What names are you too chicken to name your babies? - Page 17
I thought I had posted this waaaaay earlier in the thread, but now I don't see my post. One of the other names I seriously suggested for this baby is B'Elanna Jane. DH actually likes it, but our families think we are joking. My second daughter is Julianna though, so I worry that the names are too similar. I'm Kathryn too, so I could totally go with a Star Trek Voyager thing.
Congrats on your new LO! My neighbor's kid is named Bodhi, which is a great name IMO. And Liam is one of our top names for this babe if it ends up being a boy.
My 5th was named Kytheria Persephone for about a week after she was born. We changed it to Maya after we had so many people asking us to repeat her name. I still love the name Kytheria, but I don't know that I'll ever use it again :(
For a boy I'd love to use the name Isthian, but I figure it's probably as far out of normal as Kytheria is, so we're using Ethan if this little one is a boy.
I was browsing a local homebirth midwife's website and saw a baby named Dexterious Maximos. I wish I was brave enough to use an "out there" name.
When we were pregnant with our daughter (Hadley) my husband came up with Carys and Dale, which I vetoed , he vetoed Tatum and Zephyr, so we settled on a name (which went against my number 1 naming rule of not ending in 'ey') but it fits her now. Next time I hope to be more adventurous...
Edited by themothership - 7/5/11 at 10:43am
We have recently settled on Leonidas as our boy name, actually! I like family names. My husband's great-grandfather was named Leonidas, and his grandson (DH's dad) apparently looked so much like him that he got the nickname Oni and was always called that instead of his given name. When DH was born they named him Ony (MIL likes everything to end with a Y!) So that's another nickname that could come out of Leonidas, if you're interested. Personally I do like Leo, so that's what we'll use for short.
Last night SO and I were joking around and I suggested Bruce. After I said it a few times, it started to grow on me and now I really like it! I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to use it though. Although, I have a few boys with "old" names in my class and the names totally suit them and don't seem so old to me now.
speaking of johnny cash, we had considered delia for a girl from his song delia's gone. however, we decided that naming our daughter after the character in a song who is shot by her boyfriend because she's been cheating on him was probably not the best idea.
cute! dewey makes me think of dewey cox from walk hard. hilarious movie and john c. reilly is a genius.
funny, when i first saw the name bruce, i thought, "oh, no good", but then i said it a few times and it really does grow on you.
good to know i'm not the only one who names objects. my car's name is ruth.
LOVE bruce campbell! reason enough to name a son bruce.
Lula's Mom - So cool that you went with Leonidas! I just couldn't get myself to do it.
We just settled this week on Elijah Judson. Elijah, basic as it is, has always been my favorite through the whole naming process. Originally we were settled on Robert as the middle name, after DH's grandfather. Then DH's parents told us that his grandfather's name was Robert Judson, and we fell in love with Judson--such a strong name, and a little unusual! I had a little bit of an issue with the close-together J sounds in Elijah Judson, but if you don't say it too fast it's not a problem. So Elijah Judson it is! It's nice to have a name for our little man. DH is so in love with him already.
My husbands grandmother had a taste for the unique in naming. Some family names that we considered and rejected included: Ortnell and Burnelle for boys.
I also liked the name Randy for a girl but my husband kept bringing up the sexual connotations of the word Randy and figured she would get teased a lot.
Hubby and I thought we were set on William Matthew (I know, that's about as un-out-there as you can get lol) but I have issues with it. For one, they are both horribly popular at the moment.
Then today he suggested Theoden (the king of Rohan in the Lord of the Rings trilogy). Pronounced THAY-o-din. I'm torn between "love it!" and "way too out there". What do you all think?