is it N or M? We only know that he doesn’t start with any letter S..just so you know, those two letters don’t make up your child’s name. It probably means they’re not going to be named after their dad at all!”
You may have to be creative with your names if you need a letter of the alphabet that’s not in N—L, for example.
N Names are tough because many times they only contain consonants and no vowels! This one is great because it has an “i” sound but there will still be A LOT of Hs thrown into the mix (or alternate spellings)
This was my go-to mistake when naming my son—where does he get his middle initial from? Is it N or M? We only know that he doesn’t start with any letter S..just so you know, those two letters don’t make up your child’s name. It probably means they’re not going to be named after their dad at all!”
I’m not sure if I’ll ever stop regretting my son’s middle initial but with the right name, it doesn’t matter as much.
The first thing you need to keep in mind is that your child can only receive a letter from their last name for their initial and they cannot be named after someone of the opposite sex. Makes sense when you think about it—if they’re sharing an “N” or “M” then what initials are left? They may have to pick up one of those letters too! Luckily this list has many options available so don’t worry, there will be more than enough space on each line.”
N Names are tough because many times they only come from the last name of your child. I’m not sure if there are any rules about this but my son’s middle initial is a letter from his dad’s last name and it likely means he won’t be named after him at all!
The first thing you need to keep in mind is that your child can only receive a letter from their last name for their initial and they cannot be named after someone of the opposite sex. Makes sense when you think about—if they’re sharing an “N” or “M,” what initials are left? They may have to pick up one of those letters, too! Luckily there will be more than enough space on each line.”
If N names haven’t been outgrown by now then they likely never will be. There are a lot of old fashioned names that start with N and it seems like they’re just not going to go out of style.”
I wish I had known how hard something as simple as picking a name could be! But there’s no way my son would have been named anything but “N” if we knew ahead of time the challenges we’d face!”
It can also be tough on you because many parents might ask for your child’s middle initial when trying to find their child in school and at birthday parties. That may feel too personal so choose wisely.”” If you want more information visit our blog post: Top 20 Boy Names Starting With N __ This is one story about why I’m glad I didn’t know the struggle of picking a name before starting my journey. I wish someone had told me that trying to find one boy’s name that starts with N may make it harder for you and your child,” said Andrea, mom to Nathan.” “Nathan is really popular so he’ll never be able to use his middle initial in school or at birthday parties which can be frustrating when people try looking for him! It seems like everyone has their own opinion about what they think should go on his birth certificate too because some families have multiple children named ‘Jacob’ but not many are called ‘N’.” If you want more information visit our blog post: Top 20 Boy Names Starting With N This is one story about