We WERE decided on a boy name...

My DH was set on [name_m]John[/name_m] if #3 is a boy, honoring a long line of [name_m]John[/name_m]'s in his family. We have a [name_f]Jane[/name_f], however, so I just can’t have a [name_m]John[/name_m], too. Luckily, my husband understands and is very open to another name.

To that end, what boy name would you pair with our existing children:

[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m]

We sadly can’t use [name_m]Thomas[/name_m], [name_m]Peter[/name_m], [name_u]James[/name_u], or [name_m]Samuel[/name_m]. Popularity isn’t an issue.

Thank you!

[name_m]Ah[/name_m] what a shame, [name_m]John[/name_m] is a lovely name.

[name_m]How[/name_m] about:

[name_m]Theodore[/name_m] ([name_u]Theo[/name_u])
[name_u]Elliot[/name_u]
[name_m]Jacob[/name_m]
[name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_m]Callum[/name_m]
[name_m]Christopher[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonathan[/name_m] (maybe still too close to [name_f]Jane[/name_f]?)
[name_u]Emmet[/name_u]
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Zachary[/name_m]
[name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_m]Matthew[/name_m] (I think [name_u]Matty[/name_u], [name_f]Jane[/name_f] and [name_m]Henry[/name_m] would be very cute)

Thank you CharlotteChar :slight_smile:

[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Callum[/name_m]!!

You have excellent taste!

What about [name_m]John[/name_m] as a middle?
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], and [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], and [name_m]Andrew[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], and [name_m]Wilson[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], and [name_m]Calvin[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], and [name_m]Lucas[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m], and [name_m]Bradford[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m]

What about a diminutive of [name_m]John[/name_m]?
[name_m]Jack[/name_m] - English variation
[name_u]Evan[/name_u] - Welsh variation
[name_m]Ivan[/name_m] - Russian variation
[name_m]Ian[/name_m] - Scottish variation
[name_m]Jenkin[/name_m] - “[name_m]Little[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m]”
[name_m]Zane[/name_m] - Possible variation of [name_m]John[/name_m]
[name_m]Sean[/name_m] - Irish variation
[name_m]Malone[/name_m] - St. [name_m]John[/name_m]

Thank you KNNames :slight_smile:

I love [name_m]Andrew[/name_m] [name_m]John[/name_m] and [name_m]Malone[/name_m] (it reminds me of [name_u]Sam[/name_u] [name_m]Malone[/name_m] on Cheers - good association).

Too bad about [name_m]John[/name_m]. I would still use it. [name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m], and:

[name_m]Walter[/name_m]
[name_m]Timothy[/name_m]
[name_m]Albert[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederick[/name_m]
[name_m]Preston[/name_m]

[name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] & [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] & [name_m]Gregory[/name_m]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] & [name_u]Tristan[/name_u]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] & [name_m]Johnathan[/name_m]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] & [name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] & [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] & [name_m]Simon[/name_m]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] & [name_m]Leo[/name_m]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] & [name_u]Elliot[/name_u]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] & [name_m]Julian[/name_m]
[name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] & [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]

Thank you!! So many good ideas. This will be easier than trying to find our girl name!