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post #161 of 380
Linnaea those are both gorgeous names!
post #162 of 380
Thanks ladies!! Now if only I could come up with some boy names I like lol.gif
post #163 of 380

I can relate to no boy names!

We were pretty set on Evelyn as a girl, and had NO boy names whatsoever.  NONE!  Everything I came up with, DP would respond "That's a dumb name"  Gee...thanks for the feedback!!!

 

It was so bad, I was actually nervous for the U/S and feared finding out it was a boy!!!

 

But this morning, we found out we ARE having a boy.orngtongue.gif

  An hour later, DP declared he really liked the name Lucas, and as the day progressed, he's saying it's growing more and more on him.  And yes, this is one of the names I had suggested a few weeks ago and got shut down!  

 

So maybe once you actually have a boy, sudden inspiration will hit!!!

post #164 of 380

Granola Mama, it's funny. my sister's name is Wynne (with an e). I do really like Linden - especially since I worked with trees for many years.  And it sounds good with Hugo.

 

Linnaea, I love Gabriella or Gabrielle. In fact, Gabriel is one of the names we are thinking of for a middle name for our boy.

 

This is so hard!

post #165 of 380

I teach high school, and all the Gabriellas or Gabrielles I've thought in the last 10 years (it`s a popular name in French Canada so there have been a few) have been the absolute nicest and sweetest of kids!!!!  

post #166 of 380

We have FINALLY decided on names... 

 

Rose Elizabeth for a girl

Graham Vincent for a boy

 

:)  SOOO Happy to have that part over with!  Now on to visualizing my family with a little Graham or Rosie.  :)

post #167 of 380

I love the name Graham for a boy!  And Rosie reminds me of this totally awesome song by Jess Penner called "Life is Rosie."  Do yourself a favor and download the song, it is so cute and will put a smile on your face!  (I think her whole album is free on noisetrade.com)  http://noisetrade.com/jesspenner

post #168 of 380

I love Graham Vincent!

post #169 of 380

Chapsie-  bawling.gif  It's probably mostly the pregnancy hormones, but that song totally made me cry.  Worth the listen... especially for anyone wanting to name their daughter Rose.  bawling.gif  

post #170 of 380

lovely names

post #171 of 380
DSD's middle is Rose. smile.gif I love Graham but I couldn't get DP to agree with it. We're settled on Charles Basil Rhys for a boy but I don't love it near as much as my girl name. We plan to call him Basil. I cant decide of I'm just sad about not getting to use my girl name or if I need to ask DP to revisit the boy name issue. 0.o
post #172 of 380

I totally get that...I loooove the girl name we had picked out (Evelyn) and was quite attached to it.  It was right for so many reasons.  No boy name seems to have the meaning that our girl names have, and when I first found out it was a boy, I was sad that I would not have a get to use our girl name  (we're pretty sure we're done after this baby).


But I'm slowly getting attached to Lucas as a boy, and I am exited about having a boy, so I'm slowly letting go of the name Evelyn!!!


Edited by Bena - 11/3/12 at 11:43am
post #173 of 380
I'm getting there too, Bena. I may look around a bit and see if some other boy name just jumps out and screams, "I'm it!" If one does I'll talk to DP but otherwise we'll keep what we've got.
post #174 of 380

we are still throwing around boy names:

 

Jacob - only issue i have with it, is that it has been #1 for the past 10 years in the US

Silas - its getting popular, i dont know if i like that

Nazareth - maybe the opposite problem, its not popular at all! 

post #175 of 380

Silas is an interesting name, becalive, it has a nice ring to it thumb.gif

post #176 of 380

The thing about popular name lists is that I find they don't always reflect what is going on locally!  I don't know a single Sophia or Ava and apparently they are extremelly popular names!

 

My DD's name has been in the top 5 in the last 5 years, hitting number 2 spot 2 or 3 of those years.  I have met only one other little girl with that name.  Of course, that may change as she gets older, but Oh well, we loved the name, it was my grandmothers name, and honestly it was a "non-decision" from the start that our DD would have her name.

 

It happens that the boy name we both agree on (and that is growing on us more and more) is also on the top 10 or 20 lists, and is even top one in France.  We found out after we chose it.  It will not change my mind.   One of my criterias is that we do not know anyone who has names their child that name, and that I do not have (or had) a student with that name (I have been teaching high school for almost 10 years now, so that really, really narrows our search!!!)

But if we know other kids in our immediate and not so immediate circl with a name, we vetoed it out.

post #177 of 380
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Originally Posted by becalive View Post

we are still throwing around boy names:

 

Jacob - only issue i have with it, is that it has been #1 for the past 10 years in the US

Silas - its getting popular, i dont know if i like that

Nazareth - maybe the opposite problem, its not popular at all! 

 

Silas has been on my Boy Name List for my last two pregnancies, but we had/are having girls both times, so I never got to use it!  I love the name.  I was also very surprised to see the popularity increasing, but I think it is still unique enough.  

 

I am really leaning toward the name Shiloh for this baby girl (my other kids have Bible place names).  The only negative about it is that it is a Brangelina name, but that doesn't really bother me too much.  It sounds pretty, it has a lovely meaning (peace), it sounds good with our last name, and it fits well with my other two kids names.  

 

The other girl names we were considering were all picked off our list for one reason or another, and this is the only name that the whole family seems to agree on.  It's so fun to be able to discuss names with my other kids this time around!  

 

I don't think I can have my mind completely made up on any names until the actual birth and meeting the baby, but at least I have a solid option that I know everyone likes!  What a relief to have at least that much.  :)   

post #178 of 380

I really like the name Silas, too.  But it's a very popular last name here and quite common where I work... So it's a no go.  Growing up, I always knew that teachers would have a hard time picking a name, but hadn't realized until I got pregnant that Justice workers have a bit of trouble, too.  At least there's some good students.  I don't want to name my child after a sex-offender I've worked with...

 

Shiloh is beautiful!

post #179 of 380
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Originally Posted by scruffy too View Post

I really like the name Silas, too.  But it's a very popular last name here and quite common where I work... So it's a no go.  Growing up, I always knew that teachers would have a hard time picking a name, but hadn't realized until I got pregnant that Justice workers have a bit of trouble, too.  At least there's some good students.  I don't want to name my child after a sex-offender I've worked with...

 

Shiloh is beautiful!


oh my!  Good point!!!!! Never thought of that one!!!

post #180 of 380

I really like the name Silas. It's different, and I am always fond of different. The only Silas I can think of, though, is Silas Marner, from the George Eliot novel of the same name. XD I'm also a big literature geek, though, so it's a good thing!

 

I can imagine naming a child something that you've seen in a correctional facility may be a tad discomfiting. :P

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