I should definitely check out the nymbler site.
July 2012 Due Date Club
Names! - Page 7
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We have had names picked out for a while, our boy one since I was pregnant with my oldest girl. My fil passed away about 3 years ago and we are using his middle name, Frances, if it is a girl and Johanna ("Yo-") for the middle name. All the girls have j middle names - Jewel (after my grandmother), Jacobi, Jorja, and Jochebed (Yo-hev-ed). The boy name is Alfred Enoch, which are both just names my husband likes but this baby is due really close to when I miscarried Nox Luca so if it is a boy I plan to name him Lucas and hyphenate the other two as a middle name.
Some of the J names I like are Jada, Jayleen, Julianne, Justine and Joy (lukewarm on the last two). J sound but starts with a G that we both like: Genevieve.
Seeing Lenora reminded me of Annabelle lee (the other famous Poe name lol) I think annebelle would be a pretty one but dh said the poem was creepy...
another girl favorite: aurora. Yes, I loved Disney princess movies. By loved, I mean still love and still watch lol. Good thing my boys don't mind watching beauty & the beast or sleeping beauty with me...
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I adore this name too. One of my unisex favorite names is Rory, so I thought about using it as a nn or shortened version of Aurora. Not sure I approve of giving a kid one name when you're planning to call her by another, though--thoughts on that?
Mine refuses to even consider Ryker because it's a character in star trek. (Riker)
However his favorite name is Ryder, which is way more character names. (Both Ryder and Rider)
My hubby has yet to do much weighing in, other than suggesting Lenora. Hello, we have 2 babies to name! I think he's probably waiting until we find out gender, but we've talked a little about it. I like Aurora also, but my French name was Aurore-Delphine and also I do always associate the name with Sleeping Beauty. Elora is pretty but has the same problem as Liora. The names meaning light that I found (that don't have the G-D association) that I like so far: Lenora, Aliina, Neorah, Elayna/Elaina, Eveline/Evelina, Nora/Norah, Chandra (this actually means moon, but the moon gives off light so I think it counts). Still seriously struggling with boys' names. I don't think we'll be able to honor either set of people/people if we have boys as I don't like any J names for boys except for really popular ones. I also only found one tolerable name meaning light for boys, but it is only tolerable. I just realized nobody has named a child after DH's grandfather so we should be able to do something with that (an H name after Herb).
Edited by deborahbgkelly - 1/22/12 at 1:47pm
Your Evaline reminds me, I love Evangeline... unfortunately it's becoming very popular and we're going with R names. So I had to rule it out by my own rules :(
Evangeline is a cool name--it's still in the mid-300s in popularity, according to Name Voyager, so really not that popular! We have friends who named their daughter this; they call her Eve (again--see my question above: what do you all think about giving a kid one name but never really planning to call them by that name?)
Evangeline is very pretty. Xanadu Mama- I think lots of people do that. It wouldn't be my choice, but I don't know that it's all that strange. I mean Eve would be more like a nickname for Evangeline (or Evy). I don't see anything wrong with it.
Well, we have a boy name picked but I've told my husband we can call him Rory... I mean that's just a nickname of the name we have planned, but I almost never call any of my kids by their full names, I purposely pick out names I can give them nicknames for... so when they are older they can decide what to go by. I really HATED not being able to have a nickname growing up, my real name is Misti. Full given name. It sort of sucked. Only nickname I've ever been given was M (many people think i'm emily because its Em)
Aside from that, I see no reason not to do the first name one thing but kid goes by a nickname unrelated (my brother, Kelly, grew up as Bud... My cousin, Kenneth, grew up as Sonny) or by a middle name (My ex husband's father was Frank Edward but went by Eddie)
I suggested Rilla a few minutes ago, and my husband said kids would nickname her Gorilla. I think kids will always find something to tease about, but I don't want to make them easy targets, either. Naming babies is really complicated when someone else gets to have opinions.
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Oh man. Husbands!! I'm infuriated with mine at the moment--he's so flipping unreasonable about names. He has a thing about eliminating names shared by someone in his past or someone he knows--rejected both my top names (which I'm extremely attached to) because he's vague acquaintances (and I mean vague) with people with those names--nobody else, one person for each name out of the thousands of people he knows. I hope I managed to point out that this was totally unreasonable (I mean, nobody is going to think we named our kid after these people), and that the names are still in play. But it spoiled my whole morning--I was all tense during yoga bc I was still fuming :/
I know! My partner vetoed a name because his 6-year-old nephew has a friend with the same name. Keep in mind this nephew lives 3 hours away and we see him maybe 3 times a year. Argh!!!
I think it's ok as long as you don't mind the full given name. What if kid decides they want to go by that at some point?
This is a good point, but even with giving them a name where you will call them by the first, this can happen. My ex's father that I spoke of decided when he was a teenager he didn't want to be Frank anymore so he went by his middle name.
I know quite a few others (usually ladies) who have made this choice as well... I have one friend who is actually in the process of legally changing her name.
Good examples MaerynPearl.
Point being, don't give the kid any part of a name that makes you cringe because he/she may want to be called by it in the future. I guess if they decide to change their name completely as an adult(we know a woman my parents' age named Roberta who decided to become Suzanne) you really have little (no) control.
Yup. I have 3 names and I go by my second first name lol. Full name Clairene Maryann Margaret, I go by Maryann.
DH was Ruben Marcus, he goes by Marc.
This is why I also think of possibly nicknames for each name because there are some nicknames I am not fond of. DH was super set on this babe being Gwyndolyn if a girl and while I like the name I would not want her nickname to be Gwen or Lynn... The only possible nickname I liked was Winnie, but I don't know if that's a name someone would want to be called their whole life either lol.