November 4th, 2012
Whew. Little hiatus there between family visits and settling in to the new digs. But we’re back now to continue our “Names Like…” series. Do you like them to go in order of popularity, alternating between boys and girls? Or would you rather me choose randomly?
Mason has climbed an astonishing 10 spots in one year, up from number 12 in 2010 to second place just behind Jacob in 2011. No, Kourtney K. is not to receive sole credit. Though she did help hoist the name into further notoriety. Mason fits perfectly with the climate we are living in: he’s got two syllables, ends in N, and has that lovely long A everyone’s raving about. Oh, and he ends in “son.” To quote Laura Wattenberg, “we’re still living in the house that Jason built.”
So what to sub for Mason? My immediate thought is to go toward trade names, those particularly associated with building. Thatcher. Sawyer.
That’s not going to satisfy you long-A-ends-in-N lovers though. For you, I offer one little letter change with Macon (place name?).
Without further ado, here’s the whole list:
Sisters: Callie, Gwyneth, Harper, Lyra, Tamsin
Brothers: Declan, Grant, Kirby, Quinlan, Walker
What would you name Mason’s brother? Melissa Joan Hart chose Braydon and Tucker. Kelsey Grammer opted for Mason for his little girl. He also has daughters named Spencer, Greer, and Faith, and a son called Jude.
Above: Mason nautical name block set from Snipitsick