My husband and I are in desperate need of your (and/or your clever readers) help in picking the perfect name for our baby boy who's due March 2nd!
The trouble is that we have totally different tastes when it comes to boy's names. I like more traditional(ish) yet not overly popular names (my top list includes Dexter, Sebastian, & Jasper) and he likes names that are...I don't even know what category they fall into (but his top list includes Cable, Ender & Garson)!
And did I mention that this will be our 5th (& final) child together (the only boy of the bunch!) and that we also each have a daughter from a previous marriage? That's a lot of names already, and I'd kind of like our son's name to fit in with his sister's if at all possible, which seems unlikely with the husband's list of strangeness..*sigh*
Anyway, hubby's daughter is the eldest and her name is Dorothea (called Thea), my daughter is next and is named Willa. All the girl names that we've come up with together and have totally agreed upon are; Charlotte (called Lottie) Katherine (called Kat) Rebbecca (called Bex) and Elanor (called Ella). Pretty traditional, yes? I don't know why his taste in boy's names is so out there, but it's driving me nuts!
Some other names that I like but hubby isn't sold on; Davis, Vincent, Edwin, Aleck. More names that he likes; Cage, Dock, Red, Blade (I keep telling him these are THINGS, not NAMES lol).
So you see our trouble? Are there any names that maybe combine out tastes, at least a little bit? We need to find something that we can both live with, even if it's not exactly to our tastes. I am willing to compromise a bit, but I'd really like to find a name that is an actual NAME and not a THING. We are open to any and all suggestions here, and our last name is Holland so it's pretty easy to find names that work with it.
Thank you so much for any help you can provide!
Okay, here is my list!
Gable. Close to his choice of Cable, and in fact gable is a noun which may please him, but also it's a surname name with the name Gabe as a nickname.
Gage. Close to his choice of Cage.
Cade. Close to his choice of Cage.
Carson. Close to his choice of Garson.
Slade. Close to his choice of Blade.
Reed. Close to his choice of Red.
Anders/Anderson. Similar to his choice of Ender.
Mac/Mack. This is similar to current popular choices Jack and Max, but less common. His choice of Dock made me think of it.
Anyone have other suggestions?
Name update 03-14-2009! Clover writes:
Thanks so much for all of the great suggestions everyone! Gable Ender (had to give in to hubby on the middle name lol) Holland was born March 10th @ 8:09pm, a respectable 8lbs 9oz 22inches! The name is never something I would have come up with on my own, but I absoultly love it and it fits him perfectly! Thanks again Swistle!