Also, we pick all of our names from the family trees (and like our ds, the child will have 5 names).
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9/25/06 at 12:29am
I too, have name aversions. We are having a really hard time picking out boys names because I refuse to name our boy (if it is a boy) after any one of my ex-loves/boyfriends. This leaves out some names, like:
Elijah, Matthew, Brian, Jonathan, Eli (yes, I dated two different ones), Jason, Michael, Alex.... There are more that I can't think of right now.... sigh.
We are also trying to avoid any of the top 50 in the USA names... especially Aidan... since that is #1 right now. My Mom has also put an ixnay on Michael... I am pretending that I am taking her advice, and not that I wouldn't use that name anyway because of exes.
I also don't like odd spellings, like throwing in a Z or a Y just to make it 'different'. My friend named her baby Jazmyn... what was wrong with Jasmine? :
My husband is Portuguese, so I would like to next our next child a Portuguese as we did with our first (Diogo). I'm trying to balance naming our child something to honor my husbands families heritage while ensuring us Americans can still pronouce it. I need to dig out my name book, but so far I like.
Well we have already started the naming debate. My husband is really good about nay saying names. Our first he had not choice I said Johnny was going to be Johnny and when we were carrying our first we agreed on a girls name and came up with a name for our second boy James. When we had our 3rd I really liked Luke but dh said no because everyone in our family knew how much I loved Star wars and they would think we named him Luke after Star wars which was not true. Anyway by the second trimester I liked Levi and dh would not agree to it so when I went to Labor and was driving us to the hospital yes I was driving (do not ask) I pulled off the freeway and said what is it going to be and dh could not make up his mind. The older boys were in the back screaming Levi and then I had a big contraction, which scared dh so he just agreed so we could get the hospital. So then 5 months later I am pregnant with number 4 and I tell dh pick 3 boys names and I will choice one of the 3 or else I get my choice of Liam. As we are driving to go have number 4 dh had not bothered to pick any names so Liam it was. Now dh loves the boys names and cannot imagine them named anything different. Oh by the way after Liam was born Star Wars had come out and everyone asked me if I named him after Liam Neson. :
We have started early with trying to name this baby. As I said before the girls name has been picked out now for almost 17 years and we are sticking with it but dh and I cannot agree on a boys name at all. Of course he says nah to everything. I really like Anakin but of course dh is back on the Star Wars thing yet again. I also like Avery, Levon and Rhyss which dh says NO and some other words. So I have been threaten him with Smooley, telling him Smooley has a nice ring for it. Go outside and call Smooley in see what I mean and when you are upset with Smooley, say Smooley Smooley Smooley. It really goes.