I have a common last name so I wanted to avoid the top 10... really top 100 for our kids. We had a really difficult time agreeing on a name 2 yrs ago, but we named our son Paxton Michael. We have gotten some looks, some "what is it again?" and some Angelina Jolie comments (she has a Pax) but for the most part people really like it. One of my mom's coworkers even "stole" his name and named her son Paxton James. And TBH, I like the fact that some people don't like it. Hopefully it will never be a popular name.
I LOVE it. It fits him and I love the meaning. It's different but not weird, strong and masculine and has a cute NN yet it will still mature with him. We have met one other IRL and there are at least 2 other moms here on TB with boys named Paxton.
I vote yes for Paxton Alexander :)