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Middle name for Henry - perhaps something a little on the unusual side?

(23 Posts)
Chocolocolate Sat 28-May-11 13:26:05

DH and I think we're set on our first name decision of Henry.

We want a good, solid boys name for the first name but we think that we can be a bit more creative with the middle.


Henry ____ Holmes

lostinindia Sat 28-May-11 13:27:55

Something beginning with R!!

BabesandJugs Sat 28-May-11 15:49:38

Absolutely love Henry - it's our sons middle name!

Henry Jude Holmes
Henry Gabriel Holmes
Henry Beau Holmes
Henry Sebastian Holmes

squeak2392 Sat 28-May-11 18:40:23

Henry Isaiah
Henry Ezekiel

Not necessarily unusual, but I don't think they'd be good as siblings, and they sound good with Henry.

letsblowthistacostand Sat 28-May-11 19:10:48


audley Sat 28-May-11 19:31:03


Sam100 Sat 28-May-11 19:33:48




randomimposter Sat 28-May-11 21:17:07

What's your road name?

I know a William Kingsley Surname, with the middle name picked for where they lived. I liked that...?


Galileo or Bonaventure or Donovan

pilates Sat 28-May-11 21:20:08


PorkChopSter Sat 28-May-11 21:37:10


Al0uiseG Sat 28-May-11 21:38:54

Marcus, goes well with Henry.

dexifehatz Mon 30-May-11 00:25:28

Sherlock or Barratt.

greencolorpack Mon 30-May-11 00:33:59

Xavier. So he can have middle initial X, pretty cool.
Blaise. (I like French names).

Another idea, is look up surname Holmes on Facebook and try and find a profile picture where someone looks like the kind of guy you want your son to be and see what his middle name is.

geminigirl Mon 30-May-11 00:36:39


proudfoot Mon 30-May-11 02:30:59

Henry Gideon
Henry Dominic
Henry Archer
Henry Alastair
Henry Morgan
Henry Victor
Henry Linus
Henry Silas

Astley Mon 30-May-11 15:38:38

Hmmmmm not very keen on Henry with Holmes tbh as I really don't like the same first and last initial and Henry Holmes really doesn't flow well for me at all. Feels a bit William Williams for me.

Someone suggested Gabriel as a middle name but personally I think Gabriel Holmes flows sooooooo much better as the first name.

Jacob would also be good.

Chocolocolate Fri 10-Jun-11 20:46:43

Thanks for the ideas.

Sherlock and Barrett are out - one is the cat and one we plan to use for a future dog.

I like Xavier and Phineas from those mentioned above.

I really like Milo (would have as a first name but DH hates it) but DH says no.

We like Tiberius, but worry everyone will think we're mad trekkies.

We both like ancient Greek sounding names - any other ideas along those lines? Especially if they have a nice meaning.

tryingtobemarypoppins2 Fri 10-Jun-11 20:55:05

I have a Henry. Its a fab name!

Sorry, went for a tradtional middle name!

Chocolocolate Fri 10-Jun-11 21:02:23

Also, what do people think of the below:

Henry Cassius Holmes (too many S's?)

Henry Xavier Holmes (Do Xavier and Holmes run into each other too much?)

Henry Raphael Holmes (Bad Flow?)

Henry Milo Holmes - OK, this is my favourite, wish DH would let me.

fuzzpigFriday Fri 10-Jun-11 21:05:52

My DS has two middle names, Henry and Reeve (an old family name)

SloganLogan Fri 10-Jun-11 21:12:51

Henry Lucas Holmes
Henry Silvanus Holmes
Henry Nicholas Holmes
Henry Peter Holmes
Henry Thomas Holmes
Henry Gregor Holmes
Henry Victor Holmes
Henry Felix Holmes
Henry Cosmo Holmes
Henry Leander Holmes
Henry George Holmes
Henry Tristan Holmes
Henry Alexander Holmes
Henry Christian Holmes
Henry Theodore Holmes

SloganLogan Fri 10-Jun-11 21:14:42

Henry Cassius Holmes (too many S's?) - Cassius is nice but there's quite a lot of "S". How about Caspar?

Henry Xavier Holmes - nice, don't think they run together too much

Henry Raphael Holmes - not so keen on Raphael but the name flows OK

Henry Milo Holmes - I like Milo but the "o" at the end of Milo sounds a bit clunky with the "Ho" at the start of Holmes.

mumzy Sun 12-Jun-11 11:04:26

Henry Atticus Holmes

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