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post #21 of 34
Thread Starter 

What names does Henry remind you of? We're still looking for alternatives for our lists.

post #22 of 34

I think of Henry as being an old-fashioned name (which I love). Here's a list of a bunch of them.

post #23 of 34

I love the name Henry.  

post #24 of 34

Or girls are Anika Mae, and Emily Margarete. Their middle names are after great and great-great grandmothers. The next great grandmother with an M name is Maria. We're thinking of sticking with 3 syllables for the first name and a vowel so it's looking like Isabel Maria. Ani, Emmy, and Izzy :) No idea for a boy. I love Silas, but the German side of the family hates it. We've considered Lukas, Levi, Ian, and Jude.

post #25 of 34

Henry is DS1's middle name.  I almost didn't use it so I could save it for a first name for subsequent children!

post #26 of 34

I am always right on top of names! haha. Ours is Ricky and Penny. Ricky is my FIL's name and I'm not super big into having jr.'s in families but for some reason when we were TTCing all of a sudden decided I liked it. I don't remember where I got Penny from.

post #27 of 34

I love thinking about names!  I have collected them since high school-- although my tastes have changed over the years ;)

My current list is:

Boys:  Carey, Hudson, Cedar, Jude, Jed, Indigo, Forrest, Eden, Henry (Hank), Emmett, Francis

Girls: Luciana, Ruth, Artemis, Tallulah (Lula), Juniper, Indigo, India, Ginger, Season, Saffron, Majora, Lucinda, Lumin, Lily, Iris, Cedarose, Rose/Rosa, Eliza, Eleanor (Ellie), Ruby, Pearl, Jean, Lola, Frances

post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by lakeruby View Post

I love thinking about names!  I have collected them since high school-- although my tastes have changed over the years ;)

My current list is:

Boys:  Carey, Hudson, Cedar, Jude, Jed, Indigo, Forrest, Eden, Henry (Hank), Emmett, Francis

Girls: Luciana, Ruth, Artemis, Tallulah (Lula), Juniper, Indigo, India, Ginger, Season, Saffron, Majora, Lucinda, Lumin, Lily, Iris, Cedarose, Rose/Rosa, Eliza, Eleanor (Ellie), Ruby, Pearl, Jean, Lola, Frances



I love your tree names. My husband is an arborist and our girl and boy name choices both have some sort of tree reference. =)

 

post #29 of 34

Lakeruby- I'm in complete shock to see the name Indigo on your list. That is the name I've picked (or rather been told intuitively) for this little girl (yes I think it's a girl for sure). We are already telling ppl that's her name and calling her that. I never in a million years thought someone in this ddc would list it. lol.gif

 

Well looks like we may have babes with the same name. winky.gif

post #30 of 34

Indigo is so pretty!  Unfortunately, DH doesn't really go for it.  We're still brainstorming :)

 

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Originally Posted by IntuitiveJamie View Post

Lakeruby- I'm in complete shock to see the name Indigo on your list. That is the name I've picked (or rather been told intuitively) for this little girl (yes I think it's a girl for sure). We are already telling ppl that's her name and calling her that. I never in a million years thought someone in this ddc would list it. lol.gif

 

Well looks like we may have babes with the same name. winky.gif



 

post #31 of 34

Boy is going to be Levi Arthur Ezekiel

Girl will be Ophelia Miryam Ruth 

 

We do 2 middle names because that's tradition for my husband. My toddler's name is Roland Moshe Eliyahu. 

post #32 of 34

For anyone who wants to search on popularity (or lack there of) of certain names, my sisters and I like this website: http://www.babynamewizard.com/voyager# 

 

B and I have talked a lot about names just casually, not expecting to need them anytime soon and he is stuck on the name Henley, which I suggested to him when I saw it in a book, as a place, not a name though.  I liked it because it sounded like Henry, which I love, but we decided against anything super popular. Originally I thought of it for a boy, but now we think it would be better for a girl.  He likes it because he was in crew in high school and college, and so anything crew related gets him excited, and since one of the biggest races is the Royal Henley Regatta...he immediately latched onto it.  LOL.  When I told my sisters they were like, "the t-shirt?"  I did some research and the t-shirt style is actually named after the race, so I guess so. Now I still think it is nice, but I'm sort of if-y, but since he lets me have my way so much, a girl will most definitely be Henley Susan.  We've decided to do all middle names after members of our family. B wants the middle name to be after his mother, partly because he has the most wonderful parents, and partly because it will hopefuly help ease them into the idea of us getting pregnant before being married.  Her name is Suzanne, but I didn't really like it, so I suggested Susan, which is close enough.  Other girls names I like are Asa, Marin and Ellenor (after my great grandmother, Gertrude Ellenor, who I am SURE is my guardian angel) and Gertrude for a middle name. I actually prefer the Eleanor spelling, but my maternal grandmother was named Eleanor and my mother has specifically asked us girls to not use the name as she was a sour and oftentimes very mean woman. For a boy, I'd like to name him after my father, grandfather, and great grandfather so either Francis or Maxwell might be in the name, I liked Maxwell for the first name, but B thinks it is too popular.  So I'm not really sure what we'd do for a boy, as far as a first name goes.

post #33 of 34
Thread Starter 

Babyname wizard is cool but it's a shame that all the graphs and stuff only go up to 2009.

 

We continue our quest to find another name for Henry, or to just accept it. Huz is wearing down. We've decided a few things:

1. We want an English name, since that is our primary heritage and we don't want to borrow

2. We like the long E sound at the end.

3. We like "nickname proof" names

4. Letters I don't like: J, K, C, M, N,

 

J is starting to like Oliver, which is #1 in the UK right now. Ollie is a cute nickname, I admit. However, it REALLY reminds me of Cousin Oliver from the Brady Bunch and he was kind of a schmuck.

We came up with Avery last night, it has a lot of the qualities we're looking for. I don't like that it has been used a lot as a girl's name, though. Ugh, it was #23 for girls last year, that is just too popular.

 

If we do go with Henry, and he is born in August, we will probably go with Henry Augustus!

 

 

post #34 of 34

Boots, Henry August is my FAVORITE boy name.  I love the name August and all the derivatives of it. Henry Augustus is a great name. 

 

Also, an old friend of mine moved to LA a while ago and actually started a band with Cousin Oliver. ROTFLMAO.gif

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