Good middle names to go with Isaac?

(57 Posts)
JiminyCricket Mon 09-May-05 10:48:04

Our last name starts with O if that is any help... love Isaac but really stuck on a middle name, pls help me out (after everyone's help with the May/Mae debate)!

juniperdewdrop Mon 09-May-05 10:49:37

do you want a biblical name?

littlemissbossy Mon 09-May-05 10:50:04

do you have any relative names that you'd want to use - a grandfathers name for instance, something traditional

juniperdewdrop Mon 09-May-05 10:50:17

I love nathaniel but then I'm biased as DS1 has it for his middle name.

handlemecarefully Mon 09-May-05 10:50:38


lockets Mon 09-May-05 10:50:45

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Frizbe Mon 09-May-05 10:50:58

Issac Ethan?

Kayleigh Mon 09-May-05 10:55:58

Isaac Joshua

RTKangaMummy Mon 09-May-05 10:57:33


flamesparrow Mon 09-May-05 10:57:56

Jacob for me.

beansmum Mon 09-May-05 10:58:43


biglips Mon 09-May-05 10:59:01

isaac Jake

suzywong Mon 09-May-05 11:00:36

whatever you do don't chose Umming

JiminyCricket Mon 09-May-05 11:01:29

Not specifically biblical, but happy for it to be (dh is christian) family names we want to use as they're all good ol' fashioned methodist names like 'Gordon', 'Ronald' etc or on the other side 'Roy' and 'Ernest'..nothing against these names, you understand, just not my choice for a babe..Like Nathaniel, Jacob & Joshua, all names we thought about for first names..Ethan is a really good idea, as DH suggested it for first name once - keep 'em coming !!

mancmum Mon 09-May-05 11:02:10


Gobbledigook Mon 09-May-05 11:02:24

I like James too RTKM.

Is your surname monosyllabic or more? My first thought was that it would sound good with a name with a few syllables - so Isaac Anthony for example, but it depends on how long or short your surname is.

If it's short, e.g. Brown/Jones/Smith I'd have something 'like' Isacc Anthony Smith. If it's long then you could have a shorter one like Isaac James Butterworth.

JiminyCricket Mon 09-May-05 11:02:31

Erm, I posted that before Suzywongs

JiminyCricket Mon 09-May-05 11:03:24

Its two syllables - don't know where that leaves us?

soapbox Mon 09-May-05 11:04:16

Ben automatically sprung to mind - no idea why

Gobbledigook Mon 09-May-05 11:09:55

Ok so say the surname is Handforth I think Isaac Anthony Handforth or Isaac James Handforth both sound nice (they are just examples though with the syllables).

Personally my absolute fav boys name is David and I think that would go beautifully with Isaac!

Tinker Mon 09-May-05 11:10:53


suzywong Mon 09-May-05 11:11:16

did you?

smellymelly Mon 09-May-05 11:12:59

Ryan ?

Hulababy Mon 09-May-05 11:14:11

I like Jacob and Joseph lots

serenity Mon 09-May-05 11:17:49

My first thought was James too. It sounds right.

Isaac Alexander? (DS1's middle name )

Mothernature Mon 09-May-05 11:18:04

Isaac Alexander ...O
Isaac Aaron ...O
Isaac James ...O
Isaac William ...O

yoyo Mon 09-May-05 11:34:23

My first thoughts were James and William (and then had a sneaky dalliance with Arthur).

handlemecarefully Mon 09-May-05 11:51:42

Yes, I think James works too

hermykne Mon 09-May-05 11:56:38

as soon as i saw the tpoic - james hit me

but kayleighs joshua nice too

QueenEagle Mon 09-May-05 12:04:52

Isaac James sounds lovely....but then I have a James so bit biased!!

lou33 Mon 09-May-05 12:15:02


lilibet Mon 09-May-05 12:15:39

We have a frind whose son is called Isaac Lars

popsycal Mon 09-May-05 12:18:40


SoupDragon Mon 09-May-05 12:26:29

James was the first thing that sprang to my mind when reading the thread title.

Gobbledigook Mon 09-May-05 12:28:13

It's got to be James! I've got a James and I think it's lovely!!

Twiglett Mon 09-May-05 12:29:02

Saul <<sigh>>

that was going to be DD's name Isaac Saul

nutcracker Mon 09-May-05 12:30:43

Isaac Matthew

Isaac Joseph

Isaac Harry

Twiglett Mon 09-May-05 12:30:56

if she had been a boy of course, it would be a silly name for a girl

starlover Mon 09-May-05 12:32:04

I think William is FAB!

Isaac William

(it's ds's middle name too )

Fimbo Mon 09-May-05 12:36:06


Blu Mon 09-May-05 12:41:53

I think names starting with a consonant sound better, so that the 'c' at the end of isaac doesn't run into the front of the next name and make it sound like the first sound of the 2nd name, IYSWIM.

juniperdewdrop Mon 09-May-05 12:42:43

Funny I thought of James too earlier, think it goes really well. Plus my bro is James

piffle Mon 09-May-05 13:03:02


tortoiseshell Mon 09-May-05 13:05:57

Peter. Isaac means laughter, and Peter means rock, so it describes someone who is full of laughter, but strong and dependable too, not just frivolous!

suedonim Mon 09-May-05 13:30:19

I know an Isaac Llewelyn! But I also think James is lovely.

milge Mon 09-May-05 13:39:10

My first reaction was James, but how about Benjamin - Isaac Benjamin sounds good too.

Miaou Mon 09-May-05 13:46:05

Wow, how weird ... when I saw the thread title I immediately thought - Isaac James!

Isn't it spooky how many of us have said James?

If you go for a two-syllable name then you have a nice rhythm going. And I would suggest going for a name that doesn't begin with a vowel, otherwise when you say the full name out loud it will sound quite "gutteral"

That said, I have no other suggestions than to add to the list of Jameses

WestCountryLass Mon 09-May-05 17:51:18

Hehehe, I thought James too!

bonym Mon 09-May-05 18:21:39

James is good, or John. Something with one syllable anyway. If you want something unusual I think Isaac Blue sounds cool!

kama Mon 09-May-05 18:33:48

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RTKangaMummy Mon 09-May-05 18:37:39

DS says Sir Isaac Newton's other name was James

SO perhaps that is why

I just asked what name goes with Isaac and he came out with that, so there you go

RTKangaMummy Mon 09-May-05 18:39:11

All I can find out on internet is that his grandfather's name was James and his father was Isaac

But DS is convinced

jollymum Mon 09-May-05 18:43:43

Isaac Dominic
Isaac Gregory
Isaac Daniel
Isaac Benjamin
Isaac Marcus
Isaac Zachary
Isaac Paul

JiminyCricket Mon 09-May-05 19:11:51

How is so many good suggestions supposed to help me choose, eh? I like

Isaac James
Isaac Benjamin (not sure about initials IBO tho?)
Isaac Ethan
Isaac Alexander

Tortoiseshell I noticed last night that Isaac was 'born of laughter' and I love that...too many frineds called peter tho.. Thanx all x

mousie Mon 09-May-05 19:19:46


chipmonkey Mon 09-May-05 19:31:58


Dior Mon 09-May-05 19:44:08

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