Hubby and I are trying to achieve a pregnancy (I’m thinking maybe I am, finger’s crossed). We currently have a P@ul St3ph3n, Cl@re Mich3ll3, M@rk Jos3ph, and K@th@rine Ros3 nn [name]Katie[/name]. If the next baby is a girl she’ll be [name]Theresa[/name] nn [name]Tess[/name]. Our last name is Tys0n.
It seems with my first two boys I got lucky in that I happened to love names that aren’t currently popular but aren’t off the chart either. I never had a kid with a popular name until [name]Katie[/name] and I so wish I’d picked a different nickname. I’d love something at about the same popularity level of [name]Paul[/name] and [name]Mark[/name]. [name]Peter[/name] meets that goal but is way too close to [name]Paul[/name]. [name]Timothy[/name] does too but dh doesn’t really like alliteration; I’ve worn him down so he’s making an exception for [name]Tess[/name] but I really don’t want to go there with a boys name. I’ve eliminated [name]Gabriel[/name], [name]Andrew[/name], and [name]James[/name] as too popular. We’ve seriously considered:
[name]Jude[/name] [name]Lawrence[/name] (was our boy name the last time around),
[name]Elias[/name] [name]John[/name] ([name]Elias[/name] is a family name on my dad’s side going back many generations so it could be cool to continue that.)
None of these are perfect as [name]Nicholas[/name] was so ridiculously popular. We’d use [name]Eli[/name] as a nn for [name]Elias[/name] and that seems to be exploding. [name]Jude[/name] has been rising steadily as well.
Any gems that I’m missing? Any thoughts on these choices?