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post #21 of 78
Yeah. I succumbed to baby name looking up last night. lol

I have no idea...we like unique...but I like classic too... just classic names that don't get used too much... or that you don't hear all the time...

With Willow (yeah I know... not that unique anymore...*sigh*) we didn't want to name the kid after anyone we know. Which was cool... however... my dad died earlier this year, and I kind of wanted to incorporate his name or the meaning of his name into a kid's name... Who knows.

I like the name Garen (Sounds like Hair-N) for either...
And I really like the name Lucy...hmmmm
post #22 of 78
I guess I don't really care how popular a name is.. we have people we want to honor with our kid's names and names we like, ya know?
post #23 of 78
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liss- Did you do it on purpose that Vashti & Tavish have all the same letters?
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you know what?? NO! i had no idea until you just spelled it out for me (no pun intended)! i just showed dh, and he thought it was pretty cool. so do i. i guess we just have an affinity for those letters?!
post #24 of 78
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The popularity of a name def. effects our choices of names. There are a few girls names that I love that are in the top 10 in popularity.. there is no way I want my little girl to have to be Isabella S. or Sophia S. for the rest of her life.

But if I really like a name and want to honor someone with it, and it is that popular, the middle name spot is a good place for it..

Obviously, that's all my opinion about it.
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I also like classic, normal, yet unique names.. but some of them aren't really unique anymore either. When I first liked Sebastian and wanted to name my first son that name (around 1996 or so), it was like in the top 250, now its around the top 80 or so!
post #25 of 78
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you know what?? NO! i had no idea until you just spelled it out for me (no pun intended)! i just showed dh, and he thought it was pretty cool. so do i. i guess we just have an affinity for those letters?!
Wow.. well, that's pretty awesome! :
post #26 of 78
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And I really like the name Lucy...hmmmm
That's my DD's name!
post #27 of 78
We are both of Celtic heritage and our last name is Scottish. We named our dd Carys because it means beloved in Welsh Gaelic. Her mn is Bryn because that fit well. There was a lot of struggling to findher name. Mainly it was me coming up with ideas and him saying,"What? That? No way!" I eventually pulled him around on Carys, though. Heh.

This time around he's told me that since I'm doing all the work I get to name the baby. And also he said I picked a good one last time. I was floored.

So, if it's a girl, she will be Aine (prn. Awn-yah) Maeve. If it's a boy, he'll be Ronan Ianto (prn. Yahn-tow). I'm happy with either name.
post #28 of 78
I love those names, Beach!


We're talking names right now. So far... for a girl, I'm really digging Carson.
post #29 of 78
We like Lilah Grace for a girl.

No idea for a boy....
post #30 of 78
My favorite Gaelic name for a girl is Sorcha (pronounced Sorka). The problem is that our nieces name is Sarah which is it's equivalent. My grandmother would never get it right either. She misspells Gabe on everything she ever spends him. She always put Gab on them everytime.
post #31 of 78
We haven't really talked names much yet, but I have a list of the names I like. LOL! My DH doesn't really like the ONLY boys name that I really like... hopefully we can agree on something, but he's not really ready to start talking names yet.

Here are the names that I like...

~GIRL~ I have a TON of girls names that I like
  • Isabella- I LOVE this name, but don't like the popularity
  • Elliana - My grandmother's name is Elinor (most call her Ellie) and I thought this might be a nice way to honor her name
  • Amelia Isabell
  • MaKenna
  • Lilah
  • Ava
  • Olivia
  • Gabriella

~BOY~ I really only have one name that I like (the first one), but the other two have recently made it onto my list as possibilities.
  • Aiden Isaiah
  • Owen
  • Avery
post #32 of 78
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Names that I like (Which means that dh probably doesn't)

Boys- Lincoln, Jack, Oliver, Jude, Drae (prn dray, would prefer a longer name and this as a nn, but can't think of one I like)
Girls- Lydia, Lucy, Ayla, Olivia (hate the popularity)

Names that dh likes
Boys- Otto, Moses
Girls- Lydia
I love Jude!!! Very nice.
post #33 of 78
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[*]Amelia Isabell[*]
I love that combo! 2 of my favorite names!
post #34 of 78
So, anyone up for giving name suggestions?

We like classic, but not terribly common names. For a girl we've already decided on Evelyn, probably middle name of Rose (5 years before I was in the picture, my SIL Rose named her daughter Magdalena Ashley, and since this woman has the most commanding voice I've ever heard, I jump whenever she uses her daughter's full name "Magdalena Ashley, you stop that right now" or whatever. I figure I should pay her back ) The other hitch is, my being a pagan, I very adamantly will not give my child a Hebrew or Biblical name.

We're totally stuck on boys.

The current list is: Geoffrey, Alexander, but neither of those seem likely.
In the past, we've liked Adrian as well.

So, any ideas for classic boys names that are Celtic, English, German, French, or Latin? DH doesn't like Russian names (I think Dmitri is cool). And no 'k' sounds, for some bizarre reason. And James is totally out of the question.

If this is too complicated, feel free to ignore it. Believe me, I know.
post #35 of 78
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So, anyone up for giving name suggestions?
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Me! I am such a name nerd! I'll be back with suggestions!
post #36 of 78
Have you looked at www.behindthename.com?
It has a really good selection of names from different backgrounds.
The only names that popped into my mind based on the names you listed are Alastar / Alastair and Brennan. Not much help right?

We haven't even started talking seriously about names yet. DH came up with Angus the other night though... um, no. Not going to happen.

I love the names people are considering. Lots of lovely, lovely names.
post #37 of 78
I've known our (potential) girl name for years...Caitrin Allene. Boy names, I have NO CLUE. That'll be a hard one to decide...we didn't decide on DS's name until days before his birth.

Because I have some rather critical in-laws, our "joke" name for the babe until it's official (and permanent) will be Inara Jayne (girl) or Jayne Malcom (boy). They'll be so busy freaking out over those, that our real choices will seem reasonable. Sort of like the ask-for-a-pony-when-you-want-a-puppy trick.
post #38 of 78
Carlin: Angus is a pretty awesome Irish God, if that helps at all. Google Angus Mac Og. Ever hear of Newgrange? That's his home.

Alasair/Alastair is neato but not naming my kid after Crowley. As for Brennan, he'd have an uncle Brendan a cousin Brandon, and his father's confirmation name (though DH is a lapsed Catholic) is Brendan, or I'd be all over it.

Favrielle: I'm seriously considering Malcolm for the same reasons. That is such an awesome fake name!
post #39 of 78
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They'll be so busy freaking out over those, that our real choices will seem reasonable. Sort of like the ask-for-a-pony-when-you-want-a-puppy trick.
Haha, we're doing the same thing with DH's mom. She thinks that our boy name is Lloyd and our girl name is Phyllis. We really don't have any clue about a boy name and just speculation about a girl name but one thing's for sure - she's going to hate it no matter what.
post #40 of 78
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Carlin: Angus is a pretty awesome Irish God, if that helps at all. Google Angus Mac Og. Ever hear of Newgrange? That's his home.

Alasair/Alastair is neato but not naming my kid after Crowley. As for Brennan, he'd have an uncle Brendan a cousin Brandon, and his father's confirmation name (though DH is a lapsed Catholic) is Brendan, or I'd be all over it.
Yeah, the Crowley connection is creepy, I agree.
I know the story of Angus Mac Og, I just hate the sound of the name. I don't like the "Ang" or "gus" sounds. They are so harsh to me. It's too bad because I do like the meaning, although DH isn't thinking of Angus Mac Og but Angus Young from AC/DC

We've been to New Grange actually. It's fantastic.
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