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Middle name for our boy that goes with the first name we picked!

56 replies

noaddedsugarx · 27/01/2024 20:24

I think we’ve decided on River for our little boy but we’re stuck for a middle name. My other half wants Maddox but I don’t think River Maddox flows very well 🤔 what do you reckon?

I was thinking something more traditional like James to counteract the fact River is not traditional at all…but she said absoutely not.

Any ideas?

not looking for any negative opinions on the first name we’ve chosen fyi

OP posts:
Forgottenmyphone · 27/01/2024 20:32

Was that pun intended? ‘River Maddox flows…’?!

noaddedsugarx · 27/01/2024 20:32

Forgottenmyphone · 27/01/2024 20:32

Was that pun intended? ‘River Maddox flows…’?!

Nope 🤣

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Windymcwindyson · 27/01/2024 20:34

Where do you live op? Tyne would work well here....

Redshoeblueshoe · 27/01/2024 20:36

Mersey, though it's a bit dirty

Mossstitch · 27/01/2024 20:39

I gave my last two sons names that were a little less common at the time (they are in their 30s) but have become quite popular now🙄i made sure they had a more mainstream name for their middle name in case they didn't like it as they got older. Seems sensible to go that way really (although neither have changed to their middle names).

Mayhemmumma · 27/01/2024 20:40

Love the name River and I'd go classic for middle name, Alexander, or James maybe

Mayhemmumma · 27/01/2024 20:41

Oh you said James! Go for that

noaddedsugarx · 27/01/2024 20:42

Mossstitch · 27/01/2024 20:39

I gave my last two sons names that were a little less common at the time (they are in their 30s) but have become quite popular now🙄i made sure they had a more mainstream name for their middle name in case they didn't like it as they got older. Seems sensible to go that way really (although neither have changed to their middle names).

Yeah that was my thought too just incase. Hopefully he will like it though. I do feel it is getting more popular as a name now.

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Onelife2024 · 27/01/2024 20:43

I think River Maddox or River James are both nice, depending how contemporary you want the middle name. Some other ideas that I think sound good with River -

River Ezra
River Eli
River Hugo
River Dominic
River Austin
River Zachary
River Tobias

ChangeAgain2 · 27/01/2024 20:44

River is lovely. I know an amazing Ocean. She suits her name beautifully. I also know a Brook and i loge his name as well.

Do you have to have a middle name?

I like alliteration so would properly do another R name.

River Remy
River Robert
River Ryder
River Reece

quietnightmare · 27/01/2024 20:44

Phoenix

bigfatcarrotcruncher · 27/01/2024 20:55

Something classic. River maddox is too TOWIE

Itsachange · 27/01/2024 20:57

Are you ever going to say both your child's names together? If not, it doesn't matter whether they flow.
Personally I don't love Maddox as a name but if you do then why not use it? James is lovely. I like Alexander too.

NCfor24 · 27/01/2024 20:59

They all work together so I'd go for River Maddox James.
I don't like the alliterative R names... they sound like actual rivers to me.

sciencemama · 27/01/2024 21:04

River Leandro
River Artemis
River Daryl
River George
River Solomon
River Maximus

DuchessOfSausage · 27/01/2024 21:04

Thames
Trent
Island
Jordan
Niall
Hudson

urbanbuddha · 27/01/2024 21:07

Love the name River and I'd go classic for middle name, Alexander, or James maybe

I agree - adding Sebastian to the possibles.

Ivot · 27/01/2024 21:13

Deep Mountain High

Ilovemyshed · 27/01/2024 21:18

Island? Grin

Gemstonebeach · 27/01/2024 21:22

River James is lovely, agree with others how about River Maddox James as the compromise and you both get the middle name you like?

SouthLondonMum22 · 27/01/2024 21:22

I think River Maddox sounds fine.

River Jack
River Jacob
River Milo
River Mason

Createausernametoday · 27/01/2024 21:26

Ting

Nicebloomers · 27/01/2024 21:28

River Rex
River Jago
River Ellis
River Beau
River Hugh
River Miles

2024mustbebetter · 27/01/2024 21:31

River is a lovely choice. How about River Tristan or River Reuben?

FormerlySpeckledyHen · 27/01/2024 21:36

Personally I’d just stick with River on its own.

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