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July 13th, 2012 03:03 PM #1Junior Member
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six days to go, getting closer to an agreement
With six days to go to due date we are narrowing our list down. Baby boy to join 4-year-old sister Avery. Our last name is a one syllable one that starts with S.
Thoughts on these name combos? Feel free to rearrange middles if you have an suggestions.
Gabriel Owen S***K (this is our last name)
Alexander...(do not have a middle name for this one but I really like Alexander. I think I could get hubby to go for it with the right middle combo)
Everett (husband's suggestion and I love but might be too similar to Avery)
Avery's Favorite is Ethan. Husband loves Gabriel and Cameron. I shot Cameron down as Avery has a unisex name and I didn't want to do that for both of them. I am not too concerned about popularity as we are having such a hard time agreeing on name combos from names that are actually available to us that I just want to find something we both like. If he has two kids in his class with the same first name I am willing to accept that at this point. We live in a very rural area, I don't think Oliver would pop up around here too much even though overall it is popular. If we went with Hunter, Remington, Gunner (anything with a hunting vibe to it) we would probably be sharing a name with someone in the same age bracket. Actually a few of those are taken by family members. We don't share the same tastes. I went to elementary school with two other girls in my class with the same name and it didn't bother me too much.
Thanks for any feedback.
July 13th, 2012 05:35 PM #3Senior Member
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The 'A' sound in GAbriel and NAthan sounds too similar to me when paired with Avery. I would pick a boys name that won't mimic that sound from your daughter's name.
My favorites from your list:
Ian (but I don't love Quinn...) perhaps I would use Gabriel as a middle with Ian
(Apparently I really like vowel names paired with Avery...)
For middles for Everett and Alexander I don't have any brilliant suggestions but I think Thomas would go nicely with either.
Last edited by zaelia; July 13th, 2012 at 05:35 PM. Reason: spellingMama to twin boys Oliver Graham and Luke Axel
July 13th, 2012 05:41 PM #5
you definitely have a knack for putting fn and mn's together! I usually dislike people's combos, but yours are great
Gabriel Owen - okay, I love Owen, not so fond of Gabriel
Ethan Reid - LOVE! love this name!
Oliver Ryan - this one is very nice also
Ian Quinn - another great one
Nathan Henry - very patriotic sounding.
Jude Alexander - beautiful! love it. probably 2nd favorite
Henry Alexander - very nice, though this one sounds more formal than any of the others
Collin Henry - I don't like this one. Not fond of Collin or of the combination
Everett - and Avery is definitely kinda matchy, but it's not terrible.Livy/Lucy : Geneva/Gwen : Coralie/Alice : Noelle/Eve
Eli/Bennett : Jude/Zane: Luke/Leo : Levi/Phineas
July 13th, 2012 05:45 PM #7Senior Member
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July 13th, 2012 05:58 PM #9Senior Member
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- Ontario, Canada
If you like Everett (with I agree is a little much with Avery...though a wonderful name) maybe you'd also like Emmett?
From your list, I think that Ethan, Oliver, Jude, Collin (I love Collin...it never gets much love here on NB, bit it's a great, solid name!) and Alexander all sound wonderful with Avery.
Middle names for Alexander (some great choices lurking in your list):