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

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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

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MrsRobinsonsHandprints · 27/01/2024 21:39

I think Niall would work well.

SuperDopper · 27/01/2024 21:42

I think River Nile would be ideal!

Doublebiscuit77 · 27/01/2024 21:42

James would work. I don't think any starting with R or vowel sounds work. (Maddox also works, it's just not my taste at all.)

River Christopher
River Timothy
River Matthew
River Stephen
River Zachary
River Thomas
River Henry
River Frederick

SuperDopper · 27/01/2024 21:43

MrsRobinsonsHandprints · 27/01/2024 21:39

I think Niall would work well.

Oh! Snap!

londonmummy1966 · 27/01/2024 21:49
noaddedsugarx · 27/01/2024 21:52


You guys are all so witty! 👍

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Motherofpearlxoxo · 27/01/2024 21:52

I think River James is lovely. Go for that!

telestrations · 27/01/2024 22:03

River James is good

River Jackson or even River Jax pops to mind but very dependent on surname

noaddedsugarx · 27/01/2024 22:07

telestrations · 27/01/2024 22:03

River James is good

River Jackson or even River Jax pops to mind but very dependent on surname

The surname is actually Jackson! 🙂

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mathanxiety · 27/01/2024 23:30

I think you need a long middle name.

River Jacoby
River Sebastian
River Alexander
River Lysander
River Harrison
River Evander
River Jonathan
River Elijah
River Ezekiel
River Augustine
River Orlando
River Orion
River Maximilian
River Oberon
River Nathaniel
River Isaiah
River Caspian
River Cameron
River Casimir

telestrations · 28/01/2024 00:55

Ha too funny

That's a superb name!

Mumofgirls2017 · 28/01/2024 11:20

River is a difficult one as lots of names sound like an actual river! But that aside, I think river Maddox flows ok. If you don’t like
it though other options

river otis
river henry
river elio
river alexander
river Ted
river zachary
river jude
river joshua
river jack
river elliott
river harrison
river oakley
river william
river kai

DuchessOfSausage · 28/01/2024 11:43

I think @Createausernametoday 's suggestion of Ting is the best one but River Ted is pretty good too.

@londonmummy1966 , Maddox is Madog in Welsh

saltnvini · 28/01/2024 11:44

Why is everyone taking the piss out of the name? So cruel.

OP I quite like River Leo

DuchessOfSausage · 28/01/2024 12:01

@saltnvini , because people can.

saltnvini · 28/01/2024 12:54

DuchessOfSausage · 28/01/2024 12:01

@saltnvini , because people can.

Fair enough

noaddedsugarx · 28/01/2024 14:39

DuchessOfSausage · 28/01/2024 12:01

@saltnvini , because people can.

Because they’re rude bints.

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noaddedsugarx · 28/01/2024 14:40

Thanks to everyone who has actually given serious suggestions 🙂

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CurlewKate · 28/01/2024 14:44


CurlewKate · 28/01/2024 14:45

Sorry. Afton.

DuchessOfSausage · 28/01/2024 14:49

@noaddedsugarx , there's a well-known person with a River Rocket Blue Dallas

greglet · 28/01/2024 14:56

River Gregory Jackson
River Thomas Jackson
River George Jackson
River Benjamin Jackson
River Theodore Jackson
River Charles Jackson


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urbanbuddha · 28/01/2024 14:58

Having seen what your surname is I’d go with James.

usedtobeasizeten · 28/01/2024 15:00

Clyde….maybe not if you’re Glaswegian though.

LauderSyme · 28/01/2024 15:09

I think River Maddox is fine although I prefer River Maddoc.

There are other M names that I think go well:
River Maxim
River Matteo
River Macklin
River Marco
River Merlin
River Malakai
River Montgomery

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