Down to 1 week and three names - need help deciding

Okay, after a lot of debate, we're down to the 3 finalists.  Please let me know what you think about these three options:


Samuel Rhett

Jack Edward

Charles Beau

We only have a week to go, so any feedback you have will be appreciated!  Please also let me know any nicknames you would (or wouldn't) prefer. 


December 12, 2014 10:34 AM

Oops, meant to add that siblings are Th0mas and H@nry.

December 12, 2014 11:15 AM

Jed cpuld be a nickname for Jack Edward--it that has the "southern-y" feel that Rhett and Beau have.

December 12, 2014 12:42 PM

All very handsome choices! I'd put Jack at the bottom of my list, because I'm in an a highly-concentrated area of Jackson/Jaxons, which have unfortunately made Jack feel trendy. I've always loved the nickname Sam; it just feels so kind and wholesome. But I'd have to put my vote in for Charles Beau, nn Charlie (I also like Chuck). It's such a charming pairing of names!

December 12, 2014 1:55 PM

All three are great timeless choices.  I think Jack might be a little more casual than your other sons' names, although I like it a lot.  My favorite is probably Samuel Rhett, for no other reason than I just like it best!  But you really can't go wrong with any of them!

December 12, 2014 3:08 PM

These are all nice names, in order of preference I like

Samuel Rhett

Charles Beau

Jack Edward

December 12, 2014 3:18 PM

I have a J@ck and a H@nry, and Charlie and Sam are two of my favorite names in the world, so I'll never be able to choose here.

I think if I was really pressed on it, I'd vote for Charles/Charlie as perhaps a shade better fit with your other boys' names, but you're really in a, "Can't go wrong," situation. Maybe you can just see what he looks like? 

It is true that J@ck is very popular, especially with the Jacksons and Jaxs added in. And I believe I've heard Charlie is on quite the upswing for girl Charlottes. 

Those are really quibbles for me, but they might give you reasons to upvote Samuel.

December 12, 2014 3:36 PM

You really can't go wrong here but I'll throw my vote behind Charles Beau. I think it's the best fit with your other sons' names and I adore how southern charm it is. Samuel Rhett is a little more....southern scoundrel, and Jack feels a little more trendy and casual than your other sons as a full name. But it's like a 100% and two 98%s. Maybe wait and see what he looks like when you meet him. 

December 13, 2014 2:33 AM

Samuel is my brother's name, so while I think it's definitely a great choice, I'm hesitant to advise anyone else to use it.

Jack Edward- the names are both classic, familiar, and pleasant. However, it sounds somewhat generic, in my opinion.

Personally, I favor Charles Beau. He could go by Charles, Charlie, or Beau. I think it provides the best nickname options.

I also think that Charles matches Thomas and Henry the best. For example, Henry Tudor, Charles Brandon, Thomas Cromwell/Thomas Wolsey.

I really don't think you can go wrong with any of these, though.

December 13, 2014 11:11 PM

My vote goes to Samuel (nn Sam).  Classic, masculine, and a good match for brothers Thomas & Henry. I like the long and the short version of the name.  I prefer John over Jack, but Jack is a good fit too.  I am just not a fan of Charles, Charlie, or Chick.  It is a perfectly fine name though.

December 14, 2014 1:37 PM

If you'll be using Charlie as a nn, I think Thomas, Henry and Charlie is an adorable sibset!