A very close friend of mine passed away in March, his name was Braydon (with that spelling).
I've always loved his name, he is the only Braydon/Brayden/Braden I've ever known but apparently his parents were way ahead of the curve because he was born in '86 and now that name seems to be pretty popular.
I'm having a hard time falling in love with any boy names and would love to use this name as a tribute, but is it just too popular? If I did use it, I would keep the same spelling as my friend's name.
Full disclosure, I'm like 2 minutes pregnant and have no idea if I'll even be having a boy, but I'm an OCD planner. =)