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post #121 of 266
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Originally Posted by AUvetmom View Post

Banana, I like your taste in names! Penelope is on our short list for this one if its a girl. However, Margot always makes me think of The Royal Tenenbaums: "this is my adopted daughter, Margot." :-P

I actually prefer Margot over Margret, but my nana was named Margret (1) and (2) I have a friend that I like a lot, but don't see very often (though we are connected on FB) who just named his baby Margot last year. I have zero problem with people using my kids' names, but I know some people do get upset about it, and I love my friend.

Using it as a nickname feels acceptable, like dd3, she would be called both interchangeably I imagine. Dh hates nicknames, or name shortening. Which is really odd considering that he actually does it to his name...anyway. He's adapted with Penny. So we'll see. He doesn't know this now, but if the baby is a boy, he will have a nickname. I agreed to DH's name (his grandfather's, Julian) long ago, because it's very important to him. Its not that i dont like it, i just dont love it. But his grandfather HATED his name and went by his middle name his entire life. XD

I think grandpa would approve of my plans!
post #122 of 266
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Originally Posted by Banana731 View Post

I think having COD for initials would be awesome. I think I might go by Cod or even Codfish if I were an über cool snowboarder or surfer, or mountain climber, or in a band. I'm not sure my SAHM status makes me cool enough that I can carry a nickname like Codfish. In that case initials are pretty irrelevant, like if you're an accountant.

How many syllables is your last name? I slightly prefer Oliver Chase D_ if it's only one syllable, if that's even in the table. Though, if youre worried about COD I imagine OCD is definitely not going to fly....

Thanks, Banana!  Love the positive spin on the initials issue.  Our last name is two syllables.  I love Oliver, and that was one of my top choices.  It has been voted down because our DS's name is Owen and DH is not a fan of their names both starting with the same initial.  I think Owen and Oliver sound good together.  The second issue is that we're not really fans of names that can be shortened or nicknamed and Oliver might be Ollie. 

 

The other option is giving naming baby after my late grandfather, Melvin (but not first name, only middle).  Then i think we still have to come up with a first name.  Chase Melvin just doesn't have the same ring to me. 

post #123 of 266

I think that's a darling name.

 

And my son's initials are LAMP since he has two middle names.  I didn't even try to make a word, but there it was.  I agree with Banana, that's got rad snowboarding name written all over it.  I wouldn't give it a second thought.  :)

post #124 of 266
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So now that we know the baby is a girl DH wants to look at other names beside Sarah, which now I think if we go with that name we would shorten it to Sara, short for Sarafina.  I suggested Malia because I really like that name, but DH kind of vetoed it because its one of the Presidents daughters names.  I didn't know that, but like who would notice?  Obviously I wouldn't have, so were looking at names again, but the thing is when I envisioned us having another girl and in my vision she was named Sara or Sarah.  So, maybe I should press that name some more or just look at names and wait until babe is born.  Sigh...  I thought I was done thinking about this part.  lol
 

post #125 of 266
Sara(h) is a good name. Can't go wrong there.
post #126 of 266
As a Sarah, I've always loved my name. So I say go for it!
post #127 of 266

Thanks, GISDiva!

 

Love Sarafina and Sara.  Nice, strong, feminine names :)

post #128 of 266

I like COD too, but my DS's initials are BOPS.  I also really like the name Oliver, and would consider it but we already know a super sweet kid named Oliver.  I think if the name is right (and the initials aren't seriously offensive, i.e. ASS or BOOB, or something like that) go for it!

post #129 of 266

I really like Sarafina, Cathy!  I have only ever seen it spelled Serafina though. 

 

Jillgayle- And Melvin too!  Really cute, but you're right, it doesn't have the same ring as Chase Oliver.

post #130 of 266

Cathy - I've thought the same thing about Malia. I liked it but I won't do it because of the first family. Sara is a classic!

post #131 of 266
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Thanks mamas.  I think I talked DH into Sarah.  He doesn't like the other spelling.  So were going with the original Sarah Elizabeth after my sister in law.

post #132 of 266
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Originally Posted by FarmerCathy View Post

Thanks mamas.  I think I talked DH into Sarah.  He doesn't like the other spelling.  So were going with the original Sarah Elizabeth after my sister in law.

Beautiful name, Cathy! My SIL is Sarah, too, but she's a bit nutty, so neither DH not I are anxious to name our child for her. Hee hee!

I am still completely undecided. My middle name is Rose, so I was thinking of giving this baby a flower name (first or middle), but I haven't been wild about most of the combos I'm coming up with. I'm gaga for the name Hyacinth, but DH and other friends have said it's "too hard." They're probably right, but it's so lovely. Also, for any readers of The Pioneer Woman blog, Hyacinth is one of her neighbors and she makes outstanding cookies! smile.gif

Any other flower name suggestions? I seem to be in an English frame of mind because I can't stop thinking Marigold or Poppy, but I know they're kinda out there and we are pretty traditional with names.

We are also looking at Catherine/Katherine, but can't decide if I like it with a C or K better. Thoughts welcome!
post #133 of 266
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Beautiful name, Cathy! My SIL is Sarah, too, but she's a bit nutty, so neither DH not I are anxious to name our child for her. Hee hee!

I am still completely undecided. My middle name is Rose, so I was thinking of giving this baby a flower name (first or middle), but I haven't been wild about most of the combos I'm coming up with. I'm gaga for the name Hyacinth, but DH and other friends have said it's "too hard." They're probably right, but it's so lovely. Also, for any readers of The Pioneer Woman blog, Hyacinth is one of her neighbors and she makes outstanding cookies! smile.gif

Any other flower name suggestions? I seem to be in an English frame of mind because I can't stop thinking Marigold or Poppy, but I know they're kinda out there and we are pretty traditional with names.

We are also looking at Catherine/Katherine, but can't decide if I like it with a C or K better. Thoughts welcome!
How about Lilly, Iris, maybe Dahlia?
post #134 of 266
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Beautiful name, Cathy! My SIL is Sarah, too, but she's a bit nutty, so neither DH not I are anxious to name our child for her. Hee hee!

I am still completely undecided. My middle name is Rose, so I was thinking of giving this baby a flower name (first or middle), but I haven't been wild about most of the combos I'm coming up with. I'm gaga for the name Hyacinth, but DH and other friends have said it's "too hard." They're probably right, but it's so lovely. Also, for any readers of The Pioneer Woman blog, Hyacinth is one of her neighbors and she makes outstanding cookies! smile.gif

Any other flower name suggestions? I seem to be in an English frame of mind because I can't stop thinking Marigold or Poppy, but I know they're kinda out there and we are pretty traditional with names.

We are also looking at Catherine/Katherine, but can't decide if I like it with a C or K better. Thoughts welcome!

What about Magnolia?  some close friends have a daughter by that name, I think its lovely. They call her maggie most of the time, but i like her full name.  I like Poppy, Dahlia, Violet  and Calla too. 

post #135 of 266
Aster and Violet are nice.
post #136 of 266

I like Aster and Iris for flower names.

post #137 of 266
My DD is named Iris, so I'm a little biased. But we hear all the time about what a beautiful, unusual name it is. I think if we were having another girl, we'd lean toward another flower name like Violet.
post #138 of 266

Violet was high on my list and then a good friend used it so now I feel like I can't.  That's OK though, plenty of good girl names out there.  If she had used one of my precious few boy names, I'd be upset.  lol.gif

 

I knew a Zinnia once, I always thought that was nice.  Not a flower per se, but I've always liked Ivy too.

post #139 of 266
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Originally Posted by CraftyMcGluestick View Post


Beautiful name, Cathy! My SIL is Sarah, too, but she's a bit nutty, so neither DH not I are anxious to name our child for her. Hee hee!

I am still completely undecided. My middle name is Rose, so I was thinking of giving this baby a flower name (first or middle), but I haven't been wild about most of the combos I'm coming up with. I'm gaga for the name Hyacinth, but DH and other friends have said it's "too hard." They're probably right, but it's so lovely. Also, for any readers of The Pioneer Woman blog, Hyacinth is one of her neighbors and she makes outstanding cookies! smile.gif

Any other flower name suggestions? I seem to be in an English frame of mind because I can't stop thinking Marigold or Poppy, but I know they're kinda out there and we are pretty traditional with names.

We are also looking at Catherine/Katherine, but can't decide if I like it with a C or K better. Thoughts welcome!

That'll turn you off of using a name.  lol  My SIL's name is Elizabeth so it won't be the first name, but I felt it would be nice to do so since she doesn't think she wants to have kids because of her MS.  She would want to make sure she was around for them for a long time and that's something she wouldn't ever know.

 

I'd say with a C, but I'm biased and my MIL also is named Catherine with a C.  I think it looks more professional, but that is just me.

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How about Lilly, Iris, maybe Dahlia?

Ohh, I love Dahlia.  So pretty.

post #140 of 266
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Originally Posted by CraftyMcGluestick View Post


Beautiful name, Cathy! My SIL is Sarah, too, but she's a bit nutty, so neither DH not I are anxious to name our child for her. Hee hee!

I am still completely undecided. My middle name is Rose, so I was thinking of giving this baby a flower name (first or middle), but I haven't been wild about most of the combos I'm coming up with. I'm gaga for the name Hyacinth, but DH and other friends have said it's "too hard." They're probably right, but it's so lovely. Also, for any readers of The Pioneer Woman blog, Hyacinth is one of her neighbors and she makes outstanding cookies! smile.gif

Any other flower name suggestions? I seem to be in an English frame of mind because I can't stop thinking Marigold or Poppy, but I know they're kinda out there and we are pretty traditional with names.

We are also looking at Catherine/Katherine, but can't decide if I like it with a C or K better. Thoughts welcome!

 

We named one of our babies Catherine but it's also after my great-grandma and that's how she spelled it. Both are old enough I don't find Katherine at all trendy (I'm not really into trendy). Anyway I will always be partial to Catherine since I have a baby waiting in Heaven for me by that name.

What about Lily?

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