Hello everyone. I could really use your imput on a name I’ve been struggling with.
My top combo since I was 13 has always been [name]William[/name] [name]Rhys[/name] “[name]Will[/name]” . It honours both my grandfathers (one of whom was Welsh) and I’ve always loved it.
For a second boy, or an alternative if for some reason I can’t used [name]William[/name] [name]Rhys[/name], I would love use [name]Hayes[/name] as a middle name.
[name]Hayes[/name] was my grandmothers maiden name and I was very close to her. She always hated her name, [name]Edna[/name] (no middle name), but was actually quite hurt when one of my cousins foolishly told her as a child that “she would never name her daughter [name]Edna[/name] because it was horrible”. This upset my nana for years, because, although she didn’t want another child to have to be called [name]Edna[/name] (which she hated) she felt left out that her mother, husband, brother and even her son had namesakes in the family but not her.
I’ve tried all the variations of [name]Edna[/name] but none of them feel right, but I’d love to use [name]Hayes[/name] as a mn for a boy in honour of her. I just can’t find a perfect combo for it. Is it weird to name a boy after a grandmother?
Here’s what I have:
[name]Julian[/name] [name]Hayes[/name] – I love how this sounds, but I’m just not sure if I love [name]Julian[/name] enough. Sometimes it seems too wimpy to me
Macsen [name]Hayes[/name] – Macsen is the Welsh form of [name]Maxim[/name] (I’d love to honour my Welsh heritage). It’s the name of a medieval hero (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/themes/society/myths_mabinogion_macsen_wledig.shtml). I was surprised, looking at statistics to see that it isn’t actually uncommon amongst English and Welsh upper/middle class, and as I’m English this shouldn’t be a problem. Kind of like [name]Rufus[/name] or [name]Felix[/name]
I’d use “Macs/[name]Max[/name]” or “[name]Mac[/name]” as a nickname.
[name]Frederick[/name] [name]Hayes[/name] – [name]Love[/name] [name]Frederick[/name], not sure on the flow here though. Plus I dislike [name]Freddie[/name], but quite like [name]Ned[/name] as a nick instead.
Any comments on the above or new suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks