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Can we do a baby name thread (again?)

post #1 of 108
Thread Starter 
You guys go 1st....
post #2 of 108
I'll play...but...I've never seen a baby name thread on here (I'm too new) so I can't really go first.
post #3 of 108
I love names, one of my fav. sites is Babynames.com (pretty much says it all)

I plan on using more 'off the wall' names. some I like:

Cedar
Aspen
Italia
Daria
Siobhan (i always get the spelling wrong, so any correction would be appreciated)
Kimber
Simone
Bishop


and lots others i can't think of right now.

Some names that are just a bit odd, that I would Never use for a child:

Sugar
LaPassion
Shampanyne

can't wait to see what others have used or what they like.
post #4 of 108
katt,

i am glad you think my name is 'off the wall' . Never heard it like that before but knowing some one else likes it is good!

I have always said if I had a boy his name would be Simon, after me and my great-grandpa. And if I had a girl it would be Monique.

Well I had Simon 6 years ago, and pg again. So we are more looking for names if it is a boy. So here goes:

Brandon
Tristin
My ds wants it to be Norman, Micheal, Nathen, or Anthony.

And one of my thoughts was to find a long name so we could give him a nickname.

So one of those might be the middle name. But we can't even think of a middle name for a girl yet. i wanted it to be Monique Simone, but my sister already named her baby Simone, so I don't want three Simone's running around each other.

Simone
post #5 of 108
Ok I'm guess the baby name thread would mean names we're considering so I'll share We've got a list and a half thou!

Girls

Aurora Star (my #1 pick for a girl's name)
*Abigail
*Kaliska (Native American name meaning 'coyote chasing deer')
Willow
Anastasia
Guinevere
Jessamine
*Kyleigh
Carina
Lorelei

Boys

D'Artagnan (my #1 pick for a boy's name)
Porthos, Aramis, *Athos
*Drake/Draco (I really DON'T like these... but Dh LOVES them)
*Orion
Griffin
Algernon

The *'s are my the names my husband likes. Too bad he doesn't like my first choices in either catagory... :LOL We've decided middle names though. If its a girl, her middle name will be Star (my pick) and if its a boy his middle name will be Matthew (my Dh's first name and his pick. He has his dad's first name for his middle name)...

Can you tell we've got a unique name thing going on? We're gonna be the parents with the plainest names, giving our kids wild wild names!
post #6 of 108
Thread Starter 
Dh likes:

Silas (no middle name yet)
Pearl

I like:

Jasper Rain
Hazel Keshet (keshet is hebrew for rainbow)
post #7 of 108
I would love to play, but I am too paranoid...I do not want to have a baby whose name is in the top 100 most popular names...

W/ baby #1, I cringed at telling store clerks or other random people 'MY names.' I happily told family and friends, as I was CLAIMING MY TURF.

And now, I just know too many Madelines born in 2001 whose folks were intending to be original...and Madeline was #26 on the list for 2001.

http://www.babycenter.com/babyname/names2001.html

But I'm not here to rain on the parade!
post #8 of 108
ok- I don't think posting here on MDC is going to drive my names onto a top names list, but pls don't spread these ideas to any mainstream boards

I have to admit that I felt a little possessive when I saw Griffin on Lisa Lynn's list, but then I got over it.
Griffin James is our #1 boy name, James being DH's mom's maiden name. We don't really have any other boys names bcz we like Griffin so well. It has a British Isles feel (DH Grandpa was Scottish) but still easy to spell, but not too commonly seen. I was window shopping at Pottery Barn & they have the cute painted wooden letters, when I spelled it out it seemed to fit the baby so well.

Now for girls, I am struggling. We sort of like:
Marissa
Sophie
Rebecca
But can't think of any good family middle names that haven't already been used.

Last nite I made up a name for a girl: Dellyn. Like Ellen with a "d" or rhymes with Helen. DH 's mom's name is Dorothy & my Gma's name is Helen, so we can say it's a combo name.
here are some other possible spellings:
Delyn
Dellen
Delen
Delynn- afraid these last 2 will be pronounced like D'Lynn
Dellynn
Goodness, I have to stop I'm confusing myself. I never thought I'd be one to just *make up* a name, but I *really* like it. Dellyn Meredith sounds good, Meredith being a maiden name from my Mom's side which is already my sister's middle name, but oh well.
So what do you think of Dellyn? Which spelling?

of course, I think it's a boy
, Maria
post #9 of 108
Well Maria I'm pretty sure you don't have to be so concerned with two Griffins, Dh doesn't seem to like it very much!

For spelling of your girl's name I like Dellyn or Dellynn (maybe Dellyna?) so people will at least have a chance to pronouce it correctly... if I'm thinking of how to pronouce it right :LOL Its a very pretty name! Very original, and doesn't sound cooky, just different and unique.
post #10 of 108
For a boy,it will most likely be : Henry James.

My two year old son insists that it will be Harry Potter tho..!

He will not say Henry, just the other!


For a girl, Emily Elisabeth( yes I know about the girl in clifford..)



OR...my ultimate fantasy girl name " Naomi Ayla". We shall see.
post #11 of 108
Quote:
Originally posted by TreeLove
Dh likes:

Silas (no middle name yet)
Pearl
I can hardly believe I saw the name we are consideirng for ours if a boy in here! wow!! Silas Allen I think

Rebecca due Feb 7th with number three
post #12 of 108
I've only been thinking about girls names:
My #1 Gillian (my mothers name)

I'm looking for a pretty E name, to spell out GEM with initials. I like Emily, but it seems a LOT of people like that name.

I kinda like Safron as well, I don't know why, but it just sits well with me.

Chelly
TTC#3
post #13 of 108
Chelly if you like Emily but it's too popular, how about.....
Emmaline
post #14 of 108
Fiona!!!

Julianne
post #15 of 108
I love:
FOR GIRLS
Kathleen
Rebekkah
Lauren
Mary
Ruth
Esther
Isabeau

FOR BOYS
Josiah
Hollis
George
Micah
post #16 of 108
I didn't post my #1 names either, just because I'm scared of starting to see them too often. But, i guess I shouldn't.
Talen
Stethanion
Teotimo
Aviendah
Saavadrah


E names:
Ember
Emara
Eton
Endora
Emalia


Lisa~Lyn
The only thing about the name DRACO is that every person will associate it with the 'bad' kid in Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy.

The rest are cool:
D'Artagnan
Porthos, Aramis, *Athos
Orion - How about Orrin?
Griffin
Algernon

Good Luck!
post #17 of 108
Thanks Katt Yeah I told Dh Draco is a NO GO. :LOL I LOVE Harry Potter, but I don't want to name my kid after that.... maybe as a middle name, but he wants Matthew... I really really wish he'd go for my #1 names!
post #18 of 108
I wanna play! I wanna play! Consider that I'm due to go into labor any minute now and dh and I still haven't agreed on a name: It's been a HUGE battle throughout this pregnancy--we're talking divorce terms here! Here goes:

Girls:
Zoe Maya (1st choice)
Lyla
Shiloh (means peace)
Pheonix
Jada
Dylan

Oh, yeah, I don't have any boys names, I knew all along this one was a girl.
Hopefully dh will give in and let me name her Zoe so I don't have to divorce him
post #19 of 108
Ok, I wanna play too! We don't have a lot of names picked out yet, but here's a few that we've come across.

Girl:
Shaeleen (pronounced "shay" and the end is like the word "lean"-the spelling may change, I want "Shae" but I don't know how I'll spell the end.)
Rhiannon (pronounced re-on-un. i think i did that right! celtic and so cool!)

Boy:
Hunter (don't know if for a first or middle name)
Dante (pronounced don-tay)
post #20 of 108
I'll play too....although we cannot agree on a girls name....

For a boy it will be
Yanic....no middle name yet...but we are leaning towards Yanic Wayne (dh's grandfather)...
When pg with dd...if it was a boy it was going to be Hamish Wayne, so that's why we are thinking of sticking to Wayne...but I don't think it flows good enough for me.

Girls names are harder...
I like these two are my fav:
Hazel
Ember
Also like:
Simonee
Veronica (dh says we're not rich enough for a Veronica lol...)
Monique
Piper

But the big thing is that dh gets naming rights this time...I insisted on Evelyn Rose for a girl...so I told him he can name this one, but I get veto rights!
Thank goodness we agree on a boys name

Jen
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