Originally Posted by Carlin
Flower of Bliss, I love your girls names! I like to follow a very similar formula. My DD's name is Sylvan Belle. Sylvan literally popped into my head out of nowhere one night and I love the sound and the meaning, and that I've never heard it on another person but it is a real name.. Both my husband and I had grandmothers named Isabella/Isabel so it was nice to honour them both at once. If this is another girl I'd like to somehow incorporate my Mom or Maternal Grandmother's names but Linda and Phyllis are a bit hard to work with and with a maiden name of Junck we're a bit limited.
For a boy, I was thinking of Daniel for a middle name after my Dad but my DH's grandfather who he was very close to died last winter so I think he might want to lean in that direction. His first name was Donald which I'm totally opposed to using as I had an ex who shared that name but his middle name is Stuart which might work. I also find it a lot harder to find those unusual but not absurd names for boys than girls so I don't have much in the first name category yet. Our province should publish its 2011 name list any day now and I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing if some of my favourites are getting too popular around here.
Carlin, we have a lot of the same names in our families! My mom is Linda and I agree, it's hard to work in. Daniel is our son's name, so of course . Donald was my FIL's name and he passed away a few years ago....it's also DH's middle name, and I'm not sure he wants to use it again.
Originally Posted by crystal_buffaloe
Holy moly, Judybean! I just re-read your earlier post:
We are total name twinkies
I AM IN LOVE with Madeline, but it's the Maddies who have completely overtaken my area ... so much so that I don't even think we could fight the tide by calling her by her full name -- who cares about a silly little thing like the parents' wishes? Sheesh. Claire is on our short list, Jane is DD's middle name, and we named a cat Lucy, so I'm cursing the fact that we can't use it. Now you've got me thinking Hazel is quite nice ... ha!
I love Madeline too, but ITA about how popular Maddie is. Claire is our DD, so again. Jane was my grandmother's nickname, so I'd like to incorporate that somehow, but I haven't found much that I like it with.
Originally Posted by ein328
My older daughter is Louisa Mae, and she goes by "Lucy."
My younger is June Elizabeth- we call her "Junie" or "June Bug" right now. So you can tell we are fond of old-fashioned names.
For baby, girl names I like are Ina/Ida, Alice, Josephine, Camille, and Charlotte. Charlotte I love, but it's wayyyyyyy too popular for my liking. DH suggested Ina, and that's the front runner right now- Ina Pearl.
For boys, we can't agree on a thing yet!
DH and I both really like Charlotte (and we have a really, really hard time agreeing on girl names), but some good friends of ours just used it, so it's out for us. It does seem to be pretty popular right now.
We've had our likely boy first name picked out for a while and we have a strong contender for a boy middle name. Girl names, like the last 2 times, have not been so easy. The first time around, we couldn't agree on any at all, so it was good that he turned out to be a boy. The second time, we weren't really finding anything either, and at some point Clara made it onto DH's list as a possibility. I took it and suggested Claire and we both loved it. She didn't have a middle name until we were leaving the hospital (though we did have a short list going in). We both like somewhat old-fashioned names, but we tend to disagree on what's classic versus "na-na," LOL.