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Names, anyone?

post #1 of 261
Thread Starter 

I know it's awfully early (5w2d here), but my partner and I have already started throwing names around. Are you talking names yet? Or do you already have them picked out?

 

Here's our list:

 

Boy

Cedric
Finn
Jack
Jackson
Mac
Maddox
Maverick
Maxim
 

Girl

Brielle
Charlotte
Hannah
Ingrid
Mackenzie
Madeline
Megan
Morgan
Samantha
Sydney

post #2 of 261

Oh, fun! Name posts! Snozzberry, I really like most of your names! Very cute! I can't hear the name "Maverick" without hearing the way it sounds coming out of Sarah Palin's mouth, though! LOL!

 

We have the problem of having to choose a name that works in English and Spanish. Almost all the names I like get nixed because they sound horrible to DH (Spanish speaker) and all the names he likes I nix because they sound horrible to me. We came up with what we thought was the only boy name we liked, and then managed to find a second one for DS2. But, if we have another boy, I have no idea what we'll do!
 

post #3 of 261

Oh what the heck. I'm not sharing IRL because our names always seem to get stolen by friends who pop babies out every other year, but I digress... We're having a much easier time on girls' names than boys'.

 

Girl

*Miriam Sandra (this is the one I want for sure, but I do like the other names too...)

Charlotte/ Charlie for short

Cecilia

 

Boy

The middle name will most definitely be James after my DH's late father.

Levi (would have been DD's if she was a boy)- I'm not sure if I still like it or not

Felix (I like this, DH likes it, neither of us are crazy about it)

Fulton

Seamus (pronounced SHAY-mus)

 

I'm just not sold on any boys' names right now. Suggestions?

post #4 of 261

Well, I have two girls names and no boys names!  I think this one is a girl anyway tho...winky.gif

 

Kerrington Ashley (my sister is Ashley)

 

Sarah Julliette (Sarah after 2 of my great grandmothers and my sister, Julliette after DHs grandmother)

 

I guess we'll have to come up with a couple of boys names just in case my gut is wrong and it's a boy!

post #5 of 261
We need to come up with some more for both genders...we made a huge list over the past two years but these are some that we might actually use:

Girl: Wren Mae (Mae is DW's middle name)
Boy: Saywer Wade (Wade is brother in law's middle name)

Since I am carrying, we really want the middle names to connect to DW's side of the family.
post #6 of 261
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Originally Posted by lisedea View Post

We need to come up with some more for both genders...we made a huge list over the past two years but these are some that we might actually use:
Girl: Wren Mae (Mae is DW's middle name)
Boy: Saywer Wade (Wade is brother in law's middle name)
Since I am carrying, we really want the middle names to connect to DW's side of the family.

Those are adorable names! I LOVE Wren, I never would have thought to use it but it is beautiful!

post #7 of 261

we are having a hard time coming up with names also.  We like Archer for a boy, we already have a son name Ranger, and they kind of seem like they go together.  We also like Cassidy for a boy.  Girls names are really hard.  So far we have Fern, Olive, and Ophelia. 
 

post #8 of 261
How funny! We have Fern, Ophelia and Olivine on our list! smile.gif
post #9 of 261

We made a shortlist the first time we got pregnant and so we just pick names from there. We are pretty sure about names this time around (from the shortlist.) We have a unique first name and a family connected middle name for each combo.

 

Boy: Noah Stephen (we have kind of got into a pattern with boys that the middle initial is the previous boys first initial as our boys are Aiden Thomas and then Seth Andrew)

 

Girl: Megan Aileen (because I like that she would have the intials MAC and we could then call her Mac)

post #10 of 261

Tessa Mae is our girl name. I just came up with it the other day, and DH actually said he really likes it, which was amazing. For some reason I feel very strongly that it is THE name for a girl, like I won't find another one I like nearly as much. I remembered this morning that Mae was my great grandmother's middle name, so that adds something nice to it. I had thought of Autumn Beatrice before, but nixed it once I realized her initials would be ABC, ha.

 

For a boy I am stuck on Ezra, but DH doesn't like it. I can't even think of a middle name to go with it. I'm so bad at finding boy names that I like.


Edited by lenny1027 - 9/11/12 at 8:01pm
post #11 of 261

If it's a boy it will be Decker James.  DH has had Decker picked out since highschool (and for some reason we discussed it before we were even dating?), named after his great grandfather.  James is my dad's middle name.

 

If it's a girl I don't think she will have a name.  We've already named two girls and we can't seem to agree on another girl name.  I LOVE the name Eden Grace but DH doesn't like Eden.  Boo hiss.  I don't like any of the girl  family names  (although we both had a grandmother with May/Mae in their name).  I am possibly leaning toward something botanical this time.

post #12 of 261

CoBabyMaker, maybe you are destined to have Decker this time! LOL! I think May/Mae is very appropriate, especially given your EDD! Someone I know had a May baby and named her after the month for that reason. It's also a gorgeous name, and has several variations.

 

DH and I have the hardest time agreeing on names. He acts like it is playing defense, and gets ready to yell out "no" as soon as I start listing the names. So frustrating!!
 

post #13 of 261

For those with DH's that keep saying NO to name suggestions this is what worked for us.

 

I made a long list of all the names I liked and their meanings.

 

DH then went through the lists and crossed off names he didn't like.

 

This left us with about 8 boy names and 8 girl names, which is what we now work from, and add in a family connected middle name at some point before the baby is born.

 

This time we had the name picked before the BFP because we had been trying for a few months and had already been chatting about what names to use next.

post #14 of 261
Picking a name was quite the ordeal last time, DH doesn't like many names and I'm somewhat picky myself. I'm surprised he hasn't wanted to hash it out yet, I'm going to push for waiting until after the big U/S as we'll find out the gender again if possible, then there is only half the work to do. Our boy name from last time (we picked the day after we found out) was Gabriel Michael, I still like it, but not sure if DH still does!
post #15 of 261

i've got the two names picked, DH always lets me pick :)... I of course put the baby into consideration, when I saw my DD, whom everyone thought was going to be Madison, thanks to baby shower cakes :P and thought Audrey was more fitting because Audrey Hepburn is a beautiful and was an admirable person, and that's how I felt about my Audrey. 

post #16 of 261

So I normally wouldn't be giving out names  ;)  but I will here. I'm totally undecided, I tend to decide things at the last moment. BUT I have some qualifying factors. It'll be something nontraditional, and probably short-and-sweet. Right now, for a girl, I like Nora Hope. I've got some other names, boy's and girl's, but we'll see. It's feeling like a very feminine pregnancy so far  ;)

There is an awesome list of 'fall names', though some are a bit redic, at http://thestir.cafemom.com/pregnancy/142681/100_best_fall_baby_names.

post #17 of 261
Does anyone have any good resources for choosing names? Or even choosing names that go with the existing names in the family?
My husband dislikes virtually all names I suggest so this is a frustrating process.

We're looking for a very traditional name that is not too common and easy to spell since our last name is a hard to spell name no one has ever heard before. There are literally two other people with out last name in the entire state and they are my in-laws!
post #18 of 261

Have you heard of www.nymbler.com? It's pretty cool. You enter in the names you like, and it finds more like that. Fun to play with, though sometimes the same names keep coming up. The top SSA names are always fun (you don't have to look at the top 1-50, but can start looking after that, if you want less common.http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/
 

post #19 of 261
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Originally Posted by porcelina View Post

Have you heard of www.nymbler.com? It's pretty cool. You enter in the names you like, and it finds more like that. Fun to play with, though sometimes the same names keep coming up. The top SSA names are always fun (you don't have to look at the top 1-50, but can start looking after that, if you want less common.http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/
 

 

Porcelina, that is an awesome resource! thank you for sharing. One of my favorite girl names is definitely on the upswing, so this data may nix it. I was one of 5 girls with the same name in many HS classes, and don't want my kids to be in the same situation.

post #20 of 261
Thanks, porcelina! I knew stuff like that was out there, but it's been so long since I looked up baby names, I forgot.
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