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Clementine has been on our list as has Valencia smile.gif
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Clementine has been on our list as has Valencia smile.gif

 



oooh.  Valencia is really beautiful, too.

I think girls' names are more fun to pick out!  Not that boy's names aren't fun, but it seems like girl's names are even more fun.

I think my partner is getting pretty decided on the name Simón.  He's referring to the baby by that name now.  I like it and I'm happy he's not jumping around from name to name or recommending ridiculous names anymore.  I tried to get him to think about the middle name (or first name, since here it is pretty common to go by either one, so we can arrange them however sounds best and still call the kid Simón).  He said I could pick it since he chose Simón (funny, cause if I recall I originally suggested Simón, but I'll take it!).  Now I'm starting to fall into his thinking about wanting to see the baby first, before naming it.  But here's some of the ideas I have:
Marcos Simón
Clemencio Simón
Roque Simón

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From my experience of living in a southern state and now living in Ca I would have to say that the name you choose doesn't necessarily label you as liberal or conservative. Maybe in the past but not today. Most of my friends are conservative and have chose very unique hippie names. I think Hollywood and the region of the US can influence your choice in names. Modern society in general and celebrities make people think outside the box nowadays. I have a few liberal friends and most of their kid's names are very normal. I love the vintage style and eras so I chose an old fashion name for my dd (Amelia) and a family name as the middle name (Jean) which is also old fashion. For our soon to be son my husband wanted him to be a fourth so he will have a Portuguese name (Joaquin Borges) with Jack as a nickname. Jack is old fashion too. :-)

 

i agree. it's much too simplistic a concept to be accurate.

 

i have a question for you guys. do you think the name Ariel works for a boy?

i know there's that stupid little mermaid with the same name. i love the name, i'm connecting it with the angel Ariel and hence (?) it sounds more "male" to me.. what do you guys think?

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I worked with a guy names Ariel. Since then I have connected it as a more masculine name. I think it works smile.gif but, there is definitely still the little mermaid connection.
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I think Ariel works great for a boy. I came across it a lot when I was first considering Ari, and I think it's a good name for a boy- I just know my DP wouldn't go for it.
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i agree. it's much too simplistic a concept to be accurate.

 

i have a question for you guys. do you think the name Ariel works for a boy?

i know there's that stupid little mermaid with the same name. i love the name, i'm connecting it with the angel Ariel and hence (?) it sounds more "male" to me.. what do you guys think?

I have never met a male Ariel yet so I still make that little mermaid connection. However, I truly believe if the angels are smacking you in the back of the head, you need to pay attention. Personal experience on that! You could always nickname him Ari if needed/wanted. 

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I like Ari; Ariel is harder for me to contemplate for a boy. If I were really feeling pulled in that direction, I'd be more likely to go with Gabriel. But that's my more conservative name preferences coming out.
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i have a question for you guys. do you think the name Ariel works for a boy?

 

i grew up with a boy named Ariel and then the movie came out, so i always thought it was weird the mermaid had a boy's name.  i think it is a great boy's name.  the little boy i knew did suffer some teasing, but it was also right around the time the movie came out.  are the disney classics still such classics that kids still watch all of them?

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My DD (age 5) loves the Little Mermaid music. She hasn't seen it, bt many of her friends have.
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I spent most of my preteen years watching the hell out of the Little Mermaid, and could probably recite the entire movie off by heart... still. And, even though I love Shakespeare, too, I still would have a hard time not making the Disney princess association.

But, on the other hand, I was going to pee on the whole Rory-is-a-girl`s-name and should we have had a boy, that`s what we would have called him. (I love me my Doctor Who.)

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Oh I LURVE Dr. Who. We are thinking about Amelia but we don't love Amy as a nickname. And plus-- it's high on the popularility list. Not sure if I care this time, I sure didn't last time with Isabella. Lol. Rory is LOVELY. I love it for a girl. Short for Lorelei.

Simón is lovely! I also love Ariel but not for a boy, personally. I love these A names:
Aiden, Alan, Alec, Alexander.

I am so sad Sebastian Thomas is out and wish I hadn't grown so fond of it! My intuition wasn't wrong with my first DD so it's just WEIRD that I didn't guess right this time!

We are really digging Samantha ATM. But can you ladies help me with a first name that goes well with Jerry? Both my father and DHs grandfather were Jerry (Gerald and Jerome) so we really thought Jerry was great for a girl and didn't so much like it for a boy. So it's going to be a middle we think!

So far what we have is:
Samantha Jerry Peralta

The first name should go well with Isabella. I'd love any ideas here!
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OMG speaking of Doctor Who (I also LURVE it) I totally painted some canvases for my nephews surprise doctor who room. Which is going to be frickin' amazing. We did a converse shoe, a Bowtie, and the new doctor who logo (the DW that looks like the tardis). Amazing. On the name front I also love Rory as a nickname. Amelia is super pretty.
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OMG speaking of Doctor Who (I also LURVE it) I totally painted some canvases for my nephews surprise doctor who room. Which is going to be frickin' amazing. We did a converse shoe, a Bowtie, and the new doctor who logo (the DW that looks like the tardis). Amazing. On the name front I also love Rory as a nickname. Amelia is super pretty.
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My youngest daughter is Amelia. We call her Mimi. My ex MIL wanted to call her Mia, but honestly I went against Mia just because she liked it.

Even though Sophia is still the top choice, I'm starting to look at other names again, but nothing is jumping out at me, either.
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Tillymonster, I have a sweet young friend who is named Araceli Samantha. I always thought that name was so lovely.
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I went to school with a girl names Ariel, but now I know a guy Ariel, and I think it works well on him!  He's a great guy, and I like Ari too (though he just goes by Ariel).

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I worked with a guy named Ariel also. I think it works for a boy.

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I like Ariel for a boy, as I like Aries.  I think at it's core, Ariel is a boy's name that just got co-op'ed by Disney.

 

I like Valencia for a girl too.  My DD2's middle name was supposed to be Esperanza but it got pushed out when my dear friend named her daughter Hope.  I just didn't want two Hopes that close together, if I could help it.

 

We've pretty much decided this baby's name is going to be Oliver Quimby, but I still occasionally refer to him by the name we were going to name the girl's if they were boys, which is Ehren (Aaron).  I don't know if this is ex-girlfriend syndrome (you know, calling your new love by your ex's name!) or if this is "a sign".

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thanks everyone for your input :)

 

Jennyanydots, i didn't even think about Ari and Ariel being kind of the same name. Ari means "lion", Ariel means "lion of God". 

DF doesn't seem to be interested in the name. i put it on our meager boy name list anyway :) 

 

we were discussing Marian last night, as a potential middle name. it would honor both our maternal grandmothers. mine was named Maria and DF's was named Marion. 

i thought Marian was a male name, but when i looked it up on babynamewizard.com it was displayed as a female name. any thought on that?

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vc, I thought Marion was a boys' name that had become popular with girls later, but I just looked at a few sites and it seems like the consensus is that it's a traditionally female name, and a variant of Mary. Still, looks like it has been used as both, and some high profile men have had it. I think it makes a great male name.
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