Log In Sign Up

baby boy #2

Forum: Baby Names


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Baby Names LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
October 16th, 2011, 07:21 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 5
Ok, so I'm due next month and my husband and I are having the worst time picking a name for our second boy. We used to have a small list of options but then out of nowhere my husband decides that he'd like to name this baby Gerald after him and his father. It's not that I despise the name, it's just not a name that I want to name my kid. His main point was that he wanted a name that meant something to him. So, after months of arguing about it, I did some research and found names that were derived from Gerald or mean the same thing as Gerald. The only two I like are either Jarrett or Garrett. Still not names I thought I'd ever pick, but at least I like them. Older brother is Mason Christopher (Mason is because a lot of the men in my husband's family were masons and I just loved that name and Christopher because it's my hubby's middle name). I wanted this second baby to have something to do with me so I came up with the middle name of Riker (it's an anagram of my name: Kerri)

So I guess my question is: which is better? (Or if anyone has any other ideas, feel free to share)

Jarrett Riker

Garrett Riker
Reply With Quote
October 16th, 2011, 08:00 PM
Aillidh's Avatar Nár lagaí Dia do lámh!
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Somewhere in NY
Posts: 8,491
I personally prefer Jarrett Ryker.
Finnegan [11.29.15] & Sullivan [08.03.17]
Reply With Quote
October 16th, 2011, 08:21 PM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 726
Uggghhh Gerald, no offense but I recently had a boss named Gerald and hated it lol. I love both Garrett and Jarrett. But Mason and Garrett sound good to me

Also, like the different sounds since Gerald has the J sound and Garrett has the hard G sound. Unless Dh is totally set on them having the same sounding name.

Reply With Quote
October 17th, 2011, 02:02 AM
RandE's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,326
I like Jarrett. It's a little different, but sounds similar to Gerald.

Reply With Quote
October 17th, 2011, 05:33 AM
mrsjl's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 4,917
I like Garrett, but if you wanted the same sound as Gerald I prefer Jared over Jarrett.

so, either Jarred or Garrett.
mom to
Rebecca (11/22/07) Nathan (7/31/10) & Thomas (5/3/13)
Reply With Quote
October 17th, 2011, 01:46 PM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 657
I like Jerret Riker! So cute! I agree with PP though, I also like Jarred Riker! Really cute!
Reply With Quote
October 17th, 2011, 07:02 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 5
Thanks for the input, it's appreciated. I like the name Jared a lot buuuut... it doesn't have the same meaning as Gerald. Is this guy ridiculous or what? lol. He makes me laugh because he doesn't even go by Gerald, he goes by JC and his father goes by Jerry so it's like why am I going to call this poor kid Gerald when you two don't even use it?! Ugh, infuriating. and I also prefer the spelling Ryker, but then it's not my name. So I guess I'm a little picky, too. Anyway, thanks again, I guess we'll figure it out!!
Reply With Quote
October 18th, 2011, 06:55 AM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 591
I prefer Jarrett to Garrett, but both are cute.

You could always tell him to suck it up, because Mason is already named after his side of the family.
Breast feeding, formula feeding, baby wearing, stroller pushing, VBAC successful, video game playing, extended rear facing, extended harnessing, mac and cheese feeding, vaccine free, happily married, LDS mother to 3 beautiful children. And now you know everything about me.

My Blog - Thoughts from Momland, where the mountain dew is cold, the kids are loud, and the laughs are endless.[/CENTER]
Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0