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post #41 of 67
I've been enjoying reading this thread -- lots of great names!

We are having another boy and are pretty sure about the name Cade Emerson. Emerson is definite, it's a family name on hubby's side from way back.
But now we've been waffling a bit, so other possibilities include: Kurt (after the late, great Kurt Vonnegut) or Isaac or ???

We have been all set with a girl name that we both love since our first son was born. I don't imagine we'll be needing it now since this will most likely be our last babe. But if he happens to be a she, her name will be Millicent Adele (Adele is a family name on my side). She would probably go by Millie.
post #42 of 67
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WOW!!!!

I love the names on this thread! They are so interesting and creative. It's hard to even pick any out to comment on... I'm so impressed with all of them.

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It was so hard to find a Scandinavian name that wasn't too harsh sounding or just too plain weird for North America. I really couldn't live with a Snorri or a Frigg.
We struggled with this too!! We were trying to think of a Scandinavian boy's name.... but then DH thought of the name Knowlton.

We are also considering Sigrid for a girl, but I think we like Gretel better. Maybe we will use Sigrid as a middle name, or save it in case we have another girl.

Way to go March Mommas!!

Jill, that is so neat that you are naming your girl Ayla, is that after Ayla in the Earth's Children Series? I love the first two books and think Ayla is a strong and pretty name!

Trin.
post #43 of 67
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Our little Boy will be named Riley Thomas

Riley is a name we like, and Thomas was a good friend of mine who died with muscular dystrophy in July. I found out about his death right after I found out I was pregnant.


Bella-- my maiden name is Gray also, so i LOVE the name you picked... originally this little boys name was going to be Declan Gray :giggle
My twins middle names are Riley and Thomas Good choice!
post #44 of 67
It is so hard to come up with Indian names most of the anglo world can pronounce and every other Indian-American out there doesn't share- there must be a million Meera, Indira, Meena, Priya, Nina, Anita, Kavita, and Deepa's out there. I wouldn't mind the popularity if any of them appealed to me, but they don't. Besides, my brother's name,Mohan, is very simple, as Indian names go, but everyone gets it wrong anyway (it is MO-hunn - like HONey - and not mo-HANN, like pan). So I've given up on the pronounciation issue. I've survived a name I have to spell for everyone and say a few times, and I'm okay with it - I hope she will be.

here are the last three in the running:
Vasanti - springtime
Dharshani - guide/Vision
Varsha- rain (I did not think of rain with benevolence in the NE, but in Tucson, this is quite a blessing)

I agree, our DDC has quite the array of creative and lovely names.
post #45 of 67
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Originally Posted by Kothi View Post
here are the last three in the running:
Vasanti - springtime
Dharshani - guide/Vision
Varsha- rain
What beautiful names! I particularly like Dharshani: it's strong and feminine and the meaning is so wonderful
post #46 of 67
Kothi - although the baby *should* be a boy based on the ultrasound, if he is a she, we like the name Ananda. From an Indian perspective, would it be a nice name or dorky/over-used or what?

post #47 of 67
We decided on Rory Catherine 3 months ago and are still going with that. We all call her Rory
post #48 of 67
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It is so hard to come up with Indian names most of the anglo world can pronounce
What about Anjana? That's my favorite Indian name... wait-- are you having a girl?
post #49 of 67
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Originally Posted by Bella Mia View Post
Kothi - although the baby *should* be a boy based on the ultrasound, if he is a she, we like the name Ananda. From an Indian perspective, would it be a nice name or dorky/over-used or what?

I think it's a beautiful name - the meaning is Divine Bliss, if I'm not mistaken. It, is, however, condsidered male within the Indian culture (in Sanskrit, most male names end in A and female names end I, but there are many exceptions, as "concepts" are often neutral. Also, Hindi - the official modern language of India -tends to truncate the last vowel anyway- hence the Arjun's, and Anand's you see out there). My uncle is an Anand. However, noone here would know, so who cares? It sounds plenty feminine. (It was one of the criticisms I heard about keeping my son, Arjuna's, name in the original Sanskrit - that it would seem too feminine here). So in the end, you could use it for either gender.

There are also (f) Anandita's and Anandana (why is this fem.? beats me, I'm no Sanskrit scholar), too.
post #50 of 67
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What about Anjana? That's my favorite Indian name... wait-- are you having a girl?
It is very pretty. But since it is reasonably easy to say, it is used very often. I personally know at least 4 Anjana's, including an annoying semi-ex of my brother's.

Oh, and u/s *looks* like a girl. Since I knew a woman who decorated, shopped, and was otherwise fully ready for her "Clara" -based on all u/s's till the one around her labor- until she had her "Sam" (a male Sam) I'm never 100% sure. If this is a boy, he'll be Ashoka or Vyasa.
post #51 of 67
Our little man will be Elijah Daniel gonna call him Eli for short .. Daniel is Dh's middle name and we loved Elijah with it
I love all the names btw
post #52 of 67
We chose Sylvia Anise for a girl and Braeden Alexander for a boy. We are pretty positive this is Sylvia though!
post #53 of 67
I think we have settled on Jacob Samuel, but we are going to wait to meet him before we settle on anything.
post #54 of 67
My daughter will be named Maylee Ava or Maylee Tatum. It's important to us to give each of our kids an Asian name so that's why we picked Maylee, plus I love the way it sounds. Still not 100% sure on middle name.
post #55 of 67
We are nowhere *close* to having a name finalized. I finally made it all the way through the boy's section of the baby name book, made a full 8.5x11 page full of a list of names that generally agreed with me, and DH crossed off at least 75% of them. At least that narrowed it down a bit! It's odd though, most of the names I thought he'd like were the ones he crossed off. I was also looking a lot at meanings for this baby's name, and he didn't like any of the names that were particularly meaningful to me.

However, I do think he has conceded the middle name. His words were, "I don't care if the middle name is something like gooberbeckledwarf, it's a middle name!" I have fallen in love with Boden for a middle name, meaning messenger or herald. I've felt all along that this surprise pregnancy has been sort of a message from God to look towards planning our future instead of remaining content in our present. The baby is kind of forcing us to change things, really.

Anyway, of the names left on my original list, I like Alexander (Alex or Xander (or both!) for short), Andrew, Daniel, Henry, Tyler, Zachary (Zach), and perhaps Robert, Fred(erick?), Frank(lin?), or Ezra. Since I've been thinking about it, Alexander Boden sounds most appealing to me. I also think it works well with my other children's names. But it will probably be a very long time before we pick one for sure.

And if this boy turns out to be a girl, we're in deeeep trouble, because I'm not even touching another set of names unless I have to! (Should I be concerned that baby's heartbeat was in the low 150's at today's prenatal appointment? LOL!)
post #56 of 67
Our little girl will be Lydia Violet. Unless she's a boy in which case he'll be Elijah Lyell. Violet and Lyell are my granparent's names, and I am excited to be naming this little one after them. They are such special people to me and my family.
post #57 of 67
Kothi - thanks so much for the info on Indian names! I am a copywriter and love languages and am very particular about selecting names that make sense from a language perspective.

I hadn't looked into Ananda more since we are pretty sure it's a boy, but I'm so glad I asked! It makes sense now that you mention it about feminine names ending in "i" (Saraswati, Lakshmi) and masculine names ending in "a" (Krishna, etc).

I'll have to put my thinking cap back on
post #58 of 67
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Originally Posted by Kothi View Post
here are the last three in the running:
Vasanti - springtime
Dharshani - guide/Vision
Varsha- rain (I did not think of rain with benevolence in the NE, but in Tucson, this is quite a blessing)

I agree, our DDC has quite the array of creative and lovely names.
I was a Girl Scout leader a few years ago. There was an Indian girl in my troop. Her father's name was Mohan. Her name was Kavya. I absolutely fell in love with the name. Although judging from your post, Kavya is probably a variant of Kavita. All of the names you have chosen are lovely. I have a thing for names in other languages. Languages intrigue me, period.

I love this thread!
post #59 of 67
My little man will be Cael Grayson..or Cale Greyson...not sure which/
post #60 of 67
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WOW!!!!


Jill, that is so neat that you are naming your girl Ayla, is that after Ayla in the Earth's Children Series? I love the first two books and think Ayla is a strong and pretty name!

Trin.
sorry I'm a little late in replying to this! But yes, she will be named after Ayla from the books. Dh fell in love with it after reading the series and thought it was a beautiful and strong feminine name. After we found out she was a girl, I looked up the meaning online and it means "oak tree" in hebrew, which is very fitting because we live in an oak grove.
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