Okay, please suggest some boys' names!
Thanks to everyone who weighed in below on our name dilemmas. It's clear we need some additional boys' names on the table, and I'm hoping to collect some suggestions from all of you. For a sense of our taste:
We already have a son named Simon.
My husband's favorite name right now is Linus, but he's also considering George (which was my grandfather's name and which I like a lot) after refusing to for years. It's looking likely that George could be it, if we have another boy, but I'd like us to have a few more options to play around with.
Other names he's suggested and then soured on (or that I've eliminated) are:
Oscar (I started to like this right when he stopped), Calvin (too similar to Alvin), Roger (veto from me) Ellis (he abandoned this one), Lionel, Dashiell (this was out-of-the-blue and I like it, but we agreed that Dash sounds like a porn star with his last name). Can anyone make sense of his taste? For the record, he says he loves Linus so much because it's like Simon: familiar, easy to spell and pronounce, but not frequently encountered. So that's his holy grail.
Names I've suggested/love that he declares he will "hate forever" are:
Alistair, August, Elliott, Jasper, Archer, Ferdinand (this one made him laugh), Sebastian, Roland. He doesn't mind Graham but thinks I pronounce it weirdly and can't go with it for that reason.
We both like Charles, but find it a little too hum-drum. We both love Nicholas, but Nick rhymes with our last name. We both like Theodore, but Simon eliminates it. We both like Gus, but he doesn't like any of the names that could take Gus as a nickname (and I won't do a nickname on a birth certificate).
Middle name options are probably Arthur or Harrison, both family names. He won't consider the former as a first and I won't consider the latter as a first.
So, yeah. We need help!
Fri, 05/10/2013 - 11:30am