Topic: Name dilema
This is basically just a "what do you think" or "what would you do" since I'm pretty sure my heart knows the answer for my family already, BUT...
Before Tiny was conceived Tim and I were talking names. I mentioned I had a girls name I always loved, but my ex had poo-pooed for our daughter together. Tim had the same thing for a boys name, one he loved, his wife said over her dead body. Turns out he liked my girls name, and therefore we used it for Tiny and he "picked" her middle name (I loved the flow of it and the meaning behind, so it all worked out well). His boys name and my choice of a boys middle name (my late brothers name, no compromise there) flow very nicely together, sound great with our last names, are appropriate for baby through adult stage. So what is my hold-up? Now that I know we are having a boy, I don't LOVE the first name we picked out. I like it. I could grow to love it. But it is SO COMMON, and I am already sick of explaining to people that we would be using the long form of the name and NOT its common nickname.
Sheesh, this is getting complicated. OK, to lay it all out there, the name Tim loves (and we had agreed on for a boy for Ivy, whom I thought was a boy, and it didn't bother me then) is Anthony. NOT Tony. Anthony. My brothers name is Jordon. Anthony Jordon works. I like it. But I don't like already correcting people that it would not be Tony. Ever. And my number one criteria for naming one of my babies has always been "A name we like but don't personally know anyone with a child with this name" and Anthony is a super common name. Antonio is even more common in our area, but regardless, it's more used then my heart likes.
So what would you do if this was you? Suck it up, love the name because you know you can? Or do exactly what the ex wife did and say "I don't like it anymore" and demand a different pick?
Oh, and for the sake of putting it out there, no, reversing the names will not work, I cannot use my brothers name as the first name, and adding ANOTHER name (like Richard Anthony Jordon) is also not gonna work for us, as we have two last names, very long.