New Here! Need Help with Baby Boy Name

We are having the hardest time with naming our third child due in December. We have revised our list again and these are our top three. 

Forrest William - Both are family names, my concern is Forrest usable?
Arlo Thomas
Hugo William

The middle names are family names but some other names up for the middle slot are...
MatthewLeePaulFrancisJackGuy, Goss, DanielEverettJoseph.
I am open to new combinations. I'm also ok with two middle names as my son has two middle names.

Our two other children are Annabelle and Graham. We're not to concerned about our names "matching" just trying to find one we love. Our last name starts with an F.

Thank you!


October 23, 2014 12:59 PM

I think Forrest is a perfectly fine and usable name.

Out of your top three, my favorite is Hugo, followed by Forrest, then Arlo. To me, Arlo is too similar to the girl names Harlow and Marlow. If Forrest is your top pick and having a family name is important, I think you should go for it!

October 23, 2014 5:40 PM

I think Forrest is perfectly usable, and it fits nicely with Annabelle & Graham (even if it's not a priority for you, I think it's a bonus that the names seem to coordinate).

If you aren't sure about Forrest, I think it would work well as one of 2 middles name.  I also like that it'd mirror the fact that you used 2 middles for your older son.  Hugo Forrest William and Arlo Thomas Forrest are both quite nice.  

I also really like Arlo, in fact, I like it better than Hugo.  The only drawback for me would be the repeat initials.

October 26, 2014 12:55 AM

I like Forest and think it's useable, unless you tend towards NNs. I'm assuming you're not opposed to alliteration with the F-F combo? If so, you could flip the order - that also would be nice and has te option of mnay different NNs.

Of your listed names, I probably like Everett the best as a FN. Everett Thomas Guy F--- or Everett Paul or even Everett Daniel Paul.



October 27, 2014 6:04 PM

Hugo is a beautiful name and I love it! It was one of my top contenders when expecting my son Franz. However, my sister-in-law beat me to it and named my nephew Hugo.

My second favorite is Forrest, just because it's nature-y, but mainly because of Forest Gump--it's one of my all time favorite films.

Arlo I'm not a fan of, but Arno is great, probably because of the river Arno from the opera song "O mio babbino caro" and because it passes through Tuscany which is simply a dream!