(Closed) Baby name narrowed down to 2 names… help us decide on order!

posted 3 months ago in Names
  • poll: Baby name order
    Keller Henry : (18 votes)
    18 %
    Henry Keller : (80 votes)
    82 %
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2017 - Outside in Paris

    Henry Keller makes me think of Helen Keller… but Keller kind of makes me think of her too.

    Post # 3
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    236 posts
    Helper bee

    Henry Keller makes me think of Hellen Keller. Not that that’s bad… just not sure that’s what you were going for.

    Post # 5
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    7924 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Too close to Helen Keller IMO…I’d do Keller as the first.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee

    I prefer Henry Keller. I love using family names as middle names because of sentiment. In everyday life people skip middle names so he would normally go by ‘Henry Craig’ which I think sounds better than ‘Keller Craig’. Hardly anyone will actually refer to him as Henry Keller Craig so the association with Helen Keller will be rare. 

    Post # 7
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    1095 posts
    Bumble bee

    Most people don’t use their middle names in everyday circumstances… I use mine only on legal documents so it’s not like your child will be called First Middle Last Name regularly.

    That said, I personally (though I am aware you may not feel the same),  don’t like the alliteration of Keller Craig. I prefer Henry Craig. Best wishes, bee, with whatever you decide. 

    Post # 8
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    2032 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Henry Keller. I really don’t like the sound of Keller Craig so that’s the reasoning behind my choice. 

    Post # 9
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    1245 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think Henry first would be best.

    Post # 10
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    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I think Henry Keller rolls off the tongue better even though it’s similar to Helen Keller.  I agree with PP that the middle name probably won’t be spoken very often (unless you’re planning on calling him by both names), so I’d say name him whichever first name you like better.  Just a side note, I’d be a little concerned that Keller would probably sound like ‘killer’ if you’re yelling it down the street tongue-out

    Post # 13
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    809 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    It’s likely he will just be referred to by the first name so I would put the one you prefer first rather than how they sound together.  You might not want that to happen but there’s a high chance it will. 

    Post # 14
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    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    AKC91616 :  haha I always have to think of how the name sounds when it’s yelled (because let’s be real, that’s important) 😉

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee

    I’m getting short of breath- OP does NOT CARE whether either of these wonderful names remind anyone here of anyone or anything else. 

    I can’t see how you’d go wrong with either order choice, and I really REALLY like the nickname “Kell”, especially with “Craig” as a last name. 

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