So much with boy names?

We’re just a couple weeks away from having our first baby boy and we’re have a hard time. here’re a few top pics. we’d love to hear what you have to say. the last name is [name]Elmore[/name]



[name]Eli[/name]: a handsome name, but [name]Eli[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] just doesn’t work for me.
[name]Japhy[/name]: all I hear is “[name]Daffy[/name].”
[name]Asher[/name]: I think [name]Asher[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] has a nice rhythm to it.
[name]Dylan[/name]: a bit overused; I like [name]Asher[/name] better.
[name]Jasper[/name]: [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Jasper[/name]. So dashing and handsome.
[name]August[/name]: Super. [name]August[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] is crazy good, almost poetic ([name]August[/name] + [name]Elm[/name])
[name]Miles[/name]: [name]Miles[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] definitely works, it’s just not a name I get excited about.
[name]Eldon[/name]: old-man hipster, but just won’t work with [name]Elmore[/name]
[name]Zander[/name] : um, the name of my insurance company, so it doesn’t work for me.

From your list, my faves would certainly be (in order) [name]August[/name], [name]Jasper[/name], [name]Asher[/name] and [name]Miles[/name].

[name]Eli[/name]- too nicknamey, also doesn’t work with [name]Elmore[/name]
[name]Japhy[/name]- don’t like this at all
[name]Asher[/name]- nice
[name]Dylan[/name]- boring
[name]Jasper[/name]- love
[name]August[/name]- fantastic! [name]August[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] is beautiful!
[name]Miles[/name]- nice
[name]Eldon[/name]- terrible with [name]Elmore[/name]
[name]Zander[/name]- I only like it as a nickname for [name]Alexander[/name]

By far my favorite is [name]August[/name] [name]Elmore[/name], that is really, really great!

[name]Eli[/name] - too nicknamey for my tastes and is a bit tongue twisty with [name]Elmore[/name].
[name]Japhy[/name] - feels nicknamey again, [name]Japeth[/name] [name]Elmore[/name], nn [name]Japhy[/name] would be fine, but otherwise, sounds cartoony.
[name]Asher[/name] - Handsome and debonair. Is a bit tough to say with [name]Elmore[/name] though.
[name]Dylan[/name] - he’s a bit dated but I always think [name]Dylan[/name] [name]Thomas[/name], as as such, [name]Dylan[/name]'s pretty timeless. And sounds great with [name]Elmore[/name]!
[name]Jasper[/name] - Now this is spiffy, [name]Jasper[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] sounds awesome. Creative, artsy, freewheeling, almost. This would hands down be my pick if I were you!
[name]August[/name] - Sounds great with [name]Elmore[/name], feels starchy; I like that. [name]August[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] would be my second choice, easily. Handsome!
[name]Miles[/name] - Sounds really nice with [name]Elmore[/name] and won’t date too badly. A lovely, solid choice. (my almost 5 year old girl would have been [name]Miles[/name] had she been a boy)
[name]Eldon[/name] - I thoroughly like [name]Eldon[/name], he feels wildly creative to me and I really like him. [name]Just[/name] not with [name]Elmore[/name]. Maybe in the middle: [name]Miles[/name] [name]Eldon[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] sounds pretty spiffy to me!
[name]Zander[/name] - too nicknamey, by far. [name]Alexander[/name], nn [name]Zander[/name] (I prefer [name]Xander[/name], myself) would be far more preferable, especially when he’s 40!

So, my choices would be
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]
[name]August[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] that helps!

[name]Eli[/name]-too matchy with [name]Elmore[/name]
[name]Japhy[/name]-don’t like
[name]Asher[/name]-okay with [name]Elmore[/name], but somehow makes me think of mashed potatoes!
[name]Dylan[/name]-this is a really cute name, but it has gotten super overdone, at least where I live.
[name]Jasper[/name]-[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]-love it!
[name]August[/name]-[name]August[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]-this sounds really strong. I love this the most!
[name]Miles[/name]-this sounds pretty good with [name]Elmore[/name], but not as good as [name]August[/name] and [name]Jasper[/name].
[name]Eldon[/name]-too matchy with [name]Elmore[/name].
[name]Zander[/name]-I would make it [name]Alexander[/name] nn [name]Zander[/name]. [name]Zander[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] is pretty good.

I think that [name]Elmore[/name] sounds really powerful and big like an oak tree. It’s good to pair it with a first name that sounds playful. Somehow names with a hissy “s” or “sh” sound become very playful to my ear when combined with [name]Elmore[/name]:

[name]August[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] nn [name]Gus[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]
When I say [name]Miles[/name] [name]Elmore[/name], I hear an s sound that is soft like a z, so it isn’t quite as playful. Same with [name]Zander[/name]. But they are okay with [name]Elmore[/name]-not bad.
[name]Phineas[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] - He would end up being [name]Finn[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]. I actually really like the f sound with [name]Elmore[/name]!
[name]Francis[/name] nn [name]Frank[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] - that f sound is working!
[name]Rufus[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]
[name]Silas[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]
[name]Simon[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]
[name]Austin[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] (very popular)
[name]Dallas[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] -so cute!
[name]Thomas[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]
[name]Linus[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]
[name]Magnus[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]

You have to try saying these names out loud to see if you like them. I think even the nickname should have an s or f sound. [name]Tom[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] doesn’t sound as fun as [name]Thomas[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] to me. But it’s a matter of preference of course.

Another thing is since [name]Elmore[/name] has two consonant sounds in the middle of the name, I think I prefer a single consonant sound in the middle of the first name. [name]Magnus[/name] has the g and n sound in the middle and I think those two sounds might be too much with the l and m sounds in [name]Elmore[/name]. I have a two syllable last name with two consonants in the middle so I have thought about this. My last name is [name]Chesney[/name]. Not always easy to work with. So [name]August[/name] just has one consonant sound in the middle-a hard g. It’s a lot easier to say with [name]Elmore[/name]. So the name that I put on my list that is too complex in the middle is [name]Magnus[/name]. The others are better, I think. [name]Francis[/name] works because the n sound runs into the c sound easily and blends. The s in [name]Austin[/name] blends well into the t sound. Same with [name]Jasper[/name]-it works.

I love the name [name]Eli[/name], but it doesn’t sound good with your surname.

The only other names on your list that I really like are [name]Asher[/name] and [name]Jasper[/name]. I think they flow very well with your surname too. [:

My vote would have to be for [name]August[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]”love, love, love it!

[name]Eli[/name]: I prefer [name]Elias[/name], but for me, it doesn’t work with [name]Elmore[/name].
[name]Japhy[/name]: I only think of [name]Daffy[/name]…
[name]Asher[/name]: I like this with [name]Elmore[/name]…
[name]Dylan[/name]: Too trendy for my taste…What about [name]Declan[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]?
[name]Jasper[/name]: I like this one, too…
[name]August[/name]: I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]August[/name] [name]Elmore[/name]! It’s fantastic!
[name]Miles[/name]: Another winner! I like [name]Milo[/name] [name]Elmore[/name], too.
[name]Eldon[/name]: [name]Eldon[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] definitely doesn’t work.
[name]Zander[/name]: Too trendy/nicknamey for me, although [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] sounds lovely.

From your list, [name]August[/name] and [name]Miles[/name] are my favorites. :slight_smile: [name]August[/name] [name]Miles[/name]/[name]Milo[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] sounds great, as does [name]Miles[/name]/[name]Milo[/name] [name]August[/name]. Best wishes!

WOW. Can i just say how much I love you guys. This means so much to us. Great advice.

We were a bit in love with [name]August[/name] and [name]Jasper[/name], but though others wouldn’t lie it. [name]August[/name] is the clear favorite, but the nickname less than mellifluous. Guidance?

Also, we were thinking of using august as the middle name. I think that fees up a lot of positional. Any ideas? we’re open. Again, thank you! know that all of you played a strong role in our choice.

[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Augustus[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] -wonderful!
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Augustus[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] -the three syllable middle name is wonderful.
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] -really lovely! So handsome.
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]August[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] -this is lovely!
[name]Miles[/name] [name]August[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] -I really like this.
[name]Laszlo[/name] [name]Augustus[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] -have you thought of [name]Laszlo[/name]? It is a wonderful name!
You have a fun last name to work with. It is a challenge, but when you find the right first name to go with it, it sounds lovely!

You’re so welcome! Everyone here loves to talk about names, so you came to the right place! :slight_smile: I think that [name]Augie[/name] [name]Elmore[/name] is darling, as is [name]Gus[/name], but I understand what you’re saying about the nicknames not being as melodic as [name]August[/name]! (You could also use [name]Augustin[/name] as a middle name…)

[name]Milo[/name] [name]August[/name]/[name]Augustin[/name] (I love this!)
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Asher[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Benjamin[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Harrison[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Dexter[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Malcolm[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Alexander[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Phineas[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Felix[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Truman[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Sebastian[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]William[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Edward[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Xavier[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Thaddeus[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Everett[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Gideon[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]August[/name]/[name]Augustin[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Milo[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Elias[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Harrison[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Augustin[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Felix[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Phineas[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Truman[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]William[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Hugo[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Owen[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Gideon[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]August[/name]/[name]Augustin[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Asher[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Oliver[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Benjamin[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Harrison[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Dexter[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Alexander[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Phineas[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Truman[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Felix[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]William[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Thaddeus[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Everett[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Gideon[/name]
[name]Miles[/name] [name]Hugo[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]August[/name]/[name]Augustin[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Elias[/name]
[name]Henry[/name] [name]Asher[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]August[/name]/[name]Augustin[/name] (I love this!)
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Miles[/name]/[name]Milo[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Asher[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Elias[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Asher[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] [name]Alexander[/name]
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]Miles[/name]/[name]Milo[/name] (love it!)
[name]Oliver[/name] [name]August[/name]/Augstin
[name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Milo[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]August[/name]
[name]Nathaniel[/name] [name]Asher[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] [name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] [name]August[/name]/[name]Augustin[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] [name]Asher[/name]
[name]William[/name] [name]August[/name]
[name]William[/name] [name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Ezra[/name] [name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Ezra[/name] [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Ezra[/name] [name]Milo[/name]
[name]Gideon[/name] [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name] [name]Gideon[/name]
[name]Gideon[/name] [name]August[/name]
[name]Gideon[/name] [name]Elias[/name]
[name]Gideon[/name] [name]Asher[/name]
[name]Harrison[/name] [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Harrison[/name] [name]August[/name]
[name]Harrison[/name] [name]Elias[/name]
[name]Leo[/name] [name]August[/name]/[name]Augustin[/name]
[name]Leo[/name] [name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Leo[/name] [name]Alexander[/name]
[name]Asher[/name] [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Asher[/name] [name]August[/name]/[name]Augustin[/name]
[name]Asher[/name] [name]Milo[/name]
[name]Asher[/name] [name]Harrison[/name]
[name]Asher[/name] [name]Gideon[/name]
[name]Asher[/name] [name]Benjamin[/name]
[name]Asher[/name] [name]Elias[/name]
[name]Asher[/name] [name]William[/name]
[name]Asher[/name] [name]Truman[/name]
[name]Asher[/name] [name]Phineas[/name]
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]August[/name]/[name]Augustin[/name]
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Elias[/name]
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Dexter[/name] [name]Milo[/name]
[name]Xavier[/name] [name]Elias[/name]
[name]Xavier[/name] [name]Milo[/name]
[name]Xavier[/name] [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Hugo[/name] [name]Elias[/name]
[name]Hugo[/name] [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Hugo[/name] [name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Hugo[/name] [name]Alexander[/name]
[name]Owen[/name] [name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Owen[/name] [name]August[/name]
[name]Owen[/name] [name]Milo[/name]
[name]Owen[/name] [name]Asher[/name]
[name]Oscar[/name] [name]Milo[/name]

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile: