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post #21 of 58

We also have the no sharing initials thing! Although it was only after our 3rd that I realized we had a pattern of it and decided we'd keep it that way. My husband's and mine don't count though. We can't use A, C, K, L, M, N, O, or R. And I'm iffy about having the same initial twice so S might be out to. Unless I really feel that the name is perfect. We also noticed a pattern that Both our girls' first names end with an N and their middle names with a vowel. Not on purpose. And our boys middle names end with an N also. Again not on purpose. I don't know if we'll keep that pattern or not.
 

post #22 of 58

I told the hubby!! So we had a long name discussion last night. We decided against Audie, and have decided that if it's one boy then Alton Redden, then if twins going with the same initials so the second will be Aiden Ramsey. Then a girl will be Evelyn. Realized that all the names end in "N" and sound well with our last name, Sanderson. :)

post #23 of 58

We have a pattern with our girls. Anika Mae and Emily Margarete. 3 syllable first names and Mae is my great grandma's middle name and Margarete is my husband's Oma's middle name. So the best name to fit the pattern would be Isabel Maria. Maria being my father-in-law's mom. Then we would also have an A E I thing going. No idea what we would name a boy.

post #24 of 58

I am thinking:

 

Logan-James Wayne

and

Evangeline Joy
 

No way can I go without naming baby during pg.  As soon as I know gender, I need a name.  With DD we did not find out gender and had 2 names waiting but with my age and history, ultrasounds are something I want. Having them and avoiding finding out the gender later on is very difficult!

post #25 of 58

Oh NAMES...I love names! My kids and myself all have pretty unusual names only my middle son has has encountered anyone with his name (Orion). I will definitely find out the baby's gender as we really prefer to name our children before they are born. So far on the list are Astraea for a girl and Indra and Atlas for a boy.
 

post #26 of 58

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post #27 of 58

DH and I had agreed on a girl's name a long while ago...but I'm worried that it's becoming too popular (Eleanor) and will only get more popular since the release of Brave (which I loved BTW). And he is not at all a fan of some of my other girl favorites (Penelope/Penny, Freya). He doesn't seem keen on Clementine, Henrietta (Henry for short), or Winifred (Fred for short) either. I like Alice, but we both refuse to use any name that is at all related to Twilight in any way.

 

For boys we both liked Harrison, but again, becoming too popular. So is Henry, which is another name I love. I like Lief, Milo, Keith (Keith Milo is my grandfather). I was thinking of Amos (Grandmother's maiden name) as a middle name, or Thompson, which is my mother's maiden name. There's no-one in my grandparent's direct family line to carry on the last name.

 

I could waste hours a day using nymbler.com to come up with names. I LOVE brain-storming names. I just hate when DH hates my favorites.

 

ETA: I also like the idea of using a camping/wilderness related name, but haven't come up with one I love. I like Forrest, but Forrest Gump sort of ruined my options for that name. lol And there are no tree names I'm thrilled with. We've talked about naming a baby after a place we love, but most of the places we've been to together don't make for good names (Banff, Yoho, Kananaskis, lol).

post #28 of 58

keeping with As, I got a new fav in case its a boy. Astor. Astor Astor. im loving it! 

post #29 of 58
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Originally Posted by IronMam View Post

And he is not at all a fan of some of my other girl favorites (Penelope/Penny, Freya). He doesn't seem keen on Clementine, Henrietta (Henry for short), or Winifred (Fred for short) either.

love.gif  I'm a Penelope~  and I *love* my name!  My siblings all got "normal" names, and I'm the only one with an "odd" name (well, it was odd when I was growing up).  I hated being called Penny, though. 

 

I carried on the mythological tradition with two of my kids and we're looking for another myth name for this baby...but I still like Fyfe for a girl, a lot. 

 

love, p

post #30 of 58
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love.gif  I'm a Penelope~  and I *love* my name!  My siblings all got "normal" names, and I'm the only one with an "odd" name (well, it was odd when I was growing up).  I hated being called Penny, though. 

 

I carried on the mythological tradition with two of my kids and we're looking for another myth name for this baby...but I still like Fyfe for a girl, a lot. 

 

love, p

 

How about Odin for a boy? I love that name...though with the Avengers being so widely popular now that might dampen one's enthusiasm. Then again, if you didn't care about people thinking you named your kid after movie characters...Loki makes a nice name too, lol.

post #31 of 58

DH and I decided before DD that we would use family names.

 

We named DD after my husbands Nonna who is still alive at 91 though she just suffered some strokes and a heart attack and is under full time care now. Up until then she was still living on her own. We also used my mothers middle name which we had decided long before DD was born. She just happened to be born on my mothers birthday so it was even more fitting.

 

Her name is Adriana Jo (Ah-dree-ah-nuh) 

 

If she had been a boy we had decided for our first child we would have used Richard Joseph for our two fathers. I think we'll likely stick with that if this one is a boy. For a girl I will have to go through the tree I made on Ancestry.com to get more ideas. I kind of like the idea of calling her Frankie for my husband Frank. So I'd probably look into Frances or something along those lines. Or maybe Virginia for my grandmother... Who knows though. We have a long way to go before I can really start thinking about those seriously. I have to get past my 1st appt (week from tomorrow) before I can accept that I'm actually pregnant. 

post #32 of 58

Elenore is one of my very favorite names and it's been hoovering on our girls-list for *years* but, my cousin had a baby last year and named her Elle ("El") so it's unlikely we'll use it for a first name. maybe a middle name though.

post #33 of 58
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...but I still like Fyfe for a girl, a lot. 

 

 

How does one pronouce "Fyfe"?  "Feefee"?

post #34 of 58
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How does one pronouce "Fyfe"?  "Feefee"?

 



Nope, like the pipe you play.  "Feyeff"

post #35 of 58
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Nope, like the pipe you play. "Feyeff"

 

 Oh I like that!

post #36 of 58

Our girl name from my last born was Elora. We might use it. We've not even discussed names yet. And we only have a first name at that for a girl no middle and no boy names at all. lol. Should be entertaining.

post #37 of 58

We struggled with our two boys' names...but when they were born, it was like their names came with them. :)  People have told me for years that both my boys' names just *fit* them.  So all that stress, just to be given a name out of the blue as soon as we saw the little guys!dizzy.gif

 

With our last one, the youngest girl, we hemmed and hawed, but my husband really loved the name Iris, and he said it just fit her, so we went with that.  It's a pretty good fit, I think.  (She's one of our mythology names, as Iris is the Greek goddess of the rainbow). rainbow1284.gif

 

Right now he's not on the "Fyfe" bandwagon.  I've dropped the discussion and we'll pick it up after he has time to mull it over for a few months. wink1.gif

 

love, p

post #38 of 58
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Nope, like the pipe you play.  "Feyeff"

oh, duh, makes sense.  Thanks.

post #39 of 58
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I really wanted to use an Alaskan themed middle name for another baby... McKinley as a MN.. but DH nixed that too..1) "too popular" 2) Too matchy with Mackenzie(DD's MN) *sigh*. 

Names I had in mind that were AK based(all would be MN material more than likely..)
Willow
Anchor(ode to Anchorage)
Aly(ode to Alyeska, a ski resort)
Bristol
Oceana(because we're surrounded by ocean...)
River
Meadow

.....DH thinks they are all too silly haha
 

post #40 of 58
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I really wanted to use an Alaskan themed middle name for another baby... McKinley as a MN.. but DH nixed that too..1) "too popular" 2) Too matchy with Mackenzie(DD's MN) *sigh*. 

Names I had in mind that were AK based(all would be MN material more than likely..)
Willow
Anchor(ode to Anchorage)
Aly(ode to Alyeska, a ski resort)
Bristol
Oceana(because we're surrounded by ocean...)
River
Meadow

.....DH thinks they are all too silly haha
 

 

River is a character from the cult favorite Firefly. And I know this because it's one of my favorite shows EVER. love.gif Actually, now that I think about it, Willow is a character from one of Whedon's other cult classics, Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

 

I can't hear Bristol without automatically thinking "Palin."

 

I love Anchor. It is a little different, but it sounds so nice that it doesn't take long for my brain to go "oh, yeah, of course that's a nice name!" I like most of your Alaska names. And most of them are not at all silly.

 

What about Alaska as a name? Place names seem to be a pretty normal thing (Paris for example).