Opinions on our shortlist

Hello, berries :slight_smile:

I used to love browsing through the forums for fun. But this time, we’re in need of a little help.

We have 3 names left for our second child, and we would like to hear other people’s views on them.

1 [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] (our favorite)
2 [name_m]Archie[/name_m] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] (DS1’s favorite)
3 [name_m]Julius[/name_m] [name_m]Harvey[/name_m]

Please tell us your opinion on each name. We’d like to hear people’s reactions before we chose, to prevent choosing a name that’ll get him made fun of etc.

Our first is named [name_m]Isaac[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m].


[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] - [name_m]Henry[/name_m] is a gorgeous name and is one of my favourites. It’s a handsome name with a great sound. [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] works well with [name_m]Henry[/name_m] and sounds fresh. I also think [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] sounds lovely with [name_m]Isaac[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]. A very handsome sibling set.

[name_m]Archie[/name_m] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] - Where I’m from in the UK [name_m]Archie[/name_m] is so popular and yes it’s a nice name but its not a favourite. Regarding [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] I have never liked this name. I also don’t think [name_m]Isaac[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] this polished sophisticated name works with [name_m]Archie[/name_m] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] which just feels too informal.

[name_m]Julius[/name_m] [name_m]Harvey[/name_m] - I love [name_m]Julius[/name_m] it’s a handsome, history inspired choice. [name_m]Julius[/name_m] is a fresh appealing and works nicely with [name_m]Isaac[/name_m]. [name_m]Harvey[/name_m] sounds good with [name_m]Julius[/name_m] even though he wouldn’t be my go too choice with this name.

My favourite is [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m]!!

Oh dear, I like all your choices.

I could see [name_m]Julius[/name_m] being confused for [name_m]Julian[/name_m], but that might just be because I know a [name_m]Julian[/name_m] and my mind just read that first, also [name_m]Harvey[/name_m] is the name I like least from your list.
Both the other combos are great. I think [name_m]Archie[/name_m] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] is my favourite combo on its own, but [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] sounds better with [name_m]Isaac[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m].

Good luck.

[name_m]Julius[/name_m] [name_m]Harvey[/name_m] is by far my favorite. The rest sound dated.

They’re all very handsome. My favourite is [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] - gorgeous! [name_m]Julius[/name_m] [name_m]Harvey[/name_m] would come a close second if it was [name_m]Julian[/name_m] [name_m]Harvey[/name_m] which I much prefer than [name_m]Julius[/name_m]. Good luck!

I love [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] and [name_m]Archie[/name_m] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]. [name_m]Henry[/name_m] sounds better with [name_m]Isaac[/name_m].

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] or [name_m]Julius[/name_m] [name_m]Harvey[/name_m]

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m]!!

[name_m]Julius[/name_m] [name_m]Harvey[/name_m] is literally, actually perfect. It’s just perfect.

Thanks for all the feedback so far :slight_smile:

I like the [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] combination the best.

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] is the clear stand out for me! It’s handsome, charming and a really sweet combo. [name_m]Henry[/name_m] is a popular but one that will be forever popular so it will age well. [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m] adds a little bit of edge to the combo, great pick [name_f]IMO[/name_f].

[name_m]Archie[/name_m] is a nickname to me and yes, it’s cute but if you lived in [name_f]England[/name_f] and all you heard as a teacher was [name_u]Alfie[/name_u] and [name_m]Archie[/name_m] then it wouldn’t sound cute anymore. I think [name_m]Archer[/name_m] [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] would be a fabulous choice and then you could have the nickname [name_m]Archie[/name_m].

[name_m]Julius[/name_m] [name_m]Harvey[/name_m] is my least favourite. I don’t see or hear anything appealing about either names.

Having just seen that your first son is named [name_m]Isaac[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] - a favourite combo of mine - I still stand by [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Shepherd[/name_m]. [name_m]Isaac[/name_m] and [name_m]Henry[/name_m] work perfectly together.