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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Baby Boy, Brother to Trent Michael

Erin writes:
I am currently pregnant with my second son, due December 24th, 2010. Our first son's name is Trent Michael. Michael is a family name, and for our second we also want to use a family name, which is Nikolas. We are also open to using the name Petr as the middle name, if it goes better with the first name.
I would like to name our son Silas, whereas my husband likes Dexter. We like names that are not common, but also not out-there, made up, or hippy-dippy in any way. Trent, we feel is a solid, respectable sounding, serious name and we'd like something similar for our second.
Personally, I like to put "Judge" in front of the name to see if it sounds good...
I cannot, in good conscience, strong-arm my husband into the name I like, but I also need to love the name, since I adore the name Trent.
Any suggestions that would bridge the gap?

Bryce
Clark
Curtis
Dean
Declan
Derek
Everett
Reid
Scott
Simon


Name update! Erin writes:
Thanks to you and all your readers for some really great suggestions! I am all set if we end up with boy #3! As it turns out, the husband and I came to an agreement. He let me have the first name if he could have the second, so it will be Silas Andrew (his fathers name). We briefly flirted with Baxter, but we had been calling him Silas for so long, that it had just stuck.

Thanks!

13 comments:

Sonny said...

It's too bad your husband won't go for Silas. Silas Peter is great!

Other suggestions:
Graham Nikolas
Abram Nikolas
Desmond Peter
Lachlan Peter
Malcolm Nikolas
Donovan Peter

Suzanne said...

While I really *like* the name Dexter, I'm afraid you've got a few more years before a significant portion of the country stops associating it with "serial killer". He's a NICE serial killer, but still...

If you like sort of matchy names:
Tristan Nikolas
Trevor Nikolas

If you like non-T names:
William Nikolas(use Liam as nn)
Shawn Nikolas
Carter Nikolas

Would you consider Peter as a first name?

I also really like Scott, Reid and Derek as previously suggested.

StephLove said...

Dominic
Evan
Felix
Gabriel
Giles
Hayden
Linus
Lucas
Theodore
Tobias

Anonymous said...

I like Nikolas, especially around Christmas.

Trent and Dean would go very well together I think.

What about

Dillon (Judge Dillon Nikolas .. ?)
Tate
Lyle
Rhett
Clay
Garrett
Royce
Vaughn

StephLove said...

A couple more:

Keith
Logan

The Mrs. said...

I really like Scott Nikolas. (The "Honorable Scott Nikolas ______").

My second vote would go to the name Travis Petr.

Best wishes to you all!

Jenn said...

Kurt
Kirk
Keith
Kyle
Martin
Gregory
Thomas
Erik
Gavin
Raymond (Ray)
Brogan
Cyrus

beyond said...

Axel
Curtis
Eric
Mack
Nelson
Good luck!

StephLove said...

one more: Chase

Mrs S said...

I too like Scott Nikolas :)
Also maybe:
Blake
Austin
Brock
Brady

brooke said...

i love silas!

other ideas:
nolan
oscar
oliver

Barb @ getupandplay said...

Grant
Thaddeus/Thad
Anson
Branson
Kent
Neal
Nolan
Noel
Des/Desmond
Miles
Stuart
Phillip

Anonymous said...

Love Chase!