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post #61 of 73
I was just thinking of this thread last night... It has resurfaced!

I love hippie parents! I didn't get very "hippie" with my prior two, but because of my husband me might very well this time around. *haha* We still have Hollis as our favorite boy name(no middle thought of yet) but as I was looking at girl names(for giggles, still feeling blue belly) a few days ago...

Me--- *looking through Old English girl names on a website, scrolling down* "Hey, we could name her Clover." *laughing*

DH--- "YES! I like Clover." *completely serious*

So I think if this baby turns out to be a girl, we'd name her Clover Eloise. I think that definitely falls into the 'unusual' category. It's kinda funny, because I'd been thinking all along that I wanted to incorporate some 'nature' element into the baby's name. I'd been trying to think of some nature inspired name to follow Hollis, just in case DH couldn't think of anything. I guess we were thinking the same thing, and when Clover popped up as a girl option, we were both instantly okay with it.
post #62 of 73
Ariawen - I have a cousin who just named her daughter Lalania (not sure if they spell it the same) but I think it's beautiful. They call her "lay-lay" for short.

My husband is really stuck on Blaise (pronounced Blaze) that one is a veto from me. We both like Maddox which is not so uncommon, but I don't know if I *love* it.
Our son is Garrison which is perfect because we have a hard to spell and pronounce last name and G is fairly easy to spell and it's usually no trouble to know how to say, yet it's fairly uncommon. We both really like unique names and we're still having a hard time. I need another boy name like that!! Any ideas!?
post #63 of 73
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I love the name Galen. But nobody will let me use it. They INSIST it would just get the boy a ton of grief. Which it probably would. But what boy doesn't get called gay for something at some point anyway?
My BIL's name is Galen and from what I understand he was teased mercilessly all through school, but by the time he got to high school it didn't bother him anymore. YMMV. I think it's a great name, in any case.
post #64 of 73
Luca was on my shortlist for a girl, after my husband who's name is Luke. I love it.

I also really love Avonlea, my first thought was the Anne books too.

We are expecting in January and have our names picked out..

Juniper Rose for a girl

and

Indigo Edward for a boy

Truthfully I haven't really told that many people because I don't want to deal with everyone's crap about the weird-ish names, and I figure once the baby is here they might be less likely to be critical (wishful thinking?).

I tried to incorporate regular middle names so that if they hate their name that much they can just use the middle name instead.
post #65 of 73
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Truthfully I haven't really told that many people because I don't want to deal with everyone's crap about the weird-ish names, and I figure once the baby is here they might be less likely to be critical (wishful thinking?).

I tried to incorporate regular middle names so that if they hate their name that much they can just use the middle name instead.
Definitely a good idea to wait. They don't tend to say anything about it once they see the baby. At least not to your face. Though some people really are that rude because they feel like they have a "right" to be. I did the same thing with middle names for my kids. Elizabeth and David. Perfectly common in case they just can't stand their first names (which I obviously think rock). My mom has given me the most grief about the names we have for this baby. The only enthusiastic responses I got were from my MW and her student, actually. They loved them. Of course since she just caught a baby named Nicky Sixx Danger (lastname) I think everything sounds a bit more normal lately.
post #66 of 73

No matter what name you pick, unless it's so conventional and overused that there will be several other kids by the same name on your block, someone will have a problem with it, so keeping it a secret, unless you really value other people's input in making your decision, is smart.  When someone does have something negative to say about the name you chose, a phrase I like is "Opinions are like noses. Everyone has one" (and you know where they stick them, too!).


 

 

 

 

post #67 of 73

No way! One of DH's coworkers knows that we're pretty crunchy and looking for unique baby names. Just the other day she suggested Clover, and now that's at the top of our list of girl names!
 

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I was just thinking of this thread last night... It has resurfaced!

I love hippie parents! I didn't get very "hippie" with my prior two, but because of my husband me might very well this time around. *haha* We still have Hollis as our favorite boy name(no middle thought of yet) but as I was looking at girl names(for giggles, still feeling blue belly) a few days ago...

Me--- *looking through Old English girl names on a website, scrolling down* "Hey, we could name her Clover." *laughing*

DH--- "YES! I like Clover." *completely serious*

So I think if this baby turns out to be a girl, we'd name her Clover Eloise. I think that definitely falls into the 'unusual' category. It's kinda funny, because I'd been thinking all along that I wanted to incorporate some 'nature' element into the baby's name. I'd been trying to think of some nature inspired name to follow Hollis, just in case DH couldn't think of anything. I guess we were thinking the same thing, and when Clover popped up as a girl option, we were both instantly okay with it.
post #68 of 73

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No way! One of DH's coworkers knows that we're pretty crunchy and looking for unique baby names. Just the other day she suggested Clover, and now that's at the top of our list of girl names!
 


 


*hahaha*  I think the "botanical" crunchy names are more rare...  Sage is common, but you run into way more Rivers, Rains, Skys and stuff like that.  I honestly never thought we'd ever in our lifetime run into another Clover.  And now there is one in my DDC!  How cool!  I really think we're having a boy though(just a feeling, no sonogram) so you've probably got dibs.  smile.gif

post #69 of 73
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*hahaha*  I think the "botanical" crunchy names are more rare...  Sage is common, but you run into way more Rivers, Rains, Skys and stuff like that.  I honestly never thought we'd ever in our lifetime run into another Clover.  And now there is one in my DDC!  How cool!  I really think we're having a boy though(just a feeling, no sonogram) so you've probably got dibs.  smile.gif



lol. Well, I'm having boy vibes as well so this may all be a moot point. I've actually found the whole name thing to be WAY overwhelming, so DH is mostly in charge while I've just retained veto power ;o)

post #70 of 73

heartbeat.gifLuka is a beautiful Name... When I lived in Italy I had a good Friend Named Luka.. It is a unisexual name meaning 'peace.'

I can't imagine anyone will care one bit about the name once they lay eyes on her...

 

We are choosing an old family name from the late 1800's... Neva, it means snow or snowy. I love it and have chosen to keep my Gmas name going too "Rose" (also my middle name)

So if we have a girl it will be "Neva Rose" our very own lil Snow-flower.babygirl.gif

 

Now if we have a boy ... Who Knows it has been difficult to pick a boys name out that we both love.

here are a few idea What do you ladies think????

 

Alaister

Jack

Vallen

Vander

Dane

Finn

River

 

and I would love suggestions ...

 

I know Jack is a common name but it is also my husbands "God Father" and Uncle ... We were thinking of using it ??? But I feel like Jack will get lost in a crowd of JACKS

 

* 8 weeks left to decide.... 

 

S

 

post #71 of 73

Our first daughter's name is Maeve.  Not so common here, but common enough in Ireland, and not completely unheard of here.  I've had people ask if her name is Mauve (um, no), and how to spell it.  Her middle name is after her paternal aunt.  I like middle names being family names.

 

The girl I am expecting will be Isla, the Scottish pronounciation.  Her middle name will be my mother's first name.

 

We like Irish/Scottish names, and the fact that we are all (or will be) redheads seems to fit.

 

A very close friend name her son after a character in Lord of the Rings, a horse or a King, I can't remember.  It rhymes with a brand of spaghetti sauce.  All three of her children have unusual names.

post #72 of 73

I've gone through getting grief from my family for my eldest child's first name, Eleanore, which they refuse to call her by her name and try to give her clever nicknames since they feel that it's too grown up of a name for a child. My husband and I expecting our fourth child, our first boy. We have already picked his name, Ioan (pronounced yo-whan)... I constantly get sighs and remarks about "poor child" and he'll be picked on school ect. (btw, we homeschool anyway). I found that I'm able to disregard my family and friends' remarks fairly easily. My husband and I try to take comfort in each other when we do get frustrated with our loved ones concerns about our child's name. I hope that you will find peace in your situation and choose a name that you and your partner love.

 

Love and light,

Amber

post #73 of 73

What beautiful names! 
 

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I've gone through getting grief from my family for my eldest child's first name, Eleanore, which they refuse to call her by her name and try to give her clever nicknames since they feel that it's too grown up of a name for a child. My husband and I expecting our fourth child, our first boy. We have already picked his name, Ioan (pronounced yo-whan)... I constantly get sighs and remarks about "poor child" and he'll be picked on school ect. (btw, we homeschool anyway). I found that I'm able to disregard my family and friends' remarks fairly easily. My husband and I try to take comfort in each other when we do get frustrated with our loved ones concerns about our child's name. I hope that you will find peace in your situation and choose a name that you and your partner love.

 

Love and light,

Amber

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