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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Baby Boy Steven Walker Jordan III

Jennifer writes:
I need a great name for a third boy
steven walker jordan, III
dad goes by walker, which i LOVE
g-dad goes by Steve
i love Tripp but a close family friend already used that.
Is Walk a strech?
any idea are welcome.

I don't think Walk is a stretch, but it doesn't seem like it helps much, either: having a Walker and a Walk is like having a Steven and a Steve.

You have such a great last name, I'm tempted to suggest using it. Like, could you call him Jordy? But then you'd have Jordy Jordan when you needed to use his full name. That's...not ideal.

Other common nicknames for a III are Trey (from the French "tres" for three, which is pronounced roughly like the English word "tray") and Trace (from the Spanish "tres" for three, which is pronounced roughly like the English word "trace"). I particularly like Trace, and even more with your last name: I think Trace Jordan sounds like a really cool guy.


Name update! Jennifer writes: "Just wanted to let you guys know we chose Walk. thanks so much for all of your help!"

21 comments:

Jan said...

I like Swistle's suggestions. I have a friend who uses both fn mn i.e. "Steven Walker" in a similar situation.

janet said...

I like Steven Walker like Jan said -- I once babysat a kid who went by John Walker.

Thinking outside the box -- how about Sawyer? It's got the S and the W in it, so it sort of combines the 2 first names?

Karen said...

Janet's suggestion, Sawyer, is creative and a nice nn. What about S.J.?

Kristi said...

I really like Swistle's suggestion of using Trace. It's really cute.

Zoo said...

I also know a family who does the equivalent of Steven Walker for their son. Another family I know who has a III used a portion of the middle name. The name is Bernard Allen - grandfather is Bernie, dad is Allen and grandson is Len/Lenny (from Allen). I don't know how that would work in this case, though - Ven? Even (Evan)? Ker?

I do like Trace, though. :)

brooke said...

Trace gets my vote. Good luck!

Erin Kennemer said...

definitely TRACE! such a cute name!

The Schwant Family said...

Trace or Sawyer!!

Meredith said...

I still love the nickname Tripp. (Star Trek: Enterprise, anyone?) Too bad it is already being used. I vote Trace over Sawyer.

Kate said...

I think Swistle's suggestions are best. Since Tripp is already used (my favorite too!), I say go for Trace.

Rayleen said...

I like both Trace and Sawyer, but just wanted to point out that there is a rather crazy character named Tracy Jordan on the show 30 Rock. It's a bit of a stretch, but thought you'd want to be aware.

Robin said...

Do you like Steven? Even though the grandfather uses it, you could certainly use it for your son, especially since you're not in the same household.

Bethtastic said...

I'm with Robin. I like Steven. Steve. And having Grandpa's name is pretty cool for most boys/men. Is using Steven/Steve an option?

Frazzled Mom said...

I agree with Swistle. I can't decide whether I like Trey or Trace the best. I think both are your best options.

Verity said...

Trace gets my vote, hands down.

Trace Walker sounds great, plus the three men in your life would be Steve, Walker and Trace - for three guys sharing the same name, they'd have remarkably distinct short forms. I think that's a nice quality in a family name.

Jennifer said...

You guys are awesome. Trace is definitely an option-never thought of that. i do love Tripp too- i guess we could have 2 tripps.

Jennifer said...

oh- if it helps, our last name is pronounced like Jurdan-like "word" instead of the usual Jordan as in Michael. someone mentioned Beau as a nickname for a third-anyone ever heard of that?

Jan said...

Beau--hmm, I've never heard of that as a III nn but Joe Biden's son is a III and is called Beau.

Cape Cod Donna said...

A friend's husband is called Mike and their son is Michael. It's worked beautifully. You could call your son Steven because Grampa is Steve.

I do love Trace and Trey. I also wouldn't rule out Tripp if you love it.

Anonymous said...

What about Chase kind of a play on Trace? Steven is an option but i wanted something a little different.

Jennifer said...

just wanted to let you guys know we chose Walk. thanks so much for all of your help!