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post #41 of 100
[QUOTE=ZenButterfly]My favorite girl name is Nora, but I couldn't convince my husband last time. He thinks we should just keep the one we agreed upon last time - Madeline. I'm only so-so on it because I know about five other people who want to name their kid Madeline.

what about Nola instead? feels a little softer to me.

(sorry, don't belong in the due date clubs but can't stay out of the name threads)
post #42 of 100
Call me crazy, but I like old fashioned names.
I like Ruth and Stella, but my husband says no to both.
Ruth he says is an old lady, and Stella is the name of our poodle
I love her, and honestly, she has a lot of good qualities, but he doesn't want them to share a name
post #43 of 100
I love behindthename.com
post #44 of 100

My names

I have had my names picked out since about week 8. If it's a girl (which i want) it will be......

Ayiana Marie it is an american indian name which is what I am
Meaning: Eternal Blossom

BOY

Adrian Carlos this is a spanish name
Meaning: Dark One (sounds offensive but the name sounds nice.)
post #45 of 100
Thread Starter 
Carliegirl~ I second that! Behindthename.com is the BEST!

ahwuko~ your names are lovely. My SIL was in the same dog/baby boat. She named her dog after her grandmother because she loved the name, but several years later when they had kids, she realized she wanted to name her daughter that same name. Sadly, dogs don't live forever (and they'll respond to any new name given enough dog treats )

amyrobynne~ Obviously I'm partial to Nora, but I think Magdalene/Magdalena are GORGEOUS names. She'd have so many names to choose from... her full name (lovely!) , Maggie (cute!), Magda (mysterious), etc. etc. etc. I grew up as 7 different nicknames of Elisabeth (Beth, Eli, etc.) and loved having such a changeable name.

Birth Junky~ oooohhhh...I like how Skaidrite sounds. They're both beautiful, actually.

onthemove~ :LOL Hey--when it comes to names, the more minds the better!!!
post #46 of 100
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Originally Posted by RedOakMomma
amyrobynne~ Obviously I'm partial to Nora, but I think Magdalene/Magdalena are GORGEOUS names. She'd have so many names to choose from... her full name (lovely!) , Maggie (cute!), Magda (mysterious), etc. etc. etc. I grew up as 7 different nicknames of Elisabeth (Beth, Eli, etc.) and loved having such a changeable name.
RedOakMomma--growing up as Amy, I always thought long names with lots of possible nicknames were the best. I'm glad you like Magdalene -- I'm starting to think that the hormones are getting the better of me!
post #47 of 100
I really like that behindthename.com website.

My husband picked out Claudia, but according to that website it means "lame and crippled" - no thanks!!

And I looked up by the month - in March (Finnish) it has "Alpo" - for some reason I don't think that would go over well.
post #48 of 100

My 2 cents :)

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Originally Posted by MrsAngelic
Not even started on boys name really. DH wants Mordechai, but I don't like it.
Mordechai is an awesome name and he could always go by Chai (pronounced Kye). Maybe you could flip the letters around to create a name you both like? Just a thought.
post #49 of 100
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Originally Posted by Mommyat16
I have had my names picked out since about week 8. If it's a girl (which i want) it will be......

Ayiana Marie it is an american indian name which is what I am
Meaning: Eternal Blossom
that a beautiful name, how would you prnounce it properly, like it sounds?
post #50 of 100
Ya sort of but like I-Yana. I feel in love with the name the moment my great-grandmother told it to me.
post #51 of 100
All these beautiful names! I really like Nora, too. It sounds both solid and soft at the same time.

MamaNurse, I like Abigail even better with a Spanish pronunciation! How beautiful! Yes, Meg's name is Megumi. Works great, though we can't get many people to use her full name. Even in Japanese, she's still Megu-chan.

Hanae can be written with so many character combinations, but yes, the -e always will add another dimension to the meaning. We can't figure a Buddhist meaning, but that doesn't mean there isn't one out there to find. Japanese names are so malleable--I just love playing around with the characters.

I really like Georgia, too, but it's a popular brand of canned coffee in Japan, so no go. Harumph. A lot of my European friends are naming their girls Freya. What's up with that? Must be a trend.

I think the winner so far on this thread is the Latvian name Skaidrite (shortened to Sky for those who don't appreciate a challenge?). What a wonderful name!

Yeah, MrsAngelic, Cassiopeia is great, too.
post #52 of 100
We really had fun with the Baby Name Wizard Voyager.
I think I got the link from an MDC thread somewhere.
I love all your names! Kam, Georgia made our short list. Luckily, we have no connection with Japan or its coffee. Ha ha.
I went to behindthename.com and it doesn't list meanings for either name we've picked out.
post #53 of 100
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Originally Posted by Kam
A lot of my European friends are naming their girls Freya. What's up with that? Must be a trend.
Old norse names are back in style. It seems. In Sweden anyways. Although Freja (freya) has always been a popular one. My son's name is a norse god as well. Some of the really old fashioned names are coming out again here as well.
post #54 of 100

I love all the possibilities...

It's the choosing that is hard!

My picks so far for a boy are:
Eamonn
Graham
Kieran

For a girl:
Emmeline
Fiona
Lucy
Ruby
Cecilia
Beatrice

My husband likes Dale - It's my mom's name and my middle name. Could be for either boy or girl.

I loved Phoebe for years, because of Phoebe Caulfield (Catcher in the Rye), but it's become so popular.

I really love the name Grace, but ds' name is Will and last name is Allan. So, too many TV references... :LOL

All of us have double consonants in our names, so that's a consideration - don't want anyone to feel left out.

Also, I don't want to get too set on one particular name since sometimes a name just jumps out at you after you meet the new arrival!

Glad we've still got lots of time!
post #55 of 100
Thread Starter 
Anyone want to weigh in on our names arguments?

Dh and I thought we'd have a name picked out for our little boy by now...It's been two weeks! We were all set to name him Noah Atticus, but dh does this thing where he changes his name loyalties every two or three days. He did this with our twins' names up until they were born, and it drove me batty! This time he's promised to pick out a name within the next couple of weeks.

My list:
Noah
Walter
Alec
Silas
Elias
Connor
Colin
Eamonn
Henry
Maxwell
Haydn
Alden
Graham
Sebastian
Dermot
Spencer
Elijah
Errol
Elliot
Sawyer
Hugh
Quinn
Colum

Dh:
Alexander
Brett
Bryce
Cameron
Cecil
Desmond
Finn
Luke
Maxwell
Noah
Quinn
Victor
Walter

I really love Noah, and like Elias, Walter, Silas, and Henry. Can't use Eamonn because it's too close to Ian (ds). Can't really use Henry because it rhymes with our last name.

Dh likes Noah, Desmond, Victor, and he loves Alexander.

Part of me is just waiting for him to come back around on Noah.... but I guess *officially* it's still up for debate
post #56 of 100
We have agreed on a girls name- Siena Brooks. As for the boy, we are totally undecided. I like Brooks as a first name for a boy (it's my maiden name) but DH doesn't. Strange as it is, we both like the name Fred for a girl... but realistically wouldn't do that to her. I still like Fred for a boy (it was my grandfathers name), but DH is undecided. I'm hoping I can convince him and we'll go with Fredrick James for a boy.
post #57 of 100
Good luck, Elizabeth! I'm a waverer, so that won't help you much

But my favorites from your lists are Elias, Henry, Sebastian, Elliot, Finn, and Luke.
post #58 of 100
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Originally Posted by RedOakMomma
Anyone want to weigh in on our names arguments?
I vote for Alexander (or even just Alex). It goes really well with your other two son's names too.
post #59 of 100
My dh and I are having a very hard time deciding on names. We do not know the sex of our baby and will not be finding out so we have to come up with a name for each. For a boy the only name we have agreed on is Hopper. I love Hopper but dh is just ok with it. For a girl we are even further apart. Dh likes Harper for a girl and I like Sage. I like the name Harper. However, I know a Harper and would just feel kind of weird using the name. I also like the name Timber for a girl. I love the name Finn for either but dh is not into it. Last time we didn't choose a middle name until we were in labor.
post #60 of 100
We had a girl's name picked out... but we are having a boy! We aren't even CLOSE to coming up with a name for him.
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