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post #261 of 542
I definitely take friends and family names into account when picking names. I love the unusual unique names. After 4 kids I'm keeping my mouth shout on this one. We named our first, Fender. Our families ran with it calling the baby names. We are musicians so his name is perfect! At 12yrs old he is a total rocker. Our families now say that they couldn't see him with a different name
So go with the name that makes your heart sing you wont regret it! smile.gif
post #262 of 542
I definitely take friends and family names into account when picking names. I love the unusual unique names. After 4 kids I'm keeping my mouth shout on this one. We named our first, Fender. Our families ran with it calling the baby names. We are musicians so his name is perfect! At 12yrs old he is a total rocker. Our families now say that they couldn't see him with a different name
So go with the name that makes your heart sing you wont regret it! smile.gif
post #263 of 542
I definitely take friends and family names into account when picking names. I love the unusual unique names. After 4 kids I'm keeping my mouth shout on this one. We named our first, Fender. Our families ran with it calling the baby names. We are musicians so his name is perfect! At 12yrs old he is a total rocker. Our families now say that they couldn't see him with a different name
So go with the name that makes your heart sing you wont regret it! smile.gif
post #264 of 542
Oops! My posted three times. Lol
post #265 of 542
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Originally Posted by fernmama View Post

I definitely take friends and family names into account when picking names. I love the unusual unique names. After 4 kids I'm keeping my mouth shout on this one. We named our first, Fender. Our families ran with it calling the baby names. We are musicians so his name is perfect! At 12yrs old he is a total rocker. Our families now say that they couldn't see him with a different name
So go with the name that makes your heart sing you wont regret it! smile.gif

fender is such a cool name! my rocker son would flip out  & request to be re-named! asl.gif

post #266 of 542
TillyMonster My sisters were pretty much saying that Jack was an older man's name and didn't sound good for a baby. 😳 So dumb. Jack always sounded like a little boy's name to me. Jack will be his nickname. His full name will be Joaquin Borges Costa IV.
post #267 of 542

i think the magic of a name like Jack is that it fits a 5 year old scoundrel just as perfectly as a 45 year old president. your sisters are way wrong on this point. good thing you're the one naming the little guy.

post #268 of 542
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Originally Posted by mrsandmrs View Post

i think the magic of a name like Jack is that it fits a 5 year old scoundrel just as perfectly as a 45 year old president. your sisters are way wrong on this point. good thing you're the one naming the little guy.

 

Agreed! I considered Jack for my #2 and made the mistake of sharing it with people. I think my mom and sister both turned up their noses at it. Guess who isn't hearing about names at all this time? winky.gif

post #269 of 542
I definitely agree that Jack is a great name at any age!
post #270 of 542

For a girl we have talked about: Serena, Alma, Alba, Isolde, Rosa and Amena

For a boy we have talked about: Diego, Pío, Salvador, Feliciano and Anastasio

Names have kind of been a point of disagreement with my partner. It seems like we both are vetoing the majority of the names the other puts out.

He says he wants to wait until he sees what the baby is like before he names it.

post #271 of 542

My husband and I have picked the names out:

 

For a girl: Novella Jade

We have some avid readers and book collectors in the house, so "Novella" is fitting.  Jade has been on my husband's name list forever.

Other names that were in the running: Nan, Mercy, Verity, Thea, Maybelline, Rosemary, Patience, Tess

 

For a boy: Benedict Rhys 

(Yes, we love Benedict Cumberbatch.  The middle name is pronounced Reese.)

Other names that were in the running: Charles, Henry, Reid, Theo, Leinad, Gabrik, Hugh, Quentin--because it would be our 5th boy, if the little one is a boy

post #272 of 542

Double post, sorry.

post #273 of 542

lilmamita & momzilla GREAT NAMES!!!!

 

post #274 of 542
Thanks everyone! We love calling him Jack already. 😊
post #275 of 542

I know I'm late in saying so, but I totally agree that Jack is one of those names that is truly great at any age. I know a few little boys named Jack, and my grandfather as well as Eric's stepfather's name is Jack.  

 

I'm still in a total rut with names. Eleanor is still Eric's fav that he's pushing for, but I don't love it. If I am being totally honest, Sophia is really growing on me.  hide.gif  It goes against so many guidelines I have for naming-super popular, I have a friend who has a daughter of the same name, a lady I really dislike it using it for her baby. All that being said, it feels like the only name so far that truly seems to "fit".  

 

Thank goodness I have 5 more months to decide, because I have a feeling it will take that long.

post #276 of 542
I'm right there with you freckledmama. My dh still loves Allyson. It just doesn't feel right to me, even with the nickname Ally. The only name that I have on my list that feels remotely right is Violet. I wanted to somewhat avoid a super popular name this time since my dd's name is crazy popular and now Violet is on the rise. I think in the long run it really doesn't matter how popular the name is.
post #277 of 542
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Originally Posted by lilmamita View Post

For a girl we have talked about: Serena, Alma, Alba, Isolde, Rosa and Amena

For a boy we have talked about: Diego, Pío, Salvador, Feliciano and Anastasio

Names have kind of been a point of disagreement with my partner. It seems like we both are vetoing the majority of the names the other puts out.

He says he wants to wait until he sees what the baby is like before he names it.

 

i love Isolde -- it is on my list as well.

 

lately i've been feeling like our baby might be a boy. i'll be 16wks tomorrow, so we still have a few weeks to go till we find out. but we've been trying to go with the feeling this week, esp. since we don't really have ANY boy names picked out yet. i feel like there's not much innovation among boy names.. i literally went through the SSA's top 1000 for boy names and couldn't find anything i would consider for my baby!

 

i don't want a "hunk" name for my boy.. i would like something soft like River (but that one is off our list since my fiancé's last name ends in -brook) but nothing that will get him made fun of for sounding too "girly". we also like Sage and Quinn, but with both these i would like them way better for a girl. anyone got any other ideas along those lines??

post #278 of 542
I could use some opinions.

For a boy, I really live the name Ari. But we're not Jewish- is it a little funny for a non-Jewish kid to have the name Ari? What do y'all think?
post #279 of 542
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Originally Posted by Jennyanydots View Post

I could use some opinions.

For a boy, I really live the name Ari. But we're not Jewish- is it a little funny for a non-Jewish kid to have the name Ari? What do y'all think?
I think it's totally fine! I like that name!
post #280 of 542
Jenny- I live in Utah and obviously it's a primarily Mormon state, not many Jewish people here at all. I worked with a guy named Ari. He is Mormon and it did not strike me as weird at all that his name is Ari and he isn't Jewish. I actually remember loving the uniqueness of his name right away.
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