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post #21 of 73
oh i love the name wolfgang,when I lived in Austria I used to say i would call my son(if i had one,i was 21 at the time!!) wolfie,it is so cute!!
post #22 of 73
:LOL I had a cat named Wolfie, it is a cute name I just found out tonight that I might be pregnant (faint pink line!!) but I'm already excited, I'm hoping to take another test soon to confirm!! I've always thought about baby names, for awhile I wanted to name a girl Zoe... now I'm not so sure
post #23 of 73
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Originally Posted by Naughty Dingo

Does anyone else have DP's who have completely different ideas about what names to pick? Oy we go on and on over this and I make him read the book of 20,000 names each time :LOL

LOL DH and I have agreed to disagree on this issue...he says that he likes names which sound "normal" (translation: names of people he already knows. Any name we come up with would obviously not be the name of someone he already knows, so it sounds "weird" to him. He's essentially accepted that we'll select a name, he won't like it at first, and it will grow on him eventually (what a guy!)

I really like the Alora idea...I've been trying to come up with potential names to honor my late grandfather, Al.

Sage is my daughter's middle name, and I get compliments on it all the time (about 60% of the time I call her by her fn & mn, so people hear her mn a lot). I think it's a winner

For a boy, I like Asher, Miles, Levi at the moment.
For a girl, I'm not sure. We used our top pick for DD, and the other names we were considering for her have been used by close friends/family members since then, so they're out...back to the drawing board.

Overall, I like timeless names that are not too popular (unfortunately, classic, turn of the century names ARE what is popular these days). Even DD's name has jumped over 50 spots in the popularity rankings since we named her 2.5 years ago. Ah well.
post #24 of 73
I can't believe it--I'm constantly thinking about baby names, but until I read this thread, I hadn't thought of names once since I found out I was actually pregnant! I have no idea what we're going to do. Dh is the typical husband who thinks it's his duty and obligation to make this as difficult a process as possible! He gets a look of disgust on his face with EVERY name I come up with, and when I ask him to suggest something, he'll say some random Bible name like Habbukuk! He's of course, not serious, but I might have to do what my mom did, and get a pet that we can give weird names to so my husband doesn't think he has to use those names on our CHILD! (We had cats named Thorndike and Barnheart growing up!)

Amazingly, when we first got married and I brought it up, we were able to agree on a girl and boy name: Sariah and Caleb. We had a girl, so she's Sariah, but now I do NOT want to use Caleb because it is so popular. I don't mind names that are somewhat common, but it seems almost everyone around here has at least one son named Caleb, and I don't want my kid to be "Caleb #5" in his classes.

For boys, I like Tyler, Trevor and Kevin, which I know are common, but I don't know many young kids with those names now. For a girl, I really want Melanie, probably Melanie Lenae, but Matt hates both, of course. I told him if he continues to be difficult about this and doesn't come up with anything else reasonable, Melanie Lenae is going on the birth certificate!

Sheesh, I'm even long winded writing about baby names! Sorry!
post #25 of 73
I've had a running list subject to the occasional editing since my I was pregnant with ds!

DD is Elana (ee-lay-na) Grace and DS is Jeremy Kenneth (named in memory of my infant brother and FIL).

Girls:

Audra or Audrey
Ava
Catherine (Cat or Cate)
Evelyn (Evie)
Fern
Gretchen
Haley
Heidi
Isabel
Ivy
Lauren
Lillian (Lillie)
Margaret (Meg or Maisie)

middle names: Faith, Glory, Hope or Joy


Boys:

Charles (Charlie or Chaz)
Christopher (nickname Kip)
Henry (Hank)
Joel
Jonathan (Johnny)
Joseph (Joe or Joey)
Jude
Lucius

middle names: William or one of the above
post #26 of 73
We are!! With DS#1 we fought tooth and nail over names and didn't name Noah until he was several days old. It was the one name we coud both agree on. Now we realize that it is perfect and he could be no other name.

For DS #2, believe it or not, we have already chosen the names.
Boy - Judah
Girl - Ruby Mame (Mame is for my cousin Mamie Rose who passed 1.5 years ago).

Middle name will be something Hawaiian. It has to be a dream name so that'll come a lot later.
post #27 of 73
I just made a post about this on the pregnancy board - I think I put it in the wrong spot. I'll copy it over:

With my first baby, we knew his name within hours of finding out we were having a baby - we both loved the name as soon as it was mentioned. We also had a very strong feeling, right from the start, that he was a boy. Second time around it was different - I didn't know for sure what his name would be until after he was born ... and I had no idea about gender. This time I've had names coming to me in dreams. I still have to get a 'feel' for the child - no real feel about the sex yet, but I'm definitely having more girl dreams than I've ever had before.

Claude seems to be popping into my head for a boy - not a name I'd usually choose, but it feels 'comfortable' if that makes sense. We're not living in Europe at the moment, though, and I worry that it will be seen as too feminine. Not that I really care what others think - and the likelihood that we'll be moving back home within the next few years is high. Marcel is a possibility as a middle name, as is Henri (both family names).

Mathilde is coming to me for a girl. Middle name will probably be Amelie or Anais for my Grandmothers. Georgette and Camille are also coming to me.

Perhaps this baby is intent on choosing its own name. I know it's only early, but the urge to choose names and have them settled is really strong - usually I'm a bit relaxed about it, figuring it will happen when it's meant to.
post #28 of 73
We've tossed a few around.
For a girl,
we really like Vivian Louise after my DHs grandmother. May change it to Olivia Louise, but I like Vivian best.
For a boy,
I wanted to choose the name Wiley James (after my great grandfather, at my dad's request). DH vetoed that so we came up with Bonner James, but DH vetoed anything with BJ or BM as initials. So perhaps, Bonner Edward.
post #29 of 73
Oh man, we are running out of names...
we have a
June Elizabeth
Louis David Henry
Valeska Shawn Noelle

It's getting harder to come up with meaningful names (that we can agree on) at this point!
post #30 of 73
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Originally Posted by NurseLaurie
We've tossed a few around.
For a girl,
we really like Vivian Louise after my DHs grandmother. May change it to Olivia Louise, but I like Vivian best.
For a boy,
I wanted to choose the name Wiley James (after my great grandfather, at my dad's request). DH vetoed that so we came up with Bonner James, but DH vetoed anything with BJ or BM as initials. So perhaps, Bonner Edward.
Heehee, I never would have thought that about the initials!

I'm Louise and my sister is Olivia, so of course I think that's what you should go with
post #31 of 73
busybusymomma- I must say that Catherine is a lovely choice! :LOL (It's my name and I go by Cat). It's classic, but not too common. Especially these days, it seems to have fallen out of favor.
I also really like the name Ivy. That's one of the one's we've been throwing around.

I have now bought 2 baby name books. I have the Baby Wizard book, which is really cool. And, one of those 50,001 baby name things. I really dislike almost all boys' names. This could be a problem. The one's I do like are super common now, and I don't really want to do that. Unfortunately, ds's name has already jumped a lot since we named him (Emerson). He's named after dh and my maternal grandfathers. So, it was easy.

I am so clueless as to what to name this next babe. I like lots of unusual, but not too weird girl names (Lavender, Ivy, Serenity, Liberty, Sky, etc). But, dh is a little resistant. We just haven't found one that we both love. AUGH!

This is driving me mad!
post #32 of 73
m2E- Catherine is really standing out to me right now, but not sure if dh likes it or not. I gotta print out my list for him to look at. My parents almost named me Ivy... it was Ivy or Michelle and they went with Michelle.

I like the Baby Name Wizard book, I need to put it on hold at the library!
post #33 of 73
Michelle is my middle name. :LOL
post #34 of 73
We're Jewish, so we're naming in honor of relatives who have died. We actually found out we're finally (FINALLY! ) pregnant the day before my dh's uncle's funeral. So, in his honor, we'll probably go with an "R" name. Right now, Rilke is our fave, but that might change...

(We're pronouncing it "Rilkie" instead of "Rilka" like the actual German pronunciation of Rilke. We may even change the spelling, don't know. Tho I like "Rilka" a lot, too.)

And oh -- this one seems like a unisex name to us... tho a little more like a girl than a boy. But depending on the middle name (which will be her/his Hebrew name, if we go with Rilke... tho we're also looking at Hebrew first names), it could go either way.

The middle name will be in honor of someone from my family. Either a "D" name, or an "M" or "H" name. Or an "F" name in honor of my best friend who died when I was eight...
post #35 of 73
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Originally Posted by ktflynn
:LOL I had a cat named Wolfie, it is a cute name I just found out tonight that I might be pregnant (faint pink line!!) but I'm already excited, I'm hoping to take another test soon to confirm!! I've always thought about baby names, for awhile I wanted to name a girl Zoe... now I'm not so sure
congrats!!
post #36 of 73
for a boy, we've tossed around zayd and sebastien...and for a girl isabel, nina and elise. we'll see in a few more weeks!
post #37 of 73
Yes, my husband is one of those, "nasty" everytime-I-say-a-name guys. :LOL With Rachel we chose that before we were even pregnant! And same with Benjamin, just always loved that name. With Emma I had just found out that I was pregnant, and we were watching "Friends" when Rachel gives birth, and she said "Emma", and we were like, yep, that's it!!! :LOL

We've tossed around a couple girl names, we both love Ally, so we found Alliana, call her Ally for short, and Brad ACTUALLY likes Gabrielle/Gabriella!! I about fell over! He is a very traditional namer. :LOL
post #38 of 73
Ah...the joys of being a SMC. No DH to fight with over names!

I'm on a Scottish/British/kinda funky kick right now, so...

Boys:
Alistair
Rupert
Graham

Girls:
Beatrix
Elspeth
Matilda
Lilias

We'll see if those actually come to pass or not...
post #39 of 73
Ooh, Alistair and Beatrix were two of my faves!
post #40 of 73
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Originally Posted by Elowyn
Boys:
Alistair
Rupert
Graham

Girls:
Beatrix
Elspeth
Matilda
Lilias
I'm surprised there's no LotR names on your list

I am glad to see you here, too Yeah for May!
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