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post #21 of 55
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Faither, I must say I'm quite partial to the name Molly. Good work. ;) I have accumulated lots of fun nicknames over the years, from a name the is hard to shorten. My faves have been mollsworth and mollywogs. Does your DD have any nicknames?
 

 



Hi! When she was a tiny baby we were calling her "Molly Wigglebottom" for some reason. She has ALWAYS been such a mover and now at almost two she's a climber. That early nickname has been shortened to "wiggle" too on occasion. She also gets "Molls" and (My personal fav) Mollybug. I'm guessing she'll grow out of most of them but it's still cute for now.

 

I LOVE the name Elodie. But DH would never go for it. I'm surprised we were able to narrow it down to two so quickly. We've had other names over the years but it seems like each time I get pregnant all the old names go out the window and we start over. If Molly was a boy she would have been Quentin. Now I wouldn't touch Quentin with a ten foot pole. Go figure. smile.gif I still like the name, I just don't feel like this baby is a Quentin and Molly certainly wasn't.

post #22 of 55

We're still debating boy names. We had one, Dastan Cruz, but then I mentioned that I always liked Dimitri (which is still my fave, but hubby hates it) and Dominick. So now DH is thinking Dominick and I think it goes better with our other kids' names (Dorian and Dante), but I was kind of getting used to Dastan! If this had been a girl, we had the perfect name, Elora Quinn, which we both loved. Sigh. At least we have another few months to decide. :D

post #23 of 55

There should be a website where you can enter middle/last names and it makes suggestions for names that sound good together!  Maybe there are and I haven't found them!  Or if you know what sound you want a name to end in, and how many syllables...

post #24 of 55
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Rin?


I was thinking the same thing, but then I wasn't sure if the ending of the name was pronounced Rin or Reen. Although I like both of those as nicknames.

 



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It is looking like we may have a name! Hubs is negotiating a list of demands in exchange for the name I want, but he not so secretly loves it too. ;) Hey, for a lifetime's worth of a name I will certainly do the driving a few nights. It seems this little lady will be called Ellis Annely.

Ellis was my great-grandmother's last name. Annely is from my Dutch host sister. I was an exchange student in the Netherlands and love Dutch names. But I need advice from you all: Annely should be pronounced like Amelie but with an N instead. I don't want people to pronounce it incorrectly (Ann-ely) so we are considering changing the spelling to Anelie. At the same time, it is a middle name so it won't be used often anyways. Thoughts?

 

 

 



I think if people are going to say it wrong, they'll still say it wrong even if there is one "n". I wouldn't worry too much since it's the middle name. Most people ask you your middle name, they don't see it written, KWIM?



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  I will say that for me personally it does get tiresome having to constantly tell people how to spell your name - you would think any literate person would know how to spell "Sage" but you would not believe how often people ask me to spell it.  People always ask me to spell my last name - I actually just do it automatically.  


Oh I know. My name is Erin for crying out loud, I can somewhat understand butchering the spelling (some people don't know there is a difference in the male and female spelling). I'm really shocked at how often it's mispronounced. I thought it was pretty common since I always had at least 2 other Erins in every class growing up.

 

post #25 of 55

We kinda discussed names in the beginning, but now I'm not sure I like anything we said we liked then. I think I want something a little more unique this time. DD and DS are named Rachael and Luke. I love both of their names, but this time I want something a little more unusual. The problem us that DH is really picky and probably won't go for something uncommon.

post #26 of 55
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Could I hijack just a teensy bit to beg for help too? My wife has the name Peregrine running in her family as a girl's name and I would love to use it but I need a nickname I can stand!

 

The current holders of the name go by Bird and Pippin respectively -- what on earth else can people think of besides Perry?



DDCing to say:  Okay, so it might be a leap since it isn't derived from the name, but I love the name Peregrine and would probably use the nicknames Piper or Pepper.  I had to look it up, but Perrin is the feminine form of Peter or Peregrine, so could/would you use Petra or just Pete as nicknames? 

post #27 of 55
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Originally Posted by CassnBeth View Post

Could I hijack just a teensy bit to beg for help too? My wife has the name Peregrine running in her family as a girl's name and I would love to use it but I need a nickname I can stand!

 

The current holders of the name go by Bird and Pippin respectively -- what on earth else can people think of besides Perry?



I'm a DDC behind you, but thought I'd jump in because I'm also looking at Peregrine but for a potential boy.  I've seen Perrin mentioned as the "feminine" version of Peregrine, and I thought I might use that as a nickname.

post #28 of 55

I found a helpful website for names the other day.  I've been a bit concerned about how a couple of our names will sound or wear, and I found a site that lets people answer a survey about their own name.  You can see how many people answered the survey for that name, how much they like that name, if they recommend parents use it for their kid, if they were bullied about their name, etc.

 

Start http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/?navid=BNW_rightRail, search for the name, and once you're at the page for the name, click on the "Considering this name?" tab.  I checked out a couple of our less common names and then a couple of more common names (John, Paul) we're considering for middles.  Many more people answered the survey for the common names, and a smaller percentage of them were happy with their name.  I found that interesting.

 

I think we may have narrowed down our name list, but dh doesn't want to commit for sure until we have to.  

 

First names: Orion, Magnus, Morris

Middle names: John Alfred or Paul

 

Magnus is a family name from way back on dh's side.  But it really rhymes with one of our other kid's names (Rasmus) and it seems a little pompous to me.  Plus someone pointed out that Magnum condoms is kind of similar.  Morris is a family name as well, and we would probably use the nn Moss, but the meaning of the actual name is kind of lacking to me.  Orion is a name we both like, and we don't have any O names yet (we do have an M name) and it doesn't really rhyme with any of the other names (we have a bunch that end in N, but none of them are as close as Rasmus and Magnus).  But I'm worried that it's a little out there.

 

John is dh's grandfather's name and Alfred is my dad's middle name (we've already used dh's dad's middle name for one of the boys' middle names).  We thought about using our dads' first names, but the initials ended up being an issue.  I like the meaning of John and King Alfred is a great namesake.  Dh and I both just like Paul.

post #29 of 55

Thanks for that tip. Helpful website!!
 

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Start http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/?navid=BNW_rightRail, search for the name, and once you're at the page for the name, click on the "Considering this name?" tab.  I checked out a couple of our less common names and then a couple of more common names (John, Paul) we're considering for middles.  Many more people answered the survey for the common names, and a smaller percentage of them were happy with their name.  I found that interesting.

 

 



 

post #30 of 55
I'm totally stuck on names. We have awhile to decide...but baby names just leave me with the inability to decide. Such a big decision. I was almost 7 months when we decided on DD's name...that will probably be true this time as well. Or, maybe we'll wait like my cousin did to see the baby...
post #31 of 55

My MIL was surprised by our name choice (Benjamin) because she thought I'd want to name my son something less traditional. She was right, but I pointed out it was her son who did not like my less common name choices. Plus, I was adamant that my sons sound like siblings. Bob and Ben seem pretty sibling-like to me. We've been using the name in conversation in reference to the belly so we feel good about it.

 

I'm also an aspiring novelist, so names always have some type of character feel to me. Benjamin could be a leading romantic interest or the protagonist hero.

post #32 of 55

I'm stuck on two names - - Caroline and Adelyn.  Love them both!

post #33 of 55

If you guys like babynamesworld, they used to have a fabulous forum that splintered off a couple of years back to become it's own website.  Nameberry.com  There are lots of ... um... name snobs? over there, but it's good for advice and feedback, just expect anything normal to be scoffed at somewhat.  The lists there are good too for finding names similar to others you like or whatever. 

post #34 of 55

I didn't know that was how nameberry started -- neat!  I like it there, but I do worry that it is kind of it's own little naming subculture and these more "out there" names start to feel normal, and I Iose perspective.  :P  I mean, I'm kind of trying these names on for size, and I will sometimes take a step back and think, "Are we seriously going to name a kid Orion? or Magnus?  Is that too much?"  But some of our other kids have names that are almost as out there (Darwin, Solomon, Miriam, Rasmus, Anders), and the world hasn't ended because of it or anything, and I don't think any of them dislike their names (yet).  That's also why they have "normal" middle names like James and Peter.

post #35 of 55

I know what you mean... after spending a few days on Nameberry, I start hating anything in the top 1000 and loving random weird names.  But another day or two and I realize that everyone on there loves the exact same things, so they're all into popular names, they just don't realize it.  haha! 

post #36 of 55

I love nameberry, but I got so immersed in the site that I began to doubt my traditional name because it's too common. Although when I posted it on their forum, I got approval from most berries.  I do worry my kid will be one of five with the same name, but then I think of the numbers and know that's not likely. My name, Kimberly, was the 8th most popular name in 1979 and I was only one of three Kims in my graduating class of 500. I think he'll be fine, although when anyone has a boy, I'm quick to ask "What did they name him?"

 

Honestly, most of my friends have selected a name from the top 30 and we still have no repeats.

post #37 of 55

Our list is up in the air again.  As much as I like Magnus, I don't want a repeat inital (we have an M name already) and it is so similar to one we already have (Rasmus).  That means Morris is out, too, because of the M.  And dh just vetoed Orion.  :P

 

Elias (Eli) might be on our list; I think dh will end up vetoing that one, too.  We like Cal names, but can't find one we both like enough.

 

Dh likes V names; I just vetoed Varian, so now I'm trying to find names with a V in them as a compromise.  I like Everett and dh hasn't vetoed it yet.  It's a good, strong name.  I'm stuck on Laurence today.  Dh vetoed Lorenzo, but Laurence might work.  And I love the nns Lore and Ren.  If we went with Laurence, we could use one of our more out-there names as a middle.  Maybe Laurence Varian, or Laurence Vital, or Laurence Revere.  Too bad Laurence and Magnus basically sound the same at the end, otherwise we could use it as the middle name.  I also like George Magnus today, but I'm pretty sure dh won't go for George.

post #38 of 55
We're liking Avery Reed. It's growing on us, and everyone else seems to like it, too. It goes well with our little Emma Rosemary, as well.
post #39 of 55

Avery Reed is sweet, and it does go nicely with Emma.  I like Av- names.  Our youngest's first and middle name initials are AV.  I occasionally call him A.V., so it sounds like Avery, but without the R in the middle.

post #40 of 55

DH announced this morning that he likes Conor over Ian. And then again tonight he said Conor is starting to win him over. Of course we've already called my bump Baby Ian so now what? lol At least I don't totally hate Conor; I think I like Ian more though. We'll see. We're still feeling it all out. We might wait until baby is born take a look at him and see what we think. I really really love Niall, but there is no way DH would go for that spelling and Neal doesn't feel right for some reason.

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