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post #21 of 36

We are having a terrible time with names as well.  We don't know the gender but both have strong feelings that baby is a girl.  We each have a few girl names that we like but have not agreed on *the one* and we have NO boy names.  And since we're doing a homebirth this time, DH is procrastinating even more!  I'm hoping we'll be motivated to have some discussions this weekend since I'll be full term on Wednesday!  Good luck everyone, I love hearing the names people choose and why.

post #22 of 36

Our girl name (which we're not using- it's a boy!) was Emilia Claire.  I'm so sad we aren't able to use it.  But our boy name is Dylan Timothy.  (Timothy is my late father's name).  We had a rough time choosing a name once we knew he was a boy- our other names were Nolan, Kendrick, and Oliver.   Feel free to use any that you like, of course ;-)

post #23 of 36

Jaimee - I don't think Auburn sounds feminine at all, I actually like it very much for a boy - I'd never dream it was a girl's name if I heard it.  I knew a guy about 10 years ago who had a big red dog named Auburn, so maybe I attach it to the image of that big, muscular dog?


Edited by tnrose - 11/19/11 at 2:44pm
post #24 of 36

Becky - I'm with you on the spelling. Jaxon just doesn't look right to me... I'd go with Jaxson, too (which technically would be pronounced "Jacks-son" to me, so just run it together as quickly as you would say it and it sounds just like "Jackson"...). People are inevitably going to misspell it at some point anyway, regardless of how common it is, so I would go with what you like the look of!

post #25 of 36

We are still pretty iffy on names. We're pretty set on Silas, but we've gotten some negative comments from family. And I really don't like only having one name picked out.....what if he's just NOT Silas when he's born? The other name we like is Jude, but our last name is also one syllable and ends with D, so I think it sounds weird. Middle name we want to be a family name, so basically either John, Lennox, or Andrew. I also like Charles, which is a family name (DH's grandfather was John Charles Lennox) but DH hates it.

 

If he ends up being a girl somehow, I don't think I'll be able ot be talked out of Nora Catherine, no matter what DH says.

post #26 of 36
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Becky - I'm with you on the spelling. Jaxon just doesn't look right to me... I'd go with Jaxson, too (which technically would be pronounced "Jacks-son" to me, so just run it together as quickly as you would say it and it sounds just like "Jackson"...). People are inevitably going to misspell it at some point anyway, regardless of how common it is, so I would go with what you like the look of!


OMG THANK you! lol I thought I was a looney when everyone was like "I don't know what you're talking about". lol I ran the name by my mom for good measure's sake to see what she'd say (she never does like my name choices much) and she absolutely LOVES Levi Jaxson! I was so shocked and happy. haha She spent my pregnancy with my DS and half of my pregnancy with DD(til we found out the sex) bugging me about Tristan.
 

 

post #27 of 36
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Jaimee - I don't think Auburn sounds feminine at all, I actually like it very much for a boy - I'd never dream it was a girl's name if I heard it.  I knew a guy about 10 years ago who had a big red dog named Auburn, so maybe I attach it to the image of that big, muscular dog?

Hmm... anyone else think it's totally masculine and not feminine? 
 

 

post #28 of 36

Jaimee, it sounds gender neutral to me. Like the name Casey or the nickname "Dannie".

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Hmm... anyone else think it's totally masculine and not feminine? 
 

 



I think Auburn also *slightly* brings to mind the college, which makes me think "football"... so again, masculine... to me, anyways!

post #30 of 36

The first thing that my DH said is, "that's the name of a school"...  Then he said that it's unisex, but he leans toward feminine.  My father (who happens to be here) says that it's a girl's name. 
 

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Hmm... anyone else think it's totally masculine and not feminine? 
 

 



I have a son named Cyan, which is a totally unisex name.  His is pronounced Sy-en (like Ryan or Bryan), but it gets butchered all the time and people often think he's a girl (when reading it).  I still love his name and he doesn't seem to have any issues with it yet (he's almost 8yo).

post #31 of 36

Thanks all for posting your thoughts and running it by others.  It's interesting that there are more leaning toward masculine than feminine.  Hmm....  I'm having a hard time picturing a little boy named Auburn, especially if his hair ends up sort of dirty blonde like my other two kids (though I don't honestly expect that to last past early childhood as both dh and I are quite dark haired).  But maybe I'll let it sit on the table a little longer and see how it feels.

 

Okay, I made a poll and posted in the pregnancy forum  hoping to get more votes that way, but I would love my DDCers to vote as well.  Here it is: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1334532/auburn-boy-name-or-girl-name#post_16724483

 

Thanks!!


Edited by Jaimee - 10/30/11 at 8:21am
post #32 of 36

39 weeks and I still can't get an answer from DH. So, our baby doesn't have a name and will be here any time now. I'm frustrated and he doesn't seem to care. Hope he's prepared to deal with me just naming the baby on my own then ;) I am fairly sick of being asked what the baby's name is, though. We didn't tell anyone with our last pregnancy and we thought we knew! (we changed our minds after she was here)

post #33 of 36
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39 weeks and I still can't get an answer from DH. So, our baby doesn't have a name and will be here any time now. I'm frustrated and he doesn't seem to care. Hope he's prepared to deal with me just naming the baby on my own then ;) I am fairly sick of being asked what the baby's name is, though. We didn't tell anyone with our last pregnancy and we thought we knew! (we changed our minds after she was here)



Just tell them it's a surprise. :) And it just might be a surprise, because it sounds like it MIGHT be a surprise to just have a name pop into your mind once you see your baby.

 

post #34 of 36


Looks like Autumn Auburn is out of the running? Have you guys been working on a new name?

 

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Thanks all for posting your thoughts and running it by others.  It's interesting that there are more leaning toward masculine than feminine.  Hmm....  I'm having a hard time picturing a little boy named Auburn, especially if his hair ends up sort of dirty blonde like my other two kids (though I don't honestly expect that to last past early childhood as both dh and I are quite dark haired).  But maybe I'll let it sit on the table a little longer and see how it feels.

 

Okay, I made a poll and posted in the pregnancy forum  hoping to get more votes that way, but I would love my DDCers to vote as well.  Here it is: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1334532/auburn-boy-name-or-girl-name#post_16724483

 

Thanks!!


DH and I have finally been discussing our lists - and we've narrowed lists of 20-30 names down to lists of 6 names with 2 favourites for each sex. We want to meet our baby before deciding which names suit him/her best. 

 

One of our two favourites for girls' names is Juniper, despite having a couple of misgivings about it. I was just wondering what your honest first impressions were of the name Juniper.

 

DD's name is Mirabel, if that helps, and we chose it because it was an old-fashioned name with a contemporary sound, it was pretty-sounding, and had versatility, so DD could choose to be Mira, or Bel or Mirabel in the future. Though right now we call her Mimi. Oh, and that it was an unusual name, that was important too. 

 

Thanks for your input!


Edited by KayPea - 11/6/11 at 8:32am
post #35 of 36
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Looks like Autumn is out of the running? Have you guys been working on a new name?

 

 

Oh, no, Autumn is our GIRL name.  We just have ZERO boy names picked out.  I was contemplating Auburn for a BOY, but dh is not convinced and pretty much the majority of those I polled here on MDC said it was a girl name for sure.  I really don't want to give a boy a vaguely masculine name.  It's not like I'm all into gender roles, but I also don't think he needs to start out with a girly name.  shrug.gif

post #36 of 36

Yes, I definitely meant Auburn, not Autumn! Baby brain! duh.gif
 

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Oh, no, Autumn is our GIRL name.  We just have ZERO boy names picked out.  I was contemplating Auburn for a BOY, but dh is not convinced and pretty much the majority of those I polled here on MDC said it was a girl name for sure.  I really don't want to give a boy a vaguely masculine name.  It's not like I'm all into gender roles, but I also don't think he needs to start out with a girly name.  shrug.gif



 

 

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