My husband wants to stick with O names for our baby boy due in July. He has a son named Owen and we have a daughter together named Olive. I’m not in love with any names. What do you guys think of the following? Any suggestions?
Oh, I really love your kids’ names! From your list my favorite is Otto; besides that I think my favorite “O” names to go with your set would be Oscar, Otis, and Orion. (If this baby might not be your last, it could also be worth thinking about whether you want to tie yourself into this pattern for the next one, if you’re finding it tricky! Totally understand if that’s your preference though )
If you’ve gone through all the ‘O’ names out there and there’s nothing you’re particularly fond of, it sounds like this baby will not get a name starting with O. It’s nice when these things work out, but not at the expense of using a name both parents feel good about. Have you or your husband looked at any names not starting with O? Broadening your search criteria will definitely help and only seems fair at this point. Your husband will probably find a non ‘O’ name that he loves even more than the idea of all siblings sharing an initial. Keep looking! Good luck.
I also really like Oscar, Omri, Otis and Oliver (not usable if you have an Olive though!)
I have to agree with this
Naming patterns can be sweet, but two O names so far feels like more of a coincidence than a pattern to me, so I don’t think anyone will necessarily be expecting a third O name from you.
I do understand the draw of continuing the pattern, especially as it ties your blended family together, but I think the priority should always be finding a name you love for each child. Otherwise someone’s left out in a different way (two names you love, one you chose for the initial).
If you can’t find an O name you love this time around, what about choosing a name with a strong O sound elsewhere in the name. There are loads of cool O-ending options, like: