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post #21 of 249

We haven't talked about it yet (which is good, because it's SO hard to find anything we agree on!). But I'm already pretty set on two possible names, both of which (interestingly) are unisex and both of which begin with R. But I think I like one better for a girl and the other for a boy. We don't share baby names IRL until s/he's born, and I don't know if I'm ready yet to share them online yet--I feel quite strongly invested in them, so putting them "out there" often feels...I don't know...dangerous or something. I don't even want to tell dh in case he shoots them down. Though I suspect he'll go along with my suggestions this time.

 

(PS: why are boy names SO HARD? I have loads of possible girl names, but I feel like I used up all the good boy names on ds (Xan Sebastian) and there aren't any left!)

post #22 of 249
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 We don't share baby names IRL until s/he's born, and I don't know if I'm ready yet to share them online yet--I feel quite strongly invested in them, so putting them "out there" often feels...I don't know...dangerous or something. I don't even want to tell dh in case he shoots them down. Though I suspect he'll go along with my suggestions this time.

 


Same boat here. I am having more trouble with girl's names right now. DD's name ends in -ina and I don't want to have another with the same sound. My brother's and my names ended in the same sound and it was very not always clear who Mom was yelling for. I also don't like the rhyme-y-ness of the names. I guess each kid is an individual who stands alone so it shouldn't matter that much so I could change my mind.

 

I did tell DH because the trend is that he objects early and then comes along by the time the baby comes. I need to give him time to get used to the names. The thing is, I need to get used to them, too. I'm not 100% on the girl's name but I really want to be. DD's name is so "not me" but I've grown to like it. Maybe this will be the same. The boy's names I like are pretty "vanilla" so I'm happy with my choice. I have gone onto the baby name genie web-site and put my choices and everyone there likes everything. Ok, not everything, but there are going to be enough people to validate your choice. It's totally anonymous so I've been ok sharing there.
 

 

post #23 of 249


 

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I feel quite strongly invested in them, so putting them "out there" often feels...I don't know...dangerous or something.

 

I'm this way about DD1's name... I still really don't like to tell people her name, online or in person, even now that she's 6. It's not that I don't like the name, it's that the name means SO much to me and is really quite unique and I hate the thought of someone else using it just because it's pretty. 

I mean, it's a VERY pretty name, but it was my mother's middle name. When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, we all agreed the first granddaughter would be named after her. I cannot tell you how excited I was to find out I "won" the ability to use her name by having the first girl lol.

post #24 of 249

I just love ALL the names that have already been mentioned on this thread.  Especially Beatrice Luna, that's beautiful!

 

DH (Matt) really wants his daughter to be Mattie.  I like the sound of Madelyn, but we would need to spell it with a T.  I can't figure out how to make this look right, though!  I looked at Matelin, Mattalyn, Matilyn, Matylin....don't those all look....not right?  How would you spell this name using a T?

 

I like Cadence better, for a girl's name.  We could call her Caty.  Or Anastasia, and call her Anna.  But DH is pretty determined that it will be Mattie if it's a girl.

 

If it's a boy, we are thinking Dylan Matthew, although that is subject to change. 

post #25 of 249
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 I like the sound of Madelyn, but we would need to spell it with a T.  I can't figure out how to make this look right, though!


 

Mattelyn ?

post #26 of 249
What about Matilda?
post #27 of 249
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What about Matilda?


Ooh good one.  I like that way better than spelling Madelyn with a T.

post #28 of 249

Matalyn or Matalynn or Matyline...  I like Mattie.  Two of my cousins have named their daughters Maddie (Madelynn and Madeline).  :)

post #29 of 249

I love Madelyn!!  I like all of DecemberSun's spellings with at T! :)

post #30 of 249

Issues lol.

So we're both in agreement that Rowan isn't growing on us (though we both like Riley for a girl)

 

So now we're at Reilly, Reece or Rogan... and just...  bleh.

 

Hubby suggested "use another M name so we know it's a boy."

post #31 of 249

I guess it's good to start talking about the names early! I know someone who had a name all picked out and then when the baby came he just didn't feel like that name so he went nameless for a few weeks while they decided. I want to try and come up with 2 or 3 different names for a boy and a girl that we like and then decide between them once the baby's here.

 

My partner and I started discussing names a few days ago and he seemed surprised that I was bringing it up already. He seems to think that no one even starts thinking about names until after the baby is born. I'm not sure where he got that one from.

post #32 of 249

I'm kind of set on my names, now. I went to Facebook and looked up the girl's name I like and saw that some girls popped up who were friends of my younger cousins. I just didn't want it to be something that no one had heard of but I didn't want it to be super popular, either.

post #33 of 249

DH and I are very opposite when it comes to names, we both agreed on our first two, surprisingly lol, but really can't agree/decide on anything for this baby, I think we will just have a few names and then pick once he/she is born. 

post #34 of 249

For girls we are looking at Lorelei, Lila and Nya. But we don't have middle names. 

For boys, we like Jonas Agape (uh-gah-pay. Not uh-gayp lol) 

post #35 of 249

Ooh I love Lorelei. I have a friend with a Lorelei (and she's gorgeous! And so sweet)

post #36 of 249

My DH really likes Gretchen for a girl.  I like it fine, but I can't come up with an attractive nickname/shorter version.  Gretch doesn't do it for me.  Any suggestions?  I really like the name Ruby. 

And I have no clue for boys.  My DH is Jack (after husband's grandfather) so I like the idea of using another family name if it's a boy.  My father's name is Reed and I do like that.  Just not sure if it would wierd me out to pick up and nurse my baby and call him my dad's name:)

 

post #37 of 249
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My DH really likes Gretchen for a girl.  I like it fine, but I can't come up with an attractive nickname/shorter version.  Gretch doesn't do it for me. 


 

Gigi? Greta... like Garbo, the actress from the earlier days of Hollywood, my Maeryn is "Mae" like Mae West, from around the same era.

 

Also, any other nickname you can possibly come up with, it doesn't just have to be a short version of her name. Like my husband, brother and son were all "Bud" but their names were Ryan, Kelly and Matthias respectively. DD1 is "Sissy" but that's nowhere near her real name, it was just too hard for her older brother (who was 2 1/2 when she was born) to say and the baby now... so we just use "Sissy" and likely that will carry on into adulthood if she's anything like my sister and my great aunt. I don't actually even KNOW my great aunts name. My mom always just says "Aunt Sissy, whatever her real name is..."

 

I've had a lot of friends who also go by their full first name without shortening it at all, and people who want to give them a nickname call them something totally unrelated (usually names that are difficult to shorten)

post #38 of 249

I totally understand where you're coming from with this post! We stumbled across DH's great-grandmothers name and we just LOVE it. I have never, ever heard it used before. We just found out my SIL is due 3 weeks behind me... and I have a feeling they're having another girl... and we're having another boy. My MIL gave my SIL a family heirloom present for Christmas from this great-grandmother and my heart just dropped when my SIL announced the name out loud and said "I've never heard that before" irked.gif Both DH and I would love to have 2 boys, but a part of me REALLY wants to have a girl this time so I can use the name before my SIL (may or may not) use it!! I'd be so bummed!

 

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I'm this way about DD1's name... I still really don't like to tell people her name, online or in person, even now that she's 6. It's not that I don't like the name, it's that the name means SO much to me and is really quite unique and I hate the thought of someone else using it just because it's pretty. 

I mean, it's a VERY pretty name, but it was my mother's middle name. When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, we all agreed the first granddaughter would be named after her. I cannot tell you how excited I was to find out I "won" the ability to use her name by having the first girl lol.



 

post #39 of 249

We can never, ever agree on names! It's so frustrating. And I also have a bad habit of liking a name just to realize that I've picked it up from someone else and it makes me nuts! Also, I feel like the girl names I'm leaning to are too cutesy. A few names high on my list right now are: Dylan, Jude (or Judah), Jasper, or Orion for a boy and for a girl: Lyric, True, Elliott (except that this is a character on the show Scrubs so it doesn't feel all that original), or Posey because I love the idea of the nickname Poe. Only issue with that one is that DH is Navajo and we'd like to use the Navajo word for beautiful as the middle name and that rhymes with Posey. Not totally sold on the middle name, though.

 

A few names of friend's kids that I love but won't use: Ember, Briar, and Ever.

 

I also feel a little oogie about sharing, but feel like feedback would be nice... So there they are if you're so inclined ;)

post #40 of 249


 

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My DH really likes Gretchen for a girl.  I like it fine, but I can't come up with an attractive nickname/shorter version.  Gretch doesn't do it for me.  Any suggestions?  I really like the name Ruby. 

And I have no clue for boys.  My DH is Jack (after husband's grandfather) so I like the idea of using another family name if it's a boy.  My father's name is Reed and I do like that.  Just not sure if it would wierd me out to pick up and nurse my baby and call him my dad's name:)

 



 

 

Ren? I love the name Wren for a girl, so maybe that's why I like it, though.

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