Originally Posted by SweetPotato
My name is just plain Kate-- I feel like there are a lot of us (both my age and in the younger crowd) I like it well enough, but have sometimes found it annoying that people would try to be smart by calling me Kathleen or Catherine and I had to correct them.
My name is actually Casey, but I hated it so much as a child that I've always gone by Kate. People did the same thing with Casey--"oh, what's that short for? Catherine?" Nope. My mom says, in retrospect, she would have given me a more business-card tested name and shortened it. It didn't stop me though.
Originally Posted by moss
i love ursula but apparently that was the name of an evil witch in a disney movie. Any ursula ive ever met irl has been very sweet strong and amazing
i think we're going to wait till we meet the baby this time. Last time we had a name picked out but when he was born it just didnt suit at all.
Funny, I did think of that Ursula, but I also thought of Phoebe's "evil" twin on Friends. I guess that sort of dates me. I like to hear all of the negativity up front, especially from strangers, so you know what the kid is going to hear 1000 times in elementary school.
Originally Posted by zuzusplace
Anyone else making progress on this? We've finally gotten middle names I think. If baby is a boy, he seems to have named himself in a dream I had (I didn't even know he had a name until I looked at his label on the bassinet in the dream LOL). It'll most likely be Quinn Michael (although a mushy part of me is feeling somewhat inclined to go with Bradley Douglas...he'd be a junior...anyone having opinions on these boys names, I'd love outside input). For a girl I think it'll be Chelsea Paige. It's nice to know that unless another baby pops in there unexpectedly we're set on names :D
I like Bradley--I'm neutral on Douglas, but if it's a family name, that is meaningful. In my family, the women pass on a middle name and the men pass on the first name. So my dad is Daniel X--and my brother is Daniel R---. Sorry if this is dumb, but is Chelsea said "CHEL-see" or "Chel-SEE-ah"? It is a good name.
As for us, DH and I spent one evening going through names on nymbler.com and we came up with something of a list.... We have a boy name, but I think this is a girl. A girl's middle name will be Jean, and it has to sort of go along with DD's name (Aubrey Ruth). The other issue is some of my favorites end with an "n" which doesn't sound great with Jean. So I don't know. We're still at a stopping point I guess until we see for sure what the sex is.
Here's what we've got--some of them DH would never go for, but I left them on because I like them anyway.
Bailey (popular, I think, also a common dog's name like my own)
Avery (popular, I think)
Mallory (too '80's?)
Beryl (too weird for DH)
Sadie (once had a dog with this name, my parents would flip)
Marion (a family name, which I love, but the double n-thing...)
Natalie (too popular)
Lainey (maybe short for Elaine or Eleanor or something?)
Vera (too weird for DH)
Any input or suggestions would be awesome!