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post #81 of 137
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Not really looking forward to the name gaming stuff again but guess there is no way around it. On our first name journey it was pretty easy. The name just clicked. The second time around we could not get on common grounds at all. What I liked, hubby didn't and vice versa. Until close to the due date we could finally agree on a name. I believe this time it will be even harder. I am making it harder on myself too since I have a lot of silly rules established for the naming process. Names starting with M and L are pretty popular around here, so that is a no-go for me. Cannot use Bs, Ds, Ts, Rs, Ps. due to pronunciation (dialect) issues. The name should be pronounced the same in English and German, so that is another tough one. Plus I would like to have a name with 6 letters.

 

Are you going by such rules too?

My rules are similar, including German pronunciation. Our situation is more complicated both by having twins, and my SIL being due 4 weeks after I am. Her baby will be Alex or Lily. 

We are currently trying to decide on some variation of Elinor/ Eleanor/ Eleonore/ Leonore that we both can live with. Nicknames are also an issue, because with a cousin called Lily, having an Elli or a Lea would be difficult. 

post #82 of 137
Oh, Leonore is just absolutely beautiful. I think I had a great grandma named Leonore who was nicknamed Elora. Obviously that isn't a direct derivative... Not sure how they came up with that nickname. Pretty nonetheless.
post #83 of 137
This may be snarky, but I say if your kid is born first, you can name it whatever you want without regard for someone having 'dibs' (unless it's a name they've got on hold to honor a very close relative). So Lily will be the one whose name conflicts with Ellie. But I can see how you might want to avoid that conflict.
post #84 of 137

Bremen- My daughter is Eleanor and has a million nicknames: El, Nori, Norah, Ellie, Ella, etc.  We also call her by her full name a lot and that is what she goes by in school as well (you'll find that there are a ton of Ellas and Ellies but not many Eleanors).  

post #85 of 137

I know technically we can name our baby whatever we want, but we live in the same city and see each other often. Lily is after the great grand mother, who has a very unusual name that is nicknamed with Lily. I would love to use the unusual name, but seeing as SIL will have a Lily and cousin-in-law wants to use the unusual name itself, peace-keeping is a priority for me. 

We have had our number 1 names set for at least 3 years now, Annika Louisa and Jonas William. Nothing would keep me from using those names, but I am not as tied to the names for Twin B. 

chances are that we won't have 3 girls between us anyway. Cousins Elli and Lily who are a few years apart would not be as big of a deal as ones a few weeks apart. 

No one at all has guessed that we will have 2 girls. It is split 50/50 on people guessing boy/boy and boy/girl. I would be very surprised with girl/girl twins, but surprising things happen all the time.

post #86 of 137
Fair enough, Bremen. And I agree--if they're not the same age, it won't seem like such a big deal. Hopefully there'll be some boys in there and it won't be an issue anyway!
post #87 of 137
Dh refuses to talk names this early, so I'm stuck thinking about it on my own. We don't name until after the baby is born, so there is a long time yet.

We have 5 boys and I think we've used up boy names we both like. We might agree on Orion, but I don't know if we could pull it off.

My name rules: I don't want to duplicate first initials among the kids, so names that start with D, S, M, R, A, and L are out. Sigh. Our last name starts with S, so I don't want any B names. I've also avoided names if they shorten to a name I don't like.
post #88 of 137
Thread Starter 

WDYT of Barrett? nn Bear? I keep reading online that has a connection to guns...knowing nothing about guns I don't know how serious of an issue  this is....opinions?

post #89 of 137
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WDYT of Barrett? nn Bear? I keep reading online that has a connection to guns...knowing nothing about guns I don't know how serious of an issue  this is....opinions?

nevermind, hubs doesn't like it.

post #90 of 137

Kelli - have you made any more progress on finding a name?

 

AFM - What do you all think of the name Daisy? It's more "out there" than I typically care for, I think, but it came to me while I was driving the other night and I just feel like the baby was whispering her name. If she's a girl. Haha. But anyway, DH shockingly agreed. I think we would do Daisy Helen, Helen being after his aunt. Our DD and DS are Clementine Louise and Malcolm Michael. Do those sound like alright sibling names? Will she be forever barred from being a doctor or judge because she has such a sweet little name?

post #91 of 137

Clementine, Malcolm and Daisy make a great sib set!

post #92 of 137

I love hearing all the name ideas!  

 

Mares, I love Daisy Helen.  Daisy might seem out there, but the more traditional Helen drives it back home.  Great combo!

 

We are still in the market for a first name for a girl, but we have a boy's name picked out.  Hazen Azure.  If it is a girl, her middle name will be Azure too.  Contenders for first name are Violet, Mavis, Everly, and Hazel right now, but can't quite settle yet.

post #93 of 137

For whatever reason, naming our first was sooo easy. Like, before she was conceived, she was named. Does anyone think that first borns are easier to name than siblings? With her it was easy to just pick whatever name we liked. Now, there's loads of names that I like just fine. Tons! If one of my friends or siblings said, "I'm considering this name, what do you think?" I'd be like, "oh, I love it! you should definitely use that name!" and I'd be completely genuine. Yet the same name I wouldn't consider using myself. Is that weird? I guess there's just so many little things like, whether it "fits" our family, or if its excessively popular, or too obscure. For most names I like, I just can't visualize a person of that name in my family. Nothing to do with sibling matching (they could "match" just fine) but it just doesn't feel like our family, or whatever. But with the first, our family is a clean slate and we're still defining it, so nothing "doesn't fit". Has anyone else noticed that? dh picked dd's name. He wanted a little girl so bad and was really attached to a name. I liked the name just fine, had no objections or other names I was also attached with...so done, she was named. the boys weren't named until they were 2 days old! My goal is to have this one named within 24 hours of birth ;) I have no idea what we'll name this one. We had been working on a girl list and were making such good progress! And then it had to be a boy :/ I was sure it was a girl! All the signs have been pointing to girl. I keep analyzing the US pic trying to figure out.. is that a loop of cord? a hand? HOW CAN THIS BE?! lol. 

post #94 of 137
Lilstar--I keep having thoughts like that, too, because I am SO in love with our girl name, now never to be used. greensad.gif and yes, with the first, anything would have 'fit', but now we're people who like French names that were popular in the mid-1920s, so we have to stick to that!
post #95 of 137

mares: I like Daisy and don't think it's too out there at all 

 

I have a name question. We decided on our boy name ages ago, before we were even pregnant. We aren't sure on the spelling though. Baby will be named after my great grandfather from Holland. He spelled it Matthijs. Would you stick with the original spelling? We have also thought about using the other European spellings; Matthias, Matias, or Mathias. 

 

I like the idea of the original spelling but don't want kiddo to have to explain how to pronounce his name all the time. What would you do? 

post #96 of 137
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mares: I like Daisy and don't think it's too out there at all 

 

I have a name question. We decided on our boy name ages ago, before we were even pregnant. We aren't sure on the spelling though. Baby will be named after my great grandfather from Holland. He spelled it Matthijs. Would you stick with the original spelling? We have also thought about using the other European spellings; Matthias, Matias, or Mathias. 

 

I like the idea of the original spelling but don't want kiddo to have to explain how to pronounce his name all the time. What would you do? 

I have a last name that I have to spell and correct pronunciation of always, without fail. It's pretty tiresome. I would probably, for this reason, give a slightly easier spelling to the name. But, you know, there's probably trials and tribulations to every name, so if you are in love with the original spelling you can go for it. I'm not familiar with Dutch at all, but I would have not realized Matthijs is the name Mathias (my favorite of the spellings). I do love the name!

post #97 of 137

Oh, my god. We have a boy name. (We're having a surprise.)

 

In the drive-through line for coffee, I randomly said, "Hey, I like ____ for a boy name..." My husband said, "Huh. I like that, too. What about _____ ______? It would fit our name pattern." (Our firstborn has a name in which the first letter of each name is the same as the last letter of the preceding name, so it flows nicely when spoken aloud.)

 

Boom. Done. I actually woke up during the night and had trouble getting back to sleep because I was so excited about this name.

post #98 of 137

not making any progress on names so far. So congrats to all who have found their baby's name already. We still don't know the gender yet (not sure if I want to know). The first one was so easy. On the second one it took us forever to agree on a name but we managed to have it before DD2 was born. Now I am not really happy with the left over names from our previous research. The boy name we had picked for baby No. 1 (did not know gender until birth) would only make it as middle names now. On a girl name I am totally clue less. I would love to have a different ending for the name. DD1 ends in -el, DD2 with -a, but I have yet to find a name I like. I kind of got stuck with Phyllis but at the same time I think it is too outdated and does not really match our family. Just knowing that won't be the name.

post #99 of 137

We've started to talk about names.  Girl names never seem to give me too much trouble.  Boy names......so much more difficult!  This will be our fourth.  We have a Willow Rhiannon, Ronan Wolf, and Canaan Oak.  Yeah.....there's a nature trend there.  Right now, for girls I'm stuck on Hazel, Iris, Freya, Ruby, and Sybil.  The farthest I've gotten with boy names are Samuel and my absolute favorite, Quinn.  We'll see what happens one DH REALLY starts to weigh in!

post #100 of 137

ok, I really need name advice. So we have two names that we like right now (we are having a boy).  Baylen, and Aza (we would pronounce it like AY-za). What do people think? My rules for names are they can't be in the top 1000, and can't be biblical/ religious, and can't mean anything violent.  I like Aza with Bay as a middle name. We liked Baylen Mica, but then the first 2 letters would be B.M., which my wife thinks is fine but I don't really. ALSO, the last name will start with S, so then it would be B.S., or B.M.S. My wife thinks this is fine, her brother is B.J.S,, and she says no one ever picked on him, but I am kinda doubtful. My sister is the only person we have asked, she says they are both sound like girl names, which I kinda want to stay clear of because we are a two mom family, and I feel like having 2 moms and a girl name would be like a bulleying magnet. What do people think?

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