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Listen Here Sonny (The Name That Got Away)
If we had another baby I already know what I would want their name to be. But I can’t use it. How sad is that? I can’t use it because it ends in “-son” and so does our last name. And to me, that just sounds funny. In fact, a lot of my favorite baby names end in -son. But my loss is your gain. I’m sharing my 20 favorite baby names that end in -son and you can snag any of them for your own baby naming pleasure!
Anderson is one of those names that is a last name that works really well as a first name. Don’t you think? Andy is a cute nickname too. It’s win, win.
Addison has become popular recently but I still think it’s lovely. There’s a lot of spelling variations of this name too: Addison, Addyson, Adison
I love this name. It’s adorable for a baby and still masculine for a man. It’s one of those names that just fits through all stages of life. Nickname him Bry. So cute.
Okay, what woman that grew up in the 80′s and 90′s wouldn’t love the name Dawson. Dawson’s Creek anyone? Come on. ;)
Emmerson is the name that got away. This is my favorite baby name that I can’t use. It’s perfect for a little boy or a little girl. If you choose it for a little girl, Emmy is an adorable shortened version.
For you music lovers out there, Gibson is perfection. Hang little guitars all over his nursery if you don’t think it’s too obvious. Ha!
Another great “last name as a first name” name. Jackson is a strong name. Jack is a sturdy nickname and when he’s older he can choose which he’d rather be called.
I know this one is generally more masculine but I think it would be adorable on a little girl. Nickname her James or Jamie and it’s a super cute crossover name.
Another nod to those of us who were young in the 90′s. Mmmmbop.
You know this name automatically conjures up Indiana Jones visions. This is perfect for your little adventurer baby.
Like the river maybe? I’m not sure why I love this name so much but I just do.
An oldie but a goodie. This not-overly-common but still traditional name is a great mix of modern and old fashioned.
I know, I know, everyone loves this name. But how can you not with a nickname as cute as “Little Maddy”?
Again, this tends to be used more for boys but I think it would be adorable for a little girl. Call her “Mae” for short.
I’m looking at you music lovers! This one is sooooo good. I almost want to have more babies just so I can use it. Oh wait, that pesky -son thing. Dang it. You take it! It’s too good to waste.
This one is adorable. I envision overalls and summer fields.
We’re taking it waaaayyy back with this name but it’s a strong one. (Get it?)
Oh man! I am just a sucker for these androgynous names. Tennyson is old fashioned. Someone please take it. I can’t stand it not being used for some little cutie!
It’s elementary why you should love this name. (I’m on fire tonight people!)
This grandpa name is adorable for a wee one. I love old names on new babies.