Baby boy--Oliver or Declan

I am expecting a baby boy in [name]May[/name] and we cannot decide on a name. We will probably use [name]Edward[/name] as his middle name, in honor of both of our grandfathers. Our 17-month old daughter is named [name]Mary[/name], after my late mother. Any thoughts or impressions about [name]Oliver[/name] or [name]Declan[/name]??

Hmm, this is tough. I like both names equally just on their own. I think [name]Oliver[/name] goes better with [name]Mary[/name]…but then [name]Declan[/name] goes better with the middle name [name]Edward[/name].
I think I’ll pick [name]Declan[/name], since it is less popular than [name]Oliver[/name] right now.
Does one go better with your last name?
Good luck! :slight_smile:

Well, I like both, but this is tough. [name]Oliver[/name] definitely goes better with the classic [name]Mary[/name], but [name]Declan[/name] goes better with [name]Edward[/name]. Any other middle names you have, because I want to choose [name]Oliver[/name], but not with [name]Edward[/name]…

I love [name]Oliver[/name] but agree that it doesnt suit the middle name [name]Edward[/name]…
[name]Mary[/name] and [name]Oliver[/name] a lovely sibset!

I love [name]Oliver[/name], so here’s one more vote for [name]Oliver[/name]! (I do like [name]Declan[/name], but just love [name]Oliver[/name] more and can better see it with [name]Mary[/name].)

Good luck! :slight_smile:

Thanks for the suggestions! My husband is more fond of [name]Oliver[/name] than [name]Declan[/name]. I would agree that [name]Edward[/name] doesn’t work as well with [name]Oliver[/name], kind of a mouthful. Any middle name suggestions that flow with [name]Oliver[/name]?

I didn’t think that [name]Edward[/name] was too long with [name]Oliver[/name], but something about [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Edward[/name] was kind of awkward for me to say. Hmm…I love both names so much!

If you’re looking for a shorter middle:

[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Charles[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Jude[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Miles[/name]

I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Oliver[/name]! :slight_smile:

Good luck!


[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Declan[/name]!
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Charles[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Daniel[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Franklin[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]George[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Henry[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Hugh[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Jude[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Noah[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Owen[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Philip[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Simon[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Tobin[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]William[/name]

[name]Oliver[/name] [name]William[/name]

[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Ned[/name]!

[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Edison[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Edmund[/name]

[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Theodore[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Matthew[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Samuel[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Andrew[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Daniel[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Sebastian[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Jacob[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Leon[/name]

I prefer [name]Declan[/name]. I think [name]Declan[/name] [name]Edward[/name] is gorgeous.


I second the suggestion of [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Edmund[/name].

[name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Mary[/name] are so sweet together, but as many posters have noted, [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Edward[/name] does not have the best flow.

[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Edmund[/name] has a better flow and [name]Edmund[/name] is a form of [name]Edward[/name], so it would still honor your grandfathers.

I love the suggestion of [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Edmund[/name], too! :slight_smile:

Good luck!