Baby Name Dilemma 28259

A couple of weeks ago, we featured Connie and her search for a short but sweet boys' name. In addition to my suggestions, you guys came out in full force, with tons of potential baby names. So Connie and her fiancé, Travis, had plenty to work with when choosing the perfect baby name. Here's what she had to say:

I made a list of 107 names consisting of your suggestions, the reader suggestions, and other names I came across, and Travis crossed off all but was a start.  Last Wednesday morning I had to have an emergency c-section, and 48 hours later we finally picked a name. Wade Lee!! Short and sweet, not too common and not too weird.

I think Connie and Travis made a fantastic choice! Wade is an English name that means river crossing (it's also a word that means walking out into water). It reached its peak in popularity in the 1960s, but is still reasonably popular now – it's currently in the top 500 baby names for boys. It's a short one-syllable name that has no nickname, which was one of Travis's deal breakers for baby names. It looks like one of our readers, Suzanne, came closest  to picking the perfect name for Connie and Travis's son– she suggested the more modern cousin of Wade, Cade.

Lee is also an English name, and it means meadow. It's less popular than Wade as a first name, but Lee is one of the most popular middle names around.

What do you think of Connie and Travis's choice? Is it a baby name you would pick for your child? And how concerned are you about nicknames when you're picking your child's baby name?

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