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post #61 of 380
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Originally Posted by jodieanneanton View Post

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

I'm with you on Maxwell!

 

I've been thinking about Elizabeth as a middle name, especially since I love the nickname "Zibby," and I think Willow Elizabeth is a pretty name.

 

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Originally Posted by maydaymom10 View Post

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.

I like Darcy (that spelling), but DP doesn't like it. I like Micah but it sounds weird with our last names.

post #62 of 380
Ugh, so it seems we weren't so decided on our girl name! It is definitely Magdalene but DP is now claiming he never agreed to Claire and is going back to Sophia. Rhys was also tossed up for a girl (middle) name. The boy name we are at an utter loss and we are both feeling baby is a boy. Every name we come up with the other doesn't like. Currently, DP is lobbying for Mactire Rhys (Mac tear Reese) but the last name is a Mc (Mic) sound. It's a way of naming him after DP without making him a Jr. Nicknams Mac or Rhys. What do you ladies think of the Mactire Mc*******?
post #63 of 380
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Originally Posted by GranolaMama09 View Post

Ugh, so it seems we weren't so decided on our girl name! It is definitely Magdalene but DP is now claiming he never agreed to Claire and is going back to Sophia. Rhys was also tossed up for a girl (middle) name. The boy name we are at an utter loss and we are both feeling baby is a boy. Every name we come up with the other doesn't like. Currently, DP is lobbying for Mactire Rhys (Mac tear Reese) but the last name is a Mc (Mic) sound. It's a way of naming him after DP without making him a Jr. Nicknams Mac or Rhys. What do you ladies think of the Mactire Mc*******?

 

Just so you know, if your child ever goes to Canada, the name Mactire will get lots of laughs - one of the major hardware chains has a mascot named "Sandy MacTire" and it's a bit too close.  If you spelled it differently it might be better.

post #64 of 380
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Originally Posted by spughy View Post

 

Just so you know, if your child ever goes to Canada, the name Mactire will get lots of laughs - one of the major hardware chains has a mascot named "Sandy MacTire" and it's a bit too close.  If you spelled it differently it might be better.

ROFLMAO!!  I know DP loves it but it's just not growing on me so I think I'm going to have to veto it.  :(  I hope we can find something soon.  I'm such a planner and it's bugging me that we've pretty well got the girl name sewn up (middle just a little in limbo, atm) but have really got nothing that says, "I'm it!" for a boy.  And every day the 'boy' feeling is growing.

post #65 of 380

I feel like our name situation is so complicated.  Definitely not a matter of just "a name we like"-- I always have to make things 1000000x more complicated than they have to be.  orngtongue.gif

 

I have a hyphenated last name from birth (both my parents' last names) and never changed it.  (Despite the fact that my name with DH's last name would be awesome, and my actual last name is hideous-sounding.  I can't help it-- it's mine and I love it!)  Our kid(s?) are getting DH's last name, in the end, for reasons of race and culture.  My hyphenated last name will be the kid(s)'s unofficial second middle name, semi-official in the Philippines.

 

As for given names, we have tough criteria to fill. 

 

1) The initials have to be L and D, to honor my grandfathers, who passed on recently (a Jewish thing).

 

2) I am pretty dead-set on a "traditional" Filipino first name, meaning not Spanish or English, but Tagalog or Pangasinan.  This is really limiting, especially with the L/D criterion.

 

We have a killer girl's name that we really love.  It's a place name, so initially we thought it could work for a girl or boy (and the middle name is a Spanish/English name that just requires removing the A at the end to make it masculine).  But in the end we had to concede that it sounds a little too feminine (to Filipinos) for a boy.  I Googled like mad to make sure it wasn't COMPLETELY insane to use it as a person's name, and found two people (women) in the US with it as a first name...  So probably more in the Philippines, though I'm sure it's still unusual there.  The nickname we'd use is easily pronounced and spelled by almost anyone.

 

Boys' names...  So far, the front runner is growing on me-- without any real competition, it would do that.  DH is less enthused than I am, but he's been referring to it in his jokey way, so I think he might sell himself on it, too.  The middle name is Yiddish.  I'm not as excited about it as the girl's name, but it's not bad at all.  The issue is, the best English-y nickname ("Dax") is the name of someone DH works with, and he doesn't love the association.  Wish he'd get over it!  We can't think of another really good nickname.

 

Our family (all possible sides) is going to think we're out of our minds either way, but the names are super-awesome IMO and super-honoring of our families and cultures.  So nyah.

 

Needless to say (?) we're not telling anyone until the babe is here and named (and the sex will also be a surprise for us).  In fact, you people already know too much.  *shifty eyes*     

post #66 of 380

Liking the name Celeste more and more and my partner likes it too, but we can't think of a middle name we like for it.
 

post #67 of 380

Jodie- I have a Charlotte too, and my other daughter Gwendolyn we almost named Lucy but it is alliterative--- how do people feel about that? (It'd be similar to Lucy Langford--- Langford is not our last name, but almost ;)) I was just afraid it would sound silly, so we went with something else, but last night the girls decided that Lucy is a great name for a girl, though my 6 year old has decided that Lily is the MOST BEAUTIFUL NAME IN THE WORLD and really wants that...

 

I have no idea about names yet, really, but the girls are having fun coming up with suggestions...

 

OK now the current suggestion is "Lucy Maine Langford"- Just because "Maine" is a cool place and it sounds good, my daughter says (though she's never been there, lol...) If it's a girl, I'm OK with it being a more "simple" name than our girls' names (both 9 letter names, though Gwendolyn is usually Gwen, Gwennie, Gwen-Gwen or her current preference, "Little G" ;)) Or "Ping-Gwen" (aka Penguin)

 

Boy names are hard... have no clue..

 

Oh- new boy name suggestion from 8 yo- Jonathan Anderson Langford

 

Maybe we'll just keep taking suggestions from the girls, and they'll stumble upon something that we all like. ;)

post #68 of 380

Hmmm...this has been the toughest topic this time 'round. Thinking Vivian, Nora or Mira for girl. -----Tristin, Nolan or Seamus for boy. I already have two boys with names that end in -an, so if it's a boy, I think we'll keep with the trend ('cause it's kind of cute to me), but I haven't found many girl names that end in -an that sound good to me yet. Any suggestions?

post #69 of 380

writermama- i LOVE your names. Nora was on our list, too!

We have officially chosen Lennox Wilde for a girl and Harrison River for a boy. I am glad that we have our names, but now we have to wait wait wait to find out what we are having!

post #70 of 380
I need some A names!

Dd is Amethyst
Ds1 is Asheby
Ds2 is Abbott

Girl names

Adella
Astoria
Alizah
Aphelia
Alivia


Boy names

Anders
Anderson
Archer
Angus
Addams
Atlas
post #71 of 380
WLL and WriterMama I love both your names!!!!

MPS I like Atlas and Archer for a boy but idk for a girl. We didn't really have any A names on our list so I'm no help!

AFM - Girl is still solid as Magdalene but boy is still undecided. We're leaning towards Basil ATM but who knows what it will be tomorrow!!
post #72 of 380
This gets harder the more kids you have! Lol. Dh likes Archer, I'm not so sure... Hmmm

I love Basil!
post #73 of 380
DP is hesitant because he says some names are just decidedly British. It's definitely our front runner but we're not sure our middle name choice works with it (Rhys). Plus, the last name is an M so the initials would be BM when leaving out the middle name.

Off the top of my head...Arianna? Amelia? Ariel? Ayla?
post #74 of 380
I just realized how many of my friends/family have A named kids!

Anabella
Arianna
Amelia
Ariel
Abby
Anna
Alexis
Aaron
Aiden
Aspen
Ava
Alex
Etc....
post #75 of 380

Writermama, it's funny-- I recently realized that all of my paternal grandparents' grandkids (all boys except for me) have two-syllable names that end in "N."  And they have 3 different sets of parents!  It just worked out that way-- totally not planned.

post #76 of 380

Which leads me to a new thread I wanted to start, but I'll bring it up here....

when naming this baby, are you taking into account your other child/ren's names?

post #77 of 380

Bena- You should totally start a new thread for it thumb.gif But I will answer here, too smile.gif
DS's name is Elliott. I also love the name Eli or Elias, but I didn't want to lump myself into having kids with similar names-especially if we had a third one. Also for a girl, DP liked Lisabeth, which is one letter off from my given name (Elisabeth). I go by Ellie, which is extremely close to Elliott. I didn't want to name another baby after something so close to myself (even though it has nothing to do with me, it looks a little conceited IMO lol)

DP's daughter's name is Jubilee Aurora. When I was pregnant with DS, I was trying really hard to find something equally unique. I just gave up and settled on something that I love. 

post #78 of 380
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Originally Posted by writermama12 View Post

Hmmm...this has been the toughest topic this time 'round. Thinking Vivian, Nora or Mira for girl. -----Tristin, Nolan or Seamus for boy. I already have two boys with names that end in -an, so if it's a boy, I think we'll keep with the trend ('cause it's kind of cute to me), but I haven't found many girl names that end in -an that sound good to me yet. Any suggestions?

Good choices! I have a Nora already and if we have a boy his middle name will be Nolan :)

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Originally Posted by MPsSweetie View Post

I need some A names!
Dd is Amethyst
Ds1 is Asheby
Ds2 is Abbott
Girl names
Adella
Astoria
Alizah
Aphelia
Alivia
Boy names
Anders
Anderson
Archer
Angus
Addams
Atlas

Asher?

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Originally Posted by Bena View Post

Which leads me to a new thread I wanted to start, but I'll bring it up here....

when naming this baby, are you taking into account your other child/ren's names?

Yes! All of my girls names end in like mine! Sarah... DD1 ends in 'ah' and DD2 and 3 end in 'a'. It was not intentional really. We picked DD1's name. Then the only name we agreed on for DD2 ended similarly and then we felt like we needed to continue the trend for DD3. We will not try to follow the trend if we have a boy though.

 

Our names have not fluctuated over the last two months, I think we are still set on Britta Lyn for a girl or Brookes Nolan for a boy (or Brooks, not sure on spelling yet).

post #79 of 380
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Originally Posted by sarah2881 View Post
I think we are still set on Britta Lyn for a girl or Brookes Nolan for a boy (or Brooks, not sure on spelling yet).

 Personally, I think it's better if you drop the "e" in Brook(e)s - the "e" makes it look to feminine for my tastes.


Edited by firespiritmelody - 9/17/12 at 11:04pm
post #80 of 380
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Originally Posted by withlittlelungs View Post

Bena- You should totally start a new thread for it thumb.gif But I will answer here, too smile.gif

Done!

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