I have always loved [name]Thomas[/name] ([name]Tom[/name]), but both my Brother in law and his grandson already have this name. They live on the other side of the country from us, and we see them infrequently, but still - too many [name]Tom[/name]'s in one family??
An alternative is [name]Theo[/name], but maybe weird with last name [name]Reed[/name] (say it fast) (I love [name]Reid[/name] by the way but that is just too cruel!!!
And both my husband and I like [name]Joshua[/name], but it would appear to be so common everywhere. Having said that, my eldest daughter is [name]Emilie[/name] and we hardly ever come across [name]Emilie[/name]/[name]Emily[/name]'s despite its popularity. Other Daughter is [name]Kate[/name], so want something that goes with these two names, ie traditional/english.
I like [name]Oliver[/name] too. We will use [name]William[/name] as a middle name most likely (family) but do not like it so much as a first name.
Any comments or suggestions?