Brother names for Roland

We're expecting out 2nd. :) Our son's name is Roland Pierce. Our choice for a daughter is set at Penelope (mn pending, though H likes Lyssa and I love it so much I'd rather save it for a second daughter). We have very few ideas for a boy's name, though we have a few preferences. We'd like it to be an old name, like Roland or Penelope. But not too common, like Henry for example. Something not ridiculous to spell - i don't mind a little complication, but let's not get too far into the Welsh. I think a name ending in the -ER sound would be odd with our last name, which ends in ER, and you can probably figure it out from my tag. :) We've only had a few positive reactions together, so I'll give you those, just for giggles. Also not too keen on biblical names unless they're less well known. Is that too complicated? We've come up with these so far but have been a little lukewarm. Roland's name came together all at once, so I hope so lightning will strike. :) 

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August 29, 2014 11:50 PM

Oh no! I forgot to list what we have so far!!!

Hugh

Hugo

Rainer (though we have a problem with the -ER)

Rhys (about as complicated as I get)

 

 

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September 8, 2014 11:18 PM

I have always liked the name Ryland

or Hiro

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September 9, 2014 12:33 PM

I really like Roland and Penelope. Roland has been a favouirte of mine for a while now. I think Hugh, Hugo or Rhys could work well.

 How about Clarence, Christian, Louis, Tobias, Barnabas/Barnaby, Frederick, Raphael, Leopold, Julius?