Name Help is a series at Appellation Mountain. Every week, 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!
You’ve mentioned that the middle names you have in mind are Kelly or Andrew. I love them both, but I wonder if you’d consider another middle, in order to find a nickname you love? The obvious suggestion is choosing something to get to the initials M.J., which seems like an easy, friendly nickname option. Though other combinations could work, too. I really like the idea of M.T. called Emmett – perhaps farther than many would consider, but an intriguing thought.
Still, Cole remains my favorite. It’s unconventional, but obvious – a powerful combination.
I’m sure there many more possibilities, so readers, over to you: what are your best suggestions for creative Malcolm nicknames?