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Is This Baby Name Too Extreme?

My wife and I are considering the name Champion for our third son. We didn't use traditional names for our other sons, Adonis and Legend, but my wife is really not sold on Champion. She thinks that it is too unique and could make him big-headed. I like the name and thinks it flows nicely with our last name, Lynn. Is it too much?

–Proud Dad

Your first two sons have bold, confident names; should your third one follow suit? Yes and no. I can see your perspective: That the exalted word name Champion is right in sync with big brothers Adonis and Legend. It makes sense! But the fact is that "too extreme" is a matter of personal preference. Champion does cross a line—because your wife thinks it does.

The Name Lady isn't in the business of swaying any parent to accept a name he or she is uncomfortable with. So I suggest that you move on, and get busy looking for a name you both think is a winner.

All that said, the little brother of Adonis and Legend probably shouldn't be named Bob. Instead of Champion, would you and your wife like Titan? How about Reign, Kingsley, Mars, or Thunder? Maybe one of these fearless names for boys would complete your trio. Or these names that conjure a "man of action" feeling.

Or, inspired by the legendary Adonis, how about one of these 14 names from ancient Rome? Only you and your wife can decide—together—which names are too much, and which ones just right for your family.


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February 28, 2018 5:41 PM
By Anon (not verified)

This letter is satire, right? Please tell me that it's satire.

March 2, 2018 3:27 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

I have no ideas especially if the line is so objective. Adonis? Legend? Champion? Is it that champion is more commonly used in context of dialogue of the three? Other than that as far as style goes all seem to have the great expectations you’ve opted to place upon them. (If I gave you any options I’m afraid you’d just think I was judging.)

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