We had our son almost three months ago, and we gave him a name about a week after he was born, but we basically only chose the name because we figured changing it would be as easy as not giving him one in the hospital. They would’ve put “Baby Boy” on the birth certificate.
We went with [name_u]James[/name_u] [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] with the intention of calling him “Rory” or “Theo” as a nickname for [name_m]Theodore[/name_m]. [name_u]James[/name_u] is more of just a place holder, and my DH loves the option of “JT” down the road, but we both don’t want him to go by [name_u]James[/name_u]. Also, we got a couple of sarcastic comments about the name [name_u]Rory[/name_u] from family members. Comments like “it sounds more like an onomatopoeia than a name” or “i just think of [name_m]Gilmore[/name_m] girls” or “it’s very… unusual.”That was literally the only name my husband and I both liked, but we both wanted him to go by something more formal, and while it is a stretch, we felt [name_u]Rory[/name_u] as a nickname for [name_m]Theodore[/name_m] fit the bill.
Any thoughts? Should we stick with [name_u]Rory[/name_u]? I really like [name_u]Theo[/name_u] too, but maybe it is too common? The only other option is to scrap it completely and go with [name_u]Wesley[/name_u] [name_u]Laurence[/name_u] nn “Wes.”