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names, again??

post #1 of 45
Thread Starter 
Anyone who was undecided before have names now?? We're decided, but I'm sort of a name junkie and I just love hearing everyone's choices...

Our's have changed some- Cedar Annan for a boy (Annan is Celtic "from the stream"), and Soleil Mirabella (though I love Soleil Genevieve, just going totally French with it, and Genevieve is what I always wish my name was short for- I'm really just a Jenny).

if bringing up names AGAIN is totally annoying, then just ignore me!!!
post #2 of 45
we can NOT decide on something!!! even three or four somethings!!! terribly frustrating! I LOVE... I mean L-O-V-E the name Imogene... but DP doesn't like it... infact every one we mention it to kind of gives me a dirty look about it... but if anyone else loves it feel free! I will love your baby all the more! lol
post #3 of 45
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Originally Posted by WhiteWax View Post
I LOVE... I mean L-O-V-E the name Imogene...
Oh I love it too. We considered it for my daughter, but it doesn't work well with our last name. But I LOVE it too.
post #4 of 45
We come up with lists of possible names that we are drawn to and then wait. We never pick a name until baby is here.
post #5 of 45
we're pretty much set on karina/carina/corina rose...
obviously, the spelling is still up in the air but since DP and i have such different taste in names, as soon as we hear something we both like, that's it.
post #6 of 45
We're not telling our family or friends our name choices yet because I can't stand people's reaction, either good or bad. If we have a girl she will be Kiara Elizabeth Anne. For a boy we picked the 1st name Alexander. We're up in the air for middle names but we're throwing around the idea of Rodan. I know it sounds a little weird but it's a combination of the baby's uncles' names (Rob and Dan), a godzilla monster whom our son LOVES, and spelled differently but pronounced the same as the artist Rodin and I'm an art history major and love his work. With all the significants of the name we may just use it!
post #7 of 45
Is it awful that I've barely given it a second thought? I have made some lists, probably 2 months ago, and I kinda have a girls one, but nothing concrete. I keeep thinking sometyhing will pop out at me during everyday life!! DH and I have probably talked about this all of two times this whole pregnancy!!

I think not finding out the sex is really stumping me!!

Anyone else feel this way?
post #8 of 45
We're not telling anyone "in real life" since we hate "family feedback" on our choices and feel that there is no need for family/friends to know our little one's name till that little one is here in arms. But...

We're going with Rowan Sophia LastName-LastName. If by some fluke of fate the doctor was wrong and it's a boy, we'll simply shift the first name to the traditional Irish boy's name of Roan Salvatore LastName-LastName (more or less the same pronounciation of the first name) and go from there!

We wanted to use Sophia to honor my mom's great aunt Josephine...a real wild and crazy flapper lady who'se memory rivals the exploits of Aunti Mame. All sorts of bath tub gin, bootlegger, gangland adventure, high society silliness associted with Josephine and while the name was a little too "old" and "long" for us, we though Sophia a nice compromise.

We were thinking of Sophia as the first name but...we wanted something a little more original and more nature-based. And Rowan seemed like the perfect fit. Baby "Ro-ro" even wiggles and kicks when we sing row row row the boat so she seems to approve!

post #9 of 45
I love all the names!!

I think we've decided on Greta. Not sure for middle, either Una or Rains.
post #10 of 45
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Originally Posted by LandonsMom View Post
I think not finding out the sex is really stumping me!!

Anyone else feel this way?
no..... infact... I feel like for some reason it's harder now!!! Maybe thats just me though. I feel like, because I KNOW it's a girl I want to call her something... not just "the baby" and it's frustrating me all the more!

You know what I've resorted to doing? I look at movie and tv show credits in search of a name!!!! No joking.... It's where we got our daughters name!
post #11 of 45
We don't share our name ideas with anyone, but I can tell you I'm being very different about this baby than I was with DS.

We don't pick the name until we've met the baby, but I had gone through a zillion books and hundreds of names to get the two short lists (boy and girl) for DS's birth. I think we had 6-10 names on each list by the time we had the baby.

This time, I had a dream that very clearly told me this child's name. That was back in December. DH thinks the name is fine, and I think he could tell how dead set I was that this was IT for the name. (Usually we have very different ideas about names, but somehow he was cool with this one. I think because he's so desperate that this one will be a girl, and he's not as worried about teasing for a girl with a weird name like I'd choose as he was about a boy being teased.)

It's really funny, because, with all that name research, I never thought of this name before. It is actually a diminutive (nickname), so I have a few choices for the "full" first name, and there are variations appropriate for boy or girl.

I think about the middle names still sometimes, but I'm just so casual about it this time around. VERY different than I was with my first. I really love names, and I feel almost let down that one child is named and I probably won't get to name anyone else after this baby.

wistfully,
--willo
post #12 of 45
Thread Starter 
Aw, I really like all of your choices...Rowan, Greta, Karina, Kiara (is this pron. like Kiera or is it like key-ara?). What a nice little cohort of names we have!
post #13 of 45
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Originally Posted by LandonsMom View Post
Is it awful that I've barely given it a second thought? I have made some lists, probably 2 months ago, and I kinda have a girls one, but nothing concrete. I keeep thinking sometyhing will pop out at me during everyday life!! DH and I have probably talked about this all of two times this whole pregnancy!!

I think not finding out the sex is really stumping me!!

Anyone else feel this way?

Me! 100%!
post #14 of 45
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Originally Posted by mataji4 View Post
Aw, I really like all of your choices...Rowan, Greta, Karina, Kiara (is this pron. like Kiera or is it like key-ara?). What a nice little cohort of names we have!
Jenny, we'll pronounce it like key-ara maybe Kia for a nickname but I don't want her to be associated with the car so not sure about that yet .
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post #16 of 45
i'm new around here but am really excited about the name we've chosen - so decided to jump right in.

it's our first baby and we found out it's a boy. We actually had names picked out for both sexes but we're going with Alejandro David de los angeles.

My dp's first language is spanish so Alejandro is pronouced AleHandro. "de los angeles" is a common middle name in Nicaragua (where dp is from) that means "from the angels". Although it's used mostly for girls, but we decided we like it so much we'll use it for a boy. Names in Nicaragua are really epic for some reason and often people have 4 or 5 names (not counting their last names).

the reason I'm so excited about this name is that it honours both of our baby's grandfathers (something we both feel strongly about). David is my father's name and Alejandro is the name dp's father used as a code name during the Nicaraguan revolution. Dp is hoping for a revolutionary baby.
post #17 of 45
We really don't have many. The ones we're coming up with over and over are Jack and William (Will) because they are both family names. I'm also sort of liking Hayes lately, but DH doesn't.
post #18 of 45
the whole baby names thing is a joke in our house. with our first DD, we knew she was a girl from 20 weeks and still couldn't agree on a girls name....she was "baby nameless" for 9 days after she was born before we decided on the name Quinlin Willow Lynda. Baby #2 we were sure was also a girl and yet again we could not agree on a name- she was "baby nameless2" for 6 days before we agreed on Keira Sasha Catherine. All this time we had a boys name picked out.......

So now we're expecting our next baby #3 for DH, #4 for me, and we're having a BOY! Yipee! our original names we've been saving are Duncan and Logan....but we're definitely leaning towards Logan now- as a matter of fact, Nick told me last night that he's been telling everyone at work that we're nameing the baby Logan forsure!!! I joked that we'll find out that the U/S will be wrong and we'll have another girl.....who we'll name Logan anyway!!!
post #19 of 45
We've just narrowed the list we had. For now, the picks are Rowan Avery for a girl and Emmett Judson for a boy.

My only qualms are that Rowan Avery is a fairly strong name, and not terribly feminine, which would be fine all around if DD's name weren't Annalise Katja. I worry (very slightly) that the girls would feel that our choice of names reflected some belief about gender roles for them - which it certainly doesn't. We just really liked those names!

Emmett was our boy pick with our last pregnancy as well. We strongly considered Matthias (ma-tee-us) for a boy this time, and I do love it even a little more than Emmett, but I absolutely *hate* Matt with our last name. So I'd be really bummed if he ever chose to use that nickname. For now we're planning to avoid it for that reason, but we may sway back in that direction over the next three months.
post #20 of 45
Hey Sara, I just realized we're pretty close to each other...

My friend recently named his Daughter Rhyan Avery.... I think Rowan is pretty darn feminine IMO, but maybe I'm just thinking that way in comparison to Rhyan Avery.


Ladies.... can some one please name my baby???? I can't get Imogene out of my head and DexP will not budge on it! Infact.... he doesn't like it soooooo much he now refers to the babe as "Asha" (the name DD dubbed the baby) I like Asha and all but I still just *feel* Imogene.... KWIM????

How do I get this name out of my head and stop using it... I just hear is on the "up and up" I was thinking I will be bummed when my daughter "Asha" (or whatever she ends up) goes to school with an Imogene... lol I'll probably be over it by then, but it keeps popping into my head!

I feel really bad because I think this name so much it is becoming *her* name in my head... a name, with a whole person and personality attached to it... part of me still thinks maybe he'll change his mind on it... Dont know what to do...
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