Post # 1
Due to heaps of help from fellow members, we have narrowed down our choices to three. Yay!
I would love to hear your thoughts about them and maybe leave a vote 🙂
The last name is only one syllable. Sounds like ‘Anne’ 😉
We prefer it to be a double first name so its more unique and he will have the option to use either of the names. We’re not necessarily always gonna call him by both names but we still want it even though it will only be used on passports, registrations, degree, etc.
Don’t want the second word/name to be middle name as that will be reserved for maiden name. (if that makes sense)
Post # 2
I voted for Bryce Caleb! Congrats on your little boy!!
Post # 3
I think Bryce Caleb flows nicely
Post # 4
I like Bryce Caleb a lot! I mentioned this in the last thread, but he’ll have a much easier time with two middle names than with a double first name. I’m from the south, the land of double names, and I work at a university so I see a lot of names. He could be “Bryce Caleb Maiden Ann” with “Caleb” and “Maiden” being the middle names…then you can still call him the double name, but paperwork for the next 80+ years of his life will be much easier!
Anyhow, as with all unsolicited advice, feel free to ignore
Post # 5
Thank you and I respect your advice! Just curious why paperwork will be easier? Wouldn’t it be the same to write a double first name vs a single first name? I myself have a dual first name 😀
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
Caleb is cute! Ivan and Carl both sound like elderly men to me.
Post # 7
That’s fair! Just worried if Caleb is one of those cute names that doesn’t fit when he gets older (in which case Ivan/Carl will). 😀
Post # 8
Bryce Caleb is the only one that passes the “scream the name across the house test” for me 😂
Post # 9
when you have two legal middle names for paperwork, you don’t necessarily have to always include them. You can include two initials, one name and one initial, or just first and last. Compare that to two first names, without a hyphen…it’s not very common, so systems may not be set up to always include a space, and if they’re both his legal first name, he ALWAYS has to include them in full. Compared to having the options of “Bryce Ann”, “Bryce C.M. Ann”, or “Bryce Caleb M. Ann”. All my peers who have gone the double name route for their own kids make the second name a middle name for ease, even if they use the double name 24/7.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2021 - Australia
I voted for Bryce Ivan. I found myself stumbling over Bryce Caleb and having to ennunciate properly. Also depending on the exact last name, I think Ivan would flow better with the Anne sound than Caleb, it it seems I am in the minority, haha!
they’re all cute!
Post # 11
I like Bryce Caleb the best, but Bryce Ivan isn’t far behind.
Post # 12
- Wedding: February 2018 - UK
Bryce Caleb is my favourite. It has a nice flow to it and I just like the way it sounds.
Bryce Carl sounds a little jarring to me, I think because they’re both one syllable names. Ivan made me immediately think of Ivan the Terrible, but that’s probably just me…
Post # 13
I would vote Bryce Caleb, but reading it more as a traditional First & Middle name. I *love* double-barrel names, but I’ll be the lone ranger and say none of these flow well for me as a double-barrel name.
Post # 14
Yeeah Ivan is a name with bad flak, sadly. I wouldn’t use it. It just doesn’t sound like Carl GOES with Bryce. Caleb is the best choice out of the three, but I’m still not a huge fan. If I may be so bold, you could try something that has harder consonants and doesn’t sound so soft. Maybe Tyler, Carter, or Alexander?
Post # 15
we’ve ruled those names out sadly. We wanted a ‘C’ or ‘I’ middle name hence coming up with Caleb and Ivan.