You have a lot of great choices on your list! Since baby's last name has 2 syllables, a fn with 3 or more syllables coupled with a mn with 1 syllable would give optimal flow imo. For example:
Xavier North Gawris
Ezekiel Oak Gawris
Tobias North Gawris
Lionel Oak Gawris
My favourite names from your list are first Tobias then Ezekiel, Xavier & Lionel. Here are some other suggestions:
Ezekiel Tate Gawris
Tobias James Gawris
Xavier Charles Gawris
Lionel Graeme Gawris (unless you don't like aliterations)
Tobias Kent Gawris
Tobias Knox Gawris
Lionel John Gawris
Xavier Neil Gawris
Ezekiel Nash Gawris
Lionel Seth Gawris
Baby boys are great! There can never be too many. :)
I like Ronan, North, Abram, and Tobias. I love North, but it's a little bit hard to use as a first name unless you're really out there. If you'd like an alternative for North you might consider Njord.
I love Ronan! Out of your list, I love:
Tobias Patrick - I love the nickname Toby for Tobias.
The only advice I can give is to keep in mind the whimsy-ness of a daugter. A friend of mine wanted a daughter so dearly but was blessed with a son named John. She wanted to name her daughter Antigone. Just something to keep in mind.
Names we both like:
Abram/Ezekiel/Tobias: give a really religious feel that your girls names don't. I prefer Abraham & Ezra. Tobias is nms. It feels weak to me.
Archer: a bit trendy, rather whimsical depending on the middle
Bruno: reminds me of Bruno Mars and the perverted Bruno movie
Griffin: NMS. whimsical though
Lionel: strong though I prefer Leopold or Leontine.
Ronan: strong. may be a little trendier now. Feels rather whimsical.
North/River: Natury. I really live River for a first. Rivers are strong and changing. I think North is better suited for a middle.
Xavier: strong and solid. My friend has this name. As a child I called him "X-man". There are two different to pronounce it: Zay-vee-r and X-ay-veer.
Wyatt: reminds of Watt. nms.
I really like:
Ellie, a boy! How exciting! Like Emma said, there are lots of funsies with boys too, like the mentioned bowties. And suspenders, and hair that's just a little bit too long. Hats and waistcoats. And boys can have whimsical and fun names too!
Bruno - I am overjoyed to see this on your list. Bruno rocks!
Griffin - I'm not a fan of this, but it does have some whimsy.
Xavier - love Xavier. Strong, sexy, fun.
Ronan - this is probably a Brit thing, but it's too associated with mr Keating for me to like it.
Ezekiel - I do kind of like it... but not very much.
Abram - so serious. This is heavy and with a full beard kind of name. And not in a good way.
Wyatt - I've got a Charmed addiction, so I associate Wyatt with mr whitelighter and Piper's baby. Which means it's so cool!
Archer - yup, I do like me some archers. Great, whimsical and sexy.
North - please please put this in the middle. I love Emma's Xavier North suggestion.
River - cute and hippie-ish. Like it very much.
Tobias - this is heavy and bearded in a sexy brooding way. Interesting name.
Lionel - sweet and charming. When I hear Lionel I always imagine little blonde boys in yellow wellies jumping in muddle puddles.
From your middle list I only like Halcyon and Oak.
Suggestions (of the whimsical kind):
Elder (so sexy and the tree is beautiful)
Leverett (baby hare!)
I love Xavier North, as suggested by pp's. Xavier would go so nicely with your girls' list!
Congrats on the baby! Boys are a lot of fun...
Names we both like:
Bruno- This has always made me think of a dog.
Griffin- Too trendy, and it might not go with your surname.
Xavier- A bit trendy, but striking and manly.
Ronan- I've just never been a fan. I think Ronan makes me picture a man wearing animal skins and quite barbaric... but I have no clue as to why.
Ezekiel- I like Ezekiel, but dislike the nn Zeke.
Abram- Love... love the nns Abe and Bram. This one is an underused gem.
Wyatt- "Mommas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys." Sounds like he should become a gunslinger...
Archer- I'm actually a fan, and I love the nn Archie.
North- I love this for a kid or a young adult, but not for an obese, bald accountant... I don't think it would be flexible enough to really be wearable.
River- Ditto. Great for a kid or a strikingly handsome man, but not for a unattractive guy.
Tobias- Not with your surname.
Lionel- Too Lionel Richie... which isn't necessarily bad, but takes me back to 80s music videos.
Possible middles (besides the list above):
Noble- Very cool as a mn, assuming the 1st name doesn't end with an N or an L.
Halcyon- Love this as a mn, assuming the 1st name doesn't end with an H or an N.
Oak- Could be a very sturdy, strong mn...
Patrick- Quite plain when compared to the other mns.
Thomas- Not with your surname.
Nicholas- Not with your surname.
Daniel- Also quite plain.
aaand even though it probably doesn't help anything...
Names I love that he vetoed:
Reuben- Love, love, love, love, love... esp. with the nns Roo and Ben.
Quentin- Another love of mine.
Rocco- No, it reminds me of "Rocco's Modern Life".
Winston- It's ok.
Tobin- Not a fan.
Samson- This one is quite cool... it's familiar, but unique.
Wade- Makes me think of an overweight, awkward kid with acne.
Malcolm- Such an undiscovered gem! I love the nns Mac and Colm. I feel like this name would really shine in the "unique, but not weird" category.
Lachlan- A very cool name, but I can see it becoming quite popular in the future.
A big THANK YOU to everyone that has commented already! This forum is a great way to get my quiet fiancé to share his feelings on our name list. I think when I make suggestions he is sometimes worried about giving his honest opinion because he doesn't want to upset me but he has been more open since I have been reading all of your comments to him :). I am hoping I can find 3 or 4 name combos that we BOTH really love & agree on. There have been so many good ones I haven't thought of before! I can't thank you all enough for your insight. More opinions and combos are much appreciated!!
Thanks again to everyone who gave their thoughts. I'll be reviewing all of the suggestions and trying to sort my thoughts. I am definately getting more excited to name a boy! Thanks for all the encouragement, Berries :)