Baby Boy #2 due in 9 weeks

We have a three year old named [name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and we are due with a second boy in late [name_u]July[/name_u]. Our last name starts and ends with a K sound, 2 syllables. We have a list of names we’re satisfied with, but nothing is making us swoon. Middle will be chosen for meaning to honor my dad and doesn’t need to be a factor. I’d prefer to stay out of the top 100.

Some names we love but which are off limits for any number of reasons include:

[name_u]Theo[/name_u] ([name_m]Theodore[/name_m])

Names currently on our short list:

I’m open to other suggestions though I’m a pretty big nerd and researcher so I would be (pleasantly!) surprised if anything was suggested which I haven’t considered. Otherwise, opinions or preferences on the short list are also appreciated. Thanks!

The names on your short list are not really my style, so it is hard for me to comment on them really. But here are some other suggestions just in case you have not thought of them

[name_u]August[/name_u]/[name_m]Augustus[/name_m] “[name_u]Gus[/name_u]”

Thanks!! I absolutely love [name_u]August[/name_u] ([name_u]Gus[/name_u]) but it sounds atrocious w our last name. Many of the others ([name_m]Milo[/name_m], [name_m]Mateo[/name_m], [name_m]Asher[/name_m], [name_m]Ezra[/name_m]) are “taken” by family and close friends. It seems everyone we know has like 3 boys apiece, really narrowing our list. Good suggestions :slight_smile:

I think [name_m]Silas[/name_m] is the best from your list. Suggestions:


I love [name_u]Ellis[/name_u] but I worry that with all the Ellies and Ellas in their various forms that it would feel girly (despite being a total boy’s name). I hadn’t considered [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] or [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] - I could see [name_m]Fred[/name_m]/[name_u]Freddy[/name_u] being a pretty modern sounding name in this generation. Thanks :slight_smile:

I love [name_m]Otis[/name_m] and [name_u]Arlo[/name_u]! I also like [name_m]Amos[/name_m] and [name_m]Silas[/name_m]. With [name_m]Calvin[/name_m], I like [name_m]Otis[/name_m] and [name_m]Silas[/name_m] best.

What about:


I love [name_m]Silas[/name_m] and [name_m]Amos[/name_m]!

[name_m]Silas[/name_m] is my favourite from your shortlist - it’s a lovely, unusual (for now!), strong, Biblical pick which I think works perfectly with [name_m]Calvin[/name_m]. I also really love the idea of [name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Otis[/name_m] as brothers - now that would be a very handsome set!

[name_m]Just[/name_m] in case:


I love [name_m]Silas[/name_m] with [name_m]Calvin[/name_m]!

Or how about…


I like [name_m]Silas[/name_m] and [name_m]Otis[/name_m] with big brother [name_m]Calvin[/name_m].

My favourites on your list are [name_u]Arlo[/name_u] and [name_m]Silas[/name_m]. [name_u]Love[/name_u] them. I would suggest [name_m]Barnaby[/name_m].

[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Cyrus[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_u]Flynn[/name_u]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Jarvis[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Jasper[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Wyatt[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Ezra[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Xavier[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Hamish[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_u]Orion[/name_u]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_u]Leigh[/name_u]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Gage[/name_m]

[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_u]Dexter[/name_u], [name_u]Elliot[/name_u], [name_m]Harrison[/name_m], [name_m]Malcolm[/name_m], [name_m]Maxwell[/name_m], [name_u]Quincy[/name_u].

[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_u]Douglas[/name_u]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Jeffrey[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Ramsey[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Travis[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Victor[/name_m]
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Wiley[/name_m]

[name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Otis[/name_m]/[name_m]Silas[/name_m] are perfect!

[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Amos[/name_m] and [name_m]Otis[/name_m] from your list!!

What about [name_m]Abel[/name_m] or [name_m]Abram[/name_m]?

[name_m]Jackson[/name_m] or [name_m]Jaxon[/name_m]

I would do [name_u]Ira[/name_u], [name_m]Otis[/name_m], or [name_m]Silas[/name_m]. [name_m]Calvin[/name_m] and [name_m]Silas[/name_m] are the best match stylistically, but I would love to see you go outside the box a bit and choose something a little more unexpected like [name_m]Otis[/name_m] or [name_u]Ira[/name_u].

I really like [name_m]Silas[/name_m] or [name_u]Ira[/name_u]. Very handsome names!

Maybe you’d like…

I love [name_m]Silas[/name_m], [name_u]Arlo[/name_u], and [name_m]Otis[/name_m].

Everton (can be [name_u]Ever[/name_u] for short)

Good luck!!!