Baby Name Needed – Boy or Girl Name for Baby #4

A reader named Pamela is expecting her fourth child. Her first three are named Olivia Abigail, Jack Curtis, and Henry Benjamin.

Pamela says:

We chose Olivia before it cracked the top 50, the same with the boys’ names. We are NOT looking for a popular name, in fact, we were hoping for quite the opposite. But at the same time, we aren’t going to be naming our child Apple or Moon Unit or something with a weird spelling. Hopefully just a meaningful, classic name.

The baby’s surname will be Dayton.

Below are some of the names I came up with. None of them are currently in the top 100…but those that should be monitored (just in case!) are marked with asterisks.

Girls Boys
Alice
Antonia
Augusta
Beatrice
Celia
Eleanor
Genevieve
Harriett
Helena
Iris
Ivy
Letitia
Lydia*
Matilda
Naomi*
Portia
Priscilla
Rowena
Tabitha
Veronica
Conrad
Edward
Elliott
Emmett
Everett*
Felix
Frederick
Graham
Grant
Lawrence
Leo
Louis
Malcolm
Maxwell
Philip
Stuart
Sylvester
Raymond
Walter
Wesley

Do you think any of the above are particularly good picks?

What other names would you suggest to Pamela?

Update, 11/28: Pamela says the baby will be a boy, so we know to focus on male names now…

Update, 6/03: Scroll down to the last comment to find out which name Pamela chose!


15 thoughts on “Baby Name Needed – Boy or Girl Name for Baby #4

  1. I named my daughter Eleanor Claire, but she goes by the double name, “Ellie Claire.” I think Eleanor is a name that will always be classic.

  2. I like Alice for a girl’s name, but I’m partial because it was my grandma’s name. For boy, I like Stuart or Wesley. But take my advice with a grain of salt since I’m commenting on this at almost 3am after baking since 8pm. Hooray!

  3. I love Lydia, although I know it’s marked… and I’m partial to Veronica.

    For boys? I like Lawrence as a middle name (it’s my mother’s maiden name). Philip Lawrence.

  4. I can see the mister with a little Wesley….but i think there is a Wes in the wings isnt there? Maybe Maxwell and have a Max. Elliott is nice too…but would need a catchy middle name.

    girls…which is what i am hoping for you….i like Beatrice….Baby Bea but I love your other names so what ever you and the sound guy pick will be music to my ears:)

  5. I like Walter Elliot (or Emmett) Dayton, call him Walt, love it!

    I like Gwendolyn Noelle Dayton (call her Gwen, or Doly, or Wendy, or Wendol or noelle) Whatever, I know its not on the list above sorry! But I like it!

  6. Well, much to Olivia’s chagrin, the ultrasound showed without a shadow of a doubt that we are having a boy. Jon loves Felix Edward. I’m still thinking. Thanks for the list, though, I wouldn’t know where to start. We already used the ones we could agree upon. This should be interesting!

  7. A few more for you.
    I have a baby book that you can look up a name and see the brother/sister names that go with it. Here are some that go with Felix (if you aren’t set on that):

    Leo, Oliver, Julius, and Benedict

    The brother names for Olivia are:

    Caleb, Isaiah, Maxwell and Sebastian.

    For Henry:

    Louis, George, Edward, and Arthur

    For Jack:
    Joe, Henry, Max, Cole and Samuel.

  8. Hi Pamela! Congratulations on baby #4. I personally like Maxwell (you could call him Max). Maybe Grant Maxwell or Wesley Graham. Good Luck!

  9. Henry and Jack are such “manly” names and it just feels like baby no. 4’s name should be equally as masculine. Personally, I like Graham Maxwell and the previous suggestion of Walter Elliot.

  10. I just heard from Pamela — the name she and her husband chose was

    Elliott Samuel

    She says that they nearly named him Samuel Elliott…but a few hours after he was born, they decided to switch the names around.

    Congratulations, Pamela!

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