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post #41 of 106
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
Buuuuuut his new top boy name is Zefram. I like it but I don't love it.

ETA- he wants me to let anyone who doesn't like it know that Zefram Cochrane will do amazing things for humanity and we should all be eternally grateful. :
Um, I kinda like Cochrane more than Zefram...just a thought

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I like Zefram but for some reason I think medication name when I read it.
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post #42 of 106
I really like Noam and Zefram. And I love love love your daughter's names. I don't really get how someone could mis-pronounce Lilith or Mable .
post #43 of 106
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Originally Posted by JERENAUD View Post
I don't know if you want to introduce another pattern, but what jumped out to me is that you already have L, M, and O names. I've seen a few "N" names already on this thread - finding K or P names for the 2nd twin would give you all 5 letters in a row. Either that or now you know which letters to avoid!!

Erica
I noticed that too.. and think it would be really cute to have L,M,N,O,P but, i like weird things like that.

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Originally Posted by Pernillep View Post
I like Zefram but for some reason I think medication name when I read it. Probably different to hear it spoken.
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Originally Posted by mischievium View Post
Other boys names:
Emery Elessar ([/SIZE]name taken by Aragorn at his coronation)
Elliot Earendil
Ezra Elladan or Ezra Elendil
Ezekial or Elijah with any of the middle names mentioned above
Oh, Ezra is a great one too.. isn't there a past LDS president with that name? (I grew up LDS but haven't been for many, many years)
post #44 of 106
I use this website to help me pick the names of my babies. This helps me ensure my kids' names are not in the top 100! The new list for 2008 comes out around Mother's Day.

I have a girlfriend who had been wanting to name her daughter Esme from when she was in highschool, and she finally named her last baby Esme, which had nothing to do with the Twilight series. She also has a daughter named Eowyn

I might have some brilliant suggestions for you if I wasn't battling an allergy attack!
post #45 of 106
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Oh, Ezra is a great one too.. isn't there a past LDS president with that name? (I grew up LDS but haven't been for many, many years)
Ezra Taft Benson, who came before Howard W. Hunter, then Gordon B. Hinkley. Love the name Ezra!

I've been LDS my whole life and I didn't know there was another spelling for Hyrum. If you use another spelling of Hyrum, all his take-home papers will be spelled from from Nursery through CTR5 or 6 when he can correct the teacher on how to spell his name, so sticking with the "traditional LDS spelling" is a good idea from that standpoint.
post #46 of 106
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Ezra Taft Benson, who came before Howard W. Hunter, then Gordon B. Hinkley. Love the name Ezra!

I've been LDS my whole life and I didn't know there was another spelling for Hyrum. If you use another spelling of Hyrum, all his take-home papers will be spelled from from Nursery through CTR5 or 6 when he can correct the teacher on how to spell his name, so sticking with the "traditional LDS spelling" is a good idea from that standpoint.
Very true.

Lizzy~ DH loves the name Ezra. It has been in the running since baby3. But I really just don't feel it if that makes sense. Though Hyrum and Ezra are nice together... I like the nickname Ezrie.
post #47 of 106
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
Very true.

Lizzy~ DH loves the name Ezra. It has been in the running since baby3. But I really just don't feel it if that makes sense. Though Hyrum and Ezra are nice together... I like the nickname Ezrie.
That makes sense.. there are lots of names that I like that I don't "feel" So far the only boy name I've really felt with this baby is Oliver (regardless of it's gain in popularity).

I was reading my philosophy (text) book and a name popped into my head: Noble. I knew a man with that name, and have always liked it.
post #48 of 106
Here are some names that Nymbler gave me from some of the names you like:

Girls:

Noa
Tova
Nina
Ester
Frieda
Iris
Miriam
Nola
Cordelia
Winifred
Maida


Boys:
Aron
Ari
Herschel
Jude
Arthur
Olin
Jonas
Julien
Asher
Ephraim
Rupert
Abram
Errol
Gideon
Abner
Earnest
Emmet
Emory
Everett
Merritt
Foster
Enoch
Edgar
Cornelius


So now that I have totally overwhelmed you lol. I have been name obsessed since forever, but especially since we named DS2 a name that I don't love. I wish I would have put more thought into it, but for some reason I was so sure he would come out looking like one of the names on my list and I would suddenly fall in love with one of the names (none of which really spoke to me to begin with). Well, he just looked like a baby... so I was at a loss. So DH, being impatient with calling him "baby", named him.
post #49 of 106
I had to put in my vote for Eowyn, and Peregrine, and Faramir for potential middle names.

ETA: oh, and Goldberry.
post #50 of 106
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
DH and I talked on the phone a bit just now and we just really love Hyrum. We're pretty sure that is going to be one of our names if not our top pick. We have also agreed on honoring Hyrum Smith and keeping the spelling.

Buuuuuut his new top boy name is Zefram. I like it but I don't love it.

ETA- he wants me to let anyone who doesn't like it know that Zefram Cochrane will do amazing things for humanity and we should all be eternally grateful. :
Ok, so you're opening the field to Star Trek names, too? Dh and I are going to have some fun brainstorming from that.

Most of the boy names I like start with L or M, unfortunately.

I always wanted to use the name Peregrine (from the falcon, means 'traveler' or pilgrim) AND very LOTR, although Pippin's full name is spelled differently. Perry for a nickname.

I love Sol/Solomon. And Ezra. Also Zebediah/Zebedee, but I like Zephram more.

I think the LOTR name I like most purely for the sound of it is Theoden. How about Theo? Someone else suggested Theodore.

How about Farley Faramir?
post #51 of 106
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Suprgirl~ I love love love love love Cornelius! Rupert too. Abram and Winifred have been on our lists before. Love them. Esther is so pretty.
post #52 of 106
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
Suprgirl~ I love love love love love Cornelius! Rupert too. Abram and Winifred have been on our lists before. Love them. Esther is so pretty.
It looks like we have similar taste I'm excited to name another baby, and sooo hope I am blessed with twins someday. I have always always wanted twins.
post #53 of 106
Also, if you have two boys, you MUST name them Meriadoc and Peregrin. Cuz I say so

If I wanted to do a Tolkein name, honestly I'd pick Tom. Tom Bombadil is the character I would most like my kid named after, even though I'm not a fan of the name Tom.
post #54 of 106
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I really like Noam and Zefram. And I love love love your daughter's names. I don't really get how someone could mis-pronounce Lilith or Mable .
I don't know how I missed your post!

It's mainly happened at doctors and hospital visits. They look at the name and really slowly say "Lily-ith" or "Maw-bowl" which is just add to me because the names are spelled so obvious.
post #55 of 106
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Originally Posted by LionTigerBear View Post
I had to put in my vote for Eowyn, and Peregrine, and Faramir for potential middle names.

ETA: oh, and Goldberry.
Oh my I Eowyn!!! We're expecting #3 and I'm trying to get DP to agree to it but I don't think it'll happen.

Anyway, to the OP, I just wanted to say that I really love your name choices and I don't think you're being picky, you're being consistent and picking what works for your family. I know if my three older siblings had names like yours do and then I was born and was just "Joe Plain" I'd be bummed.
post #56 of 106
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As a Jenni (who is married to a Dave) I can tell you these two people hated having names that were something normal.
Ah, but that goes both ways, says Bronwyn who has hated her name for most of her life, daughter of Blix who has hated her name her entire life...
Most people love my name (including mags ) but ya know, it's just a different ball game to live with it. I've made peace with it and I actually love it now, because darn it, the thing suits me, but for many years as a child I wanted to be a Sarah.

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Originally Posted by Pernillep View Post
I like Zefram but for some reason I think medication name when I read it. Probably different to hear it spoken.
Me too.

FWIW, I love Hyrum. I love the idea of being named after a great person, and I like the way the name sounds and looks. And of course, I love all the Tolkien names, though the only H name I can think of is Hasufel, the horse. I want to use the name Eowyn (I should have been Eowyn) but that's after Lenore and Ariadne, in other words, probably won't happen.

Good luck with the name game!
post #57 of 106
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Ah, but that goes both ways, says Bronwyn who has hated her name for most of her life, daughter of Blix who has hated her name her entire life...
Most people love my name (including mags ) but ya know, it's just a different ball game to live with it. I've made peace with it and I actually love it now, because darn it, the thing suits me, but for many years as a child I wanted to be a Sarah.
Just goes to show you that whatever you name your kid at some point they aren't going to appreciate it.
post #58 of 106
Yep, that's the take-home message I got from that too.
post #59 of 106
yeah, as an Elizabeth, I always wished I had a more unique name too.. I even thought about changing it.. but I don't know that I've met anyone who loves their name completely!
post #60 of 106
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I talked DH down nicely from Zefram, thank goodness.

We can agree on Aengus. The only problem is we only like it spelled with the 'e' but the proper Irish/Gaelic pronunciation is een-gus and we prefer angus. Then again who in this part of the world is really going to look at that and say "een-gus" even if that is what we wanted?

So right now it's kind of looking like our picks could be Hyrum/Aengus and Clementine/Tessa though we are not 100% on our second choices.
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