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post #281 of 380

I like the accent in Rene!  As long as you feel ok with it sometimes not being used..... you know, like in school it would be hard to have her name appear correctly on documents if they were computer printed, but as long as she always writes it the right way, would it matter?

 

I've had lots of students who have apostrophes in their names, and though i couldn't always have their names appear correctly on roll sheets, etc, THEY always wrote their names beautifully on their papers and I made a point to do the same....

post #282 of 380
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Originally Posted by cactusita View Post

Renee is at the top of our list, as my husband's grandfather's name is Rene.  

HOWEVER:  to accent or not to accent?  I feel like Renee is common enough that people know how to pronounce it even without the accent mark on the second of three Es, but I don't want to saddle my child with an accent that may cause havoc in databases that can't handle special fonts.  I'm a fan of diacritical marks in general.


My daughter's name is actually supposed to have the accent however it ROYALLY messed up all the 'paperwork' including wreaking complete havoc with her social security card.  So, we only use the accent when we write it out but no accent on anything that goes in a computer.

post #283 of 380
We're having a little girl, and are quite set on the first name, Harley. Trying to find a middle name (wanting one that starts with D) hasn't been as easy.. I'm liking Dillon and Dae..
post #284 of 380
Dh likes Noah Jace but I like Noah Kent (family name) so we may have a Noah Jace Kent. We already have a Corbin Micheal and a Riley Everett.
post #285 of 380

We are thinking Anna (after my grandmother) Elise (because I like it). 

post #286 of 380

We don't know if we'll be having a boy or a girl, so we have to come up with at least two names. Names are still hard! So far, our top favorites are:

 

Zephyr Glenn

Zella May

 

My husband actually woke up from a dream about naming the baby Zephyr. We both really like the name, though he's a little concerned it might not be a good name once the kid is grown up (I think it's probably fine). Glenn is a middle name that has been passed down the male line in his family for at least 3-4 generations now.

 

For the girl's name, Zella is his grandmother's name, and May is both my grandmother's middle name and my middle name, so I like the idea of passing that on. I was really on the fence about Zella at first, but it's been growing on me.

 

Any thoughts? Are these crazy names? smile.gif

post #287 of 380

melany, I love both the names Anna and Elise!

 

micah mae, your names all fit together really well! Sometimes I worry about how hard it's been to name this one baby - if we have another one of the same sex, we're going to be completely at a loss!

 

HappyHomeBirther, I tried for a few minutes to think of other D names, but it's hard. And picking middle names that work with a first (and last, for that matter) is also difficult! I do think Harley Dillon rolls off the tongue pretty nicely... I like that it replicates the L sound in the middle, but the vowel sounds are both really different.

post #288 of 380

I really like Zella.

 

Speaking of crazy names... or maybe names making people crazy... my mother informed me, yesterday, that my brother was angry--yes, ANGRY--that we had settled on the name Astrid for my daughter, and she keeps trying to talk me into something else. I don't know that I'd mind so much if she suggested something I might actually like, but all of the names she keeps throwing at me make me cringe. My husband is no help. He just says that he likes unusual names, and Astrid definitely fits the "unusual" tag.

 

I'm having one heck of a time coming up with a middle name. (Again, hubby is no help, except to veto the ones he really doesn't like. :P ) The ideas I have so far are:

 

Astrid Elizabeth

Astrid Leilani

Astrid Jubilyn (I haven't run this one past my DH, yet.)

 

I really like Astrid Persephone, but my husband nixed that one, saying, "When do you expect her to be able to say her own name, let alone write it?" Pfft. Men.

post #289 of 380
HappyHomeBirther, how about Daragh/ Dara/ Daire? I've known men and women with that name and would've used it but it's an ex's name!

I love family names though we will probably be only using as middle names.
Melany, Anna Elise is beautiful, you could squash together into Annalise too.

Zephyr and Zella are a bit out there but hip and pronounceable.....so I love them both!
post #290 of 380

Hey Everyone!  I am having baby number 3.  I had an easy time naming my first 2.  Raigan Noelle & Blake Thomas.  The names came easily and they stuck without further thought.  I do not know what I am having this time ... maybe that's the difference?   I like family names, but only if I really like the name and tend to desire it moreso for a boy (not sure why?). Anyway, what we like but have not committed to is:

 

Girl:

Hanna Leigh (I like this a lot, and my daughter loves it too.  But bad initials with our "O" last name.... "HO" blush.gif. But, I thought the "L" middle name would improve the initials... "HLO" ... more like Halo or Hello :)  Thoughts here please.  I have always liked the name Hanna. 

Brenna Hope

Paige

Erin

Tori

Summer Kathleen (Kathleen is a family name)

 

Boy:

Andrew Bryce (Or wondering, since we like and would probably call him Drew all of time if we should just use "Drew".  There is a Andrew in the family, but not a close relative at all.

Drew

Derek Edward or Derek John (Edward and John are family names)

Alec

Cooper

Parker

post #291 of 380

I really like Astrid Persephone, but my husband nixed that one, saying, "When do you expect her to be able to say her own name, let alone write it?" Pfft. Men.

 

Oh, blah, cabbit.  She won't know any different.  I have a weird 13-letter hyphenated last name and I had no problem writing it on every paper from Kindergarten on.  Besides...  how often will she have to write her middle name, especially when she's little? 

post #292 of 380

Ahh, chocolatechip! Zephyr is probably going to be our (girl's, kind of odd I know) middle name, DH's idea. I like the sound of it, but I know it's kinda out there. I don't put too much stake on middle names, though, they can always keep it to themselves if they don't like it.

 

And cabbitdancer, Astra is our first daughter's middle name, I like Astrid and Persephone is just cool. But Astrid Elizabeth is pretty too.

post #293 of 380
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I really like Astrid Persephone, but my husband nixed that one, saying, "When do you expect her to be able to say her own name, let alone write it?" Pfft. Men.

 

Oh, blah, cabbit.  She won't know any different.  I have a weird 13-letter hyphenated last name and I had no problem writing it on every paper from Kindergarten on.  Besides...  how often will she have to write her middle name, especially when she's little? 

Agreed.  I have an 11 letter Czech last name and have been able to write it since Kindergarten.  (Even though the teacher told my mom on the first day that it would be okay if I went the whole year not knowing how, and then I surprised her by already knowing.)  I think it's easier to learn to spell something that you've heard spelled out for other people your whole little life.  (Example: if your name name is Smith, as a child you've probably never HEARD it spelled before, but complicated names are ALWAYS spelled out.)  Food for thought.

post #294 of 380

JenO222--I have a cousin with the name Hanna Leigh. It's a very pretty name. :)

 

Thank you for the middle name perspective, ladies. I'm more grumpy that he doesn't want to make any suggestions and chooses to simply nix my ideas. He has said that names aren't his "thing." :P

post #295 of 380
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Originally Posted by cabbitdancer View Post

I'm more grumpy that he doesn't want to make any suggestions and chooses to simply nix my ideas. He has said that names aren't his "thing." :P

That is EXACTLY why DP and I haven't talked seriously about names yet.  I've told him several times that we'll talk as soon as he has a list he'd like to share with me.  But he doesn't have one, he just likes to nix my list and I don't think that's fair.  Either be a team player or opt out.  Sorry for the mini-rant, once again, glad to hear I'm not the only one!! redface.gif

post #296 of 380

DH and I nix each other's choices A LOT.  Every couple of days we'll bounce through a pile of names for a while.  We have a "short list" that changes regularly. 

 

Last time we did the same thing - except that we knew we were having a girl so we had one "backup" boy name just in case the ultrasounds were wrong but 5 or 6 girl names.  Then the actual birth was so hard for me when the midwife asked "do you have a name?" DH looked at me and said, "After that, I think she gets to choose" so I just chose my fave off our list. 

 

This time, I'm hoping that the birth is easier - but then we'll have some name negotiations afterwards!!!  We could have one of those unnamed-for-weeks babies.

post #297 of 380
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madelaine and chocolatechip, Zephyr is on our current shortlist as well! my goodness, i wonder if we're tapping into a big name trend here?! (i hear people say all the time that they gave their kid XYZ name then a few years later it became popular or whatever...) Anyway, I think that Zephyr is a lovely name for a March baby (considering that the God Zephyrus was the bringer of light breezes in spring and early summer).

 

My DH is the same way a lot of you describe yours as being about names: he's willing to hear out my lists and nix names, but he almost never comes up with anything on his own. It makes me a little bit grumpy, but I trust that we'll eventually come up with something that feels right for both of us. He's at least willing to admit that if he doesn't come up with any better name ideas, then we'll inevitably end up choosing one off my list.

post #298 of 380
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We could have one of those unnamed-for-weeks babies.

I imagine our baby will have the same fate.  I'm okay with that.

post #299 of 380
I axle Astrid Persephone! (And I would tell everyone to stick it!) DP's brother really dislikes Oliver and DSS doesn't care for it either.

Zephyr is very pretty too. I like that it's very neutral and can be alternately gentle and strong.

I was lucky with DP - while he was good for nixing he at least came up with a few.
post #300 of 380

madelaine and LightForest, that's interesting you're considering it too! I have never met a Zephyr, and the few people I've told have never known anyone named it. So maybe we'll START a trend. smile.gif I really do like the name! And madelaine, I don't think it's weird for a girl's name either. It seems more like a boy's name to me, but baby name sites show it as either. Or the alternative Zephyra for a girl. LightForest, I hadn't thought about the seasonal aspect of it, but you're right, that makes it even more enticing for a March (maybe April, in my case :)) baby!

 

cabbit, I really like the name Astrid, and I think my favorite middle name there is Elizabeth. I think I really like the sound of having a vowel after the D in Astrid - helps it roll off the tongue? Along those lines, I might consider Astrid Eleni (sort of like Leilani, but starting with a vowel). Just my thoughts!

 

JenO, Hanna Leigh is my favorite in the list, and I bet the initials would be fine. smile.gif I like the idea of naming your boy Drew if you think that's what you'll be calling him anyway. Drew is a great name! (as is Andrew, but I know a LOT of Andrews, so Drew seems more unique)

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