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post #181 of 265

We are having trouble settling for a name...I have wrote so many girl names down first and middle that I like, DH has circled maybe six that he likes that I like...I didn't have any trouble with picking out girl names it was a breeze....When I decided to go through and pick out boy first and middle names I got about 20-25 not near as many as girls though....DH won't go through the boy name list or book of baby names..... here are a few of the girl names we both like just different spelling on some

 

DH>Sydnee Nicole--Me>Sydnee Cheyenne

Dh>Bailey Nicole----Me>Beighlye Grace,Baileigh Ski

DH>Stormy Nicole--Me>Stormee Grace

DH>Hailey Ski-------Me>Heighlye Grace

DH>Faith Nicole-----Me>Faythe Nikole

DH>Kimberly Dawn Me>none

My other names I like>>>>>>>Preslie Grace, Emma Grace,Graclynn Cheyenne, Ryleigh Jo(my mom who has passed middle name), I have so many for girls not listed.

 

Here are my boy names I like but DH hasn't chose one

 

Cameron Michael, Aiden Cooper, Aiden Ryan,Carson Cole, Chase Cooper,Breyson Ryan,Blakely Ryan,Miles ?, Sidney Ryan,Preston Cooper(Ryan,Cole), who knows

 

It will be alot easier when we find out the gender which is supposed to be on the 10th sure hope so....Good luck ladies picking names hope yall like mine or atleast some of them ;)

post #182 of 265

i gotta say i prefer your husband's spellings of your chosen names...i'm not a fan when people make up "creative" ways to spell names. it reminds me of like...the poor kids on toddlers and tiaras and often it just looks really....labored/overwrought. 

 

i think faith nicole and emma grace are my favs from your list...i also like "jo" as a middle name in general, especially given the special sentiment attached.

 

oh and for boys, i think your list is pretty solid overall with miles, and aiden being my favs.

post #183 of 265

I have to agree with joyriders about the spellings. 

Although, I do really like Hailey spelled Hayley instead. 

 

I like Emma Grace the best. 

post #184 of 265

Jenny01 congrats on your girl!!! Calla was on our girl list so of course I'm partial to that. I also like Clara.

 

MnJ3, I also agree about different spellings of names in most cases. You also have to think of the practicality factor. It would probably be annoying for you (and later your child) to have to correct everyone on the spelling of their name. Out of your girls list I like Faith, Sydnee and Ryleigh. For boys I like Cameron and Miles. I know a Myles and like that spelling of it!

post #185 of 265

Thanks ladies for all your responses keep them coming ;)

post #186 of 265

Jenny- I love Calla, and was also on our list of girl's names with DS1!! Willa is my favorite girl's name, and what we will use if we ever have a girl one day ;) (baking 3rd boy right now.. hehe) ;)... Clara is really popular now, if you wanted to stay away from too popular names.

 

MnJ3- I have to agree about the spellings too.. I don't mind a letter or two off of the original spelling (like, my name being spelled Catie for instance) but some of them were just really confusing.... Miles is also one of my favorite boy names.. but SIL has it picked out as her boy name if she has a boy next, so I can't use it. ;)

post #187 of 265
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Originally Posted by LadyCatherine185 View Post

Jenny- I love Calla, and was also on our list of girl's names with DS1!! Willa is my favorite girl's name, and what we will use if we ever have a girl one day ;) (baking 3rd boy right now.. hehe) ;)... Clara is really popular now, if you wanted to stay away from too popular names.

Thanks!  It was actually the very first name that came to me when I was thinking about girls names right after I got pregnant.  However not sure DH will agree to it yet.  He's warmed up to it though!  I saw Clara ranked in the 150s or so for popularity, I think Claire is more popular, and it will probably be inevitable that people will call her Claire as a shortcut even if we went with Clara.   Decisions, decisions!

post #188 of 265

you are right! for some reason I thought Clara was more popular..  I love that name too!

post #189 of 265

I'm going to echo going with more traditional spellings of names...as a person who works in education, I constantly mispronounce names of students who have more "creatively" spelled names. Not that it's totally bad if that's your thing, but I've always appreciated my name for being old-fashioned, timeless, and conventionally spelled.

 

I recently read & loved this editorial, which ran in The Week in May, as I agree with it. Just thought I'd contribute it to the naming conversation:

 

“I come in praise of William. Not myself, mind you, but my name. I have always been grateful my parents chose William, particularly since the runner-up was Byron, my dad’s name. He decided not to pass it along to his firstborn, having wearied of clueless inquisitors saying, ‘Brian? Myron? What?’

 

In my childhood there were legions of other Williams, but the name waned in popularity, as parents flocked to ‘creative’ and ‘unusual’ names such as Free, Rocket, Banjo, Apple, Sage, and Kyd. But William is surging back, climbing to No. 3 in the list of most popular boys’ names of 2011…. I take this as a good sign.

Giving your children unique names does them no favor.

 

It is like sending them into life with an odd hat affixed to their heads, or a zebra tattooed on their foreheads.

 

William will cause no double takes or taunts, and has a protean ability to adapt to age and circumstance. As a child, I was Billy, but when my mother scrubbed me of playground dirt, brushed my hair, and sent me off to school, I became William. At age 18 or so, Billy evolved into the more mature-sounding Bill. That’s my casual handle, but for formal occasions, I can go to my suit closet and pull out William….

 

If you new parents really feel an urge to be creative, buy an easel and some paint. Naming your kid isn’t about you.”

post #190 of 265

We named our firstborn William. I had NO idea it was so popular. :) It sounded like an old man's name to me, but it is a family name, and I knew we would call him Will. I guess it is one popular name I have grown to love. A lot. At least it isn't a temporarily popular name, but a classic that will stand the tests of time. Our other boys are Friederich, Reuben and Noah. Noah is another one I had no idea would be so popular. I guess that's what comes from naming a baby last minute without checking the stats first. It fits him well, though, and since we home school, at least he won't have to deal with a room full of other Noahs. :) I doubt Friederich or Reuben will ever have to worry about that.

post #191 of 265

We haven't thought about boys names yet

but my partner is already calling the baby Ariella.

post #192 of 265

If this little one would have been a girl the name would have been Hattie Renee. Dh picked the little guys name and he will be Connor James :)

post #193 of 265
ahhhhh! Hattie Renee is the CUTEST name ever!!!

Connor James is good too. smile.gif
post #194 of 265

Hattie is a great name. Does anyone know if that's traditionally short for something?

 

I'm pretty stuck on Lou for our boy. DH is pretty into it but our boys think it's "boring". It would be nice if they had a say in the same but let's face it, it's ultimately mama's decision! Even over dad's! We might use William as a middle name after my great uncle who was like a grandpa to me-- he passed away after my older boys were born and I always thought if I had the opportunity I'd use as a middle name for my next kid.

post #195 of 265
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

Hattie is a great name. Does anyone know if that's traditionally short for something?

 

I'm pretty stuck on Lou for our boy. DH is pretty into it but our boys think it's "boring". It would be nice if they had a say in the same but let's face it, it's ultimately mama's decision! Even over dad's! We might use William as a middle name after my great uncle who was like a grandpa to me-- he passed away after my older boys were born and I always thought if I had the opportunity I'd use as a middle name for my next kid.

 

Harriet, I think.

post #196 of 265
I like William a lot. I vetoed it for my ds (Samuel) because DH is a William Jr. (i actually like their names quite a bit) and i just could not stomach a "third". Too hoity toity for me. Dh wanted to change the middle name and make it new, but i wasn't on board with that for some.reason.

Still working on the names here. Names are soooooo hard for me. We may be making progress though.
post #197 of 265

Hattie is a variant of Harriet and Henrietta.

post #198 of 265

well we have all come to an agreement we have decided to name our son Karson Cole thanks everyone for all you thoughts greatly appreciated

post #199 of 265

Glad so many of you are finding names that work!

 

We are back to the drawing board.... We are scrapping all the names we came up with.

 

Dying here.  I woke up at 5ish and couldn't go back to bed because I was thinking of boy names.  

 

Anyone have ideas?  

 

Rules:

No names that can be shortened to nic-names

Must fit well with Charles (middle name)

Last name starts with M and sounds very english

DDs names: Chloe Annabelle, Hannah Clare

Nothing too hippy or natural sounding

 

We are back to square 1

 

Names we have liked in the past:

Liam, Oliver, Lincoln, Emmett

post #200 of 265

We are still in the putting names out there to see if we like them stage. Nothing seems to fit our last name and I tend to go more non-traditional. My DH is set on Michael & that is one name I can't stand due to our last name having very similar ordering of the letters. Lucy/Lousia is still a probability for a girl.