Why are middle names so hard?
I'm due on April 26th with my second child, a boy! We're very excited as he will be joining his older sister Claire Elyse (2 1/2). One of each:)
That being said, my husband (his name is Kristopher) and I are having difficulties deciding on a name. Right now its between Lucas and Grant. The problem being that we can't come up with a middle name for Grant. (I like Lucas James, but would be open to an alternative). So I guess my question is....what would you pair up with Grant? Our last name is Comon which makes it kind of difficult.
I'm open also for any other suggestions besides Lucas or Grant. We're more traditional in names and don't want something too trendy. We tossed about Miles, Caleb, Finn, or I like Harper for a boy but my husband didn't.
Oh, I do like Claire and Grant together! Let's see if we can find some middle name possibilities.
Middle name flow is a matter of personal preference, and there are two rhythms I particularly like with the name Grant Comon: (1) a 2-syllable middle name with the emphasis on the first syllable; (2) a 3- or 4-syllable name with the emphasis on a middle syllable. I tried to avoid middle names that were inclined to blend with the strong T sound at the end of Grant (Grant William, Grant Adrian, Grant Owen), and also names that created a double -en sound with the surname (Grant Hayden Common, Grant Owen Comon)---though as you'll see, I wasn't completely consistent: sometimes a name seemed good to me despite having the same issue that had eliminated another name.
Two-syllable with first-syllable emphasis:
Grant Davis Comon
Grant Henry Comon
Grant Isaac Comon
Grant Jacob Comon
Grant Lucas Comon
Grant Michael Comon
Grant Samuel Comon
Grant Silas Comon
Grant Wyatt Comon
Multi-syllable with middle-syllable emphasis:
Grant Augusten Comon
Grant Ezekiel Comon
Grant Isaiah Comon
Grant Nathaniel Comon
Grant Sebastian Comon
Grant Zachariah Comon
And one that didn't fit in either category:
Grant Theodore Comon
To me a stand-out is Grant Nathaniel Comon. I hadn't even planned a list of multi-syllable options until I came to that one, and then I thought "YES!!" and started looking for similar names. But I also like the way Grant Lucas Comon would allow you to use both of your first choice picks.
Name update 04-27-2010! Ashley writes:
Thank you Swistle!
You did an amazing job with suggestions. A few of those we actually had in the running as well:) And I greatly appreciate all the comments from your viewers. What an fabulous network you have!
Well, my son decided to come a week early and was born on 4/17. After much discussion in the recovery room (and many votes from the nurses), we decided he looked more like a Lucas than a Grant.
We ended up naming him Lucas Ryan Comon and so far it seems to fit him.