Hi! I haven't really posted in here much....life with a toddler has kept me away from Mothering.com! Anyway, we're due in late Nov with baby #2, and we're totally stuck on names. Baby #1 is Declan - always my fave boy name and my DP liked it when she heard it. We didn't know the sex ahead of time, so went into delivery with Declan and Molly. Declan's middle name is Roger, after his grandpa who died years ago.
We don't know the sex of this baby. The closest we've come to a boy name is Simon, but we've ditched that. I'm starting to stress about it a little.....would really like to have some time to kind of "try on" the name to see if we truly like it. Some of the other boy names we've discarded are:
That might give you an idea of some names that have been considered. I'd love to stick with an Irish name, but one that's not super popular and one that is somewhat easy to pronounce in the U.S. Obviously, based on the list above, we've considered Irish and non-Irish names.
Until recently, our girl name was Lily......somewhat in honor of a dear friend who died last year. We don't want to use her actual name, but her favorite flower was the lily, so that seemed like a special choice for a daughter. DP now feels that's not "Irish enough" so we're back to square one! Some girl names that have been discussed and discarded:
Bridget (based on ancestors - this is not really a "little kid" name, in my opinion)
Marlo (story behind this one.....it kind of combines my name and DP's name but I just haven't really grabbed onto it for our child)
that's about it.....we're really stuck on girl names!
I know this is a long post. If it helps, the middle name will be Alan or Susan (g'parent names). We have a hyphenated surname, which makes this a bit trickier!
I've looked at several websites, and they all seem to offer the same suggestions! We don't want a really popular name......something a little unique, but nothing too far "out there" if that makes sense!
Thanks for any suggestions!
One Irish boy's name that I've loved lately is Kieran. It means "little dark one" I think. I'm saving it for a second or third son though. I think Lily is so sweet! Especially when you combine it with Susan, which means rose. I wish I could help you more! Naming is a tricky business!
married to my best friend ; Proud mama of one fine boy and one fine girl !!!!
Having named both my boys names that start with D, I would not recommend choosing another D name. We are forever mixing the names. The girls all have different first letters and it is much easier.
Jen - married to my , mama to DD (19), DD (17), DS (13), DSD (13), DS (8), forever missing my Hannah Grace born still at 18 weeks, now on bedrest and expecting our miracle in November.
I like Kieran.....and someone in Ireland just told us we should use that for a 2nd boy (she has a bro-in-law Declan and a bro-in-law Ciaran!).
Good call on the D names and getting them mixed up. I really like Darragh and could possibly sway my DP on this one (!)......but then she thinks we'd have to give a 3rd baby a D name to stick with the trend. It's hard enough narrowing down this time - I can't imagine limiting ourselves to D names the next time!
We're going on a roadtrip this weekend and hoping to take one of those baby name books so we can throw around some ideas in the car. Maybe something will magically come to us!
Funny, I had Kieran AND Declan on my list at one point! ;) I really like the sound of a lot of Irish names. Although I have to admit I tabled Kieran because of it's meaning, as you said, "little dark one"--I figured the little guy is already going to be a Scorpio and they are known for there "darkness" as it is!
For Irish boys I like Finn and Liam. For girls there are SO many pretty ones!
We are completely stumped over a boy name. We cannot come up with one that we like and is meaningful to us! I refuse to pick a random name, but nothing is coming to us.
Mama to Avalon 1/07 , Austin 1/10 in between and Avery 12/11
Jaimee, I like Finn too - great name! I agree with you about meaningful names. Declan means "full of goodness", which I think is lovely (and, of course, true of my sweet boy!). One of the recent suggestions here (at home) is Cormac, which I like. A strong name....and my godfather's name!
Names are so tricky......I sometimes wonder if my parents stressed this much about names!
Would never have thought of that nickname for Cormac (blame pregnancy brain)! I can just picture my little toddler calling his little bro Mac - cute! We call Declan "Dec" all the time......Dec and Mac!!
I knew this forum would have some new insight - thanks!
We're thinking about naming him Charlie. We're completely uncertain as of yet, but I'm always excited when we find a name we both like. We'd probably go with Charles just so he could have the "formal" name for later in life, but I have to admit there is a bit of bad ju-ju with DH's father and grandfather who went by "Chuck". Charlie is also quickly becoming popular as a girl's name (Charlotte) but that doesn't really bother me, I don't imagine it being an issue. It would just be really funny because he would have such a traditional name, and accidentally incorporate BOTH of DH's grandfather's names.