Help! Brother for Kellan John

Baby boy due in 3 wks and we just can’t decide on a name. Big brother is [name_m]Kellan[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m]. I like strong names and Irish names but doesn’t have to be. I also don’t like names that are too too popular, for example I like [name_m]Liam[/name_m] but there are a million Liams right now! We already have an [name_u]Owen[/name_u], [name_m]Grant[/name_m], [name_m]Gavin[/name_m], [name_u]Corbin[/name_u], [name_m]Wesley[/name_m], [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m] and [name_u]James[/name_u] ([name_u]Jamie[/name_u]) in our family (ah so many boys!)

on the short list:

Miles [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]
[name_m]Daniel[/name_m] [name_m]Paul[/name_m] (but I do NOT like [name_m]Dan[/name_m] or [name_u]Danny[/name_u]…)

Open to other suggestions too!

From your short list, I like [name_m]Daniel[/name_m] [name_m]Paul[/name_m] most as a brother to [name_m]Kellan[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m]. I went to school with a [name_m]Daniel[/name_m] and he was never called [name_m]Dan[/name_m] or [name_u]Danny[/name_u], always [name_m]Daniel[/name_m]. Although it may be too popular.

Here are some other Irish names that I don’t tend to come across:

[name_f]My[/name_f] favourite recommendations are [name_u]Finn[/name_u] & [name_m]Torin[/name_m].
[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps :slightly_smiling_face:

Bit of a mix up of names here, but hopefully they help!
[name_u]Tyson[/name_u] [name_m]Oscar[/name_m]
[name_m]Granger[/name_m] [name_m]Sean[/name_m]
[name_u]Riley[/name_u] [name_m]Daniel[/name_m]
[name_u]Hayden[/name_u] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m]
[name_m]Connor[/name_m] [name_u]Stanley[/name_u]
[name_m]Byron[/name_m] [name_m]Hamish[/name_m]
[name_m]Conan[/name_m] [name_m]Jed[/name_m]
[name_u]Blake[/name_u] [name_m]Harrison[/name_m]
[name_m]Patrick[/name_m] [name_u]Kyle[/name_u]
[name_m]Garrett[/name_m] [name_u]Michael[/name_u]

Miles [name_m]Christopher[/name_m] is really cool!

With [name_m]Kellan[/name_m], I’ll throw in the suggestions of


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[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there.

I know how you feel about so many little boys. All on dh’s side, we have 13 nephews & one niece. Tons of great boy names taken!

Here are my thoughts-

[name_u]Miles[/name_u] [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]-This is a nice name & goes really well w/Kellan. I do think that it’s pretty popular though. I feel like I meet little tykes called this a lot.

[name_m]Daniel[/name_m] [name_m]Paul[/name_m]-Also kind of popular. [name_m]Daniel[/name_m] is a beautiful name, but I’m w/you. [name_m]Dan[/name_m] & [name_u]Danny[/name_u] aren’t nearly as good. They may be somewhat unavoidable. If you preferred [name_m]Daniel[/name_m] but were okay w/the nns, I’d say go for it. But if you really dislike them I wouldn’t use [name_m]Daniel[/name_m].

A few other ideas-






[name_u]Brennan[/name_u]-too rhyme-y?

[name_m]Brendan[/name_m]-too rhyme-y?

[name_u]Casey[/name_u]-love this for you!


[name_m]Declan[/name_m]-sort of popular, but a great name & super cute w/Kellan.



[name_u]Finlay[/name_u]-getting a bit common for girls, so that’s a bummer. I love it for you though.




[name_m]Gibson[/name_m]-I love this one. I rarely suggest it for fear of over exposure, but I made an exception. :grin:



[name_m]Harrison[/name_m]-I mainly love this for the nn [name_m]Hank[/name_m].




[name_m]Malachy[/name_m]-one of my many Irish named nephews.


[name_m]Nolan[/name_m]-one of my all time favorites. Maybe too close to [name_m]Kellan[/name_m]? Or maybe the perfect fit, I’m not sure.

[name_m]Nathan[/name_m] nn [name_m]Nate[/name_m]

[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] nn [name_m]Nate[/name_m]-I mainly think that [name_m]Kellan[/name_m] & [name_m]Nate[/name_m] would be cute, but it needs a full name.




[name_u]Rafe[/name_u]…or [name_m]Rafferty[/name_m] nn [name_u]Rafe[/name_u]


[name_m]Seamus[/name_m]-another nephew!



[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps. :slight_smile:

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