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post #201 of 210

DH and I just sat down for another quick name list review/discussion. We've managed to narrow the girl's list to 12 names (including variations e.g. Ocean/Oceane/Oceana, Dafna/Daphne, etc.)  and we've got a boy's name picked out that we both really like (sorry, I just don't believe in sharing names before birth) - we haven't discussed our lists with anyone.

 

None of the names on our girl list are jumping out at us the same way that the boy's name did.  Is that a sign that we should keep looking rather than just narrowing the list we already have?

 

I think it's been so tricky for us because we have to deal with the dual cultures/languages issue, so the name needs to be pronounceable and ideally sound nice in both languages, and not have some weird meaning in the other language.  Some names that we've liked are either unpronounceable for one of our families or just don't make sense in the other language.

 

I wonder if because we are more set on a boy's name that we'll be having a boy?  Everyone seems to think it's a girl, and to be honest this is my slight preference, but maybe the name thing is a sign...? 

post #202 of 210

I don't have much advice to give. We thought our list had been narrowed down but none the them seemed right to me. So I have been looking through the books again. I really would like to go with some sort of theme when naming my kids. So I think the name either needs to be Irish, start with a C or have a double letter in it somewhere. DS is Connor Nathaniel. Any suggestions? We are considering the following at the moment even though some don't fit that:

 

Cayleigh

Hannah

Harlow

Harper

Tarryn

Teagan

post #203 of 210

I like Harlow and Harper best.  Harper is on my girl list!

post #204 of 210

oooh, i love harlow!  hannah is also lovely.

post #205 of 210

Ok that's it, I've decided I have to start sharing our possible girl's names list with someone besides DH because we are making no progress in either choosing or narrowing the list. As I think I've mentioned, we're looking for a fairly unusual/special name or at least one with a nice meaning (we've been drawn to nature names but also other meaningful ones).  Also it has to work in both of our native languages, which are English and Hebrew.

Here is what's on the girl's name list at the moment - a few with variations:

 

Autumn

Dafna/Daphne

Dune

Eden

Ember  - we both like this except that it sounds too much like Amber

Laurel

Luna

Maya/Maia/Maiya  - this is a fave of mine but it's very common in Israel so even though we don't live there, it's basically been mooted

Oceana/Oceane/Ocean

Sylvie/Sylvia/Sylva/Sylvenne  (means from the forest)

Tasma/Tasmyn  (we live on the beautiful island of Tasmania)

Tierra  (would be appropriate if baby arrives on Earth Day)

 

Thankfully we're quite settled on a boy's name already. I find it a bit exhausting coming up with names, I thought it would be easier and I would 'just know' but it hasn't worked that way for the girl's name. I'm also totally open to something that isn't on the list yet. I'm still hopeful that one day I will come across the perfect name and know 100% that it's right...

 

Any feedback or suggestions are most welcome!

 

 

 

post #206 of 210
Chapluqa--my favorites on your list are Ember, Eden, Luna, Sylvie, and Laurel
post #207 of 210

 

If you're going for unusual, I'd drop Autumn, Laurel, Maia (and variations), and Sylvie. I know two of each or more (toddler age). My personal favorites are Tasma/Tasmyn and Tierra. Beautiful.

 

post #208 of 210

Chapluqa - My favorites from your list are Luna and Eden. My second choices would be Tierra and some version of Ocean.

 

 

post #209 of 210


 

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Originally Posted by chapluqa View Post

 

Autumn

Dafna/Daphne

Dune

Eden

Ember  - we both like this except that it sounds too much like Amber

Laurel

Luna

Maya/Maia/Maiya  - this is a fave of mine but it's very common in Israel so even though we don't live there, it's basically been mooted

Oceana/Oceane/Ocean

Sylvie/Sylvia/Sylva/Sylvenne  (means from the forest)

Tasma/Tasmyn  (we live on the beautiful island of Tasmania)

Tierra  (would be appropriate if baby arrives on Earth Day)

 

I like Eden and Tasmyn best.

post #210 of 210
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Originally Posted by chapluqa View Post

I wonder if because we are more set on a boy's name that we'll be having a boy?  Everyone seems to think it's a girl, and to be honest this is my slight preference, but maybe the name thing is a sign...? 

Funny- I thought we had the opposite thing going on.  That is, I think I like our boy name better because it is easier for me to think we're having another boy (already have two).  I think the novelty of having a girl makes actually envisioning using a girl's name that much harder, and so I feel that much more disconnected from the name.
 

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Originally Posted by belacmsage View Post

 

Cayleigh

Hannah

Harlow

Harper

Tarryn

Teagan

 

I LOVE Tarryn!  And the double letter idea is a great way to have a "theme" without having it be too matchy.  Love Tarryn.  So cute.
 

 


 

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Originally Posted by chapluqa View Post

Autumn

Dafna/Daphne

Dune

Eden

Ember  - we both like this except that it sounds too much like Amber

Laurel

Luna

Maya/Maia/Maiya  - this is a fave of mine but it's very common in Israel so even though we don't live there, it's basically been mooted

Oceana/Oceane/Ocean

Sylvie/Sylvia/Sylva/Sylvenne  (means from the forest)

Tasma/Tasmyn  (we live on the beautiful island of Tasmania)

Tierra  (would be appropriate if baby arrives on Earth Day)

 

...which makes me wonder, because I also really love Tasmyn.  Would you consider mynnie as a nickname?  So cute.  My second choice would be  Daphne I think.

 

 

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