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post #81 of 266

I have a friend who has a son named August (not born in August, he was a spring baby if I recall?) and they call him Gus.  It totally fits him too.

post #82 of 266
Oh wow, I totally love Gus as a nickname! I think I'm really starting to like it. I looked up the popularity of the name and it's at #398 in the U.S. for 2011. That's similar to the popularity of our daughter's name (Iris). Now I'm just hoping we have a boy!
post #83 of 266

Yay for the name August! Glad it's such a hit here. It was our boy name for our first (who was a girl) and is still our favorite. :)

post #84 of 266
I love the name August...if we didn't already have a name chosen for a boy I would totally consider it.
post #85 of 266
August isn't half as unusual as the girl I knew named September. I remember trying to figure out if she was born in September, too. smile.gif

I was leading a meeting the other night and one of the moms there introduced herself and mentioned her son's name. It's the same name I expect to use if this baby is a boy. love.gif Not super common, not entirely unusual. Of course, since I hadn't told that group about the pregnancy AND keep names quiet until the birth, I couldn't say anything. lol.gif
post #86 of 266
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Originally Posted by HeatherB View Post

August isn't half as unusual as the girl I knew named September. I remember trying to figure out if she was born in September, too. smile.gif

I was leading a meeting the other night and one of the moms there introduced herself and mentioned her son's name. It's the same name I expect to use if this baby is a boy. love.gif Not super common, not entirely unusual. Of course, since I hadn't told that group about the pregnancy AND keep names quiet until the birth, I couldn't say anything. lol.gif
Now I'm super-curious about the name you plan to use! :-)
post #87 of 266
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Now I'm super-curious about the name you plan to use! :-)

Me too!

I would kind of think it was awesome if I met a boy named September. It's because of Fringe. I loved that show!
post #88 of 266
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Love all of your name ideas!

 

If we have a girl, I love the name Cecilia Joy.  My grandmother's name was Cecilia and she was such an amazing, vivacious woman.  I also love Cecilia because there are so many potential nicknames and it can go in several directions. CiCi, Cece, Celia, Lia, etc.  

 

I also love Penelope.

 

 

 

I love the name Penelope!  And Cecilia too.  I have no idea what to use for a boy name.  I have two children and both their names start with the letter "S" (Saffron and Silas).  Everyone keeps asking if this baby will have an S name, but I really don't want to do that!  Is that wrong?  Will she/he feel left out?  I wasn't trying to use the same letter, it just turned out that those were the names we liked and could agree on.  I do know that if this baby is a girl I am dead set on naming her Tallulah Grey.  My husband is on the fence with that, but he was ok when we considered it for DD so I don't know what the problem is. We didn't end up using it because we told people and my mother and best friend offered unsolicited negetive comments.  I should have brushed it off but oh well...I'm stronger this time!

 

I'm actually not going to share the name, gender, or actual due date with anyone except a few people (and all of you here on mothering)!

post #89 of 266
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Originally Posted by iloveoregon View Post

 

I love the name Penelope!  And Cecilia too.  I have no idea what to use for a boy name.  I have two children and both their names start with the letter "S" (Saffron and Silas).  Everyone keeps asking if this baby will have an S name, but I really don't want to do that!  Is that wrong?  Will she/he feel left out?  I wasn't trying to use the same letter, it just turned out that those were the names we liked and could agree on.  I do know that if this baby is a girl I am dead set on naming her Tallulah Grey.  My husband is on the fence with that, but he was ok when we considered it for DD so I don't know what the problem is. We didn't end up using it because we told people and my mother and best friend offered unsolicited negetive comments.  I should have brushed it off but oh well...I'm stronger this time!

 

I'm actually not going to share the name, gender, or actual due date with anyone except a few people (and all of you here on mothering)!

My boys names both start with R. (and a daughter M.) It bugs me when people ask if our next boy will start with R.  We weren't starting a pattern, they were just the right names.  I don't think there is any problem with giving baby a non "S" name.  

I also think Tallulah fits nicely with the other names in your family.  

post #90 of 266

Our babysitter (and neighbor)'s daughter is named Tallulah.  DS calls her "Lula" for short. smile.gif
 

post #91 of 266
I have a friend who's first and last name starts with a C, as does her husband's and both of her 2 boys. Then she has a daughter and gives her a name that starts with an M. I must admit, I was thrown.
post #92 of 266
We are also in the finalize names after birth camp. We don't find out genders so that means 4 to 6 names on the shortlist for the birth. My DD is Kassandra Diane, Kassie unless she's in trouble wink1.gif. I love Kassandra because she has choices for when she's older: Sandra, Sandy, Kassie, Kassandra or even Diane if that's what feels right for her. We had two girl names on the short list but when I held her right after she birth, I caught myself saying "hi Kassie". It just felt right and fit her so well.

This time we are throwing around:
Girl: Lydia Siobhan
Hannah Celeste
Boy: Thomas István (middle name after my late father)
Matthias (Middle name TBD).
post #93 of 266
We are also in the finalize names after birth camp. We don't find out genders so that means 4 to 6 names on the shortlist for the birth. My DD is Kassandra Diane, Kassie unless she's in trouble wink1.gif. I love Kassandra because she has choices for when she's older: Sandra, Sandy, Kassie, Kassandra or even Diane if that's what feels right for her. We had two girl names on the short list but when I held her right after she birth, I caught myself saying "hi Kassie". It just felt right and fit her so well.

This time we are throwing around:
Girl: Lydia Siobhan
Hannah Celeste
Boy: Thomas István (middle name after my late father) - Tommy or Tom
Matthias (Middle name TBD maybe Kelemen - my maiden name) - Matty or Matt
post #94 of 266
I have had two different dreams- one where I had a boy who I called both John Michael and Joseph Michael and another where I had a girl named Caroline Fairfax. Caroline, Fairfax, Joseph, and Michael are all family names. I think the name of John is lovely, but I have some bad associations with people named that. Not sure where it came from or what DH will think of any of these. For all I know, we'll have Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt! Just dreams...for now.
post #95 of 266

what do you guys think of the names... BOY: daye'lin (day lynn)

                                                         GIRL: brielle tamia (bri ell - tam mia)

post #96 of 266

Love reading all the ideas here!  We are just starting to get serious about names.  We won't find out gender until birth, so need to think of at least two.  

CoffeeBean: My DH also brought up Augusten, I really like it just not with our last name

Crafty: Caroline Fairfax is lovely. I think that could be a serious contender :)

So many other choices I like here too: Cecilia, Penelope, Silas, Mattias 

 

We are having the hardest time with boys names.  Seems we exhausted the one option we can agree on when we named our first.  I have decided that we are finished with girls names though.

So if it's a girl: Elyse Quinn

 

Our son is Owen Reid.  I don't want another name ending in en/an, so one's i like right now are:

Eliot

Spencer

Carter

Matthew

 

Seems Eliot is pretty popular in our area, so probably won't be our top choice. DH is lukewarm about Carter and Spencer and says no to Matthew (its his middle name).  Any suggestions are welcomed!

post #97 of 266
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Originally Posted by Jillgayle View Post

Love reading all the ideas here!  We are just starting to get serious about names.  We won't find out gender until birth, so need to think of at least two.  
CoffeeBean: My DH also brought up Augusten, I really like it just not with our last name
Crafty: Caroline Fairfax is lovely. I think that could be a serious contender smile.gif
So many other choices I like here too: Cecilia, Penelope, Silas, Mattias 

We are having the hardest time with boys names.  Seems we exhausted the one option we can agree on when we named our first.  I have decided that we are finished with girls names though.
So if it's a girl: Elyse Quinn

Our son is Owen Reid.  I don't want another name ending in en/an, so one's i like right now are:
Eliot
Spencer
Carter
Matthew

Seems Eliot is pretty popular in our area, so probably won't be our top choice. DH is lukewarm about Carter and Spencer and says no to Matthew (its his middle name).  Any suggestions are welcomed!
We have such similar taste in names, it's funny! I have at least 50% of your names on my baby names list! Now that we know we're having a boy, I guess I have to retire all of the great girl names I thought of! redface.gif

I really like August Charles right now, and since DH got to pick the first name, I think I get the middle name, right?
post #98 of 266

My son is Elijah, we call him Eli. :)

This one was so much easier to come up with names for, I don't know why.

For a girl, the same name we came up with had my son been a girl: Alexandria Renee.

For a boy: William Archer.

 

Alexandria is because my husband has always loved Alexander the Great. Renee is MIL's middle name. William is a major family name on my side of the family. Archer is a name that I like, and DH likes it because of the FX show Archer.

post #99 of 266

We have very traditional naming taste (as you can see from our children's names).  This time around we're really not sure what names we like best...  Leaning towards:

 

Girl: Laura ... maybe Elizabeth? (I like Elizabeth, but DH does not because his mom is Elisabeth)

Boy: James, Nathan, William, Andrew....

post #100 of 266

@ Farmer Cathy - Watch out for Sarah Elizabeth. That is my sister's name. Just a warning ;)

That said, we've got nothing. My husband and I both write, and have blown all the good names on our fictional characters and cats :/ Since you can't very well raise a nameless child, we'll have to remedy this situation some how, eventually. We're still pretty stumped at the moment, however.

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