Help with naming my son

My husband I cannot agree on names at all. I love names like [name]Leo[/name], [name]Sebastian[/name], [name]Elliot[/name] and he can’t stand any of them. Our son is named [name]Henry[/name]. . . we are looking for a similarly strong name, not too popular, and not one that is immediately nicknamed. Any thoughts?

Off the top of my head (with potential nn’s if you’re into that):

[name]Finnegan[/name] nn [name]Finn[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] nn [name]Chuck[/name]/[name]Chaz[/name]/[name]Charlie[/name]
[name]Theodore[/name] nn [name]Teddy[/name]
[name]Christopher[/name] nn [name]Topher[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] nn [name]Olly[/name]


[name]Clyde[/name] comes to mind. Also, there’s [name]Robert[/name], [name]Edward[/name]/[name]Edmund[/name], [name]James[/name], and [name]Joseph[/name] for the more “traditional” type.

We aren’t huge fans of nicknames, so nothing that too easily becomes the nickname (i.e [name]Charles[/name] to [name]Charlie[/name]) and we also have a pretty Jewish last name so names like [name]Finnegan[/name] (which I love) just end up sounding weird. Thanks for the advice so far, keep it coming!


I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Leo[/name] and [name]Sebastian[/name]. Men suck sometimes :slight_smile:
I think [name]Oliver[/name] goes very well with [name]Henry[/name].

It sounds like you like strong, nicknameless names that sound good with [name]Henry[/name]. What kind of names does your husband like? Here are some names that come to mind:


[name]Hope[/name] that helps!

First off, I love the name [name]Henry[/name]: adorable! The first name that came to mind for a sibling that fits your description was [name]Simon[/name]. Other names that could work (sorry for repeats):

What about

or [name]Griffin[/name] (doesn’t seem to fit as well but I thought I’d throw it out there)

What about…





I like [name]Fletcher[/name]. WDYT?