Dexter Achilles is getting a sibling!

[name]Hi[/name] there!

My name is [name]Becky[/name] and I’m new here. My husband and I are expecting our second child, the gender is, as of now, going to be a surprise. We have a three-year-old named [name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] “[name]Dex[/name]”, whose name we picked off a long list after meeting him and which was nice but also stressful because we had many names to choose from! This time we’d like to have a couple of choices for both genders. We like names that are uncommon, strong and have a sort of old-world, sophisticated vibe. We like names that have nickname potential a lot as well, though that’s not entirely necessary. I’m a classics nerd so the middle name for this baby will also likely be from Greek or [name]Roman[/name] mythology and all suggestions are welcome! Our last name is two syllables and starts McG—.

Here are a few ideas we have right now. We’d love to hear your feedback and also your suggestions!

Boys: [name]August[/name], [name]Sebastian[/name], [name]Frederick[/name], [name]Leopold[/name] (really love [name]Leo[/name] but fear it’s on the rise), [name]Silas[/name]
Girls: [name]Beatrice[/name]/[name]Beatrix[/name], [name]Tallulah[/name], [name]Edith[/name], [name]Dorothea[/name], [name]Philippa[/name], [name]Jemima[/name], [name]Lucille[/name], [name]Matilda[/name]


With [name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name], I would suggest…

Boy: [name]Silas[/name] [name]Jupiter[/name] or [name]August[/name] [name]Lysander[/name]

Girl: [name]Lucille[/name] [name]Minerva[/name] or [name]Edith[/name] [name]Persephone[/name]

I love [name]Silas[/name] with [name]Dexter[/name], they seem like perfect brothers. I like the idea of [name]Beatrix[/name] but would you call her [name]Bea[/name] or [name]Trixie[/name]? I think [name]Lucy[/name] would be a great fit, [name]Lucille[/name] seems too frilly for your set. As for middles I really like [name]Silas[/name] [name]Jupiter[/name] as pp suggested or [name]Silas[/name] [name]Apollo[/name] and [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Athena[/name] or [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Juno[/name] :slight_smile:

I think [name]Dexter[/name] & [name]August[/name] is such a cute sibset esp. with the nns [name]Dex[/name] & [name]Gus[/name]! That’d be so cute!
For girls, [name]Dexter[/name] & [name]Beatrix[/name] nns [name]Dex[/name] & [name]Bea[/name] are cute. Plus, they both have an X, which is a cool connection

First off I have to say I love the name [name]Dexter[/name] soo much! It’s one of my favorites. I think [name]Dexter[/name] & [name]Leopold[/name] would be perfect together, in all honesty though I like them all. As for girls I really like [name]Dexter[/name] & [name]Beatrix[/name] together.

Suggestions with just my favorites, of course you can use these middles with a lot of your favorite names.

[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Leopold[/name] [name]Orion[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Clio[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Leopold[/name] [name]Evander[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Pandora[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Leopold[/name] [name]Zephyr[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Iris[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Helen[/name]/[name]Helena[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Leda[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Aurora[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Leopold[/name] [name]Aries[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Flora[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Luna[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Juno[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Leopold[/name] [name]Pollux[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Leopold[/name] [name]Remus[/name].
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] & [name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Maia[/name].


I [name]LOVE[/name] your first boys name, [name]Dexter[/name] [name]Achilles[/name] is so good! I can’t get my oh to agree to achilles at all lol

Anyway, From your suggestions I like; [name]August[/name] and [name]Sebastian[/name]. [name]Matilda[/name], [name]Lucille[/name] and [name]Dorothea[/name]

[name]August[/name] [name]Ajax[/name] - Feels southern and, um, bleh? to me. Not sure how to word it, but nms.
[name]Sebastian[/name] [name]Zeus[/name] - [name]Sebastian[/name] is alright, a little common for me, but I really love [name]Bastian[/name] as a nn.
[name]Frederick[/name] [name]Apollo[/name]/Kronos - Again, a little popular, especially nn [name]Fred[/name]. [name]Just[/name] nms, I guess.
[name]Leopold[/name] Attis - [name]LOVE[/name] this! I think it’s very classic and [name]Leo[/name] is adorable.
[name]Silas[/name] [name]Pan[/name] - I do like [name]Silas[/name] quite a bit, and it goes nicely with [name]Dex[/name].

[name]Beatrice[/name]/[name]Beatrix[/name] [name]Athene[/name] - I very much prefer [name]Beatrix[/name], especially with [name]Dexter[/name]. I think it’s perfect for what you want to, classic but unusual.
[name]Tallulah[/name] [name]Juno[/name] - Feels trendy, especially next to [name]Dexter[/name]. It does have a melodic sound to it, though.
[name]Edith[/name] - Feels stuffy rather than classic.
[name]Dorothea[/name] [name]Echo[/name] - I feel like it’s a tad dated, but the -thea helps even it out. Still nms, though.
[name]Philippa[/name] [name]Eros[/name] - To me it just feels like you really wanted a boy named [name]Phillip[/name], and your kid had other plans. Sorry.
[name]Jemima[/name] [name]Eris[/name] - This is very cute, and I think it fits your theme really well.
[name]Lucille[/name] Hesta/[name]Vesta[/name] - Meh. It’s nms, but I can see how people could like it.
[name]Matilda[/name] [name]Nyx[/name] - Always makes me think of the book by [name]Roland[/name] Dahl. It’s nice though, in a traditional way.

I must say, I really like your style! I’m much more a fan of the greek mythos, so sorry I didn’t really suggest any [name]Roman[/name] mns.

I really like [name]Jemima[/name], [name]Philippa[/name], [name]Beatrix[/name] & [name]Lucille[/name].

For the boys I like [name]August[/name], [name]Sebastian[/name] and [name]Leopold[/name].

Other ideas: