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Now that many of us know the gender, it's time to think of NAMES!

post #1 of 50
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This is always been a daunting task to me!  My first 2 children are named after colors, which we could do again, but I'm afraid that if we had 1-2 more kids that I'll run out of options with that theme!  We've played around with using a different theme, like each name plays off of the last.  #1 + #2 are colors, then #2 + #3 both start with O (if that makes sense). 

 

The name we choose must be decently unique, so I feel like I can't use Scarlett or Violet as color name choices..

 

O names

Oribel (this was generally nixed because it sounds like Oragel)

 

Color names (this one sticks with our original theme, sort of)

Graylynn (my dh doesn't like that this starts with gray, he thinks it's depressing)

 

7 Letter names

Beatrix

Coralie

Everlea

Leilani

 

What is everyone else thinking about?  Let's help each other out and throw out some suggestions!

 

post #2 of 50

We have no theme.  Although, my husband does like old fashioned names- so while my sons name is Phoenix, our two daughters will have older names.

 

We had picked Max and Betty as names for this baby.  So now that we know its a girl, she is Betty Grey. 

 

I liked a lot of "H" names- Hadley, Hayden, etc- but they seem very overused at the moment. 

post #3 of 50

Sigh. No idea. We're torturing ourselves by not finding out so we get to think about two names! We had an unintentional "theme" for the first two.. both are places. I didn't even catch it until the last couple months when my SIL pointed it out! I think it'd be fun to stick to it, but it would have to NOT be obvious. I don't want blatantly "matchy" names where the instant I'd introduce my kids anyone would be like, "haha, cute, they have a theme" And its hard to sit around thinking of non proper noun place names! (so cities, etc are out) And already having one blatantly nature name, I wouldn't want to use something like Meadow, or Forrest. I really like Skyler, for either boy or girl, and if it was never shortened to Sky it wouldn't sound *too* matchy with River. But who am I kidding, they kid'd be called Sky all the time! So.. not too sure about that. There's names Like Savannah, which is a location, but doesn't jump out at you as "your kids have place names!" But I don't like that name well enough to use anyway, so its out. I'm not set on sticking to a theme, but since it was accidental with the first two it'd be fun to continue it. 

 

 

post #4 of 50

This poor girl will likely go nameless at the rate we're going. We just can't agree on anything. DH and I have totally different styles when it comes to names. 

 

This is My list so far:

Piper

Willa

Veda

Isla

Thea

Gemma

Ida

 

(I seem to have a theme going with the name ending in -a)

 

DH says Gemma is okay and would like to just settle on that, but I'm not in love with it. I'm really liking Veda right now. 

 

Middle names.... no freaking clue.

post #5 of 50

We don't have a theme, except that we incorporate a family name in our boys. And we like traditional biblical names.

 

DS1 is Jeremy Wade (Jeremy, version of Jeremiah, also named after his Uncle and Wade is my maiden name)

 

Just found out #2 is a boy so it is Benjamin Carl (Carl is my Dad and Grandfather's name, and my husbands Dad's middle name).

 

My husband is 1 of 7 boys, and we have 3 nephews, all of whom used biblical names...so, short of using Nimrod or Joash, we are running slim on choices:) But, we love our choices.

post #6 of 50
Thread Starter 

It must be nice to have something picked out already!  I like Betty, I think it's a good choice.  :)
 

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Originally Posted by dashley111 View Post

We have no theme.  Although, my husband does like old fashioned names- so while my sons name is Phoenix, our two daughters will have older names.

 

We had picked Max and Betty as names for this baby.  So now that we know its a girl, she is Betty Grey. 

 

I liked a lot of "H" names- Hadley, Hayden, etc- but they seem very overused at the moment. 



 

post #7 of 50
Thread Starter 

My issue with continuing a specific theme is, what if we end up with 5 or 6 kids?  The choices start to get pretty strange and limited in the end.  I feel like we've nearly run out of unusual colors at this point as it is!  Weren't you thinking or having a lot of kids Rachel?  This is one reason why I was thinking of choosing a more open-ended theme, that or just dropping it all together to avoid the matchy-matchy thing.
 

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Originally Posted by LiLStar View Post

Sigh. No idea. We're torturing ourselves by not finding out so we get to think about two names! We had an unintentional "theme" for the first two.. both are places. I didn't even catch it until the last couple months when my SIL pointed it out! I think it'd be fun to stick to it, but it would have to NOT be obvious. I don't want blatantly "matchy" names where the instant I'd introduce my kids anyone would be like, "haha, cute, they have a theme" And its hard to sit around thinking of non proper noun place names! (so cities, etc are out) And already having one blatantly nature name, I wouldn't want to use something like Meadow, or Forrest. I really like Skyler, for either boy or girl, and if it was never shortened to Sky it wouldn't sound *too* matchy with River. But who am I kidding, they kid'd be called Sky all the time! So.. not too sure about that. There's names Like Savannah, which is a location, but doesn't jump out at you as "your kids have place names!" But I don't like that name well enough to use anyway, so its out. I'm not set on sticking to a theme, but since it was accidental with the first two it'd be fun to continue it. 

 

 


 

 

post #8 of 50
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It must be nice to have something picked out already!  I like Betty, I think it's a good choice.  :)
 



 

 

 

Thanks:) Honestly, we had names picked out before I was even pregnant...we spent a lot of time daydreaming about the day I could finally have another kid!
 

 

post #9 of 50
Thread Starter 

Ha ha, sometimes it's nice to have limited choices.  Naming is so open-ended that it can be daunting!  If my DH and I ever have a boy, his name will be John Edmund V, so we won't have to think about boy names for a while!  :)
 

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We don't have a theme, except that we incorporate a family name in our boys. And we like traditional biblical names.

 

DS1 is Jeremy Wade (Jeremy, version of Jeremiah, also named after his Uncle and Wade is my maiden name)

 

Just found out #2 is a boy so it is Benjamin Carl (Carl is my Dad and Grandfather's name, and my husbands Dad's middle name).

 

My husband is 1 of 7 boys, and we have 3 nephews, all of whom used biblical names...so, short of using Nimrod or Joash, we are running slim on choices:) But, we love our choices.



 

post #10 of 50
Thread Starter 

Awe, that's sweet.  My DH doesn't really seem to care much about the name.  I simply gave him veto power and if he hates it, then I won't pick that name.  I keep bringing things up and he goes, eh, okay, whatever you want.  I can tell he thinks about each name a bit, but isn't really passionate about it like I am.  He did veto Graylynn though, so that one is officially out.  Now we're down to Coralie, Beatrix, and Everleigh.  It'll all depend on what else I can come up with.
 

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Thanks:) Honestly, we had names picked out before I was even pregnant...we spent a lot of time daydreaming about the day I could finally have another kid!
 

 



 

post #11 of 50

I feel frustrated on this one. My other two babies were names before they were conceived (first names, then their second names came easily), but this baby is stumping us!

I need suggestions! It's a by. I like naturely kinda names or virtue names or names that really mean something. We are throwing around Noble, Enoch, Veritas... Middle name is Grandison.

post #12 of 50

Abra, I love the color theme!  There are so many neat colors you could choose from.  Sienna, Coral, Cyan, Gray, Ivory, Violet, Scarlett, Rose, Orchid, Olive, Lavender, Wysteria... I know some of those are bit out there and some you said you didn't really like, but I do think the theme is fun.

 

Rachel, I love Sky!  I think it would fit in nicely with River.  I love it.  And Savannah.   Beautiful.  But I love those kinds of names... Sage, Willow, etc.  How is Allie a place?  You mean like an alley between buildings?  If so I hardly think anyone would come up with that theme!  If anything Allie will be the odd name out and River and Sky will seem related b/c of the nature theme.  I love it, but if you don't want to be themed then I think you'll have to steer clear of all those names.

 

I think I mentioned in a previous thread that we are in a real pickle name wise.  We started a theme we never intended and now I feel badly for #3 if we don't continue it.  Like, hey, why is my name totally different?    So my dd's name is Avalon and my ds' name is Austin.  Both A's.  Both end in "n" and both have 6 letters.  Yikes.  Certainly we do not have to continue the exact pattern.  We could choose an A name and not worry about the rest.  Or an A and N name and change the letter count.  Or keep the letter count and drop the N.  But any way we slice it we have to have a name that means something to us, which is how we ended up with these names to begin with.

 

If it's a girl, we're pretty set on Autumn.  But a boy?  None of the suggestions we've been given mean anything to us and frankly none of them even sound good to us.  What to do?  We aren't finding out the gender either so we're really screwed.

post #13 of 50
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Originally Posted by Mal85 View Post

This poor girl will likely go nameless at the rate we're going. We just can't agree on anything. DH and I have totally different styles when it comes to names. 

 

This is My list so far:

Piper

Willa

Veda

Isla

Thea

Gemma

Ida

 

(I seem to have a theme going with the name ending in -a)

 

DH says Gemma is okay and would like to just settle on that, but I'm not in love with it. I'm really liking Veda right now. 

 

Middle names.... no freaking clue.



I really like Isla and Piper. I had suggested those as names for our baby but we found out we're having a boy! His name was going to be Maksim, but we decided on Hunter James instead. I just like Hunter and James is a family name on my side. Our other two boys have my husband's name for their middle names so it was my turn :)

 

post #14 of 50

Oh, and I loved Rosa or Mira for a girl, but again, having a boy :)

post #15 of 50
Thread Starter 

We already have a boy named Cyan and a girl named Olivine.  We like the more unusual names, so we've already decided against Violet and Scarlett.  My DH hates Gray (even though I like it), he thinks it sounds gloomy.  Our last thought that we both agree on is Coralie (for the Coral part).  I think we could do a good color this time, but what if we have 2 more girls!  :)

 

I totally know how you feel about deciding on a name.  It's tough!
 

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Abra, I love the color theme!  There are so many neat colors you could choose from.  Sienna, Coral, Cyan, Gray, Ivory, Violet, Scarlett, Rose, Orchid, Olive, Lavender, Wysteria... I know some of those are bit out there and some you said you didn't really like, but I do think the theme is fun.

post #16 of 50

Jaimee - What about Anderson for a boy?

 

 

post #17 of 50

I like your names! Our first child is Tobias (not in the Bible, but Hebrew-based and means "God is good"). I like Ezra and Asher but my husband doesn't. Joash was on our list the first time around but it ended up just not growing on me so it's not hugely in the running this time around.

 

For a girl first name, DH and I both really like Ada, Miriam, and Naomi. Not sure which middle names we would pair with which first names. For boys we've discussed Gideon, Caleb, Adrian, and others. Nothing is standing out to me as "the one" (well, we like to pick two options for each gender and then decide at birth, so "one of the two") in the boy names yet!

 

 

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Originally Posted by MrsShow View Post

We don't have a theme, except that we incorporate a family name in our boys. And we like traditional biblical names.

 

DS1 is Jeremy Wade (Jeremy, version of Jeremiah, also named after his Uncle and Wade is my maiden name)

 

Just found out #2 is a boy so it is Benjamin Carl (Carl is my Dad and Grandfather's name, and my husbands Dad's middle name).

 

My husband is 1 of 7 boys, and we have 3 nephews, all of whom used biblical names...so, short of using Nimrod or Joash, we are running slim on choices:) But, we love our choices.

 

post #18 of 50

We have been decided on Searcy Beatrix for a girl for a month or so now.  DH hasn't been thrilled with any of the boy names I've thrown out- he'll either say NO immediately, or if he doesn't hate it he'll say "Put it on the list."  But he doesn't really love any of them. 

 

There is one name I've always wanted to use for one of our boys: Leonidas.  It was his great-grandfather's name, and DH & his dad were both named a shortened version of it. The other night, DH said that it was growing on him, with the nickname Leo for short.  So I think that will end up being our boy name. smile.gif

post #19 of 50
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Originally Posted by LiLStar View Post

Sigh. No idea. We're torturing ourselves by not finding out so we get to think about two names! We had an unintentional "theme" for the first two.. both are places. I didn't even catch it until the last couple months when my SIL pointed it out! I think it'd be fun to stick to it, but it would have to NOT be obvious. I don't want blatantly "matchy" names where the instant I'd introduce my kids anyone would be like, "haha, cute, they have a theme" And its hard to sit around thinking of non proper noun place names! (so cities, etc are out) And already having one blatantly nature name, I wouldn't want to use something like Meadow, or Forrest. I really like Skyler, for either boy or girl, and if it was never shortened to Sky it wouldn't sound *too* matchy with River. But who am I kidding, they kid'd be called Sky all the time! So.. not too sure about that. There's names Like Savannah, which is a location, but doesn't jump out at you as "your kids have place names!" But I don't like that name well enough to use anyway, so its out. I'm not set on sticking to a theme, but since it was accidental with the first two it'd be fun to continue it. 

 

 

 

Sky is a great name, but it would totally be matchy with River. I can see this... "Here are my kids, River, Sky, and..." <interruption> "Where's Tree!?"  lol.gif

 

I love Jaime's suggestion of Sage, though. :)
 

 

post #20 of 50
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Originally Posted by Abraisme View Post

We already have a boy named Cyan and a girl named Olivine.  We like the more unusual names, so we've already decided against Violet and Scarlett.  My DH hates Gray (even though I like it), he thinks it sounds gloomy.  Our last thought that we both agree on is Coralie (for the Coral part).  I think we could do a good color this time, but what if we have 2 more girls!  :)

 

I totally know how you feel about deciding on a name.  It's tough!
 



I love, love, love Coralie! And I think that it is not an obvious color name. I would have never noticed that if you didn't mention it. If you used it, I don't think it would tie you to the color theme. 

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