Yes, we know Ethan is popular, but that isn't a concern for us (we have a 6.5 year old Emily and her name has been #1 on the SSA list since 1998...and we *just* ran into 2 other Emily's for the first time since she was born ~ they're 14 and 10 and attend taekwondo class with my oldest son. We've lived in Oregon, Florida & Georgia since our Emily was born and for a name that is supposedly super-popular, we haven't found ourselves running into lots of little Emily's, so we no longer worry too much about how "popular" a name is).
My other kids are Megan, Adam, Emily, David, Sarah & Isaac. Which name do you think would be a better "fit" with my 6, Ian or Ethan?
Thanks for helping me out!
How are you pronouncing Ian? I've heard E-an (like Ethan without the th) and I-an.
Regardless of Ian's pronunciation, my personal preference is Ethan.
I agree with maybe waiting till he's born and just seeing who he is.
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Originally Posted by benjalo
Ethan. You have no first-letter repeats yet in your kids' names, and I think Ethan looks great in that list.
Thanks for your input. I like the way Ethan looks, too. Dh, of course, prefers Ian. But we'd both be happy with either name, so we probably *will* just wait until he's born and see which "fits" better. Still, it's helpful to get other people's opinions and see what they think.
I also do really like Ethan...I don't think you can go wrong either way. They are both really great, classic names.
On a side note, I love all of your kids names! I'm a name nerd and they go together perfectly!