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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Here is our list for

Girls:
Campbell
Virginia
Libby

Boys:
Nolan
Wade
Grant

Thoughts?
post #2 of 21
i love all your names. your girl names are great. i like nolan and grant better than wade, but thats just random.
post #3 of 21
I love Campbell, and Nolan is my son's name so I love that too!
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
Neither of us can decide....it's terrible. We think with our narrowed down list we'll be able to pick once we meet the baby.

I go back and forth so much about which name I like the best.
post #5 of 21
list. We're supposed to have a list?
post #6 of 21
If our baby is a boy we'll be naming him Nolan. So that's my pick for a boys name. I like Libby for a girls name.
post #7 of 21
Virginia and Nolan
post #8 of 21
no names yet here and its driving everyone we know nuts!!! LOL
post #9 of 21
When I was younger I wanted to name my daughter Libby, it's so cute! I also like Nolan for a boy. Campbell just makes me think of soup :
post #10 of 21
I like Nolan for a boy.

I like Libby for a girl.

And yep...the name Campbell is a constant reminder of soup for me. It's okay...I liked a name for my baby girl that was the name of a boot! I didn't even know!
post #11 of 21
We're naming our little girl Liberty and Libby for short so I vote that! I also really like Virginia too though. And I like Nolan (makes me think of Nolan Ryan - I'm a huge baseball fan and a Texan). Great list!
post #12 of 21
I like Nolan and Grant much better than Wade. Wade has a really strange vibe to me. Its the name of the obnoxious jerk in a teen movie from the 80's somehow, it has a very dated feel. Either Nolan or Grant is about equal to me...much sturdier names than Wade. Have you considered Miles? It seems to fit in with that group somehow.

Your girls names are wildly dissimilar, very very different in style and origin so its hard to gauge your overall taste.

Honestly I have to say Campbell seems like a lousy thing to do to a kid. It reminds me of soup, its not like the soup isn't everywhere too, its a last name rather than a first name, and it seems much more like a boy name than a girl name if that matters to you...and your other two names are very feminine. If its a family name or something it would be much better in the middle. I have visions of a little girl getting called "Campy" too which is good for a John Waters movie not so good for a person.

Virginia is lovely (though if you live in Virginia its not a good idea) also some might find the "Virgin" at the beginning a little disconcerting. (it doesn't bother me, but its good to be aware of it before deciding) Would you want to call her Ginny? If you are looking for something with that Ginny nickname other than Virginia, Genevieve or Ginerva or Gianina or even Juniper, would also work.

Libby is an adorable nickname, but I would so much rather see it as a nickname for something longer because when your child is an adult having a good professional name might be important. President Libby Lastname is a bit informal.

Libby is traditionally a nickname for Elizabeth actually, and you could use that, but there are also many other names that would work with Libby as a nickname. Liberty as a previous poster suggested is definitely one...a very unusual "virtue" name.

Libby could also work for Lillian, Lavinia (old fashioned charm), Linden (nature name), Livana (means white in hebrew, sometimes used metaphorically to mean the moon), or really anything you can think of that has a Li somewhere in it

Other names that sort of fit with Elizabeth and Virginia, if you haven't thought of them, Caroline, Beatrice, Georgia or Georgiana, Amelia, Victoria, Veronica, Helena, Margaret, Amabel, Magdalen, Evangeline. All have cute nicknames.
post #13 of 21
I like Libby and Nolan the best.

Campbell...she gonna be called soup her whole life.
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
wow I didn't imagine some of the strong feelings out there LOL.

We were originally going to go with Libby as a nickname of Isabel for my great grandmother, but with the popularity of Isabel currently, we are going to use Isabel as a middle name.

Libby is a popular in the UK that's how my husband found it. And I like it as a first name.

Wade is a family name with very special attachments but it has to fit the kid that's why we're keeping it on our list.

Similarly with Campbell, I like it a lot, but it has to be for a unique child, something has to leap out at us and scream I'm unique I need a different name. And when I think of Campbell I think more along the lines of Campbell Brown.

I also forgot on our girls list is Noelle.
post #15 of 21
One thing that helped us decide was to look at the most popular baby names on the Social Security web site. Jacob, which we were considering, turned out to be waaaay too popular. Another name we really liked, James, was one of the top 3 boys' names in our state last year.

I don't know if you're at all worried about whether your child's name will be too popular (and none of the names you listed are in the top 10 anyway) but we found this resource really helpful in making up our minds.
post #16 of 21
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One thing that helped us decide was to look at the most popular baby names on the Social Security web site. Jacob, which we were considering, turned out to be waaaay too popular. Another name we really liked, James, was one of the top 3 boys' names in our state last year.

I don't know if you're at all worried about whether your child's name will be too popular (and none of the names you listed are in the top 10 anyway) but we found this resource really helpful in making up our minds.
We used that too. That's how we ruled out a TON of names. My husbands and my names were in the top 3 the years we were born and having the same name as like 5 different classmates is WAY annoying!
post #17 of 21
I think Virginia Isabel or Noelle Isabel are both really pretty.

Nickname names are very popular at the moment in the UK, not sure why.
post #18 of 21
I second Noelle Isabel! I really like it.

Sorry about the soup thing...I do know who Campbell Brown is and thought of her as well when seeing that name...but that is b/c I'm an adult. Doubt little kids will know who she is and if that is something you are concerned about (teasing from peers, etc) then you might want to think again. It isn't a concern for us tho (teasing) so if it's not for you either...then ignore what I just said
post #19 of 21
Thread Starter 
Noelle Isabelle is out. My husbands last name has the double ll as well. Can't give a kid a sing songy name.

Noelle is my name if we have a girl and it's really close to or even on Christmas. I just have to do another middle name. Now if only his last name was like Jones or another hard consanant name.

oh the whole planning on kids teasing....I have spent my entire life being Anna Nicole......and then cam Anna Nicole Smith. LOL

and my last name is one of a very large horned animal, even spelled the same way ;-) You only get teased if you aren't the first one to the joke
post #20 of 21
Noelle Virginia, not sing songy
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