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Which do you like better for a first name?
And which spelling do you prefer for Reid/Reed?
I prefer Reid over Parker...Reid spelled this way.
Like PP mentioned, Reed reminds me of a wetland plant.
Mom to boy H - born September, 2012 and girl Z - born 2005.
Wife to Gorgeous George.
Slave to the man.
Kate ~ 7/3/09 *** Connor ~ 11/11/10
3 losses: 2007, 2009, 2013Currently TTC #3
Gotta go with Reid, since that's my DS's name. The Reid spelling is the Scottish variant, and the Reed spelling is, I believe, the English variant. So they are both legit spellings, and if you have ancestry in either camp that you'd like to honor, this may help you make a decision (my ancestry is Scottish, which is why we chose Reid). Otherwise, it's just personal preference. This board tends to strongly favor the Reid spelling for whatever reason. And I think, though it's been awhile since I looked, Reid is the more popular spelling nationwide.
I actually do like Parker, too. But it falls a little into the trendy category for me due to the -er ending. The "do-er"/profession names are popular right now (e.g., Archer, Hunter, Carter). But it's not so trendy sounding that people would hear it and automatically think of this decade, so this may not be an issue. Good luck deciding!
alyssaames:I love Parker!
swimiz500:Love Reid, spelled that way.
but Parker Reid has a nice flow (although together it's a little geeky - Peter Parker (spiderman) and Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four) - maybe it's me that's geeky) :P