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How freaking awesome is Odin?  Mythological names really appeal to me, especially the strong deities.  

 

I've kind of wondered if Odin is a lot to live up to upsidedown.gif but I like it! 

 

I have a special place in my heart for the Liams because my 7yo is one love.gif

post #82 of 188

We are using Micah Salvatore for this child. Salvatore is my fathers name so we are using his name as the middle.

If we were having a girl it would be a toss up between Olivia or Chloe (middle name Marlaine for a combination of the grandmothers names)

 

 

post #83 of 188

I have a friend with a little Odin who just turned 2. He's just the sweetest thing ever!

 

My son's middle name is Liam, so I've always been partial to that one. :)

 

I couldn't sleep last night until this little bub had at least a first name. One of those crazy pregnancy obsessions... While talking with a friend about names for over an hour I told her that she could name her daughter Samantha (we're due 2 weeks apart) and I'll name my son Samuel. As soon as I said it I knew that was his name.

 

So I have a little Samuel in there. Eventually I'll figure out what his middle name is.

post #84 of 188

I like so many names, but we are sticking with C names.  Not sure how I feel about that, it's a little cheesy but dh really wants to.  Sometimes it feels too limiting, but it is also a bit of a relief to have the field narrowed down.  Middle names for our first two were plant names, but I am more concerned about the meaning now and may do more of an attribute type name (Hope, for instance).  There are a few names I like that dh vetoed, and some that we like but are just too popular.  If I really loved a name I wouldn't care if it was popular, but I am not set on any one name this time around... I'm hoping I'll feel good about something by the end!

 

first names:

Girls:  Calysta (dh's fave), Cathryn, Clara, Charlotte, Carys

Boys: Cato, Clovis, Cedar, Cavan, Clive, Cedric, Cynric

 

Middle names will depend totally on firstnames, but here are some thoughts we've had:

Girls: Hope, Dawn, Bryony, Madrona, Fern, Faith

Boys: Arbutus, Sequoia


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post #85 of 188

I am a big no idea on names. I have a list, but dh usually defers to me when the right name feels right for this baby. I had a name come to me a couple of weeks ago that feels like a girl name, but then on Sunday I felt baby might be a boy. So we shall see.

post #86 of 188

I've just started thinking about names since we found out we were having a girl. I've made a list and I keep going back & forth on which ones I like best. There's one name that didn't even make the list yesterday, now today it's my favourite! DH has been working late the last few nights, so I'm looking forward to hearing his input too.

 

Our naming options are fairly narrow seeing as DH & I come from very different cultures, and there aren't many names that work well in both. With DD1 we chose a more western name that we felt was a good compromise, but DH's side of the family still grumbled about it. I've accepted that whatever we choose, it's going to sound weird to one half of the family. As long as we can find something everyone can pronounce, we'll be happy. winky.gif

 

We don't do family names, though our DD's name is coincidentally similar to MIL's. We don't do middle names either - DH's choice, not mine.

post #87 of 188

Ugh, I am also stuck.  It doesn't help that DH doesn't like ANYTHING i like.

 

His top choice was "Langley" since we found out we were expecting out last.  He said he had always planned to name a girl that if he ever had one.  However, when we found out it was a boy, we went with a male variant at my suggestion.  So, we have a 1 year old baby boy named "Langston".

 

Now that we are expecting rather unexpectedly again and its a girl, we can't agree on names.  He still wants Langley but I argue that it's too close to Langston.  I told him, if I am calling one of them from the bedroom, they could easily get confused, haha.  Also, I just never thought "Langley" rolled off of the tounge well.  He is willing to go with something else but he says he has to "Love" it!

 

My top choice was "Devynn" but he hates it.

His top is "Gabriella"  not bad, Its actually one of the names I love...on other people, haha.  Not sure if I'd name my own child that.  It's a tad too femamine for me (I had another daughter named "Korban" haha.

 

Here is the rest of our list:

 

Gabriella
Brandy
Jayci
Carson
London
lyndan
charlotte
joella
brooke
natalie
rayanne/rayanna
savannah
annalise
alayna
 

Several of these he already veto'ed but I am having on to them. I really like the gender neutral of masculine names for girls but some more girly ones are beautiful as well. 

I can't seem to find something that isnt "Trendy" but at the same time isn't so common and boring.  when I was growing up, I was in class with 5 Jessica's.  I would love it if my kid was the only one in her whole school let alone class.

 

I am talking to my grandmother tonight and going to ask all the girl names in the family from great great grandparent's etc.  Good ideas in there always.

 

post #88 of 188

Sharita, if you like Devynn and he likes Langley, how about something that's sort of in the middle, like Delaney? It's not super popular as it was at 241 on the Social Security baby names list in 2009, 211 in 2008, and 203 in 2007. It's dropping in popularity which is usually a good sign that she wouldn't have 5 other kids in her class with the same name. Being a Jennifer, I can totally relate to having a really popular name growing up. That's why I try to stay away from anything in the top 100.

post #89 of 188

I've been name-obsessed this past week. A sample of my list so far:

 

Emiliana

Julieta

Leonora

Isadora

Annika

Lorelai

Stella

 

I'm a sucker for feminine, old-fashioned names. orngbiggrin.gif

 

DH has been working late all week so we haven't had a chance to talk names. I'm getting a little nervous about showing him my list. I have my heart set on Isadora. It took a little while to grow on me, but now I feel like it's the one. I'm going to be bummed if he vetoes it!

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I've just started thinking about names since we found out we were having a girl. I've made a list and I keep going back & forth on which ones I like best. There's one name that didn't even make the list yesterday, now today it's my favourite! DH has been working late the last few nights, so I'm looking forward to hearing his input too.

 

Our naming options are fairly narrow seeing as DH & I come from very different cultures, and there aren't many names that work well in both. With DD1 we chose a more western name that we felt was a good compromise, but DH's side of the family still grumbled about it. I've accepted that whatever we choose, it's going to sound weird to one half of the family. As long as we can find something everyone can pronounce, we'll be happy. winky.gif

 

We don't do family names, though our DD's name is coincidentally similar to MIL's. We don't do middle names either - DH's choice, not mine.



This!!

 

Dh and I have been searching for boy names that work well in both languages, bleh. Most of the names we like are in his and my side would butcher them! upsidedown.gif I can just hear my grandma attempting to say our child's name and thinking "what the h-ll!!". 

 

For a girl we like Ida. For a boy: Sjur, Gaute, Brage (the e's are pronounced "eh"), Dh likes Amund but I'm not sure on that one. But like I say, my family calling our possible ds "Sure" or "Gouteh" or Braggeh makes me shutter... the only English names we can agree on are Henrik and Oliver. A lot of the English names that sound ok with our last name don't translate well. We have a tricky last name to work with. But there is hope, we have named two other kids :) :)

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This!!

 

Dh and I have been searching for boy names that work well in both languages, bleh. Most of the names we like are in his and my side would butcher them! " rel="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/upsidedown.gif">upsidedown.gif I can just hear my grandma attempting to say our child's name and thinking "what the h-ll!!". 

 

For a girl we like Ida. For a boy: Sjur, Gaute, Brage (the e's are pronounced "eh"), Dh likes Amund but I'm not sure on that one. But like I say, my family calling our possible ds "Sure" or "Gouteh" or Braggeh makes me shutter... the only English names we can agree on are Henrik and Oliver. A lot of the English names that sound ok with our last name don't translate well. We have a tricky last name to work with. But there is hope, we have named two other kids smile.gifsmile.gif



 



How cool, both of your english boy names are on our middle name short list, except we are considering Hendrik instead of Henrik. It has been popping up on little boys around these parts, lately. I think it's kind of cool! I just wonder that the k ending will seem to americans like some kind of creative spelling. Haha

We have the two language pronunciation issue, too...but it's only english and german, so the names at least are similar looking. Still, i have always liked the name julian and it has been vetoed 3 times now because i would want to pronounce it english and here he would be "yooleeon". Too confusing. redface.gif

Snowflake-such pretty girl names! Love love love Isadora, i hope it's not vetoed. The others are super nice, too!
post #92 of 188
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This!!

 

Dh and I have been searching for boy names that work well in both languages, bleh. Most of the names we like are in his and my side would butcher them! upsidedown.gif I can just hear my grandma attempting to say our child's name and thinking "what the h-ll!!". 

 

For a girl we like Ida. For a boy: Sjur, Gaute, Brage (the e's are pronounced "eh"), Dh likes Amund but I'm not sure on that one. But like I say, my family calling our possible ds "Sure" or "Gouteh" or Braggeh makes me shutter... the only English names we can agree on are Henrik and Oliver. A lot of the English names that sound ok with our last name don't translate well. We have a tricky last name to work with. But there is hope, we have named two other kids :) :)

 

Yep, I can so relate. Most of the names here aren't even remotely pronounceable in English, unless we choose something like Anna or Maria. Every time I think of a name, I play it in my head with my mother's pronunciation and cringe. We have friends here that she's known for years, and she still hasn't mastered their names, so it doesn't give me much hope. lol.gif

 

I'd love to do a first name from DH's culture, and a middle name from mine, but DH doesn't like middle names. 

 

 

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How cool, both of your english boy names are on our middle name short list, except we are considering Hendrik instead of Henrik. It has been popping up on little boys around these parts, lately. I think it's kind of cool! I just wonder that the k ending will seem to americans like some kind of creative spelling. HahaWe have the two language pronunciation issue, too...but it's only english and german, so the names at least are similar looking. Still, i have always liked the name julian and it has been vetoed 3 times now because i would want to pronounce it english and here he would be "yooleeon". Too confusing. :o
 
Snowflake-such pretty girl names! Love love love Isadora, i hope it's not vetoed. The others are super nice, too!


A good friend of mine is having a boy next month and she's tossing up between Henry, Henrik and Hendrik. :)


Oh and we have the same issue with Julieta, except I think I can probably live with "Yoolieta". 

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We seem to have decided on a name for this little guy much faster than with our daughter. We are going to name him Isaac, and he will have his grandfather's first name as his middle name (family tradition for Dh for the first son).  

The name goes nicely with our daughters name, our last name (which is difficult to pair with) and has some deep meanings to my husband :)  

post #94 of 188

we have an ongoing list that we will continue to add to as we come up with names. ds chose his name a few hours after birth. i am sure we will do the same with this lo. our last name is common and 1 syllable. we have a few middle names, but will have to come up with more. the stared are my favorites. i like to have a nickname already picked out. we are referring to the baby as baby snap pea right now.

 

girl

Amara Perl *

Alivia

Isola Elle * (FIL's mother's name meaning island girl)

Kiran

Zoe

 

boy

Octavius Keegan

Vaughn

Leonus

Xavier

Finnley

Audric

Nikolai *

Alexei * (i had a dream i had a ds named Alex, but i'm not too fond of the name, but dh suggested this with Lex for a nickname)

 

either

Maven

post #95 of 188

if anyone is comfortable sharing their names with friends/family we used this site last time (and will again) to let people vote on names they liked. we didn't let their votes decide ds' name, but it was fun to see what they liked. no one in our family liked the name Vladimir until they met him.

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we have an ongoing list that we will continue to add to as we come up with names. ds chose his name a few hours after birth. i am sure we will do the same with this lo. our last name is common and 1 syllable. we have a few middle names, but will have to come up with more. the stared are my favorites. i like to have a nickname already picked out. we are referring to the baby as baby snap pea right now.

 

girl

Amara Perl *

Alivia

Isola Elle * (FIL's mother's name meaning island girl)

Kiran

Zoe

 

boy

Octavius Keegan

Vaughn

Leonus

Xavier

Finnley

Audric

Nikolai *

Alexei * (i had a dream i had a ds named Alex, but i'm not too fond of the name, but dh suggested this with Lex for a nickname)

 

either

Maven



You guys have GORGEOUS taste in names! 

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You guys have GORGEOUS taste in names! 



thanks! love.gif

not everyone thinks so...

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Yep, I can so relate. Most of the names here aren't even remotely pronounceable in English, unless we choose something like Anna or Maria. Every time I think of a name, I play it in my head with my mother's pronunciation and cringe. We have friends here that she's known for years, and she still hasn't mastered their names, so it doesn't give me much hope. lol.gif

 

I'd love to do a first name from DH's culture, and a middle name from mine, but DH doesn't like middle names. 

 

 

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How cool, both of your english boy names are on our middle name short list, except we are considering Hendrik instead of Henrik. It has been popping up on little boys around these parts, lately. I think it's kind of cool! I just wonder that the k ending will seem to americans like some kind of creative spelling. HahaWe have the two language pronunciation issue, too...but it's only english and german, so the names at least are similar looking. Still, i have always liked the name julian and it has been vetoed 3 times now because i would want to pronounce it english and here he would be "yooleeon". Too confusing. :o
 
Snowflake-such pretty girl names! Love love love Isadora, i hope it's not vetoed. The others are super nice, too!


A good friend of mine is having a boy next month and she's tossing up between Henry, Henrik and Hendrik. :)


Oh and we have the same issue with Julieta, except I think I can probably live with "Yoolieta". 

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How cool, both of your english boy names are on our middle name short list, except we are considering Hendrik instead of Henrik. It has been popping up on little boys around these parts, lately. I think it's kind of cool! I just wonder that the k ending will seem to americans like some kind of creative spelling. HahaWe have the two language pronunciation issue, too...but it's only english and german, so the names at least are similar looking. Still, i have always liked the name julian and it has been vetoed 3 times now because i would want to pronounce it english and here he would be "yooleeon". Too confusing. :oSnowflake-such pretty girl names! Love love love Isadora, i hope it's not vetoed. The others are super nice, too!



 

We're in good company. :)

 

A friend of mine wanted to name their first girl Jordan (this was back in 2000), but of course couldn't because it's a toothbrush brand were we're from. :)

I liked Soren in English, but it's too close to the slang word for "damn" in Norwegian.  

I think Henrik is nice. We have two k's in our last name so it looks nice too. Only problem is that it doesn't jive with our two kids names.

 

The one other boy name that I like so far is Emrey or Emerich. It means home strength, how cool is that for a home birth?? But it sounds a little too feminine in Norwegian for me.

 

 

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I'm currently loving both Moby and Ahab read.gif My 12yo reading.gif predicts some nicknames. 

 

"Captain Ahab did not name himself .'Twas a foolish, ignorant whim of his crazy, widowed mother, who died when he was only a twelvemonth old." shrug.gif

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The list is expanding...

 

Boys: Arthur, Earnest, North, Miro

Girls: Cosima, Esme, Nina, Timony, Pia

 

Any thoughts?

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