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post #341 of 380

I really like the name Silas, too.  It's too common of a last name here though.  Especially at work.

post #342 of 380

My baby would have been Silas if it was a boy!  I've loved that name for years.  

post #343 of 380

Thanks for all your help!! 

 

DP agrees with LightForest about the syllables being a bit wonky. Not sure what we will end up doing about it, but he thinks we should find a single syllable mn, so it won't be a mouthful with her fn...

 

Oy! The naming part is so stressful!

post #344 of 380

babytoes, that's a great selection of names! If you pick a first name besides Noella, I agree with LightForest's suggestion that Noelle would make a great middle name for any of the other first names.

 

And I'm a bit biased here, because my middle name is May, but it seems like May could go quite well with any of your first names, either the full versions or nicknames. But then, I really like my middle name, so like I said, I'm biased! smile.gif

post #345 of 380
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And I'm a bit biased here, because my middle name is May, but it seems like May could go quite well with any of your first names, either the full versions or nicknames. But then, I really like my middle name, so like I said, I'm biased! smile.gif

 

I agree that May/Mae would be a nice middle name choice :)

post #346 of 380
I am another lover of the name Silas smile.gif. Today the name Xavier popped up in my mind--a name I never think of, i dont know anyone with that name nor is it a name i particularly love. So i found it interesting it came to me out of the blue. I looked up the meaning and it means "bright; splendid" according to the Spanish definition (DH is half hispanic so it seems fitting). I havent mentioned it to him yet so i dont know how he feels about it. I also am enjoying the name Liam...
post #347 of 380

Thanks for all the positive feedback on Silas. Gah, I'm so torn as I know its getting v popular but I love it, and its meaning 'from the woods'.

Xavier is a supercool name, I've only met one child named it.

post #348 of 380

We are 99% sure we are going to name our baby Silas, we just have to decide on a middle name. 

post #349 of 380

We are still not 110% on the boy's name!  It's driving me nutto.  I mean, I feel 99.9% on the full legal name, and DH is clearly at 95% or more.  But the nickname...  Which is really important (we're a Filipino family)!  We're not completely settled. 

 

I am still most attached to the most intuitive Anglo-y nickname, the one some Filipino guys with this first name do actually use.  But because DH knows someone with that (nick)name (and it's so unusual)...  Even though he has nothing against the guy, IDK...  It's still a sticking point for him.  DH just, a couple days ago, proposed calling the boy by his middle name, which is actually Yiddish, but three letters and easy to pronounce.  Well, I go by my middle name as a rule, so whatever-- it's not a terrible idea.  And the middle name is a great one, and I love it, BUT...  IDK, I still want the "official" nickname to be a riff on the first name...  Argh.

 

Of course, this all goes away if Buko is a girl, and that's an almost 50/50 shot.  But like I've said, since I already have a slight but significant preference for a girl, it's really important to me to have a boy's name that's awesome, so it doesn't add a little layer of disappointment or whatever.  Because the girl's name and nickname are perfect, and DH and I are 110% agreed on that one.  *sigh*

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We are still not 110% on the boy's name!  It's driving me nutto.  I mean, I feel 99.9% on the full legal name, and DH is clearly at 95% or more.  But the nickname...  Which is really important (we're a Filipino family)!  We're not completely settled. 

 

I am still most attached to the most intuitive Anglo-y nickname, the one some Filipino guys with this first name do actually use.  But because DH knows someone with that (nick)name (and it's so unusual)...  Even though he has nothing against the guy, IDK...  It's still a sticking point for him.  DH just, a couple days ago, proposed calling the boy by his middle name, which is actually Yiddish, but three letters and easy to pronounce.  Well, I go by my middle name as a rule, so whatever-- it's not a terrible idea.  And the middle name is a great one, and I love it, BUT...  IDK, I still want the "official" nickname to be a riff on the first name...  Argh.

 

Of course, this all goes away if Buko is a girl, and that's an almost 50/50 shot.  But like I've said, since I already have a slight but significant preference for a girl, it's really important to me to have a boy's name that's awesome, so it doesn't add a little layer of disappointment or whatever.  Because the girl's name and nickname are perfect, and DH and I are 110% agreed on that one.  *sigh*

 

I had a strange-ish first name picked out for my DD (Galilee) with a "normal" nicname... We told everyone we intended to call her by her nickname (Lilee).  But... when she came into the world, our son (who was not quite two) started calling her something else (Galee)  and my husband just kept calling her by her entire first name... and now no one calls her by her intended nicname!  

 

So... from personal experience... nicnames tend to be things that develop naturally over time, not something you can always plan.  

 

Hope that you can find peace about your name choices!  I have a name that we both like and that the kids are already using to refer to our little wombling, but I'm never 100% sold on a name until after the birth and then it just becomes theirs, you know?  

post #351 of 380

My mom keeps insisting that the name Astrid needs a nickname, a shortening. "It's so long." As compared to what? My daughter's name is two syllables and her nickname is actually longer than her real name. Mine, too! So, wtf, idk... *giggles* I like knowing I'm not the only one who wants to have a nickname picked out, already, though. ;) My first daughter was Bean, short for Human Bean, since that's what we told everyone when they asked, "What is it?" This one is going to be Bunny, or Bunbun, I think. Pretty apropros, I figured, for a baby who will probably be born close to Easter.

post #352 of 380

Boys names are the toughest for us ... so of course we are trying to name our FOURTH boy!! LOL

 

We have narrowed it down to:

 

First Names

   Jasper

   Tucker

   Fletcher

   Mercer

   Ezra

 

Middle Names (family name)

   Merle (my grandpa's name and his birthday is one of the due dates)

   Guy

   Dean

 

DH and eldest DS like Jasper Guy, I like the sound of Tucker Dean but DH thinks it is too country. I'd love to use Merle but I think it sounds clunky.

 

Our other's are named: Caelan Paul, Westley Allen, and Atticus Joseph.... so DH said he didn't want this one to have a name that began or ended with a similar sound as these. He is okay with the middle "s" sound being the same in Westley and Jasper though ::smh::

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Boys names are the toughest for us ... so of course we are trying to name our FOURTH boy!! LOL

 

We have narrowed it down to:

 

First Names

   Jasper

   Tucker

   Fletcher

   Mercer

   Ezra

 

Middle Names (family name)

   Merle (my grandpa's name and his birthday is one of the due dates)

   Guy

   Dean

 

DH and eldest DS like Jasper Guy, I like the sound of Tucker Dean but DH thinks it is too country. I'd love to use Merle but I think it sounds clunky.

 

Our other's are named: Caelan Paul, Westley Allen, and Atticus Joseph.... so DH said he didn't want this one to have a name that began or ended with a similar sound as these. He is okay with the middle "s" sound being the same in Westley and Jasper though ::smh::

I love Caelan, Westley and Atticus!  

 

Of your name choices for this one, my personal favs are Jasper or Ezra and I like Dean for a middle for both of those.  Good luck!  Boy names are TOUGH but you've got some great options to pick from!

post #354 of 380

I have to second Chapsie. Love the name Jasper. Ezra, when paired with Dean, sounds really cool, too! :D

post #355 of 380

Thanks :) I like Jasper too, even if it was used in Twilight hee hee 

 

I stumbled upon Sawyer today and think I might like that one too. I like that it has a literary connotation like our others. Caelan (Sir Kay from King Arthur), Westley (Princess Bride), and Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird).

 

I've sent out an email to my aunt, the family historian, to make sure that Dean and Guy weren't horrid people lol!

post #356 of 380

I like Tucker Dean (but I'm pretty country...) 

post #357 of 380
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Thanks :) I like Jasper too, even if it was used in Twilight hee hee 

 

I stumbled upon Sawyer today and think I might like that one too. I like that it has a literary connotation like our others. Caelan (Sir Kay from King Arthur), Westley (Princess Bride), and Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird).

 

I've sent out an email to my aunt, the family historian, to make sure that Dean and Guy weren't horrid people lol!

Well, technically Jasper also has a "literary" connotation.  Haha.  :)   I'm actually a twilight fan, but I think Jasper was a minor enough character that it wouldn't matter too much.  I actually love the name Jasper and named my Nissan Versa hatchback Jasper.  :)   

 

But, Ooh, Sawyer is good, too.  :)   

post #358 of 380

I also love Jasper! smile.gif I think my second favorite on the list is Fletcher... It's a good list all around though - your boy will have a nice name, regardless of what you pick!

post #359 of 380
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I like Mercer a lot, but my kiddo is currently addicted to books by Mercer Mayer (Little Critter, Ziparumpazoo, etc) so maybe I'm biased. (I actually considered Mercer for this baby, but it doesn't sound good at all with baby's last name so it was a no-go for us.) IMO you could get away with Mercer Merle - I find the sound repetition to be kinda cool/edgy... But then again I tend to get a little "out there" with names so you have to take my opinion with a grain of salt!

post #360 of 380

Ha, InfiJess! I was going to ask if you were going with a literary theme. :D

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