Quade / Quaid

What do you guys think of [name]Quade[/name] for a boy? And which spelling do you prefer… [name]Quade[/name] or [name]Quaid[/name]? It’s really growing on me. It’s unique, yet familiar. And a strong, handsome name, [name]IMO[/name].

What would you pair in the middle?

[name]Quade[/name] [name]Callen[/name]

Apparently, [name]Quade[/name] [name]Cooper[/name] is a famous athlete and I love the flow of that, but would never copy someone’s name exactly.

[name]How[/name] is it pronounced? I am pronouncing it just like [name]Cade[/name], and therefore it doesn’t seem all that unique to me. I love [name]Cade[/name] and [name]Caden[/name] is a massive guilty pleasure for me but it isn’t original.

I prefer the look of [name]Quaid[/name], just because I know someone with the last name McQuaid.

I like it! Kind of spin on [name]Quinn[/name], but less unisex. Definitely [name]Quaid[/name] - I think the [name]Quaid[/name] brothers make this spelling more intuitive. [name]Quade[/name] looks strange to me. (Though social security tells me [name]Quade[/name] is the slightly more popular spelling.)

@sheflieswithherownwings - It’s not pronounced identical to [name]Cade[/name], but has the same feel. [name]Say[/name] it just like you would be starting to say [name]QUeen[/name], but with the -aid ending.

[name]Quaid[/name] makes me think of [name]Dennis[/name] [name]Quaid[/name], so I was thinking it may be better to go with [name]Quade[/name] so his whole life he doesn’t get, “Oh, like [name]Dennis[/name] [name]Quaid[/name]?” But at that point, not many people his age may be familiar with [name]Dennis[/name] [name]Quaid[/name].

Thanks for the feedback, y’all!

I can see its appeal.
Middle name ideas:
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Sutton[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Sullivan[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Archer[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Callahan[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] McClaren
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Sebastian[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Lucas[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Malachi[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Beckett[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Levi[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Everett[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Garret[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Harrison[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Kiernan[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Logan[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Laurence[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Riley[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Finnian[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Finnegan[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Isaac[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Marcus[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Phillip[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Nolan[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]William[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Harper[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Byron[/name]
[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Cyrus[/name]

Would definitely go with the spelling [name]Quaid[/name].

@judyariel - some great suggestions!

[name]Quaid[/name] [name]Levi[/name] was at the top of my list. Also love: [name]Quaid[/name] [name]Harper[/name], [name]Quaid[/name] [name]Beckett[/name], [name]Quaid[/name] [name]Lucas[/name], [name]Quaid[/name] [name]Malachi[/name], [name]Quaid[/name] [name]Callahan[/name], [name]Quaid[/name] [name]Sutton[/name] & [name]Quaid[/name] [name]Sullivan[/name]. All great combos!