Sibling for Max

I'm having another boy, and looking for a short, less common name for Max's sibling.  So far I'm drawn to Sam, Eli and Koa. Any other suggestions?

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December 24, 2013 4:30 PM

Ooh, I really like Koa. Other suggestions would be Ray, Jett, Zane, Cruz, or Tate. :)

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December 24, 2013 5:11 PM

I know a boy named Max with a brother named Sam (Samuel). His other brother's name is Jacob "jake", but that may be a little too popular for your tastes. I also know twins named Max and Eli! 

My vote is for Samuel "Sam". You seem to like shorter names, so heres a few I thought of:

-Alex (I knew siblings named Alex and Max too, though Alex was short for Alexander and Max was short for Maxwell) 

-Ben 

-Dean

-Frank

-Fred

-Grant

-Graham

-George

-Isaac "Ike"

-Jack (might sound a little too much like Max)

-John

-Luke

-Leo (love Max and Leo!)

-Milo

-Paul

-Royce

-Thomas "Tom"

-Vincent "Vince"

-William "Will" 

Good luck and happy holidays! 

3
December 26, 2013 7:17 PM

Thanks - Leo....I think this will be added to the short list!

4
December 28, 2013 1:36 AM

I like Eli as well.  Here are some other ideas:

Ace

Beck

Cade or Kade

Colt

Kean

Tate

Ty

Zeke

Tajh

Lev

Gage

Jase

Skye

 

I picked one-syllable names since that's what you seem to be gravitating towards.

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December 29, 2013 9:06 PM

I prefer Sam and Eli of the three you listed. I'm not really sure how to pronounce Koa and it just looks made-up to me, which I'm not a fan of. 

Sam & Eli, however, both have history as a given name, are easy to say and spell, and have that same friendly feeling that Max has.

My favorite pairing with Max, though, is Leo. There's just something about the two names together that gets me; Leo & Max, Max & Leo. I just love it.  

6
January 1, 2014 3:45 PM

Ditto on Koa sounding made up. I like Sam, Eli, and Leo. The only thing I could add to the mix is Levi. :) 

7
January 1, 2014 4:39 PM

Koa does not sound made up to me, it sounds like an indigenous Polynesian-type name. I wouldn't be surprised to hear of a Koa from New Zealand or Hawaii, for example.

8
January 3, 2014 10:01 PM

Yep, I'm from Hawaii!

 

9
January 4, 2014 2:56 AM

Well then, that makes perfect sense! :)

10
By mk
January 1, 2014 5:31 PM

Koa is the name of a tree native to Hawaii. I would not be surprised if it was also used as a name in Hawaii. I like it, but of the three I like Sam best.

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January 1, 2014 7:04 PM

Oh! Is that why it was familiar? That would make sense.