What do you think of Henry? And middle name ideas?

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] everyone, I’m pregnant with 1st child and it’s a little boy!
Finding boy names a bit harder than girl names but one name my partner and I have always had a soft spot for is [name_m]Henry[/name_m]! And I keep thinking of him being [name_m]Henry[/name_m]. However when I told my mother the name she said it was “old fashioned” and didn’t seem to like it! I always thought [name_m]Henry[/name_m] was a timeless name and see it’s actually in the top lists atm. I don’t know any [name_m]Henry[/name_m]’s in real life though (which is good). One thing I’m unsure of is it doesn’t have many nick names. I like names with cute nicknames for when they are little. Like [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] and [name_u]Ollie[/name_u] (love that name but way too popular and know a few friends with little boys called [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]). I don’t really like the nickname of [name_m]Hank[/name_m] for [name_m]Henry[/name_m].

Another question, what middle names do you like with [name_m]Henry[/name_m]? We were thinking [name_m]Joseph[/name_m]… but then after my mother said [name_m]Henry[/name_m] is old fashioned I thought maybe a more modern middle name would work. Thought of [name_u]Finn[/name_u]. [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Joseph[/name_m] or [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]Finn[/name_u]?

Such a hard decision naming a person!

I think [name_m]Henry[/name_m]'s kinda cute!! Nicknames other than [name_m]Hank[/name_m] are [name_m]Harry[/name_m], [name_u]Hal[/name_u], [name_u]Reece[/name_u], [name_u]Ren[/name_u]…there are so many options!! :smiley:
As [name_m]Henry[/name_m] is sort of an older name, I’d pair it [name_u]Finn[/name_u] over [name_m]Joseph[/name_m].

I like [name_m]Henry[/name_m]! It’s a charming, regal and somehow also easy, happy name. The [name_m]Henry[/name_m] I know is called either [name_m]Henry[/name_m] (most often) or [name_f]Hen[/name_f] (he’s handsome and 6 foot 3 so can pull off [name_f]Hen[/name_f]!). I like [name_m]Harry[/name_m] for [name_m]Henry[/name_m] too. And I think [name_u]Roy[/name_u] could work. Hopefully [name_m]Henry[/name_m] itself sticks!

I personally prefer [name_m]Joseph[/name_m] to [name_u]Finn[/name_u] - both the name and the flow from [name_m]Henry[/name_m] - but if you want to freshen up [name_m]Henry[/name_m] or make it more youthful (I don’t think you need to as [name_m]Henry[/name_m] ends in Y so already seems youthful) and you’re not sure about [name_u]Finn[/name_u]:

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Jack[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Dominic[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Lachlan[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Casper[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Rufus[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]Curtis[/name_u]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Callum[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Jasper[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Lucas[/name_m]/ [name_m]Luke[/name_m]

Depends too on your last name! :slight_smile:

Absolutely love the name [name_m]Henry[/name_m]! I think a really easy way to get a cute nickname for him related to his name is to do so through the middle name. Nicknames don’t necessarily have to come from the first name anyways, you can make the rules you want for the name. For example:

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] ([name_u]Teddy[/name_u], [name_u]Theo[/name_u])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Calvin[/name_m] ([name_u]Cal[/name_u])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Augustus[/name_m] (Auggie)

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]Michael[/name_u] ([name_m]Mick[/name_m], [name_u]Micky[/name_u])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Tobias[/name_m] ([name_u]Toby[/name_u])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Leonardo[/name_m] ([name_m]Leo[/name_m])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Nicholas[/name_m] ([name_u]Nicky[/name_u], [name_u]Nick[/name_u])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]Dakota[/name_u] ([name_u]Kody[/name_u])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Edward[/name_m] ([name_m]Eddy[/name_m], [name_m]Ed[/name_m])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Benjamin[/name_m] ([name_m]Benny[/name_m], [name_m]Benji[/name_m], [name_m]Ben[/name_m])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Joseph[/name_m] ([name_u]Joey[/name_u], [name_m]Joe[/name_m], [name_u]Jojo[/name_u])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Jacob[/name_m] ([name_m]Jake[/name_m])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]Remington[/name_u] ([name_u]Remi[/name_u])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m] ([name_m]Seb[/name_m], Bash)

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Alfred[/name_m] ([name_u]Alfie[/name_u])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Ezekiel[/name_m] ([name_m]Zeke[/name_m])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Isaac[/name_m] ([name_m]Ike[/name_m])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Oscar[/name_m] ([name_m]Ozzie[/name_m])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]Emerson[/name_u] ([name_u]Sonny[/name_u])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]William[/name_m] ([name_m]Liam[/name_m])

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Clarke[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]Beau[/name_u]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]Carlisle[/name_u]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Graham[/name_m]

I love [name_m]Henry[/name_m]. It’s a versatile name - tough but really sweet. [name_f]Hen[/name_f] or [name_f]Henny[/name_f] are my favourite nicknames

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]Finn[/name_u] and [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Joseph[/name_m] are both nice, but I think [name_u]Finn[/name_u] would be my pick

Some other ideas

[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Fox[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Lucas[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Forrest[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Felix[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Jonah[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Jacob[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Beckett[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Tobias[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]Flynn[/name_u]

Personally I’m not a fan of [name_m]Henry[/name_m], it feels overused since I know of so many young boys with the name. The only nickname I can think of that hasn’t been suggested is [name_m]Huck[/name_m].
I prefer [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]Finn[/name_u] to [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Joseph[/name_m], adds a bit of a fresher edge to the combination!

I love [name_m]Henry[/name_m]! It’s sweet and playful but also retains a strong, regal feel (and reminds me of [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Mills[/name_m] from Once Upon A Time who is one of my favourite characters from the show). [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Joseph[/name_m] is a gorgeous combination. I like [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]Finn[/name_u] too, but I love [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Joseph[/name_m].

Thank you everyone! [name_f]Glad[/name_f] most of you like [name_m]Henry[/name_m]! Thanks for the middle name suggestions too! My parter has told me he doesn’t like [name_u]Finn[/name_u] ” so am on the look out for more. He really likes [name_m]Joseph[/name_m], I just worry using two classic names together sound too old fashioned.

I think [name_m]Henry[/name_m] is massively popular for babies and young kids now, so I would not go for it. I don’t mind somewhat popular, but wouldn’t personally want to be named a crazy popular name.

On the other hand, it’s a classic and a beautiful name. The Henrys I know have all gone by [name_m]Henry[/name_m] except for one boy who loved [name_m]Hank[/name_m].

I like [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Charles[/name_m], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Joseph[/name_m], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Josiah[/name_m], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m], [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m], etc. I much prefer that to the trendy [name_u]Finn[/name_u].

I don’t mind that it’s popular, I don’t personally know of any [name_m]Henry[/name_m]’s or have any friends with a child called [name_m]Henry[/name_m]. Thanks for your suggestions, seems a lot of people prefer the more classic middle names.

I really like it! I would trust that it is a great classic and you’re mom probably would not like it just because of the different generation. I thought about naming my son [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] if he was a boy and my Grandma about vomited when I told her. She said it was so awful and old. So pick the name you love :slight_smile: