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post #161 of 363

I knew a girl named Zenobia once. She loved her name.

Marigold is pretty, but I like Rebecca better. Sorry Linnie, don't hate me! Ultimately whatever you name babe WILL fit! Welcome to team pink ;)

post #162 of 363

Oh my goodness- lol, I love honest feedback. I have no idea what we will go with and we don't know the sex yet, we will know on wednesday the 21st- soooo excited! I am jumping the gun on girls names because we are so settled with our boy name and I usually have a girl's name picked out that I am 100% happy with by this time. I am obsessed with baby names. That is my fave part about having a baby! I was an English Lit major in University and I am a voracious reader so I think that's part of why I love the language, sound, rhythmn (I'm a musician too) of name.

 

(I love the name Zenobia too- I thought of that when I read Goddess's post).

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Originally Posted by Onemoreontheway View Post

I knew a girl named Zenobia once. She loved her name.

Marigold is pretty, but I like Rebecca better. Sorry Linnie, don't hate me! Ultimately whatever you name babe WILL fit! Welcome to team pink ;)



 

post #163 of 363

I have never known a marigold, no. :) 

post #164 of 363
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I need advice- honest advice. I am still loving Rebecca June for a girls name but DH and I have stumbled upon Marigold and we are loving it. It is a way for us to use Mary like we so desperately want to. We were hesitating because her name would be Mary Murray but now it could be Marigold June Murray. What do you think????



Oooh I love Marigold, DH and I were throwing that one around a few weeks ago, you could call her Mari (pronounced Maari) for short.  I think June as the middle name would be essential with Murray as the last name.  Very pretty name!

post #165 of 363
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I'm a little shocked by all the Marigold love! DH loves it and I am shocked because I believe that I suggested it 5 years ago for DD and then quite possibly 3 years ago. If we find out on wednesday that it is a little girl, then I will have a tough decision to make. Has anyone ever known of a little girl named Marigold? Being from Canada, we used to have this show when I was little called Polka Dot Door and one of the puppets (an adorable red haired little girl in a dark green dress with marigold's on it) was named Marigold. The puppets never spoke aloud and the host used to say "What's that Marigold?" and lean in to hear her "whisper". It was cute!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpvdubfYbQ0



I know a Marigold and she is adorable! Her parents call her Goldie.

post #166 of 363
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I know a Marigold and she is adorable! Her parents call her Goldie.



I love Goldie as a nickname!  So precious!

 

So...now that we know we're having a girl...

 

Hadley

Penelope (nn: Penny)

Charlotte

Amelia

Anna

Sophie

 

We're open to suggestions as well!

post #167 of 363

I always like Abigail for a girl with Abbey as the NN

 

Hadley and Charlotte are cute :)

post #168 of 363

I am thinking Dottie or Dot as a nickname for our babe.

 

I really like Penelope, but not so hot on Penny as a nn. I don't know why? Possibly a prior association ruined it for me? Hadley is pretty.

See nn of Penny on why I am not too hot on Charlotte (lol sorry), but I do love Sophie.

 

Amelia is one of my dd's names and Abigail is this ones middle name.

 

Anna is alright, but...you know you will wind up nn'ing her "Anna Bobanna/Banana" LOL

Ok...maybe thats me and why I passed on Anna even though I like it. ;)

 

I bet you're sorry you asked Sarah. LOL

 

Really I like all of your names as they are pretty classic. I like classic names.

 

ok some names I haven't heard used in a while (not saying I like all of them):

 

Denise

Daisy

Rowan

Hannah

Samantha

Janice

Ingrid

Laina

 

 

I don't know. So many names...

 

 

post #169 of 363

Rowan is really popular right now I know 5 Rowans!

post #170 of 363


I love Charlotte bc that is DD's (Charlotte Winter) name but she is 5 and now it is pretty popular but it is still my all time favourite girl's name. I love Penelope and Penny!! I love Amelia but I know several baby Amelia's. I like Anna but I LOVE ANNIE! My friend has a 8 year old Annie (from Father of the Bride) and it is just Annie (no long form) and I LOVE that she did that name. Would Annie be an option?

I am very nervous about doing Marigold but I agree that Goldie is a super cute nn. We will know the sex TOMORROW and I CANNOT WAIT!!!
 

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I love Goldie as a nickname!  So precious!

 

So...now that we know we're having a girl...

 

Hadley

Penelope (nn: Penny)

Charlotte

Amelia

Anna

Sophie

 

We're open to suggestions as well!



 

post #171 of 363

Onemore, since you brought it up thought I might throw out what I consider some underused treasures and interesting names I have come across for those looking for ideas. These are ones I will not be using for reasons that have nothing to do with the names themselves (i.e. they don't work with my last name, etc.)

 

Girl:

Leona

Ophelia 

Blair

Valentine

Selma

Phoenix

Talia

 

Boy:

Linneus

Arthur

Favien

Leander

Yuri

Ellis

Lysander

Sylas

 

post #172 of 363


Oh wow! Must be a geographical thing. I haven't ever met even 1 in playgroups or school or anything. I saw a little girl named Rowan online once and thought "How pretty"

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Rowan is really popular right now I know 5 Rowans!



 

post #173 of 363
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Rowan is really popular right now I know 5 Rowans!



Wow - that's our first choice for a girl's name!  Although, I might have look into how popular it is now - one of the reasons I started liking Rowan more than Maia (my first first choice) was because Maia was so popular.

 

I had 3 other girls with my name in my grade in elementary school, and I hated it - people were always getting us mixed up. That's why my name is Kristin now instead of Kristina - when I was 10, I got fed up and took off the "a", and have been Kristin ever since.

post #174 of 363
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Originally Posted by Onemoreontheway View Post

I am thinking Dottie or Dot as a nickname for our babe.

 

I really like Penelope, but not so hot on Penny as a nn. I don't know why? Possibly a prior association ruined it for me? Hadley is pretty.

See nn of Penny on why I am not too hot on Charlotte (lol sorry), but I do love Sophie.

 

Amelia is one of my dd's names and Abigail is this ones middle name.

 

Anna is alright, but...you know you will wind up nn'ing her "Anna Bobanna/Banana" LOL

Ok...maybe thats me and why I passed on Anna even though I like it. ;)

 

I bet you're sorry you asked Sarah. LOL

 

Really I like all of your names as they are pretty classic. I like classic names.

 

ok some names I haven't heard used in a while (not saying I like all of them):

 

Denise

Daisy

Rowan

Hannah

Samantha

Janice

Ingrid

Laina

 

 

I don't know. So many names...

 

 


Not sorry at all!  :)  It's funny you say that about Samantha, I know two Samanthas under the age of 3!  Until then I hadn't heard it (for a baby) in ages!

 



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I love Charlotte bc that is DD's (Charlotte Winter) name but she is 5 and now it is pretty popular but it is still my all time favourite girl's name. I love Penelope and Penny!! I love Amelia but I know several baby Amelia's. I like Anna but I LOVE ANNIE! My friend has a 8 year old Annie (from Father of the Bride) and it is just Annie (no long form) and I LOVE that she did that name. Would Annie be an option?

I am very nervous about doing Marigold but I agree that Goldie is a super cute nn. We will know the sex TOMORROW and I CANNOT WAIT!!!
 



 

 

I do like Annie, but I think I would use Anna and Annie as the nn.  Just so she go by Anna as an adult if she wanted to. 

 

Side note:  There's a little boy in my class named George.  His mom is pregnant with a little girl, and they're naming her Annie.  I immediately thought of Father of the Bride (one of my favorite movies ever!).  I don't think she did it on purpose, but it sure is cute!

 



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Originally Posted by sosurreal09 View Post

Rowan is really popular right now I know 5 Rowans!


I love Rowan!  I only know of one. 

 



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Wow - that's our first choice for a girl's name!  Although, I might have look into how popular it is now - one of the reasons I started liking Rowan more than Maia (my first first choice) was because Maia was so popular.

 

I had 3 other girls with my name in my grade in elementary school, and I hated it - people were always getting us mixed up. That's why my name is Kristin now instead of Kristina - when I was 10, I got fed up and took off the "a", and have been Kristin ever since.

 

I think the popularity of some names is very regional.  Like Charlotte.  Everyone says how popular it is, but I don't know any IRL.  Same with Rowan (I only know one).  Those are just two examples, there are lots more.  The popular names here are last names for boys (Griggs, Walker, Fisher, Fuller, Graves, etc.)  and "EL" names for girls Ella, Ellie, and Elle are all really big.
 

 

post #175 of 363

This gives me a good idea for a thread- we should post the popular names that we hear where we live! In the Greater Toronto area, there is a website that lets you put in your postal code and they will list the top 5 girls and boys names per neighbourhood and it is amazing how much they vary!

 

Here its still Jackson, Jaxson, Jack, Braden, Caden, Grayson (or Grayden like my nephew), Jayden, Aiden, Luke and Noah. I hear those boy names all the time!

For girls its; Ava, Amelia, Olivia, Isabella, Sophie, Sophia, Ella and Emily.

 

It's funny because often one family will have kids with names from this list for all their kids. What I'm saying is that the people that pick these "popular" names once, usually gravitate towards the same type of name the next time around.

                                              

post #176 of 363

I was thinking about names today, and thought about you ladies. 

 

One I haven't seen suggested that I love - along the vein of "classic" names is Vivian.  I love that name, but our girl name is already set in stone. 

post #177 of 363

You know what I got mixed up I know 2 female Rowans and 3 RONANs that are boys!

post #178 of 363

My husband is very fond of the name William. He had a godson with that name who died many years ago. I think we should ask the parents of that boy for their blessing before we use that name. It just seems like the kind thing to do even if it is a popular name. DH thinks that conversation would be too awkward. On a somewhat lighter note I don't know about having a William when we already have a Catherine. I'm not all that tuned into royal goings on in England but connections between those names seems awkward right now. 

post #179 of 363
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Originally Posted by LinnieThree View Post

This gives me a good idea for a thread- we should post the popular names that we hear where we live! In the Greater Toronto area, there is a website that lets you put in your postal code and they will list the top 5 girls and boys names per neighbourhood and it is amazing how much they vary!

 

Here its still Jackson, Jaxson, Jack, Braden, Caden, Grayson (or Grayden like my nephew), Jayden, Aiden, Luke and Noah. I hear those boy names all the time!

For girls its; Ava, Amelia, Olivia, Isabella, Sophie, Sophia, Ella and Emily.

 

It's funny because often one family will have kids with names from this list for all their kids. What I'm saying is that the people that pick these "popular" names once, usually gravitate towards the same type of name the next time around.

                                              

Oooh, I wish we had something like that here.  Although, working in a daycare/preschool I get a pretty good idea of what names are popular.
 

 



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I was thinking about names today, and thought about you ladies. 

 

One I haven't seen suggested that I love - along the vein of "classic" names is Vivian.  I love that name, but our girl name is already set in stone. 

I like it, very feminine.  I'm really feeling a feminine name for this baby.  DD's name is gender neutral.  I love it, and it suits her perfectly but this one feels like a girly girl.  :)
 

 



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My husband is very fond of the name William. He had a godson with that name who died many years ago. I think we should ask the parents of that boy for their blessing before we use that name. It just seems like the kind thing to do even if it is a popular name. DH thinks that conversation would be too awkward. On a somewhat lighter note I don't know about having a William when we already have a Catherine. I'm not all that tuned into royal goings on in England but connections between those names seems awkward right now. 

I love William too.  You could always call him Liam, if you like that at all.  I wish I could see into the future and know what William and Kate will name their children.  Those are going to become extremely popular names! 
 

 

post #180 of 363

I know one Rowan (boy) and think it is a nice name.

 

Bubblema - 

If you like Vivian how about the frillier (but strong) French spelling, Vivienne?

 

Masel - 

Catherine and William are both such common classic similar-in-style names, I don't see it being a "weird" connection because of the royals. Unless you call your daughter Cate and plan on calling your son the full William, and even then only maybe would it give people pause. 

 

Linnie - 

Marigold is great. Good luck with the ultrasound tomorrow!

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