I’m not sure what to think about the Boys’ Final this year. On the one hand, any of the Final Four would’ve been a smidge more exciting than 2011’s winner, the likeable but slightly ordinary Nathaniel.
On the other hand, the slightly stodgy Arthur solidly beat out the folksy-modern Arlo, and the more conventionally masculine Rhys edged past Hollywood favorite Luca.
And yet, it still feels like the boys’ names are more adventurous than the finalists in the Girls’ 2012 Final match-up. When I meet a little Rhys or Arthur, I react with a sort of pleasant surprise. They’re not everyday names. No matter how much I truly do like Genevieve and Eliza, they’re not names that I especially notice anymore.
Does this mean that AppMtn readers are actually more daring with boys’ names than average? Or are we all becoming more inclined to take a fresh approach to choosing names for our sons?
While you ponder that, please take a second and vote!