Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Boy -sons


OK... we've looked at the -son names given to both boys and girls in 2012, as well as the -son names given to only girls in 2012. Now, let's look at the long list of -son names given to only boys in 2012. Most of them are various spellings of one name, so I will shorten the list first by gathering those spellings, but you can see the entire list of names in alphabetical order along with their number of births at the end of the post.

Aason, Aceson, Aeson, Ason, Ayson
Alson
Andersson
Anson
Benson
Braeson, Braison, Brason, Brayson, Breyson
Branson
Braxson
Brenson
Briceson, Brison, Bryceson, Brycson
Brinson
Bronson
Byson
Caeson, Caison, Cason, Kaeson, Kason, Keison
Carlson, Karlson
Carrson, Karrson
Chanson
Charleson
Chason, Chayson
Clayson
Coleson, Colson, Coulson, Kolson
Cyson, Khyson, Kison, Kyson
Daison, Dason, Dayson
Davidson
Davison
Daxson
Denilson
Dennison
Dickson
Drayson, Dreyson
Dyson
Eason
Eddison
Edenilson
Edinson
Edson
Eliason
Elson
Erickson, Ericson, Erikson
Everson
Ferguson
Garrison, Garyson
Gerson
Graceson, Graeson, Graison, Grason
Hanson
Hason, Hasson
Henderson
Henson
Herson
Hutchison
Hutson
Iason
Ison
Iverson
Jacson, Jakkson, Jakson, Jaxxson
Jaeson, Jahson, Jaison, Jasson, Jayson, Jaysson, Jeison, Jeson, Jeyson, Json
Jaimeson, Jamason, Jamyson, Jaymason, Jaymison
Jamerson
Janson
Jeferson, Jefferson
Jenson
Jerison
Jerson
Jetson, Jettson
Johnson
Judson
Jyson
Kelson
Kenson
Kingson
Larson, Larsson
Lason, Layson
Leeson
Liedson
Mackson, Macson, Makson, Maxson
Manson
Marson
Masson, Meyson
Matheson, Mathison
Matson, Mattson
Monson
Myson
Naason, Nason, Nayson
Nelson, Nilson
Nickson, Nixson
Nosson
Orson
Pason
Patterson
Paxson
Peterson
Rawson
Rayson
Richardson
Rickson
Robertson
Robinson
Robson
Ryerson
Ryson
Sampson
Samson
Stetson
Stevenson
Taison, Tayson
Tennison
Thompson
Thomson
Tison, Tyeson
Traeson, Trayson, Treson, Treyson
Tryson
Vinson
Watson
Wesson
Williamson
Willson, Wilson
Winson
Woodson
Yeison

A couple of interesting finds...

  • I am really liking Aceson. It, and it's various spellings (Aeson is actually the most popular), could make a splash, especially with Ace being on the rise. I think it sticks out to me personally because of my fondness for sound-alike Asa. 
  • Branson is quite popular among this bunch (see below)... possibly due to Downton Abbey?
  • Why is Byson used, but not Bison?
  • Eliason also sticks out to me. It seems to be a logical go-to for those wanting to honor an Elias or Eli.
  • Grayson is on the list for both boys and girls, but alternate spelling Graceson could put a twist on this whole list by being able to honor a woman in the family... son of Grace?
  • I never thought there could be so many spellings of Jason, but there are and Json takes the cake. (I actually like the look of Jaeson though.)
  • And some of the spellings of Jameson produce a pronunciation dilemma... is it JAY-meh-son or JAY-MAY-son?
  • In my look at Kel- names, I mention Kelson as an option, and now I say it could be a strong option for those wanting to honor a Kelly (or Kelli). :) 
  • The various spellings of Mackson/Maxson could allow parents to honor a Mack OR a Max... but people on the playground may never know the difference.
  • We have Herson and Myson, why is there no Hisson or Yourson?
  • Have you ever considered Vinson? It could be an alternative to Vincent as well as a way to honor a Vince or Vincent.

What other observations can you make from the list? What is your favorite -son name for a boy?

As promised, the above list in alphabetical order with their number of births for 2012:

Aason 5
Aceson 15
Aeson 36
Alson 7
Andersson 5
Anson 157
Ason 7
Ayson 27
Benson 429
Braeson 8
Braison 23
Branson 338
Brason 9
Braxson 10
Brayson 179
Brenson 8
Breyson 14
Briceson 11
Brinson 7
Brison 71
Bronson 296
Bryceson 25
Brycson 5
Byson 6
Caeson 11
Caison 22
Carlson 9
Carrson 13
Cason 581
Chanson 9
Charleson 5
Chason 42
Chayson 10
Clayson 7
Coleson 59
Colson 144
Coulson 12
Cyson 7
Daison 14
Dason 26
Davidson 25
Davison 15
Daxson 13
Dayson 52
Denilson 20
Dennison 6
Dickson 6
Drayson 36
Dreyson 29
Dyson 95
Eason 127
Eddison 25
Edenilson 7
Edinson 9
Edson 59
Eliason 5
Elson 25
Erickson 22
Ericson 16
Erikson 16
Everson 17
Ferguson 6
Garrison 197
Garyson 5
Gerson 101
Graceson 10
Graeson 48
Graison 22
Grason 23
Hanson 43
Hason 8
Hasson 6
Henderson 19
Henson 14
Herson 8
Hutchison 7
Hutson 27
Iason 5
Ison 9
Iverson 27
Jacson 7
Jaeson 20
Jahson 5
Jaimeson 7
Jaison 36
Jakkson 5
Jakson 41
Jamason 14
Jamerson 13
Jamyson 5
Janson 25
Jasson 16
Jaxxson 17
Jaymason 11
Jaymison 12
Jayson 804
Jaysson 5
Jeferson 17
Jefferson 393
Jeison 13
Jenson 111
Jerison 5
Jerson 32
Jeson 5
Jetson 18
Jettson 8
Jeyson 16
Johnson 63
Json 7
Judson 177
Jyson 5
Kaeson 61
Karlson 5
Karrson 6
Kason 767
Keison 10
Kelson 40
Kenson 17
Khyson 7
Kingson 9
Kison 6
Kolson 25
Kyson 334
Larson 35
Larsson 5
Lason 8
Layson 5
Leeson 5
Liedson 5
Mackson 10
Macson 6
Makson 5
Manson 9
Marson 5
Masson 16
Matheson 8
Mathison 6
Matson 11
Mattson 7
Maxson 44
Meyson 5
Monson 8
Myson 16
Naason 5
Nason 24
Nayson 9
Nelson 461
Nickson 19
Nilson 11
Nixson 7
Nosson 52
Orson 31
Pason 5
Patterson 11
Paxson 39
Peterson 14
Rawson 6
Rayson 14
Richardson 9
Rickson 6
Robertson 6
Robinson 58
Robson 6
Ryerson 6
Ryson 16
Sampson 38
Samson 277
Stetson 163
Stevenson 13
Taison 12
Tayson 40
Tennison 6
Thompson 35
Thomson 7
Tison 12
Traeson 8
Trayson 23
Treson 7
Treyson 113
Tryson 6
Tyeson 16
Vinson 36
Watson 81
Wesson 87
Williamson 5
Willson 11
Wilson 418
Winson 12
Woodson 15
Yeison 19

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2 comments:

  1. Yes, I'd say Branson is my new favorite mostly because of Tom on Downton Abbey. He's becoming a fave character. I also like Jameson but not many others. (JAY-meh-son)

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  2. My son's name is Cason and he was born in 2012. I was surprised to see there were 581 born that year!

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