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#1 of 90 Old 04-10-2005, 02:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ok, I never thought I would start a thread about baby names but I need ideas! We had two boys names picked out but now I'm feeling less enthusiastic about them. We tend to like
'old man' names (for lack of a better adjective!) I would like the middle name to be either Lowell or George (family names) our names we had picked were Walter (Walt) or Felix. Both are not sounding right to me for various reasons even though I love both names. (The Odd Couple and a certain flatulent canine spring to mind) Does anyone have any ideas? BTW we are open to suggestions for girls too but I am becoming convinced that this baby is a boy!
Oh, and our other two kids are Oscar and Rose.
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What about Harold or Gerald... maybe Franklin? I'm not to good at this.

And isn't Felix a cat?
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August, Frank, Gordon, Henry, Mark, Robert, Terrence
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I tend to like this "type" of names, too. Here are some I thought of:

Henry
Max
Frank
Fred (Fredrick)
Oliver
Owen
Lewis
Roger


Maybe I'll come back with more...

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My brother's middle name is

Warren

It's a family name.
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My grandfathers were named Warren and Merton.
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Our DS's middle name is Norbert, after his German great-grandpa. People always say, "Oh. Norbert..... that must be a family name." (read: "Oh my God, that's awful.") :LOL
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Warren
Owen
Gerald
Charles
George
Richard
Donald
Walter
Cecil
Ernest
Cyrus
Cyril
Ronald
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Aubrey, Lloyd, Edmund, Everett, Alistair...

And from the 'Porch Sitters' section of the Wattenberg's 'Baby Name Wizard' (not totally complete...their list is really long!):

Abner, Amos, Burnell, Floyd, Clem, Cyril, Delmer, Dillard, Elbert, Elmer, Elroy, Elwin, Erwin, Merl, Homer, Irving, Lester, Merle, Mervin, Millard, Milton, Monroe, Morris, Murray, Norbert, Norris, Odell, Orville, Otis, Roscoe, Rufus, Seymour, Wilbur, Wilfred, Willard, Verne, Virgil, Waldo
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hmmm... middle name Lowell or George...

Floyd?
Herman?
Hyram?
no, I think it needs three or more syllables with a short sounding middle name like those (how many syllables is your last name?)

Jebediah
Nathaniel
Rodrigo
Alistair

...
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How's this...
http://www.namenerds.com/uucn/categories/ce.html

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Donald, Roland (my daddy!), Theodore, Simon ( this name! but we ran out of boys LOL), Oliver, Spencer, Saul, Ephraim, Barnard, Silvester, Chester, Isaac, Asa, Luther, Silas, Ezra, Simeon.

(some of these are family names for either me or DH, others I grabbed out of the 1880s-1920s birth and marriage records for my town - I've been compiling their genealogy website LOL)
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Amos, Barnabas, Gideon, Moses, Reuben, Solomon, Tobiah

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Names from my family (in no particular order):

Timothy
Christopher
John
Paul
Daniel
Orrin
Carl
George
Henry
Benton
Peter
William
Joshua
Michael

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I'm sharing from my family tree:

Willard, William, Charles, Clayton, Edward. Ezekial (sp? lol), Shubael (no, please, not really!), Randall, Jonah
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Louis and Anthony come to mind.

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Our last name is two syllables, beginning with L and ending in man.
Thanks for all the great ideas, please keep em coming!
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My dh's middle name is "Russell", that's an oldie. My ds's middle name is "Dale" (after my FIL), also an oldie.Oh, and "Pearly", my great Uncles' name--- a real oldie!
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I like Russell

James

Charles

Mansel

Edwin

John

Theodore (Theo)

Thomas

Arthur

Phillip

Milton

Jasper

Ernie

Bart

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William, Max, Marvin, Samuel, Frank, Lester are some of our older family members names.
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These are the kinds of name I too.
I am particular fond of Claude, Bertram and Lawrence.

Jenny, proud maker of red things
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Phillip- my granddad

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Oh, and I forgot Tobias

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OK, if you already have an Oscar, you definitely DON'T want a Felix!

I love old man names too and my fav by far is......SAM. My dh and I even have a joke where we call each other "old Sam" when we're acting too old

Good luck. I'm not even close at all to even thinking about names

Me : living with and loving papa and the kids: Dd1 8/97 , dd2 8/04 and my sweet baby ds 5/09 : :
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From my family:

Kenneth
Noel
Henry (love this one! Still on the list for this baby)
Stanley
Ezra
Joseph
Raymond
Bruce

others:
Lawrence
Lewis
Marvin
Everett
Thurman
Thaddeus
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