But here are some ideas for each of the surnames I listed above. I am basing this on the presumption that we are naming a baby in 2020 and want to follow modern styles and popularity.
Your surname is super popular, might as well go the whole nine yards and choose a super popular first name, too. There's nothing wrong with that. It happens often. There's something about the anonymity of being one of many if you value your privacy. Here's some ideas for the ten surnames I listed.
Modern Choices:These names are at the top of the charts. They're sort of a new wave of popular, not including traditional names or biblical names. They are rising fast and people seem to love them. These names are newly popular enough to be considered unique in the sense that it's mostly the younger generations will have these names. These weren't used as often in the past.
Traditional Names:These are names that have stood the test of time. Everyone knows someone with these names. They're everywhere and cross all generations, they even have many international variants and work well in other languages. Even with a common surname, you can't go wrong with these solid firsts.
Biblical Names:This is a whole genre of its own. The names below are common and familiar, and translate well in other languages. These are all handsome, solid picks.
Trendy, Bold Names:
This is a bit subjective, but based on what is currently stylish and somewhat on the unexpected side, here are some names that are hot and interesting, and speeding up the charts:
These names are ranked within #800 - #1000 in popularity in the US, making them familiar but uncommon enough that you won't run into too many of them, even with a common surname.
Nature Names:A little outside of the box, nature names are a great way to contrast against a common surname. If you want something different, try one of the names below:
Obscure and Unique:These names all rank outside of the US Top 1000 names in 2018, meaning there were fewer than 250 births per name total throughout the country. Coming across another person with this first name is rare; coming across someone else with the same first and [common] surname as you is even more rare. These are great options if you want your kid to really stand out in contrast to the common surname.
There are plenty of other options, but the most important thing is to choose something you love, no matter how common or unusual it is.