So despite them being two of the least liked names on our list, we are leaning towards Harold and Grover if this baby is a little boy!!
So I would love some very honest opinions about these names 😊
Also, even though we have been avoiding popular names, we are really liking some - what do you think of these? Is a popular name really all that bad?
Alexander (not sure about using another x)
- all of these are middle name possibilities too.
Sorry about this post being all over the place, I hope it makes sense!
And as we still have a while to go, more suggestions are definitely welcome too
I will admit that neither Harold nor Grover are my style, but despite that I have been unbiased when thinking about these choices and I'm not sure that I like how either of them sound with the names of your sons. I actually don't think that popular names are that bad - they are popular for a reason and that is becasue they are good names! I actually really like all of the other names you have listed, but especially like Alexander with Maximillian and Felix. I think that the x is a nice way of tying the names together :)
If you're set on a Harold type name how about the less old man-ish Harry, Henry or Harrison? Please don't take offence as I adore the name Grover, but I was going to call my kitten that :) All I can think of is Sesame Street!
Alexander (Alex), Maximillian (I'm assuming he's Max) and Felix is a killer combo because of the common 'x' so I'd run with that if I were you! There are sooooo many different names out there that in a classroom there aren't going to be 10 Alex's or Sams. There might however be at least 5 Williams or Jacks. But you know what, if you like any name (including Grover) go with it.
PS Sarah I love the name Xavier. How about that one Yvette?
I kind of like Grover! It has a neat sound to it and your kid wouldn't encounter any other little Grover's most likely. I'm not sure if Grover sounds that great with your other son's names though. From the list of other names y'all like I think that Lachlan is pretty cool.
I second the suggestion of going with Harry or Henry, although Harold is still handsome. I really can't get behind Grover, sorry. To me it's not a very attractive name and I don't believe it fits with your other sons' names.
If you're really liking any of those popular names then go for it! I'm a strong believer in sticking with your favourite name no matter how popular it is. You never know- you could go with Grover and he'll end up with 2 others in his class, but no Sam or Alex or Lachlan. Plus some of these names may be popular, but there are a multitude of nicknames they could go by. Alexander (which I love with your sons' names- all 3 having an 'x' is really cute) could be an Alex, Alec, Xan, Xander, Anders, Sandy, Santo...
Altogether (this is getting a bit long, sorry), I think the best combos would be:
Maximilian, Felix & Alexander
Maximilian, Felix & Samuel
Maximilian, Felix & William
I really like the combo of Alexander with Maximilian and Felix. A lot (the 'x' really ties the names together in a unique and subtle way). I like Grover, but only because I have a family connection to the name (I've got direct blood relation to Grover Cleveland). If I didn't have that connection, I might think of this name as just mediocre (though I do like it a lot in combination with Felix). Harold I don't like too much.
I love Grover. Harold is okay. I really love the nickname Harry. I think it's nice choices.
If some people say Harold reminds them of an old man and Grover of a cool muppet, I wouldn't worry. Your boys will make the names their own.
Also, I think Felix and Grover are pretty cool together too.
I don't think Harold or Grover match well with your son's names.
Maximilian, Felix, Xander
Maximilian, Felix, Alexander
Maximilian, Felix, Xavier
Any of these would make an awesome sibset.
My concern with Grover and Harold is that your other sons have really main stream names. These names are a little more old manish. I had a great uncle named Grover Cleveland and he went by G.C. When ever anyone hears his name, they cringe and make a face. Be aware of that. Plus the whole sesame street thing could be an issue. I just plain don't like Harold. I agree with pp that Harris would be better. So, my vote is Harris.
Harold and Grover - not a fan. Harold sounds like an old person, Grover makes me think of Grover Cleveland
Jack - I think the name is cute, but all I can think is Titanic
Alexander - love this name! also think it fits well with Maximillian and Felix since they all have x, but sound totally different
Lachlan - have never liked this name, don't know why
Samuel - good name, not my style. I like nn Sam though
William - LOVE! this is my favorite from your list