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post #121 of 246

MamanF, Dexter David is very handsome. I love the nickname Dex too. My husband's drummer has a little guy named Dax (short for Daxton) and it totally works. Your girls' names are gorgeous too, and I think Dexter goes very nicely with them.

 

MadiMamacite, Jude Sebastion is really lovely. Jude is one of my all time favourite names, but unfortunately it doesn't work at all with my DH's last name. Lia June is beautiful too. I think it's fine to use June even if your cousin did, especially because it's a family name. I wouldn't use the same first name as my cousins but middle names are fair game.

post #122 of 246

 

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yeah, either solar power or Colin Powell is what I hear
I think we have decided on Jude Sebastian for a boy or Lia June for a girl. my cousin just had b/g twins and named the girl Georgia June- June was our maternal grandmother who passed before either of us was born. Would it be weird for me to use the same m/n for this babe? I had it picked out before I knew thats what she had named her baby.
I was thinking about Rue for a girl but I think I have chickened out. The name Rue was used for a minor character in the Hunger Games and I'd hate for people to think I used it because of that.. but maybe by september people will have forgotten about that! Also has some negative connotations for meaning (regret)

 

We're naming our boy with the middle name David. My sister's oldest son is Matthew David. So I say go for it. Also, my middle name is June. LOL

post #123 of 246

june is one of our top contenders for a middle name if we end up with a girl... such a lovely name.
 

post #124 of 246

 

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For me, Solen Power = Solar Power. It popped into my head immediately, and now I cannot get it out.

yeah, either solar power or Colin Powell is what I hear

I think we have decided on Jude Sebastian for a boy or Lia June for a girl. my cousin just had b/g twins and named the girl Georgia June- June was our maternal grandmother who passed before either of us was born. Would it be weird for me to use the same m/n for this babe? I had it picked out before I knew thats what she had named her baby.

I was thinking about Rue for a girl but I think I have chickened out. The name Rue was used for a minor character in the Hunger Games and I'd hate for people to think I used it because of that.. but maybe by september people will have forgotten about that! Also has some negative connotations for meaning (regret)

 

 

Hmm, I hadn't thought about solar power...  Not an awful association, but I'll have to reflect on that.

 

I wouldn't hesitate to use a family name as a middle name that another family member also used as a middle name.  DD1's middle name is Bliss, my mother's name and a family name before that.  My mom's sister gave her DD1 the same middle name 4 yrs before my DD was born.  DD2's middle name is Belle (another family name), and my brother had a baby 2 yrs later and gave her the same middle name. 

 

DD2 is Lyra, which happens to be the name of the main character in The Golden Compass (and the Dark Materials trilogy).  I'd never even heard of the series, though it was made into a movie in 2007 (DD2 was born in 2009).  I got asked quite often if during the pregnancy and when she was tiny if she was named for that character.  I don't think anyone's mentioned it in a good 1.5-2 yrs, but the Hunger Games is a much more popular series and movie.  FWIW, I like the name Rue, but the meaning would make me a bit uncomfortable, much more so then the movie/book character.

 

 

post #125 of 246
I'm a big fan of Dexter- and I like that if fits with my boys' names, but is still a little different. I was just a little concerned about the association with some TV show about a murderer or something? I have only seen the cover advertised on Netflix, though, but I think I already let that association talk me out of it. Is that silly? I actually like Dexter a bit better than the other two name choices we've settled on in case of another boy.
post #126 of 246

 

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I'm a big fan of Dexter- and I like that if fits with my boys' names, but is still a little different. I was just a little concerned about the association with some TV show about a murderer or something? I have only seen the cover advertised on Netflix, though, but I think I already let that association talk me out of it. Is that silly? I actually like Dexter a bit better than the other two name choices we've settled on in case of another boy.

 

Dexter is a smart, well-written show based on a couple pretty decent novels, at least that's if I'm remembering right :)  But yes, it is about a serial killer who works for the police and murders criminals on the side, for the sake of justice, of course. Unfortunately, I think a good portion of the general population would make that association right now. In 5 years, probably not.

 

ETA: Here is the Wikipedia article on the show.

 

I think Dex is a super cute nickname! I definitely see the appeal of Dexter.

post #127 of 246

 

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Dexter is a smart, well-written show based on a couple pretty decent novels, at least that's if I'm remembering right :)  But yes, it is about a serial killer who works for the police and murders criminals on the side, for the sake of justice, of course. Unfortunately, I think a good portion of the general population would make that association right now. In 5 years, probably not.

 

ETA: Here is the Wikipedia article on the show.

 

I think Dex is a super cute nickname! I definitely see the appeal of Dexter.

 

Exactly. I happen to love the books and shows so that wasn't a negative when we chose Dexter. 

post #128 of 246

 

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Exactly. I happen to love the books and shows so that wasn't a negative when we chose Dexter. 

 

I LOVE the show too and find the character appealing and even oddly attractive!  I can see both sides of the argument regarding the name--I just kinda thought help007 was eschewing names with *any* association, and there definitely is one right now with Dexter.

 

And now you make me want to read the books!

post #129 of 246
Partly both, Monkey Keeper- all I knew was it was a show where the protagonist was a murderer, and after listening to the This American Life show about murder (don't remember which episode), I can't take it lightly. The show involved murder victims' family members discussing what it was like, from their perspective, to see murder as entertainment. It does help that Dexter is a sympathetic character in that show, but I guess I look at it all differently, now. I don't mind minor associations, though (Dexter's Lab is cute, though geeky me, I always hoped for real science in it). That said, Jackson is my favorite boy's name that we haven't used, but our last name is Michael, and while I'm willing, my husband is put off by the never-quite-settled-in-public-opinion pedophilia charges.
post #130 of 246
All of our girl names in the house match. And we're military so it is freakin hell when I do anything related to tricare. But it doesn't bother me. All of my little girlies are named after their mama.
Me-Crystal Jean
DD1-Crystal Jaslene
DD2-Christianna Jaselle
DD3-Christabelle Jaeliana (<-- This is the one in the belly now)

I feel like its an honor and I love matching and rhyming names.
post #131 of 246

 

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I feel like its an honor and I love matching and rhyming names.

 

I'm thinking of doing something with my twin girls, possibly Faith and Felicity.  I'm normally not for matching twin names, but for whatever reason this combination sticks with me. Plus, their initials would match mine.  I'm just worried it's too cutesy.

post #132 of 246

Lemon, those are beautiful names. I wouldn't describe that as cutesy at all. Very pretty.

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Wendipauline, June is one of my favorite girls names of all time, and luckily for me we are having a boy because my husband thinks it's too 'literal' because of the month- his words not mine!  My friend's grandma was 'Grandma June' and she was a feisty, whip-smart woman who in her day was a champion swimmer, and held her own against a really awful husband, did an excellent job raising her kids . . . so I've always loved that and don't think of the month of June when I hear the name at all.  If I had a girl named June I know for sure that I would call her my June-bug or Junie-bug as a pet name.   

 

Regarding Dexter, I also think it's a darling name, especially Dex, but I have to admit that the very first thing that came to mind was the show.  And I watched at least the first 3 seasons, but it got to be more than I could comfortably watch (in terms of gore, and the danger this guy was willing to put his family in) and I started to feel upset after each episode, which is not like me, loved Sopranos, loved Rome etc, I don't mind some gore & violence, but this one just struck me as sad/painful so I stopped watching.  On the other hand, everyone will have forgotten about it soon and as soon as they meet your Dex the association would be replaced with his image, you know? And, who cares what other people think!

My two other beloved girls names that are now on the back burner for the next baby are Hazel and Charlotte.  The strange thing to me is that two prominent bloggers that I follow (Marvelous Kiddo and NieNie) have had baby girls in the last month, and of course their names are Hazel and Charlotte!  If it was a girl we would have used Celeste as her middle name because it's my middle name and my momma's middle name.   

For boys, we know that the middle name will be Cameron because it's DH's middle, and his Dad's and it's all over in the family.  They come (3-4 generations back) from the Scottish clan Cameron, so it's a given that it will either be first or middle name for our boy.  I grew up without a dad so I really want our boy to have strong connections to his paternal side.  So my picks for boy's first name are:

- Henry (or french spelling Henri), DH doesn't love
- Erik, DH doesn't love

- Julian (or french spelling Julien), DH doesn't love

- Jack, family name, same name as the really bratty son a couple that DH and I can't stand :) and we have a lot of mutual friends

- James, my favorite, and a big family name on both sides, James Cameron is the name of the guy who directed Avatar, Titanic, etc so it's too famous a name for us to use comfortably.  

- ****, we could name him directly after his paternal grandfather, and I won't say the name here, because I just don't like it :( It's not a bad name, and very common, but I can't picture myself using it and there aren't any good nicknames.  DH's dad is amazing, and I would love to honor him that way, but we're already using his last name, and Cameron, so I feel like that's enough wink1.gif


 

post #134 of 246
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Wendipauline, June is one of my favorite girls names of all time
funny- I never hear this name (I had a Grandma June also!) but since I mentioned it upthread so many people have liked it! I hope its not on the upswing!
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- Henry (or french spelling Henri), DH doesn't love


 

I saw a trailer for some movie coming out soon where someone tattles on a dad to his wife saying "When you're not around he calls Henri (ahn-REE) Henry!" it struck me as funny smile.gif
post #135 of 246
Okay, so here's my dilemma: DH and I are apparently not on board with how many kids we want to have! When we were first married (nearly 8 years ago!) he said 3 and I said 2. Now that I'm pregnant with #2, I'm thinking 3 and he's thinking 2 -- and it looks like he's pretty set on it! I would 85% be okay with just 2 kids -- I just don't want to close off that option forever right now, and it seems like he's completely willing to/wants to right now.

Anyway, if this is it, our names are set:
James Robert (my late father's name and super-conveniently DH's dad's name is Robert) for a boy
Julia Leigh (99% sure about this one) for a girl

If we have three -- or might have three, the boy name is still set, but the girl name is totally up in the air, since I don't want to repeat initials (so no J names, in case our 3rd is a girl -- if we have a 3rd -- which I'm not 100% sure I want, though I'm leaning that way, and closing off the option just does not feel right ...) ARRRRR

Is it wrong that if I had a completely perfect non-J girl name I might feel better about stopping at 2?
post #136 of 246
Now that I am comfortable and happy with using Hazel as a name if we have a girl, the huge storefront next to my husband's office is going to be Hazel's Liquors. This is an old Ultimate Electronics store- that's how big this liquor store is! Now, I'm not against responsible drinking at all, but goodness- that is nearly enough to get me to change my mind!
post #137 of 246

crystal - I would not worry about the 3rd childs name right now.  Just focus on this one and if your DH and you decide a 3rd child is in the cards maybe you will LOVE a different name at that time in your life.  My DH and I are the same way.  When we got married we always agreed on 2, now I want three but DH looks at me like I have three heads!  I figure we can cross that road when we get there and who knows how will feel once we do have two!  I just love being a mom and giving birth so much I have a hard time imagining stopping after this one if we are able to have another one.  But for now I am just thankful for my little boy in my belly :)  By the way we decided on Brody Young Additon for the same...Young is my maiden name :)

post #138 of 246

I feel so behind with this!  We've only discussed names once and he basically slashed my list to within a 1/5 of where it started lol!  We're not finding out, and of course I'm convinced it's a boy, but am ridiculously drawn to girl clothes and girl names.  I have a few girl names I LOVE.  Not a single boy name.  :-/  Well, that's not true.  My #1 name choice works for a girl or a boy, but DH doesn't like it for a boy.  I LOVE it!

 

 

post #139 of 246

Jude, for a boy. What do you think? Anyone know any Jude's? I love it. I think Jude sounds like a strong yet sensitive, confident, poet type. Hahah.

No one is allowed to call him Judeee to be cutesie, because let's face it, that's Judy. But Jude Bug is okay for his baby years!

 

No clue yet, for a girl. Love Lhasa, but our DD's name sounds too close to that. Actually i love lots of girl names, but DH and i almost never agree on them, so it's hard.

 

But both our guts tell us it's a boy and we felt that way right after conception. Will find out in less than a week.

post #140 of 246

I know of a boy named Jude and it suits him perfectly!  (and, not that you're Catholic or want a Catholic connection, but there is a St. Jude and he's decidedly male as well!).  I happen to be a Judy and just can't see using Jude as a name in this house (nothing against those who use same names, I'm just not into it). ... but I really love the name Jude!!

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