20 Unique Baby Boy Names for The Millennial Mom

October 11, 2018

Twenty unique baby boy names for the millennial mom! Imagine having a kick-butt social media name that your parents picked out! Picking out a strong baby boy name is no easy task. I have been pregnant with FIVE boys. Therefore, I have had to single-out over five unique baby boy names to name my bouncing baby boys. It wasn't easy, I mean let's face it, they are stuck with the name we pick for LIFE. It's a ginormous responsibility for two people to hold. If this is your first pregnancy, I'm sure you have tons of questions for me as a labor nurse so check out my advice for first time pregnant mamas

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Hey mama, I am Trish— AKA Labor Nurse Mama. I am a labor and delivery nurse with over 15 years of high-risk OB experience. I am also a mama to 7 kids and have given birth to 6. This means I am quite familiar with the postpartum period and how to navigate it. I am the online birth class educator for Calm Labor Confident Birth and The VBAC Lab birth classes and the mama expert inside our Calm Mama Society, a pregnancy & postpartum membership community! I am passionate about your birth and motherhood journey! You can find me over on IG teaching over 230k mamas daily. I am passionate about your birth and motherhood journey!

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Are you ready for the challenge? Does the meaning of the name play a role in choosing? I am all about the meaning of a child's name so I've included them here.

Check out this list of twenty unique baby boy names that you will want to add to your growing list of choices. 

Oliver ~ “Ollie”

You will love yelling out Oliie as you tickle his little tummy. This name means “olive tree” symbolizes fruitfulness and beauty and dignity. The saying ‘Extending an olive branch' signifies an offer of peace.


The meaning is a little wonky as it means “son of the grey-haired man” which in our case was appropriate as mike was 40! We are pretty partial and think it's right on track when it comes to robust boy names.


No, I don't watch Game of Thrones. Yes, I do like the name. It is a pop culture name to end all pop culture names as it means “invented name.” This is one of my favorite unique boy names.


You can't get stronger than the name Sawyer, which means “Cuts Timber.”  I have loved this name since Lost, and broody Sawyer entered the scene. Anyone else team Kate & Sawyer?

William ~ “Liam”

William means “Helmet of will.” Wait I think I accidentally named my kids this name. 


Branson is derived from Brando which means “sword.”


Santiago means Saint James.


My sweet grandson is named Asa, and it means “healer/Physician.”

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It means “One from Attica” which isn't too exciting, but for fans of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird” the name Atticus is pretty darn awe-inspiring.


The meaning of the name is: From the hollow in the valley. 


“brook or stream” Think a refreshing drink of fresh water. I don't know, but it's still an awesome name.


I adore this name even though it means “little seal” which isn't the most formidable meaning.


Short for Nicholas. “victory of the people” You can't go wrong with this meaning!


“Jehovah is God.” I'm also partial to this one as my Elias is a pretty awesome guy.


Phineas ~ means “oracle” Finn “fair,” Finnegan. There are many ways you could spell or use the name Finn.


I love this name, and it means “peaceful” which you would agree that we all need peace in our lives.


How about a bohemian name like Ash meaning happy.


The name Leo is a strong name meaning Lion!


It means “Oarsman,” and I would imagine that oarsmen are strong!


Any ‘Vampire Diaries” fans out there? I'm team Damon all the way! I had to add this one, and it means “gentle, the one who tames” which I find interesting.

You are in the process of choosing a human beings name. Isn't that an incredibly heavy weight to carry? I mean, the baby grows up into an adult who has to live with your choice! I have done it seven times which is nuts! We also loved and used the names Gavin, Hunter, and Ian! I love all those names for boys and feel they are all unique boy names (but a bit more common now!)

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Just a little Disclaimer: As always, I am just writing my thoughts and what I’ve learned along the way. Although I am in fact a labor and delivery RN, This is not medical advice. You should always seek and follow the advice of your care provider.

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