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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59 Responses to “Nameberry Challenge: Name Affleck baby #3!!”

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dillonsfan01 Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 1:48 am

My guess is William Ben Timothy or William Timothy Ben 🙂

FranA Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 2:31 am

I’m going to guess Theodore John

alexa400 Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 2:40 am

I second Theodore, maybe Leopold or Amos

minorbeatrice Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 3:05 am

I’m going with Leon Christopher.

zrose Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 6:41 am

for some reason I think Felix, maybe Felix John

romanticism Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 6:50 am

I’ll go with Henry.

ktp Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 7:19 am

I’ll say Dexter Benjamin

erb2010 Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 7:23 am

Asher Benjamin
Bowen Timothy John
Conrad William Byers
Dashiell Timothy John
Felix Timothy John
Lysander John
Milo Timothy
Oliver William Byers
Thatcher John
Timothy John
Willoughby Byers

AussieSteph Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 7:35 am

Lincoln Benjamin
Leo William Byers

brittannyerinn Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 7:42 am


monrose15 Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 8:33 am

Henry William Timothy Affleck

i.heart.nerds Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 9:15 am

Please please don’t use Percy, please pleaded don’t use Percy!

Names4real Says:

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. 🙂

skizzo Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 9:33 am

Probably something boring like William, John, whatever is it, I seriously doubt it’ll be original…

Mischa Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 9:45 am

Jasper William Timothy
Oliver John Timothy
Thomas John William
Alexander John Geza
Nathaniel John Byers

Lola Says:

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!

kyemsma Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 10:25 am

Miles Benjamin!

allyjones23 Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 11:34 am


lnxn09 Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 11:45 am


missysue Says:

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
Harrison Geza

etb888 Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 11:59 am

I think they will name him

John Benjamin Byers Affleck

GracePheiffer Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 12:31 pm


Jasper William.

dannyva Says:

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.

ladybug99 Says:

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

spotlightstarlit Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Arthur Timothy

vivtaliesin Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Evander Benjamin
Everett Benjamin
Miles Benjamin

kgcg31 Says:

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. 🙂

vanessaaball Says:

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;


alicia Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Henry Garner
Henry Geza Garner
Andrew Geza
Alexander Henry Garner

zoghart Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Hadley Christopher
Christopher Geza

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! 🙂 )

MorganaLeFaye Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Maybe something like August Benjamin John?

Nyx Says:

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

tavn Says:

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.

bounceparty Says:

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?

Cclb119 Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I think maybe Jasper William or Henry William
Leopold could also work nicely

Lena Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Abel William or Jackson Benjamin.

anne Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Callum William John
Daemon William John
Callum Thomas John
Callum Benjamin John

Rosamund Says:

December 7th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

My guess is
Julius Benjamin

MaryB Says:

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 Geza
William Benjamin

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!

TinaBina Says:

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.

peach Says:

December 8th, 2011 at 12:26 am

My first guess is Dashiell Byers John.
My second guess is Matthias William.

AussieSteph Says:

December 8th, 2011 at 6:09 am

TinaBina, I think you may be on to something with Oscar…

CaliRN4kids Says:

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.

littlebrownpony Says:

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:

Finn Byers
John Beckett
Benjamin Nash (called Nash)
Nathaniel “Nate” Garner
James William

linzybindi Says:

December 9th, 2011 at 12:40 am

Benjamin Boston…goes by Boston.

auroradawn Says:

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…

auroradawn Says:

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.

mariahsweet Says:

December 11th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Violet and Seraphina are both dreamy, romantic, and relatively traditional names. So I’m going to guess:


RhiaTayler Says:

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.

Sam Says:

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…

Sam Says:

January 19th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

or Andrew! forgot to mention that one!

Sam Says:

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

niteowl13 Says:

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.

kiwi Says:

February 24th, 2012 at 12:46 am

Theodore for a boy

Adele or Willa for a girl

Just some random guesses!

katherine71 Says:

February 28th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Garner Boldt Affeck!!!!

tavn Says:

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.

pam Says:

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!

missysue Says:

March 1st, 2012 at 10:32 am

Love Samuel as well, but part of me wishes they went with Garner as the first!

aevery Says:

June 22nd, 2012 at 6:09 am

Soren Felix Affleck!

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