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Is it too soon for a name thread? - Page 2post #21 of 1625/23/13 at 9:16pmThread Starterpost #22 of 1625/23/13 at 9:31pmpost #23 of 1625/26/13 at 11:38am
This is #6 for us and we have 4 boys in a row, so we are probably expecting another boy but absolutely stumped on a name. Our oldest is our only girl and she is Anna Grace. Our boys are Alexander Joseph (Alex), Charles Richard (Charlie), Maxwell William (Max), Samuel Frederick (Sam). We would want a first name for a boy that is a classic Victorian name that is not super unusual, but preferably not in the top 10/top 20, and it needs to have a short nickname that fits with the other boys. Needs to have a good meaning. The middle names of the boys are all named after close family members...and well we have no other names we'd like to use LOL. We may have to dig out the family tree I guess. I think Peter or Benjamin may be contenders, but neither one feels quite right for a few reasons. I like Peter and the meaning of the name, but not crazy about "Pete". I like Ben, but Benjamin is just okay to me, and strongly dislike the meaning.
If we have a girl this time we are 100% set on a name - she would be Clara Alice. I was pregnant in January (had a m/c) and had a dream that we had a daughter named Clara, right before we lost that baby. I had never ever thought of that as a suggestion when I was trying to think of options when I was pregnant with #2 through #5 (all our boys), in fact we were always wishy washy on girls names probably because I had a gut feeling they were all boys! This time I am just totally sold on the name Clara. Just typing it or saying it makes me smile and I think it fits so perfectly with our other children's names. It would sure be fun to be able to use that name, but I will be totally shocked if we actually have a girl.
We will be team green so I have plenty of time for the right boy name to be decided on. I have gotten such silly comments from people about "oh ANOTHER boy" (or worse) and decided I didn't want to hear that when I'm pregnant with our last baby. I'm totally thrilled with either. I love having a special relationship with my dd and having a house full of silly, sweet boys. If they get a baby sister? Awesome. Another baby brother? Just as great. We are just feeling thrilled to get to have one extra to complete our family :)
Any suggestions on a boy name would be great ;)post #24 of 1625/26/13 at 5:07pmQuote:Originally Posted by celestialdreamer
I have gotten such silly comments from people about "oh ANOTHER boy" (or worse) and decided I didn't want to hear that when I'm pregnant with our last baby. I'm totally thrilled with either. I love having a special relationship with my dd and having a house full of silly, sweet boys. If they get a baby sister? Awesome. Another baby brother? Just as great. We are just feeling thrilled to get to have one extra to complete our family
Any suggestions on a boy name would be great
People can be SO insensitive when they think they're being clever. I've heard lots of lame (and totally unoriginal) comments about families with one gender and also big families. And I don't even have any personal experience with either!
I like the classic names too. What about Christopher or Christian? Or Adam? I love Adam but have known too many in my life to use it myself. Arthur (Art?), William (Will), Angus or August (Gus), James (Jamie)?post #25 of 1625/28/13 at 4:22pmMy husband and I asked our 2 yr old little boy what we should name the new baby. If it's a boy, he said Luigi
"And if it's a girl?" we asked.
"Mario," he said.
I remember when my sis in law was pregnant thry asked their first daughter who was 3 at the time what the new baby should be named. Her suggestion was Jellybean Pink Pants.
Have any of your kids/nieces/nephews/etc. thrown out interesting name suggestions?post #26 of 1625/28/13 at 4:33pmQuote:
My 5yo son's top pick right now is Sonic for a boy. He's also liked Garfield and Grover for a long time (which both totally fit our "pattern" too - both boys have presidential names that are also cartoon characters!)
All of his other suggestions are cartoon characters that rotate based on whatever he's watching the most on grandma's iPad recently.post #27 of 1625/28/13 at 7:01pmThread Starterpost #28 of 1625/29/13 at 5:35pmWe have an extremely long German surname so we chose a name that goes well with it for our first son, Ivar Wulfgang. Ivar rhymes with driver. We've always called him Ike, after the dad of the family I grew up with, whose name was Ivor, but called Ike.
Ike also is short for Isaac, which means "He laughed" and it totally fits my active, crazy beans 4.5-year-old.
This time around we're looking at "calm" names.
Vesper Helena (hel-A-nuh) or Stellan Henrik (we'd probably call him Hank)
Stellan is a Swedish name for calm, and Vesper is Latin for evening, which is a calm time of day for us.
I'm sure this is all wishful thinking, but after my first kid it took almost 5 years for me to want another one! I'm hoping for an easier time this time around.post #29 of 1625/30/13 at 5:27ampost #30 of 1625/30/13 at 9:13amQuote:If we have a girl this time we are 100% set on a name - she would be Clara Alice. I was pregnant in January (had a m/c) and had a dream that we had a daughter named Clara, right before we lost that baby. I had never ever thought of that as a suggestion when I was trying to think of options when I was pregnant with #2 through #5 (all our boys), in fact we were always wishy washy on girls names probably because I had a gut feeling they were all boys! This time I am just totally sold on the name Clara. Just typing it or saying it makes me smile and I think it fits so perfectly with our other children's names. It would sure be fun to be able to use that name, but I will be totally shocked if we actually have a girl.
If we have a girl her name will likely be Clara after DH's grandmother. I had a m/c in January too, but that was our top pick for a girl name for the last baby too.post #31 of 1626/2/13 at 8:16am
Baby will take my last name (yay for amazing husbands), so a boy will probably be named after my husband -- Nicholas. He would go by Cole, though, not Nick. Middle name will be a family name, probably James (my late grandfather who just passed a few months ago). Nicholas "Cole" James, or perhaps CJ.
Girl....ugh. I have SO MANY that my husband and I both love. Again, middle name will be a family name. Some of my favorites so far:
Jameson (Jamie) Annemarie
Luca Elizabeth Katherine
Charlotte (Charlie) Cordelia
ARGH sooo many, and I love them all. I guess that's a good problem to have? I really think I'm going to have boys anyway, so I'll probably never get to use a single one of my girl names :-)post #32 of 1626/3/13 at 12:43pm
Hopefully, I really like Ruby and Charlotte :-) But they are all super cute. I have never considered Luca for a girl...but love the name and think it would be great either way. Best of luck deciding. We have way too many for a girl (and love them all) and nothing for a boy that really makes us jump up and down...I would love thoughts:
Kenna Jane (after a great aunt we adore)
Emmy Lou (after DH's mom)
Joslyn (Josie) Ann (after a great aunt and a grandmother)
For little boys we are kicking around:
Dillon Mathias (both our mother's maiden names)
Charles (Charlie) Lane
Harrison (Harry) Jude
We are Team Green and with DS went into labor with 2 boy and 2 girl names (with a favorite in each category)--we will probably go with the same plan this time.post #33 of 1626/3/13 at 12:55pm
irish -- Honestly, most of your boy names are also on my list (although realistically, for boy #2). I love Elliot (for boy or girl), and Harrison, and Charlie. All so cute! I heart Henry as well, although it's a shame it's so stinkin' popular right now.
Caroline is also a favorite name of mine, but DH has an ex named Carrie, and so he has some negative associations with the name I always thought Caroline Drew would be a sweet name for a girl.post #34 of 1626/3/13 at 7:52pmpost #35 of 1626/7/13 at 8:46amWe are still sure on Clara for a first name...but we decided to go with Clara Lucy instead of Clara Alice. Dh and I both had that "yep, thats the one!" feeling when we settled on it. Dh likes Lucas (Luke) for a boy, but I still like Peter. I think it is probably a toss up between those two, with absolutely zero idea on a middle name. We are set that a boy middle name MUST be a family name since our 4 boys are named after family and it would be weird to leave the last boy out. Our dd is named after classic children's literature (both first and middle names were picked that way) and our girl name is the same. I like to stick to a sibling naming pattern I guess.post #36 of 1626/8/13 at 12:32amLoving the names!!
Luna is on my list too; the girls short list combinations look like this;
Iris Star (rainbow star)
Sophia Rose (wisdom of the rose)
Arwen Avalon (Celtic elf name from lord of the rings and also welsh "inspiration" and the sacred isle of apples; Avalon)
Senara Luna (the mermaid saint and the moon)
I wasn't given a middle name as a child but have since changed this, as I feel it is a nice thing to have in ones life!
Boys names are more difficult, but we love
Finn Bear ( Finn is a Celtic hero meaning "fair" and Bear means Arthur, as in King Arthur)
Names are so much fun!
Lots of love x Imogenpost #37 of 1626/9/13 at 6:44am
Great names so far! I love hearing different names!
Meg007- I had a friend in high school that was named after his father and did not have a middle name but his younger sister did. It didn't seem to bother either of them at all. I would just go with what you feel. I think they will understand!
Our first we used my mother-in-law's first name, Gloria (who had past away when my husband was 17) and my mother's first name Ruth. (Gloria Ruth)
This one isn't coming to us as easily. If it is a girl I like Eden Elizabeth (Elizabeth is my grandmother's name as well as my sister) but my DH prefers Eden Willow. I just don't know. If it is a boy we both love Gideon Michael (Michael is my husband's middle name.) At this point I feel like they might change though. Open to any suggestions people have!post #38 of 1626/9/13 at 4:14pm
tspencer - thanks, that does make me feel better!! :D
I think the names you mentioned all sound beautiful. I love hearing names too! It's so fun!
Other names I am pretty fond of are: Gavin, Griffin, and Grant. Apparently, I'm fond of G names, hehe.
I love the names you posted, too, Imogen! Imogen is also a cool name, is that your real name? One of my friends has a little boy named Flynn, and that reminds me of Finn. I like both of those. :)post #39 of 1626/9/13 at 7:12pmHi Meg,
Yes my name is Imogen, although my given name at birth was different and I officially changed it some years ago.
It's hard to explain, but it was a case of a difficult to pronounce name that cause me so much trouble, having to correct and explain to people, I felt it wasn't me, so I changed it to a name that can't really be mispronounced and it helped me felt stronger. I kept the name my parents chose as a second middle name as it is still part of my identity.
So I'm keeping In mind for the baby; easy spelling and clear pronounciation, as they are both important for a strong sense of self! That's my experience anyway.
I think Griffin is just wonderful! What a great name! I also have a dear friend called Greg, so that's a G name for you! What about the Knights of Camelot; Gawain? Quite romantic.
I do like Flynn too, and also Finn spelt Fynn.... Nice!
Lots of love xx Imogenpost #40 of 1626/9/13 at 7:23pmHi TSpencer,
I love the name Eden, and knew a boy with that name when I was at school.
I think Willow, Eden and Robin are beautiful names that balance with a strong name (such as Elizabeth or Gideon) and they feel good for both boys and girls.
I have a friend with a daughter called Willow Rose for example.
Can't you have a longer name like Eden Elizabeth Willow; it's amazing!
Lots of love x Imogen
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