HELP! Everett or Reid

My husband and I are expecting our 2nd son at the end of the year. Our first son's name is Nolan, which I still love. We are having so much trouble figuring out a name for the 2nd one! Right now we have come up with Everett or Reid. I would love opinions on these 2 or suggestions for others. We like names that aren't super common. Names that I hear all the time usually make me dislike them. But, I don't like super weird names that are hard to pronounce or spell.

Thank you!

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1
October 10, 2017 5:22 PM

I think Everett goes best,  Reid is ok too

 

others

Bennett

Emmett 

Carter 

Garrett 

Murphy

Rhett

2
October 10, 2017 5:57 PM

Congrats! 

I think that Reid better compliments Nolan's timeless, slightly British style. Everett seems much more contemporary and modern. Can you tell us more about what you want in the name?

3
October 10, 2017 6:51 PM

I prefer Everett to Reid, but I don't think either is a bad choice. You clearly like surname-names for boys so how about: Barrett, Hudson, Sterling, Ellis or Finley (not a surname name but I just liked the sound of it for you).

4
October 11, 2017 10:15 AM

Thank you for the suggestions. I don't think I even realized I liked surnames until you pointed it out. But yes, that does seem to be what I'm drawn to.

5
October 11, 2017 3:32 PM

I like them both, so honestly I don't see where you can go wrong with either. I wonder if you would consider Everett Reid or Reid Everett as the full name? Then you can use both!

6
October 12, 2017 1:23 PM

First of all, congratulations!

Second, I love the names that you've chosen. Everett is my favourite, but Reid is also very nice, with a more natural feel to it. Everett gives of a more vintage vibe.

You might like:

Grant - It's short and sweet and goes well with Nolan.

Riley - One of my favourite names for boys, it also goes well with Nolan and sounds similar to Reid.

Emerson - This one reminds me of Everett. It is cute and vintage, yet still not too popular!

Avery - Though it is currently held mainly by girls, Avery goes well with Nolan and could be a great choice.

Brooks - Like Reid, Brooks has a natural vibe and a very masculine feel.

 

Others you might like: Walker, Porter, Griffin, Duncan, Harrison (or just Harris!)

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October 12, 2017 9:37 PM

Everyone's idea of what's "too common/popular" is subjective, so I'm not sure exactly what your standard for that is. If you're in the U.S., Everett (#114 in 2016) is currently more common than Reid (#255 in 2016). Both have been climbing up the charts in recent years but are currently less common than Nolan (#65 in 2016).

Personally, neither is really my style because I don't care for surnames as given names, but that doesn't matter for your family. A few others with similar sounds or style that are all out of the top 100 are Elliott/Elliot, Brooks, Graham, Tate, Bennett, Emmett, Rhys/Reese/Reece, Forrest, and Warren.