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post #41 of 73

all of your name ideas sound great! so many original names, I love it!

 

here's what we have

 

boy:

william graham or william archer

James graham or James Patrick

 

graham is my moms maiden name and archer is my grandmothers maiden name

 

 

 

girl:

camille (INSERT SUGGESTION FOR MIDDLE NAME!)

vivienne michelle

 

 

post #42 of 73

Sorry for the double post.. i meant to put this out there

 

my best friend had her 2nd ds about 5 months ago.  his name is william.  when i told dh we were expecting, (without knowledge of my friends new baby) his immediate first pick for a boy's name was william, and to be honest, i love the name too.  but, i don't want my friend to be offended or upset that we used that name too.  obviously this is only an issue if we're having a boy, so i haven't really stressed about it too much.  i told my friend about dh's name suggestion and she said we could definitely use that name, no problem.  but i worry she said that just to be nice.  

 

I should also mention that she lives in atlanta, about 700 miles from me. 

 

so the question is... how would you feel if you were my friend.  would my using william as a boys name weird you out?  i'd like to think it wouldn't bother me, but i can't be sure...

 

 

post #43 of 73
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Originally Posted by chiromama01 View Post

Sorry for the double post.. i meant to put this out there

 

my best friend had her 2nd ds about 5 months ago.  his name is william.  when i told dh we were expecting, (without knowledge of my friends new baby) his immediate first pick for a boy's name was william, and to be honest, i love the name too.  but, i don't want my friend to be offended or upset that we used that name too.  obviously this is only an issue if we're having a boy, so i haven't really stressed about it too much.  i told my friend about dh's name suggestion and she said we could definitely use that name, no problem.  but i worry she said that just to be nice.  

 

I should also mention that she lives in atlanta, about 700 miles from me. 

 

so the question is... how would you feel if you were my friend.  would my using william as a boys name weird you out?  i'd like to think it wouldn't bother me, but i can't be sure...

 

 



We have a William Robert. William after my grandfather and Robert after my father. I think that you should believe what your friend told you. We had our William and then my aunt and uncle adopted their first 2 years later and named him William too. It doesn't bother us one bit.

 

post #44 of 73

I feel the same as adoremybabe. I would believe what your friend said. I'm guessing you would have quickly picked up a hesitation on her part if she didn't feel fine with the idea. I'm of the mind that really close family members are the only ones who really need to avoid same-names. :) 

 

post #45 of 73

If you lived real close to your friend I'd worry more. I think William is common enough that you aren't stepping on the toes of someone who was trying to be unique. I'm guessing she really doesn't mind.

post #46 of 73

justKate - I think Marion Jean sounds beautiful together!  Go for it!

post #47 of 73

chiro, I agree with the others. Go for it, William is way too common of a name to  have dibs on, AND she said you could use it (not that I think that matters since I think dibs on names are BS)

 

I have always wanted to use Josephine (little women) and then my Hubs grandma was named Josephine, so we used it, even though dd's best friend in daycare was named Josie.  The girls hadn't seen each other in awhile at that point, but I would have used it regardless. They see each other sometimes now, were in girl scouts together, and Big Josie LOVES Little Josie!

post #48 of 73

We have had our names picked out for years.  My mother died when I was a child and my husband's father died when he was a teenager so their middle names will be for our parents.  Savian/Savion Sundar if it is a boy and Zoraya Lynn if it is a girl.  Since we know it is a boy it will be Savian/Savion Sundar

post #49 of 73

Names are always difficult for DH and I to agree on. I have been getting my choices but I think that so far I've worked within DH's limits. My choices have grown on him so to speak.

 

So far we havekiddos named: William Robert

                                                       Annalise Marie

                                                       Charles David

 

 

For a girl I really like Julie or Catherine (Cate for short) My middle name is Catherine. I'm stuck on a boy's name. There are several that I like but DH hasn't said yes yet.

 

When William was born we were settled on a girl's name, when Annalise was born we weren't settled on a boy's name, and when Charlies was born we weren't settled on a girl's name. There has been a trend. It's been my only sucessful gender predictor :)

 

My mom's name is Philomene and I would LOVE to encorporate Philomena into a girl's name but DH thinks that I'm crazy. So far we haven't officially sat down to discuss names.

post #50 of 73

We have only one boy's name on deck, Ashley Spencer, which hopefully would fit if it is a boy otherwise we would be scrambling to think of something if he just didn't look like an Ashley to us. Ashley we just dig and Spencer is my maiden name.

 

I have a list of girl's names that keeps growing:

Una

Katy 

Bay 

Charlie

Nora

Marcie

 

Katy, Charlie and Marcie are all based on grandmothers' names (Katherine, Charlotte and Marcella), the others I just like. I super like Bay but live in Wisconsin, land of crazy Green Bay Packers fans and wonder if people would think that her name was somehow tied to that. Middle names for the girl's names would likely be Pary or Charlotte for our grandmothers. 

 

We are feeling pretty strong girl vibes over here, so I don't think we'll get to use our boy name and will end up adding more girl names to the list and then having a short list toward the end of the pregnancy. We had a list of seven names narrowed to three when our son was born and it took a couple of days to figure out just what fit him. I have a feeling his likely sister will follow the same path to a name.  

 

post #51 of 73

kaismom - last night I just heard of a baby boy named Matthew Clay. Packers fan ya think???

post #52 of 73

We're totally solid on a girl's name but DH refuses to discuss boy names until we see a penis on the screen. It's driving me nuts, but that's how he is. i think at this point he's mostly doing it to annoy me. So as it stands right now:

 

Official Girl Name (I don't want ot be as secretive this time): Imogen Medb Fiona P. I'm quite pleased DH agreed to the traditional spelling of Medb too.

 

My shortlist for boys:

 

Malcolm

Geoffrey

Tavian

Connor (my longtime favorite, DH hates it)

Adrian

 

As of this moment if I could name a boy without DH's input it'd be Malcom Finn Connor P.


Why yes, we like the Irish names. :)

post #53 of 73

Ashley, I love Irish names too.   My girl name (before I had DD) was Fiona but when I got pregnant it fell off the top of my list for some reason.  DD was nearly named Saoirse though. ;)   This time around there are a few Irish and Scottish names on both girl/boy lists but the top contenders so far aren't Irish again, so we will see.

 

I am a big fan of longish names that can be shortened into a cute nickname, probably because I couldn't do anything with my own growing up. :p   DD was named Wilhelmina but she often goes by Willa or Mina, or Mina-mina as she often calls herself.   Her paternal grandmother is Wilma and she was named for her father William so when Wilhelmina popped into my brain (and showed up in a dream) we thought it was a good fit.  Her middle name is Elizabeth after my mother's cousin who was a little like a second mother to me when I was very young.  Her second middle name is my last name, and her last time is the same as my husband's. 

 

This time around I'm looking towards family-related names again and my favourite so far is Juniper with a short form of June.  June was my maternal grandmother's name.  My husband isn't a fan of Juniper though. :(  My paternal grandmother was Muriel so that is another contender but it tends to sound really granny-ish in my mind. 

For a boy, our top name right now is Peregrine with a short form of Peri/Perry or Perrin.  I'm also debating Lindsay for a boy (don't like it for a girl) as a middle name since that was my maternal grandmother's maiden name/Scottish clan.  We will likely use the same FirstName MiddleName MyLastName HusbandsLastName format this time around too.

post #54 of 73

Adoremybabe: That one seems a lot more overt than Bay. :) 

 

Hazelbranch: Juniper is a fantastic name. I like it a lot. Maybe he will change his mind? 

 

I made a deal with my husband when I was pregnant with our son that I would consider names of his choosing but the ultimate decision would be mine and he could be the ultimate decider of names of all of the babies that he births. He seemed to think it was fair. Kai was one of his choices and he said several times that I didn't need to choose one of his name as we were filling out the forms, I think maybe I scared him a little. Poor fella. 

post #55 of 73
I’ve got a girl’s name that I’m waffling on—mostly I love it, but I can tell that it’s on the cusp of becoming crazy popular (it’s in the same vein as Eleanor, Grace, Rose, etc). As an Emily, I’d like to avoid that, but then again, I never disliked my name—only that it got so common.

Love Imogen! I also love Pilar, but that got shot down. Boys names are harder…and I’m pretty sure that’s what we’re having. Hmm..I’ll have to read some more name books!
post #56 of 73

Imogen is one of my top all time favorite names and the #1 name my husband loathes!

 

I love Wilhelmina too. I am a huge fan of long names with lots of nicknames...and I have a Juniper!

post #57 of 73

I have to say, I told DH a few days ago that if our girl name wasn't in honor of my dear friend, I'd be wanting Imogene. Sweet and old fashioned but still somehow modern and unique. I love it!!

post #58 of 73

I HATE picking names! LOL Maybe it's because I am so afraid that I'll pick the wrong one and my kid will hate me 15 years down the road...

 

We have 3 boys and have "son" names for first names. The middle name has to be one syllable.. I just like the way it sounds.

 

My first is Grayson James, my second is Hudson Rhoan, and my third is Harrison Dane(yes...after Harrison Ford and Dane Cook...LOL).  Now...to come up with a fourth boy name that's slightly different from the rest and not too popular that ends in 'son'. It's funny though...when I named my kids they didn't seem that popular and then all of a suddem BAM! I hear them everywhere! Oh well!

 

If this is somehow a girl, I'll be looking for names after her birth. Only reason for that is I've had beautiful girls names each time and it hurt to not be able to use that name for the next baby(felt too weird to keep the same name). So this time I'll come up with a boy name before hand...wait to see if it suits him...and go from there:)

 

I love everyone's ideas...such great names:)

post #59 of 73

So now I feel more comfortable about using the name william, thanks for that, but with all the great names posted here, I'm waffling!!!!

post #60 of 73

Tulafina, what about Dawson??? Or maybe Lawson (there's a little boy down the road from us named that)???

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