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  1. #1
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    A brother for Jonah

    Expecting our second son, after naming our first Jonah Wilder.
    I've really been loving the name Jennings Jude, but we're a little hung up on the fact that Jennings is a surname outside of our family tree. No connections to speak of, we just really like the name!

    In theory, I guess it's no different than Hudson, Parker, etc., which seem so 'normal' now, but I just don't want to give him a name that's too hard to carry.

    What are your thoughts? Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
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    Jonah Wilder is an amazing name!!

    Jennings Jude is quite nice! Jennings works -to me it fits in with the trend of surname names atm. My only doubt woulf be slight similarity in sound between Jonah and Jennings but they're not too similar for me

    Jennings Luke, Jennings August and Jennings Reuben also came to mind

    Some other names that might with Jonah

    Gideon
    August
    Ezra
    Jasper
    Miles
    Silas
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    Sullivan
    Jensen
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  3. #3
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    Jonah and Jennings sound great together. I'm not a fan of matching initials myself, but I like how they share similar sounds while being very distinct names. I dont think Jennings not being a family name is a problem. It just sounds like a cool name. If it's a bit heavy, Jay or JJ would be more familiar nicknames.
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  4. #4
    I'm not a huge fan of Jennings as a first name, I think maybe it's the "S" ending that throws me off. It still seems like too much of a surname for my taste. But in saying that, if you love it, go for it!

    Some other suggestions to pair with Jonah Wilder:

    Caleb Forest
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    Jonah & Reuben
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  6. #6
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    Jennings isn’t terrible, but I’m on the fence. One one hand I like the way it sounds with MN Jude and brother Jonah. On the other, I agree with the pp that the S at the end throws it off and makes it hard to see as a FN as opposed to a LN. Jenson/Jensen is a similar sounding name that sounds equally great with Jonah, if that’s up your alley!

    Jonah Wilder and Jenson Jude make an amazing pair!
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    Jennings Jude is great with Jonah Wilder. I do agree that Jenson is probably more accessible, but equally cool.
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