Opinions on boys name

Hi!

Expecting baby #2 in May. Not finding out gender and looking for opinions on a boy’s name.

 

First son’s name is Wallace Kellan (both first and middle are family names). Last name starts with “S” and also has 2 L’s. 

 

My husband, his father, grandfather, and great grandfather all have double L’s in their first, middle, and last name.

I’m hoping if we have a second boy he won’t feel left out of this tradition as I’m adamant about using my grandpa’s name, Roy, as his middle name.

While my husband is fine with a first name that does NOT have 2 L’s, I would at least like to give another boy a family name.  And if I can incorporate 2 L’s, even better!

What I’ve landed on is either Lewis Roy or Lleu Roy (Louis is a family name).

I like both, but here are my issues that I’m looking for opinions on.

Lewis S. is heavy on the SSSSS sound. Yes, my first son has the same thing going on, but Wallace S. rolls off the tongue better…to me at least J. Also, Lewis and Wallace S. is really heavy on S’s, though I realize they won’t always be said together.

I like Lleu a little more than Lewis. It has 2 L’s, I love the history behind it, I like the way it looks. But I’m positive the kid would have to spell, and possibly pronounce his name, for others his whole life. I already deal with having to spell our last name (often at least 2-3 times before people get it right) and deal with it mispronounced all the time, so he would already be dealing with that.  Also, I don’t love “Lleu Roy” together, but it’s not a deal breaker.

Thoughts?

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December 31, 2014 2:52 PM

That Welsh double l is the devil for English speakers to pronounce.  English speakers do use the name Llewellyn (talking about double L!), but very seldom is the name pronounced correctly or anything close to correctly.

I should mention that my little grandson Elliott loves his name, mostly because it has TWO pairs of double letters.  What could be better, especially when he was learning to spell and write it.

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December 31, 2014 8:13 PM

I do like the suggestion of Llewellyn for you.  It would still provide him with a total of 4 Ls, so it keeps the spirit of the tradition from your husband's side.  The flow with Roy is better than Lleu & you could still use Llew/Lleu/Lou as a nickname.

Royal could be a namesake for Roy.  It's only 1 L, but it strikes me as a nice compromise.

Are there any other names from your side of the family that you would be willing to consider?  Perhaps we could help you come up with ideas based on some of the other names?

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January 3, 2015 3:33 AM

I really really like Lewis.  I like Louis too but I think this one leaves more room for pronunciation debacles and Lewis is very straight forward.  Llewellyn is a neat name, and there's always the option of the nickname Lew/Lewis.  I also like the suggestion of Elliot!  Another name I'm loving for a boy is Ellis.  That's maybe too similar to Wallace though...

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By TKB
January 3, 2015 9:31 PM

Some other double L boy names can be found here: http://www.babynamewizard.com/baby-name/advanced-name-finder/results?gender=M&sequence=ll 

Some you might like: Callum, Dillon, Ellery, Ellison, Allyn, Collins, Killian, Maxwell, Phillip, Russell, William, Niall, Sullivan. 

 

I have no idea how to pronounce Lleu - I assume you'll hearl Lieu, like "paid in" a lot. Though if you like Llewellyn Roy, it DOES make up the 2 double L quota.  You could use Rolland for Roy, perhaps?