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post #161 of 210

We have a list of around 20 girl's names and 6 boy's names, which we've been trying to narrow down. But it's been really difficult! 

 

We're planning to have a shortlist of a few of each sex and then waiting until baby is born to make the final decision, depending on what seems to fit her/him.  I'm struggling lately with the feeling of great responsibility for naming someone. It doesn't help that I have a super-unusual, meaningful and very cool (in most people's opinion) name so I feel like my child should have a very special name as well.   That and the fact that the name needs to be pronounceable by both of our families who come from different countries with different alphabets/languages has made this whole naming thing quite a challenge. 

 

I suppose we'll figure it out when the time comes. But I'd like to keep narrowing down the girl list a bit - last time we worked on the list, we took off a few names but also added some!

post #162 of 210

I am feeling semi-decided, but the problem is, it's super long. I want to use all the top names that I and the boys like, which is the two top first name contenders, the kids' contribution, the long and meaningful Hawaiian name and the hyphenated last name. And most of the choices are longish anyway

So it's like-

Name Naaaame Name Naaaaaaaaaaame Naaaame-Naaaame

 

Is that ridiculous? I just can't seem to drop any part of it, and i was going to forgo the boys' input, but given the current situation, I really want to honor it. Every other part seems right for one reason or another, I'm just not sure how well it works.

post #163 of 210

I think it's fine to have a long name.  I have four names, and our baby will have four names.  Sure, they won't all fit on forms or get printed on every document , but that doesn't make them less important for the family.  You should probably know in advance which names you'll list on forms that won't take all of the names, though.  I'm sure it will make your baby feel very special and loved to have a name with so much meaning and thoughtful input.  If it feels right to you, go for it.  

post #164 of 210

Oh boy do I hate baby names.  I thought I had a final list, then one day I woke up and couldn't stand them. Then I spent 3 months thinking we HAD to have a strong family name. Now I am like, forget that, we don't like any of them.  If baby came right now, our current faves are:

 

If a girl, named after my great aunt (Emma Katherine), either:

-Emelia Katherine

or

-Emery Katherine

 

and if a boy:

-Calister Wade (Wade my maiden name, Calister pulled out of DH's right wing brain)

or

-Calister James (James being DHs middle and my Grandfather's name)

 

Likely I will hate those all at some point. I wish babies came with name tags.

 

post #165 of 210

I think we are going to go with Ursa or Zyle (said z-lay, means chickadee)  for a girl (both lithuanian names for DH)

 

votes? how would you say Zyle if you read it? Is it going to be said Zile?

 

Also we decided on Indigas Bunting  if its a boy.

post #166 of 210
I would say Zile. I really like Ursa:) It's very sweet. How do you pronounce your boys first name?
post #167 of 210

I'd either say Zile or Zi-ley.

post #168 of 210

I'd say Zile as in rhymes with Kyle if I hadn't been coached, but I don't think it's a terribly difficult correction to tell people Z-lay instead.  

 

I do love Ursa, though, for it's easy recognition and the sweet little bear nickname.  

post #169 of 210

I like Ursa also. 

 

I was looking on the SS website at name popularity again because I have been super into Mia again. Which was number 10 for 2010, but don't know for last year yet. However, in Wisconsin it is ranked in the 40's. I am kind of feeling like maybe that frees it up for us again. Thoughts?

 

post #170 of 210

I need name help too! I just found out I'm pregnant last week (at 31 weeks!) so I'm a little late to the party. I need to come up with some names and quick! I'm not finding out the sex since I only have to wait two months for that surprise :) 

 

DD and I have flower names, so I'm thinking I'd like another flower name for a girl. Maybe a botanical name for a boy of some sort? I don't know, the only boy name I can think of is Sage, and I don't know how much I like that. 

 

Since I feel so lucky that I made it to 31 weeks without knowing and everyone is healthy, I've thought about Clover for a girl. Is that dumb? Maybe Ivy.

 

I'm all over the place! Any advice would be appreciated.

post #171 of 210

If I came across Zyle without knowing how it was pronounced, I would think it sounds like Kyle.  A Z-lay pronunciation is lovely, but less obvious.  I think Ursa is super cute too.

 

ShyingViolet - Wow, congrats and welcome!  biggrinbounce.gif  I think Clover and Ivy are both cute.  I was looking at Iris when I was pregnant with DD, so that is another favourite of mine.  Here is a really decent list of flower names for girls: http://nameberry.com/list/97/Flower-Names-for-Girls

Botanical names for boys might include Sage, Bay, Basil... and more tree names like these: http://nameberry.com/list/111/Tree-Names

 

AFM - I'm still obsessing on names and making no final decisions.  The front runner for me is still Peregrin(e) so I'm mostly obsessing on possible middle names, but still looking and staying open minded about what I find.

 

post #172 of 210
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Originally Posted by ShyingViolet View Post

I need name help too! I just found out I'm pregnant last week (at 31 weeks!) so I'm a little late to the party. I need to come up with some names and quick! I'm not finding out the sex since I only have to wait two months for that surprise :) 

 

DD and I have flower names, so I'm thinking I'd like another flower name for a girl. Maybe a botanical name for a boy of some sort? I don't know, the only boy name I can think of is Sage, and I don't know how much I like that. 

 

Since I feel so lucky that I made it to 31 weeks without knowing and everyone is healthy, I've thought about Clover for a girl. Is that dumb? Maybe Ivy.

 

I'm all over the place! Any advice would be appreciated.


Congrats!  And, CRAZY!!!  I think the meaning behind Clover would be great, and it's such a sweet name to boot.

 

 

AFM, I have not had any boy name inspiration at all until this week.  If the bump is a girl, it will be Edythe.  A middle name is not completely decided upon, but we both like Soleil.  For a boy, I am totally on Atticus right now. I've gone through a ton, but Atticus seems to fit.  Atticus Thomas???

 

Other boy middle names for boys are:

Booth

Elwood

Bennett

Hudson

Jackson

 

They are all family names, either last or first, which is really important to us. I don't love any of them for first names, but I think they are great for middle names.

 

post #173 of 210

Atticus Thomas seems to have too much T sound.  My favorite is Atticus Hudson

 

 

I think Clover is lovely and the luck thing is so sweet.

 

I like Zile better but would at first pronounce it  like it rhymes with Kyle which I wouldn't like but Z-lay is so pretty. (and it's not that I dislike Ursa)

post #174 of 210

I like Atticus Booth. :) 

post #175 of 210

Atticus Hudson is a very strong wonderful name. I love saying it. ;)

 

post #176 of 210

I like Atticus Booth and Atticus Hudson - I'd have a hard time picking between those two.  I agree with Courtney about the strong "T" sounds with Thomas a middle name.

 

So if we go with Peregrin(e) as a first name, some of the middle names I am tossing around are:

Lindsay*

Gray*

Gale*

Jasper

Hawthorne

Reed

* denotes a family name

 

Thoughts? Other suggestions?

post #177 of 210

I like the shorter names (1 syllable) best.  They flow better than the longer names.  And, I'm such a fan of family names that I'd probably pick Gray or Gale. 

post #178 of 210


Oh, Lordy. I just fell in love with Hawthorne. You wouldn't be offended if I used that as a first name, would you?

 

I like Peregrine Gray. Sounds noble and strong.  

Quote:
Originally Posted by hazelbranch View Post

I like Atticus Booth and Atticus Hudson - I'd have a hard time picking between those two.  I agree with Courtney about the strong "T" sounds with Thomas a middle name.

 

So if we go with Peregrin(e) as a first name, some of the middle names I am tossing around are:

Lindsay*

Gray*

Gale*

Jasper

Hawthorne

Reed

* denotes a family name

 

Thoughts? Other suggestions?



 

 

post #179 of 210

So, I went on Nameberry today to look up Atticus, and the other names it suggests, or says are similar are: Eli, Owen, Nathaniel, Silas and Hudson.  Eli is my oldest, Silas my second, and Hudson is a top contender for a middle name.  Owen and Nathaniel aren't even on my radar, but I think it's funny that I've got 3 out of 5 of the names.  However, I am liking Atticus Booth more and more.  Now to convince DH. 

 

My biggest problem with him is, even though he likes a name, if it's a family name of mine he has to suggest all his family names too - but his one grandfather left the family when FIL was 10 and was never heard from again: not a man I want my son named after, and his other grandfather is Blaine Leon, neither name I like at all.  DS1 is named after my favourite cousin, and FIL, and DS2 is Silas, from the New Testament, and Jeremiah after my great grandfather. Hudson is MILs maiden name, so that would be DH again, and Booth is my great uncle, whom my mother just loved and never had any children, so will likely never have anyone named after him... and I just like the sound of it better.

 

I think I'll just have to wait to play the name card until after I have the baby and DH will do anything for me! 

 

As for girl names, Edythe is still the one with either Soleil or Cosette as a middle... for now.

post #180 of 210
So, I thought we had the name all picked out: Caleb Tuttle Thomason, but we are both still on the fence with it. Neither of us are completely sold, but it's still holding the top place until/if we come up with something better or something that really grabs us. I went to the library and got 3 baby name books and wrote down everything that jumped out at me. Maybe you ladies can help me cut my list down?

Ames
Asher
Benen
Brady
Caleb/Kaleb
Callum
Chase
Cian/Kian/Keon/Kean
Ciaran
Conley
Curran
Darby
Dax
Declan
Gage
Galen/Gaelan
Gareth
Grady
Graham
Graydon/Greyson
Gray/Grey
Griffin
Jack
Kai
Kale/Cale/Cael/Caile/Cayle/Kael/Kail/Kaile
Kane
Kavan
Keary
Kellen
Logan
Marley
Miller
Owen
Sage
Sawyer
Sayer
Sealey/Seely/Seeley
Seren
Shea
Shaw
Xander

I have all the meanings written down too, if anyone wants to know any of them. I feel like if we don't get it nailed down soon, then we'll just name him something that we're just iffy on.
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