Need a brother to August and Henry "Gus and Hank"

I need a name that will sound good with [name]August[/name] “[name]Gus[/name]” and [name]Henry[/name] “[name]Hank[/name]”. Something that sounds old fashioned yet polished and refined, with a one syllable nickname that is old man stodgy and dated. Can’t use [name]Sam[/name], [name]Bob[/name], [name]Art[/name], or [name]Jim[/name]. I was thinking about [name]Malcolm[/name] “[name]Mal[/name]”, but I don’t really place [name]Mal[/name] in the same league as [name]Gus[/name] and [name]Hank[/name], not stodgy enough. Thanks in advance!

[name]Dashiell[/name] nn [name]Dash[/name]
[name]Hawthorne[/name] nn [name]Hawk[/name]

I agree [name]Malcolm[/name] isn’t the same stylistically as [name]Gus[/name] and [name]Hank[/name], but it could work if you really like it. A few suggestions:
[name]Abram[/name], nn [name]Abe[/name] (My favorite with [name]Gus[/name] and [name]Hank[/name])
[name]Jeremy[/name], nn [name]Jem[/name]
[name]John[/name], nn [name]Jack[/name]
[name]Vincent[/name], nn [name]Vin[/name]
[name]George[/name] (no nickname)
[name]Thomas[/name], nn [name]Tom[/name]
[name]William[/name], nn [name]Bill[/name] or [name]Will[/name]
Any of those fit?

[name]Both[/name] are great! I especially like [name]Dash[/name].

[name]Malcolm[/name] could be shortened to [name]Cole[/name]
Or how about:
[name]Joseph[/name]- [name]Joe[/name]
[name]Charles[/name]- [name]Chuck[/name]
[name]Arthur[/name]- [name]Art[/name]
[name]Christopher[/name]- [name]Kit[/name] or [name]Tip[/name]
[name]Thomas[/name]- [name]Tom[/name]
[name]Theodore[/name]- [name]Ted[/name]
[name]Frederick[/name]- [name]Fred[/name]

good luck!

I love [name]August[/name] and [name]Henry[/name]! What about:

[name]Arthur[/name] “[name]Art[/name]”
[name]Edward[/name] “[name]Ed[/name]”, “[name]Ned[/name]”
[name]Frederick[/name] “[name]Fred[/name]”
[name]Maxwell[/name] “[name]Max[/name]”
[name]Nathaniel[/name] “[name]Nat[/name]”, “[name]Nate[/name]”
[name]Oscar[/name] “[name]Oz[/name]”
[name]Peter[/name] “[name]Pete[/name]”
[name]Theodore[/name] “[name]Ted[/name]”

I wouldn’t exactly say that the nicknames are all “old man stodgy and dated”, but I can see them with [name]Gus[/name] and [name]Hank[/name]…

Good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]How[/name] about [name]James[/name]? [name]Gus[/name], [name]Hank[/name] & [name]Jem[/name] or [name]Gus[/name], [name]Hank[/name] & [name]Jay[/name]?
Or [name]Jonas[/name]/[name]Joseph[/name]/[name]Jonah[/name]? [name]Gus[/name], [name]Hank[/name] & [name]Joe[/name]?
Or [name]Edward[/name]? [name]Gus[/name], [name]Hank[/name] & [name]Ned[/name] or [name]Gus[/name], [name]Hank[/name] & [name]Ed[/name]?
Or [name]Nathan[/name]? [name]Gus[/name], [name]Hank[/name] & [name]Nat[/name] or [name]Gus[/name], [name]Hank[/name] & [name]Nate[/name]?
Or [name]Simon[/name]? [name]Gus[/name], [name]Hank[/name] & [name]Moe[/name]?
Or [name]Maxwell[/name]? [name]Gus[/name], [name]Hank[/name] & [name]Max[/name]

I hope this helps,


I love a lot of them, but [name]John[/name], [name]Abram[/name], [name]Vincent[/name], and [name]George[/name] are men my husband dislikes, and [name]Thomas[/name] is already used in our family. I love [name]William[/name], but don’t like [name]Bill[/name]. [name]Will[/name] is cute though. Thanks!

The ones that I like that we can use are [name]Theodore[/name] and [name]Charles[/name], but husband dislikes [name]Theo[/name] and [name]Ted[/name] . [name]Charles[/name] “[name]Chuck[/name]” is a grandfather of his, so this might be a winner. Though I prefer [name]Charlie[/name]. Thanks!

Ooh I love [name]Peter[/name]! Maybe I could convince my husband on this name, I had to convince him with [name]Henry[/name]. I love [name]Edward[/name], [name]Max[/name], [name]Oscar[/name] “[name]Oz[/name]”, and [name]Theodore[/name], but my husband dislikes [name]Edward[/name] and [name]Theodore[/name] and all the nicknames with them. I dislike [name]Maxwell[/name], but kind of dig [name]Maxfield[/name]. [name]Oscar[/name] “[name]Oz[/name]” is a great suggestion, I love it! Thanks!

I love [name]James[/name], [name]Jonah[/name], [name]Nathan[/name], and [name]Simon[/name]. Dislike all the nicknames for them though. I do love [name]Jamie[/name] as a nickname for [name]James[/name] though. Thanks!

[name]Gus[/name] and [name]Hank[/name] are awesome!! (Also, [name]August[/name] is one of my all time favorite names!!)

Some suggestions for a brother:

[name]Phillip[/name] nn [name]Phil[/name]
[name]Walter[/name] nn [name]Walt[/name]
[name]Victor[/name] nn [name]Vic[/name]
[name]Solomon[/name] nn [name]Sol[/name]
[name]Donovan[/name] nn [name]Don[/name]
[name]Stuart[/name] nn [name]Stu[/name]
[name]Lawrence[/name] nn [name]Len[/name]
[name]Normand[/name] nn [name]Norm[/name]
[name]Louis[/name] nn [name]Lou[/name]
[name]Isaac[/name] nn [name]Ike[/name]

P.S. I thought [name]Frederick[/name] nn [name]Fred[/name] would be perfect, but I saw that it was already suggested and that you can’t use it.

Thanks, I love [name]August[/name], it’s been a favorite of mine since I was like 4 and saw [name]Cinderella[/name] (the chubby mouse [name]Gus[/name]). I don’t know how I even got my husband to agree to [name]August[/name] and [name]Henry[/name], he is suuuper picky. I love [name]Frederick[/name] and [name]Fred[/name], he vetoed it. I love [name]Walter[/name], [name]Victor[/name], [name]Solomon[/name], [name]Donovan[/name], and [name]Lawrence[/name]. I like [name]Louis[/name], [name]Isaac[/name], and [name]Phillip[/name] but they were vetoed. Thanks for your help!

I actually have a friend with 3 boys – [name]Max[/name], [name]Finn[/name], and [name]Gus[/name]. I think both [name]Max[/name] and [name]Finn[/name] go well with [name]Gus[/name] and [name]Hank[/name]. I think her [name]Max[/name] is [name]Maximilian[/name], but I can’t remember what [name]Finn[/name] stands for (I’m pretty sure it’s his nickname, though).

[name]How[/name] about [name]Malcolm[/name] nn [name]Mac[/name] or Macs/[name]Max[/name]? Or [name]Cormac[/name] nn [name]Mac[/name]. Or [name]Malcolm[/name] nn [name]Colm[/name]. I don’t have time to read through all the suggestions you’ve gotten, but here are some names that come to mind with [name]August[/name]/[name]Gus[/name] and [name]Henry[/name]/[name]Hank[/name]:

[name]Dexter[/name] - [name]Dex[/name]
[name]Frederick[/name] - [name]Red[/name]
[name]Everett[/name]/[name]Merritt[/name] - Rett
[name]Sylvester[/name] - [name]Sly[/name]
[name]Gilbert[/name] - [name]Gil[/name]
[name]Fintan[/name]/[name]Finian[/name]/[name]Griffin[/name] - [name]Fin[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name]- [name]Jazz[/name]
[name]Walter[/name] - [name]Walt[/name]
[name]Chester[/name] - [name]Chet[/name]/[name]Chess[/name]
[name]Calvin[/name] - [name]Cal[/name]
[name]Harold[/name] - [name]Hal[/name]
[name]Winthrop[/name] - [name]Win[/name]
[name]Stanley[/name] - [name]Stan[/name]
[name]Clifford[/name] - [name]Cliff[/name]
[name]Elijah[/name]/[name]Elliot[/name]/[name]Elias[/name] - [name]Eli[/name]
[name]Wesley[/name]/[name]Weston[/name] - [name]Wes[/name]
[name]Lincoln[/name] - [name]Link[/name]
[name]Raphael[/name] - Raf/[name]Rafe[/name]
[name]Amos[/name] - [name]Mo[/name]
[name]Philip[/name] - [name]Pip[/name]
[name]Judah[/name] - [name]Jude[/name]
[name]Thaddeus[/name] - [name]Tad[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] that helps!

I love [name]Peter[/name] nn [name]Pete[/name]. That’s great with [name]August[/name] and [name]Henry[/name]!

Sorry for any repeats:

[name]Edgar[/name] nn [name]Ned[/name]
[name]Bartholomew[/name]/[name]Bartleby[/name]/[name]Bartlet[/name] nn [name]Bart[/name]
[name]Frederick[/name] nn [name]Fred[/name]
[name]Abraham[/name] nn [name]Bram[/name] or [name]Abe[/name]
[name]Edmund[/name]/[name]Edward[/name] nn [name]Ned[/name]
[name]Sebastian[/name] nn [name]Seb[/name] or [name]Bas[/name]/[name]Baz[/name]
[name]Rupert[/name]/[name]Rufus[/name] nn [name]Rue[/name]/Roo
[name]Ignatius[/name] nn [name]Nate[/name] (or [name]Iggy[/name])
[name]Montague[/name]/[name]Montgomery[/name] nn [name]Mont[/name]/([name]Monty[/name])
[name]Basil[/name] nn [name]Bas[/name]/[name]Baz[/name]
[name]Peter[/name] nn [name]Pete[/name]
[name]Alexander[/name] nn [name]Al[/name] (or maybe [name]Lex[/name] or [name]Alec[/name])
[name]Christopher[/name] nn [name]Kit[/name]/[name]Kip[/name]
[name]Finbarr[/name] nn [name]Finn[/name]
[name]Alistair[/name] nn [name]Al[/name]
[name]Dominic[/name] nn [name]Dom[/name]
([name]Leopold[/name] nn [name]Leo[/name])
[name]Jasper[/name] nn [name]Jaz[/name]
Linford nn [name]Lin[/name]/[name]Linny[/name]
[name]Dashiell[/name] nn [name]Dash[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] nn [name]Nate[/name]
[name]Benjamin[/name]/[name]Benedict[/name] nn [name]Ben[/name]
[name]Philip[/name] nn [name]Pip[/name]
[name]Timothy[/name] nn [name]Tim[/name]
[name]Jeremy[/name] nn [name]Jem[/name]
[name]Isidore[/name] nn Iz/Is
[name]Judah[/name] nn [name]Jude[/name]
[name]Curtis[/name] nn [name]Curt[/name]/[name]Kurt[/name]
[name]Collier[/name] nn [name]Cole[/name]/[name]Coll[/name]

Good luck!

[name]Oscar[/name] “[name]Oz[/name]” was the first name that came to mind. I think it would be perfect. The only other ones I can think of are [name]Abraham[/name] “[name]Bram[/name]” and [name]Isaac[/name] “[name]Ike[/name].”

[name]Just[/name] thought of another one. What about [name]Redford[/name] “[name]Ford[/name]”?

saw you liked, “[name]Charles[/name]” and was the name of dh gf. Have you considered “[name]Chip[/name]” or “[name]Chaz[/name]” as a nn instead of “[name]Chuck[/name]”?

[name]Gus[/name], [name]Hank[/name] and [name]Chip[/name]

Other suggestions…

[name]Albert[/name] “[name]Al[/name]”
[name]Bernard[/name] “[name]Bern[/name]”
[name]Clayton[/name] “[name]Clay[/name]”
[name]Ezekiel[/name] “[name]Zeke[/name]”
[name]Gabriel[/name] “[name]Gabe[/name]”
[name]Gideon[/name] “Gid”
[name]Harold[/name] “[name]Hal[/name]”
[name]Isaac[/name] “[name]Ike[/name]”
[name]Kenneth[/name] “[name]Ken[/name]”
[name]Maxwell[/name] “[name]Max[/name]”
[name]Russell[/name] “[name]Russ[/name]”
[name]Randolph[/name] “[name]Rand[/name]”
[name]Randall[/name] “[name]Rand[/name]”
[name]Raymond[/name] “[name]Ray[/name]”

Good luck!