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post #81 of 210

I know a Kai and his little sister is Mila.

 

 

post #82 of 210

We're still at a loss for a solid name.  The one that seems to be sticking is not a favorite and too popular. 

 

Any suggestions for something to go with DD Aubrey Ruth?  The middle name must be Jean, and our last name is two syllables, both beginning with S.  I'm liking Mallory and Marion but neither feels exactly right...  I'm just out of ideas and sources.  Ugh.

 

ETA: It really bugs me how high Aubrey has jumped just since '08 when we picked it!  Extra double ugh.

post #83 of 210

I_have_a_cousin_who_just_chose_Aul3ree;_her_kid_is_due_in_april_too.

 

 

Meredith?-i_love_this_name!!!

Merrin?

 

 

post #84 of 210

Courtney, honey, Santa should've brought you a new keyboard! lol.

post #85 of 210
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I know a Kai and his little sister is Mila.

 

 



That is a good one! It is going on the list. :)

post #86 of 210
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Courtney, honey, Santa should've brought you a new keyboard! lol.



I'm_getting_one_on_friday._LOL_sorry,it_must_l3e_annoying_to_read

post #87 of 210

Threw a random boy name to DP the other day and much to my surprise, he latched right onto it (VERY unlike him - he usually hates to discuss baby names and for the most part we've resorted to communicating via a google spreadsheet - I add names, he crosses them off ...)

 

Ingo

 

I *think* I like it ... I definitely like that it is a Germanic name with roots in ancient mythology (apparently means 'protected by Yngvi' - a Germanic/Norse god maybe having something to do with fertility). Not sure about all the possible rhymes - bingo, lingo, ringo, dingo ... none of them are particularly offensive, though. And *clap*-I-N-G-O would probably delight the kid for a good number of years - until it started driving him nuts. What do y'all think?

 

Other boy names that are under vague consideration: Aven, Milo, Miro, Jules, Sam, Amon, Arlo

 

Girl contenders at present: Etta vs Katya/Katia/Katja (not sure how we would spell it) ... she would almost certainly be Etta (unless DP turns on it which would break my heart!)

 

 

post #88 of 210
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The middle name must be Jean, and our last name is two syllables, both beginning with S.  I'm liking Mallory and Marion but neither feels exactly right...  I'm just out of ideas and sources.  Ugh.
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Meredith?-i_love_this_name!!!

Merrin?

 

I love Merrin but spelled Maren - makes me think of the sea. Or Meryn.

Magnolia? So many sweet nicknames in there.

 

 

post #89 of 210

I like Ingo!


I had the same experience with DH. I threw "Odin" out there once, at seven weeks gestation, and DH latched on and never let go. I liked it, but was wary given some of the meanings/background of the name. As I learned more I liked it more. In the end, it settled into our psyches really well, and we didn't waver from it. When I saw his penis on the ultrasound I said "Hi Odin!" It was right.

 

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Originally Posted by lalazap View Post

Threw a random boy name to DP the other day and much to my surprise, he latched right onto it (VERY unlike him - he usually hates to discuss baby names and for the most part we've resorted to communicating via a google spreadsheet - I add names, he crosses them off ...)

 

Ingo

 

I *think* I like it ... I definitely like that it is a Germanic name with roots in ancient mythology (apparently means 'protected by Yngvi' - a Germanic/Norse god maybe having something to do with fertility). Not sure about all the possible rhymes - bingo, lingo, ringo, dingo ... none of them are particularly offensive, though. And *clap*-I-N-G-O would probably delight the kid for a good number of years - until it started driving him nuts. What do y'all think?

 

Other boy names that are under vague consideration: Aven, Milo, Miro, Jules, Sam, Amon, Arlo

 

Girl contenders at present: Etta vs Katya/Katia/Katja (not sure how we would spell it) ... she would almost certainly be Etta (unless DP turns on it which would break my heart!)



 

post #90 of 210

Okay....need some help in this department as well.... sigh~

 

I've had a girl name chosen for quite some time now(3 boys later...LOL) and I really LOVE the name. The thing is....it just doesn't feel right for this baby. We haven't settled for a boy name either but this is the last time I get to pick a girl name(last baby) and I want it to feel right. We usually have a short list we choose from as well as the name we both really love(although my first son was named before he was born and when I looked at his sweet little face I just KNEW that he was a Grayson:)

 

Anyway- Girl name: Rhoslyn Lilyanne  

 

Rhoslyn: Welsh for Lovely Rose:) Its soft and beautiful(to me!) and I have loved it forever! You say it with a soft s sound...not a z sound. We have Welsh/Irish/British roots and it just spoke to me the very first time I saw it. Lily is my MIL's name(passed away 5yrs ago) and Anne is my mom's middle name. All in all...I love it. The thing that's driving me freakin mad is the fact that it feels wrong for some reason. We love and will keep the middle name no matter what but the first name just isn't feeling right for this child.

 

So...I have been having some weird dreams about what I will call a daughter...and the s sound as well as the ph sound keep coming up.

 

I like the names: Slowly narrowing them down...

Seraphine

Persephone

Saphira/Sephira

Delphina/Delphine

 

Anyone have any thoughts??? I feel so silly changing my mind but it's truly bugging me.....We won't cross Rhoslyn off the list until after the baby is born but I need to have some other names that feel right to me. Thank you for reading my novel!! xo Julie


Edited by Tulafina - 1/3/12 at 1:43pm
post #91 of 210
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Okay....need some help in this department as well.... sigh~

 

I've had a girl name chosen for quite some time now(3 boys later...LOL) and I really LOVE the name. The thing is....it just doesn't feel right for this baby. We haven't settled for a boy name either but this is the last time I get to pick a girl name(last baby) and I want it to feel right. We usually have a short list we choose from as well as the name we both really love(although my first son was named before he was born and when I looked at his sweet little face I just KNEW that he was a Grayson:)

 

Anyway- Girl name: Rhoslyn Lilyanne  

 

Rhoslyn: Welsh for Lovely Rose:) Its soft and beautiful(to me!) and I have loved it forever! You say it with a soft s sound...not a z sound. We have Welsh/Irish/British roots and it just spoke to me the very first time I saw it. Lily is my MIL's name(passed away 5yrs ago) and Anne is my mom's middle name. All in all...I love it. The thing that's driving me freakin mad is the fact that it feels wrong for some reason. We love and will keep the middle name no matter what but the first name just isn't feeling right for this child.

 

So...I have been having some weird dreams about what I will call a daughter...and the s sound as well as the ph sound keep coming up.

 

I like the names:

Seraphine

Persephone

Saphira/Sephira

Delphina

 

Anyone have any thoughts??? I feel so silly changing my mind but it's truly bugging me.....We won't cross Rhoslyn off the list until after the baby is born but I need to have some other names that feel right to me. Thank you for reading my novel!! xo Julie


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!

post #92 of 210

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.

post #93 of 210
How about Merilee for Aubrey's little sister? My cousin is dating one, and she is a wonderful person.
post #94 of 210
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I LOVE Frankie for a girl.  But she needs red hair.  Any chance?  Also not sure if this matters to you, but Toni Braxton (the singer) named her boys Diesel and Denim, and that's what I thought of when I read Denham.  But I like it anyway.

justKate - I am strawberry blond, and our donor has auburn hair.  So red hair is very likely!  We actually looked long and hard for a red-headed donor since much of DP's family is red-headed.  

 

 

I'm not sure about Frances anymore, though.  DP has decided that this baby's name is Rowan (regardless of sex) and doesn't like to entertain other ideas at this point.  I like the name Rowan but am concerned about its popularity (or future popularity).  I don't know any Rowans in real life, though, only on the internet.  It sure would be nice to have a name picked, though, and that is almost enough to make me consent.  surrender.gif

post #95 of 210

I like Rowan alot. I have known a few, of both genders, and they were all lovely people. I know what you mean about (future) popularity, but I think it's a really good sort of mid-level choice. Like it's not unheard of, but there won't be three others in class. Here's the Nameberry link for boys (there is one for girls too):

 

http://nameberry.com/babyname/Rowan

post #96 of 210

Thanks, Jess.  Rowan is growing on me quite a bit, but I'm not ready to commit to it yet.  I read a baby name blog the other day (bad idea) that said Rowan is the new "it" gender neutral name, and that has me paralyzed with fear :)

post #97 of 210
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Thanks, Jess.  Rowan is growing on me quite a bit, but I'm not ready to commit to it yet.  I read a baby name blog the other day (bad idea) that said Rowan is the new "it" gender neutral name, and that has me paralyzed with fear :)



You sound like me! I love two names but in a blog from 2010 it said these two names are the up and coming popular names. I am now scared to pick them but I do not like anything else. 

post #98 of 210

I love everyone's lists of names! I think we've finally settled on a name. Caleb Tuttle Thomason.  My maiden name is his middle as per family tradition and Caleb has always been on our boy name list, even since before we were married.  We'll see when he comes out whether or not he looks like a Caleb though.  I am slightly bummed though, because apparently it has jumped in popularity in the last year.  I think on the social security list it was in the 30's in 2010, but I just saw the 2011 list and it is up to #11 or something. Caleb with a K is still higher up, but DH doesn't like it with a K.  I've been watching the birth announcements in our paper and I don't think there have been any Caleb's born in our county recently so I guess that's good.  I'll probably call him Cale as a nickname, so hopefully that will help with any multiple Caleb issues if it comes down to it.  I guess that still depends on it Cale sticks or not!  Not sure how DH would feel about that nickname though. He can be pretty traditional.  Until he's born though, he'll still be known as "the boy" though, more so that we don't accidentally let the name slip since we aren't planning on telling anyone his name until he's born.

post #99 of 210

I added a new name to our boy list today: Knox.  I love it, but I have this thing about giving names that really mean something (either after someone, Biblical, or literary) and I don't really have any connection with Knox.  Today Thomas Knox or Knox Elwood sound good to me. 

 

I'm still set on Edythe for a girl, but not decided on a middle name yet. 

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Any suggestions for something to go with DD Aubrey Ruth?  The middle name must be Jean, and our last name is two syllables, both beginning with S.  I'm liking Mallory and Marion but neither feels exactly right...  I'm just out of ideas and sources.  Ugh.

I really like Mallory a lot, and I think it sounds good with Aubrey.  Do you like Elody or Ellory?  I think those both would go well, too.  I like three syllable first names with a 1 syllable middle and two syllable last...

 

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Ingo

Other boy names that are under vague consideration: Aven, Milo, Miro, Jules, Sam, Amon, Arlo

 

Girl contenders at present: Etta vs Katya/Katia/Katja (not sure how we would spell it) ... she would almost certainly be Etta (unless DP turns on it which would break my heart!)


Love Ingo, Arlo, and Katya.  Beautiful!

 

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I've had a girl name chosen for quite some time now(3 boys later...LOL) and I really LOVE the name. The thing is....it just doesn't feel right for this baby. ...

 

All in all...I love it. The thing that's driving me freakin mad is the fact that it feels wrong for some reason. We love and will keep the middle name no matter what but the first name just isn't feeling right for this child.

 

So...I have been having some weird dreams about what I will call a daughter...and the s sound as well as the ph sound keep coming up.

I totally understand.  I picked Aletheia out years ago!  After learning that both previous pregnancies were boys at the ultrasound, I never had to really consider Aletheia really.  But now that there is a chance this next babe is a girl, I am surprised to find that Aletheia is not at the top of my list.  I feel like maybe I named myself in choosing that name, and not a daughter.  Good thing it's my screen name here!  At least I'll get some use out of it!

 

What about Phinley?

 

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  DP has decided that this baby's name is Rowan (regardless of sex) and doesn't like to entertain other ideas at this point.

Is the gender-neutral aspect of the name important to you?  I realized recently that all of the names on my girl list are ultra-girly.  I realized this when watching a news story about a girl named "Holland," and I thought it was such a pretty-- but at the same time non-feminine name.  I am now deep in thought about whether I want a future daughter to have a girly name.

 

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I love everyone's lists of names! I think we've finally settled on a name. Caleb Tuttle Thomason. 

Love it!

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I added a new name to our boy list today: Knox.


I hear you on the meaning thing, but I do believe that if a name speaks to you, the meaning is not that important!

 

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So... for the last couple of days my chief contender for a GIRL name has been Alistair.  Is that crazy?  Ali or even Alis for short.  Middle name would be Louise.  I have a thick skin- please tell me if you think it is ridiculous!

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