Now that I know mine is a boy, I have a name I really like. Last time round I had a terrible time trying to think of names I liked, so typically this time I have a name I love; Bran, and my fiance isn't very keen on it. Looks like I'll be thinking up more names!
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Baby names....anyone brainstorming? - Page 16post #302 of 5424/17/13 at 9:11amQuote:
What about Bram? Similar, but less cereal-y. :)post #303 of 5424/17/13 at 9:39ampost #304 of 5424/17/13 at 9:44ampost #305 of 5424/17/13 at 10:05amQuote:
Probably initially she would have a family nickname (probably Beebee as the name starts with B, is short, and has no obvious other nickname) and then later she could use either name.post #306 of 5424/17/13 at 11:32ampost #307 of 5424/17/13 at 11:34ampost #308 of 5424/17/13 at 11:45amQuote:
I'm going to be the odd one out here, and caution - don't do it! And not because it's uncommon for a daughter to be named after a mother, but because it is a HUGE pain in the butt down the road to have the same name. Having grown up in a family where "Robert" was the first name of my brother, my dad, TWO uncles, and my godfather... it's really frustrating for everyone. When someone says something about "Robert" no one knows who they're referring to without further clarification. When someone called the house asking for Robert or Bob, all we could answer was "Which one?". To this day my dad and brother sometimes get each other's mail, phone calls - even a speeding ticket once.
Now all that being said... who wants to hazard a guess as to my DH's first name?
Anyways, I definitely am a supporter of using your first name as a daughter's middle name - she can still go by it if she chooses to, and you could call her by it from the start if you want to, but at least your first names would be different on legal paperwork. Just my two centspost #309 of 5424/17/13 at 11:47am
nettle, i wonder if you could agree on a longer version with the NN Bran (Brandon, Branson, etc). or what about Bran appeals to you that you might find somewhere else. I read that Bran is the Celtic god of the underworld, whose symbol is the Raven. maybe you both like Raven? I think it's also a pretty common Welsh name, so maybe something like Gareth or Wyn would strike your fancy. Compromising on names with a partner is so difficult!post #310 of 5424/17/13 at 12:33pmpost #311 of 5424/17/13 at 12:48pmIsn't Bran the little boy from the Game of Thrones books? I like the name, and the character (though I couldn't finish the series- too violent and graphic for me). If I hadn't read them I might think cereal, but having a character to associate with the name makes a big difference.
Now we know (unless the MaterniT21 test was wrong!) that this baby is a boy- so now it's time to really think about names more seriously! DP really loves the name Ari, in part because of its Norse meaning, "eagle," and I am almost sold on it. I'm just slightly hesitant because of the strong Jewish association and my worry that it will seem inappropriate.post #312 of 5424/17/13 at 3:00pmYes Jenny, Bran is the little boy from Game of Thrones. And I really love the name Ari for a boy.
I'm pretty much set on this little girls name. But I'm not sure my husband is quite there. Violet Nair (nye-ear). The middle name is my husbands Brazilian grandmothers name... I don't love it... And I'm not 100% sure on the pronunciation because she doesn't even go by this name.. Thoughts? I adore Violet even though I know it has risen rapidly in popularity. I've been calling her Violet the last few days and it just feels right. But this damn middle name is killing me. My dh is SET on the middle name, it is non negotiable in his book. Sigh :/post #313 of 5424/17/13 at 3:06pmpost #314 of 5424/17/13 at 4:09pm
mamamash, that's a tough one because I would be so worried about everyone mispronouncing that middle name. Of course how often do you have to communicate your middle name to someone...
Now that we know it's a boy DH "confessed" to me that he's always had a strong preference for Irish names. And all I can think is: the kid's going to be half Asian...post #315 of 5424/17/13 at 5:30pmpost #316 of 5424/17/13 at 5:33pmExactly Dakipode. Everyone will say Nair, like the hair removal product. Gag. And, I really wouldn't want to put a pronunciation in parenthesis on a birth announcement. This is not a battle I can win.. So I don't even know why I'm so bugged by it. I guess it depends on how Irish of a name he likes. If I'm not mistaken, some Irish names are really quite common and not perceived as strictly Irish.post #317 of 5424/17/13 at 6:56pmI think middle names function as the perfect place for names one parent really insists on, or someone is being honored, but the name itself isn't one that is especially loved by both parents.
MamaMash-would he consider spelling Nair phonetically? Even if he won't, I don't think it's all that bad, especially if he's happy with it as a middle name, and if he's going to let you have a name you love for her first name.post #318 of 5424/17/13 at 7:25pmQuote:Is it game of thrones? Because I have been scheming on a plan to trick dh into a GOT name since we were ttc
*edit just read above that it is GOT. Love it! Now if we only knew what would become of Bran by series end...
And speaking of GOT, can someone please name their baby Arya? I love it
Turns out, dh feels that because I chose dd's first and middle name, he thinks he should pick this babe's name. He seems pretty adamant, and I did kind of steamroll him with dd, so I guess he can have it.
He only wants to consider family names and at this point I think this baby's name will be John. I am lobbying for the middle name but haven't come up with anything spectacular. Sigh. Not too exciting around here on the name front.post #319 of 5424/17/13 at 7:32pmThread Starter
MamaMash - I like the idea of changing Nair to a more phonetic spelling. Or do two middle names. But I like Violet, even if Jennifer Garner did make it more popular. I wouldn't let that stop you if the name feels right!
Jennyanydots - I still love your choice of Ari for a boy's name! Are you thinking of arr-ee or air-ee for the pronunciation? I am afraid the only real life person I know with the name Ari is Ari Shapiro from NPR, but I assume there's more than one pronunciation?
nettlesoup - Count me on board with the Bran being totally okay. I didn't make the cereal connection until someone else mentioned it. I would assume a shortened form of Brandon, Branson, etc.post #320 of 5424/17/13 at 7:55pmI did talk to him about changing the spelling to a more phonetic one, but his opinion on that is its not really honoring his grandma if we do that. I've been thinking of trying to add that dash thing above either the a or i.. Sorry I'm terrible and have no idea what they are called or if that would even be appropriate. I'm talking about Náir or Naír... Someone with any knowledge on that chime in please!
I do love the name Arya! And I also love Ayla, from the Clan of the Cave Bear series.
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