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Harper is my #1 choice for both a boy and a girl!  DH likes for girl, but not for boy.

 

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Christalena: how about Anneleigh or something like that? FWIW I don't think Sylvia and Lydia are too matchy either.
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Yep, I have a song "name" too.  I don't know how many times I was sung "sherri baby" as a kid, but it never really bothered me.

 

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Is "Hey, Jude " a song annoying bully kids are likely to know or sing in 5-10 years? Or is the issue not with kids doing the teasing here? I don't have a song name so I'm not sure who normally does the singing!
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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!

 

With my first, her initials spelled HAG. I didn't want to change her name so I added in a second middle name so it turned out to be HAJG.

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Is "Hey, Jude " a song annoying bully kids are likely to know or sing in 5-10 years? Or is the issue not with kids doing the teasing here? I don't have a song name so I'm not sure who normally does the singing!

I think, "Hey Jude" will be around forever because the Beatles are timeless! But I seriously can't see it being a teasing point. (Fwiw, my mom has always called me Jude and I love it. And an old boyfriend who shared my love of the Beatles would greet me with that and I loved it wink1.gif ).

MIrandaM -- I really love the name Fern and know the sweetest little girl with that name smile.gif Harper seems to be on the trending list...
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I think, "Hey Jude" will be around forever because the Beatles are timeless!
Yeah i totally agree- the song isn't going anywhere. Is it a song that kids are likely to know though? not sure.
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Originally Posted by mamaforever View Post

We had decided on a name for our new little boy, and his initials would be GAG.

I read a study once about the self esteem being negatively affected by if your initials spell something negative (ASS, POO, etc). Likewise people with positive initials (ACE, WOW, etc) tended towards higher self esteem. Not sure how much I would buy into that and if it was a name I was totally in love with I'd probably go with it. DS's initials are APR which always makes me think of the finance world! Mine are BMM and the BM connection was made by kids in elementary school, but honestly it never really bothered me and I think my self esteem is pretty good.
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Thanks for the replies on the GAG initials.  We will probably be changing his middle name - and I just feel terrible because his middle name would have been my dad's middle name, and he was honored about that.  We are thinking of using my dad's first name now instead, but my dad has never liked his first name and he told us that it didn't fit well as a middle name.  My dad suggested that we use his dad's name instead (so my grandfather) who died at a young age.  I am leaning towards this now, but just feel terrible that we wouldn't be using my dad's name any more after announcing the name to him.

 

I'm just confused and I know it's crazy that this is stressing me out when I have many months left to decide.  I guess it just makes it worse that we already announced the name to all family, and now we have to go back and say "forget what we said his name was... we are changing our minds."  duh.gif

 

 

MamanF-  just wondering if your DD's middle names are hyphenated?  I always thought it might be confusing when asked on paperwork for your middle initial, and you have two middle initials, unless the names were hyphenated.  I will have to think about that suggestion though of having two middle names.... thanks.

 

MadiMama-  Very interesting about the study!

post #171 of 246

So I think we're almost completely settled on using Magnolia Maye as her name (FWIW our last name is Italian and starts with A).  We're from Louisiana (living in TX), and so I feel like the name will be unusual, but not at all odd.  I'm surprised to see that May has completely fallen off of the charts, but we'd use it regardless.  I'm over the idea of Maggie being too common, as DD1 has several nicknames, but we still use her full name at least 75% of the time.

 

My concern is that there are several common threads with DD1's name Azalea Bliss, which DD2 won't share.  They're both flower names.  They'd both have middle names for my mother, Bliss Maye.  The name endings are quite similar -lia and -lea.  They're the same number of syllables. 

 

DD1 and DD2 (Lyra Belle) do both have middle names starting with B, and all three girls would have first names ending with -a. 

 

Opinions?

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Have you seen the Freakonomics Documentary?  (Super interesting, I highly recommend, it's on Netflix.)  Anyway, they talked about two brothers named Winner and Loser and Winner went on to become a criminal and Loser became a Detective in the NYPD.  This link to the website also talks about Marijuana Pepsi (a female) who went on to get her Masters in Education.  So, thankfully, at least some studies show that we can't screw our kids up too much with names. I'm sure they dealt with some teasing, and that's just cruel that a parent would do that, but it didn't have much bearing on the outcome of their personalities as we might think, which was the point of that segment of the documentary.  It also talks about naming trends, among other interesting things.  I recommend watching it.

 

 

MamaForever - If you are that attached to the name, I would still use it!  Our kids have 2 middle names (their own unique first middle names, then both have my maiden name as a second middle name.)  Basically, for us anyway, it just applies to their birth certs and ss cards; at the dr office, etc I just use the initial of their first middle names.  I like Maman's idea to add an initial; you can use two initials for the middles!  We just don't, but we don't have a need to.  You should do whatever you want - the fact that it carries that much meaning to you can be communicated to him and that will mean more than anything else!  thumb.gif  Also, who knows?  He might have the best sense of humor in the world, and be one of those awesome people with super high self esteem who makes a joke of it before anyone else can, and it's no big deal.  :)  Like you said, you still have months to let it settle on you.

 

MadiMama - AnnLeigh or AnnaLeigh might be something to consider, thanks.

 

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Flower - (I was born in TX, but lived in Louisiana for years as a child!  Hope to be back there someday again, I think.)  I think Magnolia Maye is beautiful!  As we talk about middle names, one thing that has recently occurred to me is this: How often do we think about our and our siblings middle names?  I mean, for me anyway, who grew up with 3 bio. sibs and 2 step sisters, the names were all just a fact, ykwim?  I have my mom's middle name, but her other 2 bio daughters don't have any family connection to her with theirs, and one of them has some to my step dad, but I don't think it ever mattered even once to them.  Nor does it make me feel more important or anything.  Those are just my thoughts on it.

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Flower - (I was born in TX, but lived in Louisiana for years as a child!  Hope to be back there someday again, I think.)  I think Magnolia Maye is beautiful!  As we talk about middle names, one thing that has recently occurred to me is this: How often do we think about our and our siblings middle names?  I mean, for me anyway, who grew up with 3 bio. sibs and 2 step sisters, the names were all just a fact, ykwim?  I have my mom's middle name, but her other 2 bio daughters don't have any family connection to her with theirs, and one of them has some to my step dad, but I don't think it ever mattered even once to them.  Nor does it make me feel more important or anything.  Those are just my thoughts on it.

 

 

DD2 does have a family name for her middle, it's just not from my mom.  I've considered changing the middle to Faye (my maternal grandmother) or Michelle (my middle), but neither fits nearly as well IMO.  I call my girls by their first and middle names quite often.  Both girls learned their middle names long before our last name.  My family of origin did the same.  I think of my little brothers as First Middle, and sometimes it feels odd to realize they still carry our father's last name.

 

And none of that would change the two flower names that have similar ending sounds and the same number of syllables.  redface.gif  Honestly, I suspect we're sticking with the name anyway, but I'm working through the concern.

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Thanks for the replies on the GAG initials.  We will probably be changing his middle name - and I just feel terrible because his middle name would have been my dad's middle name, and he was honored about that.  We are thinking of using my dad's first name now instead, but my dad has never liked his first name and he told us that it didn't fit well as a middle name.  My dad suggested that we use his dad's name instead (so my grandfather) who died at a young age.  I am leaning towards this now, but just feel terrible that we wouldn't be using my dad's name any more after announcing the name to him.

 

I'm just confused and I know it's crazy that this is stressing me out when I have many months left to decide.  I guess it just makes it worse that we already announced the name to all family, and now we have to go back and say "forget what we said his name was... we are changing our minds."  duh.gif

 

 

MamanF-  just wondering if your DD's middle names are hyphenated?  I always thought it might be confusing when asked on paperwork for your middle initial, and you have two middle initials, unless the names were hyphenated.  I will have to think about that suggestion though of having two middle names.... thanks.

 

MadiMama-  Very interesting about the study!

 

She is Hannah Angelika Jane. Her middle initials are A.J. It has never been confusing while filling out paper work that requests middle initial.

Angelika is my mother's name and when I realized her initials spelled HAG, I couldn't NOT name her that but instead added MIL's name, Jane. And luckily it flowed very well.

 
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Originally Posted by MadiMamacita View Post

Is "Hey, Jude " a song annoying bully kids are likely to know or sing in 5-10 years? Or is the issue not with kids doing the teasing here? I don't have a song name so I'm not sure who normally does the singing!

I don't see the issue as one of teasing or bullying- just one of people meeting you, trying to think of something to say, and singing the song, not realizing that 90% of the people you meet have the same thought (even if half of them don't sing it out loud). I'm quite introverted, so having to deal with that kind of irritating thing at the beginning of so many social encounters would have really just annoyed me. I knew a Mario in college, and when people met him, I was really surprised how many people asked, "Where's Luigi?" thinking it was a clever question.
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Angelika is my mother's name and when I realized her initials spelled HAG, I couldn't NOT name her that but instead added MIL's name, Jane. And luckily it flowed very well.

 

 

DD's name is Lucy and I really wanted to name her Lucy Olivia but our last name begins with and L and I couldn't give her the initials LOL. But it worked out since Olivia is now on our list for this baby. I never really gave much though to initials until that happened but I guess there are lots of ways initials can make a good name "go bad."

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Well, after talking about pretty much nothing else for the past day, we are currently considering Cameron or Max (havent even started talking middle names.). W both like Max, but aren't in love with any long version of the name. Our last name is only 3 letters, so I like the balance of a longer full first name, even though we'd call him Max. Cameron would be after my FIL's Chinese name, which is Kam Something (I forget ATM, he goes by his English name). We are also considering the spelling Kameron, which I know that people hate, but since the English spelling of FIL's name is with a K, it would more directly relate. DD's full name is Kadence because we wanted to spell Katie with a K and didn't want her full and nicknames to start with different letters....so I obviously don't care what people think about it anyway. :P
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Originally Posted by Flower of Bliss View Post

So I think we're almost completely settled on using Magnolia Maye as her name (FWIW our last name is Italian and starts with A).  We're from Louisiana (living in TX), and so I feel like the name will be unusual, but not at all odd.  I'm surprised to see that May has completely fallen off of the charts, but we'd use it regardless.  I'm over the idea of Maggie being too common, as DD1 has several nicknames, but we still use her full name at least 75% of the time.

 

My concern is that there are several common threads with DD1's name Azalea Bliss, which DD2 won't share.  They're both flower names.  They'd both have middle names for my mother, Bliss Maye.  The name endings are quite similar -lia and -lea.  They're the same number of syllables. 

 

DD1 and DD2 (Lyra Belle) do both have middle names starting with B, and all three girls would have first names ending with -a. 

 

Opinions?

 

My first two dds have similar sounding names with Madeline and Katherine... then Lucy and Hazel both have short names.  Madeline has my middle name of Marie (which is also my mom's middle name, my grandma's middle name, etc).  Katherine and Lucy just have two saint names.  And dd4 -- Hazel Jane -- comes from "Hoesel" (my maternal grandparents' last name... in the German pronunciation it comes out like "Hazel") and then Jane is because she was born on her late great-grandmother Mary Jane's birthday.  She's totally tied to family.  So... there are some connections between the two and some that aren't, but I don't think they've ever really paid that much attention or cared at this point ;)  ... and... I'm still clueless with baby #5 ;)

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ilovejeff-  I think Kameron is a great name, especially with a K when it ties to the meaning better and seems to fit very well with your DD's name.  I don't think anyone would have a problem with the spelling.  I always have thought Max is a great name too!

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