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post #141 of 246
I know a baby boy Jude. I think it's a great name that is cute for a child yet not too babyish sounding for an adult.

We wont name the baby before she is born but here is the current short list we have started.

Violet Jane

Lily Catherine

Catherine _________?

Ella ______?

Emilia _________?

Input and suggestions welcome. smile.gif
post #142 of 246
As much as I like the name Jude, I would feel sad for a person who was sung to all the time as if it were a novel joke. 'Hey Jude' is a fabulous song, too, so that isn't a bad association. I grew up with a girl named Roxanne, and she hated being sung to. I guess that song was about a prostitute, though, so maybe that was the bigger problem.
post #143 of 246

Well, the boy middle name debate is off because IT'S A GIRL!!!  I'm shocked.  This is the first time I've been wrong about gender.  I was certain this was a boy. 

 

Our plan is a unique, not too out there first name.  One that's easy to pronounce and won't raise eyebrows in our conservative TX suburb, but one that our child is HIGHLY unlikely to ever meet another child by that name.  We'll do a family middle name.  In the runnings are Virginia or Faye both for my maternal grandmother who died in Dec, Maye for my mother, or Michelle for me.  We may also consider Rose or Charlotte for a middle name.  It's very important to me that the first and middle name flow well together.  In my family we use first and middle name often, more often than last name.  DD1 is Azalea Bliss (Bliss is my mom's first name) and DD2 is Lyra Belle (Belle was a name my maternal grandmother was especially taken with toward the end of her life.  She had vivid dreams about a baby girl named Belle.  It is also the name of her maternal grandmother).

 

At the moment my favorite idea is Magnolia Maye.  My biggest hesitation is using Maggie as a nickname.  I love Maggie Maye, but both Maggie and Margaret are in the top 250 names right now.  I'd rule them both out without hesitation for that reason alone.  I've thought about Nolia or Nolie as a nickname.  We would likely call her Magnolia, but I imagine she'd end up using a nickname some....  I'm also a bit concerned it's too similar to DD1's name as they would both have a flower name and a middle name after my mother.

 


Edited by Flower of Bliss - 4/26/12 at 9:23pm
post #144 of 246

OOOOO!  A GIRL!!! Very sneaky of her :-)  I have a sister named Maggie (Margaret) and there was a time where she hated her name, but it was short lived--and her name was so versatile that she had a new name every year (Magazine, Marge, Maggie, Mags, Margaret, Magatron, Greta, etc. etc.). I think Magnolia fits in the same category--lots of options for nicknames!  She can choose a new one if she decides she doesn't like one or it's too common.  And I think Nolie is a darling nickname.  Nolie Maye sounds great to me, too :-)  You have my vote!!!

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Originally Posted by Lauren82 View Post

I know a baby boy Jude. I think it's a great name that is cute for a child yet not too babyish sounding for an adult.

We wont name the baby before she is born but here is the current short list we have started.

Violet Jane

Lily Catherine

Catherine _________?

Ella ______?

Emilia _________?

Input and suggestions welcome. smile.gif

 

 

Catherine Claire

Ella Jane

Emilia May

 

I'm having fun using http://www.nymbler.com/ where you give it names to use as inspirations, and it gives name suggestions.

post #146 of 246
Lauren82 -- I love your name ideas thus far! My favorite is probably Violet Jane smile.gif (I have a Hazel Jane ... also a Katherine Clare... so I love Katherine too! And the baby we lost was given the name Violet smile.gif )

As for "Hey Jude," I've always loved the song and felt some silly special connection to it. I actually really want to pick a name for this #5 that's in a song because I love the idea of it all. (And love rhe name Mariella for the song of the same name).

Flower of Bliss -- I adore -- and have always adored! -- the name Magnolia!! I think 5boysplus makes a good point about the versatility of the name too!

Have you guys ever tried out nymbler.com? I LOVE that site! I've plugged in my girls' names as ones I already like and It's quite amazing at generating a style of names I really like! Dh and I had fun on there the other night! It made for fun discussion of names smile.gif
post #147 of 246
Lol -- Flower of Bliss -- you beat me to nymbler! (And suggesting Catherine Claire!!!) I'm too slow typing on my phone while nursing dd4 to sleep wink1.gif
post #148 of 246
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Originally Posted by Lauren82 View Post

We wont name the baby before she is born but here is the current short list we have started.
Violet Jane
Lily Catherine
Catherine _________?
Ella ______?
Emilia _________?
Input and suggestions welcome. smile.gif

I like Violet Jane and I have a very good friend Emilia Mae (she goes by Emy) smile.gif

Catherine Ann? Catherine Lee? Catherine Leigh (Leigh is my middle name!)
Ella Jane? Ella June? Ella Rae?
post #149 of 246
I love hearing all of these name ideas! I don't even start to think about it until much later- no real reason though. We will be going with family names again. Has anyone asked siblings for suggestions? My 3 year old DS is quite set on Swamp Lizard! Lovely choice...
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Lol -- Flower of Bliss -- you beat me to nymbler! (And suggesting Catherine Claire!!!) I'm too slow typing on my phone while nursing dd4 to sleep wink1.gif

 

 

LOL  Great minds think alike.  I'm actually typing empty handed often these days!

post #151 of 246

Yay! The suggestions are great. I added many of them to my list.

 

I wouldn't worry too much about names that are in songs. There are TONS of them. At least Hey Jude is a nice song IMHO. Although I do admit, I crossed Susannah off my name list because I wouldn't want her to hear "Oh, Susannah!" all the time. lol.gif

Now off to play with this Nymbler thing. :)

 

post #152 of 246
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Originally Posted by Mittens View Post

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.

Jude is our boy name too. Everyone I have mentioned it to has been really positive.
post #153 of 246

Thanks for the thoughts on the name Jude! I'm not too concerned about the song. I love it. And I think that would get old fast. Plus i think people FIND things to say about names. Like our DD's name, some people joked how she was named after her Dad, which couldn't be further from the truth as it hadn't occurred to either of us, and her name is really different from his. It is a stretch to compare the two, even though you can.

 

MadiMamacita, that's great! When are you due? Our Jude is expected to arrive Sept 22. Hah. Watch me have a girl now.

post #154 of 246
sept 5!
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Originally Posted by 5Boysplus View Post

SO ladies!! What are your suggestions for Biblical boy names?? The following are the ones we've used so far:

Joseph, Samuel, Malachi, Gideon, and Elias.  

 

I like the names you have chosen so far!  I love LOVE the name Ezra - is that one you might consider?  My husband doesn't want to go with it, so you can "have" it if you want to put it on a list to consider.  winky.gif  I knew a guy named Ezra, just an acquaintance, but it seemed like such a great name!

 

 

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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)

 

Those are beautiful names!  And, FWIW, my father-in-law's name is Michael, and both my sister-in-law and brother-in-law have used it as middle names for their sons, and no one seemed to bat an eye.  For my first, we loved the name Penny, but Lost was so popular we didn't want people to assume that's where it came from.  He was a boy, so it wasn't an issue, but I think if he had been a girl and we went with the name, no one would think about it now, at all.  I was a huge fan and I never think about it!  So, those are my 2 cents on Rue.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Flower of Bliss View Post

 

At the moment my favorite idea is Magnolia Maye.  My biggest hesitation is using Maggie as a nickname.  I love Maggie Maye, but both Maggie and Margaret are in the top 250 names right now.  I'd rule them both out without hesitation for that reason alone.  I've thought about Nolia or Nolie as a nickname.  We would likely call her Magnolia, but I imagine she'd end up using a nickname some....  I'm also a bit concerned it's too similar to DD1's name as they would both have a flower name and a middle name after my mother.

 

I love the names of your daughters 1 and 2, and I think this one is pretty, too!  My mom named my little sister Katherine, and it was Always KATHERINE.  3 syllables.  Not Kathy, Katie, or Kate.  Katherine.  Period!  My mom was very firm on it, polite, but firm, and it worked.  My sister is now in her early 20s and is still only known as Katherine.  So, you might have more power in preventing "Maggie" than you think.  

 

post #156 of 246

Sorry to double-post; I've been wanting to come on here for so long but haven't been able to; I'm kind of playing catch-up, I guess.  Sorry!  redface.gif

 

 

We have a hard time with names.  For our first, we had a short list of boy and girl names, but after he was born none of them fit.  He went unnamed for 3 days; then "Jesse" came to me and we both liked it and its meaning, so Jesse it was.  Funny, it had never even crossed our radar before he was born.  My husband wanted to do James for a middle name, but I thought "Jesse James" might have been too much...  We went with DHs middle name, Nathan.  Our daughter was unnamed for a week, then my husband went along with Sylvia, which had come to me right before she was born.  Lynn is her middle name; mine too.  DH chose that; I wanted Jean or June.

 

Now?  Who knows.  We might find out the gender, if we can, I don't know.  I would kind of like to experience both finding out the gender before and at birth.  Anyway, surprisingly, we both like Lydia if it's a girl.  But, is it too matchy/cutesy to have a Sylvia and a Lydia?  Or are they similar more on paper than in practice?  Her middle name might be LeighAnn (Not set on spelling), after my two sisters Katherine Ann, and Loraleigh.  But do you think Leann/LeAnn/LeighAnn has too strong of a country connotation?  It kind of does to me, and we are NOT country people.  (We are building a house sort of in the country, and that's about it!)  (No offense to anyone who is or loves all things country!  It's just not us.)  Otherwise June.  (Also was my Grandma's middle name.)  And all of our kids have/will have Murphy as a second middle name, it is my maiden name and I have it as a second middle name, now, too.  Not that it's ever used, it's more for posterity.

 

It's always interesting to me to hear how and why parents choose the names they choose.  

post #157 of 246

Christalena, i don't think Sylvia and Lydia are matchy matchy. I think they simply work great together for sisters!! Love the combo!!

 

MadiMamacita, you are due waaay before me! So you are entitled to Jude the first, and I'll take Jude the second. Hahah. ;)

post #158 of 246

We had decided on a name for our new little boy, and his initials would be GAG. We realized this, and didn't think it would be a big deal, but it has been only 1 day of announcing his name and we have already received lots of comments about his initials being GAG.  So now I'm reconsidering his middle name.... Just wondering if all of you think about the initials and what they might spell????  I certainly don't want our new DS to be teased because of his initials!  I would love some honest opinions please!


Edited by mamaforever - 4/27/12 at 10:44pm
post #159 of 246

Hank. At least it looks like it. We've been calling him Hank for a while now and it just seems to fit. Of course that may change when we finally get to meet him! Middle name is still kind of up in the air.

post #160 of 246

Saw two girls names today that I thought were cute: Fern and Harper.

Thought I'd throw them out there for any momma's expecting a little girl. 

 

 

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