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post #41 of 164
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Let starling&diesel keep her anonymity if she wants to.
Of course if she wants I wasn't suggesting that we invade her privacy. Just curiosity.
post #42 of 164
I know how you feel, Thursday ... I am insatiably curious myself!
But yeah, to keep things sane, I'd rather not say.
Feel free to PM me and I'll maybe 'fess up!

As for names ... we're still tossing things up. DP is French, so we're likely going to use French first names.
post #43 of 164
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I liked Iris as well, but dh can't get past some "awful" Goo Goo dolls song which I don't know.
It is sort of an awful song. How old is your Huz? Nothing like popular music to date people! But there's always going to be an awful song out there... Mine was the Grateful Dead's "Casey Jones." Maybe you should find a really awful song with your or his name in it, just to show him it doesn't really make any difference.
post #44 of 164
Sigurdur Hubert if it's a boy (my late grandfather was Hubert but I wouldn't stick a child with that for a first name), Herborg Gigja (pronounced gee-ya) if it's a girl (first name after my husband's mother).
post #45 of 164
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We had names long before we were pregnant...and after knowing kids with those names, we don't have them anymore (Nora and Jackson)....nasty little buggers!!! Terrible to say, but true

Now, we have happily settled on Leo Aloysius and Violet Grace. Aloysius is a 4th generation family name on my husband's side (our's would be 5th), and Violets are my favorite flower. Leo is because we were married in August, and my dh is a Leo.
This is too funny-- my favorite name for a girl is Violet, but dh nixed it, so we decided together on Nora! (We don't know any nasty little Noras ;-)).

For a boy we've decided on Miles.
post #46 of 164
The ONLY boy's name my dh likes is Meric, so that takes care of that. Middle name will be Douglas after dh's late father.
For girl's names, my dd has decided that Mara is what her baby sister must be named, and luckily, we like it and will probably go with that. No clue on middle name though.
post #47 of 164
I've been trying to think of a middle name -- Guinevere's middle name is Mina, and the other night it occurred to me: what about Tess?

Cordelia Tess

How does that sound?

Both mr. nighten and I are former English profs, and we like having a nod to something literary in the name.
post #48 of 164
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It is sort of an awful song. How old is your Huz? Nothing like popular music to date people! But there's always going to be an awful song out there... Mine was the Grateful Dead's "Casey Jones." Maybe you should find a really awful song with your or his name in it, just to show him it doesn't really make any difference.
He's 36...so that would be about right, I guess...I'm trying to think of the song and I just can't even think of the tune. Does it even have "Iris" in it???? His name is Justin...I can't even think of a song with his name in it, either. Have to work on it!

**Tulipmama! That's hysterical! I'm really glad you don't know any nasty Nora's....it's a good thing! We loved that name..Nora Lynch is a nice Irish name, but after meeting (and hearing ALL about the local Nora, we just had to search elsewhere....) Miles is a very nice name for a little boy...do you have any preference as to which you might want to have?
post #49 of 164
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He's 36...so that would be about right, I
**Tulipmama! That's hysterical! I'm really glad you don't know any nasty Nora's....it's a good thing! We loved that name..Nora Lynch is a nice Irish name, but after meeting (and hearing ALL about the local Nora, we just had to search elsewhere....) Miles is a very nice name for a little boy...do you have any preference as to which you might want to have?
Well, I was really wanting another girl, but now I am thinking a boy might be nice as well. So I am totally open to whatever God has in store for us-- we're finding out Sep. 22!
post #50 of 164
Nighten, I love Cordelia Tess. What would you call her for short?
post #51 of 164
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Nighten, I love Cordelia Tess. What would you call her for short?
Haven't decided yet. Guinevere's nickname is Winnie, but that's mainly for the in-laws' benefit. We call her Guinevere most of the time. So I'd imagine Cordelia will be Cordelia at home, but definitely will end up with a nickname for the ILs. It will likely depend on what Guinevere calls her (which may or may not be something off the list below), so I'm pretty open at this point.

I'm not a fan of Cordy or Cora as nicknames, but here's the list I've come up with thus far:

Delia
Della
Ellie
Ella (prob. not, as we have a dog named Stella)
Lia
Lilo
Lola
post #52 of 164
Nighten...

Is "Tess" for Tess of the d'Ubervilles?
I love Thomas Hardy ... he's why I can't name a child Jude. Even thinking about that story makes me cry. Come to think of it, Tess has a pretty rough go of things too. Is Cordelia the literary reference?

On a brighter note, I love Lilo for a nickname, or Delia ... although I think you'd need to steer folks in that direction, otherwise they might go straight for Cori.
post #53 of 164
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Nighten...On a brighter note, I love Lilo for a nickname, or Delia ... although I think you'd need to steer folks in that direction, otherwise they might go straight for Cori.
Or Coby. But maybe not. I would just let Guinevere nickname her. It might end up being something completely different!
post #54 of 164
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Nighten...

Is "Tess" for Tess of the d'Ubervilles?
I love Thomas Hardy ... he's why I can't name a child Jude. Even thinking about that story makes me cry. Come to think of it, Tess has a pretty rough go of things too. Is Cordelia the literary reference?

On a brighter note, I love Lilo for a nickname, or Delia ... although I think you'd need to steer folks in that direction, otherwise they might go straight for Cori.
Yes, Tess is a nod to Hardy, but loosely. Obviously (given our first child is named Guinevere) we're not terribily bothered by some potentially negative connotations with the name. I'm not 100% sold on Tess yet though, but I like that it's uncommon, familiar, and kind of literary.

And in addition to the King Lear reference (and Anne of Green Gables though that one's a bit silly), Cordelia is first and foremost a family name (my great grandmother and a great aunt -- on two different sides), and this is the last grandchild, so we're pretty certain she'll be Cordelia. So that's more important to us, but either could work for fulfilling a literary connection.

As for steering people in the right direction, gosh I hope so. Cori/Cory sounds grating (and very 80s) to me. And not a fan of Coby either -- both sound like boy nicknames to me honestly.

Lilo is also a typical nickname for Liselotte, another family name. So there's a mild crossover there too, I reckon, and I rather like it. It's cute.

But I'm not too worried about using a less intuitive nickname, no matter what it might be, since Cordelia itself isn't a terribly common name, if that makes sense. (Not like trying to force people to use Lin instead of Frank for Franklin or something, you know? That wouldn't work I don't think, because the name is a lot more common.)

We've only had one person who persisted in trying to use "Gwen" instead of Winnie or her full name, for Guinevere. But the culprit is so rarely around I don't bother to correct her. Besides, we know nicknames will likely change once the kids are old enough to choose for themselves.

Guinevere's middle name is Mina and it's a combination of honoring a family name (Wilhelmina) and a reference to the Bram Stoker character. We're all about names that meet both criteria if possible, apparently.
post #55 of 164
Nighten ...
Are you a Bronte fan?
I think Cordelia Bronte sounds absolutely dreamy.
post #56 of 164
I am a Bronte fan, but it's a family tradition to use a surname in a second middle name slot, so she's already getting my mom's maiden name there (Guinevere's second MN is Briton from my grandmother, so Guinevere Mina Briton <LN>).

We're complicated, apparently. *laughs*

I do have Elinor on the list (as am more a fan of Ms. Austen than the Brontes, truth be told) for a potential middle name, but I worry that the vowel sounds at the end of Cordelia and the beginning of Elinor might sound garbled. And also Eowyn, as am a big Tolkien fan, but same concern there with the sounds...

Good thing we have a very long time to get it all figured out.
post #57 of 164
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Ruth for my dad's mother (who is like a mother to me).

For a boy, we like Archer for a middle name. I actually like it for a first name, but I refuse to have an "Archie."
Too funny! My paternal grandmother was Ruth Archer (surname)! Also, I don't think you would have to have an Archie if that were his first name (Even with red hair!). We have an Eleanor that is Eleanor; not Ellie, Ella, Elle...... I work with a couple of Daniels and that's just their name, so don't give it up if you really like it!

I have been pondering names a little, but we definitely haven't talked about any yet...DH tends to have strong opinions about names, so I don't feel like having that discussion yet!
post #58 of 164
We have tons of girls names we like... but are pretty certain that this one is a boy. There we are stuck between Oscar, Henri and Alexander (Zander). None of them thrill me but whenever we go off the beaten path with boy's names my husband really pulls out the weird ones!
post #59 of 164
For boys we are down to:

Zion, Ezra, Linus, and Isaac... two middle names and they will be some combination of James, Neil, Charles, or Kenneth (we have the combos set already)

For girls, just two right now:

Adria Elisabeth Grace or Delilah Barbara Ann


Linus is after my uncle, the rest of the first names we just like (and have some biblical or hebrew tie)

James is my DP as well as my uncle, Neil is my uncle and DP middle name, Charles is DP great grandfather, and Kenneth is DP grandfather and my great uncle

Elisabeth is the middle name of two of my closest friends in the world, Grace is my great aunt, Barbara is my mother, and Ann is DP mother and sisters middle names


We won't decide on what the baby's name is until we meet him/her
post #60 of 164
Oh, the names! My husband and I have completely different tastes in names. He likes simple, one-syllable, common names (his name is Joe). IE: Jack and Bob. I like names that are old-fashioned but not overused. I tend to go a little more original and I have a very looong list! I love Silas for a boy, but husband says no. I was completely hooked on Gretta for a girl. I even offered to let him have Jack for a boy if I could have Gretta for a girl. He said no at first, then when I started bringing up other names, he started to re-think since he's so hooked on Jack.

Some other options:
Emmaline (maybe, we have a niece Emerson that goes by Emme... may be too similar)
Henry
Charlotte
Ophelia (husband doesn't like it, maybe a middle name)

Middle names will probably be family names. We're deciding between:
June
Jude
Lucille
Cecelia
Virginia
Some variation of the name Dean (my dad's middle name and we're due a week before his birthday... any suggestions on variations are welcome!)

I've put the discussion on hold for now with DH, we only argue when we discuss them. We're both picky and don't like each other's tastes.
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