Need help with boy #2...

Hello everyone! I am due in Feb. with my second boy. We have a 14 month old son named [name]Pete[/name] [name]Allen[/name]. We need help with our second little guy. We love familiar but not super common names. Some of the names that we like are:

None of these names are as appealing as [name]Pete[/name] was for us.
We want a strong name and as my husband says “one you can hear over a loud speaker”.

These names that we like but are out because they are [name]Pete[/name] and new baby’s cousins:


Of the names that you listed, I like [name]George[/name] the best with [name]Pete[/name]. I think that [name]Sam[/name] will end up being more popular than you might have hoped, and [name]Rex[/name] is all dinosaur to me (though that probably has more to do with my obsessed 3 y.o. than anything!)
It seems like you’re drawn to shorter nickname names. Other ideas:


I really like [name]Pete[/name] [name]Allen[/name]! It sounds very friendly and charming:) So you like;

[name]Sam[/name] - [name]Love[/name] [name]Sam[/name]! would you consider [name]Samuel[/name] nn [name]Sam[/name] just for formality?

[name]Rex[/name] - I like [name]Rex[/name] but it doesn’t have the same feel as [name]Pete[/name] to me, sounds harsher and more boisterous.

[name]George[/name] - Really like [name]George[/name]:slight_smile: Goes well with [name]Pete[/name].

Some others you might like:

[name]Paul[/name] (maybe to matchy)
[name]Fred[/name] or [name]Alfred[/name]/[name]Frederick[/name] nn [name]Fred[/name]

Are any of these your style?

Is [name]Pete[/name]'s name [name]Peter[/name], or just [name]Pete[/name]? If it’s just [name]Pete[/name], I think I’d stick with a nickname as a first name for your next baby, too.

I can see [name]Pete[/name] with another classic nickname:


Some full names I can see with [name]Pete[/name] (in addition to the full names for the nicknames above):

[name]Elias[/name] or [name]Elliot[/name]/[name]Eli[/name]
[name]Sebastian[/name]/[name]Baz[/name] or [name]Seb[/name]
[name]Vaughn[/name] (I can better see more of a classic with [name]Pete[/name], though)

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

Thank you to all three of you for your posts…
I found it interesting that all three of you picked [name]Fred[/name] ( I am going to see what my husband thinks of this one!)

Of the ones listed these are my favorites:
[name]Abe[/name] (this is one of my original favorites!)

Yes, [name]Pete[/name] is just [name]Pete[/name]. We are more fond of the nicknames that can stand alone. I would greatly appreciate anymore input!!!

With [name]Pete[/name] I like [name]George[/name] and [name]Abe[/name]. :slight_smile:

Here’s more (sorry, I’m sure I’ll repeat):
[name]Ward[/name] (nn for [name]Edward[/name])
[name]Jude[/name] (nn for [name]Julian[/name])
[name]Liam[/name] (nn for [name]William[/name])
[name]Ash[/name] (nn [name]Asher[/name])

I like [name]George[/name] and [name]Sam[/name].

What about [name]Nate[/name] or [name]Jack[/name]?