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#1 emjen

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

I've just found out I'm having another boy and I am trying to come up with a strong traditional name
We have narrowed it to William and James but have pros and cons for both.
Our other son is Alexander James and we have a 2 syllable surname starting with B
I'm worried that William is way to common but would love to know what you think....and any other ideas

#2 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

I prefer James to William but you've used James as your other son's middle name already so I'm not sure why it's up for consideration again? I'd definitely go with William in your situation.

Suggestions:
Alexander and Patrick
Alexander and Connor
Alexander and Matthew
Alexander and Michael
Alexander and Liam
Alexander and Lucas
Alexander and Micah
Alexander and Flynn
Alexander and Damien
Alexander and Tobias
Alexander and Lachlan
Alexander and Lewis
Alexander and Raphael
Alexander and Declan
Alexander and Darcy
Alexander and Jacob
Alexander and Luke
Alexander and Isaac
Alexander and Callum
Alexander and Sebastian
Alexander and Christopher
Alexander and Nicholas
Alexander and Benjamin
Alexander and Harrison
Alexander and Henry
Alexander and Theodore
Alexander and Thomas
Alexander and Oliver
Alexander and Elliot
Alexander and Finlay
Alexander and Vincent
Alexander and Noah
Alexander and Lincoln
Alexander and Mitchell
Alexander and Samuel
Alexander and Emmett

Edited by fifi-trixibelle, 19 January 2013 - 04:01 PM.


#3 kat finn

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

I also have an Alexander James and we too had a son as our second child.

We called him James Thomas, we didn't think it mattered if James was used again and are really happy with our choice. original.gif

#4 Magnus

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

I think they're both good. In your case, I'd be slightly hesitant to use James if it's your first son's middle name, but I don't really see the issue if it doesn't bother you.

#5 kerilyntaryn

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

William isn't that common

Alexander and James is nice though

others

Christopher
Nicholas
Benjamin
Timothy
Nathaniel


#6 Gudrun

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

William by a million miles. I've always liked it and love NN Will.


In my universe James is the most overused name I could possibly conjure.

#7 sarahec

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

I'm going to say James! My son is James Alexander so we probably have similar tastes.

#8 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

I  wouldn't use James if you've already used it. I like both names so would go William.

William the Conquerer and Alexander the Great original.gif

#9 elle-M

Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

Both great names, I like them equally!

#10 IsolaBella

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

I am with suunycat

Willian the Conqueror and Alexander the Great.

I would not reuse my first child's middle name as first name for another child. Hand me down clothes and names not good.






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