Middle name help

You have all been helpful in my process of choosing a name for my son. It has come down to Austin Sterling Helm or Parker Bennett Helm. After many of you having issues with name choices like Archer and Hunter with my surname I am now not sure about Sterling for a middle name. The intention was to have a tie to my name... middle name Starr... but Austin Sterling Helm = Austin Silver Helmet? Bahhh. I can't find another that sounds as good. Now it's making me lean more towards Parker. We have to turn in our paperwork today. What do you think... should it not bother me?

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September 8, 2018 9:01 PM

I honestly wouldn't have made that connection at all, so I say go for it!

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September 8, 2018 9:29 PM

The only alternative I found that I liked for Austin Sterling Helm  A.S.H

Is Austin Jericho Helm A.J.H  it doesn't have the star meaning but means moon which is equally as awesome and still a connection to me. Also Austin Nova Helm A.N.H could work.

My number one name pick was Parker before baby was born and would have been his name if he didn't come out so bloated from my having gestational diabetes... so Austin Parker Helm A.P.H could work. 

5
September 8, 2018 9:24 PM

I dont see a problem or wouldnt think of the association

Austin Sterling Helm is lovely and I love the association with your name

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September 9, 2018 2:28 AM

I think Austin Sterling Helm is great. I would find Sterling problematic as a first name with Helm, but in the middle name I think it's neat. Remember he'll be Austin S. Helm almost all the time... and you can use "Ash" as a nickname from the initials, too, which is neat!

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September 9, 2018 7:19 AM

Middle names have lots of wiggle room for meanings and sounds that wouldn't work as well for first names because middle names are not widely known or used.  Sterling sounds like the perfect middle for your son whatever first you decide. 

Austin Sterling sounds like a winner for you!

9
September 9, 2018 5:10 PM

Austin Sterling Helm still has my vote.

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By mk
September 9, 2018 8:31 PM

I highly doubt many people will notice that.

11
September 10, 2018 4:24 AM

Official name

Austin Sterling Helm ❤

Thank you all for your help!

 

12
September 10, 2018 4:35 AM

Fantastic choice, welcome Austin!!!

13
September 10, 2018 6:01 AM

great choice and I love the tie with the middle name

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September 10, 2018 4:46 PM

I'm so glad to hear you have chosen his name! And it's a great one.