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post #81 of 100
Since finding out I'm having a boy. I've had trouble picking out the baby's name. So far I have:

Nicolas Alexander
Alexander Wesley
William Alexander
Alexander William
or
Aaron Alexander.


What do you think??? I need all the help I can get
post #82 of 100
William Alexander
post #83 of 100
Thread Starter 
I agree
post #84 of 100
I like Alexander William or William Alexander.

honeybee and RedOakMomma: thanks for your thoughts re: Madonna. When I hear Madonna I think of my mother first, of course, but she mostly goes by Donna. And no kidding, that is a big name to live up to, in terms of the mother of Christ. Which may explain a lot about my own mother... I do like the idea of calling a little girl Maddie, though. we won't know what we're having until I give birth, and then we'll decide on a name once we see him/her. I can't wait!! Only 21 more weeks (or so...)!
post #85 of 100
Butterfly Kiss~

Put me down as 1 vote for Nicolas Alexander!!
post #86 of 100
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Originally Posted by hrutledge
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.
I ADORE the name Harper for a girl and my DS's name is Quinn, which I totally love, but I almost wish that we'd thought of Finn while we were pregnant with him. It's awesome! A girl's name I like that you might too is Piper. I love it but I can't talk DH into it!

Our girl's name is set: Lydia Jane (Lydia for my beloved aunt and Jane for SIL). Boy's name is still in flux. We know the middle name is Caesar--a family name--and right now the first name is Zachary. Zach. We both like it well enough, but don't love it.
post #87 of 100
I also love the name Piper but can't talk my husband into it. At this point I do believe our girls name is Harper. However, it is becoming a little more popular than I like. I recently fell in love with the name Xander for a boy but again dh doesn't care for it
post #88 of 100
You all are going to think I'm crazy, and maybe it's just the hormones ragin', but my very favorite boy's name right now is Huck. As in Huckleberry. I just think it's such a cool, strong name. Hubby laughs me out of the room every time I bring it up though and reminds me of all the bad things that rhyme with Huck. I don't care. I still love it!

A good way to find out what names are popular in your area is to cruise your local hospital's web site. Ours posts the first names and pictures of all the new babies (if the parents choose to include them). Not scientific at all, but it's fun to see what people around here are naming the babes!
post #89 of 100
wow! so many cool names. i think the names we have chosen are:

Noemi Isabela for a girl, Emmy for short. (DD is Abigail Iliana- Abby)

Benjamin Alfredo for a boy (DHs name is Alfredo, my dad is Alfred, DHs dad was Alfredo)

all our names choices have to sound good in english and spanish, so it can be hard. there are so many nice names we can't use from both sides due to pronunciation issues.

i am really liking noemi though. several people have had trouble pronouncing it. what do you guys think when you see it? even after i say it. i just don't get it.
post #90 of 100
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Originally Posted by rmzbm
Butterfly Kiss~

Put me down as 1 vote for Nicolas Alexander!!
that's my first choice as well, then William Alexander.
post #91 of 100
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Originally Posted by Mama Nurse
Noemi Isabela for a girl, Emmy for short. (DD is Abigail Iliana- Abby)
Pronounced "noEMMY"? That's how I read it. It's gorgeous! And Emmy and Abby sound really good together!
post #92 of 100
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Originally Posted by yellowwood mama
Pronounced "noEMMY"? That's how I read it. It's gorgeous! And Emmy and Abby sound really good together!
yes! exactly. i even had a co-worker say that it will cause problems with pronunciation her whole life?? i am like say "no" + "emmy" pretty simple. just making sure it wasn't just me.
post #93 of 100
I would have said "No-AMY", or, I had a friend who pronounced it "No-Ay-ME".
post #94 of 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mama Nurse
yes! exactly. i even had a co-worker say that it will cause problems with pronunciation her whole life?? i am like say "no" + "emmy" pretty simple. just making sure it wasn't just me.
Well, from someone who works with kids, I can't tell you the number of times I've seen a name on my schedule that I have no idea how to start with, and I go out to the waiting room and give it my best try, and I get an seriously evil look from the parents, like I'm supposed to know how to say it from reading it when it has like 15 extra letters and its actually just Kylie. I say, if it has a regular spelling, consider using it! But if its a unique name, then I guess you would have to deal with the occasional person saying it wrong or asking your daughter how to pronounce it. I usually say it and then ask "Did I get that right?" or "Can you tell me how to say your name so I get it right for the next time?"
post #95 of 100
i have had people say the no-amy, still not sure why. it is just like emma, emily, emmy.

there is no other spelling, since it is a variation of naomi and we don't like that as much. i don't mind people messing up the name. i worked in a pediatricians office for 3 years and know the feeling of looking at a name and having no idea how to say it. i won't get mad if someone says it wrong. maybe i should do a poll...
post #96 of 100
The no-amy is the Hispanic pronunciation.
post #97 of 100

Top Secret Name Pick

So, we have come pretty close to picking a name yet, though we are not sharing it with anyone we know and will likely keep it a surprise until March. Still, I've been dying to get opinions. For full effect, I will reveal that my MDC login is my last name and will be child's last name. Would love to know what you think!

Aaron Ezekial ("Zeke" for short)

DH's name is Aaron and "Zeke" would be in memory of DH's brother. Sometimes I feel absolutely decided, but then I wonder what people impression people have of "Zeke's".

Kam: Would love to hear what names you decide on. My family is Japanese American and Hana/e was on the short list for a girl. Would like to pick names that transliterate into Japanese easily but it doesn't look like we are headed that way.
post #98 of 100
My husband and I have decided on Seamus (pronounced Shaymus) Hamza'Ali ... little irish and arabic mix!
post #99 of 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Megs Mom
The no-amy is the Hispanic pronunciation.
my husband is mexican from mexico and he says no-emy. he even said it when i wrote had written down my idea of either noemi isabela or noemi lucia. the only question i have had from hispanic friends is if i am going to pronounce it noEMi or noeMI. i guess we will just have to take the chance of having to correct people forever if this is a girl. will be a non-issue with our boys name.
post #100 of 100
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Originally Posted by ahwuko
I say, if it has a regular spelling, consider using it!
Yeah -- I chose a unique spelling for my own name when I was twelve, and I've kept it (Maggi). But I also have a last name that NOBODY can spell OR pronounce correctly. We are choosing names that cannot be mispronounced and have no alternate spellings.
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