I don’t put too much stock in the popularity of a name if you love it. I guess people can get snobby with the kind of popularity that is “downwardly mobile,” which I don’t think [name]Connor[/name] is.
I also think about names on a grown person. Forget about how many will be in his class. I don’t know why people think that matters so much, like if they don’t have a unique first name, they won’t be able to stand out - what matters is if they have what it takes to stand out, especially if everyone is going with a unique name. I, for instance, love the name [name]Daniel[/name] and intend to use it. I don’t think of it as unimaginative or uncreative or lacks uniqueness. Each child is going to be different no matter what you name them, it matters what you teach them and how they grow into their personhood.
If you love [name]Connor[/name], then that’s a really good gift to give a child - a name you really love and which will suit him. It’s not going to serve as well if you settle for a name you actually like less because you think his name will be too common or he might be confused with another boy with the same name. That never happened when I went to school, and kids grow up into adults; they need a name that carries them into adulthood, think beyond the daycare and the classroom. Although for some people, being too popular seems to take the shine off a name they once loved, if it hasn’t for you, then go ahead with it. Loving a name that feels right to you - don’t listen to anyone who suggests you step back from it and think of something “interesting” which will stand apart from the class. That’s what’s being trendy.