Sure, you’ve seen your fair share of L names. But have you ever heard of Liam? Lincoln? Linus? Those are just a few examples of names that start with the letter “L.” Today we’re going to talk about 13 unforgivable mistakes people make when they pick an L name for their son.
-Logan, Levi and Landon are typically used for boys born in the United States. This is a common mistake because people think that these names cannot be spelled with an “e” at the end of them like Lauren or Leslie.
-People also make the mistake of forgetting to add periods between syllables when they spell their sons’ name out loud, so instead it’s pronounced Laaron (with two Rs) rather than Larron (two Rs). That’s one way you can spot this mistake!
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13 Unforgivable L Names for Boys Mistakes Everyone Makes: Sure, you’ve seen your fair share of mistakes people make when it comes to picking an L name for their son, but what about your own? Share below!
-Logan, Levi and Landon are typically used for boys born in the United States. This is a common mistake because people think that these names cannot be spelled with an “e” at the end of them like Lauren or Leslie. In fact, there are almost three times as many Logan’s than Larron’s which means more kids could use this spelling. People also make the mistake of forgetting to add periods between syllables when they spell their sons’ name out loud, so instead it’s pronounced Laaron (with two Rs) rather than Larron (two Rs). That
-Lachlan is a great name for an adventurous guy.
-Leith is perfect for someone who loves to be on the water or at the ocean, since it means “by the sea.”
-Leonard has that traditional Italian feel with its Old English and French roots. It’s also very masculine with those straight lines in Leonard. Plus, this one will never go out of style!
The L names listed here are all strong choices because they reflect so many different interests – from offroading to languages. If you’d like more inspiration, check out our full list of boy names by letter: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
-Liam is a traditional Irish name that’s been around for many centuries. It means “the lovable one.”
-Leonard has those strong, solid straight lines and an Old French origin which make this one of the most masculine L names on our list. Plus, it just never gets old!
A lot of people choose Laaron as their son’s first name because they mispronounce it with two Rs rather than Larron (with only one R). That’s why you should always say your child’ sname out loud to avoid mistakes like these in the future. We hope these 13 unforgivable L names will help you find a great choice for your
-Mistake #12: Giving your son a name that starts with the letter M.
-Mistake #11: Not considering naming your child after his father’s first name.
-Mistake #13: Naming him Linden or Linus, unless you’re in an Ayn Rand novel about a collectivist dystopia where people are assigned names by the government.
You might be asking yourself what happened to letters I through J? Don’t worry! The next part of this blog post will address mistakes involving those letters (hint hint).
Mistake #12: Jacob
Jacob is a total cliche. He’s been in every book and TV show ever, and he was the name of our first president before we had to change it for obvious reasons. It also sounds like “jackass,” which does not inspire confidence when naming your child.
Biblical names are so overdone these days that they’re no longer special or meaningful (and as you’ll see below, there are exceptions). This one should be crossed off your list immediately!
(See Mistakes 11-13)
Mistake #11: James
James is a great saint who has inspired many people from all walks of life with his faith over the years, but unfortunately this isn’t
People often make these mistakes when choosing a name for their male child.
Let’s start with the letter L…
Lawrence, Leighton, Liam (which is actually spelled Li-am), and Lennox are all classic examples of unfortunate boy names that people mistakenly believe to be gender neutral or female. Lawrence has been popularized as an alternative spelling for Lauren in recent years but it’s still not appropriate for boys. The same goes for Leighton which sounds too much like Leonie or Leslie if you ask me! And then there’s Liam which is also traditionally a girl’s name because Lindsy was its original form before being changed to indicate masculine qualities.
So how about we take one more look at the letter L and look for a name that’s more appropriate. I recommend Logan because it’s an excellent pick for a boy: strong, masculine but not too aggressive or silly-sounding (like Liam), and easy to spell.
Trouble with remembering names? Check out these tips on how to help your little one remember their new moniker!
This is where things get tricky..
A few of our top picks are Leo, Levi, Luke, Ludlow*, Lowell* (*these two have “Low” in them) Lucky*. We won’t be talking about those other letters just yet since we need all 26 of ’em first before we can start racking up repeats ;) But if you’re looking for a boy’s name that starts with the letter M, you can’t go wrong with Mason*.
*names are too short and should be lengthened to four or five words.
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Member their new moniker!
This is where things get tricky. If you’re going to change your son’s name, we recommend getting it right the first time and making sure that he or she doesn’t end up regretting their new namesake later down the line. A few of our top picks are Leo*, Levi (or Liev), Luke, Ludlow* (*these two have “Low” in them), Lowell*, Lucky*. We won’t be talking about those other letters just yet since we need all 26 of ’em before we can start racking up repeats ;) But if you’re looking for a boy’s name that starts with M, Mason*.
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The blog post resumed on September 23rd, 2018. 13 Unforgivable L Names for Boys Mistakes Everyone Makes Written by: Amy Smith on November 03, 2018. *Don’t use any of these names if you want to avoid being the butt of a joke that’s as old as time.* Trying to find the perfect name is so daunting! With all these rules and naming trends out there – it can be hard finding something just right. No matter what your personal style or taste in baby names may be, sometimes we make mistakes when coming up with our little one’s name..unfortunately! We’re not alone either; even celebrities have made un-forgivable errors before like Jennifer Lopez mistakenly gave her son Santi instead of Anthony (her husband