Now lets be clear that this was before the Notebook movie and I don't/didn't watch "ER"; when I looked on babynames.com in 2003 it was (if I remember correctly) somewhere in the 50s on the top 100 list. So not super rare, but I didn't know any Noah's myself at the time. And then...
Luke always wanted to name his son Naoh (if he had a son) and we had agreed he would have final say on boys names while I had final say on daughters names (imagine my poor odds on that deal ;). I held veto power for the short list though; I felt no need to use it for the name Noah as I really liked it.
We were managing apartments on Purdue campus. I showed an apartment to a guy named Adrian who was a complete gentleman and the kind of person you like right away. Sold me on the name and Luke liked it too. Done deal. Michael (middle name) is a family name on the DeLisa side.
He was actually called William (great grandpa on Mathew side) for a whole day at the hospital and then Luke came back the next morning after sleeping on it and said it just had to be Jude (our other choice). See above agreement on why he got the final say on that after my veto power whittled it down to those two names. :) Jude...is such a Jude. Good job honey. Scott his middle name is for Luke's dad.
He was almost Beckett (which is his middle name) but when he was born all blond haired and with nearly translucent skin...we just had to go with Christian. It's a family name as well. Beckett is English and Luke's mother's maiden name "Powley" is also quite English.
Was almost Ellis (are you seeing a theme...Ellis is his middle ;) but I just had to have my "little Will" and after five boys I got one. :) I found the name "Willem" which is the dutch version of William, while flipping through a name book at Barnes and Nobles on a date night. Ellis is a reminder of Ellis Island and the stories I heard from grandparents about immigration to the states. Grandpa Mathew showed up at the docks with his shoes around his neck instead of on his feet so they wouldn't wear out. :)
So there you have it Sarah :)