Need suggestions. Zero inspiration right now!

So we have a son named:

[name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] [name_m]Wayne[/name_m] [name_u]Zaire[/name_u] (both middle names are family names)

We have another son due in 8 weeks, and we would like to continue the 2 middle name tradition that my family has – they don’t both have to be family names.

Family names that might work for middle names:

[name_u]Micah[/name_u]
[name_m]Matthew[/name_m]
[name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_u]Francis[/name_u]
Susumu (my dad’s Japanese middle name)

We want to keep the first name classic, but we are having a terrible time falling in love with anything.

Any suggestions?

Some classic firsts to pair with [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]…

[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Timothy[/name_m]
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m]
[name_m]Patrick[/name_m]
[name_m]Anthony[/name_m]
[name_m]Graham[/name_m]
[name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Colin[/name_m]

[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m] Susumu
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]August[/name_u] [name_u]Micah[/name_u]
[name_m]Timothy[/name_m] [name_u]Francis[/name_u] [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m] [name_m]Matthew[/name_m] [name_u]August[/name_u]

I love that you are using two middles. That’s my plan for my little one as well.

Good luck, and congratulations!

Some ideas…

[name_m]Anthony[/name_m] [name_u]Francis[/name_u] [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_m]Arthur[/name_m] [name_u]August[/name_u] Susumu
[name_m]Christopher[/name_m] [name_u]Micah[/name_u] [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_m]Edmund[/name_m] [name_u]Francis[/name_u] [name_m]Matthew[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] [name_u]August[/name_u] [name_m]Matthew[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] [name_m]Andrew[/name_m] [name_u]Micah[/name_u]
[name_m]Joseph[/name_m] [name_u]Micah[/name_u] Susumu
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m] [name_u]August[/name_u] [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_m]Simon[/name_m] [name_u]Francis[/name_u] [name_m]Matthew[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] [name_u]Micah[/name_u] [name_m]John[/name_m]

I love the suggestions above. I especially love [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m] Susumu.

A few more ideas:

[name_m]Charles[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m] [name_u]Francis[/name_u]
[name_m]Ludovic[/name_m] Susumu [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_m]Willem[/name_m] Susumu [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_m]Peter[/name_m] Susumu [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_u]Francis[/name_u] [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m] [name_m]Matthew[/name_m]
[name_m]Thomas[/name_m] Susumu [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_m]Julian[/name_m] [name_u]Micah[/name_u] Susumu
[name_m]Marcus[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m] Susumu
[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m] Susumu

I do really like the middle name Susumu and especially like it paired with [name_m]John[/name_m].

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this gave you some inspiration.

[name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] and…

[name_m]Julian[/name_m]
Rueben
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_m]Barnaby[/name_m]
[name_m]Andrew[/name_m]

If you are unable to fall in love with a true classic name, maybe considering one that is a well established name or leaning towards surname style may appeal, e.g. close to David, but maybe Davis? Or maybe something like Alistair or Marcus?

[name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] and:

[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Zachary[/name_m]
[name_m]Ethan[/name_m]
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m]
[name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Levi[/name_m]
[name_m]Daniel[/name_m]