There is something to be said about traditional boys’ names. They may not always be the most exciting monikers, but they have stood the test of time proving that they are a no-fail option. (And since you’re going to make many parenting mistakes, you want to try to get the name thing write.) That being said, there are some downsides to choosing a more common moniker. Mainly, that your son with be the tenth Sam in his class. To set your son on an original path, why not consider one of the many unique boys’ names.
Much like with finding a unique girl’s name, you want to find a name that can take your some from infancy to the retirement home with minimal mocking. To do that, you’ll want to look for names that are professional and strong, but can also be shortened to something playful and sweet. Where to find the name is another story. Look out your window for same nature-inspired names, or flip through the pages of your favorite book. Or why not turn to iconic men who are known for their strength and support of women? But if you’re still struggling to find the perfect moniker, here are 17 unique baby boy names that work for all ages and won’t require a last name initial in most elementary school classrooms.