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post #301 of 380

chocolatechip, I love the name Eleni, and I think it was even on my list at one point, but, as my name and my daughter's name are both eerily similar to two of the main characters of one of my favorite authors (not intentionally), I feel weird using the actual name of one of her characters. She gave me a funny look the last time I saw her at a signing, when I told her my name and my daughter's name. XD

post #302 of 380
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Thoughts on Evelyn, Eleni, or Tarin for a girl?  DH has a nice, sturdy, and plain last name... so we are thinking we could do something with a little flair to it.  

My name is Taryn, but to make it even more unique, its pronounced tuh ryn. I.love my name! Ive met a ton of "taryn/tarin"s, but never met anyone with my pronunciation. (well by a ton, i guess ive met a total of like 5, haha, but people say, "oh, i know a taryn..."..)
post #303 of 380
& heres a list if names ive been tossing around, even though i almost hate to share! smile.gif

Eris
Siren
Shine (really been loving shine!) (DP says he sees her as a bright yellow light, so its a nice fit)
Clementine
Lemuria
post #304 of 380

A friend of mine just used Clementine as a middle name! And ended up eating a whole bunch of clementines while in labor. smile.gif Lemuria is really pretty - it looks like it's the name for a mythical lost land? That's pretty neat!

post #305 of 380

Clementine is my daughter's name, so I'm a little biased and love it, but the other ones are interesting too. 

post #306 of 380

DP and I have still gotten nowhere with names. We haven't been able to agree on anything. I still love Lysander, but he's not into it at all. His top pick is Tiberius. Yes, you read that right. Tiberius. Followed by Odin, which is a little better, but I still don't really like it. I tried to come up with some names that I wasn't really in love with, but would be okay settling on, and he didn't like any of them. They were Felix, Oliver, Emmet, and a couple others I can't remember.  I'm pretty sure we'll never agree on anything.

post #307 of 380

Sami - I'm with you.  DP and I don't even have a narrowed down list.  Right now, he likes DRAKE (which he doesn't even realize means "male duck" - which wouldn't matter if I liked the name, but I don't.)  I'm not too stressed though.  I've said before I don't need to have a few full names at the time of the birth.  No child has stayed nameless forever!

post #308 of 380

Scruffy do you remember the Friends episodes where Joey was on a soap opera, playing that "doctor" named "Drake Remora"?  That name always cracked me up.

 

Our current lists:  (girls) Greta, Ingrid, Jillian, Elsa (boys) Erik, Frederick, Phillip, Ivan, Todd, Elias.  My picks of those would be either Greta or Jillian for a girl and Elias or Ivan for boy.

post #309 of 380
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Scruffy do you remember the Friends episodes where Joey was on a soap opera, playing that "doctor" named "Drake Remora"?  That name always cracked me up.

 

I forgot all about that one!! 

 

Jillian is a very nice name!

post #310 of 380
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His top pick is Tiberius. Yes, you read that right. Tiberius.

 

Is your DP a Star Trek fan? That's the first thing that came to mind. (Am I remembering correctly that James Kirk's middle name was Tiberius?)

 

I love the name Zefram, but DH nixed it because of the Star Trek connection. He likes Zephyr, though. I also kinda like the names Guinan and Nava, who were also a Star Trek characters. Yeah, I don't get out much redface.gif

post #311 of 380

Ok I'm a huge Trek fan - and my first thought about the Tiberius was "and how about James for a middle name" - and I like Zefram as well but I doubt it would get through the DH veto smile.gif.  I don't remember a character named Nava though?  I always had a thought that we'd shorten DD's name to "Ro" but it just didn't happen.  She's not at ALL a "Ro".  (Not that we named her after Ro Laren.  We named her Rowan because we got married under a huge rowan tree.)

 

I've heard of a few little boys out there named Riker (or Ryker) though... can't say I like it...

post #312 of 380
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No child has stayed nameless forever!

 

That's true! And who is it on this forum, who had such a difficult first time birth that her husband just said, "after all that, SHE gets to choose the name"? So you never know what might happen. smile.gif  (maybe you'll have such an easy birth, he'll be so impressed, he won't care what the name is any more?)

 

spughy, good list! I also really like Jillian, but maybe because it reminds me of my mom (who is named Jill). She's a pretty great woman. smile.gif

post #313 of 380
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 And who is it on this forum, who had such a difficult first time birth that her husband just said, "after all that, SHE gets to choose the name"?

 

That was Spughy!

post #314 of 380
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Our current lists:  (girls) Greta, Ingrid, Jillian, Elsa (boys) Erik, Frederick, Phillip, Ivan, Todd, Elias.  My picks of those would be either Greta or Jillian for a girl and Elias or Ivan for boy.

I love your list!  All excellent choices!  I LOVE Greta, Ingrid, and Elsa!  I like Erik, Philip, and Elias on your boy list.  They're all great!  In fact, Elias and Greta were on my name list at one point!  You really can't go wrong with any of these, Spughy!  

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Ok I'm a huge Trek fan - and my first thought about the Tiberius was "and how about James for a middle name" - and I like Zefram as well but I doubt it would get through the DH veto smile.gif.  I don't remember a character named Nava though?  I always had a thought that we'd shorten DD's name to "Ro" but it just didn't happen.  She's not at ALL a "Ro".  (Not that we named her after Ro Laren.  We named her Rowan because we got married under a huge rowan tree.)

 

I've heard of a few little boys out there named Riker (or Ryker) though... can't say I like it...


Glad I'm not the only one shy.gif

 

Oh Nava is a really random one... The name of a Ferengi guy on a single episode of DS9, I think in the second season. We're watching that now and I'm super conscious of every. single. name. I hear on the show.

 

Yeah I agree with you on Riker - I'm not into it, either. Sounds so gruff and harsh for a first name for a boy...

 

We have joked about naming the baby Seven...

post #316 of 380

I was totally scouring Star Trek for properly "geeky" names, but none of them stood out for me as something I would genuinely enjoy.

 

I love your list of names, spughy, especially the girls names. :D

post #317 of 380

My ODD goes to school with a young man named Chakotay. smile.gif

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My ODD goes to school with a young man named Chakotay. smile.gif

haha... my old screen name was akochimoya.... something that he always used to say.  Yeah, I used to be a trekkie.  :)

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We have joked about naming the baby Seven...

 

Heehee!

post #320 of 380
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Guinan and Nava, who were also a Star Trek characters. Yeah, I don't get out much redface.gif
I love the name Nava, but my daughter is Neva, so a little too close.
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