Name Help is a series at Appellation Mountain. Most Saturdays – or the occasional Monday! – one reader’s name questions will be discussed.
Please help us find a name for our second son, due in November!
We have one son already, Archer Cohen Bear, called Archie.
We are having a common naming problem, where we can’t seem to find names we both love.
I feel strongly against using any names in the top 100, popularity wise. Preferably way farther down the charts.
I also love nicknames. The names I love are Sullivan, Dashiell, Maddox, Lachlan, and Phineas. Dad likes Bennett, Connor, Eli, Rhys, and Anthony.
I can maybe compromise on Bennett but I don’t love it. Could you help us find something we both might love?
Please read on for my response, and leave your thoughtful suggestions in the comments.