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post #41 of 380

Flynn is one of my favorites but I was worried about connotations (Tangled) and SO vetoed it.  NaturalMama - I LOVE Willow and Fiona but I understand.  With movies like Eurotrip and Shrek I can totally see how Fiona would be iffy.  

post #42 of 380

I love reading other peoples' name choices but I'm really ambivalent about coming up with my own.  One of my best friends is HUGELY into baby names so I've sorta outsourced the initial list to her.  And my mom is all "oh, I've got a list" and was shocked when I said "send it along" - I'm sure it's all ancient family names since she's way into the genealogy and whatnot but she might surprise me there.  The only name that's occurring to me now is Gregor if it's a boy.  Middle names are already decided - DD got MIL's name for a middle so this one will have either my mom's (Elizabeth) or my dad's (Clayton).  I don't like modern made-up names, I like less-popular classic names but obviously I'm ok with subverting the gender on those (DD's name is Rowan, not traditionally a girl name but as MIL said the other day, it totally suits her because it's non unfeminine but it's not girly, which is exactly how she is.)  My mom thought that was hilarious because she remembers MIL being VERY disappointed with our name choice when DD was born.  Which is funny because I kind of remember MY mom being less than thrilled with it too.  Which just goes to show, sometimes it pays to completely ignore what everyone else thinks of your name choice.

 

(Although, it's worth a peruse through the ever-amusing Bad Baby Names site, which has been extensively redone since I last visited about 7 years ago!)

post #43 of 380

Big Bad Baby names even has a forum now and I go peruse there all the time- they scare me a bit though in their zeal over naming, so I merely lurk!

post #44 of 380

We had SUCH trouble coming up with boy names! DH wanted unique names with regular family middle names. Initially we wanted Conor but it became so popular we gave up on that! 

 

We have:

Caelan Paul

Westley Allen

Atticus Joseph

 

I'm really, REALLY hoping this little one is a girl and we will likely name her Mallory, we've had that name picked out since before we were married. With our last name: Luby it is SO difficult to come up with names! First few ont he list were shot down, Logan, Luke, and Gabe ...

 

For the family middle name we will be going with Marshelle as it's my middle name and my moms.

 

For boys I'll reluctantly share that I like Ezra, Ephraim, Greyhame, and Thorin.

post #45 of 380
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We watched Tron last night, and the girl (program) that helps Flynn is named Quora (Cora), I like it... But its popular. Spelling it the traditional way its #204. Ugh! This is so hard!

As long as it's out of the top 100, I'm okay with it. I don't need a super unique name, but I remember being in Kindy with two other kids with the same name as me: I don't want that for my kid, either.

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I love reading other peoples' name choices but I'm really ambivalent about coming up with my own.  One of my best friends is HUGELY into baby names so I've sorta outsourced the initial list to her.  And my mom is all "oh, I've got a list" and was shocked when I said "send it along" - I'm sure it's all ancient family names since she's way into the genealogy and whatnot but she might surprise me there.  The only name that's occurring to me now is Gregor if it's a boy.  Middle names are already decided - DD got MIL's name for a middle so this one will have either my mom's (Elizabeth) or my dad's (Clayton).  I don't like modern made-up names, I like less-popular classic names but obviously I'm ok with subverting the gender on those (DD's name is Rowan, not traditionally a girl name but as MIL said the other day, it totally suits her because it's non unfeminine but it's not girly, which is exactly how she is.)  My mom thought that was hilarious because she remembers MIL being VERY disappointed with our name choice when DD was born.  Which is funny because I kind of remember MY mom being less than thrilled with it too.  Which just goes to show, sometimes it pays to completely ignore what everyone else thinks of your name choice.

 

(Although, it's worth a peruse through the ever-amusing Bad Baby Names site, which has been extensively redone since I last visited about 7 years ago!)

That's so cool. I don't really like any family names that I know of, but no one in my family is really into genealogy, so there's pretty limited choices. I'm interested, but lack the time.

post #46 of 380
Definitely not too early. Whenever I start to get anxious about the upcoming responsibilities and life changes I focus on the fun stuff like what baby item I'm going to crochet first and of course baby names!

On my list with no clue what will fly with DH who's been pushing for Loki (I keep telling him, he's just asking for trouble)

Miles
Ronin
Elia
Mei

If it's a boy then I'd love to give him my Dad's initials but I'm having a hard time with names I like that start with R or S.

Otherwise, what about last names? We're debating who's last name the baby will get. Anyone else having that convo?
post #47 of 380

DP doesn't like ANYTHING... Its so unbelievably frustrating! It's either, no that sounds weird or he knew someone with a name that sounds like that... 

 

Like Abriella. I started taking talking about Abriella three weeks ago, today I went to him and said what do you think about Abriella Lily? He says, it sounds to much like Abby. I said, no, we will call her Ella, he said, "nope it sounds like Abby, I knew an Abby and it wasn't good." 

 

SERIOUSLY!!??? Sounds like?? Are you kidding?? 

 

I feel like screaming!! 

 

As you can tell, this just happened. I am a bit pissed with him. I am now back to zero girl names. AGAIN.

post #48 of 380
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Otherwise, what about last names? We're debating who's last name the baby will get. Anyone else having that convo?

 

We are not married, and I think DP and his father automatically thought this would be an issue for me. Personally, I have no problems giving the baby his last name. My oldest has my last name, and my brother has a son, so the family name will carry on. What about both names? I know of quite a few people using both last names now.

post #49 of 380

Yeah my MIL has already suggested the dual names idea but with his name last. But unfortunately my last name is a bit long and ends with a 'z' so it's not really an ideal 1st last name. In general, I don't think our names sound nice hyphenated or as a dual name.

 

When I was young I promised my dad that if I ever had a boy, he'd get our last name. My dad was lamenting that although he loved having girls he wished that there was a way for our family name to be passed on and me, being quite the young feminist, made a promise that (without realizing it at the time) would require a partner's buy in. DH, doesn't really care one way or the other but also don't want to disappoint his family (of course).

 

Right now we're falling into the "whoever gets the last name, doesn't get to pick the first name" but I'm a bit hesitant to give up first name rights for fear of winding up with a child named Loki. :)

post #50 of 380
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SERIOUSLY!!??? Sounds like?? Are you kidding?? 

 

It's baby names, not charades... tell him to clean out his ears. orngtongue.gif

post #51 of 380
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Definitely not too early. Whenever I start to get anxious about the upcoming responsibilities and life changes I focus on the fun stuff like what baby item I'm going to crochet first and of course baby names!
On my list with no clue what will fly with DH who's been pushing for Loki (I keep telling him, he's just asking for trouble)
Miles
Ronin
Elia
Mei
If it's a boy then I'd love to give him my Dad's initials but I'm having a hard time with names I like that start with R or S.
Otherwise, what about last names? We're debating who's last name the baby will get. Anyone else having that convo?

 

 

It hasn't come up persay but SO I think knows where I stand.  My daughter has my maiden name and if I could, I'd let SO adopt her and change her last name to his - alas, that's not going to happen atm.  We definitely plan to get married in the next few years so since I know I'll be changing my name to his, there's not really a question for me.  (I totally love Loki btw!  Maybe you can give some ground to DH and let it be the middle name?)  My bestie growing up had the dual name and hated it.  I've personally had the dual name and hated it.  I think it depends on your relationship, where you plan to go with it, and how you feel about taking your guy's name at marriage (if that's something you choose to do.).  Depending on your last name perhaps make your maiden name baby's middle name?

post #52 of 380

We hyphenated. I don't love it, but well, we already did it with our other two. If I could go back in time, we'd have created a new family name for all of us.

post #53 of 380
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Yeah my MIL has already suggested the dual names idea but with his name last. But unfortunately my last name is a bit long and ends with a 'z' so it's not really an ideal 1st last name. In general, I don't think our names sound nice hyphenated or as a dual name.

 

When I was young I promised my dad that if I ever had a boy, he'd get our last name. My dad was lamenting that although he loved having girls he wished that there was a way for our family name to be passed on and me, being quite the young feminist, made a promise that (without realizing it at the time) would require a partner's buy in. DH, doesn't really care one way or the other but also don't want to disappoint his family (of course).

 

Right now we're falling into the "whoever gets the last name, doesn't get to pick the first name" but I'm a bit hesitant to give up first name rights for fear of winding up with a child named Loki. :)

Oh oops, hadn't read this post yet.  I realize your Dad's position but surely he can understand DH's?  Do you plan on having any other children?  It might make this baby feel out of place to have a different name than his/her rest of the family.  GL with it sugar!  :)

post #54 of 380
Well we're already married and I'm pretty fond of my last name so it's sticking wIth me at least. smile.gif

We had a little chat in the car about names & now he says that if he gets to pIck the last name he's just going to make something up... I think he's just teasing me now...
post #55 of 380
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Right now we're falling into the "whoever gets the last name, doesn't get to pick the first name" but I'm a bit hesitant to give up first name rights for fear of winding up with a child named Loki. :)

 

Dont give up. My friend's Wheaton Terrier is named Loki.  Keep fighting for that first name rights!

post #56 of 380

I am thinking Kaiser Shoji.

ds is named for Miyamoto Musashi with my departed father's first name for his middle name. I like Kaiser for a couple of reasons including that Kai means sea, and we are pretty water oriented, in Hawaiian and it is German, paying homage a little to my ethnic heritage.. Shoji relates to being the second son.

 

Girl names.. I just don't know. Last night I had a dream about carrying my two little fat baby boys up some stairs. I guess we shall see.

post #57 of 380

We are more traditional namers. Not popular, more like early 1900s names... We already have a Lucy and a Charlotte.  I am surprised that we have any boy names that we agreed on... only last week, we couldn't see eye to eye on any of them!

 

Our short list for boys so far in order of current preference:

 

Theodore

James

Isaac

Max (we are fighting over Maximilian(< DH) and (me >)Maxwell)

 

Short list for girls in order of current preference:

 

Violet

Rose

Elizabeth

Juliet

Mary

 

Problem is, If we settle on either Violet or Rose now, we cannot use the other as a first name in the future (I don't want too flowery a family!) Soo.... I don't know.

 

It will be our first time not finding out the sex (as long as we don't cave at the last minute), and we will need a minimum of two complete names (one for each sex) by the time baby arrives. I am sure it is do-able! :D

post #58 of 380

Wow! So many great names. We haven't really even begun to talk about names, but probably because we already have at least one decided on. Our son didn't get his name until about 2 hours after he was born (it's Liam), so that gives you an idea on our priority on names. 

We've decided to use family names as middle names. For the girl, I'm sure we'll go with Darcy (Darci, D'arcy) Jeanne. It was our carryover from pregnancy 1.

For the boy, I really like Micah Griffeth, but we had two that we considered for DS that we didn't use - Caellum (Kay-Lum) & Rylan(d). 

I'm sure some more will come as we move along. Our last name is Jones, so we like to have a celtic-sounding hint to our kids' names.

post #59 of 380

Ooh....I can so relate!!  DP's reaction to every boy name I suggest is "that's a dumb name".

Dumb...really, that's all you can come up with!?!?

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DP doesn't like ANYTHING... Its so unbelievably frustrating! It's either, no that sounds weird or he knew someone with a name that sounds like that... 

 

Like Abriella. I started taking talking about Abriella three weeks ago, today I went to him and said what do you think about Abriella Lily? He says, it sounds to much like Abby. I said, no, we will call her Ella, he said, "nope it sounds like Abby, I knew an Abby and it wasn't good." 

 

SERIOUSLY!!??? Sounds like?? Are you kidding?? 

 

I feel like screaming!! 

 

As you can tell, this just happened. I am a bit pissed with him. I am now back to zero girl names. AGAIN.

post #60 of 380

As for the last name option, our solution was to use both last names (not hyphenated) on DD's birth certificate and other official documents (like her passport), but we only use DP's last name in regular life.   DP has a persian last name, and it's quite long also, and my last name is french and a bit on the longer side also.  Together, it just seemed weird and a bit too much but at least her "formal" name recongnised both of our names. 

Funny thing is, this year I had a student with a hyphenated last name: mom has the same last name as I and dad is iranian too!  I guess her parents didn't find the combination funny like we did!!!

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