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<p>I like that name as well, but my husband's nephew / godson is named Chase and it probably wouldn't fly in that family (although a middle name would totally be okay).</p>
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<p>Maybe we could do Potter James, and have PJ be a nick name?</p>
 

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<p>Any help would be appreciated?  One my hubby just threw out the other day was Potter, and I kinda am starting to like it....but the nicknames, oh boy, the nicknames. Potty? Pot Head? Harry Potter?  Ugh.....</p>
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<p>There will probably be several boys named Aiden (or things that rhyme with Aiden) and only a couple Jacksons :)</p>
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<p>Potter is great though! Kids will make nicknames out of anything, and not always think of the obvious ones, so I wouldn't worry about the Potty/PotHead ones. The Harry Potter -- that won't be a current cultural reference to them. My son shares a name with a puppet from a popular children's TV show from when I was little. None of his friends think anything of it -- and most of their parents are too young or too old to see the connection.</p>
 

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I really think Potter is too easy for kids to pick on. I actually do think you'd end up hearing potty. It's a cute name, but I really think you might have that issue.<br><br>
How about Harrison? I've always loved that one and its similar to Henry without being crazy popular.
 

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<p>zakdat, I have a Jacob Conner! Named him 21 years ago. :)</p>
 

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<p>My husband's pushing for Linus. It's a Catholic name and I was fine with it as a middle but I'm not sure I can handle it as a first name. How would you react to being introduced to a Linus (with brothers Peter, Leo, and Tim)? </p>
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<p>His other suggestion is Edmund, which I think is iffy when Tim's middle name is Edward. Too similar or will no one care except me? </p>
 

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I love Linus and think it is perfect with the other 3 names you have, <a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/u/9041/amyrobynne">@amyrobynne</a>.<br><br>
As far as Edmund when one of his brothers has a similar middle name, it depends on how much you like the name, I think. I had a friend in college whose older sister's name was Liz (just Liz, not short for anything) and my friend's middle name was Elizabeth. Kind of backwards from your situation, but it worked for them.
 

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Linus is really cute! Just be sure you are ready for the Charlie brown comments. <img alt="wink1.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif"> I agree with sihaya on the middle name. It really depends on how attached to it you feel.
 

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<p>I don't love Edmund. I think it's fine but it seems like with thousands of names out there, there must be a more different one we like more. So the middle name similarity is probably an excuse for me.</p>
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<p>I tried for Sebastian or Dominic or Ian, all of whom are either my teacher-husband's coworkers or students and that's enough for him to say they're a no-go. </p>
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<p>I think my favorite name that neither of us has any excuses for is Augustine, which is also strongly Catholic while having very the accessible nicknames Auggie or Gus. DH doesn't like that as much as Linus or Edmund though. All 3 names have different vowel sounds than our other boys, which I realized mattered to me after saying Peter! Leo! a million times. No more long e's. </p>
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<p>I guess we have 4+ months to see which of us wears down the other first.</p>
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<p>As for the Charlie Brown reference, I figure that's neutral. Both of us had blankies we carried around as kids and thought Linus was the best character, so that has a warm fuzzy feel to it, although others might find it sillier. I think I'm most worried about others' comments if we go with the slightly-wackier Linus than a more common name. </p>
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<p>My sister has a daughter but the only boy name she and her husband could agree on was Oscar. I guess I imagine my mom talking to her friends about how odd it is (5 years from now) to have grandsons named Linus and Oscar. If I loved it, I wouldn't care as much.</p>
 

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I think Augustine is awesome! The -ine ending might be considered slightly feminine in a modern name, if that's anything you care about. Augusten or even just August are possibilities in that case. It's a great, strong name!<br><br>
Eta: sorry, totally missed the Catholic significance for you. It's a cool name. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<p>I agree that usually, -tine endings are feminine, but I'm not aware of any girl variations other than August, which seems neutral. I know of boys named Gus/August/Angus/Augustus/Augustine so I think overall it has a more masculine sense. I'm sure it would be pronounced -teen instead of -tin now and then but by school age, I assume we'd mostly be using a nickname so it wouldn't come up constantly. And when our kids haven't been homeschooled, they've been in Catholic schools where teachers and other kids would be aware of the pronunciation and that it's a boy's name. </p>
 
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<p><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/150383/zakdat" style="display:inline-block;">@zakdat</a> DS2 is a Mason! We've yet to encounter anyone else with the name, but when looking at names for this little one, we saw its moving up the charts.</p>
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<p>We just found out this one is boy #3!!! </p>
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<p>For middle names we use a family name. DS1 has DH and FIL's middle name; DS2 has mine, my mom's, and my grandma's middle name and my great-grandpa's first name.</p>
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<p>Our boys names are:</p>
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<p>For this baby we like Sawyer Joseph and Owen Robert. We liked Wyatt a lot too, but ruled it out in favor of the other two. We're leaning towards Sawyer Joseph right now and like it a lot... I think it'll end up being his name, but we'll see as time goes on. We've only got 4+ months.  LOL.</p>
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<p>I love reading everyone's name ideas!</p>
 

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<p>Yes my cousin's little boy is named "Mason" it seems to be getting more popular. I find it so hard to choose boys names! ugh</p>
 

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Love all your names:) My dh's father and grandfather both died shortly before conception of the twins, so we are trying to keep the babies' initials and middle names in memory of them. For the boy, I'm routing for Ryan Robert, dh going for Roland Robert-don't know if we'll ever agree! For girl we agree on Berit Frances. Our older daughters' names are Dylan Sinclair, Iris Tamsin, and Vera Mae.
 

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<p>zakdat, I have a Jacob Conner! Named him 21 years ago.</p>
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<p>:)  It's a great name.  We liked it because it seemed timeless and classic.</p>
 

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<p>Serenity Jude is the full name we like these past weeks, but still playing around with Elly and variations, including Ella and, possibly, Emy/Emmy.  Still want to wait to decide, but have a few contenders worked out.  <br>
Fortunately, I have enough to keep me busy coming up and can let this rest a bit, I think.  <br>
On a side note, our doula's daughter's name is Elia.  Coincidence or hint from the universe?</p>
 

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Serenity Jude is the full name we like these past weeks, but still playing around with Elly and variations, including Ella and, possibly, Emy/Emmy.  Still want to wait to decide, but have a few contenders worked out.  <br><br>
Fortunately, I have enough to keep me busy coming up and can let this rest a bit, I think.  <br><br>
On a side note, our doula's daughter's name is Elia.  Coincidence or hint from the universe?</div>
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Those are all lovely names. I really liked the name Elior or Eliora if we had a girl. They are Hebrew names, and my husband is from Israel so they meanthe light of god or god's light. I would be careful choosing 'Ella' , it is super popular. If you don't mind having 3 kids in the class with the same name then go for it!
 

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Yeah I think Ella is in the top ten. My boyfriend had his heart set on Sophia there for a little while until I told him it's been the number one name in the country for the past three years. Boo! <img alt="greensad.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif">
 

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<p>My daughter's name is Elora--her brothers call her Elle. Kinda not liking the popularity and have considered changing it to Alora...</p>
 

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<p>Anybody want to throw out their thoughts on the name Petra? It was my great-grandmother's name, and while I do still *like* the name Miranda, it's just not really doing it for me enough that I am 100% sold on naming my daughter that. Petra is really calling out to me, though. What do you think? It was actually one I considered in passing for my first daughter, but at the time my main reservation was that it sounds kind of old-fashioned/not kid-like. Now, though, I think it's very pretty and unique.</p>
 

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<p><a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/239137/Mozado8210" style="display:inline-block;">@Mozado8210</a> I love the name Petra! I have a friend named Petra and I always thought her name is so unique and yet strong at the same time. How great that it is a family name! </p>
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<p>As for our name journey, we just found out we are having a girl! That allowed us to narrow our list, but we still are pretty much at square one and not quite sure how to move forward...perhaps it will just come to us. Also going to check out the sites listed above. </p>
 
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