Can you weigh in on Auden?
So, we're having naming conversations in earnest, now that we know it's a boy. DH thought of the name Auden, and he says it's in a top-three slot, along with Xavier (Simon, alas, doesn't make the cut - the third slot is currently blank :( ). I'm just wondering what people's perception of the name is.
What I like is that it's simple and thoughtful sounding - a little studious and sweet. In that way, it's similar to Simon. I also don't mind that it's the name of a poet (and researching further, it looks like W.H. Auden's father and brother were also pretty illustrious role-models).
But, does it make you think overwhelmingly of the word "ODD"? Does it seem just like a poor-man's Aiden?
I thought it'd be worth exploring this further before DH gets too attached.
Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:36am