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post #101 of 210
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oh I love Rhoslynn and Ingo! They are both names I wouldn't be able to us for one reason or another but would be tickled to meet kids with these names.

Thanks C :)
 

 



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I really like Rhoslyn Lilyanne but you just typed one of my favorite names: Persephone. What about Persephone Sage? Seraphine Lilyanne? Sephira and Delphina are gorgeous too. I like the original name but you have a great list there. I say roll with it if it feels right!


I LOVE Persephone too...but my hubby has just informed me that although he doesn't mind it...it's not really his cup of tea :( I'm really being drawn to Delphina Lilyanne love.gif

What do you guys think about the name Sephina???

 

post #102 of 210

Lalazap - I love Arlo!  That was on our very short list for this baby, but it just doesn't feel right now.  I'm still sad about it and would love to see it get a good home.  I also think Ingo, Aven, Miro and Jules are lovely, though.  

 

Aletheia - While a name being gender neutral (ish) is definitely a plus for me, it isn't a requirement.  I wanted to make it a requirement for at least the first name, but it's just too restrictive for us.  Other names that I love that don't work for one reason or another are Auden, Shiloh, Arlo, and Aurora(Rory).  Also, I think Alisdair/Ali/Alis for a little girl is adorable.  I'm sure some people would react negatively, but I doubt there's any name you could pick that everyone in the whole world would like.  

 

Jennyvangy - Knox is great!  There's an artist from the town where I grew up named Knox Wilkinson.  Maybe you'll like his art and that will be a good connection? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knox-Wilkinson-Artist/106334589432381  Of course, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have a baby named Knox, but I wouldn't let that keep me from a great name.  We actually considered one of their other children's names for quite some time.  They are good namers, IMHO.  

 

Rik - DP keeps telling me that having a popular name isn't the end of the world or the worst thing we could do to our child, but I can't seem to process that :)

 

Rowan continues to grow on me ever so slightly, and I ordered a rowan scented candle and a piece of rowan tree bark from Etsy to see if I like rowan in the house.  That seems like a terribly strange thing to do, but I'm desperate enough to do strange things to feel settled with a name.  I also realized that my sister has a nephew named Owen (her husband's twin sister's son).  Would it be weird for her to have two nephews or a niece and a nephew named Owen and Rowan?  Our "Rowan" would almost never see Owen, if that matters.  

post #103 of 210

Also, once you're all settled on a name, do you plan to tell it to people IRL?

post #104 of 210
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Also, once you're all settled on a name, do you plan to tell it to people IRL?


No way.  Not us!  I wait until the baby's own cuteness more than makes up for any nose-wrinkling someone may want to do when they hear the name.  :)

 

 

post #105 of 210

I love all the names everyone has mentioned. Many of them were on our list at some point so I am happy to see others are thinking about using them.

 

I think we finally have our final 4 names picked out. It's taken lots of arguments and time but DH and I are finally content that our little girl will be called one of these:

 

Cayleigh (Alexis, Rhiannon or Teagan)

Fiona (Alexis or Rhiannon)

Inara (Aislinn (pronounced Ashlynn) or Teagan)

Teagan (Alexis or Inara)

 

We are still having difficulties with the middle name as you can see. Any suggestions from what we have?

post #106 of 210

belacmsage... My least favorite first name on your list is Cayleigh simply because it seems the one at most risk for mispronunciation.  Is it KAY-lee?  Inara is beautiful.  What does it mean?  I think if you are having difficulties with the middle name, you should turn to the meanings of the names and see if you like one of those better than the others.  Or have you already done that?  Just on the surface of things, my favorite combination from your list is Inara Aislinn.  They look pretty together, they sound pretty together, and while both are unique, they don't sound that far off the beaten path to be too weird.

 

I think we have a Top Five list for each sex, and I wanted to share them for feedback, too.

 

Girls:

 

1. Imogen Louise (nn "Mo," because I love it.)

2. Alystar Louise 

3. Alythea Louise

4. Louise Adelia (nn "Zadie," a family name)

5. Rose Adelia ("Zadie")

 

  • Louise is the middle name of myself, my mom, and my grandmother.
  • Zadie is the name of my DH's maternal grandmother, and while I love it, I don't like it as a first name as it sounds too girly. And it was popular in my grandfather's hometown to create an entirely new nickname from first and middle names.  My great aunt is named Rosa Genevieve, and goes even now by "Rogee."  Her best friend, Maria Louisa, is "Micha." (mee-cha).  I love that!
  • Adelia has strong Greek roots, both in its etymology and its geographical reference (Delos) and I study ancient Greek philosophy.
  • Alythea is my attempt to make a clear pronunciation obvious for the Greek word "Aletheia" which means "truth," and which is pronounced a-LAY-thay-ah.  But no one would get that easily the first time, I don't think, so I am settling for AL-i-THAY-ah.

 

Boys

1. Timothy Paul (nn "Mo," because I love it.)

2. Atticus Paul (nn "Tice," a family name)

3. Sullivan Paul

4. Simon Paul

5. Henry Paul

 

  • Paul is after uncles on both my side and DH's side.
  • I've really struggled to fine three syllable boy names that I like. I like Gilligan, but my DH says no way.  :)  He also thinks Alistair is too girly for a boy.  We kind of liked Callister, but not more than the five here.

 

 

For reference, my other kiddos are Oliver and Elliot.  That's why I am leaning towards the three syllable names, I guess.  :)  I do want them all to resonate together.

 

Phew!  I need to get something else done this morning than just daydreaming...

post #107 of 210

Here is a link to some pictures of rowan trees (can you tell I really really like that name?). I've always thought they were beautiful and there is quite a bit of folklore associated with them. If I still lived in the mountains of NC, I might very well choose Rowan myself :)

 

http://www.google.com/search?q=rowan+tree&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=lec&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=J2EHT9rFKqfKiAKrx5yUCQ&ved=0CDwQsAQ&biw=1440&bih=605
 

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Rowan continues to grow on me ever so slightly, and I ordered a rowan scented candle and a piece of rowan tree bark from Etsy to see if I like rowan in the house.  That seems like a terribly strange thing to do, but I'm desperate enough to do strange things to feel settled with a name.  I also realized that my sister has a nephew named Owen (her husband's twin sister's son).  Would it be weird for her to have two nephews or a niece and a nephew named Owen and Rowan?  Our "Rowan" would almost never see Owen, if that matters.  



 

post #108 of 210

I loe the names oliver and elliot, both are on my short list of boys names.  I know what you mean about sticking with three syllables, but another option you could go with is picking another name that starts with a vowel like Atticus (another name which I love) or Edward.  Of course feel free to completely disregard this idea if you're not a fan, but I love vowel names and I love the name Edward, so i have a bit of a bias. wink1.gif

post #109 of 210

LOVE Imogen Louise. I so wanted to use Imogen (even Lobbied to change Juniper's name to it when she was about 3 months old) but Hubs hates it. grrr.  and Louise has always been one of my favorite names.

 

and Atticus, again my Hubs nixed it off my list.

 

southernfried, I think ordering the rowan is a very good idea.

 

sharing names- yep, I shared mine already. I have a tendency to share a plethora of information though.

 

bela- fiona is my favorite, I have been fond of it since lois lowry's the giver.

post #110 of 210

Imogen is a great name.  Inara is a great name too, not common at all and not too weird the best combination.  

 

DH and have gone through about 3 bazillion boy names and the only one we both like is Quinn, so at the moment that is what we are going with, although DH said he isn't ready to commit to it yet in case "something better comes along".  I like Orion as a middle name I think, I definately want a nature type name for the middle one.  

post #111 of 210

I LOVE Imogen. If this kid had been a girl he would have been Imogen Medb Fiona. Heck, if he turns out to have a vulva he'll be Imogen ;)

post #112 of 210

I think I have finally found a name I like! Unfortunately it is more of a nickname and mixed with our middle name it wouldn't give her many options as far as if she wanted to be say a lawyer or a judge (I hope she would pick a different career, but hey, that's me). What is you opinion on these situations? My name is a boys first name and a middle name I wouldn't want to use as an everyday name (just my opinion).... Rikki Lynne. I am an RN so my name doesn't make or break me for a job. If we use my middle name for the baby (long story as to why) and gave her more of a nickname first name like Emmie or Maggie (not the one I am thinking of, just similar examples) do you think it would 'hold her back' in the job world?

 

I love Imogen!!
Atticus rocks!

Rowan is a fave but my Aunt named her daughter that.

 

post #113 of 210

Courtney- Re: Fiona.  That is the same reason I love the names Jonas and Asher.

post #114 of 210

Rikki, I'm kind of conservative when it comes to that. I think it's better to have a given name be formal and then use a nickname. My daughter is Evelyn, but 95% of the time we call her Evie. I once worked with a guy whose given name was Jimmy and it just seemed weird. Is there any reason to not use a longer name for the given name?

 

Then again, this is coming from someone who's naming her son Tavian, as opposed to Octavian. His nickname is Tavie.

post #115 of 210
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Rikki, I'm kind of conservative when it comes to that. I think it's better to have a given name be formal and then use a nickname. My daughter is Evelyn, but 95% of the time we call her Evie. I once worked with a guy whose given name was Jimmy and it just seemed weird. Is there any reason to not use a longer name for the given name?

 

Then again, this is coming from someone who's naming her son Tavian, as opposed to Octavian. His nickname is Tavie.



Only because we wanted to use the middle name lynne so we could call her say....Emmie Lynne if we chose to do so or just Emmie. If we were to use Emmalyn then could we still call her Emmie Lynne? I 

post #116 of 210

Well, I think Emmalyn Lynne is pretty redundant, but you can call your kid whatever you want. I have a friend who named her son something very long and latin and then spanish for a middle name. He goes by a nickname of his middle name. Part of my thought process in naming my daughter Evelyn Rose Leslie was so that she'd have options. I'd be fine if she decided she wanted to be Rose or whatever. Same thing with this baby, Tavian Miles Alexander.

post #117 of 210
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Well, I think Emmalyn Lynne is pretty redundant, but you can call your kid whatever you want. I have a friend who named her son something very long and latin and then spanish for a middle name. He goes by a nickname of his middle name. Part of my thought process in naming my daughter Evelyn Rose Leslie was so that she'd have options. I'd be fine if she decided she wanted to be Rose or whatever. Same thing with this baby, Tavian Miles Alexander.



Not Emmalyn Lynne. I'm saying if I use the name Emmalyn Rose for example but I wanted to call her Emmie-Lynn for a nickname....does that sound ridiculous? 

post #118 of 210

Not at all, I think it's cute.

post #119 of 210
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Jennyvangy - Knox is great!  There's an artist from the town where I grew up named Knox Wilkinson.  Maybe you'll like his art and that will be a good connection? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knox-Wilkinson-Artist/106334589432381  Of course, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have a baby named Knox, but I wouldn't let that keep me from a great name.  We actually considered one of their other children's names for quite some time.  They are good namers, IMHO.  

 


Okay, I totally didn't know Brad and Angelina had a Knox.  Unfortunately that kills it for me. Not because I don't like them, or the name, but I don't want anyone thinking I picked it just because of that (the whole name meaning hangup I've got.)  I actually really like the name Paxton (last name of my BF) but am wary of it because of the Brad and Angelina connection.  Oh well, back to the drawing board...

 


 

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Not Emmalyn Lynne. I'm saying if I use the name Emmalyn Rose for example but I wanted to call her Emmie-Lynn for a nickname....does that sound ridiculous? 



I think it would be very cute, and Emmalyn is beautiful! 

 

 

 

Also, we don't like telling people IRL for sure what we have picked.  We just say, "Well, it probably will be..., but we're really waiting to meet the little one."

post #120 of 210

rik- I don't think it would be weird to name her Emmalyn and call her Emmie Lynne, hell I have a Josephine I call Josa Feeney, Josie Fina and other various nicknames.

 

(lynne is also my middle name)

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