We are pretty sure we are expecting a daughter late this fall. We have a daughter who is one named Hope Elizabeth. Our last name is Burleson. I really really love virtue names, and I just love the name Mercy for baby # 2. In case this baby or future children are boys, the only virtue name for a boy I can think of that I like is Justice. Can you or your sweet readers think of anything else? We are moving to an African country where virtue names are very common, so while I do think having all your kids with virtue names is a bit cheesy, I also love it and think it is beautiful and perfect for us.
OH, yes, boy virtue names are so sadly skimpy!
One of my favorites is Merit.
Another is August. I think of it as a month name but it's also a virtue name: the word august means "inspiring admiration; venerable; of supreme dignity."
I also like Worth. I think it comes across as a pleasingly old-fashioned name, like Ward.
Sterling works, too, if we think of it as referring to character: one definition of sterling is "thoroughly excellent."
The Baby Name Wizard mentions Constant, Sincere, Reason, Truth, and Wisdom.
Or there's Earnest: "serious and sincere."
Or Reliance, which sounds a little like the more common name Riley.
Pax might work: it's a word for peace. However, it's generally used for IMPOSED peace---the kind of peace a stronger country forces on a weaker one (Pax Britannica, Pax Romana). On the other hand, I find that doesn't keep me from thinking of the word as meaning the regular kind of peace, and the Britannica/Romana addition being the part that makes it forced.
I also suggest Able. There could be some spelling issues because of confusion with the name Abel---but my guess is that the little Abels out there get misspelled as Able, too.
I'm not sure how far you want to drift from mainstream names, but Benevolent is a great virtue name, and has the more familiar nickname Ben if needed. Or Philanthropy, with Phil? I don't know, these might be getting a little close to names like Peace-That-Passeth-Understanding Jones.
Can you think of more boy virtue names to add to our list?