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post #41 of 70
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Originally Posted by jr'smom View Post

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...
Double middle names!
post #42 of 70
Kali,

I like you theme for choosing names. Ours is much more simple. Girls= German names with either mythic or historic middle names. Boys= Irish with family middle names.

I am kind of cheating with this baby. She will be our last, and while our chosen name is German, the nickname sounds Irish. we are still looking for that perfect middle name.
post #43 of 70
Right now, we are thinking we will use Emery Grace for a girl, with a possible nickname of Emmy. DH also likes Brynn for a girl, but I am not completely sold on it. I like it, but I don't love it like I love Emery. I feel that this baby is a girl, and something about that name just feels right for her.

We will use either Simon or Cedric for the boy name, probably with a middle name of Robert (a family name on both sides) for both names. I love the name Isaac and probably would have named my DS that if we had spent a day or two getting to know him before naming him. But DH doesn't like it that much, so I probably won't get to use it this time either.

We find out the sex on Thursday, so I am looking forward to seeing which names we get to use!
post #44 of 70
Names get even more complicated when you are looking at raising the kiddo(s) in a multi-cultural and bi-lingual environment!!!

My one and only ultrasound with this pregnancy (barring any complications) is later today... so maybe we'll know which name in just a few hours!!!

We have Helena del Carmen for a girl - "Helena" in English pronouncing the "h", but it sounds more like "Elena" in Spanish. I figure when she gets older she can decide how she wants it pronounced when we go to the States.

Helen is my maternal grandmother's name, Carmen is DP's maternal grandmother's name. Both of the grandmothers have passed away, but we love both names and wanted to honor them.

For a boy we both love Gabriel - it sounds good in either English or Spanish. The only thing is that I don't want it shortened... I'm not partial to the nickname "Gabe". In Spanish there's not really a nickname available. So can I be okay with always saying the full three-syllable name "Gabriel"!?!?
post #45 of 70
For some reason it was so easy this time. We just found out that we're having a girl: Mia Pauline (middle name after gma). Never thought it would be easy to pick a name as it was SO hard with my son!
post #46 of 70
We had a set girls name picked out, and have had it picked out for years now. Picking boy's names is much tougher given DH's last name, so we have to eliminate some which will be funny right off the bat. The only for sure thing is the middle name which we've agreed to take from our grandparents respectively.

Right now my top choices (not DH's) are:
William (Liam) Arthur
Finnegan (Finn) Arthur
post #47 of 70
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Originally Posted by saritajoy View Post
For a boy we both love Gabriel - it sounds good in either English or Spanish. The only thing is that I don't want it shortened... I'm not partial to the nickname "Gabe". In Spanish there's not really a nickname available. So can I be okay with always saying the full three-syllable name "Gabriel"!?!?
So... it's a boy!!! Our baby Gabriel! I'm excited to know "who" it is thumping around down there!
post #48 of 70
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Originally Posted by saritajoy View Post
Names get even more complicated when you are looking at raising the kiddo(s) in a multi-cultural and bi-lingual environment!!!

My one and only ultrasound with this pregnancy (barring any complications) is later today... so maybe we'll know which name in just a few hours!!!

We have Helena del Carmen for a girl - "Helena" in English pronouncing the "h", but it sounds more like "Elena" in Spanish. I figure when she gets older she can decide how she wants it pronounced when we go to the States.

Helen is my maternal grandmother's name, Carmen is DP's maternal grandmother's name. Both of the grandmothers have passed away, but we love both names and wanted to honor them.

For a boy we both love Gabriel - it sounds good in either English or Spanish. The only thing is that I don't want it shortened... I'm not partial to the nickname "Gabe". In Spanish there's not really a nickname available. So can I be okay with always saying the full three-syllable name "Gabriel"!?!?

My brother-in-law and his wife are from different ethnic backgrounds, and picked the name Francesca for their daughter. It was her (Mexican American) grandmother's name but also fits the current "mood" of naming I think quite well and made everyone on both sides of the family totally happy, quite a coup I thought!
post #49 of 70
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Originally Posted by kalirush View Post
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...
We don't have a "theme" like this but there is a method to our madness. Our naming rules are:
1. No names that start with the same letter as our last name (alliteration) It sounds like a superhero or a storybook character with our common British Isles one-syllable surname.
2. No names that start with the same letter as our DS. I have a personal thing about families that name all their kids with the same letter (the Duggars, anyone?)
3. No legacy names for our parents--once you start nobody's gonna be happy
4. No taking my or DH's first name as the child's first name. . .middle name's ok
5. Prefer 2- or 3-syllable names to balance out short, clipped sounding last name.
6. Prefer no "last names first" since our last name is a common boys' first name, it's too confusing. Which is the first name, and which is the last? I like "last names first" especially for boys, but we have to be really careful because it always ends up sounding like the name is being read backwards.

7. No names in the top 20 for either sex. I grew up with a #2 name in the year I was born and hated it, there were always so many of us, even though I love my name. So even if I love, love, love the name (as I do love almost all the top 20 girls' names in the country right now) I don't pick it.

These are just my crazy rules, not criticisms of what other people do, by the way. Naming is so personal and I always think the names people pick end up sounding great!
post #50 of 70
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Originally Posted by _ktg_ View Post
We had a set girls name picked out, and have had it picked out for years now. Picking boy's names is much tougher given DH's last name, so we have to eliminate some which will be funny right off the bat. The only for sure thing is the middle name which we've agreed to take from our grandparents respectively.

Right now my top choices (not DH's) are:
William (Liam) Arthur
Finnegan (Finn) Arthur
My good friend's little boy is named Arthur Finn .
post #51 of 70
My sister wanted to name her daughter Sativa, after Cannabis Sativa. I admit, I hounded her about it and she finally went with Eva. Maybe I should have left her alone and let her name her kid what she wanted. I figured someday she might regret that choice though, but it was really her choice to make.

Our first sons name is Robin. We told everyone as soon as the name came to us. It would have been his name regardless of gender. My mother told me that it sounded like a hooker name, and that we had a neighbor with that name and she was pretty sure my dad slept with her, all in an attempt to get me to change it. My in-laws didn't like it either. Dh and his brother were named purely in ways that MIL thought couldn't be made fun of with special attention given to initials. Dh does not like his name especially his middle name and was proud to tell them our kids middle names would all have meaning because they would be my maiden name.

Our second sons name is Dallas. It was my great grandfathers name. I announced that as soon as the name was spoken as to dare anyone to speak ill of it. No comments were made all though his initials must drive MIL nuts being DMM while Ds1's are RMM. Dallas would have also been used for a girl or boy.

We are again looking for a name that could fit both genders but have not decided on one yet. I don't really want to go with another name starting with the same first letter, only because that would give the same initials to two kids.
post #52 of 70
We both loved ds#1's name and stuck with it. Now we fight over what name we want.
Boy: he wants Levi, which I dislike
I love Thor, which he thinks is "too weird" (funny, he didn't think *Orion* was too weird!)
But I have been calling the baby Thor anyway. He picked ds#1's name, I get to pick #2 imho.

Girls:
Maeve, Zora.

DP also wants to give a boy his father's name as the middle name, conveniently forgetting that his father abused his mother! I am not giving my child that name, nope, no way.
post #53 of 70
Our ultrasound said we are having a girl so far, and the only thing we have come up with so far is a first name. I'm not even sure what her last name will be (DH may be changing his last name soon).

Olivia Ruiz if he keeps his current name or Olivia Corral if he changes. No middle names picked out yet. We have thought about using the same middle name as our older daughter which is Rhodes (field of roses).
post #54 of 70
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Originally Posted by mamajody View Post
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".
How about Amalia Rose?
post #55 of 70
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Originally Posted by alaskaberry View Post
We both loved ds#1's name and stuck with it. Now we fight over what name we want.
Boy: he wants Levi, which I dislike
I love Thor, which he thinks is "too weird" (funny, he didn't think *Orion* was too weird!)
But I have been calling the baby Thor anyway. He picked ds#1's name, I get to pick #2 imho.

Girls:
Maeve, Zora.

DP also wants to give a boy his father's name as the middle name, conveniently forgetting that his father abused his mother! I am not giving my child that name, nope, no way.

Orion is DH's maternal grandpa's name so it is one that we love too!
post #56 of 70
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Originally Posted by scsigrl View Post
How about Amalia Rose?
That is my BFF from college's name
post #57 of 70
Now that we know for certain that this babe is a boy, all the names we had don't seem to be right anymore.

Still thinking...

Edison
Linus
Phinneas or Findlay(Finn)
Leo
Greyson
post #58 of 70
So we found out that we're having another girl! We couldn't decide for either sex but, of course, a couple days before we found out we pretty much decided on a boy name (dh had me convinced it was boy). So, back to the drawing board. I like having older, classic names as well, but we're still having a hard time. I like Amelia/Emelia but dh doens't love it. With that, I wanted Mila as a nickname. I like the name Mila, but my dd is Ella Jane.. do you think it's too similar sounding? I also like having the option of a nickname, not really an option with that one.

Some other ones I like but haven't fallen in "love" with are:
Emerson Lily (don't really want to have both children with "E" names since we're not doing it on purpose.. I feel like people are going to think we are). And I think this name could be a little "trendy".. I wanted something a little older sounding? Of course, this is the one my husband likes best at the moment.
Annabel
Isabel
Emmaline
Lucy (but our last name starts with an L, so I think this is too much). Actually I thought of Lucia first with Lucy as a nickname, but dh doesn't really like it.
I never thought about Olivia, but I just thought about the name today and Livie is a cute nickname?

My ideas for middle names would be Kate or Lily. I like the one syllable middle names.

I just want to be done ! My dd was soooo easy. We both like it from the beginning and never discussed another name the whole pregnancy.. done deal.
post #59 of 70
Thread Starter 
We finally picked out a few more names and I think this is the extent of our list, we will pick from these-

Lily
Dahlia
Poppy
Ava
Bella

The middle name will be Rose or Marie depending on how it sounds with the name we pick. Why is it so hard this time?!!
post #60 of 70
I love reading everyone's picks! They're all so unique and have great stories behind them!

We have two girl names picked out... our first choice is Georgia, after my husband's grandfather George. Plus our conception date is somewhere very close to his birthday, in early May. So for that reason, I really like the name Georgia May. Our second choice is Estelle, and we'd call her Stella.

Our boy names were really tough. So far, we're leaning towards Ashley (we'll call him Ash). I like Mason, although our name ends with the same last syllable, so it doesn't sound so great. DH likes Rex, which I think is a dog's name.

We have our ultrasound on Thursday, so we'll see which choices we'll be seriously considering after that! I think I'm growing a girl, though! :
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