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post #141 of 210

My latest name obsession (which of course my boys are pooh-poohing) is Emrys. It's the Welsh form of Ambrose, which means immortal, but more importantly, why it is resonating with me, is that it was Merlin's given name (merlin being a title). I am not sure why I am so into Arthurian names right now (Percival is still a top contender) neither I nor the bio-father is in the least bit English or Welsh. But any other style of name that I can think of and like still doesn't feel as right. Hmm.

post #142 of 210

I love Emrys!!!! 

post #143 of 210

zuzu... Maximillian Alexander sounds nice to me :) 

post #144 of 210

LOL Chriomama, that's the only one we'd come up with.

post #145 of 210

Maximilian Andrew

" " Avett

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okay maybe later I will come up with something besides A names

post #146 of 210
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okay maybe later I will come up with something besides A names



A names seem a natural fit.

How about Alonzo?

post #147 of 210

DP is Max (frequently called Max-a-million or sometimes Max-a-buck-fifty, depending on the situation), so I have a soft spot for all the Max-names :)  Are you looking for something the same style as Maximillian or something in a different style?  I tend to think of the middle name spot as a place to use honor names or fun names that you wouldn't have used in the first spot but that are sentimental.  

 

And for us, I don't think there's any changing DP's mind that this baby's name is Rowan.  Max is going to call the baby Rowan no matter what I put on the birth certificate :) I do love the name and sound and folklore, but there have been three different baby name blogs (ugh, I should stop reading them) that have commented on the growing popularity of Rowan in the last month or two.  The "good" news is that it doesn't seem very popular in our area.  

 

That leaves us to finding a middle name.  The sentimental favorite is Denham, my maternal grandmother's maiden name.  If this baby is a boy, he'll definitely be Rowan Denham.  I'm waffling on Denham as a middle name if baby is a girl, though.  I do really prefer a gender neutral name (hence Rowan) and think that surname middle names are fair for any gender (especially in the South), but I worry that we'll have a little princess-y girl who will hate not having a girly name.  I think that may just be a pregnancy-hormone-induced worry since it's so far away from my non-pregnant ideas, but I just don't know if Rowan Denham works for a girl.  We don't really have other middle names we like all that much, but Garnet is a possibility.  And maybe Ruth, but I don't love it.  And Jude, but that's no girlier than Denham.  

 

Thoughts?

post #148 of 210
i like denham for either--and it goes nicely with rowan, too, so that's good. If you get a super-girly-girl and she REALLY REALLY has to have a girly name and it REALLY REALLY has to be tied to her name, you could always call her Annie. Or you could do what my stepmom did and call her Tillie Sue even though her name is Brittany Alicia. Still don't know where that one came from...
post #149 of 210

sfk- if it's a girl, any chance you could go with Rowena? I like Denham as the middle name (I understand the southern thing) but I agree that for a girl, the combo of Rowan and Denham is a bit unfeminine.

post #150 of 210

I guess middle names for Maximilian have become a moot point. I've managed through cajoling, getting friends/family opinion, etc to convince DH to allow me to name this baby after him! It's not traditional since it's not our first son, and we'll probably make it "the second" as opposed to Jr because we REALLY don't want the nickname "Junior" to stick. He's still somewhat hesitant, but I think he's warming to the idea!

post #151 of 210

Strange-- I really think that Denham sounds feminine.  It doesn't look all that feminine, but it has a soft sound to it in my ears.

post #152 of 210

Thanks, Isa.  We'd thought about Ro or Rosie for a very femme-gendered child who wanted a nn to match, but I hadn't thought about Annie hearts.gif

 

Jess - I think we're pretty set with Rowan as a first name.  A gender neutral first name is important to us - one of the unavoidable side effects of two gender sociologists getting together to make a baby, I guess :)  We like Rowan because it's one of the very few names that used evenly for male and female children AND has a history of use for multiple genders throughout the ages.  Rowena is a lovely regal name, though, and I suppose it's another option for our little one if s/he prefers a more feminine name.  

 

DP isn't sure why I'm stressing out so much about "girl" names, anyway, since absolutely no one thinks we're having a female child.  We haven't found out, but every stranger and friend and practitioner has said they're sure it's a boy.  I guess we'll find out in 9ish weeks!

post #153 of 210

Who out there is still undecided?  

 

I dreamt of a little girl baby named Imogen (my top girl name pick) two nights ago and found that I hated the name in the dream!  It was really weird.  I haven't recovered from it.  

 

DH and I just had our first real sit down conversation about names though (at 31 weeks!) and I think we've picked a girl and a boy name.  Wahoo!  Looks like we'll go with Alethea Louise for a girl and Timothy Paul for a boy.  At least for today.  :)  

post #154 of 210

Still undecided here!!!

 

DH and I have not sat down yet at 33 weeks! Have differing opinions.

post #155 of 210

we're undecided too!

post #156 of 210

We are totally undecided! DP is 100% against choosing a name before meeting the baby so getting him to even discuss options is like pulling teeth.

 

I think we have the middle names sorted out though - a matrilineal family name for a girl and a patrilineal family name for a boy.

 

I have two top first name contenders for either sex which I think are all somewhat acceptable to DP but like I said, I can barely even get him to talk about names at all to check in on these ones. In contrast, I love baby name-hunting! I check these blogs almost every day.

post #157 of 210

Completely undecided here too. 

 

*sigh*

post #158 of 210

i thought we had decided, but now i'm not so sure.  unless we can find something that really blows our mind in the next few weeks, his name will still be caleb.  that is unless he comes out looking anything like a caleb.  i've been trying to call him caleb to myself and it seems to fit, but i don't know.  we're having such a hard time this time around!  i haven't had ANY baby related dreams either this pregnancy, which has made it really difficult too.

post #159 of 210

Aletheia- I love the name Imogen. It's one of my faves, too. Very British. :) Are you a fan of Imogen Heap? I love her, and people call her "Immie" instead of shortening it to "Gene" which I think is cute, too. (Immie=cute)

 

I'm not undecided, but I've decided not to talk about the name I've chosen and tell people because I don't want anyone's input which seems to taint the name for some reason and when I talk about it too much, I end up changing my mind and wearing it out or something. So my baby girl's name will be officially announced when she is born. peace.gif
 

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Who out there is still undecided?  

 

I dreamt of a little girl baby named Imogen (my top girl name pick) two nights ago and found that I hated the name in the dream!  It was really weird.  I haven't recovered from it.  

 

DH and I just had our first real sit down conversation about names though (at 31 weeks!) and I think we've picked a girl and a boy name.  Wahoo!  Looks like we'll go with Alethea Louise for a girl and Timothy Paul for a boy.  At least for today.  :)  



 

post #160 of 210
Lala—have you seen marginamia.blogspot.com? I love her names and it’s a really pretty blog, to boot!

Alethea—congrats on deciding! I had a similar issue with Veronica, which is a family name. I love the idea of it, but not the reality, for some reason. Imogen, however, is one of my rarer nicknames, so I’m quite attached, but I can see how it might not work for everyone…

We’ve settled on our finalists but I am not allowed to tell anyone what they are, for the reasons saudade mentions. Still, glad to be done arguing about it!
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