Biblical Boys

[name]Hi[/name] My dh and I just found out we are expecting, and we’ve been playing around with names. Our girl picks are pretty solid… [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name] (nn Lyddie or [name]Jo[/name]) or [name]Julia[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name] (nn [name]Jewels[/name]). Our boys list, however, proves to be a bit harder. We both like [name]Abram[/name], [name]Aaron[/name], [name]Cyrus[/name], [name]Isaiah[/name], [name]Nathaniel[/name], and [name]Saul[/name]. My dh really loves [name]Elijah[/name] too, but we already have one in the family, and I worry [name]Eli[/name] is becoming too popular. We need help coming up with middle names we like and more suggestions on first names would be appreciated too. As you can probably tell, we want the first name to be biblical and the second to have a literary connection. Our last name is [name]Crosby[/name]. Thanks for any help.

Biblical

[name]Gabriel[/name]
[name]Samson[/name]
[name]Abel[/name]
[name]Benjamin[/name]
[name]Zachary[/name]
[name]Noah[/name]
[name]Jonah[/name]
[name]Simon[/name]
[name]Samuel[/name]
[name]Isaac[/name]
[name]Adam[/name]
[name]Gideon[/name]
[name]Caleb[/name]

Literary names

[name]Atticus[/name]
[name]Archer[/name]
[name]Finn[/name]
[name]Finch[/name]
[name]Harper[/name]
[name]Jude[/name]
[name]Romeo[/name]
[name]Sebastian[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name]
[name]Charles[/name]
[name]Lee[/name]
[name]William[/name]
[name]West[/name]
[name]Holden[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] this helped!

I think you’ll get a lot of literary suggestions here, so I’m going to give you the biblical names I’m more familiar with. If you like [name]Eli[/name] and [name]Elijah[/name], you might like other, more unique Hebrew names:

[name]Ezra[/name]
Erez
[name]Shimon[/name]/[name]Simon[/name]
[name]Menashe[/name]
[name]Tal[/name]
[name]Sol[/name]
[name]Yehuda[/name]
Betzalel
Arnon
[name]Aron[/name]
[name]Yaron[/name]
Netanel/[name]Nathaniel[/name]
[name]Aryeh[/name]
[name]Ari[/name]
[name]Asher[/name]
[name]Avi[/name]
[name]Avner[/name]/[name]Abner[/name]
[name]Gavriel[/name]/[name]Gabriel[/name]
[name]Hillel[/name]
Yitzchok/[name]Isaac[/name]
[name]Yaakov[/name]/[name]Jacob[/name]
[name]Yosef[/name]/[name]Joseph[/name]
Yonatan/[name]Jonathan[/name]
[name]Noam[/name]
[name]Yonah[/name]/[name]Jonah[/name]
[name]Rafael[/name]
[name]Rubin[/name]/[name]Reuven[/name]/[name]Reuben[/name]
Tzvi/[name]Zvi[/name]

[name]Seth[/name]

and the "J"s

[name]John[/name]
[name]James[/name]
[name]Jeremiah[/name]
[name]Jonah[/name]
[name]Josiah[/name]
[name]Jedidiah[/name]
Jebidiah
[name]Joel[/name]

and the "M"s [name]Matthew[/name] , [name]Mark[/name], [name]Micah[/name] and [name]Malachi[/name]

[name]Thomas[/name]
[name]Timothy[/name]

Biblical Names:
[name]Isaiah[/name]
[name]David[/name]
[name]Moses[/name] ([name]Mo[/name])
[name]Solomon[/name] ([name]Sol[/name])
[name]Adam[/name]
[name]Seth[/name]
[name]Cain[/name]
[name]Enoch[/name]
[name]Timothy[/name]
[name]Paul[/name]
[name]Barnabas[/name]
[name]Joshua[/name]
[name]Caleb[/name]
[name]Elias[/name]
[name]Simon[/name]
[name]Peter[/name]
[name]Bartholomew[/name]
[name]James[/name]
[name]John[/name]
[name]Thaddeus[/name]
[name]Habakkuk[/name]
[name]Hosea[/name]
[name]Seth[/name]
[name]Noah[/name]

Literary Names:
[name]Nathaniel[/name]
[name]Hawthorne[/name]
[name]Atticus[/name]
[name]Edmund[/name] (Chronicles of [name]Narnia[/name])
[name]Lewis[/name]
[name]Tennessee[/name]
Aragorn
Meriadoc
[name]Washington[/name] ([name]Irving[/name])
[name]Peregrin[/name]
[name]Sherlock[/name]
[name]Tennyson[/name]
[name]Benvolio[/name]
[name]Miller[/name]
[name]Conrad[/name]

I saw the literary suggestion of sherlock and it made me think of [name]Holmes[/name] and [name]Watson[/name]. I think both would make cute middle names on a boy!