Our little boy in China already has a name, Yun Xi. If he wants, we'll call him that exclusively, but I realize that forever spelling your name and instructing people on pronunciation, might get tiresome. Case in point, our little Cholita. As it turns out, this year she has another little girl with her American name in her class and to avoid confusion, the teachers have taken to calling Cholita by her Chinese name. The problem is, they never get it quite right and Cholita comes home grumpy saying, "They called me Chee today!" or "They called me Chew!" Lyle jokingly told her to say her Chinese name slowly and then spell it for them, "It's Cho. Q-I-U Cho." That should clear up any confusion!
So, as much as we plan to keep our little guy's name a part of who he is, we realize that an American name can come in handy. Unfortunately, we struggle somewhat with names. We struggle especially with boy names. We haven't had to stretch our boy-naming muscles for 16 years, so we're pretty out of shape and definitely out of the loop regarding what's cool and what's not. So, I'd love to hear your opinions. What are some great boy names that are not too weird, not too blah? And if I'm brave about it, I might list some of the names we've been considering. We haven't gotten the best reception with them, which makes me think we're more clueless than I even realized.