Short Boy's Names: This or That?

Please choose ONE name from each "this or that" option. You'll end up with one for each letter of the alphabet (except for Q and U). Please do NOT say "both" or "neither". If you despise both, tell me which one you despise the least.

I realize some people feel that some of these should be nicknames only (i.e. Drew or Finn), and that is perfectly fine with me. Still choose one please, but feel free to point out that you prefer it as a nickname.

For this question, I classified "short" names as names with 5 or less characters and/or 2 or less syllables. So, here are the names:

Adam OR Alan

Blake OR Bryce

Carl OR Clark

Dean OR Drew

Earl OR Edwin

Floyd OR Finn

George OR Graham

Heath OR Hans

Ivan OR Ian

Jack OR Joel

Keith OR Kirk

Luke OR Lance

Mark or Max

Noel OR Neil

Otto OR Oscar

Paul OR Pierce

Reid OR Rhys

Seth OR Sean

Todd OR Troy

Vince OR Vaughn

Wayne OR Wade

Xander OR Xavier

York OR Yale

Zeus OR Zane

(Ok, so maybe Xavier's not really that short, but I was limited with X names! lol)

BQ: What are your favorite THREE names from the ones above?

:)

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    Adam

    Alan is boring, I have a good friend named Adam:)

    Blake

    For some reason I'm liking Blake at the moment. cool name.

    Carl

    Clark reminds me of superman, not really a bad association, but I prefer Carl.

    Dean

    Drew reminds me of Drew Barrimore, I do realize it's unisex, but I've never met a boy Drew. Dean is cool.

    Edwin

    Earl is interesting, but I prefer Edwin.

    Floyd

    Pink Floyd? :) Finn is boring.

    George

    George is a wonderful classic, Grahm is also a great name, but I do prefer George.

    Heath

    Heath reminds me of Australia, surfers, summertime and long white beaches:D Hans is dull

    Ian

    Ivan seems so harsh, I don't like Ian much either, but I prefer it over Ivan.

    Jack OR Joel

    Both names are really lovely, but I prefer Jack as a nickname for Jaquin, also there allways seem to be an "Jack" in american TV shows, this sort of puts me off the name. Joel is really interesting, uncommon and great. I prefer it as a middle name, but lovely just the same.

    Keith

    Neither is particularly nice, but Keith is better.

    Luke

    I love Luke as a NN for Lucas, which also is a lovely name. Lance I don't like, it seems to feminine for some reason.

    Max

    I love all the male "Max-" names, and I love Max as a NN for them, it's sweet, but masculine and strong. Suits any age. I've never been a fan of Mark as means "worm" in norwegian!

    Noel

    I was massivly into Noel a few months back, and though I don't consider it a favorite any more, I do like it. It's soft, sweet but also strong. Great as a middle name.

    Oscar

    Oscar is so cute! The only Otto I know is 76 years old, feels a bit outdated.

    Pierce

    Pierce is pretty cool, I'm quite liking Percival and Percy, which are similar names. Paul is a bit overdone by now.

    Reid

    A bit surname-y, but alright.

    Seth

    Seth is nice.

    Troy

    Todd just reminds me of the character on "Scurbs". He was so tiering:( Troy is masculine and strong!

    Vaughn

    Cool name.

    Wade

    Not a fan of either, but Wade is the lesser of two evils.

    Xander

    Not a fan of this way of spelling it (prefer Sander), but it's alright.

    York

    Would not name my child either.

    Zeus

    Have to go for the greek god:) Pretty cool name.

    BQ: Joel, Pierce and Max

  • Adam OR Alan=Adam

    Blake OR Bryce=Blake

    Carl OR Clark=Clark

    Dean OR Drew=Drew

    Earl OR Edwin=Edwin

    Floyd OR Finn=Floyd

    George OR Graham=George

    Heath OR Hans=Hans

    Ivan OR Ian=Ivan

    Jack OR Joel=Jack

    Keith OR Kirk=

    Luke OR Lance=

    Mark or Max=

    Noel OR Neil=Neil

    Otto OR Oscar=Oscar

    Paul OR Pierce=Paul

    Reid OR Rhys=Reid

    Seth OR Sean=Sean

    Todd OR Troy=Todd

    Vince OR Vaughn=Vince

    Wayne OR Wade=Wayne

    Xander OR Xavier=Xavier

    York OR Yale=York

    Zeus OR Zane =Zane

  • 1 decade ago

    Adam Blake Earl Floyd Graham Heath Ian Joel Kirk Lance Max Neil Oscar Pierce Rhys Seth Todd Vaughn Wade Xander Yale Zane

    Zane Heath Lance

  • Adam or Alan ~ Adam

    Blake or Bryce ~ Blake

    Carl or Clark ~ Carl

    Dean or Drew ~ Dean

    Earl or Edwin ~ Earl

    Floyd or Finn ~ Finn as a nickname only

    George or Graham ~ Graham

    Heath or Hans ~ Heath

    Ivan or Ian ~ Ian

    Jack or Joel ~ Joel

    Keith or Kirk ~ Keith

    Luke or Lance ~ Luke

    Mark or Max ~ Max as a nickname only

    Noel or Neil ~ Noel

    Otto or Oscar ~ Oscar

    Paul or Pierce ~ Paul

    Reid or Rhys ~ Rhys

    Seth or Sean ~ Seán

    Todd or Troy ~ Troy

    Vince or Vaughn ~ Vince as a nickname only

    Wayne or Wade ~ Wayne

    Xander or Xavier ~ Xavier

    York or Yale ~ Yale

    Zeus or Zane ~ Zeus

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  • hunt
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Adam OR Alan ADAM

    Blake OR Bryce BRYCE

    Carl OR Clark CARL

    Dean OR Drew DEAN

    Earl OR Edwin EDWIN

    Floyd OR Finn FINN

    George OR Graham GEORGE

    Heath OR Hans HEATH

    Ivan OR Ian IAN

    Jack OR Joel JACK

    Keith OR Kirk KEITH

    Luke OR Lance LUKE

    Mark or Max MARK

    Noel OR Neil NOEL

    Otto OR Oscar OTTO

    Paul OR Pierce PIERCE

    Reid OR Rhys REID

    Seth OR Sean SETH

    Todd OR Troy TROY

    Vince OR Vaughn VAUGHN

    Wayne OR Wade WADE

    Xander OR Xavier XAVIER

    York OR Yale YORK

    Zeus OR Zane ZANE

    BQ: What are your favorite THREE names from the ones above?

    ADAM, ZANE AND SETH

  • ALEXIS
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Adam

    Blake

    Carl

    Drew

    Edwin

    Finn

    Graham

    Heath

    Ian

    Jack

    Keith

    Luke

    Max

    Neil

    Oscar

    Paul

    Rhys

    Seth

    Todd

    Vaughn

    Wade

    Xander

    Yale

    Zane

    BQ: Xander, Jack, and Rhys are my top 3 favorites.

  • Adam

    Blake

    Carl

    Drew

    Earl

    Finn

    George

    Heath

    Ian

    Jack

    Keith

    Luke

    Max

    Neil

    Oscar

    Paul

    Rhys

    Seth

    Todd

    Vaughn

    Wayne

    Xavier

    Yale

    Zane

    XAVIER, HEATH, DREW <3

  • Juliet
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Adam

    Blake

    Carl

    Dean

    Edwin

    Finn

    George

    Heath

    Ian

    Jack

    Keith

    Lance

    Max

    Noel

    Otto

    Paul

    Rhys

    Sean

    Todd

    Vaughn

    Wayne

    Xavier

    Yale

    Zane

    BQ:

    - Jack

    - Max

    - Heath

    (but I also really like Keith, Paul and Noel)

    :]

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Glad your still doing these questions!

    Adam - I like this biblical name it's handsome

    Blake - It's a nice name and I like the funky edge to the name

    Carl - I like this name however I wouldn't use it

    Dean - I like this handsome classic

    Finn - It's much better than Floyd which is slightly embarrasing

    Graham - It's bad better than George

    Heath - I love this name

    Ivan - Reminds me of Father Ivan at chuch lovely man

    Jack - This is a gorgeous classic adore this name it's simply great

    Kirk - It's better than Keith

    Luke - I like this biblical name it's really handsome

    Max - I like this name it's a cute and easy

    Noel - I again like this name I also like the feminine form Noelle

    Otto - Better than the horrendous Oscar

    Paul - It's simple and cute

    Rhys - I like this name it's really lovely Celtic name

    Sean - It's nice

    Troy - I like this name it has a good feel to the name

    Vaughn - I prefer to Vince

    Wade - I prefer to Wayne which is ugly

    Xavier - I like this name it's a really nice interesting name

    York - I kind of strangely love

    Zane - Zeus is strange but Zane isn't that much better

    My top three: Blake, Dean and Jack

    Hope this helped ;)

  • FUN!

    Adam - classic

    Blake- but both nice

    Carl - a classic name that I really like

    Dean - nice

    Edwin - distinguished

    Finn - both about equal though

    George - this name is going to make a come back

    Heath - another classic

    Ivan - tough call, like them both

    Jack, both great names, but I really love the name Jack

    Kirk - could be my old childhood crush on Kirk Cameron :)

    Luke - Very nice name

    Mark - Classic and great

    Noel - love them both though

    Otto - sounds like a sports name

    Paul - classic, haven't heard it in a long time

    Reid - like both though

    Sean - again both great

    Troy - two great classics

    Vince - reminds me of Vince Lombardi (Packer fan here)

    Wade - tough choice, both classics

    Xavier - both great new names

    Yale - caught me off-guard, haven't heard this one

    Zane - I like it, I fear Zeus would get ridiculed being a God

    BQ: JACK!!!, Mark and Noel

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