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~*~*~*~ The Name Thread!!! ~*~*~*~

post #1 of 227
Thread Starter 

Hello :)

 

Seeing as how we already have a gender thread, let's hear your picks for names!

 

Feel free to share your name ideas, or conversely, not share them and tell us why, reasons why you are thinking of the names you've picked, get feedback on your choices, etc. :)

 

We'll add your name picks to the wall, just post them with your EDD :)

 

~*~*~*~ PLEASE KEEP IN MIND ~*~*~*~

 

 

The names we pick for our children and reasons for those names are all special - no two parents have the same reasons why they pick a name. While you may not like a name, another parent does, so please be kind, be respectful and be civil when offering constructive feedback if it is asked for. :)

 

Have fun & let's hear those names!

post #2 of 227
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The August 2012 DDC Name Roster!!!

 

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post #3 of 227
Thread Starter 

Seeing as how I started this thread, here are my picks for names and why :)

 

Girl: Edain (Ay-deen) Lyn

Boy: Dylan Ray 

 

Our name choices for the final munchkin, like our picks for our son, Eirik, and daughter, Skadi, follow a couple of rules.

 

1) We like names with meaning or stories behind them.

- Edain is a celtic/Irish goddess that is considered a patroness of craftsmanship and artisans and has been associated being one of the triple goddesses of the sun. 

- Dylan is a celtic/Welsh god of the sea, a fair-haired boy that could swim better than the fish.

 

2) Our names fit 8 letters...

When RJ and I got together, we noticed that his first and middle name as well as my first and middle name added up to 8 letters. We continued this trend with our son, Eirik Jon, and our daughter, Skadi Ann, and want to continue it with our next child.

 

3) We like middle names to pay homage to our elders.

Eirik's middle name, Jon, is a nod to both my father's middle name (John) and my father-in-law's nickname (Don), Skadi's middle name, Ann, is also my middle name, and the middle name of both of her grandmothers. Edain's middle name, Lyn, is the shortened version of Abeja's mom's middle name of Lynne, and Dylan's middle name, Ray, is the middle name of Abeja, and my maternal (and favorite) grandfather's middle name as well.

 

4) We try to stay away from trendy and Biblical names.

As one of 4 girls named Kelly in my grade, I honestly wanted a name that was different so that I wouldn't have to be called by my first and middle name :(  We're also pagans, so we want to use names that are from our religious pantheons of the Celtic and Norse gods. :)

 

5) It's gotta pass the front porch test.

If you can't see yelling your kid's name off the front porch without getting embarrassed yourself, don't use it. ;)

 

Cheers!

post #4 of 227

My husband likes very traditional names and I...don't lol.gif. We had a hard time coming to a consensus for Cecilia. We finally picked her name because it was uncommon enough that she's still the only one of her generation that I know, but easy enough to say and spell that it passed my husband's test. We're going through it again this time, but we'll talk more seriously about it when we have our anatomy scan. So far Vivienne is our front-runner for a girl, and I am really excited about it. It's one of my favorite girl's names.

post #5 of 227

We always talked about a little girl named Isla Marie for our 3rd child.   If it's a boy.. then I better start looking at names.  lol

post #6 of 227

Oh, I love Vivienne, Cecelia's Mama 

 

We will most likely choose family names, and only relatives we've lost, in keeping with Jewish tradition. Our boy name last time was Oliver Michael (for my grandfather). When Maddy was born, my aunt was so glad she was a girl because she hated the name Oliver. However, I think it's still in the running. :)

 

We lost my grandmother last week, and I can see naming a daughter after her, but I'm not sure my husband will go for a Connie, no matter how loved grandma was. 

post #7 of 227

Geigerin, that is why we haven't chosen a middle name yet. Cecilia's middle name, Ivy, is after my late aunt, whose maiden name was Ives. I am trying to come up with a good name that would honor both of our grandmothers (mine was Marian, his was Mildred). My family tends to follow that tradition by choosing a name that isn't the same but clearly honors the person. 

post #8 of 227

My partner doesn't like my loved-them-forever top names and I'm not sure if it's worth trying to convince him. We do have a few names we both like, but I am less enthusiastic about them and don't have the same *feeling* about them. And a couple names we both REALLY like don't have obvious nicknames/nicknames we like, and nicknames are pretty important for me since I always wanted one and my name didn't have one. 

 

One thing I did was make a list of my favorite nicknames, and I'm working backward to find full names that I like. I got the Baby Name Wizard book and it's helping with that. 

post #9 of 227

My original top favorites for Cecilia were vetoed, too. But now, she couldn't possibly be a Nyssa or a Skye, she is SO much a Cecilia!

post #10 of 227
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One thing I did was make a list of my favorite nicknames, and I'm working backward to find full names that I like. I got the Baby Name Wizard book and it's helping with that. 



We sort of did this, too.  We liked the name Evie and then my MIL randomly texted my DW Everleigh, and we fell in love with it...  Well, DW fell in love with it, and I've grown to love it.  

 

We actually started looking at baby names 2.5 years ago when our horse had a unplanned pregnancy.  When the foal wouldn't nurse I made a 3am trip to Walmart for bottles and on a whim bought a baby name book... I got weird looks from the cashier.  We've been keeping a baby name list ever since.  This was about 6 months after our (not too well received) wedding and we decided to break my in laws into the idea that we were going to have children early.  So when MIL started sending baby names, we were thrilled!  

 

So for a girl we like Everleigh Jane, Jane for my grandma and the same initials as my father.  The spelling is because DW's mom loves spelling everything "eigh".  We also wanted to have Lee/Leigh in either gender names because we both have it in ours and it is in my mom's and grandpa's.  My brother just had another son and used Lee for a middle name, so I'm not sure we want to be that blatant. 

 

For a boy we aren't as sold.  We love Liam... except that it is becoming so popular.  We also like Rhys and Cullen (Cully for short).  We like Ray/Wray and Scott for middle names, they are family names for each of us. But we haven't found anything that has as many family ties and we like the flow of for a boys name.  

 

 

post #11 of 227

Dh doesn't like to talk names until after the baby is here. I guess I have a while to go eyesroll.gif. I have some ideas, but haven't thought about it seriously yet. My other kids all have traditional, but  not overly common names.

post #12 of 227

Evie is one of my favorites too! I like Evangeline (Lina as a 2nd nickname possibility) but my partner doesn't and I'm worried it would be seen as a religious name even though it just means "good news". We both like Genevieve (so evie or vivi) but worry that people would call her Jen/gen (not my favorite since its so popular). 

post #13 of 227

Evie is a very cute name!  We were exploring names early one when I first got that wonderful BFP, but have taken a break.  I don't think I want to resume unless I know the sex for sure as my boy name isn't being agreed upon so I don't want to push it anymore unless it comes to that and I don't feel we are having a girl this time around (although if we did I would be thrilled too) so not really into the girl names.  

post #14 of 227

We don't choose a name until we see and hold the baby, so I won't have a permanent choice until August.  But I always have a list of ideas.  Of course, Elsa ended up being out of left field and wasn't on any of my lists, so we'll see.

 

I don't want anything super trendy, I used to be adamantly against anything in the top 100 but I've softened a bit and decided I'll keep the popularity factor in mind to a point but if I love it, I love it.  I also try to keep in mind that things that were popular when I was a kid aren't necessarily anymore.  I too went to school with a million Jennifers, but that name fell out of the top 100 a few years ago, and it's still falling fast.  Kelly doesn't even break 300 anymore, and I knew a lot of them too.  And sometimes you just can't predict these things.  When I was born, Abigail was name 158, and now it's 7 and has been top 10 for a decade.

 

I don't like names that are also objects or adjectives, or things that are spelled unusually or are hard to pronounce in English.  The middle name has to be after a loved one for me.  I also have a little thing about wanting nicknames to start with the same letter as the whole name.  For example, my nickname is Abi, not Gail.  I don't like the mismatch, for some reason.

 

My husband has expressed some interest in having a boy with the same initials as him, since his father also has those initials.  The middle name would be easy, either Edward after my father, or Eric after our good friend.  The first name is trickier.  I like Jack, but that kind of falls just outside my popularity comfort zone.  I have a lot of relatives with J names that I don't really want to be my child's namesake.  That leaves me with James, Jensen, Jory, and Jude, all of which I'm kind of lukewarm on.  If he isn't set on the initial thing that will open up the options a lot more.

 

Girls, oh, I have a ton of favorites.  Nora is kind of my #1 right now, but I also like Lila, Genevieve, Bernadette, Mary, and Vivien.  Plus more I have written down but can't remember at the moment.  I also love Alice and Charlotte but J vetoed them.  :p

post #15 of 227

My husband and I had Adeline Grace picked out for a girl before we even started talking marriage. First baby was a boy and it was really hard to name him although I am really really happy with what we came up with (Carver Eliot). I am not acknowledging the possibility that this baby could be a boy so I'm already calling her Adeline. Adeline was my husband's grandmother's name, but I like it because it was Virginia Woolf's middle name. I've always loved the name (and the concept of) Grace, and we wanted a G for the middle name because my husband lost a sister who was nicknamed AG.

post #16 of 227

I love the name Adaline! I was bummed when my SIL chose Adalyn for her daughter, because I wanted to use Adaline to honor my mom's aunt.

post #17 of 227

Boy: Levi Ezekiel Arthur .

 

Girl: Zecil (ZEE-sil) Ruth Miryam 

 

(gee can you tell we're Jewish?)

 

Boy is because my great grandmother's maiden name was Levi and either her or her father was likely Jewish and left before they left "the old country" in the 1850's. My family was predominantly all Catholic until I converted. Ezekiel is just because we LOVE it. And Arthur is after my husband's great grandfather. 

 

Zecil is the Yiddish version of Cecelia. I love that name. I keep singing the song by Simon and Garfunkel. Ruth is to honor my husband's grandmother and Miryam to honor mine. (both deceased) 

post #18 of 227

I've been looking at some names but everything seems not quite right.  DP won't talk about names until we know the sex, but he will veto names I throw out.  I've started keeping some names in a spreadsheet, and I'll probably just continue adding to that.  I've always liked gender neutral names, but after working where I do and not knowing from email whether someone is male or female, and then having to call them,  I decided that as much as I like more gender neutral names, it is not for me. 

 

For a girl I definitely wanted the middle name to be Gertrude or Elinor after my great-grandmother, who I am positive is my guardian angel.  DP absolutely has veto'd Gertrude, so it looks like Elinor.  I keep feeling like I should do E names if it is a girl, but I don't want anything too popular.  I really like the way Effie sounds, and I think Effie Elinor P.... sounds so nice together.  Plus her initials would be EEP, which, if like, Eep, seems really cute to me.  I picture a cute little mouse.  My sister doesn't like the name Effie, but the initials won her over.  I know Effie is a nickname for Euphemia, which I like the meaning of, but I'm not feeling.  I'm still unsure about Effie though...so if anyone knows of any good E names.....feel free to share.

 

For a boy I liked Archer, but it sounds bad with the last name. Which is sad because I really like Archie.  I also like Ari, and then I thought it was funny that I liked R.E. and F.E. as names.  eyesroll.gif  DP also veto'd Ari. I also like Asher, Ezekiel and Ezra for boys.  Asher might be out for the same reason Archer is.  I'm sure these are likely to change.

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For a girl I definitely wanted the middle name to be Gertrude or Elinor after my great-grandmother, who I am positive is my guardian angel.  DP absolutely has veto'd Gertrude, so it looks like Elinor.  I keep feeling like I should do E names if it is a girl, but I don't want anything too popular.  I really like the way Effie sounds, and I think Effie Elinor P.... sounds so nice together.  Plus her initials would be EEP, which, if like, Eep, seems really cute to me.  I picture a cute little mouse.  My sister doesn't like the name Effie, but the initials won her over.  I know Effie is a nickname for Euphemia, which I like the meaning of, but I'm not feeling.  I'm still unsure about Effie though...so if anyone knows of any good E names.....feel free to share.


Maybe Essie, short for Esther? I actually really like that name but it belongs to my grandmother and I'm not interested in naming my child after her. 

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Boy: Levi Ezekiel Arthur .

 

Girl: Zecil (ZEE-sil) Ruth Miryam 

 

(gee can you tell we're Jewish?)

 

Boy is because my great grandmother's maiden name was Levi and either her or her father was likely Jewish and left before they left "the old country" in the 1850's. My family was predominantly all Catholic until I converted. Ezekiel is just because we LOVE it. And Arthur is after my husband's great grandfather. 

 

Zecil is the Yiddish version of Cecelia. I love that name. I keep singing the song by Simon and Garfunkel. Ruth is to honor my husband's grandmother and Miryam to honor mine. (both deceased) 


Our Cecilia is named after the Simon and Garfunkel song. orngbiggrin.gif

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