It’s been over a month since I last posted, and [name]Andrew[/name] and I have put that time to good use, discussing names practically 24/7. When I last posted, our boys’ list was long and all over the place. But now, we’ve narrowed it down to (what I think are) our top two - [name]Simon[/name] and [name]Tobias[/name].
If you remember, we’re Americans living in [name]London[/name] and our son, [name]Oliver[/name], came as a bit of a surprise. Overwhelmed by our move and impending parenthood, we didn’t think much about names and had absolutely no idea how popular [name]Oliver[/name] is here and in the US. When we found out we were expecting again, we had hoped to find a name that wasn’t too popular in the UK or the US (we plan to move back in a few years), but that seems to be a very difficult task. So instead of settling for a name we don’t love just because it’s unpopular, we’ve elected to ignore UK popularity given that we will be moving back to the US in a few years. And that’s certainly made finding names we love a whole lot easier.
So with popularity aside, which do you prefer?
[name]Simon[/name] or [name]Tobias[/name] ([name]Toby[/name])
- [name]Oliver[/name] and [name]Simon[/name]- or -[name]Oliver[/name] ([name]Ollie[/name]) and [name]Tobias[/name] ([name]Toby[/name])-
Thanks in advance!
P.S. A girl will be either [name]Beatrice[/name] or [name]Louisa[/name].