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August 11th, 2013 04:28 PM #16Senior Member
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Henley is a great name! I wish I had thought of that first! We are still considering Brewer since my husband is a home-brewer and all around beer nerd, though only as a middle name.
Not a fan of Burly Lyon or Burly Bear because it's an adjective followed by a noun. You could definitely come across a children's book written about a burly lion roaming the Sahara. Burlington is kinda cool, but it's long and might be cumbersome. Potential middle name option???
August 11th, 2013 04:52 PM #18Senior Member
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- Apr 2012
Linux Lyon would be my first choice.
I don't like Burly or Burlington as a fn. Some may call it feminine but I prefer the proper spelling, Burleigh. Same sound but the spelling gives a preppy feel. Since it is a real name and not a word, it will carry him to adulthood. I'd go with Burleigh Linux Lyon
There's also Burl (like Burl Ives, the actor/singer)
Linux Delaney Burl
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August 11th, 2013 05:13 PM #20Boys
August 11th, 2013 05:24 PM #22
I quite like Seamus, Huck and Henley (although it makes me think of a type of shirt). Have you thought about Huxley? It has a similar sound to Henley and it has the built in nn Huck.
I love that you call him Brother Bear and I think it would be really nice to include bear in the name. Huxley Bear or Seamus Bear would be my first choices. Lyon is really cool too.Trying, trying, trying
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August 11th, 2013 05:25 PM #24Senior Member
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Burly or Burlington (nn Burly) - I find it to be a bit pretentious. Plus where I live Burly is used to describe a big, beefy man with a lot of muscle - not a great nickname for a little guy to have.
Henley - I find this pretentious too because I associate it with the Henley Regatta - famous posh boating event in London.
Linux - Too close to Liam
Brewer - I actually quite like this, it fits with the surname trend but isn't too pretentious sounding and the Bru- sound is already quite familiar (Bruce, Bruno etc) so it strikes me as being able to blend in while being different at the same time.
Delaney (family name dad's) - I like this, Brewer Delaney is very handsome.
Lyon (family name mom's) - I like this but it's very close to Liam, how often do you call your children by their first and middle?
Bear - Wouldn't use this with Burlington or Brewer, Burlington Bear sounds like a children's character and Brewer Bear is just too close in sound.
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