Post # 1
So Darling Husband and I are pretty solid on our name choices, but I still can’t sell out to a middle name for our boy choice.
Our 1st name choice is Benjamin…. yea, it’s always been in the top 50 but I love it’s classic-ness & it’s meaning!
Our middile name choices are: Reilly & Judah.
I think both sound great! One choice is obviously more trendy and the other strong. I just don’t know which I like better!
What do you ladies think?
Benjamin Reilly OR Benjamin Judah
Post # 3
Benjamin Reilly definitely, flows better 🙂
Post # 4
I like the way Benjamin Reilly sounds better! IMHO!
Post # 5
I really like Benjamin Reilly!
Post # 7
Reilly. Judah is a beautiful name but it doesn’t flow with Benjamin.
Benjamin Reilly sounds great!
Post # 8
Benjamin Reilly sounds really great!
Post # 9
I like Judah much better.
Post # 10
I like Benjamin Reilly. Benjamin Judah is just too much “j” for me, like trying to talk while eating peanut butter… But both are adorable 🙂
Post # 12
Benjamin Reilly flows really well.
Post # 13
I like them both, but they are very different. Reilly is definately more trendy and Judah is very traditional with religious undertones.
Post # 14
I like Benjamin Reilly, and personally I wouldn’t pick anything that would end up with BJ for initials because I got stuck with all sorts of boner jokes through school because of my name.
Post # 15
I worked with a Rielly and there are tons of ways to mispell it. Also, I know more girls with that name than guys. It’s trendy like you and the pp have said, which would make me stray from it.
I think they both sound nice. I think I like Judah more.
Are there reasons for choosing those names or do you just like how they sound?
Reilly makes me think of Irish heritage (O’Reilly), and Judah makes me think biblical.
What about the initals. Do you like one more than the other? BR_ or BJ_?
Good luck! Naming babies is so fun 🙂
Post # 16
@Crabbabs: Both were chosen for their meaning & I think it’s b/c of the trendiness that I can’t sell out to Reilly.
Benjamin means “son of my right hand”
Reilly (spelled this way) means “courageous”
Judah means “praise; thanks”
Initials would be BRC or BJC… I think I’m fine with either.