Brother for Arabella
Hi. We are now expecting our first little one and we are looking for a boys name. We have already decided that if we have a daughter her name will be Arabella. To plan for future considerations of having more children, what boy names do you think would go beautifully with Arabella?
We like names that are preppy and at least three syllables in length, as our last name is Cruise so we can easily give a heftier first name.
The name Arabella sounds so frilly to me, like the name of a Disney princess or something. It's hard to think of a masculine name to match that. What about a traditional longer male name like Alexander, Benjamin, or Christopher?
Really not a fan of anything super traditional as I had so many kids named Alexander and Benjamin in my classes. I don't mind familiar, just not something really popular in the 80s and 90s.
My 2 year old DD is Arabella. I'm currently 6 months pregnant with #2 and struggling for boys names too. What I will say, though, is that having a daughter Arabella...we are adamant that this next name be one or two syllables max. Having two kids of 3 or more syllable names would be a real tongue tie!! Although we do call her Bella most of the time. Here's some suggestions...