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post #201 of 246
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Your girl name is so pretty! How do you pronounce the middle name? (OT, I have a friend from high school named Bethany Joy!)

 

I actually should ask someone who speaks German! We've been saying EE-dee-on, but I don't know if that's right.

post #202 of 246

OK, my try on the middle name. I'm not very good at this but me - as a German who just read the name Eadaion for the first time :) - I would pronounce it A-u-dayon. (the U I would pronounce like the u in "luck", real short. I wasn't sure if I should put an A or a U there)

 

My aunt's name is Petra, very classic, clean, German name, very common in Germany for 'older' women, not saying it's an old name..I just don't know a young girl with the name Petra and I associate my aunt (who is 60) with that name.

 

As for us...nothing new on the name front. Still no decision. We should get to talking :).

post #203 of 246

We all have A names. Allison, DH Adam, DS Aiden, and baby girl will be Annabelle :) I brought up Amelia before, but we settled on Annabelle.

post #204 of 246
Allie you freaked me out for a second lol. ds name is adam and dd name is allison smile.gif. we're sticking with As too.
post #205 of 246

What do you think of Bram?  Hubby loves it and I'm not sure...

post #206 of 246
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DH loves weirdo biblical names (like Melchizadek. Not kidding).

My grandpa's dad's name was Abednego (they called him "Bed") and his brothers' names were ... wait for it ... Shadrack (they called him "Shade") and Meshack (not sure if he had a nickname). True story!
post #207 of 246
Also, I'm sure everybody saw the Social Security released the top names for the US, but if not, I'll link it here.

Here's the chart:
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Fun to look at, anyway smile.gif
post #208 of 246
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What do you think of Bram?  Hubby loves it and I'm not sure...

I really like it--and I know one preschool aged Bram. But just one. We discussed it for DD1. We also liked Strom.

post #209 of 246
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What do you think of Bram?  Hubby loves it and I'm not sure...

 

In my previous DDC, for dd4, one of my friends had a son and named him Bram and it's perfect :)  I love the name and haven't heard it on anybody else that I know!  It's within the realms of "not too out there" yet still very unique!

 

For those of you that have committed to a name, I'm in awe!  I'm so fickle, it's really hard for me to *know* a name before the baby is born! (and, since we don't know whether this is a boy or girl, we do get to pick a few more names anyway!)

post #210 of 246
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OK, my try on the middle name. I'm not very good at this but me - as a German who just read the name Eadaion for the first time :) - I would pronounce it A-u-dayon. (the U I would pronounce like the u in "luck", real short. I wasn't sure if I should put an A or a U there)

 

Is that first A as in ate, apple, or father? Thanks for the pronunciation help--I think I like this even better than what we've been saying.

 

As to Petra, I know that in Europe it's an old lady name, but here in the US, it's so rare that I doubt anyone will have any particular associations with it. It's never been in the top 1000 names here.

post #211 of 246

Oh, I love Bram! That's wonderful, reminds me of Sheri, Lois, and Bram, who were on TV when I was little.

post #212 of 246
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Is that first A as in ate, apple, or father? Thanks for the pronunciation help--I think I like this even better than what we've been saying.

 

I was digging around to try to figure out how to say Eadaion earlier today, and the closest thing I could come up with was Eadiaon which is Irish and means jealousy which is pronounced AY-deen. I like MissE's version much better :) 

post #213 of 246

We're going with Alexandria Cridhe. I've had that name (Alexandria) picked out since I was 12. It's good we're having a girl for that reason and because I don't think I had another boy name in me. lol Cridhe is Scots Gaelic. It means heart. Mo Cridhe is a common term of endearment. You say it "cree". We'll call her Alex. I love the idea of a girl with a "boy" name.

post #214 of 246
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Originally Posted by nilatti View Post

 

Is that first A as in ate, apple, or father? Thanks for the pronunciation help--I think I like this even better than what we've been saying.

 

As to Petra, I know that in Europe it's an old lady name, but here in the US, it's so rare that I doubt anyone will have any particular associations with it. It's never been in the top 1000 names here.

 

First A would be like in "Ate".

 

I totally agree on the Petra part. I have never seen a child with the name Petra over here.

post #215 of 246
I had a boyfriend as a teen who had a little sister named Petra. This was in Puerto Rico though. Isn't there some kind of model named Petra?

ETA: Petra Nemcova. She is Czech.
post #216 of 246
Growing up, my (older) sister had a friend named Petra who was half Caucasian and half Middle Eastern (I didn't know her well enough to know any more of her family background). She was absolutely gorgeous, and she's my only association with the name.

Petra is the name of an ancient city, and an older Christian rock band.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petra_(disambiguation)

Now that Hazel's Beverage World is going up next to my husband's office, I'm rethinking my girl name. I'll have to run Petra by my husband to see what he thinks.
post #217 of 246
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Now that Hazel's Beverage World is going up next to my husband's office, I'm rethinking my girl name. I'll have to run Petra by my husband to see what he thinks.

I almost snorted my lunch out my nose!  That's bad :)  My DD's kindy teacher has a DD named Hazel. Love the name.

post #218 of 246

Petra is a great name.  I've been there, too; Petra, Jordan.  It's the location of the "holy grail" temple in the 3rd India Jones movie :)

 

 

eta:  http://robertsansone.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/movies-to-see-before-we-go-over/

post #219 of 246

Another vote for Petra, it was on our list for DS 4 years ago if he had been a girl.  This go around, we are not finding out the sex, although I am strongly feeling "girl" this time.  For a boy, DH loves Hugo and I like Felix.  For a girl, we are going back and forth between Mabel (Mae for short) or Elka, two very different names IMO.  I really like the spunk of the name Elka, but am afraid of a few issues...First, I know that in many countries it is spelled "Elke" and pronounced slightly different than I would say it "EL-Kah".  But here in the US, no one would ever say or spell it right, if we spelled it that way.  I really don't like misspelled names though, so I am trying hard to find out if "Elka" in some areas is a "correct" spelling.  I know an older Jewish woman who spells her name Elka, which feels pretty authentic to me, but I still don't know.  Anyone have any insight or thoughts on my name list so far?  Thanks


Edited by nelson - 5/17/12 at 6:04pm
post #220 of 246
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Another vote for Petra, it was on our list for DS 4 years ago if he had been a girl.  This go around, we are not finding out the sex, although I am strongly feeling "girl" this time.  For a boy, DH loves Hugo and I like Felix.  For a girl, we are going back and forth between Mabel (Mae for short) or Elka, two very different names IMO.  I really like the spunk of the name Elka, but am afraid of a few issues...First, I know that in many countries it is spelled "Elke" and pronounced slightly different than I would say it "EL-Kah".  But here in the US, no one would ever say or spell it right, if we spelled it that way.  I really don't like misspelled names though, so I am trying hard to find out if "Elka" in some areas is a "correct" spelling.  I know an older Hebrew woman who spells her name Elka, which feels pretty authentic to me, but I still don't know.  Anyone have any insight or thoughts on my name list so far?  Thanks

I find that www.behindthename.com has the most conservative information on what is a "real" name as well as meanings/pronunciation. It does not include Elka, only Elke. I worked with a woman named Elke and she got Elkee a lot, but that was the only mispronunciation. 

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