My husband loves Barrett, I just don’t. It sounds odd to me, and as my children point out rhymes with carrot, ferret, parrot …
I’ve suggested Logan and Wyatt, eventually swaying my husband to go along with one of them but then second-guessing myself. Will it be too popular? Sound strange as an adult? Does it sound strange with the only middle name we can agree on? (It’s Odin – my husband wants to continue the “O” middle pattern.)
I think I’m the problem. I just can’t find a name and stick to it! Help, please.
The Name Sage responds:
I love this line: I think I’m the problem! Because I think anyone who really loves names feels like this once in a while.
Barrett is a little bit of an outlier. While it’s a good style match, it’s much less common than Jackson or Scarlett. In 2014, Barrett currently ranks just Number 346. If you’re concerned about popularity, that makes Barrett a great choice. But if you’d rather have a name that’s more familiar, I can understand why it doesn’t feel like The Name.
Logan is the logical choice for Jackson and Scarlett’s brother. The name has been in the Top 20 for the last few years. Like Jackson, it started out as a surname. And it has an upbeat, friendly sound.
If Odin is not up for discussion, then I think that takes us to Wyatt. And Wyatt seems like a great compromise. It shares the –tt ending of Barrett. Wyatt currently ranks Number 39 in the US, which is less popular than Jackson or Scarlett, but still a mainstream choice.
Landon – There are a handful of two-syllable, ends with ‘n’ names that start with L, just like Logan. Landon is the obvious substitute, and I think Landon Odin works in a way that Logan Odin does not.
Let’s have a poll to see which name comes out on top, and please add any additional suggestions for Becky and her family in the comments!
Which is the best name for Jackson and Scarlett's brother?
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