This week's match-ups are:
From the BIBLICAL region, 5 Hezekiah vs 12 Andrew.
From the VANILLA region, 5 Pharrell vs 12 Cooper
Gar: This week's match-ups are easy picks for me. While I do like the name Andrew (the name of one Jesus' disciples), I think it's way too common for Baby Chan. Hezekiah is much more original, and has a lot of good points - in the Bible, Hezekiah was one of the only "good kings", a strong leader who restored the people's faith. There's also a gospel singer I like named Hezekiah Walker. As for Pharrell versus Cooper, my pick is for Pharrell. Not only is Pharrell one-half of the super-producer duo The Neptunes (I'm a fan), "Cooper" to me is just another last name turned into a first name. Plus, the origin of the name isn't that good - a "cooper" was someone who made barrels for a living. Not exactly the future career I had in mind for my son...
Siobhan: My brother and sister went to high school when I was going to college. An ongoing joke is that they have an imaginary older sister who comes out during the holidays, aka a paid actress. To honor this ongoing joke, let's continue by naming our firstborn son after the friend, Andrew. As for the second match up, Cooper was suggested by a cousin. The initials for our son would then be C.C. which just so happens to be my nickname growing up. I also like the name from the television show, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. "Hey, Coop!"
Gar: How close is this friend, anyways? If we're going to start naming our children after friends, they'd better be close friends. I don't know this Andrew guy. Hangin' with Mr. Cooper was an OK show, but I'm sure there's better names out there for us to choose that start with "C" if you want the initials C.C. for him. Besides, "CeCe" is a really girlie nickname for a guy. I'm not convinced our son should have anything like it.
Siobhan: His initials would be C.C. but he wouldn't be called that. If we can have a name that represents Garrett's son, why can't one name be my initials? As for Pharrell, we all know why this name has such a high seed. Yes, Garrett loves hip-hop music and probably would have been a D.J. but what about other future careers for our son? Being a music producer and making beats sounds like a great job, but how many musicians make it big in the music industry? I wouldn't want our son to be disappointed by his namesake when he tries out spinning tracks and can only find the Wiggles as clients. Let's stay with Cooper!
EDIT: Voting is now closed! Thanks everyone!