Need a name for Clay's brother

Hello!
I have a son named [name_m]Clay[/name_m] [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] and currently expecting another baby boy mid [name_u]December[/name_u]. I need some help on two things: a first name for him and a middle name that combines both grandpas’ names, [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] and [name_u]Max[/name_u]. We have no idea on the first name, so just anything that you think would sound alright with [name_m]Clay[/name_m].
Thank you!

Hello welcome! It’s hard to find a name that would fit [name_u]Max[/name_u] and [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] nicely! So I suggest a first name that subtly honors [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] (means gods gift) and [name_u]Max[/name_u] as a honors middle name, By this I mean:

Ian [name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] ([name_m]Ian[/name_m] means gods gift)
[name_u]Sean[/name_u] [name_m]Maximus[/name_m] ([name_u]Sean[/name_u] means gods grace)

Other alternatives are names that honor both grandpas separately:

Max [name_m]Nathanial[/name_m]
[name_m]Magnus[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m] ([name_m]Magnus[/name_m] means great like [name_u]Max[/name_u])
[name_m]Nathan[/name_m] [name_u]Maxwell[/name_u]

Unrelated but suit [name_m]Clay[/name_m] [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] include:

Clay [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] and [name_m]Ivan[/name_m] [name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_m]Clay[/name_m] [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] and [name_u]Elia[/name_u] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Clay[/name_m] [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] and [name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_u]Claude[/name_u]
[name_m]Clay[/name_m] [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] and [name_u]Miles[/name_u] [name_m]Jeremy[/name_m]

I couldn’t find a combination that suits well as a middle name that honors both [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] and [name_u]Max[/name_u]! So hopefully there’s some help in my alternative of using name meaning instead of variations of a honor name!

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That’s a good idea. That was our issue, the names don’t have much in common to link them into one middle name. We wanted to make sure to include both as we don’t currently plan on having any more children in the future. [name_m]Magnus[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m] is really cool though, definitely an option for us.

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I suggest focusing only on choosing a first name at this time, then working in the middle name, as it is somewhat overwhelming trying to get the perfect combination all at once. [name_m]Clay[/name_m] and…

Reid
[name_u]Davis[/name_u]
[name_m]Piers[/name_m]
[name_u]Evan[/name_u]
[name_u]Tate[/name_u]
[name_u]Griffin[/name_u]
[name_u]Eli[/name_u]
[name_m]Rhett[/name_m]
[name_u]Drew[/name_u]

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Maybe [name_m]Jax[/name_m] to honor both?

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I know a sibling set of [name_m]Clay[/name_m] and [name_m]Trent[/name_m]! I think they sound really cute together.

How did I not think of [name_m]Jax[/name_m], that’s a good one. I love [name_m]Trent[/name_m]! How does [name_m]Trent[/name_m] [name_m]Jax[/name_m] sound? Not definite, but a strong possibility!

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Perhaps [name_m]Malcom[/name_m]?

Clay [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] & [name_m]Malcom[/name_m] [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] “[name_u]Max[/name_u]”/Mac would make a nice sibset

Other

Clay & _____:

Maxon [name_u]Dean[/name_u]
[name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Thane[/name_m]
[name_u]Dexter[/name_u] [name_m]Maxon[/name_m]
[name_m]Franklin[/name_m] [name_m]Jax[/name_m]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u] [name_m]Jax[/name_m]
[name_m]Roland[/name_m] [name_m]Maxon[/name_m]
[name_m]Rupert[/name_m] [name_m]Jax[/name_m]
[name_m]Simon[/name_m] [name_m]Jax[/name_m]
[name_m]Mathis[/name_m] [name_u]Jo[/name_u]

Hi there.

I would personally just use two mns to honor both grandpas. [name_m]Clay[/name_m] [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] & [name_m]Trent[/name_m] [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] [name_u]Max[/name_u] for example. Or, you could use [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] or [name_u]Max[/name_u] as fns. [name_m]Clay[/name_m] [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] & [name_u]Max[/name_u] [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] would be perfect for brothers. Or even [name_m]Clay[/name_m] [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] & [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] [name_u]Max[/name_u]. Maybe nn [name_m]Jack[/name_m] or [name_u]Jem[/name_u]? Or [name_m]Jax[/name_m]?

Here are a few more fn ideas. Sorry for any repeats!

Asher

Dexter

Dawson

Emmett

Finn

Gibson

Holden

Jude

Luke

Levi

Lawson

Nolan

Owen

Otis

Rafe

Rider

Rhett

Rex

Travis

Wyatt

Zeke

Hope this helps. :slight_smile:

Trent [name_m]Jax[/name_m] is super cute!!! [name_f]Glad[/name_f] I could help in some way :blue_heart:

Thank you. We don’t want to use the names directly as a first name, but other variations of their names are okay. I like the idea of just using both as middle names though.

My first thoughts for a ‘combo’ of [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] and [name_u]Max[/name_u] was either [name_m]Jax[/name_m], [name_m]Jaxon[/name_m]/Jackson [name_m]Maxon[/name_m]/Macson or [name_m]Maximilian[/name_m].

I like [name_m]Trent[/name_m] and [name_m]Clay[/name_m] together as well. Other suggestions for a good brother for [name_m]Clay[/name_m] [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]
[name_m]Luke[/name_m]/Lucas
[name_m]Adam[/name_m]
[name_u]Reed[/name_u]
[name_m]Rhett[/name_m]
[name_m]Ford[/name_m]
[name_m]Clark[/name_m]
[name_u]Finn[/name_u]
[name_u]Dallas[/name_u]
[name_u]Tanner[/name_u]
[name_m]Jacob[/name_m]
[name_m]Caleb[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m]
[name_u]Duke[/name_u]
[name_u]Walker[/name_u]
[name_u]Cooper[/name_u]

Trent [name_u]Jackson[/name_u], [name_u]Walker[/name_u] [name_m]Maximilian[/name_m] and [name_u]Reed[/name_u] [name_m]Maxon[/name_m] are some of my favorites for you.

Jax was the first name that came to mind!

Jax [name_m]Nathan[/name_m]? [name_m]Jax[/name_m] [name_m]Alistair[/name_m]?

Clay [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] and…

Rocco [name_m]Jaxon[/name_m]
[name_m]Xander[/name_m] [name_m]Matthew[/name_m]
[name_u]Reed[/name_u] [name_u]Jackson[/name_u]
[name_u]Jett[/name_u] [name_u]Axel[/name_u]

Middle: [name_m]Jax[/name_m] or Jaxon

Wesley
Giles
Jude
Colt
Cliff
Marcus
Hugh
Finn
Flint

To combine the two honour names I looked at names beginning with M which share [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m]’s meaning of gift of god. I found:
[name_m]Matan[/name_m] (or [name_m]Mattan[/name_m])
[name_m]Mateo[/name_m] (or [name_m]Matteo[/name_m])
[name_m]Maceo[/name_m]
[name_m]Matheo[/name_m]
[name_m]Mathis[/name_m]
[name_m]Mathias[/name_m]
[name_m]Mattis[/name_m]

Matan ‘just’ means gift, the rest are variations of [name_m]Matthew[/name_m] sharing the full meaning with [name_m]Johnathan[/name_m].

First name ideas…

Ross
[name_u]River[/name_u]
[name_m]Blade[/name_m]
[name_u]Laken[/name_u]
[name_m]Breccan[/name_m]
[name_u]Kit[/name_u]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_m]Ruben[/name_m]
[name_m]Ethan[/name_m]
[name_u]Arlo[/name_u]
[name_u]Evan[/name_u]
[name_u]Elliot[/name_u]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Dax[/name_m]

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Jonas [name_m]Massimo[/name_m]

For the middle names, personally I would use them as two middle names; [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m]-[name_u]Max[/name_u] or [name_u]Max[/name_u]-[name_m]Jonathan[/name_m].
[name_m]Jax[/name_m] & [name_m]Maxon[/name_m] are also great ideas!

Here’s some suggestions for a first name:
[name_m]Clay[/name_m] and…
• [name_m]Judd[/name_m]
• [name_m]Jeremy[/name_m]
• [name_m]Charles[/name_m]
• [name_u]Lane[/name_u]
• [name_m]Colton[/name_m]
• [name_u]Wade[/name_u]
• [name_m]Luke[/name_m]
• [name_m]Andrew[/name_m]
• [name_u]Kai[/name_u]
• [name_m]Adam[/name_m]
• [name_u]Shane[/name_u]
• [name_m]Christopher[/name_m]
• [name_u]James[/name_u]

Good luck!

Luther [name_m]Jax[/name_m] is my suggestion. [name_m]Jax[/name_m] was the only way I could combine [name_m]Johnathan[/name_m] and [name_u]Max[/name_u] cleanly.

What are [name_u]Max[/name_u] and [name_m]Jonathan[/name_m]’s middle names? Or what reminds you of them? There could be other ways to include them in the names you choose :blush: