I'm due with our first baby--a boy--in less than a week. For a first name we're thinking Liam (or we might make the full name William and just call him Liam), after my grandfather who recently passed away, but we still haven't decided on a middle name.
We want a name that is somewhat traditional (i.e., not weird), but not too common, because our last name (Thompson) is so common.
My husband likes Strider, Aaron, Carter, Jackson, Philip and Eric. I'm not in love with Strider because I think people will instantly connect it with Lord of the Rings. I like Jackson a lot, but I think the son-son rhyming thing with our last name sounds weird. Do you? I suggested Jameson (pronounced JAY-mih-son) as an alternative because it is similar to Jackson but I thought breaking it into three syllables helped the rhyming thing a little.
Other than Jameson, I like Thatcher, Ethan, Richmond, Camden and Kent. My husband isn't super keen on any of these names, though he would consider Jameson or Ethan.
Can you help us? We're pretty much open to all suggestions at this point. :)
If you use the name Liam, my favorites are Liam Carter Thompson (LCT) and Liam Richmond Thompson (LRT). If you use the name William, my favorites are William Carter Thompson (WCT) and William Richmond Thompson (WRT), so it appears I am consistent.
Because I prefer initials not to spell anything, I'd avoid Eric and Ethan (LET/WET).
What do the rest of you think? Which are your favorite combinations? Do you have any other middle name candidates to suggest?