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125 Great Middle Names For Theo

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Congratulations! You’re having a little boy. And well done on picking a name. 

However, the naming journey isn’t over yet. Your next task is to find the perfect middle name for Theo

To help you out, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite middle names. Some of these names are cool and modern, while other stick to traditional favorites, so you’re sure to find something that fits your needs and is the perfect choice for your little Theo. 

What Does The Name Theo Mean

Theo comes from the Old German name Theobald and the Greek Theodore. The name means brave people, so it’s a perfect choice for your little man. Theo is a relatively popular choice in the US, standing at number 243 on the list of names. The name was given to more than 1500 baby boys in 2018.  

Famous Theos include actors Theo James and Theo Rossi, soccer player Theo Hernandez, and Greek-Cypriot British entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. 

Middle Names For Theo

  1. Theo Abbott
  2. Theo Abraham
  3. Theo Adams
  4. Theo Alexander
  5. Theo Atticus
  6. Theo Austin
  7. Theo Banks
  8. Theo Barrett
  9. Theo Benjamin
  10. Theo Bennett
  11. Theo Benson
  12. Theo Birch
  13. Theo Blake 
  14. Theo Brant
  15. Theo Briggs
  16. Theo Brooks
  17. Theo Bryce
  18. Theo Caleb
  19. Theo Cameron
  20. Theo Carson
  21. Theo Charles
  22. Theo Chase
  23. Theo Christopher
  24. Theo Clay
  25. Theo Colby
  26. Theo Cole
  27. Theo Colton
  28. Theo Connor
  29. Theo Cooper
  30. Theo Dane
  31. Theo Avid
  32. Theo Davis
  33. Theo Declan
  34. Theo Devon
  35. Theo Drake
  36. Theo Duke
  37. Theo Dwight
  38. Theo Dylan
  39. Theo Easton
  40. Theo Edison
  41. Theo Elias
  42. Theo Ellington
  43. Theo Ellis
  44. Theo Emerson
  45. Theo Emmett
  46. Theo Emory
  47. Theo Ethan
  48. Theo Everett
  49. Theo Ezra
  50. Theo Finnegan
  51. Theo Ford
  52. Theo Francis
  53. Theo Franklin
  54. Theo Gabriel
  55. Theo Gage 
  56. Theo George
  57. Theo Grady
  58. Theo Graham
  59. Theo Grant
  60. Theo Gregory
  61. Theo Grey
  62. Theo Griffin
  63. Theo Hayes
  64. Theo Henderson
  65. Theo Henry
  66. Theo Hudson
  67. Theo Hunter
  68. Theo Isaac
  69. Theo Jack
  70. Theo Jackson
  71. Theo James
  72. Theo Jameson
  73. Theo Joseph
  74. Theo Joshua
  75. Theo Kane  
  76. Theo Kennedy
  77. Theo Kenneth
  78. Theo Knox
  79. Theo Lawrence
  80. Theo Lawson
  81. Theo Ledger
  82. Theo London
  83. Theo Louis
  84. Theo Maddox
  85. Theo Mason
  86. Theo Matthew
  87. Theo Maverick
  88. Theo Maxwell
  89. Theo Michael
  90. Theo Miles
  91. Theo Morgan
  92. Theo Nathan
  93. Theo Nicholas
  94. Theo Noah
  95. Theo Noel
  96. Theo Oakley
  97. Theo Oliver
  98. Theo Parker
  99. Theo Patrick
  100. Theo Philip
  101. Theo Pierce
  102. Theo Porter
  103. Theo Quinn
  104. Theo Rain
  105. Theo Reece
  106. Theo Reign
  107. Theo Roman
  108. Theo Ryan
  109. Theo Saylor
  110. Theo Shane
  111. Theo Stephen
  112. Theo Stone
  113. Theo Trace
  114. Theo Tripp
  115. Theo Troy
  116. Theo Tyler
  117. Theo Vincent
  118. Theo Walker
  119. Theo Watson
  120. Theo Wilder
  121. Theo William
  122. Theo Wyatt
  123. Theo Xavier
  124. Theo Zachary
  125. Theo Zane

Why You Need A Middle Name

There are a few different reasons why parents feel that their children need to have a middle name. Here are a few for you to consider if you are still on the fence about whether Theo really needs a middle name or not.

To Set Them Apart

That’s right giving your child a middle name can help to distinguish them from other children with the same name in their class. But with that said this will not always apply and depends very much on whether your baby boy has a super popular name or something a little more unique.

Middle Name Equals Better Behavior

We all remember as children when our parents used our full name that we were in big trouble. It is a common parenting hack to use your children’s full name when telling them off and it actually works, check out the research to prove it.

Being reminded of your middle name actually leads to an increase in good behavior.

Alternative Name Option

Every parent hopes that their children love the name we choose for them but it is not always the case despite our best intentions.

So in cases such as this by providing your little one with a middle name gives them the option of using it as an alternative to their first name.

Finding The Right Middle Name

For many parents finding the perfect middle name is just as important as finding the first name. 

While other parents allow themselves to have a little more fun when choosing, as they feel, the middle name is slightly less important as it is not the name that your child will use every day. 

But with that said, do not let the wrong middle name take away from all your hard work finding the perfect first name. 

If you really fancy a challenge, you could go for two middle names. You are only legally required to have a first name and a surname on your birth certificate in the US. Anything more than that is down to personal choice. 

Where To Look For Inspiration

boy with a beach background

As it’s been said most people do not use their middle name on a daily basis so you can take a step away from the more traditional names and opt for something that is a little more wild and wacky. 

Here are a few ideas of where to look for some inspiration for a middle name if you are running out of ideas. 

Family Tradition

The most common place to start is with your own family. Many families have a tradition of passing down a middle name from one generation to another or choosing a middle name that begins with a certain letter. 

While you may decide on a middle name to honor a relative. This could be a grandparent, uncle, or even a maiden name.

Take a good look into your family history and you’re sure to find a name that is both perfect for your child and connects them to their family heritage even before they are old enough to understand the connection. 

Maybe you have some Danish relatives you would like to embrace, check out some of our favorite Danish names with meanings here. 

Two Is Better Than One

Maybe you or your partner had a first name choice that didn’t quite hit the grade for a variety of reasons. 

You may be able to use that second place first name as a middle name. As most if not all first names also make great middle names, there’s nothing to worry about. 

Memories Or Place Names

Celebrities are not the only people who can use place names for their children’s names. They are actually quite trendy at the moment.

So if you and your partner have a special place that holds some fond memories or even a favorite destination, go for it. 

What To Be Careful Of When Choosing That Perfect Middle Name

Middle names are an opportunity to be a little wilder and daring with your children’s names. After all, it is not the name that they will be using every day. 

This is why you will often find people with some weird and wonderful middle names that their parents couldn’t let go of but also could not justify as a first name. 

But there are still a few things that you need to consider when choosing that perfect middle name. 

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Potential For An Unfortunate Nickname

You need to put yourself into the mind of a child and think as they do. If you can think up some cruel and not very nice names to tease your children then you bet that any child in the playground can too. 

Initials

Remember that your children’s initials will often be written down on display so you need to ensure that they do not spell out any unfortunate words. 

With Theo as a first name, there is always the chance that their initials could potentially spell out some less than desirable things. 

Flow Of The Entire Name

When you have decided on that perfect first name, along with the perfect middle and of course you already know the surname, you need to check that it all flows together and is not too clunky when you say it out loud. 

If you have any doubts get a second opinion from friends and family and say the full name in conversation. 

If you find yourself tripping over your words or the name sounds clunky, there is a pretty good chance that it is not the right combination of names. 

Different Ways To Spell Theo

There are a few variations of Theo. Here are some of the more unique ones:

  1. Teyo
  2. Thio
  3. Theyo
  4. Tio

Cute Sibling Names That Go With Theo

If you have more than one child, finding names that go well together is another important factor that you may need to consider. 

Remember that you will probably say your little one’s names a million times together so it is important that they flow well. Here are a few suggestions for sibling names that work well together. 

  1. Theo and Alex
  2. Theo and Harris
  3. Theo and Nathan
  4. Theo and Rocky
  5. Theo and Tommy
  6. Theo and Alexis
  7. Theo and Caroline
  8. Theo and Hannah
  9. Theo and Katie
  10. Theo and Ruby

Young cute boy and his little baby sister playing in the water i

The Final Thought

That is the end of our list of middle names for Theo. Hopefully, you have taken some inspiration from it. Maybe you have even found the perfect middle name for your little boy. 

But if not, there is no need to panic. There are plenty of other name options out there. Check out our 85 Baby Boy Names Starting With Kaa for some further inspiration. 

Hi, I'm Emma and I'm a mother to 5 beautiful children aged from 1 to 21 years old- life is hectic! I have learned so much along the way, not only from my own children but also through my professional life. In my positions as a Childminder and Teaching Assistant, I have studied Child Development and The Early Years Developing Practice. I wish to share all of this knowledge and help you with your own parenting journey!