Virtuous middle names.

As you may have read in my other post, I am expecting my #9 and #10 (twins!). My other children all have virtuous middles names:

Tessa Grace

Amber Faith

Julien True

Vincent Noble

Norah Patience

Eliott Valour

Baxter Brave

Scarlett Hope


I am looking for some other ones for my twins. I don't know the genders yet, so any suggestions would be most appreciated!


October 3, 2014 12:06 PM

Serenity, Charity (or Love), Verity, Endeavour (like Inspector Morse), Resolve, Joy, Wisdom, Perseverance (accent on the -sev-), Clement, Amity, Felicity, Fortune, Honor, Justice, Liberty, Peace, Providence, Temperance, Victor(y)

Some of these read "girl," some of these seem more suitable for bys, and some, I think, are gender-neutral.

October 3, 2014 12:16 PM

Thanks for the suggestions! I often find it easier to find girls than boys. 

I really like Victor, Justice and Honor for boys, and Amity, Joy and Love for girls.

Thanks so much!

October 3, 2014 12:31 PM


Ironically, I almost named my eldest daughter Tessa Virtue when she was born, but decided against it because of the Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. What's funny now is that Tessa is figure skater, and I wish I would have gone ahead and named her that, because she is a huge fan. When Scarlett was born, I wanted her middle name to be Virtue, but my vivacious 15 year old Tessa wouldn't allow it :) My mistake I guess

October 3, 2014 12:50 PM

I went to high school with a boy whose first name was Loyal, so I'll add that to the list for boys.

Merit, Pax & Wisdom also seem more boyish to me.  I've seen Felicity discussed as a virtue name for girls, so perhaps Felix for a boy?

October 3, 2014 1:38 PM

I have run into a couple of Merits--female.

October 4, 2014 12:24 PM

There's also Merritt, which isn't a virtue name as far as I know, but is a boy's name that seems to be more common in the Southern US.  (I have a nephew with this name, named after male relations on his mother's side of the family.) 

I assume it's originally a surname, but I've never looked.

October 3, 2014 4:55 PM

Thanks so much for the suggestions!

SO far for first names me and my husband both really like Hugo, Felix, Emmett, and Leonel.


Emmett Honor or Emmett Pax?

Hugo Justice or Hugo Merit?

Felix Loyal or Felix Honor?

Leonel Victor or Leonel Loyal?


Girls we are still pretty unsure of first names...if you want to offer ideas, go to my other post!



October 4, 2014 4:45 PM

Honor strikes me as more feminine, perhaps because of the feminine name Honora?  Because of that, I would probably strike Emmett Honor & Felix Honor.   I'm also not crazy about alliteration, so that rules out Leonel Loyal for me.

Hugo Justice is my favorite of all your names.  It has a bit of a super hero feel about it, but in a good way (not a cartoonish/over the top way).  

Felix Loyal would be my runner up.

October 4, 2014 7:46 PM

Thanks for your suggestions. Hugo Justice is probably my favourite, and I 'm also loving Emmett Pax. 

I like the flow of Felix Loyal, but my husband is not crazy about it.