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#1 Islander

Posted 06 August 2019 - 09:39 AM

I’m a few days overdue with a wee boy. I have two little girls already who have short, classic first names and a nature inspired middle name (one a bird name, the other a flower).  I’d like to follow that general trend for this new one. Other things I’m weighing up are:
- surname is double barrelled and super long, so I’m looking for a first/middle combination that doesn’t have too many letters. Filling in forms is already a nightmare with just the surname!
- No names starting with F (as initials would likely then sound like a rude word!)
- nature inspired middle name, with bonus points for being Tasmanian. I’ve been thinking about Tarn, as alpine areas have been a huge part of our lives. Also Huon (for the pine) and Franklin (for the river, but sadly it starts with F and is long...), as well as River, Rye, Oak and Tasman

Names I’ve got on the list include:
Toby
Rory
Huon (as a first instead of a middle)
Alec
Theo
Harry
Arthur

Any thoughts or feedback gratefully accepted! New suggestions also very welcome.

#2 spr_maiden

Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:56 AM

Huon is cool!

#3 funnygirls

Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:35 AM

First name
Henry
Luke
Byron
Harris
Mason
James

Middle name
Forrest
Leif
Woody
Miss
Clay
Dale
Reed

#4 daisy007

Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:47 AM

Huon is awesome, I would use that.
Others are
Bass
Tamar

#5 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:47 AM

View PostIslander, on 06 August 2019 - 09:39 AM, said:

I’m a few days overdue with a wee boy. I have two little girls already who have short, classic first names and a nature inspired middle name (one a bird name, the other a flower).  I’d like to follow that general trend for this new one. Other things I’m weighing up are:
- surname is double barrelled and super long, so I’m looking for a first/middle combination that doesn’t have too many letters. Filling in forms is already a nightmare with just the surname!
- No names starting with F (as initials would likely then sound like a rude word!)
- nature inspired middle name, with bonus points for being Tasmanian. I’ve been thinking about Tarn, as alpine areas have been a huge part of our lives. Also Huon (for the pine) and Franklin (for the river, but sadly it starts with F and is long...), as well as River, Rye, Oak and Tasman

Names I’ve got on the list include:
Toby
Rory
Huon (as a first instead of a middle)
Alec
Theo
Harry
Arthur

Any thoughts or feedback gratefully accepted! New suggestions also very welcome.

I am a fan of classical names, so I can suggest there.

Nothing from your list grabs me, sorry.

I like:

Adam
(Ben)jamin
Leo
Luke
Elias
Ewan
Caleb
Kane
Jonah

#6 alwayshappy

Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:52 AM

Lars
Zahn

#7 Lou-bags

Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:57 AM

I had to google how to pronounce Huon. But perhaps I’m in the minority...

Rory and Toby (or even better Tobias) are my first name picks from your list. And Benjamin and Ewan from PPs suggestions.

#8 Astrocyte

Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:09 PM

Rory and Toby are my picks from your list. If Theo was the longer Theodore it would definitely be my pick. I like PPs suggestion of Forest. I like animal names such as Fox, Bear and Wolf.

#9 Belaire

Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:18 PM

One of my boys is a Rory, so that's my fave from your list. I also quite like Alec.

#10 blimkybill

Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:36 PM

View PostLou-bags, on 06 August 2019 - 11:57 AM, said:

I had to google how to pronounce Huon. But perhaps I’m in the minority...

Rory and Toby (or even better Tobias) are my first name picks from your list. And Benjamin and Ewan from PPs suggestions.
I don't think any Tasmanian would need to google it, which is why I love it.
Rory Huon
Rory Tarn
Toby Huon
Arthur Huon
Huon Alec

All wonderful very Tasmanian names.

#11 Gudrun

Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:36 PM

Short 'classics':

Paul
Eric/Erik
Saul
Marc
Heath
Luc/Luke
Rhys
Guy
Hugh/Huw
Miles
Joel
Jude
Piers
Flynn
Ross
Fin/n
Jules
Drew
Ari
Ira
Will
Ian
Evan
Euan/Ewen
Rex
Ned
Sean
Yul

Nature:

Onix/Onyx
Elm
Fox
Moss
Sage
Jarrah
Heath
Linden
Zephyr
Ocean
Ochre
Glen
Rain
Gully
Arbor
Jasper
Cove
Hawk
Cedar
Forest
Leo

Edited by Gudrun, 06 August 2019 - 12:47 PM.


#12 eponee

Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:39 PM

Love the names on your list, but I'm not a fan of Alec and I think Harry is a bit over-done  Gus would be great

#13 zenkitty

Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:50 PM

I love Huon (and incidentally know a 21yo from Victoria who has it as a middle name).

My first though was Eli Huon. I like Toby from your list. Other ideas:

Max Huon
Sam Huon
Jack Huon
Ben Huon
James Huon
Tom Huon
Peter Huon
Cole Huon

#14 JBH

Posted 06 August 2019 - 01:27 PM

I like Rory and Toby, and add Joel for consideration. For a middle, what about Jasper. The mineral of that name is found in Tasmania.

#15 Islander

Posted 06 August 2019 - 02:45 PM

You guys are great! I do like the addition of Gus/Angus to the list, and there are others like Ewan, Eli, Max, and Tom that I like but we’ve ruled out because of cousins and friends kids that we regularly hang out with.

#16 MooGuru

Posted 06 August 2019 - 03:18 PM

I know a Tamar.

I like Angus Huon/Angus Tamar/Angus Jasper
Harry Huon/Harry Tamar/Harry Jasper
Jasper Huon

#17 kerilyntaryn

Posted 06 August 2019 - 06:32 PM

Toby - is ok
Rory - nice
Huon - ok
Alec - good
Theo - ok
Harry - ok
Arthur - ok for  a middle

other nature Rowan, Linden, Ash, Bear, Onyx, Slate, Flint, Wolf, Hawk, Spruce, Lowan, Jarrah, Cedar, Hasting, Heath, Clay, Cliff, Craig, Lachlan, Pierce, Reed, Jared, Moss, Quill, Dean, Glenn, Orion, Talon, Storm, Leif, Leo, Blaze, Jay, Laken, Lynx, Mica, Sterling, Zephyr, Garnet, Beech, Birch, Cephas, Lee, Rook, Sky, Ridge, Sage, Sparrow,

Places in Tasmania - Zeehan, Stanley, Hobart, Gordon, Arthur, Henty , Brighton, Camden, Carlton, Carrick, Chappell, Chester, Clarke, Clifton, Lyell, Darwin,  Devon, Don, Douglas, Duncan, Glen, Gray, Kingston, Lloyd, Nelson, Roland, Stuart, Lincoln, Edgar, Leith, Lennon, Lewis, Linwood, Preston, Randall, Ross, Stirling, Stewart, Stephen, Wesley

classic names - Henry, Robert, James, John, George, Michael, Thomas, David, Edward, Andrew, Jack, Henry, Matthew, Patrick, William, Luke, Mark, Peter, Simon, Timothy, Walter, Vincent

Ian, Jesse, Joel, Sean, Owen, Grant, Todd, Max, Martin, Ryan

#18 majirlo

Posted 06 August 2019 - 07:36 PM

Love Huon!

Nate
Rhys
Van
Seth
Reef
Luc

#19 Ollie83

Posted 06 August 2019 - 10:21 PM

Huon is awesome.

Reid/Reed
Liffey (Falls)

Leo
Cormac
Taj
Eli

#20 kerilyntaryn

Posted 07 August 2019 - 05:16 AM

Lots of great Tassie names to choose from

#21 AliasMater

Posted 07 August 2019 - 05:35 AM

I really like Toby and Theo from your list - just as they are, not full version of the name. I'm not a fan of Rory at all.

I love Jonah and Jonas.

Houn is quite nice.

#22 Islander

Posted 07 August 2019 - 09:30 AM

So many great Tassie names! And I like the addition of Patrick as a classic! And maybe Stuart. Should this baby ever arrive so we can see what ‘fits’... (5 days overdue today... so I guess I’ll have it within the next week at least!)

#23 Gudrun

Posted 07 August 2019 - 10:39 AM

I adore the name Patrick!

#24 kerilyntaryn

Posted 07 August 2019 - 11:15 AM

Let us know what you decide, all the best

#25 gemgirl

Posted 11 August 2019 - 10:10 PM

I was going to suggest Huon as I was reading your post :)




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