Thoughts on these boy names and suggestions for others?
DH and I are expecting our 3rd child this fall and are not finding out what we're having. We live in the south where uncommon names are common - lots of last names for first names, double names, etc. And family names reign supreme - we used our favorite family name for our son and have a few that may have potential but I am not sold on them. Anyway, I would love some feedback and suggestions for boy names. I want to avoid names that are super common - James, John, etc. I like the idea of finding a last name that is masculine. I also am trying to avoid names that end in an "en" sound since our last name is 2 syllables and ends with "en." Here are a few names I have on my list but I am not dead set on any of them:
3. Nicholas - this was my grandfather's name but I can't get over the thought of people calling him Nick or Nicky. I like Nicholas, though.
4. Garland - might be too feminine for DH
5. Randle but call him Ran
6. Joshua - a very close friend who passed away too young
Others on the list
1. Braddock - my dad is Bradley which we used for my son's middle name, but everybody calls my dad Brad which would be this nickname, too
Please help! I am very open to suggestions! I do not want to still be trying to decide on a name when it is time to be discharged from the hospital!