I'm writing because my husband and I are desperately trying to find a name for our baby boy, due in December. We're both teachers and this has infinitely complicated the naming process. Every name we've come up with reminds us of some student we've had or heard about.
We know that we want to use my father's middle name (Earl) as our baby's middle name.
Our last name is Van Brimmer, pronouned van (like the automobile) - BRIM (like on a hat)- er.
The names that I like are Logan and Noah. We also considered Brennan, but nixed that because of too many "B" sounds. I'm not quite sure exactly what my husband wants -- except to disagree with me...We do know that we want something that is unique. But, we don't want him to be made fun of, either. We would really appreciate your help! Thanks!
I think teaching must be just about the HARDEST profession for baby-naming! My son's teacher just had a baby and I wondered what on earth she would name it. (She chose a name that was in style in the '80s, before she started teaching.)
The name Logan is on its way up in popularity: it was the 17th most popular boy name given to babies in 2007. The name Noah, too, continues to rise: it was the 14th most popular boy name given to babies in 2007. (Source for both rankings: Social Security Administration.)
Let's see if we can find some more possibilities to choose from. I'll follow each one with its 2007 popularity ranking according to the Social Security Administration.
Isaac Van Brimmer (#41)
Owen Van Brimmer (#56)
Adrian Van Brimmer (#61)
Henry Van Brimmer (#91)
Marcus Van Brimmer (#118)
Jeremy Van Brimmer (#122)
Oliver Van Brimmer (#140)
Elias Van Brimmer (#173)
Collin Van Brimmer (#185)
Do any of those sound like names you might be interested in?
Let's have a poll to see what everyone else thinks. Vote for your favorite of the list, but also leave your suggestions in the comment section. [Poll closed; see below.]
[Poll results (249 votes total):
Logan: 23 votes, roughly 9%
Noah: 13 votes, roughly 5%
Isaac: 47 votes, roughly 19%
Owen: 23 votes, roughly 9%
Adrian: 18 votes, roughly 7%
Henry: 29 votes, roughly 12%
Marcus: 25 votes, roughly 10%
Jeremy: 12 votes, roughly 5%
Oliver: 17 votes, roughly 7%
Elias: 18 votes, roughly 7%
Collin: 24 votes, roughly 10%]
(Also see the revisit of this question, with new answers.)
Name update! Sarah writes:
I finally won out with the name choice of Logan. I only had to watch an entire marathon of Star Wars and agree that the husband could have the final say on Baby #2. Thanks for helping us out!