Ever since we found out that we're having a boy, my husband and I have had a few name battles. I would LOVE to pick a name and have a peaceful pregnancy from here on out! I am due Jan 25. We have a daughter, first name Arden, middle name Grace, who is 3. It was so easy with her, we picked Arden years before we were even engaged, married, pregnant...it was a done deal. Now, it seems so difficult to find a good boy name! We would love a name that sounds nice with Arden. It would be too much, though, to choose a name that ends in "den". Our last name is like Tempulltin, so it would be better to avoid suffixes of "ton" and "son".
My daughter names all of her babies Noah since she could talk (and they're all girls, so cute!). We like that name, it's a contender but not our fave. We had picked Finn as a boy name the first time around, and considered Griffin, with a nickname of Finn, but ever since Glee, it seems like it might get to be overused. We don't love it like we once did. Other names I have considered are Evan, Cooper, Hudson. Hubby has vetoed all of those. On his list, in no particular order, were Lane, Trey, Cormac, Levi, Lee, Bo and Abram. I don't like ANY of those names. I went through old family archives on Ancestry.com and found some family names: Boden, Conrad, Grayson, Kern, Ezra, Salvatore. The only one of these that hubby liked was Ezra, and I am just not that crazy about Ezra. Then I came up with Emmett, and really like it. Hubby is "thinking about it". Something with the "feel" of Arden.... but for a boy.... would be PERFECT!!
I am just at a loss-- we both are.
If Emmett is "almost but not quite," other possibilities are Elliot and Everett. I especially like Everett with Arden: Everett Tempulltin, Arden and Everett.
If you like Evan, I wonder if you'd like Ian. Ian Tempulltin, Arden and Ian. That's a little hard to say, but I still think they go well together. I think part of the problem is merely that "Arden and" is a little hard to say no matter what.
Ezra IS really good with your surname and with the sibling name. One thing I particularly like about it is that I think of it as "the new Noah": a name that went from almost-unused-biblical to mainstream. Ezra Tempulltin is a pretty hip name. Arden and Ezra is wonderful. And I am very fond of family names.
Wyatt is another possibility: it is sort of like Ezra and Levi and Lee and Bo, but also sort of like Emmett.
I wonder if you'd like the name Redford? Redford Tempulltin, Arden and Redford.
Or Harris: Harris Tempulltin, Arden and Harris.
Or Ruben: Ruben Tempulltin, Arden and Ruben.
Or Silas: Silas Tempulltin, Arden and Silas.
Or Lucas, potential nickname Luke: Lucas Tempulltin, Arden and Lucas.
Or Joss: Joss Tempulltin, Arden and Joss.
Or Isaac, potential nicknames Zac and Ike: Isaac Tempulltin, Arden and Isaac.
Name update! Kelly writes:
Thank you for your help! We went with Noah Hudson. He's a doll!