Sibling name for Owen

I am trying to come up with a sibling name for Owen Berkley.  I like Remy, Emmet, Rhys, Edison, and Winston but there's something about each that doesn't quite work: Emmet- no good nickname, Remy & Rhys- DH doesn't like, Edison- I don't like Ed or Eddie (bad association), Winston- nickname Wynn is too close to Owen.  Middle names were considering (all family names): Allan, Eli, William.  

If you have any ideas I'm all ears :)  


January 21, 2013 11:30 AM

My first ideas was to move either Eli or Willliam to the first name position.  They both seem great with a brother named Owen.

If your husband doesn't like Rhys maybe he'd prefer another spelling like Reece?  Or instead of Rhys, maybe Pierce, Reed or Ross?

Instead of Emmet maybe Everett with the nickname Rhett (which also feels a little bit like Rhys).

Edison feels a little off (too surnamey) with Owen.  I also can't think of any good options that wouldn't also lead people to the Ed/Eddie nicknames.  Winston also feels a little too surnamey with Owen to me.  Maybe something like Wallace (Wally) or Harris/Harrison (Harry)?

Graham, Ethan, Liam, Henry, Brendan, Collin, Trevor, Gavin, Jack, Samuel, Levi or Miles?

January 21, 2013 11:00 PM

I agree with NotAGuestAnymore..... Eli and William work really well with Owen. Liam instead of William could also work and still be used to honour the family member. You could use Elijah or just Eli on it's own.

Love the suggestion of Everett nn Rhett.

I also agree that Edison (and Winston) stood out as a little surnamey to go with Owen. Winston and Owen are also a bit rhymey for me. Instead of Edison  how about Theodore, Edgar or Jared, all could give the nickname Eddie?  Instead of Winston how about Wesley?

Other names that feel like they might work for you (also seconding some from other posters):

Ethan, Henry, Miles, Seth, Max, Leo, Elias, Lucas, Noah, Oliver, Sebastian

January 21, 2013 11:50 AM

Hm.  What about Logan, Torsten, or Eamonn?  Although now that I've written them all together like that, they sound kind of same-y, arranged in a row!  I don't think any of them individually are too same-y with Owen, though.

How about...Quinn, Cary, Cory, or Rory? 


January 23, 2013 6:04 PM

How do you feel about Wesley, Zane, Nathan, or Clark?

January 24, 2013 2:38 PM

Thanks for all the great ideas!  I like Eli (or Elias) for a first, but my DH associates the name (poorly) with Eli Manning, which I think it just silly :)  My cousin just named her baby boy Liam, so unfortunately, that's out.  I like Max, but worry that it might be a little popular this year.  I like the idea of Rhett.  I also was thinking about Rory, but I've always thought of that as being a girl name.  


Thanks again!  If you've got any more ideas, I'm all ear :)

January 24, 2013 9:18 PM

Rory does sometimes crop up as a girl's name, but it's traditionally male and much more common as a boy's name than a girl's, if that helps at all!

March 6, 2013 4:33 PM

I too like the idea of Graham. Also, what about Emerson? I know a little boy named Emmett and they occationally call him "Em" - dispite what you may think it doesn't sound girly when addressing a boy.