Struggling to name baby.... - Page 2
Now that we're on round two, we still have the girl's name, but we're again having trouble agreeing on something for a boy.
Naming your kid isn't really the time to make a social statement, or to give them a name you find amusing.
Actually I do too, and it was even my nickname for my wife when first started dating, however, this couple we don't particularly like named their kid something and then immediately foisted Alex as her nickname, so that's out.
Yes, a feminine name to please your wife that can be shortened for everyday use to a boyish name could be a good compromise, something shortened to "Al" or "DJ" or "Matt" or "Jo"...
Don't worry too much about TV characters names. Those will come and go. Keep in mind you have no control over FUTURE tv character or celebrity names, so who cares? Addison is a great name, its feminine yet serious. I also have a female friend with a boy name: Jesse--not Jessica, not Jessie, but Jesse. She constantly gets mail for Mr. Jesse Somethingjewish.
I like unisex names too, and living in France, I want to have a name for my future child that will be correctly pronounced in European languages AND English, so that's a challenge too.
Ideas for a girl: Pascale, Adrian (not Adrienne), Devon ("is Devon here?" Billy Idol video...)....I really like Addison for your criteria ("Addy")----> street names of major cities that mean something to you are popular now and sometimes not so bad...
I think your thought about not taking someone named Mykenzy seriously at 50 is true today, but no one at 50 has that name today. When kids today are that age, TONS of them will have names like that. It will become the new normal, so, while I agree with your sentiment completely, don't worry so much about it. The most important thing is that she is not teased at school when she's a kid. The most important thing is that she develops good self esteem. THAT (more than her name) will carry over into adulthood.