He’s here. Please welcome Finn Joseph! Nadia says “We couldn’t decide AT ALL, even though I liked so many of these ideas. The night before my due date I dreamed we named him Finn. And even though I’m sure my husband shot it down for one (maybe more?) of our boys before, it was like it was the first time he’d heard it. Three days later, we finally had our Finn Joseph. Thanks to everyone for the help!”
Our fourth boy, and last child, is going to be nameless! We have three sons:
- Logan Lawrence
- Parker James
- Chase Daniel
Logan and Parker were named weeks before my due date, but it took us until the day after Chase was born to agree.
Middle names are all from family, so this time it will be Michael, Matthew, or Joseph.
We’ve looked at every list and nothing seems any better than anything else. Since our oldest son is turning nine, it feels like we’ve heard every boys’ name, from a classmate, friends, or teammate, and nothing is special anymore.
Our girl name was Hadley Josephine, if that helps.
Our last name sounds like more-OH-skee.
Please read on for my response and leave your thoughtful suggestions in the comments.
Congratulations on your fourth son!
So many things about parenting get easier with experience. Naming isn’t one necessarily of them!
It sounds like you’ve settled on a pretty consistent style: names that feel current, but still traditional. This baby probably isn’t going to be named Archibald or Rocket. (Though you could, if either of those names makes you say OOH.)
But since you do know lots and lots of boys, let’s see if we can take that same style, but look for something that fewer families have discovered.
I’m stuck on one point, though: I’m assuming you don’t mind repeating an ending, right? It’s so appealing the way the boys’ names go together, but still sound distinctive. That’s harder to do for a fourth son, so I’m going to include a mix of ending sounds.
A BROTHER FOR LOGAN, PARKER, and CHASE
From the French word bon, meaning good, Boone is a strong, straightforward choice.
There’s some appealing about bridges; they’re powerful symbols. Bridger is also the surname of famous explorer Jim Bridger, for whom several landmarks in the US Mountain West are name, which lends it even more rugged appeal.
Most Cams are Cameron, but that’s a long-time favorite choice. Campbell is just a little less expected.
Granger feels fresh and independent, the kind of name everyone recognizes but almost no one shares.
As in “the real McCoy,” something that’s authentic. This is a little bolder than your older sons’ names, but only a little.
It’s an outdoorsy nature name, but common as a surname, too – originally for someone who lived near a mountain ridge.
An occupational name once given to a roof, Thatcher fits right in with your older boys’ names.
There’s something sleek about Vaughn, a Welsh name with a long history of use in the US.
Overall, my favorites are Campbell and Boone. Campbell, I think, because it adds another ending sound into the mix. (Though it does repeat Chase’s initial, if that’s a concern.) But Boone is probably what I’d put at the very top of the list. Great meaning, strong sound, and it’s different from Logan, Parker, and Chase, but still sounds like a brother name.
Plus, Boone sounds-like-more OH skee is great.
Trying not to repeat any names already suggested…..
Log@n, P@rker, Ch@se and….
Logan, Parker, Chase and Wells
Logan, Parker, Chase and Brooks
Logan, Parker, Chase and Hayes
Logan, Parker, Chase and Reed
Logan, Parker, Chase and Tate
Logan, Parker, Chase and Hayden
Logan, Parker, Chase and Seth
The first name I thought of, before reading any comments, was Wyatt.
I also like:
Hayes — although Hayes is fairly similar to Chase.
Murphy — Murphy more-OH-skee might be too alliterative for your taste.
There are a number of names I like that start with B, but I agree with keats — steer clear of names that will have the initials BM or BJ. My adult children have told me those are still a “no-go” when it comes to naming. : /
Your boys’ names are a very cohesive set, well done!
I second the suggestion of Hadley Joseph. Or, if not Hadley, how about Adley, Radley, or Bradley? Or Ridley?
I like Bentley for you too.
You could tweak one of the family names to use as a first. Micah (for Michael), Matthias (for Matthew), or Josiah (for Joseph) all feel like they fit in with your older boys’ names. Jonah or Jonas would also work.
I was coming to suggest Beckett and Grant. Looks like both were already on others lists! But thinking of it, BM and BJ could be problematic initials depending on how you feel about it.
Dean is a sweet name. And I feel 1 syllable balances out the sibset nicely. Shane, Sean and Drake also fit that category.
Logan, Parker, Chase, and…
Finley or just Finn
Erin Beth says
I really like the suggestion of Cole. Also:
I thought of Evan when I was reading the letter. Or Tristan?
The Mrs. says
Logan, Parker, Chase, and…
Milo Matthew More-OH-skee
Miller Micheal More-OH-skee
Jasper Joseph More-OH-skee
Dane Matthew More-OH-skee
Hatcher Joseph More-OH-skee
Kincade Michael More-OH-skee
Redding Matthew More-OH-skee
Raymond Joseph More-OH-skee
Best wishes to your growing family!
Logan, Parker, and Chase all sound modern and very cohesive as siblings. I like how they all have different ending sounds as well so maybe something that ends in -y or -t would fit well. How about
Miles would work nicely too
I really like Jacoby for you. I think it hits that sweet spot of not too popular but not too odd and it fits in nicely with Logan, Parker, and Chase.
What about Bennett or Beckett?!
Bryce, Hayden, Wyatt
C in DC says
My first thought was, why not Hadley Joseph for a boy? Hayden, Holland, Hugo all fit the modern-vibe surname style of their other names too.
What about Hadden Joseph for Hadley Josephine?
I like Bridger & Granger 🙂
Feel like I’m not best equipped to bring this home as an Aussie but how about:
Ryder (maybe tricky with Chase)
Bastien / Bastian
Chase, Logan, Parker…
Harley (similar sounds to Hadley)