So now that we know the sex, the big problem is coming up with a name for this little guy. This has been a HUGE headache. Before I was pregnant I pitched all the names I liked to DH and he seemed fine with them. I thought this would be easy. However, now that the kid is real and on the way, he is being extremely hard to work with and finicky. To his credit, I am too. We don't seem to have the same taste in names at all.
I dislike names that are more than two syllables and names that would end up in a nickname. We are fairly sure we are going with "Shane" as a middle name to honor MIL. I like Isaac Shane (Taylor). I basically had this name picked out before I was even pregnant. Now DH is coming up with all these reasons why he dislikes Isaac, but the main reason is because it means, "He will laugh," and DH thinks that is fruity. He wants a meaning that is strong, brave, handsome, victorious, etc. I swear I have scrolled through every name meaning those things and almost all are Teutonic and are names like "Egelbert," "Humphrey," etc. Horrible!
One of the first names he had suggested to me was Mason. Mason fits my criteria mostly--I guess the kid could get called "Mace," but that's not too bad. (Except I do have a kid named Jace.) My big beef with Mason is that it means "stoneworker" and our last name, Taylor, means "clothworker." I just think it's a little corny to have Mason Taylor, Mr. Stoneworker Clothworker. I also don't like the sound of "Mason Shane" because it sounds like "Nathan Lane" although kids in my son's generation will probably (hopefully) not even know who that is
Am I being unreasonable? Is Mason Taylor a good name?
The other name we have come close to compromising on is Nicholas. It means "victor of the people" or something which satisfies DH's chauvanistic desire to set his son up with a manly brave warrior name, it's classic enough that I like it, and the nicknames "Nick" or "Cole" aren't TOO bad.
Would appreciate your input so much...Thanks!