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#571 of 592 Old 11-15-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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I love that so many people have said Juniper.  That and Marigold are my favorite girl names, but my husband would not be too keen on them.

 

For a boy, Kass.  My mother despises it, but I just picture him growing up into an introverted, intelligent rock star.  Haha...

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Not sure if this one has been mentioned..... Atticus

from To Kill A Mockingbird

 

Couldn't do it but like it :)

 

 

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Back to add two to the girl list of rejected names:

 

Elodie/Elody

and

Ellory

 

I love both, but we already have an Elliot...


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I'm a very traditional namer, but every since I was pg with my son I have LOVED the name Paisley for a girl.

 

I'm 99% sure I would never have the courage to use it, though.


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I'm a very traditional namer, but every since I was pg with my son I have LOVED the name Paisley for a girl.

 

I'm 99% sure I would never have the courage to use it, though.



I know a Paisley and I like it.  I never thought it was a weird name, just not common.  Use it. :)


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I was looking through some genealogy information that my uncle printed out for me a couple of years ago. Here were some names I found interesting:

Boy

Circie

Wavy

Cavender

Tavender (This will be the name I pick if we are having a boy)

Warden

Cicero

Redding  (If only I knew my child would be a jazz musician!)

Absolom ( I LOVE this name)

 

Girl

Sina

Zellelda 

Marcella (Like from the Robert E.E.Martin novels!)

Artela

Prudence (Always loved this name)

Paradine

Rosaline

Valentine

 

 

Just though I'd share. I picked Tavender because he was the uncle my grandfather always told stories about and I loved the name! Pretty interesting to think about. I bet some of these names people would jump on these days! 


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csekywithlove: Wow! That's one neat family tree! Mine's all full of people named John. Johns everywhere. I poked around in our genealogical records (such as they are) for inspiration when naming DS, but there was absolutely nothing exciting (well, unless I wanted to go for Fergus). Clearly your ancestors were far more creative than mine!


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csekywithlove: Wow! That's one neat family tree! Mine's all full of people named John. Johns everywhere. I poked around in our genealogical records (such as they are) for inspiration when naming DS, but there was absolutely nothing exciting (well, unless I wanted to go for Fergus). Clearly your ancestors were far more creative than mine!



Honestly, I was pretty shocked. I believe that my mother's family tree wasn't as creative. If any ladies find these interesting, go for it! We are all about unique names in our family and have been for a while, apparently!


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My girl is Skye. Here it is unusual and gets negative looks/comments. I still love it though and she is such a Skye:)   I love Rain and River and Aurora but all were no way from husband!  Love this thread even though I am done with naming babies!


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Also have a Jett and Storm.....middle names only:(   

 


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I love Raine and River for a boy and Willow for a girl but DH said no.

 

My DH is Serbian and my Fav Serbian name for a boy is Vuk it means Wolf and when I suggested it for this bubba DH liked it. I can't think of a middle name to go with it however.

 

I loved the name Lilly actually Lilly Marlene was our choice if DS was a girl but now it is really popular.


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alethea, my best friend (female) is named Eleri :) i really like the name.
 

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Not sure if this one has been mentioned..... Atticus

from To Kill A Mockingbird

 

Couldn't do it but like it :)

 

 


Atticus is actually on our short list. i have always loved it and DP thinks it's awesome. it's pretty much the only name we are agreeing on, but i would still rather name a boy Rueben.

 


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Cool. I am enjoying going through this whole thread! I just made a thread earlier (HERE) about the "way out there" names I am so attracted to. I am not too chicken, I think.... There is some spark going off for me this time, and I am really jazzed by unique names and combos! 

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my baby #4 is Zayd, my baby name for him is Zaydie, like singing funny little baby songs and stuff  :)  I of course am partial to it.

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Most of these are on the no list for us because they have been nixed by my mainstream-name-loving DH.

 

Boy names:

Odysseus (Odys for short, like Otis)

Ajax

Colby

August (family name, but just too heavy for a little boy, I feel)

Derby

Kirby

Oakley

Paxton (turns out this is the name of the local elementary school near us after a recent move.  Dang!)

Tabor

Seneca

Byatt

 

Girl names:

Octavia (Tavi, tah-vee, for short)

Zadie-- actually, would love to use this, as it is a family name.  But it sounds like a nickname, and I can't figure out a more formal name to base it on.  Ideas?

Juniper

Electra

 

 

 

 

 



 


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Penelope

Saariyah (for a boy it is muslim and means : clouds at night) way too many mispronounciations and misspellings etc. but it is beautiful IMO)

Cove... too..i dunno,but i like it


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I've been wanting to name a son Dima since I was pregnant with my son 7.5 years ago, but my husband will not go for it.  We had a little pregnancy "scare" about 10 months ago and I agreed if our baby were born on 11-11-11, I would name him/her Dovahkiin.  So I think it's only fair if he lets us name our child Dima - if it's a boy.

 

And Thadeus, but only because right now we have Dad & Madd and my daughter says "DadMadd" and it would just get out of hand if it was Dad, Madd, and Thad...

 

That's all I have, but I just wanted to mention how much I love all you Sci-Fi & Fantasy nerds!  <3 <3 <3

 

 

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I have a friend with a DD named Orla, DS named Rigel, and DS named Ford.  Nigel made me think of it.  Orla is probably the only one I'd ever consider using (I don't think the other's would fit any of my boys), but I think they are all great names!
 

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I really wanted to name both of my sons "Oscar Mateo", but dh said it sounded like a Mexican boxer, and we aren't of latin decent.  Plus, Oscar has gotten to be very popular and trendy in my neck of the woods.

 

Other names I love but could never muster up enough guts for:

boy:

Algernon

Herschel

Simon

Arthur

Nigel

 

girl:

Bernadette

Liberty

Hazel

Bliss

Beatrice

Matilda



 

 

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Penelope was on the list for my DD (who is 3.5 now). It was crossed off because my mother in law asked me if we were going to call her "Penny"

 

Anyways, it's always been my nickname.  My mother used to call me Penelope when I was a kid.  We ended up naming DD's stuffed Bunny Penelope.  We've always pronounced it Puh-Nel-A-Pee
 

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I've been really loving the name Penelope lately. Especially since DS named his new stuffed puppy that so I'm hearing it all the time. DH vetoed that one and I don't think anybody would know how to say/spell it anyway. Until I was like 15 I thought it was pronounced Pee-ne-lope because I'd never heard it said, just read it in books.



 

 

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I hear/see Willow and I automatically think of Willow Ufgood...  I like the name for a girl, but I still just couldn't do it!
 

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I don't know if I mentioned this, but I love Willa, but wouldn't use it.


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HI! I LOVE Lucius. We named our 2nd little boy Lucius Emmanuel. He is my little baby light! His older brother is Roman Gabriel.

 

Good luck! Harry Potter's Lucius ended up helping in the end (I think, I'm not a huge follower, just saw the movies).

i named my son Lucius as well, middle name Bastian. He has never been made fun of because of his name and everyone says it suits him. I rarely get any Harry Potter references either.

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