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post #21 of 49
Using the SSA link above you can check the popularity of any name for any year over around the last 100.

Oh... and I love the name Milo!
post #22 of 49
for a girl right now I like Brielle Aislinn.

for a boy, we know what we will name him. Theodore Edward (Edward for my grandfather, Theodore because I want to call him Teddy).
post #23 of 49
I'm a name nut and have had a name list for years. I've also bugged DH non-stop during that time so we already have a few we are ok with. I generally change my mind as soon as we find something we are both okay with.

We discussed it a bit last week, but I think I overdid it obsessing about it because (-really-) now everytime I even think about it I get this huge wave of m/s nausea!!! lol. Weird I know but totally true. Maybe it's a stress thing??

Anyway. In the meantime I've decided to answer any and all name inquiries as follows:

(Dh's last name is "Farren".)
When people ask: "Oh yes, we've picked a name! If it's a boy we will either call him Aaron Darren Farren or Darren Aaron McLaren Farren. And for a girl we like Karen Sharon Farren or possibly Karen Sharon Erin Maryn McLaren Farren. Don't you just love it??!"

heh.
post #24 of 49
I think we've settled on Charlie, boy or girl. We like both Charles and Charlotte, and it sounds good with our son's name, Oliver. We're still working out middle names and we have plenty of family input. We like Charlie Isabel *lastname* for a girl (Isabel was the name of a good friend of mine as a child, and DH's grandma's middle name), and DH likes Charlie Edison *lastname*, after his grandpa. I'm not sure though, because our son's full name is Oliver Harrison *lastname*, and I don't know if Edison and Harrison are too similar. But we've got lots of time to work it out!
I looooove baby names :
post #25 of 49
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Originally Posted by HarperCait View Post
Anyway. In the meantime I've decided to answer any and all name inquiries as follows:

(Dh's last name is "Farren".)
When people ask: "Oh yes, we've picked a name! If it's a boy we will either call him Aaron Darren Farren or Darren Aaron McLaren Farren. And for a girl we like Karen Sharon Farren or possibly Karen Sharon Erin Maryn McLaren Farren. Don't you just love it??!"

heh.


I love it!!!!! I should come up with something like that...
post #26 of 49
We are leaning toward Emma Rose for a girl, or Paul ? for a boy, totally not sure yet though. All of our other kids have really normal "Irish" or "Catholic names.
post #27 of 49
I think it's so funny how many dh's have bizarro name attachments. My dh loves German names. For girls, it's *fine*. I love Ingrid, for example. But the boys? Wolfgang and Helmut have been dh faves. I get Wolfgang, though it's a bit exotic for my personal taste, and would NOT go with our very Anglo-Saxon last name!

But Helmut? I should also share that both our boys were born with full-on, needs-a-cut-at-5-months hair.
post #28 of 49
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By the fourth kid names are hard LOL
ITA! We haven't started talking names yet- DH and I never agree, and we wind up compromising pretty late in the game. Since I don't want to find out gender this time, we need one of each to take to the hospital for delivery this time.
post #29 of 49
Bumping this thread to add our names... we've known our girl names forever, but are having a terrible time coming up with boy names!

Girls:
Lauren
Anna
Leah
Brenna
Rachel
Audrey

Boys:
Benjamin
Ian
Liam
Declan
post #30 of 49
Spring Sun, my spouse also totally vetoed Elliot and Oliver. Ah! Elliot is one of my very favorites, too.

If we have a girl, the problem will be paring down the list to just one name. If we have a boy, the problem will be having a one name we agree on!

For girls, we're having a ten way battle between: Rose, Helena, May, Vivian, Jane, Lily, Elise, Vera, Anne, and Violet. These aren't the only 10 we like, just the top 10. Girl names... I could keep going for ages.

For boys, we both like: Erik, John, Stewart, and Stephen, with my spouse begrudgingly okaying Owen as well.

I have a great uncle named Stuart and a cousin named Steven, and I'm not close enough to either of them to name a child after them (or to want to name a child after them!) so those are a little iffy for me, and John's kind of boring, and Erik is a great name that I've liked on other people but eh... I'm not sure it'll be right for a kid of mine. We'll see!
post #31 of 49
My DH is totally in love with Elise, but I'm not sure if I like it with our last name. Also we do know of someone who has a DD named Elise, not friends of ours just a sister of kid in DS's class.

We want to stick with German names, but I am totally lost this time.
post #32 of 49
we thought we were totally sold on Charlotte for a girl, but now we're having second thoughts We both like Evelyn (e-vy, not Ee-vy, again).... and I just remembered another I've always liked - Emmerson! (could call her Emma if I really wanted to - but not sure that I would)....Cecelia and call her Cece....see that's the problem with Charlotte- I DON'T like Charlie for her, or Char....and I like to have shortenings, yk? Oh, and Eleanor (and call her Norah)

HEy - btw, 2boyzmama - how about Cullen? I have two girlfriends who do the 'celtic' names....one more 'out there' than the other....there is: Kady, Tierney, Christian, and Cullen from one friend - and Kiernan, Lochlan, and Sorcha from the other....I REALLY like Cullen!!!

For boys we're totally stuck. WE can't seem to agree. Robert? Jack? Max? eh? Really lost.

So -there's where we are. WE like classic names. In fact, we went and printed out the top 100 names from the SS index from 1900 to 1910 - it's just easier to find names we like that way
post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by HarperCait View Post
(Dh's last name is "Farren".)
When people ask: "Oh yes, we've picked a name! If it's a boy we will either call him Aaron Darren Farren or Darren Aaron McLaren Farren. And for a girl we like Karen Sharon Farren or possibly Karen Sharon Erin Maryn McLaren Farren. Don't you just love it??!"

heh.
That's awesome. I have a friend who's named Ferrinne - so you can always throw that one out as an option!

I'm finding boy names to be MUCH harder this time. With Sam it was easy - named after my dh's great uncle who passed away; his grandfather always wanted one of his children or grandchildren to name a kid after his brother and no one had, so we jumped at the chance! His middle name is David for my father who passed a few years ago. So, like I said, no-brainer there. We didn't know if he'd be a boy or girl until he came out, so we had a few girl names picked out but nothing we really settled on. I was thinking Dava (Day-vah) after my father but now I feel like I can't use it for this one since we already did David for ds's middle name.

So, here's MY list (dh does not yet love any of them!)
GIRLS:
Heidi
April
Rowan
Shannon
Scarlett
Charlotte
Brienne
Georgia

BOYS:
Thomas
Quinn (or some derivitive)
Michael (my dh's name, I'm not thrilled 'cause I can barely get everone's name right as it is!)
Scott (after a good friend that just passed)
Oliver (I guess this is a popular one! dh doesn't like it anyway.)

I'm really sensitive to what people (including myself) will call the kid "for short" so a lot of them I just can't fall in love with. Like Scarlett - I LOVE it but what do you call her for short? Scar? yech.
post #34 of 49
some names just DON'T have a natural shortening - like Scarlett - imo - or Grace....and we have one of those. I'm okay with those, it's just the ones that HAVE a shortening that I don't like, bc you know people will want to call them that, yk?

Although, my 3 yo, Grace, has ALWAYS referred to herself as Gracie Even though -I SWEAR nobody in our families has EVER called her that - she just decided herself. I sort of always thought that sounded like a dog, but now that it's just so endearing bc she decided it herself, I like it, yk?
post #35 of 49
for a girl, i would have gone with Anne Claire (Claire is my mom's name and my middle name); however we recently adopted a dog named Annie, so that name is out for us.

i also like Sarah Elizabeth. however my SIL is Elizabeth, and i don't want to name after her, so now i'm leaning toward Sarah Francis, with the possiblity of calling the baby Fran or Franny for a nickname.

our first child is Eleanor Ariel, and she's adopted the nickname of Nelly. so i think Nelly and Franny would be a cute combo.

if it's a boy, i have no clue.
post #36 of 49
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Originally Posted by Julia24 View Post
See that's the problem with Charlotte- I DON'T like Charlie for her, or Char....and I like to have shortenings, yk?
My grandmother's name is Charlotte and she often goes by Cherry. Not as obvious, but, there you go. My favorite shortening for Charlotte is Lottie-- I actually like Lottie a lot but don't want to name my child after my granny.
post #37 of 49
Names are so difficult, we have three boys and all have irish/celtic/scottish names but this time Dh is loving Kai for a boy, I love the name Lachlan, he doesn't so much but is considering it for a middle name. I also love Elliot but DH can't get past the way E.T. says it so it's out. I also love Charlie but DH had a dog and has a cousin named that so it's out. He is considering Harrison which I suggested, with Harry for short and we are also considering Quinn as a middle name...as this is our fifth child and we love the name but it is really popular these days.

For a girl we have settled on Soleil (So - lay) for a first name, our dd's name is french and we want to keep that going as dh has french heritage way back! Middle name we are stuck on, I love evelyn, claire, quinn, ruby, eabha (ava...my middle name is Siobhain and I love the irish spelling, which is why I like that version of ava) but none are jumping out as 'that's it' you know?!

Names we have already used are

Madeleine Paige
Owen James
Campbell Riley
Finnegan 'Finn' Oliver

and we won't repeat first initials so some names are nixed because of that


So difficult.

Erin
EDD #5 9-15-09
post #38 of 49
All joking aside now, were pretty set for a boy: WE both love Corbin, and Declan is a runner up.
(I'm just not sure if Corbin Farren sounds okay? What do you think?)

For a girl on the other hand, we're still totally at odds with one another. Hubby loves Leila (Lee-lah) and Juniper, and a bunch of others, and I don't like anything he likes enough to want to name my kid that!!!!

I used to love Juniper, but now I get sick feeling everytime I think of it. That's not a good sign IMO!!!

Middle name will be MacGregor, after my dad Gregory and Hubby's Grandfather Alfred Macenroy, aka "Mac".
post #39 of 49
I hate coming up with names. I rarely come across names that I like enough to use. With ds, we ended up having a list of boy and girl names and then waited till he came to pick the right name. I'm pretty sure we'll do the same thing this time. I think we won't be finding out the sex, which means again I have to look at boy and girl names, which I hate. (But not enough to find out the sex!)

I keep thinking it's a girl, and for the life of me can't even bring myself to look at boy names. So far the name that I keep thinking of for a girl is Alena, or Elena. I had other girl names, but I didn't write them down when I was looking through our name book, so I'll have to come back later with the rest.
post #40 of 49
You know, we named ds Cameron and after he was born I met a little girl names Kamryn and I LOVE it!!!! We had Cameron on our girl list, but it never dawned on me to change to spelling and make it more girly. I almost wish we didn't name ds Cameron so that we can have a girl named Kamryn!
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