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Hi ladies! My name is Jamie and I'm a FTM expecting a boy in November. Hubby (Phillip) and I cannot decide on anything. We want something strong, timeless and not too trendy, but not boring. A lot to think about. Any advice would be great. So far Phillip is most likely going to be the middle name for any of these, if not that then James.

Henry
Benjamin
Oliver
Maxwell
Kellen
Clark

What do you think?

Re: Boy name help

  • My friend just had a Kellan James! Love the flow...
    Benjamin Phillip is my pick. Oliver James is nice as well.
    I'm a fan of anything that flows!
  • If you're looking for strong and timeless, Kellen seems too trendy to me, but the others are ok.
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  • I like them all besides Kellen. Maxwell James gets my vote. You really can't go wrong here!
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  • LNic5LNic5
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    I also like Benjamin Phillip and Oliver James..Henry James is nice as well.

    I would take Kellen off the list if you want a strong classic name
  • I like all your choices except Kellen. I think Oliver would be my number one.
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  • I love all of your choices except Kellen.  It seems a little too trendy and not so much timeless.

    I love Benjamin Phillip, Oliver James, and Henry James.
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  • I agree with what previous posters are saying about Kellen. 

    I like, in this order, 

    Henry James 
    Oliver James (Do you like Fleet foxes? He'd have a song just for him...) 
    Maxwell James
    Benjamin Phillip

    I like Clark too, but I don't love it paired with James or Phillip. 

  • Thanks ladies! Benjamin Phillip is my number one but not my husbands. It hard not to pull the "I'm pushing him out" card when his middle name would be after him, and the last name. I really want to be fair and obviously for him to love his sons name just as much as I do but Benjamin is really the only name I'm in love with! So hard! Can't they just come out and tell you what they want to be named?
  • holocene said:
    I agree with what previous posters are saying about Kellen. 

    I like, in this order, 

    Henry James 
    Oliver James (Do you like Fleet foxes? He'd have a song just for him...) 
    Maxwell James
    Benjamin Phillip

    I like Clark too, but I don't love it paired with James or Phillip. 

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  • Since no one pointed this out, I also just wanted to note that Henry James sounds very nice but it is the full name of a famous author... So unless you like that author you might not want to use that one! 
  • I do not like Clark. The others are sweet. My top pick would be Kellen.
  • 4N6s4N6s
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    I like Clark.

    Callen would be my suggestion.
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