What do you think?

Of [name]Phineas[/name]? Nickname would be [name]Finn[/name].
If he’s a boy he’ll be a brother for [name]Theodore[/name] ([name]Theo[/name]) [name]Matilda[/name] ([name]Tilly[/name]/[name]Mattie[/name]) & [name]Philippa[/name] ([name]Pippa[/name]).

Is it too close to [name]Philippa[/name]? I only call her that when I’m exasperated, and I would be calling him [name]Finn[/name] primarily… too close?

It is perfect with [name]Theodore[/name], but, for me, the start sounds of [name]Philippa[/name] and [name]Phineas[/name] make the names too close, even if you use [name]Finn[/name] and [name]Pippa[/name].

Here are some others, if you are open to them, that work with [name]Theodore[/name], [name]Matilda[/name], and [name]Philippa[/name]:

[name]Alastair[/name] ([name]Al[/name])
[name]Archibald[/name] ([name]Archie[/name])
[name]Beauregard[/name] ([name]Beau[/name])
[name]Deverell[/name] ([name]Dev[/name])
[name]Elias[/name] ([name]Eli[/name])
[name]Oliver[/name] (Oli)
[name]Remington[/name] ([name]Remy[/name])
[name]Sylvester[/name]
[name]Willoughby[/name] ([name]Will[/name])

Like any?

I was afraid of that :frowning:

I really like [name]Alastair[/name], it’s a longtime favourite, but I don’t like the nn [name]Al[/name], it seems like a trucker to me, and I can’t think of another one. I knew a boy in grade school who was [name]Alastair[/name] [name]James[/name] and went by AJ, which I think it great, but it seems very JD & DJ & permed bangs and neon light era to me, so I’m not sure. Husband vetoed all the others! Of course suggestions are great!

Oh, I think the AJ nickname works, but DJ seems 90s. I don’t know…

Apparently [name]Alec[/name] is a nickname for [name]Alastair[/name]. Who knew?

Oh, I think the AJ nickname works, but DJ seems 90s. I don’t know…

Apparently [name]Alec[/name] is a nickname for [name]Alastair[/name]. Who knew?[/quote]

i wasn’t suggesting DJ, I was looping AJ in with it, the time when everyone went by initials…

[name]Alec[/name] is… foreign. it doesn’t roll off my tongue, it more like spills out clumsily, I think it’s a no go.

i wasn’t suggesting DJ, I was looping AJ in with it, the time when everyone went by initials…

[name]Alec[/name] is… foreign. it doesn’t roll off my tongue, it more like spills out clumsily, I think it’s a no go.[/quote]

Yeah, I know you weren’t suggesting DJ. I’m just saying that AJ seems like a fresher initial choice to go by than DJ, for some reason. DJ seems dated in my opinion, whereas AJ just…doesn’t. Maybe because I know an AJ…

I agree with [name]Lemon[/name]. [name]Phineas[/name] and [name]Philippa[/name] are too close.
Your children have wonderful names!
[name]Theodore[/name], [name]Matilda[/name], [name]Philippa[/name], and …
[name]Alfred[/name] nn [name]Alfie[/name]
[name]Archibald[/name] nn [name]Archie[/name]
[name]Chester[/name]
[name]Dashiell[/name]
[name]Edwin[/name]
[name]Harvey[/name]
[name]Kenneth[/name]
[name]Leopold[/name] nn [name]Leo[/name]
[name]Lionel[/name] nn [name]Leo[/name]
[name]Otis[/name]
[name]Raymond[/name] nn [name]Remy[/name], what do you think?
[name]Rufus[/name]
[name]Rupert[/name]
[name]Simon[/name]
[name]Victor[/name]

I agree with [name]Lemon[/name]. [name]Phineas[/name] and [name]Philippa[/name] are too close.
Your children have wonderful names!
[name]Theodore[/name], [name]Matilda[/name], [name]Philippa[/name], and …
[name]Alfred[/name] nn [name]Alfie[/name]
[name]Archibald[/name] nn [name]Archie[/name]
[name]Chester[/name]
[name]Dashiell[/name]
[name]Edwin[/name]
[name]Harvey[/name]
[name]Kenneth[/name]
[name]Leopold[/name] nn [name]Leo[/name]
[name]Lionel[/name] nn [name]Leo[/name]
[name]Otis[/name]
[name]Raymond[/name] nn [name]Remy[/name], what do you think?
[name]Rufus[/name]
[name]Rupert[/name]
[name]Simon[/name]
[name]Victor[/name][/quote]

I can’t get past archie comics, chester seems sweater-vest & uptightish, love love love [name]Dashiell[/name] except I pronounce it with three syllables, [name]Dash[/name]-ee-ell and according to everyone that’s wrong, [name]Kenneth[/name] is actually going to be this baby’s second middle name after my grandfather :slight_smile:
[name]Leopold[/name], no, but [name]Leo[/name] is cute, just getting too popular, and [name]Leo[/name] & [name]Theo[/name]? not gonna happen haha I actually love [name]Simon[/name], but hubby doesn’t, unfortunately, so we’ll never use it. Thank you!

[name]Lemon[/name] - I’m playing around with J names that would work in the middle, it’s different!

Okay, great! Let me know if you find anything really wonderful!

Here are some of my ideas, with [name]Kenneth[/name] as the second middle name, yes?

[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Jamison[/name] [name]Kenneth[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name] [name]Kenneth[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Judson[/name] [name]Kenneth[/name]

I’m not sure what style you use in the middle, so here are some more:

[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Jacoby[/name] [name]Kenneth[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Jericho[/name] [name]Kenneth[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Joaquin[/name] [name]Kenneth[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Johan[/name] [name]Kenneth[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Joshua[/name] [name]Kenneth[/name]
[name]Alastair[/name] [name]Julian[/name] [name]Kenneth[/name]

You may also like [name]Francis[/name], [name]Julian[/name], [name]Laurence[/name], [name]Everett[/name], [name]Nathaniel[/name], [name]Sebastian[/name], [name]Alonzo[/name], [name]Atticus[/name], [name]Barnabas[/name], [name]Thaddeus[/name], [name]Adrian[/name], [name]Elias[/name], [name]Finnian[/name], [name]Oliver[/name], [name]Horatio[/name], [name]Lucius[/name], [name]Benjamin[/name], [name]Frederick[/name], [name]Zachary[/name], [name]Barnaby[/name], [name]Benedict[/name], [name]Dominic[/name], or [name]Tobias[/name]!

I love your kids’ names, [name]Ayelet[/name]! :slight_smile:

Names that remind me of [name]Phineas[/name]:

[name]Alfred[/name]
[name]Augustin[/name]
[name]Angus[/name]
[name]Byron[/name]
[name]Barnaby[/name]
[name]Conrad[/name]
[name]Cassius[/name]
[name]Calvin[/name]
[name]Dexter[/name]
[name]Dashiell[/name]
[name]Elias[/name]
[name]Franklin[/name] (F names feel less matchy to me than [name]Phineas[/name])
[name]Frederick[/name]
[name]Hugo[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Lionel[/name]
[name]Rupert[/name]
[name]Simon[/name]
[name]Victor[/name]
[name]Vincent[/name]

I apologize for repeats! :slight_smile:

Take care!

[name]Phineas[/name] is too close to [name]Philippa[/name] but what about [name]Finley[/name]/[name]Finlay[/name]?

[name]Oliver[/name], [name]Abraham[/name] ([name]Abe[/name] or [name]Bram[/name]), [name]Andrew[/name], [name]Barnabas[/name], [name]Willoughby[/name], [name]Raphael[/name], [name]Ferdinand[/name], [name]Maximilian[/name], [name]Samson[/name] and [name]Arthur[/name].

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I really like [name]Willoughby[/name] but hubby won’t go for it :frowning: [name]Maximilian[/name] is another favourite, but [name]Max[/name] is just getting too popular for my taste, tons of celebrities are using it and a friend of mine is naming her baby that if it’s a boy. [name]Love[/name] [name]Samson[/name], but again, husband doesn’t.

I really love [name]Alastair[/name]!
Two other nn possibilities could be [name]Ari[/name] or Als (which has a totally different feel to me than [name]Al[/name]).

I don’t think [name]Phineas[/name] and [name]Philippa[/name] are that close… I wouldn’t do it, personally, but if you love the name, then it doesn’t matter quite as much. What about these:

[name]Abner[/name]
[name]Matthias[/name]
[name]Abram[/name]
[name]Cyrus[/name]
[name]Adrian[/name]
[name]Anselm[/name]
[name]Benedict[/name]
[name]Wilhelm[/name]/[name]William[/name]
Caidmon
[name]Sebastian[/name]
[name]Jasper[/name]
[name]Caspian[/name]
[name]Silas[/name]
[name]Casimir[/name]
[name]Conrad[/name]
[name]Evander[/name]
[name]Quillan[/name]
[name]Leander[/name]

[name]Love[/name] [name]Ari[/name]! I’m not sure if I could go for Als, although it does have a completely different feel than [name]Al[/name], I’m right with you there.