Top 5 Bottom 5?

My husband and I are expecting our third child in early [name_f]September[/name_f]. Our list keeps changing because we really can’t agree on anything, and at this point (in my desperation for compromise) I can’t tell how bad some of these really are. Help feed my obsession/bring me clarity in case we don’t change it all up again- what are your top 5 favorite and bottom 5 least favorite names out of the following?:

[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_u]Auden[/name_u]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]
[name_m]Mathis[/name_m] (too matchy with big sister [name_f]Matilda[/name_f]?)
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m]
Revere
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]
[name_m]Rivers[/name_m]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_u]Tiernan[/name_u]
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]

Many thanks!

I have a top 2, adore both:
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]

not fond of:
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m]
Revere
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]

I feel neutral about the rest.

Top 5 (in my order of preference):
Roman–I rather like this.
Zephyr–definitely a cool name
Everett–nice not my style but I don’t dislike it.
Tiernan–okay but I prefer Kieran
Rex–different without being weird

Bottom 5 (least favorite first):
Ransom–I watch a lot of crime tv and find this very unappealing.
Ingram–I find awkward to say as a first name.
Auden–eh. I don’t like this for a boy or girl.
Hadrian–this was just Adrian it’d easily be my favorite
Archer–I know this uber popular right now but I just don’t care for it.

I like Mathis but I do think it is too similar to Matilda.
I’m neutral on Rivers…I’d like it if it wasn’t plural.

Top 5
[name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m]

Bottom 5
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]
[name_u]Tiernan[/name_u]
[name_u]Auden[/name_u]
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]
[name_m]Rivers[/name_m]

Top 5:
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]
[name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]

Bottom 5:
[name_m]Rivers[/name_m]
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m]
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
Revere

I love [name_m]Mathis[/name_m] but I do think it’s too matchy with [name_f]Matilda[/name_f].

I don’t like [name_m]Rivers[/name_m] very much, but I do like [name_u]River[/name_u].

Favourites
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]- one of my favourites, just sounds so handsome.
[name_u]Auden[/name_u]- I prefer this as a middle but it’s lovely as a first too.
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]- I know the sweetest little boy named [name_u]Everett[/name_u] but the sounds just appeal to me, it sounds like a midnight forest name imo.
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]- strong, bold, striking name
[name_m]Mathis[/name_m]- I love this and Matthais but it’s too close to [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], but it’s a lovely name.

Not so keen
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]- just feels easy to tease
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m]- not a nice meaning, kind of feels like you were given the firstborn child in return for something
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]- dinosaur
[name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]- I love [name_m]Adrian[/name_m], [name_m]Hadrian[/name_m] sounds like Hate-drian to me.
[name_m]Rivers[/name_m]- I adore [name_u]River[/name_u] but not so much [name_m]Rivers[/name_m]

[name_u]Love[/name_u]:
[name_u]Auden[/name_u] - one of our top names! [name_u]Love[/name_u] the softness and the literariness
[name_u]Everett[/name_u] - one of my favorite classics
[name_u]River[/name_u] - only without the s - such a handsome nature name

Dislike:
[name_m]Archer[/name_m] - too macho and trendy
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u] - strikes me as try-hard
[name_u]Rex[/name_u] - dog name
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m] - this is like naming your child Blackmail or Hostage; definitely dead last to me

Favorites:

[name_u]Auden[/name_u]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]
[name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]
[name_m]Mathis[/name_m]- though I agree it’s to much with [name_f]Matilda[/name_f]

Least Favorites:

[name_m]Ransom[/name_m]
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]
Revere
[name_m]Rivers[/name_m]
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]

Top 5:
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_u]Auden[/name_u]
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]

I also love [name_u]River[/name_u], just not with an s.

they’re all very handsome names, good luck and congratulations!!

top:
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_u]Auden[/name_u]
[name_u]Tiernan[/name_u]

bottom:
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m] (it’s not a nice word)
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u] (I never know how to pronounce the y)
[name_m]Rivers[/name_m] (is a lastname, [name_u]River[/name_u] is sooo much better)
Revere (again, unsure how to pronounce it)
[name_m]Mathis[/name_m] (if said with a ‘th’ sound, it’s too close to Maths, if said like Mattis, it’s a great name but indeed too close to [name_f]Matilda[/name_f])

Top:
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_u]Auden[/name_u]
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_u]Tiernan[/name_u]
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]

Bottom:
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m] (makes me think of Instagram)
Revere

Lots of your names I prefer different versions. I also think the vibe of [name_f]Matilda[/name_f] might suit names like [name_m]Barnaby[/name_m], [name_u]Dustin[/name_u], [name_m]Callum[/name_m], [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] and [name_m]Wells[/name_m]…it has a frontier feel.

Top 5:

[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_m]Mathis[/name_m]
[name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]
[name_u]Auden[/name_u]

Bottom 5:
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m]
Revere
[name_m]Rivers[/name_m]
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]

Top 5:
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_u]Tiernan[/name_u]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_u]Auden[/name_u]

[name_m]Mathis[/name_m] would make it to the top 5 but I think it is a little too matchy!

Bottom 5:
Revere
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u] (though I quite like it as a middle name)
[name_u]Rex[/name_u] (sounds like a dog’s name to me!)
[name_m]Rivers[/name_m] (I much prefer [name_u]River[/name_u] without the s)

Out of curiosity, where did you hear [name_m]Ransom[/name_m]? It’s the (nick)name of a character in a webcomic I enjoy, and this is the first I’ve heard of anyone liking it outside of that context!

Top 5:
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]
[name_m]Rivers[/name_m]
[name_u]Auden[/name_u]

Bottom 5:
[name_m]Mathis[/name_m] (only with sister [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], otherwise would be in top 5)
Revere
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m]
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]

You’ve got fantastic names on this list!

Top 5:
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]

Bottom 5:
[name_m]Mathis[/name_m] (too matchy with [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], unfortunately)
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m]
Revere
[name_m]Rivers[/name_m]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]

I think I first saw it on a list of the most popular uncommon names given to children by state (in the US). I go back and forth on [name_m]Ransom[/name_m]. At first I thought it was completely unusable, but then I read it has an actual history of use as a first name, and the meaning goes beyond kidnapping. I’ve heard only positive responses from friends, but then again we live in a very hipster neighborhood of a huge city, where no one bats an eye at boys named [name_m]Dashiell[/name_m], [name_m]Fox[/name_m], [name_m]Sherlock[/name_m], [name_m]Huckleberry[/name_m], etc. So no one here seems to think it would be a problem, but admittedly we do live in a bit of a bubble. Informative to see all the negative responses from people outside of said bubble!

Top:
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Mathis[/name_m] (even though its matchy with big sister)

Middle:
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_u]Auden[/name_u]
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]
[name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]
[name_u]Tiernan[/name_u]

Bottom:
[name_u]Rex[/name_u] (name guilty by association)
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m]
Revere
[name_m]Rivers[/name_m]
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]

Top 6:
[name_u]Auden[/name_u]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]
[name_m]Mathis[/name_m]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]

Top -5:
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m]
Revere
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]
[name_m]Rivers[/name_m]
[name_u]Tiernan[/name_u]

I feel neutral about [name_m]Archer[/name_m] & [name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]

Top 5
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_u]River/name_u

Bottom 5
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]
[name_u]Tiernan[/name_u]
[name_m]Ransom[/name_m]
Revere
[name_m]Mathis[/name_m]

[name_u]Auden[/name_u], [name_m]Hadrian[/name_m] and [name_m]Ingram[/name_m] I am pretty neutral about

Top
[name_m]Archer[/name_m]
[name_u]Auden[/name_u]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Roman[/name_m]
[name_m]Mathis[/name_m] (though not with [name_f]Matilda[/name_f])

Bottom
[name_m]Hadrian[/name_m]
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]
Random
[name_u]Rex[/name_u]
[name_m]Rivers[/name_m] - [name_u]River[/name_u] would be move this up to neutral for me