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#1 Laurie03

Posted 07 February 2019 - 02:35 PM

Still early as I am 12w today but we have found out that we are having a boy! So excited.  Starting to think of some name options...
I want to use my and DH dad as middle names.. surname is short and ends in A .  
What do you think of these combos?

My two favourite so far are ..
Leo Alan Joseph
Henry Alan Joseph   ..
do you like Alan Joseph as a sequence or Joseph Alan?

I also like

Does anyone have any other ideas of what would go together.  I would like names that are popular but not too popular if you know what I mean.


#2 seayork2002

Posted 07 February 2019 - 02:37 PM

I am not a fan of Leo as much as the rest

#3 Gudrun

Posted 07 February 2019 - 03:59 PM

You have lovely taste. All nice options and good with the middle names in Joseph Alan order.

#4 Molokai

Posted 07 February 2019 - 04:22 PM

I would say to use the middle names in order that you like them, as you'll probably use just the first middle name the majority of the time (ie applications, school forms, travel docs).

So he won't be Leo Alan Joseph Jones, just Leo Alan Jones, or Leo Joseph Jones.

In terms of popularity, I know lots of Matthews, Joshuas, and Henrys, but no Leos.

#5 EvieLouise85

Posted 07 February 2019 - 05:32 PM

Can’t go wrong with either Leo or Henry.

I prefer Joseph Alan in order for middle names

#6 Threetwoone

Posted 07 February 2019 - 06:44 PM

I like Leo and Alan Joseph.

#7 Lou-bags

Posted 07 February 2019 - 06:46 PM

Leo Joseph Alan


Matthew Joseph Alan

#8 fancie shmancie

Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:00 PM

I like Henry Alan Joseph best.

#9 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:13 PM

Another vote for Leo. Middle names are fine in either order.

#10 BBC

Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:19 PM

Matthew Alan Joseph

I like Joseph a lot. Would you consider it as a first name?
Joseph Alan ?

I see quite a few little Henrys around my way.

#11 AliasMater

Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:28 PM

Your names are not entirely my style but from your list I like Leo best.

#12 Lou-bags

Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:35 PM

Yes like a PP I love Joseph for a first name!

Near the top of my list for if I can ever convince DH to have another baby. Also have Isaac and Evan on my list.

#13 unicycle

Posted 07 February 2019 - 07:40 PM

My concern with Henry Alan Joseph is that all of them could be surnames and it may make things a little complicated; but then I am currently bogged down with paperwork and children.

#14 kerilyntaryn

Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:10 PM

I likw Matthew, Joshua, Leo then Henry - all great names.

I like Joseph Alan in that order

Joseph as the first name would be good too

Benjamin, Eli, Daniel, Joel, Levi, Micah, Michael, Jonathan, Malachi, Josiah, Samuel, Simon, Seth, Reuben, Andrew, Peter, Philip, Paul, Luke, Mark, James, Nathaniel, Stephen, Thomas, Silas, Timothy, Zachary

#15 Imaginary friend

Posted 07 February 2019 - 09:00 PM

View Postunicycle, on 07 February 2019 - 07:40 PM, said:

My concern with Henry Alan Joseph is that all of them could be surnames and it may make things a little complicated; but then I am currently bogged down with paperwork and children.

Nearly all traditional boys names and many more modern ones, could be surnames - not getting this concern.

I prefer Henry to Leo although both are fine.

Joshua is my favourite of the first names but not sure I would use it with Joseph as middle name.
If so, would have to be Joshua Alan Joseph.

Any of the other first names - I dont think it matters whether middle names go Alan Joseph or Joseph Alan.

Not a great fan of 2 middle names - I would consider Joseph Alan as the whole name myself.
( or nice versa but Alan seems more dated and less '2019 usable' than Joseph)

#16 snowball

Posted 07 February 2019 - 09:07 PM

Leo and Henry are lovely names.
I agree with PP use middle names in the order you prefer, I think either way works and love that it has a connection to two special family members.

Some other name ideas: Benjamin, Levi, Thomas, Jacob, George, Lucas

#17 Laurie03

Posted 07 February 2019 - 09:43 PM

Thanks for all the ideas.. Alan is my dad and pops name and Joseph is DH's dad. Both of my brothers have 2x middle names and it hasn't bothered them. I know you will generally use the first middle name more but i want to give my son some meaningful names from both sides.. keep the suggestions coming please. Still have a while to decide 😁

#18 AdelTwins

Posted 07 February 2019 - 11:12 PM

I would only use one middle name. We used my dad’s name as a middle name for one of my boys. All 3 of them have their other grandpa’s surname.

Save the other name for your second son!

#19 Aga

Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:04 PM

Alan Joseph is handsome.  You could use that or Joseph Alan..
Joe and Al are sweet nick names.

Leo and Henry are great but are now very popular..

Other names to consider:

Matteo Alan Joseph
John Alan Joseph
Leonardo Joseph

#20 kerilyntaryn

Posted 15 February 2019 - 07:56 PM

Matthew Joseph Alan
Joshua Joseph Alan
Leo Joseph Alan
Henry Joseph Alan   -  in that order

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