Narrowing the List
Alaric - due to the E & A sound being so close in pronunciation, I don't love Alaric with Eleanor
Alexander - same as above
Amos - Eleanor is a stunning classic, I don't really see Amos fitting in with her
Anderson - is a lastname to me
Archer - is cool
Arlo - the sound kind of reminds me of Eleanor
Arthur - love it, a great classic and has the same style as your daughters name
Asa - same as Amos
August - love it
Baxter - too harsh
Bennett - works really well
Clark - not my favourite but would work
Crane - is a machine
Cyrus - Miley
Dexter - see Baxter
Duncan - nms
Everett - I'm not a fan of both names starting with the same letter but it also doesn't really fit in
Ezra - same as above
Felix - love it with Eleanor
Fletcher - too harsh for me
Garrett - nms
Graham - more of a surname to me
Griffin - cool
Grover - reminds me of groove
Harrison - would make the set sound vintage / very old (which isn't a bad thing)
Hugo - fantastic
Isaac - nms
Isiah - nms
Jackson - love Jack but Jackson is not my style
Jonah - nice
Jude - ok
Julian - is somewhat classic, work really well with Eleanor
Julius - see Julian
Linus - nms but same asa above
Lysander - too unusual for my style
Malcolm - in the middle (and I've never watched that show)
Miles - ok
Miller - last name
Nigel - nms
Owen - nms
Patrick - 80s
Porter - last name
Ralph - older than Patrick but not vintage
Roman - nms
Samson - nms
Stanley - has quite modern feel
Sterling - meh
Sullivan - last name
Thatcher - last name
Theodore - love it & love Theo even more
Truman - last name
Walt - Disney
Walter - same as Ralph
Wyatt - ok
Wylie - Kylie
My favourites to go with Eleanor:
Jackson / Jack
Theodore / Theo
Eleanor is classic, old fashioned, sweet. You need a boys name to compliment. With Eleanor, I like:
The ones that have obvious issues and I don't think make good firsts with Eleanor at all:
Jude -- With Jude, I would think of the Beatles songs Eleanor Rigby and Hey Jude.
Theodore -- they rhyme.
The ones that are really different styles and I don't think sound nice together at all:
Alaric -- Very old world, ancient sound with Eleanor sounding like the 1800s
Anderson -- I just find -son names so trendy next to Eleanor
Archer -- occupation names are also too trendy next to Eleanor IMO
Crane -- Word names are very odd when put next to old fashioned Eleanor
Cyrus -- Place name and ancient sounds next to Eleanor
Dexter -- very modern sound, very right now compared to Eleanor
Fletcher -- see Archer
Garrett -- Garrett just sounds very strange and hard next to Eleanor
Griffin -- too mythological and right now
Harrison -- see Anderson
Jackson -- See Anderson
Lysander -- See Alaric
Miller -- see Archer
Porter -- See Archer
Roman -- This is just an odd pair to me
Sterling -- very sort of modern and trendyish
Thatcher -- see Archer
Wyatt -- same as with Wylie
Wylie -- Sweet old fashioned Eleanor and cowboy Wylie?
Oh my gosh, it honestly hadn't occurred to me that Theodore and Eleanor rhyme. Crazy.
Alaric- too sinister.
Alexander- too common, and he was uncultured... he burned down Persepolis. Talk about a brute with no respect!
Amos- love this... perhaps because I think of the Famous Amos cookies. It's really underused, and goes so well with Eleanor! They both have a vintage charm...
Anderson- I do really like this name... although I prefer Amos & Eleanor to Anderson & Eleanor.
Archer- don't like the matching -r endings on Eleanor and Archer.
Arlo- I really, really dislike this name. I don't know why, but this is perhaps the name I dislike the most in the world (along with Nevaeh).
Arthur- Love this name, but not with Eleanor... -r -r.
Asa- I also love this with Eleanor... they're slightly different styles to me, but Asa and Eleanor sound great together.
August- Love it!
Baxter- Dog name.
Bennett- Cute, but it's always seemed feminine to me.
Clark- Love! This is one of those understated, dashing names to me. I think of the swoon-worthy Clark Kent! Eleanor and Clark... wonderful!!! Love, love, love, love, love!
Crane- Not a fan.
Cyrus- Love this name, but not with Eleanor.
Dexter- I think of a punk or a serial killer.
Duncan- Eleanor and Duncan... oooo... this is up there with Clark! Such wonderful choices!
Everett- Not big on doing 2 E names...
Felix- Great name for a cat, but not for a human. Plus, it makes me think of a nerdy, annoying boy.
Fletcher- -r ending.
Garrett- Another gem! Eleanor and Garrett... very cute, sensitive name. I still prefer Duncan and Clark, but another nice choice.
Graham- I love Graham... I do... but it doesn't stand out quite as much as Duncan or Clark. It seems like more of a safe, expected choice.
Griffin- Not a good fit.
Grover- -r ending... and wasn't he on Sesame Street?
Harrison- Very cute, but another one of those "safe choice" sort of names.
Hugo- To me, this doesn't go with Eleanor. Eleanor is a simple, vintage, no-frills name to me... For a boy's name, Hugo is quite frilly. I'd much prefer Eleanor and Hugh.
Isaac- It's ok.
Jonah- Doesn't fit.
Jude- Love it, but not the best fit... especially when you already mentioned Clark and Duncan.
Julius- Doesn't fit...
Linus- Again, a name I associate with an annoyingly nerdy boy or a cat.
Lysander- -r ending.
Malcolm- Ok, this ranks up there with Duncan and Clark. I still think Clark goes the best with Eleanor, but Eleanor and Mac is also quite divine.
Miles- Too common.
Nigel- Nerdy annoying... What about Nevin, Piers, or Rupert?
Owen- I know soooooooooo many young Owens. No.
Patrick- I actually like Patrick with Eleanor, although this would be #4 or #5 so far...
Ralph- To vomit?
Roman- Wrong style.
Samson- Swooning! Eleanor and Sam would be great! I'd LOVE to meet a young Samson!
Stanley- Love this with Eleanor! Stanton would also be great... but I don't like the nn Stan.
Sterling- This is one of my all-time top boy's names. This might be #2 to Clark. Sterling and Eleanor sounds like such a wonderful, vintage duo.
Theodore- No... -r -r again...
Truman- Very nice! Truman and Eleanor would be great!
Walter- -r -r
Wyatt- Way too trendy... and mommas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys. A bit too Wild West for me.
Wylie- Coyote? Pass.
These I think would match best with Eleanor:
These I just like and think they're worthy to be kept and wouldn't clash with Eleanor:
I'm glad other people like Duncan too! My husband keeps saying it makes him want donuts...
I love Duncan, but I don't love Duncan with Eleanor. I think something like Alexander Duncan or August Duncan or Miles Duncan would be very awesome. ^_^
I like Truman best with Eleanor. I also like Ezra and Everret. Repeating initials don't bother me. Graham is also very cute! Isaac, Owen, Alexander, Felix, and Patrick are all very nice as well.
Best of luck!
I've deleted the ones I don't think work with Eleanor or I don't particularly care for:
My favorites with Eleanor are...
Eleanor and Alexander
Eleanor and August
Eleanor and Hugo
Eleanor and Julian
My favorite of the names on the list are: Bennett, Harrison, Hugo, Julian, Lysander, and Theodore (I adore Theodore, but it kind of rhymes a bit with Eleanor...)
Hope this helps narrow it down a bit :)