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  1. #1
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    May 2014
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    help name our baby boy!

    I'm due in a few weeks and we are still struggling with names (well, I'm struggling - husband doesn't seem phased!)

    middle name will be Raymond.

    our list so far:

    Gavin - this is the one I keep coming back to, but worry it's "trendy" or too popular.
    Colin - a name I've loved since I was a kid
    Conor - another name I've always loved, also means "lover of hounds" which is special since we're HUGE dog lovers.

    on the more traditional side:
    James (a family name. I'm not sure I love it and defintiely hate Jim or Jimmy)
    Ben/Benjamin (we both like this, but I'm not sure I love)

    my husband doesn't have strong opinions on this at all, but does tend to like more traditional/70's-80's names like Christopher, Joshua, and Zachary - which I just don't think is my style.

    any thoughts on the above names or other ideas for me?

  2. #3
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    Jun 2014
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    I think Conor Raymond flows nicely!

  3. #5
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    While the three favorites are all perfectly nice, none of them work ideally with Raymond. Connor ends with an R, so it blurs into Raymond; the other two are two-syllable names ending with -N, so they somewhat rhyme with Raymond and sound repetitious. Say "Gavin Raymond" out loud and you'll see what I mean.

    The other two work well but it sounds like you don't love them.

    In that same modern/ timeless family as Colin, Gavin and Raymond, with 3 syllables for optimal flow:

    Anthony
    Dominic
    Elliott
    Everett
    Isaiah
    Nathaniel
    Samuel

    One-syllable:

    Brent
    Bryce
    Chase
    Cole
    Drake
    Graham
    Hayes
    Heath
    Jules
    Keane
    Knox
    Lyle
    Miles
    Paul
    Pierce
    Seth
    Trent
    West
    Blade, MD

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  4. #7
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    May 2014
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    thanks Blade. our last name is 3 syllables - I'm thinking a 3 syllable first name would be too much

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