Our consortium failed to add more than a few to the list, but man, we sure got a lot vetoed. Here’s where we stand:
Names we like but are too popular: Olivia, Sophie, Sophia, Jacob, Hannah, Addison, Nathan.
Names we might consider but sound bad when put in front of “Garvey”: Sally, Betty, Tony, Harvey, and pretty much anything that ends in “-ey”. (The only person who pulls this of is Aunt Mary who is perfect in every way.)
Names that we like but are just too Irish: Donovan, Liam, Ronin, Murphy. (“Hi, I’m Mike, and this is Maeve and this is Murphy. Can we get you a potato?”)
Names vetoed because of famous people: Steve, Marcus.
Names Lisa likes but I think they sound too soap-opera-, trust-fund-babyish: Cole, Colin, Deklin, Quinton, Zane, Griffin.
Names I like but Lisa vetoed for no good reason at all: Clark, Lois, Lex, Kent, Bruce, Robin, Alfred, Grover, Inigo Montoya.
Names we can’t use because of some bad association: Any of my ex-girlfriends’ names, Delilah.
PS - my test for picking a name is simple. I see how easily it rolls off the tongue when you add "...PRIVATE EYE." "Sally Garvey, PRIVATE EYE" sounds no-so-much, but "Lex Garvey, PRIVATE EYE", well now... that gentleman is going to find your killer with panache.