Boys are difficult. At least this one is proving to be already - and he isn't due until October 10.
His two sisters - 10 yr old Hannah Lauren (emphasis on REN) and 2 yr old Avery Lynn (Lynn after both our mothers) were very easy to name, but boy's names seem to be harder than childbirth itself!
It could be a problem with our last name - Boos (pronounced "bows", not "booze"), but that's just something we have to work around.
The other problem is that we just can't seem to agree on anything, and even the names I've come up with I'm not all that thrilled about when I think about them for any length of time. Names I like (in no particular order): Dexter, Charlie, Lewis, Oliver... well, that's really about it, and I'm not that keen on any of them. My husband is terrified of picking a name that will cause teasing (I'm sure the last name has already taken care of that), but I think what he doesn't understand is that our son will not be in school with a bunch of Steves, Brians, Matthews, etc. All the other boys will have similarily sounding names and if they're going to tease, it will have to include everyone.
Any suggestions? I seem to like more odd-type names, geeky perhaps, which would be cute for small boys, and then hopefully be quirky without being too out-there for adult males. I'm not sure what my husband likes in a name, only what he doesn't like - which seems to be anything I like.
I don't want to make unfair sweeping generalizations (I'm sure there are plenty of husbands saying, "Honey, come on, we need to talk about names" while their wives roll their eyes and make exasperated sounds and act like their husbands are hormone-crazed crazycakes to be bringing this up so often), but there does seem to be a common problem of the man wanting to do none of the thinking and all of the vetoing. Well. We're hardly going to be able to solve that worldwide problem right this second, are we? I should stop fussing about it and turn my energies instead to making a list....that your husband can reject. Okay, I'll stop!
Geeky/quirky brings to mind:
Elliot Boos; Hannah, Avery, and Elliot
Emmett Boos; Hannah, Avery, and Emmett
Simon Boos; Hannah, Avery, and Simon
Wesley Boos: Hannah, Avery, and Wesley
I thought of Leo and Milo, too, but the -o names don't work as well with your surname. Then I thought of Henry, but it's almost a mix of the two sisters' names: "Hannah, Avery, and Henry" makes my eyes struggle to untangle the three names. And I thought of Everett, but rejected it for being too similar to Avery.
Or perhaps what's needed here is a name that would feel comfortable and familiar to your husband---a name that was around in our own youth but hasn't yet gone out of style?
Alec Boos; Hannah, Avery, and Alec
Christopher Boos; Hannah, Avery, and Christopher
Eric Boos; Hannah, Avery, and Eric
Evan Boos; Hannah, Avery, and Evan
Jonathan Boos; Hannah, Avery, and Jonathan
Kyle Boos; Hannah, Avery, and Kyle
Those don't have the geek chic going for them, but it sounds like maybe those geek chic names appeal to you but then don't settle into serious contenders. How about a familiar, nearly tease-free first name for your husband, with a quirkier middle name for you?
Alec Dexter Boos (ADB)
Christopher Elliot Boos (CEB)
Eric Lewis Boos (ELB)
Evan Wesley Boos (EWB)
Jonathan Everett Boos (JEB)
Kyle Oliver Boos (KOB)
Let's have a poll!
[Poll results (203 votes total):
Alec Dexter: 29 votes, roughly 14%
Christopher Elliot: 45 votes, roughly 22%
Eric Lewis: 6 votes, roughly 3%
Evan Wesley: 67 votes, roughly 33%
Jonathan Everett: 26 votes, roughly 13%
Kyle Oliver: 30 votes, roughly 15%]