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post #21 of 58
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Sativa and Hennesy remind me of when I was a temp nanny and took care of brothers: Ajax and Hopper. The best thing is Hopper's best friend was really and truely named Chopper.

 

post #22 of 58

Names I'd never give my kids (no offense to those who's kids might have these names) The hayden/jayden/caiden/brayden/den/den stuff.  Chastity, Serenity, Destiny, etc.  Names I like but I just can't pass on- Tobias (so I names my cat that :P), Jolene, Zachariah, and other old names like that

 

Worst name I've ever heard/seen- Pronounced "Ab-suh-dee."  Spelled Abcde.  Yeah- on the birth certificate.

 

My daughter's name will be Meredith Renee if it's a girl.  Hashing out boys names still but Mathew, Richard (yes I know all about "Dick"), and Nathan are the top 3 right now.  If Meredith was a no I'd push for Gwendolyn and boys name I LOVE but husband is saying no to are Benjamin and Samuel.

post #23 of 58

Hmm, most of those names are pretty normal, but everyone has their choices. It seems like you arent a fan of unique names and that's cool. Exception being the ab-suh-dee thing. I don't know what to say about that, other than..uhhmm... 2whistle.gif

 

We love Colton and Cassidy but my cousin named his son Colton last year (what a cutie) and a girl I work with, and former friend I might add, just "stole" Cassidy for her baby from me knowing very well is was my favorite girl name. I thought it was so rude. I cant use it now just out of principle. LOL! Oh well, I still like Chloe a ton. It means blooming green shoot...maybe we can find a flower or nature name for a middle name. Boy names still undecided.

post #24 of 58

Miles and Malcolm have always been on our boy list and we will most likely use one of these if we have boy #3 and girl-wise we favor Grace, Vivian, and Violet. 

post #25 of 58
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Names I'd never give my kids (no offense to those who's kids might have these names) The hayden/jayden/caiden/brayden/den/den stuff.  Chastity, Serenity, Destiny, etc.  Names I like but I just can't pass on- Tobias (so I names my cat that :P), Jolene, Zachariah, and other old names like that

 

Worst name I've ever heard/seen- Pronounced "Ab-suh-dee."  Spelled Abcde.  Yeah- on the birth certificate.

 

My daughter's name will be Meredith Renee if it's a girl.  Hashing out boys names still but Mathew, Richard (yes I know all about "Dick"), and Nathan are the top 3 right now.  If Meredith was a no I'd push for Gwendolyn and boys name I LOVE but husband is saying no to are Benjamin and Samuel.


I love the name Gwendolyn, but my hubby won't go for it. I doubt that nowadays anyone would call your son Dick if you named him Richard. I love that name, it's my uncle's and we always call him Richard.
I like very "normal" names. Is that bad? I feel like everyone wants to give their kids unique names, and we're totally happy with common ones. If this kid is a girl DH wants to call her Julia. I love that name, but I'd rather call her Lydia. Oh well, I named that last kid, so Its DH's turn. If it's a boy, we're partial to Thomas, William, or James.
post #26 of 58
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Hmm, most of those names are pretty normal, but everyone has their choices. It seems like you arent a fan of unique names and that's cool. Exception being the ab-suh-dee thing. I don't know what to say about that, other than..uhhmm... 2whistle.gif


Lol, yeah I'm a fan or more traditional names and a lot of old fashioned names (I LOOVE Victorian names).  Def not a fan of unique, alternative spellings, or the uber popular ones that it seems every kid has these days (5 of the "-den" names in my sons class- CONFUSING!  But that's just my personal taste.  I don't care if others name thier children things like that- it's just not for me.  It's thier children and not mine :)  As you can tell by my childrens names (Christopher Wayne & Katherine Elizabeth) we are just very traditional.   

 

post #27 of 58

Assuming we really are having a boy in September (ultrasound tech says we are, but it's still early), he's going to be Oscar.  Other names I love are Hazel and Fiona for girls and for boys Declan, Emmett, Finn and Rory.  I have nothing against the Cayden/Shayden/Braden/Jayden names, but I'm still surprised at how explosively popular they are.

 

For any of you who have an hour to spare and aren't afraid to possibly die laughing, go to this website for the BEST worst baby names you will EVER hear:  http://wesclark.com/ubn/

post #28 of 58

I think Gwendolyn, Lydia and Julia are all beautiful.  :)  I babysat for a family who had a Charlotte, Gwendolyn and Amelia, long before those names came back into style, and I always liked them.

post #29 of 58
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Assuming we really are having a boy in September (ultrasound tech says we are, but it's still early), he's going to be Oscar.  Other names I love are Hazel and Fiona for girls and for boys Declan, Emmett, Finn and Rory.  I have nothing against the Cayden/Shayden/Braden/Jayden names, but I'm still surprised at how explosively popular they are.

 

For any of you who have an hour to spare and aren't afraid to possibly die laughing, go to this website for the BEST worst baby names you will EVER hear:  http://wesclark.com/ubn/



WOW! Zestpoole? REALLY? Hallah Lujah and Delecta are runner up favorites here. Zestpoole. Wow...lmao! Love it.

 

I really like Charlotte too, my kids are Jonah and Alaina so I was thinking may I need another name that ends in A or AH but I get into that Jedediah category and it all gets a little much for me considering Im not a bible follower, mormon or even consider myself a christian. Im just me. Names say so much about a person!

post #30 of 58
Oooooh, I also love my grandpa's name, Otto. DH won't go for it, but i think it is such a cool name. I've known a few Ottos in my life and they were all amazingly interesting men! Anyway, just thought I'd throw it out there in case someone else can use it.
post #31 of 58


I really like Hennesy, but I have a hard time getting past the alcohol connotation.  Where I teach, there are two twin boys named Tanqueray and Alize. . .
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I know sisters; Sativa and Hennesy.



 

 

post #32 of 58

Calvin. I really like that but DH says no. He likes Walker, Wade, Sawyer, Nathan...nothing is jumping out at me yet. Good thing we have 6 months! ;-) Yeah Hennessey is booze, its pretty, but too strong of a connection there.

post #33 of 58

Well, someone already bashed -den names, but we picked Aiden if its a boy. I don't care if not everyone likes it because it is a popular name because its our kid and our decision. It just felt right. My husband is Adam, and I am Allison. It is not that we want to do names that start with the same letters, but maybe we were a little prejudiced because we like the sound of "A" names. We have not yet picked out a girl name. We are going to do a 20 week ultrasound to find out the sex and make everything is ok for our HB and then pick a girl name if it turns out to be a girl.

 

Good luck naming! It seems to hard to name someone you have yet to meet!

post #34 of 58

Allison, I think Aiden/Aidan is lovely and what's great about names is we each get to pick what we'll use so don't feel like you need to justify it or take a "bash" personally.  For me, it's not so much the popularity of Aidan, but in combination with the popularty of names like Brayden, Jaden, Hayden, Caden, etc. that keeps it off my list but obviously its a sound that rings nicely to a lot of peoples ears so take comfort in the fact that a lot of people will be in the same boat as you. We have received so many comments about our first son's name, people either love it or hate it and they feel no problem expressing that, even my in-laws who also can never remember his full name either so just consider this a good prep for life with babe smile.gif

 

We have still have a very long list, some of them are:  Henry, Finn (Finnegan and Finlay as well), Tavish, Owen, Rowan (Roan and Ronan, too), Shepherd, Angus, Mackenzie, Colm, Hamish, Walker, and Liam; and Esmé, Clementine, Lily, Violet, Poppy, Ruby, Carys, Finley, Rowan, Piper, Scarlett, Carys, Neve, Marlowe, Reese, Romy, Adelaide, and Liv. Our biggest problem is that for the most part we like the same names, so very few get the nice quick elimination that most couples go through with the exception of my one guilty pleasure - Aquinnah :)

post #35 of 58

This baby is Catherine, probably Catherine Diane or Catherine Leigh, if its a girl, and a boy we still aren't so sure. Working with a very ethnic last name, and a lot of great names just won't work. My top pick for a boy name is Oliver - DHs is Rafael. Ugh.

post #36 of 58
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Well, someone already bashed -den names, but we picked Aiden if its a boy. I don't care if not everyone likes it because it is a popular name because its our kid and our decision. It just felt right. My husband is Adam, and I am Allison. It is not that we want to do names that start with the same letters, but maybe we were a little prejudiced because we like the sound of "A" names. We have not yet picked out a girl name. We are going to do a 20 week ultrasound to find out the sex and make everything is ok for our HB and then pick a girl name if it turns out to be a girl.

 

Good luck naming! It seems to hard to name someone you have yet to meet!


I think Aiden is a beautiful, strong name!
post #37 of 58

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Allison, I think Aiden/Aidan is lovely and what's great about names is we each get to pick what we'll use so don't feel like you need to justify it or take a "bash" personally.  For me, it's not so much the popularity of Aidan, but in combination with the popularty of names like Brayden, Jaden, Hayden, Caden, etc. that keeps it off my list but obviously its a sound that rings nicely to a lot of peoples ears so take comfort in the fact that a lot of people will be in the same boat as you. We have received so many comments about our first son's name, people either love it or hate it and they feel no problem expressing that, even my in-laws who also can never remember his full name either so just consider this a good prep for life with babe smile.gif

 

My opinion on the "den" names wasn't a bash- Just me expressing my personal opinions on names.  I even stated later on that it's my personal preference and I honestly don't care what others name thier kids.  I love the name Aiden, but I simply won't give my child that name because of the reason she listed above.  When you already have 5 kids in your son's class with that name... yeah. 

 

A lot of people don't like my traditional names- feeling they are too plain and normal.  Okay and that's why we all get to name our children what we want :)
 

 

post #38 of 58

YAY!!  Finally got a boy name picked out!  :D  So now our baby will be named either Matthew Evan or Meredith Renee!!  <3

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YAY!!  Finally got a boy name picked out!  :D  So now our baby will be named either Matthew Evan or Meredith Renee!!  <3



Very nice! Great choices!

post #40 of 58
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This baby is Catherine, probably Catherine Diane or Catherine Leigh, if its a girl, and a boy we still aren't so sure. Working with a very ethnic last name, and a lot of great names just won't work. My top pick for a boy name is Oliver - DHs is Rafael. Ugh.



I don't know if you are interested....but I love Cate when spelled with a C. Will she go by Catherine..or use a nickname sometimes? I love the name Oliver!

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