First names that go with Smith

My husband and I are looking for a name to go with the last name [name]Smith[/name]. Since [name]Smith[/name] is a really common last name we’re looking for a less common first name. Here are some of our picks, we’re looking for opinions please!

[name]Weston[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Bruce[/name] [name]Smith[/name] ([name]Bruce[/name] is my Dad’s name)
[name]Alden[/name] [name]Smith[/name] (my Dad’s middle name)
[name]Walker[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Edison[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Emmet[/name] [name]Smith[/name]

We’re open to all kinds of suggestions!


In my opinion, [name]Smith[/name] is a wonderfully versatile surname that can take almost any unusual name you choose to throw at it! There are two things I’d try to avoid: single-syllable names (since [name]Smith[/name] is one syllable) and names that end in S (since that makes the first and last name run together when spoken aloud.) [name]Bruce[/name] falls into both of those categories, so it would be the one I’d take off your list. There are always exceptions to the rules, though, especially if you find a name you both love.
From your list, my favorites are [name]Alden[/name] and [name]Edison[/name].
Other unusual suggestions from my “likes” list:


Best wishes! These may be a little “far out” for your taste, but I’m sure others will have suggestions, and I’ve always wished that the parents of my friend [name]James[/name] [name]Smith[/name] had had a little more imagination–even though [name]James[/name] is one of my all-time favorites!

My favorites from you list are [name]Bruce[/name], [name]Alden[/name] and [name]Edison[/name]. Although I’m afraid that [name]Bruce[/name] [name]Smith[/name] clashes a bit with the repetative S sound :frowning:

A few suggestions that I think you might like:


[name]How[/name] about [name]Elliot[/name], [name]Everett[/name] or [name]Bennett[/name]?

Thanks! [name]Ezekiel[/name] is actually another name we have been sort of kicking around. My husband’s name is [name]Dan[/name], and there are sooo many [name]Dan[/name] Smiths out there. I was in a store the other day and the clerk was trying to look up our rewards number and he laughed when I told him the name to look up. . .

Not [name]Emmet[/name] [name]Smith[/name], he’s the football player. My favorite from your list is [name]Alden[/name].

[name]Everett[/name] and [name]Bennett[/name] are both nice too! Also like [name]Carmichael[/name] - that gives a lot of options for nicknames. Loving the suggestions, thanks!

Good point, I thought that sounded kind of familiar!

[name]Edison[/name] and [name]Alden[/name] are my two favorites :slight_smile:

[name]Weston[/name] and [name]Walker[/name] are my favorites from your list.

[name]How[/name] about…?
[name]Asher[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Greyson[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Rowan[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Preston[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Emerson[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Gideon[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Whitman[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Landon[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Hunter[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Hudson[/name] [name]Smith[/name]
[name]Malcolm[/name] [name]Smith[/name]

My husband says [name]Bruce[/name] [name]Smith[/name] is a football player (hall of famer), too!

[name]Do[/name] you have a unique last name that would sound good with [name]Smith[/name]? We used my mother-in-law’s maiden name as a middle name for our son, “[name]Scott[/name] [name]Holliday[/name]” and I always wished we would have just used it as his first name.

When our grandson was named “[name]Stellan[/name]” we went “Huh?” but he is as unique as the name and there are certainly no other kids with that name in his school. His brother is “[name]Ewan[/name]” and is almost in high school and loves having a name that is not the norm.

You are right in giving this so much time and energy. Good luck.

Another thought…and I do like [name]Alden[/name].

Consider what his initials will look like. Not sure what middle name you will consider with [name]Alden[/name]. Nothing with another “S”, hopefully.

I only say this as someone whose initials are “MF”. Or MMF if my maiden name is in the equation. Yes, kids are cruel and adults can be even more so.