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post #101 of 542

I see a few names on this thread that I'm also considering! 

 

Here are the current lists...

 

Girls:

Adelaide

Annalise

Ayla

Beatrix

Elora

Maeve

Maura

Meredith

Naomi

Nora

Willow

 

Boys:

Cameron

Sam

Soren

Spencer

 

Middle name options so far for girls: Casseopeia, Lyra, Andromeda, or Sky

Middle name options for boys: Leo... that's it. We already used Orion and Phoenix, so that one's harder!

 

We're trying to avoid names starting with the "K" sound, if possible, because my husband and I both have names starting with that, or "L" and "J" because of the older kids. But I'd make an exception for Cameron possibly. We also need to avoid anything that ends in "s" because our last name does. It's hard. I didn't realize how many boy names I liked that end in "s"! Ennis, Lucas, Jonas... and I loved Sirius as a possible middle name. I just had to very sadly remove Tobias from my list when I realized my mistake. Duh!

post #102 of 542
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Originally Posted by nettlesoup View Post

My fiance is useless when it comes to names. I never has any serious suggestions, and never has much to say about my suggestions either!

But I'm wanting to stick to the themes of trees, plants and general nature, or Celtic Deities. My daughter is called Hazel.
 

 

ha! yes, isn't it mostly up to us to come up with a name list? and then we bounce off the ideas on our guys.. and see if they veto. same here. :P

 

nettlesoup, nature-related names would be my "theme" too. and slavic deities. i love the name Hazel!

 

aidenn, i think will smith is past his prime.. kids born now will probably know his kids more. and i really like Willem. i wouldn't be discouraged. 

post #103 of 542

aidenn, also Will Smith is not as bad as Michael Bolton! lol.gif (Office Space... love that movie!)

post #104 of 542

Bromache - we're thinking Ayla for a girls name (though haven't decided yet).  I've liked Soren for a looong time. :D

post #105 of 542
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Originally Posted by dakipode View Post

aidenn, also Will Smith is not as bad as Michael Bolton! lol.gif (Office Space... love that movie!)

yeahthat.gif  I LOVE that movie!

 

I've also been thinking of Soren for about 11 years.  :)

post #106 of 542

Soren's a new find for me. I love how it sounds. It's not too Scandinavian, though, right? I worry about using names that are too much associated with a particular culture/ethnic group thta we are clearly not a part of.

 

I think Willem Smith is fine. If you plan to call him Will, you will likely get comments, but that wouldn't stop me from using it if I loved it. As was pointed out, kids from HIS generation probably won't know much about Will Smith anyway.

post #107 of 542
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Originally Posted by bexsd View Post

Jonas is the latest name I'm really excited about.

Months before we got pregnant with this one, DH and I had both settled on Jonas for a boy. LOVE that name. Then one day I said it outloud with our last name (Thomas) and went - yuck. I don't like them together, so we had to veto the name. But it makes me sad because it's one of the few boy names we both really like! I so hope someone on here uses it so I can live vicariously through you!
post #108 of 542
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Originally Posted by LivingSky View Post


Months before we got pregnant with this one, DH and I had both settled on Jonas for a boy. LOVE that name. Then one day I said it outloud with our last name (Thomas) and went - yuck. I don't like them together, so we had to veto the name. But it makes me sad because it's one of the few boy names we both really like! I so hope someone on here uses it so I can live vicariously through you!

 

Haha, aw! What names are you thinking now?

post #109 of 542
I wonder how many of us will have the same first names in the end. Lol Names can be so hard. Especially when the daddy doesn't do anything but veto.
post #110 of 542
I made the rule with my ex that he could only veto if he made a legitimate suggestion.
post #111 of 542
My husband has veto power, and so do I. But he rarely suggests anything. I *think* Juliet is in the top running for girl!
post #112 of 542

Oh Juliet is sooo sweet! If my husband's name weren't Julian, we would totally go for that!

 

It sounds bad, but I'm firmly against all J names because my Mother in Law named all her kids J names (like the Duggars, but less kids) and I am not interested in hearing about how I am "carrying on her legacy" for the rest of my life.

 

My favorite girl name is Nora right now, but I also really like Beverly, as old ladyish as some say it is. :) 

post #113 of 542
Thanks! It just feels right to me. My daughters name is Alyvia (weird spelling, I blame it on the hormones haha) but really she strictly goes by Lyvi. And Juliet I would have a nickname of Jules. Lyvi and Jules is pretty cute together if I may say so smile.gif

I really love Nora. Super cute! And I do not blame you one bit on the no "J" names.
post #114 of 542

One of my top boy names has been mentioned here as a name someone really wants, so we may have duplicates if we both have boys.

(Sorry I'm not actually sharing my shortlists here, I am feeling weird about sharing our name choices like I might jinx something if I say anything ahead of time.)

post #115 of 542

I've liked 'Soren' since studying Soren Kierkegaard in college 10 years ago. :D  I don't think it's too obviously Scandinavian, though.  It does mean 'severe' I think; I don't know how you feel about that.

post #116 of 542

I am trying to think of boy names that contain M and/or L (because I want some alliteration) and don't end in L, M, or N (because I don't want a rhyming name).  Does anyone have suggestions?

post #117 of 542

Emilio?

post #118 of 542
Milo?
post #119 of 542
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Originally Posted by thefreckledmama View Post

I made the rule with my ex that he could only veto if he made a legitimate suggestion.
We have this rule too but it applies to food/restaurant suggestions!

I'm all for Nora, though I wouldn't name my daughter that since it's my mother's name.

I like Lyoto for boys, at one point we were big UFC fans, but I don't think it goes well with our last name.
post #120 of 542

someone on here mentioned swistlebabynames.blogspot.com - i'm reading this blog every morning before work now. what an amazing resource. 

 

i have opted out of overdiscussing names with my fiancé, he's just not as much a naming enthusiast as me, and i wouldn't want him to get tired of it.. or veto a name i really love just because he's tired of hearing about it. i just try to accept that it's much more important to me than it is to him, and so i am doing most or maybe even all of the research and keep updating my list. 

 

like katalopolis, i don't want to publish my fave names on here just yet. but i think i'm figuring out what "kind" of names i like more than others. i seem to be drawn to one-syllable names. i also like names that don't end on an -a - especially for girls, which eliminates many of them already. the reason might be that both my first and my last name end on an -a, and i like somewhat androgynous names.

so it seems likely at this early point that i'll pick a one-syllable first name that isn't necessarily english, but must be easily pronouncable in english. for a middle name, i am still looking for slavic names or words to honor my ancestors. and i might go with my fiancé's last name since i like it and i'm planning to take his name after we are married.

 

i'm feeling a lot better with all those naming choices out there now knowing a little bit more about my own "style" or preferences. of course, i don't know yet if that is totally okay with my fiancé. but he's liked a few of my one-syllable names so far, so i think he might be on board with it. :) 

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