Dylan Dreyer’s baby name suggestion box is open – and today’s viewers are filling it with ideas.
“We’re out of names,” Dylan admitted as he shared the news with his co-hosts on Hour 3 of TODAY. “Calvin Bradley we love, and we’re like, we wish we didn’t use Bradley on Calvin because we could have used that for a first name. And Oliver George, we love.”
“How about we open it up to viewers?” Craig Melvin suggested. Say no more!
A person on the Parents Facebook page TODAY encouraged Dylan and her husband, Brian Fichera, to choose a meaningful nickname based on their family tree.
Another fan recommended that Dylan and Fichera use the phrase “your favorite place and your most influential teacher”.
Since Dylan and Fichera are already parents to sons Calvin Bradley, 4, and Oliver George, 16 months, one person said the couple should choose another name that includes the letter L, such as William or Levi.
“Dylan, give him your name. Dylan James. Call him DJ, ”one person wrote on Twitter, using the hashtag #dylanbabynames.
Another echoed another: “You have such a wonderful name, I think the baby should have the honor of wearing it too – what about Robert Dylan? Robby Dylan. “
Knowing that Dylan likes old-fashioned names, one person threw out “Solomon, Peter, Jonathan, Ben, Freddie, Daniel, Milo, Archie, Arlie, Robert”.
Several people have suggested James as a middle name: Zachary James, Alexander James, Reggie James, Noah James, Jace James.
At today’s 3rd hour Tuesday, Dylan, due in November, revealed that she and Fichera are struggling to figure out what to name their third son.
“It must be something a little old fashioned,” Dylan said.
Nameberry Co-founder Pamela Redmond noted that Dylan and Fichera are drawn to names that “are distinctly masculine without being conventionally so.”
“Calvin and Oliver are clearly boy names but carry a less traditional masculine image than names like John and William,” Redmond told TODAY Parents.
Redmond thinks Dylan and Fichera should consider Arthur, Julian, Elliott or Everett, Walter, Silas, August and Maxwell.
“Julian has a prominent letter L in the middle like Oliver and Calvin, six letters,” Redmond said.
Arthur, who is Celtic for bear, is “clearly masculine but has that sweet ‘th’ in the middle,” she said, while “August is very close to Calvin in popularity.” Redmond also loves Walter, “a once-fusty grandfather’s name turned into a cool, vintage baby name”, and Silas because of “the clearly but not conventionally masculine image, the literary connections, the growing popularity.”
As for Elliott or Everett, “There aren’t any boy names with both an L and a V in the middle that sound quite different from Oliver and Calvin and also suit the style, but Elliot or Everett do qualify. on one account, ”Redmond said.
Redmond called Maxwell his “wild card”.
“It was my first instinctive choice,” she says. “It’s decidedly but not traditionally masculine – although Jessica Simpson used it for her daughter – similar in popularity to Calvin, rooted in Latin, and comes with the cute nickname Max: Ollie, Cal and Max sound great together too. . “