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A brother for Matthew?

We don't know what we are having yet, as Im only 7 weeks along, but we've been spitballing name ideas and its pretty conclusive that we cannot agree on a boys name. Our son is Matthew Michael, and my husband is very very set on Weston James. I think its OK, its probably number 3 or 4 on my list, but I just don't LOVE it. My top choices are the following but I am open to similar "classic" names:

Benjamin Paul (nn Ben or Benny)

Ryan James (nn RJ)

Weston James (nn Wes)

The good news is we have a girl name nailed down!

Mrs. H
Crohn's Dx: August 2008
Endometriosis Dx: May 2010
Married: 05/19/2012
TTC #1: June 2013
BFP: December 2013
DS: Born 08/29/2014
TTC #2: July 2015

BFP #2: September 25, 2015

Re: A brother for Matthew?

  • I'm not a fan of Weston, so trendy compared to a classic like Matthew

    I like Benjamin the most from your top favourites

    Suggestions: Matthew and...


    Ethan James
    Noah James
    Colin James
    Christopher James
    Lucas James
    Nathan James
    Thomas James
    Zachary James
    Elijah James
    Dominic James
    Alexander James
    Gabriel James
    Isaiah James
    Nicholas James
    Cameron James
    kayway85
  • I do like Christopher, though wouldn't pair it with James due to the fact that it would get shortened to CJ, and Im not a fan of that nn.

    Maybe Christopher Paul (my husbands middle name is Paul)

    Mrs. H
    Crohn's Dx: August 2008
    Endometriosis Dx: May 2010
    Married: 05/19/2012
    TTC #1: June 2013
    BFP: December 2013
    DS: Born 08/29/2014
    TTC #2: July 2015

    BFP #2: September 25, 2015

    LNic5
  • I also love Lucas....but H has completely vetoed that one sadly!
    Mrs. H
    Crohn's Dx: August 2008
    Endometriosis Dx: May 2010
    Married: 05/19/2012
    TTC #1: June 2013
    BFP: December 2013
    DS: Born 08/29/2014
    TTC #2: July 2015

    BFP #2: September 25, 2015

  • Ryan James fits in nicely with your other son's name.

    Other suggestions:
    Eric
    Brian
    Shane
    Paul
    Evan
    Ethan
    Samuel
    Charles nn Charlie
    William
    Edward
    Scott
    Jonathan
    Gregory
    Douglas
    Franklin
    Francis
    Kyle
    Married 10/4/2014 (10-4, good buddy!)
    Baby Boy #1 born 1/9/17
    Baby Boy #2 EDD 11/4/18
    "It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.  You rarely win, but sometimes you do."  -Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird








  • Ryan James fits in nicely with your other son's name. Other suggestions: Eric Brian Shane Paul Evan Ethan Samuel Charles nn Charlie William Edward Scott Jonathan Gregory Douglas Franklin Francis Kyle
     
    LOVE Samuel. H hates it. Of course.
     
    He's such a stubborn man....

    Mrs. H
    Crohn's Dx: August 2008
    Endometriosis Dx: May 2010
    Married: 05/19/2012
    TTC #1: June 2013
    BFP: December 2013
    DS: Born 08/29/2014
    TTC #2: July 2015

    BFP #2: September 25, 2015

  • Weston is sooo trendy. Is Wesley a compromise? Benjamin and Ryan pair much better.


  • Im not a fan of Wesley :/

    But thank you for reaffirming that Weston IS so trendy, and it just doesn't pair with our classic Matthew!

    Mrs. H
    Crohn's Dx: August 2008
    Endometriosis Dx: May 2010
    Married: 05/19/2012
    TTC #1: June 2013
    BFP: December 2013
    DS: Born 08/29/2014
    TTC #2: July 2015

    BFP #2: September 25, 2015

  • I like Benjamin Paul best out of your choices. I like the sound of Benjamin James even more. :)
    It's a boy! Born 42 weeks, 2 days.
    Pregnancy Ticker
  • I like Benjamin Paul best out of your choices. I like the sound of Benjamin James even more. :)

    I just cant with that one. I KNOW someone in my family is going to try to shorten it to "BJ" and I just cant......

    Mrs. H
    Crohn's Dx: August 2008
    Endometriosis Dx: May 2010
    Married: 05/19/2012
    TTC #1: June 2013
    BFP: December 2013
    DS: Born 08/29/2014
    TTC #2: July 2015

    BFP #2: September 25, 2015

    lynnernon
  • I really like Benjamin or Ryan! Best of luck! 
  • I like James as a first name (although I am biased as DS1 is named James. Out of your list I like Benjamin the best. It's a nice traditional name just like your first son. That doesn't mean that you have to go traditional for a second boy though. Go for a name you both love, not just because it matches the style of your first son.
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  • I really like all of your name choices, including your husband's.  Some similar suggestions for you:

    Andrew Charles
    Evan Jacob
    George Henry
    Jared John
    Joseph Lee
    Mitchell Peter
    Nathaniel Noah
    Oliver Samuel
    Reuben Thomas
    Simon Wade
    Solomon Wyatt
    William James
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  • Ok ladies.... And now we have agreed to start from scratch. Middle name will now be Jesse after my grandfather. Aaaaand GO! Lol

    I like the following based on the fact that I'm not going to be calling this kid by his (if it's a boy) full name all the time:

    Ryan Jesse (RJ)
    Samuel Jesse
    Lane Jesse
    Aaron Jesse
    Mrs. H
    Crohn's Dx: August 2008
    Endometriosis Dx: May 2010
    Married: 05/19/2012
    TTC #1: June 2013
    BFP: December 2013
    DS: Born 08/29/2014
    TTC #2: July 2015

    BFP #2: September 25, 2015

  • benjamin paul


  • Samuel
    Gabriel
    Lucas
    Nathan

    I like that they're longer, classic names with common nns, like Matthew.
    NLewis1
  • I really dislike the Easton/Weston trend, sorry to your H.

    My son is Matthew! We are having a girl, but had we been having a boy, our top names were:

    Owen
    John nn jack
    Oliver
    Peter
    Arthur


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