Thinking of #4

Considering going for #4 in the next few months… this would definitely be our last child (if we are so blessed).

We have 3 boys and assume we’d likely have another. Being a name enthusiast - I need to have a few names ready in my mind. :wink:

We do family/honor middle names and I think the middle would be [name_m]Patrick[/name_m].

My other 3 children’s names are:

I obviously prefer short names. One syllable is preferable (do you think required?) and I like mainstream but not overly popular. Any suggestions for what you think would fit well?


Jett was my first thought!


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I don’t think you have to go for one syllable again if that’s too limiting, but I would probably say 2 is a maximum. There are lots of short, 2-syllable names like [name_u]Jonah[/name_u], [name_m]Harris[/name_m], or [name_u]Evan[/name_u] that would fit in well.

Here’s some 1-syllable options…

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[name_m]Grant[/name_m], [name_u]Reid[/name_u], [name_m]Cole[/name_m], & _______:


I believe that if you keep the name short in letters you could get away with two syllable

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Thanks @hannahhh
I do really like [name_u]Blake[/name_u]!

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Thanks @floatinthesky
I forgot about [name_u]Dane[/name_u] and [name_u]Drew[/name_u]… I had both in running for other kids… I do love them!
[name_m]Wells[/name_m] is also super nice!

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Thanks @wilkie8709
I’m adding [name_u]Dean[/name_u] and [name_m]Harris[/name_m] to my list!

I don’t think one syllable is required!


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I don’t think it has to be a one syllable name, just short names would work :slight_smile:


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Grant, [name_u]Reid[/name_u], [name_m]Cole[/name_m] and…


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John, [name_m]Mark[/name_m], [name_m]Luke[/name_m], [name_u]Roy[/name_u], [name_u]Sam[/name_u], [name_u]James[/name_u], [name_m]Ethan[/name_m], [name_u]Evan[/name_u], [name_m]Will[/name_m], [name_u]Beck[/name_u], [name_u]Mack[/name_u], [name_u]Brighton[/name_u], [name_m]Edward[/name_m], [name_m]Edmund[/name_m], [name_u]Tate[/name_u]?

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@Greyblue @EllieWilbury @EllArePea i never thought of [name_u]Beck[/name_u] and am actually loving that!! Thanks


Oh I do love [name_m]Wesley[/name_m] @ethelmary - thanks!!

Thanks @VEL
I do love [name_u]Brooks[/name_u]!

I am a HUGE FAN of 1 syllable names. [name_m]Grant[/name_m] and [name_m]Cole[/name_m] were on our shortlists for a boy, for sure!

While I would shoot for a 1 syllable name, I don’t think it’s necessary. It’s your kid! You name him whatever you want :slight_smile: That said, if you went for a 2 syllable name, I would go for one that’s visually short like all of his brother’s names, as well as light pronunciation-wise (ie NOT like Frederick or Vincent or William).

In case our naming styles are similar, here are other names that were on our shortlist:

[name_m]Grant[/name_m], [name_u]Reid[/name_u], [name_m]Cole[/name_m], and …
One Syllable:

  • [name_m]Clark[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Max[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Jack[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Graham[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Glen[/name_u]
  • Hugh

Two Syllables:

  • [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
  • [name_u]Evan[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Theo[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Liam[/name_u]
  • [name_u]Owen[/name_u]
  • [name_m]Enzo[/name_m]
  • [name_m]Henry[/name_m]
  • Hugo
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I love your boys names !!
[name_m]Grant[/name_m] , [name_m]Cole[/name_m], [name_u]Reid[/name_u] and …


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Thanks so much @LynnG
I totally agree with what you’re saying about length of 2 syllable names!
I love [name_m]Jack[/name_m] but it rhymes with the 2nd syllable of our last name so sadly that’s out! I’ve never considered [name_u]Glen[/name_u] but I do like it!!! [name_m]Will[/name_m] think about that one… and I’ve always loved [name_u]Owen[/name_u]!

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Thank you @Ehrob1 !
I like a lot of these… I’ve never heard of [name_m]Mills[/name_m] but I quite like it! Also loving [name_m]Wells[/name_m]

Gravitating to names that end in S lately!

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Yeah, I really like [name_u]Glen[/name_u] for that … 1930s? 1940s? era vibe. [name_u]Glen[/name_u], [name_m]Grant[/name_m], [name_m]Jack[/name_m], [name_m]Calvin[/name_m], [name_m]Clark[/name_m], etc

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