First child, boy

My top choices are Tristan, Sebastian, Porter, Dylan, Avery, Jackson, Lucas, & Riley. Tristan & Riley are two of my faves but the wife gave absolute no's on them. She wants Edward as middle name, it's both her Dads first and my middle name. 


What sounds good to you? Last name is Dimick 


September 10, 2017 6:44 PM

I would use Dylan or another D name


Edward is lovely as a middle name and its special to use a family name


I like Sebastian best, then  Jackson, Riley is good, Lucas is good too

Tristan is ok

September 10, 2017 7:21 PM

Did you mean you would NOT use a D name? DED seem like slightly inauspicious initials...

September 10, 2017 7:31 PM

Yeah, those initials aren't great. I'm not a huge fan of Edward to be honest. But if that's what the wife wants... she said no to a Jacob Jr, lol...which is fine. Jackson and Sebastian are pretty good I think

September 11, 2017 9:22 AM

If your wife vetoed Jacob, then perhaps James, with the possible nickname Jed from the initials.

September 10, 2017 7:37 PM

I prefer Tristan, Sebastian, and Lucas from your list.


What names does your wife like?  We may be able to make better suggestions with an idea of her taste as well as yours.


Some ideas: Oliver, Tobias, Julian, Liam, Calvin, Mathias, Elias, Caspian (I also had Jude and Declan on there, but don't like them with your last name).

September 10, 2017 8:50 PM

What are some of her favorites for a first name?  It'd help us to know this, so perhaps we can make suggestions that might bridge the gap between her style & yours.

With nothing else to go on, I'd suggest trying to group your names by style.  You seem to have some more traditional names (Tristan, Sebastian, Avery, Lucas) and a few more modern/surname-y names (Porter, Dylan, Jackson, Riley).  If your wife likes Edward, my guess is she's most likely to agree to one of your more traditional names, Tristan being the exception.

Do any of your names have meaning, or do are they names you just like?  Nothing is wrong with a name you just like,  but sometimes a name with meaning will override any objections by style.  For example, if your wife leans more traditional, but you'd really prefer one of the modern surname style names, you may want to consider looking through your family trees for something you could both agree on.  Your wife's maiden name, or maybe the maiden name of one of your mothers could be a good place to start the conversation.

Based soley on your list, my favorites are Sebastian & Lucas.  Both sound nice iwth the middle and last names, and the SED/LED initials aren't an issue.  My least favorite is Dylan, I don't care for the alliteration with the last name (sounds a bit stuttery to me) and I agree the DED initials aren't ideal.  

September 10, 2017 9:50 PM

The list is "our list" she just got rid of the two already. No real meaningful names on our list. Just ones we like. Sebastian and Lucas are my top choices then probably Jackson. Just wanted some different opinion, thanks all!

September 11, 2017 5:50 PM

Like others I would not use Dylan with your last name, the flow doesn't work at all for me and the full initials are not great.

Sebastian and Lucas are far and away my favourites from your list, they are both classic names that I feel work well on a little boy or a grown man and they don't seem pigeon-holed to one type of person. I think they both sound good in combination with the last name/full name. Sebastian has slightly more nickname potential if that's something you like. 

Porter, Avery and Jackson are all fine, just not really to my taste. Tristan and Riley have obviously already been cut by your wife.

September 11, 2017 8:23 PM

I think Sebastian is growing on me;)