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Monday, July 11, 2011

Baby Boy Beal, Brother to Henry Konrad

Claudia writes:
Back in June 2009, your blog helped us pick the name of our first son:

Henry Konrad Beal was born July 17th, 2009 and we couldn't be happier with the name choice. It fits him perfect. We are now expecting our 2nd son in just a couple weeks (due date is July 26th) and this time are really struggling to come up with another name. We've narrowed our list to 7 first names.

* Anderson
* Eliot
* Graham
* Julian
* Simon
* Theodore
* Truman (the only name we've reconsidered using for #2)

For middle names, we have 2 choices and will pick whichever goes best with the first name we select. First is Dane, a version of Daniel which is a family name on my side. The second is Dawson, a relation of David which is a family name on my husbands side.

Please, please, please help us pick as we are quickly running out of time. My husband's favorite right now is Eliot Dawson and I'm leaning toward Julian Dane but now Simon is creeping up to my top spot.


With Henry, my favorites are Eliot, Graham, Simon, and Theodore. My own personal favorite is Simon. Let's see what everyone else thinks: poll over to the right! [Poll closed; see results below.]


kimma said...

I vote for Eliot, with Truman being a close second.

Julian is actually one of my favourite boy names, but I'm not sure I love it as a sib set with Henry.

Good luck deciding.

StephLove said...

I voted for Eliot but I had a hard time choosing between that and Julian and Simon. Very nice list overall. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

Anonymous said...

You have so many great names to choose from. My personal favorite is Simon, followed closely by Eliot and Theodore. The only one I would eliminate is Truman...Henry and Truman remind me of Harry Truman ;)

Elisabeth said...

This looks remarkably similar to my own list of boy's names. I'm personally a fan of Eliot, but I like Simon almost as equally well. Good luck!

Kate said...

My older son is Henry and younger son is Elliot! I get a lot of compliments on their names. I do also love Simon and Theodore (which was also on our final list).

Slim said...

Is it a betrayal of sisterhood to say I agree with your husband?

beyond said...

Great list!
I voted for Graham, but that final choice is followed closely by Simon. And Theodore. Graham Dawson? Simon Dane? Theodore Dane?
Good luck!

caycecol said...

Graham! Fabulous.

Jenny said...

I like the name Graham a lot, but I don't think it sounds as good as some of the others with Beale. I don't like how the mmmB runs together, and it also makes me think of Graham Bell like Alexander.

I voted for Julian. It's on My List. And I love the nn Jules.

vanessa steck said...

Simon and Henry is just too perfect for words. Simon Dawson. OMG.

Meg said...

Just asked oh and we both agree Eliot Dawson is a wonderful name choice! I would have loved an eliot but its oh so clashy with our surname :( x

Kas said...

I like Theodore the best with the nn Theo! Henry and Theo very cute! I like Elliot also!! congrats and all the best!

Patricia said...

At first I voted for Graham, but agree that it might not be the best name with your surname after reading the concerns above. So I've changed my vote to Theodore (nn Theo). I've seen Henry paired with Hugo several times in London Telegraph birth announcements and like those names together. Henry and Theo have a similar vibe. Theodore Dane Beal would be an excellent name for your second son.

Best wishes!