Originally Posted by RaRa7
What about Liam, the diminuative form of William? DH's grandfather was WIlliam and we named our ds Liam, sort of after him
We talked about that, but the popularity put me off, as did the fact that one of DD1's friends is named Liam.
Originally Posted by Smokering
Liam's horribly popular at the moment too, at least here in NZ - it was our top contender for DS until we found out it was the number-one boy name last year.
I like Theoden (I am a LOTR geek though), but would you put the accent mark over the E or not? If you do it makes form-filling and so on much harder, but if you don't it annoys purists. Like me. :p Plus it encourages the pronunciation "thee-oden", instead of "thay-oden". I really love the name Eowyn (with the accent, I just can't figure out how to type it - case in point!), but the accent issue put me off it.
I really like it with the accent, but since I swapped my good old Dutch keyboard for a North-American one, I can't figure out how to place an accent over a vowel anymore. I had the same issue with the name Therese, in case this was a girl. I really prefer it with the accents (two in that case, one in each direction) but have no idea how to get it on the screen that way!
I think I would take the red tape hassle that it brings with it, and anywhere I have to write it out, I would put the accent. I'd have to instruct DH to do that too, especially when he goes to register the birth! I can totally see him forgetting about it, or not even noticing. With my oldest, I wrote it down exactly the way I wanted it spelled (Arwen Johanna, I was afraid he would leave out the h in her middle name), I think I will do that again, just to be sure.