155+ Perfect & Unique Middle Names For Boys – Scary Mommy

155+ Boys Middle Names That Hit The Sweet Spot Of Unique And Traditional

If you’ve always known you were destined to be a parent, you’ve probably always thought about what you would name your baby. But there’s a good chance your list of names has changed just like you. Now it’s time to finally decide. Your very own tiny human is on his way. Or maybe he’s already here. Are you stuck? Overwhelmed? Have you thought about what his last name is going to be? We know you’ve been thinking about your little boy’s first name for months (or years) and the last name is usually a no-brainer. However, middle names tend to be a bit of an afterthought. But that’s OK, because there are a million options you can choose from. And sure, you could name your son after his grandparents, which is always a solid choice, but if you’re looking for something unique and that fits perfectly between the names you’ve chosen, we’ve gathered the master list of ideal options.

Maybe that list you’ve had for a million years is suddenly creating all kinds of controversy. You liked the name “Stetson” because it reminded you of your grandpa, but it reminds your partner of cheap cologne. “Scott” is a family name on their side, but what last name goes with a name like “Scott”?(Actually, pretty much anything with more than one syllable.) Perhaps you two have settled on a first name but just can’t wrap your head about a solid middle name. You’re not alone on that one. According to the latest search data available to us, “middle names for boys” is searched for nearly 60,500 times per month. And the last thing you want is to pay hundreds of dollars to change all that paperwork when you reconsider things a week or two later, right?

Luckily for you, we’ve done all the work of researching so you don’t have to. You’ve got your first name. Try each of these names perfectly sized to fit right in the middle.

One bonus to finding a fantastic middle name for your little one? They can always choose to go by their middle name later in life if they prefer. You might be surprised to learn just how many celebrities go by their middle names as opposed to their given first names and what that middle initial in their name is actually for. A few examples:

Walter Bruce Willis
Tommy Lee Jones
Jackson Rod Stewart
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Chad Michael Murray
Daniel Dae Kim
John Quincy Adams
Billy Ray Cyrus
Henry David Thoreau
James Earl Jones
Jon Bon Jovi
Dick Van Dyke
David Jude Law
William Bradley Pitt
Jared Drake Bell
Christopher Ashton Kutcher
John William Ferrell
James Lance Bass
Daniel Jason Sudeikis
Samuel Timothy McGraw
Troyal Garth Brooks
Paul Kevin Jonas II
Marvin Neil Simon
Henry Warren Beatty
James Paul McCartney
Thomas Sean Connery
John Calvin Coolidge
Joseph Rudyard Kipling
Keith Rupert Murdoch
George Orson Welles
Sam Brody Jenner
Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa
Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck
Matthew Ryan Phillippe
Henry Ross Perot
Thomas Mark Harmon
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Samuel Leroy Jackson
Joanne Kathleen Rowling
Michael Andrew Fox
Harry James Potter
Ronald Bilius Weasley
Michael Bakari Jordan

Having a middle name has its perks. For example, if you and your partner can’t agree on a first name, you can use your second choice as your child’s middle name. And like many of the celebrities listed above, if your kid ever wants to go by a different name, they won’t have to look beyond their birth certificate.

Need more baby name ideas for your little tot? We’ve got comprehensive lists for unique names for girls, last names for baby boys, nicknames as first names for your little Ace, and so much more!

Curious to know more about your family name and the last names and meanings of other countries, check out our package on last names from around the world. See how many you recognize: Irish, French, Russian, Spanish, Mexican, Brazilian, Portuguese, and African last names, among others.