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  1. #1
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    First name chosen, on to middle name!

    Hi Everyone,

    We are excited for our upcoming baby boy #2 in April, brother to Arthur Weyland (last name is a Mc). They will be 17 months apart.

    I went name-crazy a couple weeks ago (at 5 months pregnant) and persisted until my husband and I agreed on a first name. Finally thought of one to which his response was "that is a good name" and we've both liked it since: Lachlan. I like that it's origin is Scottish but it's meaning is "viking" or someone who came from the land of the lochs, which evokes romantic imagery of fjords and new lands and vikings, etc. : ) Our known heritage is a mix of Scottish, English, Irish... Cree, Spanish. We live in Canada. The name Lachlan is popular in Australia but not so much on this continent which suits me fine.

    Anyhow, now I'd like to ponder middle names. The one that seemed promising and flowed was "Ulysses"--one of my husband's favourites that I can certainly handle as a middle name. Lachlan Ulysses Mc- -. So cute and would age well. But then I discovered that Ulysses comes from Odysseus, which means "to hate"! So now I am thinking, oh that's nice, your name is "invading Viking who hates you"... while your brother's name means romantic chivalrous knight hero, and master craftsman sword-maker. I basically can't do a name that means "to hate"!

    I like all sorts of names, but tend towards classic (I would even go for George, Stanley, Robert, David, Charles... all family names, all vetoed!). My dislikes are trendy names, made-up names, and ones that stray too far for me and sound discordant as a result. Hubby is sensitive to/likes how the name sounds (to him), and it's uniqueness. He likes Thaddeus, Emmett, Xerxes, Atticus, Atlas. We both like Norman, and it's a family name, but the person was not so nice, and my FIL would not appreciate the association. A previous choice for first name that both liked was Ivan (I have a secret love of Russian names like Dmitri, Vladimir, Stanislav, but won't venture too far from our own heritage and social context because I'm a name prude!!!) Ivan is common in English-speaking context and means John which is a family name in a good way, so it worked for me. But ends in -an so don't want to pair with Lachlan.

    Looking for your ideas on middle names for Lachlan : )

  2. #3
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    Lachlan is my favorite boys name, I'm in Canada too! I love that it's very uncommon here but not unknown. Our combination is Lachlan Alexander, or maybe Lachlan Xavier.
    I love the idea of Lachlan Ulysses, and I think you are reading too much into the Odysseus thing!!! I'm not sure exactly where you are getting your name meanings, but I hear behindthename.com is supposed to be one of the most reputable. Your take on Ulysses seems to be correct, but what you say Lachlan means, isn't what I have read in lots of other places. That all being said, unless your child ends up being a major name nerd too, they probably won't know, or so much care what their name means. But if you hate it, that matters.
    http://www.behindthename.com/name/lachlan -- http://www.behindthename.com/name/ulysses

    I like your DH's ideas of Lachlan Atlas, and Lachlan Atticus. What about Lachlan Ian, which is close to Ivan, but perhaps still too rhymey?

    Lachlan Alexander - Evander 'Anders' Alcott - Cadmus Walter - Theron Xavier - Thatcher William - Peregrine North - Dresden Alasdair

    Natalie Winter - Adelaide Pearl - Hermione Jane - Corisande Fable - Lavender Alina/Irie - Cordelia Autumn - Virginia Joy- Odessa Faye


  3. #5
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    Thanks for feedback, kibby! Yes, I tend to read into things more than is necessary which I probably did with the Viking association, but the "to hate" one is just too problematic I think for the otherwise awesome Lachlan Ulysses.

    Glad to hear you love the first name, and like your suggestion (or rather, your own choice!!!) of Lachlan Alexander is nice. And Lachlan Atticus, perhaps. Alexander is husband's middle name so... I may have to snitch it from you... chances are they will never meet :wink:

    Cool, thanks, and Happy New Year from a fellow Canuck : )

  4. #7
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    Happy New Year to you too!!!

    Another berry recently was considering Alexander Lachlan, but I think she ended up with something different due to a change in family circumstances (I think!) If you love Lachlan Alexander please feel free to snitch it away, it's a lovely name, Lachlan is underused in Canada and Alexander is a solid, strong boys name!

    I really like Lachlan Ulysses! I wish I could help you see past the 'to hate' but I understand, you don't want to associate your son with 'hate' or hating anything!!

    Lachlan Alexander - Evander 'Anders' Alcott - Cadmus Walter - Theron Xavier - Thatcher William - Peregrine North - Dresden Alasdair

    Natalie Winter - Adelaide Pearl - Hermione Jane - Corisande Fable - Lavender Alina/Irie - Cordelia Autumn - Virginia Joy- Odessa Faye


  5. #9
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    I agree, Lachlan Alexander and Lachlan Atlas are great I also like Ivo and Iver - variations of Ivan.

    Ulysses brings to mind Lysander and Oceanus, but Lachlan Lysander may be a little too alliterative for your taste.

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