We cannot agree on anything! Help!?

please help! i’ve posted previously… i had imposed a lot of rules on myself in regards to following the same pattern as my first two children

Alora [name_f]Belle[/name_f] [name_m]Nicolas[/name_m]
[name_f]Elodie[/name_f] [name_f]Antoinette[/name_f] [name_m]Nicolas[/name_m]

obviously they are both 3 syllables and begin and end with the same vowel.

based on that, i liked [name_m]Othello[/name_m] (still do,) fiancee HATES it. also hates [name_m]Orsino[/name_m], which was my second. SO I THREW OUT THE RULES. annnd i basically dislike all his suggestions. most recently his favorites are [name_m]Jamien[/name_m], [name_m]Raphael[/name_m], [name_m]Uriah[/name_m].

i’d prefer 3 syllables, but at this point i’m open to anything (i have less than 7 weeks to go, my second came a month early and i ended up naming her in the hospital. i don’t want that again!)

THIS TIME the last name is Schon (pronounced [name_u]Shawn[/name_u]), i normally wouldnt even mention the last name except one of the only names we can agree on is: [name_u]Oberon[/name_u].

[name_u]Oberon[/name_u] Schon?? no.

PLEASE HELP, your favorite names, your names too weird to consider, your guilty pleasures, i need a fresh list to trawl through!

and a sidenote, we have a shortlist for middles but i’m willing to amend that based on the first we choose: [name_m]Ezra[/name_m], [name_m]Felix[/name_m], [name_m]Caleb[/name_m].

I love the three syllable rule!!! it makes the names roll off the tongue perfectly. While they don’t follow your rules perfectly, here are a few I could think of:



[name_u]Love[/name_u], love the suggestion of [name_u]Orion[/name_u]!

You said you’re open to anything, so here goes…

[name_m]Thiago[/name_m] / [name_m]Tiago[/name_m]

Some ideas:
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m] (GP of mine)

This is probably not what you want to hear, but I think [name_u]Oberon[/name_u] Schon sounds perfectly fine! Yes its slightly repeating sounds, but I really don’t think it’s awful at all. It’s really nice.

Sticking with 3 syllables

[name_u]Armani[/name_u] (I know a boy by this name, and it works!)

I think will [name_u]Oberon[/name_u] Schon is not the best first/last combo, it is just fine. If you both love that name I would go for it! If not, here are some more ideas…


great suggestions! a lot of these have made it to lists previously, and some have been crossed off already :frowning:

Malachai/[name_m]Malachi[/name_m] (my name is [name_f]Mallory[/name_f] and i feel it’s too similar, i get called [name_u]Mal[/name_u] a lot)
[name_m]Lysander[/name_m] (love love love it, fiance is meh about it)
[name_m]Ottavio[/name_m] (italian version of [name_m]Octavio[/name_m], he just doesnt like any “O” name he doesn’t suggest himself it seems)
[name_m]Tobias[/name_m] (has continued to be a contender, actually)
[name_m]Phineas[/name_m] (continues to be a contender)
[name_u]Orion[/name_u] (fan fav, been suggested by the grandfather and he was thrilled to learn it was already a contender)
[name_m]Emanuel[/name_m] (is actually my fiances middle and a family name, but was shortened to [name_m]Manny[/name_m], which would likely happen again… and i’m not a fan of that)
[name_m]Cassius[/name_m] (nixed by fiance)

i’m going to write every single suggestion down to see how it feels. feel free to keep them coming! a few others that stand out to me right now:

[name_u]Armani[/name_u] (i have the feeling fiancee would nix it tho)

the fiancee is partial to Hebrew names, but it seems we’ve run through all the ones we each like and can’t see eye to eye on one.

I understand about wanting to stick to particular requirements, so I did a quick nameberry name search for boy names that start and end in “o” and are three syllables. You’ve probably considered them all, but here are a couple nice ones: [name_m]Omero[/name_m], [name_m]Orlando[/name_m], and [name_m]Oswaldo[/name_m]. “I”: [name_m]Ignati[/name_m], [name_m]Ignasi[/name_m], [name_m]Imari[/name_m]. Then I got on a roll and started to search for non-vowels, which I think still keeps with your requirements as long as they’re three syllables and start and end with the same letter: [name_m]Cederic[/name_m], [name_m]Napolean[/name_m], [name_m]Nikkleson[/name_m], [name_m]Septimus[/name_m], [name_m]Silvanus[/name_m], [name_m]Severus[/name_m], and [name_m]Stefanos[/name_m].
Good luck!

Wait is your last name [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] or Schon?

[name_u]Oberon[/name_u] [name_m]Ezra[/name_m] Schon is great
[name_m]Uriah[/name_m] [name_m]Caleb[/name_m] Schon is good too
[name_m]Isaiah[/name_m] [name_m]Caleb[/name_m]
[name_m]Ignacio[/name_m] [name_m]Ezra[/name_m]
[name_m]Inigo[/name_m] [name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Iolo[/name_m] [name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Octavio[/name_m] [name_m]Caleb[/name_m]
[name_m]Ulysses[/name_m] [name_m]Caleb[/name_m]
[name_m]Umberto[/name_m] [name_m]Felix[/name_m]

[name_u]Love[/name_u] some of these suggestions.

[name_m]Ulysses[/name_m] came to mind. I love the three syllables and long U vowel sound for you. Very traditional and strong but so underused.

On nevermind I see I wasn’t the first to mention [name_m]Ulysses[/name_m]. It feels perfect for why you’re going for.

[name_u]Oberon[/name_u] with your last name isn’t the worst, but doesn’t flow that your girl names. I think you will be able to find that perfect, strong underused boy name without having to give up on a nice overall sound.

OMG [name_m]Ulysses[/name_m]? [name_u]Oberon[/name_u]? Who does that to their child? You are all nuts.

@jillianb Did you make an account just to bully someone about their taste in names? If we are worried about someone being bullied, maybe we should work on eliminating bullies like you instead of avoiding anything that could possibly lead to bullying. It doesn’t matter what name you choose, someone can find a reason to bully you if they want to. [name_m]Just[/name_m] looking at your suggestions, for example, I see [name_m]Peter[/name_m], a very easy and commonly teased name even though it is what you call a “traditional” name due to its use as a nickname for male genitalia. Kids (or adults) who want to be mean find a way regardless.

It is nice that you think her daughters’ names are beautiful, but you must understand that the idea of a name being beautiful is completely subjective. In fact, the concept of beauty is completely subjective. There are Andrews, Johns, Michaels, etc who grow up hating their names or hating how common their names are. There is no way to know what the kid will think of his/her name when she grows up.

Also, [name_m]Ulysses[/name_m] and [name_u]Oberon[/name_u] have a long history of use. [name_m]Ulysses[/name_m] was the name of a president of the United States, [name_u]Oberon[/name_u] was used as a character in [name_m]Shakespeare[/name_m]. These are not names made up by the poster or offensive, so why do you need to have to be rude to her and the other posters here? She is not suggesting naming her child [name_m]Lucifer[/name_m] or [name_m]Adolf[/name_m], or something else offensive or innappropriate.

Also, if a teacher or employer is going to discriminate against a child or employer based on their name, they really need to work on themselves. I happen to be a teacher and I have had students with a variety of highly unusual names and I would never treat a child differently due to their name. I have also never seen a kid get bullied due to an unusual name.

The OPs responsibility is to put thought and love into the name she gives her child and to give him the name she thinks is best for him not just the most “normal” name. It is her job to be the child’s advocate and to stand up to anyone who might try to put him at a disadvantage, belittle him or attack him in any way.

WOW @jillianb.

first of all i could give two shits what my mother thinks of what i name my child, i don’t speak to her. when i was naming my first child she threatened to call her whatever SHE wanted to name her if she didn’t like the name i chose. (my brother is named [name_m]Peter[/name_m] [name_m]Matthew[/name_m], btw and it served him no better than a ‘weird’ name.) my father comes from a long line of ‘weird’ [name_m]German[/name_m] names like [name_f]Hedwig[/name_f] and [name_f]Tillie[/name_f]… so idk where you were going with that. and the other set of grandparents? lol doesn’t sound like you’d like their suggestions either.

what are you even doing on this site or commenting in this forum?

in my experience bullies are the parents. and they are the teachers of bullying.
find a new place to be, where everyone is named [name_m]Mike[/name_m].

I like [name_u]Orion[/name_u] and [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] from your new list.

Sorry for any repeats…


You seem to love Shakespearean names starting with O! My first thought was [name_m]Orlando[/name_m], haha.

[name_m]Odin[/name_m] is similar to [name_u]Oberon[/name_u] and while still not great with your surname, works better than [name_u]Oberon[/name_u] I think. If you like quirky vowel names, what about [name_m]Idris[/name_m], [name_m]Inigo[/name_m]/[name_u]Indigo[/name_u], [name_m]Axel[/name_m], [name_m]Atlas[/name_m], or Uther?

Hey guys, I’ve removed jillianb’s comments as they were rather offensive but didn’t want to close this thread as you’ve all been offering great naming advice here.

If we could move on and continue responding to the OP, that’d be great! :slight_smile:

[name_m]Ulysses[/name_m] is fantastic! It’s one of my, and my partner’s favourites and his top contenders are stuff like [name_m]John[/name_m] and [name_u]Michael[/name_u], so I definitely don’t think it’s too out there or anything. I really love [name_u]Orion[/name_u] too, I might add that to my own list! [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] is really nice too but not my favourite personally.

[name_m]Ulysses[/name_m] and [name_m]Inigo[/name_m] keep popping and and i have to admit, [name_m]Inigo[/name_m] is really growing on me.

I like [name_m]Ulysses[/name_m] too but i’m not a fan of nicknames and worry some might call him Uly? My fiancee says he knew someone by that nickname but honestly idk if that would even happen. I think so far these are really good contenders. :slight_smile: