Baby Name Needed – Masculine Name for Baby #3

A reader named Courteney is expecting her third baby and needs help with a name:

I love male names–really surnames for both male and female. I don’t like traditional but then again I don’t want it to SCREAM like we are trying to be different. Our other two girls are named Cadien and Killian. The middle name will be Wade no matter the sex.

This is a tricky one. Courteney’s daughters have very similar names…so should she stick to the pattern, or go with something entirely different?

I don’t know the answer, so I came up with two groups of suggestions. Names in the first group resemble Cadien and Killian:

Camden
Cameron
Carlin
Carlisle
Carson
Cassidy
Clancy
Colby
Connolly
Corbin
Cordell
Corrigan
Coventry
Keaton
Kendall
Kennedy*

Names in the second group are similar to Cadien and Killian in terms of style, but not (as much) in terms of sound:

Ainsley
Avery
Brody
Dawson
Devin
Donovan
Emerson
Finngan
Fallon
Harper
Langdon
Murphy
Quinlan
Paxton
Ramsey
Ridley
Rowan
Vaughn

Any of the above sound particularly good next to Cadien and Killian (and in front of Wade)? What other names can you think of?

*I heard from Courteney not long after I posted this…turns out Kennedy is already in use as Cadien’s middle name.

6 thoughts on “Baby Name Needed – Masculine Name for Baby #3

  1. Quinlan Wade sounds really good and it fits well with the girls’ names too.
    Bennett
    Bradford
    Clayton
    Crawford
    Edison
    Garret
    Griffin
    Hamiliton
    Harris
    Hudson
    Jarvis
    Kenton
    Noble
    Truman

  2. Nancy & Julie,
    Thanks for your suggestions. We are on the same page. You listed about 5 of the ones I like! You both are awesome! If any more come to mind, please let me know. Thanks!
    I’m thinking Garrett for a boy or a girl right now!!! I loved Bekett and Thatcher but my husband says they are too yuppie. He likes Hatcher or Wheeler. Any comments???

  3. When I worked at a summer camp, one of my girl campers was named Cooper.

    And of course, I have a special bias for Donovan(DH). But I also like Everett, Gavin, Garrin, McKenna, Ceann(can be pronouced C-ann or shawn), Grady, & Shaunessy.

    Hatcher is good, I don’t know bout Wheeler.

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