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Thread: Need Major Help with my Boy List
July 7th, 2014 04:20 AM #1
Need Major Help with my Boy List
DH and I hardly agree on any boy names. He's stuck on Archer and I like classic/Irish names like Ronan. We're hoping to conceive sometime this year so there is still plenty of time, but I would like to have a few favorites like we do for girls.
So far the only name we have really agreed on is Donovan. I like it because it has Irish roots, but I'm worried it is too much of a surname? We have a long list of family members that we'd like to honor in the mn spot and I wouldn't be opposed to using some of them as first names, but I'd have to like the combo & get DH to agree. So any suggestions welcome!!
Donovan, Ronan, Pierce, James, Colin & Archer are the first names still in the running, but none are 100% agreed upon or loved
Middle Names options that may have to become first names:
William - honors my dad, but since my brother is William III, I expect him to use this one day, so I'd only use it in the MN spot.
John - Honors both my DH's father and my grandfather. However there are a TON of John F__ on my husband's side :/
August - honors DH's grandfather. DH is hesitant to use it without using his other grandfather's "Frank" but both have passed and August is the only one I had met. August is also his sister's MN and my DH is Austin
Kevin - my uncle/Godfather
Forde - my mother's maiden name so it would pretty much honor everyone on her side in one shot! Keep in mind our last name starts with an "F" though and I wouldn't pair it with any names that already exist in my family (like Kevin Forde).
July 7th, 2014 05:29 AM #3Senior Member
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Donovan has always been equal parts first and last name in mind. I don't see anything wrong with it.
Killian Forde (too close to Kevin?)
What if you used August on your shortlist for boys, and used a fen Frank name for a girl's mn?Lady LovesRosalba Ellis + Linnea Merav
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July 7th, 2014 09:27 AM #5
Here are my suggestions, though I do enjoy the nn Donnie for Donovan, and I love James and Archer!
Rian (REE-an or Ryan)
I think the mn John is a classic and if has meaning on both sides then don't let popularity stop you. You could look at using the longer Jonathon, or Jonah, Jonas or Jones
July 7th, 2014 10:16 AM #7
husband approved list::
Jane | Alice | Naomi | Fiona | Evangeline | Gwyneth | Delilah | Thea
Jude | Nolan | Brody | Asher | Griffin | Nathan | Owen | Ezra | Trevor | Dylan
Aviva | Shea | Bridget | Rosalind | Zora | Geneva | Cordelia | Betsy | Elena 'Lainey' | Evadne | Faye
Lars | Otis | Rhett | Kieran | Teague | Neil | Evander | Quinn | Abram | Eamon | Ari | River
Carly & Zach :: expecting #1 late April 2016!!! ::
July 7th, 2014 01:38 PM #9
Elza0911 - Thank you for your vote on Donovan! I love both Donovan Forde & Donovan James. I also really like August Forde. I do really like Ciaran/Kieran, but my sister is Kiera so I think it would get a little confusing using it in the fn spot but I like adding it to the list of MN possibilities and honoring her? Not crazy about Rolan, Nolan, Killian (The Kill- part bothers me), Glen, Callum, Rhys or Sean. I definitely want to try and convince DH to put August in the fn spot, or somewhere in the name. His cousin has already told everyone she wants Francesca nn Frankie if she has a girl, otherwise I'd like that idea :/ Thanks for the suggestions!
3lle - Thank you for the suggestions. I do like Rory, but I think I remember DH saying no...I'll ask again! I would like to use John, but more so in the MN spot. Using a longer version of John is a good idea if I can find one I like..
seazuno86 - I have considered Declan & Darren, I like D names I guess! but I don't think DH liked them...I'll run them by him again, thanks!!