We are having a tough time coming up with a name for our second boy. His middle name is going to be [name]Thomas[/name], but we haven’t been able to agree on a first name until we hit on “[name]Henry[/name]” last night.
My husband’s dad, who died 10 years ago, had “[name]Henry[/name]” as a middle name, and so did his dad and his grandpa. Their first names were “[name]George[/name]” but I find that name too old-fashioned.
I know [name]Henry[/name] might also be considered old-fashioned, but a look at top baby names for 2008 puts it at number 78, so it’s not in the same category as [name]George[/name].
For our other children we have always taken care to choose names that are in the top 100–we can both remember kids getting mercilessly teased about their unusual names and we want to spare our kids from such torment. We don’t want a super trendy name, either, though … we want something that will hold up over time and not sound dated in a few years.
So anyone have any thoughts on [name]Henry[/name]? At number 78 is it still too old-fashioned or is it becoming more fashionable? [name]Do[/name] you think a child named [name]Henry[/name] would be subject to any teasing?