I vote for Hickory.
Please help us with a baby boy name!!!! Hickory or Basil??? - Page 2
Absolutely love Indigo/Indie. Personally I am not a fan of Hickory, but I do like Basil/Baz. And it wasn't until I read another poster's response that Basil sounds a little feminine did I think of it too. But when you say Baz, it sounds more masculine. I vote for Basil, but I did like another poster's idea of using a a color related name, like Gray. I absolutely love that name suggestion.
I like Basil pronounced the British way (short "A," as in "Cat"). And the nickname could end up being totally unrelated, or Baz. But when I hear "Hickory" I think of two things -- "Hick" as the nickname and "That would be a lovely name for a wood-elf." My husband and I came up with a bunch of names we liked that made us sound like big Fantasy genre fans (even though we're not), so I'm not poking fun at you. Use Hickory if you love it!