This Or That...

[name]River[/name] or [name]Ryder[/name] for a little boy? and what would you want his middle name to be…?

[name]Ryder[/name] [name]James[/name]. [name]River[/name] is a little too soft for me.

I once knew a guy named [name]River[/name] - he was a coworker. His job required him to be on the phone talking to clients. He had a somewhat soft voice, so a lot of people assumed he was a woman over the phone. He seemed used to it, and it didn’t bother him much. He was a cool guy, and I think the name suited him. I’d choose [name]River[/name] over [name]Ryder[/name], with the understanding that mix-ups might occur. [name]Ryder[/name] seems trendy to me.

I’d pair [name]River[/name] with a decidedly masculine middle name:
[name]River[/name] [name]Montgomery[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Tobias[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Paul[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]William[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Ulysses[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Daniel[/name]
[name]River[/name] [name]Timothy[/name]


The only combo I can think of is [name]River[/name] [name]James[/name] (potential nickname RJ, too).