Need help naming the third triplet!

Okay, so I'm five weeks from my due date, and we're having triplets! We've already named the two girls Emmeline and Juliette. The problem is, DH and I have absolutely no idea what to name our little boy. As you can tell from our choices in girl names, we're both very into long, sweet, classical type names. If you have any middle name ideas, that would be a great help! Thank you in advance! :)

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April 22, 2017 6:55 PM

Since the girls have 3 syllable 8 letter names I would for your son too

 

Alastair

Benjamin

Nicholas

Theodore

Matthias

Harrison

Dominick

Frederik

Thaddeus'

Augustus

Giovanni

Finnegan

Gilberto

Sullivan

Lysander

Montague

Augustin

 

 

 

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April 22, 2017 7:12 PM

Alexander, Lysander, Evander, Leander, Xavier, Leonardo, Angelo, Antonio, Orlando, Claudio/Claudius, Augustus, Lazarus, Cassius, Phineas, Demetrius, Octavius, Maximus, Maximilian, Caspian, Adrian, Sebastian, Tristan, Valentin, Donovan, Barnaby, Raphael, Olivier, Devereaux, Cedric, Aidric, Alaric, Ferdinand, Isidore

For middle names, do you want more long names (Emmeline Ophelia), or do you want shorter names to contrast with the first names (Juliette Claire)?  Do you care about picking something meaningful, or just something that sounds good?

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April 22, 2017 7:13 PM

I think the double letter is much more striking to me than the # of letters or syllables (especially because Juliet(te) can be more of a two-syllable name for many people). 

I might suggest Phinneus, Finnegan, Dashiell, Maxwell/Maximillian, Atticus, Matthias, Sullivan, Harrison, Leeland, Raffael, Rafferty, Russell, Tennessee, Terrence, Cassius, Merrick or Merritt, Callum, Griffin, Bennett. Even something more commonplace like William, Aaron or Isaac could work. 

To be clear, I in no way think the double letter is a requirement, but if you're feeling adrift on a sea of too many name choices, it's a fun way to narrow down a selection to consider.

ETA: here is a longer list http://www.theartofnaming.com/2014/09/double-letter-boy-names-ll-nn-rr-ss-tt.html

4
May 12, 2017 12:08 PM

Frederick.

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May 12, 2017 1:02 PM

I love your girl names, Juliette is on our list right now for our third girl.  How about Lincoln, it's always been our boy pick, but alas no boys for us.

6
May 12, 2017 2:26 PM

Sebastian Luke (long + short, both classic)

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May 12, 2017 9:21 PM

Sebastian was the name that occurred to me too.  It just seems to fit.

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By rooo
May 13, 2017 2:52 PM

I like Samuel, Nathaniel, Daniel or Dashiell, which pull in the L sound in both of your girls' names. 

A few other thoughts... William, Henry, Theodore, Zachary, Tristan, Arthur, Miles, Felix

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May 23, 2017 12:53 AM

Marcelino
Leonardo
Theodore
Darcy
Zechariah
Nathaniel
Alexander
Devereau
Laurence
Santiago

An interesting side note, I find that certain names flow better in a certain order.
Emmeline, Juliette, and Marcelino
Laurence, Emmeline, and Juliette
Emmeline, Darcy, and Juliette
I recommend trying any name you're considering out in all the positions to see if it sounds better in one than the others. 

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May 23, 2017 2:30 PM

Algernon

Anderson

Augustus

Benedict

Benjamin

Finnegan

Fredrick

Garrison

Gregory

Harrison

Ignatius

Jonathan

Matthias

Percival