Name for baby boy

Hi all, below are some options for my child due in a few months. Which is your favourite first name and which is your favourite combo?

With the ones for which I have two or more middle options, could you also please let me know which you prefer? All middles are honours or have some meaning for me.

Note: with the [name_m]Leo[/name_m]/Leonard options, I’m aiming to honour someone named [name_m]Leonard[/name_m], but I don’t love the name [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]. I don’t mind it at all, and I feel [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] [name_m]Cohen[/name_m] lends it a sense of ‘cool’ (maybe?), but I much prefer [name_m]Leo[/name_m]. Does this work to honour a [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] or should I just stick with the full name?

Names:

Jude [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]

Caspar [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]

Felix [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]

Rex [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]

August [name_m]Leo[/name_m]

Milo [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
[name_u]Milo[/name_u] [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]
[name_u]Milo[/name_u] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]

Bastian [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
[name_m]Bastian[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_m]Bastian[/name_m] [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]

Elio [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]
[name_m]Elio[/name_m] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]
[name_m]Elio[/name_m] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]

Wow I love so many of them! [name_f]My[/name_f] favorite combo for each name is…

Caspar [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]
[name_u]Milo[/name_u] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]
[name_m]Bastian[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_m]Elio[/name_m] [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]

My favorite combos overall are…
[name_u]Jude[/name_u] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
[name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u] [name_m]Leo[/name_m]

Also how about [name_m]Leon[/name_m]?
[name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_m]Leon[/name_m], [name_u]August[/name_u] [name_m]Leon[/name_m], and [name_u]Rex[/name_u] [name_m]Leon[/name_m] sound great

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I love [name_u]Jude[/name_u] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u], [name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m], [name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Bastian[/name_m], [name_u]August[/name_u] [name_m]Leo[/name_m] and [name_m]Bastian[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m]

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Caspar [name_m]Leo[/name_m] is my favorite. I think [name_m]Leo[/name_m] is a fine honor name for [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]!

My favorites:
[name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]
[name_u]Rex[/name_u] [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]
[name_m]Bastian[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_m]Elio[/name_m] [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]

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Yes, 100% [name_m]Leo[/name_m] works to honor [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]. Since it’s in the middle already I can see the pluses of using the whole name, but by all means you can use [name_m]Leo[/name_m] if you prefer it while still honoring [name_m]Leonard[/name_m].

Caspar [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]
[name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]
[name_m]Elio[/name_m] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]

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Leo absolutely works as an honor name for [name_m]Leonard[/name_m], and I love it! I also love pretty much your whole list, haha. But if I had to pick favorites:

Jude [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
[name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u] [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_m]Elio[/name_m] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]

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Leonard honors (besides [name_m]Leo[/name_m]):

Leon
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m]
Anrole (or another anagram)

I know this is short, but I hope it helpe. :slight_smile:

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Hi there.

Here are my thoughts on your list-

Jude [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]- :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes: Enough said? :joy: Such a beautiful combo. I love the calm buttoned up warm sounding [name_u]Jude[/name_u] w/the fiery nature-y unexpected mn of [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]. I have [name_m]Colm[/name_m] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] on my list, & this gives me the same vibe. Except that [name_u]Jude[/name_u] is way more usable than [name_m]Colm[/name_m].

Caspar [name_m]Leo[/name_m]-Yes, you spelled [name_m]Caspar[/name_m] the way that I like it! [name_m]Casper[/name_m] is much more widely used it seems, but I think that [name_m]Caspar[/name_m] looks nicer. [name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m] is so punchy yet kind of artsy at the same time. I really like it.

Caspar [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]-You know, if you’re trying to honor [name_m]Leonard[/name_m], I’d go w/Caspar [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]. If it were for a fn, I’d say go w/Leo. But if you don’t dislike it that much, I feel like it’s more special to use the actual name. [name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] sounds great.

Felix [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]-Cool combo. I’m not that into [name_m]Felix[/name_m] though. I love the cat, but…it just sounds sort of goofy for some reason. Most people seem to like it.

Felix [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]-I love [name_m]Bastian[/name_m], but this actually flows better.

Rex [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]-Another cool combo, but [name_u]Rex[/name_u] is just a little abrupt & macho sounding in my opinion.

August [name_m]Leo[/name_m]-Very handsome. Rising up the charts a bit if that bothers you. But it’s a great old fashioned sounding name that’s a perfect balance of calm artsy-ness to smart, rugged masculinity. And it has adorable nns of [name_m]Augie[/name_m], [name_u]Gus[/name_u] or [name_m]Ace[/name_m]. Why not [name_u]August[/name_u] [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]? I like the flow of that a lot.

Milo [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]-[name_u]Milo[/name_u] is cute. I think it’s quirky & a little bit silly, but in a fun way. I can still picture taking it seriously on an adult. [name_u]Milo[/name_u] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] works, but the style of the names don’t vibe as well for me as [name_u]Jude[/name_u] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u].

Milo [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]-That’s nice. Good flow & unexpected mn.

Milo [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]-I like this the most. It sounds the most sophisticated.

Bastian [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]-I totally love [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]. It’s one of the very very very few names that my husband & I both like. It’s strong & solid, but there’s something mystical & magical sounding about it. But I don’t think that [name_m]Bastian[/name_m] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] flows the best. It’s not bad. [name_m]Just[/name_m] not the best.

Bastian [name_m]Leo[/name_m]-That’s really fun. I like this most of the Bastians.

Bastian [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]-Good too, & I’d personally just use this. But [name_m]Bastian[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m] does flow better.

Elio [name_m]Bastian[/name_m]-Meh, I can’t get on board w/Elio. It just looks & sounds so incomplete. Nice combo though.

Elio [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]-Hm. I like this a lot little more.

Elio [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]-[name_m]Elio[/name_m] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] sounds best.

Hopefully my rambling helps. :slight_smile:

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I definitely think [name_m]Leo[/name_m] (or any [name_m]Leo[/name_m] name?) could honor a [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]!

My favorite FN from your list is [name_m]Caspar[/name_m] (favorite combo is [name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m]!), but I really like [name_u]Rex[/name_u], [name_u]Jude[/name_u], [name_m]Elio[/name_m], [name_u]August[/name_u], and even [name_m]Bastian[/name_m] (prefer [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] myself, but [name_m]Bastian[/name_m] is also lovely!). For the names you have multiple combos, these are my preferences:

Caspar [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Bastian[/name_m] (although I like [name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m] more than both)
[name_u]Milo[/name_u] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] (I’m not a big [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] fan, but I think I like it best here? I do like [name_u]Milo[/name_u] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] too)
[name_m]Bastian[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m]

And I couldn’t tell you for [name_m]Elio[/name_m]–I like all three equally lol. Probably [name_m]Elio[/name_m] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m], but [name_m]Bastian[/name_m] and [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] are super lovely too!

Good luck!

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All such cool combos! I love:
[name_u]Jude[/name_u] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
[name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m] - I have a [name_m]Casper[/name_m] though, so I’m biased.
[name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u] [name_m]Leo[/name_m] - although I think [name_u]August[/name_u] [name_m]Leonard[/name_m] flows better.
[name_u]Milo[/name_u] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
[name_m]Elio[/name_m] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]

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I lived in [name_f]China[/name_f] for years. In E [name_f]Asia[/name_f], the [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] is a symbol of women and the empress. It’s also a common name for women. So It’s just waaaaay to feminine to me.

I like [name_u]Milo[/name_u] [name_m]Bastian[/name_m] and [name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_m]Leonard[/name_m].

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I think [name_m]Leo[/name_m] definitely works to honour a [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]. [name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Bastian[/name_m] and [name_m]Caspar[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m] are my favourites :slight_smile:

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I think [name_u]Jude[/name_u] is my favorite first name overall, but I’m generally not crazy about [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]. [name_m]Bastian[/name_m] is also not a favorite for me because it reminds me of a swear word, though I think I’m the only one with this association. And to answer your other question, [name_m]Leo[/name_m] is definitely an appropriate way to honor a [name_m]Leonard[/name_m]!

These are my favorites from your list:
[name_u]August[/name_u] [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_u]Milo[/name_u] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]
[name_m]Elio[/name_m] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] or [name_m]Elio[/name_m] [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]

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I think [name_m]Leo[/name_m] could work but just not for [name_u]August[/name_u]. It becomes a little themey where [name_m]Leo[/name_m] is the zodiac for [name_u]August[/name_u] which may throw people off of this baby isn’t an august baby and may seem a bit cliche if they are.

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