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Popularity of the Baby Name Reid


Posts that Mention the Name Reid

Baby Names (No Longer) Needed – Nathan, Eileanór, Reid, Gemma

We helped ten readers brainstorm for baby names in June of 2009. So far, I’ve heard back from six of those ten. Amy chose Nathan, Kelley selected Eileanór, Tina picked Gemma, Melanie opted for Eliza and Adeline, Carol went with Reid, and Bonny ended up having a baby boy (named Seth).

I have yet to hear from Antoinette, Andy, Rose Ann and Lauren.

Baby Name Needed – Boy Name that Starts with R

A reader named Anna is expecting a baby boy. His middle name will be Anderson. She’d like his first name to begin with the letter R.

The baby’s father’s name is Rei, so I’m not sure if he and Anna are looking for another short R-name, but I threw a few in just in case:

Radley
Rafferty
Ramsey
Raphael
Reece
Reeve
Reginald
Regis
Reid
Rex
Richard
Ridley
Ritter
Robert
Roderick
Rodney
Roger
Ronald
Roscoe
Royce
Rudy
Rupert
Russell
Ryder

I also added a handful of surnames, and avoided traditional forenames that end with -n and -nd (because they would run up against the An-/And- of Anderson.)

Do you like any of the above R-names with Anderson? What others would you suggest?

Baby Name Needed – Middle Name for a Female Reid

A reader named Andy writes:

My wife and I are looking at using “Reid” for a girl (we don’t know what we’re having but we have the boy named locked down). My middle name is Reid, which comes from my grandmother’s maiden name. We are struggling with a middle name to sandwich between Reid and our last name, Roney* (pronounced with a long O). We want it to identify that Reid is a girl’s name.

I think a clearly feminine middle is a great idea. Let’s see…how about:

Abigail
Alyssa
Amanda
Amelia
Anastasia
Angelina
Bianca
Calista
Elizabeth
Emilia
Felicia
Genevieve
Isabella
Johanna
Juliette
Kathleen
Louise
Lydia
Melinda
Nicola
Olivia
Sophia
Susan
Susannah
Sylvia
Vanessa

I avoided R-names for obvious reasons, but I’m now wondering: would a middle containing an R sound nice? I’m kind of on the fence about it, but who knows–maybe one the following could work:

Audrianna
Beatrice
Catrina
Gabriela
Katherine
Patricia
Sabrina
Victoria

Do you guys like any of the above with the first name Reid? What other middle names would you suggest to Andy?

*The actual surname is not Roney, but it’s similar.

Baby Name Needed – Boy Name for Baby #3

A reader named Susan wrote to me a few weeks ago. She’s trying to come up with a name for her third child, which will be a boy. She says:

[The name] can’t rhyme or start with the same letters as our first two kids, Carter and Eleanor, nor can it end in “-son”, since the last name is Henderson.

The name should be “somewhat unusual, but not weird,” and hopefully sound good with Gardener and/or Richard (the top contenders for middle name).

Susan’s shortlist currently consists of Dashiell, Graham, Owen and Jasper. Here are some more names that might be of interest:

Alec
Beckett
Bennett
Brent
Desmond
Dominic
Drake
Finley
Garrett
Jerome
Keith
Lorcan
Lucian
Malcolm
Marlow
Matthias
Maxwell
Merritt
Miles
Milo
Monroe
Otis
Reid
Rhys/Reese
Roscoe
Royce
Ryland
Silas
Simon
Sinclair
Tavish
Tate
Theo
Tobias
Travis
Vance

What other names would you suggest?

Edit, 11/30 – Scroll down to the last comment to find out which name Susan chose!