We are due with our third May 30th 2010. We have always struggled with boy names and up until now we we were lucky to have girls. Now we are having a boy and difficulty coming up with a name both of us really like.
Our daughters names are Mallory and Mykaela (pronouced like michaela)
We don't need to stick with an M to start the name but it would be nice. The middle name will be David and our last name is Thorsen. We can't do Matthew, Michael or Mark because we have so many of them in the family currently. Our two top names are Marshall and Mitchell, I am ok with them but they are not jumping out at me like the girls names did. We like names that are fairly uncommon but not unusual.
I think my favorite M boy name is Malcolm. I love that name. I'm not sure it's smooth with Thorsen, though: Malcolm Thorsen, hm. A little hard to say, for me.
Oh, wait, no: my favorite M boy name is Milo. Our Henry's runner-up name was Milo. And it's GREAT in your family: Milo Thorsen, Milo David Thorsen; Mallory, Mykaela, and Milo. That's my top pick. Miles would be good, too.
I've been drawn to the name Miller ever since I first heard it (when Stella McCartney named her son). It's unusual, yet not a bit hard to spell or say, and it goes with all the other trades names (Hunter, Carter, Cooper, Parker, Tanner, Sawyer, Tyler). Miller Thorsen is really good. Mallory, Mykaela, and Miller. That's my second pick.
Another favorite is Malachi: Malachi Thorsen, Malachi David Thorsen. Mallory, Mykaela, and Malachi. But I think maybe it shares too many sounds with the girls' names. It's almost a rearrangement of the sounds in Mykaela.
I like Maclean, too. The main trouble is that it can be said mac-CLEEN or mac-LANE, and I greatly prefer mac-LANE---and that's harder to get people to say. Spelling it Maclane would help considerably.
It's too bad Mason rhymes with your surname. Micah and Marcus are both good, but perhaps too close to Michael and Mark.
So, my top two picks are Milo and Miller.