Unusual middle for Edward- help!

[name]Hi[/name] Berries,

I’m expecting my first baby and love the name [name]Edward[/name] if its a boy. DH suggested it a while ago saying that he loved the nns [name]Eddy[/name] and [name]Ted[/name] and its also my favourite Granddad’s name. But, although we both love the name, its quite traditional for us so we’d love to have something a bit quirkier in the middle. Our surname is two syllable and sounds like Hornsby, so something with 3 or more syllables would be best. Also, some names ending in -y or -ie sound a bit funny with our surname (eg I love [name]Barnaby[/name] but not with Hornsby!!)

I’m really finding this hard. Some of our ideas are quite old fashioned names with great character and we also love unusual nature and word names. Here are some ideas that we’ve had:
[name]Balthazar[/name]
[name]Leopold[/name]
[name]Cornelius[/name]
[name]Odysseus[/name]
[name]Sequoiah[/name]
[name]Hawthorne[/name]

We’d really really love to hear any suggestions! Thanks so much! :slight_smile:

I thought of [name]Cornelius[/name] before I even opened your thread! I also like [name]Lysander[/name], [name]Augustus[/name], [name]Aurelius[/name], [name]Florian[/name], [name]Ignatius[/name], [name]Octavian[/name], and [name]Percival[/name]. I guess I am on a [name]Greco[/name]-[name]Roman[/name] kick today.

My first thought was [name]Seneca[/name]! Cool reference both on the Native American and the ancient philosopher side & similar to your idea of [name]Sequoia[/name] … [name]Edward[/name] [name]Seneca[/name] Hornsby.
Other ideas inspired by your list:
[name]Aramis[/name]
[name]Auberon[/name]
[name]Barnabus[/name]
[name]Caspian[/name]
[name]Constantin[/name]
[name]Coleridge[/name]
[name]Columbus[/name]
D’artagnan
Devereux
[name]Ferdinand[/name]
[name]Fielding[/name]
[name]Fleming[/name]
[name]Frost[/name]
[name]Hendrix[/name]
[name]Harvey[/name]
[name]Indigo[/name]
[name]Lennon[/name]
[name]Luther[/name]
[name]Raphael[/name]
[name]Romeo[/name]
Somerset
[name]Theophilus[/name]
[name]Thoreau[/name]
[name]Valentine[/name]
[name]Viggo[/name]

[name]Hi[/name] guys,
We’ve just added to the list:
[name]Jupiter[/name]
[name]Apollo[/name]
[name]Achilles[/name]
[name]Ulysses[/name]
[name]Indiana[/name]
[name]Columbus[/name] (thanks Peanut!)

But still searching and looking for opinions! We really want something quirky and cool but nothing that will be too embarrassing for him later in life (if that’s possible!) :smiley:

[name]Edward[/name] [name]Rivers[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Rolando[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Horatio[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Ferdinand[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Dominic[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Trevor[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Bertram[/name]

[name]Edward[/name] [name]Commodore[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Donovan[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Romulus[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Robinson[/name]
[name]Edward[/name] [name]Benvolio[/name]