Does it work?

My DH loves the name [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m]. I’m a bit indifferent to it but I appreciate his love for a name and that makes me like it a bit more. I really like the nn [name_f]Miah[/name_f] instead of [name_m]Jeremy[/name_m]/[name_m]Jer[/name_m]/[name_u]Jere[/name_u] and my husband isn’t against it so it’s likely a top contender for baby #2 (currently TTC).

  1. [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] and [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m]. [name_m]How[/name_m] do they sound as brothers?
  2. Is [name_f]Miah[/name_f] too feminine? We probably wouldn’t use it as an introductory name (“This is my son [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m]” instead of “This is my son [name_f]Miah[/name_f]”) so mostly just within the family he’d go by it. [name_u]Sam[/name_u] and [name_f]Miah[/name_f].
  3. Middle name suggestions? We want something short since our surname is kind of long.
  1. [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] and [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] work wonderfully as brothers.

  2. I don’t think [name_f]Miah[/name_f] is too feminine as a nickname. I know of a [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] whose family calls him [name_f]Miah[/name_f]. I happen to think it’s a really cute nn for a boy!

  3. I’m imagining you want a middle name that’s a bit classic and familiar, much like [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] (very handsome name, btw!).
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_u]Owen[/name_u]
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_u]Seth[/name_u]
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Kane[/name_m]
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m]
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Aaron[/name_m]
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Felix[/name_m]
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Oscar[/name_m]
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Asher[/name_m]
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_u]Ray[/name_u]
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Patrick[/name_m]
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_u]Lee[/name_u]
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_u]Charlie[/name_u]
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Christian[/name_m]
    [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Lucas[/name_m]/[name_m]Luke[/name_m]

I like [name_f]Miah[/name_f], but I do think it will be confused with [name_f]Maya[/name_f], or [name_f]Mia[/name_f] on paper. Have you considered [name_u]Remy[/name_u]?

[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] and [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] are great together.

I think [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] and [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] sound wonderful together! The first nn that came to mind was [name_u]Jem[/name_u] (as [name_u]Jem[/name_u]'s proper name in To Kill a Mockingbird was [name_m]Jeremy[/name_m]!). I think that these combos could work well: :slight_smile:

[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Paul[/name_m]
[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Adam[/name_m]
[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Oscar[/name_m]
[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]George[/name_m]
[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Scott[/name_m]
[name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Carl[/name_m]

I think [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] and [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] go really well together stylistically. A great pair.

I don’t think [name_f]Miah[/name_f] is too feminine as a nickname, but I also think @emsky’s suggestion of [name_u]Remy[/name_u] would be spot on as well.

Ooh [name_u]Jem[/name_u] is a good one too!, but maybe not with [name_u]Sam[/name_u]…

Thanks for the great replies! I’ve never thought about [name_u]Remy[/name_u] and it’s not my absolute favorite nn in the world but I can see it catching on and being something he can use throughout life (while [name_f]Miah[/name_f] probably would not be his go-to nn but it’s sweet for mama to use). I love the suggestions of [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Lucas[/name_m] and [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] [name_m]Scott[/name_m]!

[name_f]Miah[/name_f] does sound feminine to me but I see no problem in that! If he dislikes it later in life, he can revert to the name [name_m]Jeremy[/name_m] and go from there.
[name_u]Love[/name_u] the suggestion of [name_u]Remy[/name_u]

I would definitely say that [name_f]Miah[/name_f] sounds too feminine. Look at the popularity of the girls name [name_f]Mya[/name_f] [name_f]Maya[/name_f] Mayah, etc and he might not like it for the simple fact that the girls version is over-used today.

My cousin’s name is [name_m]Jeremiah[/name_m] and his nicknames were [name_m]Jeremy[/name_m] or [name_m]Jer[/name_m].

I’m not sure I’d classify [name_f]Maya[/name_f] as overused. It’s been in sort of a rise and fall pattern for the past decade never crossing into the top 50.