Brother for Otto: Struggling for options at 40 weeks

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] friends

I feel like I could name 8 girls in a heartbeat, but this little boy, brother to Otto (due any time now) is giving me a real run for my money in the naming stakes.

Names I love but can’t use (because partner doesn’t like, or name is taken by someone close):


And options I don’t mind:


For context, my girl names are (were :sob:):


So here’s hoping that there’s a wonderful unicorn name for this baby boy out there! Suggestions gratefully received.

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From what you put: [name_m]Enzo[/name_m] and [name_m]Reuben[/name_m] stick out the most!

Few Ideas:

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Otto is so sweet! I love [name_u]Remy[/name_u], [name_u]Rudy[/name_u], and [name_m]Magnus[/name_m] as a little brother for [name_m]Otto[/name_m].
Maybe you’d like…

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Our girl names are very similar, and we have many boys names in common. I’ll list a few of the names I have on my list that may work for you, as well as a few others:

A: Anza, Ardy, [name_m]Aren[/name_m] / [name_m]Aron[/name_m], [name_u]Aris[/name_u], [name_m]Arlis[/name_m], [name_u]Asa[/name_u]
C: [name_m]Castor[/name_m], [name_m]Conrad[/name_m] / [name_m]Conran[/name_m]
D: [name_u]Dorian[/name_u]
E: [name_u]Elias[/name_u], [name_m]Emrys[/name_m]
F: [name_m]Fitz[/name_m]
I: [name_u]Izar[/name_u]
J: [name_m]Jahan[/name_m], [name_m]Jorah[/name_m]
K: [name_u]Kit[/name_u], [name_m]Koray[/name_m]
L: [name_u]Lex[/name_u]
N: Naos
P: [name_m]Peter[/name_m], [name_m]Phineas[/name_m]
R: [name_u]Rigel[/name_u], [name_u]Risa[/name_u], [name_u]Rory[/name_u]
S: [name_m]Silas[/name_m]
W: [name_m]Walter[/name_m], [name_m]Wesley[/name_m]

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Otto and [name_m]Arthur[/name_m]?


I follow a family on Instagram who have 8 children and one of them is [name_m]Otto[/name_m]. The other boys they have are [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_u]Evan[/name_u], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] (who goes by [name_m]Hank[/name_m]) and [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m]. (Their girls are [name_f]Pearl[/name_f] and [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]).

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I love [name_m]Otto[/name_m] and many of the names on your list. It’s such a shame you can’t use [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_m]Oscar[/name_m] or [name_m]Monty[/name_m]! I like [name_u]Sunny[/name_u] too, although more for a girl, and I adore [name_u]Remy[/name_u], [name_m]Lucien[/name_m], [name_u]Nico[/name_u], [name_m]Magnus[/name_m], [name_m]Louis[/name_m] and [name_m]Orlando[/name_m]. Ziggy and Matteo are also fantastic.

Others that you’ll hopefully like:


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Congratulations :partying_face::partying_face:

Otto is a lovely name and I think from the contenders a lovely brother name would be

These names all stylistically work really well with [name_m]Otto[/name_m] but match your collective style. I particularly like the idea of [name_m]Calvin[/name_m] & [name_m]Reuben[/name_m].

Good luck

Reuben, [name_m]Magnus[/name_m], [name_u]Remy[/name_u], [name_u]Ziggy[/name_u] and [name_u]Rudy[/name_u] are lovely with [name_m]Otto[/name_m]!

I’ll also suggest


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From your list I really like (all of them) with big brother [name_m]Otto[/name_m]! These ones are great!

Have you considered
[name_m]Fritz[/name_m] -similar to [name_m]Felix[/name_m] and less common
Krause / [name_m]Klaus[/name_m]
Bayer/Bauer - I love [name_m]Bauer[/name_m] !
[name_m]Von[/name_m]/Vaughn/ [name_m]Vance[/name_m] - close to [name_m]Vincent[/name_m] but distance and different. [name_m]Otto[/name_m] and [name_m]Von[/name_m] feel perfect

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What about [name_m]Anders[/name_m]

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What about:


Remy, [name_u]Ziggy[/name_u] and [name_m]Rueben[/name_m] are really nice!
What about
[name_u]Quinn[/name_u] or [name_u]Finn[/name_u]
Any of these?

Vaughan, [name_u]Zephyr[/name_u] and [name_u]Rio[/name_u] came to mind.

I like the suggestion of [name_m]Clyde[/name_m]

From your list I like [name_m]Magnus[/name_m] the most.

I really like [name_u]Rudy[/name_u], [name_m]Rueben[/name_m], [name_m]Lucien[/name_m], [name_m]Enzo[/name_m] and [name_m]Calvin[/name_m] with [name_m]Otto[/name_m]. Especially [name_m]Rueben[/name_m] and [name_u]Rudy[/name_u] with [name_m]Otto[/name_m].

Otto +


I like [name_m]Otto[/name_m] and [name_m]Johan[/name_m], [name_m]Otto[/name_m] and [name_u]Rudy[/name_u], or [name_m]Otto[/name_m] and [name_m]Calvin[/name_m]!

Suggestions based on what you have:


Hi there.

Otto is so cute. I love [name_f]Anais[/name_f] from your girl list!

Here are my thoughts on the ‘names you don’t mind list’-

Louis-This is nice. It’s handsome & simple & classic. It fits fine w/Otto. It’s not quite as spunky, but it works.

Ziggy-I think that this is just a little bit too goofy. Maybe it’d be okay for a nn, but I’m not sure what for. Something like [name_m]Zachary[/name_m] or [name_m]Zacceus[/name_m] perhaps? [name_m]Ezekiel[/name_m]?

Johan-That’s cool. It’s not my personal favorite, but it’s unique & a good solid name. Sounds a little bit serious next to [name_m]Otto[/name_m], but that’s not a deal breaker.

Remy-I like this a lot. I seem to be hearing it on girls a lot more, sadly. It’s all boy to me. Very dapper & nice w/Otto.

Basil-Ooh, I love this one. It’s so smart & cozy & nature-y & interesting. And the nn Bash is cute. Are you in the UK or US (or other?) If you’re in the UK, you should get Bazz-uhl no problem, I’d think. If you’re in the US, you might get a lot of [name_u]Bay[/name_u]-zuhl. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you prefer Bazz-uhl? I do. I’m in the US though, so I’d never use it here.

Rudy-I think that this goes well w/Otto, but I don’t personally love it. [name_m]Just[/name_m] the ‘rude’ part kind of turns me off. But I do like how its a less common version of [name_u]Remy[/name_u].

Reuben-Nothing wrong w/this one, it just doesn’t sparkle for me. Perfectly nice though.

Mali-This has a cute sound, but seems a bit feminine. Maybe [name_m]Malcolm[/name_m] or [name_m]Malachy[/name_m] or [name_m]Malachi[/name_m] nn [name_f]Mali[/name_f]?

Lumi-This seems feminine too. Not my cup of tea.

Jens-I like it in theory, but just not big on the sound. Maybe I’m just desensitized to ‘[name_f]Jen[/name_f]’ names growing up w/so many.

Lucien-Not a huge fan of this one. It reminds me of [name_m]Lucifer[/name_m].

Enzo-That’s adorable & great w/Otto.

Nico-Ooh, I love this one even more than [name_m]Enzo[/name_m]. [name_m]Enzo[/name_m] is possibly more unique though.

Magnus-This is my husband’s favorite name. I told him maybe we could use it for a big dog some day, but it’s just too macho for a child in my opinion.

Matteo-Very dashing. [name_m]Way[/name_m] more popular than you’d think, surprisingly.

Calvin-This is fun. Handsome & a little quirky. I love the nn [name_u]Cal[/name_u]. This almost seems a little bit bland next to [name_m]Otto[/name_m].

Orlando-This one is just a little too much for me. I picture some dude working out at the gym. Not sure why!

Sorry for any repeats, but here are a few more suggestions-
















Hope this helps. :slight_smile:

What about [name_m]Elmer[/name_m]? [name_m]Abel[/name_m]? [name_m]Ivan[/name_m]? Any of those sound nice with [name_m]Otto[/name_m] and seem to fit your style.

From your list I like [name_m]Enzo[/name_m], [name_m]Orlando[/name_m], [name_m]Calvin[/name_m], and [name_m]Reuben[/name_m]

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I love [name_m]Otto[/name_m]! Your list is fantastic. I have a friend with a little [name_m]Otto[/name_m] and she had [name_m]Isaac[/name_m] nn [name_u]Ziggy[/name_u] or [name_u]Izzy[/name_u] on her list too. [name_m]Otto[/name_m] was on my list as well and others I like are [name_m]Casper[/name_m], [name_m]Linus[/name_m], [name_m]Archie[/name_m], [name_u]Rex[/name_u] and [name_m]Theodore[/name_m].

Ziggy [name_m]Reuben[/name_m] is my favorite from your list.

Oh another idea: [name_m]Fritz[/name_m] or [name_m]Fitz[/name_m]?

@MichelleM [name_u]Love[/name_u] love love this. Thank you so much for your considered thoughts!

I should have said, we’re Australian ([name_m]German[/name_m] heritage), so [name_u]Basil[/name_u] would definitely be Bazz-il (the [name_u]Bay[/name_u]-zil pronunciation doesn’t exist here). So glad you like this name, i think it is right on the cusp of old man name turned cute! Lots of fun nickname ideas. He’d probably get [name_m]Baz[/name_m] or Bazza here in Aus.

I agree with you re: [name_u]Ziggy[/name_u] — it only made the list because my 2.5 year old heard it somewhere and has insisted that that is the baby’s name since the beginning! So maybe working a twist on that in somehow would be cute. [name_u]Or[/name_u] a dog lol.

Appreciate your other suggestions too, plenty to mull over!

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