Brother for Nolan

Our first son's name is Nolan Alexander.  Our last name starts with an S and ends with an N.  We are struggling to come up with a name for a brother for Nolan.  We prefer to stay away from C or K names because both my husband and my names begin with those sounds.  My husband would also love the middle name John which is what is throwing me off.  Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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December 13, 2018 2:37 AM

Are there any names that you do like? I'd probably avoid using another "ends in n" name, especially if you're using John as a middle and your last name ends in n also.

Nolan is a surname-name, so I'd perhaps either use another surname-name that's solidly masculine (i.e. not something like Riley or Avery that could be a girls' name) or a traditional boys' name. Cooper, Archer or Fletcher come to my mind, or something like William or Edward depending on which direction you would want to go. Pretty much any name will sound good with John as a middle, so I don't think that should be a huge concern.

 

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December 13, 2018 6:50 AM

Finley

Emmett

Elliott

Fletcher

Cooper

Blake

Grant

Quinn

Colby

Wyatt

Flynn, Griffith, Callum, Spencer, Asher, Miles, Harrison, Rhys, Brady, Garrett, Corey, Cody, Cormac, Declan, Patrick, Rory. Aden, Fintan,  Donovan

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December 14, 2018 1:54 PM

Some samples from my own long list that I think fit stylistically with Nolan and adhere to your other criteria:

August, Elliott, Gabriel, Graham, Reed, Ross, Tyler

What does the name match maker have to say?

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December 15, 2018 3:29 PM

Patrick

Elliot

Everett

Dexter

Ezra

Theo/Theodore

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December 16, 2018 5:14 AM

Nolan

I know you don’t like C names but Cole is a great name which is growing in popularity but won’t take off too much 

strong O sounds so names like Oliver, Holden or Hugo

Sullivan, Harrison, Levi and Micah are also great names that pair well

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December 16, 2018 1:27 PM

May maybe something like Malcom or Alistair. Alistair goes with Alexander well and Malcom sounds really nice with Nolan. I have some other names below that I really like

Finbar 

Jack 

Theodore 

Leo 

Hope this helps! 

Maisie

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December 16, 2018 11:27 PM

Alistair is an English spelling of a Gaelic form of Alexander. As middle names for brothers, they'd offer a sort of stealth connection, but you'd need to be prepared to answer the question of why you gave them different versions of the same name.

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December 30, 2018 12:20 AM

Ian jumped into my head first, although I think it may be a form of John so perhaps not the best choice?  But I do think it's a good sibling name with Nolan, so I'm starting there in case your husband changes his mind.

A few other thoughts:  Graham, Grady, Miles, Brennan/Brendan, Ellis, Luca, Harrison, Carl, Spencer, Daniel, Ryder, Sawyer, Dominic, Donovan, Asher, Elias, SIlas, Andrew, Aidan