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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Baby Boy McDowell

Lauren writes:
my husband and i are expecting our second child in a matter of days. (our due date is tax day.) we are having a boy, and as the date gets closer we believe we need your help.

here is our list.. (rider is my husbands middle name, and we would like to use it as a middle name for our son as well)

ewan rider mcdowell
kellen rider mcdowell
rudy william mcdowell
caleb rider mcdowell
samuel rider mcdowell

i also wanted to mention that our daughters name is nina.

we would love any suggestions or alternatives you may have.

My favorite from your list is Caleb.

The name Kellen makes me think of one of my own favorites: Keegan. Keegan Rider McDowell. Nina and Keegan.

Ewan makes me think of Eamon (AY-mun). Eamon Rider McDowell. Nina and Eamon.

Nothing at all makes me think of Malcolm. Malcolm Rider McDowell. Nina and Malcolm.

Let's have a poll over to the right! [Poll closed; see results below.]

Poll results (259 votes total):
Ewan Rider: 37 votes, roughly 14%
Kellen Rider: 35 votes, roughly 14%
Rudy William: 10 votes, roughly 4%
Caleb Rider: 63 votes, roughly 24%
Samuel Rider: 45 votes, roughly 17%
Keegan Rider: 17 votes, roughly 7%
Eamon Rider: 23 votes, roughly 9%
Malcolm Rider: 29 votes, roughly 11%


Hope said...

I love the name Malcolm, but don't think you realized that there is an actor named Malcolm McDowell from A Clockwork Orange - maybe not the best association.

Anonymous said...

I think of Nina as a Latin name; so, I voted for Samuel since none of the others match as well in my head.

Actually... behindthename suggest Nina's origins are more complex than than I thought. Still, I like Nina and Samuel.

Carolyn said...

What about William Rider, nn Liam or Will? Will and Nina sound complimentary to me.

Anonymous said...

i love Eamon... why ewan and not eamon? I would put that on my list but I have an ex named Eamon so I had to ax it. other than that I would pick samuel off your list

Anonymous said...

As to the previous poster, when I think of Malcolm I think of Malcolm in the Middle. No bad associations attached. But I like Caleb the best.

Jan said...

My favorite from the list is Caleb. Possible alternatives: Luka, Eli, Karl, Saul, Max.

Anonymous said...

I like the name Caleb, but not with Nina. Actually, my favorite from your list is Rudy. No one else for Rudy? Really? I think it's great, especially with Nina.

Swistle said...

Anonymous- I wonder if it's because Rudy is the only name that didn't use the family name Rider as the middle name.