Your favorite middle names for Joel?

Hubs and I will start TTC in [name_u]January[/name_u], and we have already agreed on a boy name - [name_m]Joel[/name_m]. It isn’t our usual style, but something about it seems so happy and simple. We want something really BAM for his middle name (lmao, not sure how else to describe that?) and I’m at a dead end in my head. Front runners right now are [name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Casimir[/name_m] and [name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_u]Willoughby[/name_u] if that gives any indication of our style. My kids’ names are in my signature. I’d like it to be long and pretty unique in the best sense of the word. Also I’d love to hear anything you think sounds good with [name_m]Joel[/name_m], even if it doesn’t necessarily fit our style. Anything you can throw at me I appreciate! Thanks!

[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Leonidas[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Winston[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Roosevelt[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Alexander[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Abraham[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Anatoli[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_u]Azariah[/name_u]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] Evaristus
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Nehemiah[/name_m]

[name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Joel[/name_m]! I’ve had [name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_f]Amity[/name_f] on my list for awhile now. I know [name_f]Amity[/name_f] is more of a girl’s name but I always thought it went beautifully with [name_m]Joel[/name_m].

Some ideas…
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Balthazar[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Augustine[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Valerian[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_u]Everest[/name_u]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Cymbeline[/name_m]

I love the name [name_m]Joel[/name_m]. Such a handsome and gentle name. :slight_smile: Some of these suggestions might be a bit out there, but why not be bold!? Haha!

[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Atticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Augustus[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Bastien[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_u]Constantine[/name_u]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Cornelius[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Erasmus[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Ignatius[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Isidore[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Mordecai[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Peregrine[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Phineas[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_u]Seneca[/name_u]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Simeon[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Tiberius[/name_m]

[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Casimir[/name_m] is fabulous!

[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Corentin[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Artemas[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Endymion[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_u]Taliesin[/name_u]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Barnabas[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Fidelis[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] Iskandar
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Viridian[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Inigo[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Isidore[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Fabian[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_f]Celestin[/name_f]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] Mathurin
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Zaccheus[/name_m]

Yes! Thank you! Fantastic suggestions. [name_u]Love[/name_u] the bold middle for [name_m]Joel[/name_m].

@autumnreverie: [name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Nehemiah[/name_m] swoooon I do worry it’s a tad over the top religious? I do looove it though.

@saintdollface: [name_f]Amity[/name_f] seems so androgynous to me and does sound great with [name_m]Joel[/name_m]. [name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_u]Amory[/name_u] is also a beautiful option. Hmm. Amora is our top contender for a girl MN. Also love [name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Augustine[/name_m]!

@bettekathleen: Yes! The bolder the better to spice up sweet [name_m]Joel[/name_m]. [name_u]Love[/name_u] [name_m]Augustus[/name_m], [name_m]Cornelius[/name_m], and [name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m]…I’m sensing a theme all of a sudden, lol.

@katinka: [name_m]Barnabas[/name_m]!! I love it with [name_m]Joel[/name_m].

[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Achilles[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Aloysius[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Claudius[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Eleazar[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Emmanuel[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Laurent[/name_m]/[name_m]Laurentius[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Leandros[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Leviticus[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Ludovic[/name_m]/[name_m]Ludovicus[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Marcellino[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Olivier[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Solomon[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Sylvan[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Thelonious[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_u]Valentine[/name_u]

I like pp’s suggestions of [name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_u]Bellamy[/name_u] and [name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Leonidas[/name_m].

[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Peregrine[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Donovan[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Rafferty[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_u]Sterling[/name_u]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Amias[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Amadeo[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Amadeus[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Matthias[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_u]Tiernan[/name_u]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Donovan[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Sebastian[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Montgomery[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_u]Remington[/name_u]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Zachariah[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] McClaren
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m] [name_m]Finnian[/name_m]