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post #201 of 261
I like Lorrin (Ori)!

I wouldn't go for Story personally, I shy away from names that are also words, but honestly I don't think that one is really all that bad on the teasing front. Kids always find something to tease over regardless. I'd be fine with it as a middle name for myself, but I'm pretty traditional when it comes to first names at least.
post #202 of 261

I like Story, I think it is very nicely unique without being too weird. I think nicknames or puns wouldn't be too bad with Story. You can make stuff up like that (and it happens anyway) for most names. There are some that make me cringe inside that a kid would have to grow up with and an adult may just feel not so grown up with, but not Story. 

 

I had a friend in college named Sunshine, it is pretty, but I always thought that might be a tough one to live with, it fit her though.

post #203 of 261
I would totally be okay if my name was Story. I like it.
post #204 of 261

I really like Happy, that someone mentioned above.  But it seems more like something that could evolve as a nickname - like a descriptor of personality?  

 

Random, too, but since I do church work and am around a lot of elderly Southern ladies, I've noticed that the named "Juanita" must have been very popular about seventy years ago, for totally non-Hispanic families.  Weird.  Tons of Juanitas.  

post #205 of 261
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We're discussing a few middle names right now for Alice again:

Alice Maerin/Maeryn (I need DH to pronounce this for me as this is his suggestion and I am not sure about it)
Alice Sophia
Alice Cora

I really like Maerin/Maeryn!  In my head it's pronounced like Marin.  Of course I am also partial to Cora because that is DDs name.

 

OtherMother, My cousin's daughter is actually named Story and I love the name!  I remember when she was born my grandparents and parents not liking the name but I always thought it was neat.  (I think they are just those overly critical grumpy people.)

 

There will always be people that don't love a name IMO.  It's something to consider but I wouldn't weigh it too heavily.  My FIL hated the name Cora when we were discussing it and said it made him think of an old grumpy English teacher.  We named our daughter that anyway and he's never said anything. 

post #206 of 261
I'd be so happy with the name Story! I'm a Megan, and it's so overused, especially amongst 80 and 90s girls.
post #207 of 261

Family or friends not liking names we've come up with is one reason why I like to not discuss it with anyone. I figure that way the name will just be chosen and that's when they'll find out. But also because even though we may feel like we've almost zeroed in on a name, it doesnt even mean we'll 100% use it. So I dont want fam to get hung up on names we might not even use. But really, I just don't want people's opinons orngbiggrin.gif...well, people that I know personally...you guys it's different for some reason. There are other reasons we don't discuss our names with anyone but that's one of them.

 

Honestly, I have to say, if we have a girl, I know there will be a TON of people who don't love the name we choose. Many will think it's too childish for a name to be carried throughout life. But it's a name I keep going back to and one of the only ones DH hasn't shot down. But our families will eventually get used to it and that's what she will be known as. A name is someone's name, no matter how different or against-the-grain. 

post #208 of 261
Well I had picked a name.. But I accidentally let slip at Christmas as that name as a possiblilty but that I absolutely was not deciding until baby was born.. And they told everyone the name and now everyone refers to him as it and I absolutely HATE it!! It is genuinely driving me mad.. It feels like such an infringement of personal space and now has ruined the name for me.. Urg.. Anyway me n bf have some nice new ideas.. But was wondering if any of u had any unusual Celtic/Gaelic/Scottish suggestions for a boy? I'm so cross I've had to literally start again when I was so set for so long in the preg.. My family won't stop asking me either and the thing is I don't get on with my family .. I see them once a year if that.. And suddenly they are suffocating me and its driving me insane!!
post #209 of 261
Ps. I love story and Alice naeryn is my favourate quinalla .. My cousin is Alice Cathleen I think.. I like that sort structure for an Alice name x
post #210 of 261
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Originally Posted by timesway View Post

Well I had picked a name.. But I accidentally let slip at Christmas as that name as a possiblilty but that I absolutely was not deciding until baby was born.. And they told everyone the name and now everyone refers to him as it and I absolutely HATE it!! It is genuinely driving me mad.. It feels like such an infringement of personal space and now has ruined the name for me.. Urg.. Anyway me n bf have some nice new ideas.. But was wondering if any of u had any unusual Celtic/Gaelic/Scottish suggestions for a boy? I'm so cross I've had to literally start again when I was so set for so long in the preg.. My family won't stop asking me either and the thing is I don't get on with my family .. I see them once a year if that.. And suddenly they are suffocating me and its driving me insane!!

I really like the name "Seamus" (Shay-mus) :) 

I'm pretty much convinced everyone you've ever encountered, whether on a daily basis or one time passing by each other in the grocery store, will have an opinion and strong one at that about every little thing you do concerning your baby.

post #211 of 261

Love all the feedback!

 

I also am considering Harbour. Thoughts?

post #212 of 261
Yes I think your probably right but family urg its the fact they are trying to share something with me which I quite honestly don't want to share with them!! I am quite happy to not block them out (which is a big step for me as I completely cut them out for about 10 years) but this is too much!!
post #213 of 261
Thanks for the feedback, merin is basically how DH was saying it. We will probably go with that, still have to decide for sure on the spelling.
post #214 of 261
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Originally Posted by OtherMother View Post

Love all the feedback!

 

I also am considering Harbour. Thoughts?

Harbour's cool!

post #215 of 261

Loving Harbour !!!

post #216 of 261

I think Harbour is a pretty name too.

 

We are working on middle names here.  I'd like to honor my MIL.  Her name is Rita Carol, but I need a boy's middle name.  Any ideas? 

 

The names that go back in her family aren't great choices, so I've been thinking about just using a similar name as a tribute to her. My sister recommended "Reed" which I thought was pretty good, but my husband didn't even get at first that it was like Rita and he didn't think it was a real name!  Carl would be a natural boy's version of Carol, but I have a relative with that name that I really don't like, so that's definately out.

 

Our front runner for first name is Zachary.  I know it's so common, but both DH and I have liked it since we were naming our first child.  It just feels right to us this time.  It will be cute with our next youngest, Zoe.  Zach and Zoe will share a room.

post #217 of 261
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Originally Posted by timesway View Post

Well I had picked a name.. But I accidentally let slip at Christmas as that name as a possiblilty but that I absolutely was not deciding until baby was born.. And they told everyone the name and now everyone refers to him as it and I absolutely HATE it!! It is genuinely driving me mad.. It feels like such an infringement of personal space and now has ruined the name for me.. Urg.. Anyway me n bf have some nice new ideas.. But was wondering if any of u had any unusual Celtic/Gaelic/Scottish suggestions for a boy? I'm so cross I've had to literally start again when I was so set for so long in the preg.. My family won't stop asking me either and the thing is I don't get on with my family .. I see them once a year if that.. And suddenly they are suffocating me and its driving me insane!!

 

My favourite Gaelic boys names are:

Rhys

Aiden

Kalen

Lochlan

 

My family is Welsh and my cousin called his boys Rafferty and Finlay, which are really cute too :-)

post #218 of 261

Umber is cool too  :)

 

 

Story is the top contender right now. Since I've been considering it for close to three years, it feels the most 'right'. But I can't wait to see her little face, and decide for sure then  :D

post #219 of 261
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Originally Posted by jr'smom View Post

 

We are working on middle names here.  I'd like to honor my MIL.  Her name is Rita Carol, but I need a boy's middle name.  Any ideas? 

 

 

Why not use Carol as the middle name for a boy? Or Reece, Reeve, Ray, Robin, Ross, Roth, Ryder, 

post #220 of 261

I give up!  I can't find a girl's name that I like!  Some background:

 

  • We don't know what we're having
  • We are settled on a boy's name
  • We have two girls: Helen and Isla (eye-la)
  • We both like names with a more classic/vintage sound, but we'd like to use names that are not frequently used (we'd like our kids to be the only ones in their classes with the names)
  • We live in Portland, OR, where there are a lot of hipsters wink1.gif.  We like hipster names too, but again, want our kids to be unique
  • My husband doesn't want unusual spellings.  We already have trouble explaining Isla's name to people and the robo-call from the doctor's office calls her Isss-la (Isla is also a name rising in popularity)
  • I like names with L in them somewhere

 

Right now we're looking at Pauline.  It was my idea, but now I'm the one who wants to switch it.  We're having trouble thinking of a middle name to go with it.  I'm attracted to names like Maeve (too hard to pronounce), Juliette or Vivienne (too many in Portland).  I'm quite sure that we've looked at every name on the planet that fits with our tastes, but I'll put it out there and see if someone can come up with something different.

 

Middle names for Pauline?  Other first name suggestions?

 

Thanks!

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