Critique my top 5!

Our last name is two syllables ending in -in

  1. [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Reid[/name]
  2. [name]Edison[/name] [name]Jude[/name]
  3. [name]Silas[/name] [name]Oliver[/name]
  4. [name]Everett[/name] (nn [name]Rhett[/name]) [name]Leander[/name] or [name]Everett[/name] [name]Clark[/name]
  5. [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Atticus[/name]

We both tend to like traditional names, but don’t want to make it too boring. What do you think?

  1. [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Reid[/name] - I like [name]Reid[/name] but the last letter in [name]Oliver[/name] blends into it. I don’t like [name]Oliver[/name] very much. [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Jude[/name], however would flow better.
  2. [name]Edison[/name] [name]Jude[/name] - Makes me think of [name]Thomas[/name] [name]Edison[/name], who I do not admire at all. I do love [name]Jude[/name] though.
  3. [name]Silas[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] - I love [name]Silas[/name].
  4. [name]Everett[/name] (nn [name]Rhett[/name]) [name]Leander[/name] or [name]Everett[/name] [name]Clark[/name] - I love both of these combos. [name]Everett[/name] [name]Clark[/name] maybe slightly more. I do think [name]Leander[/name] is gorgeous though.
  5. [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Atticus[/name] - I am chilly on [name]Atticus[/name] but it’s okay, and I love [name]Alexander[/name].

[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Reed[/name] (I prefer [name]Reed[/name] over [name]Reid[/name]) is gorgeous! You have nice taste since [name]Oliver[/name] is my son’s name :wink:
[name]Edison[/name] [name]Jude[/name]-love love love! So happy to see someone that likes [name]Edison[/name].
[name]Silas[/name] [name]Oliver[/name]- Oh goodness. Oh goodness. I adore this.
I prefer [name]Everett[/name] [name]Clark[/name] (My son’s middle name is [name]Clarke[/name]). I think it flows better too.
[name]Alexander[/name] [name]Atticus[/name]-lovely!

I absolutely adore your naming style.

Thanks for the feedback! I think I might be cooling on [name]Atticus[/name], too…it used to be my #1. [name]Reid[/name] is a family name. abm_smm, I think we must have very similar taste. [name]Adeline[/name] was my #1 for a girl, and I named my dog [name]Darcy[/name] (I hope you don’t take that as an insult-- As I don’t have kids, I put about a month of agonizing into choosing a name for her!)

[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Reid[/name] - 10/10 I love this one! It flows perfectly.
[name]Edison[/name] [name]Jude[/name] - 5/10 Not a huge fan of surname names but I do like [name]Jude[/name]
[name]Silas[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] - 2/10 Doesn’t flow well to me but I love the name [name]Silas[/name]
[name]Everett[/name] [name]Leander[/name] - 5/10 I like [name]Everett[/name] and the name [name]Rhett[/name], but not [name]Leander[/name]
[name]Everett[/name] [name]Clark[/name] - 10/10 I know I said I didn’t like surname names but this name flows great
[name]Alexander[/name] [name]Atticus[/name] - 1/10 Not loving the double A beginnings. Also, the names both have harsh letters like X and T

Best of luck to you!!

I used to love [name]Oliver[/name] many years ago when it wasn’t so popular in the UK. Nowadays, all I hear is [name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Ollie[/name] (even [name]Ollie[/name] ranks in the top 100 as a stand alone name) so it is so annoying to my ears right now. Depending on where you are [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Reid[/name] could be a pretty handsome choice.

[name]Edison[/name] [name]Jude[/name], [name]Silas[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Everett[/name] [name]Clark[/name] are all perfect choices and my favourites from your list.

I love your choices a lot. I love the [name]Everett[/name] [name]Clark[/name] option over [name]Leander[/name]. I don’t love [name]Alexander[/name] as much as [name]Atticus[/name] and I’m not sure I love the two names paired together, so this option was my least favorite.

However, the other 4 options are so great! I think if I have to rank them it would be as follows:

  1. [name]Everett[/name] [name]Clark[/name] (I just [name]ADORE[/name] [name]Rhett[/name] as a nn!!!)
  2. [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Reid[/name] (I love the flow of this, as well as being a fan of both names individually)
  3. [name]Edison[/name] [name]Jude[/name] (I like how this seems a little antique without being stuffy)
  4. [name]Silas[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] (I like this, but the only reason I put it at 4 was because [name]Silas[/name] will probably be called [name]Cy[/name], which I dislike)
  5. [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Atticus[/name] (for previously stated reasons)
  1. [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Reid[/name] (Very nice.)
  2. [name]Edison[/name] [name]Jude[/name] (I like both names, although there is a bit too much “D” in this combination for me.)
  3. [name]Silas[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] (I love the name [name]Silas[/name], although not so much with [name]Oliver[/name]. I love: [name]Silas[/name] [name]Graham[/name], [name]Silas[/name] [name]Gray[/name].)
  4. [name]Everett[/name] (nn [name]Rhett[/name]) [name]Leander[/name] or [name]Everett[/name] [name]Clark[/name] ([name]Everett[/name] [name]Leander[/name] is great.)
  5. [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Atticus[/name] (Too much A in this combination. I like [name]Alexander[/name], nn [name]Xander[/name]. I am starting to shy away from [name]Atticus[/name].)

Oh, I just love [name]Everett[/name], nn [name]Rhett[/name]! [name]Lovely[/name] idea.

@carly12 haha not at all! We definitely have similar tastes then :slight_smile:

  1. [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Reid[/name] - Like it! [name]Oliver[/name] is a bit popular but it’s a nice name.
  2. [name]Edison[/name] [name]Jude[/name] - [name]Edison[/name] is just ok. [name]Love[/name] [name]Jude[/name] though!
  3. [name]Silas[/name] [name]Oliver[/name] - Really like both names, but I’m not sure if I like them together. Looking at other names here, maybe [name]Silas[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] or [name]Silas[/name] [name]Reid[/name]?
  4. [name]Everett[/name] (nn [name]Rhett[/name]) [name]Leander[/name] or [name]Everett[/name] [name]Clark[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Everett[/name], though I’m not the biggest fan of [name]Rhett[/name]. I think both middle names sound fine with it, but I prefer [name]Clark[/name].
  5. [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Atticus[/name] - [name]Alexander[/name] is nice. [name]Don[/name]'t like [name]Atticus[/name].

My two favorites from your list are [name]Oliver[/name] [name]Reid[/name] (it just flows so nicely!) and [name]Everett[/name] [name]Clark[/name]. And I adore the nickname [name]Rhett[/name]. But I’m biased as Gone with the Wind is my favorite move. :slight_smile: