Cashew Mama Chiming In on Cohen
So, as a half-Jewish, half-Catholic mama, I have to say that, while I understand that it is your absolute right to name your child whatever you want AND if you like it, in a way, you should be free to do it, the very dramatic reactions that you are getting to this possible name choice might be a good indication of the kind of reaction that you and your child might receive, after he is born, in person. We always consider surface things, like trying not to name our children with initials that will be made fun of, trying not to set them up for problems. This is a much heftier consideration. While liking a name is important, and identifying why you like it, for your own religious/spiritual reasons, is important as well. But please consider, by ignoring the pleas of many for cultural sensitivity, what spiritual statement is that making?
If you want a priestly name - try Aaron. If you want something more individual, why Jericho? Cohen is a cultural appropriation, one that will create barriers for your future child.