Name for Koa and Max's brother

I'm expecting baby boy #3. Siblings are Max and Koa.  I'd like to keep it short, but it can be 3-5 letters.  So far, the top of my list are Theo, Kai, Ezra, and Ari.  Any suggestions?

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July 6, 2017 1:01 PM

I love Theo and Ezra! My suggestions would be 

Arlo

Asa

Bay

Enzo

Grey 

Leo

Luka

Milo

Pax

Ross

Saul

Troy 

 

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July 6, 2017 1:18 PM

Just wondering, is Koa a boy or a girl?

  • I like all your options, but I wouldn't put Koa and Kai in the same sibset, especially along with Max. I think he would feel like an oddball alongside his siblings very similar, three-letter, k-starting names, followed by two vowels. But that's just me. Here are some suggestions:
  • Milo
  • Levi
  • Eli
  • Jett
  • Sol
  • Cal
  • Beau
  • Thad
  • Ike
  • Nico
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July 6, 2017 1:26 PM

As much as I love the name Kai, I think it might be too close to Koa in this instance. 

Max is much more common (in the US) than Koa; I might be tempted to find something to bridge the distance between "super rare" and "top 150" in a third name.

Dex, Finn, Jude? 

4
July 6, 2017 2:39 PM

Theo feels a bit off with the sibling group.  I think it's a good match with Max, but then Koa seems a little left out style-wise.  This matters to some people more than others though, so if it's not important to you for the names to have a similar style, I think it would fine.

I'd pass on Kai & Koa in the same sibling group.  They just seem too similar.  I know I'd be likely to get tongue tied pretty often.

Ezra is nice.  It feels more like Theo for me, a good fit with Max but perhaps not so much with Koa.

I like Ari a lot for you.  Like Koa, it's a bit more unexpected, and I think it nicely bridges the style gap between Max (traditional, popular) and Koa (less common, a bit more daring).

Other suggestions; Asa, Ike, Jude, Rhys, Brock, Sage, Ian, Nico

5
July 6, 2017 6:02 PM

Ari is far and away my favourite of your list; I think it goes great with both sibling names and I just like the sound of it. For me Kai is far too similar to Koa to use for brothers. I like Ezra but I think with really short names the ending sound is almost as important as the beginning sound, so Ezra becomes a little too similar to Koa again for me, especially with Max having a completely different sound. Theo is another name I love but I think it makes Koa the odd-man-out being between that and Max, have you considered Teo? That's very similar but I think it bridges the style between Max and Koa more.

Other suggestions: Eli, Avi, Neo, Tyr

6
July 6, 2017 10:04 PM

Arlo, Adam, Atlas, Angus, Axel, Ace, Ben, Benji, Bruno, Clay, Cole, Drake, Dean, Dino, Draco, Davis, Enzo, Eli, Ewan, Ezra, Finn, Felix, Greer, Gray, Gus, Hugo, Heath, Hayes, Ian, Joel, Jude, Jack, Jorah, Leif, Liam, Leo, Leiv, Mark, Meyer, Milo, McCoy, Nate, Noel, Nico, Nash, Oak, Oscar, Odin, Otto, Paul, Rhys, Reid, Seth, Sayer, Stone, Saul, Theo, Tate, Toby, Viggo, Wolf, Wyatt. Wells, Wes, Wade, Wren, Zane

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By Lexy
July 9, 2017 2:31 AM

From your list I love Kai and Ari. However as others  have stated I would avoid Kai for repeating initials if nothing else. Ari is great. Works well with Max and Koa. Plus I love the fact if you used Ari that all the boys would have 3 lettered names. This of course is not a reason to use Ari. You need to love the name you end up choosing. 

Some suggestions... Asa, Cai (different spelling to Kai but gives each boy there own initial), Eli, Ike, Ira, Lee, Leo, Luc, Rex, Sol, Zen.

Others... Finn, Axel, Quinn, Liam, Drew, Rhys, Reese, Cruz, Cade, Cole, Levi, Zane, Luca, Kian, Jude, Noel, Oscar, Nico, Luke, Jake, Rocco, Ivan, Jett, Riley, Drake.

8
July 9, 2017 6:03 PM

Nohl

Slade

Loic

Trace

Fox

Axel

Kael

King

Clay

Cruz

Chaz

Trey

Trey would be cute as it means 3.

 

 

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July 15, 2017 3:54 AM

Max, Koa - I'd go with Ari,  Cai? - I dont like double up of letters - I'd also continue with 3 letters

 

Ben

Ned

Leo

Jai

Van

Sam

Tom

Rex

Ash

Ace

Axl

Baz

Teo

 

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July 20, 2017 2:44 AM

thank you everyone for all of your thoughtful responses! what an amazing community