My husband and I are struggling to come up with a name for our first baby. We know the middle name will be Wayne (four generations of that) and that we don't want the first name to rhyme with our last name, which ends in "son". We originally liked Zeke, but feel that it doesn't sound good with Wayne, and we don't like Ezekial. We are now considering Carver or Adler, both of which we like but not completely sold on. I was really hoping to have a name that could be shortened for a nick name. I am due at the beginning of April. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
My first and favorite suggestion is Isaac: Isaac Wayne Surnameson. An Isaac can be nicknamed Zack or Ike, so I don't think Zeke is too much of a stretch.
Carver and Adler are both surname names, so I'm rooting around in The Baby Name Wizard's surname section. A favorite of mine from this section is Archer: Archer Wayne Surnameson, nickname Archie.
Another possibility is Callahan: Callahan Wayne Surnameson, nickname Cal.
Or Kendrick: Kendrick Wayne Surnameson, nickname Ken.
Or Tobin: Tobin Wayne Surnameson, nickname Toby.
Let's put a poll to the right, and also hope for more ideas in the comment section. [Poll closed; see results below.]
Poll results (275 votes total):
Carver: 16 votes, roughly 6%
Adler: 15 votes, roughly 5%
Isaac: 133 votes, roughly 48%
Archer: 69 votes, roughly 25%
Callahan: 17 votes, roughly 6%
Kendrick: 6 votes, roughly 2%
Tobin: 19 votes, roughly 7%