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post #61 of 154

NCMtnMama- Sink..... It has a ring to it....

 

Don't ya just love what the kids come up with? My 11yo just suggested "Orville". When I nixed that, he said "Wilbur?" (this is the kid that started with Greek and Norse gods and has worked his way down to early 20th century inventors). When I was preg with him, my eldest, who was almost 7, said " Can you pleeeeease give this baby a normal name.... like Joe?"

 

But Sink is definitely a winner wink1.gif

 

Annaliese is beautiful, I think it has many desirable qualities.  I also like the idea of giving a middle name that the kid can say "no really, it is....." but then that's my sens of humor too.

 

So here's a question for all you ladies, if you haven't already said.... What name have you come up with which you really, really love and would use in a heartbeat if your partner wasn't dead set against it? Mine was Persimmon. His father liked it, but when I said I would call him Percy, his response was "Hell no, no son of mine is gonna be called Percy" eyesroll.gif Now that same child wishes he was Percy, but hates Persimmon, lol.

 

post #62 of 154
Jess: I reallllly love Archer (as mentioned above) but my husband does not like it at all greensad.gif He's worried that if we have a boy he'll have his colouring of auburn hair/freckles and be nicknamed Archie. I personally see nothing wrong with this, and think Archie is an adorbs nn. He won't see reason.
post #63 of 154

day- I also think Archie is cute.... and there's nothing wrong with the connotation, anyway Archie comics were soooo long ago, is that really the only image that comes to our minds, or his future classmates', for that matter? shrug.gif  Personally, I think of the guy in "Rock'n'Rolla"... but maybe that doesn't help. lol.

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I Love Annaliese. it has made it onto our short list the last 2 times. Very pretty.

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So here's a question for all you ladies, if you haven't already said.... What name have you come up with which you really, really love and would use in a heartbeat if your partner wasn't dead set against it? Mine was Persimmon. His father liked it, but when I said I would call him Percy, his response was "Hell no, no son of mine is gonna be called Percy" eyesroll.gif Now that same child wishes he was Percy, but hates Persimmon, lol.

 

I would have 3 daughters named Jemima, Mabel, and Imogen. These names would fit them very well in that order too. Jewel's doll beauty could pull of Jemima (jemmy) and help you lose the syrup connotation. Josie's spunk and everybody adores her personality would pull off Mabel without a problem, and Juniper would be the cutest little Imogen with the long curly hair and rabbit teeth. My husband (and most other people) hated those wonderful names. I should push for Gertrude this time. A kid of mine could pull it off.
 

 



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day- I also think Archie is cute.... and there's nothing wrong with the connotation, anyway Archie comics were soooo long ago, is that really the only image that comes to our minds, or his future classmates', for that matter? shrug.gif  Personally, I think of the guy in "Rock'n'Rolla"... but maybe that doesn't help. lol.




They still sell Archie comics in the checkout line at the grocery store but I don't know ANY kids who read them...and I say go for it. (But I was also able to get past the syrup bit of the name Jemima in order to see what a beautiful name it truly is.)

post #65 of 154

Thursday Girl- I can see how those names go together... they sound like sisters in a 1940s book series for modern girls (I mean that in the absolute best possible way).

I think I do not have "normal" cultural references.... when I hear Jemima, I don't think of syrup first, I think of the duck in the Beatrix Potter stories.

post #66 of 154

I thought of Jemima Puddle Duck first, too :) Maybe that is because I wouldn't touch Jemima Syrup with a 10 foot pole - I am a 100% Pure Vermont Maple Syrup snob :)

 

Speaking of which, I also love the name Maple, but I know DH would veto it.

 

If my DD had been a boy, I was really liking Emery at the time. Her father kept saying, "Like an emery board?" I liked it because Emerson (as in Ralph Waldo) is a family name and the root name is Emery. It's a name that has gone to the girls now, though.

post #67 of 154
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Carly I have to admit I have always liked Emery in my head, the first time I ever heard someone say "emery" out load to a little girl I just immediatley though "Board", it's kind of like Braxton for me. Hicks jumps in my head.

post #68 of 154

My three older boys have decided that this one should be named Dante. They are quite insistent.

post #69 of 154
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my almost 6 year old is very adament we use the middle name Palm Tree. today we took a family vote (minues the 2 year old) and the only names still on the list are Jane, Catherine, Coraline, Mabel, and Gertrude.  The only one both my husband and I both like is Catherine. I was surprised he let me put Mabel back on when our middle girl suggested it was a good name.

 

Dante is not bad, it's got some history

post #70 of 154

Seriously great names on here.

 

The name I would want to use if my husband didn't hate it is Wren for a girl.

 

Boy name is Leif

 

Girl names are:

 

Charlotte (Lotta for short)

Bette

Clover (Chloe for short)

River

Cider

 

 

The names we already have are ds, Christian, dd, Elle, dd, Ava, dd, Mae.

post #71 of 154

That's pretty funny about Emery board. I don't think I could use it now because it is so girly now but I like the history of it in my family. What can I saw - it's cool to be related to Ralph Waldo Emerson!

 

I like Dante, but it immediately reminds me of Dantes inferno. I don't know the whole story but didn't Dante travel through hell? Dante also reminds me of work. I work for a ski resort in CO and our mountain is named Purgatory - you know, as in hell. We have a restaurant named Dante's, and runs named after levels of hell in the book :)

 

I LOVE Leif ... I'll be bringing it up again if U/S shows boy tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure it's "too hippy" for DH.

post #72 of 154

Carly, I'm rather a Dante nerd, so you've been warned.

 

In the Divine Comedy, Dante (the author and protagonist) is 35 years old and having a spiritual crisis. God is alerted to this and sends Virgil (the poet who wrote the Aeneid) to guide Dante on a path of redemption, during which he tours Hell (Inferno), and Purgatory (Purgatorio). About halfway through Purgatory the fact that Virgil is not saved means Dante needs a new guide, so the real love of his life, Beatrice comes down as a saint/angel to guide him through the rest of Purgatory and Heaven (Paradiso) where ultimately he has an ineffable experience of God himself.

 

Not only is this an amazingly beautiful poem, but the modern conception of purgatory traces back to Dante, and there is a serious movement to get him rendered a saint. The Inferno is of course hugely famous, but the end of the Paradiso has what is widely considered one of the most beautiful depictions of God ever written. I seriously think everyone should read the Divine Comedy, as it's truly amazing.

post #73 of 154

sunflower - thanks for the lesson! References to this stuff are ALL over my work but I really don't know too much of the story, so that is a good background!

post #74 of 154
Oooh Dante is a very strong name, I like it smile.gif

Thursday: I love Coraline, but Mabel was always my favorite girl name growing up. So much so I named our beloved family cat Mabel, so my parents and siblings might have a tough time wrapping their brains around it if I also used the name for our dd. I think that's why I'm now leaning towards Fable.

Jmay: I think Bette goes very well with your other dd's names.
post #75 of 154

sunflwr- thanks for explaining Dante's Inferno. I still haven't read it though I am passingly familiar with it; guess I should read it finally. I don't think my kids know much about it either, they have just latched onto the name pretty unanimously. They say it fits the scheme we have so far (Cypress, Rillian, Angus, Rocco).

post #76 of 154

About Dante-

 

Sunflower- good summary!  They are great poems.

 

I knew two twin boys growing up who where identical... and named Jesse and Dante.  Even then I thought it was weird that there wasn't more kinship between their names, and now I can't help but wonder if they were the children of two parents who just couldn't agree on name styles, so each got to pick one.  :)

 

But I think Dante sounds in good company with your cohort so far, jess in hawaii!

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But I think Dante sounds in good company with your cohort so far, jess in hawaii!



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post #78 of 154

Grr, I'm going to strangle DH.  Every time I say a name, he just says "no."

 

Well then you come up with something! 

 

Other thoughts today--since we DO need a girl name...

 

Ruby

Sadie

Miriam

 

(And then the ones we both sort of like: Mallory and Marion, Noelle)

 

 

Any suggestions for girl names that sort of have the feel of these: Scout, Archer, Sawyer?

 

DH is open to naming a girl Archer, but I'm not sure it would fit with DD, since her name is more feminine.


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Grr, I'm going to strangle DH.  Every time I say a name, he just says "no."

 

Well then you come up with something! 

 

Other thoughts today--since we DO need a girl name...

 

Ruby

Sadie

Miriam

 

(And then the ones we both sort of like: Mallory and Marion)


that is my hubs. he finally tossed out 2`names that popped in his head and said he didn't even really like them. I'd like to just name them myself if he's goign to be a pain.I LOVE Ruby!! plus I think Miriam and Aubrey go well together, and Mallory goes good with it too.

 

 

 

post #80 of 154

Just reading through this thread and I said to DH, "What do you think about Dante?" "It's a good name, I like it." But I was thinking about naming a girl Dante, so I say, "What about for a girl?" "What, no. It's a guy's name," replies my DH with a disgusted face. I'm telling you ladies, no imagination! orngtongue.gif

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