Knox, Rhet, Wills... other suggestions?

I am having serious difficulty deciding on a second boy’s name. Our first son is [name]West[/name], which is a family name. I would love to stick family names in somewhere but it’s not essential; right now I’m just trying to select a name I love!

So far I like: [name]Knox[/name], [name]Rhet[/name] and [name]Wills[/name]. Other suggestions that are along these lines? Get your creative juices flowing! :slight_smile:

[name]West[/name] is a great name!

[name]Rhet[/name] and [name]Wills[/name] are both great names, but I don’t think either work with [name]West[/name] (they are both too matchey). Funny, when I saw the list [name]Knox[/name], [name]Rhett[/name], and [name]Wills[/name], I though of [name]North[/name], but that REALLY wouldn’t work with brother [name]West[/name]!

I can see the appeal of [name]Knox[/name], but I think it’s just too out there.

Some other suggestions:

I agree that [name]Rhet[/name] and [name]Wills[/name] are both a little too similar to [name]West[/name]. I like [name]Knox[/name] but it’s a little celebrity-babyish. What about
[name]Baxter[/name] nn [name]Bax[/name]

[name]Knox[/name] is cute but doesn’t sound good with [name]West[/name].
[name]Rhet[/name] is too similar to [name]West[/name]. [name]Will[/name] and [name]West[/name] are also too close.

what about lennox with the nn nox?

I just love the suggestion of [name]Vaughn[/name]. I think it is such a handsome name.

More ideas


I really like the suggestion [name]Brooks[/name]

[name]West[/name] and [name]Brooks[/name]

Yes, [name]Rhet[/name] does seem too close to [name]West[/name].

I have also thought of [name]Levi[/name] and [name]Wyatt[/name], but I’m concerned those are becoming too common. Also a concern with [name]Knox[/name] as a result of the [name]Jolie[/name]-[name]Pitt[/name] clan, but it is a family name, and [name]Wills[/name] would be short for my maiden name, [name]Willoughby[/name].

Here are some other family names - can anyone come up with good nicknames for the longer/more old fashioned ones??

[name]Ezekiel[/name] (not crazy about [name]Zeke[/name])
[name]Monroe[/name] (too girly for a boy?)
Trusten (but reminds me of [name]Tristan[/name] from Legends of the Fall…ha!)

I really like this suggestion! If I heard that someone named their baby knox I would think they stole it from Brangelina.

i have many lafayette’s in my family tree, most went by the nn lafe.

Ooooh good option!

I may have spoke too soon. Our last name starts with an F, so I’m not sure [name]Lafe[/name] F. works very well… hmmm.

Sorry for repeats! :slight_smile:

[name]West[/name] and:

[name]Abbott[/name] (nn [name]Abe[/name])
[name]Blaise[/name] (although with [name]West[/name] and [name]Blaise[/name], I think of the Western spoof, Blazing Saddles) :slight_smile:
[name]Wilson[/name] (oops…W theme)

Good luck! :slight_smile: