Wow, you guys are bloody good at this naming thing. So, here are my top choices with comments with each name. Poll to follow below.
Jack – Love Jack, but two things worry me (a) It is very popular right now, and (b) what about ‘naughty Jack’*?
Jake – Like Jake, but sounds a little Bold and the Beautiful to me. Maybe not?
Simon – Marko’s first choice, not really mine. Not terribly mad about the name although do love the Simon who lives up the road who is very handsome and clever (in case he is reading this blog)
Noah – Like Noah, but worried that (a) it is too trendy right now, and (b) everyone with think I am a happy clapper ;-)
– Love Leo, but wonder if it is too different to Adam and Kate.
Max – Also love Max, but also v trendy right now. Plus we had a dog called Max when we were younger.
James – James is nice, but might be too posh for us?
Finn – Sweet, but is it boy’ish enough? Or is Finn someone who gets beaten up for being too soft?
Alex – Like Alex, but we already have Adam Albertyn, and now Alex Albertyn – too many As?
Wait, a late contender!! Mack - I love Mack! Sounds like Jack and Max together, my two fave names, but not trendy. I think Mack might be my first prize!
Can't do Zack as that is my nephew's name, can't do Paul as that is my father's name, my brother's name and Adam's second name. Josh/Joshua way too popular in SA. Sam I like but too much of a girl's name here. Daniel is my nephew's name. This is tougher than I thought. I suppose Marko gets a say, but not if we are quick enough on the draw. Let’s just sort this out between us and present him with a fait accompli.
*Not sure if you have someone (fictional) in your house who does all the naughty things? Well, we do. His name is Jack. Jack litters, Jack shouts at his mother. Jack breaks his toys, Jack is actually the one who drew on the walls in Kate’s room. How will the kids react when I say “hey kids, say hello to your little brother Jack’. The only saving grace is that apparently there is a good Jack and a naughty Jack, although we don’t speak much about the good Jack. Naughty Jack gets much more air time.