What's Your Favorite Baby Boy Name First and Middle Combination?

Updated on October 03, 2010
S.P. asks from Grand Rapids, MI
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we are still looking for the perfect name...which one is your favorite?

Aaron Nicholas
Aaron Julian
Miles James
Ethan Nicholas
Julian Matthew
Matthew William
Matthew Owen

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M.F.

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I agree with that it is more important that first and last name sound good together.

Of the choices you listed, I like Julian Matthew or Matthew William. I also like the names Miles and James, but they don't work together. Miles Julian sounds a lot better.

My brother is "James Matthew", so I love that combo. :-)

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M.S.

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I know you didn't have it listed together, but I love Julian Matthew, Owen James, and Nicholas Miles. Good luck!

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C.R.

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What about Matthew James? It flows well together. Out of the ones you mention I like Julian Matthew the best!

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S.S.

answers from Cincinnati on

I like Aaron Nicholas but I think you should switch it around to be Nicholas Aaron...I love the name nicholas (which is pry why I named my son that...Nicholas Richard James)

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M.J.

answers from Chicago on

first choice, matthew william. second choice aaron nicholas, third choice would be nicholas aaron(I realize that wasn't one of your options, but i like the sound) also, nicholas matthew.

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C.R.

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What about Matthew James? It flows well together. Out of the ones you mention I like Julian Matthew the best!

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M.S.

answers from San Francisco on

I know you didn't have it listed together, but I love Julian Matthew, Owen James, and Nicholas Miles. Good luck!

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D.M.

answers from Denver on

Miles is my all time favorite name, but I think "Miles Julian" flows more nicely than "Miles James."

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K.I.

answers from Seattle on

Miles Julian! I love both these names..too cute!

If I had to pick again...I would choose either Julian Matthew OR
Matthew Owen.

I love the name Matt...I have a Matthew James!

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C.T.

answers from Chicago on

Ethan Nicholas

If you swapped the order I like Owen Matthew. Have you ever read the book A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving? Great book and I've loved the name Owen ever since.

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S.B.

answers from Redding on

I would say no to Matthew Owen only because it looks like your last name begins with P and your son's initials will always spell MOP. The name itself is perfectly lovely, but the initials....think of him being a grown man with his initials on his brief case or luggage. MOP...not so good. :)

I love all of these names. Seriously. You almost can't go wrong with any combination.

Let us know which one you finally choose when your baby arrives, okay?

Best wishes.

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M.P.

answers from Pittsburgh on

My all time favorite boys name is Ryan...I think it goes so well with so many last names. Along the same line it is so tough for me to give advice on names because to me it MUST go with the last name. I esp dont like it when first names end and last name start with same sound- Say for example Miles Sinclair...you have to work too hard to get the last name sound out and it ends up changing the first name Mile Sinclair. You won't have to worry about that though with P as your first sound though!

All of the names that you list are really good ones though so you won't go wrong. If I had to choose (without know your last name) I would do Aaron Ethan or Julian with James in the middle.

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H.L.

answers from Chicago on

On that list, while not knowing how it sounds with your last name, I prefer Matthew Owen. Good luck!!

Edited to add:

After reading the other posts, I agree with those that say that if the child's last name is going to start with a "P" that Matthew Owen shouldn't be used cause of MOP! It would end up being a nickname. But Owen Matthew would be really cute!

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M.F.

answers from Chicago on

I agree with that it is more important that first and last name sound good together.

Of the choices you listed, I like Julian Matthew or Matthew William. I also like the names Miles and James, but they don't work together. Miles Julian sounds a lot better.

My brother is "James Matthew", so I love that combo. :-)

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L.R.

answers from Wausau on

My fav is Julian Matthew

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N.S.

answers from Chicago on

Either Aaron Julian or Ethan Nicholas. Good Luck!

D.L.

answers from Houston on

I also like Ethan James

P.H.

answers from Chicago on

Matthew Owen, runs off the tongue the best.

J.L.

answers from Los Angeles on

I like Julian Matthew and Matthew Owen from your list.
Re-arranged from your list I like Ethan Julian or Ethan James. =) They are all classic names that will never go out of style. ery nice choices! Good Luck!

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L.K.

answers from Chicago on

Julian Matthew,Ethan Nicholas,Matthew Owen.Good luck!

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J.F.

answers from Chicago on

1st choice-Miles James (as long as you don't plan to call him MJ)
2nd choice-Matthew Owen

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R.K.

answers from Chicago on

Julian Matthew is my vote.

I work at both my kids schools and don't ever hear of a Julian. Matt is a very common "older" name, skip that one!

Good luck.

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H.L.

answers from Cleveland on

I like Ethan or Julian. Some other nice combos:

Ethan Harper
Julian Mason

B.L.

answers from Missoula on

Matthew Owen, and Ethan Nicholas

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C.K.

answers from Chicago on

Confused yet? You did ask!

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M.D.

answers from Pittsburgh on

Aaron Nicholas or Aaron Julian or even Aaron James. Guess you could say I would choose Aaron no matter what, out of you list.

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J.S.

answers from Los Angeles on

I've always liked the name Matthew. It's a strong name even if you shorten it to Matt.

Quite honestly though I like all the names you have on your list here!

T.M.

answers from Philadelphia on

I'll probably be in the minority here but I like Aaron Julian the best. Then my second pick would be Julian Matthew.

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A.B.

answers from Chicago on

Aaron Nicholas or Matthew Owen.

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M.L.

answers from Colorado Springs on

Oh, do we get to vote? What fun! My vote is for Matthew Owen... IF it goes well with your last name.

I tend to like a combination in which both names don't end with the same sound. But that's just me.

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A.S.

answers from Bloomington on

I like Matthew Owen. Though they are all great names! Good luck!

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S.S.

answers from Chicago on

Cole Sabastian
Ayden Hunter
Liam Jacob
Andrew Michael
Joseph Matthew
Christopher Paul
John Matthew

H.O.

answers from Merced on

I have an Ethan Francis. :) So I of course like the name Ethan. I like Ethan William. I think Julian Miles is nice as well. Have a great day and good luck~!

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E.B.

answers from New York on

How about

Max Hudson or Eliot James ?

T.W.

answers from Washington DC on

I like Aaron Nicholas, Ethan Nicholas, Ethan James and Julian Nicholas!

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I like Aaron Nicholas, Ethan Nicholas, Ethan James and Julian Nicholas!

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M.A.

answers from Chicago on

Julian by far. Julian James, Julian Owen, Julian Nicholas, Julian Matthew

B.K.

answers from San Francisco on

Aaron Julian ,lovely name

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C.L.

answers from Minneapolis on

I see I'm the first one with this vote, but I like Aaron Nicholas. My youngest is Aaron Jonathan. (-:

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M.!.

answers from Columbus on

Julian Matthew or Matthew Owen. Both great strong names.

Congrats and Good luck!

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C.M.

answers from Chicago on

Aaron Nicholas is my favorite. Matthew William is great too but when he is older what will he be called matt bill. Good Luck!!!

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M.H.

answers from Detroit on

I love the name Ethan but would have paired it with James or Owen as the middle name.

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J.V.

answers from Los Angeles on

I have always loved the name Luke. It means "God's Light." Matthew is a great name too. Good luck!

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S.S.

answers from Chicago on

Oh try Neil Mathias, but if you have those then Julian Matthew is cool.

S.S.

answers from Chicago on

Miles James :) Good Luck

L.M.

answers from Dover on

I like Matthew William or Owen.

My favorite boy name is Matthew James.

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K.N.

answers from Peoria on

Owen William or Owen Mathew. Owen is such a cute and unique but not too unique.

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A.F.

answers from Columbus on

I love the name Ethan. What about Ethan James? (I like them all by the way)

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T.J.

answers from Seattle on

Again, if your last name starts with P..No Matthew Owen, even though it's cute! MOP =)

I like (in order): Matthew William, Julian Matthew, Aaron Julian. Combinations you didn't list but I like are Aaron James, Julian Miles, Ethan Miles, and Matthew James.

Your last name is more important in the flow of the name, since they will be said together far more often than the first and middle!

A.S.

answers from Davenport on

I like Julian Matthew best.

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M.Y.

answers from Los Angeles on

Aaron Julian for sure. Those two names are some of my favorite boys' names.

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A.L.

answers from Chicago on

I really like the names Taylor, Brogan or Jared. Good Luck

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M.G.

answers from Dallas on

My top three favorites are: Ethan Nicholas, Julian Matthew, and Matthew Owen. I have an Ethan, and his middle name is Elliott. I really like how Ethan Elliott sounds. Ethan Nicholas is good too!

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J.L.

answers from Chicago on

I like Ethan Nicholas or Matthew Owen. But I really don't think anyone would be teased with the initials M.O.P. No one seems to really pay attention to that anymore. Who goes around telling their middle name? And really, M.O.P. isn't bad at all.

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M.Y.

answers from Los Angeles on

Aaron Julian for sure. Those two names are some of my favorite boys' names.

C.T.

answers from Detroit on

Kiel Alexander Kiel is pronouned kyle

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K.S.

answers from Washington DC on

S.,

From your list:
Ethan Nicholas

My version of your list:
Owen James
Owen Miles
Ethan William (kind of looks like a writer's name)

Good luck.
~K.

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