Samuel v. Nolan - or other suggestions?

Dh and I CANNOT agree on a boy’s name. We both like traditional, so we’re worried [name]Nolan[/name] is a llittle “trendy” (even though it ranks much lower than [name]Samuel[/name]). [name]Sam[/name] is a name we both like but we’re not sure it’s “the one.” Suggestions for alternatives?

FYI - I [name]ADORE[/name] the name [name]Nathan[/name], but DH has absolutely nixed it. Others I like but DH does not: [name]Isaac[/name], [name]Rowan[/name], [name]Abe[/name], [name]Gus[/name]

The middle name is [name]Arthur[/name]. Thanks!

I prefer [name]Samuel[/name] to [name]Nolan[/name].

[name]How[/name] about:

Between [name]Samuel[/name] and [name]Nolan[/name], I would choose [name]Nolan[/name]. If you like double middle names, how about [name]Nolan[/name] [name]Arthur[/name] [name]Samuel[/name] or [name]Nolan[/name] [name]Samuel[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]?


[name]Declan[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]
[name]Dylan[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]
[name]George[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]
[name]Matthew[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]
[name]Jack[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]
[name]Brendan[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]


[name]Augustin[/name] (nn [name]Gus[/name], without actually naming him [name]Gus[/name])
[name]Benjamin[/name] (I think that [name]Benjamin[/name] [name]Arthur[/name] sounds great!)
[name]William[/name] (nn [name]Liam[/name], which reminds me of [name]Nolan[/name])

Names that remind me of [name]Nolan[/name]:


Good luck! :slight_smile:

Thanks! [name]Jill[/name] - you definitely have my taste in mind. Many of your suggestions have been some of my past ones. [name]May[/name] be time to revisit. Thanks to all!

Yea! I love all of those name with [name]Arthur[/name]. (I love [name]Arthur[/name], by the way!) :slight_smile:

Good luck with everything!

[name]Nolan[/name]! My husband and I both loved the name. Then one of our good friends started dating a [name]Nolan[/name] and forever ruined it for us.

[name]Roy[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]
[name]Gideon[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]
[name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]
[name]William[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]
[name]Jackson[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]
[name]Mason[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]
[name]Lucas[/name] [name]Arthur[/name]


[name]How[/name] about [name]Sampson[/name]/[name]Samson[/name]?

Some others you might like…


I think [name]Nolan[/name] seems a bit more trendy because it is a last-name-name, even if it is less popular by the numbers. It also has a similar feel to [name]Aidan[/name]/[name]Brayden[/name]/[name]Jayden[/name]/[name]Caden[/name] - so you would need to brace yourself for little [name]Nolan[/name] being one of the rhyming couplets of children in his class.
That being said, I feel like [name]Sam[/name]/uel is very classic, but maybe a little lacking in personality.