Brother for Ransom

[name_m]Ransom[/name_m] is getting a sibling in [name_f]October[/name_f] ([name_f]September[/name_f], if this wee one decides to come as early as his or her brother did)! We don’t know the gender, but unless we change our minds between now and then we have our girl name chosen.

Likely enough we’ll go with [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] for a boy. It was our runner-up for [name_m]Ransom[/name_m]. I’ve loved it a long time, my husband likes it, the meaning is wonderful, and we’re OK if he ends up [name_u]Toby[/name_u]. However, we both wanted to explore a little more to make sure we aren’t missing something we’d like even better. Other names we’ve talked about include [name_m]Jedidiah[/name_m], [name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m], and [name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m]. In spite of these examples, my husband actually tends to like short names, haha!

What would you suggest we consider?

I love [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] nn [name_u]Toby[/name_u] so much!! And it goes perfectly with [name_m]Ransom[/name_m].

Some more suggestions:

[name_m]Darius[/name_m]
[name_m]Jax[/name_m]
[name_m]Leon[/name_m]
[name_m]Timon[/name_m]
[name_m]Klement[/name_m]
[name_m]Timaeus[/name_m]
[name_m]Henrik[/name_m]
[name_m]Evert[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]
[name_m]Gaspar[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Forest[/name_m]
[name_u]Darien[/name_u]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u]
[name_m]Philo[/name_m]
[name_u]Owen[/name_u]
[name_m]Digby[/name_m]
Climent
[name_m]Mikael[/name_m]
Ruslan
[name_u]Mickey[/name_u]
[name_m]Evander[/name_m]
[name_m]Sirius[/name_m]
[name_m]Lawson[/name_m]
[name_m]Konrad[/name_m]
Archelaos

[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]!

[name_m]Ransom[/name_m] and…

[name_m]Cormac[/name_m]
[name_u]Percy[/name_u]/[name_m]Perseus[/name_m] ‘[name_u]Percy[/name_u]’
[name_m]Ford[/name_m]/[name_m]Fortitude[/name_m] ‘[name_m]Ford[/name_m]’
[name_f]Ada[/name_f]
[name_u]Asa[/name_u]
[name_u]Blaise[/name_u]
[name_m]Gideon[/name_m]
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] '[name_u]Dash[/name_u]
[name_m]Desmond[/name_m]
[name_m]Boone[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonah[/name_m]

[name_m]Tobias[/name_m] is great, but to list some more of a similar style to your favourites…

[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]
[name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]
[name_m]Phineas[/name_m]
[name_u]Dexter[/name_u]
[name_m]Sol[/name_m]
[name_m]Atlas[/name_m]
[name_m]Castor[/name_m]
[name_m]Aksel[/name_m]
[name_u]Seneca[/name_u]
[name_f]Grier[/name_f]
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Osias[/name_m]
[name_m]Fintan[/name_m]
[name_u]Cato[/name_u]
[name_m]Severin[/name_m]
[name_m]Ephraim[/name_m]
[name_m]Bram[/name_m]
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m]
[name_m]Caius[/name_m]
[name_u]Auberon[/name_u]
Vox
[name_u]Orion[/name_u]
[name_m]Maksim[/name_m]
[name_m]Baltasar[/name_m]
[name_m]Ulysses[/name_m]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_m]Jethro[/name_m]
[name_m]Obadiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Ishmael[/name_m]
[name_m]Cosmo[/name_m]

I called my son [name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m]. He goes by the nickname [name_m]Tad[/name_m] a lot, and I make up a new pet name every second day (Thabulous, thaddosaurus, tadlet, taddikins). I get so many complements on his name and the nickname makes it wearable in the playground.

+1 for another little [name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m] in the world!

Ransom &

Osiris “Oz” “Ozzy” “Si”
Banner
Ryker
Maverick “Mack”
Valor
Gideon
Bodhi
Calix
Boone
Cian
Cillian
Rocco
Oberon “Bear” “Obie”
Hoyt
Leland
Lionel
Desmond
Orson “Ozzy” “Bear”
Dashiell
Merritt
Noble
Garrick
Finnick
Phoneix “Finn”
Dorian
Leander
Vaughn
Micah
Darby
Brighton
Destry
Tobin
Brio
Nero
Magnus
Blaine
Sterling
Revel
Zenith “Zen”

Thank you all so far!

@futari, I especially like [name_m]Darius[/name_m], [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m], and [name_m]Sirius[/name_m]. This thread is reminding me how much I tend to like [name_m]Roman[/name_m]/Romanesque names. It also makes me smile that you suggested [name_m]Timon[/name_m] and [name_m]Timaeus[/name_m], since my husband is [name_m]Timothy[/name_m] nn [name_m]Tim[/name_m]. Those might have to go on the list at least for future mn ideas!

@greyblue, I like the idea of [name_m]Fortitude[/name_m] “[name_m]Ford[/name_m]”; also [name_u]Asa[/name_u] and [name_m]Perseus[/name_m]. I’ve had [name_m]Percival[/name_m] on a long list, too.

@sunniva, I’ve had [name_m]Phineas[/name_m] and [name_m]Caius[/name_m] (also Caian) on lists, and I like [name_m]Osias[/name_m], too. We’ve talked about [name_m]Jethro[/name_m], and I have a brother [name_m]Silas[/name_m], so this is right up my alley :slight_smile:

@esita, I do love [name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m]! I feel as though it would be a one-or-the-other choice between [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] and [name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m]; they are awfully similar for brothers, if we had a third son in future. Maybe if there were a couple sisters in between…

@wilkie8709, I really like [name_m]Orson[/name_m]. [name_m]Banner[/name_m] and [name_m]Valor[/name_m] are cool.

We have friends with a young [name_m]Gideon[/name_m]; otherwise I might consider that one more seriously.
I also love the suggestions [name_u]Auberon[/name_u]/[name_u]Oberon[/name_u]. I have an acquaintance who named her son [name_u]Oberon[/name_u] a couple years ago, and I was delighted to see it used in real life. I’ve also thought it would make a sly “long choice” for nn [name_m]Ron[/name_m]/[name_u]Ronnie[/name_u].

I absolutely adore the name [name_m]Ransom[/name_m]! You’ve got a lot of great suggestions here, so I explored on a bit of a different track, looking for unusual word names with deep meanings, like [name_m]Ransom[/name_m] and Deliverance:

[name_m]Noble[/name_m]
Providence
[name_m]Valor[/name_m] / [name_m]Valiant[/name_m]
Salvation
Candor
[name_u]Genesis[/name_u]
[name_u]Zion[/name_u]
Solace
[name_m]Deacon[/name_m]
[name_m]Bravery[/name_m]
Persistence (nn [name_u]Percy[/name_u])
[name_m]Reason[/name_m]
Courage
[name_m]Innocent[/name_m]
[name_u]Love[/name_u]
Reverence
[name_f]Fidelity[/name_f]
[name_f]Miracle[/name_f]
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m]
[name_m]Abel[/name_m]
Credence
Forthright
[name_u]Haven[/name_u]
[name_u]True[/name_u]
Redeem / Redemption
[name_u]Ever[/name_u]
Blessing
[name_m]Prosper[/name_m]
[name_u]Sincere[/name_u]
[name_f]Beloved[/name_f]
[name_m]Creed[/name_m]
[name_m]Trust[/name_m]
Sanctuary
Psalm
Revelation
Lively
[name_m]Beacon[/name_m]
[name_f]Wisdom[/name_f]
[name_u]Discovery[/name_u]
Resolve
Steadfast
[name_f]Praise[/name_f]
[name_u]Concord[/name_u]
Dedication
Voyager
Approved
[name_f]Jubilee[/name_f] / Jubilation
Mindwell
Remembrance
[name_u]Freedom[/name_u]
Belief
Pardon
[name_u]Justice[/name_u]
Tolerance
Safe-On-High
Reformation
Purify
Merit
[name_m]Sabbath[/name_m]
[name_f]Liberty[/name_f]
[name_f]Pleasant[/name_f]
[name_f]Unity[/name_f]
Refrain
Consolation
[name_f]Glory[/name_f]
Endurance
[name_f]Blythe[/name_f]
Makepeace
[name_m]Earnest[/name_m]
[name_f]Journey[/name_f]
Perservere
[name_f]Mercy[/name_f]
[name_f]Verity[/name_f]
Dare
[name_m]Constant[/name_m]
Pentecost
Standfast
Abundance
Reliance
[name_m]Loyal[/name_m]
[name_f]Virtue[/name_f]
[name_f]Sojourner[/name_f]
Amnesty
[name_f]Clemency[/name_f]
[name_f]Honor[/name_f]
[name_f]Silence[/name_f]
[name_u]Experience[/name_u]
Pilgrim
Revere
[name_f]Temperance[/name_f]
[name_m]Increase[/name_m]
[name_m]Seraphim[/name_m]
[name_u]Comfort[/name_u]
[name_m]Gilead[/name_m]
Zeal
[name_m]Worth[/name_m]
[name_f]Promise[/name_f]

The rest of these are unusual biblical / protestant / puritan names:

[name_m]Thelonius[/name_m]
Adoniram
[name_m]Lazarus[/name_m]
[name_m]Solomon[/name_m]
[name_m]Ezekiel[/name_m]
[name_m]Phineas[/name_m]
[name_m]Gideon[/name_m]
[name_m]Zebulon[/name_m]
[name_m]Jedidiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Ansel[/name_m]
[name_m]Baruch[/name_m]
[name_u]Elias[/name_u]
Shadrach
[name_m]Theophilus[/name_m]
[name_u]Asa[/name_u]
[name_m]Hezekiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Eben[/name_m]
[name_m]Zophar[/name_m]
[name_m]Asher[/name_m]
[name_m]Naphtali[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonas[/name_m]
[name_m]Benaiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Linus[/name_m]
[name_m]Jubal[/name_m]
[name_m]Ephraim[/name_m]
[name_u]Shiloh[/name_u]
[name_m]Jorah[/name_m]
[name_m]Absalom[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Lael[/name_m]
Ophir
[name_m]Boaz[/name_m]
[name_m]Nahum[/name_m]
[name_u]Elon[/name_u]
[name_m]Jehu[/name_m]
[name_m]Tammuz[/name_m]
[name_m]Zebedee[/name_m]
[name_m]Amos[/name_m]
[name_m]Omri[/name_m]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_m]Ephron[/name_m]
[name_m]Job[/name_m]
[name_m]Theobald[/name_m]
[name_m]Zaccheus[/name_m]
[name_m]Asahel[/name_m]
[name_m]Nehemiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Eleazar[/name_m]
[name_m]Matthias[/name_m]
[name_m]Amias[/name_m]
[name_m]Japheth[/name_m]
[name_m]Hiram[/name_m]
[name_m]Barnabas[/name_m]
[name_m]Elihu[/name_m]
[name_m]Simeon[/name_m]
[name_m]Hosea[/name_m]
[name_m]Esau[/name_m]
[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Abner[/name_m]
[name_m]Israel[/name_m]
[name_m]Duncan[/name_m]
[name_m]Enoch[/name_m]
[name_m]Zechariah[/name_m]
[name_m]Nicodemus[/name_m]
[name_m]Ajax[/name_m]
[name_m]Simon[/name_m]
[name_m]Artemas[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m]
[name_m]Elijah[/name_m]
[name_m]Josiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Balthasar[/name_m]
[name_m]Cornelius[/name_m]
[name_f]Galilee[/name_f]
[name_m]Adlai[/name_m]
[name_m]Obadiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Philemon[/name_m]
[name_u]Azariah[/name_u]
[name_u]Elisha[/name_u]
[name_m]Abdiel[/name_m]
[name_m]Nazareth[/name_m]
[name_m]Melchior[/name_m]
Abaddon
[name_m]Salvatore[/name_m]
[name_m]Jabez[/name_m]
Othniel
Abednego
[name_m]Zephaniah[/name_m] / Zephan
[name_m]Mordecai[/name_m]

Ok so

  1. I only clicked on your post because I like the name [name_m]Ransom[/name_m] And rarely see it!
  2. I love the verse in your sig!
  3. [name_u]Love[/name_u] the girls name you’ve picked out!!! And it goes perfectly with [name_m]Ransom[/name_m]! Like so perfectly
  4. [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] I really like, I’ve always liked the meaning & the fact that it has th e Biblical aspect, the comfortable modern/ cowboy feeling & the cute [name_u]Toby[/name_u] which has grown on me. It’s also underused I think. I like [name_m]Jed[/name_m] & [name_m]Thadd[/name_m] too for similar reasons though they are longer (which I obviously love but if your husband is looking for something shorter like [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] … I’ll see what I have for suggestions…

@lavenderwitch, many thanks! I was and am enormously tickled that [name_m]Ransom[/name_m] ended up my husband’s favorite on our shortlist, since it was my dark-horse favorite and I didn’t suppose he’d like it.
So many awesome names here! I have some from your first list on my long list and think they’d make awesome middles: Courage, [name_m]Constant[/name_m], [name_m]Worth[/name_m], Remembrance. I have a soft spot for [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m], and I just love [name_u]Haven[/name_u]…but 11 years ago my baby sister was named [name_u]Haven[/name_u]. I like it for a boy, but I’m afraid it wouldn’t do to have Aunt [name_u]Haven[/name_u] and Nephew [name_u]Haven[/name_u]. Oh well. As it turns out, [name_u]Haven[/name_u] wouldn’t sound good with my married surname anyway. Ones I hadn’t really considered before but like include Makepeace, Reliance, Revere, and [name_m]Increase[/name_m]. Safe-On-High is most intriguing.

From the second list, I love [name_m]Lazarus[/name_m], Shadrach (might actually have to bring that one back into consideration–it’s been high on my list before), [name_m]Jubal[/name_m] (I like [name_m]Jubal[/name_m] enough to use it, but my husband is meh), [name_m]Jehu[/name_m] (we’ve seriously considered [name_m]Jehu[/name_m], it’s so cool, but the Biblical crazy-driving reference is a little off-putting, haha! Friends named a baby [name_m]Jehu[/name_m] last year, and we were all excited to see it used), [name_m]Nicodemus[/name_m] (like [name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m], a bit long for Husband. I love the combo [name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_m]Nicodemus[/name_m] but am unsure about using nn [name_u]Toby[/name_u] over [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]), and Othniel.

@dinosaursroar: Aw, thank you so much! I’m so glad I got to use [name_m]Ransom[/name_m]. Deliverance moved from middle-name to first-name consideration when my husband took a big fancy to it (in spite of his general preference for shorter names!), and we like how well it goes with [name_m]Ransom[/name_m]. It also test-drove well; it was our girl pick during my first pregnancy, and I got quite a few compliments on it when I told people the names we were considering.
As far as long vs. short goes, I think the ease with which a name rolls off the tongue has something to do with how my husband reacts, too. Deliverance and [name_m]Jedidiah[/name_m] are good, but [name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m] and [name_m]Nicodemus[/name_m] are “too long.” Well, they aren’t actually longer, but they have more long sounds and are harder to say.

I do love [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] for you! I think it’s such a sweet, soft, strong name, packed with allegorical meaning. I also dearly love [name_u]Haven[/name_u] - [name_m]Ransom[/name_m] and [name_u]Haven[/name_u] would be an utterly precious sibset. Maybe you could still use it for a middle?

I love [name_m]Lazarus[/name_m], Shadrach, and Othniel for you. I think [name_m]Jehu[/name_m] is a handsome name, but I totally understand wanting to avoid the association with the character! I like [name_m]Tobias[/name_m], and [name_u]Toby[/name_u] [name_m]Nicodemus[/name_m] is adorable. I still find myself leaning toward a word name for the first, however. I think [name_m]Ransom[/name_m] and Deliverance pair splendidly together; [name_m]Ransom[/name_m] and [name_u]Toby[/name_u], not so much.

Some combo suggestions:

Makepeace [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
Makepeace Othniel
Makepeace [name_m]Barnabas[/name_m]
Makepeace [name_m]Jubal[/name_m]
Makepeace [name_m]Mordecai[/name_m]
Makepeace [name_m]Balthazar[/name_m]
Makepeace [name_m]Job[/name_m] (like johb, not jahb)

Revere [name_m]Nicodemus[/name_m]
Revere [name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m]
Revere [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]
Revere [name_m]Osias[/name_m]
Revere [name_m]Lazarus[/name_m]
Revere [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
Revere [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]

[name_m]Increase[/name_m] Othniel
[name_m]Increase[/name_m] [name_m]Phineas[/name_m]
[name_m]Increase[/name_m] Shadrach
[name_m]Increase[/name_m] [name_m]Jedidiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Increase[/name_m] [name_m]Osias[/name_m]
[name_m]Increase[/name_m] [name_m]Percival[/name_m]

[name_u]Haven[/name_u] [name_m]Lazarus[/name_m]
[name_u]Haven[/name_u] [name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m]
[name_u]Haven[/name_u] [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_u]Haven[/name_u] [name_u]Oberon[/name_u]
[name_u]Haven[/name_u] [name_m]Timaeus[/name_m]
[name_u]Haven[/name_u] [name_m]Jedidiah[/name_m]
[name_u]Haven[/name_u] [name_m]Nicodemus[/name_m]
[name_u]Haven[/name_u] Othniel

Remembrance [name_m]Jehu[/name_m]
Remembrance [name_u]Asa[/name_u]
Remembrance [name_m]Jubal[/name_m]
Remembrance [name_m]Silas[/name_m]
Remembrance [name_m]Jethro[/name_m]
Remembrance [name_m]Orson[/name_m]
Remembrance [name_m]Asher[/name_m]
Remembrance [name_m]Enoch[/name_m]

[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] [name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m]
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] [name_m]Perseus[/name_m]
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] [name_m]Lazarus[/name_m]
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] Othniel
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] [name_m]Jedidiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] [name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m]
[name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] [name_m]Osias[/name_m]

[name_m]Worth[/name_m] [name_m]Nicodemus[/name_m]
[name_m]Worth[/name_m] [name_m]Timaeus[/name_m]
[name_m]Worth[/name_m] [name_m]Lazarus[/name_m]
[name_m]Worth[/name_m] [name_m]Darius[/name_m]
[name_m]Worth[/name_m] [name_m]Nehemiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Worth[/name_m] Jehoshaphat
[name_m]Worth[/name_m] [name_m]Zechariah[/name_m]
[name_m]Worth[/name_m] [name_m]Osias[/name_m]
[name_m]Worth[/name_m] [name_m]Jedidiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Worth[/name_m] [name_m]Balthasar[/name_m]
[name_m]Worth[/name_m] Jersusalem
[name_m]Worth[/name_m] [name_m]Obadiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Worth[/name_m] [name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m]

Courage Shadrach
Courage [name_m]Phineas[/name_m]
Courage [name_m]Jedidiah[/name_m]
Courage [name_m]Percival[/name_m]
Courage Abednego
Courage [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]
Courage [name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m]
Courage Othniel
Courage [name_m]Philemon[/name_m]

Reliance [name_m]Lazarus[/name_m]
Reliance [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
Reliance [name_m]Jethro[/name_m]
Reliance [name_m]Osias[/name_m]
Reliance [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]
Reliance [name_m]Orson[/name_m]
Reliance [name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m]
Reliance [name_m]Jedidiah[/name_m]
Reliance Othniel

[name_m]Constant[/name_m] Amminadab
[name_m]Constant[/name_m] [name_m]Phineas[/name_m]
[name_m]Constant[/name_m] Othniel
[name_m]Constant[/name_m] [name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m]
[name_m]Constant[/name_m] [name_m]Zebedee[/name_m]
[name_m]Constant[/name_m] [name_m]Osias[/name_m]
[name_m]Constant[/name_m] [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
[name_m]Constant[/name_m] [name_m]Zechariah[/name_m]

[name_m]Fortitude[/name_m] [name_u]Asa[/name_u]
[name_m]Fortitude[/name_m] [name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_m]Fortitude[/name_m] [name_m]Jethro[/name_m]
[name_m]Fortitude[/name_m] Shadrach
[name_m]Fortitude[/name_m] [name_m]Orson[/name_m]
[name_m]Fortitude[/name_m] [name_m]Arnold[/name_m]
[name_m]Fortitude[/name_m] [name_m]Jehu[/name_m]
[name_m]Fortitude[/name_m] [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]

I love your unique naming style, and I’m excited to see where this journey takes you!

I was also excited to see the name [name_m]Ransom[/name_m] used! Personally I think [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]/[name_u]Toby[/name_u] goes perfectly with [name_m]Ransom[/name_m] so if you like that I would totally go with it. Congrats :slight_smile: