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Thinking names already? Let me hear them!!

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I love the whole naming part of pregnancy and new babies. And I love hearing how people choose their names.
I think we had Sofie named the day we found out we were pregnant. DH really liked the name Sophia, and I did too. We decided to go with the name German version of it, as the boy name we choose was Jozef, named after his Polish/German grandfather. Avye took a few months, but I just had this feeling that I was supposed to name her "Avi", but I didn't like the meaning of Avi - as it is the nickname of the name Avraham, with a meaning of "father of many." Not exactly feminine in my books. But I found on one internet website the feminine spelling Avye. It's Arabic and means "keeper of the gate". Which I love!! Plus I loved it because though we call her Avee (ryhmes with abbey) the proper pronunciation is AvYUH (like avYeah, without the ah sounding of the word Yeah)

So far for this pregnancy we are looking at the names: Greyson and Jozef for a boy, and possibly Meridith and Elisabeth for girls. But not set on any name yet.

Anybody else? h
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So far for this pregnancy we are looking at the names: Greyson and Jozef for a boy, and possibly Meridith and Elisabeth for girls. But not set on any name yet.

Anybody else? h
I love your names! DD is named Iman, arabic for "faith". If we get another girl this time we're already got some names picked out:
Johara- jewel
Kalila- sweetheart, beloved
Sana- brilliance
Salwa- solace
Zainab- name

As for a boy, it's a given, it will be Mohamed. DH is the fourth, so this boy would be the 5th. Can't bring myself to break the honorable lineage, kwim?
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DS is Colin. I knew I wanted to honor my dad by using his name, but it sounds terrible with our last name--too much alliteration. So I used it as a middle name and looked for a first name that sounded right with the middle and last name. We're really Irish, so it's a good pick. And I love that the little boy Colin in The Secret Garden undergoes such an enormous healing after losing his mother, just as being a mother and losing my mother at a young age were transformative experiences in my life. Plus, Collins is a family name, so it just seemed right.

If this baby is a girl, her name will be Halcyon. The Halcyon is a mythological bird. Rhett Miller wrote a beautiful song called "There is a world inside the world" and a line from it is..."let's call her Halcyon and hope that she holds, for every shore she's gonna touch is gonna turn to solid gold." I think that every girl should have a song--I'm named after The Allman Bros. song.

If this baby is a boy, DH get to pick. I'm going to lobby hard for River though.
post #4 of 42
Oh fun thread! I love names too. Such power to name a human, isn't it?!

Our first DD is named Cecelia. It had always been a named DH and I liked, but everything seemed to point that way during my pregnancy (we didn't know if she was a boy or girl). My grandmother, Alice, and his grandmother, Lucille, passed in my first trimester. The letters in both of their names can combine for her name. Further, about 1/2way through my pregnancy, my mom rec'd a letter from my grandmother's long-lost best friend, stating that she had heard of her passing and what a wonderful woman and friend she was. Imagine my surprise when I saw the letter signed "Cecelia" - spelled the less common way as well! I actually left the room and cried like crazy - the only time I cried during the entire pregnancy (except the funeral of course). It was from that moment I *knew* she was a girl.

And if you want to bring modern day into it, the girl was born on Paul Simon's birthday. How could we not name her Cecelia?! Although let's hope she's not a rather loose heartbreaker

As for this little bun, we've chatted a bit but nothing is really sticking out to us yet. I'm hoping to have a similar experience this PG that will really cement it (although not really hoping for any deaths!!)

Can't wait to see what all of you creative ladies come up with!
post #5 of 42
Charlotte for a girl, no clue for a boy.
post #6 of 42
If it's a boy he'll be Elijah Thomas. We've had that picked out since I was preggers with my first child 8 years ago. We have no clue if it's another girl!

My girls names are Annagrace Rebekah and Madalyn Faith.
post #7 of 42
Shay for a girl (I was hoping for Gaia but DH can't get behind that one) and Wyatt for a boy. We also have Hali for a girl and Eli for a boy.

I have a thing for names with no short forms, I'm anal and want people to call my kids what I named them. The only one I broke my own rule with is Xander and even then people don't want to use Xan as a short form, they don't seem to like it. So yay!
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At this point, I like Adrien for a boy. My mom's maiden name is Nicodemus and my husband is French, so I like Nicodeme (francofied form) for the middle name. For a girl, I've been set on Amelie for a while, but there are a lot of Amelias these days, so I'm wondering if we'll stick with it. I have also recently decided I like Margaux...but I might not like it with our last name or with our son's name. We'll see.

We played the name game for most of my pregnancy with ds. Then, we were set on girl names but had no idea on boy names. This time I'm set for a boy and waiver about the girl...I wonder if that means something?
post #9 of 42
We're for sure on Amy for a girl, but haven't decided on a middle name yet. I like Ruth or Catherine, but dh isn't crazy about them but hasn't come up with one he likes better either.
post #10 of 42
I have a Piper.
post #11 of 42
This made me laugh:

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Originally Posted by frogautumn View Post
I think that every girl should have a song--I'm named after The Allman Bros. song.
I'm named after the Fleetwood Mac song, and I couldn't agree with you more, Frogautumn. And Halcyon is a beautiful name.

For boys I'm thinking Jude, Tristan, Finn, or Alastair. For girls, my top choice is top secret, but I'm also thinking about Sylvie, Isla, Lilah, and Luciana.

(I also love Coralie but it doesn't work with our last name.)

Gina--that's a great story about Cecelia. Gorgeous name, too.

Rose-Roget, I love all your choices. I'm thinking about Margaux for the mn for my top secret girl's fn name. Nicodeme is really cool.
post #12 of 42
DH totally took the wind out of my sails but nixing my favorite girl name: Ruby.
post #13 of 42
I am super weird about keeping my name ideas secret until I have marked something I love off the list because DH doesnt like the name. So like I love Piper, Charlotte, Nicolas, and Benjamin.. but we wont use those,lol.
post #14 of 42
My husband and I have very similar taste in names, so the hardest part will be narrowing it down.

Our current favourites for each are:

Harrison, Kiefer, Finlay/Finn, Rowan, Liam, Declan, Elias/Eli, Walker, Beckett, Wyatt, Shepherd, and Arlo.

Esmé, Grace, Violet, Lillian/Lily, Isabella/Isabelle/Isabel/Ella, Ruby, Marlowe, Finlay, Rowan, Romy, Quinn, Ava, Poppy, Claire, Wallis, and Mia.
post #15 of 42
Right now I am loving Nicholas Joseph for a boy (both names are family names). DH isn't too sure so I'll have some convincing to do. For a girl I love either Leonor or Ellinor. Eleanor is also a family name. DH has made a face every time I have brought up that name so I know I will have a lot of convincing to do there!
post #16 of 42
We've chosen a boy name and a girl name, just like last time.

Boy:
Holden Pierce

Girl:
Delaney James
post #17 of 42
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This made me laugh:



I'm named after the Fleetwood Mac song, and I couldn't agree with you more, Frogautumn. And Halcyon is a beautiful name.
My middle name is Rhiannon, for the Fleetwood Mac song, also! I love my middle name, I feel like my name is incomplete without it. It feels so special when I hear "Rhiannon."

Delaney is also from a song, because I felt the same way!
post #18 of 42
We do have ONE girl's name that is in consideration: Violet. My hubby's grandmother was named that and she passed away last year at the age of 102! I love it but hubby is still on the fence about it. And I don't want people to think we're trying to be the Afflecks!
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DH totally took the wind out of my sails but nixing my favorite girl name: Ruby.
Ooh..that's too bad. I can completely relate thought, because a running gag between my husband and I is that we have to have a girl, because we cannot agree on any boy names. Every name I loved, his reply was "that's a dumb name"! Talk about constructive!!!

Girl names, however have never been an issue. So far (and things can change for sure) we both like Anneka and Azadeh. I like Anneka more, and him Azadeh, because it's Persian (he was born in Iran). I must admit it would probably be more meaningful, plus it can be said in English and French easily (an important thing for me, since I'm French-Canadian), and what I love the most about that name is it's meaning: freedom. So I guess for those reasons I would go for it, but I really, really like the name Anneka!

One thing for sure is that a girl would have my grandmother's name as a MN: Florence.

As for boys, the only one we seem to agree to is Kian, another persian name. We also like Kehvan (prounounced Kay-vahn), but I'm afraid people would call him Kevin. I have nothing against that name, but it's not the one we picked.

BTW, I love this thread, it's really fun!!! Keep your ideas coming!
post #20 of 42
Dh wants Finn or Fiona. I like both names, but (seeing as we've got almost 8 months to go!) I'd like to consider some other names. I'm just worried that the baby might not "feel" like a Finn or Fiona, so I need back-ups, kwim?

Girls- Fiona, Francesca and Lydia. Pretty sure the mn will be Anne.
Boys- Finn, Lief, Rowan, Torin and Oliver. We're discussing Harland for a mn.
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