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Baby names....anyone brainstorming? - Page 5post #82 of 5423/11/13 at 7:24ampost #83 of 5423/11/13 at 7:33amWe threw out Penelope (nn Pippi) for a girl to DP's mom and she really likes it, too. He's funny and won't "commit" to a name until he feels like he's discussed it exhaustively. I've mostly settled on Jack for a boy, both my grandfathers were named Jack, DP's stepfather (who we adore and will the full time grandpa on his side) is named Jack-so it just seems like how it should be. My son is the III and was named for his dad and great grandfather, so I'd kind of like any other sons to have a family name as well. Plus, with my older kids, and family association in their names was always on their fathers side, so I'd like to honor my family this time around.post #84 of 5423/11/13 at 2:53pmQuote:
That's funny! I don't think it sounds "like a hick" at all. I grew up in rural WV and you can tell him I never knew a Holden, haha.
Jonas is the latest name I'm really excited about.post #85 of 5423/11/13 at 3:02pmpost #86 of 5423/11/13 at 3:07pmQuote:
Thanks! I didn't know until after I mentioned it to my mom, but it was apparently my great grandpa's name (he went by Jack and that's always how I had heard him referred to).post #87 of 5423/11/13 at 3:15pm
We've already agreed on a name for a girl and one for a boy. My fiance is a 5th generation, 3/4 Japanese and 1/4 Chinese. I am mostly Vietnamese with a slight pinch of Chinese and French. Both of us were born and raised here in the SF Bay Area (California).
English is the only language his family speaks and mine is bi-lingual as my parents and family were immigrants. We are planning to have an American (English) first name, Vietnamese middle-name and a his Japanese last name. The baby is going to have an interesting time explaining what he/she is to folks.post #88 of 5423/11/13 at 3:38pmQuote:
Hilarious! I don't think it's hick-ish at all either. By the way, I grew up not far from WV in Northern VA. I have to say, the mountains of WV are one of the most beautiful parts of the country I've seen!post #89 of 5423/11/13 at 3:40pmpost #90 of 5423/11/13 at 8:49pmpost #91 of 5423/12/13 at 2:10ampost #92 of 5423/12/13 at 5:39ampost #93 of 5423/12/13 at 7:10ampost #94 of 5423/12/13 at 7:24ampost #95 of 5423/12/13 at 7:53amSerafina, I love Tegan and Taran! They're on my list as well.
Interesting discussion about naming and ethniticity. I am Slavic, with my entire family being in Europe. So I definitely want to give my baby a name that reflects this heritage. My partner is American. We are thinking about giving it an English first name and a Slavic middle name.
The problem with a lot of Slavic names is that they're hard to impossible to pronounce for Americans. I don't want to substytute too many letters though. Currently looking at the countryside where my parents are from to see if I can find a nicely named river or mountain.post #96 of 5423/12/13 at 9:19ampost #97 of 5423/12/13 at 9:23ampost #98 of 5423/12/13 at 11:43amThread Starter
My DH isn't totally useless when it comes to names, but like what many of you share, his power lies in the veto and he rarely (never) makes suggestions!
Our current lineup for girls are: Penelope (Pippa or Nellie), Beatrix (Trixie), and Vesper for first or middle names, with Faith and Fairlight being considered just for middle names.
Our boy's names lineup is Henry, Miles (Milo), Quillan, Bennett, Graham, Fisher, or Willem.
Question: As previously mentioned, our last name is Smith. Everyone in my family really likes the name Willem as the first name if we had a boy, but I have some reservations about "Will Smith" being my son's nickname. I know he's not the hottest star any more, but do you think this would be an issue for him, or is it just such a basic name that other than the occasional jokes, it'll really not matter?post #99 of 5423/12/13 at 12:38pmQuote:
Wow! Isaac is at the top of our list and I'm feeling boy still so it might just be that.
Lovely name ideas here ladies! But those of you who don't pick till you see the baby-- do you really end up changing it? My DD had black hair when she was born that is more red now, we said we'd name her Zoe if she was a redhead but there was no way to know it would get so light at the time. I wonder if this time around seeing the kid first will make any difference. Names are so hard!post #100 of 5423/12/13 at 3:40pmQuote:Question: As previously mentioned, our last name is Smith. Everyone in my family really likes the name Willem as the first name if we had a boy, but I have some reservations about "Will Smith" being my son's nickname. I know he's not the hottest star any more, but do you think this would be an issue for him, or is it just such a basic name that other than the occasional jokes, it'll really not matter?
It might not be a problem, but I think it would be enough to discourage me.
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