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post #141 of 266

I need a middle name for Josiah that's not a Bible name. I would go for inspirational Christian leader or something but I can't really do two Bible names back to back for some reason, I guess it makes me think of two different people and it just doesn't work for me. Our last name starts with an S so nothing that ends in S, either....

post #142 of 266
I'm voting Katherine. I'm biased though, DD is Kassandra wink1.gif
post #143 of 266

I have been enjoying reading everyones ideas!

I am having such a hard time coming up with names this time. For a boy I think we are set, but for a girl, I just don't know. My DD is Elliana and I loved it the moment I heard it. I keep waiting for a name to stick out to me in the same way. It seems all the names I like either rhyme with Ellie or the Ana part. As in, I am loving the name Elsie, but I cannot have an Elsie and an Ellie!

I am also really liking Nora, or Cora but not really sold yet. I love Josie and Sophie, but I am not keen on the full versions of the name. Has anyone named their little one just the nickname version of a name?

post #144 of 266
My friend's name is Sophie. She's French.
post #145 of 266

Some of my German ancestors are Sophie too.  Although some of them are spelled Sofie.  It was high on my list last time until we found out how popular it was around here.  I'm just weird like that, I had a common name for the time I grew up and hated sharing my name all the time.  At the same time, I shy away from names that are too out there as well.

 

I like unique names, just not u'neek names.  lol.gif 

post #146 of 266
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Originally Posted by GISDiva View Post

I like unique names, just not u'neek names.  lol.gif 

 

ROTFLMAO.gif We are the same way, trying to find something not too common but also not "out there".

post #147 of 266

I think it's fine to name a child what you're going to call them although beware if it's going to sound informal their whole life. Like naming your kid Becky and then people assume her given name is Rebecca. Then again, people will make weird assumptions about your kids name. I know one early period in US History kids were given the nicknames as given names, like Nellie or Hattie.

post #148 of 266

My best friend's name is Mandy (not Amanda), she gets that a lot too.  People ask me what my son's name is short for all the time too.  I tell everyone "No, it's just Leo, we decided to give him an easy time of learning how to write his name..."

post #149 of 266
I don't know what the full version of Sophie would be. I think Sophia is a different name, as it's the same length. I would definitely name that one with confidence that it's not just a nick'. I am a fan of giving the full name and not just the nick, to give a kid options. We thought we might very likely call our boy Andy, but we named him Andrew and we stuck with it to our own surprise. But we like that he has pretty good options- Andy or Drew.

I think I am leaning towards Catherine with a C, but I would prefer the nickname Katie, with a K of all nicknames. So I'm on the fence. I think Princess Kate's name is Catherine with a C, so I guess you can have it both ways!

I also love unique/not u'neek names. Strangely, I didn't know any other Marys growing up--and I went to Catholic school! I went by Mary Rose all the way through school and that felt unique and special to me, even though it is not a hard name.

I do love Iris and Violet, but DH is not wild about my flower theme in general. Maybe he'd go for Agapanthus ? Ha. J/k! Lol!

DH has an older 2nd or 3rd cousin named Fairfax and I *love* that. It's not a flower (that I know of), but it kinda sounds like it could be.

Catherine Fairfax? I also love the name of Margaret Fairfax with nickname of Molly, though confession: Molly is my beloved elderly dog's name who may well have passed by the time this child is born. Is it macabre/weird to remember your dear, dear pet in this way?
post #150 of 266
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I like unique names, just not u'neek names.  lol.gif 

I LOVE this!  So true.

post #151 of 266

My partner and I disagree on the type of names that we like. I come from a nontraditional hippie background where as he was raised very traditional conservative...this makes things difficult at times like these lol ;) He likes the traditional and I like non-traditional names like my own: VanCheska. 

Does anyone have any names/suggestions that would help us meet a middle ground?

Thank you !

post #152 of 266
Cheska, try looking into mythology. There are lots of unusual, unique names you may like and he can be happy they're traditional - most of them are thousands of years old wink1.gif
post #153 of 266
Cheska, try looking into mythology. There are lots of unusual, unique names you may like and he can be happy they're traditional - most of them are thousands of years old wink1.gif
post #154 of 266
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Originally Posted by cheska View Post

My partner and I disagree on the type of names that we like. I come from a nontraditional hippie background where as he was raised very traditional conservative...this makes things difficult at times like these lol wink1.gif He likes the traditional and I like non-traditional names like my own: VanCheska. 
Does anyone have any names/suggestions that would help us meet a middle ground?
Thank you !

Ha, I wonder, did Dharma and Greg ever have a baby? This sounds like a problem for sit-com writers to solve. Probably unhelpful though. I like skycheat's suggestion!
post #155 of 266

There are unusual traditional names out there!  We ended up with a pretty unusual name for DS that is biblical.  We aren't religious, but really liked the name (and it's a big hit with the relatives who are really religious)! 

 

Are there any non-traditional names that you like that could be shortened into a more traditional sounding nickname?  Or traditional names that you could shorten into a unique nickname?

 

Do you know if you are having a boy or girl?

post #156 of 266
What about hipster old lady names. Hazel? Iris? Stuff like that.

Or maybe after someone you admire? A writer? Philosopher?
post #157 of 266

CraftyMcGluestick - I too love Catherine (obviously!) but prefer the NN Kate or Katie.  I decided it didn't matter if they didn't "match".  I'm really glad I did because in the end, my DD is ALL Catherine and Kate or Katie wouldn't fit her at all anyway. :p

 

We are SO conflicted this time.  Finding a name for a fourth kid is HARD!  I love Laura Elizabeth for a girl, but for several reasons, DH just doesn't.  He has suggested Julia Grace and it's growing on me.  We'll see...  As for a both, I really like Nathan James or James William.  DH isn't big on either, but I think he's leaning towards William as a first name, so that's probably where we're headed.  I know he doesn't want to talk about it anymore until after the ultrasound (Wed morning!), but I, on the flip side, like coming out of the ultrasound with a NAME for the baby! :p  I'm trying to back off, but it's so hard for me!

post #158 of 266
DH and I have such difficulty. People as in my mil really want me to name baby Christian. This is too close to my name and I have never wanted to do that. Mama what is your sons name. I wouldn't mind a biblical name because of how blessed we are with this baby but haven't found one I like enough yet.
post #159 of 266

Hey mamas! How is everyone doing deciding on names? Now that we know we are having a girl, we are trying to decide and we may have 2 options at birth.  Our DD is Camille Elise.  We love it because it is a classic, vintage name but also it is known but uncommon. 

 

The name we love for this girl and that is also a family name is Hazel. 

However, that name is gaining popularity FAST, especially where we live.  I have been hearing it at parks, community events and there is one in the school I teach at. Her parents said there are a few in their community of friends. I guess the point is, even if it is not popular every where else, it is here.  I think that may bother me.  Then I posted it on a name board-- haha and most everyone said they do not like Camille and Hazel together as a sibset.  Hmmm.  I think sibsets are somewhat important but not as important as the individual name.

 

The other name we like is Corinna or Corina--can't decide on speeling.  It is not nearly as common.  I am not choosing another C name on purpose so I can't decide if it seems too "matchy".

 

The third name we like is Willa but not as much as the other two.  My heart says Hazel but I really like how unique Corina is!

 

Any thoughts?  Opinions?
 

post #160 of 266
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Originally Posted by oregon2010 View Post

Hey mamas! How is everyone doing deciding on names? Now that we know we are having a girl, we are trying to decide and we may have 2 options at birth.  Our DD is Camille Elise.  We love it because it is a classic, vintage name but also it is known but uncommon. 

 

The name we love for this girl and that is also a family name is Hazel. 

However, that name is gaining popularity FAST, especially where we live.  I have been hearing it at parks, community events and there is one in the school I teach at. Her parents said there are a few in their community of friends. I guess the point is, even if it is not popular every where else, it is here.  I think that may bother me.  Then I posted it on a name board-- haha and most everyone said they do not like Camille and Hazel together as a sibset.  Hmmm.  I think sibsets are somewhat important but not as important as the individual name.

 

The other name we like is Corinna or Corina--can't decide on speeling.  It is not nearly as common.  I am not choosing another C name on purpose so I can't decide if it seems too "matchy".

 

The third name we like is Willa but not as much as the other two.  My heart says Hazel but I really like how unique Corina is!

 

Any thoughts?  Opinions?
 

We're still set on our boy name and still about 99% on our girl name.

 

I love the name Hazel - both DP and I have it in our families too. We considered it for DD but yes, it's very popular and we chose a different name in the end. If your heart is saying Hazel I would go with it :)

 

As an aside, I also love the name Willow (my youngest niece is Willow Saige)- have you considered it?

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