Originally Posted by rollo
I don't like Guinevere. I like Arthur, but it's way too popular. Avalon and Camelot aren't my style, Laurel sounds dated to me, Willow is too popular and kind of trashy here, Evangeline is too OTT frilly. Amos is okay, but I don't love it. Oscar is too popular. Manning and Montgomery aren't my thing. I don't like Beau, Blake, or Blaise.
Nice to hear that someone else has felt this way!
Originally Posted by shad5000
Rowan is too popular for me, and I have a bad association with it :/
I kind of like Rafael and Edmund, but none of them are jumping out at me :/ Like I can't see myself using any of the names, I just don't feel an attachment to any names and I feel like I need one to feel comfortable in my decision..
Originally Posted by niteowl13
I like Caspian, but I don't like how other names sound with it as siblings, and we definitely want to have more children..
Originally Posted by mflannery
There have been so many wonderful suggestions, and thank you for those, but none of them are jumping out at me. I *like* some of them, but I don't love any of the names. I'm being really picky and I'm sorry about that, I wish it was easier to name a baby, but I just have no idea. I like so many different styles, and my "style" changes constantly - it's never consistent. I don't have any attachment to any names, really :/
Sorry for any repeats and if they are too popular in the UK. Based on the names you said you liked, but don't love ...
- Ari, Ezra, Otto, Simon
Milo (prob too popular for you)
- Alice, June, Lillian, Marlowe
Sylvie (it was the first girl name that popped into my head)
I understand your concern about a name being too popular (I was named the top girl name for the year I was born), but at a certain point, you have to just find a name that you love. There may be a slim chance that there will be another child with that name in the class, but he or she will survive it. Good luck! Don't stress about it too much ... you'll find the one.
Thank you for the suggestions! I like some of these.
Originally Posted by jebaldas
RE the last paragraph - I can't love a name that's popular, I just can't. And the top names here are so boring to me I just don't want to give my child a name like that. I always wished I had a more interesting name. I have friends with interesting names and I was always jealous when they introduced themselves and got "oh wow what a pretty name!" as a reaction. Mine is so boring, I don't want that for my children.
A lot of people get attached to names based on childhood memories, friendships, favorite stories, books or tv characters, names given to dolls, or other positive associations. Maybe if you take some time, relax and consider your favorite memories something will come to you. Best wishes!