this thread is too funny (and too long! I can't read it all!) I feel like, gosh, I know kids with all these names. I met brothers named Magnus and Ragnor once.
Originally Posted by Megan73
Jasper (sounds a little fey with DH's alliterative last name), Magnus and Ronan.
I just try to imagine 1) yelling the name across the playground and 2) that person running for office some day.
I like some of the crazy Greek names- Anaximander, or even stuff like Achilles or Hector, but can't quite do that to our kid, since we aren't Greek.
Oh, and I am definitely too chicken to go with Absalom, which is a family name (there were 7 of them! All named Absalom DeWitt though the last one converted to Catholicism and took that opportunity, apparently to change his name). Plus, DH is dead set against anything biblical (makes boys names hard) and there is that book, Absalom, Absalom! which would be a tough namesake to have. (then again, I share my name with a book title and I don't mind it).
Another family name we've joked about but can't really imagine using is Egbert. I guess he could go by "Bert" but that does just seem like too funny of a name. (its a last name in our family, though somewhere in the family tree there is an Egbert Egbert, though what his parents were thinking is really hard to imagine).
Edited by emmaegbert - 9/24/11 at 9:22am