My friend turned me on to your website and I am happy to see I can get an educated, thorough, outside opinion on our third child's name. My husband and I are having a tough time and Baby Boy Number Two is due October 6th.
Our last name is pronounced "Yank-An-Itch" believe it our not. Our children's names are Erin and Steven Jr. Our third is a boy and while we both agree we would like a name ending in N, we can't agree on the exact name. I like names like Justin (my number one), Kevin, Mark, and Thomas. My husband has suggested Declan, Kevin (with hesitance), Sullivan, and a million other unusual names.
Can you help? We are open to anything...even names not ending in N or names that are not "Gaelic" like our other two.
I like Brendan: Erin, Steven, and Brendan. They're all different enough to be distinctive and all of the kids get their own initial, but they go together and have the matching N-endings.
I also like Alan/Allen: it was one of seven finalists for my youngest (it grew on me because on the TV show Arthur, "The Brain"'s real name is Alan). But I think two brothers named Steven and Allen might bring Steve Allen too readily to mind.
It's too bad both Aaron and Darren are out: in style, they'd go very well. Eric, too, if it weren't also almost the same as Erin. And Gavin may sound too much like Steven because of the matching endings, and Evan is way too close to both names. And names like Corbin and Keegan and Lawson and Ruben, while some of my favorite N-ending boy names, don't seem close enough in style to Erin and Steven.
Owen, maybe? It's a little wordlike with your surname (oh and yank an itch) but I may be overthinking it.
Nathan! Erin, Steven, and Nathan!
Or Benjamin: Erin, Steven, and Benjamin.
For non-N possibilities, maybe Joshua? Erin, Steven, and Joshua. Or Matthew: Erin, Steven, and Matthew. Or David: Erin, Steven, and David. Are there any good family names, so that each boy is a namesake?