This is driving me absolutely nuts! With DS1 we had a name almost immediately after finding out he was a boy. It was like divine intervention or something as somehow DH and I both thought of the same first and middle name combo independently within 24 hours of finding out he was a boy. It was awesomely easy to name him.
So that's complicating factor #1: DS1 was crazy easy to name.
Complicating factor #2: We get SO many compliments on DS1's name. "He's going to be a superhero/rockstar/etc." Or "Yea, with a name like that you can't name this baby Jim." or "My daughter can't wait to hear your son's name because your first sons name is so unique." I'm feeling too much pressure!
I don't share names on the boards, but DS1's name isn't all that unique or anything. It's just a nice combo that sounds cool together...both names are around 250 in popularity for the past several years. We are looking for something equally cool that flows and isn't common nor too unfamiliar. Top 100 names are automatically excluded (although I realize any name could become "top 100" at any time).
So, my question: What do you consider to be a "cool" boys name?