Post # 32
Henry is my mother’s maiden name, so I had to vote for that one. I hate that it’s getting popular, because I’ve been wanting to name my first son that since I was young.
I like some of the PPs suggestions. Owen, Alexander, Lucas… Old names.
I think Sebastian would be cute. I know a little boy with that name and he’s precious. You could also look through a list of Shakespearean names, since it looks like your daughters’ names are Shakespearean influenced.
Post # 33
Henry is perfect, and goes really well with Gretchen and Cordelia. I accidentally voted for Ignatius, though.
I also like Oliver or Sebastian.
Post # 34
Henry is the 22nd most popular name in my state, so that’s why I’m really leary of using it. 22nd most popular name in 2012. So it’s not like it was popular years ago, it’s currently popular.
Post # 35
I know an Ignatius and he totally rocks the name. He goes by Iggie to friends, Ignatius in professional settings. He has a one-syllable last name, so it flows well. Ignatius + a longer last name might not be so great!
Post # 36
I liked the Charles Charlie Idea. Also Lukah is super cute too!
Post # 37
I voted for Henry, I really like that name. My favorite names are Edward (Eddie or Teddie for a nickname) and Walter (Wally). I also love Stuart but I’m not crazy about Stuie so, you know, that one might not maket it. Darling Husband isn’t on board with Walter yet, but I’ll get him there.
Post # 38
Love the name Henry. The other names sound super pretentious, sorry. I can’t imagine how much he’d be teased on the playground.
Post # 39
I like Aurelius but think it’s probably a little bit too much of a mouthful, and I can’t think of a good nickname for it.
Ari doesn’t really do anything for me.
I think Alaric is great! You might run into issues with people not knowing how to pronounce it (I’m not even sure how you’re supposed to pronounce it) but I think the name is cool enough to outweigh that. It’s really unique without being a made up name.
Ignatius isn’t bad. Makes me think of volcanoes, though.
I don’t like Henry at all. I don’t know why it’s so popular now. Maybe if I were a generation younger, but to me it still sounds like an old man name.
Gotta say, I love how you’re leaning towards ancient historical types of names. 🙂 If you’re looking for more ideas, what about Augustus, Cassius, Felix, Marcellus, Titus, Aldric, Bertram, or Lothar?
Post # 40
@JenniferG: Really good suggestions based on OP’s theme of names.
I’ll be honest I had Lear on my list for a boy but Darling Husband woudn’t go for it.
Also Lennox, Leo, Eli, Sullivan, Cain, Shaw, Lucian, Julian, Constantine, Oscar, Gideon, Troy, Trent
– those are from my list, but alas none made the cut. – have at ’em 🙂
Love your girls names btw. (Cordelia was on my girl’s list) 🙂