Okay, I am pregnant with a baby boy and my husband and I have been having a terrible time coming up with a name. We both like classic boy names but every single one of our favorites is "taken" by someone else. Since they are classic and pretty popular names, I guess that is inevitable but I'm wondering where the line is with repeating names - unless you are intentionally naming your child after someone (which we aren't.)
I would love some opinions on name scenarios you would or would not choose! -
Other little boys we see every day at my children's school but are at least a year or two older but will probably be a regular fixture in our lives for the next eight years or more.
An uncle who is not a favorite and we don't want him thinking that we named the baby after him - just happen to like his name.
A second cousin (mother's first cousin's son) who lives on the other side of the country and is five years older than our baby.
Will either the school friend's parents or my cousin be offended? Is it something I should ask them first or explain later?