I am Jack and my wife is Emily. Em's stressing that we will never find the perfect name.
She says that it needs to be made up of one 1 syllable name and one 3 syllable name because our last name has 2... (first I've heard of this rule!)
And we'll find a name we like and then she finds something wrong with it (eg Finn... nick name Finny, sounds like Fanny)
We're looking to give our child one middle name and a first name this is either easy to nickname or only one syllable
Isabelle Kate or Aveline May - we'd choose when we see her...
Harrison Finn - Would probably go by Finn, but as I said above, a problem has been found with this.
Sebastian Jake - Don't know if Sebastian sounds a little frilly (Jake is trying to counteract that) We would like a little Seb, but wonder if he'd like a 'proper' name for job interveiws etc
Seth Everett - Don't like Seth as much as Seb, but it's good because it's a full name rather than a nick name
Tom Everett - Again, the 'proper name' dilemma.
So, if you could give your opinion, esp a different middle name for Harrison we could use as his primary name, that'd be great!
Thanks so much! Ps, baby will have my last name, which starts with an L and ends in an 'ah' sound.
My husband, Jack, emailed you earlier today about our dilemma of finding the perfect boy's name...
I just wanted to let you know that he left Miles off the list!
It has an L in it, which I'm not a fan of seeing as 'it's last name will start with an L
We're from the UK and pronounce the last name Lah-nah (like Car, but with an L and then again with an N!!)
Thanks so much, I hope you read this in time... I quite like the idea of having a little Milo!
Let's immediately loosen the unnecessary syllable restrictions: an individual might prefer one rhythm of syllables over another, but there are absolutely no naming rules about it. But this means you've been concentrating only on names of one or three syllables, and have neglected whole SWATHS of name candidates.
I definitely think it's a good idea to consider nickname potential---but I don't think you need to worry about the words that only rhyme with potential nicknames of the MIDDLE name. And so I think Harrison Finn is fine the way it is and the "fanny" connection is distant at most. If Finn is nevertheless out of the running, Harrison Jake is also nice. I personally prefer the rhythm of 3-2-2 here: Harrison Jacob Lah-nah.
Wait---re-reading the letter, it sounds like you want to call the baby by his middle name if Harrison is used as a first name? Why? If it's because Harrison is a family name but you don't want to call the baby by it, I'd move it to the middle name slot: Everett Harrison Lah-nah, for example. I'd likely use a 2-syllable first name: Emmett Harrison Lah-nah, Jacob Harrison Lah-nah.
But Sebastian Jake is my favorite from your list. I also like Thomas Everett, with the nickname Tom, although the repeating "ah" sounds of Tom Lah-nah might be too much.
Miles Lah-nah sounds nice to me, but Milo Lah-nah starts tangling my tongue.
You mention that the baby will have the father's surname, which means there is another option for the middle name: using the mother's surname.
Name update! Emily writes:
We didn't even go with a name on the list - But Sean Jacob was born on the 8th at 7 pounds- Ten fingers, ten toes, and a name both Mummy and Daddy love!!!