Hmm, my first thought was James Gordon -my husband is strongly wishing and hoping we can use this name one day so our potential son would share his name with Commissioner Gordon from Batman and my husband could nn him the commissioner :). Anyway, just wanted to share a name with a positive association. I hope you find something you love soon! Fortunately, tons of names sound amazing with James.
I can understand the need to change it. I personally am not a fan of James, but I love Everett.
Alternatives to James:
Alternatives to Everett:
Hope this helps your brainstorming.
I agree with the "Everett James" swap. I am superstitious in a way, I don't want my child to have a name with a negative association, even if it's not widely known. I LOVE love LOVE the name "Rielle" and it's a portmanteau of my two besties, Rena & Michelle. But I can't use it bc of the Rielle Hunter association. If one person notices, that's too many in my opinion.
It is a very nice name and I think it's a name that will lose it's connection to the Ricen thing...what matters is will you always think of that & remember that? Unless this guys trial is ridiculously entertaining I doubt he will still be part of pop culture.
The fact is that a lot of lovely names & combos are shared by bad people. Just keep away from the major ones or ones that have affected you personally.
If you are going to forget it:
I'd still use it. I mean I'm sure other people have names of um not so great people. Especially if it's his middle name I don't see a big deal. However, if YOU don't feel comfortable then don't do it.