Sometimes Frank and I jokingly throw around names that we like for our future kids (even though we are a long way off from having any yet!).
The problem is we're both kind of picky.
I like names that are unusual and old-fashioned: Jonathan, Benedict, Sebastian, Francisco (my grandfather's name). Lydia, Beatrice, Cynthia, Catherine. I don't like anything in the top 40 or that reminds me of an inanimate object.
Frank likes names that are original but not unusual. In fact his two favorite names - Olivia and Sophia - are currently numbers 2 and 3 (although hipster Frank liked them long before they were cool). I hear those names and think "olive" and "soapy." Not my favorites.
Ok... maybe it's just me who's picky.
I don't think we'll reach a consensus any time soon (good thing we have years before we need to decide).
In high school I would fill the backs of my notebooks with lists of baby names when I was bored in class (please tell me I'm not the only one!). But I could never pick a favorite because I never knew what the last name would be.
Now when I play the name game, I finally know the last name they'll go with. It makes the game so much more fun. :)