HELP: A Baby Brother for Althea Margalo

Our first child, [name_f]Thea[/name_f], was born on [name_f]October[/name_f] 25, 2017. My husband and I really thought about her name (here’s a link on that Nameberry - Welcome to the Nameberry Forums) and now that I am expecting a baby boy late [name_f]September[/name_f] this year, I want a perfect name for him as well.

As usual, we want the first and middle name to be Greek because we both have Greek names ([name_f]Cybele[/name_f] and [name_m]Damian[/name_m]). I really like the name [name_m]Priam[/name_m], and suggested [name_m]Priam[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] or [name_m]Priam[/name_m] [name_m]Lysander[/name_m] but my mother-in-law thinks [name_m]Priam[/name_m] is too unusual (I think it’s not, and if it is, I think it’s still usable.) I also like [name_m]Ajax[/name_m] but I’m worried it’ll remind everyone of the cleaning brand. I like [name_m]Evander[/name_m] and [name_m]Atlas[/name_m] but both my husband and I agree they’re too unusual (I still consider [name_m]Atlas[/name_m], though). My husband suggests [name_m]Theon[/name_m] [name_m]Apollo[/name_m], and I kinda like it. I also like the name [name_m]Eugene[/name_m] but I don’t know what to partner it with. [name_m]Leviticus[/name_m] is a guilty pleasure of mine but I know it sounds ridiculous on a child but I mean come on, [name_m]Levi[/name_m]'s such a cute nickname. My husband and I like [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] [name_m]Philip[/name_m], but I still want [name_m]Priam[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m]/[name_m]Priam[/name_m] [name_m]Lysander[/name_m]. We are also thinking of [name_m]Timothy[/name_m]. And I am totally in love with [name_m]Lucas[/name_m], [name_m]Magnus[/name_m], and [name_m]Elijah[/name_m] but they’re not Greek, do you think I should just let the middle name not be Greek?

What do you think? [name_f]Do[/name_f] you have other suggestions? What do you think of these names?

My favorites of your options are [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] [name_m]Philip[/name_m] and [name_m]Evander[/name_m]. Both sound great with [name_f]Thea[/name_f] and strike me as very usable.

I don’t think [name_m]Atlas[/name_m] is too unusual in the current naming climate. If anything it’s quite trendy! And I don’t think [name_m]Priam[/name_m] is too unusual either, not with sister [name_f]Althea[/name_f] especially. [name_m]Evander[/name_m] strikes me as very usable as well.
And honestly I love the thought of [name_f]Althea[/name_f] and [name_m]Ajax[/name_m]. I don’t think the cleaner is that big of a deal, I see it brought up more as a concern from parents considering the name than I do from people responding to the name.
[name_m]Theon[/name_m] [name_m]Apollo[/name_m] is amazing, but if big sis goes by [name_f]Thea[/name_f], those seem too matchy.

Personally I think you should ignore in-laws/ grandparent critiques of your choice and go with what you really love. (And it’s okay if there’s a couple names/combos you toss around for awhile, after all you did with [name_f]Thea[/name_f] too.)

I really like [name_m]Priam[/name_m] [name_m]Lysander[/name_m], ([name_m]Priam[/name_m] [name_m]Apollo[/name_m] would be nice too if DH wanted part of his suggestion to stick.) It’s a beautiful name and I don’t think you should compromise on it if you love it. For context, my son’s name is [name_m]Archimedes[/name_m]. My partner and I absolutely loved it and had it picked out for years. We had many relatives make negative comments or voice concerns that it was too unusual, but we stuck with it, and no one makes comments now. We’ve never had an odd look or negative comment from new people when we introduce him either. The only nahatice feedback we’ve ever received was from family and while I was still pregnant. But at the end of the day, this isn’t their baby.

I also think the middle doesn’t have to be Greek. Again, go with what you love, love together, and feels right/meaningful to you.

[name_m]Basil[/name_m] [name_m]Lucas[/name_m]
[name_m]Calix[/name_m] [name_m]Elijah[/name_m]
[name_m]Claus[/name_m] [name_m]Lucas[/name_m]
[name_m]Darius[/name_m] [name_m]Cole[/name_m]
[name_u]Dorian[/name_u] [name_m]Magnus[/name_m]
[name_m]Dimitri[/name_m] [name_m]Magnus[/name_m]
[name_m]Egan[/name_m] [name_m]Magnus[/name_m]
[name_m]Eros[/name_m] [name_m]Elijah[/name_m]
[name_m]Ezio[/name_m] [name_m]Magnus[/name_m]
[name_m]Griffin[/name_m] [name_m]Magnus[/name_m]
[name_m]Julian[/name_m] [name_m]Elijah[/name_m]
[name_m]Cyril[/name_m] [name_m]Magnus[/name_m]
[name_m]Cosmo[/name_m] [name_m]Elijah[/name_m]
[name_m]Maximus[/name_m] “[name_u]Max[/name_u]” [name_m]Elijah[/name_m]
[name_m]Miles[/name_m] [name_m]Cole[/name_m]
[name_m]Nero[/name_m] [name_m]Magnus[/name_m]
[name_u]Orion[/name_u] [name_m]Cole[/name_m]
[name_u]Niko[/name_u] [name_m]Elijah[/name_m]
[name_m]Orrin[/name_m] [name_m]Magnus[/name_m]
[name_m]Otis[/name_m] [name_m]Elijah[/name_m]
[name_m]Pheonix[/name_m] [name_m]Elijah[/name_m] “[name_u]Finn[/name_u]”
[name_m]Ulysses[/name_m] [name_m]Cole[/name_m] “[name_u]Sully[/name_u]”