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post #201 of 249

I love Kelvin but I'm not "allowed" to use it, it's "saved" for my little brother. It was the name of my uncle who died shortly after I was born, and my little brother was named after him (though not "Kelvin" he is "Kelly" which was his nickname)

post #202 of 249
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AFM DH is still really committed to Evelyn for a girl. I do love the name, but I just have this nagging feeling that it's getting really popular, and I can't seem to get a handle on how popular. I don't mind a reasonably common name, but I'd rather she not be one of 4 in her classes at school.


I bet Evelyn won't get quite that popular. I think to be one of 4 in a class, the name has to be #1 or 2 for a few years running (my name, Sarah, was #1 in the UK and the US for like 10 years in a row, so yes--I was/am always one of several Sarahs in any given group), and while Evelyn might be heading up the charts, I don't think it's ever going to peak that high. Do you?

 

dd is Ella, named for my grandmother, and I was really bummed when we were expecting her to see how popular the name suddenly had become (we even met a DOG called Ella, ugh). We even changed our minds and picked another name for her for a while. But it was just "her" name, yk? Even before we conceived her. So I felt we had to use it, even though I'm not happy to see how many other little Ellas there are around (but again: I doubt she'll be one of 4 in her class). So if you love the name, go with it!

 

post #203 of 249

That's a good point. As a Jennifer born in 1976, I get paranoid about this stuff, but when it comes down to it I don't hate my name or anything. So it will probably be fine.

post #204 of 249

This is slightly off topic since everyone seems to be discussing particular names (I'm too afraid to say names in case someone I know in real life stumbles onto this site), but has anyone thought about giving their baby two middle names?  Is that completely unheard of?  If our babe is a girl, there's a middle name that runs in the family...  It's my middle name, too.  Part of me wants to continue the tradition as an homage to my grandmother, but I'm also torn about choosing another middle name (and I even have the other middle name picked out).  I'm just wondering if it would be too terrible to give her two (if she's a girl).  It would be a little longer, sure, but none of the names I have picked out are super long - in fact, the first name is only 4 letters long, and the family middle name is also 4 letters.  Thoughts?

post #205 of 249

Our kids have two middle names. They each have different last names (ds has dh's; dd has mine), and whichever parent's last name they don't share is a second middle name. It's never been an issue and I know of many other kids with two middle names. Sometimes on forms or online there is only a box for one middle name, in which case I just drop the second middle name.

post #206 of 249

I know quite a few people with two middles names, I don't think it's a big deal.  I don't know that I would ever do it because I don't see a need to.

post #207 of 249

If we have this baby on the 4th of July, it will have a second middle name (Justice) after a classmate of mine who was killed in Afghanistan 2 years ago (Justus, who was born on the 4th of July)

Funny enough, both of my daughters share a middle name (Jean) though DD1 is because it's my middle name and runs on both sides of my family (my aunts, grandmothers, great grandmothers, etc) and DD2 is because it's MIL's middle name (DH isn't DD1's bio-dad, we were only friends when I had her, so no way I could just claim hers was after MIL too lol)

post #208 of 249
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This is slightly off topic since everyone seems to be discussing particular names (I'm too afraid to say names in case someone I know in real life stumbles onto this site), but has anyone thought about giving their baby two middle names?  Is that completely unheard of?  If our babe is a girl, there's a middle name that runs in the family...  It's my middle name, too.  Part of me wants to continue the tradition as an homage to my grandmother, but I'm also torn about choosing another middle name (and I even have the other middle name picked out).  I'm just wondering if it would be too terrible to give her two (if she's a girl).  It would be a little longer, sure, but none of the names I have picked out are super long - in fact, the first name is only 4 letters long, and the family middle name is also 4 letters.  Thoughts?




 

 




I think it's pretty common, really. We're thinking of using a two word middle name. If she's born in the evening it'll be Evening Star and Morning Star if it's in the morning. We want something a little earthy and when I was a little girl I refused to by any name other than 'Star Moon' so somehow it fits. If she hates me for that one day, I'll pay for her name change. Haha.

We're still stuck at Zoe being the only name we can compromise on so far, but with neither of us feeling 100% in love with it. I like it (I tend to like cutesy, short girl names) but I think it's becoming a bit too popular- but as was pointed out, maybe I just shouldn't care.

I've been looking on the forums at some baby naming sites and one of the things I've seen a lot of talk about is sibling name sets and coming up with names that "match" (same first letter, same style, similar sounds, etc). It's not something I've ever really considered with my kids before. We have two that are unintentionally biblical and one that's not anywhere close to common so it's too late for me, but is this something anyone else thinks about as a factor for baby names?
post #209 of 249

When I'm considering a name, I do say all three kids' names together to see how it sounds in combination. So while this wouldn't necessarily eliminate a name from consideration for me, having kids named Fred, George, and Moonbeam would seem a little odd winky.gif  Since dd's name ends in -a, I don't want another girl's name that ends that way.

 

But trying to be too matchy (like all beginning with the same letter, ew)...definitely not!

post #210 of 249

 


The way children's names sound together is actually of the highest importance to me...no I don't do rhyming names or names that all start w/the same letter, but I do try to make sure that the names "work" together. My DD has a classic name, unusual in that people don't really use it much any more, but a classic name stemming from Latin...and the name for a second DD is similar in theme...classic, but not often used and we're going with the original/traditional Latin spelling. As for a boy...a bit more unusual, but sounds good together. I always think it's funny if a person has a very formal name for a 1st child and then gives a cutsey/short name to a second child...names might be lovely, but I just wonder how they were chosen when they don't "flow." I know this is just my prefrence, but since you asked...

The way children's names sound together is actually of the highest importance to me...no I don't do rhyming names or names that all start w/the same letter, but I do try to make sure that the names "work" together. My DD has a classic name, unusual in that people don't really use it much any more, but a classic name stemming from Latin...and the name for a second DD is similar in theme...classic, but not often used and we're going with the original/traditional Latin spelling. As for a boy...a bit more unusual, but sounds good together w/DD's name. I always think it's funny if a person has a very formal name for a 1st child and then gives a cutsey/short name to a second child or even a very traditional name to one child (like John) and then does something like Luna for a second...names might be lovely, but I just wonder how they were chosen when they don't "flow." I know this is just my prefrence, but since you asked...

 

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This is slightly off topic since everyone seems to be discussing particular names (I'm too afraid to say names in case someone I know in real life stumbles onto this site), but has anyone thought about giving their baby two middle names?  Is that completely unheard of?  If our babe is a girl, there's a middle name that runs in the family...  It's my middle name, too.  Part of me wants to continue the tradition as an homage to my grandmother, but I'm also torn about choosing another middle name (and I even have the other middle name picked out).  I'm just wondering if it would be too terrible to give her two (if she's a girl).  It would be a little longer, sure, but none of the names I have picked out are super long - in fact, the first name is only 4 letters long, and the family middle name is also 4 letters.  Thoughts?



 

 


I think it's pretty common, really. We're thinking of using a two word middle name. If she's born in the evening it'll be Evening Star and Morning Star if it's in the morning. We want something a little earthy and when I was a little girl I refused to by any name other than 'Star Moon' so somehow it fits. If she hates me for that one day, I'll pay for her name change. Haha.
We're still stuck at Zoe being the only name we can compromise on so far, but with neither of us feeling 100% in love with it. I like it (I tend to like cutesy, short girl names) but I think it's becoming a bit too popular- but as was pointed out, maybe I just shouldn't care.
I've been looking on the forums at some baby naming sites and one of the things I've seen a lot of talk about is sibling name sets and coming up with names that "match" (same first letter, same style, similar sounds, etc). It's not something I've ever really considered with my kids before. We have two that are unintentionally biblical and one that's not anywhere close to common so it's too late for me, but is this something anyone else thinks about as a factor for baby names?


 

post #211 of 249

We are having a hard time figuring out a boys name. We have 2 awesome girls which we named Clarissa and Arianna. For the first time we get to choose a boys name.

 

We already have a middle name picked out which is Jeremy, after my husbands best friend who died a little over a year ago.

 

I don't like to choose first names that end with the E sound and thats just because I don't like how the sound comes out of my mothers mouth.

 

Luckily we still have 4 months before he gets here.

post #212 of 249
My only concern with sibling names is when they sound the same when you are calling for them/yelling at them. My brother & I both ended in -en sounds and when mom called, sometimes it was hard to tell who. That said, if I have another DD, will probably both end in -a. One -na & other -ra.
post #213 of 249
Indeed my current children were taken into account. As it is, we have M, M, M and R...

But the three M's have ancient names which are not extremely common in our area, but have nicknames they can use that is more common. This is why I ruled out "riley" for being way too common.

The names we have picked are not common (not in the top 1000 on the ssn database in any spelling) ancient, and have very cute common nicknames if they so choose. (Not sharing our names yet, I feel I will jinx myself into hating the names if I share before the birth)
post #214 of 249

Thanks for all the responses about the two middle name issue.  I think we're just going to go for it if it winds up being a girl.  I mean, at worst, she can drop one of the middle names later if she doesn't like it.  Now, boys' names are still an issue...  LOL  :)  One day at a time, right?

post #215 of 249

My DH has two middle names, both with a lot of family signifigance, and the sad thing is that OFTEN on forms- even on his University degree, they leave the second one off. All of his names are long, so maybe there's just not space for it all. My point is, I don't see anything wrong with having to middle names, but I would but the one with higher sentimental weight first, since it's pretty likely the second one will get left out a lot.

post #216 of 249

Had the two middle name conversation with hubby last night (only considering it if baby is born on 4th of July) and after a lot of explaining from me that for the most part it would ONLY be on the birth certificate and what we call baby, baby would for the most part still just be RDD or RKD, not RDJD or RKJD until they are old enough to choose to go by that themselves.

 

post #217 of 249

 Wow it's been awhile since I've been back to this DDC! Since I last posted, I found out we're having a boy.  We had a lot of to-do about names, but we finally chose one, which will be a surprise. :P

post #218 of 249

My kiddos (and I) actually have 2 first names and 1 middle name. Same concept I guess, just different execution. Mine was because my mom wanted to spite my dad basically (lol) who decided that I would be named after my grandmother. Well instead my name is (Mom's name, grandmothers name) (Maternal grandmother's middle name). So I just decided to go with that and give DS1 & DS2 2 first names and one middle and will continue with DS3.

post #219 of 249

We finally picked a name. At least a first name. Aviel (ah ve el) and we're going to call him Avi. 

post #220 of 249
Bump! This thread is way too quiet wink1.gif

This is hypothetical, bc there's virtually no chance dh will agree (and I'm not sure I would even choose it, at this stage), but I need a name/gender opinion. To me, bird names seem to be strongly female, for some reason. But what do you think about Lark as a middle name for a boy? Too feminine? Other "nature" names for a boy?
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