Baby #4 and we're stuck!

Hi! I'm in the last two months of pregnancy with Baby #4, and my husband and I are at a standstill on picking out a boy's name. (We do not know the gender.) Our first three are 0tis, Fl0ra, and Fr1da. Middle names are all family names, and our last name is similar to Robertson. We have ruled out using another "F" name (loved Felix) for this 4th baby. Our girl name is probably Mercy, though we also like Iris.

If baby is a boy, the middle name contenders are MarshaII and 1saac. We actually are debating naming a boy MarshaII 1saac...but I just don't love it like I love the other names we've used!

Here's where I need help! Any suggestions for boy names with 2 syllables, low in popularity, "porch-sitter"/antique name, preferably with a long vowel?

I also like Biblical names, but not those ending in "ah" for boys... my favorites are Simon, Silas, Moses, Boaz, Jethro. (Sadly, my husband can't get on board with these.) 

Thanks in advance!


May 7, 2018 8:43 PM

Linus, Arlo, Jasper, Grover, Walter, Milo

May 7, 2018 9:31 PM

Arlo, Axel, Adler, Bruno, Barrett, Cooper, Caleb, Conan, Cyrus, Dino, Eli, Ewan, Enzo, Eamon, Ezra, Grover, Griffin, Hugo, Ian, Iker, Jonas, Keegan, Murphey, Malcolm, Meyer, Murray, Micah, Niall/Nyle, Patton, Qunicy, Ronan, Silas, Soren, Stellan, Trevor, Vincent, Viggo, Victor, Wesley, Walton, Warren, Walden, Watson, WinstonXander, 

May 7, 2018 9:50 PM

Congratulations! What about Linus? Or Seymour?

Others: Amos, Abner, Enoch, Reuben/Ruben, Casper/Caspar, Emil, Luther, Justus, Leon/Leo, Ambrose, Foster, Ezra, Jonas, August, Rupert, Cyrus, Oscar, Enos, Levi, Omar, Ivan, Ephraim, Jesse, Anton, Emmett, Martin, Wilson, Nelson, Wilbur, Silvan, Winslow, Roscoe, Lincoln, Pascal, Walden, Carver, Rory, Asa, Raymond, Clarence, Dewey, Everard, Sayer, Everett, Baxter, Cyril, Beckett, Avery, Oswald, Basil, Prescott, Junius, Roger, Sumner, Truman, Stanton, Conrad, Lyle, Palmer, Clyde, Calder, Murphy

I apologise for any repeats! I hope this helps. Good luck!

May 8, 2018 1:59 AM

what about another O name to match Otis







Onyx, Orsin Otto Ogden Orville  Orlo, Oren, Oswald Olaf

May 8, 2018 12:11 PM

How about Roland? I also second Clarence, although it doesn't have a long vowel.

May 13, 2018 10:53 PM

The first name that came to my mind is Oscar. Great "antique" choice that goes with the O.

I also like:















May 14, 2018 4:46 PM

Oooh I like your style! I will also throw out Aldo, Alden, Nigel, Nile, and Otto (though that's probably too close to Otis). 

May 14, 2018 5:28 PM

So my first thought when I heard your list was Amos... And, lo and behold, this was also the top suggestion of the Name Matchmaker with Otis. I wonder if that may interest you?

I will also throw out: Reuben, Cyrus, Lewis, Ezra, Roscoe

June 8, 2018 11:09 PM

Love the name Asher or Eli. Also Jediah is nice and Jed is a cute nn with Otis

June 9, 2018 2:54 AM

Fun names! Orville is awesome. Also loving Jedidiah, Amos and Ezra. How about Willard or Abel?

June 10, 2018 4:04 PM

I think a big consideration for me would be whether this is likely to be your last child, or whether you expect there to be the possibility of more siblings beyond this one. Using another O name would be just fine if this is a boy who is a definite caboose, but I'd feel reluctant to go down that road if you think that there might be a #5.

I love porch sitter names; I used one of them and I have zero regrets. Your kids' names are definitely more on the "hipster" side of porch sitter, which is a genre that is blossoming locally so I feel like I should be able to generate ideas from you from kids I know. 

To that end, other names I've encountered: Rufus, Roscoe, Fletcher, Winston, Wallace, Walter, Julius, Gus, Oscar, Felix (both of those are not so great with the siblings), Rex, Bertram/Bertrand. In a slightly more courtly-antique direction, Rupert, Edmund, Arthur. Jasper is a lot more on-trend and I would avoid it if you're looking for a name that's low in popularity. I wonder if I might interest you in Sylvester, if the two-syllable thing isn't a hard and fast rule: that's one I haven't seen in use on boys yet, but it's one that was on our own short list.

I would also like to recommend Maurice, Morris, and Floyd... the latter not for your particular situation, as I think it's too close to his sister's name, but for anyone else reading this thread, Floyd is perfect because to adults it sounds like a porch sitter name but kids it sounds like a Super Cool and Awesome Trendy name, thanks to the Ninjago franchise, where the names of the protagonists are Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane, Mia and Floyd. I know it sounds like I'm kidding; I'm not. Our family has boycotted the tv show and movies, but I'm knee deep in novelizations, and for the past couple of days my kids have been administering a quiz of "which ninja are you?" which has led to them all fighting over who gets to be Floyd. Anyway. That's my bet for porch sitter name that we are likely to see revived enthusiastically once our kids reach naming age so one might as well anticipate the revival. :)