Baby names for my son.

Hi everyone, this is my first post. I have 2 beautiful daughters named Summer Rain -6 and Ruby Skye -3 and I'm expecting a boy in December. So far the few names that have come up were Arlo, Eden (not to sure about a biblical name and Aidan is not a option) and Caspian (will go by Caspa) my S/O Can't chose between them or find a middle name that flows. If you have any combination of the three or a new suggestions leave them down below. Looking for a bohemian/hippy name.

Lots of love Bri xx

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September 15, 2016 3:31 PM

Also astrology names would be great!

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September 15, 2016 5:16 PM

Hippy/Bohemian- August, Birch, Lark, Phoenix, Willow, Wren, Everest, Ever, Pax

Astrology- Taurus, Leo, Jovian, Aphelion, Apollo, Orion

Congrats!

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September 15, 2016 5:52 PM

I like Caspian the most of the names you listed, and I think it flows best with your girl's names. Plus there is the Caspian sea which gives the name a slight nature feel to me so that would fit well with his sisters too.

For middle names it would be nice to find something very nature-y, I will suggest Reed (which would mean he also has an R name) and Drake just because I like the short spiky sounds next to the softer flow of Caspian. You could perhaps look at lists of birds/trees or other things for inspiration. I love the idea of an astronomical middle name, how about Orion, Sirius or Archer?

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September 15, 2016 7:38 PM

Of the names you mentioned I like Caspian best.

Here are some other suggestions:

Wilder, River, Bodhi, Forrest, Felix, Sparrow, Jasper

Your daughters both have all word names that create a phrase. If you were looking to repeat this pattern, Wilder could work nicely. Wilder River, for example. 

I also really like the previous suggestion of Orion for you.

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September 15, 2016 8:21 PM

Congratulations! I love your daughters' names.

Of the boy names you've already considered, Caspian is my favorite. My main association is Prince Caspian from The Chronicles of Narnia, but I also think of the Caspian Sea. Some other names you might like are Zephyr, Phoenix, Sage, Yarrow, Jett, Onyx, Talon, Aspen, Oak, Elwood, Ocean, Flint, Griffin, and Brooks. Since you're due in December, I'll also suggest Yule.

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September 16, 2016 2:23 AM

I also really like Caspian. A short middle might be nice with the longer first name, especially since your daughters' middle names are monosyllabic. I think a name starting with R or S would be a nice thing for your son to share with his sisters, so my middle name ideas to go with Caspian are: Rye, Rook, Sprig, Sea, Sol, Sun, Rune, Sprout.

Other first or middle name ideas: Cedar, Fox, Clay, Persimmon, Oleander, Kestrel, Bracken, Wreath, Pine, Frost.

LOVE the suggestions of Everest, Yarrow and Yule!

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September 17, 2016 4:47 PM

I can't believe I didn't think of Cedar! It's one of my favorite rare nature names. Fox as a first name just makes me think of Agent Mulder of The X-Files. I've never heard Persimmon as a name before, but I like it.

I'll add Peregrine, Robin, and Grey/Gray to the list of suggestions for the OP, too.

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September 17, 2016 3:53 PM

I like Caspian a lot. Some middle names that have a "hippiesh" or at least a nature vibe: Sage, Forest, Indigo, August.

For additional first names, the above and Rowan, Castor, Pax, Ash, Archer.

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September 17, 2016 7:42 PM

I like Caspian best for you but I personally do not like the name. I think that it fits the vibe that you are best going for. I also really like Arlo. Below are some other names that may for:

Adler, Brooks, Draco, Ewan, Fisher, Griffin, Jorah, Kieran, Leo, Maverick, Milo, Nolan, Oak, Porter, River, Rhys, Rhett, Sparrow, Stellan, Thatcher, Wells, Walden, Wolfe

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September 18, 2016 7:15 PM

Arlo seems to fit with your style the best, so that's my vote. 

Other names that fit your style are: River, Orion, Mars, Sterling, Forrest, Canyon, Phoenix, and Shadow  

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September 18, 2016 7:35 PM

I would be surprised if I met a Summer Rain and Ruby Skye with a brother named Arlo or Caspa/Caspian. 

Do you call the girls Summer and Ruby or by their whole names?

 

I would expect their sibling to be named something like

Roan Ash

Clement River

Shale Moss

 

Gage, Lane, Blaise/Blaze, Ash, Coal, Linden, Chaucer, Sayer, Cooper, Roan, Moss, Clement

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September 19, 2016 7:15 PM

Isn't it funny how people can catergorise the same names completely differently? To me Summer, Ruby and Caspian would not be a surprising set at all because they all make me think of nature and the outdoors, and all have a slightly hippy feel to them.

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September 20, 2016 5:11 PM

That is interesting. Caspian is a literary reference first and foremost to me. I'd put it with Arwen, Eowyn, Cosette, Fantine, Faust, Arthur, Guinevere, Ophelia, Cordelia, Juliet, Ishmael, Hermione, and the like, where you can expect to field references to a book as the primary comment on the name.

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September 22, 2016 6:36 PM

To me Caspian is the sea, and I would group up with other geographical features, like Adriatic, Caribbean, Bering, Aegean.

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September 23, 2016 7:39 PM

For me Caspian is definitely the sea first, although I admit the Narnia character is a secondary association. Of the other names you listed only Arwen, Eowyn, Faust and Hermione immediately grab me with their character references (although I have never read/watched Les Misérables so maybe Fantine and Cosette would if I had, I had to google the names to find out who the characters were), with Guinevere and Ophelia making me think of the characters as a second thought rather than a first-as in I would likely not make a comment with reference to the book on hearing the name-and the others not at all really.

I'm very surprised that Arthur and Juliet are first and foremost literary names to you, to me they are such common names that even though their literary characters are very well known I would never make that connection. The same way I would not think that the parents of a young Harry had chosen the name because they loved Harry Potter. If I met someone named Portia I would assume her parents to be Shakespear fans, or at least to have considered the character when picking the name but I would make no such assumptions about the parents of a Juliet.

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September 21, 2016 11:32 PM

How funny! We occassionally call the girls by there full names. I love the suggestion of Blaze but my neice m/n is a "Bliss" and i dont think the sister would be impressed.