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I was so excited when I found out that my first baby would be a boy. After all, they’re the best kind of babies! And then it hit me: What am I going to name him? There are so many great names for girls out there, but what about boys’ names? This article is all about some things you might not have known before trying boys’ names that start with S.
Sebastian is a great name for boys. It means “from Sebaste” and originated around the time of Roman Emperor Constantine (280 AD). Maybe you already know this, or maybe not!
Sean is another popular boy’s name that starts with S. One commonly accepted meaning comes from the Gaelic word sean which has roots in both Irish and Scottish languages as it translates to “old.” In addition to being an olden day nickname, Sean was also used by medieval Irish women who wanted their children to grow up handsome so they might be called “seaghan,” which means beautiful. So there ya go!
The first person I thought about when trying names for my baby was his dad: Stephen. I wanted a name that was similar and started with S, so it would be easier for him to call his son by the time he learns how to speak! Scott is an English masculine given name of uncertain origin which means “from Scotland.” Considering their roots in olden day Ireland and Scotland, Sebastian, Sean, Stephen, Scott all have deep meanings behind them. It’s important to find one you think resonates well with your child as they grow up! Sidney comes from Old French words meaning “wide island” or “far inland riverbank.” And if you’re looking for more traditional names starting with S,..
With boys’ names starting with S there are many different options available but the popular ones are all worth a try!
Spencer and Stewart. I love how these names both have the “s” sound in them, but can also be spelled differently! Spencer is from an English surname which means “spinner of thread” or “the son of Spence.” And Stewart is Scottish for one who lives near the river Stour. There’s also Sebastian, Sean (which was my first choice when it came to boys’ names that start with S), Stephen, Scott–all traditional and deep meaning behind them. Plus Sidney comes from Old French words meaning “wide island” or “far inland riverbank.” With so many cute options available starting with S you can’t go wrong with any of them!
Sidenote: One thing I wish I had known before trying boys names that start with S is the fact that you can spell them differently. So if Sean isn’t a name on your list it could be spelled Shayne or Shane, too–which are also really cute options and not as popular so they aren’t overused. And Spencer has multiple variations like Spenser, Speer, Spector (all which have their own meanings)–depending on what spelling works best for you or how much more time you want to put into finding out about these different iterations..it may take some research but all worth it in the end.*
Blog Post Title: Things I Wish I’d Known Before Trying Boys’ Names That Start With S
Description: Five things that you should know before trying a boys name that starts with the letter “S.”
Blog Content: The first thing I wish that I had known before trying a boys name starting with the letter “S” is that you can spell them differently. So if Sean isn’t a name on your list it could be spelled Shayne or Shane, too–which are also really cute options and not as popular so they aren’t overused. And Spencer has multiple variations like Spenser, Speer, Spector (all which have their own meanings)–depending on what spelling works best for you or how much more time you want to put into finding out about these different iterations..it may take some research but all worth it in the end.
- The next thing that I wished I knew beforehand was that there
- I had better luck with names that are two words, like Stanley and Samson.
- Some people think it’s strange to name a little girl Noah or Zachary, but I love those names!
- A lot of the popular boy names starting with S are also used for girls: Sophia, Sofia, Sasha.
Not all long lastnames work as first initials; some sound too formal (like Stanton) and others have letters in them that don’t look good together (such as Sarah). And not every nickname is cute enough to use at first glance when naming your child! For example, Savannah can be shortened down into Savvy which sounds short and sweet – instead of The Savior Of All Living Things.
I really wish someone had told me that sometimes you have to make compromises! For example, my husband’s favorite name is Sebastian and mine is Sawyer. So we decided on a compromise: the baby will be named Sawyer Sebastian.
Many different cultures have their own long, proud family names that start with S. However, these are often difficult to translate into English because they’re not words in the first place (like Socrates) or they sound completely different when spelled out phonetically (such as Zawe).
It’s important to take a step back and really think about how you will pronounce your baby’s name at all stages of his life – for example, if he gets teased at school we want him to be able to say it without feeling embarrassed! Likewise, if she goes by her middle name but needs help spelling it on tests and other things like college applications later on down the line, make sure its easily pronounced. The last thing you want is for your child to have a name that’s hard or impossible to pronounce – we’re talking about him being teased in elementary school, middle school, high school and beyond! Try using an easy phonetic spelling when you get frustrated. This way if he can’t say his own name right off the bat, at least it will be spelled correctly so people know how to spell it out loud for him (rather than saying something like “Zawe” instead of “Seth”). It also helps with writing checks, filling out forms on websites and more without making mistakes because they won’t have any context clues as to what the letters are intended for.
It might take some time getting used to this new pronunciation but it will be worth it in the end.
Sure, they might not have their name on a business card or personal website but you can always write out “Seth” instead of Seth if someone struggles to say his name (or just use an easier variation like Zo). They’ll appreciate the gesture since we all know how frustrating it is trying to get people’s attention when your voice doesn’t carry well!
Personalize and make their initials something more unique than S with some creativity. For example, my stepson has A as his first initial which I’ve turned into a cross for him so he has ASR. This way people won’t mix up who they’re talking about because there are two kids that go by the name of Scott in our family and I can’t make up my mind which one is the original so now they’re both ASR. -If you don’t want their name to be a secret, just pick an initial instead. This way if someone spells it wrong or doesn’t know how to pronounce them correctly at first, you’ll still have a chance for your son’s initials to show up somewhere without him being embarrassed about having such a common letter as his middle initial (like S). -Siblings should get creative with names that start with different letters too! If siblings are close enough together in age then people will assume they’ve been named after each other but when there’s more than one sibling on either side of this