My husband most definitely does not share my affinity for names. He is so patient with me, however, and we discuss them all the time. We find that girls’ names are easy to agree on; we both like [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]Jane[/name], [name]Lydia[/name], [name]Audrey[/name], [name]Jocelyn[/name], [name]Linnea[/name], [name]Evelyn[/name] etc.
However, when it comes to boys’ names there is no end to the debate. I like very classic boys’ names: [name]Charles[/name], [name]Frederick[/name], [name]Nicholas[/name], [name]Simon[/name], [name]Tristan[/name], [name]Alasdair[/name]. Whenever I’ve told him these, he usually "meh"s unless it is [name]Simon[/name], which is a name, for some reason, that he detests. One day I asked him if he could just please please think of a name he actually likes, not just one he doesn’t hate. He thought about it for a while, came back a little while later and said, “Okay, I’ve thought about it and I like… [name]Hyrum[/name].” I just had to hang my head; don’t get me wrong, it might not be so bad elsewhere, but in our culture, that name has a certain stigma that some consider good and others bad. We fall on either side of that particular fence.
Anyway, I compiled a ton of boys’ names, ones I liked and ones I didn’t, and gave him a poll. Here are his favorites: [name]Simeon[/name], [name]Michael[/name], [name]David[/name], [name]Eli[/name], [name]Gideon[/name], [name]Asher[/name], and [name]Victor[/name].
I don’t know how we can reconcile our lists and for some reason, it’s really bugging me. I want to find something we both like, without the “well, you pick one name and I’ll pick the other” compromise. I know we can agree. For some reason, we both love [name]Alexander[/name]. But so far, that’s it.
I don’t want this to become a problem once we’re actually pregnant, which might not be too far away. And I definitely don’t want this to turn into the never-ending debate. If you wonderful baby-namers could please provide some input, that would be so appreciated.