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  1. #1
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    Still cannot narrow down a boy name for #2

    Hello! We're not expecting yet but I'm a bit obsessed with narrowing things down and having some options in our pocket to see how they grow on us until we have #2 in the near future. We have plenty that we *like* but we are having a hard time finding *the one*. Perhaps there is no such thing. I don't know! I'd love to get 2-3 combos to store for safe-keeping. Can you help me out?

    We have a son named Maximus Alexander (our Spanish family and friends call him Maximo Alejandro so we'd need more names that are easily translated or pronounced in Spanish. But I'm not looking for Spanish names like Carlos or Alberto, just something they can say.)

    Here is a long list of names that I've collected. If you have more suggestions that are similar, please share! If you see a few that would sound great with Maximus, list a few first/middle combos for me

    I feel like I like almost everything and cannot decide which direction to go, whereas my hubby is kind of picky and doesn't readily approve or disapprove. He likes to think on it for a while. Therefore, we're not really getting anywhere. We had Maximus Alexander picked out and set in stone well in advance and now we can't seem to agree on anything definitively for #2.

    Girl options aren't any better but they include Esme, Amelie, Magnolia, Minerva, Audrey, Sophronia...

    Last name starts with a "Cuh" sound and ends with S. 3 syllable. It contains a V and a Z so we tend to like those letters a lot but they're not necessary. I'd prefer to avoid popular choices. At least #200+. Thanks for any and all thoughts/ideas!!!

    Liked but not yet 100%:
    Barnaby (Bernabe is a family name. If used, it would be a middle.)
    Tristan (not too fond that it sounds like the Spanish word for sad)
    Theodore nn Theo
    Henry - (called Enrique in Spanish)
    Alistair
    Julius/Julian
    Quentin
    Quillan/Quillian
    Evander
    August/Augustus (My favorite, however hubby hates the "guh" sound so this is pretty much vetoed.)
    Aurelius
    Riordan nn Rio
    Leopold (hubby prefers Leonidas but I think it's too much.)
    Constantine (Middle only)
    Benedict (Kind of clashes with last name )
    Raphael
    Caspian
    Jericho (like it but it was a conquered city in the Bible so not sure.)
    Gideon (Same as Augustus)
    Dante (our #1 at the moment but we've kind of fallen out of love with it. Durante?)

    Perhaps. (not all are hubby approved/denied yet):
    Aleron
    Aldrich
    Arden
    Azriel
    Conan
    Davian / Davion (husband is David)
    Desmond (hubby doesn't like the meaning)
    Joaquin (easy enough for english speakers to know how to pronounce??)
    Johan
    Jorian
    Jotham
    Jovan
    Leandro/s nn Leo
    Maverick / Mavery
    Silas
    Simeon

    Okay that's all of them. Any thoughts? Ideas? Combos? Good reasons to drop a name? New suggestions that I haven't thought of yet? Thanks!!
    Maximus Alexander's Mama
    Owner of "The Art of Naming!"

  2. #3
    Hi!

    Top favs from your list that go with big brother's name:

    Dante
    Caspian
    August
    Henry
    Alistair
    Quentin

    I would eliminate any names that you both aren't in love with until you get your list down to a top five, I'm sure one name will eventually stand out above the rest.

    Happy name hunting!

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    I love Raphael and Dante! Also Tristan (it means 'sadness'--part of the storyline), but wouldn't use it. Along those lines, I'm also fond of Alaric, Diego, Rodrigo/Roderick, Phillip/Felipe, Matthew/Matteo.

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  5. #9
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    Theodore nn Theo - great, what about Edgar
    Quentin - love it, what about Xavier?
    Constantine - cool one! I like it, what about Sebastian?
    Benedict - too bad it clashes, this is my #1 name atm
    Caspian - lovely, what about Cyrus
    Jericho - I like it. What about Justus?
    Gideon - one of my favorites as well, what about Gilead?
    Dante - goes great with Maximus, what about Darius?

    Conan - what about Corban?
    Davian - I prefer Davis but Davian is certainly interesting
    Joaquin - great option
    Jovan - what about just Jove?
    Leandro/s nn Leo - I like this one
    Silas - what about Rufus?
    Simeon - I love it, what about Reuben?
    Livy/Lucy : Geneva/Gwen : Coralie/Alice : Noelle/Eve
    Eli/Bennett : Jude/Zane: Luke/Leo : Levi/Phineas


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