A Father Looking For A Name

My last name is Airasian ([name]Air[/name]-[name]Asian[/name]). Wondering about a few names…

[name]Jackson[/name] [name]Ike[/name]
[name]Michael[/name] [name]John[/name]
[name]Michael[/name] [name]Ike[/name]
[name]Max[/name] [name]Ike[/name]
[name]Ara[/name] [name]Ike[/name]

My wife’s maiden name is Iaconelli, her dad’s nickname is [name]Ike[/name], so I thought it would be nice to make that the middle name. I know he will love it. Any thoughts?

You have an unusual, but very cool, last name! That means finding a name to match is a bit more of a challenge, but more on that below :slight_smile:

[name]MICHAEL[/name]: Is [name]Michael[/name] a family name? Because it has held the #2 slot for a decade (and was #1 for many years before that) so your little guy will definitely share his name with many people his age and older.

[name]IKE[/name]: I think it’s an adorable nickname, but it can’t really stand on it’s own in my opinion. [name]How[/name] do you feel about [name]Isaac[/name]? [name]Even[/name] though that’s not your FIL’s real name, I think [name]Isaac[/name] could still honor him.

[name]ARA[/name]: I believe this is an Arabic name. While I don’t think this one in particular goes with your last name, many others do. Are you open to other names of Arabic origin?

Ok, onto your current combos!

[name]Jackson[/name] [name]Ike[/name]: When I say this combo with your surname I hear Jacksa Ni Kairasian, or even something similar to “[name]Jack[/name]'s Inauguration”
[name]Michael[/name] [name]John[/name]: This is a solid, if fairly common, combination. But with such a unique surname, maybe that’s what you’re looking for :slight_smile:
[name]Michael[/name] [name]Ike[/name]: Apart from rhyming, these two also merge into “[name]Mika[/name] Like” to me
[name]Max[/name] [name]Ike[/name]: Because they’re both one syllable, and both contain hard consonant sounds, these two feel somewhat harsh to me. I think pairing two monosyllabic names together hardly ever works. What about [name]Maxwell[/name] [name]Isaac[/name]?
[name]Ara[/name] [name]Ike[/name]: I don’t think [name]Ara[/name] can work with your surname.

Classic names (I think longer names work well with your last name):

Arabic names:

Good luck and congrats!

[name]Jackson[/name] [name]Ike[/name]: For me, [name]Jackson[/name] Airasian doesn’t flow well, and as [name]Olive[/name] said, [name]Ike[/name] is a nickname, not a full name (at least not to me!)

What about [name]Isaac[/name] in the middle, as [name]Ike[/name] is a nickname for [name]Isaac[/name]?

[name]Michael[/name] [name]John[/name]: [name]Michael[/name] is a lovely classic name, but very, very popular.

[name]Michael[/name] [name]Ike[/name]

[name]Max[/name] [name]Ike[/name]: I wouldn’t pair two short names together, as it sounds very blunt.

[name]Ara[/name] [name]Ike[/name]: [name]Ara[/name] and [name]Ike[/name] don’t flow well, and [name]Ara[/name] Airasian honestly doesn’t, either. :frowning:

[name]Edward[/name] Airasian
[name]Elliot[/name] Airasian
[name]Isaac[/name] Airasian (nn [name]Ike[/name] or [name]Zac[/name])
[name]Maxwell[/name] Airasian
[name]Maxfield[/name] Airasian
[name]Samuel[/name] Airasian (very popular, but I think it sounds great wtih Airasian…)

I’d personally avoid first names ending in an R or with an -in sound.

Good luck! :slight_smile:

I love the nickname [name]Ike[/name] but it’s difficult to make work on its own. What do you think about calling your son [name]Ike[/name] after grandpa and naming him, as a few have suggested, [name]Isaac[/name] or even [name]Michael[/name]? Another idea: Use your wife’s maiden name as your son’s middle name. I’m sure your father in law would be very pleased with that too!

[name]Michael[/name] [name]Jackson[/name]…[name]DO[/name] IT

My surname is Armenian…[name]Ara[/name] is an Armenina (or Arabic) name meaning “handsome”

I agree having one syllable names paired together sounds blunt, but my wife likes both the names. Maybe we will use a variation as you suggested.

I am kind of liking [name]Max[/name] [name]Michael[/name] Airasian or [name]Maxwell[/name] [name]Isaac[/name]. [name]Michael[/name] [name]John[/name] is great, but very popular. My name is [name]John[/name] [name]Michael[/name] and I would love to name my son after me, but my father, FIL and [name]BIL[/name] are all named [name]John[/name]. So I had the idea of flipping my first and middle name…even though it is still popular. Thanks for the feedback!

I like [name]Maxwell[/name], [name]Edward[/name] and [name]Samuel[/name]…I think the only one my wife would go for is [name]Maxwell[/name]. I love [name]Edward[/name] and the nicknames I could use with it for my boy.

I think [name]Maxwell[/name] Airasian is great! I’m sure you’ll find the perfect name for your little boy. :slight_smile:

I think this is a bit too late, but just a thought on [name]Michael[/name] [name]Ike[/name] just in case: there is a candy brand called [name]Mike[/name] & [name]Ike[/name]…[name]Just[/name] thought you oughtta know!

I like [name]Isaac[/name] [name]John[/name] nn [name]Ike[/name] with your last name.

Thanks! What about [name]Lincoln[/name] Airasian?

I think [name]Maxwell[/name] [name]Isaac[/name] is a PERFECT combo for your little guy and with your last name!!! It is not too common and honors [name]Ike[/name] very nicely.

[name]How[/name] long before your wife is due?

It was a nice idea to flip your names as a way to name your son after yourself!

[name]Maxwell[/name] is definitely adorable (and could still count as honoring you by passing on an “M” name) and probably wins my vote.

[name]How[/name] about [name]Jonas[/name] [name]Micah[/name] as a variant on [name]John[/name] [name]Michael[/name] (and [name]Micah[/name] could still get you to the nickname [name]Ike[/name]).