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Open Thread: What Is The Most Attractive Male Name Of All Time?

Open Thread: What Is The Best Male Name Of All Time?Last October, I wrote a piece detailing the male names that are inherently, invariably hot. You know, the names that just never do not belong to people you find attractive. Liam. Forrest. Nolan, Noel, Hunter. Naming your kid one of these is just destining him to be a total heartthrob (bonus points if you name your daughter one of those, because women with conventionally male names are also invariably cool, effortless and ridiculously attractive). And such is the way of the world.

Given that we were discussing Christina Aguilera‘s decision to name her kid something that sounds like a Bath & Body Works candle, I thought we could move onto a more positive note and talk about our favorite names for boys.

In addition to names I just plan find attractive, there are also ones that simply have a nice ring to them. I like Dillon, Scott, Joseph, Dustin…they’re all excellent names with nice rings to ‘em. Honestly, provided you’re not naming your kid Hitler, Pepsi or Puppy, you’re probably not doing too poorly on the “titling of a human being” front.

So, what is your all-time favorite male name? Tell us in the comments! And if you feel like explaining, definitely explain–I’m sure the men with those names would love to know why they’re so lucky.

[UPDATE: Click here to see the definitive list of the most attractive guy names!]

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  • Jenni
    • Samantha Escobar

      Not Seth.
      Not Cohen.
      Not Seth Cohen.
      ONLY BOTH SIMULTANEOUSLY.

    • Heather C

      Yes.

  • Alexis Rhiannon

    Big fan of Scott.

  • Sara Steinfeld
    • Sara Steinfeld

      OH or Isaac. That, too.

    • Samantha Escobar

      Oh my god I’m so happy I’m not the only Chris Messina obsessed lady.

  • Heather C

    Tobias? Bear?

    • Samantha Escobar

      TOBY. I love the name Toby.

      And teddybears.

    • Eileen

      Nah, Tobias is the wimpy kid from Animorphs. If you wanna call your son Aximili, though, I’m down with that.

    • Alexandra Mitchell

      Omg, please read Divergent. You might just change your opinions on Tobias.

  • Eileen

    I liked Robert, but I’ve been with two and that’s probably enough. Ditto for Jeffrey. Ditto for Matthew.

    I really need to kiss men with new names.

  • http://ThePeppercat.com/ Candace

    Noah.

  • Charmless

    Alexander. I don’t know what it is about that name. This happened pre-Skarsgard. I’m okay with Alex, but I prefer the full name. If pushed, I’ll maaaaybe okay the French version, Alexandre, on a case-by-case basis.

    Cameron. It CANNOT be shortened to Cam. Cam is an asshole. This is probably Bueller-related.

    Also, Dylan, but I know EXACTLY where this one came from:

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l69qj96Yq81qzkcdwo1_400.gif

    • Samantha Escobar

      I dated a Cameron. I called him Cam after we started dating. He was an asshole.

  • Jen Pires

    Something very masculine, rugged, and rustic….Wesley ,Brandon ,Wyatt, Broderick, Angus Burger

  • Alexandra Mitchell

    I’ve always had an affinity for the name David. Check my crush record. But I also massively adore the name Nathan. Mainly because of Nathan Fillion. But also Nathan Scott.

  • anna

    Milo is adorable to me.

  • al

    I like Noah and Ryder.

  • hannah

    Asher, Josiah, Levi, Elijah, Jeremiah…all those off-the-beaten-track old testament names.

  • arielmarie

    Nate. Nathan. But mostly Nate. I went through an extremely long phase where I swear every guy I met (and was attracted to) was named Nate. The name itself still gets to me where if I hear it, I have to double check the guy to see if I find him attractive. I have no idea why. (And actually, my “first kiss” was with a Nathan….granted, I was like 5, but maybe it just stuck with me). The name gives me chills and it’s not natural!!

  • JenH1986

    I’m currently obsessed with Elliot (no idea why) and I’ve always had a thing for Abel and Gabriel (not together). Both are played out so if we ever have kids I’ll have to rethink those names.

  • Jowee

    Ezekiel! .. Zeke for short. Does anyone remember Josh Hartnett in “The Faculty” and his name was Zeke? I am drooling just thinking about him in that movie!

  • Alana Vincenza

    Ben. Well…Benny. Okay, I’m actually talking about Benedict Cumberbatch.

  • LittleBird

    Alexander, Vincent (never Vinnie) Adrian, Nicholas/Nick, Robert/Rob.

  • sp26

    I married a Blaze, and gave birth to Justus (latin spelling of justice) and Blake all hot names, but than again im partial.LOL

  • Renee Howard

    I always wanted a boy names Thomas. All I had were girls. My grandma’s brother was Thomas and all he had were girls, too! I loved him like he was a grandpa to me. And that is what made the name so Awesome! In my name, some of these “cute” names just don’t match the face after they get to a certain age. I can say that, I’m in the over 50 crowd, so I know what I mean. Chad, Brandon, Dylan etc are names for a younger person, not an old person.

    • Renee Howard

      Toby, Cameron and Christopher are for young people too, not old people. Gotta give a name to someone who is going to grow up!