Brother for Odin

some ideas we have: Magnus, August, Hawksley, Wolfgang, Laird. 

Any other ideas out there for a good sibling complement?


December 29, 2012 5:14 AM

I think they are all good matches. I particularly like Magnus and August but they all work.

I know of two Odins. One has a sibling Felix and the other Perun, if either of those interest you.

December 29, 2012 7:18 AM

I like Hawksley the most. But I think Laird fits best with Odin.

I just thought of Achilles, Loki... Don't think they really make a good pair with Odin, though.

December 29, 2012 7:27 AM

I like Laird best of your list...Odin and Laird...but they are all good choices, including the added suggestions!

December 29, 2012 1:43 PM

I like Magnus & Laird the best with Odin.

Hawksley made me think of Peregrine, maybe you'd also like that?

Some other ideas-Soren, Axel, Orion & Roman.

December 29, 2012 2:26 PM

I'm a big fan of August. Have you considered Torin?

December 29, 2012 5:07 PM

My first thought based on the thread title was Thor, but on second thought, that'd be a bit too much of the Norse pantheon... Laird, August, and Magnus continue the "exalted" thought without overdoing the theology, so if you kinda want a theme, I'd choose one of those. (My personal favorite is August, nickname Gus.)

December 29, 2012 9:49 PM

I like August with Odin.

As a pair, they have an educated, eclectic sound-like the sons of a classics professor.

I like that August has a distinguished vibe but is a bit unexpected as a match.

None of the others are names I'd use personally, but I think they all work.

Magnus would probably be my 2nd choice. Has a celeb used this name of late?

I know of two wee ones, which seems like a lot for a name I really hadn't heard of a few years ago!

I think Wolfgang would probably be my 3rd choice, mainly because I like the idea of Wolf or Wolfie as nns. I just don't care for the sound of Laird or Hawksley. I do know of a boy called Peregrine nn Perry.

My suggestions will probably be off the mark,  but for the sake of the challenge.....Conrad, Kasper, Torsten, Alfie, Von, Piers, Anders...

December 30, 2012 3:05 PM

Some more I thought of for you:

Lance, Leif, Vaughn, Taran, Hugo, Rollo, Rex, Conan, Conall, Cormac, Kian, Niall, Balin, Kane, Drake, Gale, Thain, Dain, Gunnar, Morley, Kai, Leo, Merion, Finn, Cato, Hunter, Moore, Tyr (too much?!), Kiartan, Hawk, Archer

Also Soren and Orion, but NotAGuestAnymore has already suggested them!  Any of those appeal?

December 30, 2012 3:27 PM

If you want to stay Nordic: Niall, Gunnar/Gunther, Egil, Orm, Frey, Eirik, Haakon, Svein/Sven, Olaf, Nils. Hauk, Harald, Baldur, Lars, Sverre, Trygve, Aksel/Axel, Arne, Arvid, Bard, Einar, Erland, Geir, Goran, Ivar, Knut, Mats, Roald, Vidar, Sten....

January 3, 2013 12:47 AM

Thanks for great feedback and ideas. I am reminded that I like Torin and Lars-both on the list. Many thanks, m

January 3, 2013 12:52 AM

Also Soren and hawk. My best friend just named her son Orion so that's out, though I love it. Anyone know a Brooks or Woods?

January 3, 2013 3:52 PM

I know a Brooks. He's about three and is an absolute tank of a kid. His name doesn't seem to fit him at all--my image of Brooks is more effete, perhaps because of Brooks Brothers.

January 3, 2013 6:01 PM

My association with Brooks are Brooks Orpik and Brooks Laich.  They're both hockey players who go by their middle names (Orpik's first name is Richard, and Laich's is Eric, iirc).  At least one of them, and possibly both, were named for the famous hockey coach Herb Brooks.

Personally, I think Brooks is a perfectly nice and usable name for a boy, though not my style.  It seems more of a match for a Jack than an Odin, to me, though. 

January 3, 2013 9:46 PM

I like Brooks. Some celeb used it recently. I can't remember who, but I know I saw it in my Us magazine (Guilty pleasure)!

Not a fan of Woods. Just seems like a surname to me, and I think it might give rise to some teasing in junior high (sorry that I must always go there-too many years of working with teenagers).

I do agree with others that Brooks seems quite a bit different in style than Odin.

January 3, 2013 10:51 PM

I've never known a Brooks, but it does feel "preppy" to me, which is a very far reach from Odin.  I'm not a fan of Woods. It just doesn't feel like a name.

January 9, 2013 10:57 PM

A friend just pointed me to this feed since we have an 11mo old son named Odin.  We are also expecting a little girl due in April.  We've compiled a list of potential girl and boy names that we like, but haven't narrowed it down to just one yet.  I really like your suggestion of "Laird"  I think it would be a good pairing with Odin, but is unique in its own right.  Other names that we had considered before we found out we were having a girl are Rhys, Fenn (family name), and Kai.  I am new to this website, so there are probably a lot of names on this board I've yet to consider.  Any suggestions for a name for Odin's sister? :) 

January 10, 2013 3:31 AM

You should post a new thread titled "Sister for Odin", just to parallel this thread's title... :-)

My first thought was Freya, but that would again be a bit too much of the Norse pantheon (just like Thor for a brother).

You could go with a different pantheon: Isis, Rhiannon, Brigid, Aurora, Minerva, Venus, Diana, Juno, Artemis, Aphrodite, Athena, Calliope, Eirene (I know a girl by this name whose little brother is Thor), Iris, Maia, Persephone, Phoebe, Thalia, Selene...

Continuing the "exalted" theme, there's Augusta, Regina, Daria, Malka, Alberta, Gloria, Gloriana, Serena...

Or you could just choose a name you like, without reference to her brother's name. As long as it's not a Norse goddess and doesn't sound just like Odin (Olin? except that's a boy's name), you should be fine.

January 10, 2013 3:43 AM

Yeah, I think Freya, like Thor, is just a bit too much as a sibling for an Odin. We joke often that our sons should be Thor and Odin and it's humorous given their personal attributes but would be too much in real life, I think. It COULD work in the middle spot to tie in an otherwise divergent name: Odin Middlname and Firstname Freya or Firstname Thor, where the sibling Firstnames are not Nordic in nature.

I think something like Thora or Torsten might be more workable though, for a sister and brother respectively.

I like the "pick a name you like" advice - just stay away from the Norse pantheon and any sound-alike names (Olwen for example) and I think you're all set!I might explore the classical name selection of the BNW book, though, and see what you can come up with!

Original poster, Felix somehow works well for me.

January 15, 2013 5:57 AM

Good idea, I'll do that :)
Agreed, Freya would be going overboard.  I like the names Isis, Brigid, Diana and Thalia from your list of suggestions.  They are all so lovely.  I will run them by my husband tonight and get his opinion.  
So far we have found common ground with "Sylvie."  I have also suggested Margot, Simone, Elise, Signe, and Cora.  He brought up "Elle" the other day, which we both like, but feel it sounds too much like a pet name rather than a name that stands on its own.  
(Side note: I also like the name Aurora, but we live in Japan and our poor Japanese friends would have a terrible time trying to pronounce it.)

January 11, 2013 3:58 PM

I'm afraid I doubt this is very helpful to you, mmmorris3, but while we're on the subject of girls' names and the Norse pantheon, I thought I'd share that I recently met a 10-year-old girl called Tyr.  (I thought she was Tia until I saw it written down.)  She told me her brothers' names and they were also very Norse - unfortunately I can't remember exactly what they were, but it was very much along the lines of Thor and Odin.  I was a bit surprised that their parents knew what theme they were going for with their children's names, but then broke the rules by giving their daughter a masculine name...still, it didn't seem to be doing her any harm; quite the contrary, as she was very proud of her unusual name!

June 10, 2013 11:37 AM

I knew an Odin once and his sisters' names were Karin and Marit (not sure of the spelling).  I also love all the Kristin, Kiersten, variety of names.  

January 31, 2013 1:21 PM

For Odin's brother, I like Laird - possibly with Hawksley as a middle. So different from my own style but really distinctive and strong!


For Odin's sister, my first thought was the Finnish name Lumi - it means "snow". If you want to avoid Scandinavian names altogether, I'd suggest Hazel.


Good luck to both Odins' Moms!

June 10, 2013 11:40 AM

Our son's name is Erik which I still love 13 years later.  

Or, how about Anders?

June 10, 2013 12:30 PM

My first thought was Zeus, which I don't believe anyone has mentioned. :)