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Baby Names Thread - Page 13post #241 of 2667/13/13 at 9:36ampost #242 of 2667/13/13 at 9:39ampost #243 of 2667/13/13 at 1:09pmpost #244 of 2667/13/13 at 2:53pm
I'm trying to work with my husband to pick Korean middle names for our baby that is due any day now. Husband is Korean, I'm caucasian.
I thought we were going to use his mother's maiden name, but he informed me recently that he doesn't like it and wants to pick something else.
Everything I come up with, he doesn't like. Everything he comes up with I don't really like.
One name/word, I like the sound of, but the meaning is a piece of fruit. I think we would probably use it for either a boy or a girl middle name (surprise baby).
Being as it is a Korean word, most people won't know what it means, but does anyone think it might be a bad idea to have a "fruity" middle name? Thoughts?post #245 of 2667/13/13 at 3:52pm
I really like Darwin. I think Darwin James would be too masculine for my taste (for a girl), but if it rings well with you then go for it!
I also really like Meier. I am into M names right now, but can't pin down anything for us at all!
I don't see anything wrong with having a "fruity" middle name. Do you know if you are having a boy or a girl? We have been reading a lot of Korean stories from the library lately (DS has taken to calling two of his grandmas Halmoni).post #246 of 2667/13/13 at 6:33pmpost #247 of 2667/13/13 at 7:59pmerikam, not sure if you're having a boy or girl, but my friend who is Korean took her mom's name (Sun) and used her Americanized nickname- Sunshine for her daughter's middle name. Her daughter is Olivia Sunshine, which is so cute and fits that adorable girl so well.
I like Meier a lot, but I am partial to Matthew because it is DH's name. I think Matthew is just lovely!
I think finally, finally, DH and I are coming to an accord on a few names. Our top contenders are Claire and Julia, with possible middle names of Elizabeth or Caroline. I adore the name Beatrice, but DH won't budge on that . We have a few other names in the bullpen, too, so I think we're just going to have to meet this sweet one before we decide for sure. But at least there is a working list that is not every name in the universe!post #248 of 2667/15/13 at 6:29ampost #249 of 2667/15/13 at 8:59am
Really like Claire and Julia. Simple and classic.
If we go with Meier, we'll pronounce it like Meyer (as in Meyer lemon). I don't know if I can do as a first name. I'm afraid of LO's getting teased, i.e. Oscar Meyer Weiner (or something even more creative/hurtful that kids might come up with). But as a middle I like it. DS's middle name is also a frequently used surname. I am not sure why I gravitate to those.post #250 of 2667/15/13 at 8:01pm
I love the name Darwin James, especially for a girl. The two names go together really well. I volunteer in an after school kids group, and we had a Darwin this year (girl) so I don't think it's too masculin.
We're still set on our boy name - Joshua Nolan. I have had dreams over the past several years about a baby named Aaron, so that is giving me a bit of cold feet, but Joshua sounds right for this baby.post #251 of 2667/29/13 at 8:08am
So DH finally let it be known that the name I thought was in the front-running really isn't on his list at all. Do you think he could have told me that before I hit 37 weeks?
I'm at a loss now, I've kind of been calling her "Clara" in my head already. I'm not sure if I can wrap my brain around another name...post #252 of 2667/29/13 at 8:24am
Oh, GISDiva, DH just did this to me too! What is up with that!?! My theory is that the reality of the whole thing is really just sinking in for my DH so when he started really thinking about using the name he just didn't like it. Thankfully we came up with something we both like now if its a boy. But then again, DH tends to only make real decisions when push comes to shove so I am happy with a name at 37 weeks instead of while I'm pushing or after baby is born!post #253 of 2667/29/13 at 8:27ampost #254 of 2667/29/13 at 10:57amQuote:
Perfectly nice names on his list: Daphne, Vera, Rosie (not sure what the actual name would be, that sounds like a nickname to me)...just not the one I had in mind all this time, which I thought was perfectly acceptable to him...
A good friend of mine said to fill out the birth certificate when he was out of the room because the same thing happened to her and she still doesn't like her daughter's name as well as her first choice. Years later, her husband finally agrees with her, but obviously, it's too late.post #255 of 2667/29/13 at 8:19pmpost #256 of 2667/29/13 at 8:42pmWe were very convinced Nathaniel would be a good boys name. But then the other day at work in the lunch room, a kid with that name was loudly listening to podcast or something expressing a political viewpoint that I find really offensive. And now I'm terrified I cannot name my baby that, if it is a boy.post #257 of 2667/30/13 at 6:25am
Another friend of mine said she was just thinking the other day how someone she knows needs to have a daughter named Daphne.
And this is maybe even more prescient. Yet another friend could see us with an Amelia - which is funny she said that, because that was one of my grandmother's middle names and my mom happened to mention her full name on Sunday to my son because she was explaining to him that she had two middle names (Ada Ida Amelia was her full name). I'm wondering if it's a sign... I think "Leo and Amelia" do go together quite nicely. Hmm...post #258 of 2667/30/13 at 7:38pmpost #259 of 2667/30/13 at 7:46pmI had seen that Amelia was kind of popular, but my midwife mentioned today that she'd never met one. We thought our son Leo was unique too, until we started hearing it everywhere, but you know, it fits him and it doesn't bother me.
Well, at least we have a couple more to add to the list so that when we meet her, we can decide. Although DH said today that if I really wanted Clara, he'd be OK with it, he was ambivalent. He's the type of person who doesn't have a strong opinion about things in general, unless it's music or micro beer. Lol...post #260 of 2667/30/13 at 7:48pm
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