A reader named Tamela wrote to me yesterday. She has one son named Hudson and is expecting her second son in a couple of months. She’d like some name suggestions for baby boy #2.
Hudson comes from a surname, so the first place I’d look is other surnames. Here are a few ideas:
(At first I was only going to omit names ending with -son. Then I decided to cut all names with n-endings, just to get a good range of sounds in there.)
Do you like any of the above with Hudson? What other names would you suggest to Tamela?
UPDATE (3/14): Tamela has to get some adoption paperwork squared away, so she needs to select a name within the next few days.
Here are a few more facts:
- The baby’s surname will be a Spanish name that starts with an S. Think Silva, or Santos. (Neither of these is the actual surname.)
- Because the baby is coming from Russia, Tamela would really like something that’s “at least a little Russian.”
- Current favorites include Maxwell, Luis (nn Louie) and George (Tamela’s father’s name). She also mentioned Matteo in this comment.
I really like both George and Maxwell with Hudson. I think either one would sound great as a first name.
Matteo doesn’t strike me as being a great match to Hudson, in terms of style. (Fits perfectly with the surname, though.)
I’m undecided on Luis. I don’t think it’s a terrible match, but I don’t think it would fit as well with Hudson as Maxwell or George would.
As for Russian names, let’s see…Maksim or Maksimilian are both similar to Maxwell. Yuri is a version of George. (Also a cosmonaut!)
Or perhaps one of these Russian names would work as a middle:
(I picked these because they’re so close to their English equivalents. Almost like they’re just English names with a Russian twist.)
As far as combinations go, I’m partial to George Maksim and George Maksimilian. Both are similar to George Maxwell, which Tamela mentioned in her comment, but they look and sound a bit more Russian.
What other thoughts/ideas do you have for Tamela?
UPDATE (12/1): The baby’s name has been chosen! Scroll down to the last comment to see what it is.