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<p>We've pretty much decided the boy I'm due with any day will be named Silas, but we're stuck for a middle name. It was so easy with our first son -- the name came together early on, it flowed, and both first and middle names had meaning for us.</p>
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<p>Anyway, here are some of the middle names we've been tossing around:</p>
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<p><strong>Silas David</strong> (DH's first name is David, though he only uses that with his family and work; everyone else including me calls him by a nickname)</p>
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<p><strong>Silas Alexander</strong></p>
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<p><strong>Silas James</strong></p>
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<p><strong>Silas Victor</strong> (Victor is my maternal grandfather's name -- he died when I was five so I don't remember much about him, but it might be meaningful to my mom, who helped fund the IVF that created this baby)</p>
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<p>DH thinks that ideally the middle name should have two syllables, and I agree that when we "yell" at the kid it will be more emphatic that way ;) but I'm open.</p>
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<p>And if anyone has any other ideas, please chime in!</p>
 

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<p>Oh, and if anyone I know IRL is reading this, please don't post it on FB or anything. This is the first time I'm "telling" anyone about the names we're mulling over. :)</p>
 

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I like Silas Alexander, it's the only one on the list that flows to me.<br><br>
If you are looking for other ideas, here are some other ones that I think might fit: Avery, Braden, Elijah, Eliot, Hayden, Hunter, Martin, Mason, Owen...
 

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<p>I prefer names with meaning, so I'd say go with David or Viktor. With middle names I don't care so much about 'flow', as most people aren't calling you child by their full name. </p>
 

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<p>I agree with Virginia884. Choose a middle name that is meaningful for you over one that "flows" better, since usually he won't be called by that.</p>
 

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soooo OP your siggie says he was born, what did you pick? i'm curious! <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<p>We went with Silas James, and are pretty happy with it. :)</p>
 
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