Help with names for our 4 day old!

We just welcomed our 3rd sweet pea into the world, and are struggling with boy names! We didn’t know what we were having, but we’re really convinced baby was going to be a girl …surprise!

Anyways, siblings are [name_f]Clara[/name_f] and [name_m]Graham[/name_m]. If this baby was a girl, our favorite name was [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] [name_u]Wren[/name_u]. We really want something that goes with our kiddos names, but is also nature, natural, outdoorsy in style.

We are also looking for a B or W in there, for my father who passed away a few years ago. He was [name_m]William[/name_m], but always went by [name_m]Bill[/name_m].

Last but not least, last name makes it all tricky. It’s a 2 syllable, that starts with a long I. Like in ice.

Here is what we like alot, but haven’t fallen in love with yet:

[name_u]Ash[/name_u] ( but not [name_u]Asher[/name_u]), harder with last name

[name_u]Barrett[/name_u] for a middle depending on 1st?
[name_u]Fox[/name_u] for middle
[name_m]Weston[/name_m], woodson middle ideas
I love [name_u]Wilder[/name_u] for a middle, but husband vetoed

Some combos we are thinking on:
[name_m]Reef[/name_m] [name_u]Barrett[/name_u] I.
[name_u]Cedar[/name_u] [name_u]Fox[/name_u] I.
[name_u]Birch[/name_u] [name_m]Weston[/name_m] I.
[name_m]Bear[/name_m] ??? I.

We are open to other ideas and suggestions as well. Thank you for your help!!!

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Congrats on your little boy!
I really like [name_u]River[/name_u] and [name_m]Bear[/name_m] from your list! [name_m]Reef[/name_m] [name_u]Barrett[/name_u] is also super cool! Here are some other ideas.


[name_m]Brooks[/name_m]? It goes well with [name_f]Clara[/name_f] and [name_m]Graham[/name_m], it’s a nature name and starts with B.

Or maybe [name_u]Palmer[/name_u], I think it fits your wants too.


Oh, what about [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m]? [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m] [name_u]Fox[/name_u] would be really beautiful and work wonderfully with [name_f]Clara[/name_f] and [name_m]Graham[/name_m].

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there.

[name_f]Clara[/name_f] & [name_m]Graham[/name_m] are lovely!

Here are my thoughts on your list-

[name_m]Bear[/name_m]-I like this as a mn. I think that it’s a little hard to take serious as a fn.

[name_m]Reef[/name_m]-Ooh, that’s kind of cool. Very unique yet simple & goes well w/[name_f]Clara[/name_f] & [name_m]Graham[/name_m].

[name_u]Birch[/name_u]-This is okay, but doesn’t sound as nice. Kind of harsh to my ears.

[name_u]Cedar[/name_u]-This is cute. I don’t like it as much as [name_m]Reef[/name_m], but it’s different & has nice imagery.

[name_u]River[/name_u]-I love this one. It’s a little more well known as a name than the others, which isn’t really good or bad. I just think it’s really handsome.

[name_u]Ash[/name_u] ( but not [name_u]Asher[/name_u])-I like this as a nn for [name_u]Asher[/name_u] a lot, but it just seems so short on its own.

[name_u]Barrett[/name_u]-I like [name_m]Reef[/name_m] [name_u]Barrett[/name_u].

[name_u]Fox[/name_u]-Very cool mn. [name_u]Cedar[/name_u] [name_u]Fox[/name_u] is great, but it doesn’t have a B or W.

[name_m]Weston[/name_m], woodson-Those are both nice!

A few more ideas-








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

Congratulations for your baby boy! :confetti_ball:
I really like [name_m]Bear[/name_m], [name_u]Cedar[/name_u], [name_u]Ash[/name_u] and [name_u]River[/name_u] for first names. [name_u]Beau[/name_u] would be cute too.
[name_u]Cedar[/name_u] [name_u]Fox[/name_u] is nice!

B and W word names:

[name_f]My[/name_f] favorite nature themed names for [name_f]Clara[/name_f] and [name_m]Graham[/name_m]’s baby brother:

Other suggestions:

Names with similar meanings to [name_m]William[/name_m]:

Names similar to [name_m]William[/name_m] and [name_u]Billie[/name_u]:

[name_f]Clara[/name_f], [name_m]Graham[/name_m] and…

[name_u]Billy[/name_u] [name_u]River[/name_u]
[name_u]August[/name_u] [name_u]Beau[/name_u]
[name_m]Bear[/name_m] [name_m]Liam[/name_m]
[name_m]Leon[/name_m] [name_u]Barrett[/name_u]
[name_m]Baxter[/name_m] [name_m]Forrest[/name_m]
[name_m]Dashiell[/name_m] [name_m]Bear[/name_m]

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Congratulations! Team [name_u]Green[/name_u] is such a fun way to go. I’ve done it twice and twice my inclinations have been wrong. Currently on my third and I’ve given up guessing!

I will say before I even read your list [name_u]River[/name_u] was in my mind. So [name_u]River[/name_u] gets my vote!

I thought of [name_m]Brooks[/name_m], [name_u]Marsh[/name_u] and [name_u]Canyon[/name_u],

Other thoughts: Incould very much see [name_m]William[/name_m] or [name_m]Liam[/name_m] also working. And actually [name_u]Wren[/name_u] being a unisex name as well could easily work and be a great middle name choice as well!

[name_f]Clara[/name_f], [name_m]Graham[/name_m] and [name_u]Rowan[/name_u]!

I love [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Will[/name_m] or [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Bill[/name_m], [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]William[/name_m] or [name_u]Rowan[/name_u] [name_m]Liam[/name_m]

Thank you all so much for your input so far! We do love [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m], but probably more as a middle.

[name_u]River[/name_u] I love, but we aren’t sure it feels like it fits this little man. We can’t do [name_m]Brooks[/name_m] for a few reasons, and we know too many Rowans.

We have thought on [name_u]Oak[/name_u], but with the last name, it’s a bit off.

We do keep on going back to [name_m]Reef[/name_m] [name_u]Barrett[/name_u]. Today, that is our favorite. I guess my only concern is him being called “reefer” at some point. Definitely don’t like that association!

Oh, and I do like [name_u]Marsh[/name_u]! [name_f]My[/name_f] other two kiddos called this baby Marshmallow Fluff through my entire pregnancy. Working that in could be fun, but not sure how…


[name_u]March[/name_u], [name_m]Marshall[/name_m] and [name_u]Mars[/name_u] came to my mind.

What about:
[name_m]Martin[/name_m] [name_u]Shane[/name_u] ‘[name_u]Marsh[/name_u]’
[name_m]Marcus[/name_m] [name_m]Shepard[/name_m]
[name_m]Mark[/name_m] [name_u]Sheridan[/name_u]
[name_m]Marcel[/name_m] [name_u]Sheldon[/name_u]
[name_u]Marlow[/name_u] Shields
[name_m]Marlon[/name_m] [name_m]Nash[/name_m]
[name_u]Marble[/name_u] [name_u]Shiloh[/name_u]
[name_u]Marty[/name_u] [name_u]Shawn[/name_u]
[name_u]Marley[/name_u] [name_u]Shell[/name_u]
[name_m]Marvin[/name_m] [name_u]Ashton[/name_u]


Here are some other ideas

I really like [name_m]Marshall[/name_m] with your kids! [name_m]Reef[/name_m] is nice, but I agree with the name calling or potential nn’s… what about [name_u]Reed[/name_u]?

Other ideas:

It’s to bad you cant use brooks it would be perfect for your sibset

[name_f]Clara[/name_f], [name_m]Graham[/name_m], & _________
[name_u]Tate[/name_u] [name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_m]Alec[/name_m] [name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u] [name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_m]Boone[/name_m] [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m]
[name_m]Bodhi[/name_m] Ridgw
[name_u]Darren[/name_u] [name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_u]Micah[/name_u] [name_u]Beau[/name_u]
[name_m]Linus[/name_m] [name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_m]Orran[/name_m] [name_u]Beau[/name_u]

Since you’re open to [name_u]Marsh[/name_u] my suggestion is as other have said using [name_m]Marshal[/name_m] and then go by the nn [name_u]Marsh[/name_u].

So my thoughts using what you’ve said
[name_m]Marshal[/name_m] “[name_u]Marsh[/name_u]” [name_u]Birch[/name_u] is my fave combo
[name_m]Marshal[/name_m] “[name_u]Marsh[/name_u]” [name_m]Bear[/name_m].

Looki at the rest of your feedback and ideas Inthink combos

[name_u]Ash[/name_u] [name_m]Weston[/name_m] or [name_u]Ash[/name_u] [name_u]Barrett[/name_u] also work. [name_u]Ash[/name_u] [name_m]Weston[/name_m] would likely be my choice of the two.

With baby boy already being here I’d kind of stick with those two middles as you brainstorm first name possibilities.

Although honestly in my experience sometimes the fear of a potential nn could be unfounded so… if [name_m]Reef[/name_m] [name_u]Barrett[/name_u] Is what you both keep going back to I’d just go with it!

I love the suggestion of [name_m]Brooks[/name_m]. From your list, I think would personally use [name_u]Barrett[/name_u] as the first name. I get the feeling you would really like a “word” name included, and I wonder if chanting [name_m]Weston[/name_m] to [name_u]West[/name_u] would work?
[name_u]Barrett[/name_u] [name_u]West[/name_u] I——
Oh! And then you could call him [name_m]Bear[/name_m] as a nickname.

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Congrats on the new little guy!

[name_m]Marshal[/name_m] [name_m]Bear[/name_m] or [name_m]Bear[/name_m] [name_m]Marshal[/name_m] would be great with your kids.
I also like [name_m]Bear[/name_m] [name_m]Weston[/name_m].

[name_u]Porter[/name_u] [name_u]Fox[/name_u]? [name_u]Bennett[/name_u] [name_u]Fox[/name_u]?

I love @river_dweller’s suggestion of [name_u]Reed[/name_u], and @JeanSea’s suggestion of using [name_u]Barrett[/name_u] as a first name with the possible nickname [name_m]Bear[/name_m]!

With [name_f]Clara[/name_f] and [name_m]Graham[/name_m] I like [name_u]Barrett[/name_u] out of your suggestions. That way you incorporate B as a nod to your dad and can use the nickname [name_m]Bear[/name_m] .

I love the umsuggestion of [name_m]Marshall[/name_m] and how sweet it incorporates your kids nickname for the baby

So I will suggest [name_m]Marshall[/name_m] [name_u]Barrett[/name_u]