Another boy name to go with Donovan?

We are having [name]Baby[/name] boy #2 in [name]June[/name] 09 and can’t seem to come up with a name that we really love. Our son [name]Donovan[/name] is two and we’d love to find something simliar. What are some thoughts on: [name]Gabriel[/name], [name]Solomon[/name], [name]Spencer[/name], [name]Nicholas[/name]? Thanks for your help!

[name]Hi[/name], bmrgyrl, Congratulations!
I looked up [name]Donovan[/name] on “check out a name” and found one list called Irish Surnames. Didn’t like anything on the list except for [name]Finnian[/name], but I thought it was too similar to [name]Donovan[/name]. Then I thought of:
[name]Phineas[/name] nn [name]Finn[/name]. Very cute with [name]Donovan[/name]!
Another list that [name]Donovan[/name] is on is Names that all Your Friends [name]Will[/name] Think Are Cool or something like that. The names I like on that list are:

Some other names I like with [name]Donovan[/name] are:
[name]Denali[/name] - probably a bit matchy, though
[name]Clyde[/name] - a river in [name]Scotland[/name]
[name]Brice[/name] - but beware, [name]Bryce[/name] is very trendy.
[name]Rafferty[/name] nn [name]Rafe[/name]
[name]Tobias[/name] nn [name]Toby[/name]

I love [name]Crispin[/name], [name]Cormac[/name] nn [name]Mack[/name], [name]Rafferty[/name] nn [name]Rafe[/name], [name]Adrian[/name], [name]Declan[/name] nn Dec, [name]Jude[/name], [name]Rowan[/name], and [name]Brice[/name] the most. Those names with the exception of [name]Rafferty[/name] all sound like very cool monks that like to play jazz. Somehow [name]Donovan[/name] also makes me think of a very cool monk. Not that he will be a monk. It’s just a fun impression I have. Very smooth, kind of woodsy, fervent, and Irish.

Congratulations on you baby boy!
I really like all the names you’ve mentioned, but for some reason don’t feel like they go with the over all feel and tempo of [name]Donovan[/name]. I think you need another Celtic name. I suggest…


[name]Love[/name] some of the suggestions above, especially:


My favorites are [name]Rowan[/name], [name]Cormac[/name], [name]Finnegan[/name], and [name]Rafferty[/name]. I think Celtic, surname-ish, not starting with a D.