We are expecting our third baby, a boy, on June16th. We named our first two kids very quickly because my husband and I each had family members that we wanted to honor. We have Kathryn Faith, who we call "Katy", 4, and David Richard, 2. We don't necessarily want to stick to family names this time around, so we have a clean slate. However, I'm struggling to come up with a boy name that I LOVE. And I want to LOVE it. I also wonder if I should stick to traditional names since my first two are traditional? I have a list of names that we like, but nothing sticks out as The One. And for some reason I find myself having a problem with every name on the list, like, "I have a cousin with that name," or "I knew a kid with that name who was really mean."
I also like Biblical names, but it doesn't have to be. And I like names that everyone has heard before, but there aren't too crazy many being born right now.
Our "traditional" list: (for all of these I like the full version, like "Joshua" instead of "Josh.")
Luke (really like, but is it too common lately?)
Others that I like but I'm not sure how well they flow:
Theodore (Theo? Ted?)
I'm kinda hoping that you'll have a new suggestion for me that I haven't thought of, but will be: YES, that's IT!
For a middle name I'm also open. My husband's name is Brian Keith, and he wouldn't mind using part of his name for a middle name. But that's just one idea.
Our surname sounds like "Mallory."
Name update 07-08-2010! Emily writes:
Luke Brian Mallory was born on June 23rd, weighing 9 lbs, 11 oz. Thanks so much to your readers for the comments - we had Phillip and Timothy on the short list due to their suggestions, but ultimately decided that Luke was the name we loved, and the post helped me to realize that it wasn't "too common." I really appreciated your perspective on the Top 10/100 not being the Kiss of Death. Thanks!