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post #41 of 249

I love Dylan.  We are pretty certain we will use Dylan Archer should we have another boy.

 

Lyric is a beautiful name; i haven't heard that used before.  I would love to use Cadence (Cady) for a girl, but dh is inclined otherwise..  

post #42 of 249

Cadence is on our "banned name" list because it's too "moto" ... because my husband is a Marine, naming a child Cadence would be like saying "haha look at me, I'm so military I even named my kid something military!"

 

For non-military people, it's a gorgeous name. 

post #43 of 249

lol, i didn't know what "moto" meant, and I didn't have any idea it had military connotations!  You just helped me put it in my no pile as well, tho, so thanks for letting me know!  I was thinking poetry and music!

post #44 of 249

I love so many of the names mentioned! But it's agreeing and finding a good fit that is hard for us :)
I love Charlotte but now we live in Charlotte NC so that's out. I think that'd be lame... Even though our other kids have city names also.
I'd love to find an obscure city name that has a V in it that'd work for a cute name :) lol. Too specific maybe?

For Jeremiah nicknames-- Jez is a nickname for Jeremy. And I love that. It's mostly UK-used, because there's a not so good word association people think of in America. I first heard it on Peep Show and then heard it bunch of other places too :) Hubby won't let us use Jeremiah because of the snotty neighbor boy though :(

Top of my list right now are

Girl:

Romy

Chevonne

Avonlea

 

Boy:

Bran

Oren

Truett

Winsted

But I'm not sold on ANY :/

post #45 of 249
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Originally Posted by rivkajean View Post


I'd love to find an obscure city name that has a V in it that'd work for a cute name :) lol. Too specific maybe?
 

 


Starts with a V or just has a V in it?
 

 

post #46 of 249

To the poster who likes Lorelei- That's one of the ones on my list as well, but not the top 3. DH has yet to weigh in on the ones I like. He has made suggestions that I don't like. One is Hypatia. I like the connotations surrounding it (strong woman who was a leader in mathematics and science), but kids are cruel and I already figured out that the likely nickname would lead to some very cruel teasing. Although, we could always use Patty as a nickname, but that feels weird too because my mom's dog was Paddy. He also likes Carmen Amanda and I have two issues with that- I hate the double c/k sound since our last name is Kelly and Amanda doesn't work because my childhood best friend is Amanda and, in the Jewish tradition, naming someone after someone living is considered cursing them to death. We also have other friends with the name Amanda.

 

If they are girls, we will name one after DH's mom who passed in 8/10 using a J sounding name (can start with J or G). Either gender, if we can find something to represent her personality we will use that. We have to choose two names, so this will be interesting. We don't know gender yet either.

 

So, here are my top 4 in each category so far (subject to change at any time). We will not share final choices until birth. I will not share any of our thought processes IRL either because I don't want my family and friends "weighing in". If they find the post, oh well, but I'm not actively sharing. My only problem with Oliver is that a friend I went to high school with has a son named Oliver, but I haven't seen him in years and we are basically just in touch on FB.

 

Unisex:

 

Taryn Ash (although unisex, I prefer for a girl)

Morgan Blair

Halyn Brynn (see note next to Taryn Ash)

Barrett Joss

 

Boy (obviously not going to name both boys with the same first or middle name, these are just my general preferences)

 

Vincent Oliver

Ethan Oliver

Owen Vincent

Ronan Ash

 

Girl (see note next to boy)

 

Freya Genevieve

Sorina Jayleen

Sorina Genevieve

Evelyn Justine

 

post #47 of 249
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Originally Posted by ms.shell View Post

lol, i didn't know what "moto" meant, and I didn't have any idea it had military connotations!  You just helped me put it in my no pile as well, tho, so thanks for letting me know!  I was thinking poetry and music!



yeah, cadence is the songs they call out during runs to keep everyone in step. My husband LOVES calling (being the one starting them) cadence and I can tell he got to when he comes home with no voice lol.

 

 

 

We're having major problems with boy name. We want it to start with R but don't like any R names

post #48 of 249
Definition of cadence Noun:
A modulation or inflection of the voice.
Such a modulation in reading aloud as implied by the structure and ordering of words and phrases in written text.
Synonyms:
cadency - rhythm - cadenza - swing

I'm guessing the military calls those songs cadence because they keep rhythm, so overall, it's a musical word. Just saying if you don't have a personal connotation that makes you dislike it, most people would probably associate it with music.
post #49 of 249

I'm not wanting to share any of our names until birth IRL, either, but I probably will with you ladies. It's nice to get opinions. DP's last name is already going to be something to make fun of, so I'm not going to worry about that sort of thing with the first/middle name since the last name will be the target anyway! haha

 

I love Lorelei, too. I wanted to put it on my list, but a dear friend is due in March and that was her second choice for a name so I don't feel like I can use it. I've been reading through some of the name threads in the I'm Pregnant forum here and getting some ideas from there as well. I'm having a harder time coming up with boy names than girl names. My boy list is pretty short, the girl list just keeps getting longer!

 

DP hasn't come up with any names on his own yet, I don't know if he's even thinking about it. Our deal is that any name that either of us throws out there can't be dismissed until at least a few days of thinking about it has passed. Just in case one of us really, really loves it, maybe it would grow on you after thinking about it for a day or two.

 

My favorite for a girl is still Charlise, with some variation of Charlie for a boy. Maybe Charlton? I don't want to go with Charles for some reason.

post #50 of 249
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Originally Posted by ms.shell View Post

I love Dylan.  We are pretty certain we will use Dylan Archer should we have another boy.

 

Lyric is a beautiful name; i haven't heard that used before.  I would love to use Cadence (Cady) for a girl, but dh is inclined otherwise..  


I love Archer as a middle name for Dylan. I think Dylan is a really gentle name- Archer adds a nice little twist.  And I love Cadence, too! I don't think I'd let the military component keep me from using it as a name unless we were a military family or had close family members in the military.
 

 

post #51 of 249

I have to say, Charlie is a fantastic nn for a girl. 

 

We are keeping our names private like many others.  My family is very opinionated, and I don't want them trying to name my kids.  lol.gif  But I'm sure they'll love the names we are set on since most of them are family names.  They just feel personal to us right now, and I like having a secret like that with DH.  

 

I do NOT have a boys name picked out, and it's making me crazy.  I had a dream two nights ago that the baby was a boy, and he was three months old and didn't have a name yet.  We had a long list of names for boys, but now that our girl name is picked out I don't like any of them.  I want something with a lot of nicknames and there don't seem to be that many boy names like that.  Or at least not many I like?  

 

I also believe that the name needs to fit the babe so none of our names are set in stone, another reason we don't want to share them. 

 

post #52 of 249

We are calling the baby "baby Charlie"... we decided on the name Charlie for a boy or a girl before the pregnancy :)  Basically we need a "C" name so that the first three initials of our kids will spell out our last name.  The first two were an accident, but we realized we only had the "c" left and decided what the heck :)

post #53 of 249
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Originally Posted by Patches View Post

We are calling the baby "baby Charlie"... we decided on the name Charlie for a boy or a girl before the pregnancy :)  Basically we need a "C" name so that the first three initials of our kids will spell out our last name.  The first two were an accident, but we realized we only had the "c" left and decided what the heck :)



Ha! We'll both be having Charlies it seems. :) We'd been talking about naming our kid that for years before we even started trying to conceive. I think it's an adorable name for either, though I'd prefer it was a nickname of a longer name just so the kid has some choice about what they want to be called as they get older and in a professional context.

post #54 of 249

We've liked Cassandra.... but really, Cassie.... since we were pg with DS a few years ago.  Cassandra Hope.  But it has to be CassANDra, not CassAUNDra.

 

But I'm really hoping for another boy, and all I have are my "leftovers" from DS.  Andrew, Evan, Bryan, Ethan.  We're pretty traditional namers, here.  But whatever- I'm not sweating it.  I have been so sick that I feel really disconnected from this pregnancy anyway.

 

 

post #55 of 249
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We've liked Cassandra.... but really, Cassie.... since we were pg with DS a few years ago.  Cassandra Hope.  But it has to be CassANDra, not CassAUNDra.

 

But I'm really hoping for another boy, and all I have are my "leftovers" from DS.  Andrew, Evan, Bryan, Ethan.  We're pretty traditional namers, here.  But whatever- I'm not sweating it.  I have been so sick that I feel really disconnected from this pregnancy anyway.

 

 


FWIW, our babysitter is Cassie & we love her.

DH spilled the beans on the initial we are most likely using to my mom so we had a whole session of coming up with every S name she could think of. I won't give mine up, at least not that easy. DH & I did talk more about names in the car and I think we are both ok with chosen boy & girl names, but somehow feel like we are missing having thought of all options. Boy names are pretty plain, we are a little willing to be more creative with girl. Summer keeps running through my mind since will be summer baby, but I just don't feel like it's right for us or our surname.
post #56 of 249

just with a V in it. but it also has to sound like a cute name too LOL. it should be easy but it's not hehe.

post #57 of 249

Venice,Verona,  Veneta,OR, Vida, OR, Avalon, CA,  hmmm can't think of any others at the moment. 

post #58 of 249
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Originally Posted by rivkajean View Post

just with a V in it. but it also has to sound like a cute name too LOL. it should be easy but it's not hehe.



Harvard (IL) Alva (WY) Irvington (NE) Evart (MI) Waverly (WI)

post #59 of 249

Victoria

post #60 of 249

Girls names are fairly easy for me. I either want Margarita or Valentina, though we'd most likely go with Margarita because my mother in-law would probably have a cow if we didn't. orngbiggrin.gif That was her favourite grandmother's name and she really, really wishes we'd use it. I like the name myself, so I think we'd go with that. And she'd go by Rita, which I like quite a bit. My husband leans more towards names like Mila or Mira (pronounced Mee-la or Mee-ra). But he's more open with girls names. I like names like Anastasiya (which my daughter LOVES), but it's WAY too common in Russia and there is a huge chance that she'd end up being 1 of 4 or 5 in her class with the name. 

 

Now boys names on the other hand.... we're a bit at odds on those. And I'm really stuck on ones that would be good for a son and not just a nice name for someone else, if you know what I mean? He's more into ethnic Russian/Slavic names like Vladimir, Vladislav, Lubomir, etc. I'm not a big fan of most of those. I lean more towards Greek or Latin based names like Andrei, Nikolai, Nikodim, Roman, etc. We both do like Matvei and Luka though and a lot of our family likes both of those names. We also like Seraphim, but I'm not a fan of the nickname that often goes with it: Fima (pronounced "Feema"). 

 

The other thing to keep in mind is that all of our children will have the same middle names... boys will be Semyonovich and girls Semyonovna. So I have to make sure the first and middle go well together, because most often that is how they will be addressed: not by first and last as much as by first and middle, especially in professional relationships as adults. Another option to consider is the boys name, because it will be his children's middle name in the future and I don't want it to be a huge challenge to name his children will a difficult patronymic, which already axed a few names from our list that we were considering.

 

So, it'd go: Luka Semyonovich or Matvei Semyonovich... 

 

Normally I'm obsessed with baby names. When I wasn't pregnant I'd sit there and pick out names I like and obsess and now I'm actually avoiding it because I find it so overwhelming! I know I won't be able to 100% pick a name before the baby is born, because I'd want to look at it and pick, but it'd be nice to feel 100% sure about a few names! It's such a permanent thing... 

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