Middle Name Dilemna

Ok, so I have been baby-name obsessed as far as I can remember, I used to take weeks before naming my dolls, they always had middle names and last names (of the celebrity “fathers” of course). I have always, always wanted/assumed my first born sons middle name would be my grandfathers name, [name]Gerald[/name], my fiancee, of course would like to use his grandfathers name, [name]Henry[/name].
Our #1 boy choice is [name]River[/name], making our sons name [name]River[/name] [name]Gerald[/name] [name]Henry[/name]/[name]River[/name] Hnery [name]Gerald[/name] It just doesnt work for me.
Our #1 girl name is [name]Sawyer[/name], my favorite names for mn are [name]Elisabeth[/name] and/or [name]Lydia[/name]… I like the idea of [name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] ____, but [name]Lydia[/name] & [name]Elisabeth[/name] together, I dont like.
I love the way [name]Nicole[/name] Richies daughters name flows so, so well… ([name]Harlow[/name] [name]Winter[/name] [name]Kate[/name]) the 1st name is unique, with 2 beautiful middle names… one more “odd” ([name]Winter[/name]) and one classic ([name]Kate[/name]). I want to achieve something like this for my children.

[name]Do[/name] any of you nameberries think you can help me? (Im not currently pregnant, we’re just trying, for the record)
Is there ANY way [name]Rivers[/name] name can be salvaged? Can anyone think of a way to incorporate two very, very important men without ruining the name? Or should I just suck it up so I can honor my family?
I was thinking “[name]Alden[/name]” could be a middle name “[name]GerALD[/name]” “hENry” Is that too much of a stretch?
Any advice or comments would be much appreciated!

So, I don’t see [name]River[/name] going well with either [name]Gerald[/name] or [name]Henry[/name]…it just doesn’t “flow” or go together for me. [name]River[/name] [name]Alden[/name] is okay.

And I don’t know any Sawyers that are girls…but I love the name [name]Lydia[/name]. I would definitely use [name]Lydia[/name] as the first name. [name]Sawyer[/name] is a boy’s name to me. And I generally do not like using boys names for girls.

Sorry I am not much help!

I think [name]River[/name] is a beautiful name, but [name]Gerald[/name] and [name]Henry[/name], just don’t seem to fit with it, so I’d go with [name]River[/name] [name]Alden[/name].
[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Sawyer[/name] is the one that I would prefer, cause then you’d still be able to keep [name]Sawyer[/name], but she doesn’t have to use it all the time.
I like [name]Elisabeth[/name], but as a middle name then :slight_smile:

I think [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] would fit your criteria of one unusual mn and one more classic mn.

[name]River[/name] [name]Alden[/name] has a nice flow to it. Are there other boys’ names you like for the second middle name?

that sounds beautiful

I think [name]River[/name] [name]Henry[/name] is very handsome. I look of [name]Gerald[/name] and found these international versions of the name.

[name]River[/name] [name]Henry[/name] [name]Gerrit[/name] or [name]River[/name] [name]Henry[/name] [name]Gerek[/name]. Maybe [name]River[/name] [name]Henry[/name] [name]Gere[/name] or save one family name for the next baby.

[name]River[/name] [name]Henry[/name] [name]Grove[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Henry[/name] [name]Gage[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Henry[/name] [name]Frost[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Henry[/name] [name]Keats[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Henry[/name] [name]Keane[/name]/[name]Kean[/name]/[name]Keen[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Henry[/name] [name]Arlo[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Henry[/name] [name]Baker[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Henry[/name] [name]Bennett[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Henry[/name] [name]Dane[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Alden[/name] [name]Sage[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Alden[/name] [name]Tate[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Alden[/name] [name]Brooks[/name]

[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Lark[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Wren[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Bay[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]Summer[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Lydia[/name] [name]West[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]Sky[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]Meadow[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]Soleil[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]Blue[/name]/[name]Teal[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]Dree[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]Lux[/name]
[name]Sawyer[/name] [name]Elisabeth[/name] [name]London[/name]