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Oh and I loooove Dexter. My sister named her dog that though so it was out for a baby name last year when she got him.
post #142 of 542

I love Malcolm!

 

I gotta go check out the baby name site someone mentioned.  Need to go search and find it....

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I thought I had our names set in stone: Sawyer Orion for a boy and Delaney James for a girl, but now I'm not so sure.  This is the first baby that we have decided not to find out the sex ahead of time - and I am SO excited (granted, I was so excited to find out, too - I think both ways are great - we just already have everything, so there is no "need" to find out). 

 

But, I feel this incredible freedom in not having to have a name picked out ahead of time.  I can change my mind at will - and it is awesome!  I think eventually it will get old, but right now I am enjoying it. 
 

I'm considering: Lawton for a boy and Rosalind for a girl, now, too!

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Love the Firefly discussion! So many good ones from that series. River, Summer (which is actually on our list), Inara. :)

post #145 of 542

We're pretty much set on Charles Clare for a boy or Jeanne Marie for a girl.  Clare and Jeanne are family names, and Charles would be after Charles Martel, Charlemagne's grandfather (my husband likes history).

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We're pretty much set on Charles Clare for a boy or Jeanne Marie for a girl.  Clare and Jeanne are family names, and Charles would be after Charles Martel, Charlemagne's grandfather (my husband likes history).


Oooo... I like ALL of this. Great choices!

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Love the Firefly discussion! So many good ones from that series. River, Summer (which is actually on our list), Inara. smile.gif

Inara is on my girl list (though we're still pretty set on Brynn). Maybe if we decide to have a third child and both this one and that one are girls... LOL
post #148 of 542
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I'd totally go for River on this kid if I could.  River Song is like, my all time favorite character now from that show.  Plus my name is Brooke, so I think I might be able to just say, "oh, it's like a different form of my name!"

 

ha, aidenn, we had to cross River off our VERY SHORT list of boy names when i realized the baby is likely gonna get my fiancé's last name.. which ends on -brook :P

(my man thinks it doesn't matter, but i'm vehemently against combining two types of water in one name..)

 

i had a great naming discussion with my man, and fortunately he LOVED the names i've suggested. it's pretty incredible, but we seem to have a similar taste in names.. which would be, short (usually) and unusual (not in the top 1000 of US names). i was trying to look for slavic names because of my heritage, but instead got stuck / fell in love with two icelandic names.. which aren't really icelandic NAMES but rather WORDS, but i think they work as names (at least outside of iceland!). i'm feeling A LOT better now, knowing we at least have 1 or 2 "ok" options on our girls & boys name lists!

 

that said, does anyone else check the social security for name popularity? it's my latest obsession!!

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vc, i am pretty obsessed with the SSA baby name list. the 2012 list is supposed to come out in May! I can't wait and I'm glad it's coming out before we have to name our babies ! 

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We don't share names, but I'm really excited that our boy name/format will be one that we like AND it will honor all FOUR of mine and DH's grandfathers! I think that is so cool to have that work out in one name combo.

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the 2012 list is supposed to come out in May! I can't wait and I'm glad it's coming out before we have to name our babies ! 

 

ooh i was wondering when that one would come out!! now i can't wait!! we're far away from both top tens as mentioned, but i still can't get enough of thinking about names and seeing what the new trends are. it's changing so fast these years!

 

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We don't share names, but I'm really excited that our boy name/format will be one that we like AND it will honor all FOUR of mine and DH's grandfathers! I think that is so cool to have that work out in one name combo.

 

that is pretty amazing! i want to honor my ancestors so badly, but i don't like any of their names really, and / or they're unpronouncable in english. i've been giving myself a headache trying to figure out US-suitable alternate spellings! 

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  i've been giving myself a headache trying to figure out US-suitable alternate spellings! 

I'm doing the opposite, I'm trying to find local ways of spelling American names so that my kids' name sounds like a regular name (to my american ears) but people here will be able to read it out loud and have the pronunciation be close to perfect.  The language here is very phonetic, meaning words sound exactly as they are spelled, according to their pronunciation rules.  So it isn't too challenging to figure out what the 'correct-for-here' spelling would be, but then it looks butt ugly.

I love J names and they don't have that sound in their language at all, so it's just a total wash.

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Ooh, thanks for mentioning the Social Security list.  I just checked and Charles is on a steady decline but still ranked #62 (from #7 fifty years ago).  Jeanne is also on a decline and barely squeaked into the top 1000 (#963, down from #119 fifty years ago).

 

I just had a thought, though:  If Duchess Kate happens to have a boy and name him Charles after his grandfather, that name has to go off our list, since it would be pretty much guarantee there would be a million Charleses named in the following year.  Apparently as of yesterday, bookies are putting those odds at 10/1.  Oh, the wacky things to consider.
 

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I'm doing the opposite, I'm trying to find local ways of spelling American names so that my kids' name sounds like a regular name (to my american ears) but people here will be able to read it out loud and have the pronunciation be close to perfect.  The language here is very phonetic, meaning words sound exactly as they are spelled, according to their pronunciation rules.  So it isn't too challenging to figure out what the 'correct-for-here' spelling would be, but then it looks butt ugly.

I love J names and they don't have that sound in their language at all, so it's just a total wash.

 

now i'm dying to know where you live!!

your description would fit German.. i'm from Germany and my family still lives there. it's in the back of my mind that if i choose an American name, my family and my closest friends might have trouble pronouncing (or maybe even appreciating!) it.  

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THEY WILL.  It's for sure.  Argh.  I'll PM you so you won't die.  ;)

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Love the Firefly discussion! So many good ones from that series. River, Summer (which is actually on our list), Inara. :)

 

My co-worker's 2-year old daughter is named River. Now I know where he got the inspiration from. smile.gif

post #157 of 542
I have not even begun to think about names yet!!! I feel like such a slacker wink1.gif I'm 17 wks and still having a bit if trouble attaching to the thought I'm actually pregnant even though I feel the baby move all the time and even my fiancé has felt the baby. Also I look pregnant! I think I'm very stressed and have been having to ignore my nesting instincts since we are going to be moving and selling this home. I hope the scan in 3 weeks helps me find the spark inside me since mentally I am truly happy to be pregnant.
post #158 of 542
Oh and Serafina you and my 2nd daughter have the same name. I have never met another Serafina in person. Speaking of TV shows and movies I first heard the name on the steampunk themed movie "The Golden Compass" back in 2008 when I was 8 months pregnant and still did not have a solid name choice. orngtongue.gif I just fell in love with it right on the spot. smile.gif
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Oh and Serafina you and my 2nd daughter have the same name. I have never met another Serafina in person. Speaking of TV shows and movies I first heard the name on the steampunk themed movie "The Golden Compass" back in 2008 when I was 8 months pregnant and still did not have a solid name choice. orngtongue.gif I just fell in love with it right on the spot. smile.gif


Letnia, have you read the books? If not I recommend them SO MUCH. Better than the movie by far.

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Letnia, have you read the books? If not I recommend them SO MUCH. Better than the movie by far.

Actually I have not but your right I really should!! Lol It could be a cool gift to my DD when she is a teen
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