[name]Hi[/name] - we’re due with our second child and completely lost with boy names - though we don’t know what we’re having. Our style (or should I say my style - my husband vetos more than suggests) is either biblical (old testament only) or old man type names.
A little more background. Our daughter is named [name]Kate[/name], though we call her [name]Katie[/name]. I loved the classic strength of her crisp short name, while her nickname is much more cutesy. We’re Jewish and want to avoid any [name]Chris[/name] variations.
The only ones we’ve come up with so far are
I like [name]Jake[/name], but I don’t like that [name]Jacob[/name] is so common. [name]Jack[/name] is okay, but it’s popular and doesn’t quite feel like us (we’re fans of 24 and Lost, is that bad that the hero in both is [name]Jack[/name]?). [name]Zach[/name], to me, just feels like a more biblical version of [name]Jack[/name] - I don’t love it either.
For our daughter, we narrowed it down to [name]Max[/name] or [name]Adam[/name]. I’m not in love with either right now.
I like [name]Abe[/name], though it might sound a little too old man-ish and [name]Leo[/name], but it doesn’t go with our last name (which ends in an O or an OFF sound, depending on who says it).
Any suggestions would be more appreciated.