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--> @bsh1
Lot of family names I'd be willing to draw on. Shannon, Jimmy, or Morris are potentials. I'm drawn to "S" names more specifically with names like Shea and Sebastian.
I'd like to name my son Leonidas because I never truly came down from the high of testosterone from the first time I heard the story of the Spartans at Thermopylae/saw 300. He could go by Leo too, which helps normalize it. One of my friends is named Jameson, which is a name I like quite a bit as well.

I have an extensive list of dog names (from which I have taken Zion for my black lab) but most of them would be too weird for a human.

I'm also not sure I want kids to begin with though...
I mostly like names that are uncommon but not odd. I do really like Jason, which contrasts the nature of the majority of names I like.
--> @warren42
I'd like to name my son Leonidas because I never truly came down from the high of testosterone from the first time I heard the story of the Spartans at Thermopylae/saw 300.
Hot.

He could go by Leo too, which helps normalize it. One of my friends is named Jameson, which is a name I like quite a bit as well.
Why Jameson instead of James?

I have an extensive list of dog names (from which I have taken Zion for my black lab) but most of them would be too weird for a human.
My dog has a first and a middle name, lol. They're both Norwegian names.

I'm also not sure I want kids to begin with though...
That surprises me. You seem like the type of guy to want a family. Why not?
--> @bsh1
My dog has a first and a middle name, lol. They're both Norwegian names.
Teddy is Norwegian? 

--> @Vaarka
PM me.

--> @bsh1
Not sure how to reply with quotes here (same as DDO?)

:Let’s see

My friend is named Jameson and his dad is James. I prefer Jameson because it’s less common and therefore has more character in my opinion.

My dog name ideas were largely influenced by mythology, animals, and Star Wars haha

As far as kids go, I just don’t want to put my own life on pause to raise children. I feel like there’s a good chance I end up having kids, because I’d still like to get married, and there’s a decent chance I’ll feel differently then. At the time being though, the financial burden and effect on my life isn’t worth it in my opinion.
--> @warren42
Use the quote feature to C/P text into quote format. Look at the rich text bar.

As far as kids go, I just don’t want to put my own life on pause to raise children. I feel like there’s a good chance I end up having kids, because I’d still like to get married, and there’s a decent chance I’ll feel differently then. At the time being though, the financial burden and effect on my life isn’t worth it in my opinion.
I find that a very bleak view, personally. But, I get that having kids isn't for everyone, and everyone needs to make their own choice. But it seems to me that personal success and happiness are traits which, in and of themselves, are a poor legacy. To what end should we have success, if not to make the world better for those who follow us? And, thus, for success to have real value, there must be a new generation waiting in the wings to benefit from it. I just don't get the idea of success for one's own sake. Besides, I don't see it as putting life on pause. I think that's a poor way to conceptualize it. Rather, it's taking your life in a new direction, which is itself an enriching and worthwhile experience. Life doesn't stop when you have kids, it just changes.
I name my child what fate leads me to name them in the moment. Definitely not a fucking James-ass ordinary name though, I will rather kill the child I tell you the truth. My child will be a unique beast upon this Earth if/when I have him/her/them.

It is very important for my children and wife to know that we are alphas in this world. The name must be weird to say the least. I don't mind ordinary enough and something to do with my wife's culture but not some bullshit like David. Really not David, my child is an offspring of Goliath-reborn after all.
--> @bsh1
I find that a very bleak view, personally. But, I get that having kids isn't for everyone, and everyone needs to make their own choice. But it seems to me that personal success and happiness are traits which, in and of themselves, are a poor legacy. To what end should we have success, if not to make the world better for those who follow us? And, thus, for success to have real value, there must be a new generation waiting in the wings to benefit from it. I just don't get the idea of success for one's own sake.
I don't need to have children of my own for there to be other people for whom I make the world a better place.

Besides, I don't see it as putting life on pause. I think that's a poor way to conceptualize it. Rather, it's taking your life in a new direction, which is itself an enriching and worthwhile experience. Life doesn't stop when you have kids, it just changes.
I think it's two different ways to look at the same thing, mine being the pessimistic, yours being the idealistic. I think that depending on what you think of that new direction it can be one or the other.

At the moment I am considering (after graduating) moving out west and living a relatively isolated life. I don't think that's a good environment in which to raise kids, especially for their interpersonal development. At this point I'd prioritize my own happiness over that of my theoretical children. As I said before though, if I end up in a long-term relationship, I can definitely see both my life trajectory and opinion on that changing.

I also think my thinking is being influenced by the fact that I have a puppy and that is plenty for me, and I know kids are obviously much more work.
--> @warren42
I don't need to have children of my own for there to be other people for whom I make the world a better place.
I apologize. I probably shouldn't have said what I did.

Why do you want to go out west?
--> @bsh1
No worries! I understand what you meant!

I feel like I'm too plugged in and want to disconnect and kinda go on an early midlife crisis kinda deal.
--> @warren42
So, you want to become a woodsman/lumbersexual?
--> @bsh1
If I have a son, I will name him James.
--> @Mharman
It's a nice name, but a bit run-of-the-mill. Why James? And, what if you have a daughter?
--> @bsh1
James sounds good with my last name. I also don't see anything wrong with older names.

If I have a daughter, I think I would see what my wife's ideas are, because I have no idea.
--> @Mharman
Ah

nac

--> @RationalMadman
Definitely not a fucking James-ass ordinary name though,
Clearly we have different viewpoints on naming children.
--> @bsh1
SHould we use nac to reach the character limit? I feel like we could use a new acronym. Something like "clr" for "character limit reached.

--> @Mharman
I mean, I am a traditionalist. I like nac.
Baby names:

Sansa

Xzayvian

Pilot Inspektor

Blue Ivy

Blythe

Harlow

Layla

Hellzel

Orgasm

Moxie Crimefighter

Clitis

Thermopylae

Mercury Constellation Starcruiser


Sssst

BTW, these are real names...  ;)
























--> @whatthef
Sansa, as in Sansa Stark, is a pretty name, but IDK if I'd want any child to be associated with that character throughout life. That said, I'd totally name a daughter of mine Leia or Padme, so...
--> @bsh1
:) pretty names..

As for me idk. It wouldn't be up to me. It would be up to both of us. Meaning the mother and me.  ;)
--> @whatthef
Sure. Obviously picking names is a negotiated process, but you might have ideas to contribute. My list represents my list of suggested names, and my husband and I would need to figure out, from our suggestions, what we liked best.
--> @bsh1
Hmm. I see. We'll good luck on finding one. 

And my list of names up there are pretty exclusive. :)