I've pretty well decided on Willa, after Willa Cather. Don't have a middle name yet. Trying to keep a secret but DD spilled the beans today ;)
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Names, anyone? - Page 12post #222 of 2613/18/13 at 11:13am
We don't announce the name until after the birth (not even online) but we finally picked a name. We're having a girl and her first name is just one we like and her middle name is after my (step) Dad who passed away in August 2011.
You mentioned maybe using the letter M for a boy after your husband's friend, what about Matan or Micah?post #223 of 2613/19/13 at 11:01ampost #224 of 2613/20/13 at 12:19pmpost #225 of 2613/21/13 at 6:24am
Hi everyone! I've just joined Mothering, though am a mom of a 2.5 y.o. girl and soon to welcome a baby boy. I'm itching like mad to share our front-running name somewhere, but we have agreed not to share (or even ultimately decide) until we meet baby boy face-to-face. So... I thought I'd share here. My husband's middle name is Brooke, and that's his father's middle name too, and is a family (last) name on their side going further back, so we've known for a long time we wanted to use that for a middle name. The first name has been tougher, but we're thinking Robin Brooke. There are a number of good reasons NOT to use Robin--one being it's my brother-in-law's mother's name. But I think it's really lovely, especially for a boy. It also connects to Christopher Robin (for my daughter) and Brooks Robinson (for my husband). I really love uncommon names, but I like that Robin is commonly known and heard, but not commonly used. I also like, frankly, that it's not super masculine.
Anyway, I'd love to hear feedback, especially if you like it. ;)
Thanks for indulging me. I'm just feeling excited today and needed somewhere to share...!post #226 of 2613/21/13 at 8:10ampost #227 of 2613/21/13 at 8:59am
I know both guys and girls that are named "Robin". I agree, it's familiar but not common. Good choice.
So I raised the fact with DH last night that we still do not have ANY NAMES! This is stressing me out!!
I raised "Juliette" again, and FINALLY think that we have an agreement. (To summerize, we've loved the name forever, it is DHs grandmother's name, but DH's cousin named her daughter that 3 years ago (so the kids would be what, second or third cousins?), and so DH had vetoed using that name when I was pg with DS and again this time, but I've been working on him...) He tried to avoid the conversation, said he had to ask his parents (to which I said no way! How would it be in any way up to them???) and finally we agreed that he'll call his cousin to see if she objects to us using the name. I am 98% sure she will not. Poor DH, those kind of things make him so uncomfortable! What made him feel better was asking him to turn the situation around, and how would he feel if his cousin wanted to name her daughter Julliette if we'd used the name first? I know that we wouldn't object and that made him feel better.
BUT, that still leaves us without a boy's name!! Ugh.post #228 of 2613/24/13 at 8:13amWell, we're getting closer. It's funny, my husband is a lot more agreeable about names now. I think he just wants it settled at this point! Poor guy. We both liked Quinn (actually, Phil has been lobbying for that one forever. It was almost Maddox's name.) but I'd kind of like more than one syllable for a first name and Quinn is actually more popular in the US as a girls name. (even though it is traditionally a boys name) I think we've narrowed it down to Malcolm Rhys or Cyrus....something. The hubby picked Rhys as a middle name, but Cyrus Rhys would be a little redundant. We've got 5 to 9 more weeks to go, so hopefully we'll come up with something by then!post #229 of 2613/24/13 at 12:53pmpost #230 of 2613/26/13 at 5:12pm
Yup I think we've ultimately decided on the first name. It was a tough run, but now all of a sudden we have 5 names with one being a front runner. And now we are working on middle names. The names are very easy to pronounce but not common (not in the top 1000 names on the Social Security list in the past 100 years). Since our last names is more common, I wanted something a little unique, but not to far out there, easy to pronounce and spell.
DH actually referred to the baby with the front runner name last night, and it was....so natural. Weird. I remember this happening with DD, but nonetheless, the name won't be decided until we meet our little guy in a few weeks.
For Quin based names there is also Tarquin.post #231 of 2613/26/13 at 5:43pm
Oh, makes me think of Confessions of a Shopaholic! Cousin Tarqui! cute.
Well, DH called his cousin last night. Of course, she had NO issue with us using the same name as her DD and was thrilled with the idea of someone else honoring their grandmother. So at least we now have a girls name (or first name anyway!). YAY!post #232 of 2613/26/13 at 10:15pm
We have been picking out boy & girl names since we don't know what we are having. We might need to focus more on boy names now- I think my acupuncturist let the cat out of the bag today! After taking my pulse she said "So your having a boy!". I told her I was 99% sure it was a boy (dreams & symptoms have given me this feeling from the beginning) but we have not had it medically confirmed. Ooops :)post #233 of 2613/27/13 at 9:37amQuote:Originally Posted by Margaret Ann
We have been picking out boy & girl names since we don't know what we are having. We might need to focus more on boy names now- I think my acupuncturist let the cat out of the bag today! After taking my pulse she said "So your having a boy!". I told her I was 99% sure it was a boy (dreams & symptoms have given me this feeling from the beginning) but we have not had it medically confirmed. Ooops :)
Interesting! My accupuncturist also accuretly predicted that I was having a boy with DS, based on pulse points! Not that I really want to know, but now I'm tempted to make an appointment!post #234 of 2613/27/13 at 10:13ampost #235 of 2614/2/13 at 10:35am
Just came across a girl name I think is pretty: Neva. A girl I went to college with named her new baby that. It means "snow" in latin. The couple are both from and still reside in Vermont.
Only thing is that is sounds like "nevah" like a new yorky accent saying "never" but I'm sure they dont think that.
It's not a name I am considering for our baby but thought I'd share.post #236 of 2614/2/13 at 12:23pm
I once knew a Neva, but they pronounced it Nee-va. I think its pretty too.
I seriously need boy name suggestions! DH is getting upset with me that I don't really love any of the ones we have on our list and can't come up with any new suggestions...so far it is Oliver, Lukas, Turner, Kyle and Len. I am very partial to uncommon but not weird/off the wall names, and it seems like I can't find any to fit that bill. Any ideas?post #237 of 2614/2/13 at 12:57pmQuote:
We're having the same problem! We had these long lists for both boys and girls, and bit by bit we've gotten them down to 5-7 each, but neither of us is really enthusiastic about ANY of the names! We went back to the drawing board for boys and found some new ones to add, but they all still feel meh.
Our goal is to have 3 of each sex ready and then choose when we meet the baby, but I don't want to be choosing from names I don't really feel like I like.post #238 of 2614/2/13 at 1:19pmpost #239 of 2614/3/13 at 4:31ampost #240 of 2614/3/13 at 6:30amQuote:
Quest has been used for 10-20 boys each year in the US lately, and fewer than 5 girls (the number below which the SSA doesn't report - could be 4/year, could be 0). So while it slants boy, it's rare enough that a girl Quest would not seem strange, as most people won't know any Quests to start with!
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