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post #21 of 204
Well, I agree with you that Fish is not an enviable nickname, but also would like to point out that there are many, many ways to get a nickname that have nothing to do with your actual name. For example, I know a guy who everyone calls Hornis because he once mispronounced the name of a baseball player that way. Also, the Meatball and Meathead that I know didn't get their nicknames from their given names either, I think they got them because of their looks or presumed mental capacity. A kid could get labeled "Fish" is he's a good swimmer, or if he eats a live fish on a dare, or if he loves fish... so any kid is possibly going to get called fish even if you name him Albert Vanderbilt.

I still don't think anyone is going to turn Finn into Fish!

Dh's sports nickname has been Franny since college because of our last name starting with Fran. This despite the fact that he already had the perfectly good nickname EJ and a very easy name, Eric, in the first place. His best friend was known as Bucket for about 10 years due to one bad haircut. Gee, I could go on and on... Honestly Gill => Fish is pretty easy for me to imagine, now that you say that.
post #22 of 204

I think we've decided on if it's a boy boy: and if it's a girl girl: I'm so excited to find out which it will be..... :


Edited by NewYearsEve04 - 4/18/13 at 12:37am
post #23 of 204
My nickname is Goose, I have a brother we call Bear and another we call Buddy. Our real names are Michelle, jonathan and Jeffrey! My dad goes by Butch by family and Todd by everyone else (and his real name is Harold). Hmmm...wonder why my family even bothers with given names lol.

Michelle
post #24 of 204
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Originally Posted by Goldiemom
I think I don't like the Griffin spelling because if he got called Fin, that could deteriorate to Fish, and I didn't name my kid Fish. Make sense at all?
:LOL

I NEVER would have thought that Finn would deteriorate to Fish! That's what one of my friends is for. I tell her all of my names, and she plays the 5-yr. old in his/her class and tries to make fun of it.

So far she hasn't thought of anything for Ivy or Azalea, so they are strong contenders. Altough, kids are pretty creative and can probably make fun of anything...
post #25 of 204
My dh used to have a problem with many of the names I liked because of the potential taunting the kids might get (things that rhyme with the name, etc.). I then pointed out that our boys, ages 4.5 and 6.5 have loooong (6.5 year old's is down to his tushie!) hair and people assume they're girls. They don't have a problem with being called a girl...they think it's funny and a bit absurd that people assume people with long hair are female. He then pointed out that we won't have to worry about kids in school making fun of them, since they're homeschooled! :LOL

I love Griffin, and have a friend with a son with the same name, different spelling (Griffon). I love Finn, as well!

Fish story: I went to school with a guy who was called "Fish" because every time we had fish for school lunch, he'd go around the cafeteria and ask everyone if he could have their fish. His name was Joe.

Oh, and the first thing I associate with Finn is Huckleberry!
post #26 of 204
LOL, this reminds me of an old Saturday Night Live skit that starts with a cuddly, romantic couple as they discuss names for their upcoming baby. The wife keeps offering up names and the husband (I think it was Kevin Nealon) keeps rejecting them because of the possible nicknames, and his rejections get more and more out there and bizarre. Finally, he and his wife and having a huge fight over the whole thing. I always think if that during name discussions, because the nickname things always comes up, LOL!

CurlyFry, I hate to be a downer, because I love the name Ivy, but what about Poison Ivy? (I thought of it immediately because I am so horrendously allergic to it.) Azalea's pretty too, and nothing comes to mind there Actually, there are some really cute baby nicknames I could think of for that name!
post #27 of 204
I thought Poison Ivy, too, but I don't give any credence to the nickname thing. Kids will make fun of each other no matter what you name them. Unless you want to name your child Buttmunch, I don't think it matters much. I like Ivy better than Azalea, though.

Evelyn we like a lot, b/c my grandma's name is Evelyn. Would you call her Eve?

We liked Finn WAAAAAAAY before stupid Julia Roberts took it. We were so pissed when we heard that she took it. I HATE her. Silly, I know.

Adele is great. I had a really awesome friend named Adele in college. She was beautiful. Go for it!

Musicmaj - Why not just use Diane? She would be totally unique, as Diane is not popular at all now. In fact, I heard of someone naming her daughters Karen and Diane, b/c they are not trendy right now, and everyone loves it. Or maybe Diana.
post #28 of 204
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Originally Posted by melissel

CurlyFry, I hate to be a downer, because I love the name Ivy, but what about Poison Ivy? (I thought of it immediately because I am so horrendously allergic to it.) Azalea's pretty too, and nothing comes to mind there Actually, there are some really cute baby nicknames I could think of for that name!
I am leaning more toward Azalea, cause I love Zala or Lea or Aza as nicknames...I actually did think of Poison Ivy, but I think Ivy is just so beautiful and natural and has kind of an old fashioned feel to it...

Thanks for the input!
post #29 of 204
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Originally Posted by Galatea

We liked Finn WAAAAAAAY before stupid Julia Roberts took it. We were so pissed when we heard that she took it. I HATE her. Silly, I know.

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Yeah, but she's Phineas, so it's totally different. I do love Finn, and it reminds me of Huck Finn, which is cute!
post #30 of 204
Awwww, Lilli, it isn't really fair to Julia to hate her because you have similar taste!

Meanwhile, I am simply stewing about Gwyneth taking Apple...
post #31 of 204
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Originally Posted by dubylyu
Awwww, Lilli, it isn't really fair to Julia to hate her because you have similar taste!

Meanwhile, I am simply stewing about Gwyneth taking Apple...
:LOL :LOL :LOL
post #32 of 204
We're going with Maya Rose for a girl and Logan Isaiah for a boy.
post #33 of 204

Goldiemom

I respect your oppinion and I'm not offended at all. However My #4 is Named Calvin Fisher and we call him fish all the time. I just thought it was interesting you don't like the name. LOL

Michelle LS :
mom to 5
post #34 of 204
For a girl, it will be Jocelyn Lily Raelynn...for a boy, we have no idea...
post #35 of 204
I also meant no offense, I just don't hold much credence in nicknames. BTW, my aversion to the "Fish" nickname probably stems from the fact that in alot of instances fish makes me physically ill.

Now that you mention it Finn does make me think of Huck Finn. That is cute Just don't name your kid Huckleberry. I would hate to imagine the therapy bills later on in life

Seriously though, I truly like the name Griffin only spelled with an "e". But at this point I would just be happy to have a boy name picked out that I am over the moon for. Lorelai is our girl favorite, but still looking for a back up name.
post #36 of 204
The names we have picked out for now are Abigail Salome and Oliver Marley. The middle names change a lot, but the first names are (hopefully) here to stay. Salome was in a reading at church 2 weeks ago (last chapter of Mark), and Marley is for the late, great Bob. I wouldn't have thought of it myself, but years ago some people I knew had a baby and named him Marley. I thought it was adorable.
post #37 of 204
Angie - since you like Emma I thought I'd list some other Jane Austen heroine names!

Fanny
Marianne
Elinor
Catherine
Anne
Elizabeth
and the other Bennet girls: Jane, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia
non-main character names: Charlotte, Caroline, Isabella, Harriet, Margaret (cute nickname Maggie), Lucy, Augusta, Julia, Frances, Clara, Sophia...

This isn't Jane Austen, but I like Norah as an old-fashioned, not very popular name.
post #38 of 204
Dh came up with Ian Nathaniel last night. How does that sound? I think he wants to spell it Eian though. I think I like that better.

Michelle
post #39 of 204
You girls have come up with some really nice girl suggestions for me. Thanks! I will have to name some of them for Dh and see what he thinks.

These are the ones that I like so far, that Dh MAY like. lol
Norah
Adele
Clara (not sure if I like it with our last name though)

I hadn't thought about using Diane as a first name before.

Dh likes Madeline, but I feel like it is used a lot right now.
I also like Julia/Julianna (dh doesn't.) Emelia (dh doesn't)

For those of you looking for a boy name - How about Dillan. I had a dream a few weeks ago that we had a boy we named Dillan. That was funny, especially since I really think this is a girl. (I have been wrong about both of my previous pregnancies though. lol)
post #40 of 204
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Originally Posted by Full Heart
Dh came up with Ian Nathaniel last night. How does that sound? I think he wants to spell it Eian though. I think I like that better.

Michelle
Well, I really like the way the name flows, and I am a fan of Ian. I've never seen it spelled Eian before. Not sure how I feel about that spelling... it does make it look somewhat exotic, and is certainly more original. But it also complicates a beautifully simple spelling. He will always be clarifying the spelling, but that's not the worst thing in the world. (I'd rather have my Leigh than Lee, even though Lee is more straightforward and impossible to mispronounce!) Hmmm...
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