My husband and I are expecting our first child in [name_f]February[/name_f] and we’re working on narrowing down our list. We have the middle name ("[name_m]Robert[/name_m]") after my dad, but the first name has been proving tricky.
Our shared top:
Some of our shared hesitations on this short list…
Name meaning is really big to me so I’m hung up on [name_m]Calvin[/name_m] (“bald”). Should I just ignore the meaning even if he comes out with a full head of hair?
We have only a small percentage Irish ancestry (and [name_m]Declan[/name_m], probably our top choice currently, is very Irish). [name_f]Ireland[/name_f] is a special place for us because we honeymooned there and completely fell in love with the culture and the countryside. We’re actually planning to take our little guy back as soon as he can travel well. Is it disengingenous to use a heavy Irish name if we’re a mixture of Scottish/English/Italian?
I worry about how often “[name_m]Callum[/name_m]” would be pronounced "Call-em"constantly. Has anyone named a child that? [name_m]How[/name_m] frequently do you have to correct?
I also love [name_u]Everett[/name_u], [name_u]Ellis[/name_u] and [name_u]Sullivan[/name_u] (husband is not sold). He’d like to have a nickname and doesn’t like Ev, [name_f]El[/name_f], or [name_u]Sully[/name_u].
Thanks for all thoughts!