Classic but fun sibling for Isla

I am having a hard time with boys names; nothing seems quite right. See below the names I really really like but don’t quite work for us for some reason or another. Suggestions please? Our daughter is [name]Isla[/name].

*note, yes I totally know some of my reasons for not being 100% behind the names below are RIDICULOUS; I’m just trying to help you see my thinking. And the thing is, I do like these names … about 95%. I don’t need justification for them. I just would really love to find a 100% name. :slight_smile:

[name]Charlie[/name] – love this; husband does not. Argh. Probably getting too popular anyway.
[name]Owen[/name] – just seems a little dull somehow (although I do like it); like the debbie downer theme music … wah waaaaaah …
[name]Henry[/name], [name]Jack[/name] – love them, but too popular.
[name]Oliver[/name] nn [name]Olly[/name] & [name]Julian[/name] – slightly too pretentious.
[name]Jasper[/name] – slightly too country.
[name]Peter[/name] – don’t really like the nicknames.
[name]John[/name] nn [name]Johnny[/name] & [name]Frederick[/name] nn [name]Freddie[/name] – slightly too 1950’s leave it to beaver.
[name]Nathaniel[/name] nn [name]Nate[/name] – already a family member.
[name]Felix[/name] – reminds me too much of the cat.
[name]Sam[/name] – feels too girlie now, plus a family member w/ same ln took it.
[name]Daniel[/name] nn [name]Danny[/name] – a very good friend just took this one.

[name]How[/name] about:
[name]James[/name] (nn [name]Jamie[/name])


Thanks! I’d forgotten [name]James[/name] … I do love [name]James[/name]. Also [name]Emmett[/name], [name]Graham[/name] & [name]Jacob[/name].

What’s everyone’s thoughts on [name]Jacob[/name] nn [name]Jake[/name]? Is [name]Jake[/name] just too 80’s-tastic?

If you’re worried about popularity, [name]Jacob[/name] really isn’t the way to go…

Other ideas based on your list:
[name]Theodore[/name] (nn. [name]Theo[/name])
[name]Samson[/name] (definitely a manly way to get to “[name]Sam[/name]” which you felt was feminine)

what about…


I don’t think [name]Jake[/name] is too 80’s-tastic (and I LIVED in the 80’s!) but it certainly is far more popular than [name]Isla[/name]. If that doesn’t bother you then I think it is a cute sibset.

BUT, I looove [name]Isla[/name] and [name]Emmett[/name] as a sibset.
And I’m a sucker for [name]James[/name].

So, basically you can’t go wrong :slight_smile:

Thanks guys! OK, preferences as a sib-set:

[name]Isla[/name] & [name]Gabe[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] & [name]Emmett[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] & [name]Jake[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] & [name]James[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] & [name]Adam[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] & [name]Will[/name]
[name]Isla[/name] & [name]Graham[/name]