I'm probably a total stick in the mud - This is a pretty fun, thread, tho.
I like names short and to the point. And spelled as simply as possible. Nicknames are ok. dh's name is Mike, and I'm Lori, but we have mono-syllibolic last name, so I think a first name should have at least 2 syllibals.
I don't really mind choosing the top 10, but I don't like the cheerleader names, either. (not that they all are).
I'd probalby like something like Free or Sky, spelled like it is, but I'm still not sure I like "objects" as names and my family would totally fall about themselves, they already think I'm a kook. And they would most likely come up with their own name, a family nickname, if you will.
ALSO, I don't think I should choose the name until the little guy tells me what it should be. And I'm totally open to changing it after we meet. We don't have any family traditions, so no guidelines there.
And while I think I'm havin' a boy, I only came up with 1 girl name.
My grandmothers first name and my best friends first name.
Also, dh and I aren't even discussing names mostly cuz of the meet and we'll figure it out thing, and I think he just doesn't want the responsibility with all the pressure involved in saddling someone with a name for the rest of their life
So, I suppose we're pretty broken.
And just so you know, I wasn't thinking fondly for myself of any names you've listed here, so they're safe
we'll prly end up with Michael William or something done like that. Or Steve. Yeah.
Best wishes to ya!!