Little brother for Martin

Hello, my husband and I are expecting our second child, a boy, and it seems we have hit a sort of "writer's block" in the name department, if you will. Our older son is Martin Henry. We want something traditional, but maybe not as common as, say, Benjamin or Andrew (although we really love John, James, and Thomas). If you could suggest a few names you think fit our criteria and sound good with Martin, that would be great! Feel free to ask any questions. Thanks! 


February 12, 2014 9:23 PM

My first thought was Grant. 

Other thoughts:

Vernon, Leon, Lewis, Hugh, Franklin, Paul, Peter, Frederick, Lyle, Roland 

By Mars
February 12, 2014 10:32 PM

Thank you for the suggestions! 

I really like Grant, along with Graham. I also like Lewis, Paul, Peter, and Lyle :)

February 12, 2014 9:55 PM

Lee, Reid, Heath, Ian, Ethan, Simon, Nathaniel? 

How about family names? 

By Mars
February 12, 2014 10:31 PM

I adore Simon, but I'm worried its too 'matchy' with Martin (especially the endings). His middle name will definitely be a family name- either John, James, Charles, Arthur or Emmett.  

February 13, 2014 12:10 PM

Would you consider using one of the middle names as a first?  I think John, James, Charles or Emmett would make great matches for Martin.  Arthur is also nice, but I think shares too many sounds in common with Martin.

Some other suggestions, Walter, George, Conrad, Albert, Frederick, Louis & Edmund.