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post #21 of 49
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Originally Posted by CrystalMarie View Post


Ooh, I love that!
Such a popular name. I had no idea. Oh well. DD1 is stuck with it. smile.gif

In my area it's not popular at all, you're the first person I've heard of that has a daughter with that name.  It's not in the top 100 either, at least not yet.  But yeah, I really hope it doesn't become more popular!

post #22 of 49

There is another name thread around here too... I'll bump it! 

post #23 of 49

I like "namer" or "name wizard" it has some fun features. 

 

We are big into meaning and also giving our children a blessing for the future in their names. Two of our kids came to us with names and we kept them and added an additional name as a blessing from us. One is called by his birth name the other by the name we gave her because the orphanage she had been in had been calling her a name after a board member (crazy). So she didn't associate with her birth name which as too similar to one of our older children's name, but it is in her double first name.

 

We have NEVER been able to pick a name prior to meeting our children, mainly because we typically don't find out gender. So we have a long list and then pick that day when we meet them. It suits us. This time my husband really wants to find out the gender and he is all motivated to talk about names, and he never had been prior to the last few months... so it is nice.

 

I think we have our girl name pretty much chosen, Whitley... (maybe Laurel) ... but not sure of a middle name.

Boys we  have a lot of different ideas about and all we like a whole lot... Solomon is at the top of my list. But l like Obed, Enoch and Moses a lot too. 

I've always wanted to name a boy Ezra (but we have a sponsor son) named Ezra, that we almost adopted, so it seems weird and I love Boaz, but our close friends have a Boaz.

post #24 of 49

Duplicate post... sorry... I am dealing with prego brain!


Edited by Marcimama - 2/5/14 at 1:09pm
post #25 of 49

Mercy would have been perfect! "No no no, my name is MERcy. You must have heard it wrong" 

post #26 of 49
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Originally Posted by Urchin View Post
 

DH and I have an awful time agreeing on names. I like LOTS of names...him, not so much. It's very frustrating. My DD was lucky she had a name..and at the rate we're going, our next child will be nameless.

 

He has suggested Brayden for a boy, which I am liking. Our boy name when we were pregnant with DD was Meyer..but I am not sure how I feel about that name now. lol

 

For girls, I was SET on Marcie (short for Marcella or Marcelline) but he does not like it.

 

I have gone through hundreds of names, but I am so picky. I like unique but not "wild" names. I will have to try out Nameberry.. I hadn't heard of it before!

 

Just wrote it all and lost it...

 

My name is Marci (not short for anything).

I will warn you the issue with "Marcie" is that ALL "Marcie's" in movies or tv are either dumb/slutty or the boring non-discript friend... It bugs me.

It also has a really common connection with Marcia/Marsha and I don't really like that too much either... as it is just a generation or two older than me in commonality.

 

I have dreamed about changing my name and wish I had when I got married... 

That said, it is easy for people to get, "cute" and other than people not really knowing how to end it it is not obnoxiously common, or obnoxiously unusual... it is right in them middle.

Happy naming!

post #27 of 49

Oh sheesh my computer is messing me up! But you get the point! Haha! 

post #28 of 49
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Originally Posted by crunchymonkey View Post
 

Mercy would have been perfect! "No no no, my name is MERcy. You must have heard it wrong" 

When I was in Africa everyone assumed my name was Mercy because that is a common name there... I was always like, "AW... that is SO much better... I feel like I am being called the right name for the first time in my life!" 

Urchin... that said, Marcie is super cute... If you love it likely your child will too!  Fault can be found with all names... 

post #29 of 49
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As hokey as it sounds, my first two kids "told" me their names. One in a dream, the other hit me like a thunderbolt in the shower one day. His name I would never in a million years have come up with on my own!
This one, I'm putting a little thought into. So far, we both seem to agree on Grace for a girl. He likes Grace for a boy, too, but I'm not at all sold on that. We both like Penelope, too, but that one isn't as strong a contender as it was when we first thought of it (actually, it was the name of our favorite chicken that we lost early on... perhaps we're holding her energy still, a little to close!) 
It's still early, but both of us have already decided this baby is going to be a girl, so the boys names haven't been flowing... That should probably change, just in case!


Never heard of Grace for a boy, but then, Dana, Leslie, Gayle, Shirley, Stacey, Tracey, Marion, and Courtney were once strictly boys' names, some of which have become almost exclusively used for girls for so long that most people don't even know they were originally masculine. Sadly, Avery (Fern's older brother in Charlotte's Web) is being used by parents of girls so much, that parents of boys risk it sounding feminized on their sons, and the same goes for Skylar, which to me, will always be the skinny nephew of the crusty old bird cartoon strip character, "Shoe".

But if he likes Grace for a son, and you're not so sure (and you'd have reason, along the same lines as a Boy named Sue!) what about Grayson? Sounds similar, but definitely a boy name.

post #30 of 49
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I really think there is something to Zeitgeist in fashions and the same thing affects people's naming choices. I loved the name Evelyn about 14 years ago, and DH has a late relative with that name that it would be sweet to memorialize, what gives me pause is that, sadly, it has become so commonplace recently. Everyone else started loving it, too.

 

It can be dismaying to think we're all so original, then go and see the trends on names and find out that everyone else had the same idea, at about the same time. A look at all the Olivias who are now teens, the Ellies and Allies who are tweens, and the Victorian names like Charlotte, Violet, and Rose, that are younger or still up-and-coming, tells the tale. Evelyns, too.

 

I guess the big question is, if Evelyn has gone from unusual to popular recently, is that a reason to decide against it? Very few people want to name their daughter Mergatroid or their son Elmer, just to ensure they'll be the only person they probably ever meet in their lives, with that name. Most of us don't want to be the last parent in our generation to use a name that was already overdone by others recently. It's like the kid going through life being the last one left wearing flare leg pants long after they stopped being cool.

 

We all want something that stands out from the crowd, but in a good way, not in a way so weird as to be totally awkward.

And after all that, I still feel absolutely no impetus toward a name, for this one. Maybe it would help if I knew the gender. Maybe I'll actually do that this time.

post #31 of 49

I think Evelyn is just beautiful.  For dd3 we were planning to name her that, but realized how popular it is.  Funny enough, it's not really popular in my area, as I've never met another child with that name, but still I just couldn't do it.  I think it'll be top 10 in a few years or so, just like it was 2 generations ago.

post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by happyday8598 View Post
 

As hokey as it sounds, my first two kids "told" me their names. One in a dream, the other hit me like a thunderbolt in the shower one day. His name I would never in a million years have come up with on my own!
This one, I'm putting a little thought into. So far, we both seem to agree on Grace for a girl. He likes Grace for a boy, too, but I'm not at all sold on that. We both like Penelope, too, but that one isn't as strong a contender as it was when we first thought of it (actually, it was the name of our favorite chicken that we lost early on... perhaps we're holding her energy still, a little to close!) 
It's still early, but both of us have already decided this baby is going to be a girl, so the boys names haven't been flowing... That should probably change, just in case!

 

What about Gracen or Gracyn for a boy? I have a friend who was debating between Grayson and Gracen for her son...

post #33 of 49
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Originally Posted by LineUponLine View Post

Both our kids names start with, "E" and it wasn't intentional. But now I feel like I HAVE to keep with it!! But then we'll be THAT family with all the kids names starting with the same letter 😱 what to do?? Thoughts?
To clarify: I hadn't thought about the fact that they both started with E until after she was here and the name I REALLY wanted (Genevieve) didn't fit. And her name was the second choice. So it just sort of happened that way.

 

I know what you mean... I wouldn't feel pressured to pick another E name. Our older two's names start with A... (our second was adopted out of birth order, with his A name already) but still. I like E names a lot and our 3rd is Eli, I have always liked Ezra or Enoch too, but actually feel hesitant to pick them because I don't want to many similar names in our family. I say, do what you want and don't put yourself in (any kind) of box... weather staying with E or feeling like you shouldn't. 

post #34 of 49
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What about Gracen or Gracyn for a boy? I have a friend who was debating between Grayson and Gracen for her son...

I have a friend with a son named Grayson. At the risk of being judged, he had a brain tumor early in life, and is permanently disabled due to the tumor. I love the boy very much, but have a mental block knowing somebody with that name who is not healthy. 
I've noticed with a lot of names we come up with, and we (either he or I) know somebody with that name, I always ask, "What's the personality of {person with that name}. If there was a negative association, I tend to move right along. Weird, I know, and limiting. But I think a name holds a vibration, and so do my mental connections. 

Marcimama, I love Solomon! We have a book that we love to read as a family with a very wise Owl named Solomon. It's a strong and wise name. The mental connection is positive on that one! 

post #35 of 49

My old best friend/ex girlfriend and my ex boyfriend got married and their unborn son's name is Grayson. My husband says he likes it but can't use it now. :rotflmao

post #36 of 49
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My old best friend/ex girlfriend and my ex boyfriend got married and their unborn son's name is Grayson. My husband says he likes it but can't use it now. :rotflmao


Oh. Oops! Sorry...
 Well, a boy named Grace could always go by Gray. Kind of a rebellious Western appeal (Zane Grey)? I would definitely see why you'd steer clear of Grayson after that!

post #37 of 49

Oh I'm not the one who was considering Grace! I was just making the comment since we were on the name. The situation always makes me laugh. 

post #38 of 49
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Originally Posted by happyday8598 View Post
 

I have a friend with a son named Grayson. At the risk of being judged, he had a brain tumor early in life, and is permanently disabled due to the tumor. I love the boy very much, but have a mental block knowing somebody with that name who is not healthy. 
I've noticed with a lot of names we come up with, and we (either he or I) know somebody with that name, I always ask, "What's the personality of {person with that name}. If there was a negative association, I tend to move right along. Weird, I know, and limiting. But I think a name holds a vibration, and so do my mental connections. 

Marcimama, I love Solomon! We have a book that we love to read as a family with a very wise Owl named Solomon. It's a strong and wise name. The mental connection is positive on that one! 


Speaking of Solomon and the meaning, that reminded me of Simon, and what it means, to hear, or to listen, which to me connotes wisdom and perceptiveness. I agree with you on having a hard time overcoming a strong association in real life, to a name. I know the names Alice and Jane are getting quite trendy now, and both are family names we might use for a girl, but whereas I know Jane CAN be elegant (I suppose Alice, too, but the Brady Bunch Alice, as well as the waitress Alice in Mel's Diner, both wrecked that for me), both names seem indelibly pedestrian, like a practical denim dress for doing farm chores in. A British idea of the name Jane sounds better, were it not for the terrible tragedies in the life stories and young deaths of more than one Jane of the aristocracy or monarchy. Probably that's only because there were so many Janes to begin with. But still, I have never known a Jane in real life, so have nothing to correct my images of it with.

 

And let's not forget Jane of "Dick and Jane"- nothing wrong with her! Perfectly nice and normal. And because "Jane Likes Dick!", totally snickerworthy. Oh, this is terrible. I hope I haven't offended anyone! If I had ever known a Jane in real life (only one, didn't know her personally, but her parents had the terrible lack of foresight, to name a girl Jane, whose last name, rhymed with Jane) and she was tormented in school mercilessly, "Jane ______ is a Pain in the Brain!"

 

Kids can find anything to pick on anyone about, in school, but parents who pick names for the kid, that rhymes with the last name, deserve a kick!

post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by kateaton View Post
 

I think Evelyn is just beautiful.  For dd3 we were planning to name her that, but realized how popular it is.  Funny enough, it's not really popular in my area, as I've never met another child with that name, but still I just couldn't do it.  I think it'll be top 10 in a few years or so, just like it was 2 generations ago.


I do, too! But then, meeting a little girl from a somewhat scruffy tenement down the block, who was named that, did tarnish it a bit in my mind. Darn it!

post #40 of 49

We came to an agreement on Aria (girl) yesterday. Then I read it's getting popular, but I've never met an Aria.

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