Help Us Decide Or Think Of Some Options

We just had our third and are trying to decide on a name. 

We have Enzo and Lucy. 

Thinking about Dexter (dex). 

People keep mentioning the TV show, but I feel that will pass. I just worry it doesn't have as much warmth or charm as Enzo and Lucy. 

I am italian, my husband is german/swedish, it can really be anything, although I prefer italian but I will not get agreement on something too italian. 

We like short names, that are easy to say. WOuld love something with one or 2 syllables. Open to suggestions!





April 7, 2016 6:56 PM

My immediate thought was Nico.

Others: Rocco, Dante, Marco.

Dexter is more surnamey than your other two, but it's relatively short and certainly easy to say. I agree that the TV show is unlikely to be a lasting association.

April 7, 2016 8:45 PM

I love Dex! It sounds fresh and goes well with your current two. If you prefer the full Dexter, I think you shouldn't worry about the show. 

I have a few alternates as requested. I kept the ends in -o ones on but I would probably try to avoid repeated endings with three short names to make calling for the children a littles less confusing.



Gio (Giovanni)






April 7, 2016 8:56 PM

I like Dexter & agree that the association with the TV show will pass.

My first thought for you was Felix.  Milo, Hugo, Julian, Oscar, Pax & Rex

April 7, 2016 9:08 PM

I agree that the show will fade, but I actually think you've hit the nail on the head with the issue of warmth and charm. Enzo and Lucy sort of ooze it, and Dexter just....doesn't quite as much.

I think Max would be very nice with Enzo and Lucy. 

I also really like most of the previous suggestions, especially Nico, Leo, and Felix.

Maybe August or Augustus with Auggie or Gus as a nn?