Not only are we still undecided on the other kid's name, our short list is twice as long as it was at this stage the first time around. It's got some great names on it , but I wonder if the sum is greater than the parts. How many names can you reasonably give a kid?
I have a middle name, my wife does not [and since she changed her name when we got married, but continues to use her maiden name professionally, it's like she has two last names, which requires four times the paperwork to do anything.]
Since I know I will never win a Nobel Prize for Physics, I feel pretty strongly that our kids' only chance is if they get my wife's name, too. Throw in a first name-style middle name, and you're already up to four.
We have friends in New York--bold, British friends--who've given their sons like seven names apiece. Do you have to be bold and/or British to go beyond....what? Isn't four the new three? I which case, five's really not that big of a deal, right?
 Unfortunately, my brilliant idea to honor my family's illustrious backwoods North Carolina heritage by naming the other kid after her great^5 grandmother, Mary Argent Mozingo, has been shelved. I was like, "It's got zing built right in!" but no dice.