Congratulations! You’re about to have a baby, so you’re likely excited… but stressed too.
You have all sorts of things to think about, from diapers to nursery furniture and beyond. But the biggest thing you’re trying to figure out is probably what to name your baby.
A name says a lot about a person. It can determine how people see others, but also how they think about themselves.
Since a name is such a big deal, it should be no surprise that people spend hours looking through baby names.
But if you spend too much time finding a perfect first name, you might run out of time to find an excellent middle name.
That’s why I’ve been putting together my How To Pick A Middle Name series. So with a quick glance, you can find the perfect middle name for your son!
Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a boy named Declan.
I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.
Hope it helps!
Middle name ideas for a boy named Declan
And now, the moment you all have been waiting for, the list!
Most of these ideas come straight from parents of real Declans, who’ve shared their runners up or even their final choices. Rounding out the list are a few ideas of my own. Enjoy!
My favorite middle names for Declan are Declan Reid and Declan Ryan.
I like how these “R” names go so well with the name Declan. There are so many choices, though, so you should pick the ones that sound the best to you!
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Meaning of the name Declan
According to BabyCenter, Declan dates back to the 5th century and is an English version of an Irish name meaning “full of goodness” or “man of prayer.”
It’s been popular in Ireland for a long time and is gaining popularity in the states.
The name Declan came in at number 99 on the popularity list for boy names of 2021. It bumped down only two places since the 2020 list of boy names.
Some famous people named Declan are singer Elvis Costello, whose given name is Declan Patrick Macmanus, and British performer Declan Joseph Oliver Donelly.
Didn’t find one that you loved? No worries.
Visit some parenting discussion forums like Nameberry, Babycenter, or even Reddit. Use the search function to find “middle names for Declan” and you’ll uncover TONS of old threads. Inside, you’ll find plenty of ideas.
You can even start a new thread of your own for some fresh input.
Finally, here are some guides that might come in handy before you welcome baby into your home:
- When should you start the nursery?
- Should you put a mini fridge in the nursery?
- Should you put a ceiling fan in the nursery?
Hope this helps!