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post #41 of 111

I have a Skye and usually get a reaction when calling/telling her name.

Either really good or can't hide it bad! My Dad loved it as it was easy to remember :) I wanted the middle to be Aurora but my husband said it sounded like a gladiator! He was picky with the boys and would only go with Jett for a middle and Storm for the other but was more agreeable with a girl.

I love Cassius. Also, a lot of the names you guys used are cool. I like all the Caden/Jayden names too ;) and they were on the most hated list!!  Actually I liked a few names on that list!

post #42 of 111
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We didn't tell anyone our name choices until after our kids were born.  I don't think either are really out there but my youngest son's middle name is Augustus.  People really don't seem to like that at all and I still hear comments about it (he's almost 5). 

 

I just ignore it mostly. 

 

I love Augustus. It's a family name on my husband's side, and if we ever have another boy, that will be his name. smile.gif

 

My son's name is Calvin, and I don't think it's weird or uncommon, but we did get some negative responses before he was born. Now everyone agrees that his name suits him.

 

We had considered naming our daughter-on-the-way Arwen. Just about everyone said, "Huh?" One person said, "Are you joking?" Another one said, "Isn't that a boy's name?" No one said anything positive. We did end up changing it to Julia, but not because of the reactions we were getting.


I like both of your name choices, and I think it will be less important to everyone else once he is born.

 

post #43 of 111

I don't consider Silas or Cassius particularly "weird" (especially Silas; Cassius is a bit more unusual but not "weird"). My son's name (which is Xan) always needs to be repeated and often spelled (he learned very early, when asked "what's your name?" to reply: "XAN [loudly]. X-A-N"), but most people find it "cool" and seem impressed when they find out. I agree with PPs: name him what you like, don't tell anyone beforehand, and everyone else should just deal.

post #44 of 111

We are naming our baby Rúaidhri, which is the original Irish of Rory.  He is being named for a historic figure, and it is very important to my husband that we use the original spelling.

 

I say, name your kid what you want, and screw anyone else!

post #45 of 111

 I have a Chantrea (CHAN-trey-uh) an Adia (A-dee-uh) and Mailaya (MY-lay-uh).

 

They all have "normal" middle names, in case they want to use them, but so far so good.

post #46 of 111

My niece has an Adia, but she pronounces it A-dee-uh, with the first syllable having a long A sound.  Oh wait, that's what you typed too, I was reading it as uh-DEE-uh.  ROFL.  Anyway, I am not too familiar with the name, so I wasn't sure how it was pronounced before I heard it.  Her sister has a daughter named Nadia where the first syllable is stressed.  But then there is a girl named Malia in my daughter's class and that's muh-LEE-uh, but I keep accidentally saying MAH-lee-uh when I see it written (I file paperwork in their folders and volunteer in the library, so I see it in print a lot).

post #47 of 111


 

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I Need Coffee-- First of all, congrats, and cool names.
Second. I consider the source, if people choose to be critical of my names. The people who are usually telling me they don’t like my names didn’t have very good taste in names in my opinion, either.
Thirdly, I seldom get hassled for it because I apparently have the aura of a rabid dog … or maybe it’s that people actually had chosen to be more polite and respectful? Hope springs eternal! Put on a tough front and exude to the world that their name opinions are meaningless and maybe they'll feel less free to offer their critiques!
Usually the most I’ll get is “that’s different”… or, “on a little girl?? You don’t see that every day”, “you mean like Cain, from the Bible?“ etc. The other day some weirdo followed me around in a store and informed me (after he inquired) that my son’s name was an herb while he made a weird face and likened it to Rosemary. Yeah, thanks, buddy. Without him I might never have known. Where was my rabid dog aura on that one?

Like Alyantavid, we didn’t tell anyone our names ‘til after our children were born. It does tend to minimize negative comments, since people realize it is too late to change your mind on the matter when they see you with the baby. Privacy was always my policy and I think it’s an awesome idea. I’m not interested in other peoples opinions on what I choose to name my baby.

Surreal, if you don’t mind sharing, I was curious what your DDs name is?

Chamomile, I get lots of people asking for repeats too, with all my kids! Eve was Heave, Cian was Ken or Cain, Cyan or Sean, even Shane… still waiting to hear the unique interpretations for Sage.



My DD's name is Aniela (I am not good at typing pronunciation...) I guess it's like Ahnyella.

 

Also someone mentioned someone had a foreign name but parents were born here. I was born in the US as was my mother, but I am still Polish and I wanted to celebrate my heritage with a beautiful and meaningful Polish name in honor of my mother who passed away when I was a child.

post #48 of 111
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We are naming our baby Rúaidhri, which is the original Irish of Rory.  He is being named for a historic figure, and it is very important to my husband that we use the original spelling.

 

I say, name your kid what you want, and screw anyone else!



How is that pronounced? I can't figure it out (sorry!)

post #49 of 111

My sister in particular tried very hard to bite her tongue over my kids' names, and kept offering suggestions she preferred, but once they were here, and named she got over it. I think it's only those very close to us that would dare offer an opinion to be honest.

post #50 of 111
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How is that pronounced? I can't figure it out (sorry!)



not sure how the op is pronouncing it, but in ireland, it is pronounced rory

post #51 of 111
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How is that pronounced? I can't figure it out (sorry!)


Depends where in Ireland Roor as in rural, ee as in ee. Roor ee. in some places, Rory in others.
post #52 of 111
OP, I don't think your names are weird at all! Great, solid old names. I also would need to be corrected as to Cassius' pronunciation, but that's OK.

I have to say that the only name I have (slight) regrets over is the really mainstream one we picked. He was going to be Lachlan, but we didn't think he looked like a Lachlan after he was born, plus we couldn't settle on a nickname. So, after several days of dithering we named him Jonathan for my Dad (Cyrus mn for DH's grandfather).

My oldest is Tristan, which showed up on that recent hated list, I suspect because that dumb movie came out the year after his birth and now there are Tristans popping up like weeds. We named him because I loved, loved, loved the BBC's All Creatures Great and Small when I was a child. Plus the chap who sold us our engagement ring in London was Tristan...we really liked him, and he was thrilled when we showed up for a cleaning a couple of years later with a little Tristan in tow. I have to correct people all the time....they think he is Christian. No problem, though, it only takes a second to do.

DS3 is named Peregrine, and that always gets a response, either really enthusiastic or 'oh, that's unusual', which is code for 'you are an insane, cruel mother'. I am disappointed to find that some few girls in the US are being named Peregrine, but that is my bias....I loathe boy names being co-opted by girls. No one has been outright rude, and those who seem uncomfortable settle quite happily to calling him Perry. His mn is William, should he ever wish to go by a more conventional name.

I think you will be just fine with either name, OP. Congratulations!
post #53 of 111

Hey I want to name my next DD Isolde and call her Izzy (DH is Irish) but DH won't do it b/c of the movie!

post #54 of 111

I grew up with a different name but I love it. Also, DH and I named our LO something a bit different but we decided not to share our name until after and I am really glad we did. If I were you I would stop discussing with people and try not to let anyone influence your decision, it's something special for the parents to choose and no one else! Just annouce the name when it's chosen and people will learn to like it and they have to keep there mouth's shut because it's his name.

Also, I like Silas and Cassius! Good choices!

post #55 of 111

We named our daughter a name from star Trek DS 9.  Honest people told us it was weird, polite people gave us blank stares when we told them what we were planning, my mom who never says what she is really thinking told us she loooooved it (so whether she really did or not who knows :P), and my grandma asked if we made it up hahaha.  But we loved it and think it is pretty, and different!  After she was born, I had a hard time with her name, but I also take a few weeks to bond with my babies anyways so it was probably all part of that.  Anyway, I am so happy we named her what we did.  I can't imagine that she is anything other than her name.  And I honestly could care less what anybody thinks because her name is so freaking perfect and I love saying it and telling people it.  We also live in an area where English isn't the first language, so probably anything we named her would have been different for around here.

post #56 of 111

It is more or less pronounced like Rory. :D

post #57 of 111
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I love Augustus. It's a family name on my husband's side, and if we ever have another boy, that will be his name. smile.gif

 

My son's name is Calvin, and I don't think it's weird or uncommon, but we did get some negative responses before he was born. Now everyone agrees that his name suits him.

 

We had considered naming our daughter-on-the-way Arwen. Just about everyone said, "Huh?" One person said, "Are you joking?" Another one said, "Isn't that a boy's name?" No one said anything positive. We did end up changing it to Julia, but not because of the reactions we were getting.


I like both of your name choices, and I think it will be less important to everyone else once he is born.

 

wow!  i love augustus, but my great grandpa's middle name was august. 

i begged and begged my dh to consider julia as a name, a middle name, for our dd... at first spelled the italian way but then just julia.  i'm hoping that if we get a second dd we can reconsider.  i LOVE julia as a name.  (and i would totally use arwen too)
 

 

post #58 of 111

We were going to name our second son Wrigley.. yes, after Wrigley field. Our first son is Riley so I thought Riley and Wrigley were great!

 

My family, did not. There was a huge intervention.. like sit around the kitchen table and spout off how horrible of a  name it was.

 

 

So now my kiddo's name is Harrison. While I absolutely love Harrison, I'm still slightly bitter about not naming him Wrigley.. So go with your gut regardless of others! :)

post #59 of 111

My son is Silas; I didn't choose the name, it was chosen for me in church close to a year before he was even conceived. I am not crazy nor am I particularly devout, but I will swear to my grave that someone or something whispered, as clear as crystal, in my ear during the reading of Acts 16:19-40 that I was going to have a little boy and that his name was to be Silas. I didn't like the name AT ALL, and tried my hardest to pick another one once I got pregnant and found out that I was, indeed, having a boy, but the harder I tried to change it, the more it became his name. Eventually, I grew to love the name and the meaning it will have for my little boy, but I don't remember a single family member, ex-dh included (I had to give him total control over the choice of a middle name in order to get my way about the first) who didn't try to convince me that I was dooming my child to a life of bullying if I didn't call him something else. My mom and sister went so far as to insist that they were going to call him by his middle name, which really, really got under my skin, but once he was actually born, all the criticism stopped and I haven't met anyone since who doesn't exclaim over what a beautiful name my boy has and how well it fits him. And it is still a rare name around here for anybody under the age of 80, but I think that it will serve him equally as well when he is grown as it does now while he's still just a wee mannie.

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wow!  i love augustus, but my great grandpa's middle name was august. 

i begged and begged my dh to consider julia as a name, a middle name, for our dd... at first spelled the italian way but then just julia.  i'm hoping that if we get a second dd we can reconsider.  i LOVE julia as a name.  (and i would totally use arwen too)
 

 



My great grandpa's name was August too.  That's what my mother tells people when they ask where I ever came up with the name.  Couldn't possibly be because I liked it.

 



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We were going to name our second son Wrigley.. yes, after Wrigley field. Our first son is Riley so I thought Riley and Wrigley were great!

 

My family, did not. There was a huge intervention.. like sit around the kitchen table and spout off how horrible of a  name it was.

 

 

So now my kiddo's name is Harrison. While I absolutely love Harrison, I'm still slightly bitter about not naming him Wrigley.. So go with your gut regardless of others! :)


That is horrible!  I can't imagine thinking I had any right to comment on someone else's name choice, much less have that kind of intervention over it. 
 

 

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