So I am due in seven weeks and my husband and I are at a total impasse when it comes to boy names. I tend to be more traditional/old school with names while my husband is all over the board. I am stil in shock we actually landed on our first little guys name - Elliott - it was honestly the only name either of us even somewhat like. Our last name is Jones so a lot of the names I like are killed because I don't want to name him after an old singer (Davey Jones, Tom Jones) or a financial institution (Edward Jones).
Part of our struggle too is I like the middle name to have meaning (Elliott's middle name is my maiden name) so some of the names we like don't sound good with our two middle name options right now (Christopher - husbands' middle name and Raymond - Grandfather's name). The boys names we like at this point are:
While I am not one to get flipped out if another kid has my child's name I don't want every kid on the block to have the name which is my concern with Charles (Charlie). My husband doesn't love Gavin but I have been keeping it on the table since it was my great grandmother's maiden name so I like that linkage. And for Miles I just wonder if it is a good little boys name...I can see it as a grown up but I have a hard time imagining a little baby names Miles. Clearly I am overthinking all of these!! I just wish i LOVED a name and right now I don't!!
Thoughts on the names we are contemplating are greatly welcome or if there are new ideas we will listen to those too!
Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated and i swear i will send a pic if you help me out with this!!
If your husband isn't crazy about the name Gavin, and if you want a meaningful middle name, I suggest using Gavin as the middle name. I especially like this idea when the surname is the husband's: that way each family line is represented in the child's name.
I think Miles is wonderful with Elliott, but the repeating s-endings of Miles Jones makes it a little difficult for me to say. (Charles Jones has the same issue, but it stands out to me less if you'll be calling him Charlie.) Do you like the name Milo? I like the repeating long-o sound of Milo Jones. Milo Gavin Jones; Elliott and Milo.
Oliver would be nice with Elliott, and I also like it with Gavin. Oliver Gavin Jones; Elliott and Oliver.
The Baby Name Wizard suggests these five brother names for Elliott: Bennett, Graham, Duncan, Reid, Miles. I think Reid Jones sounds handsome. Not everyone likes the 1-1 syllable sound, but I think sometimes it works (Brad Pitt, Sean Penn) and sometimes it doesn't. Reid Gavin Jones; Elliott and Reid.
One of my favorites is Simon. I'm not sure it works with Gavin as a middle name---I can't tell if the repeating endings tie the name together or if they're too much -en sound. Simon Gavin Jones; Elliott and Simon. Or Simon Christopher Jones is nice.
Another of my favorites is Ian. Again, the repeating -en sound is something that some will like and some won't. Ian Gavin Jones, or Ian Christopher Jones; Elliott and Ian.
Calvin crosses that Liking/Not-Liking line for me by repeating the entire second syllable: Calvin Gavin Jones. But Calvin Christopher Jones or Calvin Raymond Jones both work. Elliott and Calvin.
I think the name Isaac would work beautifully, and I like the repeating S-as-Z sounds in Isaac Jones. Isaac Gavin Jones; Elliott and Isaac.
Or do you like Nathaniel? Nathaniel Gavin Jones; Elliott and Nathaniel.
Or Gabriel. Gabriel Gavin Jones; Elliott and Gabriel.
Or Micah. Micah Gavin Jones; Elliott and Micah.
Or Karl. Karl Gavin Jones; Elliott and Karl.
If you don't mind repeating an initial, I suggest Edmund. Edmund Gavin Jones; Elliott and Edmund.