Dashiell and...

Still trying to find the right name for boy #2.

[name]Augustus[/name] - too fussy when paired with [name]Dashiell[/name]? Maybe [name]August[/name] instead?

Truett nn [name]True[/name]?

[name]Hopper[/name] - does this sound like too much of a nickname?

[name]Augustus[/name] - too fussy when paired with [name]Dashiell[/name]? Maybe [name]August[/name] instead?- yeah definitely [name]August[/name] instead! [name]August[/name] and [name]Dashiell[/name] are a perfect match, [name]Augustus[/name] just doesn’t feel right to me. Would you call him [name]Augie[/name] or [name]Gus[/name]? That’s what keeps [name]August[/name] off my list, [name]Gus[/name] seems plain next to [name]Dash[/name]. [name]Augie[/name] works better but has a totally different vibe, at least to me.

Truett nn [name]True[/name]- this is so cool! Have you posted about this before a few months ago? I really like it. It matches [name]Dashiell[/name] in unusualness, and [name]Dash[/name] and [name]True[/name] are SO COOL together! [name]Love[/name] this!

[name]Hopper[/name] - eh, reminds me of a bunny hopping, and a deer or something dashing. I think this would make a cool middle name, especially if it’s a family name, but i don’t think a boy would like it as a first name.

Some of my faves (since we both have a [name]Dashiell[/name])
[name]Lincoln[/name] nn [name]Link[/name]
[name]Griffin[/name] nn [name]Finn[/name]
Hartford nn [name]Hart[/name] or [name]Ford[/name] (I prefer [name]Hart[/name])
[name]Julius[/name] nn [name]Jude[/name]
[name]Wesley[/name] or [name]Weston[/name] nn [name]Wes[/name] or [name]West[/name]
[name]Angus[/name] nn [name]Ace[/name]
[name]James[/name] nn [name]Jem[/name]
[name]Montgomery[/name] nn [name]Monty[/name] or [name]Mo[/name]
[name]Everett[/name] nn [name]Rhett[/name] or [name]Ever[/name] (sorta like [name]True[/name])
[name]Oliver[/name] nn [name]Ollie[/name]
[name]Orlando[/name] nn [name]Ollie[/name]/[name]Lando[/name]
[name]Dexter[/name] nn [name]Dex[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] nn [name]Milo[/name]

Hubby’s suggestions:

[name]Griffin[/name] and [name]Dashiell[/name] are perfect together I think! And I love the nn [name]Finn[/name]. The only thing that keeps me from having it on our list is that I don’t love love [name]Griffin[/name], despite how well it goes with [name]Dashiell[/name]. I love Truett nn [name]True[/name] but my husband sadly is going to nix it I think. Sigh.

If we used [name]August[/name] we would use the full name although I’m sure at some point he would get [name]Gus[/name]…

[name]Love[/name] [name]August[/name] and Truett with [name]Dashiell[/name]! [name]Griffin[/name] and [name]Julius[/name] are fantastic as well. I’m not a fan of [name]Hopper[/name] for some reason. I think it reminds me of the phrase “in the hopper.”

theodore xo

lyndsay – you have some very cool ideas. Specially like your review of [name]August[/name]/Truett/[name]Hopper[/name].

But tell your husband SPEED is a drug! [name]Just[/name] say no!

[name]Bonnie[/name], LOL! He has some crazy taste. [name]How[/name] can he like [name]Marvin[/name] AND Speed? I mean what? His favorite name of all time is Buffalo!

I love [name]August[/name] and [name]Dash[/name]! And if you’re going to call him [name]August[/name] than I really wouldn’t matter if his friends call him [name]Gus[/name] unless you just hate that nn. You can’t worry about possible nns from friends 'cause they could be anything! As long as the name you’re going to use fits with the sibs name you use:)

[name]Dashiell[/name] and [name]August[/name]. Perfection.

[name]Dashiell[/name] and [name]Zephyr[/name]


Right now [name]August[/name] is definitely my favorite.

What about [name]Sawyer[/name]? Too popular? I like that it’s also literary but in a totally different way.

Names I could see working with [name]Dashiell[/name]:


leah we must be on the same wavelength because a TON of the names you have listed are things we were considering at one point or another. Great list. Unfortunately most were nixed because they either don’t work with our last name, were becoming too popular in our area, etc. Locan is one I had not thought of but am liking!

I’m glad you liked some of them. [name]Lorcan[/name] was kind of a wild card but I like the way it sounds with [name]Dashiell[/name]. [name]Dashiell[/name] and [name]Lorcan[/name] would be a less predictable sibset than some of the others.

[name]Dashiell[/name] and [name]August[/name] would be wonderful names for brothers. [name]Truly[/name] stunning!

Truett is pretty cool, too, I have to admit – And [name]True[/name] would sound pretty slick with [name]Dash[/name].

Hmm, I actually really like that you’re considering [name]Hopper[/name]. I first heard it when I read in a magazine that actor [name]Sean[/name] [name]Penn[/name] has a sixteen year old son named [name]Hopper[/name] [who was said to be named after [name]Dennis[/name] [name]Hopper[/name]]. Pretty cool, I though. However, I’m not sure how well it would would work on a “non-celeb child”. I think it’s just a little too… out there. But, hey, if you really want to go for it, then more power to ya! I would love to be a little [name]Hopper[/name].

Some suggestions –
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Vincent[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & [name]Vince[/name]”
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Lucian[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & [name]Luke[/name]”
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Henry[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & [name]Hank[/name]”
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Everett[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & [name]Rhett[/name]”
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Reuben[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & [name]Ben[/name]”
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Elliott[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & [name]Eli[/name]”
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Braxton[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & Brax”
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Fletcher[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & [name]Fletch[/name]”
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Phineas[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & [name]Finn[/name]”
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Abram[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & [name]Bram[/name]”
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Nicolai[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & [name]Nico[/name]”
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Kellan[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & Kel”
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Julius[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & [name]Jules[/name]”
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Victor[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & [name]Vic[/name]”
+[name]Dashiell[/name] & [name]Callum[/name] nn “[name]Dash[/name] & [name]Cal[/name]”

Good luck and congrats!