3rd boy. Ran out of names

Hey everyone!  I have been scouring this site and forum for months and still stuck.  I have a daughter named Kate, a son named Brody, and a son named Archer.  I LOVE their names.  I'm having a hard time finding a name I love as much for our baby due in June.  Last name is Roebuck.  We have some silly guidelines.  I am not a big fan of nicknames, since none of us have them in my family.  We also all have different initials, so we would prefer having a name that doesn't start with M, J, K, B, or A.  Yeah, tall order.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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February 17, 2017 11:49 AM

First, I'd suggest stop looking for a name you love as much as your chidren's names.  If you managed to do it for babies 2 & 3, consider yourself lucky.  A lot of people struggle to love any names as much as those they've already used because usually, part of the reason we love them so much is because they are already attached to real children.  Settle for finding a name you like, and trust that you'll learn to love it once it's associated with the baby.

To me, you seem to have a different style for boys vs. girls. To match the style of Brody & Archer, I'd probably look towards more modern surname-as-first style names.  Cooper, Flynn, Sawyer, Mason, Gibson.

If I were trying to match the style of Kate, I'd look for more traditional names and/or nicknames that get some use as given names.  Jude, Jake, Liam, Theo, Miles.

For something that would kind of bridge the gap between the 2 styles, I'd look at nicknames for classic/traditional names that have a more modern feel or pattern of use.  Perhaps something like Cole, Drew, Xander.

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February 17, 2017 11:54 AM

Also, I'd also suggest changing the requirement about matching initials and consider names that start with the initials of you and your partner.  For practical reasons, you might use the initials of your kids to label things so it does make some sense to avoid repeating initials in the sibling grup.  However, labeling things for the parents is not usually needed.  Also, parent's first initials & names don't matter since as much within the family because we tend to become Mom and Dad. Loosening up on this could open you up to more options that you feel excited about. 

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February 17, 2017 4:11 PM

In agreement about this. I don't really feel I become Mom because it's a title, not a name, but like the name hit of Khaleesi confirms, for some people that distinction blurs. Still, my eldest has an exact repeat of my initial (first and middle both) and it is nonproblematic... not just for me but also for my spouse, who has more cause to be talking about the two of us in the third person. I would *not* want to repeat sibling initials because I find it useful to be able to abbreviate, but I think inter-generationally it's less of an issue in my experience.

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February 17, 2017 2:59 PM

A name that kind of bridges the two styles is Sinclair. It's a surname with a history of use at least back to author Sinclair Lewis, and it's from a shortened (slurred?) form of St. Clair.

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February 17, 2017 1:27 PM

Kate, Brody, Archer, and

Cass (said cash or kas depending on preference)
Grant
Reese
Gabe
Rocco
Moses/Mose
Cole
Reed/Reid
Cruz
Roman/Rome
Slate
Charles
Cormac
Sean
Finn
Darren
Dean
Corbin
Gage
Ian
Irwin
Leif
Scott
Nash
Owen
Dax
Fox
Doyle
Penn
Rhett
Rourke
Emmett
Tadhg
Felix
Niles
Cannon
Scout
Silas
Titus
Truett
Gareth
Evan
Poe
Garrett/Garrick
Pearce/Pierce
Eli
Lars
Colm
Trey (perfect for a third boy)
Wynn
Ike
Zane
Ronin
Paul
Timon
Hugh
Sven
Cullen
Norman
Vaughn
Logan
Reeve
Dawson
Slade
Grey/Gray
Heath
Luis
Nigel
Orin
Holden
Graham
Zaden 

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February 17, 2017 3:43 PM

I really like the suggestions above of Flynn, Rourke/Roarke, and Trey ... I'll add Cam, Wells, and Trip (a different way of doing "the third").

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February 17, 2017 4:04 PM

Some name you may like... Felix, Leo, Rocco, Nico, Dante, Eli, Levi, Soren, Finn, Arlo, Troy, Rio, Eric, Kai, Lee, Tristan, Orion, Maddox, Liam, Trey, Harrison, Grant, Finley, Lincoln, Riley, Davis, Logan, Finnegan, Cole, Quinn, Ike, Parker, Everett, Carter.

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February 17, 2017 7:05 PM

I'll add Chase, and Leo (they're brothers on TV, but their names seem to fit your criteria).

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February 17, 2017 8:50 PM

I really Like Flynn with the other names, also Lennon.  

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February 18, 2017 11:04 AM

Name Matchmaker says: Jefferson, Trey, Harrison, Liam, Grant, Walker, Finley, Lincoln, Riley, Porter, Lane, Oliver, Wilson, Reese, Preston, Osborne.

 

I agree with the above posters that sometimes you won't love the name before the child. I find that all the time when friends announce babies with names I dislike...and then get to know the child and begin to love both baby and name.