Help! Boy coming in 7 weeks

I kind of like Daulton as a name but not sure if it flows with my last name of Quick. No middle name either. 

If it helps , my daughter is Arianna McKenzie 

Boy names seem so simple I guess I want something a bit bigger than John or Aaron for a few short examples. Nothing wrong with those names just not what I'm after!

 

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January 10, 2017 8:36 PM

Your last name is awesome. I tried to pick some that have the same weight as Daulton and Arianna.  

 

Possible Firsts: 

Dalton

Dawson

Walden

Quentin

 

I always get stuck on boy middles - are there any family names you would consider?

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January 10, 2017 9:59 PM

I actually really like Daulton. The only name I would avoid is Jack (a la be nimble).

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January 10, 2017 10:16 PM

Jack B. Quick :) I have a recognizable word for a last name too - makes naming challenging.

Ideas For Middles~

Daulton Matthew

Daulton Isaac

Daulton Campbell (This is my fave of this list. I like the hard k sound and, to me, Campbell feels similar to McKenzie.) 

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January 12, 2017 6:40 PM

I like Daulton Campbell, especially if that's the one that feels right.Second would be Daulton Matthew, then Daulton Isaac.

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January 11, 2017 12:56 AM

I think Dalton Quick sounds fine.  (I don't like the u in Daulton, unless it's a family name.)

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January 11, 2017 1:13 PM

Arianna has an ancient Greek etymology (from Ariadne), so maybe you'd like something with a similar pedigree?

I think Straton has a lot of style potential (it's very similar to the surname Stratton), and was the name of a bunch of ancient notables (several kings, a philosopher, and a poet). You could spell it with two Ts so it looks more familiar, and it would be consistent with Arianna's slight change from the original (just intentional rather than a gradual drift over centuries and languages).

Tycho is a name I really like--it's also Greek, though the bearer most familiar nowadays is Tycho Brahe. Most Americans say Tie-ko, though I think the Danish astronomer had a different pronunciation.

Cleon/Kleon was another figure from Greek history and literature; I like this name as a slight twist on the more familiar Leon (be warned that Cleon is not a nice character in Greek theatre).

Gaius/Caius has really illustrious Roman namesakes, and the snappy nicknames Guy or Cai (Kai).

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January 11, 2017 1:33 PM

Gaius does not pass the "would I like this to be my name" test. While being called Gayus/Gay is in no way (or, at any rate, should not be) an insult, I still would not like a name that would elicit awkward pauses as people tried to figure out how it should be pronounced. It may have a well-established pronunciation, but I'm willing to bet that many people don't know what it is, and Gaius could easily be Gay-us. Caius, however, avoides this issue nicely, and Cai/Kai is a more stylish nickname than Guy. (Guy also yields a lot of people thinking that they're funny and making a whole lot of annoying jokes, according to the Guy I know.)

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January 12, 2017 8:11 PM

I see nothing at all wrong with Daulton Quick. In fact, I think that it flows really nicely. I do wonder, however, why you added the U to Daulton, as it doesn't seem to change the pronunciation. Does it where you live?

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January 13, 2017 12:44 AM

I also prefer the Dalton spelling (unless family or other sentimental reason for the u), and think it sounds fine with Quick.  Alternatives, hmmm.  Duncan?  Walton?