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DS2 due soon and still can't decide on a name!

43 replies

Bigwig1 · 09/09/2023 16:48

Please help! We currently have a Nathaniel (goes by Nate), and some of the name I like that DH has ruled out are: Gabriel, Theodore, Sebastian, Oliver.

The names we at least don't disagree on are:

  1. Archer
  2. Jacob (although I don't like Jake, quite like Jay or Jack)
  3. Wyatt
  4. Lincoln

It's currently looking like it might be Archer, but we always thought that would be the middle name. I like names 1 and 2, and DH is more for 3 and 4!

I'm really struggling! Any suggestions?? Thank you!
OP posts:
continentallentil · 10/09/2023 10:20

Nathaniel is great.

I like Jacob - or Jacoby is more unusual without being wacky. Kobe is a normal nn, though more in the US. Caleb is alright.

I quite like Wyatt because of the poet, but I think Archer and Lincoln are very random (and a bit low rent TBH).

Jerome
Jethro
Joel
Joss
Barnaby / Barnabas
Zachary / Zachariah
Tobias (Toby)
Elijah / Elisa (Eli)
Silas
Seth
Josiah
Joseph
Abraham (Bran, Abe)
Soloman (Sol)
Moses
Nicholas / Dominic (Nico)
Francis (Frank)
Xavier (Xav)
Guy
Alistair (Al)
Laurence (Laurie)
Patrick
Rufus
Miles
Milo
Rafe
Raphael (Raff)
Ezra
Ethan

Watchthedoormat · 10/09/2023 10:26

Clayton Archer nn.Clay.

DuchessOfSausage · 10/09/2023 12:59

Clayton Farlowe

Theoldwoman · 10/09/2023 13:30

Lleyton
Callan
Dane
Christopher
Julian
Christian
Zane
Wade
Wyndham
Brandon
Evan
Euan
Ayrton

Daisybuttercup12345 · 20/09/2023 09:42

Julian
Matthew
Isaac
Iziah
Jasper
Marcus
Justin
Daniel.

boysmuminherts · 20/09/2023 09:49

Your names are so much better especially Gabriel and Sebastian

KayEmAy · 20/09/2023 17:23

While I like your whole list! My favorite is actually Jay as a stand alone name!

Jay Archer sounds super cool to me :)

I also like, Jay Gideon and Jay Hunter

Other ideas:

(Alec) Alexander Reid
Grant Holden
Damon Archer
Quentin Cole nn Quin
Kyle Gideon
Jordan Wyatt
Griffin Wyatt nn Fin
Tyler Landon
Perry Lincoln
Adam Xavier
Clay William
Tristan Rory
Flynn Casey
Clark Gabriel ( I read it was your favorite, perhaps DH can let you have it as a middle! As a thank you for making the child lol)

user1492757084 · 21/09/2023 07:25

Archer, Lincoln, Jacob and Wyatt are all Handsome names.
Nate and Wyatt sound good to me.
Other options ..
Archie
Colin
Toby
Cormac
Cohen

Wyatt Jacob

CoffeeBean5 · 21/09/2023 07:58

Mirabai · 09/09/2023 17:02

Your DH has ruled out all the nice names and you’re left with the dud ones.

Jacob is fine, goes well with Nathaniel, but there are an awful lot of Jakes.

As to the other US wannabe names - think through how they sound in your own accent. They generally better with an American accent (and in America).

Jacob is number 17 and Jake is 103 in the UK name charts so I don't think they're that popular at the moment. He will always be Jacob or Jake though. Never Jay or Jack. I like Sebastian, but I'm not keen on the other names listed. Opt for Jack or Jay as a full name, not nickname. You don't have any control over nicknames.

DuchessOfSausage · 21/09/2023 11:17

@CoffeeBean5 , Jake is popular though, look at Babies called Jake in England & Wales since 1996 (darkgreener.com). Jacob might be the only one in his year but he won't be the only Jake/Jacob around.

Batatahara · 21/09/2023 11:22

The Nate I know has a little brother called Zachary (Zach) and I think it's a nice combo

CoffeeBean5 · 21/09/2023 11:49

DuchessOfSausage · 21/09/2023 11:17

@CoffeeBean5 , Jake is popular though, look at Babies called Jake in England & Wales since 1996 (darkgreener.com). Jacob might be the only one in his year but he won't be the only Jake/Jacob around.

So 553 in 2021. That's not a lot

DuchessOfSausage · 21/09/2023 12:25

Not many in that year, but 1000s of them in most of the years in that period.
Babies called Jacob in England & Wales since 1996 (darkgreener.com)
Babies called Jake in England & Wales since 1996 (darkgreener.com)
2319 Jacobs and 553 Jakes in 2021.

shakeitoffsis · 21/09/2023 12:29

Archer is cool! Wyatt and Lincoln are nice too, hate Jacob.

fruitbrewhaha · 21/09/2023 12:31

Archer -makes me think of peach snaps
Jacob - it’s ok, there’s a lot around
wyatt - cowboy’s name
Lincoln - nickname lin

I like Gabriel

CurlewKate · 21/09/2023 12:41

Raphael?

uncomfortablydumb53 · 21/09/2023 12:56

Adam
Elias
Joel
Isaac
Raphael
Lucas

lls1990 · 21/09/2023 14:04

I have a Nathaniel (Nate) and due a second boy. Favourites on our list are:
Oliver
Owen
Reuben

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