We are considering the name Miller for our first son. I'd like to get some reactions to the name. Is Miller "trying too hard" or too last name-y? It has no family connection, we just like it. The lack of a nickname is the biggest downside.
I checked and it's just a few spots away from the top 1,000 last year. Maybe next year it will break through?
I wish I had a list of other finalists, but we are both extremely picky. We've both read the entire Baby Name Wizard for goodness sake!
Baby isn't coming til November, so we aren't in a hurry but I'm eager to get reactions to Miller in case they are negative and we need to go back to square one.
Last name is two syllables and ends in "man" which rules out a ton of cute names because they sound super rhyme-y.
I remember the first time I encountered the name Miller: it was when Stella McCartney had her first son in 2005. I had an immediate positive reaction to the name, and I wonder why it isn't being used more. It seems like a great fit with current styles.
For me, the one downside is the beer brand---but it doesn't factor into it enough to rule it out: when I hear the name, the first association is with a strong friendly man milling grain.
So let's find out what we as a group think of it: I'll put a poll over to the right. [Poll closed; see results below.]
Poll results for "What do you think of the name Miller?" (403 votes total):
I love it! I'd use it! - 58 votes (14%)
I like it! I'd consider it! - 92 votes (23%)
I like it for someone else's child - 144 votes (36%)
No particular opinion - 24 votes (6%)
Slight dislike - 66 votes (16%)
Strong dislike - 19 votes (5%)