Would love to decide on a name...

I am 6 months pregnant but would love to settle on a cool name for our son. It would be nice to be able to refer to him (at home) with my husband. I have blogged before about [name]Killian[/name], which I love, but am just trying to feel out some other options, I love [name]Felix[/name], [name]Silas[/name], and [name]Otto[/name] is a new favorite too.I’m feeling like maybe if I had a middle name for [name]Killian[/name] that I loved, it may put me over the edge and I would use it. Any cool name ideas that are short and soft sounding? Also just opinions in general on the others. Thanks a lot!
PS- I had thought about using [name]Killian[/name] [name]Otto[/name]??

PS- I had thought about using [name]Killian[/name] [name]Otto[/name]??[/quote]

I find the Kill in [name]Killian[/name] just too much. [name]Kieran[/name] would be similar but I couldn’t touch [name]Killian[/name].

Where we live the garbage bins are called [name]Otto[/name] bins so that is out too (for me).

[name]Silas[/name] on the other hand is great and not overused.

[name]Silas[/name] [name]Jonathan[/name], love it.

[name]Felix[/name] is another winner.

[name]Felix[/name] [name]Anthony[/name]

[name]Laurence[/name] [name]Paul[/name]
[name]Charles[/name] [name]Oliver[/name]
[name]Timothy[/name] [name]Jonas[/name]

I don’t care for the name [name]Killian[/name]. Sorry, but I see Kill [name]Ian[/name] when I see the name. But I love [name]Silas[/name]. It’s very cool!

I don’t like [name]Killian[/name].
But I like:
[name]Cameron[/name], but it is unisex now.
[name]Colin[/name] - love it pronounced CALL-in, not like colon.
[name]Cormac[/name] - love it!
[name]Cosmo[/name] - love!
[name]Edwin[/name] - cool!
[name]George[/name], this is so different than the others, but it’s a great name.
[name]Stellan[/name] - this is so cool!

I like [name]Otis[/name] way better than [name]Otto[/name]. To me [name]Otto[/name] sounds very fat. I would love it for a pet name.

What about [name]Kellan[/name]? I [name]LOVE[/name] that name. [name]Killian[/name] kind of kills it for me… no pun intended.

[name]Kellan[/name] is cool!

I don’t really mind the name [name]Killian[/name]. I knew a boy called Keller, don’t know about [name]Kellan[/name].

[name]Otto[/name], also not bad, not necessarily. I think this is kind of daring and like [name]Oscar[/name] or [name]Jasper[/name], kind of funky (in the good way). I’m told I have an ancestor with this name.

However, [name]Killian[/name] [name]Otto[/name] as a name - first off, the middle names do not really get in the way of anything, not too many people hear the name all together, so [name]Otto[/name] is there but not really anything everyone hears when they think of this child. I don’t know what the last name is… [name]Killian[/name] [name]Otto[/name] comes out like Killianato, I don’t know what that means, but it has some sort of word-like, officianado, it sounds like it elongates the name [name]Killian[/name] into some sort of expert or authority at being a [name]Killian[/name]. Again, unsubstantiated and meaningless, but I don’t know if you think that would be even cooler or kind of awkward, just pointing it out.

Lol at “it sounds like it elongates the name [name]Killian[/name] into some sort of expert or authority at being a [name]Killian[/name]!”

Of your choices, I prefer [name]Silas[/name], and I like the suggestions of [name]Kieran[/name] and [name]Kellan[/name] as [name]Killian[/name] substitutes. For what it’s worth, my first thought when it comes to [name]Killian[/name] isn’t “kill;” it’s actor [name]Cillian[/name] [name]Murphy[/name]. The alternate spelling could alleviate the kill association in print but not in sound. If you like short, soft sounds, have you considered [name]Ian[/name] as a first name?

Some other short, soft-sounding names I thought of for middles:
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Hugh[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Asher[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Grey[/name] (I’m not typically a [name]Grey[/name] fan but I actually like this one as a middle for [name]Killian[/name])
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Heath[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Henry[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Lars[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]James[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Graham[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Leo[/name]

Good luck, kgrace! :slight_smile:

[name]Killian[/name] [name]August[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Baxter[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Darby[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Frost[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Jude[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Maxfield[/name] (not short or soft, but I thought it was cool…)
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Miles[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Reed[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]Vaughn[/name]
[name]Killian[/name] [name]West[/name]

I have to admit that when I read that list over, I saw “Killing” at first, instead of “[name]Killian[/name].” That said, I can see [name]Killian[/name]'s appeal…

Some more you may like:

[name]Quinlan[/name] (This reminds me of [name]Killian[/name])
[name]Quilliam[/name] (ditto…)

Good luck! :slight_smile:

I agree - [name]Killian[/name] is too strong on the “kill”…

I also prefer Keller - or [name]Keenan[/name] - or [name]Keegan[/name]…

I love [name]Silas[/name] and [name]Felix[/name]!
Maybe [name]Silas[/name] [name]Killian[/name] or [name]Felix[/name] [name]Otto[/name]?

i love [name]Otto[/name] !

Thanks for all the replys. This has made it even harder for me:)
I know most of you are less than thrilled with the name [name]Killian[/name], but
for some reason it is just one of those names, for me, that just speaks to me.
So I guess my fear is that I will either regret not using it, if we don’t have any more boys, or I’ll regret using it b/c most people may be offended by the “kill” part. I really like [name]Silas[/name], but feel like it may continue to grow in popularity. I think [name]Felix[/name] is just cool and will hopefully just be one of those names that is used but never over used. I think [name]Otto[/name] is cool and am still processing it. Thanks for all your input on my choices.

I think if you went with [name]Silas[/name] [name]Killian[/name] you will have solved your problem and it makes a lovely combo.

Let us know what you decide please!

I love killian. I know a boy named [name]Killian[/name] [name]Asher[/name] and i just love how it sounds.