My name is Steve Ketchum and I am expecting a baby boy in May. My wife and I are really excited but there is one thing we are struggling with; giving our son a new name or continuing the tradition of my name. I am a Jr. and it meant a lot to me to be named after my father. I always grew up thinking I would name my kid Stephen Ketchum III but now I am not so sure. Since my father is in good health and we have no good nicknames we like, we know it will be confusing when we are all together (which is often since we don't live far from one another). This is my only chance to continue the tradition, as we don't want any more kids since we have a daughter already.
The other alternative is Jack, which I think sounds cool when put together with my last name. I just can't get past the thought that this is my only chance to continue a tradition that I loved as a kid. I don't want this to be about me either, it is very important that my wife is happy but she said this is my decision and she likes both names. I need help! Anyone have any strong opinions one way or the other?