I found a helpful website for names the other day. I've been a bit concerned about how a couple of our names will sound or wear, and I found a site that lets people answer a survey about their own name. You can see how many people answered the survey for that name, how much they like that name, if they recommend parents use it for their kid, if they were bullied about their name, etc.
Start http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/?navid=BNW_rightRail, search for the name, and once you're at the page for the name, click on the "Considering this name?" tab. I checked out a couple of our less common names and then a couple of more common names (John, Paul) we're considering for middles. Many more people answered the survey for the common names, and a smaller percentage of them were happy with their name. I found that interesting.
I think we may have narrowed down our name list, but dh doesn't want to commit for sure until we have to.
First names: Orion, Magnus, Morris
Middle names: John Alfred or Paul
Magnus is a family name from way back on dh's side. But it really rhymes with one of our other kid's names (Rasmus) and it seems a little pompous to me. Plus someone pointed out that Magnum condoms is kind of similar. Morris is a family name as well, and we would probably use the nn Moss, but the meaning of the actual name is kind of lacking to me. Orion is a name we both like, and we don't have any O names yet (we do have an M name) and it doesn't really rhyme with any of the other names (we have a bunch that end in N, but none of them are as close as Rasmus and Magnus). But I'm worried that it's a little out there.
John is dh's grandfather's name and Alfred is my dad's middle name (we've already used dh's dad's middle name for one of the boys' middle names). We thought about using our dads' first names, but the initials ended up being an issue. I like the meaning of John and King Alfred is a great namesake. Dh and I both just like Paul.