We've called him Carson for about 8 months now, we both really like the name, and I've even personalized things like his baby journal with the name Carson. HOWEVER, I keep feeling more and more like the name is just too popular! It was ranked 87th according to last year's social security index. And in 2003 it had already peaked at 90th. (See http://www.babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html) It seems like everyone has a nephew or cousin that was just named Carson. I do NOT want him to have 3 other Carsons in his kindergarten class and on his soccer team!!
My second choice was Easton. The hubby doesn't really like that one though.
The other name I have been thinking about a lot is Weston. (I guess I have a strange thing for cardinal direcitons.) It only ranked 380th last year. And, an added bonus is that Weston is a family name on Rick's side; it was his great uncle, who was a good, honest, hard working farmer.
It's just very hard to break out of the habit of calling him Carson!!
Please help!! I'm sure I will seriously consider and over-analyze all comments posted with regards to the baby's name. :)