Name Help!

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Name Help!

DH and I can't seem to come to an agreement on LO's name. I know there's still 13 weeks to go, but it's driving me crazy. I really love the name Micah, DS keeps asking us to pick Wyatt, and DH is adamant that Drake be somewhere in the name. Problem is that to be Micah and Drake just don't go well together. Especially with us having such a short last name (Tran). Plus with the Vietnamese last name there are lots of "english" names that just don't seem to fit right either. Here's a list of a few ideas, but we still need some more.

Micah Daniel
Micah Alexander
Wyatt Ian
Wyatt Ethan
Drake...

Then I'm stuck. I really want to be able to use Drake for DH but can't find anything I'm crazy about to go with it, either as a first or middle name.

Other names that made our list were

Hunter
Damian
Chase

Any ideas?

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Personally, I like Wyatt over Micah. Is there a personal reason your DH wants Drake?

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I knew I forgot to include something! Drake means Dragon, and this is the year of the Water Dragon in the Chinese Zodiac. Apparently it's a really big deal to him and his family (they are Chinese, despite the Vietnamese last name) and this will probably be the only baby we have in the year of the Dragon since the next won't be for another 12 years.

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What about using Drake as the first name but actually using the second name as the real name? haha I can't think of an easier way to phrase that... Drake doesn't really fit well as a middle name. Drake "Wyatt" or Drake "Micah"?

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I actually really like the name Drake... Drake Alexander Tran sounds fantastic IMO... Smile I like the story behind Drake, too - it's interesting to have such a meaningful name... Smile

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I like Wyatt Ethan:0)

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I like Wyatt Drake.. then you've covered them both.

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I, too, like Drake - in fact I had thought about that as a name very briefly... well since I am into the whole vowel thing LOL I think Drake Alexander is nice (Sweet Pea's idea)- or Drake Anthony or Jonathan Drake Tran? And if you wanted to use both Micah and Drake maybe he could have two middle names to break it up a bit? Micah Anthony (or Alexander) Drake Tran? Its so hard isnt it?! I mean to find something you absolutely love that flows together first, middle and last name... good luck!

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"Sweet Pea Twins" wrote:

I actually really like the name Drake... Drake Alexander Tran sounds fantastic IMO... Smile I like the story behind Drake, too - it's interesting to have such a meaningful name... Smile

This is actually what I've been toying with. I like Drake OK, just not crazy over it like Micah. And it's so hard to let go of a name when you just love it. But DH let me pick DS name without any issues, I wanted it and I got it. So I figure the least I can do is give him what he wants this time. I figure with Alexander being a more common name that when he gets older if he chooses to go into the business world or something that he could use his middle name if he felt it more appropriate.

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How funny that you've thought of that same name combo! LOL I'd feel pretty smart if that's what you ended up going with... LOL