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post #21 of 50

I like the name Georgette.  I'll have to think about Georgette Jayne when I'm more awake, but I think it kind of works.

 

We decided over the weekend that Henry Edward is definitely our boy name (I did end up telling my mom and it made her cry just thinking about how much it will mean to my dad...his father was Henry).....and.....we finally have two solid first/middle name options for a  girl.  I think I mentioned the name Margaret before.  We would definitely call her Maggie, so we're thinking we might just use Maggie as the first name.  It turns out there are quite a few Maggies in my family going way back too which is nice.  Anyways, we're thinking either Margaret Rose or Maggie Rose (possibly as a hyphanated first name--   Maggie-Rose).  I think Maggie is actually a perfect name for a little girl in our family.  It goes really well with DH's last name, it turns out to be a family name on my side and DH used to work at the Maggie L Walker National Historic Site and she is someone we both consider to be a personal hero.  I like names that are layered with personal meaning like that.  DS's name is that way as well and it makes it so special.

post #22 of 50
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I love Georgette and Georgie as the NN! And I think Georgette Jayne work great together. Beautiful! :)

 

Also, love Maggie! My mom's name is Margaret, but my dad calls her Maggie, which I love, love, love.

post #23 of 50

Yep, now that I'm more awake this morning, I really like Georgette Jayne together and I think Georgie Jayne is darling!

post #24 of 50

So this past weekend my hubby thinks we nailed down the names but I'm still not sure they are the "ones." With dd and ds I knew the name was right because whenever I said them it made me smile in a dreamy sort of sighing way- like I was in love with the name as much as the little person it belonged to. Not feeling that yet...

 

For a boy we are thinking Basil Leonardo and for a girl Avila Rose. I should say we are still up in the air on the middle name for boy but I like the way it flows. Avila is the name of a beach in CA that's special to the two of us but I've never seen it on any baby name lists.

 

For some reason though I just can't get away from the name Claire Elizabeth. I know it's much more traditional than the other two choices! But a few months before I found out I was pg I had the feeling that I would one day have a girl named Claire (and we weren't TTC with this pg) so the name feels as much as a gift as this little bean is. Almost like she's destined. We aren't finding out the sex but I still have a strong feeling 'it's" a she.

 

I guess I'll just have to sit with the names a bit and see if I feel the smile—if not we'll keep looking.

post #25 of 50

Love hearing everyone's name choices! Lots of great ones! We know we're having a boy and boys names were SO much harder than girls for us. I was in love with Alaina Joan for a girl. Joan is my grandmother's name and we've always been close and she is a pancreatic cancer survivor. Anyway, it's a boy. We've decided on Preston Rocco. Rocco is after my grandfather. I wanted Nathan but DH felt that I was allowing him any input so I'm compromising on Preston. It sounds nice with our older ds's name. Doesn't sound great with Rocco and our Irish last name, but I feel like they start to just sound "right" after you say it for a while. Excited to be able to call him by name! 

post #26 of 50

We have our girl name: Naomi. Probably Naomi Ruth since Ruth is a family name on both sides, but I'm not sure as it seems slightly dorky to use both names from the same Bible story together.  We actually picked it out when I very first knew I was pregnant with our first.  It had been a favorite name of mine for a long time, so I suggested it to DH, and he said yes.  Then we were told we were having a girl, and called her by name for months.  We had a boy.  So I just figured we'd have to wait longer to meet Naomi.  Number 2 is also a boy.  Naomi means pleasant.

 

Last time we had picked out a boys name that we liked, Asher, but could never find a middle name we liked.  DH wanted to use Samuel Asher, but my dad goes by his middle name and recommended against it.  While we were still trying to figure out how to use Asher we drifted into a different name for #2 - but we both still like Asher.  This time I suggested Asher Alasdair, and DH likes it!  But after a couple of weeks, he started thinking he wants to use Alister as a first name.  For a middle name, we asked my mom for suggestions of family names she'd like to see used, and she suggested Ross after her uncle, without remembering that Ross is also DH's middle name!  So Alistair Ross is another possibility.  With an uncommon name I would like to use the most common spelling, but when I went to look up what the most common spelling is, I found that none of the spellings have ever been in the top 1000 names in the US.  Alistair is in or near the top 100 in Scotland.  Asher means happy, and is one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Alasdair is the Scottish version of Alexander, and means defender of mankind.

 

Our first two are Ian and Owen.  Poor Naomi would be the only consonant name.

post #27 of 50
I'm feeling a bit stumped with names this time around. We know we're having a girl so at least there's a starting point.

My kids are Maggie and Jack. Maggie's actually Margaret Jane but has always gone by Maggie. I feel like I'm sort of stuck with naming the new baby something like Elizabeth or Catherine, but I already have cousins with those names and would prefer not to re-use them since we're close.

I do prefer more old-fashioned or traditional names that "pass the CEO test.". I know Maggie's pretty cutesy but there's lots of other options when she's older (Margaret, Meg, Peggy, etc.). I'm mulling over naming the baby Maureen after my mom. But then I'm afraid I might offend MIL. Maureen's not that common but I don't think it sounds too old ladyish.

So if anyone has suggestions for names that "go well" with Maggie and Jack, I'm open to suggestions. I'd prefer no S names since our last name's pretty common and starts with an S.
post #28 of 50
I should add too that my daughter is obsessed with picking a name! Her suggestions are cute - Ivy, Rose, Violet, Daisy. notice the flower theme? My husband is also extremely critical of every name. Like Violet would just be way too "out there" for him. eyesroll.gif
post #29 of 50
We are also having a hard time naming this baby. The first two were a breeze and pretty much named themselves, lol. We are having a girl this time and are currently planning on naming her Shiloh Rose. Her brothers names are Elijah and Caeleb, so it flows with our Hebrew theme. I love Shiloh, but wonder if it's 'girly' enough. I didnt have a very popular name growing up and I remember wishing I was an Ashley.. As an adult, I am grateful for my un-popular name. Just wondering how this little girl will like her name being Shiloh...

Hibiscus mom - how about Charlotte? Timeless, pretty and sophisticated!
post #30 of 50

I'm a big name nerd so I'm enjoying reading along! We are really undecided at this point. Which is okay. Hey, we have two to name! Just wanted to say I know a few Naomi Ruths, I don't consider it an odd combination at all. icy, shout-out for unpopular names! I'm with you. How do you pronounce Shiloh? In Hebrew it's said shee-lo. I haven't heard it as a name before. Caleb is also not given as a name in Hebrew though I know it is popular in the UK and I becoming more so in the US. We think about this a lot because DH is American so we need a name that works in both languges! With DS we instantly found a name we liked that worked, and I had a real bug about conventional spelling because I despise spelling my name all the time in the States. This time I don't care, go and figure. So we are going with easy to pronounce in English as opposed to conventional English spelling...wonder if the kiddos will hate us for it...

post #31 of 50

I'm so excited about our boy's name: Jazyn Asher. Jazyn is a Polish name that means healer and is pronounced YAH-tzin. My MIL is first-generation Polish, so it feels especially meaningful to pick a Polish name. Asher is a Hebrew name that means happy/blessed. We're planning on calling him Jaz (pronounced Jazz) for short, especially because we know that in school all of the teachers will pronounce his name as Jaz-in. We also love so many genres of music, including a number of forms of jazz, so it just fits in a lot of ways. I just adore everything about this name!

 

Our girl's first name is Elysia, which means blissful/happy, but we're having trouble with the middle name. I like Reyna (peaceful) or Rayna (mighty) or Rena (song, joy). But we also like Zusa/Zuza, which means lily. Also on our short list is Vanni (graceful), Zaira (dawn), Salem (peace), and Sky. I think I'm having trouble deciding because I really feel like we're having a boy! I've been feeling like that for a few months, but of course we won't be sure until this little one arrives!

post #32 of 50

We are having a girl.. Before I even knew I was pregnant I had a girls name picked out, Annabella Lynn. Annabella because I like the name and Lynn after my mother who passed when I was a teen. I always wanted to name a child after my mom but her first name (Corby) while lovely isn't something I would want to name someone (I have a lisp, thanks to a malformed jaw, that makes the name impossible to pronounce for me)..

My other two are Elyse and Alexandra.. I go by what feels right for the child. My oldest the night I found out I was pregnant with her I dreamed she would be a girl and I would name her Elyse. My middle her name hit me when the ultrasound tech told me it was a girl. I knew right then what her name would be.. Same thing with my son, I just knew. All the names suit the children really well.

post #33 of 50
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Originally Posted by icy02 View Post

Hibiscus mom - how about Charlotte? Timeless, pretty and sophisticated!

Love the name, but it sounds weird with our last name because of the Sh sound. It's definitely in the realm of what I'm looking for.

The name that's really sticking with me right now is Helen. I know it's quite old-fashioned, but I was thinking we could call her Lena for short (my Baby Name Wizard book lists Lena as a nickname for Helen - does this sound out to lunch?). Ellie's another nickname for Helen, but our dog's name is Ella so that might be a bit weird.

I just worry people will wonder, "How the heck to you get Lena out of Helen?". But I guess it's sort of like getting Maggie out of Margaret. Or am I grasping here? LOL.
post #34 of 50

I really like Lena as a nickname for Helen.  If I had seen that earlier (before I fell in love with our girl name), I might have even seriously entertained DH's suggestion of Helen, though his family probably would have gotten mad if we used Helen and then called the baby Lena.

 

Of course I also like Maggie as a nickname for Margaret, though, we've decided that it works really nicely as a stand alone name as well winky.gif.

 

ETA:  I told DH to think of "old lady names" when we were trying to figure out our girls name.  It turns out those are the names he and I are both really drawn to for the most part.  Old-fashioned names are lovely and seem to be gaining a lot of popularity again actually.

post #35 of 50

Dandylez: I love Carwyn (probably because I live in Wales and Carwyn Jones is the current First Minister of Wales - and a great guy) & Desmond is also wonderful. For girls I love Finnoula and Iona - great names! Do you know the song, Fionnghuala (slightly different spelling of same name)  by the Bothy Band?  It's incredible, an Irish Gaelic mouth music song! Have a  listen to this spell-binding song: http://youtu.be/Uy26KCV6mp8

I love the shortened name of Finn.

 

UndertheOak:  Since you have sorted your boy names, I say if you want to name your baby Sophia don't worry if there are others. I love the name Sophia, it's beautiful.  I must admit though when I read: Lydia Maxine & I thought - wow what a name! It has such a great ring to it. It's one of those names that works for little girls and a full grown woman, both cute and sophisticated at the same time.  Sophia is also has that appeal. Lydia reminds me of the adorable/darling joyful, infectious song by Jonathan Richman, "Lydia": (the lyrics are cute)  http://youtu.be/dkMvjG2Two8

 

I haven't picked any names for our baby boy....we have tons and I'm undecided at this point, I think I will really need to meet baby and see his face. It will be a good Welsh name since we live in Wales and my husband is Welsh and we will send our baby boy to the Welsh language medium school when he gets older, so he'll fit in with a good Welsh name.  The Welsh names sound like they came out of characters from Lord of the Rings - Tolkien was supposedly very influenced by the Welsh language. When we watched one of the movies, my husband pointed out that the Elvish language were using a few Welsh phrases ;-)  Naming is fun but also a bit overwhelming - like putting a tattoo on your child and saying - you have this for the rest of your life! No pressure!

post #36 of 50
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UndertheOak:  Since you have sorted your boy names, I say if you want to name your baby Sophia don't worry if there are others. I love the name Sophia, it's beautiful.  I must admit though when I read: Lydia Maxine & I thought - wow what a name! It has such a great ring to it. It's one of those names that works for little girls and a full grown woman, both cute and sophisticated at the same time.  Sophia is also has that appeal. Lydia reminds me of the adorable/darling joyful, infectious song by Jonathan Richman, "Lydia": (the lyrics are cute)  http://youtu.be/dkMvjG2Two8

 

 

I loved Lydia Maxine and of course Sophia Maxine as names but DH is still always one of at least 5 everywhere he goes (most common boys name when he was a kid) and he hates that, so he had pretty strong feelings about not using a top 5 name, and he was never more than luke warm to Lydia.  In the end we have settled for Maggie Rose (2 first names...no middle name).  When we hit on that one it was like we just knew...I had a really strong emotional reaction to the name (much stronger than any of the other names we came up with), and it ends up having many layers of meaning for him.   Maggie was the one name he went back to every time we were talking about names, and while he didn't like Rose on it's own, he loves it in combination.  Every time I say it out loud the baby kicks me really hard...makes me wonder if this is a little girl after all...but who knows...we'll find out once the baby is here.

 

ETA:  The Lydia song is really cute!  

 

Also, I love Welsh names!  They are so beautiful!  I'm sure you will come up with something really wonderful and special for your little one.  It does feel like a lot of preasure trying to come up with something doesn't it.  I feel like once we settle on names, I can really relax into my pregnancy a bit.  It's a big psychological turning point for me in my pregnancies.  DH is never in any hurry to decide on names and I just need it settled so I can focus my energies on what needs to get done and on the new baby.


Edited by UnderTheOldOakTree - 6/11/12 at 7:40am
post #37 of 50

Maggie Rose is absolutely adorable!

post #38 of 50
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Dandylez: I love Carwyn (probably because I live in Wales and Carwyn Jones is the current First Minister of Wales - and a great guy) & Desmond is also wonderful. For girls I love Finnoula and Iona - great names! Do you know the song, Fionnghuala (slightly different spelling of same name)  by the Bothy Band?  It's incredible, an Irish Gaelic mouth music song! Have a  listen to this spell-binding song: http://youtu.be/Uy26KCV6mp8

I love the shortened name of Finn.

 

Thanks, Babi! I heard this song many years ago and never knew who it was, and didn't know the name of it either. This is awesome!

 

Good luck with your name picking! Do you have any that you're ready to share?

post #39 of 50
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I have to share this story! DP and I were lying in bed the other night, talking about names, and about girl names specifically. Our three favourites are Fionnula, Adair, and Ula.  Anyway, babe hadn't been kicking super frequently, but DP put her hand on my tummy and said, "What do you think, Pickle, should we call you Fionnula?"  The Pickle responded with a huge kick right in the centre of her palm. She tried it with the other names, but there was no response at all. SO... it seems that Pickle has chosen her own name. It might be a bit of an awkward name if he turns out to be a boy, but we'll just have to remind him that he picked it! winky.gif

post #40 of 50

I am loving these names!

 

I am looking for some help with my name.  I really like the name Liera (pronounced lee-air-uh) but I am big on nicknames and must have a nickname to go along with it.  So I am wondering would Lily be acceptable as a nickname?  I was also thinking of using the middle part for a nickname like eri but I am not sure how we would spell that if we were to use it? I would think aeri or aerie would be the best ways to spell the nickname but I dont necessarily want to use the same spelling as American Eagle!  What do you ladies think?

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