you guys are geniuses! Nathaniel and Henry are off limits (cousins), James is probably off-limits but James Dashiell is making me reconsider! It is quite a nice fit with our last name too. Jacoby is an intriguing option. Although being from MA, everyone would assume he was named after Ellsbury, ha. You are right that Jackson is not our style. I love Calvin but am not sure I love the nns as much as Maggie and Will. Max was high on the list the first time and my son is obsessed with Where the Wild Things Are these days so it is still up there but I don't love Maxwell as much as Margaret and William. Ahh choices choices!
It's a shame he's vetoed Charles because Maggie, Will and Charlie would have been darling together. I guess 'boring' is subjective, I don't see any of those names as boring at all. I'd definitely go for something with a classic sound to it.
Matthew (Matt, Mattie) - if you don't mind repeating initials.
Jonathan (Jon, Jonny, Nate)
Benjamin (Ben, Benji, Jamie)
Christopher (Chris, Kit, Topher)
Henry (Harry, Hank)
Vincent (Vinny, Vince)
Sebastian (Seb, Bastian)
Julian (Jules, Ian)
Gregory (Greg, Rory)
Alexander (Alex, Lex, Xander)