[name]Coltrane[/name] (nn [name]Colt[/name]) - this sounds very ‘American’ to me, but I really like it, bluesy and gravelly, lots of interest.
[name]Brooks[/name] - Not wild about this. [name]Brooke[/name] has always been a girls name to me, and the s on the end makes it sound too surnamey.
[name]Cleveland[/name] (nn [name]Cleve[/name]) - Ooh. WOuld have to live with this for a while. But I kinda like it. My only experience with the place is that [name]Drew[/name] [name]Carey[/name] show. “[name]CLeveland[/name] rocks! [name]Cleveland[/name] rocks!”
[name]Gus[/name] - love!
[name]Barney[/name] - Stupid purple dinosaur sorta wrecked this name for me. I love and adore [name]Barnaby[/name] though.
[name]Sawyer[/name] - Gorgeous. I wish I’d been clever enough to think of it and there had never been Lost. If you don’t mind people thinking you copied it off a tv show then go for it. It’s a GREAT name.
[name]Finn[/name] - loverly. This was ALWAYS my boy’s name, but it has become very popular in Australia.
[name]Truman[/name] - Gorgeous. And the [name]Truman[/name] Show is a plus for me, not a negative.
[name]Asa[/name] (nn [name]Ace[/name]) - I kinda like [name]Ace[/name]. Not sure about [name]Asa[/name]. I like [name]Asher[/name]??
[name]Joseph[/name] (possible mn, not a first name candidate)
[name]Zak[/name] - [name]Zachary[/name] & [name]Zack[/name]/[name]Zach[/name]/[name]Zak[/name] etc is huge in my local area. Which is a shame because I always loved it. But there are 3 (out of about 28 boys) at my oldest’s school and 2 at my youngest’s kinder.
[name]Duncan[/name] - I love this name. Husband doesn’t like it. I’d use it in a heartbeat.
[name]Jared[/name] - Not big on this. It’s always been a bit bogany (I don’t know how to translate that…um trailer trash is the nearest thing I can think of) to me.
[name]Dillon[/name] - [name]Lovely[/name], and I think I prefer this anglicised spelling to [name]Dylan[/name].
Probably my faves are [name]Coltrane[/name], [name]Gus[/name], [name]Finn[/name] and [name]Truman[/name].
Good luck (with the naming and the birth giving!!)