I have been reading the blog for awhile now and never thought I would actually need to write in for help...but alas here I am. My husband and I found out we are having a boy - due September 29th. Initially when we found out we were having a boy we were somewhat on the same page with names so decided to take a break over talking about it at every moment (okay that was more me) since we knew we still had 20 more weeks to decide. Well now we are fast approaching and when the discussion resurfaced we are TOTALLY on the wrong page. We have a couple of names we like but I don't think any that have totally wowed either of us. Neither of us are opposed to going into the hospital with a top three but we can't even agree on those at this point.
The last name is Jones so everyone keeps telling us we can go way out there with the first name but part of the problem is I have always liked somewhat more traditional names, I am not really into some of the more "invented" names if you will. With that said I don't want the name to be the most popular name out there either where every kid on the playground has the same name as my little boy. The only other hang-up is the syllables in the name - it may sound crazy but I prefer to have at least two syllables in the first name since our last name is so short. Some names we have discussed haven't so I am not opposed to going the single syllable route, just prefer more than one.
So without further ado here is the list we are working with:
Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated!
If I could COMPEL you to use the name Isaac, I would. Isaac Jones! It's wonderful! Modern yet ancient! And I love how both names have an S that sounds like a Z.
But I also love your other options. If I had to pick a Top Three list for the hospital, I'd choose Isaac, Elliott (which I'd spell Elliot and my husband would spell Eliot, and neither of us would budge, and that's one of the main reasons we didn't use it ourselves), and Emmett.
Let's have a poll over to the right to see what the rest of us think [poll closed; see results below], and we can put our Top Three lists in the comment section.
Poll results (229 votes total):
Gavin: 30 votes, roughly 13%
Isaac: 56 votes, roughly 24%
Everett: 36 votes, roughly 16%
Elliot: 43 votes, roughly 19%
Graham: 13 votes, roughly 6%
Charles: 6 votes, roughly 3%
Emmett: 27 votes, roughly 12%
Marshall: 10 votes, roughly 4%
Mitchell: 8 votes, roughly 3%
Name update: Elliott