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post #41 of 251
Yes! My son's name is Avery and, my apologies to anyone who has a daughter named Avery, but it is an English boy's name. It irks me. Now it's considered a "unisex" name. The REAL meaning of Avery is "elf king" but the PC police have changed it to "elf ruler". : I regret naming him that now that so many girls are getting the name. Maybe it's unreasonable, but there are tons of beautiful girl names and not so many boy names that aren't common without being weird. Stop hijacking the few names we have!

And, really, I don't mean any of this in a mean way. It's just my frustration speaking.
post #42 of 251
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Originally Posted by lisa_nc View Post
Yes! My son's name is Avery and, my apologies to anyone who has a daughter named Avery, but it is an English boy's name. It irks me. Now it's considered a "unisex" name. The REAL meaning of Avery is "elf king" but the PC police have changed it to "elf ruler". : I regret naming him that now that so many girls are getting the name. Maybe it's unreasonable, but there are tons of beautiful girl names and not so many boy names that aren't common without being weird. Stop hijacking the few names we have!

And, really, I don't mean any of this in a mean way. It's just my frustration speaking.
Its like the name 'Ashley'. Its a boys name, but somewhere along the line people started using it for girls.
post #43 of 251
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Adrian Peter - do you think of a girl or a boy when you hear the name Adrian? Just curious :-)
YO! Adrian (Adrienne) Sorry. Someone had to say it. It's a beautiful name, but with Rocky coming back....just be aware GL This name thing is hard!
post #44 of 251
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YO! Adrian (Adrienne) Sorry. Someone had to say it. It's a beautiful name, but with Rocky coming back....just be aware GL This name thing is hard!
That's okay, Kate. I don't mind. That's why I'm asking for feedback :-)
post #45 of 251
no names yet....but when we do start trying to decide we have to contend with leola (lola for short) and xiola...our dds' names.. how do we top xiola? (the "ola" in their names was NOT planned...haha leola is named after her great grandmother who died when i was 4 months pregnant, and xiola is a jane's addiction thing that my dh had wanted for a daughter since he was a kid.. ) my son is jonathon and he is from my first marriage...
post #46 of 251
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Originally Posted by catballou24 View Post
no names yet....but when we do start trying to decide we have to contend with leola (lola for short) and xiola...our dds' names.. how do we top xiola? (the "ola" in their names was NOT planned...haha leola is named after her great grandmother who died when i was 4 months pregnant, and xiola is a jane's addiction thing that my dh had wanted for a daughter since he was a kid.. ) my son is jonathon and he is from my first marriage...
Well, you could use 'Nola' if the baby is a girl :-)
post #47 of 251
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Originally Posted by mischievium View Post
I don't think I've seen that episode. I would probably use Seven as a middle name.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRUdaWZ4FN0
post #48 of 251
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Jenny, I love both of those names. Did you watch You Can't Do That on Television when you were a kid? I had a mad crush on Alasdair!
OH MY GODS! I had the HUGEST crush on him when I was young!!! :
post #49 of 251
My dh is Greek, so I have that old "must be named after a Greek family member" issue to contend with.

I won the last round, and dd ended up with an English name that I chose, and dh claims he was not happy with but he's over it... I think...lol
We ended up giving dd a shortened version of his mother's name as a middle name, which I think MY mother is still not over.

Um...does anyone care what I think of my dd's name? Not so much.
But hey, I mostly got what I wanted.

This time, dh says he gets to name the kid. I'm letting him think that for now, too tired to argue but I haven't agreed either, so he's still antsy about it.

I'm hoping for a boy, since we already settled that last time -- Ahilayas (Greek pronunciation of Achilles) with an English middle name we can agree on,shouldn't be too hard, I'm not too picky and I'm just going to call the boy LEO anyway.

For a girl..oh that's going to be rough. I'm going to insist on her name being my mother's as a middle name and dh is insisiting it be shortened. How do you shorten Jane? He's going to insist on a Greek first name, since dd's first name is English.

Let round 2 begin!!!
post #50 of 251
we have not agreed on anything yet, but MY favs are :

girl-
eva
lucy
anna
jillian

boy-
theron
matthew
jake (not jacob though)
jamison

i love lots of celtic names but neither dp or i are irish in the least so i think that'd be kinda weird, lol. anyone have any thoughts on that? im sure ill totally change my lists over the course of the pg :P
post #51 of 251
i love avery for a boy.
post #52 of 251
For a boy I like Jackson, Tobias, Ethan, Isaac, Rhys,

And for a girl the middle name will be Ruth and first names I like Inara, Isabella, Amalie',
post #53 of 251
Girl: Silver Hayes

Boy: we don't have one yet, although I love River. Ds2 is Forrest, though, and hubby says we can't have a Forrest and a River. Why not??? River Hayes for a girl, too, would be awesome.
post #54 of 251
My dd says the new baby's name is going to be 'Ok Tortilla'. I have no idea why. It's a good thing there's eight months left for her to move on from that one.
post #55 of 251
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Oooh, Silver is cool. I also like Gray, but wonder if that's too depressing?

Today I remembered a name I've loved since high school: Marnie. I mean, I *loooove* it. DH is so totally not there with me, so I'm sad. At least Brynn loves it; she made me tell her a bedtime story tonight about a mouse named Pippi Marnie. So maybe she and I can persuade Jason to come around.

Not that it matters, most likely. I think this babe is going to be a boy. Still not much on the boy name front, although I did see one in a baby name book yesterday that has been stuck in my brain: Reston. I don't think it's "the one" though.
post #56 of 251
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Originally Posted by *Amy* View Post
Oooh, Silver is cool. I also like Gray, but wonder if that's too depressing?
This birth story (an oldie but a goodie) might make you think about Gray/Grey in a more positive way. I love this story - it was one of the first really great birth stories on the web.

I have an Elizabeth and a Henry already so we're definitely looking at the traditional English names. DD and DS also have really meaningful namesakes, so that's important to us, too. Have you seen the Nymbler? You plug in names you already have or like and it suggests ones that go with your choices. The NameVoyager is cool, too. It shows the popularity of names over time.

Boy:
William
Charlie (but NOT Charles!)
Oliver
Simon

Girl:
Nora or Eleanor
Naomi
Ruth

Their last name starts with a "Sh."
post #57 of 251
Girl: Cora
Boy: Julian
post #58 of 251
our baby has clearly shown us that it wishes to be named Riley, through about 20 different signs since before conception. so boy or girl, this little one is Riley.
post #59 of 251
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Wow, Inca. I think that is so cool when the baby helps you out on the name issue!

because, I have seen Nymbler but it never really gave me much to work with. It kept showing me the same 10-15 names despite my rankings, so I gave up on it. I love voyager, though, and use it all the time. I've also been checking the social security website to see the ranking of names I like. Very helpful.

Today I remembered a boy name that I thought of after my daughter was born (you know how you lay in bed at night and think about naming your future children? ) - Weston.

Right now it's ranked around 400 in popularity, which is roughly the same as the name Brynn: so it's not totally out there, but not overly common, either. I really like it. Brynn and Weston. West for short. I am *loving* it! It feels like it could fit someone who is intellectual/sensitive, or even a manly sporty guy. For middle name, I like Calhoun, or even Emory would be nice.
post #60 of 251
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Originally Posted by *Amy* View Post

Today I remembered a boy name that I thought of after my daughter was born (you know how you lay in bed at night and think about naming your future children? ) - Weston.

Right now it's ranked around 400 in popularity, which is roughly the same as the name Brynn: so it's not totally out there, but not overly common, either. I really like it. Brynn and Weston. West for short. I am *loving* it! It feels like it could fit someone who is intellectual/sensitive, or even a manly sporty guy. For middle name, I like Calhoun, or even Emory would be nice.
I like Weston, or West (I've always liked Wesley, too). Though I do associate the Weston Price Foundation- not that it's necessarily a bad thing.

We still have our name list from my last pregnancy. My husband and I had several girl names that we both liked, and boy names were much harder. He LOOOOVES Seamus for a boy. If I let him have his way, we would name a boy Seamus Heaney as first and middle names. The compromise for me is dropping the Heaney and finding another middle name, and having "Shay" as a nickname.
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