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post #141 of 249

Since it is Gwyndolyn, maybe she would end up being Gwyn or Gwynnie instead of Gwen? I'm partial to Gwen because I have a niece by that name winky.gif, but it seems like if you spell it as above, you might be able to avoid it as a nickname.

post #142 of 249
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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.


What about Dolly for a nickname? I don't know if you'd like that or not.
 

 

post #143 of 249

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Originally Posted by XanaduMama View Post

 
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?

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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post

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)


Sadly, the only person I ever knew named Rory was a girl in middle school who had a lisp :( She couldn't say her name right :(

 

 

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Originally Posted by scowgirl View Post

Since it is Gwyndolyn, maybe she would end up being Gwyn or Gwynnie instead of Gwen? I'm partial to Gwen because I have a niece by that name winky.gif, but it seems like if you spell it as above, you might be able to avoid it as a nickname.


To me, Gwyn and Gwen are pretty much the same. Maybe it's my midwest accent, but I'd have to try really hard to make them sound different. Which wouldn't happen when I'm screaming their name to stop hitting their brother or sister.
I love the name, but I just don't think it'll work with our last name :(

 

post #144 of 249
Zooey Aliyah
My grandmother has been begging grandchildren to name a baby Zoe for years, and me and DP have a huge thing for Zooey Deschnel (I'm certain I spelled that wrong).

Or

Malakai
Unsure if that would be a first or middle name since I don't have a name to go with it.

I like unusual names. Ds is Alastair and DD is Kira Rose. Angel bby would have been Kylie Faye or Aidan Bradley. (This was before Aidan became popular)
post #145 of 249

Just thinking... I can't use this name but you know what is a really good, classic, underused name?

Beverly.

post #146 of 249

One of my best friends is named Beverly. :) She's an awesome person, so I can only assume that anyone else with that name would be, too.

 

post #147 of 249

I thought of it because it's my moms name... which is why I can't use it (I already have a child with her middle name as a first name, have to save her first name for my siblings to use) 

 

My mom is also very awesome. She's a 2 time cancer survivor, mom of 5 and foster mother of 2 for about 4 years now. When I lived back home everyone always told me how lucky I was to have her as a mom, but I already know.

post #148 of 249

Beverly is my mom's name too. And honestly I think it's a little TOO old sounding. But that's just me :)

post #149 of 249

Deborah, i was just looking at Chandra today. I immediately loved it.  I don't think my dh would go for it, though.  I found it because I was looking for names meaning moon (other than Luna).  I think that would be VERY appropriate for a baby born with Sun in Cancer (late June 22 thru July 23, i think), as the moon is the ruler of that sign.  For some reason I thought you guys were having identical BOYS though, did I dream that?  Or maybe someone else in our group is expecting identical boys?headscratch.gif

post #150 of 249

Our youngest is Carmela Beverly, she is named after both her maternal great grandmothers that used their middle name instead of their given names. So we decided to use their given names to honor the both of them, and to give our daughter a unique, non-common name! 

Now that we know this baby is a boy I have been keeping my ears pealed for unique, uncommon names for our lil man. Our oldest son is Gavin, and when he was born almost 11yrs ago it was NOT as common or popular as it is today =(   So I would like to find something unique, no family members with unique names this go around...
 

post #151 of 249

have you ever used ancestry.com? I found some VERY unique names going back through my kids history to find their native american roots to get their cards (they're 1/8 Muskogee on their dad's side) 

 

Some of them, most definitely, not things I would name my child. Like their great-great grandfather, Jinglefoot. Seriously. (And went back far enough and found out they are direct descendants of John and Francis Cooke)

 

But on my own side I found a lot of really unique yet normal sounding names. Like I have a great-great-great grandmother or so named Bellouise. 

post #152 of 249

Oooh, Bellouise sounds so pretty!

post #153 of 249

We don't know gender yet. I actually eliminated that one because I just liked the other ones better. Feel free to use it. I think I said I thought these were boys, but I have no way to know yet. I'm actually kind of hoping for girls now because the names are so much easier.
 

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Deborah, i was just looking at Chandra today. I immediately loved it.  I don't think my dh would go for it, though.  I found it because I was looking for names meaning moon (other than Luna).  I think that would be VERY appropriate for a baby born with Sun in Cancer (late June 22 thru July 23, i think), as the moon is the ruler of that sign.  For some reason I thought you guys were having identical BOYS though, did I dream that?  Or maybe someone else in our group is expecting identical boys?headscratch.gif



 

post #154 of 249

I work with a woman from Ireland named Arlynejane. Any takers? smile.gif

post #155 of 249
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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post

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 :(



 I don't remember where you're at, but what about Robin?

post #156 of 249

Luckily... we have two names picked out (I'm not sharing them for fear that I'll start to hate them as well... so far we've had them picked out just under 2 weeks and I'm still in love with both of them!)

 

I CAN comfortably share that we will call them Rory (boy) or Roxy (girl) as nicknames. Which I LOVE both of those names but cannot, in good conscience, name my son Rory (nickname is fine) because I had a huge crush on a guy named Rory in high school and it wasn't a secret... so it would look sort of creepy to all my old friends if that were his actual name.

post #157 of 249

Well I am just looking for boy names now! I loved my girl name and can't get to a boy name that both hubby and I like, so of COURSE it's a boy! lol. 

Right now we're thinking maybe Silas. Hubby really likes it. I am so-so. We'll see if I warm up to it. 

post #158 of 249
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I'm having trouble finding a 2nd boy twin name to go with Owen Vincent. I don't want it to start with the same letter (though I might be swayed otherwise) and don't want the two names to rhyme with each other our our last name (Kelly). Any thoughts? I'm feeling boys with the twins so I think I better figure it out. If I'm wrong then the naming will be so much easier.


I have not been keeping up with this thread, but what about Noah? Same sounds, but look different. Maybe too similar though. That would be hard to come up with twin names.
post #159 of 249
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Originally Posted by deborahbgkelly View Post

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.



 

I'm not a huge fan of Justine just because of a personal association with a Justine, but was talking to someone today who has a daughter named Jestine and I thought that was kind of a nice variation.

post #160 of 249

My sister is Joy. It gets old around Christmas time.

 

I had the last name Jolly for a while, I totally sympathized with her.

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