4th child conundrum

[name_m]Just[/name_m] found out that our fourth child will be a boy and I thought I was good on our boy’s name (we had planned on [name_u]Dexter[/name_u]) but now it doesn’t seem to fit with our other names. All of a sudden, the flow of saying my kids’ names in order seems to matter a lot. So, I have a [name_u]Wade[/name_u], [name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_u]Wren[/name_u]. I need help with a simple, masculine name. I think it needs to be one syllable.

I feel like I’m getting really picky all of a sudden (and possibly driving my husband crazy). Help me!

These one-syllable names sound simple, masculine and strong to me- animal names tend to fit in this category a lot:


I feel like it shouldn’t be one syllable or a word name as that makes [name_m]Calvin[/name_m] an outlier, unless he is exclusively called [name_u]Cal[/name_u] (but then [name_u]Dexter[/name_u] could be called [name_m]Dex[/name_m], I guess).

I would suggest names that match [name_m]Calvin[/name_m] somehow, as [name_u]Wade[/name_u] and [name_u]Wren[/name_u] already share similar features. [name_m]Chester[/name_m] would be perfect- it would look nice an balanced while the names would all start with different sounds:

[name_u]Wade[/name_u], [name_m]Calvin[/name_m], [name_u]Wren[/name_u] and [name_m]Chester[/name_m]

Some others to consider:


I don’t know if you need encouragement, but I think [name_u]Dexter[/name_u] works very well with [name_u]Wade[/name_u], [name_m]Calvin[/name_m], and [name_u]Wren[/name_u]! [name_f]IMO[/name_f], they are all individuals and their names should reflect that but not being too matchy.

I think [name_u]Dexter[/name_u] works! But if you’d like something different, how about:

[name_u]Wade[/name_u], [name_m]Calvin[/name_m], [name_u]Wren[/name_u], & [name_m]Heath[/name_m]
[name_u]Wade[/name_u], [name_m]Calvin[/name_m], [name_u]Wren[/name_u], & [name_m]Caleb[/name_m]
[name_u]Wade[/name_u], [name_m]Calvin[/name_m], [name_u]Wren[/name_u], & [name_m]Bruce[/name_m]/[name_u]Bryce[/name_u]
[name_u]Wade[/name_u], [name_m]Calvin[/name_m], [name_u]Wren[/name_u], & [name_m]Miles[/name_m]

Good luck!




Best wishes to your growing family! Let us know what you decide.

I like the suggestion of [name_m]Chester[/name_m] - very clever.

Also, I just suggested [name_m]Adler[/name_m] on your other post, but in case you don’t see it I thought I’d post here too. I think it works really well - it’s got some similar sounds to [name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_u]Wade[/name_u] (and [name_u]Dexter[/name_u]), and it has a subtle nature/bird meaning like [name_u]Wren[/name_u]. To me, it ties all your other kids’ names together sweetly, without being obvious.