An honour or a headache?

I have been asked to chose a name for my new niece/nephew due later this year. The new baby has an older sister [name]Cheyenne[/name] [name]Joyce[/name] ([name]Joyce[/name] is a family name). Looking for any ideas to go with this name as I want them to ‘match’. For a mn. we will probably use [name]Alexander[/name] for a boy and are considering [name]Catherine[/name] for a girl (both family names). LN rhymes with [name]Pitt[/name]. Boy’s name considered for first child was [name]Zachary[/name]; which I think is ok (although not really my style) but probably could never be shorten when put with the LN; [name]Zac[/name] [name]Pitt[/name]?!

[name]Hi[/name]! [name]How[/name] cool that you get to name the baby!

If they want something with a modern feel:

[name]Harper[/name] (unless the last name begins with an R)
[name]Romilly[/name] (nn [name]Romy[/name]…or even [name]Romy[/name] as a first name)
[name]Willow[/name] (I can totally see [name]Cheyenne[/name] and [name]Willow[/name] as sisters…)
[name]Willoughby[/name] (nn [name]Willow[/name])

If you’re looking for something without a modern feel that is at least slightly exotic or romantic sounding:


(Not all of the above work with [name]Catherine[/name] though, because you said you may go with another middle…)

For boys, surnames I can see with [name]Cheyenne[/name]:

[name]Jackson[/name] (although both [name]Cheyenne[/name] and [name]Jackson[/name] are cities in [name]Wyoming[/name]…)

I can see [name]Zachary[/name] with [name]Cheyenne[/name], and think it’s a great choice! (I agree that [name]Zach[/name] [name]Pitt[/name] isn’t the best, though!) More names that remind me of [name]Zachary[/name] that I can see with [name]Cheyenne[/name]:

[name]Alexander[/name] (as a first name…but not if the last name is actually [name]Pitt[/name], because [name]Alex[/name] [name]Pitt[/name] sounds like [name]Alec[/name] Spit) :slight_smile:
[name]Caleb[/name] (has a Western feel to me like [name]Cheyenne[/name]…but not if the last name begins with R, because [name]Caleb[/name] Ritt sounds like Caleh [name]Brit[/name].)
[name]Gabriel[/name] (but not if the last name begins with an R, because [name]Gabe[/name] Ritt sounds like [name]Gay[/name] [name]Brit[/name]) :slight_smile:
[name]Josiah[/name] (has a Western feel to me like [name]Cheyenne[/name])
[name]Reuben[/name]: Also has a Western or Cowboy feel to me like [name]Cheyenne[/name]
[name]Samson[/name]: Ditto…
[name]Tobias[/name]: Ditto…
[name]Theo[/name] (I can see [name]Theo[/name] with [name]Cheyenne[/name], but not [name]Theodore[/name])

(I’m not sure if [name]Alexander[/name] is set in stone, so not all of the names I listed work with [name]Alexander[/name].)

Take care! :slight_smile:

[name]Do[/name] you think that [name]Zachariah[/name] [name]Pitt[/name] may fit the bill better, the nn of [name]Zac[/name] is still the same? Although [name]Zachariah[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] doesn’t work.

[name]Cheyenne[/name] and

[name]Colton[/name] nn [name]Cole[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] nn [name]Charlie[/name]

[name]Cheyenne[/name] and her sister with virtue names like [name]Verity[/name], [name]Faith[/name], [name]Hope[/name] for middle name spot.

[name]Montana[/name] (maybe too similar)
[name]Rowan[/name] or [name]Rowena[/name]

What about [name]Josie[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Pitt[/name]? Or [name]Josephine[/name]? I love that with [name]Cheyenne[/name], and it ironically is a reverse of her initials…

[name]Tallulah[/name] [name]Cate[/name] would also be darling with [name]Cheyenne[/name]!

For a boy, something like [name]Maverick[/name], [name]Ryder[/name], [name]Phoenix[/name], or [name]Weston[/name] might work well…

Good luck!

Wow, that would be tricky!
You want to honor their naming style, but I’m sure it would be difficult to pick a name that you don’t like!

[name]Cheyenne[/name] has either a Western feel or a trendy/unisex feel to me.

Western girls:

Trendy/unisex girls:

Western boys:
[name]Wesley[/name] ([name]Wes[/name])

Trendy boys:

I actually don’t like most of these names myself, but then again [name]Cheyenne[/name] is definitely not my style.

Here are some more classic names with casual nickname options that I think also work with [name]Cheyenne[/name]:

[name]Samantha[/name] ([name]Sam[/name])
[name]Amanda[/name] ([name]Mandy[/name])
[name]Cassandra[/name] ([name]Cassie[/name])
[name]Miranda[/name] ([name]Mandy[/name])
[name]Nicholas[/name] ([name]Nick[/name])
[name]Joshua[/name] ([name]Josh[/name])
[name]James[/name] ([name]Jimmy[/name])
[name]William[/name] ([name]Will[/name])

Have they/you considered using [name]Alexander[/name] ([name]Alex[/name]) as a first name? I think it would work nicely with [name]Cheyenne[/name].

Good luck!

Here are some ideas for you.

[name]Aquinnah[/name]-Native American place name