Need help! Name for brother to Hazel & Henry

My husband and I are having such a hard time picking a name for our 3rd child (a boy). The first 2 were easy. I loved Hazel before I even met my husband, that was a given.  Henry was the ONLY boy name we both agreed on last time. Now we're having another boy, and we can not come to a conclusion! We are not set on having another "H" name. Although many people have suggested Harrison, I love it, but husband does not. (Agreeing is our problem)

Right now the names we are considering that we both like somewhat are Edward (I love Eddie, but am having a hard time coming to like the name Edward, although my husband doesn't like Edwin, Edgar, or other Ed names I could find).  Nicholas (my grandpa's name). I like Nicholas, but I don't like Nick,  Other names we are considering are Frederick (I like Freddy), Ivan, Anders, or Andreas, These names are all "ok", but I want to really like one! Maybe one will just take time to grow on me? I can't help but think the perfect name is out there, we just haven't found it yet, and when we hear it we will love it! 

Sometimes I like the thought of having another "H" name, but haven't found one we agree on.  My husband likes strong classic names. I do too, but I like others as well. Oh, another name I love is Oliver, but of course my husband doesn't like it. 

I want it to go will with Hazel and Henry also.....

This is so difficult!! Can you help?


January 20, 2013 2:13 PM

I should also add that I would like to use John (my dad's name) as the middle name, so that nixes some names that don't go well with John.  

January 20, 2013 2:32 PM

I wonder if so many people suggest Harrison because William Henry Harrison makes the two names feel like they belong together.

I'm not really one for suggesting names, but if you both like Nicholas but don't like Nick, do you perhaps like the nickname Cole?

February 4, 2014 12:12 PM

Or Nico, which is my personal favorite nickname for Nicholas.

June 6, 2014 10:18 AM

I was just coming here to say the same thing, so I second Nico. Or, as Miriam mentions below, Colin is also a nickname for Nicholas.


edited to add: sorry, just noticed this post is a year old because a spammer dragged it out of the heap.  Blarg.

January 20, 2013 2:38 PM

How about Hamish?  It's a mildly eccentric Scottish classic, so I think it would go beautifully with Hazel and Henry.

January 20, 2013 3:28 PM

If it helps, the traditional nicknames for Nicholas are Col, Colin, and Cole, in German Klaus, and in Dutch Klaas. Did you consider Edmund or perhaps George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones invention Eddard?  Instead of Harrison, perhaps Harris? Harold/Harald? Heath? Howard?  If you want to do the H thing, I rather like Heath for you since there is a subtle connection in meaning between Heath and Hazel, but nothing too overt.  If you want John in the middle, then Ivan would make it John John....

January 20, 2013 3:25 PM

A compromise between Harrison and Edward could be Edison - still gives you Eddie and is a little more classic (or at least less trendy) than Harrison.

January 20, 2013 5:04 PM

I like Oliver, it goes along nicely with Hazel. Other names I would suggest are- Wyatt, Nicholas, Samuel, and Connor.

January 20, 2013 5:13 PM

Do you have opinions on Hugh or Hugo? Other names that popped into my mind by word-association are Miles, Milo, Giles, Peter and Oscar.

January 21, 2013 2:37 PM

Hugh and Hugo are great suggestions!

January 20, 2013 5:42 PM

Does it have to be Eddie or can it be similar (like Freddy)? I had a (now graduated) kid in a class who went by Teddy, but his full name was Thaddeus. There's also Theodore, of course, which is around the same popularity as Hazel.

There's also Sebastian. It's about as popular as the name Henry.

January 20, 2013 7:53 PM

I, personally, would automatically have chosen a different initial this time but I love the suggestions of Hamish & Heath.

January 20, 2013 8:42 PM

I like Harrison, but would be concerned people would shorten it to Harry.  Henry & Harry would just be too much for brothers since Harry is a nickname for Henry.

I like Heath, Hugo or Hugh.  Harvey, Howard or Hector maybe?  H really seems like a difficult letter to continue.

Non-H suggestions-Samuel, Charles, Owen, Walter, Graham or Oliver.

I'll second the idea of Theodore called Teddy or Frederick called Freddy.  You could also do something like Jared with Eddie as a nickname.

January 21, 2013 1:25 PM

I vote for John as the fn. You hardly ever meet a John these days. Of course, the John Henry combo. together would make people smile, but I think as a sibset Hazel, Henry, and John  is very tasteful.

Or, I would vote for Edward with Ned as the nn instead of one of the E choices.

Frederick is very popular on this site. I just can't warm up to it. I do like Anders very much, as well as Nicholas.

A few thoughts: August (Gus), Franklin (Frankie), Milo, Sterling, Conrad, Dashiell ( I suggest this one all the time. I'll sell someone on it sooner or later-lol).

February 4, 2014 2:33 PM

I love the suggestions of Hamish or Hugo, both which sound good with the middle name John.

February 5, 2014 11:20 PM


February 5, 2014 11:32 PM

I like Anders. Or how about Andrew John?

February 6, 2014 6:48 AM

How about for H names: Harry, Hank, Hudson, Howard,


from nameberry people who like Henry and Hazel also like:


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November 29, 2014 6:12 PM

Yes, I was going to suggest Hudson. :)

February 6, 2014 9:38 PM

Our little guy is named "Harrison" it isn't TOO popular and it has a classic feel to it :)

February 6, 2014 10:50 PM

Unless the date is in error, this was posted over a year ago, so baby is surely named by now.


February 7, 2014 2:56 AM

The thread was "revived" by a spammer, and other people didn't notice the year.

March 15, 2014 3:03 PM

That is so annoying.  But I really want to know what they picked!  There are so many threads like that where I wish someone would come back and fill us in on the final decision after baby is named. :-)

September 8, 2014 7:29 PM

John as a middle name would be paired best with a medium or long name, but you don't want something that doesn't flow well with Henry or Hazel, you also seem to like traditional names, so here's some options.


And just noticed that date. Aha! 

September 25, 2014 8:18 PM

I know a family with a Jack, Harrison, and Hadley, and I love the two Hs and one different letter. Actually, jack is my first suggestion. I like Oliver a lot, bummer that your husband does not. One name that I love with Henry is Finn (either Phineas or Finnegan). Since you like Eddie and Freddy, I thought I'd throw Hedley out there. Maybe it's a little too feminine, and maybe it's too similar to Henry, but I just had to mention it. I also think you'd like Hudson. Or, combining Hedley and Hudson, Hedson. The only problem with Hudson as a sibling to Henry is Henry Hudson. So I like Hedson a lot more for you. A few random names you might like:

Mason, William, Liam, Landon, Ian, Isaac, Owen, Anthony, Grey/Greyson, Victor, Connor, Cormac, Finley, George, Thomas, Edmond (I don't know if you've found this already, but it's my favorite Ed name by far), Ethan, John, Kennedy, Griffin, Declan, Lachlan, Beckett

Hope this helps :)

October 10, 2014 2:33 AM

Hadrian? Hector?

With two H's already, I feel funny suggesting non-H names. I feel like the kid will feel like odd one out.

Otherwise, I don't know, maybe Archer, Charles, Drake, Grant, Maxwell, Spencer,

By Bibi
October 10, 2014 7:29 PM

A few more ideas:





I think Harry would be a great choice since it is easy to understand in any country but I also really like Haden. As you can see I would stick to H names :)


October 10, 2014 8:03 PM

Seriously, what is the point of suggesting names for a child who is now on the order of eighteen months old?

November 18, 2014 7:33 PM

I love Hazel and Henry such wonderful names. 

I'm sure you will find the perfect name, boy names have always been tough for me. 

A friend of mind used the name Henley (probably to close to Henry) for a middle name.

My father's name is Giles Thaddeus (goes by Thad)

Some other names:













Charles (Charlie)



November 18, 2014 7:54 PM

Please check the dates on threads.  By now the child in question is walking and talking and for better or worse has a name.