Nameberry Challenge: Name Affleck baby #3!!
The news is out–even if it hasn’t been formally announced–that the soon-to-arrive third Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck baby will be a boy. This provides us all with a perfect opportunity to display our sibset-crafting skills.
I think all will agree that the couple made gorgeous (and trend-setting) choices for their two girls–Violet Ann and Seraphina Rose Elizabeth. The challenge: choose a boy’s name that is equally original and that would blend well with his sisters’.
Possible clues: Violet, her mother and both her grandmothers share the middle name of Ann(e), so middle-name sharing is a strong tradition in the family. Ben‘s middle? Géza. Also on the male side, Jen‘s father is William John, Ben‘s is Timothy Byers.
So let’s have your best guesses for a first and one or two middles for this baby boy.
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on December 7th, 2011 at 1:48 am
My guess is William Ben Timothy or William Timothy Ben 🙂
on December 7th, 2011 at 2:31 am
I’m going to guess Theodore John
on December 7th, 2011 at 2:40 am
I second Theodore, maybe Leopold or Amos
on December 7th, 2011 at 3:05 am
I’m going with Leon Christopher.
on December 7th, 2011 at 6:41 am
for some reason I think Felix, maybe Felix John
on December 7th, 2011 at 6:50 am
I’ll go with Henry.
on December 7th, 2011 at 7:19 am
I’ll say Dexter Benjamin
on December 7th, 2011 at 7:23 am
Bowen Timothy John
Conrad William Byers
Dashiell Timothy John
Felix Timothy John
Oliver William Byers
on December 7th, 2011 at 7:35 am
Leo William Byers
on December 7th, 2011 at 7:42 am
on December 7th, 2011 at 8:33 am
Henry William Timothy Affleck
on December 7th, 2011 at 9:15 am
Please please don’t use Percy, please pleaded don’t use Percy!
on December 7th, 2011 at 9:27 am
I could see them with a little Henry, William, or Theodore, but I’m going to throw in some wildcards.
Henry Boston or William Fenway would be cool too. 🙂
on December 7th, 2011 at 9:33 am
Probably something boring like William, John, whatever is it, I seriously doubt it’ll be original…
on December 7th, 2011 at 9:45 am
Jasper William Timothy
Oliver John Timothy
Thomas John William
Alexander John Geza
Nathaniel John Byers
on December 7th, 2011 at 10:10 am
I’ll guess something like: William Benjamin John.
But if Violet & Seraphina were mine, their brother would be something like one of these:
Perry William Géza
Julius Benjamin Byers
Linus Arthur Byers (Arthur as a twist on Jen’s name)
George Timothy Géza
August William Byers
Jasper John Benjamin
Raphael Géza Timothy
Rupert William Géza
Barnaby Byers John
Maxfield Benjamin Timothy
Or something like that, anyway!
I still think Violet Ann & Seraphina Rose Elizabeth don’t sound like sisters. Or maybe they’re sisters, but Mom named one & Dad named the other! Gah!
on December 7th, 2011 at 10:25 am
on December 7th, 2011 at 11:34 am
on December 7th, 2011 at 11:45 am
on December 7th, 2011 at 11:55 am
What about Garner, Damon or Boldt (Ben’s mom’s maiden name)?!
They’ll probably play it safer with something like:
Timothy William Boldt
William Benjamin Byers
on December 7th, 2011 at 11:59 am
I think they will name him
John Benjamin Byers Affleck
on December 7th, 2011 at 12:31 pm
on December 7th, 2011 at 12:32 pm
My guess is Edward, Malcolm, Owen or Thomas for a boy with Matthew or William as a middle.
on December 7th, 2011 at 12:34 pm
William Benjamin Byers
Theodore John William
Finn William John
Alexander John Byers
Logan Benjamin Byers
Oliver Benjamin John
Colton Benjamin Byers
on December 7th, 2011 at 12:58 pm
on December 7th, 2011 at 1:16 pm
on December 7th, 2011 at 1:21 pm
I’m still going with Jasper, Theodore, or Felix, with Benjamin in the middle . . . I started a thread similar to this a few months back, before the sex of the baby was known. It’s funny how most of us have spent a lot more time speculating on girls’ names, simply because we have had a bit of a glimse of their female naming style, as ecclectic as it is . . . It’s very challenging to guess where they may go with boys names . . . But fun nonetheless. 🙂
on December 7th, 2011 at 1:53 pm
Leopold was the first name that came to my mind. I don’t know if they will choose something trend setting;
Something more traditional;
Maybe something in the middle;
on December 7th, 2011 at 2:46 pm
Henry Geza Garner
Alexander Henry Garner
on December 7th, 2011 at 2:54 pm
Ben’s mom’s name is Christine, and Jen’s mom is Pat, so maybe Christopher Patrick? I feel like the name Christopher will be involved somehow.
In Ben’s home state of Massachusetts there are a lot of cool names:
Any of these sound good with Christopher, and most sound good with Affleck. I like Dalton Christopher Affleck myself.
(Hey, that would be a good series of topics for the Nameberry blog: names inspired by towns in the different states in the U.S. I’d happily write that! 🙂 )
on December 7th, 2011 at 3:20 pm
Maybe something like August Benjamin John?
on December 7th, 2011 at 3:48 pm
First name possibilities: Basil, Boston, Cyrus, Damian/Damion/Damon, Emmett, Ezra, Felix, Harold, Julian, Lysander, Otis, Silas, Waldo, Walter, William “Liam”,
Middle name possibilities: Benjamin, Byers, Caleb, Christian, Géza, Matthew, Mercer, Timothy, William
Possible combos: Emmett Matthew Affleck, Waldo Benjamin Affleck
on December 7th, 2011 at 5:11 pm
I think Leopold & August would be top contenders. I definitely think William will be one of the middle names.
on December 7th, 2011 at 5:30 pm
I can see them going for something understated like Henry or William, but I admit the first thing that came to my mind was August. Perhaps August William?
on December 7th, 2011 at 5:57 pm
I think maybe Jasper William or Henry William
Leopold could also work nicely
on December 7th, 2011 at 6:32 pm
Abel William or Jackson Benjamin.
on December 7th, 2011 at 6:55 pm
Callum William John
Daemon William John
Callum Thomas John
Callum Benjamin John
on December 7th, 2011 at 11:23 pm
My guess is
on December 7th, 2011 at 11:35 pm
For some reason I don’t see Jen and Ben being adventurous with a son’s name…I predict either
William is the most currently popular of all thier ‘family’ boys names. Benjamin still feels trendy and tired, although it is currently less popular than William so I don’t see them choosing that. John is the most attractive choice but people seem to dismiss the name as either too popular (it’s not) or ‘plain’. Plus naming him William is the closest thing they can do to a junior w/o actually naming him after Ben, and seeing as Jen’s dad doesn’t have a son, they may want to use William as a namesake.
My dad and brother are both William, the name is difficult to use w/o a nn; my dad is always Bill and my brother is still Billy at age 30. The nn’s Will and Liam are both unattractive imo so I find this name a bit difficult to ‘wear’. However I am 90% sure this is the name they will select for thier son!
on December 8th, 2011 at 12:11 am
Oscar William Affleck
Both of the girls have flower themed names, and if you throw in the name Ann(e) it reminded me of this quote from a previous post; Rosalie appears in Anne Bronte’s Agnes Grey and the Oscar Wilde play… Ect… So IMO if they are sticking with more romantic sounding names and are going by theme, I think it had a shot. do we know the story behind Geza and Byers? Those stories could have affect in Junior Affleck’s middle name.
Quite honestly though I don’t know. I didn’t even know they were expecting haha.
on December 8th, 2011 at 12:26 am
My first guess is Dashiell Byers John.
My second guess is Matthias William.
on December 8th, 2011 at 6:09 am
TinaBina, I think you may be on to something with Oscar…
on December 8th, 2011 at 3:46 pm
The first name that came to mind that I think will sound good with Violet & Seraphina and still use namesakes is Zephyr Benjamin, Zephyr William or any combo of these 3 would sound ok IMO. I also really like Garner as a first name for them and would sound nice with either Benjamin or William. Can’t wait to hear what they choose.
on December 8th, 2011 at 4:40 pm
Honestly, I think they could go in many different directions but I bet Byers or Garner is going to factor in there, somewhere.
I really like the idea of Violet and Seraphina having a brother with a 1 syllable first name. Here’s a few choice I like:
Benjamin Nash (called Nash)
Nathaniel “Nate” Garner
on December 9th, 2011 at 12:40 am
Benjamin Boston…goes by Boston.
on December 9th, 2011 at 9:13 pm
No one else has guessed my choice, so I suppose it may not have much of a chance! His sisters both have sweet, feminine names, so his needs to be masculine:
Peter Benjamin Geza Affleck
I added Geza after seeing it in the thread’s intro. It’s attractive and makes Peter Benjamin a little more exotic. I like the strength of Peter’s sound and meaning (“rock,” carrying the idea of a foundation stone.) And if they’re into Beatrix Potter…
on December 10th, 2011 at 4:51 pm
Since I added Geza, which would honor his dad, I think more likely choices would be
Peter Timothy Geza Affleck or
Peter William Geza Affleck,
both of which work well and would honor both his dad and a grandfather.
on December 11th, 2011 at 11:41 pm
Violet and Seraphina are both dreamy, romantic, and relatively traditional names. So I’m going to guess:
on January 9th, 2012 at 8:26 pm
I don’t think the name has been released yet… right? So, I’m going to guess real quick lol.
I think they will go with something like Oliver William Affleck.
on January 19th, 2012 at 6:30 pm
August or George, with the middle name William or Garner… But I still think they are having another little girl…
on January 19th, 2012 at 6:32 pm
or Andrew! forgot to mention that one!
on January 20th, 2012 at 11:24 am
And if it is a little girl, which I think it is, I think Jen would go with something like Julia or Juliette
Julia Joy Affleck! Hehe
on February 11th, 2012 at 8:05 pm
This little one should be born soon! Jennifer Garner is close with her former co-star Victor Garber, so I bet Victor will be one of the middle names. William will be the other.
I bet they will go with a one syllable first name: Finn, Vaughn, Nash, Miles? She has said that the girls like Disney names though.
on February 24th, 2012 at 12:46 am
Theodore for a boy
Adele or Willa for a girl
Just some random guesses!
on February 28th, 2012 at 11:21 pm
Garner Boldt Affeck!!!!
on February 29th, 2012 at 3:20 pm
Well, no on guessed Samuel, but missysue was the first to say Garner would be used. Sure enough, they named him Samuel Garner Affleck.
on February 29th, 2012 at 6:57 pm
Love Samuel, love Garner in the middle, but I think we all expected them to pick something more adventurous!
on March 1st, 2012 at 10:32 am
Love Samuel as well, but part of me wishes they went with Garner as the first!
on June 22nd, 2012 at 6:09 am
Soren Felix Affleck!
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