Brother for Clara

Hi! Need help naming our soon-to-be baby boy (boys names are hard!). We tend to like classic, vintage names and are trying to use the middle name Joseph as it is a family name. Our last name is 2 syllables and sounds like Al*eer. Any thoughts on the following names or other suggestions? Thanks!

Simon Joseph Al*eer

Henry Joseph Al*eer

Quinton (nickname Quinn) Joseph Al*eer

Alexander Joseph Al*eer

Gregory Joseph Al*eer


February 20, 2018 11:09 PM


I'm absolutely swooning over Henry and Clara! So cute! That one's my favorite. TBH, all of your names work really well with Clara. You can't go wrong. 

Do any of the names have any special significance to you? Do any just feel like what the baby should be called?

February 20, 2018 11:28 PM

Quinton feels like an outlier on the list.  The other four are really handsome, classic options and I like them all.  Simon is the best stylistic match to Clara, for me (but Henry works really well too).  Do you think you would use nicknames for Alexander and Gregory?  Alex and Greg leave me flat, but Sasha and Rory are wonderful.  Any of them works well with Joseph, but I especially like how it pairs with Simon and Gregory.

February 21, 2018 2:02 PM

I agree with all of this ^^

February 21, 2018 3:41 PM

I know a Gregory Lastname Jr. who has gone his whole life by Gregor and it sounds like a completely different name to me than his father Greg. I don't know that I've ever heard it on another kid, but it might sound fresh on this generation!

February 21, 2018 1:58 PM

Clara was the name we had picked out for our son (His name is Liam, was nearly William). I like Henry the best from your list. If our last name didn’t sound terrible with Henry we would have used it.

Others you might consider:










February 21, 2018 4:13 PM

I really like Henry (Clara and Henry sounds adorable to me), Alexander would be my second choice. I agree that Quinton seems like an outlier (but is in no way unusable if it's the one YOU like most).