Our criteria were that we wanted a strong boy name that was normal (i.e not something like "Igor Connors Hoyt") and easy to pronounce but not too common. Plus, we both had to agree on it, which was more difficult then we thought. And lastly, it had to fit his personality. When we took our baby classes during the pregnancy, we were very surprised to hear that every other couple had already named their baby. Huuuh, I thought? What if the baby just doesn't look like their name? I wanted to find a name to fit the baby, rather then hope the baby fit the name. When Connor arrived he came equipt with his own personality and when we tried to call him "Alex" it was clear it just wasn't going to work. After our experience, I'm wondering if some of the other parents from our class are having a sort of buyers remorse - or baby name remorse - now that their babies are here?
I happened upon this Top 100 of 2010 baby name list today and found the choices very interesting. I remember searching for inspiration in the weeks leading up to the birth and most of the choices either seemed so typical or totally off the wall. The top 20 on this list aren't crazy, but they are different from most lists.
Click on the link above to see the whole list. Surprisingly, Connor isn't even listed in the 100.