Part of a plow we saw last weekend.
Wanna know what Oliver could have been named?
The close second was.....
Not really after Gilbert Blythe, of course. Just 'cause we like the name, it isn't too common but it isn't weird, and Gil would be a great nickname. My main hesitation with this name was that it started with a G, which isn't that common of a letter for names, and we already have Gabriel, and I thought it would be kind of odd to have those two names in a row. In the end Chad just liked Oliver better, so that gave it the winning edge.
I like it because it is unique but still a familiar word, so I don't think the sound of it is jarring at all. In my mind it is a little artsy and kinda granola, but still manly at the same time. Also it kind of reminds me of the name "Measure" from the Alvin Maker books, and I really love that name, but it is too out there for even me. I still think Carver rocks, but Chad is never going to like it, so feel free to use my wonderfully-creative-without-being-too-weird name if you want it. If you don't like it, go stand in the corner with my boring husband.
If you missed Baby Names, Part I, here is it.