wow guys Thank you very much!!! I really appreciate that. I read all replies one by one VERY carefully. And it makes more sense now. Hali does have full of sentiments but I do admit that it's not very appropriate. We may consider it as a part of the middles. Arther is actually a typo sorry for the confusion lol. And thank you heaps for all the new name suggestions, I really like some of them. I guess I will need more time to sort out the list again.
I like the idea of using the nn Hal. Could be short for Henry, Harold, Harry
I agree that Hali is quite feminine. Makes me think of Halle Berry, the actress.
Off your list, I like Ethan the most by far.
Dylan, means son of the sea
Harrison, could be a Hali derivative. Cute name!
Wyatt, better than Wells which does sound like a last name to me.
Good luck! The perfect name will come to you at the right time. :)
Love Halifax as a middle, especially since it has meaning to you. Congratulations!
I like Arthur or Ethan. It's a bummer that you don't both love Theodore, but you've got some solid choices.
Maybe Hali could be used as a middle name, since it has an important meaning to you.
If I had to rate your list from best to worst....
1.Theo (although I like Theodore better)
EDIT : Hopefully when your husband sees these responses, he will change his mind on some of those that he doesn't have much feelings for.
Otherwise, I would suggest
Hale might work well for a boy.
Originally Posted by seanic21
I really like seanic21's suggestion of Dylan. I do agree that Hali sounds a little feminine but I definitely believe it could be used as a middle name. Good luck!
It's unfortunate your husband isn't on board with Theodore, such an awesome name. What about Thaddeus or Thelonius or Theodus? Theo is okay, but it feels incomplete to me.
I agree that Hali seems very feminine, and though it does have several levels of significance, I think it might be hard for a boy to carry. Maybe a MN?
You both seem to be on board with Wells, not my personal choice, but seems like an okay 'just-in-case' option.
Flynn is another name I really like, unfortunate your husband doesn't. What about some of the Finn related names (Finian, Phineas, Finlay, Finnigan, Fintan, etc)?
Hearst I'm not a fan of, sounds like 'hearse'
Ethan would be a great name, I just don't like how crazily common it's become (#7 in the US).
Arthur is a solid option, ancient, historic, cool NN (Art).
Raphael is also another solid option, ancient, historic.
It's a little hard for me to figure out exactly what suggestions for other names based on the list you've made, but here's a few:
Some other suggestions:
--Halifax was named after George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, so you could use George or Montague.
--Edward, after Edward Cornwallis, founder of Halifax
--Brendan (apparently Brendan the Navigator is the patron saint of mariners)
--Hale or Hayle (instead of Hali)
--Kai (means "sea" on Hawaiian)
--Barrett (Just throwing this out there. In university we used to sing the song "Barrett's privateers" a lot, which ends up with the narrator "on a Halifax pier")