Boys names to go with last name: Carter

Trying to find boys names to go with our last name, [name]Carter[/name] and am having a hard time! We loved the name [name]Ethan[/name] [name]John[/name] [name]Carter[/name] but my brother took that first name. If anyone has the last name [name]Carter[/name], would love to hear some boys names :smiley: We have no idea what we’re having but if we have a girl it’s between [name]Samantha[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]Carter[/name] / [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Grace[/name] [name]Carter[/name].

Thanks!
EC

Before I give you boy name suggestions, I want to voice my concern for your choices for girl names: I love the name [name]Caroline[/name] but it sounds and looks strange with your surname [name]Carter[/name]. [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Carter[/name] has “car-car” that begins each name. [name]Hope[/name] that doesn’t bother you. [name]Samantha[/name] is ok paired with [name]Jane[/name] but [name]Samantha[/name] has never been a fav of mine [name]Just[/name] a matter of preference I guess. Personally, if I had a common surname like [name]Carter[/name], I would choose something more rare or unusual. Here are some boy names that I think would work well with [name]Carter[/name].

Classic Boys Names

[name]Eli[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Noah[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Thomas[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Francis[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Hugh[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Samuel[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Laurence[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Carter[/name]

Less Popular Choices

[name]Jude[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Tobias[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Josiah[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Silas[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Tristan[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Lucius[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Sebastian[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Theodore[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Jonas[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Asa[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Isaiah[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Leo[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Vaughan[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Rowland[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Matthias[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Seth[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Troy[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Levi[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Isaac[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Lowell[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Gideon[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Benedict[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Heath[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Rowan[/name] [name]Carter[/name]

mischa gave a lot of great choices. I just want to disagree that I think [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Carter[/name] is a very strong-sounding name and I think the alliteration makes it very distinctive. If my last name was [name]Carter[/name], I would definitely have [name]Caroline[/name] as a strong contender.

Some other boys names (sorry for repeats)…

[name]Everett[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Emmett[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Julian[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Owen[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Sullivan[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Nicholas[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Jackson[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Lincoln[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Elliott[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Graham[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Simon[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Gabriel[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Joseph[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Brady[/name] [name]Carter[/name]

Great names were suggested below!
[name]Asa[/name] might be a little unusual for you, but nn “[name]Ace[/name]” [name]Carter[/name] sounds adorable!
I maybe would think twice about names like [name]Isaac[/name], [name]Jackson[/name] or [name]Lincoln[/name] - if you use nns, [name]Jack[/name] [name]Carter[/name] or [name]Linc[/name] [name]Carter[/name] kind of run together and make the surname sound like “Harder”
Other possibilities:
[name]Adam[/name]
[name]Jonathan[/name]
[name]Matthew[/name]
[name]Rhys[/name] (if you have any Welsh background) or [name]Reid[/name]
[name]Timothy[/name]

Also, [name]Nicholas[/name], [name]Aaron[/name], [name]Vincent[/name] and [name]Sean[/name] (and [name]James[/name], of course) are names of famous people - I’m sure you’ve thought of those and more already. I do think they all sound good though!

Also, FWIW I love [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Carter[/name], unless you plan to call her [name]Carrie[/name]

Thanks everyone for the feedback and great suggestions!

Our last name is [name]Carter[/name] and we’re expecting a boy and most of the names we considered are on Phoebesmom’s list! :smiley: [name]Sullivan[/name] was a big contender for a while and we had liked [name]Rowan[/name] at the time our first was born 4 years ago, but now we both see it as being too trendy. Really most names work as long as they’re not -er names like [name]Sawyer[/name], I don’t like the double -er, although for some reason I like [name]Oliver[/name], that one doesn’t bother me. I agree that [name]Caroline[/name] works with [name]Carter[/name], it is distinctive. I had liked [name]Grayson[/name] for a while, nn [name]Gray[/name] is quite nice. I also agree with [name]Rhys[/name] as a nice original choice. I really like [name]Felix[/name] but I’ve been vetoed on that one…I also like [name]Nathan[/name] and [name]Sebastian[/name], DH not so much. We think [name]Everett[/name] will be our little one’s middle name.
If I think of anything else, I’ll post again. Good luck!

Also thought of…
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Ronan[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Ezra[/name] [name]Carter[/name]

Here’s another vote for [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Carter[/name] - it’s lovely! (I also like [name]Carina[/name] [name]Carter[/name])

I think two syllable names go well with [name]Carter[/name] - here’s a few from my list:

[name]Henry[/name] [name]Carter[/name]*
[name]GIlbert[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Laurence[/name] [name]Carter[/name]* – to me this has the same sophistication as [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Ephram[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Desmond[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Rupert[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Warren[/name] [name]Carter[/name]* - I love this, but it sounded familiar, so I googled it… There was a basketball player by this name in the 80s

And a few one syllable names, which also sound very nice:

[name]George[/name] [name]Carter[/name]*
[name]Lyle[/name] [name]Carter[/name]
[name]Rhys[/name] [name]Carter[/name]*
[name]Bo[/name] [name]Carter[/name]

*My favorites