I love a lot of names, and I may never use any. I don’t really feel bad that none were used, and I know if I have maybe 2 kids now at most, they might both be boys or they might both be girls, a lot of names will go unused. It’s not like they are not still your names that you like here. I don’t know if saving names or using names is the way to go, I really can’t say.
On the one hand you may pretend in the future that you had no boys at all only daughters, then you never got to use either name anyway. [name]Imagine[/name] you used all your good names on the first son and then don’t have any strong choices left for another son - this to me is impossible! [name]How[/name] could someone only really like 2 names? I can see for others, it is a confusing process to narrow it down and really commit to a favorite ONE. And for some it is kind of like, no names really jump out to them, and they pick something more or less because it’s ok. I personally cannot comprehend having no idea, but then again, it is complicated by having a spouse who likes some but nothing you can agree on.
I mostly think there are so many great names, use them, don’t save them. Or save them. I don’t know. [name]Imagine[/name] your whole life you wanted two sons to be brothers with name A and name B. You can’t really predict what will happen or how many babies you’ll get or what sex they will be. [name]Imagine[/name] having to run out of names for daughters so the last one gets a boy’s name or a feminization, because you still love that boy name and accept you won’t be able to use it properly on a son. It happens. My aunt and cousin have 4 and 5 sons respectively and no daughters at all. Can’t say any of them have girls names, but one (the youngest) has a y in his name where he doesn’t need it.
You know yourself and whether you can imagine a life of what if and regret, so then use it or figure out that you wouldn’t change a thing and everything turns out fine even when you don’t get to use a name you love.