Boy names are hard

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] everyone,

We’re expecting baby #2 and we’re brainstorming…
Our son is named [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], but he goes by [name_u]Freddie[/name_u] (to give you an idea of our style)

So far, names we have as possibilities:

[name_m]Joshua[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]William[/name_m] “[name_u]Billy[/name_u]” [name_m]Henry[/name_m]

I’m pretty sure I’ve seen every name in existence but I’d appreciate some other ideas!! Clearly, middle name will most likely be [name_m]Henry[/name_m].

Thanks!!

[name_u]Freddie[/name_u] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] is really cute! [name_m]William[/name_m] ‘[name_u]Billy[/name_u]’ [name_m]Henry[/name_m] is really sweet and suits [name_u]Freddie[/name_u] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] well. Some others that I’d personally love with [name_u]Freddie[/name_u] are:

[name_m]Archer[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Edward[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Leopold[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Louis[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Otto[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Miles[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]Rory[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Angus[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]Flynn[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Raphael[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]Jude[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Maximilian[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Jasper[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Alastair[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]Noah[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Xander[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Orson[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Soren[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Franklin[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Xavier[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]

Good luck!

With [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] ‘[name_u]Freddie[/name_u]’, I like [name_m]William[/name_m] ‘[name_u]Billy[/name_u]’!

[name_u]Freddie[/name_u] and…

[name_m]Thomas[/name_m]
[name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_m]Julian[/name_m] ‘[name_u]Jude[/name_u]’
[name_m]Christopher[/name_m] ‘[name_u]Kit[/name_u]’
[name_m]Miles[/name_m]
[name_m]Phillip[/name_m] ‘[name_m]Pip[/name_m]’
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m]
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]

Please not [name_u]Billy[/name_u] as a nn. It could easily become silly [name_u]Billy[/name_u]. Many people do the rhyming thing especially if it could be something rather nasty.

My favourite on your list is definitely [name_m]William[/name_m] although I prefer [name_m]Will[/name_m] as the nickname. You have some great suggestions by pp’s and I particularly like…

[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Julian[/name_m]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m]
[name_m]Jasper[/name_m]
[name_u]Rory[/name_u]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m]
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]

I think [name_m]William[/name_m] nn [name_u]Billy[/name_u] is adorable and goes perfectly with [name_u]Freddie[/name_u] as a brother!

With [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], I would go with [name_m]William[/name_m] nn [name_u]Billy[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]. [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] ans [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] don’t seem to have the same style match.

I think [name_m]Henry[/name_m] would be great [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], if that’s an option.

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Joshua[/name_m]

Otherwise, here’s some other ideas:

[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Archer[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] nn [name_m]Archie[/name_m]
[name_m]Jasper[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] that helps!

[name_m]William[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] “[name_u]Billy[/name_u]” would pair so perfectly with [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] “[name_u]Freddie[/name_u]”!!

But if you’re not sold on [name_m]William[/name_m], what about…
[name_m]Charles[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] “[name_u]Charlie[/name_u]”
[name_m]Matthew[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] “[name_u]Mattie[/name_u]”
[name_m]Christopher[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] “[name_u]Kit[/name_u]”
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] “[name_u]Theo[/name_u]”

I also agree that [name_m]Henry[/name_m] would make a great brother name for [name_m]Frederick[/name_m], and [name_m]Harry[/name_m] is always a nn option to match [name_u]Freddie[/name_u]. [name_m]William[/name_m], [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m], and [name_m]Joshua[/name_m] would all make great middles for [name_m]Henry[/name_m], too.

[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]

Thanks for all your suggestions, everyone!! I’m surprised how much people liked [name_m]William[/name_m] “[name_u]Billy[/name_u]” since that was actually kind of a last minute add-on name.

A lot of you have suggested [name_m]Henry[/name_m] as a first name and my husband has vetoed it. :frowning: It’s my absolute fav though, so thats why it gets the middle name slot.

I’d go with [name_m]William[/name_m] “[name_u]Billy[/name_u]” from your list too. Very sweet!

With [name_m]Frederick[/name_m], the first name that sprang to mind for me was [name_m]Benedict[/name_m]. Nickname [name_m]Ben/name_m – I actually love [name_m]Ned[/name_m] for it too but I’m guessing that would be too close to [name_u]Freddie[/name_u].

[name_m]Julian[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] is my dad’s name and I think it’s lovely. Nickname [name_u]Jules[/name_u] or [name_u]Jude[/name_u].

Or how about [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]? Nickname [name_m]Bas[/name_m], Bash or [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]. Or [name_m]Dominic[/name_m]? [name_u]Nico[/name_u] for short maybe.

[name_u]Billy[/name_u] is about as normal as it gets for names, he would have no problem with teasing. I know very popular, jock [name_u]Billy[/name_u]'s.

I disagree with the person who said please not [name_u]Billy[/name_u]. [name_u]Billy[/name_u] is about as normal as it gets for names, he would have no problem with teasing. I know very popular, jock [name_u]Billy[/name_u]'s. I also like [name_u]Charlie[/name_u] for you. Have you considered [name_u]James[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]? [name_m]Robert[/name_m] “[name_u]Bobby[/name_u]”? I also think [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] fits your style, or [name_u]Elliot[/name_u].