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post #121 of 265

What about Juliana, Victoria, Sierra, Sienna, Amelia, Naomi, or Acacia? 

post #122 of 265

I love girl names that end in 'a' for some reason - but still having a hard time coming up with girl names.  My nieces names are Eden and Vienna and I absolutely love those names :)  Obviously can't use them though  lol.

 

We're pretty much settled on a boy name I think - Emmett.   No idea on middle name yet though.

post #123 of 265
Jenny- dh and I just started our listnand Emmett is at the top of the list.... crazy.

Now that we know baby is a boy, we have been trying to figure out names:

Middle name is either Murphy (maiden name) or Charles (family name on both sides). Dds names: Chloe and Hannah. Last name M
y (long last name)

Options:
Lincoln (dhs favorite)
Emmett (my favorite)
Niel
Hudson
Parker
Logan


Anyone have any other names for us? I like names that can not be shortened to nic names.
post #124 of 265

I love Hudson! So cute!

 

 

So, DH said to me that he really likes Calliope and Clementine, even though he vetoed it last week. He says that Ive never mentioned it (everything just has to be his idea :) ) .

Do you guys think that is too cheesy? The only thing that I dont like about it is the fact that Adaline is Ada and Calliope will be Calli or Poppy and the only nickname I can think of for Clementine is Clemmy, which I just dont like as well as the other two nicknames.

Can anyone think of any other nickname for Clementine?

post #125 of 265
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Originally Posted by Chloe'sMama View Post

Jenny- dh and I just started our listnand Emmett is at the top of the list.... crazy.
 

That's funny!  I don't think it's too common of a name is it? I've never known anyone with that name.  DH thought of it because it's in Back to the Future apparently - he's such a geek  lol.  Our runner up to that name is Jonah.  We both have J names, and it might be cute to stick with that common theme... but we'll have to wait until we meet the little one - if it's even a boy that is!

post #126 of 265
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Originally Posted by Jenny01 View Post

That's funny!  I don't think it's too common of a name is it? I've never known anyone with that name.  DH thought of it because it's in Back to the Future apparently - he's such a geek  lol.  Our runner up to that name is Jonah.  We both have J names, and it might be cute to stick with that common theme... but we'll have to wait until we meet the little one - if it's even a boy that is!

Emmett is getting popular.. I know a couple. You can google the social security list of baby names, and it gives you the rank of the names for boys and girls so you can see how popular a name is.

post #127 of 265
I think Emmett is just around 175 or 200. Both my girls have names in the top 20, which was not on purpose, but we loved the names and just went with it.
post #128 of 265
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

I love Hudson! So cute!

 

 

So, DH said to me that he really likes Calliope and Clementine, even though he vetoed it last week. He says that Ive never mentioned it (everything just has to be his idea :) ) .

Do you guys think that is too cheesy? The only thing that I dont like about it is the fact that Adaline is Ada and Calliope will be Calli or Poppy and the only nickname I can think of for Clementine is Clemmy, which I just dont like as well as the other two nicknames.

Can anyone think of any other nickname for Clementine?

 

The woman in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is named Clementine. He called her Clem, but she did mention that people always sang "Oh my darling, Clementine" when they heard her name. I still think it's pretty

 

Maybe Tiny?

post #129 of 265

I like "teeny" but Dh's thinks it's silly because his aunt was Teeny and her name was Christine. He thinks since Clementine is "Tine" not "Teen" at the end that it would have to be pronounced "tiny" like '"piney". I dont like that as much.

 

Funny, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one that DH and I have never watched. It is deemed "the break up movie" in our circle of friends because so many people we know have broken up within a few weeks of watching it and raving about it.

post #130 of 265

I've watched it many times and I'm still married, if that makes you feel any better :)

 

I was really pushing for Naomi for a while, but I was looking around online to see how popular it is and found a lot of women with that name complaining that they were taunted with "I moan" (Naomi spelled backward). Now I can't get it out of my head and it may have killed the name for me.
 

post #131 of 265

If anyone is interested in looking at name popularity, I love, love, love this tool:

 

http://www.babynamewizard.com/voyager#

 

It lets you see the popularity of a name over time, and if you hover over a year/decade it gives you the rank of the name at that time.

 

It also helps to put name popularity in perspective. I wanted to avoid a really popular name since I was a Jenifer in the 70s, which meant there were a lot of us around! But then we ended up choosing Caitlin, which, with all its spellings, was around 15 or so in the rankings in 2010, I think. But, if you look at actual numbers of people with a given name:

 

* Mary was the #1 girl's name in the 1920s, with around 28,000 babies per million born being given that name.

* Jennifer was the #1 girl's name in the 1970s, with around 17,000 babies per million born being given that name.

* The most popular girl's name last year was Sophia, with only around 5,500 babies per million born being given that name.

 

There are so many more names in use now than there have ever been, that having a popular name still makes you much less likely to have another child in your classroom with that name than 30 or more years ago.

 

Oh, and these are all popularity rankings in the US.

 

We're still nowhere near choosing a name. As in, I have a long list and DH hasn't given it a thought. :) But at least we know it's a girl, so only one list to think about!

post #132 of 265
Originally Posted by Teles View Post

 

You caught that, did you ;)

 

I didn't tell DH where I picked up the name Inara because I'm sure he'd put up a bit of a fuss if I tried to name our daughter after a "companion". I figure the reference would be so obscure by the time she's old enough for school that it shouldn't be an issue.

 

 

I think Inara is originally a Persian Star Goddess...that might be an easier sell!

post #133 of 265
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We keep our babies names a secret until they arrive. But we have 2 daughters already and their names are Ashlyn Juliana and Sydney Emyliah (emma-leah). We are now pregnant with twins and I'm wanting names that are unique, but not too far out there. We don't like to do anything on the top 10 or even close. For the twins i'm wanting names that go well together, but not rhyme. Any ideas out there? We don't know gender yet...

I like the idea of naming twins in the same theme....gems: Opal, Pearl, Ruby, Jade...

Or trees: Willow, Cedar, Ebony, Hazel

I guess these examples work best with girls but could also work for boys

post #134 of 265

My little girl is Nesta Mae (yes, named after Bob Marley) and also my grandmother...if it is another girl I think we will go with a name from my husbands tribal language (he's African)...Njoikiki (Kiki for short)  It means "What can I say?"  too cute..however I would like a plain Anglo-ish middle name to balance it out...any suggestions??  For boys names I am way more up in the air.  Most of the tribal options for boy names are too out there, so we will probably go for a biblical name.  I am thinking Micah, Judah, Jude, Jonah, Luke, Josiah, or possible Julius (not Biblical).  I am a teacher and have so many associations of names to students I have had it is hard to not think of kids I have known... 

post #135 of 265
Here is our new list and the popularity for 2011..... What are some votes?  
 
Just a reminder, girls names are Chloe and Hannah (both really popular, so that doesn't matter so much to us....).  DH loves Lincoln and i am not super fond.
 
Middle names is going to be Charles.
 
Lincoln         178
Sawyer        172
Hudson        112
Logan          20
Lennon        745
Ian               72
Garrett         190
Emmett        222
Parker          79
Neil             658
Elliot            272
Jonah           144
post #136 of 265

I think Sawyer or Logan go the best with Chloe/Hannah but the one syllable names go best with Charles, like Neil or Ian.

post #137 of 265

I was first drawn to Lincoln and may add it to my own short list, but when I say the names out loud Logan sounds best after Chloe and Hannah. 

post #138 of 265

I like Logan Charles the best. I agree that it sound good with Chloe and Hannah too.

post #139 of 265
Thought I'd top this to see if any mamas have thought of more ideas! We FINALLY got our US booked for the 26th and will be finding out the sex so hopefully then I can come up with more ideas. Still feeling a S or C name for either gender. Also I'm now pretty convinced we're having a boy and it's going to be pretty hard to come up with another boy name!
post #140 of 265

My mother-in-law suggested Augie and I'm feeling drawn to it. I'd rather have a longer name and use Augie as the nickname, but is August a ridiculous name for a little boy born in February? Augustine is not an option for us. Can you think of any other names that could go by Augie?