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DH & I have 2 names that we like for this baby if it's a boy, but I'm not done brainstorming.<br><br>
DS is Jack, and our last name begins with H.<br><br>
We like Oakley (were going to use it for Jack but he was a Jack instead), and Liam. Middle name will probably be Edward. We tend to like strong, classic names.<br><br>
I love Charles/Charlie, but it's got bad connections to my ex. So it's out....<br><br>
Any ideas???
 

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I wouldn't think of Liam as a "strong, classic name". It's kind of soft sounding and trendy, and doesn't seem to match the name Jack. I do like it though, and it doesn't have to match Jack, just sayin'. I think Oakley is okay, but is there a nickname you would use, because the "e" sound might seem a little childish for a bigger boy or man. Charley/Charles seems to match Jack better, too bad that is off limits.
 

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I agree with pp. Jack is such a strong handsome name.<br><br>
Oakley makes me think Annie Oakley. I know she was strong,<br>
too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> but I'd worry about naming a boy Oakley. Kids here would tease him with "Annie, get your gun."<br><br>
Liam is pretty and soft.<br><br>
I think Charlie is the best objective choice to go with Jack, but since there are subjective issues, what about Sam? Ben? Paul? I think you definitely need something strong to keep pace with Jack.<br><br>
What do YOU think? That's what matters. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I am right with you on boy names. Actually this baby is Jack, named after my dad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">. I just prefer simple no frills boys names I guess.<br><br>
I like Charlie Samuel Elliott Owen<br><br>
have you gone to nymbler.com it will populate names based on others that you like.<br><br>
Good luck I don't know what we would do if we weren't using Jack adn we were totally lost on girl names this time too
 

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I like Sam and Ben too. How about Max?
 

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I second nymbler.com.<br><br>
And I have to agree with pps that Oakley isn't a great, strong, classic boy name. It's sunglasses. And I don't like it with Edward at all. Sorry, but just being honest.<br><br>
I like Max, I love Owen or Oren, too (those were on our list, but we decided on Warren Parker). I also like Jude (I think Jude Law), and I think it goes with Jack. I think those are strong, classic names, too.<br><br>
I love Jack, by the way, it's my dad's name, and we would have considered Jackson, but our last name ends with "son", and plus Jack variations have been really popular recently.<br><br>
Anyway, good luck. It's such a pain to name BOYS!!!!
 

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Yeah, ok thanks for the feedback. I wasn't really looking for opinions on the names we do like, and now that I have them I'm kind of bummed. But I appreciate the other suggestions. Boys names are so hard. I hope it's a girl just for that reason alone. (But I don't think I'll share that name again in case I get negative feedback on that one, too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> )
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah, ok thanks for the feedback. I wasn't really looking for opinions on the names we do like, and now that I have them I'm kind of bummed. But I appreciate the other suggestions. Boys names are so hard. I hope it's a girl just for that reason alone. (But I don't think I'll share that name again in case I get negative feedback on that one, too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> )</div>
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Sorry, that wasn't really clear in your post. Most people post names they are considering because they want opinions on them.
 

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Oh, it's ok. I see that I wasn't super clear that I just wanted new ideas. I know DH & I will do what we want to anyway. No worries, for real. I just wanted to say something so that I wouldn't get any more feedback on those names. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
It's funny, when we were considering Jack's name, and I told my little brother that we were thinking 'Jack' he told me it was pedestrian and it crushed me for weeks. Obviously we used it anyway, and I tease my brother about that comment now. I guess I should have learned my lesson <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I feel like you do. We have names picked out but I feel like I need to keep looking just in case.<br><br>
I love Oakley! I think it's a great name! On the other hand I like how Liam sounds with Jack (not that it really matters lol but I have a tendency to only lean toward sibling names that I think sound good together no matter how much I might like another name). I definitely agree with Nymbler. I was looking at it last night using my fave names. Good luck...whatever you choose will be great as long you and your dh love it!
 

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I think you should use whatever names you want. People will always have their opinions about them or pull faces. Everyone has associations or memories with various names. If you name your child, people will come to accept it, whatever it is, and focus on THE PERSON, not the name. Yk?
 

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Oh and as for other boys names: I agree that Benjamin is a good strong boy name like Jack.<br><br>
What about: David (thinking of David and Goliath), Scott, Brandon, Gavin, Angus, Michael? Just some thoughts.
 

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Elliott<br>
Ian<br>
Abraham/Abe<br>
Zane
 

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what about edward as the first name and oakley as the middle? you could call him ned. i thin ned and jack sound nice together. just my 2 cents! and fwiw, i associate oakley with the sunglass/surf brand, not annie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">and fwiw, i associate oakley with the sunglass/surf brand, not annie <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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It's funny- that's my association too. Being from VT I know 3 Oakleys (all male) and two of them are ski bums (one is actually placing in the world freestyle championships).<br><br>
Ted/Teddy can be nicknames for Edward, too, right
 

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Henry, Nelson, Eric/Erik, Isaac, Mark, Peter, George, Daniel, David, Neil/Neal, Ian, Ben, Sam, Ryan, Alex, Shane, Sean.<br><br>
Liam is the Irish form of William...I find it to be a VERY strong and classic name.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
My guys are...<br>
Joshua Neil, Ian Andrew, Elijah Ryan, and this one is Zachariah Winchel
 

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I'd vote for William, then call him Liam. Then when he's older he could choose what he wanted to be called (Bill, Will, etc.) William Edward sounds very strong and nice to me.<br><br>
Other names may be:<br>
Joshua<br>
Peter<br>
Adam
 

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Neil, Chad, Darren - just thinking of the boys from my elementary school way back in the 70'2. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'd vote for William, then call him Liam. Then when he's older he could choose what he wanted to be called (Bill, Will, etc.) William Edward sounds very strong and nice to me.<br><br>
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We actually picked Liam for it's connections to William! DH's grandpa, dad & brother are all Williams, but he wasn't totally on board with using it (long story), but we liked the nod it gave to the family Williams while being it's own name. I think we're leaning toward it at this point (although DH is still gung ho on Oakley...I just don't think it goes with Jack as well, if it matters).
 

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DDCC<br><br>
I love Liam, but I have an Ian, so Liam was off our list (rhymed too much).<br><br>
John is a classic strong male name that goes well with Jack.<br><br>
James is another.<br><br>
Michael is classic, strong, and has nick names. Jack and Mike sound good together.<br><br>
Robert.<br><br>
Peter.<br><br>
Daniel.<br><br>
Stanley.
 
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