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post #21 of 50

I am SOLD on Isla but my husband is stuck on Isis (which was going to be ds2 name if he was a girl). Soooooo there will be a fight somewhere down the road winky.gif

Wouldn't mind Isis for a middle name though.

As for boys name--i am NOT even entertaining the thought that this baby is a boy! It IS a girl lol, and I refuse to believe otherwise

post #22 of 50

If its a boy I really want to name him Bodhi but my dh isn't too keen on it. Not sure about a girl name.

post #23 of 50

DH doesn't want to really discuss them until we know the gender. I think he thinks my names are too "weird". Boo.

post #24 of 50

In early pregnant with my first, my husband made a big sign welcoming the baby by name. He wrote her name and then "or nick" since we didn't know. They were names we had discussed lightly prepregnancy. I wasn't sold immediately, I liked toying around with other names, but I love love love the name. I often thought, how could we have another child, there is no other name that rocks like this one.

So this pregnancy, my unborn child is referred to by his possible male name by my husband and her possible female name by my daughter. Both names they just decided upon with light earlier discussion. I love that my daughter is just like her dad in that way.  And he has a penchant for nicknames. So our daughter not only refers to the unborn as "Grace," but also as "Grace-arella"

For the record, the kid ain't named 'til I say the kid is named. :) And I haven't really given it a whole lot of thought. I've been too busy sleeping and throwing up.

post #25 of 50
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Originally Posted by RaRa7 View Post

I am SOLD on Isla but my husband is stuck on Isis (which was going to be ds2 name if he was a girl).

 

I love this name too!  Sadly it just doesn't sound right with my daughter's name :-(  My husband did admit that he liked it though, so there is hope.

Good luck!
 

post #26 of 50

We picked our boy and girl name (first and middle) a few weeks ago. The girl name just came to me out of nowhere and both dh and I really love it. We decided dh would pick the boys name and I was a little worried but, he came up with a name we both love and it just feels right. I always feel our baby helps lead us to their name. I have an ultrasound on Thursday, I can't wait to find out if we are having a boy or a girl...I hope baby is not camera shy!

post #27 of 50
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We have no idea! We prefer traditional/old fashioned names. It's easier to find unique traditional girls names than it is for boys though I think. Not that there is anything wrong with John, Richard, William, etc but we want something a bit more unique. We don't know what we are having and after finding out the first two times this time around will be a surprise so we are going to need to pick out both. Right after we first found out we were pregnant with #3 we both agreed on a boy and girl name but as much as I like them I'm not sold on them. When we decided on dd1 and dd2's name they clicked you know. Nothing has really clicked yet. When we do decide I would prefer to keep our picks to ourselves until the birth which we haven't done before but since the sex will be a surprise why not the names too!

 

nikie23- DH is a 3rd. We have no plans on continuing that should we have a boy! We mean no offense to the name it's just not going to happen. Luckily dh's family is very cool with that and jokes around with us about it.


I'm glad your DH's fam isn't giving you a hard time about not going for number 4.  :)  I'm not worried so much about his parents, but his paternal grandmother will probably be quite displeased when she finds out.  My MIL likes to tell the story about how, the first time she met HER MIL (long before they got married), DH's grandmother asked if MIL would be willing to "carry on the naming tradition."  Eek!

 

And I'm with you, I like old fashioned-but-unique names.  So far we've come up with unique names and old fashioned names, but not really both.  Our name list looks a little loopy.

post #28 of 50
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I am SOLD on Isla but my husband is stuck on Isis (which was going to be ds2 name if he was a girl). Soooooo there will be a fight somewhere down the road


What about Iris? I think both of your choices are super pretty!

 

Over here we are talking about names all the time. We agree on some, even orngtongue.gif I won't get my top pick and neither will he but as long as we both come to a comfortable place it's great IMO. He likes very grandiose names and I like them more simple. I think we're sold on the middle being some form of Luke after a friend of his. I'd like it to be longer than 4 letters as the first and one of the surnames are 4 letters. For whatever reason we keep picking names that have belonged to pets of my past. innocent.gif

post #29 of 50

I actually made a spreadsheet, because I'm neurotic like that! I have my list of names (in alphabetical order, naturally), their ranking according to Social Security for the last 3 years, the origin and the meaning. My son's name starts with a K and my daughter's with an H so I'm staying away from those initials, as well as J since my first and our last name starts with that. I want this child to have a unique initial and not have to share with anyone. Plus, it makes labeling and calendaring much easier when I can use the first letter of the first name instead of writing the whole name out. I'm also really trying to avoid the names that are in the top 100 in the past 3 years, or that are consistently rising in their ratings. I grew up being one of 3 or more Jennifers in every single one of my classes as a kid and it was hard feeling like I was like everyone else. I don't go for made up names or really odd, unpronounceable names either. I tend to like sweet, old-fashioned names, especially for girls. If Charlotte and Elizabeth weren't so dang popular all the time it would be a tie between those two.

 

At this point I've started looking back through my family tree to get inspiration from my ancestors. It doesn't help that every other name my kids veto or start making fun of. They are a good resource because at 11 and 10, they are just right in the middle of the age range where kids get made fun of for their names. I really love the name Camdyn, but the kids can't stand it. I told them that they can have input, but ultimately it is my decision because I am the person growing and birthing this baby!

post #30 of 50
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Originally Posted by jshannyn519 View Post

I actually made a spreadsheet, because I'm neurotic like that! I have my list of names (in alphabetical order, naturally), their ranking according to Social Security for the last 3 years, the origin and the meaning. My son's name starts with a K and my daughter's with an H so I'm staying away from those initials, as well as J since my first and our last name starts with that. I want this child to have a unique initial and not have to share with anyone. Plus, it makes labeling and calendaring much easier when I can use the first letter of the first name instead of writing the whole name out. I'm also really trying to avoid the names that are in the top 100 in the past 3 years, or that are consistently rising in their ratings. I grew up being one of 3 or more Jennifers in every single one of my classes as a kid and it was hard feeling like I was like everyone else. I don't go for made up names or really odd, unpronounceable names either. I tend to like sweet, old-fashioned names, especially for girls. If Charlotte and Elizabeth weren't so dang popular all the time it would be a tie between those two.

 

Yay for spreadsheets!  Mine also has a column for nicknames.  biggrinbounce.gif  I like the idea of looking at rankings for the last few years to see how the popularity is changing, I didn't think of that! 

post #31 of 50

Girls-

Elya 

Felicity

Auriela

 

Boys-

Micah

post #32 of 50

I have a list of names and their meanings all together and went over it several times when we first found out we were pregnant. I know that there will be no baby naming going on any time soon since I am only 17 weeks and DH likes to think about it (read: put it off) as long as possible. If it were just me, I would have the names nailed down already but can not do this without his input as it's important to me. 

post #33 of 50

Jenni - an organized spreadsheet and nickname info? You are my new favorite person! jumpers.gif

post #34 of 50
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We probably won't go full force on names 'til my next ultrasound (on the 6th @ nearly 18w) when I'm hoping the baby didn't lose his penis.

 

 They can fall off!!!  Lovely...one more thing I have to worry about.  nut.gif

 

 

 

We have a boy and girl first name chosen but not really finalized.  We have only casually discussed middle names when one pops into my head.

 

DH wants to use his deceased maternal grandfather's initials - JC.  So I am finding that all the girl and boy names that begin with J are very common.  And since they are so common we usually know several of them now, have known them in the past, dated them in the past (both of us dated someone with a J name), hated them in the past, etc.  So our options are pretty limited...which might actually be a good thing since we are both so indecisive.  Sometimes less choices is better.

 

There was a large discussion at Christmas dinner though.  His mom didn't like his grandfather (yes, her own father) and doesn't want us to use his initials.  So she kept suggesting other family names.  I'm not one to choose a family name just because it was a family name...I have to like the name too...and I didn't like any of her suggestions.  Not too mention she was suggesting names of people so old that DH didn't even know who they were...it may be different if it was a family name of someone he had actually met and was special to him.  So, goes without saying, it was a little tense by the end of the conversation.  Luckily, his aunt made the comment "it doesn't matter if it is a family name or not, as long as you guys like it". 

post #35 of 50

Last summer, DP and I started talking about what names we would like if we had a baby.  We weren't even planning anything at that point.  The girl name we came up with is June Marie.  Marie is my grandmother's name, who I love dearly, and, well, we just liked June.  My son has a one syllable name, and I wanted to try to keep the one syllable thing going.  When we found out I was pregnant and due in June, we decided that name was meant to be if we had a girl.

 

If it's a boy, we both like the name Quinn.  Haven't come up with a middle name for a boy yet. 

 

We'll be finding out the sex in 4 weeks!!  Can't wait!  Baby names are so fun. 

post #36 of 50

We've had the names picked out since a discussion shortly after the positive pregnancy test, haha.  This is my third child, but my partner's first.  So he had names already ready to go.  I thought it was perfectly fair to default to his choices (after ensuring I was allowed to veto any terrible names).  I'm picking the middle names.  He chose Emma for a girl, and Corbin for a boy.  If it's a girl, it'll be Emma Olivia.  A boy...well I haven't chosen a middle name yet.  I just can't think of one!  We ARE finding out the gender as long as the baby cooperates.  I let it be a surprise with my first two, and am excited to be able to find out this time.  So if it's a boy, I guess I'll have to start brainstorming a middle name to go with Corbin!

 

Everyone seems to think it's a girl, though. ;)

post #37 of 50


Oooooh, I love Isis! Isla too.

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Originally Posted by RaRa7 View Post

I am SOLD on Isla but my husband is stuck on Isis (which was going to be ds2 name if he was a girl). Soooooo there will be a fight somewhere down the road winky.gif

Wouldn't mind Isis for a middle name though.

As for boys name--i am NOT even entertaining the thought that this baby is a boy! It IS a girl lol, and I refuse to believe otherwise

post #38 of 50

I am partial to Isis because that is my daughter's cats name and she is very sweet! lol.gif

post #39 of 50
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I am partial to Isis because that is my daughter's cats name and she is very sweet! lol.gif



I love Isis too. We have an Innish and I have another "is" name if we have a girl, but not set on it yet.

post #40 of 50


 

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Last summer, DP and I started talking about what names we would like if we had a baby.  We weren't even planning anything at that point.  The girl name we came up with is June Marie.  Marie is my grandmother's name, who I love dearly, and, well, we just liked June.  My son has a one syllable name, and I wanted to try to keep the one syllable thing going.  When we found out I was pregnant and due in June, we decided that name was meant to be if we had a girl.

 

If it's a boy, we both like the name Quinn.  Haven't come up with a middle name for a boy yet. 

 

We'll be finding out the sex in 4 weeks!!  Can't wait!  Baby names are so fun. 


I've thought about June for a girl, which would be cute since she's due in June. :)  Quinn is on my list for a boy or a girl. I really like it and it fits my criteria of not too popular and it's really hard to make a nickname out of it.

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