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Let's talk about Grant!

  • ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
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    I have a top 13 for girls (Isabelle, Arianne, Olivia, Violet, Rachel, Lilia, Charlotte, Eleni, Hannah, Eva, Catherine, Emmeline, and Tess), and an even top 12 for boys (Caleb, Everett, Asher, Jack, Grayson, Avery, Bailey, Samuel, Boaz, Zane, Brody, and Spencer), and I’m trying to even it out.

    Lately, I have been REALLY crushing on Grant. I love that it’s sort of regal and smart and classy–it’s pretty much a classic, but still unusual enough that it has never seemed overdone or dated. I’m tossing around a couple other options (Declan, Leopold, maybe Calvin, Noah, Ronan, or Wilder), but Grant keeps coming back to me. WDYT of it? Would you be happy to meet a Grant? Does it work well on my list? Do you like it better as a FN or a MN? In general I’ve preferred it as a MN, but lately I’ve been thinking of moving it up to a FN spot, as I’m loving it so much…

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  • embra
    Participant

    I like it! I also think Graham or Dean would work well on your list. I think it could work well as a fn or mn, but which would be better depends on what his other names (including the last name) will be.

    Phlutegirl
    Phlutegirl
    Participant

    Grant is a great underused classic!

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I think it’s fine. Growing up, I had a cousin named Grant and I always thought it was a bit of boring-sounding name … made me think of the noun/verb and reminded me of “grunt.” But it’s grown on me some as an adult. I like it, but I might not do it if you also have a Grayson. Of the others you listed, Calvin is my favorite, followed closely by Noah.

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    Thanks, ladies! Amy–yes, of course, I wouldn’t have a Grayson and a Grant, obviously, but I don’t think there’s harm in entertaining both options until I actually do have kids. :)

    @embra – who knows about the ln at this point, haha! I’m single and just entertaining name possibilities, but the ln right now is quite close to Roberts. I could adopt while I’m single still (which would give him my surname), or adopt when I’m married, or even have a biological child with a future husband, in which case, he would have my husband’s surname (which I have no way of predicting!). I really have no combo ideas for Grant yet–I had liked the idea of Sebastian ____ Grant, but I don’t love Sebastian enough to use it, and I don’t have any ideas for Grant as a FN. I like Atticus Grant, too, but not Grant Atticus, and I don’t think I’d have the guts to use Atticus up front.

    What sort of little boy does everyone imagine with the name Grant? I can’t seem to decide if I love it enough to use it up front. le sigh. Maybe it’s just because I haven’t found a combo with it that I would use that I love enough.

    Or… what about Jack August Grant? I came up with my Jack combo while I was really loving Cole as a middle, and I still like it, but I don’t love it, so I’ve been toying with some replacements for it (Jack August Wilder, Jack August Shepherd, Jack August Fitzwilliam)–would Jack August Grant be cool?


    embra
    Participant

    I see Grant as tall, handsome, smart, and kind of quiet. I like Jack August Grant as a combo!

    GemmaJewel
    GemmaJewel
    Participant

    My older brother’s name is Grant so I’m going to be biased ;)

    Surnames are on such a kick right now and I think Grant is a perfect name. It’s not a long name or complex in anyway. It’s easy to say, easy to spell and I think it ages really well.

    If you’re interested, my brother’s name is Grant Michael.


    kimiha
    Participant

    i like grant. i think it has a classic sound yet its unusual. a cool combo of characteristics. id use it as a first name. if you use your last name, grant richards sounds very sophisticated. it fits perfectly with your list.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Jack August Grant sounds a little clipped to me somehow. My cousin is Grant Matthew, fwiw.
    My image of Grant is based on the two I know (who are quite opposite).

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    I’ve known a few Grant’s and I think it’s a pretty cool name. :)

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