or Connect
Mothering › Groups › September 2012 Due Date Club › Discussions › Names...?

Names...? - Page 12

post #221 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by Monkey Keeper View Post

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. 

 


I just looked at the sight and found the name Elke too, which it says, is a form of "Elkanah" in Hebrew.  I am almost surprised "Elka" isn't the shortened version.  I also saw on the sight a user submitted name that spells it "Elka" and says that it is German, Croatian, English, Slovene.  I have seen on other sights that it may be a Russian or Polish name...I am obviously trying to make myself feel better about this spelling.  Thanks for the website.

post #222 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by crystal_buffaloe View Post


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!

The boys thought Abednego was a great name. I told them it would be really convenient at bedtime, because we could just say, "Abedne. . . go. . .to. . bed!" They thought that was great.  LOL.

post #223 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by nelson View Post

 


I just looked at the sight and found the name Elke too, which it says, is a form of "Elkanah" in Hebrew.  I am almost surprised "Elka" isn't the shortened version.  I also saw on the sight a user submitted name that spells it "Elka" and says that it is German, Croatian, English, Slovene.  I have seen on other sights that it may be a Russian or Polish name...I am obviously trying to make myself feel better about this spelling.  Thanks for the website.

I almost wonder if it isn't just the way the language is--like Margarete had the "uh" sound at the end. Perhaps e=uh in the languages where it originated, and it's not been Americanized ever since it's so uncommon. 

post #224 of 246
Just saw a prediction for most popular names of 2012 and jude was #9 on the boy list! Something to think about..
post #225 of 246

Me again :)...My mom's name is Elke LOL...and the E in the end is pronounced just like y'all said, like 'uh'.

post #226 of 246

Hi!  Yay I found the Sept. DD Group via one of my favorite topics, Names!!!  :)

 

This is number 2.  

 

DH and I have similar tastes in names, so that helps when we're thinking up names.

We usually have a long list for a while, for both sexes and then the last month or so we shorten it down to our top 5 for each

Then, when baby is born, we see if any of our top names fit.

 

We like unusual names, sci/fi, fantasy, etc...

There are some family names we like, but since we used a family name from DH's side, it would only be fair to use one from my side and i'm not too keen on them (they are too 'normal')

 

We're having a tough time with girl names this time around. We've got like 4 on the list and there's like 10 on the boys.  

 

Some names we like:

boys:
Cedar

Leonidas

Foxwilde (my 5yo's contribution, but it's growing on me lol  )

 

girls:
Eliana

Aviendah

 

 

-i like longer names that have nick name potential.  but, it's not a set in stone rule, ya know?

 

So, any girl name suggestions would be REALLY helpful.

post #227 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissE View Post

Me again :)...My mom's name is Elke LOL...and the E in the end is pronounced just like y'all said, like 'uh'.


So...what would you think about the spelling Elka?  A misspelling or just another way to spell it in a different region/culture? TIA

post #228 of 246

Any thoughts on the name Nora/Norah for a girl. My husband just threw it out there as his new favorite and I can't decide if I like it or not. 

post #229 of 246
BRC, I don't hate the name Nora/Norah, but the only girl I've know with that name was super annoying, so it's not a name I could personally use.
post #230 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by BRC_MacKenzie View Post

Any thoughts on the name Nora/Norah for a girl. My husband just threw it out there as his new favorite and I can't decide if I like it or not. 

 



I think it's a lovely name- I was considering that along with Nola, which is much less common.

post #231 of 246
I don't care for Nora. but, I like Sonora or Sanora. Nora is a logical nick name for that one.
post #232 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by nelson View Post

 



I think it's a lovely name- I was considering that along with Nola, which is much less common.

 

 

I like Nora.  Nola makes me think of New Orleans, which is often referred to as Nola as in New Orleans, LA. 

post #233 of 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flower of Bliss View Post

 

 

I like Nora.  Nola makes me think of New Orleans, which is often referred to as Nola as in New Orleans, LA. 

 

 

I had no idea

post #234 of 246
Nora was on my list, but DH nixed it! I like it!
post #235 of 246
I like Nola even with the big easy reference. I like Nora too. Nina was on our girl list for a while.
post #236 of 246

I like Nina, Nola, *and* Nora :)  None are on my list, but I still like them and have very positive associations with all :)

 

After going through seemingly a bazillion pages of names on Nymbler.com, these were the ones that made the cut to my favorites list: Eloise, Olive, Julianne (though I prefer Julianna), Penelope, Veronica, Elise, Elisa, Astrid, Ruby, Julia, and Stella.  ... Who knew I liked quite a few "E" names?  Not sure I really like them enough to use though... that's my problem with most names I tend to like... they sound great and I like them in theory, but I'm not sure I'd really use them in practice.  Out of that list, my top three would be Penelope, Julianna, and Veronica.  I'm completely in love with the name Penelope... but again, not sure it's *our child's* name.  The only name I can actually see on a baby of ours would be Cecelia.  But even that is still up for discussion.

 

Plus, this baby *could* be a boy.  A foreign concept in this house, but it could be possible. 

 

Dh is no help.  He'll look at names with me, but offer no real input.  He figures it's up to me.  That sounds great to some, probably, but I wish it was more of a joint decision.  I know he likes Benedict (and I'm okay with it)... but I like Leo better ;)

post #237 of 246

I like Nora. I think it's classic and pretty, and it ages well. Although I think it stands on its own, it could also be a nickname for Honora or Elenor if you prefer something a little longer.

 

I finally got DH to sit down and sort of discuss names. Basically we went through the list I'd come up with and he vetoed most of them. lol. So far he's had one suggestion.

 

At the moment our boy's list consists of: Calder, Coltrane, Orion, Peregrine, Rohan, Ronin and just maybe Eero/Arrow.

Our girl's list is: Linnea, Geneva, Solana, Elowen, Juniper, and Ember. I seem to be drawn to longer and frillier names than I usually like, so that might be why nothing seems quite right.

 

Judybean, I know what you mean about not being sure that *the* name is on the list yet. Although for what it's worth I really like your list. Both Cecelia and Penelope are fantastic.

post #238 of 246

I think I'm with judybean about theoretically liking names. When DH asks if I like Nora, I can't say no because I do, but I'm not sure if it is the right name for this baby and with DD, I just knew that her name was supposed to be Lucy even though it wasn't one of the list we had since before we even got married. I'm still waiting for that feeling but worried it won't happen. Part of the reason I'm having trouble with girl names might be because I really think it is a boy :-) but I do want to have one just in case.

 

Also, I think I would like Nora better as a nickname but Lucy's middle name is Elinor. I asked DH is he thinks it's odd to use names so similar but he doesn't because one is a middle name and the other is a first but that might be another hang up I have with it. But it is his only suggestion so I hate to throw it out completely. I'm glad I'm not the only one whose husband's involvement seems to be concentrated on vetoing.

post #239 of 246

Also, I think Penelope is adorable but again, it was vetoed.

post #240 of 246
Carlin -- I love your names!! They're all just lovely! I'm drawn to Eero and Ronin... and Linnea, Juniper, and Solana! (I actually have a German pants pattern called the Solana pants and they're amazing! Lol)

BRC_MacKenzie -- i have a Lucy also (middle name of Margaret) and I didn't figure out her name until about 38/39 weeks wink1.gif (and... shh... seeing The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe solidified her name choice (since it came out that winter wink1.gif ).

Dh wasn't as sure of Penelope at first, but then he thought of Penny from "Lost" and then it was okay wink1.gif lol (yes, we were obsessed with the series!)
Mothering › Groups › September 2012 Due Date Club › Discussions › Names...?