Boy, Oh Boy!

I’ve been focusing solely on boy’s names for the past week or so. Oh, how my list has grown! I think I’m finally ready to get some feedback and maybe pare it down a bit.

What do you think of the names below? Are any of the combos keepers? Which is your favorite? [name_m]How[/name_m] about your least favorite? If you truly dislike a name, how would you tweak it?

[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] [name_m]Jove[/name_m]
[name_m]Jessop[/name_m] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] “[name_u]Jess[/name_u]; [name_u]Jesse[/name_u]”
[name_m]Harold[/name_m] [name_u]Remy[/name_u], “[name_u]Halley[/name_u]; [name_m]Harry[/name_m]; [name_m]Rollo[/name_m]”
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] Lewin, “[name_u]Ari[/name_u] / [name_m]Ary[/name_m]”
[name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] [name_f]Briar[/name_f], “[name_m]Nash[/name_m]; [name_m]Iggy[/name_m]”
[name_u]Francis[/name_u] [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m], “[name_u]Frankie[/name_u]”
[name_u]Noel[/name_u] [name_m]Xavier[/name_m]
[name_u]Percy[/name_u] [name_m]Icarus[/name_m]
[name_m]Finnian[/name_m] [name_u]Asa[/name_u], “[name_u]Finn[/name_u]”
[name_m]Linus[/name_m] [name_u]Arlo[/name_u]
[name_m]Hamish[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] [name_m]Rune[/name_m], “[name_m]Leo[/name_m]; [name_m]Len[/name_m]; [name_m]Lenny[/name_m]”
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Gilead[/name_m], “[name_m]Frey[/name_m]”
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Linden[/name_u] “[name_m]Cas[/name_m]”
[name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_u]Luca[/name_u] or [name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m], “Ames”
[name_m]Clement[/name_m] [name_u]Pax[/name_u]
[name_u]Laurence[/name_u] [name_m]Frey[/name_m], “[name_u]Ren[/name_u]; [name_u]Laurie[/name_u]”
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m] [name_m]Idris[/name_m], “[name_u]Arlo[/name_u]; Aled”
[name_u]Claude[/name_u] [name_u]Everest[/name_u]
[name_m]Walter[/name_m] [name_u]True[/name_u], “[name_u]Wally[/name_u]”
[name_m]Julian[/name_m] [name_f]Somer[/name_f], “[name_u]Jules[/name_u]”
[name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_u]Lennox[/name_u] or [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m], “[name_u]Win[/name_u]; [name_m]Ned[/name_m]”
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] [name_u]Winter[/name_u], “[name_u]Alfie[/name_u]”
[name_m]Rufus[/name_m] [name_u]Alden[/name_u]
[name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m] [name_u]Kit[/name_u], “Tolly”
[name_m]Bernard[/name_m] [name_u]Isa[/name_u], “[name_m]Bear[/name_m]; [name_u]Berry[/name_u]”
[name_m]Walden[/name_m] [name_f]Sparrow[/name_f], “[name_u]Wally[/name_u]”
[name_m]Russell[/name_m] [name_u]Cedar[/name_u]
[name_m]George[/name_m] [name_u]Wren[/name_u]


[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] [name_m]Jove[/name_m] - This combo, while not my cup of tea, definitely flows well and sounds nice.

[name_m]Jessop[/name_m] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] “[name_u]Jess[/name_u]; [name_u]Jesse[/name_u]” - Honestly, not a huge fan of [name_m]Jessop[/name_m], personally. With the combo as a whole, I think [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] [name_m]Jessop[/name_m] would flow better.

[name_m]Harold[/name_m] [name_u]Remy[/name_u], “[name_u]Halley[/name_u]; [name_m]Harry[/name_m]; [name_m]Rollo[/name_m]” - Not my style, but I like it. [name_m]Harry[/name_m] would be my favorite nn for it!

[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] Lewin, “[name_u]Ari[/name_u] / [name_m]Ary[/name_m]” - Same as above (minus the [name_m]Harry[/name_m] part, of course). The names complement each other well, I think.

[name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] [name_f]Briar[/name_f], “[name_m]Nash[/name_m]; [name_m]Iggy[/name_m]” - [name_f]Briar[/name_f] has always felt more feminine to me. But [name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] is really cool!

[name_u]Francis[/name_u] [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m], “[name_u]Frankie[/name_u]” - I [name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_u]Francis[/name_u]! It’s great to see it being used in a boys’ combo; it is sadly underappreciated, imho. I’m pretty indifferent to [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m]; not really sure if I like it with [name_u]Francis[/name_u] or not…

[name_u]Noel[/name_u] [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] - It doesn’t have the best flow when [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] is pronounced the way I pronounce it: Zay-vier. But if you say the ‘Ex’ part, then it’s a good, strong combo.

[name_u]Percy[/name_u] [name_m]Icarus[/name_m] - Not a fan, personally.

[name_m]Finnian[/name_m] [name_u]Asa[/name_u], “[name_u]Finn[/name_u]” - I like it! An unexpected combo, but I think it sounds nice.

[name_m]Linus[/name_m] [name_u]Arlo[/name_u] - I don’t really care for the pairing, though the names are fine individually.

[name_m]Hamish[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m] - Neither name is at all my style, but, from an objective standpoint, they make a great pair!

[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] [name_m]Rune[/name_m], “[name_m]Leo[/name_m]; [name_m]Len[/name_m]; [name_m]Lenny[/name_m]” - Not a fan, sorry. :confused:

[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Gilead[/name_m], “[name_m]Frey[/name_m]” - I like [name_m]Frederick[/name_m], [name_m]Frey[/name_m] is cool and unique, and [name_m]Gilead[/name_m] is a neat, unexpected mn.

[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Linden[/name_u] “[name_m]Cas[/name_m]” - I have never been a fan of [name_m]Casper[/name_m], honestly. But I like [name_u]Linden[/name_u]. I suppose the combo is fine as a whole. But I’d probably like [name_u]Linden[/name_u] [name_m]Casper[/name_m] better.

[name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_u]Luca[/name_u] or [name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m], “Ames” - [name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m]! I love [name_u]Luca[/name_u], but not in the middle spot. Besides, [name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m] sounds awesome!

[name_m]Clement[/name_m] [name_u]Pax[/name_u] - Feels a tad redundant to me. [name_m]Clement[/name_m] means “mild/merciful/gracious” and [name_u]Pax[/name_u] means “peace/calm”. Idk. But I don’t think the flow is great either.

[name_u]Laurence[/name_u] [name_m]Frey[/name_m], “[name_u]Ren[/name_u]; [name_u]Laurie[/name_u]” - [name_u]LOVE[/name_u]. Though I’d love [name_u]Laurence[/name_u] [name_u]Grey[/name_u]/[name_u]Gray[/name_u] even more. Both nicknames are great, though I prefer [name_u]Laurie[/name_u].

[name_m]Alexander[/name_m] [name_m]Idris[/name_m], “[name_u]Arlo[/name_u]; Aled” - This one is good, though I’m not really liking either of the nicknames for [name_m]Alexander[/name_m].

[name_u]Claude[/name_u] [name_u]Everest[/name_u] - Nms, but fine overall.

[name_m]Walter[/name_m] [name_u]True[/name_u], “[name_u]Wally[/name_u]” - I really like it! [name_u]True[/name_u] sounds bold, but not overly so, with gentle, traditional [name_m]Walter[/name_m], which is a nice balance. (Can’t say I love [name_u]Wally[/name_u], though, personally.)

[name_m]Julian[/name_m] [name_f]Somer[/name_f], “[name_u]Jules[/name_u]” - I like [name_m]Julian[/name_m] a lot; not sure how I feel about [name_f]Somer[/name_f]. But the flow is definitely good.

[name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_u]Lennox[/name_u] or [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m], “[name_u]Win[/name_u]; [name_m]Ned[/name_m]” - I don’t generally care for [name_m]Edwin[/name_m], but I think [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_u]Lennox[/name_u] is a handsome combo! [name_u]Love[/name_u] nn ‘[name_u]Win[/name_u]’!

[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] [name_u]Winter[/name_u], “[name_u]Alfie[/name_u]” - Not normally a fan of [name_u]Winter[/name_u], but I like it with [name_m]Alfred[/name_m]. This one is great!

[name_m]Rufus[/name_m] [name_u]Alden[/name_u] - Sorry, just not a fan.

[name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m] [name_u]Kit[/name_u], “Tolly” - Really good! I think short and playful [name_u]Kit[/name_u] is the perfect mn for lengthy, serious [name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m].

[name_m]Bernard[/name_m] [name_u]Isa[/name_u], “[name_m]Bear[/name_m]; [name_u]Berry[/name_u]” - Mmmm…not loving [name_u]Isa[/name_u], personally. [name_m]Bernard[/name_m] is fine, but not really my style.

[name_m]Walden[/name_m] [name_f]Sparrow[/name_f], “[name_u]Wally[/name_u]” - Not at all my style, but I definitely like it!

Favorites: [name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m] [name_u]Kit[/name_u] & [name_u]Laurence[/name_u] [name_m]Frey[/name_m] – Two thumbs up! :smiley:

Oh, man, I wish my boy name list looked like that! So many beautiful names. I would personally keep [name_m]Clement[/name_m] [name_u]Pax[/name_u] (my favorite!), [name_m]Harold[/name_m] [name_u]Remy[/name_u], [name_m]Linus[/name_m] [name_u]Arlo[/name_u], [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Gilead[/name_m], [name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Linden[/name_u], [name_m]Walter[/name_m] [name_u]True[/name_u], [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_u]Lennox[/name_u], [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m], [name_m]Alfred[/name_m] [name_u]Winter[/name_u], and [name_m]Walden[/name_m] [name_f]Sparrow[/name_f]. I think my least favorite is [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] [name_m]Rune[/name_m]? [name_m]Rune[/name_m] reminds me of a [name_m]Gilmore[/name_m] Girls episode where they pick fun at the name, and [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] just isn’t my cup of tea. [name_m]Leopold[/name_m] [name_m]Rune[/name_m] would be AMAZING, though.

Barnaby Jove - While not a fan of Jove, I do think this combo flows nicely.
Jessop Hugo - I would personally switch the two. As it stands, I think it sounds a bit like “dress up Hugo."
Harold Remy - It’s fine. The more modern Remy does stand out a bit though.
Arthur Lewin - I love the name Arthur. Lewin is okay, but I think it works well here.
Ignatius Briar - Really like this combo. It’s got a certain charm.
Francis Cosmo - This is charming! I’m not really one for Francis, but it shines here.
Noel Xavier - I think this only really combo shines if pronounced Nowl Ex-avier, not No-Elle Zayvier.
Percy Icarus - The two mythical names are quite apparent but I love them and they pair well.
Finnian Asa - It’s okay. Finnian always seems as though it’s missing something, imo.
Linus Arlo - Not a fan of this one. When said aloud it crams together into a jumble. Sorry!
Hamish Fox - I find myself really liking this combo!
Leonard Rune - I’m not a fan, it seems rushed.
Frederick Gilead - I love this combo but only when it’s pronounced Gil-Ee-Add and not Jill-Lee-Add.
Casper Linden - Love Casper, don’t like Linden. Perhaps Landon, Lando, Lachlan?
Amias Luca - It’s okay… Luca seems a bit bland here.
Amias Hawthorn - This combo is lovely!
Clement Pax - Not sure Pax works well here.
Laurence Frey - Laurence seems a bit eh here.
Alexander Idris - I prefer Idris Alexander.
Claude Everest - LOVE this one!
Walter True - Yeah, it’s just not my cup of tea. Sounds a bit off.
Julian Somer - The flow of this is great.
Edwin Lennox - It sounds a bit clunky for my tastes.
Edwin Fox - I love it!
Alfred Winter - It’s charming!
Rufus Alden - I wouldn’t change this. It’s great, and Alden is not usually a name I like!
Bartholomew Kit - This flows nicely.
Bernard Isa - I like this! The flow is great and it sounds almost regal.
Walden Sparrow - It’s okay.

favourites: Claude Everest & Ignatius Briar.

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there.

Here are my thoughts:

[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] [name_m]Jove[/name_m]-I adore [name_m]Barnaby[/name_m]. It’s so charming & lovable. I just love saying it. [name_m]Jove[/name_m] is not a name that I’ve ever considered, but [name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] [name_m]Jove[/name_m] has a really nice flow.

[name_m]Jessop[/name_m] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] “[name_u]Jess[/name_u]; [name_u]Jesse[/name_u]”-I don’t care for [name_m]Jessop[/name_m]. [name_u]Jesse[/name_u] on its own is very cool though. I love the cowboy feeling. [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] is cute too.

[name_m]Harold[/name_m] [name_u]Remy[/name_u], “[name_u]Halley[/name_u]; [name_m]Harry[/name_m]; [name_m]Rollo[/name_m]”-[name_m]Harold[/name_m] is different, but I’m not sure that I care for it. Maybe not ready for a comeback. I like [name_m]Harry[/name_m] though. Or [name_m]Hank[/name_m]!

[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] Lewin, “[name_u]Ari[/name_u] / [name_m]Ary[/name_m]”-Aw, I love love [name_u]Ari[/name_u]. It’s my kitty’s name. [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] is very handsome. I like the nn [name_m]Ace[/name_m] too. [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] [name_m]Lewis[/name_m] looks & sounds better than Lewin in my opinion.

[name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] [name_f]Briar[/name_f], “[name_m]Nash[/name_m]; [name_m]Iggy[/name_m]”-I kind of think of [name_f]Briar[/name_f] as a girl name. [name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] isn’t bad. I don’t care for [name_m]Iggy[/name_m]. It reminds me of an iguana. I think that’s the problem. I don’t love [name_m]Nash[/name_m], but that’s interesting as a nn. I love [name_u]Gus[/name_u] as a nn.

[name_u]Francis[/name_u] [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m], “[name_u]Frankie[/name_u]”-I like this combo. I’m not a fan of [name_u]Frankie[/name_u] though.

[name_u]Noel[/name_u] [name_m]Xavier[/name_m]-This is nice.

[name_u]Percy[/name_u] [name_m]Icarus[/name_m]-I prefer [name_u]Percy[/name_u] as a nn for [name_m]Percival[/name_m]. I don’t care for [name_m]Icarus[/name_m].

[name_m]Finnian[/name_m] [name_u]Asa[/name_u], “[name_u]Finn[/name_u]”-Sooo handsome. I love [name_u]Finn[/name_u]. It’s sweet & a little sporty.

[name_m]Linus[/name_m] [name_u]Arlo[/name_u]-This is so adorable.

[name_m]Hamish[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m]-I like this a lot as a name nerd, but I’m not sure if normal people might see the ‘ham’ part.

[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] [name_m]Rune[/name_m], “[name_m]Leo[/name_m]; [name_m]Len[/name_m]; [name_m]Lenny[/name_m]”-I want to like [name_m]Leonard[/name_m], because it’s my grandpa [name_m]Albert[/name_m]'s mn. It’s just a little too nerdy though. I do like the nn [name_m]Leo[/name_m] though.

[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Gilead[/name_m], “[name_m]Frey[/name_m]”-This is nice. I wouldn’t have thought to pair these two names together, but it’s interesting. I like it. [name_m]Frey[/name_m] is kind of girly. I like [name_u]Freddie[/name_u].

[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Linden[/name_u] “[name_m]Cas[/name_m]”-I’m not a huge fan of [name_u]Linden[/name_u], but don’t mind if w/this combo. [name_m]Casper[/name_m] is nice. It’s kind of artsy, but [name_m]Cas[/name_m] is a little spunky.

[name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_u]Luca[/name_u] or [name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m], “Ames”-I’ve never heard this, but I kind of like it! [name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_u]Luca[/name_u] is better in my opinion.

[name_m]Clement[/name_m] [name_u]Pax[/name_u]-Meh, I don’t know. I don’t love the sound of [name_m]Clement[/name_m].

[name_u]Laurence[/name_u] [name_m]Frey[/name_m], “[name_u]Ren[/name_u]; [name_u]Laurie[/name_u]”-I like [name_u]Laurence[/name_u] nn [name_m]Lad[/name_m].

[name_m]Alexander[/name_m] [name_m]Idris[/name_m], “[name_u]Arlo[/name_u]; Aled”-This is cool. [name_u]Arlo[/name_u] is a bit of a stretch for a nn. Although I like the nn [name_m]Dex[/name_m], which is also a stretch.

[name_u]Claude[/name_u] [name_u]Everest[/name_u]-I’m not sure into [name_u]Everest[/name_u], but [name_u]Claude[/name_u] [name_u]Everest[/name_u] is kind of cool.

[name_m]Walter[/name_m] [name_u]True[/name_u], “[name_u]Wally[/name_u]”-I wouldn’t say that these two names go together, but it’s fine. [name_m]Walter[/name_m] is cute & lovable.

[name_m]Julian[/name_m] [name_f]Somer[/name_f], “[name_u]Jules[/name_u]”-I love love [name_m]Julian[/name_m]. Not a huge fan of [name_u]Jules[/name_u].

[name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_u]Lennox[/name_u] or [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m], “[name_u]Win[/name_u]; [name_m]Ned[/name_m]”-[name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m] gets my vote. [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] is adorable. I like both nns too.

[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] [name_u]Winter[/name_u], “[name_u]Alfie[/name_u]”-[name_u]Alfie[/name_u] is so cute. I’m not a fan of [name_u]Winter[/name_u] w/[name_m]Alfred[/name_m].

[name_m]Rufus[/name_m] [name_u]Alden[/name_u]-I can’t get into [name_m]Rufus[/name_m]. It just sounds a little goofy. I like [name_u]Alden[/name_u].

[name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m] [name_u]Kit[/name_u], “Tolly”-I can’t get into [name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m]. It’s just too much.

[name_m]Bernard[/name_m] [name_u]Isa[/name_u], “[name_m]Bear[/name_m]; [name_u]Berry[/name_u]”-I like [name_m]Bernard[/name_m]! [name_u]Isa[/name_u] seems a bit feminine. I prefer the nns [name_u]Bernie[/name_u] or [name_m]Ben[/name_m].

[name_m]Walden[/name_m] [name_f]Sparrow[/name_f], “[name_u]Wally[/name_u]”-[name_m]Walden[/name_m] is manly yet gentle. It’s really growing on me. [name_f]Sparrow[/name_f] is so cool!

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps. :slight_smile:

Wow! You all have completely outdone yourselves. I was not expecting such thorough responses. :slight_smile:

You’ve given me so much to think about when it comes to the combos and you’ve noticed things I didn’t. I’m glad I asked!

@elanorelle, [name_u]Francis[/name_u] is absolutely underappreciated, he’s such a handsome little fellow too.

I pronounce [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] as KSAY-vyər. It might not be the most correct but it’s how I’ve always heard it.

I hadn’t even thought of the meanings of [name_m]Clement[/name_m] and [name_u]Pax[/name_u] I just really enjoyed them together. I can’t say I mind though. :slight_smile:

Thank you!

@jonquils, Aww, thanks. I really appreciate that.

I was never into [name_m]Gilmore[/name_m] Girls so I’m not familiar with that association but I’ll be looking into it. That being said, [name_m]Leopold[/name_m] [name_m]Rune[/name_m] would be amazing! I’ll just have to warm up to [name_m]Leopold[/name_m] first. :wink:

@icelandic, I hadn’t considered that [name_m]Jessop[/name_m] may sound like “dress up”. I’ll have to think a bit more on that combo.

Like I mentioned above, I pronounce [name_u]Noel[/name_u] [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] as NOHL KSAY-vyər, so not quite ig-ZAY-vyər. I rather love the NOH-el pronunciation for a boy but I don’t think I could do it. :slight_smile:

[name_m]Gilead[/name_m] is definitely pronounced [name_m]GIL[/name_m]-ee-əd!

I think you’re right in saying that [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_u]Lennox[/name_u] is a bit clunky. I might have to find a new first name for [name_u]Lennox[/name_u] as everyone has chosen [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m]!

Thank you!

@michellem, You’re definitely the person I’ll have to come to for nickname ideas!

[name_m]Hank[/name_m] would be such a fun nickname for [name_m]Harold[/name_m] a bit left-field but I like it.

[name_m]Ace[/name_m] is a great name for [name_m]Arthur[/name_m]. It’s lacking a bit in nickname options.

I love [name_u]Gus[/name_u] as a nickname for [name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it.

[name_u]Freddie[/name_u] is a great nickname for [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] but a friend of the family has a dog named [name_m]Fred[/name_m] “[name_u]Freddie[/name_u]” that I can’t get past.

Thank you so much!

You have such fantastic taste! There are so many great names on this list, I can see why you’re having a difficult one pairing down.

I’m leaving my favourites on, taking least favourites off:
[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] [name_m]Jove[/name_m]
[name_m]Jessop[/name_m] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] “[name_u]Jess[/name_u]; [name_u]Jesse[/name_u]”
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] Lewin, "[name_u]Ari[/name_u] / [name_m]Ary[/name_m]”
[name_m]Finnian[/name_m] [name_u]Asa[/name_u], “[name_u]Finn[/name_u]”
[name_m]Linus[/name_m] [name_u]Arlo[/name_u]
[name_m]Hamish[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Gilead[/name_m], “[name_m]Frey[/name_m]”
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Linden[/name_u] “[name_m]Cas[/name_m]”
[name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m], “Ames”
[name_u]Claude[/name_u] [name_u]Everest[/name_u]
[name_m]Walter[/name_m] [name_u]True[/name_u], “[name_u]Wally[/name_u]”
[name_m]Julian[/name_m] [name_f]Somer[/name_f], “[name_u]Jules[/name_u]”
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] [name_u]Winter[/name_u], “[name_u]Alfie[/name_u]”
[name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m] [name_u]Kit[/name_u], “Tolly”
[name_m]Walden[/name_m] [name_f]Sparrow[/name_f]

Some that I liked:
[name_m]Harold[/name_m] [name_u]Remy[/name_u] - Nickname [name_u]Halley[/name_u] is my fave! I really like both of these names and I think they look really nice together, but I’m not loving how they sound together. It’s a nice enough combo, but I don’t love repeating sounds in combos personally, the the R in both names is throwing me.
[name_u]Francis[/name_u] [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m] - Absolutely adore [name_u]Francis[/name_u] so, so much! However, I was again not loving the somewhat repeating sound in this. I also feel like the names don’t match each other very well, although both are nice names. I love [name_u]Frankie[/name_u] so much, too!
[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] [name_m]Rune[/name_m] - I can see this name on a really cool, vintage-woodsy little boy and I’m loving the imagery I’m getting from it. I would actually like to see this on a little boy, but the names themselves aren’t my cup of tea.
[name_m]Rufus[/name_m] [name_u]Alden[/name_u] - I think the combo sounds really nice, but I’m not a huge fan of the names. They’re okay, just not quite my personal taste.
[name_m]Bernard[/name_m] [name_u]Isa[/name_u] - [name_u]Love[/name_u] both of these names! I just think [name_u]Isa[/name_u] [name_m]Bernard[/name_m] would sound better, personally. Loving the nickname, [name_u]Berry[/name_u]!
[name_m]George[/name_m] [name_u]Wren[/name_u] - I like both names, but I’m just not loving this combo. The double one syllable thing sounds a bit jolting to my ear, and the double R sound isn’t my favourite.

@futuremama, You flatter me. :slight_smile:

I’m so glad to see someone else like [name_u]Halley[/name_u] for a [name_m]Harold[/name_m] and [name_u]Berry[/name_u] for [name_m]Bernard[/name_m].

I can understand what you mean about repeating letters in some combos being an issue. I’ll keep that in mind.

Thank you!

[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] [name_m]Jove[/name_m] - I’m not so keen on [name_m]Jove[/name_m], I think I’d change it to [name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] [name_m]Cove[/name_m], seems quirky and cute.

[name_m]Jessop[/name_m] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] “[name_u]Jess[/name_u]; [name_u]Jesse[/name_u]” - Not keen on [name_m]Jessop[/name_m], I prefer just [name_u]Jesse[/name_u] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m].

[name_m]Harold[/name_m] [name_u]Remy[/name_u], “[name_u]Halley[/name_u]; [name_m]Harry[/name_m]; [name_m]Rollo[/name_m]” - I don’t like [name_m]Harold[/name_m], is a bit too old-fashioned for my taste but I love [name_u]Remy[/name_u] a lot!

[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] Lewin, “[name_u]Ari[/name_u] / [name_m]Ary[/name_m]” - I love [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], especially the nickname [name_m]Arty[/name_m].

[name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] [name_f]Briar[/name_f], “[name_m]Nash[/name_m]; [name_m]Iggy[/name_m]” - [name_m]Iggy[/name_m] and [name_m]Nash[/name_m] are cute nicknames but [name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] feels too out-there.

[name_u]Francis[/name_u] [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m], “[name_u]Frankie[/name_u]” - [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m] but not into [name_u]Francis[/name_u].

[name_u]Noel[/name_u] [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] - I don’t feel like these two go together.

[name_u]Percy[/name_u] [name_m]Icarus[/name_m] - [name_u]Love[/name_u] this!

[name_m]Finnian[/name_m] [name_u]Asa[/name_u], “[name_u]Finn[/name_u]” - [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]Finn[/name_u] and [name_u]Asa[/name_u] but not necessarily the flow of [name_m]Finnian[/name_m] [name_u]Asa[/name_u].

[name_m]Linus[/name_m] [name_u]Arlo[/name_u] - [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_u]Arlo[/name_u] but not [name_m]Linus[/name_m].

[name_m]Hamish[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m] - [name_m]Hamish[/name_m] isn’t a name I would use but I think [name_m]Hamish[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m] is a cute combo!

[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] [name_m]Rune[/name_m], “[name_m]Leo[/name_m]; [name_m]Len[/name_m]; [name_m]Lenny[/name_m]” - [name_m]Don[/name_m]'t like [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] but I’d like [name_m]Leo[/name_m] if it wasn’t so popular. [name_m]Leo[/name_m] [name_m]Rune[/name_m] is nice.

[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Gilead[/name_m], “[name_m]Frey[/name_m]” - [name_m]Frey[/name_m] is one of my faves, got vetoed by my OH with my son, I was so sad. Not keen on [name_m]Gilead[/name_m].

[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Linden[/name_u] “[name_m]Cas[/name_m]” - [name_m]Casper[/name_m] is my son’s name so love this, his middle name is [name_u]Orion[/name_u], so prefer that combo haha!

[name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_u]Luca[/name_u] or [name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m], “Ames” - [name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m] is a beautiful name!!

[name_m]Clement[/name_m] [name_u]Pax[/name_u] - Not keen on this.

[name_u]Laurence[/name_u] [name_m]Frey[/name_m], “[name_u]Ren[/name_u]; [name_u]Laurie[/name_u]” - Not keen on [name_u]Laurence[/name_u]. Still love [name_m]Frey[/name_m].

[name_m]Alexander[/name_m] [name_m]Idris[/name_m], “[name_u]Arlo[/name_u]; Aled” - It’s not my taste but I think this sounds really cool!

[name_u]Claude[/name_u] [name_u]Everest[/name_u] - I think [name_u]Everest[/name_u] is a quirky middle name but not keen on [name_u]Claude[/name_u], prefer [name_m]Klaus[/name_m].

[name_m]Walter[/name_m] [name_u]True[/name_u], “[name_u]Wally[/name_u]” - Too old-fashioned and [name_u]Wally[/name_u] is what you’d call someone who’s been silly in the UK.

[name_m]Julian[/name_m] [name_f]Somer[/name_f], “[name_u]Jules[/name_u]” - Again not my taste but really handsome combo.

[name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_u]Lennox[/name_u] or [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m], “[name_u]Win[/name_u]; [name_m]Ned[/name_m]” - [name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m] is awesome, love [name_u]Win[/name_u] and [name_m]Ned[/name_m] too.

[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] [name_u]Winter[/name_u], “[name_u]Alfie[/name_u]” - I think this is a nice combo, [name_u]Alfie[/name_u] is pretty popular in the UK so I’d go with [name_m]Alf[/name_m] or [name_m]Fred[/name_m] as the nickname.

[name_m]Rufus[/name_m] [name_u]Alden[/name_u] - I like [name_m]Rufus[/name_m] but not [name_u]Alden[/name_u].

[name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m] [name_u]Kit[/name_u], “Tolly” - I feel like [name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m] is too big a name for a child. I do love [name_u]Kit[/name_u] though.

[name_m]Bernard[/name_m] [name_u]Isa[/name_u], “[name_m]Bear[/name_m]; [name_u]Berry[/name_u]” - Too old-fashioned.

[name_m]Walden[/name_m] [name_f]Sparrow[/name_f], “[name_u]Wally[/name_u]” - Same problem with [name_u]Wally[/name_u] but love [name_f]Sparrow[/name_f].

[name_m]Russell[/name_m] [name_u]Cedar[/name_u] - I actually really like [name_u]Cedar[/name_u] but [name_m]Russell[/name_m] feels outdated.

[name_m]George[/name_m] [name_u]Wren[/name_u] - Classic and cute and I do like [name_m]George[/name_m] but it’s way too popular.

[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] [name_m]Jove[/name_m]-i love the flow of this-bouncy [name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] with sharper [name_m]Jove[/name_m]

[name_m]Jessop[/name_m] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m]-i think I’d prefer [name_u]Jesse[/name_u] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] or [name_u]Joss[/name_u] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] but [name_m]Jessop[/name_m] is growing on me. These have a modern but classic vibe together

[name_m]Harold[/name_m] [name_u]Remy[/name_u] -love [name_u]Remy[/name_u] , dislike the heftiness of [name_m]Harold[/name_m]. [name_m]Hector[/name_m] [name_u]Remy[/name_u], [name_m]Harland[/name_m] [name_u]Remy[/name_u], [name_m]Adrian[/name_m] [name_u]Remy[/name_u]?

[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] Lewin - unexpected, classic with a twist. [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] [name_m]Lorcan[/name_m] might be cool too, or [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] Lowen and [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] [name_m]Corwin[/name_m]

[name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] [name_f]Briar[/name_f] - cool, bold and bright. I’d personally pair it with a more grounded middle but they flow well together.
[name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m], Ignatious [name_u]Reilly[/name_u] and [name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] [name_m]Milo[/name_m] came to mind

[name_u]Francis[/name_u] [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m] - love the look of this. It feels regal, aristocratic yet mischievous. [name_m]Franklin[/name_m] [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m] would be cool too

[name_u]Noel[/name_u] [name_m]Xavier[/name_m] - there’s something simple yet distinctive about this, I like it

[name_u]Percy[/name_u] [name_m]Icarus[/name_m]- mystical and cool but very usable feeling

[name_m]Finnian[/name_m] [name_u]Asa[/name_u] -i like these two together though i think I’d prefer [name_u]Asa[/name_u] [name_m]Finnian[/name_m]. They work both ways though.

[name_m]Linus[/name_m] [name_u]Arlo[/name_u] -modern sounding with a thread of vitnage running through. I like it

[name_m]Hamish[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m] -i love it!! So rugged and cool

[name_m]Leonard[/name_m] [name_m]Rune[/name_m]-[name_m]Rune[/name_m] really adds something light and interesting to [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]. I like it

[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Gilead[/name_m] -love [name_m]Frederick[/name_m], not wild on [name_m]Gilead[/name_m] with the Handmaids Tale associations. [name_m]Frey[/name_m] is a cool nickname. [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Gideon[/name_m], [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Jethro[/name_m], [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_u]Eden[/name_u] and [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Gethin[/name_m] came to mind

[name_m]Casper[/name_m] [name_u]Linden[/name_u] - love it. Soft and earthy

[name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_u]Luca[/name_u]/[name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m] - I like [name_m]Amias[/name_m] [name_u]Luca[/name_u] a lot

[name_m]Clement[/name_m] [name_u]Pax[/name_u] - love the gentle, calming vibe of this

[name_u]Laurence[/name_u] [name_m]Frey[/name_m] -excellent, cool but regal

[name_m]Alexander[/name_m] [name_m]Idris[/name_m]-[name_m]Idris[/name_m] is brilliant but [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] dulls it, sorry. [name_m]Alistair[/name_m] [name_m]Idris[/name_m], [name_u]Amory[/name_u] [name_m]Idris[/name_m], [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] [name_m]Idris[/name_m], [name_u]Parker[/name_u] [name_m]Idris[/name_m]

[name_u]Claude[/name_u] [name_u]Everest[/name_u] - This feels very artistic and lovelt

[name_m]Walter[/name_m] [name_u]True[/name_u] - quite nice but the t’s mingle for me. [name_m]Walter[/name_m] Brave, [name_m]Oscar[/name_m] [name_u]True[/name_u], [name_u]Morgan[/name_u] [name_u]True[/name_u], [name_m]Walter[/name_m] [name_m]Abel[/name_m]

[name_m]Julian[/name_m] [name_f]Somer[/name_f] -i like this -they feel cohesive

[name_m]Edwin[/name_m] [name_u]Lennox[/name_u] is excellent. So vintage and quirky

[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] [name_u]Winter[/name_u] - I love this. Charming and brisk

[name_m]Rufus[/name_m] [name_u]Alden[/name_u]- I like it a lot. It feels friendly and rugged

[name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m] [name_u]Kit[/name_u] - I enjoy the balance in this! [name_m]Barnaby[/name_m] [name_u]Kit[/name_u] or [name_m]Barnabas[/name_m] [name_u]Kit[/name_u] would be nice too

[name_m]Bernard[/name_m] [name_u]Isa[/name_u] - I’m not wild on either name and together they just don’t work for me. [name_m]Bernard[/name_m] [name_u]Ira[/name_u] maybe? [name_m]Bernard[/name_m] [name_u]Asa[/name_u], [name_m]Bernard[/name_m] [name_m]Isaiah[/name_m] or [name_m]Bernard[/name_m] [name_u]Elias[/name_u]? [name_m]Bennett[/name_m] [name_u]Isa[/name_u], [name_m]Benedict[/name_m] [name_u]Isa[/name_u], [name_m]Benedict[/name_m] [name_u]Ira[/name_u]?

[name_m]Walden[/name_m] [name_f]Sparrow[/name_f] -it feels very descriptive to me, sorry. [name_m]Walter[/name_m] [name_f]Sparrow[/name_f] maybe or [name_m]Walden[/name_m] [name_u]Spencer[/name_u]?

[name_m]Russell[/name_m] [name_u]Cedar[/name_u] -i like the red imagery this gives -rustic and cool

[name_m]George[/name_m] [name_u]Wren[/name_u] - I like it! [name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_u]Wren[/name_u] or [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] [name_u]Wren[/name_u] would be nice too

@jessicaflux, First of all, your son is so well named! [name_u]Orion[/name_u] makes a fantastic middle to [name_m]Casper[/name_m].

[name_m]Jove[/name_m] honors so I prefer that, but [name_m]Cove[/name_m] has a cozy beachy feel for me that I enjoy.

[name_m]Leo[/name_m] [name_m]Rune[/name_m] is a great idea! I have an uncle named [name_m]Leo[/name_m] so I tend to avoid it as a given name but it’s very nice.

I don’t know why, but [name_m]Klaus[/name_m] isn’t a name that’s been on my radar before. I think I’ll change that and try a few combos with it.

[name_m]Ah[/name_m]. My partner is from the UK and he’s never mentioned the “wally” issue. I’ll have to ask about it.

Thank you!


@greyblue, I think [name_m]Jessop[/name_m] is one of those names that people tend to not be very fond of but somehow it grows on them. :slight_smile:

I love your suggestions of [name_m]Hector[/name_m] [name_u]Remy[/name_u] and [name_m]Adrian[/name_m] [name_u]Remy[/name_u]. [name_m]Harland[/name_m] is a bit modern sounding for my tastes but it’s quite nice too.

[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] Lowen is such a great combo. I can’t seem to get into [name_m]Corwin[/name_m] as my grandfather was a [name_u]Corbin[/name_u] and it’s my brother’s middle name so I’d lean in that direction if I were going for that sound.

[name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] [name_u]Reilly[/name_u] and [name_m]Ignatius[/name_m] [name_m]Milo[/name_m] are pretty fantastic. I’m not generally a fan of [name_u]Reilly[/name_u] but I enjoy it here.

[name_m]Franklin[/name_m] [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m] is a very handsome combo. I did consider it but [name_u]Francis[/name_u] is honoring so it had an advantage.

The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t an association I have since I’ve not read the books nor have I seen the show but it has been brought up regarding the name a few times now. Your suggestion of [name_m]Jethro[/name_m] brought to mind [name_u]Jericho[/name_u] and I think that my new [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] combo—since [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Gilead[/name_m] has since been dropped from my list—will probably be [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_u]Jericho[/name_u].

[name_m]Alistair[/name_m] is a perfect suggestion as to what I like but I’ve already used [name_m]Alasdair[/name_m] so unfortunately, it’s out for me. Your suggestion of [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] [name_m]Idris[/name_m] and [name_u]Amory[/name_u] [name_m]Idris[/name_m] is very nice.

[name_m]Walter[/name_m] Brave is a wonderful suggestion. Brave and [name_m]Bravery[/name_m] were on my list as middles a few years ago. :slight_smile:

[name_m]Bernard[/name_m] [name_u]Asa[/name_u] is making me rethink my [name_m]Bernard[/name_m] [name_u]Isa[/name_u] combo. [name_m]Bennett[/name_m] is a wonderful, though modern, alternative.

I’ve had [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] [name_u]Wren[/name_u] on my list before! Great suggestion here as well.

Thank you so, so much. You’ve been immensely helpful.