I'm down to a solid top five list of names, and Milo has been in the running for awhile now. Even though it's in my top two, I think I'm going to let it go because:
1.) A friend has just called dibs on Miles, and, honestly, I'm expecting Miles to jump into the really trendy (Aiden/Sophie) list soon, and:
2.) A lady at the baby store the other day, when I listed my names to her, kind of winced and said "Yaaaaaa... we've been getting a ton of Milos lately" and strongly approved one of my other names as a better choice.
I'm bummed about Milo but just realized that I really like Emilio, which is sort of in the same family of names. My husband has a half-Cuban son from a previous relationship named Julien, and I think the two names work really well together...but my husband and I are both super white. I'm of Italian/French decent and he's Italian/Irish, but we're ethnically...nothing.
Do you think the name Emilio would get side-eyed? I know that Emilio Estevez is a person, but other than that, what do you guys think about the name?
I'll leave the other choices out of the discussion for now as I'm pretty sure at least one of them would be an "OMG NMS" derailer.