Round 1 of Narrowing Down!

DH and I are expecting our first baby in early [name_u]August[/name_u]. We’re thrilled and just now starting to narrow down some names so we have a few to choose from when we do find out the sex here in a few weeks.

I would like to get it narrowed down to 3, but even 5 would be good! Here’s a list of names I like and a list of names that DH likes. Then a list of names we both “agree” on. I say it with quotations because though we agree on those names, some of them aren’t our necessarily our favorites.

Would love your input! I posted a similar thread in the girl’s forum. :slight_smile:

Names I like:

  • [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Felix[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Adler[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Samson[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Ellis[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Edison[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Silas[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Knox[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Jack[/name_m] (middle)
  • [name_m]Noble[/name_m] (middle)

Names DH likes:

  • [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Samson[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Samuel[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Malcolm[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Ezra[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Esmond[/name_m] (middle)
  • [name_m]Ernest[/name_m] (middle)
  • [name_m]Edison[/name_m] (middle)
  • [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] (middle)

Names we both like:

  • [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Samson[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Edison[/name_m]

Put them in my favourite to least favourite order…


This is going to seem counter-intuitive, but if you want to start narrowing things down, it would be a good idea to create some combos. You might be more open to compromise knowing that one of your favourites could still be a middle.

[name_m]Silas[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Samson[/name_m] [name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Samson[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Adler[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Adler[/name_m] [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]

Other ideas…
[name_m]Samson[/name_m] [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m]
[name_m]Samson[/name_m] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]

Favorites: [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_m]Tobias[/name_m], [name_m]Samson[/name_m], [name_m]Silas[/name_m]
Next best: [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_m]Edison[/name_m], [name_m]Malcolm[/name_m], [name_m]Samuel[/name_m], [name_m]Ezra[/name_m]
Not as into: [name_m]Adler[/name_m] (too last namey), [name_u]Ellis[/name_u] (same), [name_m]Atticus[/name_m] (too Mockingbird), [name_m]Knox[/name_m] (trendy)

I like [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] as a first too. Prefer [name_m]Desmond[/name_m] to [name_m]Esmond[/name_m] (like as a first too). You might also like [name_u]Emmett[/name_u] or [name_u]Everett[/name_u].

Congrats on your pregnancy! :slight_smile:

I will give you the five that I like best.

1 [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] (I love the combo in your signature of [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] a [name_m]Jack[/name_m])
2 [name_m]Samson[/name_m]
3 [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] - I know he likes it as a middle, but I think it would make a great first name with the right middle

Good luck! I agree that it can help tremendously to have names narrowed down to a few. In my case my DH isnt into talking names until we know what the baby is so we have to wait.

That’s not a bad idea! Maybe we can get first names narrowed down to 5ish and then start putting together combos using the full list for middles. I do like [name_m]Silas[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]. That combo is on my long list! :slight_smile:

Greatly appreciate your feedback! :slight_smile:

Thank you so much! You, as well! :slight_smile:

I appreciate your feedback… I know I find it super helpful.

[name_m]Atticus[/name_m], [name_m]Silas[/name_m], [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_m]Knox[/name_m], and [name_m]Ezra[/name_m] are all handsome!

Thank you for your feedback! :slight_smile:

My favorites are [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_u]Ellis[/name_u], [name_m]Knox[/name_m], [name_m]Ezra[/name_m], [name_m]Silas[/name_m] and the all middle name options. I like your [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] [name_m]Jack[/name_m] combo. [name_m]Edison[/name_m] would be a good middle name if you don’t go with [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]… maybe [name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Edison[/name_m]?

[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] - I love [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] but I feel like it’s becoming very popular and risks being done to death, however out of the names you both like, I think [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] is the best choice
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m] - lovely strong name, and [name_u]Toby[/name_u] is a cute nn
[name_m]Felix[/name_m] - love, nice meaning
[name_u]Ellis[/name_u] - lovely
[name_m]Atticus[/name_m] - love
[name_m]Ezra[/name_m] - lovely
[name_m]Ernest[/name_m] (middle) - cute, old man name but cute

[name_m]Ezra[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] is very cute imo!

[name_m]Favorite[/name_m] First Names: [name_u]Ellis[/name_u], [name_m]Silas[/name_m], [name_m]Atticus[/name_m], [name_m]Knox[/name_m], [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_m]Samuel[/name_m] and [name_m]Ezra[/name_m]
[name_m]Favorite[/name_m] Middle Names: [name_m]Jack[/name_m], [name_m]Noble[/name_m] and [name_m]Esmond[/name_m]

Thanks so much for your feedback! [name_f]Do[/name_f] you mind me asking where you live? I only ask because [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] isn’t too popular here. I don’t know of any, but I can definitely see it getting more popular.

[name_m]Ezra[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] is cute. My DH would love this lol.

Great feedback - thank you! :slight_smile:

[name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_m]Malcolm[/name_m] and [name_m]Silas[/name_m] caught my attention

My favorite firsts with middle ideas:

[name_m]Felix[/name_m] [name_m]Samson[/name_m]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] [name_m]Edison[/name_m]
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m] [name_m]Edmund[/name_m]

I like [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_m]Atticus[/name_m], and [name_m]Silas[/name_m]. I think [name_m]Atticus[/name_m] [name_m]Jack[/name_m] is so handsome!

[name_m]Theodore[/name_m], [name_m]Tobias[/name_m], [name_m]Atticus[/name_m], [name_m]Edison[/name_m], [name_m]Ezra[/name_m] and [name_m]Silas[/name_m] are my favourites, all been on my list at some point.

[name_m]Ezra[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] and [name_m]Silas[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] are great combo’s.


[name_m]Tobias[/name_m] [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] is super handsome!