We have two strong frontrunners in the boy’s name category, baby due in [name]March[/name]. Our last name is strongly Finnish, for the sake of this message let’s say is “Tiihonen”, so flow has been a big issue - I don’t like “T” names with our last name, rhyming is an issue with names that end in -en, and my [name]MIL[/name] has vetoed the use of “V” names, which I’m willing to concede since there aren’t any I must have. In general I like classic (even pre-[name]Christian[/name]) names that aren’t too common (I always thought my son would be [name]Alexander[/name], never dreaming it would become so common). Another constraint is that the name needs to work in both English and French (so no first name [name]Linus[/name]…)
All that said, two frontrunners are:
Thoughts? Comments? Unfortunate nicknames I’m missing? Other suggestions?
[name]Eric[/name] is a family name that makes for a very Scandinavian name, [name]Charles[/name] is a family name going back forever on both sides. [name]Linus[/name] would be for Pauling and Torvalds, and [name]Felix[/name] is just because we like it (currently?) and we do feel so lucky to finally be welcoming a baby.