Help with a boy name please!

Okay. So we are expecting our third boy in [name_f]October[/name_f]. Our oldest is [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m] then we have [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] [name_m]Ross[/name_m]. Our last name begins and ends with an “n” so I’m trying to avoid names that begin or end with “n”. We like the name [name_m]Henry[/name_m] as a middle name but we need help with a first name that is classic, yet uncommon. We can’t seem to agree. I like [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] but hubby says no. We also would like it to sound good with our other boys’ names. We like strong names that can be shortened many ways such as [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m], which we both like, but ends with an “n” (so sad) and it’s pretty common. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!!

[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] is my favourite name on a boy but if you want to use [name_m]Henry[/name_m] as a mn then I’d stau away from [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]. I have heard of so many [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]'s on the internet it’s crazy. I do agree that it sounds nice but its such a popular combo. I do think [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] is so handsome though!

What about [name_m]Caleb[/name_m]? I think [name_m]Samuel[/name_m], [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] & [name_m]Caleb[/name_m] sounds good and I absolutely adore [name_m]Caleb[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]. Good luck!

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I really like the sound of [name_m]Walter[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m], nn [name_m]Walt[/name_m]. I also have a big crush on [name_m]Vincent[/name_m] nn [name_m]Vince[/name_m].


[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m], [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] [name_m]Ross[/name_m] and…

[name_m]Alexander[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Charles[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Elijah[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]James[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]Michael[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]Owen[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Phillip[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]William[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]

[name_m]Luke[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Wyatt[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]Blake[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Andrew[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]

Handsome names your boys have!

[name_m]Abel[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Adam[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] (hard to say [name_m]Adam[/name_m] N- together? Plus no good nicknames)
[name_m]Alistair[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Augustus[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Cyril[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Cyrus[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Desmond[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] (again, the end of [name_m]Desmond[/name_m] and N- run together a little)
[name_m]Dominic[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Evander[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonah[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Joseph[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Joshua[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Josiah[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Julius[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Leander[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Lewis[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Matthias[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]Micah[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Prescott[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Raphael[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]

[name_m]Samuel[/name_m], [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], and:


[name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]

[name_m]William[/name_m] goes nicely with both [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] and [name_m]Theodore[/name_m].
[name_u]Sam[/name_u], [name_u]Theo[/name_u] and [name_m]Liam[/name_m]!

Plus [name_m]William[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] I love!

Also love [name_m]Alexander[/name_m] and [name_u]Elliot[/name_u]. [name_u]Alex[/name_u] and [name_m]Eli[/name_m]. I feel like an E beginning boy’s name would fit well with your boys.

[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] sounds very classic.

[name_u]Sam[/name_u], [name_u]Theo[/name_u] and [name_m]Eric[/name_m].

[name_m]Matthew[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Levi[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]George[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Abel[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]Luca[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Oscar[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Graham[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_u]Schuyler[/name_u] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]

Thank you all so much for your replies! [name_m]Walter[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] is at the top of our list but we don’t really like the common shortened versions. Anyone know of alternatives to a nn for [name_m]Walter[/name_m]? Hubby is insisting on no [name_m]Oliver[/name_m], even as a middle name. I agree that [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] is very popular. I really like [name_m]Benedict[/name_m] as well, as an alternative to [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m], but hubby doesn’t like the relation to the infamous [name_m]Benedict[/name_m] [name_m]Arnold[/name_m]. We also have been thinking of [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]. Does that sound good with [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] and [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]? [name_m]Caleb[/name_m] is cute and goes well with the other two but seems like I hear that name a lot? I love [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] but really don’t like [name_m]Fred[/name_m] so that was off the list, I never thought of calling him [name_m]Eric[/name_m]! I really like that!! Last name has 3 syllables. I like how [name_m]William[/name_m] sounds but I knew at least 5 in high school alone! Thank you all so much!

[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m], [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] [name_m]Ross[/name_m] and…

[name_m]Walter[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] ([name_m]Walt[/name_m], [name_u]Wally[/name_u])
[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] ([name_u]Alfie[/name_u])
[name_m]Louis[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] ([name_u]Lou[/name_u], [name_m]Louie[/name_m])
[name_m]George[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] ([name_u]Georgie[/name_u])
[name_m]Albert[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] ([name_m]Albie[/name_m])
[name_m]Victor[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] ([name_u]Vic[/name_u], [name_f]Vicky[/name_f])
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] ([name_m]Artie[/name_m])
[name_m]Phillip[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] ([name_u]Phil[/name_u])
[name_m]David[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] ([name_m]Dave[/name_m])
[name_m]Gerald[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m] ([name_u]Gerry[/name_u])

I love the combo Walter Henry but I can understand taking nick names into consideration. Alternate nick names other than the more common Walt or Wally could be: (my personal favorite but might be a stretch is a play on his middle name Henry) I can see Walter Henry possibly going by nn Wren
Other possibilities: Waltz - adding a z to the end makes Walt a little more cool.
Simple Al - not sure if this might be a little too plain for you
Or possible Wat - I like this better than Walt
Another possibility I saw on another thread is Waldo - too where’s Waldo?

Not sure if any other berries have possible ideas for nicknames that combine Walter and Henry to make a nickname or you could even come up with a nick name based on Walter and your last name. I think combining first names and middle/last names is a good way to come up with a less common nick name for Walter that you might like more. It’s also more creative and personal to just him.

On another note I really adore Tobias Henry. I may be biased as I have a Tobias myself. But Henry flows very well with Tobias and we haven’t come across another Tobias yet. I think Tobias goes well with Samuel and Theodore. Those are both names I had on my list as well. Samuel I immediately vetoed after realizing it rhymes with our last name. Whoopsies! And Theodore is still on my list as a potential future brother to Tobias.

Walter Henry or Tobias Henry are both very handsome and classic older names. Best of luck! :slight_smile: