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post #21 of 70
Ooooh, I like Marguerite! Of course I'm a big fan of Maggie too.
post #22 of 70
What great names you have!

I love : Elias and Lucia! Such wonderful names. Beautiful, but not out there.


And I know quite a few "William"s and other names where they are not shortened, so if "Edison" is your choice (which fits so well with your other names!), then go for it! If we use Oliver, it would be Oliver. No nickname.


I love Meredith! DH wasn't on board with it. What is it with this name and DH's???
post #23 of 70
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What is it with this name and DH's???
I think nature pre-programmed DHs to drive us nuts when it comes to naming our children. I'm sure there's some sort of biological purpose for it!
post #24 of 70
My first choice girl name was Adela Claire. DH didn't love Claire, and nobody else was sold on Adela. The more I thought about it, the more I realized it wasn't sticking. I now have a new love, but no middle name. Any suggestions to go with Amalia? This one is definitely sticking. The kids love it, and are already calling her "baby shishter 'Malia".
post #25 of 70
if DS (Luke) had been a girl, he would have been Lilian Fiona, so we figured that would be our girl name this time... but it's not. we have too many Lilies around us right now, so we had to rethink it. we decided on Harper Anabel (double literary reference there, especially as our last name ends in "lee"), and we love it... mostly. i'm kind of unsure sometimes, but then again, i was unsure about DS's name, too, but we had been calling him Luke for so long that it was just him. i wouldn't change it for anything.
so she's Harper. at least Luke can say it.
post #26 of 70
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I think nature pre-programmed DHs to drive us nuts when it comes to naming our children. I'm sure there's some sort of biological purpose for it!
I have a friend who always says, "doesn't matter what the husband thinks. he gets to choose the last name, we should get to choose the first name."
post #27 of 70
We had one for a boy, but now we're kicking around girl names. It's weird, there are dozens of girl names I love and DH loves, but we've both had trouble pinning any down this time. We may have to meet her and take our list of names with us and find out who she says she is, lol! If we do have a boy after all, we'll be set.
post #28 of 70
My list of boy names was really short cf. to the girl names. I have a few ideas so far but am waiting for the first and middle names to come together...still have a few months!
post #29 of 70
We are stuck when it comes to boys names. We have nothing. My husband likes Eddie and Guy. Umm, NO. I like Owen, he says no.

Girls I have a good list going, but we are going to wait until we meet the baby to officially decide on a name. We named my one son and once he was born I thought it didn't fit, but he was already Jackson to EVERYONE.

I find out tomorrow what the sex is, I have to know. I am sort of hoping we don't have to worry about boys names then!
post #30 of 70
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Originally Posted by mclisa View Post

And I know quite a few "William"s and other names where they are not shortened, so if "Edison" is your choice (which fits so well with your other names!), then go for it! If we use Oliver, it would be Oliver. No nickname.


We have a Jackson and a William. That is their names, that is what they go by.
post #31 of 70
We have a Jake (Jacob) and a Max (just Max). Funny because Zachary was our top pick the first time, and Colin was our top pick the second time...until they were born! I never would have picked the name Jacob if I knew it were so popular at the time we named him--but I'm glad we didn't know because it's the perfect name for him!

This time around, we're having a girl! : I like the name Lydia, but DH doesn't. Since 1st pregnancy we've both liked the name Jenna. Just not so sure this time. So far the closest we've gotten to picking a name is Ella. The trouble is I want to use my middle name, Elaine, which doesn't go with Ella. But it does go with Jenna. If I knew I would have another girl in the future (to pass on Elaine to for the 4th generation) I would name this baby Ella Jo (Jo was my mother's given name--before she was adopted.)

What to do, what to do...
post #32 of 70
We have a couple girl names we like, one of which is really sticking. I can't think of any boy names, and we don't know if it's a boy or girl so I am thinking it HAS to be a girl, otherwise I'd be able to think of boy names hahaha. But we are making a longer list, just in case this name isn't who this particular child is.
post #33 of 70
we're sittin' on it but right now, the main/only name we've been considering is:

ANJA (pronounced anya, which DH came up w/a few months back)

- which means grace of God
- which begins w/A like DH & my names (nice to be alphabetically at the front of the list)
- which includes AN, which is in my name, my mother's name, and DH's mother's names.
- which in reverse reads ajna which in sanskrit is the intuitive, perceptive divine eye, 3rd eye chakra, spiritual eye
- which in chinese easily becomes
安: peaceful; quiet; tranquil
雅: elegant

pretty cool all around!
post #34 of 70
We haven't even started talking names yet. : We had our boys name picked out for DD, but it has since become a popular name and now I don't want to use it! I don't want my child being 1 of 100 with the same name. So, we have to start at the drawing board again. I guess we better start thinking about names...ugh....
post #35 of 70
I've been practicing writing my names down. :look

We find out in 2 weeks what the sex is, so until then, just practicing both of them. Aviendha Jane and Ian Alexander. I've practiced with loopy script, doodle script, even practiced signing Christmas cards with DH and I's names with theirs.

I am a dork. ^.^
post #36 of 70
I like really unusual names or names that not everyone is going to have. I don't want my kid to be one of five friends named David. So my oldest is Eman. If this one is a girl, her name is going to be Pepper Anne. We don't have a boy's name yet, so I am open to suggestions.
post #37 of 70
I don't know how you all do it! DH and I always start with a LOOOOONG list. We can never whittle it down until far into the 3rd trimester. Even then, we have between 3-5 names for both a girl and boy and just decide when we meet our little one. Right now we have a list of 12 boys and 12 girls names.
post #38 of 70
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If this one is a girl, her name is going to be Pepper Anne. We don't have a boy's name yet, so I am open to suggestions.
That is such a cool name! Did you know there was a children's show with a Pepper Ann as the main character? As I recall she was a smart spunky girl. It has been a few years.
post #39 of 70
Yes, we have names for both girl and boy but we do know the sex though I won't be reveling it here till birth as my MIL stalks us online. Both were found no were in the top 1000 in the last 100 years at the SSA.gov website.

Names are hard. When we named M a few months ago we started with a list of names we both "liked" but weren't sure of. Right before we found out the sex of her hubby and I had brunch on a weekday and discussed each name, merits and what we'd use for middle names. We walked out with one of each so we could start calling baby by name as soon as we found out.

I guess it helps to have a theme or order of naming. Stepson starts with an N, daughter is an M. Next one is an O.
post #40 of 70
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I guess it helps to have a theme or order of naming. Stepson starts with an N, daughter is an M. Next one is an O.
Here's our "theme"

Name 1: name of a goddess or mythic hero who has a story we like and think a kid would be happy to be associated with.
Name 2: "normal" name, from somewhere in the family
Name 3: A minority surname, like our parents' maiden names, my maiden name, our grandmother's maiden names
Name 4: our family surname

It's very specific, but it dramatically cuts down on our pool of names...
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