Katherine wants to name her baby boy, that’s on the way, Herbert Eugene after her grandpa and dad. There is a pattern in her family were they are named after family members. She also promised her mom that she would name her son after her dad. Ethan doesn’t want to name his son that for one because he is afraid that the boy will be made fun of. He doesn’t want to disrespect her dad, but since he has passed he won’t know the difference.
Slacker and Steve both agree that old names are coming back. Slacker named his son Noah because he thought it wasn’t popular but it ended up being a popular name. So the one positive of the name is no one else will have it. Slacker’s daughter is named after her grandmother and he can understand why she would want to do that. Steve thinks Ethan is being practical.
I can understand both of their sides. I think they should make Herbert his middle name to honor her dad and pick a first name that they both like. When I have kids I would love to name them after some family members but I would make it their middle name and give them a first name that will make them their own. I think it is a solution that will compromise both sides. Herbert is not the worst name but this is their son not just hers and they both should agree on the name.