April 29, 2011 3 Comments
Now that Renee and I are within 10 weeks of meeting Baby G, it’s time to get serious about names. Other than my genetics, this will be one of the few things I give my son that will follow him throughout his entire life. Man, that’s pressure to not screw this up! What kind of name should I give my son? A “strong” name like Thor, Magnus, Adonis, Maximillian, Bruno or Nikolai? Or maybe a “sensitive” name like Jayden, Tristan, Emanuel or Gaston? Not that I don’t like these names, just a bit on the fringe for my taste.
Maybe I should focus on the most common names for CEO’s as published by LinkedIn – Howard, Peter, Bob, Jack, Bruce or Fred? Or, it would be kinda cool for him to be a super-star athlete so he can make millions and take care of dear old dad in my old age. In that case, according to LinkedIn, we should name him Ryan, Matt or Jason.
The most common 2-letter name is Ed. The most common 10-letter name is Alessandro.
Then there are family names. Of course, I’m partial to Robert as three generations on my side carry this name. Renee’s dad is a Robert as well. Mmmm, maybe a good middle name?
Christopher, Keith, Sonny, Jerry, Daniel are close family names.
Maybe we’ll choose 3 names and meet our son before we decide what name fits best?
Hey parents out there, how did you do it?