Ah, that makes a bit more sense then! You really had me
GranolaMama! Thanks for your sweet reply to my post. I had only just heard of Magdalene a few months ago and I loved it immediately. It has a rich history and beautiful sound to it and is unique and special enough for my tastes. :) Are you going to find out the gender before the birth? I find out on Oct 25th and I think I have to force myself to wait until then before I agonize anymore over names, haha. Then, I can focus my efforts on only one particular gender. I'm starting to get really excited about having another baby around! This will also likely be our last little one, so I want to cherish everything!
P.S. I also really like Charles Basil Rhys-- It's a really great combination that will give him options one day when he becomes president or Chief Justice. :)
Oh absolutely we're finding out! I give mad props to the team green mamas but it's just not for me!!! This is our last and it'll be DP and I's only biological child together so I'm trying really hard to cherish and enjoy every second. That's definitely easier some seconds than others!! We're scheduled to find out on Nov. 2 - I can be really type A so it's the HUGE relief to me have the name issue settled. (DP put his foot down last night - Maggie will get a double middle name not a double first, lol!) I'm excited to find out so I can really start bonding with baby and get excited about Maggie or Basil - not just baby in general, kwim? Plus, I think calling baby by name so it's more of a 'person' to them will help the toddlers really start to understand and help DSS understand this is really happening. We sort of have a traditon in my family that girls get Greek first names and french middle name - I'm also very attached to what names MEAN. My DD is 'the bright one reborn' and Maggie would be 'tower of wisdom and light' - Magdalene (if I remember properly) is the Greek version of the Hebrew word for 'tower' and Sophia and Claire are both French. DP is Jewish so it was a nice nod to his heritage as well. Lol, and thank you for thinking our boy combo is good. Most of our families still seem to dislike it but tough cookies we say - it's our son!
Chocolatechip - it helped because we pretty much started with our girl name picked. Lol, plus, DP finally reached a decision with me because I wouldn't leave the topic alone. I HAD to know!! LOL!
Bena - we're actually in a similar situation. My DD is Phoebe after my paternal grandmother and Charles (besides DP's side and my father/brother) is also my paternal grandfather. However, my maternal grandparents are from Amsterdam and are named Ludwig and Hendricka - surely they can understand how that may not work for a US child? (And they say they do.)
After we named my daughter, I was really surprised to find that Rose was a fairly popular middle name. I'm not too concerned, though, since her first name is extremely uncommon. :)
I was thinking of Ansel Adams, the photographer. Looks like it means God's protection, which I'm not crazy about...
One of my close friends named her son Ansel 5 years ago... it's a great name.
Granola- I definitely can't use family names, haha. Our kids' grandpas are Siegfried and Barth and great grandpas are Fred and Konrad. LOL. Definitely not happening. :)
I think names like Fred are coming back into vogue. And Konrad is just kind of cool. Siegfried and Barth, though... mmmm..... well, worse things have happened to babies, I suppose...
I have nothing to add to the name party. OK, well, I have a list of names but nothing is particularly better than the next.....Our last name starts witha vowel so trying to not end names with a vowel sound:
boys I have:
girls my list is short....
Trying to go for not super common but not super unusual... ugh...
Love the name Konrad (Conrad) it means brave counsel
and I know a little Fredrick, i think names like that are coming back around along with Harold and Henry
MPsSweetie, Angus is so cute and fits into the Sib-Set so well with your other kiddos!
Spughy and Becalive-- I believe you have convinced me to put Konrad on my boy list! Maybe at least for a middle name. I love my grandfather Konrad and think it would be so sweet to name this LO after him (if it's a boy!) I may find out the gender tonight at work-- one of the residents I work with in L&D said she can scan me quick to get a sneak peek before my anatomy scan next week! YAY!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Angus!!! It was at the top of my list for boys, but couldn't convince DP.
Chapsie I love that site!! I have never heard of it before, and now I cant stop reading it! She has some really smart alternatives to the dreaded top ten name list. Thanks for sharing!
So I found a really cute scandinavian girl's name that I really like. I mentioned it to my family and everyone loved it. It's just adorable. It is pretty much unheard of here in the US, but popular in Sweden.
Well... I did a google search for it. And apparently it's a pretty common name for Swedish porn stars!!! D'oh!!!
As awesome as the name is, I think that association ruined it for me. :(
Back to the drawing board! haha.
Haha... It was Tindra. It means "shine" or "sparkle." My name is scandinavian, so I thought it would work in our family. We'll see! haha. I just went to go light one of my scented candles from Ikea, and I noticed that the Ikea name for the candle was Tindra, LOL. It's a sign!