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Name that boy!

Posted January 6, 2011

If you were going to have a baby, what would you name him or her? I would love to get your answers.

WRAL anchor/reporter Kelcey Carlson and her husband Dave are struggling with a name for their second son due in March. I thought we could help them out.

Some of the more popular boy names in North Carolina are William, Jacob, Christopher, Joshua, Noah, Ethan, Michael and Alexander. I really like Kyle, Connor and Cameron.

Today I suggested to Kelcey the name "Winston" based on my new hero, Winston Churchill. Kelcey said Winston sounds like a dog. Oh, well. Maybe she and Dave will go with "Rufus." That's my dog's name, and the legendary British Prime Minister also had a canine pal by the same name. And besides, Elizabeth Gardner says she went with a popular dog name for her son Max.

What do you think?


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  • babowen898 Jan 13, 2011

    Think about Stuart Quinn. Both are dignified, and would sound wonderful as an adult.

  • genegeneandnancy Jan 12, 2011

    I looked through old high school yearbooks to find "older" names that aren't around as much..such as Wayne, Gary, Frank, Robert, Fred, Gregory, Jerry, and Chester, to name a few.

  • cookc08 Jan 11, 2011

    Baby Names are always fun from others to provide suggestions. I would suggest look into the family trees and pull out a name not used in a long time. This way when the little one gets older, you can say --- Hey we named you after your Great Great Uncle/Aunt.

    Oh yes -- here is a twist on the same theme. Something you remember about your Mom/Dad -- Like their Favorite Song. Pick a name tied to that. For example, Amazing Grace -- I used that as inspiration for one of my Twins Names -- Grace.

  • dharper22 Jan 7, 2011

    Carl. Don't you like the sound of Carl Carlson?

  • genegeneandnancy Jan 7, 2011

    Jeffrey, Mason, and Joseph are a few names that are nice that you don't hear too often.

  • rabrantley Jan 7, 2011

    Brennan is a great name, too

  • kenneth2 Jan 7, 2011

    Azariah Coleman Carlson

  • closetohome61 Jan 7, 2011

    Carter, or maybe Channing

  • tracyshumack Jan 7, 2011

    For some reason, I posted to this one and it ended up on Bill's post...hehehehe
    Anyway, I delivered three girls and never got to name a boy, so I like the names Joseph Austin and Christian Alexander. Good luck and cant wait to see what his name will be.

  • jhkm Jan 7, 2011

    Parker James Carlson




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