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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by beccamama31 View Post

We are having trouble deciding on names as well,, 

 

We have an Adrian (boy)

and a Rowan (girl)

 

so not sure if we should continue with 'an' names, or branch out


If your other two children have -an names, I say branch out now. Then if you have more, you won't feel even more pressure to keep going with that and get stuck like we are.
post #22 of 29

HUGS to you Mamas without names.

 

We have had a name chosen for 7 YEARS!  And the moment I became pregnant...I knew that I wanted to change it.  Fortunately, my husband was VERY supportive.  

 

And now, instead of honoring ONE Grandfather, we are honoring one Grandfather and one Great-Grandfather. 2 out of 3 families (my parent's are divorced) are happy!

 

HUGS HUGS HUGS

 

Mrs B

post #23 of 29
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We have had a name chosen for 7 YEARS!  And the moment I became pregnant...I knew that I wanted to change it.  Fortunately, my husband was VERY supportive.

Hehe. That happens, doesn't it? When I got pg with this one, I wanted to change our girl name pick that we've had picked since 2001, so 10+ years. My dh grumbled about that. He doesn't like change. He thinks once we decide on something we have to stick with that forever whether it works or not. He says I drive him crazy changing things on him all the time. I'm like, if you try something and it doesn't work, try something else.

I have found my little notebook with all my original name picks in it. DS2 had taken it to a friend's house and left it but he got it back for me. I'm going to go back through that and see if I can consolidate everything.
post #24 of 29

MarineWife,

 

Your post made me LOL!

 

From the moment we married, my husband wanted to name our first boy "David Solomon" (my husband's father).  And we agreed we would call him "Saul"...as "David" is NOT a favorite name of mine. 

 

This went on for 7 years...and then when I became pregnant...the MOMENT I saw 2 pink lines...well, at first, I almost fell over.  Second, I knew the baby is a boy.  So, I started calling him "Eddie" (my mother's father).  

 

The first time my husband heard it...he raised his eyebrows...and I said, "Edward Solomon?"  He agreed...and now likes the name!  He's also happy that we've still honored his father and been able to honor my grandfather.

 

Mrs B

post #25 of 29
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That's great, Mrs. B.

The other thing kind of funny in my situation is that, when we first started talking names my dh didn't think about meaning at all. I'm the one who brought up that I wanted the name to mean something. For example, I like the sound of Tyler and Taylor but Taylor, at least, means a tailor. That doesn't have any meaning to me whatsoever so I don't really want to use that name. My dh thought that was silly at the time but went along with me. Now he's so hung up on the name meaning something very strong and manly or warrior-like that he's shooting down almost all the names I come up with.

I thought I could get around that by picking the middle name Sloan, which means warrior. That should give us more leeway with the meaning of the first name. So far, no go. DH is still hung up on this very narrow category. eyesroll.gif
post #26 of 29

We have a solid boy name but the girl name.. meh. We are trying to find names that are easily pronounceable in both English & Spanish. I feel like this is gonna be a boy so I have been personally content with not thinking too hard on girl names... though if it's a girl I'm gonna be caught off guard!

 

As for the OP's names, I just wanted to add I went to school with 2 brothers named Galen and Levon... I liked those names :)

post #27 of 29

 

 

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As for the OP's names, I just wanted to add I went to school with 2 brothers named Galen and Levon... I liked those names :)

 

I LOVE the name Galen! I brought that up several months ago as a potential name in case our baby is a boy, but DH shot it down because it has the phoneme "gay" in it. But I think it is a strong-sounding, not too common name. And of course being named after a famous scientist/anatomist is cool to me. 

 

We have narrowed it down to 2 boy names that both of us like equally well, so I don't know how we will decide on that if it's a boy. Maybe the baby will just look like one or the other of the names. :) We have 3 potential girl names that we both like, one if which DH is set on, but I'm not sure if that's my favorite of the three. I have several other girl names that I like that DH doesn't. And I'm still sad that we have eliminated my favorite girl name that I had decided on years ago because it is too popular now. I think we are going to have a really hard time deciding if it's a girl. I feel a little bit like I should give in to DH's favorite girl name because if it is a girl, her middle name is going to be my mom's name. 

post #28 of 29
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I had to give up my fave girl name a long time ago. My dh absolutely hated it.

We are now discussing Dylan. My dh likes it. I think it's ok but I'm not sure I love it. I don't want to settle. I also don't like it with the middle name we had settled on, Dylan Sloan. I don't have the energy to go searching for another middle name.
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We are having trouble deciding on names as well,, 

 

We have an Adrian (boy)

and a Rowan (girl)

 

so not sure if we should continue with 'an' names, or branch out




If your other two children have -an names, I say branch out now. Then if you have more, you won't feel even more pressure to keep going with that and get stuck like we are.


 

With #2, we didnt really plan to have coordinating names. But, we ended up with a Brody and a Bella....Then an OOOOOOPSwegetpreggowithanIUD#3 comes along...and we didnt want to do all Bs...so we changed that, cause we were running into "brenda, billy, boris" types and those weren't "us"... so we picked Josephine. Then we got pregnant again,...and we knew we couldnt have 2 B names and 2 randoms, so we chose another J name. Jagger. :)    Annnnd then .... #5 is coming. So as we scheduled DHs vasectomy, we knew we wouldnt have a #6 to match names up with #5, and we had to chose either B or J names... and we chose Jace. :)2

 


You can still change your naming game, create a whole new naming game.... :)

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