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post #1 of 65
Thread Starter 
I know that it's still early but we have decided on first names for a boy or girl already! With my first and second my husband refused to even discuss names until we found out the gender so that we wouldn't have to waste time arguing over the wrong gender. We were waiting a lot longer to conceive this little one so we talked about it quite a bit this time. Of course we leave ourselves open to changing our minds once we meet the baby, but so far we prefer to have a name ready.
Our names:
Girl: Faye (Dorothy?)
Boy: Finn (no mn yet)

So what are your favorite names right now? Do you pick a few, pick one for each gender, or wait to meet the baby? How much does it matter to you how other people feel about your name(s) of choice?
post #2 of 65
DH and I have had the same boy name (Jude) since 2002, we've had 4 girls since then. Girls names are a little tricky for me, with our last DD we "tried out" a new name each day for her first 2 weeks of life, only to name her Frances. However a month later we changed her name to Beatrix because I couldnt stand people calling her Frank (I mean really who calls a little girl that?).
I'm really pushing the name conversation now because I really dont do well waiting until after the birth.
post #3 of 65
It's usually the first thing we do when we get a bfp. There was a bit of a delay on the boy name this time since we've already had to come up with three. Lol. If it is a girl she will be Thisbe Euna-Morelle (the middle names are my grandmas). If it is a boy it will be Trayvan Archer (I think). We don't care what others think of our name choices. In fact, we always love when stories of exasperated relatives question what name we will give the next child.
post #4 of 65
Our girl name is Calliope (unsure of middle name) (Kuh-lie-oh-pee) and I told my mom and got a 15 minute rant on how horrible of a choice it is, how made up it sounds, how she will never be able to spell it, and how she hopes we have a boy because there cannot be a worse boy name out there. Ouch. I still love the name, but now am second guessing our choice.

Our boy name is Jackson Liam.
post #5 of 65
I love Calliope! I love Faye as well. That was my grandma's middle name. I think it is cute with Dorothy. I have friends with a Finn and two with Jackson. They are as cute as can be!
post #6 of 65
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Originally Posted by SuperSarah View Post
Girl: Faye (Dorothy?)
Faye is one of my absolute favorite names but our last name prevents its use, so please, PLEASE use it. I beg of you.

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Originally Posted by SumnerRain View Post
Our girl name is Calliope (unsure of middle name) (Kuh-lie-oh-pee) and I told my mom and got a 15 minute rant on how horrible of a choice it is, how made up it sounds, how she will never be able to spell it, and how she hopes we have a boy because there cannot be a worse boy name out there. Ouch. I still love the name, but now am second guessing our choice.

Our boy name is Jackson Liam.
Yay! Your DH agreed to Calliope. I completely forgot to be on the lookout for good middle names. I'm in a name frenzy mode again, so I'll start a list.

And Heather? Do not - I repeat, DO NOT - listen to your mother. Calliope is beautiful. I promise.

And - yay, again! Jackson Liam. (Not that I'm partial or anything.)


ETA: Oh, our names! I completely forgot. We have our girl first name picked out (it's a secret, though) but we're still unsure about our middle name as well. For boys we're waffling between three deceased family members. For a long time we thought our first son would be named Samuel Martin, for DH's younger brother and for my Daddy. Now that my Dad is dead, Jack is on the table, though. We were unsure about using Samuel Martin for a little bit, though, and were entertaining other names. Now I'm more conflicted than ever.

Heather was just reassuring me just a little bit ago that we can have our large family that we want and we don't have to use all the names at one - that we'll have more than one chance. I'm trying to remember that (it's good advice), but it's hard.
post #7 of 65
Possibly Calliope Celeste? We were loving Calliope Rose, but Ross is out last name so that is a no go.
post #8 of 65
Thread Starter 
Oh, I love everyone's names!

Leigh- When I started this thread I was wondering if you would be using your dad's name to honor his life. I think it's a beautiful thing to do, but Heather is right- you can always have more babies for your names! Oh, and NO FAIR keeping your girl name a secret! We are totally sure about Faye, the only question was whether Dorothy will be the middle name, but I'm probably 95% sure about that too, and the husband is totally into it.
Finn is really gaining in popularity, but still hasn't broken 300, so I think we'll have a few years before it breaks 100 if it ever gets there!
post #9 of 65
We have middle names picked out but no first names yet. Wierd I know. MIL is Patricia Katherine and we would liek to honor her in the name. I am not a fan of tha name Patricia at all. So Boy will have the middle name Patrick and girl will have the middle name Katherine. Now we just have to figure out some first names! I swea rif DD had been a boy she still might not have a name. We have a real hard time with naming boys. We called DS sparky boy for days before we finally settled on Elliot!
post #10 of 65
We're having a real hard time with this one. We can't seem to agree on anything. We usually pick out a boy and girl name. Not sure if we're finding out with this one or not, we didn't last time. We don't tell anyone before hand, I don't care to hear the opinions, especially from my mom or MIL. With Ivy, we could tell ALOT of family did not like it, but really couldn't say anything because she was already here... hee hee
post #11 of 65
I am really boring this time. For girls I like Samantha, Nicole or Natalie. Pretty run of the mill. The other names I like that are family names: Lillian and Josephine, don't go with DH last name and are too close to DD's name.

I haven't thought of boy names. I will say we will not have DH's name. His middle name is Norbert and he is a Jr. No Norbert the 3rd. Sorry, not happening.
post #12 of 65
I like to have a name by the time I know what the sex is. I just like to call the little baby by their name because they already are this little person to me.

This is our third and the girl name came rather easy because we had liked the name before. Her name will be

Hannah Dean (Dean is one of my husband's middle names)

Finding a boy name was much harder. Names I liked my husband didn't care for and names he liked I didn't hate but didn't love. Then we found BRODY! So if it is a boy he will be

Brody Paul (Paul is my husband's first name)
post #13 of 65
We're terrible about picking names - naming our pets has always been a challenge - so we decided that we'd each sit down and make lists of names we liked (boy, girl, and gender-neutral) and compare and see if we have any in common between our lists.

I have three index cards covered in names. My partner hasn't even started looking. I suspect I may have to start nagging, because I know it's going to take us forever to agree on something and we've only got six months to go!

I've got a lot of pretty girl names, but I'm having trouble with boys. And I keep wanting to call the baby "he" even though we don't know, aren't finding out, and I don't default to male pronouns...
post #14 of 65
I'm having a hard time finding 4 letter names, but these are the ones I am liking right now.

Boy: Elie, Zian, Irah, Aven, Emry
Gal: Ella, Iana, Aura, Lela, Mila
post #15 of 65
This thread is cracking me up! I am like, "OOOoooooooh!! I love that name! OMG, I LOOOOVE that name!!" So far, the names I might steal from you lovely ladies are Fay (my first choice) or Faye, Calliope (love this one too, but DH not sure), and Ivy.

No idea on middle names though. If we go with Fay, will we have to find another one-syllable name? Kinda flows weird if there is a multi-syl name following a mono-syl? I dunno.

If it is a boy, we have agreed on Linden for the first name. Still searching for the middle.
post #16 of 65
Currently our baby is known as Swarley. My four year old picked it to be the baby's nonsense prenatal name, so we have something to call it besides "It" or "the Baby".
If Swarley is a girl, she may go a while with no name. We don't have a single name on the table.
If Swarley is a boy, his first name will be Thomas, after DPs dad. Middle name is still up in the air, with Michael, James, and Merlin as possibilities. They're all family names.
(I like Merlin. It's my grandfather's name, and it isn't boring )
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post #17 of 65
I love everybodys names! I wanted to use Dorothy but my husband hates "old" names. Which unfortunately means Charlotte is out the window also

For a boy we have Oakley, and for a girl we have Leighton and Aurora. We picked these out about a month before we started ttc! lol. We want to pick another boy name so that when we have him/her in the hospital we will have names to pick from, in case he just isn't an Oakley.
post #18 of 65
We really haven't even been talking about it. I'm still having a hard time getting excited(even though this baby was planned) and I haven't even been thinking of any. All of our kids have six letter first names, so it needs to have six letters, and we'd prefer a biblical name for a boy since our other boys are Elijah and Jonaah. For a girl, though, I definitely want a hippie name, we are pretty set on Willow, but I'm having second thoughts because of their last name(it would rhyme). We do two middle names as well, and for a girl I have the second middle name, which is Ann(mine and my mom's middle name) but am totally clueless on a boy. I guess we have lots of work to do!
post #19 of 65
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Originally Posted by SumnerRain View Post
Our girl name is Calliope (unsure of middle name) (Kuh-lie-oh-pee) and I told my mom and got a 15 minute rant on how horrible of a choice it is, how made up it sounds, how she will never be able to spell it, and how she hopes we have a boy because there cannot be a worse boy name out there. Ouch. I still love the name, but now am second guessing our choice.
That's exactly why we we now keep our name choices a secret. My mom did the same thing to me when I told her we were naming our daughter Adeline. (I mean, really, Adeline? That's not a weird name at all.) She went on and on about how our daughter will get made fun of and how it's such an old-fashioned name, blah, blah. Once she was born, though, you couldn't imagine her as anything else and now everyone loves the name.
So, we don't tell the name now until baby is here and you're automatically inclined to adore everything about it.

That being said, we don't have a boy or girl name picked out yet. I like the name Samuel for a boy, but our last name is Adams. I don't know if that's too weird.
post #20 of 65
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Originally Posted by Pirogi View Post
This thread is cracking me up! I am like, "OOOoooooooh!! I love that name! OMG, I LOOOOVE that name!!" So far, the names I might steal from you lovely ladies are Fay (my first choice) or Faye, Calliope (love this one too, but DH not sure), and Ivy.
Steal away LOL! We haven't met another Ivy yet Her middle name is Grace. For whatever reason DH and I were able to come up with that one really easy and early...not so much this time around.
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