Baby Brother names for big family

Not TTC #7 yet, but hopefully will be in a few months.

We have six kids:
[name_u]James[/name_u], [name_m]William[/name_m] (“[name_m]Will[/name_m]”), [name_f]Elise[/name_f], [name_m]Zachary[/name_m] (“[name_m]Zach[/name_m]”), [name_u]George[/name_u], and [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] (occasionally called “Dar Dar”).

We’ll (hopefully) be Team [name_u]Green[/name_u] this time, for the grand finale of having a baby. Obviously we make a lot of boys and tend to like traditional type names, though we are running out of ones we like. We also try to avoid repeating a first initial. To avoid gender disappointment when it’s totally another boy, I am going to focus on finding an awesome name that at the very least won’t clash with his siblings’.

Here is my short list:
[name_m]Linus[/name_m] (husband laughs; not a good sign!)
[name_u]Lawrence[/name_u] “[name_m]Larry[/name_m]”—would kind of be like a [name_m]Junior[/name_m] because my name is [name_f]Laura[/name_f]. However, lately I’m getting serious [name_m]Larry[/name_m] Nassar vibes and not sure I can overcome them
[name_m]Silas[/name_m] “[name_u]Si[/name_u]”
[name_m]Richard[/name_m] “[name_m]Richie[/name_m]”—this was my pick for our youngest but my husband vetoed it really hard last time

Other ideas?

I really love every name on your list here, and I think they could all work well. [name_f]My[/name_f] own personal preferences lean toward [name_u]Lawrence[/name_u] and [name_m]Richard[/name_m] (if you can persuade your husband this time!) with your other children.
I particularly like [name_u]Lawrence[/name_u] because of its connection to your name, but I’m not so sure about [name_m]Larry[/name_m]. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you like any other nicknames for [name_u]Lawrence[/name_u]? I suppose many of them might be too close to your name (i.e. [name_u]Laurie[/name_u]), but perhaps [name_m]Law[/name_m], [name_u]Ren[/name_u], or [name_m]Lance[/name_m]?

Other suggestions:

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You have such classically named children!

From your list I they are all solid choices but my favourite is [name_m]Silas[/name_m] which is a really handsome choice.


Hope this helped

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I love [name_u]Laurie[/name_u] but I can almost promise my husband will insist that it’s only for girls.
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] is our son [name_u]George[/name_u]’s middle name.

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Silas is lovely
[name_m]Clement[/name_m] and [name_u]Lawrence[/name_u] are also nice although I prefer [name_u]Laurence[/name_u]

Other suggestions:
[name_m]Louis[/name_m] ([name_u]Lou[/name_u]-ee)

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Man almost all boys. I have a friend preggers with her 5th boys. [name_m]Bless[/name_m] your heart

I prefer [name_u]Lawrence[/name_u] NN:[name_m]Lars[/name_m] over [name_m]Larry[/name_m]. This would make for a nice mn as well

James, [name_m]William[/name_m], [name_f]Elise[/name_f], [name_m]Zachary[/name_m], [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], & _______:

[name_u]Dorian[/name_u] “[name_u]Rory[/name_u]”
[name_m]Preston[/name_m] “[name_u]Percy[/name_u]”
[name_m]Garrett[/name_m]/Everett “[name_m]Rhett[/name_m]”
[name_m]Quintin[/name_m] “[name_u]Quinn[/name_u]” “[name_u]Quincy[/name_u]”
[name_u]Griffin[/name_u] “[name_u]Finn[/name_u]”
[name_m]Nikolai[/name_m] “[name_u]Niko[/name_u]”

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[Joseph] (’s name
Joshua=repeat first initial
[Alexander]=almost named [name_m]Zach[/name_m] this but know too many [name_u]Alexes[/name_u] (
[Gregory]=too similar to [name_m]Zachary[/name_m](
[Brennan]=our last name (
[Elliott] ( close to [name_f]Elise[/name_f]
Callum= I like [name_m]Colin[/name_m] better but husband rejects that
Frederick=also on my list but has some baggage due to my Uncle [name_m]Fred[/name_m] having died of brain cancer at around 30 years old
Theodore= wanted to name [name_m]Zach[/name_m] or [name_u]George[/name_u] this but now know too many Theos/Teddys
Charles=maybe, especially for a middle
Oscar=my brother’s dog’s name
Nathaniel=meh; almost named [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] this but wasn’t feeling it
Vincent=nephew’s name
Elijah=too close to [name_f]Elise[/name_f]
Samuel= almost names [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] this but meh
Christopher=crushing on this lately

I like [name_m]Silas[/name_m]! Trying to avoid dupicates,but what about [name_m]Colin[/name_m] or [name_m]David[/name_m]?

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Evan—don’t want another E name
[name_m]Albert[/name_m]—don’t want another A name
[name_m]Robert[/name_m]—-ehh, maybe
[name_m]Calvin[/name_m]—our close friends’ son’s name & one of Zachy’s best friends

Isaac—cousin’s baby’s name (but I have a gigantic family so it may not be reasonable to avoid repeats altogether)

I tried my best not to repeat suggestions!
[name_m]Harold[/name_m] / [name_m]Harrison[/name_m] “[name_u]Harry[/name_u]”
[name_m]Fitz[/name_m] / [name_m]Fitzgerald[/name_m]

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[name_m]Rupert[/name_m]—too fussy
[name_u]Callum[/name_u]—too non traditional
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m]—don’t want another W name
[name_u]Rhys[/name_u]—too non traditional
[name_u]Landon[/name_u]—know a kid; don’t love it
[name_u]Dorian[/name_u] “[name_u]Rory[/name_u]”—[name_u]Dorian[/name_u] is okay
[name_m]Preston[/name_m] “[name_u]Percy[/name_u]”—I like [name_u]Percy[/name_u] due to [name_m]Thomas[/name_m] the [name_m]Tank[/name_m] Engine
[name_u]Chandler[/name_u]—too FRIENDSy
[name_m]Garrett[/name_m]/Everett “[name_m]Rhett[/name_m]”—meh
[name_u]Micah[/name_u]—DH’s childhood bully
[name_m]Orson[/name_m]—pig from “[name_m]Garfield[/name_m]”
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m]—my brother’s dog
[name_m]Oren[/name_m]—already have a nephew named [name_m]Orin[/name_m]
[name_m]Damon[/name_m]—see above
[name_u]Remy[/name_u]—close friend of [name_u]George[/name_u]’s
[name_u]Bennett[/name_u]—not really into “[name_m]Ben[/name_m]” names but might be able to be talked into [name_u]Benjamin[/name_u]
[name_u]Dustin[/name_u]—good friend’s husband
[name_m]Grant[/name_m]/Graham—don’t want another G name
[name_m]Quintin[/name_m] “[name_u]Quinn[/name_u]” “[name_u]Quincy[/name_u]”—too fussy
[name_m]Caleb[/name_m]—cousin’s kid
[name_m]Gideon[/name_m]—too giddy
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u]—my cousin
[name_u]Miles[/name_u]—would have named [name_f]Elise[/name_f] this had she been a boy, but not that into it anymore
[name_u]Claude[/name_u]—DH would laugh
[name_m]Terrence[/name_m]—“[name_m]Terrence[/name_m] & [name_m]Phillip[/name_m]”
[name_u]Tate[/name_u]—know one
[name_m]Malcom[/name_m]—neighbor’s name
[name_m]Alec[/name_m]—would be mistakenly called [name_u]Alex[/name_u]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u]—no repeat initial J
[name_m]Felix[/name_m]—cousin’s new baby
[name_u]Griffin[/name_u] “[name_u]Finn[/name_u]”—don’t like it, reminds me of a gargoyle
[name_u]Leland[/name_u]—strongly dislike
[name_m]Franklin[/name_m]—like but DH doesn’t
[name_u]Tanner[/name_u]—bad association
[name_u]Cody[/name_u]—not traditional/ classic enough
[name_m]Nikolai[/name_m] “[name_u]Niko[/name_u]”—too exotic; maybe [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]
[name_m]Lawson[/name_m]—tend not to like -son names for boys
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m]—dislike [name_m]Ed[/name_m]
[name_m]Emil[/name_m]—repeat initial “E”
[name_m]Cecil[/name_m]—starting to like due to Call the Midwife. ETA: maybe I am thinking of Cyril!
[name_m]Hoyt[/name_m]—husband will laugh and make a bad joke about putting the “[name_m]Hoyt[/name_m] down” if you kids don’t listen!
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u]—husband’s boss’s kid
[name_m]Harvey[/name_m]—like it but Weinstein

Other suggestions:
[Hugo]—kinda like but DH doesn’t (
[Theodore]—too many Theos(
[Robert]—maybe (
[Henry]—I have tried to name our last three sons this but DH won’t budge (
[Emmett]—repeat first initial “E” (
[Percy]—I like it but doubt DH would (
[Charles]—maybe, especially as a middle. But my niece is a [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] “[name_u]Charlie[/name_u]” and DH’s ex is a [name_u]Charley[/name_u](
[Benedict]—maybe [name_u]Benjamin[/name_u] instead but meh (
[Ezra]—repeat first initial (
[Raphael]—kinda nice but very TMNT (
[Christopher]—crushing on this lately. (
[Louis]—don’t like [name_u]Louie[/name_u] pronunciation ( (Lou-ee)—my nickname as a child (“[name_f]Laura[/name_f] [name_u]Lou[/name_u]”)

Scott—DH’s colleague in a small(ish) company; would raise eyebrows [quote=“floatinthesky, post:11, topic:362848”]
[Benjamin]—meh, maybe (
[Clarence]—DH associated with a dirty song by [name_m]Clarence[/name_m] [name_u]Carter[/name_u] (
[Harold]—I love it; it’s my great-grandpa’s name, but DH hates “[name_u]Harry[/name_u]” ( / HarrisonHarry
[Raymond]—my late grandpa’s name but honestly I didn’t like him all that much. Still a perfectly good name but he was kind of a turd (
[Logan]—too X-Men (
[Lorcan]—too far out there (
[Daniel]—our oldest’s middle name (
[Dashiell]—meh (
[Ivan]—“the terrible” (
[Kieran]—good friend’s kid (
[Bellamy]—too girly (
[Solomon]—like it but DH doesn’t (
[Sullivan]—don’t love (
[Remy]—son [name_u]George[/name_u]’s close friend (
[Fitz]—too uppity ( / Fitzgerald
[Reinhart]—too out there (
[Reid]—don’t know how I feel about that one. (

Cornelius—too much Corn
[name_m]Walter[/name_m]—repeat of first initial
[name_u]Francis[/name_u]—running joke in our family that DH’s middle name is [name_u]Francis[/name_u] (like [name_m]Joe[/name_m] [name_u]Francis[/name_u] of “Girls Gone [name_u]Wild[/name_u]” infamy) but it’s not

[Leopold]—too many [name_m]Leos[/name_m] (
[John]—repeat first initial
[Johan]—“ (
[Lucas]—former neighbor kid that was super annoying (
[Mathias]—like it but DH isn’t sold (
[Mateo]—know several (
[Augustus]—I kinda like [name_u]August[/name_u] “[name_u]Gus[/name_u]” but DH doesn’t
[Sebastian]—old flame’s name (
[Rupert]—see previous (
[Edward]—no Eds. Psycho ex-neighbor’s name (
[Philipp]—DH’s uncle, not a great association (

Also, a huge THANK YOU to all those who have offered suggestions!

The names you have listed are all great. Here are a couple of others for you:

Charles nn [name_u]Charlie[/name_u]
[name_m]Lachlan[/name_m] / [name_m]Lochlan[/name_m]
[name_m]Raphael[/name_m] nn [name_m]Ralphie[/name_m]
[name_m]Christopher[/name_m] / [name_u]Christian[/name_u]

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I find the names that fall strictly into the traditional style is actually quite small. I would say [name_u]James[/name_u] and [name_m]William[/name_m] are core traditionalists from your cohort and [name_u]George[/name_u] a strong classic. [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] with [name_m]Linus[/name_m], [name_m]Clement[/name_m] and [name_u]Lawrence[/name_u] leans British vintage and gentlemanly to me. I’d suggest along this line [name_u]Maxwell[/name_u], [name_m]Hector[/name_m], [name_m]Stanley[/name_m], [name_m]Magnus[/name_m], [name_m]Victor[/name_m] and [name_u]Lionel[/name_u]. [name_m]Richard[/name_m] reminds me of other strong staples like [name_m]Mark[/name_m], [name_m]Stephen[/name_m], [name_u]Timothy[/name_u] and [name_m]Peter[/name_m] that are very slowly but gradually slipping down the chart. There’s also lesser used [name_m]Patrick[/name_m], [name_m]Stuart[/name_m] and [name_u]Douglas[/name_u].

[name_m]Zachary[/name_m] has old roots yet feels modern due to current usage patterns. I think [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] would fit in quite well for similar reasons. [name_m]Luke[/name_m], too. [name_m]Silas[/name_m] seems like more of a departure from your style than the other names on your short list although it’s a good match for [name_m]Zachary[/name_m]. Since you’ve commented on sound similarities as an issue for other names I will mention that [name_m]Silas[/name_m] is somewhat close to [name_f]Elise[/name_f] with those ‘l’ and ‘s’ sounds. [name_m]Cyrus[/name_m] strikes me as a good alternative within the realms of your boarder style. [name_u]Or[/name_u] [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]. Last suggestion is [name_u]Beau[/name_u] for the subtle nod to [name_u]French[/name_u] [name_f]Elise[/name_f].

I think [name_u]Lawrence[/name_u] and [name_m]Richard[/name_m] from your short list are the most fitting with your brood and it sounds like [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] could soon join the list! I can see how difficult it would be to name another boy, especially with a lot of initials having been used up and having strong associations to many of the remaining names. I look forward to seeing more of your posts as you develop your list further.


Charles—I like; maybe as a middle
[name_m]Ralphie[/name_m]—love it but DH hates
[name_u]Oliver[/name_u]—nephew’s name
[name_m]Paul[/name_m]—LOVE, but DH wasn’t convinced when we named [name_u]George[/name_u]

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