I always said it as Char-leeze
Any one starting to think of baby names? - Page 2
I've only heard it like "Sharleeze." It's French (the feminine form of Charles), so I think it would have that "z" sound in it.
charley (or charleigh) is our girl name also. its a family name for my side (all the men of course) and my middle name is Leigh - but ive always thought it was cute and spunky for a girl. my mom said she wanted to name me Charlize (which i respectfully DO NOT like as an alternative) but no one would go for it. when my husband and i met i was obsessed with him agreeing to the name of our future unborn child. i got him on board with this and now ive actually tried to throw some others in the mix and he can't shift gears. go figure.
my MIL HATES shortened names as full names. she gets hung up on that lack of formality. which i think is crap. but i get the tradition - she's old school. we have just had to agree to disagree b/c we both get fired up about it. the only thing i don't like is the idea that she'd totally be called 'CHUCK' by someone at some point. or herself. and chuck just geeks me out for a girl.
my other current top contender girl names are: Lachlan, Sabine (yes 'griffin & sabine'...), Laurel, Embry, and Josephine (my husbands middle name is Joseph - and i love 'josie'). Only Embry wont happen b/c its his dad's name and they pretty much don't speak. lol. so someone can have it!! here. i just donated it to the name bank. the others are copyrighted.
my husband doesn't like playing the name game, like at all. but he does like the name Maceo for a boy. but we are soooooooo not italian...and it sounds too italian. but i love the name and think its unique. but i don't like MACE. you always have to think of the shortened possibilities!! ahhh!!
* I love love love all the day long - the name Amelie but think it would get butchered here in the states. and we aint french so we'd be total posers (like Maceo) but it rocks.
I have a love affair with the name Ellis for a girl. I can already see her in my mind. So, dibs. ;)
Ditto on the ultrasounds...I will be shocked if this is a boy, so it will be good to have time to get used to the idea of a boy if I am wrong. Of course I'll be thrilled either way, but am just getting such strong girl vibes! If it is a boy he might be Miles Benjamin.
Separate note... we are stuck for a middle name. Needs to have 3 or 4 syllables, flexible on traditional or contemporary. Anyone have brilliant ideas?
Love this thread!
Vanessa (names like this with lots of s's kind of flow nicely with Ellis, but it might be a little much. I'm not sure so I'm putting them in anyway)
My name is Susanne!
I'm having a hard time loving any names this time. I normally obsess and have to narrow down from all the names I LOVE, but this time I'm just kinda... meh. I was so into William if my girls had been boys (named for my grandpa) but I'm having the same reaction as everything else now.... meh. Maybe it's the 1st trimester hormones that make all of life seem blah. :)
My son's name is William!
AFM. I haven't been looking but I stumbled upon the name Corbin and I really like it for a boy. But I feel this is a girl. And I have no ideas yet for girl names.
Our girl name is Paloma. We're not Hispanic (I'm Jewish, he's Italian) but we adore the name. We totally feel it's a girl too, so we're anticipating using that name. There were some others I liked as well (Aubrey, Autumn) but DH loves Paloma, so Paloma it is.
As for boys: IDK.
I thought about Sidney after my grandpa.
I'm not gonna sweat it -- because we're having a girl. :)
After saying I'm so bored with names this time around, I think I suddenly decided on a girl's name: Faye. DH loves it too and it fits very well with our older girls' names. It been on my list for ... oh.... 13 yrs or so. :) But it suddenly sounded right. We'll see if I stick with it through the next 6 1/2 months of pregnancy hormones. Boys.... still not much catching my eye, but I think I'm having a girl anyhow, not that I've ever been right, but DH is always right and he thinks girl too. :)
I have friends with daughters named "Faye" and "Emersyn"....not from the same family. And I think this is fun. And I think its funny how people are copywriting names...its not like we live in the same neighborhood or town or anything, is it? Just checking....
Ok just to play along, I'm replying about my favorites that you all posted...not because my opinion matters for you...just because this game is fun for me. :)
I love: Ellis, Athena, Cecilia, Amelia and Amelie. I like Athena, because it sounds so "Goddessy" you know....
I know three Emerson- One is my niece and another a cousin. More popular than you might think.
Wow, Brisen thanks for all of the great ideas!! I'm loving all of the ones that start with vowels. Our last name starts with an S, so I think we'll avoid anything SSSy. Amelia may be a front runner. Ellis Amelia....I can just see her little blonde curls now. :-D I feel so lucky that the Hubs has loved every name I've suggested so far. Phew!
Emerson is also super cute! The other name we originally planning on was Harper. But now that the Beckham clan has a little baby Harper I'm guessing it is going to skyrocket in popularity. So for now it is kinda out of the race, even though we all LOVE it!
I hate to burst your bubble, but Emerson (F) was #315 and Emerson (M) was #432 in the US in 2010. I have a kid whose name has been in the 400's for the last few years, though, and we've never met anyone with the same name, so that's not super popular.
One of my friends had a baby this summer and named her Emerson Mallory.
We have a few names for a boy or a girl but I don't have one that is THE one. With our daughter, we decided on her name really quickly and it totally fit. I think part of that was because I was certain I was having a girl and this time I'm not so sure.
I love thinking about and choosing names! Unfortunately, Baby Daddy and I have very different tastes in names. We both want something unique and not to crazily spelled but not horribly strange or out there. I'm finding this is much harder to accomplish with boys than girls! We pretty much have our girl name set but we're nowhere near settling on a boy name!
My DD is Allura Nova-Rose, so I think that's going to be hard to compete with or match for a boy! Any suggestions? We can't have anything that ends in -ON or -EN because it sounds too rhymeish with Baby Daddy's last name.
I said I wouldn't, but then I realized that if this baby is born in March, DH and I will have our Year of the Dragon baby. We are both year of the dragon and DH always said we needed one of our kids to be a dragon too and I thought NO because I wasn't planning on having kids this late in life.
Anyway - the "Hawaiian" word for dragon is Kelekona, so if we have a boy (which we probably won't since I think we will lol), I want to use that as a middle name. :)