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post #41 of 261
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Originally Posted by Hadleychick View Post

Miera Rose is our choice for a girl, prounounced Mee-ra.  
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Hey! Some people call me that as a nickname! Although, spelled Mira.
post #42 of 261

Our DD1 has a very non-traditional & boy's name.  It fits her totally. 
DD2... We thought she had a non-traditional (but very girly) name, but turned out it was very popular.  Still fits her like a glove, though.

DS... We picked a traditional first name, but very non-traditional middle names.  Perfect for him. 


DH wanted to use the name we choose for the pg we lost in 2010, but that's creepy to me. 

I keep getting stuck on Rebel for either girl or boy.  It showed up on NameBerry, which is the first place I have seen it.  I have to talk him into it.
 

post #43 of 261

DH and I were chatting and joking about names on Saturday.

 

He jokingly suggested "Rem" as in Rem Koolhaas (DH is an architect) and then asked what a "cool" name would be to lawyers.  I responded jokingly with "We're lawyers, nothing is "cool"...but maybe Denning as in Lord Denning" (super famous english judge).

 

So, now Denning has actually stuck as a boy name we are considering!  We both like it, but it has no "meaning" as a first name that I can find.  That's ok though, I like names that aren't in the top 10 kind of thing.  Not sure how I feel about having a "Duncan" (DS) and "Denning".  Then if we have a 3rd it's like we HAVE to have another D name!

 

What do you all think of Denning?

post #44 of 261
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Originally Posted by nstewart View Post

DH and I were chatting and joking about names on Saturday.

 

He jokingly suggested "Rem" as in Rem Koolhaas (DH is an architect) and then asked what a "cool" name would be to lawyers.  I responded jokingly with "We're lawyers, nothing is "cool"...but maybe Denning as in Lord Denning" (super famous english judge).

 

So, now Denning has actually stuck as a boy name we are considering!  We both like it, but it has no "meaning" as a first name that I can find.  That's ok though, I like names that aren't in the top 10 kind of thing.  Not sure how I feel about having a "Duncan" (DS) and "Denning".  Then if we have a 3rd it's like we HAVE to have another D name!

 

What do you all think of Denning?

 

I found this:

"English: patronymic from an Old English personal name, Dynna. Irish: variant of Dineen. German: habitational name from Denning in Bavaria."

but it is about the surname shrug.gif.  I like Denning!  Though you probably will feel obligated to do a third D, haha.

post #45 of 261

Okay, so we have a slight name dilemma if the blueberry becomes a boy.  The family name we both like best (at the moment) is DW's deceased father's.  While at first I was quite opposed to the name (our first son is named after both deceased grandfather's but their MIDDLE names) it has grown on me and I actually really like it now.  BUT, I'm still not sure...because it falls into the camp of "that's a great name...but you could never name a kid that NOW".

 

Sooooo, just to throw it out there...

 

Kermit

 

(no nickname...just, Kermit)

 

Maybe we'll have a girl?

post #46 of 261
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Originally Posted by wishin'&hopin' View Post

Okay, so we have a slight name dilemma if the blueberry becomes a boy.  The family name we both like best (at the moment) is DW's deceased father's.  While at first I was quite opposed to the name (our first son is named after both deceased grandfather's but their MIDDLE names) it has grown on me and I actually really like it now.  BUT, I'm still not sure...because it falls into the camp of "that's a great name...but you could never name a kid that NOW".

 

Sooooo, just to throw it out there...

 

Kermit

 

(no nickname...just, Kermit)

 

Maybe we'll have a girl?

Gosh.  That is a dilemma.  I don't dislike the name, it's just SO synonymous with the muppet, of course.  Maybe just sit with it for a while?  Is there a reason it can't be the middle name?

post #47 of 261
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Originally Posted by wishin'&hopin' View Post

Okay, so we have a slight name dilemma if the blueberry becomes a boy.  The family name we both like best (at the moment) is DW's deceased father's.  While at first I was quite opposed to the name (our first son is named after both deceased grandfather's but their MIDDLE names) it has grown on me and I actually really like it now.  BUT, I'm still not sure...because it falls into the camp of "that's a great name...but you could never name a kid that NOW".

 

Sooooo, just to throw it out there...

 

Kermit

 

(no nickname...just, Kermit)

 

Maybe we'll have a girl?

Oh man, I think I love this - not a name I would choose, but given that you have these reasons to make it special - I say go for it!! I think it would be adorable on a little guy and distinctive and memorable for an adult. I checked the SSA databases and there were 6 little Kermits in 2011, so while it's *extremely* rare, it is on the radar. I think the recognizability + rarity is a really nice combination. In fact, it's SO recognizable that I bet a lot of people won't even say, oh, like the Muppet - they'll just go right to "SO CUTE!" :)

post #48 of 261
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Originally Posted by wishin'&hopin' View Post

Okay, so we have a slight name dilemma if the blueberry becomes a boy.  The family name we both like best (at the moment) is DW's deceased father's.  While at first I was quite opposed to the name (our first son is named after both deceased grandfather's but their MIDDLE names) it has grown on me and I actually really like it now.  BUT, I'm still not sure...because it falls into the camp of "that's a great name...but you could never name a kid that NOW".

 

Sooooo, just to throw it out there...

 

Kermit

 

(no nickname...just, Kermit)

 

Maybe we'll have a girl?

Hmmmmm....I think that if you like the name you'll just think of it as him and not ever think of the muppet.  Other kids might tease him, but then kids tease eachother over any name, really.

 

I do sort of understand.  We like family names too.  My mom's dad's name is Waldo, like, "Where's Waldo?"  So I think it's out for that reason (but more importantly I'm not in love with it like you are Kermit!)

post #49 of 261

i found etienne is a french version of stephen.. seeming as im named after my dad (stephen) and im steph, if its a boy it seems quite a sweet idea to change it up a bit :P

Im quite liking Essie, Emmy, Elise, Eloise and Aurora for a girl and Ezra, Eli, Ettiene, Merie and Indy for a boy (i seem to like E's :o lol no idea where that came from :P )

post #50 of 261

We are having such a tough time with this.  It sounds so crazy to be worried about it right now, but names have always come so easily to us.

Everyone else's names sound great.  We just can't agree in our household and we keep throwing out very non-serious names.
 

post #51 of 261

Great names! I love Wren and Kermit is just adorable - I would totally go for it, wishin'&hopin'! 

I'm Polish (I speak Polish with my parents), so I really want a name that sounds good in Polish too. Right now I have a feeling that it's going to be a girl, so:

For girls' first names: Halina, Beata, or Vita

For middle names: Victoria, Leokadia, Maryla, Mae

 

For boys:

Rowan (not Polish, but I really like it)

Oliver

Henry 


Edited by let it grow - 10/23/12 at 11:49am
post #52 of 261

The two names that were our top choice with our first child and we've considered using with each child sine then; we still haven't used:

Jenna

Zach

 

Since this is our 5th child, I guess we probably still won't use them! 

 

Girls: (*=family names)

Gemma

*Clara

*Anna

*Jeannette

Lily

Isla (pronounced eye-la)

Isabel

Molly

*Stella

*Lyla

(The funny thing is that my grandmother was named Clara at birth although formally changed her name to her middle name and used her middle name as her first. And her sisters names were Stella and Lila.  Somehow all three ended up on my list...although a different spelling for Lyla.)

 

 

Boys:

Leo

Zachary

Casey

*Ted

Justin

Chance

Aiden

Guy

(Ted is the nickname my husband's grandfather goes by.  I think a baby Ted /Teddy would be cute.)

 

I haven't talked with my DH about any of these yet.  He never agrees with me and we always end up waiting until the very end to agree.

post #53 of 261
Crap, now we have to pick two names. I told DH I am definitely not picking until after we (hopefully) find out the genders. He suggested we pick two real names and two ridiculous names and tell everyone the ridiculous names and see what they say. He's so mean smile.gif
post #54 of 261
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Oh dear, I feel you.  

 

The family names we have to consider: Harold, Ernest, Shirley, Janice, Lee, Arthur, Archibald, Leonard, Edward, Mary

 

They're... less than idea, shall we say.  To us at least, apologies if anyone here is dead set on Shirley or Archibald!!! :)

 

Oh my... I like Edward & Lee, can't say the same for the rest..

 

I really like Winslow actually :)

post #55 of 261

My DH is Scandinavian (and part German & British). So family names can be interesting. He has a very odd German name, but I call him Bear. I'd like to use his name, or Barin etc. so he can be a Bear aswell.

 

For a girl we are more than likely using Charlotte Svanna (and DH's godmother is named Lotte)

 

For a boy we really like Luca. Possible middle names - Stellan, Soren, Henry, Ezekiel, Barin..

post #56 of 261
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Crap, now we have to pick two names. I told DH I am definitely not picking until after we (hopefully) find out the genders. He suggested we pick two real names and two ridiculous names and tell everyone the ridiculous names and see what they say. He's so mean smile.gif

 

Hehehe.  That's funny!  I like it!  In someways I feel like picking two names would be easier.  Like we could each pick our favorite and just not hate the other name and it would grow on us.  It might not work that way in reality but it's nice in my head. 

 

Talking girl names again tonight (We still  have a boy name since we haven't gotten one of those yet.)  I still really like Eden Grace but DH doesn't.  wah-wah-wah, poor me.  

I suggested Quinn and DD1 immediately says, "Yeah, we could call her penguin!"   haha.  DH doesn't love it, so that's out.

We are talking about Greta again.  We talked about it for DD2 but decided to go with Cora instead then.  Middle name ideas?  I was leaning toward Grace for a middle name this time but I don't like the repeated G sound. 

I really like the idea of a botanical name but all the ones I like are either popular or we have friends who have already used them.  I have looked at lists but unless I hear some new idea I think it's not going to happen.  We just need to have a boy this time because picking another girl name is too hard.  orngtongue.gif

post #57 of 261
I love Greta!
post #58 of 261

I loved the BabyNameWizard book. :)  I found its suggestions very on the mark for the most part (ie, if you like Lily, you will also like ....) with suggested sister/brother names as well.

 

I have an almost-10 y/o Sawyer!  I'm surprised to see so many Sawyers on the lists, when I named him that, it was virtually unheard of (in the upper 900s, barely in the top 1000 names on the charts).  It blew up in popularity in my area after Lost aired, and now in our small community there are 4 other Sawyers, all younger than mine.

 

My DH likes Etta for a girl, Edison for a boy.  Etta was his grandmother's name.  I'm very ambivalent about both.  I still have ones I liked from my last pregnancy but no clear cut winning favorites.

 

For a boy, I like:

Russ Cooper

Finn Russell

Russell Charles  (called Russ)

Theo

(Russell is a family name I really want to use, our other 3 boys all have family names).  I have a much longer list of likes, but those are the few my DH didn't veto.

 

For a girl, I like

Elodie (french family name)

Juliette (just love it, and I think the 'ette could honor GMIL without using her exact name, but DH doesn't like it as much)

post #59 of 261

I usually don't disclose baby names, but feel they will be safe here smile.gif

We have a boy and girl name, and are surprisingly more decided on the boy name, even though we already have 2 boys. Our boys have traditional first names with non-traditional middle names that contain a 'Y" (Ryder, and Fynn), so we will continue that trend.

 

Boy: Jude Mycah

Girl: Aria Skye (we are a musical family and spent a month in Italy this year, so Aria is kind of special to us. I almost love Skye more though!) 

 

We will be finding out the sex of this baby (I told DH I need time to mentally prepare if it is another boy!) but we will probably keep the name a secret IRL until we meet the baby.

post #60 of 261

I love all these names!

 

augustashley - I really love Juliette for a girl.  My DHs memere (french for gramma) is Juliette, and I SO want to use her name but DH will only let me use it as a middle name because his cousin has a Juliette (and I say, who cares?  They'll be second cousins who will see each other maybe once a year at a family wedding until they are grown-ups, when they will never see each other! lol)

 

There is a Beata in DSs parent and tot class.  Such a pretty name, I was wondering what cultural background the name had.

 

Timesaway, I love etienne, and my niece is Ester (we call her Essie).

 

DH and I have not talked names since our joking conversation when we came up with Denning.  I am rather uninspired in the names department but was thinking on the drive into work this morning that I have to do some thinking.  When I was pregnant with DS I loved Kerrington for a girl, but now I don't feel as in love with it, although I don't dislike it.  Denning is still on the list, but I am wondering about having a Duncan and a Denning!

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