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post #1 of 31
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I am having trouble thinking of another old fashioned boys name to match my first son's name (his great-great grandfather's name). The only other person I would like to honor is my husband's father (Gary, no thanks). So I am trying to think of some other classical names I like.

Nicholas, William, Henry, Steven??? I am not really into any of those. HELP!
post #2 of 31
Simon, Adam, Wilbur, Noah, Ronald, Harold, Martin
post #3 of 31
I don't know your first son's name, but I have a Michael. Despite what "they" say about it being so popular, we've rarely met another Michael.
post #4 of 31
Carter, Caleb, Niles, Myles, Luke, Garrett, Gavin, Eli...

names more like that?

Here's a site with more.
post #5 of 31
I'm not a big fan of Gary either but what about Garrett, Garrick & Garreth? I actually like all of those names and you could still honor the family member.

Have you tried going to the Social Secrity's name page? You could get the list of the most popular names from 1950 or any year for that matter to get ideas.

I also like:
Vincent, Francis, John, Joseph, Paul, Peter, Simon, Anthony, Louis, Daniel, David, Patrick, James, Theodore, Arthur, Thomas & Charles.

Good luck,
Keri
post #6 of 31
Owen, Eli, Miles, Elliott
post #7 of 31
Some of our favorite boys names were:

Nicholas
James (DS#2's middle name)
Michael
Gavin
Calvin (still wonder if we shouldn't have named Aidan DS#2 that... he is soooo getting the Calvin/Hobbes fun personality )
Jackson (DS#1's first name)
Christopher
Alexander
Lyle
Zachary
Christian
Adrian
Matthew
Aaron
post #8 of 31
I love classic boys' names. We have a Timothy James and a Lucas Everett, and other boys' names we've considered are: Henry, Jack (from Jacob, maybe), Joseph, David, Emmitt, Benjamin. I also really like Harry (Harrison).
post #9 of 31
Carl/Karl, Sam , Harry, Frank, Edward, Robert
post #10 of 31
My top two boy's names are Cedric and Duncan. They're both pretty classic. Vincent and Sebastian are also nice.
post #11 of 31
We're using Benjamin

If you wanna go really old style, dh's pick is Elmer, after his grandfather. So if we have another son he will be Ryan Elmer.

I really like Garrett as well, that's my brothers MN. We also have a Howard. I love Matthew, Christian, Isaac, Nathan, Nathaniel, all names DH won't let me use!
post #12 of 31
OOps, double post
post #13 of 31
I like Andrew
post #14 of 31
Nathaniel, Elijah, Thomas, John (Jack) William (Will) , Joseph, Geoffrey (Geoff) those sound classical to me.
post #15 of 31
I also like Wesley... is that weird?
post #16 of 31
Here's the social security admin website with a rank of sampled names. Let's you know what was popular by decade since the turn of the LAST century.
http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

This site is a graphical display of that data:
http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html
post #17 of 31
Matthew
Thomas
Timothy
Gideon
Aaron
Alexander
Michael
Wesley
John
Jack
Lewis
Robert
Richard
Ulysses
Isaac
Colin
Peter
Pierce
Phillip
Elliott
Samuel
Mark
George (I love this with the nn Geo)
Geoffrey (again, love this with the nn Geo)
Andrew
Yale
Eli
Elijah
Oliver
Noah
Benjamin
Vincent
Francis
Franklin
Warren
Walden
Karl/Carl
Zachariah
Zedekiah
Joseph
post #18 of 31
Garrett or Garren to honor fil
post #19 of 31
Bertram!
I love that name so much but dh can't stand it.
post #20 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by ma_Donna
Here's the social security admin website with a rank of sampled names. Let's you know what was popular by decade since the turn of the LAST century.
http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

This site is a graphical display of that data:
http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html
I was just going to recommend the SSA website too. You can put in any year you're interested in, too, and see the top X names (you choose from 1-1000) from that year.
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