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post #121 of 592
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We toyed with "Cupric," an element in the periodic table or variant of copper or something like that (my husband's idea, long ago).  It is pronounced "Koop' rick," though, which is not intuitive when someone looks at the spelling.  I worried anyone reading the name would say "Cup' rick" and have to be corrected, and that anyone hearing the name would just spell it "Cooprick" or something like that. We would have called him "Coop" or "Cooper" as nicknames (big Twin Peaks fans!).   But my husband isn't really attached to it anymore, and I have that pronunciation issue, so it slipped to the bottom of the list.

 

For a girl, I wish I had the guts to name a girl Agnes but make everyone pronounce it the French way.  We're not French in any way, shape, or form, though, so I decided there was no chance that would work out.

 

I read it as Cupric as "Kooprick" right away...maybe I'll heard that term before??  And you know I love Coop!

I toyed with Albert as a middle name, cause Rosenfield is my fav., but I didn't love the name enough.   AND I have to tell you, I kind of freaked out on my cousin and his wife (who is pregnant) when they told me their name choices for a boy or a girl: Leland or Grace!  Leland Palmer and Grace Zabriskie, haha.
 

post #122 of 592

I'm not chicken for this one, as this is the intended name of our impending baby boy... but it fits the theme, so I'm throwing it out there:

Agent Caton (pronounced Kay-ton) Callister Lastname.

 

Both of our families are not exactly thrilled, but all of our friends love it. :)

 

My sister has some pretty great out there names for her kids too:

Brayden, Skyla, Kali & Mattius.

 

I have two friends who recently named their kids Orion and Wren, so I think those might be more common for the five year range. Those who feel chicken, might be in good company if you go for it.

 

I'm a big fan of unique names because my first name is Erin and there were 4 of us in my elementary class growing up, which was very annoying. We have 4 Peters in our company of 12 people too, so you always end up having to pick nick names in those situations. Might as well go for your dream name!

post #123 of 592

I was watching the olympics and saw the name Maelys. I think its beautiful. 

post #124 of 592
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer View Post

We toyed with "Cupric," an element in the periodic table or variant of copper or something like that (my husband's idea, long ago).  It is pronounced "Koop' rick," though, which is not intuitive when someone looks at the spelling.  I worried anyone reading the name would say "Cup' rick" and have to be corrected, and that anyone hearing the name would just spell it "Cooprick" or something like that. We would have called him "Coop" or "Cooper" as nicknames (big Twin Peaks fans!).   But my husband isn't really attached to it anymore, and I have that pronunciation issue, so it slipped to the bottom of the list.

 

For a girl, I wish I had the guts to name a girl Agnes but make everyone pronounce it the French way.  We're not French in any way, shape, or form, though, so I decided there was no chance that would work out.

 

I read it as Cupric as "Kooprick" right away...maybe I'll heard that term before??  And you know I love Coop!

I toyed with Albert as a middle name, cause Rosenfield is my fav., but I didn't love the name enough.   AND I have to tell you, I kind of freaked out on my cousin and his wife (who is pregnant) when they told me their name choices for a boy or a girl: Leland or Grace!  Leland Palmer and Grace Zabriskie, haha.
 

 

Love it!  I wish I could sneak Twin Peaks into our son's name somehow.  ;)
 

post #125 of 592

Neuromancer - I also read it as Coop-ric the first time.  It reminded me of "cubic" so that lead to saying "coop" for me. 

post #126 of 592
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Neuromancer - I also read it as Coop-ric the first time.  It reminded me of "cubic" so that lead to saying "coop" for me. 



Well, that's nice to hear!  Maybe we'll change our minds at the last minute, though I think we've moved on.  :)

post #127 of 592

Nairi.

It's so beautiful. Armenian for "river" or "land of rivers." But it would sound REALLY weird with our last name.

post #128 of 592
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I'm a big fan of unique names because my first name is Erin and there were 4 of us in my elementary class growing up, which was very annoying. We have 4 Peters in our company of 12 people too, so you always end up having to pick nick names in those situations. Might as well go for your dream name!


DP & I are 'Jessica' and 'Jason', so we feel the same way. 

 

Meanwhile, my sister's name is Phaedra and when she has kids I'm sure she'll give them extremely tradition names.  LOL
 

post #129 of 592
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Nairi.

It's so beautiful. Armenian for "river" or "land of rivers." But it would sound REALLY weird with our last name.


How is this pronounced? it even looks beautiful!!
 

post #130 of 592

I'm not pregnant, but love talking about names!

 

I really wanted to name both of my sons "Oscar Mateo", but dh said it sounded like a Mexican boxer, and we aren't of latin decent.  Plus, Oscar has gotten to be very popular and trendy in my neck of the woods.

 

Other names I love but could never muster up enough guts for:

boy:

Algernon

Herschel

Simon

Arthur

Nigel

 

girl:

Bernadette

Liberty

Hazel

Bliss

Beatrice

Matilda

post #131 of 592

My best friend's name is Atherton, which I have always loved.

post #132 of 592

Well, as you can tell from my siggy, we aren't afraid of unusual names. But some that have been on my list that probably won't make it;

Girls;

-Liberty

-Calla (like the lily)

-Ember

-Fable

-Cayenna

 

I don't really have many boys names, I've always loved Silas, b/c I knew a Silas in college, but it's too much of a 'name' for us, we like meaningful, hippy names.

post #133 of 592

 

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My dh really likes the sound of Lucifer, but of course it's completely out of the question. 

 

My husband too!  He likes the sound of it, and he likes the "meaning" of it - ie. "lightbringer".  We're not religious, and I think he has this idea that we shouldn't let religion's views of the name affect our choice. nut.gif  I suggested Lucian and Lucius as having very similar meanings and sounding somewhat allike, but he wasn't interested in either of those (I don't think he likes the double vowels, or something.)  I tried to get him to see the truth of the matter (that it would be cruel to give a child this name), and he continued to come up with reasons that it was good - like that we could call him Lucy for short . . . sigh.  So in the end, instead of trying to convince him, I just said that I vetoed it.

 

Names I'm too chicken to use include: 

Adley/Adlai - nerdiness factor = high, but great name

Lahual - this means "larch tree" or tamarack tree, which is my favorite kind of tree.  But the name is just too weird.

Like Sparks, I am a little too chicken to use Nigel (also, my husband doesn't like it, and if I want to veto names like Lucifer I have to let him have veto power too). 

Tamonash - this means destroyer of ignorance, which is a fantastic meaning, but again, it's just too weird.

Ulrich - just too . . . Skeet Ulrich, who usually plays someone a little skeezy.

Zoe - I actually would love to use this name, but it seems awfully popular now.  :(

Esme - Again, I loved this name and thought it was SO unique, but apparently I was wrong - I just checked babynames and now I know why - curse you, Twilight!

Cam - not short for anything.  I actually LOVE this, and it's a gypsy name (which I like) and it means beloved (which I like).  It even has good personal connotations, because I have a childhood friend named this who is like a brother to me (well, Cameron, in his case) . . . sadly, said friend's brother is obsessed with me and won't give up the idea that we were meant to be together - I think using a name from that family is out of the question.  Given his past behaviour, I am 90% certain that he would take that as a personal message from me to him.crap.gif

 

I'm not sure I'm brave enough for:

Shade (because I play RPGs and it makes me think of ghosts)

Sayid (even though it has a great meaning, happy, and my husband likes it) because I don't know how people might pronounce it - I could spell it Saeed, but that's really ugly in my opinion . . . and I would worry about racism - we're both dark and easily mistaken for being the "wrong race" according to current US policy, and an arabic name on a kid might not help that for them.

Llewellyn.  I can just see people saying, "What, a boy named Lou-Ellen?" every time they heard it (although we might yet use it).

Corbin - it means raven.  I would use this, but hubby didn't like it - maybe I'll bring it up again, I bet he's forgotten - it worked with Ramona!

 

I agree, this thread is fun - I'm usually a little afraid of name threads, because I have an enduring fear of finding out that a name I like and might want to use is popular (like Esme, who would have thought?), but this thread seems pretty safe.  And if anyone "steals" these names, I can hardly complain, since I'm not sure I'd use them anyway!

post #134 of 592

I guess this name belongs in here because I'm definitely too chicken to name a baby this name (or perhaps I'm just not crazy):

 

Howlin

 

Yea, like howling at the moon, howling like a wolf etc.  My husband thinks its AWESOME and I think he is absolutely nuts.  He doesn't understand why this is a poor choice of name for a baby (or human even).  Sure, it's cool, maybe for a nickname, but not for an actual name.  Ugh.  Thankfully he's not going to push for it because I absolutely hate it, but it annoys me that I even have to explain why it's weird.

post #135 of 592

Boy: Dexter

I think it's adorable and love Dex as a nickname but everyone says it's too nerdy. :(

 

Girl: Hermione

I'm not a rabid Harry Potter fan, I just think the name is pretty.

post #136 of 592

My 5 year old is Ember. love.gif
 

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Well, as you can tell from my siggy, we aren't afraid of unusual names. But some that have been on my list that probably won't make it;

Girls;

-Liberty

-Calla (like the lily)

-Ember

-Fable

-Cayenna

 

I don't really have many boys names, I've always loved Silas, b/c I knew a Silas in college, but it's too much of a 'name' for us, we like meaningful, hippy names.

post #137 of 592

We like the unusual names that most people wouldn't consider.  The names usually make family members give us a cockeyed look, but hey, it isn't their baby.  They always give us other suggestions too. Ember Moon was actually one of our top three girls names this time, but we went with a name that is  a little more in touch with out Buddhist beliefs, And while is an unusual name, I am one of those people that likes to keep the names quiet because they are special to us.

post #138 of 592

Oh, I just love Ember, but we went with Eden instead, so having another named Ember would just be too similar. Great name, though.

 

For boys I like Win, True, Harvest, Dylan.....

post #139 of 592

My boyfriend likes the name "Matilda" for a girl. That is also the name of his school bus (we drive around on school buses and feed the homeless and go to gatherings), so I nixed that one. 

 

I like the name "Ollie" for a boy. ( a skateboarding trick...)

 

Also Azalea for a girl.

 

I'm not scared to use these names, they are unique though, thought I would share.

post #140 of 592

I dunno if Ollie is unique considering it's a common nickname for Oliver which is not very unique at all. Perhaps the inspiration is, though!

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