Help! Baby boy is here and … getting older… and nameless and I’d love some feedback.
We love the name Sonny. Truly do love it and feel like it has some vintage charm, but my family has some concerns.
• Is it too nicknamey for a given name? Many “Sonnys” have a different given name and it is only a nickname. But we know this is what we want to call him, so we’re thinking about just going with it!
• Does it sound too much like the girls’ name Sunny? Will that be hard if people hear his name when he’s introduced, but don’t see it spelled? Or is it common enough that people know the name?
Any other thoughts on pros and cons to Sonny?
Also – middle names!
(Jones is the last name of his great-grandfather that he shares a birthday with.
We also find some humor in him being “Sonny J” because his dad’s name is “Jason.” A subtle, sweet tribute to his dad.) Our last name also has an “o” and an “n” in it – so it’s kind of a lot of that “on” sound, but has a lot of meaning.
(No personal connection, but perhaps gives him a reliable “backup” name in case he’d like a more formal name option)
Both middle names?
Sonny Theodore Jones // Sonny Jones Theodore
- Sonny Jones
- Sonny Theodore
- Sonny Theodore Jones
- Sonny Jones Theodore
Or should we go back to our old names
- Linus Henry (nn Hal, would never go by Linus)
- Enzo Theodore
- Sonny Jones
Our other children are Greta Ruby, Eloise Pearl, and Ira Clayburn, if that helps.
I’d love your thoughts or suggestions!