So I had posted earlier that DH and I pretty much decided to name our boy Owen Zephaniah, but it turns out that my DHs brother and his wife picked Owen as a first name. They are due with their boy about 2 weeks before us and were apparently already claiming that name unknown to us until my in-laws told me recently. Its a family name on DH's side so I shouldnt be shocked...but DH didnt think it was his brother's style. He was mistaken. Ugh...back to square one.
Would it be totally weird if we used Owen as a middle name with some other first name even though they use it as a first name? DH and his brother are fairly close and though we live in different states, we see them at least a few times a year. Or would that be too awkward? Or would we need to get their permission first?
I'm kindof favoring the name Elliot now as a first name. My concern is that it sounds like people are starting to use it for a girls name now. Should I let that stop me? Also all the different spellings are kind of confusing Eliot/Elliott. But I keep coming back to it. I still love Zephaniah, but think it might be too much of a mouthful with Elliot.
Want to still use a family name from DH (I have no males in my family I would even want to name a dog after but I like the idea of having some family connection in the name). After looking through my DH's family tree...some names that we thought might be possibilities (for middle names to go wIth Elliot or first name if we decide against Elliot are:
Dain, Arthur, Bryson, Abram, Asa, Baxter
Last name is Smith.
So Elliot Dain, Elliot Asa, Elliot Arthur, Elliot Bryson, etc...or mabye Bryson Elliot? What do you think? Sorry so long.