Help us pick a classic name for boy #2!

We are expecting our second boy in [name]April[/name] and are really stuck on names. We love [name]Charlie[/name], [name]Alexander[/name] and [name]Benjamin[/name] but both have been taken by close family/friends. Our oldest son is [name]Samuel[/name] (almost always called [name]Sam[/name] or [name]Sammy[/name]).
Our last name ends with “zac”. We love classic names with good nicknames.
My husband and I are stuck…
Thoughts on:

  1. [name]John[/name]
  2. [name]Isaac[/name]
  3. [name]Henry[/name]
  4. [name]Leo[/name]
    Help! Any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!!

I think that [name]Leo[/name] sounds like it would be a really good match both with your surname and with [name]Samuel[/name].


[name]Theo[/name] or [name]Theodore[/name]
[name]Colton[/name] nn [name]Cole[/name]
[name]Julian[/name] nn [name]Jules[/name]
[name]Matthias[/name] nn [name]Matt[/name]
[name]Eben[/name] nn [name]Ben[/name]

My thoughts on: .

  1. [name]John[/name] A lovely name but I think that [name]Jack[/name] has more grunt to go with [name]Samuel[/name]
  2. [name]Isaac[/name] Meaning laughter, a happy name but with a zac sound in your surname this may sound too matchy
  3. [name]Henry[/name] As an Australian we would automatically use the name [name]Harry[/name] (which I love) so if you are keen on [name]Harry[/name] then thumbs up on [name]Henry[/name]!
  4. [name]Leo[/name] A name that will see him through all seasons of life or you may prefer [name]Leon[/name] (I don’t).


[name]Love[/name] [name]Isaac[/name], but not with a last name ending in “zac”. My pick would be [name]Leo[/name] but I feel like with a brother named [name]Samuel[/name] nicknamed [name]Sam[/name], [name]Leo[/name] needs a full name as well. Maybe [name]Leopold[/name] or [name]Leonardo[/name]? [name]John[/name] is more middle name material to me. And I like [name]Henry[/name] a lot! In order, my preference would be:

  1. [name]Henry[/name]
  2. [name]Leo[/name] (but it would be #1 if there was a longer fn for it!)
  3. [name]John[/name]
  4. [name]Isaac[/name]

I really like [name]Leo[/name]!

Other ideas:
[name]Charles[/name] nn [name]Charlie[/name]
[name]Jonathan[/name] nn [name]Jon[/name] or [name]Jonny[/name]
[name]Theadore[/name] nn [name]Theo[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] nn [name]Nate[/name] or [name]Nathan[/name]
[name]Peter[/name] nn [name]Pete[/name]
[name]Tobias[/name] nn [name]Toby[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] I helped!

[name]Henry[/name] [name]Isaac[/name] gmv