Sebastian or Leonardo

Which do you prefer out of [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] and [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m]?

I’m in my second trimester and we’re still not settled on a boy’s name - we THINK we finally have a girl’s.

[name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] is a bit more laidback, but also more popular. Likely nickname [name_m]Baz[/name_m].

[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] is perhaps ‘more name’ in some ways. [name_m]Leo[/name_m] is accessible. Unsure what I would name any future siblings, especially other boys. Husband likes the name but thinks its harder to pair with any middles at all.

I don’t have a strong preference for either. But I definately prefer [name_m]Leo[/name_m] to [name_m]Baz[/name_m].

I prefer [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]. [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] (dicaprio) just has a Hollywood association for me.

I like both. If you’re concerned about popularity, [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] is probably a better option to avoid that. I think it sounds very distinguished and would pair well with something classic, like:

[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Paul[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Peter[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]George[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]James[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Alec[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Franklin[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Jacob[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Philip[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Victor[/name_m]

or anything short since [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] is longer:

[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]Ray[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]Blake[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]Van[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Wyatt[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]Micah[/name_u]

I prefer [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] to [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m], but I prefer [name_m]Leo[/name_m] to [name_m]Baz[/name_m]. Maybe [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] [name_m]Leo[/name_m]? Or [name_m]Leo[/name_m] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]?

I equally like both names (Sorry that’s not helpful lol). I think that if you choose [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m],*a future sibling could easily be [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m].

If you’re worried about future sibset ideas, here are some names that could work with [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m], [name_f]IMO[/name_f].

[name_m]Benjamin[/name_m], [name_m]Anthony[/name_m], [name_m]Salvador[/name_m], [name_m]Roman[/name_m], [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_m]Martin[/name_m], [name_m]Samuel[/name_m], [name_m]Adrian[/name_m], [name_m]Julian[/name_m], [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m], [name_m]Romeo[/name_m] (nn [name_m]Rome[/name_m]) etc.

To me [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] sounds fun, energetic, and adventurous, whereas [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] feels a bit more serious and sophisticated. I think [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] is a good mix of unusual but familiar, so he gets my vote, plus there’s [name_m]Leo[/name_m] if you think it’s too much for a baby/child. I also agree that [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] would work fine as a sibling to [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m], as would many longer classics, and that most shorter, non -o names could work as middles. And I don’t think Da [name_m]Vinci[/name_m] or Dicaprio are bad associations either.

[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] “[name_m]Leo[/name_m]” gets my vote. Seconding [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] as a future brother’s name - [name_m]Leo[/name_m] and [name_m]Baz[/name_m] would go perfectly together. Are there any particular styles you like for middle names? As a general rule for [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m]: I’d avoid middles starting with vowels (especially “o”) and I’d aim for a shorter length (at least when spoken, probably 1 or 2 syllables).

[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Bear[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Beckett[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Bram[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]Cruz[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]Finn[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]Flynn[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Hawk[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]Jay[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Jett[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]Kit[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Knox[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]Pax[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]Reid[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Rhett[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_u]Rhys[/name_u]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Wolf[/name_m]
[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Wyatt[/name_m]

Thanks everyone.

It would be [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] [name_m]Heath[/name_m] or [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] [name_m]Harvey[/name_m] probably. Possibly [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] Tzvi or [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] [name_m]Zvi[/name_m].

[name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Heath[/name_m] sounds a bit funny but I would like an H name. [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m]?