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177 Responses

    • Amy Vansant

      Now I’m going to have Duke of Earl in my head all day… duke duke duke duke of earl duke duke…

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      • Marian Elavsky

        Thanks, I’ll be singing that the rest of the night 😁

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      • Dee

        Joe Riley, Jr., my soulmate past away January 1999. I was left to raise 3 daughters ages 12 1/2 and 26 years old. Our oldest was married. I met my honey in October 1975. We were married July 1976. I don’t want another man in my life except for son in laws or grandson. He was a wonderful husband and daddy to his girls.

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      • Carol K

        Hayden Brody – sounds normal, but a cruel man may lurk beneath!

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      • Kathleen Garley

        That is my proposal for your name. It was my dad’s middle name and a great grandfather’s last name. New great grandson’s middle name too.

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      • Suzanne

        Broehain (means “broken”)
        Or
        Cruim (means “crooked”)
        Both are Scottish names.

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      • Carolyn Heiner

        I love the name Jet for a bad boy with black hair!

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      • Sheri Tippett

        Conall Phoenix would be an awesome name for your good bad guy!

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      • Mattea Medeiros

        Feral Phoenix sounds good😀

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      • Bobbie

        Rowan or Roan…. very manly tone…

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    • Sandy Lipinski

      My villains name is Hogan McCarthy.

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    • Sandie

      David Bruce was my late husband. We were soul mates. He left this world way to early. 18 years ago. Our girls ( then 13 & 10) have blossomed into beautiful woman and blessed me with 5 beautiful grandbabies. If you would please use his name and then I’ll get 2 books for my girls.

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    • Patricia Edwards

      How about Black Phoenix or Red Phoenix depending on the hair color??

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    • Karen Markuson

      Killian is a good name for a man in a kilt. I’m also biased. It’s my son’s name.

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    • Leona Ezekiel

      My selection for a name would be Risen as it would be a play on your last name if you choose Phoenix. Hope I lucky.

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    • Susan Berry

      By the look of the cover his name should be Angus

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    • Ruth Roberts

      Liam Phoenix? I think that’s a good moniker for a bad guy.

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    • Lynn

      TEÀRLACH: Scottish Gaelic form of Irish Gaelic Toirdhealbhach, meaning “instigator.” Or maybe Ross?

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    • Kim Brougher

      Manchester? or, Aloysius could be ironic. I don’t think of that as a strong name but I do think of it as an old name.

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    • Kelly

      Arthair Pheonix older name Gaelic for Arthur I believe

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    • Michelle Kennedy

      A strong name is needed to go with a surname like Phoenix. Perhaps Richard. We could have some fun with that….or perhaps he hasn’t a first name. He only goes by Phoenis because he’s embarrassed by his given name….like Homer or Wilbur….???😏

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    • Janey

      I think Jonah Phoenix in honor of my young cousin who passed just before his 19th birthday.
      Or you could go with Seth Phoenix. Seth was my late son’s name. He passed just 2 short weeks after his 21st birthday

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  1. Jeannie D.

    William Phoenix. Billy for short. Bully sounds like a bad boys name

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  2. Corine

    Blademour Phoenix, mysterious, dangerous, broody, sounds like a bad guy 😉

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  3. Marian Elavsky

    I have 3 suggestions:
    Gordon
    Noah
    Kaiser

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  4. Merry Chapman

    I like Dugan Phoenix, Ewan Phoenix is good too, Nigel Phoenix, Aidan Phoenix, Dougal Phoenix

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  5. Allyson A

    How about Sloan Phoenix? I think, Sloan sounds strong, no one to mess with.

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  6. Patricia Ramos

    Steel “Steely eyes” Phoenix
    Thanks this was fun!

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  7. Andrea Hilton-Bartulla

    Just a few suggestions: Draygon Phoenix (or Draegon), Victor (or Viktor), Dedmond Phoenix

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    • Angela Mason

      like this one…Draygon Phoenix (or Draegon)

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  8. Linda Moffitt

    Joaquin of course, Stefan, Kai, Liam, Callum, Rhys, Ciaran, Kian, Callum
    There’s a couple of names. 😘🙌😀
    Thank You

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  9. cody smith-candelaria

    Brann
    Craig
    Devlin
    Elgin
    Gavin
    Hollister
    Killian
    Mack
    Orin
    Sawyer
    Vaughn
    Zachary

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  10. Cherie Flook

    I think the name Declan Devereux, i think a man who has that name will be a man remembered! 😚

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  11. Nancy Goldberg Levine

    Tucker
    Robert
    Albert
    Eric
    (Some guys who weren’t very nice to me)

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  12. Jodi Wresh

    I like these names: Efren Phoenix, Everette Phoenix, or Jeremiah Phoenix

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  13. JeanMP

    Kaldar; Voltain; Sven; Rune; Tibolt; Aldan

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  14. Evelyn C

    How about Harv Phoenix? Strong sounding name, I think.

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  15. Linda

    I like Alastair or Malcolm Phoenix. Both sound like strong masculine characters.

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  16. Judith Anderson

    Roger, after Roger Mortimer and a despicable ex boss.

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  17. Amanda Frank

    My number 1 is Alastair or can be spelt Alasdair. It is a Scottish name and it reminds me of that one bad guy on Days of our Lives named Alastair. My second is Nathair because it means snake in Gaelic and that in itself already sets a tone of his character if his name means something sinisterlike.

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  18. Nancy Burgess

    I like Iron Phoenix sounds good.

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  19. Frank Wright

    Niall MacGregor / MacGregor was Rob Roy’s clan.

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  20. Kimber Hungerman

    Tiegan is a good one I think… Mysterious, sexy,and a little naughty. And it goes well with Phoenix…….Tiegan Phoenix.

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  21. Melva

    I think the name Damion or Damon Phoenix would be good for a villain.

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  22. Amber Kuehn

    How about Silas for a villian’s first name?

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  23. Gladys Mills

    I like the name Logan. My first choice was Earl.

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  24. Elizabeth

    Hagan, of Irish origin, meaning “little fire.” Hagan Phoenix *twirls villainous mustache*

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    • Ana M. Kurland

      Aodh is also Gaelic for fire. Aodh Phoenix.

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  25. Sharon Leach

    I like Cole. Think it works well with Phoenix. Cole Phoenix. Boris Foxey? Or Foxxy?

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  26. Linda Rutland

    The Phoenix rises from the flames so how about Flame Phoenix Flame sounds hot.

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  27. Lynn E

    Daithi
    Fionn
    Setanta
    Tomás
    Tadgh
    Darragh
    Donagh
    Seán
    Cian
    Traolach

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  28. Lori R

    Angus Bafly, just popped into my head, but makes me shiver

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  29. Kauai Kid

    Horatio
    Raibert
    Ainsley
    Rory
    Mungo

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  30. Victoria Cullen

    Aindrea. It is Andrew in Scottish and my sons name and the name of one of the worst hurricanes to hit florida. Andrew’s are a little bad.

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  31. Marci

    Austin Phoenix or Phoenix Austin. Oisin Phoenix, Ogma Phoenix

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  32. VihiousGirl

    Well let’s try:

    Cyclone
    Drago
    Bryce
    Bryne
    James (Bulldog) Phoenix
    Devon

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    • Cyndi Jones

      Or how about Hamish? Sounds good to me, but who knows…..lol

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  33. Teresa

    Dirk, like “a short dagger of a kind formerly carried by Scottish Highlanders…”

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  34. Paula Skillicorn

    Jeremiah – goes against the stereotype.

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  35. Katja

    Hi, how about Mordred? Old English and bad boy extraordinaire 😀

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    • Terri Roller

      Maoilios (pronounced MOOY lus)
      Maon (pronounced Moon)
      Searc (pronounced Shark)
      Earnan

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  36. SHIRLEY-ANN

    FINNLEY (FINN FOR SHORT?)
    BLAKE
    SLOANE

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  37. Freida

    Craig, a play on creag which is Scottish Gaelic for r!ock

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  38. Tim Daubert

    Hows is
    Herschel crabtree
    Or
    Justin laazay

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  39. Diane Lyons

    Oldman
    Flaraty
    Flightee
    Pharemone

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  40. Celeste Schmitt

    Joseph (Joe) works for me. He tried to kill me so I really don’t like that name. Or Jason Ian. Sweet guy, and I love his name. 😉

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  41. Amber Frechette

    Eoghan (pronounced oh-an) Phoenix

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  42. Martina

    How about Brick? Brick Phoenix sounds good 🙂

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  43. Katja

    A bit stolen from Ivanhoe book, but my first 3 villain-name I will always remember:
    Bruno de Bois-Guilbert
    – his name was Brian, but “de Bois-Guilbert” always sounded a bit like “de Bois Guilt-ber”.
    Sir Hugo De Bracy
    – I always loved the mean sound of “Sir Hugo de Baskerville” at Prologue in the Holmes Story, “Sir Hugo” just must be mean! Same for “Maurice de Bracy”, because “de Bracy” sound a lot like “brace-brace” on an airplain.
    Roman Malvoisin
    – allready includes the mad mined in the last name “male” meaning in Frensh “mad” or “sick” – “voi” to see and “sin” voila a perfect villain by name, so he must be a “Roman” as a first name.

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  44. Maria Dalmau

    Ciaran ( dark, shadowy)
    Hamish
    Finlay
    Gregor

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  45. Karen

    Malandro (Portuguese origin: mugger; nowadays: rip-off artist, con-man)

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  46. Fiona

    If you are leaning towards Ian, then how about spelling it the Gaelic way, Iain. Much more impressive that way.
    Roberto Phoenix sounds scarey to me. I think I have forgotten how to spell. Good luck and good night.

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    • Amy Vansant

      Oh Fiona, your personal name is in the book for sure…You’re a complex character, lady! 🙂

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      • Wendy

        One of my daughter’s is a Fiona. She is a handful! That girl is going to rule the world one day:)

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  47. Linda

    makena phoenix sounds like a good villains name

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  48. Joy

    I really like the name Phoenix Vargo for your new villain.

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  49. Tricee

    Cameron Campbell. Cameron is Gaelic for crooked nose and Campbell Is Gaelic for crooked mouth. You could use the name meanings in his description.

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  50. Tanya

    Finley Phoenix sounds nice together… and it’s a Scottish name.
    Torin Phoenix … Ramsey Phoenix, Finlay Phoenix, Jakson Phoenix.
    All Scottish names.
    Phineas is my Chihuahuas name ☺
    Torin sounds like a Scottish bad boy name, and it reminds be of
    torrid, lol
    People in the book could call him Tor at times for short, like Thor ☺
    Or you might name him Thor 😁
    There’s also Toran.
    Price Phoenix has a nice ring to it.
    Birk Phoenix, Gregor, Grant, Sinclair, Thane, Torrence, Trahern, all Scottish ☺
    Coming up with names is always hard. Every time I rescue a dog we use baby name books to choose their names, lol

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  51. Vanessa

    I say Wade Phoenix would be good. Of course I’m partial to the name Wade, since that’s my son’s name.😀

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  52. Jennifer McBeth

    Kyle
    Finn
    Sam(my)
    Branwell
    Charlie

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  53. Star

    How about Tonn Phoenix or Heathlan Phoenix?

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  54. CHRIS

    Blake Phoenix – Heath Phoenix – Caspian Phoenix

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  55. Stephanie

    Vince, Vincent, Don, Wilson, Will, Jeffrey, Eli, Jasper, Scott, Thom, Stephen, Maurice, Reece…

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  56. Angelique Asher

    Vance or just plain, Guy. Lol

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  57. Lynnette Smith

    I have a few suggestions Amy.

    Duff – means dark
    Eunan – means little horror
    and my favorite it
    Nathair – means snake.

    Lynn

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  58. Jim

    Jasper Crunkleton
    Errol Phoenix (if your sticking with Phoenix)

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  59. Angie Fournier

    Ian James, I have always loved those names.

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  60. Monica Woodmansee

    Bradley Lennard Phoenix…. In honor of my not-so-honorable ex-husband

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  61. Kimberlee

    How about Abraham? Can seem old fashioned/good for an older guy, but also a bit serious and intimidating. Plus it seems good/honorable, which could make it a fun choice for a bad guy. And other characters could make fun of him by calling him “Honest Abe” in a snarky way.

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  62. Margaret

    Drogo
    Eben
    Dirk
    Brogan
    Ogden
    Rube
    Marion (John Wayne )
    Shirley (Big Daddy Surname Crabtree a British wrestler when I was young)
    Last few are enough to turn anyone evil

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  63. Andrea Hilton-Bartulla

    Lachlan
    Ruaidhri (Means Red King) or Ruaid Phoenix
    Ivar
    Dougal (means dark stranger)

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  64. Deborah

    Dominick Ian – the Irish spelling.

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  65. Patricia S.

    Duncan Liam Phoenix. Liam is short nickname for William which is a family name of mine (my father, cousin andgreat grandfather).

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  66. Linda

    What about Duncan. Strong, Scottish and timeless.

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  67. Athena Kelly

    Rafe Phoenix is a good villain name

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  68. Angela Mason

    Damien Trinity Phoenix AKA the “Phoenix Fire”! ??????

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  69. Evonne

    Fin Phoenix
    Short, sharp and multinational

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  70. Sheila West

    Bad guy name…Damon, Damion, Darin…hmmm. All sound pretty good with Phoenix.

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  71. Anthony Gadman

    The only correct name is Antonio

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  72. Jodia Johnson

    How about Dallas Phoenix or Keevan (Kegan) Phoenix.

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  73. Whitlock

    Chandler should go well with Phoenix, if after all these great ideas you still want to keep it.

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  74. Clarence Moore

    My suggestion with the Duke of Earl if Gene (or Jean) Williams
    Perfect inside joke. Gene Chandler sanf the song written by Bernice Williams!

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  75. Cindy Burns

    My very first thought was Dexter (Dex for short). But I’d love if you used either Connor or Judd, my youngest son’s first and middle names.

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  76. Lail Chavez

    How about Lael? Pronounced like Gail or mail but with a L. I just looked it up and Lael means God! Lael Phoenix, Lael Lauften?

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  77. Elaine Breault

    As soon as you said Phineas I thought Fergus or Angus since Fergus or Ferguson Phoenix may work with that. Phelan maybe too, Phelan Augustus Phoenix sort of like named for Caesar Augustus or Phelan Fergus Phoenix if it had been a neat name then Kalin, Kalen or Kellen could have worked. I named my niece Kailyn from the vintner named Kalin, in a book I fell in love with his name and suggested an alternate spelling of Kaitlyn instead she wanted to name her. Good luck!

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    • Tanya

      I named my Chihuahua Phineas Finn after the same titled book by Anthony Trollop ☺

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  78. Star

    I can’t stop thinking about this cool competition! How about Brakkyn Phoenix?

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  79. Val

    Conchobhar (konk o bar) galic for “lover of hounds” and the root of the name Connor. It’s my dogs name: a Czechoslovakian vlcak, that came from a breeder in Brazil, and she gave her C litter all Galic names. Just crazy enough that we kept it.

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  80. Sharon Bowers Cernik

    I have five cousins whose names would be perfect:

    Sterling Gray (my grandfather, uncle and cousin’s first and middle names

    Jonathan
    Patrick
    Alexander Richard
    Ian (or Iain)

    Or Robert (another uncle)
    Or Richard Gerry (my late father’s first and middle names)
    Or Oliver Harcourt (great uncle’s first/middle)

    All of these men were/are strong, courageous, big-hearted, can-do-anything-that-needs-doing, resourceful and handsome-as-heck (and most importantly have strong Scottish genes!

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  81. Sharon Mitchell

    Sylvester It’s an older name, without an overt evilness, yet has a sibilant hiss to it.

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  82. Janie Junebug

    Can you name him after my ex-husband and not tell anyone that I suggested it? I suppose not. He has supernatural powers because he’s psychotic so he’d know I came up with the name.

    Love,
    Janie Junebug

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  83. Brittany

    Killian Sinclair is a good villain name to me.

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  84. Denise Gilbert

    How about Cash, Tango Maxam, Maxwell or maybe even Drake.

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  85. Naomi rodrigues

    How about Seth, Blake or Lucas.

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  86. Linda Smith

    I have a couple of suggestions. Cormac Phoenix. I realize that Cormac is predominantly and Irish name, but he can always be named after a friend or old family member.
    CYNBEL Ancient Celtic
    Derived from Welsh cyn “chief” and bel “war”. This also works with Phoenix and has the added benefit of it’s meaning. You can also shorten it to Cyn (Sin).

    Dunham Phoenix. Dunham means dark man.

    Kembell (or Kemble) Phoenix. Kembell means warrior chief.

    Kear Phoenix meaning Father’s dark child.

    Kester Phoenix (-Scottish form of Christopher). meaning Bearing Christ.

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  87. Julie T

    Varn and Vaughn came to mind first.

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