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As a young man, I had grand plans of giving my first born son a name that never would be forgotten and would be unusual. Then I got married and my wife has vetoed most of the names that I had in mind. I've tried to convince her that uncommon names are great when kids grow up because people remember them. My wife says that my son will be made fun of mercilessly in elementary school and may attack someone because of it by the time he's in junior high. Okay, maybe she didn't put it in those terms, but you get the picture.

I keep telling her that my unusual name has made me a stronger man since I withstood all the buffetings. She keeps refering to mental health issues that I have. I guess that's what I get for marrying a social worker. Maybe it goes back to being an only child. That's another topic that I choose not to write about since I will have to find my happy place later.

So what's the solution? I would love your input and suggestions on possible names. And please, try to refrain from names that combine with my last name. I've heard enough proddings that I should name my son Stone, Brick or Great. Let me know.

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