Narrowed down our baby boy name

posted 3 weeks ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Best double first name

    Bryce Caleb

    Bryce Ivan

    Bryce Carl

  • Post # 2
    2364 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    @qtbaby:  I voted for Bryce Caleb! Congrats on your little boy!!

    Post # 3
    10387 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I think Bryce Caleb flows nicely

    Post # 4
    1016 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    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 smile

    Post # 6
    1367 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

    Caleb is cute!  Ivan and Carl both sound like elderly men to me.

    Post # 8
    9467 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Bryce Caleb is the only one that passes the “scream the name across the house test” for me πŸ˜‚

    Post # 9
    1016 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

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    @qtbaby:  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
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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
    177 posts
    Blushing bee

    I like Bryce Caleb the best, but Bryce Ivan isn’t far behind.

    Post # 12
    1066 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
    7270 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    1873 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    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? 


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