This is not a specific name same request as I already named my baby. I still enjoy reading your blog and wonder if some other readers might benefit from this request. When I was pregnant, I gravitated toward names ending in "S" that are "plural-sounding." A few examples would be Brooks, Jackson nn Jacks/Jax, Collins, Wells. Many of these are surnames. I find that the plural sound gives a unique quality to a more common name without making it too unfamiliar. I just found it extremely difficult to come up with realistic names that sounded pleasing with the plural-sounding criteria. I would love to hear suggestions for these type of names. Maybe your readers will, too.
At first I thought this was going to be a matter of entering "names that end in S" into one of those irritating baby name sites that only gives search results ten names at a time---but it quickly turned out that wouldn't work at all. Names like Carys and Atticus end in S, but they're not plural-sounding in the same way as your examples.
...Well, or maybe they are. No, wait, they're not, and I think I know why: I think to be "plural-sounding," there needs to be a "singular" form (even if that singular is not used as a name, as in Wells/Well). So Collins is plural-sounding because Collin sounds singular; Jacks/Jax is plural-sounding because Jack sounds singular. Atticus is not plural-sounding because there's nothing that seems like the singular form. Carys could go either way: Cara would be a singular-sounding version, but that still doesn't make Carys sound plural to me.
What about names such as Miles and Charles and James? I mention them in my post explaining how to make names ending in S possessive (don't be like my old co-worker who labeled a daycare cubby "Jame's Cubby"), but I'm not sure they're the sort of names you mean.
A name I recently thought of is Roberts. We were working on a post where Roberts was the mother's maiden name, but she was going to use Robert for her son; it occurred to me that Roberts might be a pleasingly fresher version (as well as being her actual name), and fit in well with other current surname names.
I think Williams would work, too: it takes the fairly common traditional first name William and turns it into an unusual surname name.
Jacobs, too. In fact, as I go down the list of boy names, I see a lot of possibilities:
Isaacs (nickname Zax)
Marks (though I might avoid, because of Marx)
Michaels (the craft store eliminates this one for me)
Phillips (the screwdriver might put me off of this one)
It seems to me that one key is finding names that are actual surnames: Andrews works, but Joshuas doesn't. Daniels works; Dylans doesn't. I think such names are particularly charming when they in fact ARE a family surname.
Names that are not quite what I was looking for but thought might have a similar appeal:
Can you think of more names like these to add to our list?