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Baby Name Needed for 6th Baby

A reader named Juliet writes:

My husband Ralph and I have five children, and I am four months pregnant with our sixth.

We’ve always had a difficult time choosing names, but Ralph and I have always found names that we’ve both loved early on in the pregnancy (agreeing on the name was another story).

This time around, however, it seems like there are no names out there that either of us even like. Can you help us?

Our kids are:
Felix Lysander
Olive Matilda
Maeve Tallulah
Susannah Blair (she goes by Sunny)
Edward Atticus (we call him Ned)

We’re looking for names that are quirky, light, vintage-y, and that will age well and go with my other children’s.

Wow, a lot of great names there! (In fact, Juliet’s large, well-named family reminded me of Cora’s large, well-named family from a few years ago.)

For #6, here are some boy names that came to mind:

Alastair
Alfred
Arthur
Baxter
Bennett
Calvin
Clarence
Declan
George
Henry
Hugo
Lawrence
Louis
Lucian
Nigel
Nolan
Thaddeus
Thomas
Tobias
Vincent
Winston

And some girl names:

Alice
Bethany
Camilla
Cecily
Charlotte
Cora
Davina
Della
Dorothy
Harriet
Helen
Katherine
Lillian
Lydia
Penelope
Phoebe
Priscilla
Prudence
Tabitha
Willa
Victoria

I focused on first letters that aren’t already in use, only because everyone else seems to have a unique first initial. Not sure if this is something that matters to Juliet or not, though.

Which of the above do you like best with Felix, Olive, Maeve, Susannah and Edward? What other names would you suggest?

Update: It’s a boy! Scroll down or click here to learn what his name is.


Baby Name Needed – Middle Name for Schyler

A reader named Carol writes:

We are having a second boy and are trying to choose a name. Our first child is a boy also and his name is Sebastian Reece. My husband really likes the names Schyler (Skyler) but I can’t seem to find a middle name that fits.

Carol’s last name is a 2-syllable P-name, so I’m assuming the baby will have the same last name. If that’s the case, I think a 1- or 3-syllable middle would be a good idea.

Here are some of the names I came up with:

Bryce
Cole
Dax
Dane
Finn
Flynn
Hugh
Jack
James
Jude
Max
Tate
Trent
Vaughn
Zane
Alastair
Atticus
Benedict
Benjamin
Cameron
Damian
Dominic
Donovan
Elliott
Gabriel
Julian
Matthias
Nathaniel
Nicholas
Zachary

Do you like any of the above as a middle for Schyler/Skyler? What other names would you suggest to Carol?

Update – The baby is here! Scroll down to find out what his middle name is…

Baby Name Needed – Boy Name to Match Gabriel

A reader named Julia is trying to come up with a name for her second son:

My first is a boy named Gabriel. We chose that name because we wanted a “less common” name, but one that was still considered “normal.” Now we are having a really difficult time figuring out another boy name with these same qualities. A few friends suggested Nathan, but that’s out because of a close cousin with the same name. Your ideas would be greatly appreciated!

I think Nathan was a great suggestion — too bad it’s out of the running. Here are some more names that might work:

Alastair
Benjamin
Caleb
Dominic
Douglas
Edgar
Edward
Elijah
Everett
Gregory
Henry
Isaac
Josiah
Julian
Julius
Kenneth
Leo
Levi
Lucas
Malcolm
Maximilian
Noah
Oliver
Raymond
Richard
Roman
Sebastian
Simon
Theo / Theodore
Timothy
Victor
Vincent
Xavier

Can you think of other boy names that sound good next to Gabriel?