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post #81 of 265
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

We thought of a lot of E names when coming up with DS2's name (Errol). Here are some I liked:

 

Earnest

Elder

Eldridge

Elm

 

 

DS2's initials are EW :(. Oh well! So are his dad's and he's been fine with it. My full initials are JAP which also isn't that nice. duh.gif

 

We have our girl name completely picked out-- but she'll go by a nickname because the full name is a little out there. We still have to come up with a middle name, which will be a family name. The thing is, I don't want to take away all the family names because my sister might want to use some for her kids. Not that she couldn't use the same ones, but as a courtesy I'd like to save the couple female family names for her that I bet she'd like to use-- like Julia (our amazing grandma), Elizabeth (our wonderful great aunt-- also the middle name of my sister and our mom so somewhat of a tradition). So we might go with a name from DH's side. 

 

As for a boy we have no idea! I think I'm focused on "S" this time around. Don't know what we'd do about the middle name either-- maybe DH's father's name. DS1 has his great-grandfather's name as a middle name (Andrew). 

Oooh thanks...we have really similar naming tastes.
I love Errol. Lucky boy your son :)
haha thats funny about the initials. I guess its not such a big deal but my husband and I both love words and try to consider all the angles (if they hate their name, having a good nickname option or using their initials etc.) My son's initials are JD (first and middle) and JB (first, last). His sister is TV or the sorta unfortunate TB blush.gif but we loved her name so very much, we could not be swayed. It goes great w our last name too if I say so myself (and I guess I just didorngtongue.gif ). 
So as it stands, if the baby is a girl she will be a CC and first last will be CB. Boy will be a BB (first last) so I want his middle initial to pop and be a good thing not make people think of BO or bowel movements nut.gif.

Oh I highly recommend taking the naming style quiz over at Name Nerds. It tells you what your style is and then gives you long lists of examples. I was determined to be "old fashioned eccentric" and both my kids' names were on the list. haha
 

post #82 of 265

Ooh I'm going to take that quiz! I love things like that.

 

When I was pregnant with DS1 my mom gave me baby names books from the 40s/50s. If you can get your hands on one I think it would be up your alley! It definitely got my name wheels turning.

post #83 of 265
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

Ooh I'm going to take that quiz! I love things like that.

 

When I was pregnant with DS1 my mom gave me baby names books from the 40s/50s. If you can get your hands on one I think it would be up your alley! It definitely got my name wheels turning.

Oooh I would love that! Your mom sounds like-minded.

Here is the link to all the various name lists on Name Nerds. I love lists like this! The very last link is the naming style quiz. 
http://www.namenerds.com/uucn/map.html

post #84 of 265

Sweet, thanks!

post #85 of 265

just chucking out the name I like at the moment, i won't/can't decide until i see my baby.

 

Boy:

 

Levi Apollos

 

Ezra 

 

 

Girl

 

Zeva Amelia

 

Sarina

post #86 of 265

Love that quiz! I got "Classic Eccentric" and many of the names of my short list were on it :)

post #87 of 265

That quiz was cool.  Definitely Classic Eccentric-- I definitely like classic names, with meaning, but that are unusual/not used recently.

 

 

 

I think we've narrowed ours down--

 

If it's a girl, she'll be Ruby Jane.  Ruby Clementine was a close second.

If it's a boy, he'll be Gideon.  Not totally sure on a middle name yet, but Gideon Caleb, maybe?  

 

Or Gideon Joel, Gideon Paul, Gideon Shepherd, Gideon Seth, Gideon Andrew, Gideon Matthew...

 

Anyway, I feel a huge sigh of relief.  Something isn't right (to me) until we've decided on a name for each gender.

post #88 of 265

I have a son named Milo, and am looking for something that feels compatible with that. So far we are thinking of a shortish German or Latin name, and my husband is strongly opposed to anything biblical. We also have a rather long and very Jewish sounding last name.

 

Here is my list, but DH has shot down every one except Fern:

Boys- Oliver, Ezra, Felix, Ira, Owen, Linden, Declan

Girls- Fern, Vera, Ada, Luna
 
Any ideas? 
post #89 of 265

I have none that I've come up with my family and friends have added names to a list.  We did this last time and it was fun.  Obviously not everyone will get their way.  So far we have

 

Phoenix Berlin (b)

Bell Berlin (g)  Friend loves Berlin

 

Tanna Blu Maria (g)

Judah Kjell Allen (b)  My mother...

 

Elijah Titus (b) Step dad

 

 

The kids like Schnebula... Really?

post #90 of 265

we still have nothing. I find it amazing that so many people have names selected. Baby naming baffles us for some reason.

post #91 of 265

Wow- you guys are so creative! I feel like my brain isn't working at all.

 

Imakcerka - I like Phoenix and Bell. Schnebula? Definitely unique!

 

shazreal - I like Ezra and Owen - all of those- except Ira reminds me of a little old man - which might be cute! I knew a Fern growing up so that name is tainted for me. I think Luna is really cool and I like Ada too.

 

My husband's father died when he was 12 years old, so we always talked about naming a son after him - Robert John. I am not too crazy about it, so we figure we'll call him RJ. 

 

For a girl, I've always liked the name Gabriella. We could call her Gabby or Brie or Ellie (my family is big into nicknames, especially my nieces). It's just so common now, like 14 on the top 100. Also, there's an olympic athlete named Gabby. I don't know - I also like Lily, Ava, and Reese (my mother's name). Glad I've got some time to come up with more! 

post #92 of 265

I think we're for sure on these!

 

 

For a boy Atticus

 

For a girl Sierra 

 

Atticus's middle name might be Emmanuel (because this baby is a blessing!) 

 

Sierra's middle name might be Clara, but then she would be Sierra-Lee Clara ( Clara is my grandmothers and great-grandmothers middle name) 

 

We'll know more after the ultrasound on the 31st! 

post #93 of 265
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I have a son named Milo, and am looking for something that feels compatible with that. So far we are thinking of a shortish German or Latin name, and my husband is strongly opposed to anything biblical. We also have a rather long and very Jewish sounding last name.

 

Here is my list, but DH has shot down every one except Fern:

Boys- Oliver, Ezra, Felix, Ira, Owen, Linden, Declan

Girls- Fern, Vera, Ada, Luna
 
Any ideas? 

 

my 12.5 year old cat is named milo and his 8.5 year old cat brother is named oliver, so i love for that! :) i was going to suggest it before i saw it on your list, i think they go together perfectly, but of course i am biased.

 

for your girl picks, i like them all except luna. 

post #94 of 265

oh and as a bonus, those two names go together in a cool way: miloliver. haha (it's the name of our home wifi network)

post #95 of 265

Ours was already half done; when we got married, I didn't plan on changing my name. I grew up with my stepfather, who's amazing - he and his family just seem like family, no step- at all! So I changed my name to his after my first marriage, and didn't want to give it up. But a couple of months in, I wanted to. We decided to use my maiden name as middle name for our first child. And first names just kinda came to us right away. If it's a boy, he'll be Malcolm Perry V. And if it's a girl, we'll go with Virginia Perry V.

 

I have no idea why these were so easy for us. They just were.

post #96 of 265

I'm kinda looking at some options... I'm such a history buff and a friend sent me baby names from the 1800s to look at http://www.momswhothink.com/baby-names/top-100-baby-names-for-the-1880s.html

 

Of the more modern names my DH and I really Like Chase for a boy because it sounds so perfect with his last name. We both like Niko too and I like Theo though I'm hearing quite a few boys with that name when I go to the park these days. Seems common in the expat community here anyway. For girls I like Sofia and we may look at more French names. DH's family is from France originally and we spent some very romantic holidays there there so it make sense it would factor into the name debate. My family is welsh/british and so I'm also looking at old names and especially old family names to see what there is. My Grannie's middle name was Irene - which she pronounced "Irenie." I believe was her grandmother's name. She had a hand in raising me and she died just short of knowing her first great grandchild. I think I may go for that as a middle name for a girl. Dunno... I feel like we're just starting on this naming thing. 

post #97 of 265
Ugh...names are so hard for us. It has always been the reason i have not gone team green ever. I like old fashioned type names that are not popular. Lily was NOT a popular name back.in 2006 when she was born, but now there are so many of them. In her class this year of 18 kids kindergarten and 1st graders ),,(they combine the grades) there were THREE Lilys. Samuel is an.okay name....but i don't love it. It seems to be medium popular. The other day i had a weird flash of naming genius (ha!)...if these are girls the first names can be Ruth and Esther (which i happen to.like just in general, but also happen to be one of our grandmothers names). He actually seemed okay with it, but he may have been joking, because i am sure many people would think they were horribly old ladyish. I don't forsee Esther becoming super popular any time soon. Boy names i am clueless.on. so hard
post #98 of 265
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. I don't forsee Esther becoming super popular any time soon. Boy names i am clueless.on. so hard

But you know, I didnt see Edith becoming popular either, and I know three kids named that go by Edie.

post #99 of 265

I think at this point, we can assume that any old fashioned name is going to be popular in the next several years! So here are some names that are being discussed in my house:

 

Suffragette (girl): too white history focused and also many suffragettes excluded women of color (which I didn't know until looking the term up), so a no go, even though DH and I really like it and it's the first name that popped into my head when I was 4 wks and it would be AWESOME to give a girl a strong feminist name

Solidarity (girl, but maybe boy): DH hates this, I think it's awesome especially given our state's (WI) recent history and labor history in general

Casimir: a nod to my Polish heritage 

Calla: maybe a front runner, I've just always loved this name and DH is on board, too

 

 

Fern is a cool name!

post #100 of 265

Baby naming is stressing us out over here! We think we'll be good to go if babe is a girl. We have a lot of names to choose from in that case, and we love all of them. (Mostly.) It's the boys names that are tricky for us. We can't find one we both LOVE. And we don't want to settle!

 

My all time favorite for a boy would be Everett. I love it. Husband does not. :(

I also like a few typically "Biblical" names that my husband dislikes: Ezra, Ezekiel, Silas. I guess I like the E names! My husband LOVES the name Augustine and I don't mind it... so that's a strong contender. (Otherwise, he loves very Irish names. I'm not Irish, so I have a hard time with the themeyness of naming our kids that way. I mean, HIS name is Brendan, siblings are: Kathleen, Marianne, Anna, Evan, and Maureen.)

 

For girls, we like Chloe, Sadie, Lucy, Clara, Haley, Penelope.... and Vera. There are tons more, which could be a problem too. The narrowing down process, I mean. Ack!