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post #41 of 188
We are leaning toward naming a girl after my sister and a boy after DH's brother (and coincidentally my father, as well), but he will add middle names that will be from the island in Micronesia where he is from.

Essentially, he's letting me pick out the first names (with obvious veto power, which he has already chosen to exercise before we even got pg! LOL) and he gets to pick the island names.

If he picks a middle name for the boy that starts with an O however (which he has already suggested), we may need to switch middle and last and call the baby by its middle name because our last name starts with an O as well and his brother's name starts with a D. Initials=DOO

I love reading all these names, though... Echo Sage is beautiful!!
post #42 of 188
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Originally Posted by swimming-duck View Post
For a boy we're leaning towards Grover Felix
Get out! Our top three boys names...

Felix, Milo and Grover! Not together, but we must be on the same train of thought. Great minds think alike.
post #43 of 188

Our names are pretty much leftovers from previous pregnancies, but even if we pick a name, we wait to meet our little one before we are certain.

For boys we have:

Felix
Milo
Grover
Oscar

Jasper

For girls we have:

Matilda
Adelaide
Tallulah
Lola

Middle names are family names:
Lindan for a girl after DH's mom Linda
David for a boy after DH's stepdad


Edited by Cutie Patootie - 12/9/10 at 5:38am
post #44 of 188
Oooh - such great names! I have a soft spot for Tallulah, Cutie.

I ran a few by DH tonight but he just rolled his eyes and said it was too early

So far I like Sofia Etelke for a girl (Etelke was my DH's grandmother who died when my FIL was 5 in Hungary) and for a boy I'm loving Ezra but no ideas for middle names yet.

That said, we've always waited to meet the baby and the name has seldom agreed with what we picked out when pregnant. DD was going to be Annie Rose but ended up Mia Neshama because she just wasn't an Annie Rose when she was born
post #45 of 188
DH's vetoed nearly ALL my favourite names, but I like:

Boy:
Lachlan
Miles
Linden (DD's Rowan, so that'd go nicely, don't you think. Trees.)
Tristan
Jamie (DH's best friend is called that, though, so it'd be a bit odd... plus, DH thinks it's girly)
Martin
Calvin (love it, but won't use it, 'cause we're Calvinists and it would seem kinda fangirly)

Girl:
Charlotte
Phoebe
Rose
Katherine
Hazel
Elizabeth (my sister's Elisabeth though, so again, awkward)
Marguerite

DH likes Sophia, which we both agree is too common at the moment, and Lisa, which I don't really like. He doesn't mind Miles, of all the ones I've picked, but I'm not sure if I actually like it or if I just like Miles O'Brien from Star Trek. DD would have been Jesse if she'd been a boy, but I've since gone off it. I'd like to use David for a middle name after my dad.
post #46 of 188
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Lightsaber? AWESOME!
I totally did not put the 2 together to make Lightsaber! How did I miss that? It's awesome!

"Don't worry, we're not stealing it, I just think it was the first time he actually got excited about baby names"

If you and your DH like it, by all means use it!
post #47 of 188
I love reading everyone's names. I love talking names even when I'm not pregnant! Keep them coming!

For girls I like:
Pax
Esme
Aoife (ee-fa. DH is Irish and really wants an Irish name.)
I love Echo, but dh vetoed that before we were even ttc.

Boys:
er...insert sound of crickets chirping here...nothing sounds right. :P

Both daughters want to name it Sasha or Paya (?) whether it's a girl or a boy.
post #48 of 188
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Originally Posted by Cutie Patootie View Post

For girls we have:

Matilda
Adelaide
Tallulah
Lola

We have a Talula and one of her friends is Adalayde. Spelled differently...but, I love those names.
post #49 of 188
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Originally Posted by citymagnolia View Post
Boys:
er...insert sound of crickets chirping here...nothing sounds right. :P
Boys names are HARD. They go from being so cute and little to being so big and manly. And then there just aren't as many names out there for guys. You try to imagine them going through life saddled with a strange made up name and wonder how the world would see them. Girls and women are generally always feminine and their names tend to fit little ones and adult ones alike. Plus you add a VERY common surname (ours) and you want something original and still not burdensome. Ugh. Still, we have one name that we both love and are hoping for at least one little man to give it to!
post #50 of 188
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Originally Posted by Cutie Patootie View Post
Get out! Our top three boys names...

Felix, Milo and Grover! Not together, but we must be on the same train of thought. Great minds think alike.
Well, after looking your list over, Adelaide would've been one of my top girl picks but DH vetoed it. However, I think he's going to okay it in the form of Adelle for a girl's middle name.
post #51 of 188
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Boys names are HARD. They go from being so cute and little to being so big and manly. And then there just aren't as many names out there for guys. You try to imagine them going through life saddled with a strange made up name and wonder how the world would see them. Girls and women are generally always feminine and their names tend to fit little ones and adult ones alike. Plus you add a VERY common surname (ours) and you want something original and still not burdensome. Ugh. Still, we have one name that we both love and are hoping for at least one little man to give it to!
Yeah. Plus, all the names I thought were boy names are fast becoming girl names. Over the past ten years or so it seems like there are no real boy names left except, like, John or Tom, the really old school ones. Which are way too common for us. We had a HECK of a time coming up with a name for DS that was neither common, nor trendy, and yet still sounded relatively masculine, wasn't unisex. All those things were important to us. It was tough.

I don't think we'll be really seriously thinking about names until we find out the gender, or around that time of pregnancy, if we don't happen to find out.
post #52 of 188
We live in Hawaii, so I was thinking Maile or Lei or Noelani or Moana if it's a girl..

If it's a boy, Kai

btw, I LOVE the name Scarlett! What a wonderful name!

love reading all the other names too!
post #53 of 188
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We live in Hawaii, so I was thinking Maile or Lei or Noelani or Moana if it's a girl..

If it's a boy, Kai

btw, I LOVE the name Scarlett! What a wonderful name!

love reading all the other names too!
Kai is on our boy name list, too...and it's a short list, since we already have two boys....we've already exhausted so many potential names for various reasons.

Anyway, love it!
post #54 of 188
I am pretty sold on Arthur if it's a boy, and I think DH is onboard with that, but girl names are harder. Rosemary popped up the other day, I think that's nice. But we have several friends whose names are variations of Rose, so maybe a middle name would be better? DH said the other day we should name her Minnie Pearl (punk rock joke) but I kind of like it!
post #55 of 188
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DH said the other day we should name her Minnie Pearl (punk rock joke) but I kind of like it!
Grand Ole Opry & Hee Haw aside, so do I!
post #56 of 188
How is Carys pronounced. I see it a lot on Mothering. I think it is a beautiful "looking" name but I am unsure how to pronounce it (I am assuming Gaelic or Welsh)
post #57 of 188
DH and I discussed names before we even really started dating, when we were just really close friends, and we've had a couple of boy and girl names that we've loved since then.

Both of our families have a similar tradition--my mom and I both have the same first name and different middle name (I use my middle name). DH and his dad have the same thing, and so do his mom and sister. He hates his first name though, so we'll probably only do that if we have a girl!

One thing we know for sure: We will NOT be sharing our names with any of the family until baby is born! When my sister had her two kids, she got SO much negative (and unwarranted, imo) feedback about names she liked, and she and her DH actually listened to it and chose names that were nice, but not their favorites.
post #58 of 188
I am updating my post to say we have agreed on a boys name
Bodhi Elias

And still going with Ember Moon if we have a redhead girl (our oldest has gorgeous red hair) and Echo Sage otherwise.
post #59 of 188
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I am updating my post to say we have agreed on a boys name
Bodhi Elias

And still going with Ember Moon if we have a redhead girl (our oldest has gorgeous red hair) and Echo Sage otherwise.
Very cool names, Buddhamom!
post #60 of 188
This is my first, and I am OBSESSED with names!! Since I was a child, I've kept a name journal - just creative musings on names. I even changed my own middle name when I was 11-12 (I have a super common first name and now a very beautiful, unusual middle name that I use as my first).

So, we have no idea at 7-8 weeks preggo, but I know we'll choose modern Israeli names, as my husband was born in Israel and both of us have spent a lot of time there and identify with the place a lot.

I love strange and unusual names, but I also don't want to saddle a kid with something that's impossible to pronouce in English or anything like that. Plus, my husband's whole family has modern Israeli names so a lot of the good ones are taken! And it's pretty taboo to name after someone living, so can't repeat.
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