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post #41 of 227

I follow the same Jewish tradition of using the names of fmaily members who have passed along, though we arent jewish, I just like the sense of tradition and the opportunity to honour people who meant so much to us. Our son is James Henry, his Grandfather's first name and his dad first name and if our second is a girl she will be Georgia Marie, Georgia for my grandfather, George and Marie for my middle name, my sisters, my mum's, my husbands mum, his sister, etc. If its a boy, who knows! :)

post #42 of 227

Finn is sooooo cute!!!

Georgia is DH's favorite name. But we already have a G baby and I want a different letter this time!

post #43 of 227

I love finn.  DH doesnt like any of the names I come up with. He has his heart set on Lucille and Frederick.

 

I like Cordelia and Ezekial...I want to call him Zeke.  I love that.

post #44 of 227

I've mentioned this before, I love Ezekiel/Zeke.  DP does too, but for some reason has said we can't use it.  Also, my sister almost used Cordelia.  I think she decided against it because of what her husband would us as a nn.  She is going with Coraline for this new baby instead.

 

Finn is a cute name.  My DP likes Quinn for a boy, which I think is also super cute.  He also likes Fletcher, because it means arrow maker, and in some video game he played you could fletch.  (He's a total gamer-nerd)

 

I'm not feeling Fletcher, so I think we might go back to Archer for a boy, if he likes Fletcher he should like Archer for the same reason, and then I can call him Archie when he is little, which I think is so cute. We'll see though, DP won't commit to anything until we know the sex because he doesn't want to waste any arguments if it won't matter. 

 

So I was really set on calling a girl Effie, but I didn't like the full names that Effie is a nickname for, but I think I found one.  Freya.  Not that Effie is a nn for Freya, but it can be.  DP and I both like it, and the more I think about both the male and female name, I just really like them. Which is a huge development from not being able to attach any name to my LO.  

 

So as of now, I like Freya Elinor and Archer David.  The middle names are after my great-grandmother and uncle, respectively.  I feel bad for picking middle names from my family only, but I like the idea of honoring family that has passed away.  

post #45 of 227

Zeke is my cat's name!

 

 

post #46 of 227

Fletcher is hard for me, mostly because its the name of a tacky chain store where I grew up.. :/

post #47 of 227
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Originally Posted by Veritas Vitae View Post

I've mentioned this before, I love Ezekiel/Zeke.  DP does too, but for some reason has said we can't use it.  Also, my sister almost used Cordelia.  I think she decided against it because of what her husband would us as a nn.  She is going with Coraline for this new baby instead.

 

Finn is a cute name.  My DP likes Quinn for a boy, which I think is also super cute.  He also likes Fletcher, because it means arrow maker, and in some video game he played you could fletch.  (He's a total gamer-nerd)

 

I'm not feeling Fletcher, so I think we might go back to Archer for a boy, if he likes Fletcher he should like Archer for the same reason, and then I can call him Archie when he is little, which I think is so cute. We'll see though, DP won't commit to anything until we know the sex because he doesn't want to waste any arguments if it won't matter. 

 

So I was really set on calling a girl Effie, but I didn't like the full names that Effie is a nickname for, but I think I found one.  Freya.  Not that Effie is a nn for Freya, but it can be.  DP and I both like it, and the more I think about both the male and female name, I just really like them. Which is a huge development from not being able to attach any name to my LO.  

 

So as of now, I like Freya Elinor and Archer David.  The middle names are after my great-grandmother and uncle, respectively.  I feel bad for picking middle names from my family only, but I like the idea of honoring family that has passed away.  



Freya is cute! Somehere long ago I heard it...a show, a movie...it escapes me. Quite elegant!

 

My cousin has a Coralie (perhaps Coralee, sp). Similar to Coraline/Cordelia.

 

post #48 of 227

I love Freya too.  I used to love reading the Norse myths when I was little.  DH just decided he liked it today, but he prefers the Freyja variant. I feel like random letters just make things more complicated than they need to be for kids.  But it is a legit spelling. 

post #49 of 227

We have nothing picked out, haven't even really talked names at all yet!

It was really difficult to name the last 3, and I think I'd like something a little different for this one, but I have no idea where to start.

Plus we are both very against any top 100 names, even 200 is pushing it, but unfortunately several of our previous "favourite" names have gained in popularity, particularly since we started having children :)

post #50 of 227

For boys, I just went down the SSA list from last year and grabbed everything that I even kind of liked.  Ethan is one I really like but it's so very popular.  I also like Evan, but my cousin named his little boy that.  Though my cousin and his wife are drug addicts and child abusers and I've cut them out of my life so maybe that doesn't matter. 

 

I also like Gavin and Nathan and Nolan.  Brendan popped up and is sticking with me for some reason.  Also Sean/Shawn/Shaun.  Not sure how I'd spell it, which makes me think other people won't know how to spell it, which could get annoying.  Samuel is probably a contender too.

 

George is growing on me.  It was the name of my grandfather who died young and I know my mother would be overjoyed if I used it.

 

I don't know why the boy names are so difficult for me.

post #51 of 227

Oh I love Gavin and Nolan!

post #52 of 227

LOVE Nolan!!! So much it's now a front runner for a boy name.  We struggled last time but we had lots of potential girl names and not a single boy name we could agree on.  Looks like we are going to have a hard time with this one too!

 

post #53 of 227

 

This is a fun thread and is giving me some ideas!

 

LOVE the name Finn and have always loved it ... But ... it has become super duper trendy lately - there are seriously 3 Finns at my friend's daughter's preschool. The same thing happened with 2 other top picks I loved growing up: Esmee and Elinor. They went from being unusual beautiful names to the hipster standard in my town. I live in a pretty artsy / intellectual community, though, and I can't imagine that the name trends here reflect broader society. Hopefully they are not as common elsewhere - have you heard them much?

 

My 3 yo daughter is named Freya, and I also thought it was pretty rare when we picked it . It, too, has become more popular (although not common) and I ridiculously feel a little annoyed when I hear of another new baby being named Freya (just kidding).

Freya has great Norse goddess history - lots of strength and beauty. Also, there have been some amazing Freya adventurers and writers in real life. 

 

My top girls names for #2 are: Skye, Sabine, Colette, Vivien, Sedonie, Harper and Marlowe. I always loved Billie (as in Holliday) but my DH has totally nixed that one. For boys, it's tougher, but I like Oliver, Willem, Oscar, Eliot and Wilder (which is also my dad's name). My family actually has a lot of weird names. My middle name is Penfield and my dad's is Wingate. I have come to love them but think they would sound pretentious on a baby. Oh yes, and I also like Quentin, but it's a bit of a mouthful.

 

 

 
post #54 of 227

I love thinking about names!   I'm posting before going back and reading through this thread to see what everyone else is thinking.

 

For a girl, we love Carolina Valentine (Lina for short) -- North Carolina is a very special place for us, and we have a friend named Lina that we adore.   There are soooo many girl names that I just love, but we are having a pretty hard time agreeing on any-- except this one, and I think it's a winner.


For a boy, we are considering August (Gus for short) and not sure about a middle name yet...possibly Smith.  (Both Smith and Valentine are family surnames).  Augustus is also a family name, but it seems a bit long, or something!, for me...but if the baby is born in August, it may be kinda silly to name him August.  My EDD is 8/28, so it could be a September baby and then we'd be in the clear!  :)

post #55 of 227

We've been looking at names again the past couple days and I think we found a couple we really like. There are others (since at this point we don't plan on naming before birth) but these are favorites at the moment. 

For a girl: Imogen (IM-oh-jehn or IM-o-jin, kinda depending on regional accent) - we both loved this name before we ever met. The sticking point for me was nicknames, but we came up with Ginny, Immy, and Iggy (which is my fave, even if it's not an obvious one). We'd probably go with Imogen Brooke (my last name has "brook" in it) + partner's last name

For a boy: Calder (KAHL-der). Nickname Cal (one of my faves, but Calvin = theology for me, and my partner doesn't like Callum). Plus we both love the sculptor Alexander Calder and he's associated with both my hometown and the city where we live now. This one would only go with my last name, so my partner would pick the middle name (uh, within reason).  

post #56 of 227

Love the names Zeke, Carter, Dex, Oliver, Dillon, Reece, Reid, and Henry.  DH said weeks ago that none of those fit though.  We haven't talked names in awhile and I can't wait to start back up again. 


Edited by Sol_y_Paz - 6/12/12 at 7:51pm
post #57 of 227
If you like Dex as a nickname, you could do Declan (which I like but partner vetoed for no good reason).
post #58 of 227
DH and I cannot agree on anything. He hates all the names I come up with and hasn't offered any of his own. We probably will avoid the subject until we know the gender. Sucks for me because I could talk about it all day every day.
post #59 of 227

I love these names ladies! So thoughtful and creative. Adaline is so pretty, I've always liked Adelaide, too.

 

We've decided to keep a list of our top 3 and choose after the birth. I really don't think you can settle on a name until you see and hold that little person. It is also important for us to choose names that have meaning and honor important people in our lives.

 

I am really feeling girl w this baby but have to wait until April to see if this mama's intuition is right. I'm just feeling a soft, sweet energy so I'm trying to choose names that reflect that.

 

Girls top 3:

  • Louisa Jane - for my Grandma's Louise and Lois, also my middle name and Jane is my Mom's name. It means renowned warrior! Love that!
  • Alice
  • Sylvie

 

Boys top 3:

  • Tiernan Bly - a family name for DH and Bly means friendly. :)
  • Ainsley
  • August

 

 

post #60 of 227

After reading a few more posts, another one occured to me. I like the idea of incorporating my last name. What are your thoughts on Louisa Tilly?  Nicknames could be Lulu, Lola, or Tilly. Right now I call the baby Poppy because I've had dreams of poppies. :)

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