I am due December 12th with our second child, a boy and we are having the hardest time deciding on a boys name. We have actually been trying to choose a boys name since we had our daughter 4 years ago and with only a couple weeks to go, we aren't getting any closer to a decision.
We do know that:
- His mIddle name will be David, after my husband.
- Our last name is one syllable and also the name of a major US car manufacturer.
- Our daughters name is Chloe, which was in the 30's the year she was born, but is now in the top 10 (where we live in Canada). Not crazy about that, but we expected it. We would like to avoid a top 20 name if possible.
- If this baby had been a girl, her name would have been Lila, Elise or Cora.
Two names we do like, but aren't sure about:
Nolan - My husband and daughter are both in love with this name, but I don't know. I like that it is not super popular here and that the only Nolan we know is 14, but it feels a little blah to me.
Eli - I am very drawn to this name. I don't think DH loves it though. It wouldn't be Elias, Elijah or Elliot though, just Eli.
Names we really liked, but have vetoed for various reasons:
Wesley - I love it, my husband hates it
Liam - Top 10 name where we live
Levi - 2 brand names?
Grayson - getting too popular, I don't like how it is being used for girls now (Gracyn)
Owen - way too popular in our area
Evan, Tate, Lucas - Close friends children
Max, Wyatt, Caleb , Asher - just don't seem right
James, Matthew, Joshua, Alexander, Andrew- names of our 30 year old friends and still in the top 20 here.
Names we cannot use because of our last name:
I would really appreciate any help that you and your readers could provide! Thank you!
How about Oliver Frederick? I'm half-kidding because I just posted about it a few minutes ago, but I think Oliver David would be great. Chloe and Oliver.
The names Greyson and Nolan make me think of the name Gavin. Chloe and Gavin. Gavin David. I like it!
Or Garrett/Gerrit. (I prefer the latter spelling, but I think the former is easier.) Chloe and Garrett. Garrett David.
Liam and Nolan make me think of Simon. Chloe and Simon. Simon David. My favorite so far.
Owen and Levi and Eli and Evan make me think of Ian. Chloe and Ian. Ian David. My second favorite.
Let's have a poll over to the right [poll closed; see results below], and more suggestions in the comments section.
Poll results (168 votes total):
Oliver: 50 votes, roughly 30%
Gavin: 37 votes, roughly 22%
Garrett: 9 votes, roughly 5%
Simon: 51 votes, roughly 30%
Ian: 21 votes, roughly 13%