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post #21 of 108
The least fun part of having a baby (other than these swollen legs and the carpal tunnel in my right arm and not sleeping for the last month) is picking out a name. We fight SO hard. My husband likes what I call "Cheerleader" names.

I like names that are a bit unusual but sound enough like popular names to stand out while fitting in. I was the only "My Name" in my school, and I liked it. Nobody had to use my last name. Like MADONNA or something. LOL!

We use family names for middles. Dh's family has a tradition of giving DS1 Dad's first name for a middle and DS2 Dad's middle name for a middle. We're carrying that on, as is his brother.
post #22 of 108

"e" names

Hi!

I have had some female students with beautiful "e" names...

Emilia
Ella
Elisa
Elsa
Eliana


:-)

Priya
post #23 of 108
I like non-top 10 names, but not too unusual! LOL

Anyway, for girl names I like names such as:

Elana (dd's name pronounced E-lay-na)
Ella
Evelyn
Audrey or Audra (my first choice if we have another girl someday)
Claire


For boy names I like names such as:
Ethan
Nathanael
Patrick (nn Rick, I don't like unisex names like Pat)



Dh tends to like modern names and I lean more towards classy names. LOL

We're naming our son Jeremy which is more common than I prefer. However, it's a family name (after my baby brother who died at 14m) so that makes up for it.
post #24 of 108
I'm probably a total stick in the mud - This is a pretty fun, thread, tho.

I like names short and to the point. And spelled as simply as possible. Nicknames are ok. dh's name is Mike, and I'm Lori, but we have mono-syllibolic last name, so I think a first name should have at least 2 syllibals.

I don't really mind choosing the top 10, but I don't like the cheerleader names, either. (not that they all are).

I'd probalby like something like Free or Sky, spelled like it is, but I'm still not sure I like "objects" as names and my family would totally fall about themselves, they already think I'm a kook. And they would most likely come up with their own name, a family nickname, if you will.

ALSO, I don't think I should choose the name until the little guy tells me what it should be. And I'm totally open to changing it after we meet. We don't have any family traditions, so no guidelines there.

And while I think I'm havin' a boy, I only came up with 1 girl name.

Elvera Junko

My grandmothers first name and my best friends first name.

Also, dh and I aren't even discussing names mostly cuz of the meet and we'll figure it out thing, and I think he just doesn't want the responsibility with all the pressure involved in saddling someone with a name for the rest of their life

So, I suppose we're pretty broken.

And just so you know, I wasn't thinking fondly for myself of any names you've listed here, so they're safe

we'll prly end up with Michael William or something done like that. Or Steve. Yeah.

Best wishes to ya!!

Lori
post #25 of 108
Your friend's first name is "Junko"? I freakin' LOVE that!

I just love (dripping with sarcasm) when people ask "Do you have names picked out yet?" and then when I tell them and we go over the whole "what? Deh-clannnnn?" "it's an irish name...a saint." and THEN they say,

"I never understood how you could name a baby before you met it."

I understand that, I guess (unless you're just saying that because you don't like my answer to your question!) but I'm carrying the baby. So if DH says, "Kayla" I can say, "that's pretty. I'll think about it." I'll *know* if that fits or not in a couple days, kwim?

There's a definite Declan or Tabitha energy around this baby, I think. Though it could change, I suppose.

This post is very disjointed. Argh. DS came in and explained why he's saving an empty 2-liter bottle. He's a packrat like my MIL. DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!
post #26 of 108
We're TTC so we haven't had a serious discussion about names yet although I can already tell that it is going to be a hard road ahead. The only names we have ever agreed on are the ones that our nephews already have!!

Girls names I like (haven't mentioned them yet to DH as I would like to enjoy the fantasy before they get shot down in flames ).

Girls:

Sorraya
Isla
Ishbel
Isis
Zahra
Noor
Megan

I only have two boys names so far:

Samad

Alexander- I like all the short forms but I especially like Xander, unfotunately I think people would associate that with "Buffy"
.

These names represent both our cultural heritage just in case you are wondering about the more unusual ones.

More E-names for the poster looking for alternatives to Emily (lovely name btw).

Emma
Eilidh (Scots/Irish name pronounced aay-lee)
Elspeth
Elenor
post #27 of 108
Quote:
Originally posted by emmaline
Chelly if you like Emily but it's too popular, how about.....
Emmaline
Oooooooooo I do like that. How does this sound:
Gillian Emmaline ?


I also like Priya's suggestion : Emilia
Gillian Emilia

I like those......

THANKS GIRLS
Chelly
post #28 of 108
Okay,

I have been putting off posting until I am farther along, but I just can't wait. My DP and I are expecting twins (in August 03!) but we already have names picked out -- actually we've had the first one picked out since we started TTC. The twin situation threw us for a while, but here goes:

The first baby to come out will be Sam.

Samantha Claire (Claire is a family name on DP's side) for girl
Samuel James (Samuel for grandfathers on both sides of our families and James for a dear friend who died) for a boy

The second baby to come out will be Max.

Mikah, Micah, Mykah, Myka, Mika(??) Claire for a girl
Mikah, Micah, Mykah, Myka, Mika (??) James for a boy

These are pretty boring compared to many of you alls, but they fit the family the babies will be born into. My DP's older kids are Jamie Claire (Girl) and Bradley Nathan (Boy). And my family always has longer names with shorter nicknames....

We are open to changing them if they just don't fit the babies ... we are pretty committed to gender neutral nicknames, if not first names, however.

I love reading your name ideas....

kathy
post #29 of 108
Quote:
Originally posted by birdwomyn
Okay,

I have been putting off posting until I am farther along, but I just can't wait. My DP and I are expecting twins (in August 03!) kathy
Kathy (and partner),

CONGRATULATIONS!!! you must be elated!!! Great names! I know you have been through a lot TTC. Twins are a double blessing!!

Rebecca
post #30 of 108
add Mica...the mineral spelling. I like that one!
post #31 of 108
Quote:
Originally posted by chellemarie
Your friend's first name is "Junko"? I freakin' LOVE that!
It's Japanese, pronounced June-co. Wasn't sure if that came across, I've known her so long it just reads that way to me, but I know she gets a lot of people calling her Junk-o.

Quote:
..."I never understood how you could name a baby before you met it."

I understand that, I guess (unless you're just saying that because you don't like my answer to your question!) but I'm carrying the baby. So if DH says, "Kayla" I can say, "that's pretty. I'll think about it." I'll *know* if that fits or not in a couple days, kwim?


That's cool. I've tried thinking about a name, but I think we're just too interconnected right now for me to pick up on the seperate vibe, yet, can't see the bundle from myself, as it were. I get the idea he's learning and watching through my eyes. Perhaps it's just too early for a seperate, distinct personality so I can try the naming thing. And of course, since I haven't been trying them on, nothing is coming to mind. Perhaps I'll be more into it a little later?

Quote:
There's a definite Declan or Tabitha energy around this baby, I think. Though it could change, I suppose.
I think it's cool you can feel that. Right now I'm just feeling not quite myself, but not quite like there's 2 of me



Lori

ps, I kinda feel like a dork in this discussion, I'm not a total weirdo, am I?
post #32 of 108
I don't think you're a weirdo at all!

While I think of myself as laid-back, I'm a planner in most things. I'm not enough of a free spirit to look at a baby and go "we will call you ______." The very idea scares the bejeezus out of me.

It's interesting that we didn't use the names that were leftover from the previous child. We started from scratch each time. And I couldn't get serious about picking names until I felt movement and got a feel for the baby's personality as far as carrying him/her, kwim?
post #33 of 108
I've always named my children even before they were concieved. And I just KNEW which sex to choose as well - sounds really weird. For my daughter, I knew what her name would be when I was still in school - Kelly, and I never changed my mind - I didn't even have an US to tell the sex of the baby - I just knew.
With my son, almost exactly the same, only I figured out what I would name him just before we got married - Trenton.
My next child is going to be Gillian - and I've know that for about three years now, I've just not been ready to concieve till now.

Probably just jinxed that, but even if we have a boy I'll be happy, he just won't have a name....LOL

Chelly
post #34 of 108
We have two picked out for our future child.

William Henry who we will call Will.

Arwynn Lucille who we will call Lucy.
post #35 of 108
Quote:
Originally posted by Clarity
add Mica...the mineral spelling. I like that one!
I like that too, thanks.

I did a google search on Mica, turns out that Mica is not a mineral but a whole class of 30+ minerals.... go figure. I still like the spelling!

kathy
post #36 of 108
I like a lot of the rocks:

jasper, mica, jet, slate, there's lots. Maybe we can skip schist.
post #37 of 108
emmaline - i noticed you're from australia. can you tell us any other beautiful girl names from your country. I LOVE Emmaline, however my good friend just named her baby Emma.
post #38 of 108
my husband deploys soon so we have to have names chosen and set in stone. i am due in april so i know i will continue looking at names but will not be able to communicate with him enough to convince him of a new name if i find the perfect one. so i have to find anyother possibilities so i can run it by him now.

our names that we have picked for our twin girls are;

Addison Marie and Kindell Joy

Problem:::: Addison is popular and i want a name not every kid will have. Addison is also so close to Madison which is hugely popular. so even if she is the only addison she might have 5 friends named madison.
my husband has said he likes it too much and doesnt care and i kind of feel the same way but if i found another name i like just as much but that is unusual i would probably go for that.

I am not worried about Kindell

we also thought about

Bella
Aurora
Audra
Averie
Aubree
Kennedy

#1 favorite name is my daughters

Sierra Grace

Trying to think of names of mountains so all my girls can be mountain names.

Shasta
Cascade
???
post #39 of 108
We already have an Audrey ~ it's actually becoming a pretty popular name after being absent for a long time

Baby due July is going to be Willem (Dutch variety of William/Bill) if a boy. Prolly a jazz middle name, like Coltrane or Thelonious. Girl we don't know yet. I love Maya, Gina/Geena, but we'll prolly look for something less common. We may use Moira as middle name. I don't really like "granola" names like spices or plants or stars, but I would like some Hindi or Swahili inspiration

My name is Simone ~ it's nice to see it show up in this thread

Our last name is a common first name (Paul) so we want a name that doesn't look too much like a possible last name to avoid a little confusion. So no Frank or Clinton
post #40 of 108
some more mountain names-
Olympia
Whitney
Himalaya
Fuji
Apalachia
Aronidack

I think i mispelled the last 2 but I just threw them in for good measure anyways! It would be intresting to do a search on all the mountains in the world.
I'll give my baby name when the little one is born. I have a boys & girls name picked but you never know until you lay eyes on them!
I think you all have some great names picked out.
I've also done the numerology on the names I picked out. It 's interesting to see what attributes each name carries.
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