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post #61 of 117

I dated a guy named Taren, a friend's son is named Teran, and they are both pronounced like Karen but with T's. I think Taran is nice any way you shake it.

post #62 of 117

hmmm, Taran... interesting! might be the first name to put on my not-yet-existing list. it would work in German too, which is hard to come by. We would pronounce it like Tah-rahn...
 

post #63 of 117
I like Taran! I do know a woman by that name, but if that doesn't bother you, I say go for it! It has a great ring to it smile.gif

My DH and I really love Adeline if we have a girl. We also like Naomi and Charlotte, but I think Adeline will win out. We also love the nickname Addy smile.gif

If we have a boy, we're not so sure about what his name will be...right now I think we like Oliver and Thaddaeus the best. I know Thaddaeus is kinda out there, but we like that it's a unique Biblical name and we think Tad or Thad are cute nicknames (can you tell we're nickname kind of people? smile.gif)

Also like Norah, Silas, Jude, Phoebe...it's so hard to decide! I think we have decided though that we want a 3 syllable first name (we have a one syllable last name, and we like the balance of 3 + 1). Don't get me started on middle names smile.gif

What do you guys think?

Thanks!
post #64 of 117

Totally diggin' Thaddaeus, Norah, and Silas! The others are okay, too, but those are my favs!

post #65 of 117

I think Silas, Thaddeus and Naomi are particularly nice (Naomi is on our short list, too). I used to work with a Thaddeus. And one of my best friends is named Addie, which I think is adorable (not short for anything). 

post #66 of 117

I loooove Oliver, but my husband is currently working with someone with that name. I don't know that that's a good enough reason not to use it, lol, but it's also kinda an ex from my past (on good terms however) so for that reason I'm not pushing it :P
 

post #67 of 117
Oliver is one of my favourite names but it has been the number 1 boys name here in Australia for a couple of years now. That, and my step brother (to whom I am not close), has an Oliver as well as another son with the same name as my 3yo. I couldn't use 2 of his boys names...which makes it hard because he has 5 boys and I love ALL their names!
post #68 of 117

My nephew is named Oliver! Awesome name.

post #69 of 117

Yeah I just can't use a top 10 (in popularity) name...  Although I thought of Ethan the other day, and it would work really well (my husband initially wanted to name a son his name for a Jr - and his name is Nathan - so it would be very similar)  Once I found out Ethan was #7 or 8 last year, I just can't do it. :/  And I pointed out why as we watched that old movie "Heathers" last night :P  I'll settle for further down the list even though I'd rather have it be more unique but hope to avoid the top 20 actually.

post #70 of 117
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Originally Posted by Hijynx View Post

Yeah I just can't use a top 10 (in popularity) name...    I'll settle for further down the list even though I'd rather have it be more unique but hope to avoid the top 20 actually.

 

Yeah, I agree. DS's name (Caden) was just beyond the top 100 names and I still think it might be too popular. Poor kid will have lots of friends who have names rhyming with his (Aiden, Braden, Jaden, Hayden, ect) but oh well. We can always nickname him Cade as he gets older!

 

Adeline was on my girl's name list. Such a happy sounding name!

post #71 of 117

Picking names has been a preoccupation for me for the last few months and I am finding it soooooo difficult!! With my son, Callahan, we picked his name out as soon as we found out he was a boy at 19 weeks. We both loved it from the start and he is just the epitome of Callahan in my mind:) I kind of wish we had spelled it with a g at times though but what can you do? We always get compliments on it and I doubt he will ever go to school with another one.

 

Our boy picks hands down were Sullivan or Declan and I loved them both so much. This baby is a girl (just could not resist finding out although at first I said I wouldn't so I could have the experience both ways:) We have had such a difficult time coming to an agreement on even more than one name! Some of my ideas have been Emmersyn, Emmarie, Everleigh (I have an E name and my partner has a C name so we thought it would be cute to name the boy after the daddy and the girl after the mama), I loved Charlotte but made the mistake of mentioning Charlie as a nickname and daddy cut it right then and there lol. Georgia (Gigi) was on our list for a while but then someone decided he didn't like place names - he's a tough cookie:P I love Stella but it is my mom's best friend's name and i think she might be hurt if we picked it instead of her name, don't want to chance it.

 

Short story long, we have chosen Annabel Francess (mom's name) and i do love it but I just can't help wondering if it's the right one or wanting to have one more under our belt incase she is not an Annabel at all.

post #72 of 117

names are so hard!  I like to think I will look at the baby and just know...but that didn't happen last time & our son went almost a day without a name!  it's such a huge decision for me for some reason.

 

there are so many lovely names here in this thread.

 

I always wanted a River, but I'm afraid our last name would rhyme too much with it.  even with a middle name to break it up, you still usually get called by your first & last names only, so that kind of ruined it for me.  Unless I still consider it as a middle name someday.  I was going to use it for either gender.

 

We're not finding out again, so boiling it down to two names is hard!

 

some contenders are: 

 

Harmony Marija

River Quinn

 

Martin Elliott

Martin River

River Martin

Adam Elliott

 

but who knows?  we may find something totally different than these!

post #73 of 117
Thread Starter 

Ok guys, we just moved and then went on vacation and I have been without regular internet for awhile...anyway we ended up finding out the sex even though we weren't planning on it...it's a BOY! I have to admit it's taking me awhile to come around, I really had a girl vibe. But we did decide on a name: Jude Wesson. 

post #74 of 117
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Originally Posted by Aleka333 View Post

names are so hard!  I like to think I will look at the baby and just know...but that didn't happen last time & our son went almost a day without a name!  it's such a huge decision for me for some reason.

 

there are so many lovely names here in this thread.

 

I always wanted a River, but I'm afraid our last name would rhyme too much with it.  even with a middle name to break it up, you still usually get called by your first & last names only, so that kind of ruined it for me.  Unless I still consider it as a middle name someday.  I was going to use it for either gender.

 

We're not finding out again, so boiling it down to two names is hard!

 

some contenders are: 

 

Harmony Marija

River Quinn

 

Martin Elliott

Martin River

River Martin

Adam Elliott

 

but who knows?  we may find something totally different than these!

I love Harmony!  That's my sister's name and she is forever getting compliments on her name :)

post #75 of 117
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Originally Posted by Marilyn82 View Post

Ok guys, we just moved and then went on vacation and I have been without regular internet for awhile...anyway we ended up finding out the sex even though we weren't planning on it...it's a BOY! I have to admit it's taking me awhile to come around, I really had a girl vibe. But we did decide on a name: Jude Wesson. 

 Funny, I totally had a boy vibe and I'm having a girl. So much for mama's intuition! Love the name Jude!

 

As of now, our short list is:

Arielle

Talia (pronounced TAL-yah)

Sophie

 

Middle name will likely be Hope, but might be Rose. I know they're common middle names, but for me, have special meaning: both are family names. Top first name pick is currently Arielle. It's not common around her, and I love what it means. "Ari" means lion in Hebrew. Kind of perfect for a VBAC-attempt baby. I hope she learns to fight like a lion for something she believes in. Talia is a close second. It means "blooming" in Hebrew which I like. DD has a flower name, so I'd have one flower and one bud lol.  DH loves Sophie. I like it but I know of three or four little girl Sophies (and one dog) off the top of my head, and that's a problem for me. 

post #76 of 117

DH and I took a nice weekend vacation and finally narrowed our names list down to FOUR!

 

Aidric

Everett

Henry

Tobin
 

We'll decide on a finalist when this little boy is born and then add in a middle name from our other short list. Happy we at least had a conversation about names before the birth!

post #77 of 117

Hm, I kind of like Henry and Tobin (*writes on list*).

 

DH presented me with his list last night. After my occasional name dropping he obviously decided to become pro-active :D The list is still from before DS's birth more than four years ago but has been upgraded some. It has some absolutely ridiculous names on it, but a couple of nice ones too - so we'll see.

 

Currently I like Taran, and Arun (German pronounciation: Ah-róon) ...and some others, but DS is giving me a hard time and I have got to go ;)

post #78 of 117

Oh, I like both Tobin and Arun. While it is not official I find that I am already calling this little boy Owen, Owen Micheal.  DH likes it to and has NOT liked any other names I randomly throw out there.  I am still going through names in books but unless something really jumps out at me or DH I think Owen will be his name.
 

post #79 of 117

i had a dream that I named this one Charlotte Evangeline.  I actually kinda like it and love the nickname Charlie.

post #80 of 117

I adore the name Charlotte.  If this LO would have been a girl Charlotte was in my top five.
 

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