Hi all. Haven't been on much since little one arrived Tuesday...I need to catch up and write the birth story.
Anyway, he is still nameless and I came here looking for advice. Our plan was to have a list of names we liked and see which one he looked like when he came out. There's something to be said for that because my top two going into the labor are not the two I like most now that I've met him.
So the list was:
We have narrowed it down to Elliot, Calvin, and Liam. Here's the scoop on each name:
Elliot - I have loved this name since before we started trying. I could always imagine myself soothing little "baby Elliot" and could really picture it after I got pregnant. DH was never thrilled with the name so I took it off the list. A couple days ago he asked if baby looked like an Elliot and it was back on the list. I just love it, but no one else does. We haven't told anyone our choices, but in the past when I have mentioned it, people said they didn't like it. It's not that I care if our family loves it or anything, but I don't want to stick the kid with a bad (dorky, nerdy, etc) name either.
Calvin - nothing special about this name...we just liked it on a baby naming website and he looks like a Calvin. :) It fits him. We would call him Cal which I think is a cute nickname. It's also a very rare name (I think like number 234 or something) so it has the added benefit of not being popular.
Liam - cool sounding name, but I worry it's too popular (currently #30...has been increasing in popularity like crazy). The story behind this choice is that DH's grandpa died one week before the baby was born and his name was William. DH would like to name the baby after him in part by calling him Liam. His middle name would be Doyle after my grandpa.
So I love that Calvin is so rare. I love Elliot for some unknown reason. I think Liam Doyle is a cool sounding name with lots of meaning. Is Elliot nerdy or dorky? Is there anything weird about the other two name?