Post # 16
Bastien is one of my favorite names, probably because I loved the book and movie The Neverending Story growing up. Sadly, my husband shut that one down pretty quickly when I suggested it, but I still think it’s a great name!
Post # 17
I like Bastien. The rest are pretty meh in my opinion, not anything specific wrong with them just not my style.
Post # 19
Like Luca but seems like every other boy is named Luca today. Austin or Lincoln are great but Lincoln Cole is a bit of a mouthful.
Post # 20
Thanks everyone for your thoughts! It’s so interesting to hear the various opinions. Just as an aside, I live in Australia and not sure about elsewhere but middle names don’t really get used for anything, they’re more of a formality so we wouldn’t be saying his full name out loud very often, if ever.
Post # 21
I like Lincoln cole! I’m based in Aus and have a friend who called her son Lincoln too. 🙂
Post # 22
My son is called Lincoln. I love it. It is definitely getting more popular but I picked it about 8 years ago (he’s two) and I’ve only met 1 other Lincoln. We call him Linc for short.
Post # 23
- Wedding: April 29th, 2016
CapellaDeeBee : I like Luca and Lincoln but agree with PPs that neither go well with Cole for a middle name. Since you said you wouldn’t use it often, I guess that’s not a big deal! I love the name Luca for a middle name but my husband doesn’t so I doubt I’ll get to use it.
Post # 24
I like the name Luca, but as others have said it sounds a bit weird with Cole. Lucas Cole would work better.
I love the name Lincoln, always have. Not sure how trendy it is? Is it as common now as Matthew and Michael were in the 80s?
I also love the name Austin. Not a fan of spelling it with an “e” mostly because… why would you? He’ll spend his whole life having to correct his name spelling and it seems unneccessarily tedious.
Not a fan of the name Axel at all, nor am I a fan of “Bastien”. Sounds like Bastard.. lol
I do love the name Sebastian, but I’d shorten it to Seb, not Bastien. I’ve never actually heard “Bastien”… is this a new trend or something?
But, I’ll be honest, this is coming from someone who finds younique names obnoxious, and prefers names that are a nice balance of classic but not over used. I have one of the most common girls’ names of the 80s and that has its own downfalls, but I’d rather have this name than Khaleesi, Nevaeh or Muhkehla lol
Basically, I like names that you don’t have to repeat 15 times because no one from your cultural background has ever heard the name before but that you won’t end up having to share with half your classmates.
One question tho – if you guys both like the name Cole so much that you already have it decided as the middle name, have you considered making that the first name? It is a really nice name.
Post # 25
I love Bastien, but the other names you have listed just aren’t my style. It’s your choice. Have you tried “trying on” each name for a little bit. Talk about the kid like it’s going to be that name and use the name a lot. See how it feels. My husband and I had a longish list of names we liked, but none was the obvious pick. Some people just keep the list and wait to meet the kid and see what it looks like. We just took it as a sign to keep looking. When we found the name we chose we smiled and immediately knew it was right. This method has worked for us twice. Best of luck. Can’t go wrong. Your kid will grow into their name.
Post # 26
I voted for Lincoln — one of my bridesmaids used this name for her son who was just born in November, and I love it! Axel is my second favorite on your list. I like the other names too, but those two are my favorites.
Post # 27
- Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse
Just my honest first thoughts:
Unique but sounds feminine. I like the name though!
Like the car part? Too trendy.
Nickname for Sebastian? Or just Bastien? Really unique. Don’t love or hate it, I’ve just never seen it before.
Pretty simple and straightforward but unique.
I honestly love this name and like the unique spelling, however, as someone who has a more unique spelling of Sarah, it’s annoying to have to clarify your name or spell it wrong all the time.
Post # 28
I don’t get why everyone keeps saying “Austen” is a weird or unique spelling. It may not be the most common spelling out there for a first name, but it’s not as if it’s made up. Surely I’m not the only one here who’s read Jane Austen?
Post # 29
- Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall
CapellaDeeBee : I love the name Lincoln! To me it’s a strong masculine name. It stands out yet isn’t too out there. I just love it.