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post #141 of 154

Well we know she will be a girl and is already named...Ruby June

 

but our list included.

 

Vera

Mae

Cordelia

 

With the boy names I had the instruction that James had to be there somewhere ( I added that there had to be a J in the girls name somewhere, Family naming traditions shall not leave out female people(!) with June, Joy, and Jayne being my top picks)

 

so I had Arlo

Kirby (that would make a junior...) also is used as a girl name

Tristan

Corwin

 

 

I have a Hannah and a Dylan and while I still love the names, not so happy I nailed popular trends with them

post #142 of 154

Our boy is named Odin. We landed on that name first and it stuck, despite all our tests and searching for more options. We felt as if it was odd we only ever considered one name, but so it goes. 

 

Edit: deleted middle name to avoid googlability.


Edited by RosieL - 12/8/11 at 11:24am
post #143 of 154

so now I'm wavering on ds middle name...

 

right now we have Collin Graham, Graham is my mom's maiden name (to be honest, using it makes her a little too happy...) 

but at this point I'm really leaning toward Collin Patrick, I just love the irish names... 

 

so ladies, what do you think...

 

Collin Graham or Collin Patrick???

post #144 of 154

RosieL- Odin Warren is a cool name... if it's the only one you have really considered and come back to, it must be the right one smile.gif

 

chiro- i think Collin Patrick sounds more, i dunno... solid? Like Collin and Graham, even though they have different letters, have the same kind of feel somehow, but Collin and Patrick, tho both two syllables, feel different and complimentary. imo.

post #145 of 154

I love all you choices, really haven't heard a name on here I wouldn't use :) It bugs me about naming children..I have a dog for weeks before I  name them, kids you are just supposed to "know" somehow

 

Warren was on my list for kiddo 2, Love it in combo with Odin

I like both Patrick and Graham...though I have to admit I like the Gaelic spelling Padraig but probably wouldn't use it here as Cajuns would choke on it :)

post #146 of 154
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I love all you choices, really haven't heard a name on here I wouldn't use :) It bugs me about naming children..I have a dog for weeks before I  name them, kids you are just supposed to "know" somehow


And I am having the opposite problem!!  We learned the sex of both boys at the mid-pregnancy US, and named them within a week or two after.  We're waiting til Birthday to know the sex of #3, and it hit me that even if we have 2 names totally picked out, there will be a moment when the baby is born but not named... and that for some reason totally freaks me out.  I know-- I've heard stories of parents changing the name of their baby even weeks after the birth, but I could just never do that.  It feels weird to me that a name should be something so slippery.  I want to be like RosieL and just feel that the name is the "right" name somehow.  

 

Which makes me wonder if I need to work on picking 1 name that is gender neutral.  :)  I think Alistar could work for both.  What about Gilligan?  That's my new favorite.

 

Does anyone else have this problem?

 

 

post #147 of 154
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 We're waiting til Birthday to know the sex of #3, and it hit me that even if we have 2 names totally picked out, there will be a moment when the baby is born but not named... and that for some reason totally freaks me out. 

 

 

This doesn't bother me at all. I'm also waiting until the birthday and I'm planning n having a top three list for boys and a top three list for girls and deciding when i see my precious little.  If it really bugs you though, just think of it this way, the baby has a name all along, you just haven't realized it yet.  So al of our babies have names, it just takes us different amounts of time to find out what they are. RosieL was lucky enough to learn her baby's name while it was still in utero but some of us (possibly myself included) might take a little or a lot longer to learn what they are!    I kind of this of it this way because i think names are hugely important, but I also know that our babies are who they are already without us having to know the name (or gender) right away.

 

 
post #148 of 154
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I have my final name picked out Coraline March Teresa Smith.

 

 

chiro- Collin Patrick!!

 

 

Altheia- the longest a baby of mine hasn't been named is a  few minutes and since we are busy fawning over her I don't feel bad since she is just soaking up the love we are putting out and what is a name compared to that?

post #149 of 154

"Coraline March Teresa Smith"  -  I like it!

post #150 of 154

TG love the name!

post #151 of 154

Courtney, I think it's wonderful! thumb.gif

post #152 of 154

TG- I love it too!

 

tarabelle-- thank you.  these are wise words.  I've felt silly about my stance here, but that's how I feel!  I'm a bit of a control freak, I guess...

post #153 of 154

My mom took weeks to name several of us (except for me, whom she gave the most unimaginative name in 1980, and I am convinced that she gave absolutely no thought to.)  I think the longest was three months. Honestly.  My baby sister was called a different name every week until all of us (she had 7 older siblings) decided on Phoebe almost three months after she was born.  It took me several days to come up with #2s name, and we had to cross into the States from Canada with our nameless child.  #1 was named long before he was born, with the allowance that we could change it if the name didn't fit.  If this baby is a girl, she already has a name pretty firmly set, but if it's a boy, I think I will just have to wait until I meet him.  

post #154 of 154

Kaismum -

 

Leila is my name (and spelling!), and it's been great. As a name, it's interesting and different, but not too weird. I didn't like it as a kid, because people always mispronounced it, but now I really do love it. 

 

We're still deliberating. It's a good thing we have a few more months to think on it!

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