german-american sib set

jonas william
mareike stefanie
annika louisa
_____ graham

what shall boy2’s name be?
the name has to be easy to be pronounced in german and english
dh already vetoed:
lukas
phillip
dominik
thorsten
soren/zoran/zuran, etc
thomas
christian
matthias

we are tossing around the names:
tobias
christopher
karsten

but none of those names seem to fit. can you help suggest german-american names?
we are not religious, prefer traditional names with traditional spellings (mareike is a totally normal german name)
the middle name, graham, is set in stone. it is a family name.
i would prefer it not to start with j,m, or a. i prefer the kids to have their own initials
and anything ending with a -dan sound is out. the world is too full of aiden/jayden/cadens already, but i am sure you all know that already.

please help us name #4

Oh, I love [name]Tobias[/name] but I think it may be too similar with [name]Jonas[/name]. Here are some suggestions.
[name]Jonas[/name] [name]William[/name], [name]Mareike[/name] [name]Stefanie[/name], [name]Annika[/name] [name]Louisa[/name] and brother…
[name]Konrad[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Felix[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Hugo[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Maximilian[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Isaak[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Kaspar[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Leopold[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Daniel[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
Niklas [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Oskar[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Otto[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Rainer[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Rudolf[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Sebastian[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Siegfried[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Viktor[/name] [name]Graham[/name]

i :frowning: ’ d the ones that i just don’t like, and obvioulsy commented on the rest
so that leaves me with
daniel
oskar
rainer
viktor

that’s a great start. keep them coming

[name]Amadeus[/name]
[name]Lambert[/name]
[name]Lothar[/name]
Kristoph
[name]Reinhard[/name]
[name]Rudolf[/name]
[name]Walter[/name]
[name]Wilfred[/name]
[name]Elias[/name]
[name]Axel[/name]
[name]Andreas[/name]
[name]Benedikt[/name]
[name]Philipp[/name]
[name]Augustus[/name]
[name]Franz[/name]
[name]Florian[/name]
[name]Heinrich[/name]/[name]Henrik[/name]
[name]Alexander[/name]
[name]Bernhard[/name]
[name]Bruno[/name]
[name]Eduard[/name]
[name]Gustav[/name]
[name]Hart[/name]
[name]Helmut[/name]
[name]Albrecht[/name]
[name]Alois[/name]
[name]Anton[/name]
[name]Eberhard[/name]
[name]Karl[/name]
[name]Alfons[/name]
[name]Emmerich[/name]
[name]Friedrich[/name]
[name]Wolfgang[/name]
[name]Theodor[/name]
[name]Wilhelm[/name]
[name]Volker[/name]
[name]Ulrich[/name]
[name]Dieter[/name]
[name]Gunther[/name]
[name]Immanuel[/name]

I just wanted to say that I love [name]Mareike[/name] - so lovely! I also like pp’s suggestion of [name]Oskar[/name] for #4.

Good luck!

thank you!
i am not sure if oskar is right for us.
i associate it with oscar meyer bologna and with a type of fish called oscar.

daniel is my favorite of the moment, but that can change. i just feel like the perfect name is jsut behind the next corner…

[name]Ivor[/name] nn [name]Ivo[/name] or just plain [name]Ivo[/name] since that is the german variant

neither ivor nor ivo are known names in germany at all.
i really want a name that is known as a name.
yves is a nice name, but, unfortunately, i have an ex named yves, so don’t feel comfortable using it.
alas, the search goes on…

We have [name]Andreas[/name] and [name]Julian[/name] picked out for our future sons. Either would well with your sibset. [name]Theodor[/name], [name]Soren[/name], and [name]Edmund[/name] are also on my short list.

Here is the [name]German[/name] top 500 if you are interested:
http://www.beliebte-vornamen.de/jahrgang/j2009/top500-2009