Thoughts on [name_m]Alaric[/name_m], nickname [name_m]Ric[/name_m]?

Having no luck with agreeing on a name, but this one seems to stick out the most for me at the moment as a front runner.

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you think it’s usable as a name? or is a 4 year old going to struggle with a name like this?

Any one else have extreme trouble with agreeing on a name for a certain gender? Choosing a girl option was such an easy process and deciding on a boy has been like pulling teeth.

Middle names will be [name_m]John[/name_m] [name_f]McKenzie[/name_f] which are family traditions from both sides of our family.

[name_m]Alaric[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m] [name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u] is such a strong handsome name. Wouldn’t be concerned about him pronouncing his name, I’d concentrate more on if you love it or not, if your partner likes it, etc.
I love the name [name_m]Alaric[/name_m].
Maybe you’d like [name_m]Alec[/name_m], [name_m]Aric[/name_m], or [name_m]Dominic[/name_m]?

I adore [name_m]Alaric[/name_m]! I dislike the nns [name_m]AL[/name_m] or [name_m]Rick[/name_m], but if you’re fine with it, go for it. It’s pretty straight forward to pronounce, isn’t “made up” and has history to it. I think it’s playful enough for a child and has a strong solid presence for an adult. It’s uncommon without being unusual or out there.

My sister has it on her list. I really quite like it, though I’m never going to use it.

I don’t think it’s harder to say than [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] or [name_m]Dominic[/name_m]?

I have a hard time with boys - there are a lot of boys names I like, but they’re not necessarily ones my husband likes. And it goes the other way, too. We have more overlap on girls.

I love [name_m]Alaric[/name_m]! I like that it’s different, strong, and that it sounds historical, like I could imagine an Arthurian knight called [name_m]Alaric[/name_m]. I really love that you can get nn [name_m]Alec[/name_m] from it too (I love [name_m]Alec[/name_m]!).

I love [name_m]Alaric[/name_m]! It’s a nice choice.

[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Alaric[/name_m] and your combo is wonderful!

I really like [name_m]Alaric[/name_m], though I don’t like any of the nicknames, lol.

Loooove it! But please be aware of the Vampire Diaries connection (a show in which a female character says something along the lines of “I like him. Plus, he has a hot name. [name_m]ALARIC[/name_m]” haha

[name_m]Alaric[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m] [name_f]McKenzie[/name_f] would be a fabulous boy name. I like [name_m]Alaric[/name_m], it’s very handsome and distinct, but not too crazy. I don’t think it would be too hard on a child as the sounds of the name and the spelling are pretty straightforward.

My partner has vetoed the name. I tried convincing him, but I couldn’t win. His only two suggestions have been [name_m]Sylvester[/name_m] and [name_m]Chad[/name_m] which I both strongly dislike.

Back to the drawing board I guess!

[name_m]Alaric[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m] [name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u] is so handsome sounding, I really like it.

I knew a little boy named [name_m]Alaric[/name_m] and he coped just fine with his name, he had a little brother named [name_m]Edgar[/name_m].

It’s tough when guys say no and only give two options…

I’d suggest that you ask him to make a list of ten names - and you make a list of ten names. See if any of the overlap or if they are close enough that you might both like something in between.

Also if he doesn’t like the names you like, ask why? It will help you figure out if he doesn’t like anything that sounds like rick or nick or if he doesn’t like A names of it they names you like are just not his cup of tea. Also you could both take this Name Nerds! categories naming style quiz. I found it helpful to discover that my DH likes classic and modern names while I’m more of a Eccentric/Unusual person. It might be able to help you figure out where to look.

I love [name_m]Alaric[/name_m] and it would be in my top two if it wasn’t an A name. (both my husband and I have A names and I don’t want our kids to have to have A names either - esp since he is very firm on the number 2).
Other alternatives: [name_m]Aldis[/name_m] (very uncommon but not so strange, look up actor [name_m]Aldis[/name_m] [name_m]Hodge[/name_m]), [name_m]Alvar[/name_m], [name_m]Alec[/name_m] [name_m]Alistair[/name_m], or [name_m]Cedric[/name_m], [name_m]Eric[/name_m], [name_m]Frederick[/name_m],

Too bad it got vetoed. I was going to say I knew a little boy (in [name_f]France[/name_f]) with this name and I thought it was wonderful. In English I would hesitate about where to put the stress: [name_m]AL[/name_m]-aric or al-[name_m]ARIC[/name_m] (the first, I think?), but that’s not a major pronunciation issue.

I can commiserate with both the gender specific name difficulty AND partners vetoing name choices. My husband and I easily agree on girls names, but our preferred styles of boys’ names are very different–wouldn’t you know, we’re having a boy! I think we finally found a first and middle combo we’re both very happy with, though, so I’m sure you’ll find something too.

For what it’s worth, I like [name_m]Sylvester[/name_m]. If he likes [name_m]Sylvester[/name_m] and [name_m]Chad[/name_m] (this one’s definitely not my style) and you like [name_m]Alaric[/name_m], maybe you’d both like:

[name_m]Victor[/name_m] (nn. [name_u]Vic[/name_u])
[name_m]Sylvain[/name_m]/[name_m]Sylvan[/name_m] (same [name_m]Sy[/name_m]/[name_m]Sly[/name_m] nn. possibility as [name_m]Sylvester[/name_m])
[name_m]Roderick[/name_m] (nn. [name_m]Rod[/name_m], [name_m]Rick[/name_m])

Hmm, kind of tricky names to go off of as they’re all so different, but I tried to tie in some of the same sounds as [name_m]Alaric[/name_m], [name_m]Sylvester[/name_m] and [name_m]Chad[/name_m].

[name_m]Alaric[/name_m] is an awesome name! The only thing I don’t like about it is the nn [name_m]Ric[/name_m].
The name [name_m]Alaric[/name_m] can be heard on The Vampire Diaries. The character is often called [name_m]Rick[/name_m].
It is totally useable and wearable. I love, love, love [name_m]Alaric[/name_m]!
[name_m]Osric[/name_m] “[name_m]Ozzy[/name_m]”
[name_m]Victor[/name_m] “[name_u]Vic[/name_u]”