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post #81 of 245
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Originally Posted by Serafina33 View Post

I'm really starting to want the name Isabel!  But it's only #4 on our top 5 names, for my DF.  

I also love city names.

Do. It. I love love love Isabel, Isobel, Isabelle, Isadora and of course Isabella. My daughters name. It's so lovely and classic. I don't care how popular it is. It sure is making life hard when picking this next girl. DH is really being stupid about the whole thing!

Lol mrs&mrs-- email away! I'm not telling family anymore. Their input is just useless. I'd rather talk to strangers! Oh and I know an Appolacha (I think that's a place?!?!) and she goes by Apol, which is adorable. So anyone who doesn't like city names can stuff it. Brooklyn is my personal fave. DH is on the hate train for that. Pffft. Did you know that Kim Kardashian named her daughter North? Like... North West? Um... I don't know what to think about that... But I'm in a pissy mood right now. wink1.gif

Ok help! DH thinks Adora is a perfectly acceptable first name for this kid. Adora goes GREAT with my last name. No issues there. It sounds like an Italian boutique when said next to Isabella...

Isabella and Adora. It feels very "aaaaaaah" when my mouth says it. I think it's a little weak and a little too sexy in comparison. Though-- Adora has a LOVELY meaning "to be adored" and hello-- Princess of Power?!?! I just don't know if I LOVE it. But would love to love it and it is growing on me.

So it would be Adora for our fictional character in books/tv we love and Lillian for DH grandmothers' moms name.

Adora Lillian sounds ok to me, Lillian Adora sounds much better. What goes better with Isabella Jeanene? DH thinks Adora Lillian. I think Lillian Adora.

Ugh... Why can't he just like Audrey or Elinore? Or Amelia? Olivia?

And who cares about initials I say! Mine would be LAP or ALP. Isabella's are IJP. Even stranger!

Piper is cute. I loved Charned! The show was pretty dumb and I almost can't watch it now. But c'mon, Phoebe is played by Alyssa Milano and Phoebe is my first name. So I'm biased. What about Paige? Or if you like "ia" at the end here are my suggestions:

Selena
Corina
Lina
Lana
Anna Sofia (I love this!)
Marlena
Raina
Elena

I could do this all day! I love names that end with a!
Edited by tillymonster - 7/11/13 at 1:21am
post #82 of 245

tilly, i know it's no help, but i love both adora lillian AND lillian adora. i think putting adora first makes it a more unusual name, but i can see how the rhythm of lillian first appeals to you. they are both lovely. sorry DH is blocking your faves! 

 

lil mamita - i think it really depends on how close you are to that part of your family? obviously it would not be an honor name - just a coincidence. what about Niles instead? I greatly prefer Nilo, myself. Tough spot. 

post #83 of 245
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Originally Posted by mrsandmrs View Post

MamaAna - I live in a small hippie town in the pacific northwest and kids here get a LOT of nature names.

 

Consider:

River

Lake

Canyon

Banyan  (like the tree) 

Ash

Dune

Fox 

Spruce

Beach 

Wolf

 

Sage, For(r)est, Cypress (all spellings) and Cedar are all popular here as well.  

I have already expressed my love for Huckleberry, too - a name I consider to be very near perfection for its intersection of adorable boy-ness, history, nature and great nicknames. 

I like some of those! I think my daughter would go crazy if we named him Fox because her favourite movie is Fantastic Mr Fox! lol 

post #84 of 245

I absolutely love the name River!!!!!

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I think I'm going to have to veto Nilo for my family's sake.  I am pretty close to my aunt and cousins.  I think if I explained it to my cousins, that it is a name we really love and, since I never really even knew their dad, I don't associate it with him.  But I think that with my aunt, while she wouldn't cut off contact over it, it would cause simmering resentment for a long time.  I just wish we could think of something cool and similar to Nilo that we both like.  It's like I know exactly what kind of name I want but am having a really hard time actually picking a name.

 

We both want it to be a Spanish-language or Nawal-language (indigenous) name, so that it strongly ties our son to his Salvadoran roots.  But we want it to be somewhat unusual, not a name you hear every day.  Simón is a favorite for both of us - as a tribute to Simón Bolívar as well as a local revolutionary hero who`s pseudonym was Simón.  Plus San Simón (or St. Simon), the way he is worshipped here, is a figure from the Mayan cosmovision that was adapted to Catholic beliefs following the conquest.

Other names we like:

Balam - one of the figures of the Mayan calendar, a jaguar-wizard.

Roble - oak in Spanish

Nilo - Nile, like Nile River - but I think I'm vetoing this one

 

But those three are pretty much the only ones we have agreement around and, while I do really LOVE Simón and Balam, I have this nagging feeling that there is something else out there that is perfect.  Plus, I don't know what on Earth we will do about a middle name since it is so hard just coming up with one name.

post #86 of 245
Tillymonster-your last post has me laughing because it would seem that we literally have like exactly the same taste in names. I have an Olivia Paige, Claudia, and Amelia. Claudia was going to be Phoebe, but XH's grandpa Claud passes away while pregnant with her so we went with Claudia. Audrey and Eleanor have been top contenders for this baby, Lillian was considered as it was my great grandmas name, but let go because I didn't want to do Lily which would have probably been the default nn. As for Adora-definitely a guilty pleasure name for me. Who wouldn't want to name their daughter for She-Ra?!?!?! orngbiggrin.gif

Oddly enough, I think I'm getting comfortable moving away from an ia name. Penelope is growing on me, and the many possible nicknames is attractive to me-Pen, Pippa, Nella, Ella, Etc.

It still makes me feel bad that my son keeps going back to Sophia, and being hormonal I could see that being what tips the scales back that way.
post #87 of 245
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Originally Posted by Mama Ana View Post

I like some of those! I think my daughter would go crazy if we named him Fox because her favourite movie is Fantastic Mr Fox! lol 

 

Our older kid goes to school with a kid named Fox. I think he is a twin, but the other twin has a less unusual name. Maybe it's Quinn or something like that? I like the combo of kind of wild/kind of classic for twins, so I always refer to them in my head when I'm trying to think of our boys' names. I would love it if it worked for your family. 

post #88 of 245
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Originally Posted by Serafina33 View Post

I absolutely love the name River!!!!!

 

River is an awesome name. 

post #89 of 245
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Originally Posted by mrsandmrs View Post

MamaAna - I live in a small hippie town in the pacific northwest and kids here get a LOT of nature names.

 

Consider:

River

Lake

Canyon

Banyan  (like the tree) 

Ash

Dune

Fox 

Spruce

Beach 

Wolf

 

Sage, For(r)est, Cypress (all spellings) and Cedar are all popular here as well.  

I have already expressed my love for Huckleberry, too - a name I consider to be very near perfection for its intersection of adorable boy-ness, history, nature and great nicknames. 

 

i wanna live where you live. 

 

or wait, i live in a pretty hippie-ish part of California.. so i'm thinking there's a good chance my Sage will end up going to school with some Rivers, Lakes  and Canyons :)

 

i just found out Sylvester Stallone's son Sage has the mn Moonblood. that makes OUR choice for the 2 MNs sound super-tame :P our Sage is gonna get a slightly anglicized version of his maternal grandfathers' name (3 or 4 generations) as his first mn, and DF's mother's maiden name as a second mn. she passed away unexpectedly a couple years ago and was a major influence on DF and DF's best friend. i'm really excited we've found a way to have (1) a new name that hasn't been in the family before, (2) a name that connects our son with his Slavic ancestry on my part, and (3) a name that connects him with his paternal grandmother who was a musician, a writer, and very much the heart and soul of DF's family. 

post #90 of 245

Reading about all of these names makes me so antsy to have this child so I can talk about naaaaames!
We said we weren't finding out sex and then I accidentally noticed something on the ultrasound picture and now I am 80% sure of what we're having and I think my husband is a little sad about that because he wanted to wait so I am being REALLY WELL BEHAVED and not mentioning our name choices until this baby is born.

post #91 of 245

Also I am really excited about the name Sage. I think it fits a little boy perfectly.

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I too LOVE the name Sage for a boy, it was in our top 5! I think we've narrowed the first name down to 2 but are still unsure (pretty decided on both of his middle names - one acknowledging my side and one DHs side and the first name will be something we like/choose). We occasionally refer to him as one or the other just to try them out but could end up going with something completely different, who knows!!

 

Also, really like the name River, it was in our top 10. But, I had a hard time trying to explain (in my head) to my Dad why we chose a cool name like that, he's so traditional and from a much much much older generation that really doesn't get the cool newer naming style. I know the name is totally our choice and it shouldn't bother us what others think, but I know it would drive me crazy (and he wouldn't mean to say anything hurtful or obnoxious but he can't really help himself these days - unfortunately, he's not the Dad he used to be - quite forgetful and sometimes says the weirdest things out of nowhere and 10 minutes later he doesn't even remember). Anyway, sorry tangent!

 

Tilly - Isabella is my favorite girl name! And, I think Adora Lillian is lovely:)

lilmamita - I love the name Roble, that would be so cool!!

 

All of the names are so fun, will be interesting to see what we all decide on when they are here!!  


Edited by SuzieSmiles - 7/11/13 at 12:25pm
post #93 of 245

I'm glad so many of you guys like River!  It's what we've picked for our son (because my first name is Brooke!) and it just really gels for us.

 

My grandma texted me yesterday that she likes Creek better, but I live in Florida, where half of the people here would pronounced it "Crick".  As someone not from the South, I had to explain this back to her via text.  She's only been to Florida twice.

post #94 of 245
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Originally Posted by aidenn View Post

I'm glad so many of you guys like River!  It's what we've picked for our son (because my first name is Brooke!) and it just really gels for us.

 

My grandma texted me yesterday that she likes Creek better, but I live in Florida, where half of the people here would pronounced it "Crick".  As someone not from the South, I had to explain this back to her via text.  She's only been to Florida twice.

 

haha that's awesome about your grandma. i haven't heard Creek so far as a name! but i have been considering Creed as a mn or so. 

 

i love your reasoning for naming your son River. we have the same constellation but for us (or rather, for me) it posed a problem: DF's (and baby's) last name ends in -brook so we'd end up with "River ..brook" and i vetoed that. it was one of DF's top choices though. however, i love naming your son after you in this subtle way :)

 

as a general comment, i'm LOVING our naming discussion here. ever imagine what kind of a discussion we'd be having if these were the 50s? how many of us would end up with a Mary or a John? (not that there's anything wrong with those names, but i love the diversity and how creative we all are!)

 

SuzieSmiles: we're not sharing the name until birth. DF's family will be too polite to say anything if they happen to dislike the name. except for his grandma perhaps, who is approaching 90, she might not "get" it either how you can take a word (in our case) and turn it into a first name. although i doubt she'd really criticize our choice! 

my parents are both older (mom turning 70 next year, dad mid 70s and confused and forgetful) AND they don't speak English and live in Europe, so i will have to tell them how to (1) spell the name we picked (that's gonna be fun considering we're going with 2 MNs! i better send them a postcard with the full name or so!), (2) pronounce it. they won't criticize either, well they probably would think hey in America you can name your kid anything you want, and we are old and don't speak the language.. so in short, they would think ANYTHING sounds strange.. even if we picked a more common name.

anyway, tangent here as well.. i just felt inspired to respond to your dad tangent since i too have an older, forgetful dad. 

post #95 of 245
Anyone else deciding to skip the second middle name? My fiance has two and I have two and my kids have two but I just feel like one is actually plenty. Am I missing some benefit that I don't even realize that I have with my second middle name?
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I like the second mn because it gives us a chance to include my last name without having to hyphenate or otherwise add it to the last name. I regret not doing this for my older kids. It's simpler to just give one, certainly, but I like the thought that my heritage gets a place of honor- and it helps that I like my last name. It's actually commonly used as a first name, so no awkwardness. smile.gif
post #97 of 245
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Originally Posted by Serafina33 View Post

Am I missing some benefit that I don't even realize that I have with my second middle name?

 

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Originally Posted by Jennyanydots View Post

I like the second mn because it gives us a chance to include my last name without having to hyphenate or otherwise add it to the last name.

 

Serafina, if you and everyone in your family already have two MNs then i can perfectly understand skipping it this time around. i don't have a MN at all and always wanted one. we're going with two MNs because i like the idea, it gives us the chance to give the kid two names he can choose from (say he comes to the conclusion one sunny day that we really misnamed him.. he can go by his 2nd MN) while also including some heritage by adding a family last name as the 2nd MN. this (giving a family last name as a MN) is actually a tradition in DF's family and i like it, so we'll keep it up. 

 

like Jennyanydots, i'd like to pass on my last name to our next child - sort of reserving it for a girl right now since my last name ends in -a and sounds somewhat feminine. but if kid #2 happens to be a boy as well, i might pass it on anyway :)

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Serafina - We were originally doing a dual middle name for this baby, but we ended up sticking with a single one.  No one in our family has more than one and it's not important for me to include my last name as a middle because 2 generations back my grandfather was adopted by my great-grandmother's second husband (you still with me?!) so the last name isn't really "mine" anyways.

post #99 of 245
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Tillymonster-your last post has me laughing because it would seem that we literally have like exactly the same taste in names. I have an Olivia Paige, Claudia, and Amelia. Claudia was going to be Phoebe, but XH's grandpa Claud passes away while pregnant with her so we went with Claudia. Audrey and Eleanor have been top contenders for this baby, Lillian was considered as it was my great grandmas name, but let go because I didn't want to do Lily which would have probably been the default nn. As for Adora-definitely a guilty pleasure name for me. Who wouldn't want to name their daughter for She-Ra?!?!?! orngbiggrin.gif

Oddly enough, I think I'm getting comfortable moving away from an ia name. Penelope is growing on me, and the many possible nicknames is attractive to me-Pen, Pippa, Nella, Ella, Etc.

It still makes me feel bad that my son keeps going back to Sophia, and being hormonal I could see that being what tips the scales back that way.

Trying to catch up here! I missed a lot because I'm trying to get my work DONE!

Wow. We do have VERY similar taste. I would name my girls all the same if DH wasn't vetoing. I think we might just go with Adora. I'm not sure tho. Ugh so hard this time!

Oh what I would give for DH to like Claudia! I LOVE that name.
post #100 of 245
Thread Starter 
I love Claudia too, Tilly!

Anyone else expect this to be their last child & feel sad that this is your last go round with choosing a name?
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