My husband and I are expecting a baby boy February 24th. Our last name starts with an L and rhymes with Vogue. Our first son's name is Rhett Ezekiel, we chose his name within a week or two of finding out his gender. This second guy is giving us a little more trouble!
I like more unusual names, but my husband is much more traditional. I prefer names that are longer than one syllable since we have a one syllable last name. I don't mind nicknames. He does not like nicknames and prefers shorter names. Obviously, I am not dead set, because our first son has a one syllable name. I made up for it with a long middle name. I do NOT want a name that is used as a girl's name.
His father passed away last year, so my husband would like us to use either his first name David, or his middle name Warren somewhere in the name. I have agreed. I'm not overly fond of the name David, but will use it as a middle name (especially if the name we choose ends in the letter N). I would prefer our son to have his own first name (our first son does and so do all of the nieces and nephews on both sides). However, I am willing to use the name Warren as a first name if we don't find something we both love. If we use Warren, his name will be Warren Elias.
Names that I like, but hubby doesn't:
Elias (this would be my name of choice)
Thatcher (was the name I liked for the first baby)
Names he likes, but I don't:
Names we both like (really, the entire list is about 10 deep)
Owen (seems so popular to me as does Tyson)
Sawyer (starting to be used as a girl's name)
Wilson (but we might as well use Warren, they are so close)
We are leaning towards Conrad, Coleman, or Warren. I think that I am preferring Coleman, but then will have to use David as a middle name, and I would rather use Warren, but not sure I like the two N endings. I think he is preferring Warren at the moment, but he has gone back and forth on Warren.
Can you help?!?
Name update! Jennifer writes:
Thanks all! Eli Warren was born today 9 lbs .09 oz 21.75"