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post #101 of 121


Whoa...just saw this...

Ok, first, please know that this name was something that i've had on my mind for a really long time-before I knew I was even pregnant...before I came across a ddc, or even these message boards.

Like I said, I'm not sure that we're going to use it as it's really close to my name. (Coraline was actually a nickname of mine as a kid- and as I said before, mae is my dh's mothers name, something we've wanted to use from the beginning.)

I feel though that I shouldn't need to prove my right though to use any name that I like...especially a name that is recently well known thanks to a movie...

I'm sorry it bothers you that someone else out there might have the same name as your daughter (?)-And if so, it really has nothing to do with wanting to copy anyone. It's purely coincidence.


 

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I just have to say that it kind of pisses me off that someone would straight up name their child the same exact thing as someone else, I know that happens sometimes but not when it is something that is very unique and has been mentioned over and over again in my posts. I guess that is probably why I just don't feel connected to this ddc at all and probably won't post here. At least I know that Coraline Mae is my daughters name, and a million people can steal that if they want but it still angers me.



 

post #102 of 121

I am so glad you started this thread. For some reason, I'm more worried about picking out a name for Baby#2 than any physical pregnancy problem (I suppose that's a good thing). With DS, we knew which names we were gonna use - those we had chosen before we were engaged (William David). But this time around I have NO IDEA!! lol Especially for a boy...

 

For a girl I like:

AnneMarie (maybe no middle name)

Gwen Emma (after my grandmothers, but DH really doesn't like Gwen, and there's already an Emma in the family)

Laurie (Marie?)

 

No idea for a boy. Both Zachary and Caleb have come up but have since been nixed. Might use Caleb for a middle though.

Or Francis for a middle name - we're Catholic and St. Francis' feast day is Oct 4th (EDD is Oct 2nd) so that might be cool...

 

I kind of like the idea of waiting closer to delivery to choose a name, but I know that'll drive me crazy because I am such a planner. 

post #103 of 121

Can I ask for advice?
 

Our last name is Jones.


If we have a boy,  he will have the name Richard because it is my Dad's and DH's Dad's name.  It is meaningful and important to us to name our son Richard for this reason.  However, we aren't exactly into the name Richard so, we won't call him Richard but instead, we'll call him by his middle name.  That is where I need advice.

 

What do you guys like better:

Richard Bohnam Jones

or

Richard Henry Jones

 

So, we'd call him Bonham or Henry.

 

I can't decide.  

 

I think Bonham won't leave me alone. I love this name. It is a family name (distant great uncle on DH's side.) but something about it - meaning: good man, it isn't common, it isn't trendy or hipster, it isn't classic or religous...I just love it for so many reasons.  But I see my parents and so many people being a little confused by it.  Will they think we are those parents that tried too hard to be different? Will they think "that poor kid!" Will they think "That is a last name, not a name name!"    And then, do I care? I shouldn't....but well, names are imporant for a lot of reasons.

 

Henry is just a precious and perfect name and I can see my parents all ga-ga for it (as opposed to Bonham.  It is easy to like, easy to spell, and easy to use...my problems with it is...it is common, and matched with our last name: Henry Jones, it is sickenily common...like no identity!  And it is on all the 'popular baby lists' and borderline hipster ish... .   But it is precious, cute, strong, and good.  A good name.  

 

If anybody has any advice (or reassurance) I'd greatly appreciate it!  Will the kid hate us if we name him Bonham. Also, what is YOUR gut reaction to Bonham. Is it wierd?  Be honest. I can take it.

 


Thanks,

Lisa
 

post #104 of 121


 

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Can I ask for advice?
 

Our last name is Jones.


If we have a boy,  he will have the name Richard because it is my Dad's and DH's Dad's name.  It is meaningful and important to us to name our son Richard for this reason.  However, we aren't exactly into the name Richard so, we won't call him Richard but instead, we'll call him by his middle name.  That is where I need advice.

 

What do you guys like better:

Richard Bohnam Jones

or

Richard Henry Jones

 

So, we'd call him Bonham or Henry.

 

I can't decide.  

 

I think Bonham won't leave me alone. I love this name. It is a family name (distant great uncle on DH's side.) but something about it - meaning: good man, it isn't common, it isn't trendy or hipster, it isn't classic or religous...I just love it for so many reasons.  But I see my parents and so many people being a little confused by it.  Will they think we are those parents that tried too hard to be different? Will they think "that poor kid!" Will they think "That is a last name, not a name name!"    And then, do I care? I shouldn't....but well, names are imporant for a lot of reasons.

 

Henry is just a precious and perfect name and I can see my parents all ga-ga for it (as opposed to Bonham.  It is easy to like, easy to spell, and easy to use...my problems with it is...it is common, and matched with our last name: Henry Jones, it is sickenily common...like no identity!  And it is on all the 'popular baby lists' and borderline hipster ish... .   But it is precious, cute, strong, and good.  A good name.  

 

If anybody has any advice (or reassurance) I'd greatly appreciate it!  Will the kid hate us if we name him Bonham. Also, what is YOUR gut reaction to Bonham. Is it wierd?  Be honest. I can take it.

 


Thanks,

Lisa
 



I think you have to go with what you like.  Your parents and the rest of the world will get over it!  And anyway, the fact that it is a family name should help. 

 

Personally, I like Bonham.  I'm a fan of last names as first names, though.  I want to name a little boy Paxton.  DH is resisting, though, so I don't know if it will happen.

 

post #105 of 121

I decided early on that I wanted a name that had something to do with God/the Bible. Since then I've found Eliana (Hebrew; meaning "my God has answered"). I felt that was fitting since the day of the BFP I've been praying for the baby and Zoe (Greek; meaning "life") for a girl. Noah (Hebrew; means "rest and comfort") for a boy. Nothing is set in stone though.

post #106 of 121
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If anybody has any advice (or reassurance) I'd greatly appreciate it!  Will the kid hate us if we name him Bonham. Also, what is YOUR gut reaction to Bonham. Is it wierd?  Be honest. I can take it.

 

 



I like it! I gave it a second or two, after the initial "huh??" and I really like it. It's interesting, out of the ordinary, but not off the wall. I'd go with Bonham over Henry any day!

And as a side note,  if the kid does turn out to hate it, he can start using his first name Richard, so he will always have an option. 

post #107 of 121

Hi Everyone!

 

I started 13 weeks yesterday, so I'm starting to let myself think of names. Let me preface this post by saying that there are way too many posts for me to read through all of them, so if I'm "stealing" someone's chosen name, please forgive me in advance.... hide.gif

 

Ok...so, I don't honestly have any boy names-isn't that awful? I don't know why! I think my heart wants all things pink this time around, and it's kind of making me a little partial-I'm sure I'll think of some names for boys too, but this girls name I just love!

 

Arabella Graciela Ruth-Anne Macari (Grace is an important topic in my life, Ruth is my mother's middle name, Anne is mine-and Arabella is just so pretty!)

 

I know it's long, but I really like it!

 

My family and I usually pick out at least 2 names for each gender, and then when we see and meet the baby, we determine which name actually suits the baby the best.:)

 

What do you think?

 

Marcie

post #108 of 121

I really think I'm having a girl and have found that I'm only considering girl names.  If we find out it's a boy we'll change our focus!

 

The three we started out with were Nora, Lila and Iris.  We've ruled out Nora, because we feel like maybe it's a little too "plain?"  Not sure, but it just doesn't feel right.

 

I still love Lila, but after reading a bunch of baby name websites, I see it's predicted to be the number one baby girl name in the next decade.  And there are lots of Lily's, Layla's, etc, already, so we're thinking we might steer clear of Lila just because of the potential popularity.

 

So right now, we're liking Iris.  I love Juliet for a middle name with it.

Iris Juliet - what do you think?

post #109 of 121

If it's a girl Charlotte, but I plan to call her Charlie...

post #110 of 121

Love this thread, it's fun to see other ideas!  I feel like this baby is a boy, but of course it's so much harder to pick boy names!!

 

My top picks:

 

Brynn

Ruth

Bea

Astrid

 

Graham

Blake

Emil

Luca

 

 

 

 

post #111 of 121
We are finding out the sex in another week or so (I had cvs done) but the suspense is killing me! We're kind of hoping for a girl, but dh and I have a terrible time picking out names. So far we have:

Lucy (probably the frontrunner)
Elizabeth but called Libby
Caroline
Katherine

For boys:
Charles
Calvin
Wild card: Soren!

Dh used to travel to Denmark fairly often for work, where the name Soren is popular. We both love that name, but it might be too unusual, especially with our Anglo-Saxon last name. We'll see how it all plays out!
post #112 of 121

So, we're pretty sold on Aurora for a girl.  Middle name goes back and forth.  We like Eve, Lyra, and Roslyn all about equally.


For a boy, I've fallen in love with Milo over the past few weeks.  I love Milo Lennon.  I'm pretty sure it is a boy.

 

There is a big push to kind of memorialize the kid after some relatives who have past.  I really am opposed to the idea.  Their deaths were extremely trying and I don't want there to be that strong association or some need fulfill some legacy of a person my child won't know.  I understand the idea behind it, but it just seems like too much of a reminder of trying times for me. 

 

Kate, I love love love love Charlie for a girl! 

 

I think Iris Juliet sounds wonderful.

post #113 of 121

Yea!  The name thread is back :)  I love thinking about names, even though I say I'm not going to get serious about it till I know the probable gender.

 

I think Arabella and Iris Juliet are both lovely.

 

Lately I'm thinking Bennett for a boy.  Or maybe just one "t" at the end.  Or one "n"?  I dunno.  Perhaps Jacob as a middle name, but I'm not sure because our last name starts with a "B" and it doesn't seem to flow too well.  I'm also not sure about the first and last name starting with the same letter.  It sounds kind of singsong-y when I say it out loud....

 

I've got nothing I love for girls names, just a few that I like alright, which I already mentioned earlier in this thread.  Which is a shame, since I'm really feeling like this is a girl.

 

Livacreature- I love Lennon- it's something I've actually considered, too :)

post #114 of 121


 

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If anybody has any advice (or reassurance) I'd greatly appreciate it!  Will the kid hate us if we name him Bonham. Also, what is YOUR gut reaction to Bonham. Is it wierd?  Be honest. I can take it.

 

I like it!  It's unusual, but not *weird*.  If it was a family name of mine it would certainly be in the running!  Henry is on my list as well.  I like it a lot.  You can't go wrong!
 

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We are finding out the sex in another week or so (I had cvs done) but the suspense is killing me! We're kind of hoping for a girl, but dh and I have a terrible time picking out names. So far we have:

Lucy (probably the frontrunner)
Elizabeth but called Libby
Caroline
Katherine

For boys:
Charles
Calvin
Wild card: Soren!

Dh used to travel to Denmark fairly often for work, where the name Soren is popular. We both love that name, but it might be too unusual, especially with our Anglo-Saxon last name. We'll see how it all plays out!


Soren is on my list! But not my husband's :(  I've only ever met one Soren, and he has an Anglo-Saxon last name.  I never thought about the origin TBH.  I just think it's a nice name.  I really like the name Lucy, too. I love the nickname Kat for Katherine.

 

For now I'm just making a really long list.  Half of them sound terrible with our last name, & I know my husband will nix at least half of the others, but a girl can dream :)  My husband tends to like really boring boy names especially.  Ugh.

 

 

 

 

post #115 of 121


I think you should not pay this any mind! You're fine. Your names are all lovely.

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Whoa...just saw this...

Ok, first, please know that this name was something that i've had on my mind for a really long time-before I knew I was even pregnant...before I came across a ddc, or even these message boards.

Like I said, I'm not sure that we're going to use it as it's really close to my name. (Coraline was actually a nickname of mine as a kid- and as I said before, mae is my dh's mothers name, something we've wanted to use from the beginning.)

I feel though that I shouldn't need to prove my right though to use any name that I like...especially a name that is recently well known thanks to a movie...

I'm sorry it bothers you that someone else out there might have the same name as your daughter (?)-And if so, it really has nothing to do with wanting to copy anyone. It's purely coincidence.


 



 



 

post #116 of 121


 

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If it's a girl Charlotte, but I plan to call her Charlie...


I love Charlotte and was thinking about it... then IRL friend just had a baby and named her that, SHUCKS.

 



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Gwen Emma (after my grandmothers, but DH really doesn't like Gwen, and there's already an Emma in the family)


Well, I'm kinda voting for this one (not that its my business ;) I realize) b/c that is me and MIL!

 

 

Anyway, fun seeing all you planners. I think of it from time to time but honestly won't do much until right before the time... and if history repeats itself, we won't name the LO until a while after s/he is born (waited 3 days for #1, 2 weeks for #2)

post #117 of 121
We are set on Russell for a boy....it's my partners name and his dad and his dad.......
The other day I told him I was thinking of Rosalie Joy for a girl. Rosalie is a family name. It was our first name conversation about girls....and he just said..yes sounds great.....lol I was nervous, cause I've gotten attached to it.....it was so easy... smile.gif I love seeing the names you're all considering....gonna be a cute batch of baby names this fall! Jenny
post #118 of 121

Love the Bonham, the Iris Juliet and there was one more... guess I should have hit the multi quote.. I'm forgetting as I just got caught up.

 

For the Bonham thing, I think the last name as a first name, (although in your case middle) is popular right now, and by the time the kid is old enough to really come into the his name, you will find it normal and not quite as unusual as it feels now, if that makes sense. Plus, with the amount of unique names these days, by the time our kids hit middle school, what we think is unique or unusual may not be as much so to them, you know? That's how it is with my son, Freedom who is 8. When he was a baby, some people were kind of shocked, or laughed, but now that he is in school, some of the names he goes to school with are SO unusual and unique that Freedom ain't a big a thing, really... and now that he is 8, he totally IS a Freedom, that's him, ya know.

 

I've actually had some one on a local board of folks I knew pretty well, name her girl child my son's name.. it upset me too for a bit, but whatever, I got over it..I feel like the name threads are here to help and inspire us, not "steal".

 

We've been talking here and there with names... we know we need another not popular, but not a real name that could be hippy/nature/bob dylan/ or meaningful/ virtue type name to go with our kids' names... although we've been liking a few more traditional names.. we just feel the kid wouldn't fit if it had a more 'normal' name! HAHAHA.

Nothing is really really grabbing me yet, though.. it will probably take all pregnancy of me dreaming of names, and then the final decision will probably be by the end of the birth day, as it's been in the past, but who knows?

 

post #119 of 121

I actually read through this whole thread in hopes of finding  aka "stealing " a boys name that I would love.....for shame.......Bolt.gif

post #120 of 121

lol.gifsaoirse. If you like any that I have listed, have at it! smile.gif

 

In my DS' DDC, a mama who had her baby a few weeks after I had mine named her DD the same name as my DS (same first name, feminine version of his middle name.) I have no idea if she was already planning that or if she just liked it, but I didn't care. It isn't as if they are our next door neighbours and the kids are going to get mixed up. If she did copy it, then I'm flattered, and if she just chose it independently, then it's a cool coincidence.

 

Really, with 7 billion people in the world, this drive for a name that no one else has strikes me as impractical. There are so many ways a person can be unique -- I don't think it necessarily has to be in their name. I also wonder if the push to establish uniqueness hurts people's communal feelings in any way, i.e., that sense of how we're all in this together, everyone has things in common, etc. I don't know, but I am curious about that. I'm not pro-conformity by any means, and I understand not wanting your child to be one of five Jennifers in their kindergarten class, but I do wonder a little about where the intense desire for one's child to have a name that no one else could possibly have comes from.

 

I've always been excited whenever I meet someone who shares my name. It's a neat little bond, and even helped me out of a jam once, because it's easier to resolve a disagreement when you have something in common, and that was an obvious, easy thing to have in common.

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