I really like David, it's classic and very underused at the moment (probably because everyone of our generation can count about ten Davids or Daves among their friends! also I think I read on MN that most people have had an ex and a boss called David. I've had an ex...). DH needs some more convincing though. And though my ex was a long while back, I suppose it's a bit odd, isn't it...?
Joseph was DS's alternative name but he came out looking like a Theo! Have gone off it a bit since, tbh.
Theo is moving up the charts rather than down, which is vexing. We decided we liked it as a name back in 2006, I think. Were looking at Greek names that weren't poncetastic-mythological or too religious, went through the Greek cast of My Family and Other Animals (DH and I were in a daft mood) and hit on Theodore Stephanides in the book! DH liked it because Theodore was a polymath scientist and I liked it because it was my favourite book as a child. And obviously we both liked the name.
(I trot this out every time someone tuts and says 'Oh, another Theo?' )
What is the link though? I don't get it [thicko emoticon]
I don't know any Franks born in the last year but at some groups I used to take DD to there was a little boy called Frankie. He's probably about 5 now. I'm not sure whether it was short for anything though!
Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt? (Though I know jack about American political history and only just realised, after googling, that they weren't father and son as I'd always presumed. More like 5th cousins. )