I know a lot of people stay away from names that have already been used in your family, or social circle. Naming a kid after someone is one thing, but when is it okay to just use a name because you love it when you already know someone close to you with that name?
Point being, I adore (and always have) the name ALEX for a boy. However, I have a cousin named Alex. He and I were extremely close growing up, not so much now.
Wanting to use the name has nothing to do with him, just that I like the name.
Aside from hearing, "We already have an Alex," over and over and over from family, is there a reason I shouldn't put it in the running?