Blake Lively + Ryan Reynolds #4

It was recently revealed that they call their 4th child “Obi.” Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Baby No. 4 Name Revealed | In Touch Weekly

What do we think this could be short for? Not normally into this but I’m intrigued by [name_m]Obi[/name_m].

I’m thinking maybe [name_m]Oberon[/name_m] even though it would be out of character with their other children?

It could also be [name_m]Otto[/name_m] vis a vis [name_m]Blake[/name_m] Lively’s acting history as the article suggests?

Obioma? [name_m]Kenobi[/name_m]?

[name_m]Or[/name_m] could it be his/her first and middle initial?

Girls: [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] [name_f]Blair[/name_f]? [name_f]Olive[/name_f] [name_f]Blanche[/name_f]? [name_f]Opal[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]? I feel like [name_f]Olive[/name_f] or [name_f]Opal[/name_f] match the others the best.
Boys: [name_m]Oscar[/name_m] [name_m]Bennett[/name_m]? [name_m]Owen[/name_m] [name_m]Blake[/name_m]? (I think this one matches the best and honors his mom in a subtle way!), [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Brennan[/name_m]?

What do you all think?

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someone in the other thread (= @zoemaks ) speculated that it could be short for Robin, which is Blake’s sister’s name!


I teach a teenager whose name is [name_m]Obi[/name_m]. Not short for anything. So that’s another possibility

The article said “It’s short for a longer name and its origin is incredibly deep and meaningful.” So likely something uncommon with an interesting connection or etymology?

There other kids have uncommon or even unheard of names so I think that [name_m]Obi[/name_m] or not, #4 will be along the same lines.

To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of [name_m]Obi[/name_m] with their older kids and I’m still holding out hope that the article may be inaccurate. While their sibset is eclectic and mismatched, the names are still vintage/retro/old. Whereas [name_m]Obi[/name_m] feels futuristic. [name_m]Even[/name_m] [name_m]Odie[/name_m] would feel more cohesive to me.

I do like [name_m]Otto[/name_m] for them – [name_m]James[/name_m], [name_f]Inez[/name_f], [name_f]Betty[/name_f], and [name_m]Otto[/name_m]. And I really like your girl ideas, particularly [name_f]Olive[/name_f] [name_f]Blanche[/name_f] & [name_f]Opal[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f].

Other [name_m]Obi[/name_m] ideas:
[name_m]Tobin[/name_m] / [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
[name_m]Osmond[/name_m] / [name_m]Osbert[/name_m] / [name_m]Osborn[/name_m]
[name_m]Obadiah[/name_m] (doesn’t seem their vibe but who knows)
[name_f]October[/name_f] (maybe as a middle with a more “normal” first like [name_f]Ellen[/name_f] [name_f]October[/name_f] “Obi” or [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_f]October[/name_f] “Obi”)
[name_f]Odilia[/name_f] / [name_f]Odelia[/name_f]
some first or middle usage of [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
[name_m]Robert[/name_m] / [name_f]Roberta[/name_f] (I saw they have at least one [name_m]Robert[/name_m] [and a Robyn] in the family. Maybe an unexpected twist is that it’s [name_m]Robert[/name_m] (g)?)
Rigsby (maybe with an O first like [name_m]Otis[/name_m] Rigsby ‘Obi’)
[name_m]Oak[/name_m] (Oak B___ like [name_m]Oak[/name_m] [name_f]Blanche[/name_f], [name_m]Oak[/name_m] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f], or [name_m]Oak[/name_m] [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m], alternatively a progression of [name_m]Oak[/name_m] → [name_m]Oakie[/name_m] → Obi?)
[name_f]Zenobia[/name_f] (see Obadiah)