Baby names narrowed down- need help!!

Okay! So y’all were wonderful on my last post so we have narrowed it down to.. 

Hendric Tobias Davis 

Hendrix Tobias Davis

Holden Tobias Davis 

 

basing the first to off of his Grandmothers maiden name, Henderson. 

I love them all!! Holden may be a little more common and I like the different ones. Just can’t decide which one is my fav! Tell me what you think, honestly!! 

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November 19, 2017 2:06 AM

I do like Hendric as a reference to Henderson, but everyone will always assume you mean Hendrix, so you may as well just go with that. :-)

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November 19, 2017 4:26 PM

This basically. I like the nod to Grandma that Hendric gives you but I feel like it would get constant confusion. That doesn't have to be a reason not to use a name you love but I think if you're undecied between options it can be a factor in choosing. Plus I just like Hendrix a lot, it's a very cool name. I'm not really fond of Holden.

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November 19, 2017 9:07 PM

I agree.  Hendric seems like a more direct nod, but Hendrix seems less likely to cause confusion/need explanation.

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November 19, 2017 2:27 AM

I like Hendric with Davis, it's smoother to say. And I like that it's just a tiny bit different from Hendrix, while still sounding familiar. It made me think of the name Heinric, but more tough and American.

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November 19, 2017 4:33 AM

I prefer Hendrik, then Hendrix,  sorry dont like Holden at all

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November 19, 2017 11:41 AM

Holden is my favorite. I like that the others are a nod to your family, though. I prefer Hendrix over Hendric, just because I really want to add a 'k' to the end of Hendric, as it looks incomplete to me without it!

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November 20, 2017 4:46 AM

I personally like Hendric, and while there might be the odd confusion, it sounds namey enough to me that I think it would be easy for people to remember once corrected.

Hendrix is definitely cool but I would only go for it if you are Jimi Hendrix fans, because that's where people are going to assume the honour lies, and that's what you'll most likely field questions about.

Holden is my least favourite, both personally and as an honour name for Henderson (I don't really see it).

Hender and the full Henderson could also work as names I think. 

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November 20, 2017 10:14 AM

The reason Hendric sounds namey is that it _is_ a name. :-) It's an old form of Henry, and is one possible antecedent of Henderson. (That is, the byname Henderson goes back to a guy who was the son of a Hendry or Hendric.) As a surname, it's probably more often spelled Hendrick, but without the 'k' also looks fine to me.

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November 20, 2017 7:30 AM

These are all American type names, so depending where you are these might not be as common as you think. In my daughters school (in England) there is only one Holden, who is American. So Holden is quite rare in England, however in America or Canada it might be quite common. 

Tobias would actually be an adorable first name - in my opinion :)

But out of the names you have chosen, Holden is by far the most adorable - plus it would be good for all ages, unlike a name like Kitty which would be cute for a 5 year old and maybe an old lady, but not for a middle age woman.

Out of Hendric and Hendrix, I personally prefer Hendric.

Hope you choose a name :)

Sophia xxx

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November 20, 2017 9:29 AM

I love Hendrix! HAs a good ring to it

I dont like Holden sorry

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December 11, 2017 11:58 PM

I like the name Holden. Hendrix is cool, but it might be seen as odd/different depending on where you leave. I’ve never heard of the name Hendric before, and I wouldn’t use it. 

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December 12, 2017 3:09 AM

Henrik is a Scandinavian name, form of Henry (I assume.  I'm also assuming that  Henrik is Scandinavian based on the fact that I have a Swedish friend named Henrik.)  Does that appeal?

Of your names though, another big vote for Hendrix!  Too fun.  And no, I don't like Holden either.

 

 

 

 

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December 12, 2017 3:48 AM

I think if Hendric is the most obvious homage to a Henderson to you, it seems like the best choice to me!

Hendrix is a more popular choice (789 boys and 63 girls born with that name last year) , yes, but Hendri[ck] is hardly an obscurity either:

yob2016.txt:Hendrick,M,76

yob2016.txt:Hendrik,M,71
yob2016.txt:Hendric,M,6

 

And Holden is less than twice as common as Hendrix, so I think I wouldn't rule it out for being too commonly used, either. I think these are all recognizable names, which will lead you to have conversations about Jimi Hendrix or Catcher in the Rye to varying degrees. I think my favorite is Hendri[ck] because it puts the conversation to "my mom was born a Henderson" which I find the most enjoyable to have, at least if your child is not actually being named for Jimi Hendrix or Holden Caulfield.