Choosing a name/off-shoot of ginormous name thread - Page 7
Thanks ladies! I think we have at least a first name picked then! Well, unless she tells us something else once we meet her.
Prettyisa - that's funny about your grandmother. That is why I was thinking of giving her the longer name and just using the nickname. Then I felt silly naming her something we didn't intend on using.
I have been mostly offline over the holidays and just got back from visiting with my family, so now I am WAY behind! LOL
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.
I don't personally think that is strange, but then that is probably because it is something I'd do. :p Actually, DD would have been Rowan if she had been born a boy. I still really like the name but since it was her alternate I don't think I'd use it for a future child. The rowan tree is lovely and it has a lot of really great folklore attached to it, particularly as a protective tree.
The Owen/Rowan similarities are strong but if you aren't going to be getting those kids together very often I wouldn't worry about it myself.
As for us, I'm still strong for Peregrin(e) but having a hard time settling on a middle name. I was thinking Peregrin Everett the other day, but I'm still looking around for ideas. DH still likes Peregrin but is pretty fond of Darwin Avery. So yeah, still undecided. Bah!
My personal favourites would be Inara Aislinn or Fiona Alexis.
Fiona has long been a favourite and was on the list for DD. I fell for it when I first watched "The Secret of Roan Inish". So sweet.
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")
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
I love Oliver and Elliot! From your lists my favourites would be Imogen Louise (love "Mo"!) and Atticus Paul (love "Tice" too!).
I think Emmalyn nn Emmie Lynne is super cute. My cousin's daughter is Emmaline and she goes by "Emm" but I know another one that goes by "Emmie" and they are all lovely.
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?
Rikki- I think your instincts here are good. This is why, as much as I love the family name "Zadie," I just don't want to give it to a daughter unless it is a nickname. It sounds too little-girly. And I would TOTALLY go for calling an Emmalyn "Emmie" Lynn for now-- no problem. But I'm sort of "anything goes" when it comes to nicknames.
Thanks for the feedback, all! I do love Imogen a lot. DH is almost on board. :)
I did just find a new gender neutral name that I like, too-- Adlai. (ADD-lay). And to whomever commented on beginning names with vowels-- yes, I am totally all over that. :)
I'm having way more trouble with names the 2nd time around, I think because I feel it needs to match my DDs. Her name is Ellie.
For a boy our tops are:
Gus, Wyatt, Judd & Jude. My DH likes Wyatt best, I like Jude or Judd best.
For a girl some of our tops are:
Josie, Amelia, Annie. I loved, loved, loved Lila but just since I've been pregnant there have been so many Lila's born that I'm uncomfortable with it being too popular.
The boy names don't stress me out b/c I feel any of them would be ok. For some reason the girl names are giving me more grief. Maybe b/c my DD insists this is a girl and I want the name to fit the baby perfectly, like hers fits her.
DH unilaterally vetoed that. :(
Not us. Not last time, not ever. I don't want the opinions of family/friends IRL before babe is born, and they're more likely to keep the negativity to themselves if there's a little baby with that name.
MamaChick, I LOVE Amelia, and would choose it, but DH has issues with that name. Grr.
I wish someone would use Adia or Beryl for a girl. I love those names but DH says they're "too different." Double grr.
Have you seen this list? Fast rising names. Makes me lean more towards Josie, since Amelia is so high up. I haven't heard of any Amelia's in my area though. I would just hate to pick a name & then it become way over used. All of my boy names are on the list!
My favorite boy name is Eli, but don't you think it's too close to DDs name (Ellie)? Other names I like for a boy are Hardy & Boone but DH says no way :(
Oh that's the Nameberry list... I'm pretty much totally addicted to nameberry.com at this point There are a bunch of girls names I like on the list, but only 3 or 4 between the boys and unisex lists that I would use myself.
Kate- I considered Beryl for a boy... haven't ruled it out, it's not on the super short list tho.
Mamachick- Boone is very cool :) sorry your DH isn't on board.
mamachik- yeah I think Eli and Ellie are too close. and I think Boone is so fun.
I am not surprised Josephine is on the list. I know quite a number of them online and IRL combined.
Amelia is such a pretty name but I know tons (IRL/online)
I guess Coraline is being so nicely accepted since Cora is on there and Caroline.
Kate- my friend has a daughter Merrielle
OK, here i go again...our first choice is Collin Patrick, but our last name is Irwin, and I don't know that i like the name Collin Irwin (don't know if it sounds good spoken, and he'll have to use this name at every business meeting, etc so I'm worried about the auditory ring...)
so an alternative just hit me..
choice three would be William Archer