Unusual but not too unique

When deciding on my son’s name, we wanted to choose a name that…

  • isn’t too trendy
  • is unlikely to be in class with another child with the same name
  • is common/straight forward enough that people in our small town won’t be confused by the pronunciation or spelling
  • doesn’t channel/evoke a certain type of stereotype (i.e. preppy, musical, jock, etc.)
  • ages well

We landed on [name_u]Nolan[/name_u]. There’s really no room for mispronunciation or confusion about spelling. Neither of us had ever met a [name_u]Nolan[/name_u] before and we thought it was as handsome for an adult as it is cute for a little boy. Obviously there is a famous former professional athlete with the name, but we didn’t feel like that automatically made the name carry that stereotype. I chose the middle name [name_u]Grey[/name_u] to honor my husband. Although it is on the popular side right now, I don’t mind as much because it’s his middle name and it has a special meaning to us.

Finally, getting to the point - we are expecting again! And I struggle a little with sibling names that pair well with his name because I internationally sought out a name that didn’t give me any certain type of vibes! I want him to choose who he wants to be and it not feel like his name doesn’t “fit” if he isn’t what the name implies, if that makes sense. So, if you were naming a sibling for [name_u]Nolan[/name_u] [name_u]Grey[/name_u], what would you call them? Gender TBD, so I’d love suggestions for both! TIA :blush:

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i’d name a brother everett jack, and a sister ada layne

Based on your criteria and your son’s name I’d choose [name_m]Oscar[/name_m] for a boy and [name_f]Clara[/name_f] for a girl.

First name that came to mind was [name_m]Marshall[/name_m]!

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Boy:
[name_u]Eli[/name_u] [name_u]Reid[/name_u]

[name_f]Girl[/name_f]:
[name_f]Cora[/name_f] [name_f]Fern[/name_f]

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Ooh I really like suggestion for Everett

Other ideas

Nolan Grey & _______:

Rhys
Tate
Grant/Graham
Spencer Blake
Gideon Cole
Tanner Reid
Leland Vaughn
Orson Kai
Preston Jayce
Corbin
Felix
Darren/Warren
Quentin
Malcom
Bodhi
Remy
Bennett
Desmond
Blake
Sawyer
Ezra
Calvin
Cyrus
Tristan
Dorian “Rory”
Emmett Royce
Wesley Jack
Floyd
Xavier Jude
Rafferty Chase
Franklin “Finn”
Bronson

Emmeline
Vera
Delia
Lydia
Felicity
Talia
Daphne
Jocelyn
Tabitha
Sienna
Keira
Arabella
Marina
Larissa
Brielle
Gemma
Bridget
Elora
Ayla
Kaia
Freya
Lorelei
Elyse
Thea
Jada
Tamsin
Marnie
Lorna
Audra
Moira
Myrna
Danica

[name_f]Elise[/name_f]
[name_u]Eden[/name_u]
[name_f]Brynn[/name_f]
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Audrey[/name_f]
[name_f]Paige[/name_f]
[name_f]Leah[/name_f]
[name_f]Hope[/name_f]
[name_f]Julia[/name_f]

[name_m]Gavin[/name_m]
[name_u]Griffin[/name_u]
[name_u]Evan[/name_u]
[name_m]Grant[/name_m]
[name_m]Graham[/name_m]
[name_u]Dawson[/name_u]
[name_u]Brennan[/name_u]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u]
[name_u]Reid[/name_u]
[name_m]Caleb[/name_m]

[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] [name_u]Grey[/name_u] is so lovely!
I’d name his sibling…

[name_f]May[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
or
[name_u]June[/name_u] [name_u]Florence[/name_u]

[name_u]Beau[/name_u] [name_u]Merit[/name_u]
or
[name_m]Otis[/name_m] [name_m]Wells[/name_m]

I see what you mean about the versatility of [name_u]Nolan[/name_u] but I think this works in your favour because [name_u]Nolan[/name_u] will pair nicely with lots of sibling names.

The only name style I get from [name_u]Nolan[/name_u] is surnames often used as first names. For a boy; [name_u]Beckett[/name_u], [name_u]Mack[/name_u], [name_m]Tucker[/name_m], [name_m]Clark[/name_m], [name_u]Grady[/name_u], [name_u]Jameson[/name_u], [name_u]Miller[/name_u], [name_u]Darcy[/name_u], [name_m]Ramsay[/name_m], [name_m]Heath[/name_m], [name_m]Judson[/name_m] and [name_u]Flynn[/name_u]. For a girl; [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u], [name_u]Hadley[/name_u], [name_u]Arden[/name_u] and [name_u]Hollis[/name_u].

Lesser used traditional names would also be a great match for [name_u]Nolan[/name_u]. For a boy; [name_m]Abel[/name_m], [name_m]Gordon[/name_m], [name_m]Louis[/name_m], [name_u]Rex[/name_u], [name_m]Hugo[/name_m], [name_m]Marcus[/name_m], [name_m]Eric[/name_m], [name_u]Jay[/name_u] and [name_m]Conrad[/name_m]. For a girl; [name_f]Helena[/name_f], [name_u]Simone[/name_u], [name_f]Flora[/name_f], [name_f]Eve[/name_f], [name_f]Martha[/name_f], [name_f]Lena[/name_f], [name_f]Faye[/name_f], [name_f]Pearl[/name_f], [name_f]Miriam[/name_f], [name_f]Fiona[/name_f], [name_f]Cleo[/name_f], [name_f]Ramona[/name_f], [name_f]Mara[/name_f], [name_f]Elodie[/name_f] and [name_f]Bonnie[/name_f].

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With [name_u]Nolan[/name_u] [name_u]Gray[/name_u], I’d consider

[name_u]Evan[/name_u]
[name_m]Casper[/name_m]
[name_u]Toby[/name_u]
[name_u]Rory[/name_u]

[name_f]Clara[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Mina[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f]

I think [name_u]Spencer[/name_u], [name_u]Elliot[/name_u] and [name_u]Emmett[/name_u] are great choices for a boy. I also like the suggestion of [name_u]Everett[/name_u]. For a girl I would go with [name_f]Amara[/name_f], [name_f]Lara[/name_f], [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] or [name_f]Lila[/name_f].

[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Lewis[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Zane[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Weston[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Quinn[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Franklin[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Ian[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Scott[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Keith[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Gregory[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Jack[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Bennett[/name_u]

[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_f]Nora[/name_f]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Willow[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_f]Naomi[/name_f]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_f]Fiona[/name_f]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_f]Jasmine[/name_f]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_f]Kiera[/name_f]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_f]Harriet[/name_f]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_f]Eva[/name_f]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_f]Erin[/name_f]

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there.

I love [name_u]Nolan[/name_u]! You did a great job there.

Sorry for any repeats, but how about…

Boys-

[name_u]Alden[/name_u]

[name_u]Asher[/name_u]

[name_u]Arlo[/name_u]

[name_m]Colin[/name_m]

[name_u]Elliott[/name_u]

[name_m]Gibson[/name_m]

[name_u]Levi[/name_u]

[name_m]Silas[/name_m]

[name_m]Tucker[/name_m]

[name_m]Thatcher[/name_m]

[name_u]Wyatt[/name_u]

Girls-

[name_f]Audrey[/name_f]

[name_f]Audra[/name_f]

[name_f]Clara[/name_f]

[name_f]Flora[/name_f]

[name_f]Greta[/name_f]

[name_u]Holly[/name_u]

[name_f]Lucy[/name_f]

[name_f]May[/name_f]

[name_f]Mabel[/name_f]

[name_f]Maren[/name_f]

[name_f]Rose[/name_f]

[name_f]Stella[/name_f]

[name_f]Tess[/name_f]

[name_f]Tessa[/name_f]

[name_f]Thea[/name_f]

[name_f]Violet[/name_f]

[name_f]Willa[/name_f]

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps. :slight_smile:

For a boy the first names that popped into my head was [name_u]Leland[/name_u], [name_m]Jonas[/name_m] and [name_u]Jonah[/name_u] to go with [name_u]Nolan[/name_u]

For a girl: [name_f]Molly[/name_f], [name_u]Kelly[/name_u] and [name_u]Connie[/name_u]

[name_f]My[/name_f] first thoughts were [name_f]Meg[/name_f] or [name_u]Quinn[/name_u]!

[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Griffin[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Quinton[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Elliot[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Grant[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Graham[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Brennan[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Brady[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Micah[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Sawyer[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Chase[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Calvin[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Duncan[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Lincoln[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Reuben[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Bennett[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Victor[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Brooks[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Barrett[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Spencer[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Caleb[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Reid[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Seth[/name_u]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Garrett[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_u]Nolan[/name_u] and [name_u]Jameson[/name_u]

I love how thoughtful and intentional you were with Nolan’s name! It is so handsome ! I think of

[name_m]Grant[/name_m]
Trent/ [name_m]Trenton[/name_m]
[name_m]Kirk[/name_m]
[name_u]Spencer[/name_u]
[name_u]Grady[/name_u]
[name_u]Adrian[/name_u]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m]

[name_f]Molly[/name_f]
[name_f]Klara[/name_f]
[name_f]Rebecca[/name_f]
[name_u]Oakley[/name_u] / [name_u]Oakland[/name_u]
[name_f]Audrey[/name_f]

Nol@n [name_u]Grey[/name_u] and ….
[name_u]Miles[/name_u] [name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_u]Miles[/name_u] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]
[name_u]Miles[/name_u] [name_m]Franklin[/name_m]
[name_u]Miles[/name_u] [name_u]Brennan[/name_u]
[name_u]Miles[/name_u] [name_m]Gibson[/name_m]
[name_u]Thayer[/name_u] [name_u]Reid[/name_u]
[name_u]Thayer[/name_u] [name_u]Finn[/name_u]
[name_u]Thayer[/name_u] [name_m]Cole[/name_m]
[name_u]Thayer[/name_u] [name_m]Graham[/name_m]

Nol@n [name_u]Gray[/name_u] and ….
[name_f]Margot[/name_f]. (Meg). [name_f]Annabel[/name_f] or [name_f]Isobel[/name_f]
[name_u]Hadley[/name_u] [name_f]Elise[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
[name_f]Nora[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
[name_f]Katherine[/name_f] (Kate) [name_u]Quinn[/name_u]

With [name_u]Nolan[/name_u] I like:

Boy: [name_u]Elliot[/name_u] or [name_m]Lewis[/name_m]

[name_f]Girl[/name_f]: [name_f]Anna[/name_f] or [name_f]Irene[/name_f]

Wow, [name_u]Nolan[/name_u] really does work perfectly for what you were looking for.

For round two, I’ll suggest

[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]
[name_u]Griffin[/name_u]
[name_u]Miles[/name_u]

[name_f]Tessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Paige[/name_f]
[name_f]Julia[/name_f]