Middle Name Poll

Updated on May 24, 2011
R.W. asks from Salt Lake City, UT
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I know I have asked a LOT of baby names questions with my pregnancy, but we're keeping the names a secret, so you guys are the only ones I can ask for opinions!! :)

So, let me know which you prefer!

1. Oliver Henry
2. Oliver John


Update: We have a single-syllable last name.

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answers from Houston on

Oliver Henry

Technically, I like the name John better, but I think Oliver Henry has a better flow.

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answers from Washington DC on

i like 'em both, but i think oliver henry will flow better with a single syllable last name.
:) khairete

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answers from Los Angeles on

I think both? Oliver John Henry has a good ring that I dont find with either on their own.

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answers from Seattle on

I think Oliver John goes better. The Henry is too much and doesnt flow.

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answers from Los Angeles on

With the three syllable first name, I'd stick with John. The one syllable works for a better flow. Although I love Henry (that's one of my sons' names).

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answers from Seattle on

I love Oliver! John is my favorite of the two, Henry is actually the more common of the two these days. And I think the one syllable goes better with the three syllable first name. Just glad your last name isn't Simpson!

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answers from Colorado Springs on

Oh, I love your names!! I love Oliver Henry. I think John sounds like it just cut off too quickly. Of course, your last name might make a difference in the way it flows. But, my vote is for Henry! Enjoy, and congrats!!

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answers from Seattle on

I like how Oliver John flows...My concern is that people would call him OJ. If you dont mind that nickname...Then no problem.

I love Oliver henry...It doesnt flow but it is still really cute.

My nephew is Jericho Oliver. They are calling him Ollie...Which i think is sweet...I love the name Oliver.

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answers from Los Angeles on

I vote Oliver John.

Congrats on the new baby!

~Isn't finding the *perfect* name hard? It was THE hardest part for me :)

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answers from Redding on

I wont even vote for a middle name cause it makes no difference to me. Either is fine. I really like Oliver. And it made me laugh cause just the other day someone asked what we thought about a nick names for "Carolina" and I told about our sons nick names. You might want to look at my answers in my profile and see what I said,, Our son is Owen. I can already see the nick names for your son,, Have fun with it!

Alright I cant help it,, I have to say it. Go with Henry and someone is sure to call him "O Henry". Im smiling.

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answers from Dallas on

Oliver Henry! Love that!


answers from Biloxi on

I like Henry better


answers from Dallas on

I love oliver! I like oliver henry



answers from San Francisco on

I like Oliver Henry. I have a friend who's child is named Oliver and they call him Olly for short---its so cute! If you do Oliver John, you may have people call him OJ---- I just would probably skip that, but I like the first one best!





answers from Redding on

I'm down for Oliver Henry.
I really like it!

Of course, ultimately, the decision is up to you.

Best wishes!



answers from Minneapolis on

I like Oliver Henry, especially with a one-syllable last name.



answers from Austin on

It sort depends on your last name, too. If you have one-syllable last name, I think John would sound too...light? "Oliver Henry Smith" just sounds more substantial than "Oliver John Smith" to me. Two-syllable last name, I think you could use either one. Three or more syllables, and I'd go with the shorter John.

But I like the "Oliver John Henry" idea, too. At that point, if you are multi-syllable, then it starts to kind of roll off the tongue, I'd think.

i LOVE the first name Oliver, by the way!



answers from Boston on

I vote for Oliver Henry.


answers from Lafayette on

i haven't read the other responses, so sorry if this is a repeat. my personal opinion is i don't like oliver as a first name with either of hte middles. what i think would sound good is John Oliver. or John Henry. but, if you like oliver as the first name that's great. Enjoy the new bundle when he gets here.

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