Yeah...I think the verdict on "Caeden" is that it is in the "Aiden" family and to be totally honest (no offense to any of you who have kids with the name "Aiden") I am so sick of it! Working in the nursery at our church and with lots of toddlers- names like that are a dime a dozen. Not to mention I have 3 friends who named their kid "Aiden" and my sister in law just had a boy and what did she name him? Aiden! I couldn't believe it! Ah! So...Being that I am trying to be original, I am realizing that there are consequences to that. Not only that, even though Caeden is my favorite name on my list, it really is too much like so many out there and that rhyming family.
That being said, I'm loving some of the other suggestions I've gotten! Someone suggested Cullen...I like that.
The more DH and I talk about it, the more we're leaning toward some of our other names. We've had 2 categories: The Scottish/Irish trendy/unique names that I was thinking of OR this list:
I've always loved "Patrick"...and it's still very Irish. When I was concerned about the shortening of it to "Pat", DH reminded me that his own brother whose name is Jonathon, never gets called John, because he makes it clear that it's not his name. Also, since my kids are homeschooled, there isn't a lot of "playground time" anyway...we are apart of an ongoing playgroup, but that's it.
Arg. Well, we still have lots to think about but it's really helped to have more suggestions and all of the feedback! It sounds like some people still think of "kill" with Cillian, and it's a good point about some people pronouncing it wrong.
Ciaran is out for us- I have asked too many people about it and 90% say that it is too hard to pronounce. I don't want to do that to this kid.
I really wish I could just decide. This is the first pregnancy that I didn't know what the name would be from the moment of conception And it's really bugging me that I can't just "love" one! My mom told me "You'll just know" but I haven't felt that way about any one name.
SO wasn't expecting another boy to name either so it's been challenging in this name department. Hoping for name wisdom sooner than later...