The name you give your child will be something they carry for the rest of their lives and will shape their identity. No matter what draws you to their name, be it that you simply liked it or it had significant meaning, the name you give your child will be an integral part of who they become.
Middle names, while not as important as first names, are often names we give children to enrich their identity.
They may be names that sound good together and give the child’s full name a melodic ring. Their middle name may be a family name in honor of a relative or is one that enriches the meaning of their first name.
Whatever the reason for giving your child their middle name, it can sometimes be harder to find the right middle name, than it is to find their first name.
Names That Compliment The Meaning Of, Oliver
Oliver means either peace, as in extending an olive branch in peace, or affectionate, depending on the country or language you are using the name in. Both peace and affection are great attributes to give your child.
So to find a name that fits with Oliver you might want to consider terms you hope to align with peace and affection.
Since Oliver means peace, perhaps you may want to also endow your child with strength. Like a steadfast warrior, your peaceful Oliver will be able to brave any trial and triumph.
Ethan - means “firm” and “strong” and has a nice ring with Oliver - Oliver Ethan
Ezekiel - means “God strengthens” and is a biblical prophet - Oliver Ezekiel
Phoenix - is a mythological bird who rose from the ashes - Oliver Phoenix
Andrew - means “manly and strong” and flows nicely with Oliver - Oliver Andrew
Gabriel - another biblical name for the archangel who announced the birth of Jesus and means “God is my strength”. - Oliver Gabriel
Ryker - is Danish for “superior strength” - Oliver Ryker
Martin - is the name of a powerful man who changed the world, Martin Luther King - Oliver Martin
Brian - is a popular name that means “virtuous, strong and honorable” - Oliver Brian
Joseph - is a timeless name that has been given to many powerful men, one of the first being Joseph of Nazareth. - Oliver Joseph
Perhaps you want your little Oliver to be endowed with good looks and charm, here are some names that are indicative of physical attractiveness.
Agan - can mean either handsome or beautiful as well as intelligent. In some cultures, it also means precious stone. - Oliver Agan
Alan - is a name that means handsome and noble. - Oliver Alan
Apollo - is a Greek God and known for his skill in many ventures as well as his famed good looks. Oliver Apollo
Kenneth - means “fair, noble and handsome” - Oliver Kenneth
Another strong attribute to bestow upon your child is intelligence and mental fortitude, so perhaps pairing Oliver with a name that gives your child mental prowess, might be a good fit.
Charles - is a name that is associated with many intellectuals such as Charles Darwin and monarch, Prince Charles of England - Oliver Charles
Conrad - means “wise counsel” and has a nice ring to it when paired with Oliver. - Oliver Conrad
Albert - is the name of one of the most famous intellectuals, Albert Einstein, therefore giving your child this name, you are endowing them with great wisdom. - Oliver Albert
Names That Sound Good With Oliver
Maybe you just want a middle name that sounds good and fits well with the name Oliver. Since names that hold significant meaning don’t often match with the first name you’ve chosen, here are some names that sound good with Oliver.
Sebastian - Oliver Sebastian has a nice rhythm to it and would fit well with a short, dynamic last name.
Isaac - Oliver Isaac is a nice staccato pairing of names and would do well with a longer more complicated last name.
Spencer - Oliver Spencer sounds regal and important and would be a good fit for a family who likes a more formal sounding name.
Franklin - Oliver Franklin is another sophisticated sounding name that is elegant and feels like it demands respect.
Fredrick - while Fredrick is another name for “peace”, continuing with the peaceful trend, Oliver Fredrick is a beautiful, calming name.
Jordan - Oliver Jordon. Maybe your little one will be a sports fan. Jordon adds a punch of fun to the name Oliver and reminds people of the famous basketballer Michael Jordon.
Jeremiah - Jeremiah is another elegant name that goes back to biblical times, but is still beautiful and timely enough for today, Oliver Jeremiah.
Dean - a nice short moniker that sounds strong and powerful. Oliver Dean
Nicholas - Nicholas harkens back to Saint Nick and names of yesteryear and yet still fits well in today’s modern times. Oliver Nicholas
Caden - is a more contemporary and popular name, that has a fun edge to is. Oliver Caden definitely sounds like a cool guy.
Wait Until Your Baby Is Born
Even though naming your child is exciting and fun, sometimes waiting until your child is actually born is the best way to ensure you are giving them the perfect name. A lot of times the child we see in our heads isn’t exactly the same as the child we meet out of the womb.
So keep a list of favorite names and just wait until you see your beautiful child’s face before you give your child the name they will carry for the rest of their lives.