Building a Boy: Names from Architecture

Most categories of unusual names seem better suited to boys than girls – nature names and muscial terms, for example.

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I went to school with a guy called Gabe. Everyone thought Gabe was short for Gabriel, but it wasn’t until he started dating a girl in my grade that we found out his name was really Gable. His mom was a fan of Clark.

It’s a nice point, S., especially with Miss Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt out there. Aldo makes me think of shoes, and I prefer Ignatius to the (related) Inigo, but these are all valid alternatives – especially in the middle spot, a great place for a hero name!

This post is really old but…

Why not names of architects instead of objects? Some interesting ones:

Inigo
Rem
Tadao
Aalvar
Cesar
Aldo
Jorn
Gustav
Marcel

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I also “Rennie” like Charles Rennie MacKintosh….

You could go crazy with surnames too if you wanted.

I’ve thought before that Rafter sounds like it could be a boys’ name. I don’t think it works as well as Archer and Gable, but it would work better than Dormer. I think Raf could be quite an appealing nickname.

You know, I’ve always like Archer better than Archibald. It feels both modern and traditional, somehow. Gable is so cute! I like it a lot, actually. It’s a much cooler sounding name to me than Clark.