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post #101 of 261

im after a middle name too.. or any random boy suggestions, i think ive basically worked out the name.. but not entirely sure.. depends if it fits i guess now.. but i have no other ideas really and it is supposed to be a boy.. so i could do with some boy suggestions.. probably a 1 syllable middle name as its going to probably have a double barrell sirname

post #102 of 261
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Originally Posted by Loogiejane View Post

 

A girlfriend of mine just named her baby Clara. It's old fashioned and timeless sounding. It's nice. A name that I always think of when I hear is Alice is Lucy which I am surprised hasn't boomed with popularity. I think Lucy is so cute. 

 

I could throw out some boy middle name suggestions but do you have any preferences on the first letter?


I think Lucy is climbing the charts really quickly right now though...another one of the "up and coming names"...it's another one I considered. I think if we do Lucy now it would be short for something, either Luciana or Eloise. 

post #103 of 261

Another girl name I love, maybe because of my affection for her books is Beatrix. It sounds so cute and old fashioned and British and ooh let's have some tea shall we? And the nickname could be Trixie. 

 

Ok middle names for an Oliver. No requirements makes it hard!

 

Oliver Mack

Oliver John (ooh, but then there's OJ)

Oliver Ash

Oliver Bradley

Oliver (I'm procrastinating studying for the GRE right now) Joe

Oliver Maxwell

Oliver Kyle

Oliver Grey

Oliver Stone (jk)

 

I've also got boatloads of cool and different sounding Jewish/Hebrew names to suggest to you guys but don't know if that interests anyone not of the faith winky.gif

post #104 of 261
Actually, Loogiejane, Jewish or Hebrew names work for me. We're Christian so it's all the same roots. We don't know if this is a girl or a boy.

Right now, my favorite names are:
Rachel
Ruth (best friend's daughter is Ruth, but they live 1000 miles away. Her Ruth is 10 y/o)
Sarah
Seth
Silas
David (hubby's deceased brother's name)
Linus

My son's name is Jonas so I'm not sure about the names that end in S. We like Biblical names old or new testament. And I'm open to suggestions. Hubby doesn't like any name I suggest, but by baby 3 I know that's just how he is. I have to find one or two I love and sell him on them.

I haven't even thought about middle names. . .
post #105 of 261
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Originally Posted by Loogiejane View Post

Another girl name I love, maybe because of my affection for her books is Beatrix. It sounds so cute and old fashioned and British and ooh let's have some tea shall we? And the nickname could be Trixie. 

Ok middle names for an Oliver. No requirements makes it hard!

Oliver Mack
Oliver John (ooh, but then there's OJ)
Oliver Ash
Oliver Bradley
Oliver (I'm procrastinating studying for the GRE right now) Joe
Oliver Maxwell
Oliver Kyle
Oliver Grey
Oliver Stone (jk)

I've also got boatloads of cool and different sounding Jewish/Hebrew names to suggest to you guys but don't know if that interests anyone not of the faith winky.gif
Thanks for the suggestions, any names are fine with me, I'm more for how they sound then anything smile.gif I like Oliver Ash, Oliver Bradley & Oliver Grey the best, we'll see! I think we are putting off any name discussions until we get confirmation of the genders smile.gif
post #106 of 261

Dh and I usually don't get anywhere near picking our name(s) until 38+ weeks.  Last time we had a short list but didn't pick the name until an hour after she was born. Today we had a nice conversation and actually have a front runner for both genders. (We certainly may change our minds though!)

Zachary

Molly

The middle names are the hard part. We use family names.  Since this is our 5th child we have used plenty.  We both feel we should choose a name from his mother's family.  I think we haven't yet because the names aren't that appealing!  I have to have DH ask for a family tree and pick some further back than we are aware of, I think.

post #107 of 261
So the boyfriend liked Walden said he was a Thoreau fan. Not surprised, the more I read about Thoreau the more he sounded like my boyfriend, the good and the bad. The more I read about it the more I liked Walden but not so much Thoreau but oh well. Anywho he wasn't too thrilled about middle names October or Oak so maybe I'll look again or just leave it on his plate. But serious relief on the Walden.
post #108 of 261
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Originally Posted by jacquelinej View Post

 I am open to suggestions if anyone has one for a boys name starting in J. There is a long list of common english J names which are mostly out due to negative associations (so far all mine!). The middle name will be a different letter, not sure yet but I am open to a family name there.

 

Jeremiah is one I don't think has been mentioned yet.  I've heard both Jerry and Miah as nicknames.

 

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Originally Posted by BabySmurf View Post


I think Lucy is climbing the charts really quickly right now though...another one of the "up and coming names"...it's another one I considered. I think if we do Lucy now it would be short for something, either Luciana or Eloise. 

 

I know someone named Lucinda though she used Cinda as a nickname instead of Lucy.

 

We are set on a boys name since we're still happy with the one that we picked out last time but we have a hard time with girls names!  My daughter didn't have a name until hours after she was born.  I'm debating something gender neutral though I'm also waiting to get a look at the family trees from Belgium to get some ideas.

post #109 of 261

Well, allow me to bore everyone to death:  we will name our boy Jeffrey Todd III - after his dad and granddad.  My husband's dad died very tragically when he was nine, so we are still contemplating what name to use.  His dad went by Todd.  I like Todd myself, and don't want another Jeff (what we call my husband).  My husband went by JT for much of his childhood.  I think Todd is still too fresh and painful for much of the family, although it could also be healing . . . love family names, though!  We did it with my daughter too, and it completely takes away the angst-ridden decision making.

post #110 of 261
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Originally Posted by pastormama View Post

Well, allow me to bore everyone to death:  we will name our boy Jeffrey Todd III - after his dad and granddad.  My husband's dad died very tragically when he was nine, so we are still contemplating what name to use.  His dad went by Todd.  I like Todd myself, and don't want another Jeff (what we call my husband).  My husband went by JT for much of his childhood.  I think Todd is still too fresh and painful for much of the family, although it could also be healing . . . love family names, though!  We did it with my daughter too, and it completely takes away the angst-ridden decision making.

I love family names! My DH didn't want a junior, and our IL's named their son after DH's dad.  I didn't want to do my dad because my brother is a junior, so I figured it would be weird if I took the name.  My Mother's father died (in a work accident) when she was ten and my uncle was a junior...my uncle did name his son the III, and I think it was pretty healing for everyone.  It's definitely a touchy thing, and hard, but it's such a nice way to commemorate and bring forth old memories while creating new positive memories.  And I will say that because of the names and the stories from my uncle and about my grandfather, I (and many of my cousins) feel that we know a lot about my grandfather and feel somehow closer to him.  That's how I feel anyway.  I think it's a really awesome thing to do. 

post #111 of 261

I do love family names, but do think its fun for the kiddo to have something unique of their own, whether it be a nickname, etc.  

My first son is named after DH... he is Parker Grey (same initials as Dad PGB, but a unique middle name that we call him by).   We found out in December that we are having another little boy... this one will be Knox Anderson (Knox is the county my mother and grandmother were both born and raised in... Anderson is DH's father's middle name and his Grandmother's maiden name). I do love knowing the gender and having a name... it makes the baby a part of the family from the moment you "know" who they are.  I love when my sisters call and ask how Knox and I are doing!  so excited to meet him in 4 short months!!! 

post #112 of 261

My upstairs neighbors just had their second baby girl this morning and named her Febe Dafne. I like the name Febe (or Pheobe or whatever), I think it's cute. And not too common. My and DH's assumption is they had an F in the family to name after. 

post #113 of 261

I'm 24 weeks with #1 it's a girl:) we are naming her Alice. I like Maverick and Sydney.

post #114 of 261
Maverick is awesome. I already have one Zeus kid that lives up to his name though. Yikes. Looking for a calm reflective child next. Lol
post #115 of 261

I was gonna be named Sydney :) But here we are, I'm a Rebecca. 

post #116 of 261
Really I always thought you were a Loogie. I mean a Jane. Don't think I can call you Rebecca. Btw what a fun screen name.
post #117 of 261
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Really I always thought you were a Loogie. I mean a Jane. Don't think I can call you Rebecca. Btw what a fun screen name.

 

Hehe thanks. I got the nickname back in '96! The name started as Loogie and then transformed with the addition of Jane. I've been ridiculed for it on other message boards (not MDC) but I'm so connected to it, can't let it go. I know it sounds gross to some people cuz well, "loogie" but the association for me isn't phlegm related :P

post #118 of 261
Not phlegm related? Bummer. I thought it meant you were a supper Tom boy, like what's her name in fried green tomatoes?

I personally am on the more natural (crude) side of burps and farts and such and my boyfriend is on the prude side. Bless his heart.
post #119 of 261

DH and I both were sure that our baby was a girl, but didn't want to start picking out a particular name before the what's-the-sex ultrasound. We had the ultrasound last week, and it turns out that we're having a boy, not a girl. Threw us for a loop, let me tell you. When we were dating, DH mentioned that he saw us having four girls together. I told him, "It'll have to be three girls and a boy, because I'm having a boy and naming him Gideon." I've known that I wanted a Gideon for years. So our conversation coming out of the doctor's office after the ultrasound went like this:

 

Me: "Well, it's a boy. I guess he's Gideon, then. What do you want for a middle name?"

DH: "My brother's name was Mihai Alexandru [his brother died about 8 years ago, and was 17 years older than DH]. How about Gideon Alexandru?"

Me: "Sounds good to me."

 

Bam. Baby named in less than five minutes. I really like the name Mihai (pronounced ME-high), too, but I think Gideon Alexandru sounds better than Gideon Mihai. But it we ever have a second boy we'll most likely name him Mihai something, or we may end up naming one of our girls Mihaela (Me-high-ELL-ah).

 

I'm honestly a little sad not to be going through the whole sort-through-lots-of-names-and-pick-the-perfect-one process, but I think part of that is a little bit of gender dissapointment/adjustment because I've been picturing having a baby girl for the last five months. 

 

We're not planning on revealing the name until the baby is born, but while I thought we were having a girl I was planning on posting four or five "reject" names along with my weekly baby bump picture on my blog (I'm currently living on a different continent than the rest of my family so that's how I'm keeping everyone up-to-date). I think I'll do the same thing now with boy names--I'll just have to actually looks some up!

post #120 of 261
Congrats Gabi, sorry about the disappointment, I went through that with DD some as even though I mostly wanted a girl, I was expecting a boy. Glad you have a name all picked out, I like it!
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