Help boy names!

Hi! I love researching names! I have a large list of girl names but am stumped when it comes to boys. I do like Lawrence, Henry, and Lowell. They are family names. Are there any other names that are similar in style to these. Lawrence and Lowell are a mouthful and don't have many/the best nicknames. Henry is too popular. Thanks for any suggestions!

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September 16, 2013 9:24 PM

To go at the Henry:

Harvey/ Harry

Samuel

Alexander

George

James

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September 17, 2013 10:41 AM

Lawrence and Lowell do feel a bit dated to me, so it's hard to come up with suggestions that don't also feel dated.  Maybe names like Merrill, Clayton, Marshall, Wallace & Wilson?

Lowell as a very strong O sound, so maybe you'd like other O names like Noah, Milo, Leo or Cole?  I really like Cole for you, it shares the O sound of Lowell along with the ending L.

Lawrence is a bit hard for me to match for sound, perhaps Warren or Darwin?

Or perhaps the starting L of Lowell & Lawrence appeals to you.  In that case, I might suggest Liam, Lochlan, Levi, Logan (there's the O again), or Lucas.

Instead of Henry, there is also Harry.  Or Harris and Harrison.  Other names with a similar vintage style that might not be as popular include Jasper, Myles, Charles, Samuel, Oliver & Simon.

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September 17, 2013 12:30 PM

Lawrence, Henry and Lowell really give off a 19th-century New England vibe to me (the Fireside Poets come to mind). Other names of that era might appeal to you. You could check the Social Security lists for the 1880s and 90s (they don't go back further than that). Other names from the Fireside Poets that might work are Cullen or Bryant (William Cullen Bryant), Russell (James Russell Lowell), or Oliver (Oliver Wendell Holmes). Amos Bronson Alcott was Louisa Mae Alcott's father. Bronson also sounds good to me with Lawrence, Henry, and Lowell.

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By EVie
September 17, 2013 9:54 PM

Nice suggestions! I was having a really hard time figuring out what the stylistic connection between those names was, but I think you nailed it. 

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By ozy
September 19, 2013 10:55 PM

what about Leland