Looking for some help here with a boys name. I have a son Flynn Andrew, 5, and a daughter Piper Jane, 3. We have a boy coming in less than a month, and are struggling with a name.....or maybe I am.
The boys middle name will be "William," after my father-in-law. My wife loves the name "Cash," and I like it, but am struggling with Cash meaning money. We really like names that are unusual, and names that are traditionally last names. Also, we like one syllable names.
Can you give us your opinion on Cash, and how it goes with the other kids names?
Thanks for your help.
I, too, always think of money whenever I hear the name Cash. It's too bad, because that name has a lot going for it: it's strong but it's softened by its ending; it's unusual but familiar; it's easy to spell and pronounce. But I always think of cash money and cold hard cash. This is one of the downfalls of Noun Names.
Let's see if we can find some other names to choose from. I like to start by seeing what The Baby Name Wizard suggests as brother names for the children you have already:
Flynn: Keane, Hayes, Fife, Archer, Wynn
Piper: Reece, Carter, Finn, Walker, Riley
Well, it's always hit-and-miss. I mean, seriously: Wynn as a brother for Flynn? Flynn and Wynn? And Fife looks took much like Fifi to me. And of course Finn isn't going to work.
But Keane seems like a very good option: one-syllable, unusual, and a surname name. It has the same hard-C sound as Cash. It's great with your other children's names: Flynn, Piper, and Keane. And it's good with the middle name: Keane William. I love it. Hayes and Reece seem good, too, although I'd use alternate spelling Rhys to avoid reminding people of Reese Witherspoon.
Some more one-syllable options:
From that list, my favorites with Flynn and Piper are Beck, Graham, Reid, Tate, and Teague: they all have the same happy sound. Teague seems like a particularly good candidate: Teague William; Flynn, Piper, and Teague. Tied with that is Keane, which I think is just about perfect on all counts. Those are the two I'd put my money on, speaking of cash.
All you really asked, though, was whether I thought Cash went with your other kids' names. I think it's not a clash, but not a perfect fit, either. Flynn and Piper have a lighthearted, almost whimsical sound; Cash has more of a preppy sound (if it makes you picture expensive suits and slick hair) or a country sound (if it makes you think of Johnny Cash). I would put Cash with siblings such as Brooks and Sloane, or with Ty and Wyatt. But again, I think it works fine with Flynn and Piper, too.
The rest of us, let's vote! I put Cash along with my favorites in the
Cash: 17 votes, roughly 10%
Keane: 49 votes, roughly 29%
Beck: 18 votes, roughly 11%
Graham: 11 votes, roughly 7%
Reid: 33 votes, roughly 20%
Tate: 19 votes, roughly 11%
Teague: 22 votes, roughly 13%]