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post #81 of 163
OK here we go... I think that we have the names picked- but it of course could change.

For a girl we like Pandora Hope.
A good nick name Panda bear or Dora

For a boy we like Taliesin Fox.
A good nick name would be Tal or Fox

We are big on the myths behind names and on nicknames

DDs name is Lilith Mai and sometimes we call her Lili.
post #82 of 163
kerikadi--Thanks for all the great suggestions. I like Rowan Patrick, but we have WAY too many Patricks in the family. And I agree that Finn doesn't sound too bad with a name ending in "an"--maybe because it's just 1 syllable. Rowan Seamus is also a great suggestion, but, if you look at my sig, you'll know why I can't use that.
post #83 of 163
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Originally Posted by meggie
Rowan Seamus is also a great suggestion, but, if you look at my sig, you'll know why I can't use that.
post #84 of 163
Keri, I agree, Samuel Chester is way better than Samuel Charles. I love it with Chester (my grandpa's name) but dh isn't convinced yet...but I bet I can work on it.
I was planning on called Josephine "Josie"--it's just so adorable! I liked Jenna only because my name is Jennifer, but I don't love it. Any suggestions? how does Josephine Myriam sound? Or Josephine Faith? I love names with a religious meaning. Josephine means "God will add, God will increase." Perfect, I think!

I love the name Elise...it's one of my picks but dh isn't too hot on it. I was thinking of spelling it Elyse. Such a beautiful name. And I like the idea about naming her Elizabeth and then the nn is Elise.

I like Rowan Patrick the best, too! Too bad it doesn't work. My second fave is Rowan Finn.

Ok, I am one of the people who would mispronouce Moira...can someone tell me how you say that? It looks beautiful the way it is spelled...very feminine, but honestly I've never known how to pronounce it (and this is coming from a speech therapist!!!)
post #85 of 163
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Originally Posted by Bennifer
Ok, I am one of the people who would mispronouce Moira...can someone tell me how you say that? It looks beautiful the way it is spelled...very feminine, but honestly I've never known how to pronounce it (and this is coming from a speech therapist!!!)
Give it a try-- I'll bet you are right!

Post it and then I'll come back and check . . .but again, I bet you'll get it right!
post #86 of 163
*laughs* my husband was just teasing me and said we should make up a word that people wouldn't know how to pronounce but then say
"his name is bob".
oh, I forgot ofr girls.
Aralyn. I think that is my fav so far. need middle idea for Keefe and Aralyn.
post #87 of 163
Keri - I thought that's how it's pronounced. I don't think I like the two sylable names with "Joy". It just feels like it needs 3 or 4, y'know? But that's just me.
post #88 of 163
Keri, I agree...Elise needs a longer middle name. I think Joy is a really pretty name but maybe not the best with Elise.

Ok, here I go...I'm going to tell you how I pronouce Moira...I feel like I'm in school being tested here I guess I'd say More-ah. But I think that's wrong. Help me!!
post #89 of 163
In the Robin Williams movie Hook, he pronounced it more like More-ah, at least once. But I'm pretty sure it's generally Moy-ra. Yes no?
post #90 of 163
Yes. Moy-ra--that's how I've always heard it said.
post #91 of 163
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Originally Posted by meggie
Yes. Moy-ra--that's how I've always heard it said.
That's how we say it, but I've heard that when Scottish people say it, it isn't quite as harsh. Maybe because they roll their "r"s? I can roll "r"s . . .maybe I should try that! I've heard that Irish people say it more like "MO-rah" (Moira is the Scottish version of Maura so maybe they don't care.)

For ourselves, I am still pushing for Twyla, but no one (read: DH and older DD) is on board with this. I was sure DD would be easy to win over . . .with DD2, she loved "Moira" instantly and would get mad when I'd talk about other names . . .

Ultimately, though, I decided that I get to pick. So, it still may be Twyla for a girl. Callan is still a top pick for a boy, but nothing is definite!
post #92 of 163
I love talking baby names!

We've been waiting for #2 for so long names are in stone.....and can still change! LOL!

Our DD is my s/n....Heaven Leigh Grace...we call her Grace

So if we have another girl her name will follow suit

Harmony Ann Hope (We would call her Hope)
Or
Jovial Lynn Faith (We would call her Faith...and hope she has a sense of humor so we can say she is our "Funny Faith" LOL! )

We haven't decided which one yet since we love them both very much!

For a boy, it's a no-brainer!
DH is the "II"

So if we are blessed with a boy he will without a doubt be
Nicholas Matthew III



You ladies have some awesome names!!
Woot!
post #93 of 163
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Any suggestions? how does Josephine Myriam sound? Or Josephine Faith? I love names with a religious meaning. Josephine means "God will add, God will increase." Perfect, I think!

I love the name Elise...it's one of my picks but dh isn't too hot on it. I was thinking of spelling it Elyse. Such a beautiful name. And I like the idea about naming her Elizabeth and then the nn is Elise.
Josephine Faith is nice. LOVE Josephine and Josie
I LOVE the name Miriam but prefer the traditional spelling in ALL names.
This is nothing personal but a pet peeve of mine.: There are many names that can be spelled more than one way - Carrie/Kerry, Catherine, Katherine etc. However, when there is a traditional spelling, especially in a Biblical name I think the traditional spelling should always be used.

I like my name and it is part of who I am but it looks like my parents don't know how to spell. Carrie & Kerry are both much more acceptable ways to spell my name. There are several others - Cary, Kari etc. However, mine is the least popular. I have had to spell my name my entire life and live with people basically asking me why my parents spelled my name this way :

Some names are newer and we have seen them spelled more than one way but if a name is established it should be spelled that way unless there is a reason. Elizabeth with a Z is MUCH more popular than Elisabeth which would be the way I would spell it but I would spell it that way because that is the German spelling and it is also spelled that way in the New Testament so it is spelled both ways in the Bible making them both legit.

Myriam and Elyse may be legit and I just don't know it But I am more familiar with the traditional spellings.

I guess it's a thing for me because other than a bottle of lotion I have never seen my name spelled correctly on anything. My older DD will have that same fate but DH was hell bent on her name I figure with her name no mater how we spelled it she was going to be spelling it her whole life anyway - let's hope she marries a guy with a short/easy last name like Smith rather than our 11 letter very German last name

This name stuff is so fun though! This is one of my favorite parts of the whole pregnancy. I just called my Mom yesterday to tell her the news and she is so excited about the name - she was full of suggestions and didn't like a single one of my girl names but that's ok she just kept saying "mmhmm"

Keri
post #94 of 163
I kind of like unusual spellings, although sometimes they just seem... excessive... (I had a waitress once named Jaleigh. Yes, pronounced "Holly". )

Anyway, Keri has more visual appeal to me than Carrie. Even though they sound the same, Keri seems cooler, and Carrie just makes me think of scary psychics drenched in pig blood. And Kerry seems like a last name, not a first.

But that's just me!
post #95 of 163
I definitely see your point Arwyn I never see myself as a Carrie or Kerry - I am cooler than they are However, I guess the way I feel about it is that we don't live in a bubble and our children are going to meet thousands of people over the years and a child/person's name is sooooo important and such a HUGE part of a first impression.

For the record - I have a sister named Sheri and a brother named Cory so when I came along my Dad merged the two names but Ceri didn't look right and my Mom's name starts with a K so Keri it was - I also had a very long 10 letter maiden name so they wanted to keep it as short as possible My Mom was a nurse at the time and when she got back to the doctor's office after her maternity leave they received a brand new box of sample size Keri lotion to give to patients before they put it out on the market - my Mom said it was really weird for her to open that box just a couple of months after having me

Keri
post #96 of 163
I have a name that I will use for either a boy or girl but the middle name will be different. Both my ds's names end in "an" so I'm keeping that tradition going with the 3rd. I don't tell names at all so I will let you all know in about 8 months.
post #97 of 163
Okay, after talking to my wonderful husband, a flat out NO to Moira He does like Gwen but not Gwendolyn, not Gwenyth and not Gwenadyth, but they spelled it differently, sorry I looked can't find it now. So in a few weeks I will probably bring up more possibilities. So anyone have any ideas for different ways we could call this child Gwen? I was thinking about just Gwen.But I have no clue how we would get a middle name in there. Our last name is just two syllables. And everything I have tried so far just doesn't work. And I have like 8 more months of this. We have yet to come to an agreement over names very early. He is fine with just about everything else, but he is such a picky name person. maybe i should have started out with names I didn't like and then gave him Gwen at the very end. I should have planned this better
post #98 of 163
Last night I had a dream that I had a girl but she was early so we hadn't picked a name yet. I had a few ideas Eden Isabella but nobody liked it. My mom started calling her Isabella but I really wanted Eden. Then my mom decided that her name was going to be Hayley Hazel Elaine. ( Hazel and Elaine are my aunts names). Why she was deciding the name I am not sure. It was a weird dream.

I think ( as long as dh agrees) I am sticking with Eden Isabella.
post #99 of 163
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by HeavenLeighGrace
Our DD is my s/n....Heaven Leigh Grace...we call her Grace

So if we have another girl her name will follow suit

Harmony Ann Hope (We would call her Hope)
Or
Jovial Lynn Faith (We would call her Faith...and hope she has a sense of humor so we can say she is our "Funny Faith" LOL! )
Audrey, those names are so creative and beautiful!
post #100 of 163
Dh and I were just discussing this topic this morning and pretty much decided on 2 girl names and 2 boy names (just in case of twins he says ).

Girl
Georgia Jeanne
Jennifer Marie

Boy
Thomas Oliver
William George
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