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I like Astrid!

 

But I always think of Michael from The Office... when he read it, he mixed up the I and R, so he thought it was pronounced "Ass Turd".

 

If I had known that episode was going to happen, I might have made a different name choice.

 


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I said, "Um, Sebastian? Or maybe Seb?" Why does a name HAVE to have a nickname?

It doesn't, but just for the record, I recently heard of a kid called Bastian. Presumably short for Sebastian. Not sure I'm that keen on it, but it does exist.

 

I always wondered if the name Dwight went up or down in popularity after The Office came out. :p


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I've also heard Bas (baz) used as a nickname for Sebastian. 


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>Our daughter is Dea (dee-ah) and I love that no one has ever heard of her name before. Sometimes they try to pronounce it Dee, but it's easily corrected. Really, who would think the A is silent?


Well, Ive never heard that name before and I would assume it's pronounced Dee because Bea isnt usually pronounced bee-ah.


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Great thread!

 

DS1 is named Riker and he was 21 days old before we agreed on that after abandoning our previously shortlisted names.  DH really wanted to call him Romulus but I just couldn't do it.  Riker is apparently a Dutch surname form of Richard and we like the surname trend (and aren't unhappy with the Star Trek reference either).  His belly name was Optimus

DS2 is due in 18 days (!) and we're really struggling to come up with an equally interesting and strong name to match Riker.  We've had a girls name picked out for about six years and find boys names so much more difficult!  Well, agreeing on boys names that is.  DH really likes Tiberius, but again, I just don't think I can do it. 

I've come up with a name that I really like and have never heard before - Zavery.  I think I made it up - Google suggests it's an Indian surname but other than that, not too many references out there.  I really like Avery but it seems to be going the way of girls names and so I blended it with Zavier (Xavier) and got Zavery.  Curious what people think. 

I also like Caius and Jasper for a boy but don't think DH will agree. Other random boys names I like but probably wouldn't use: Aven, Talon, Soren, Tavi, Summit, Terran, Cedar, Torin and Tyrus


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My old man and I would never do it, but we both thought Ripley would be an awesome name for the potential girl in gestation.


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I've come up with a name that I really like and have never heard before - Zavery.  I think I made it up - Google suggests it's an Indian surname but other than that, not too many references out there.  I really like Avery but it seems to be going the way of girls names and so I blended it with Zavier (Xavier) and got Zavery.  Curious what people think. 


 

I think Zavery is alright.  I wouldn't use it, but I wouldn't think it was too weird if I heard someone else had named their baby it. 


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I don't think it is such an out there name, but I love the name Jana! My fiance thought it would just be awful to have the nickname Jan?  Honestly I don't think it would be so bad and why are we so lazy that we need nicknames for a four-letter name :)  So after that I came up with Savana and it got both votes. Any who! After reading some of these I have grown fond of Wren and also I saw Summit... pretty :)


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Jana is a very pretty name.  I've known a couple of Janas, and none of them have gone by Jan.  You're right, it's such a short name, it's not likely to be shortened any more.


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Your boy names are my boy names.  DS1 is Eli, DS2 is Silas and if the bean in me is a boy, Paxton is top of the list. Awesome.
 

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LOVE the name Velouria for a girl as I am a huge Pixies fan, but dh would have none of it.

 

Not many of the names I loved seem all that weird to me, but dh said that he should just buy me "The Great Big Book of Hippie Names" and be done with it....hehe what can I say?

 

Others I loved but couldn't use:

 

GIRL

 

Shilo (dd1 was very nearly Shilo, but everyone kept telling us that it was a dog's name and it put dh off - this was WELL before Brangelina (1999)

Haven

Noa

Vega

Jericha

Azura

 

BOY

 

Paxton (always loved this name, and suggested it every pregnancy! - again w the Brangelina as I woulda called him Pax, and again pre-them)

Theodore

Eli

Leo

Silas

Thaddeus

 

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i'm loving Riker, juniper_mama! along those lines, i've been thinking that Guinan would be a nice name for a boy or girl. i wonder how many people would automatically think of whoopie goldberg's character on Star Trek TNG???


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i wonder how many people would automatically think of whoopie goldberg's character on Star Trek TNG???

Well, I would. But I'd be like "Heh, awesome", so that's no bad thing. (I'm not so keen on Riker though... I mean, the name's fine, but I don't like the character. We're re-watching TNG at the moment and I feel like all Riker does is leer at women. So that would put me off.) We did name our boy Miles kindasortapartly after Miles O'Brien, so...


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I know 2 girls named Arden, and last year there were 4 Sebastions at my girls school of 80ish kids. I think I mentioned that before.

 

 

oh and I LOVE Thursday for a girl, but my hubs would never go for it. someone once called me a Thursday girl on friday and I fell in love.


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Jana is a very pretty name.  I've known a couple of Janas, and none of them have gone by Jan.  You're right, it's such a short name, it's not likely to be shortened any more.



I knew a Jana - but it was pronounced like Jane-a.  Either way, a pretty name!

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For a girl Sparrow, Wren or Elspeth. (Apparently I gravitate towards bird names) DH liked Freya and Thermopylae like the location of the famous battle from 300. I could live with Freya but once I found out that thermopylae translates to "Hot Gates" and has several porn movies that share that name it was out. lol. We wound up going with Caileigh for DD. DH thinks it's spelling is a little trendy but I have an aunt and a great-gran who share both the name and the spelling so I don't think so.

 

For a boy Aldric or Gregori both from books that I love but somehow I can't picture either of them on an actual person.... ^_^


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I never knew so many people liked the name Wren.  I just heard of someone IRL who has a little Wren...I am jealous! 


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I know an adult Wren- though I think she may spell it Ren, but not sure. So it doesn't seem so unusual to me :)

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My current favorite names are Summer for a girl and Forrest for a boy. I love the movie 500 Days of Summer and met a guy named Forrest, a name I've never heard that I now love. Plus, you know, I'm a hippie.


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I don't think it is such an out there name, but I love the name Jana! My fiance thought it would just be awful to have the nickname Jan?  Honestly I don't think it would be so bad and why are we so lazy that we need nicknames for a four-letter name :)  So after that I came up with Savana and it got both votes. Any who! After reading some of these I have grown fond of Wren and also I saw Summit... pretty :)


My name is Janae and no one has ever tried to shorten it to Jan. Actually, people that I don't know that have no idea how to pronounce my name will occasionally say Jan but that's very rare.

This thread is generating some great names! It took DH and I nearly my entire pregnancy to name DS2 and I think the conversation here helped me feel comfortable with naming him.

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I simply have to reply to this!  In fact, this name is more in the category of "thought of it too late", although it is very weird and objectively bad-sounding;

 

Quappi

 

This is the first name of Max Beckmann's second wife.  Judging by the paintings, she was very cute, and of course I'm a huge fan of Beckmann and everything.

Anyway, my baby's name is Tessa instead.  Maybe if I ever have another girl I could call her Quappi though...Tessa and Quappi...

is that too weird sounding?  What would her nickname be...Quap?  I guess that's why it counts as "I'm too chicken"

 

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DaisyO how do you pronounce it?

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DaisyO how do you pronounce it?



it would be "kwoppi", with an o sound and not an a sound.  I know, it would be just plain wrong if it were pronounced with an a.

At least that is what I think from my limited understanding of German (restricted to watching Fassbinder movies and looking at the subtitles).

 

 

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"Qu" is a "kv" sound in German. :)


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Oh right.  Quappi.  That's how I have heard German speakers say it...ever heard of a Quappi? 

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Wren has always struck me as THE MDC name. I don't think I've ever met or heard of a person called Wren outside MDC, but here, they're all over the place! Wren and Sage and Orion. (Which, now I see it written down, totally looks like "Sage and Onion" - I shoulda called my kids that!)

 

I think I was influenced by MDC when I named DD Rowan - there are plenty of Rowans of both sexes here, but in real life (in New Zealand) everyone looks blank and asks me to repeat it. Sometimes I say "Rowan, like the tree", but then they look even blanker. I still love the name, but we don't tend to get positive responses on it too often. Unexpectedly, though, everyone seems to like Miles (DS' name).


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our daughter is Dae but her nickname is Daisy! i super love it. :)

 

if we have any more girls they will be (in order) Rosalee, and Lilyanna....... daisy, rose and lily! (now to convince dh i need 2 more girls. ;)

 

we have tentatively decided on Miro Kingston for a boy.   what do you think of it?

 

 

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Wren has always struck me as THE MDC name. I don't think I've ever met or heard of a person called Wren outside MDC, but here, they're all over the place! Wren and Sage and Orion. (Which, now I see it written down, totally looks like "Sage and Onion" - I shoulda called my kids that!)

 

I think I was influenced by MDC when I named DD Rowan - there are plenty of Rowans of both sexes here, but in real life (in New Zealand) everyone looks blank and asks me to repeat it. Sometimes I say "Rowan, like the tree", but then they look even blanker. I still love the name, but we don't tend to get positive responses on it too often. Unexpectedly, though, everyone seems to like Miles (DS' name).


I know a little Wren IRL.  Now I'm wondering if her mom is an MDCer.  :)  I also know a Rowan (little girl).  I really love that name.

 


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we have tentatively decided on Miro Kingston for a boy.   what do you think of it?

 

 

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I think Miro is really cute! Kingston is a bit trendy for me (Gwen Stefani) but does go nicely together. 

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My son Rowan has a Wren in his daycare class. I haven't figured out which girl she is though.

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I LOVE Wren, I got it from Baby Blues though. I tried it last time but when I couldn't tell Hubs more about the actual bird he nixed it, so now I need to convince Hubs perhaps. I'll mull it over.


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