No idea what to name number 5!

Hello everyone,
My husband and I are expecting number 5 in four weeks, and have no idea what to name him or her!

A little about our family-
My husband, [name]Daniel[/name] ([name]Dan[/name]), and I have four children. [name]William[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] is 5, [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Joshua[/name] is 3 1/2, [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Rose[/name] is 27 months, [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Jane[/name] is 13 months, and number five is due 11/12. Our last name is [name]Wilder[/name].

We want a classic name that can be shortened to a cute nickname to go with [name]Will[/name], [name]Luke[/name], [name]Carrie[/name], and [name]Amy[/name]. We have a few ideas, but none of them seem like ‘it’.



We really need your help!

[name]Love[/name] your childrens names, so beutiful and classic. And i must admit i am having slight jealousy issues over their last name. [name]How[/name] amazing is [name]Wilder[/name]! It makes them all sound like published authors…don’t know why it just does! So Amazing! Anyways, with [name]Will[/name], [name]Luke[/name], [name]Carry[/name], and [name]Amy[/name] i [name]ADORE[/name] [name]Henry[/name]! [name]Henry[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] is ideal! [name]How[/name] about [name]Henry[/name] [name]Matthew[/name] [name]Wilder[/name]? I also like [name]Jonathan[/name], but am so bored with the nn [name]Jon[/name] that it seems slightly dull compared to your other children. I feel like you need a name that lends easily to a great nickname, so how about:
[name]Christopher[/name] “[name]Kit[/name]”
[name]Robert[/name] “[name]Rob[/name]” or i’ve always loved “[name]Bobby[/name]” on a little boy or even “[name]Beau[/name]”
[name]Beckett[/name] “[name]Beck[/name]”
[name]Salinger[/name] “[name]Sal[/name]”
[name]Calvin[/name] “[name]Cal[/name]”
[name]Isaac[/name] “[name]Ike[/name]” - first choice [name]Isaac[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] sounds amazing! [name]Will[/name], Like, [name]Carry[/name], [name]Amy[/name] and [name]Ike[/name]. [name]How[/name] perfect!
[name]Samuel[/name] “[name]Sam[/name]”
[name]Sebastien[/name] “[name]Seb[/name]”

For girls, automatically off your list im drawn to [name]ELizabeth[/name], due to the endless possibilities of nicknames (ie. [name]Betty[/name], [name]Birdie[/name], [name]Liz[/name], [name]Beth[/name], [name]Liza[/name], [name]ELiza[/name], Bit etc). I almost like [name]Eliza[/name] better the [name]Elizabeth[/name] for you. Other names you might be interested in are :
[name]Georgia[/name] “[name]Georgie[/name]”
[name]Lillian[/name] “[name]Lilly[/name]”
[name]Beatrix[/name]/[name]Beatrice[/name] “[name]Bea[/name]”
[name]Harriet[/name] “[name]Hattie[/name]”
[name]Penelope[/name] “[name]Poppy[/name] or [name]Penny[/name]”

[name]Hope[/name] this helps!

I like [name]Henry[/name] & [name]Katherine[/name] & [name]Julia[/name].

[name]William[/name], [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Amelia[/name], [name]Lucas[/name] &



I love your other kid’s names! [name]William[/name], [name]Lucas[/name], [name]Caroline[/name], and [name]Amelia[/name] are great! From your list, I really like [name]Henry[/name] for a boy and [name]Lydia[/name] and [name]Julia[/name] for a girl. I think [name]Julia[/name] would be absolutely perfect, but it may be too close sounding to [name]Amelia[/name]… what about:

[name]Margaret[/name] (nn [name]Meg[/name], [name]Mae[/name], [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Daisy[/name], [name]Maisie[/name], [name]Greta[/name])
[name]Helena[/name] (nn [name]Nell[/name], [name]Lena[/name], [name]Leni[/name])
[name]Susannah[/name] (nn [name]Susie[/name], [name]Sukey[/name], [name]Sanna[/name], [name]Annie[/name], [name]Sunny[/name])



Your kids have great names! I love [name]William[/name] [name]Patrick[/name], [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Joshua[/name], [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Rose[/name], and [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Jane[/name]. And, I agree with the above poster, [name]Wilder[/name] is such a neat last name!

Okay, off your boy’s list, I love [name]Henry[/name]. [name]Henry[/name] is my favorite boy name, though, so I’m biased! I think something like [name]Benjamin[/name], [name]Bennett[/name], [name]David[/name], [name]Eliot[/name], [name]Isaac[/name], [name]Maxwell[/name], [name]Nicholas[/name], [name]Russell[/name], [name]Simon[/name], or [name]Vincent[/name] would be great, too. My favorites are probably [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] ([name]Ben[/name]), [name]Eliot[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] ([name]Eli[/name]), and [name]Nicholas[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] ([name]Nick[/name]). With [name]Will[/name] and [name]Luke[/name], though, [name]Ben[/name] just seems like a perfect fit. [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Russell[/name] [name]Wilder[/name]?

For girls, I love [name]Lydia[/name]. [name]Lydia[/name] is my favorite girl name, though! I also think something like [name]Eloise[/name], [name]Georgia[/name], [name]Isabel[/name], [name]Josephine[/name], [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Matilda[/name], [name]Ramona[/name], [name]Sarah[/name], or [name]Violet[/name] would be nice. My favorites are probably [name]Georgia[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] ([name]Gigi[/name], [name]Georgie[/name]), [name]Isabel[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] ([name]Izzy[/name]), [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] ([name]Josie[/name]), and [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] ([name]Maggie[/name]). I think I’d go for [name]Josie[/name] - [name]Josephine[/name] [name]Grace[/name] [name]Wilder[/name]?

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

I think I like [name]Henry[/name] and [name]Katherine[/name] or [name]Elizabeth[/name] best with your kids’ names. [name]Henry[/name] could be shortened to [name]Hank[/name], [name]Katherine[/name] to [name]Kate[/name] or [name]Katie[/name], and [name]Elizabeth[/name] has endless possibilities.
But if you don’t feel satisfied with those names, maybe you could try one of these.

[name]Samuel[/name] nn [name]Sam[/name]
[name]Christopher[/name] nn [name]Chris[/name]
[name]Robert[/name] nn [name]Rob[/name], [name]Robby[/name], [name]Bob[/name], [name]Bobby[/name]…
[name]Jacob[/name] nn [name]Jake[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] nn [name]Nate[/name], [name]Nat[/name]

[name]Margaret[/name] nn [name]Maggie[/name], [name]Meg[/name], [name]Peg[/name], [name]Maisie[/name]…
[name]Josephine[/name] nn [name]Josie[/name], [name]Jo[/name]
[name]Hannah[/name] nn [name]Hannie[/name]
[name]Louisa[/name] nn [name]Lou[/name]
[name]Susannah[/name] nn [name]Susie[/name], Suze, [name]Anna[/name], [name]Annie[/name]…

[name]Hope[/name] some of these suggestions help!

Your kids have fantastic names and from your list [name]Henry[/name] or [name]Elizabeth[/name] are perfect. The pp’s alo suggested some great names that I also think would make a great set with your other childrens names.

[name]Henry[/name] [name]Christopher[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Solomon[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Nathaniel[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Joseph[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Atticus[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]George[/name]

[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Florence[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Frances[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]

[name]William[/name] [name]Patrick[/name], [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Joshua[/name], [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Rose[/name], [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Will[/name], [name]Luke[/name], [name]Carrie[/name], [name]Amy[/name]
More ideas-


From your list I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Henry[/name] for a boy or [name]Lydia[/name] for a girl.

Thank you so much for the suggestions!

I love [name]Benjamin[/name] and [name]Nicholas[/name] for a boy! I agree that both [name]Will[/name], [name]Luke[/name], and [name]Ben[/name], and [name]Will[/name], [name]Luke[/name], and [name]Nick[/name], sound great together. ”I think that they are both at the top of our list now. Though, [name]Henry[/name] and [name]Jonathan[/name] are still contenders. Which one is your favorite with my kids’ names? Your least favorite?

As for girls, I think we’re still between the names on our original list. I love the named [name]Georgia[/name], but I have a niece name [name]Georgina[/name]. My grandmother had a cat named [name]Josephine[/name] when I was growing up, so I can’t think of anything but the cat. We’re still thinking of [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Lydia[/name], and [name]Katherine[/name]. [name]Do[/name] you think that [name]Lydia[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] are too close? I don’t think they are, but maybe I’m just telling myself that?”

We’d love more feedback!
Thank you,

If I were you I’d have a really strong temptation to name my child [name]Oscar[/name], but I’m glad to see you’re more sensible :wink:
From what’s been suggested, I’d say [name]Henry[/name] or [name]Benjamin[/name] for a boy, [name]Elizabeth[/name] for a girl.
Good luck! You kids all have brilliant names.

I love your kids names!!

I prefer [name]Benjamin[/name]. Suggestions; [name]Charles[/name] [name]Joesph[/name] nn [name]Charlie[/name], [name]Thomas[/name] [name]Dominic[/name] nn [name]Tommy[/name], [name]Matthew[/name] [name]Evan[/name] nn [name]Matty[/name], [name]Matt[/name] and [name]Peter[/name] [name]Samuel[/name] nn [name]Pete[/name]

For girls I love [name]Elizabeth[/name] nn [name]Beth[/name], [name]Katherine[/name] nn [name]Kate[/name], [name]Evelyn[/name] [name]Grace[/name] nn [name]Eve[/name]/[name]Evie[/name], [name]Harriet[/name] [name]Jane[/name] nn [name]Hattie[/name], [name]Victoria[/name] [name]Louise[/name] nn [name]Tori[/name]/[name]Vicky[/name] and [name]Margaret[/name] nn [name]Maisie[/name]


I’d pick [name]Benjamin[/name] for a boy. [name]Will[/name], [name]Luke[/name], and [name]Ben[/name] is perfect. [name]Nick[/name] is great, too, but [name]Luke[/name] and [name]Nick[/name] end in the same sound and it bugs me. I get worked up over little details like that, though! [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] is a very handsome name! I forgot your [name]William[/name]'s middle name ([name]William[/name] [name]Patrick[/name], maybe?), but [name]Luke[/name] is [name]Lucas[/name] [name]Joshua[/name], right? Maybe something like [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Abel[/name] [name]Wilder[/name], [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]David[/name] [name]Wilder[/name], [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Francis[/name] [name]Wilder[/name], [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Harris[/name] [name]Wilder[/name], [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Samuel[/name] [name]Wilder[/name], or [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Thomas[/name] [name]Wilder[/name]?

For a girl, [name]Lydia[/name] is my favorite off your list, but [name]Amelia[/name] and [name]Lydia[/name] both end in -ia, which would leave [name]Caroline[/name] out, so to speak. Again, a little detail. My favorite is [name]Elizabeth[/name]. [name]Caroline[/name], [name]Amelia[/name], and [name]Elizabeth[/name] are perfect sisters! [name]Carrie[/name], [name]Amy[/name], and [name]Libby[/name] would be adorable - [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] is a great one. Any ideas for middle names? I know you said you had a relative named [name]Georgina[/name], but if you still love [name]Georgia[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Georgia[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] would be cute. Oh, but you seem to like one-syllable classics for your girls’ middle names, yes? You have a [name]Caroline[/name] [name]Rose[/name] and an [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Jane[/name], so perhaps an [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Anne[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Cate[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Grace[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Maud[/name], [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Nell[/name], or [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Pearl[/name] would be good?

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

Thank you everyone!

Tonight, after we put the kids to sleep, [name]Dan[/name] and I sat down to discuss names. We had been having so much trouble with naming this one, but it seemed easy tonight. I have no idea why! Anyway, we’ve decided (we think) on [name]Benjamin[/name] and [name]Elizabeth[/name]. We love the way [name]Ben[/name] sounds with [name]Will[/name] and [name]Luke[/name]. We also love the nns [name]Lizzie[/name] and [name]Libby[/name], though we’re not sure which one we’d use.

But, now for middles-
Here are some names that we love:
For [name]Benjamin[/name]:

  • [name]Matthew[/name] (but initials would be BMW)
  • [name]Samuel[/name]”
  • [name]Thomas[/name]
  • [name]Reeve[/name]”
    For [name]Elizabeth[/name]:
  • [name]Georgia[/name]
  • [name]Grace[/name]
  • [name]Katherine[/name]

We need suggestions! Please help us!


[name]Benjamin[/name] and [name]Elizabeth[/name] are great with your other kid’s names! I really like [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Thomas[/name]. I think [name]Elizabeth[/name] needs a more unexpected middle than the ones you have-- maybe something like:

[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Ivy[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Daphne[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Hazel[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Cecily[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Clio[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Fiona[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Mireille[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]

I agree with everyone else - you have done an outstanding job naming your children. They have names that are timeless and elegant. I have a nephew named [name]William[/name] [name]Patrick[/name] and I have always loved his name. Here are some of my ideas:

[name]David[/name] [name]Andrew[/name] - [name]Drew[/name]
[name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Elliott[/name] - [name]Ben[/name]
[name]James[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] - [name]Alex[/name]
[name]Joseph[/name] [name]Anthony[/name] - [name]Joe[/name]
[name]Michael[/name] [name]Craig[/name] - [name]Mike[/name] or [name]Mick[/name]

[name]Love[/name] the choices for your girls - my favorites are [name]Julia[/name] and [name]Katherine[/name]. I also like:

[name]Bethany[/name] [name]Claire[/name] - [name]Beth[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Susan[/name] or [name]Margaret[/name] [name]Susanne[/name] - [name]Maggie[/name]
[name]Christina[/name] [name]Noelle[/name] - [name]Chris[/name], [name]Chrissy[/name], [name]Christy[/name] (like [name]Christina[/name] better than the NNs)
[name]Laura[/name] [name]Kathleen[/name] - [name]Katy[/name], [name]Kat[/name] or [name]Kit[/name]
[name]Anna[/name] [name]Elise[/name] - [name]Annie[/name] or [name]Ellie[/name]

Oops! Missed your post stating that you had decided on your first names. Sorry!

What are your thoughts on [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Mae[/name]? We like that it would continue the one syllable middle name for our girls ([name]Caroline[/name] [name]Rose[/name] and [name]Amelia[/name] [name]Jane[/name]). What do you think? [name]How[/name] does it flow? [name]How[/name] does [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Mae[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] sound?

We’d appreciate other suggestions too, and they don’t have to be one syllable.

We’re still not sure about a middle name for [name]Benjamin[/name] yet. Maybe [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Isaac[/name] [name]Wilder[/name]? We like the way [name]Isaac[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] sounds, but I’m not sure about [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Isaac[/name]. What do you think?
We’d take more suggestions for middle names for a boy too!

Thank you,

Anyone? We really need help!

Also, what do you think of [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]?

Thanks again,

[name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Isaac[/name] [name]Wilder[/name] is great but I think I like [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Thomas[/name] better. Either way, either of those are very handsome and classic. I’m so glad you’ve decided on [name]Elizabeth[/name], I think [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Maeve[/name] is very pretty.