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baby has a name now ! thank you

post #1 of 40
Thread Starter 
I hope all is well with you mamas ... I haven't been able to keep up with things since our little one arrived in her unexpected way. I've got a lot of healing to do first before I can.

DH and I are trying to name our precious girl now, and I think we're officially stumped. For the first time, we feel like we need a name with meaning. Nothing has felt perfect yet, perhaps we need more sleep, I don't know. We think her name needs to be strong and symbolic of rebirth or life - hope or love.

We've thought of Esther Rose or Kalliope Rose, but those names met resounding 'blech' from the kids. Eva appeals to DH, but I'm not sold on it. Elizabeth is ok, we'd want to call her Lizzie - but I don't "feel" like it's her name. The kids want Sophia, but I really don't want a trendy popular name, so I'm looking for something else. We don't want a name that starts with A, J, M, P, or C. Our DD's are Annie & Molly. We like traditional names with traditional spellings. Prefer names that end in the "ee" sound and are easy to spell or pronounce.

--janis
post #2 of 40
Ruby?? Or Rubee? I think it's cute with your other dd's names. I'm still thinking. lol

{{{huuggss}}} I've been thinking about you often..
post #3 of 40
Ruby
Lily
Patsy
Betty
Kelly
Hettie
Lydia
Dora
post #4 of 40
Lucy?
post #5 of 40
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Originally Posted by odenata View Post
Lucy?
I'm a fan of that name.

Emily
Nancy
Darcie
post #6 of 40
Janis,

Congrats on your baby girl! I did some searches on www.behindthename.com with some of the meanings you like and trying to find something that meets your criteria.

How do you feel about Zoe? (pronounced as two syllables- ZO-EE). It means life. And is very very cute IMO.

XOXO
B
post #7 of 40
I like Ruby and Lucy too

Hmm....

Zoe...means "life". And of course you can spell it many other ways as well.

I will try and think of some more. Erica, this thread needs you!!!

eta: x posted w/ beth
post #8 of 40
also wanted to recommend this site if you are concerned about popularity of names.

www.nametrends.net

its super cool because you can see how popular a name is state by state. I was amazed when someone asked about the name Owen on another thread. I thought it was popular. But interestingly enough, it wasn't in the top 100 in Texas, but it was #6 in Wisconsin.

Okay, so its a global world now, but its pretty nice to know that you aren't likely to have an Owen in your kid's kindergarten class if they are in Texas, whereas you'd be VERY likely in Wisconsin.

Zoe is ranked #53 in Texas FYI. higher than I thought. but damn is it cute next to Molly and Annie!

XOXO
B
post #9 of 40
LemonJuice,

Great minds think alike.

I also second the suggestion of Lucy and Ruby. Very nice names.

What about Ivy?

(dunno the meanings of any of those three, but they have the -ee ending).

XOXO
B
post #10 of 40
Phoebe?

Sorry for all the posts, but right after I post another name comes into my head.

Also, if you want some really great detailed lists of suggestions, these ladies are name-a-holics and prefer traditional non trendy names.

http://bigbadbabynames.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=8

if the link doesnt work, its:
www.notwithoutmyhandbag.com
then click on the right where it says "message board"
then click the "advice forum"

my only warning is that they can be harsh. sometimes, I'm a little too fragile emotionally post partum to have someone crap on my name choices. KWIM?

best wishes Janis! I'm thinking about you and wishing you healing and happiness.
XOXO
B
post #11 of 40
Lily--Old English: innocence, purity, beauty
Daisy--Old English--also French: child of light
Nellie--English: shining light, most beautiful
Katy--Spanish--also Irish: pure, clear
post #12 of 40
How about Natalie?
post #13 of 40
My husband and I like names that end in the "ee" sound also--we had a boy, but some of the girl names we liked were:

Sally
Elsie
Evie
Chelsey
Addie

Congrats on your new little girl and good luck with your name search!
post #14 of 40
Here are some of my 'traditional' thoughts...

Catherine...who you could call Katie or Cathy
Rose...who you could call Rosie
post #15 of 40
I love Ruby and Zoe especially considering your other girls' names.

(We have considered both ourselves--actually DH loves Zoe, but I don't think it goes well with our last name. My DS2 came up with Ruby and insists on calling the the baby--yet to be born--"Baby Ruby". He's almost got me sold.)
post #16 of 40
Stephanie: Greek A garland or crown.
post #17 of 40
I think Emily goes well with Molly and Annie.
post #18 of 40
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Originally Posted by jrabbit View Post
I hope all is well with you mamas ... I haven't been able to keep up with things since our little one arrived in her unexpected way. I've got a lot of healing to do first before I can.

DH and I are trying to name our precious girl now, and I think we're officially stumped. For the first time, we feel like we need a name with meaning. Nothing has felt perfect yet, perhaps we need more sleep, I don't know. We think her name needs to be strong and symbolic of rebirth or life - hope or love.

We've thought of Esther Rose or Kalliope Rose, but those names met resounding 'blech' from the kids. Eva appeals to DH, but I'm not sold on it. Elizabeth is ok, we'd want to call her Lizzie - but I don't "feel" like it's her name. The kids want Sophia, but I really don't want a trendy popular name, so I'm looking for something else. We don't want a name that starts with A, J, M, P, or C. Our DD's are Annie & Molly. We like traditional names with traditional spellings. Prefer names that end in the "ee" sound and are easy to spell or pronounce.

--janis
I was thinking Sadie is nice with your dd's names. Or Cora?
post #19 of 40
Thread Starter 
Well, I've been reading the ideas today ... and I am so appreciative!

I can't address all the ideas, but many of the names suggested were automatically out because they are the names of friends (we obviously have lovely friends) and such ... Sadie is a name we like, but that's the name of our dog ...

We think we've settled on Zoe. I thought of it a few months ago, actually, but we never really discussed names before now. Now, the hard part is the middle name. I need it to be really meaningful. Every time I look at her, I need to gain strength and peace. I have to be reminded of those things when I look in her face.

Current thoughts:
Liora - light of God
Irene/Arina - peace
Etana - strength of God
post #20 of 40
I love it! I think that goes so well w/ your children's names and is a name very fitting for your sweet babe

I named my cat Zoe b/c I loved it so much...back before I had a dd!
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