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May 25th, 2013 10:12 AM #16Senior Member
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Tough one. I think this is a hard question for anyone but you and your husband to answer through open and honest consultation and discussion. I think there is a balance that would need to be walked. I honestly feel that more important than choosing a favorite name is the process of coming to a united decision together with your spouse. Whether that means the name sticks to Thomas or a different name ends up being the choice is almost secondary, it seems to me. As long as both voices are being expressed openly and listened to fully, that is when the right name will get chosen. I would rather choose a not-quite-perfect name in a true spirit of unity than pick the my-absolute-favorite name in a battle (as long as you truly don't feel pushed or forced to make such a decision, that's not true unity, that's just giving in).
After saying all this, I do think Thomas is an excellent name. Thomas Russell sounds like a stand-up lad. I wouldn't consider it boring. In fact, even though I'm often not always fan of the timeless/classic/always-been-common names, there are a few that I really like a lot, and Thomas is one of them. And it does seem to fit with the kind of name you like. A lot of your choices have a similar feel to them (timeless/classic with an aire of nobility and strength), including Thomas. Edmund, Arthur and Henry would be my other favorites from your list (also like Lucas a lot, but not a big fan of Luke).
Last edited by javad; May 25th, 2013 at 10:15 AM.Updated Name List- http://www.ebabynames.com/list/eff115- Vote away...
May 25th, 2013 10:30 AM #18Senior Member
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May 25th, 2013 12:03 PM #20
That is exactly what it is and I think it's great! But if you don't love it, now is definitely the right time to consider all of your options again. Do you guys already have a middle name in mind? If not and you start feeling better about Thomas as a fn, it seems more than fair for your husband to give you more of a say in the middle name choice. Perhaps you can pick something you adore which will end up making you fall even more in love with the full name. On the plus side, almost everything sounds great with Thomas either as a first or middle. Good luck! =]