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Originally Posted by babytoes View Post

 

Emeline - 5

Luciana - 4

Noella - 3

Liliana - 2

Aria - 1

I'm loving that you tallied up the votes - so organized orngbiggrin.gif

 

I like Emeline a lot - I think it's my fave from your list.

**Edited to add: I also love all of the nickname options with this name choice.**

 

I really do love Noella, BUT it just feels like such a "late December baby" name to me. Maybe this is just me though? I'm having this issue with a few (ok, a lot) of my favorite "seasonal" or "naturey" names. I like Neige (French word for "snow"), but unless baby is born during a snowstorm it feels like a silly choice. I like Zinnia also, but it seems more like a summer name because that's when the flower is in bloom...

 

I'm not so crazy about the two "L" sounds in Liliana... I find it hard to pronounce without really focusing on it. It is also on the popular side - well, esp Lily I guess. Honestly though I think my main aversion is that a distant family member gave her daughter that name, but with an extremely kre8tive spelling, which I did not care for at all. So maybe I'm soured on the name for that sort of irrelevant (irrelevant to all of you, I mean!) reason.

post #242 of 380
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Originally Posted by spughy View Post

Oh, yeah I guess if there are bureaucratic reasons you need a name right away... that would explain some of the more interesting names that show up on that Bad Baby Names site (which I still read when I need giggles).  Although the best one I've heard wasn't from there, it was from a friend of a friend who's a maternity nurse in California - a baby girl named L-a.  WTF you say?  It was pronounced "La dash ah".  Cute.

 

Last night DH suggested "Greta" for a girl.  I like that one.
 


 I like Greta alot!!!  Isn't she the little girl in The SOund of Music? LOVE her!

Though I guess that would be the german version, Gretl.

post #243 of 380
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Originally Posted by LightForest View Post

I'm loving that you tallied up the votes - so organized orngbiggrin.gif

 

I like Emeline a lot - I think it's my fave from your list.

**Edited to add: I also love all of the nickname options with this name choice.**

 

I really do love Noella, BUT it just feels like such a "late December baby" name to me. Maybe this is just me though? I'm having this issue with a few (ok, a lot) of my favorite "seasonal" or "naturey" names. I like Neige (French word for "snow"), but unless baby is born during a snowstorm it feels like a silly choice. I like Zinnia also, but it seems more like a summer name because that's when the flower is in bloom...

 

I'm not so crazy about the two "L" sounds in Liliana... I find it hard to pronounce without really focusing on it. It is also on the popular side - well, esp Lily I guess. Honestly though I think my main aversion is that a distant family member gave her daughter that name, but with an extremely kre8tive spelling, which I did not care for at all. So maybe I'm soured on the name for that sort of irrelevant (irrelevant to all of you, I mean!) reason.


Back in high school I had wanted to name my daughter Marie-Neige.  I've never heard anyone else think of that!!!

 

I still find it sooo pretty, but with a march baby, you might be so fed up with winter that you'll want a more spring like name!ROTFLMAO.gif

post #244 of 380
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Back in high school I had wanted to name my daughter Marie-Neige.  I've never heard anyone else think of that!!!

 

I still find it sooo pretty, but with a march baby, you might be so fed up with winter that you'll want a more spring like name!ROTFLMAO.gif

 

We are leaning toward the middle name "Lark" for our new daughter because it reminds me of spring.  :)   

 

Spughy:  I love Greta!

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Because my daughter has been involved in the naming discussions, she is currently telling the family that her little sister is going to be named Astrid. Though we're not quite settled on the name, I'm about ready to say "screw it," because of all the negative responses I've gotten. I got a lot of negative response regarding my daughter's name, too, and now everyone realizes that it's absolutely perfect for her.

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Oh, and I love Emeline and Luciana, too. :D

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Babytoes- I love Luciana, Emeline, Noella and Liliana. All beautiful. In our household my Cuban husband and I always consider, how will the Cuban friends/family pronounce the name? For a girl I had: Lucia/Luciana, Liliana, Juliana and Ariana. I think it is terrific that your sweetie is helping with names. Have you given any thought to middle names?

Spughy- I LOVE Greta, that was on my list for years, my friend used it for her daughter last year.

Cabbitdancer- only you know what is the best name for your little one! Do not listen to what anyone else is saying!!!

I need some help ladies, please please please. While I had quite a few girls names prepared, I have essentially nothing for a boy. And I knew it was a boy, I had 4 boy dreams before my 20 week u/s and my dreams were confirmed.
My husband's only suggestion is his own name- Geovany. I say no, we have a son and I think it is weird to name the second son after the father. What will the first son feel???
Our son's name is Cristobal (unfortunately somewhat difficult for Americans to pronounce correctly- beautiful pronounced by the Cuban family) , NN Cristo.

We like Luca, but it is on my sister's list, and probably too popular, though I try not to pay too much attention to the various top lists.

I like Julian, but DH says no.

I also like Santiago, DH says maybe! Maybe Santiago it will be?

I like Enzo, but it is ds's best friend's little brother's name.

Any ideas for interesting Spanish boy names? Also, Italian names are generally easy to pronounce by mono lingual Spanish speakers.

Thank you in advance!
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Santiago is nice!  I have a good friend who is named Sergio - I've always liked that name too.  And Carlos, although that's pretty common.  Estevan/Esteban?

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Two things: there's a great section in the book "Freakonomics" that deals with baby names.  I just read it for a book club and I actually giggled a bit reading it.  NOT a dry or dull read for a book about behavioural economics!  You guys should all check it out.  Second: dealing with a partner on baby names could be much much worse.  I came across this randomly today (the xkcd comic has a random feature, which creepily KNOWS what you will find amusing):

 

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RainGardenMama - I LOVE the name Dorian (but since I have an ex-BF with the name, DP has said no.)  I don't think it's Spanish... In fact, the one and only Dorian I know is 100% German...  I'm probably not very helpful... Sheepish.gif

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RainGardenMama- my husband is the second son born and was named after his dad...he is a second (II) instead of a junior.  There is no hard feelings in the family.

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RainGardenMama--My husband's name is Christopher, and my mom thinks she's being cute when she calls him Cristobal. I love that name. Matter of fact, I think those are all great names. I agree with montanamom that there's nothing wrong with naming your second son after your husband. If you want to do it, go for it!

post #253 of 380

Linnaea, I have the opposite problem!  Love boy names, having difficulty with girl names, ugh!

 

Two we both like are Evelyn and Eleni.  

 

I have a secret middle name chosen that DH does not know about.  Very excited to share it with him when baby girl is born- he will be thrilled!  It was his grandmother's name and it is beautiful! 

post #254 of 380
Thank you all very much. I'm afraid I must deal with the reality that I don't want to use hubby's name. smile.gif
Spughy/scruffy- I like all of the names you mentioned.
So the list then:
Esteban
Sergio (this seems very fitting with the Russia influence in Cuba)
Dorian (I knew a Dorian long ago who was a mean kid, but I think it was long enough ago that it's not an issue)
Julian (I can't give up on this!)
Santiago
Cabbitdancer/Montana: thank you for your input!
Mariee- what is the middle name???
post #255 of 380

What about Matteo?  

 

I have a list of other favorites somewhere... must locate it and will share....

 

 

Yikes, I've never told anyone about the middle name before.  Now I'm weirdly superstitious that it would be bad luck or something.

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Of that list I rather like Sergio. smile.gif
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Matteo is a favorite of mine, but got vetoed out because there is already a little Matteo in DD's preschool class.  (we don't mind the top twenty lists, our one condition is that we know no one with that name)

 

I love Esteban!  It's the name of the main character in a tv show I used to watch as a child.  It was in French but I guess the translation would be The Mysterious Cities of Gold, or something of the sort.  I'm sure it was translated (it was a japanese animation).  I had some sort of puppy love crush on him (7 year olds can have crushes on cartoon caracters, right!?) 

 

If we had any sort of spanish connection or ancestry, I'd pick that for sure, but I"m french-canadian and DP is iranian born....so it would be a little confusing, I think!!!

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Bena/Marie- I have an ex cousin in law with the name Mateo and he is horrible. Otherwise I think it's a great name.

Granola- I love your little one's name, in particular the middle name, Rhys. I am going to run that by DH, casually so he won't know how much I love it! I swear that he rejects anything I strongly favor smile.gif
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Good luck Rain!!  ROFL, Rhys was the ONLY name we agreed on early and stuck with entirely!  We both didn't want it as a first name (love it but it just didn't fit our family as a first name).  It's always going to have a special spot because of that.  I hope your DH says yes!  DP was the same way - anything I really loved he hated!!!  It means 'passion' or 'ardence' so if you are into what a name means you may have to be careful what you pair it with.  Lol, we had 'king of passion' as a name for a minute!!!  ;)

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Rain I love Julian. Always have, although some people don't think it's a strong male name, I think it just sounds nice. We haven't given any thought to middle names, as of yet. I have said I wanted to use my middle name, Renee. My mother gave my sister her middle name, Sonia, and my sister in turn named her daughter Ashley Sonia, I sort of would like to carry on the tradition that mom started by giving our daughter my middle name. But, it's not an absolute. Some of the names we like do not sound good with Renee, so obviously we would have to come up with something. DP has mentioned Rynn and Lyra for middles... but I'm not super fond of either of those. 

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