One of our favorite and completely ridiculous family conversations involves the discussion of names, no, not for cows, but for children. The fun of the conversation must have origins in the fact that there are eight of us, which meant that there were eight of us to name.
The trouble has become, in recent times, that of projecting into the future because eight children naming their own children unique names tends to cause conflict, especially because we all like the same names. The fact that usually a husband and wife are involved in naming their children and not an individual and their seven siblings doesn't ever seem to phase us. In fun, we have even proposed an auction for names, given that it would not be fair for one person to get all of the good names just because they happened to have children first!
We all have a lot of male names that we like (the top ranking are Silas and Obadiah!), but the real difficulty is that none of us really like that many names for girls, and so inspired by the trip to Jamestown in search of our ancestors, I pulled out the Angell family genealogy and wrote down all of the female names that I could find for the past ten generations (there were a lot of repeats).
Consider it the beginning of the auction.
Auction - First Round - The Good Old Faithfuls
Auction - Second Round - The Known, Perhaps Generational
Auction - Third Round - The Virtuous
Auction - Fourth and Final Round - The Unusual