Just wondering what everyone's thoughts and experiences are with Silas- what do you think of the name itself, what kind of person do you imagine, and how many do you know/know of? It's really growing on me, and I'm wondering if it's a name that is just frequently talked about, or if it's being used a lot as well. I know it's #183 right now, and I'm curious to see what the new ranking will be next month. I am definitely trying to stay away from anything that will end up being excessively popular. Also, what do think about it with siblings Corbin and Griffin, is it too 'soft' in comparison? Middle name ideas?
I like the name Silas. It's very handsome and has a regal feel. But to me it just sounds wimpy, kind of like Timmy. And with older brothers named Corbin and Griffin, it does sound very soft. For middle names, I like:
Best of luck!
I like Silas, it reminds me of a smart and handsome guy. The only one I know is in his late 20's. I think it goes fine with Corbin and Griffin
I really like Silas and it's recently started growing on me. I used to really dislike this name because of an evil character in a British soap called Silas but he's not in it anymore so the ill feeling has gone. I don't personally know any Silas at the moment. I think Silas would be nice with Corbin and Griffin.
With siblings named Corbin and Griffin, Silas is unexpected but it sounds great with those two. To me, Silas is soft in looks but not sound.
I personally feel that Silas is more manly than Corbin and Griffin--it feels more weighty to me because of it's history
Silas is on our short list as well and it is definitely growing on me. Initially, my only hangup was that it is the name of the evil, murderous monk in the first Da Vinci Code book/move, but I think i'm getting over it seeing as I'm not a diehard fan or anything. It's also the name of a main charachter in Weeds, a guilty pleasure I must admit, who despite some questionable ethics is a stong, attractive, and likable character. Anyway, love it. I'm currently liking Silas Henry best, although it doesn't go great with my own last name :(
I really like the name, but I'm not sure I like it with Corbin and Griffin. Not that it's too soft, because I don't think it's a soft name, but that it's a different sort of name entirely. I think of Silas as a strong, gentle, silent man who is good with his hands and maybe does woodworking-- sort of the masculine version of Susannah, who I imagine to be a kind woman who makes quilts by the fireplace. Corbin and Griffin I see as more adventurous, outdoorsy, rakish, playful, and headstrong.
I did name my cat Silas; he's a large, muscular ginger boy who looks like a small, maneless lion; I named him after Silas Marner. The only other Silas I know of is Silas Robertson, aka, "Uncle Si" on Duck Dynasty; he's the breakout star of the show, but he's also a unique character.
I really like Silas. I picture a tall boy with dark glasses and a mysterious smile. I'm surprised it is 183. I don't know any. I think it's a handsome choice.