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I thought I'd start a baby names thread so we can share what were thinking about.

 

Here are ours:

 

Boy: Elijah Matthew

Girl: Sarah Elizabeth

 

I want to look over girl first names again before we set it on Sarah, but I can see myself with a little Sarah and usually when I can picture it that's a name we will use.  Elizabeth is my sister-in laws name and thought that would be special.  Elijah is a name DH and I just really like and Matthew just seemed like it fit.

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I am obsessed with baby names. Name berry.com is one of my favorite places to spend online time.

I love your names, Cathy. They are beautifully simple and classic.


With our first two, we had several first name choices but knew the middle name before the babies were born. This time I just know their names. Well, I should say that I know deep in my heart what DD's name should be. If it's a DS, we have a name that DH feels deeply in his heart. I really like the name, just am not as in love with it:

Amelia Marley May

I love the name Amelia. Just adore it. Marley is in homage to Bob whose philosophy on life and music have been a soundtrack for our lives as a dating, engaged, married couple. And we got married on the May River in Hilton Head.

Owen Timothy
My maiden name, and still part of my last name, is a derivative of this. They are linked historically. And my dad's side of the family ended up on Owensboro, Ky. So it's in homage to that, although I really like the name. Timothy is DH's name and I insist on ths. It's a name I love in honor of my most favorite person.
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We're pretty set on Eamon Daniel _____ LastName for this one if it's a boy. Boys in my husbands family have two middle names, so we need to come up with something else. But, I refuse to name a kid any old name - it has to have meaning. Thinking of Robert, but would rather something a little more crunchy, possibly northern and/or sea related. (ideas?)

I'm pretty sure this is a girl though. We have a couple names we like, but so far nothing we're on fire about. Top runners are Calla and Verity. Middle name would likely be either Violet or a Laura derivative (I like Laurel, husband likes Lara). Gaelic names that are french/english compatible. 

Oh, names are so FUN! :)

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Starfish - that site is awesome.  I like that they have old lady names.  That is awesome!!  This will be a great site to look at more girl names.  Love your names.  Owen was a choice for my son, but he was born on tax day and we decided that Owen on tax day was not going to work.  Heh.

 

Lots of great names Quantum.  I'm having more fun with names this time I think since this will be our last baby. love.gif

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HOLY CRAP!!!  Starfish!! We BOTH live in Baltimore!!  Crazy!!  I wonder if we know each other?! Are kids are like the same age!  Are you on Baltap or NapMD or Crunchy Mamas? Are you doing a homebirth?

So if its a girl I will pick the name and if its a boy DH will and he will pick some awful crazy turkish name I probably wont like.  but i just really dont want any daughter to have to have turkish names.  there just really arent any i like enough to name my child them.  actually I LOVE Adile (pronounced Ah-Dee-lay) LOVE IT.  but my husband claims its like naming your child Billy Bob.  So i said, then Im picking and American name and you can pick the middle name.  We both of course have to ratify the others choice.  but wont be doing the searching.

 

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HOLY CRAP!!!  Starfish!! We BOTH live in Baltimore!!  Crazy!!  I wonder if we know each other?! Are kids are like the same age!  Are you on Baltap or NapMD or Crunchy Mamas? Are you doing a homebirth?


So if its a girl I will pick the name and if its a boy DH will and he will pick some awful crazy turkish name I probably wont like.  but i just really dont want any daughter to have to have turkish names.  there just really arent any i like enough to name my child them.  actually I LOVE Adile (pronounced Ah-Dee-lay) LOVE IT.  but my husband claims its like naming your child Billy Bob.  So i said, then Im picking and American name and you can pick the middle name.  We both of course have to ratify the others choice.  but wont be doing the searching.


 

Hilarious! I just posted in the homebirthing thread about us both being from MD. Cool that you are in BMore, too. Are you in the city? We are in the NE part of the city, Hamilton. I am a part of BaltAp and NapMD. Such great information and juicy debates--love them! And I really like Adile. But now I can't stop thinking about Billy Bob lol
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Originally Posted by quantumleap View Post

We're pretty set on Eamon Daniel _____ LastName for this one if it's a boy. Boys in my husbands family have two middle names, so we need to come up with something else. But, I refuse to name a kid any old name - it has to have meaning. Thinking of Robert, but would rather something a little more crunchy, possibly northern and/or sea related. (ideas?)
I'm pretty sure this is a girl though. We have a couple names we like, but so far nothing we're on fire about. Top runners are Calla and Verity. Middle name would likely be either Violet or a Laura derivative (I like Laurel, husband likes Lara). Gaelic names that are french/english compatible. 
Oh, names are so FUN! smile.gif


Oh, I love Laurel! I am intrigued by Verity, too, and Calla is lovely. Girl names are south more euphonic.
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Originally Posted by FarmerCathy View Post

Starfish - that site is awesome.  I like that they have old lady names.  That is awesome!!  This will be a great site to look at more girl names.  Love your names.  Owen was a choice for my son, but he was born on tax day and we decided that Owen on tax day was not going to work.  Heh.

Lots of great names Quantum.  I'm having more fun with names this time I think since this will be our last baby. love.gif

I am so sorry for the multiple quotes. I am doing this on my teeny iPhone screen as we travel home.

Nimbler.com (maybe nymbler?) is super fun, too. It lets you look at names that complement your naming style and sibling names.

I love that about Owen! I went into labor at midnight on 4/15! Totally thought we were going to have a tax day baby. It was my grandmother's bday and she was buried the day before so I was really hoping. DS was born on 4/16, though which is lovely as it's my FIL's bday.
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crazy!  I am in Parkville/Perry Hall area!!  Thats so funny.  We've probably already met!  Did you do the Tuesday mornings in the park?

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That's so funny that you ladies live so close and have so much in common!

 

We have had our names picked out since my first pregnancy with dh, in 2010.

 

boy: Patrick Alexander (Patrick was my father's name. I've always loved the name. Alexander is dh's middle name and he LOVES his middle name)

girl : Fae Lynn (really, no good reason. We just love the name, and will call her Faelynn, not Fae)

 

The current kids names are 

 

Crash: Liam Cian (his middle name was after his biodad, but he picked this one out and asked for it to be legally changed when he was 12)

Spritely: Cora Kathleen (her middle name is my first name. This is a tradition for the boys in my family. My generation extended it to the girls too)

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We have had our names picked out since my first pregnancy with dh, in 2010.

 

boy: Patrick Alexander (Patrick was my father's name. I've always loved the name. Alexander is dh's middle name and he LOVES his middle name)

girl : Fae Lynn (really, no good reason. We just love the name, and will call her Faelynn, not Fae)

 

The current kids names are 

 

Crash: Liam Cian (his middle name was after his biodad, but he picked this one out and asked for it to be legally changed when he was 12)

Spritely: Cora Kathleen (her middle name is my first name. This is a tradition for the boys in my family. My generation extended it to the girls too)

Love your names.  Patrick has always been a fave of mine and I really like Fae, beautiful.

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Fae spelled like that makes me think of a fairy - it's sweet. 

 

We found our second boys middle name. Managed to tie in the sea component that our kids all have, plus the gaelic thing, and it's unusual, but not too out there (I don't think, anyway!). So, Eamon Daniel Murdoch LastName it is. We have never settled on a name so early! It's a little odd. I wonder if it's too early, like, so early that we still have eight months to change our minds and the kid will wind up being named Iggy or something. 

Still no luck with the girl name, but it might be a little excessive to have settled on both before 6 weeks! (pushing our luck, really, maybe? I'm trying to just completely squash the possibility of miscarriage with positive thinking. 'Cause that always works, right?!)

I really like Eiry (eye-ree), but the husband is not keen. I also like Zara, which dh has vetoed in the past, but seems a little more open to this time around.

Incorrigible, how do you pronounce Cian? We've considered that one in the past, but were torn between "keen" and "key-ahn", and then my husband is an artist, and gets uptight about people mixing it up with cyan, the colour (but seriously, who thinks of that association right off the bat?!). 

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I am loving all these fun and creative names!  I usually choose more traditional names, but you all are definitely making me think outside my box!

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Originally Posted by FarmerCathy View Post

I thought I'd start a baby names thread so we can share what were thinking about.

Here are ours:

Boy: Elijah Matthew
Girl: Sarah Elizabeth

I want to look over girl first names again before we set it on Sarah, but I can see myself with a little Sarah and usually when I can picture it that's a name we will use.  Elizabeth is my sister-in laws name and thought that would be special.  Elijah is a name DH and I just really like and Matthew just seemed like it fit.

Our youngest is Elijah but we call him Eli smile.gif My DD is Ashley and my older DS is Liam. For this baby I like Alexander (Alex) and Kate. Very traditional I guess but I love those names!
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Fae spelled like that makes me think of a fairy - it's sweet. 

 

 Eamon Daniel Murdoch LastName it is. We have never settled on a name so early! It's a little odd. I wonder if it's too early, like, so early that we still have eight months to change our minds and the kid will wind up being named Iggy or something. 

 

Incorrigible, how do you pronounce Cian? We've considered that one in the past, but were torn between "keen" and "key-ahn", and then my husband is an artist, and gets uptight about people mixing it up with cyan, the colour (but seriously, who thinks of that association right off the bat?!). 

What a cool name. Iggy isn't too bad either. Better than the crazy things dh likes to suggest. He actually tried to sell me on naming a child "Awesome Sauce Lastname" with our first pregnancy!

 

Ds pronounces Cian pronounced "Key-uhn". Same vowel sounds as his first name, basically. No one has ever confused it with cyan, but sometimes they will pronounce it "See-uhn" It's about 50/50 between that and the correct pronounciation, but not one person has ever come up with anything else.

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Hehehe....  Awesome Sauce.  ROTFLMAO.gif
 

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So, Eamon Daniel Murdoch LastName it is.
Eamon was our other choice for our son. So I love your name. We only started talking names today. If this naming is anything like our sons we'll decide in about 8 months.
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Tossing around:

Noah Adam and Nathan Asher

Edenne and Elliana
Don't have middle names for the girls yet... Any suggestions?
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Tossing around:
Noah Adam and Nathan Asher
Edenne and Elliana
Don't have middle names for the girls yet... Any suggestions?

Ooh, I forgot about Asher. Love it!

My DD is Eliana Grace. smile.gif
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With Bee we were arguing about boys names in the cab on the way to the hospital, so that will continue. Benjamin (possibly Franklin) or George (possibly Fredrick aka Handel).

For a girl, it is Catherine, with no idea about middle names.

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