Merrick Liam - I like Merrick. It's a cool name. NNs: Erri, Eric, Rick, Ricky, Rico
Callen Thomas - This is a great combo but I prefer Callum. NNs: Cal, Len, Lenny
Konrad Isaac - My favorite of the 3 combos. I prefer Conrad with a 'C'. NNs: Conro/Konro, Konnie/Connie???
Oliver - This is one of my favorite names. Oliver Declan, Oliver Forrest, Oliver Merrick, & Oliver Conrad would be my favorites from your list.
Fischer - I love Fisher/Fischer but I'm not sure it works as a first name because no one wants to be called Fish. It would be a great MN - Callen Fischer and Conrad Fischer are great combos.
Forrest - I love this name but I think the Forrest Gump connection is still too strong. It would make a great MN - Callen Forrest, Oliver Forrest, Conrad Forrest, Kier Forrest
Taj - I only like this as a MN - Declan Taj or Conrad Taj
Kier - This would be a good nn for Kieran or Kiernan. Combos: Kieran Fischer, Kieran Taj, Kiernan Oliver, Kiernan Isaac
Declan - I didn't like this name for a long time but I think it is growing on me. Oliver Declan and Declan Thomas are very handsome.
Merrick Liam - not a big fan of Merrick. Merry is a very feminine nn.
Callen Thomas - not bad, but I feel like Calvin is a more legit way to get Cal
Konrad Isaac - I prefer Conrad with a C. K looks either made up or German
Oliver - love this one!
Fischer - People will definitely spell it Fisher. I'd drop the c.
Forrest - not bad, apart from Forrest Gump
Taj - Mahal?
Kier - missing the "an." Kieran is fine, Kier sounds cut off.
Declan - not a fan, but it's still a lovely Irish choice
Merrick Liam - I know a young Merrick and think it is a great name. The M's book ending the two names is good too.
Callen Thomas - Is this Callen like Allen or Kaylen? Prefer Callum or Kellan
Konrad Isaac - Prefer Conrad; not a great favorite of mine, but Rad would be a cool nickname.
Oliver - Prefer for a middle name; a good name not just a favorite of mine.
Fischer - Unless it is a family name, Fisher looks better to me. I feel simpler is best, and as the common spelling, you won't have to correct people all the time. I do like Fisher very much.
Forrest - I like Forrest, but Forrest Gump still lingers for me.
Taj - Don't like much, seems like a "filler" name.
Kier - I had to look and make sure the i came before the e, I think this name will be misspelled a lot. Keir is a name also, so I forsee much confusion.
Declan - This has a lot of fans, I don't know how many actually use the name. It is a fine name in general, but I prefer Dermot or Dexter.
You have some unique but not outlandish choices, keep up the good work!
My favorites are:
Kier (but as a nickname for Kieran)
Do you like any of these (either as fns or mns)?
Julian nn Jude
Colten nn Cole
Some possible combos would be:
Thanks guys! I LOVED the nn suggestions... Cal andMery, Ricky and Rad! Cute! I definitley am loving Callen Thomas and Merrick Liam more so than Konrad Isaac though. (we say callen like cal-in. I actually originally suggestion Callum and Calvin, but my husband only likes Callen from the 'cal' names, so i went with it! :)
I LOVE Rowan, especially the meaning. But my husband only gave it a 'maybe', and only for our girls list. Also love Finn, and am slowly working him into liking it. Rowan Finn would be adorable! Finn could def be a MN possibility. Not loving how popular it is getting though!