Names Searched Right Now:
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Newport, RI
    Posts
    151

    Boy Naming Conundrums

    I'm due in a couple of months with my first boy. From the get go, I've loved the name Henry, though I'm struggling to overcome my objections to its popularity. I got some great alternatives on this board for names that "feel" like Henry, but my husband vetoed them all so far.

    Here's what I need help with, and I realize it's a lot.

    1. Other alternatives to Henry. My husband hates biblical names, which he refers to as "Amish names". In the past, he considered Miles and Theo, but ultimately felt they were too hipster and were likely to be trendy in the next few years.

    2. Kick butt middle names to go with Henry. I would love a good ocean/sea/water inspired name or something that implies strength or something. I was diagnosed with cancer about a month ago and I guess I like the idea of a middle name that inspires strength or gratitude. I don't know, I'm an emotional dork right now.

    3. First names that go with Joshua. I despise Henry Joshua, but my husband has a legacy in his family of firstborn sons having their father's first name as a middle name.

    I know it's a lot to ask, I'm just really stumped right now. Thanks so much!
    Mom to:

    Gretchen Sofia
    Cordelia Violet

    due July 2013

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1,397
    Gretchen, Cordelia, and Henry would be a tight-knit, well-named little set. I think Henry Joshua sounds nice, but I could also see:

    Henry Joss (to honor Joshua; means "the merry one," which is nice considering what joy he'll bring)
    Henry Josiah (also to honor Joshua; means "God heals, supports," which also seems appropriate)
    Henry Barrett (bear strength)
    Henry Garrett (spear strength) or Henry Garrick (mighty warrior)
    Henry Gerard (ditto)
    Henry Gabriel (God is my strength...I know it's Biblical though)
    Henry Larkin or Henry Lorcan (both mean fierce)
    Henry Alistair (defending warrior)
    Henry Dylan (son of the sea)
    Henry Ronan (little seal)
    Henry Morgan (circle, sea) - LOVE
    Henry Shea (gift)

    If Henry isn't The One, I think Miles and Theo would be great. I can see his POV on Theo, I guess, but Miles is a classic that's been around for ages... Others in that vein that are as non-hipster as I can imagine, and that would go all right with Joshua (or not), might be:

    Frederick Joshua
    Beckett Joshua
    Adrian Joshua
    Oliver Joshua
    Wesley Joshua
    Leo Joshua
    Peter Joshua
    Spencer Joshua
    Charles Joshua (nn Arlo?)
    Lane Joshua
    Philip Joshua
    Marshall Joshua (nn Mars or Ari)
    Pierce Joshua
    Warren Joshua

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Newport, RI
    Posts
    151
    I love these suggestions! I think I love Lorcan the best on the middle names list and I like nearly all of the first names with Joshua.

    Thanks so much!
    Mom to:

    Gretchen Sofia
    Cordelia Violet

    due July 2013

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •