Name Help: Another J Name?

Name HelpName Help is a series at Appellation Mountain. Every Saturday, one reader’s name questions will be discussed.

We’re relying on thoughtful comments from the community to help expectant parents narrow down their name decisions. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight!

Dayna writes:

I am pregnant with my third and my husband and I are really struggling to pick a name for our little guy.

Our other two children are Jack Edward and Julia Reese. We are not
necessarily trying to keep with the Js, but the names we have been
thinking are Jude, Judah, Hudson, and Isaiah.

The middle name we have picked is Palmer and our last name is like Williams.

We really like the Biblical meanings of Jude , Judah and Isaiah. Hudson is probably our least favorite because of the meaning.

We have had Jude picked out since our first was born but we felt it was a boy name. I do not
really like that it has become so gender neutral.

My husband really wants to use Isaiah because of what that book of the Bible has meant
to him. I feel that Isaiah may not fit with our older kids’ names. Judah just does not have the same kind of appeal to me that Jude, Hudson, and Isaiah have.

Please read on for my answer, and share your helpful thoughts and suggestions in the comments!

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