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and while we're all here, what would YOU name twin boys???????


I was trying to convince my DH at one point that if we were to have twin boys, could we call them Rory and William, but he wouldn't buy it. (I'm a really big Doctor Who fan, can you tell?)

 

My first name is Terra, and I hated it when I was a child, but I love it as an adult given how unique it is. I think I've met 4 people in my life with the same name. Spelling it gets kind of old, though.

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(Disclaimer: skip the next paragraph if you love Twilight)  I hated those movies (I rarely have such a strong opinion on a movie).  I can't believe I've actually seen a few of them (how did that even happen? duh.gif ) and I want those hours of my life back. The blank faced non-acting, the lame dialogue, I felt like I was watching a Saturday Night Live spoof-on-a-film the entire time and kept cracking up.  I couldn't understand anyone taking it seriously.  I can't say anything about the books Stephanie Meyer wrote, but as a HUGE Jane Austen fan (Can I name my daughter Elizabeth Bennett?), that is a pretty lofty comparison to make, I must say.  They must be a lot better than I'm imagining.  

 

Anyway, I knew lots of Amandas, Nicoles, Kellys, Ashleys, Amys, Jennifers, Jessicas, etc....  as well.  There was a few unique girl names in the area I grew up in, that stood out a bit in the 80s/90s:  Tegan, Petra, Gretchen....

 

I love Gwendolyn and the Winnie nickname.  DF hates.

 

I, like Devilish/Terra, love that my name is unique, even if maybe for about six years of childhood I wished I was named something more mainstream.  That period passes, and in the end I am used to tons of compliments of my name, etc....  I tried to explain this to my DF who vetos every single name that isn't commonly used locally with the excuse that he doesn't want the child teased, that it's a short period if you consider the entire lifespan, where a unique name might be slightly problematic, and then there's 80 years remaining to consider where it can be a lovely thing to have a special name.  He's focusing on those half dozen years on the playground.  Kind of small minded, I think.

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Serafina, you aren't alone: I hate Twilight and everything about it. I read the first book to see what all the fuss was and literally threw it acros the room, I was so angry at what a piece of sh!te it was. I have so little reading time most days, I was really angry to have wasted my time on that.
(While I find Jane Austen to be a lovely writer, I have class issues, so don't enjoy it as others do. wink1.gif)

Terra, I love your name. Mine is unique, but also impossible to pronounce. I got tired of it, and have gone by a nickname a classmate gave me -- because I liked it -- since senior year of high school (20 plus years now). I haven't legally changed my name to the nickname, but have thought about it.

I would totally do Rory and William as twin boy names. I loved that character. I also like Kai and Owen, which might be rather more obscure -- its the name of the actor from Torchwood who plays Rhys Williams.
(William is this baby's first or middle, after my late father. We are playing around with various combinations.)
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I love Rory and William as twin boy names. Total Doctor Who nerd here. I was considering Amelia for this baby but wanted to steer away from alliteration and our first daughters name starts with A.

My name is Michelle. I'm 25 and I only knew 1 other Michelle through elementary and junior high. And then maybe 2 total in high school. My name is common but for some reason there are not very many Michelle's in my age group. I didn't even think about it much until right now. Maybe if I had a more common name I would have named my daughter something else so she doesn't have a hindered other Olivia's or Lyvi's in her class. In the long run though I hope she likes her name.
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Serafina - No, you are NOT alone in thinking the comparisons between Austen and Meyer are ridiculous.  I recently read this book, and yeah, suffice it to say, there are no PhDs writing about Stephenie Meyer's contributions to the writing world.  That being said, most of my boy's names on the list came from names or surnames in the Austen world, such as Bennett and William.  Some names from the books are a touch old-fashioned and thus (IMO) need some modifications, like Fitzwilliam!

 

MamaMash and Devilish - Love Rory and William as twins!  I love the name River for a boy or a girl as well.  I've got kind of a ladyboner for her as a character.  And the final episode!  Ooh boy, I love the name River even more!!

 

Now I am thinking of switching his name from Oliver to River.  My first name is Brooke and I also like that he gets DH's last name, but he gets River (Brooke) from me.  Does Quimby still work as a middle name for River Smith?


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Now I am thinking of switching his name from Oliver to River.  My first name is Brooke and I also like that he gets DH's last name, but he gets River (Brooke) from me.  Does Quimby still work as a middle name for River Smith?

aidenn - I think it sounds awesome! I like Oliver as well:)

 

Serafina - did I miss a post somewhere about you having a girl? Congrats! And, I think Gwendolyn with a nickname of Winnie is adorable.

 

mrsandmrs - I too agree that Rory & William would be great twin boy names. 

 

thefreckledmama - sorry you're having a case of the blahs, I hear ya for sure... I do like Penelope with nickname Pippi:) But, I've always loved the name Sophia!

 

tilly - Eleanore Louise sounds so sweet. And, Isabella is my favorite girl name of all time! DH & I said since the first day we talked about having kids that we would name our little girl Isabella. We're having a boy and still struggling with the first name. I have one I like and DH has one he likes but neither of us are really sure of either of our choices (and we both like each others favorites so far but are just not in love with the names yet)... I just keep hoping one day it will hit us and we'll know. We are also keeping an open mind to waiting until he is here and making the final decision then...

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aidenn - I really love the name river. It would be very high on my list if the husband hadn't asked for "no nouns" as names. I think it would be awesome if we had a baby River in this community.

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I'm Nicole, LOL. Most other Nicoles I've met spelt it Nichole or had it as a nick name.
So I've always said, "I'm Nicole, no H". LOL
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Serafina - did I miss a post somewhere about you having a girl? Congrats! And, I think Gwendolyn with a nickname of Winnie is adorable.

 

Yup!  joy.gif

But yeah DF would never go for Gwendolyn.  He wants one commonly used in his language and I despise 99% of names in his language.  ARgh!

River is definitely gorgeous....absolutely gorgeous.  I wish unique names that make sense to English speakers were on our list of consideration.  Oh well.

I'm so sick of naming.  I really am.  It's not fun anymore.

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Serafina, remind me what your partners' language is? Between the lot of us I'm sure we could come up with something.
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We've recently added Roble (pronounced Robe-leh) to our list.  It means oak in Spanish, which grows natively in my partner's country as well as my home state.  Simón is still in the top spots on our list, too.  Our plan (as I've mentioned before) is to wait until we meet the boy before settling on a name, but I want to have at least some ideas of names we like ready.  But now I'm starting to get a little nervous that we will have trouble with indecisiveness once he's here....and I don't want him to go too long without a name - especially since we have to get him a passport right away!!

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I'm sad to see so many Twi-haters here! It's definitely a genre people either love or hate. I actually bought the book to poke fun at my girlfriend at the time, who become entirely obsessed with it! I ended up bonding more with her and my sisters over it, so it was a pleasant experience all around for me.

 

I thought Meyer's writing was fresh and different, just like J. K. Rowling, who gets the same grief but is a more respected writer. Meyer is not really a writer at all, she was just a housewife who majored in English! Pretty amazing her success if you think about it. The HP books are amazing too, and something I will be happy to have my DD read. The Twilight Saga will have to wait until she's MUCH older, because it really deals with adult topics along with the cheesy (but juicy!) teenage love crap. Ha!

 

Personally, I love love love Pride and Prejudice as a story, the BBC interpretations from the 1970s I believe are great. But for me, the book was an agonizing read. Emma was the same for me, I couldn't get through it even though I wanted to. I do love the classic names that came out of those books too! Jane Eyre and anything from the Bronte sisters I really enjoyed most. Guess why I decided to go and read it? In Twilight, there are a few scenes where she's analyzing Wuthering Heights and it sparked an interest. I never got around to reading them when I was younger and am SO glad I finally did.

 

I read all the Twilight books, loved them, read them again. Anyone trying to compare the movies to the books really shouldn't, because IMHO and a lot of other fans out there, there is no comparison. I actually like Kristen Stewart... she's not the best actor, but did a good job being an introvert, nerd-ish girl. The hype did really ruin things for me, but then again, the whole thing became a huge success, so really, either good or bad opinions, people are talking about it. And probably will for a long time! thumb.gif

 

Sorry to get so off topic!

 

I love Gwendolyn-- my husband veto'd because he thinks that's where Wendy came from, and he's not a fan of that name... *sigh* I think this baby is going to be nameless until I give birth. I say if you LOVE the name, who cares why it's popular!

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Serafina, remind me what your partners' language is? Between the lot of us I'm sure we could come up with something.

I PM'd you!  I try to keep some level of privacy to my public internet posting.

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Personally, I love love love Pride and Prejudice as a story, the BBC interpretations from the 1970s I believe are great. But for me, the book was an agonizing read. Emma was the same for me, I couldn't get through it even though I wanted to.  

uhoh3.gif  You didn't enjoy Pride and Prejudice?  The BBC movie with Colin Firth is good, but the book---OMG best RomCom ever.  The original romcom.  Jane Austen is the original sassy female wit.  The writing is so delicious and well-done, I have read it (and all her books) several times.   I just can't imagine anyone not enjoying reading Jane Austen.  I hope I don't sound like a lit snob, --hardly!  Jane Austen isn't lofty and auspicious reading!  It's light and delicious and fun.    I'm glad you liked the Bronte sisters, though.  Jane Eyre is a fabulous classic, and one I enjoyed immensely as a young lady.

 

Those are definitely the books I've got on my shelves waiting for this little one pound wonder to someday inherit!  (I even liked the book The Jane Austen Book Club  !  hehe)

 

Don't get miffed at me, tilly, but I am firmly in the Twilight hating camp!  duck.gif

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Don't worry tillymonster, you're not alone! I'm a Twilight fan as well. I actually went in to the first movie (before reading the books) with absolutely no knowledge as to what it was. it was a different enough take on vampires to peak my interest and get me to read the books. I think going in to it without having heard any of the hype around the series is what saved it for me. I enjoyed the books and actually did enjoy the movies as well. The books are teen novels, written for teens about teens, but they are quite good within that genre. I thought that Meyers did a great job of capturing the emo, confused and confusing nature of teenage romance.

I also very thoroughly enjoyed her novel The Host and am eager to see the movie when I have time!

On the name front, I love the name Gwendolyn! I've also decided I love the name Ainsley for a girl. Not that I need to add names to our girl list! I think DH might be having second thoughts about or first choice boy name (Reid) so now I should be working on other options there. *sigh* I find boy's names SO tough.
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I'm a twilight fan. Hated the first movie. I do not like Kristen Stewart at all. But, the last 3 movies were decent and I thoroughly enjoyed the books when I read them. I also really enjoyed The Host.

I love Gwendolyn! I suggested it to my dh but he vetoed it. Ainsley is so cute livingsky.
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LivingSky - Ainsley is adorable!  We have a mom in our LLL group whose daughter is Ainsley (pronounced Anns-Lee) and it just suits her!

 

Our newest set of names revolves around River Laren.  We're pretty decided on River as a first name now, but we're still rolling around middle names.  Other considerations have been Wentworth, Declan, Quimby, and Willem.

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I like River and LOVE Declan! Your name choices are great. Wish I could be confident about mine.

DH really sucked the life out of the name search. I don't even want to talk to him about it anymore. He's got no desire to even try and just wants to contribute stupid silly names just to poke fun. Time to get serious I think but I'm also hormonal. smile.gif

Eleanore is lovely but I'm not sure if its girly enough. Just like Samantha. It's not like I can bounce ideas off DH tho, because he's tired of talking about it. *sigh*
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I would love River for a boy and Riley for a girl.  But I will never get these names

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Our newest set of names revolves around River Laren.  We're pretty decided on River as a first name now, but we're still rolling around middle names.  Other considerations have been Wentworth, Declan, Quimby, and Willem.

 

wow, River Laren! that is a beautiful combination! we can't use RIver because our last name ends on -brook :( . before that realization it was one of our boy favorites!

 

and i've never heard Laren before!

 

re the Twilight stuff, i think right now naming your daughter Bella would probably make people think of the movies. but i don't think they're big enough to really stick around.. comparing to Star Wars and stuff like that here. so, i think in a few years people might not even remember that there was a character with that name. on the other hand, nymbler.com suggested Anakin to me the other day and that name is just in a whole other category for me. i could never get the movie association out of my head. 

 

it must be so hard when you and your partner have totally different naming preferences. tillymonster, my DF gets tired of the naming discussion too.. that's why i'm doing all my research and most of my thinking by myself and only bring up the topic when i really want / need his attention. i'm also bouncing off ideas and thoughts on my friends who are into naming, but i don't mention my stronger candidates.. only names i kind of like or that i just discovered, or names i've vetoed off the list. 

 

i'm so excited. we've finally found a strong candidate for a boy! we're not completely sold yet, but the name we're considering right now would have four parts to it: 

First name - a new name we both like for sound / meaning, something that hasn't been in our families yet

1st middle name - a name that reflects my heritage. we're probably gonna go with my maternal grandfathers' name.. i recently stumbled upon my maternal family tree and discovered the name goes back to the 1700s, the line was broken when i was born or else we could have a IV or V now!

2nd middle name - DF's family has the naming tradition of giving a family last name as a middle name. so for the 2nd middle name we're gonna go with DF's mother's maiden name. she passed away unexpectedly a couple of years ago, and so i think it would be great to pass on her legacy / memory this way. 

last name - baby's most likely gonna get DF's last name, even though we're not married yet and i do feel a little bit weird about having a different last name than my child. but the wedding is planned for next summer, which is when i'd be changing my own name anyway.. so it's probably only smart to avoid the extra paperwork later on.  

 

so yeah, and i've thought back and forth about the pros and cons about having two middle names, but we've both decided that we actually really like it. i only know one guy who has two middle names, and i think names like J.R.R. Tolkien sound majestic in a way -- much like a IV or V!

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