I have a friend with the cutest little Amelia. They call her Millie :)
Names? - Page 2
We decided almost immediately on names this time around, which is crazy and makes me want to keep looking for the fun of it :)
Juliet Anne for a girl (Anne after my sister and DH's late sister)
Jax Lincoln (Lincoln because we are obsessed with prison break, and it just flows ;)
I also kind of like Isel (ee-sill) for a girl, and Senna. If DD was a boy we would have named her Brian, but Im not a huge fan of it anymore.
So far we're leaning towards Declan for a boy, and Clara for a girl. But we're not 100% sold on either of them. If my DD had been a boy, she would have been Austin, but we have given up on that name for now. I love seeing other people's names!!
I love Amelia for a girl, and I also love Jackson for a boy but DH is much pickier than I am.
Emma Elizabeth (I had a dream about this one right after I found out I was pregnant)
Clara (though nobody seems to like this but me)
Lilliana (and call her Lily)
Vaquitita, I love your taste in girl names! A few of those are names I liked that DH rejected. :) Liliana was actually the last name we rejected before settling on Lillian, so I think it's a fabulous name. And Ablemc, I love Eleanor! Glad you were able to agree on something.
I'm curious what other mamas have planned for when to reveal the name they've chosen? I've convinced DH to wait until after baby is born to reveal the name. Part of my rationale is 3/4 of our parents don't speak English as a first language and I doubt they will really like our choices, but I don't want them saying so. But now I'm trying to figure out what to do if MIL asks if we've chosen a name yet. I don't want to say yes and have her try to guess it. And I don't want to say no and have her suggest names that, to me at least, don't really work in English. I might just be worrying over nothing, but I do like to be prepared.
Jonesie/Ablemec - This time around we won't be telling people the names we like or are thinking of. I hate to hear people's opinions. If it is a boy, then we know his name and once we find out the sex we will announce to family "It is a boy and his name is" and there will be no changing it and sorry no opinions because that is the name we have already chosen. If it is a girl, then we will accept suggestions because we do not have one chosen, but won't tell anyone what we are thinking. Then once we decide on a name for her we will announce it to family. Does that make sense?
Jjh - That is totally why we won't say anything until we have something picked out for sure! The first time around when people asked us if we had started thinking about names and what names we liked, they wouldn't even think before they spoke! It was so disrespectful! Especially my own FIL geez... We will be announcing after we know the sex and have chosen a name, but we'll be very careful about it and probably just keep it to family. Naming is SOOO exciting though, so I totally get it! I love reading everyones name ideas and searching for new ones! Keep 'em comin!
Oh my gosh! I find that so totally weird. Why would anyone judge someone else's kids name? How boring would life be if we all liked the exact same names? I love the diversity in names out there and think its so exciting to hear what people have picked! Even if I wouldn't have picked it, its still a nice name!
My in-laws are divorced, and my son has his father's name (which is also my FIL's, DH's grandfather, all the way back covering 7 generations). MIL has serious issues with FIL and when we told her what we were naming DS, she was so upset. She actually said she hated the name. I was like, "b!$ch that's your son's name!!!" So yeah, people can have some pretty awful reactions.
Awww, Ablemec, sorry to hear about your MIL. I wouldn't dare share our picks for names with my mother because with each of my pregnancies that I've told her about, she has said every time, "Are you sure?" "Is this planned?" and even worse. My heart goes out to you. Hugs!!!!
This was my moms reaction to my last two babies, especially this one. Fr the past year or more she's been telling me I shouldn't have any more. And I should stop homeschooling. Then I'd have more time to go do stuff for her. It was actually a pleasure to tell my MIL after telling my mom. Se was so happy and excited for me, the perfect reaction to a pregnancy announcement!
I've been thinking a bit about names and mentioning a few to my husband from time to time but he's not really interested in talking about it until after we know the sex. Which is probably fine. The one name he has mentioned liking is Illyria for a girl. But we heard it on the TV show Angel and I just don't want to name my kid after a TV show--especially that one. We have some pretty conservative family members and plus I just don't like the idea of naming after a TV show. And, it starts with the word Ill. So, no.