Oh and we don't have many choices for family names. Our dad's are both Richard/Ricardo and both Jr's...so we've all decided there are enough Ricks and we don't want to add any more! I have two brothers and he has 3...feel like we'd be playing favorites if we chose one of their names. My great-grandfather was Henry and dh likes that, but I'm not convinced.
I guess I'm looking for name suggestions more than I'm offering the ones I like!! Any ideas based on what I've said?
How do you decide?! I really want a name that feels JUST RIGHT, but I'm not finding it.... I also feel like I have some crazy association with any name that DH suggests, even if it's from elementary school! How do you get over that?!
Thanks, we're really frustrated with names right now...I hope this wasn't too off topic!
My sister in law is Mexican and my brother is scandanavian and she will not do any hispanic sounding names. She is very against it so she is the opposite of your husband.
Too bad about Luke and Gabe cuz they are both great names except Luke is quite popular again.
What was yours and his mothers maiden names. What towns did they and you grew up in? What are more family names, uncles etc...
My S/O is Filipino and I am of Scandinavian/northern european decent too! very cool.
I also have strange associations with names he suggests.
(we're not pg now, but talk about it). The good thing is that we have very similar tastes in names. We both like unique names, but normal spellings. One thing i've noticed is that it doesn't seem like there is a lot of hispanic names in his family. they have more biblical names and very unique names.
Some male names from his side of the family:
Teofilo (dad, although people call him June) (i like Teo as a nn)
Zillander (seran's real name, seran is a nickname)
I love all the nn that Pinoy families come up with for eachother, sometimes not even seeming to match/come from the original name:
the list can go on as I'm sure you know.
I want to wish you good luck with coming up with a solution.
interesting challenges to naming. i'm just fascinated reading this thread.
and i still can't come up with any names. except, i've been thinking about
ophelia - i just like it.
and I had a friend in school who's sisters name was Elena, long e's. I always liked her name.
back to the shadows....
Wwhippetcrazy - your names made me think immediately of hockey - Yanic Perrault, and of course Wayne Gretsky. Course, my ds is Owen, like Owen Nolan.... and I thought about Cordelia too, from das Hip, but I am too much of a Buffy fan to do that.
I like the name Kate. For a while I thought India Pacific for a girl, dh said everyone would know I was a geography major. I still want Anya Jezebel, what ds would have been if he was a girl!
on song names - Emmaline I think is a Ben Folds Five song!
I love the name Aiden, dh doesn't though. I know a Rowan and a Roman!
There are lots of lovely hispanic names. I think they're so melodic.
Carena (only sort of hispanic)
David (a very neutral name)
you are correct in that Filipinos are more Pac. Islander then hispanic. there is some R trilling, but not as much as Spanish. there is a lot of NG and UNG sounds.
Katt, cool coincidence how similar our backgrounds are! I don't find this combination very often! A co-worker has friends who are white/Filipino and they ended up with a red head child!!! Isn't that strange?! I'm SO curious to see what our kids look like! I too love all the funny nn's dh's family has!! I have NO idea where some of them come from!
Well, we'll just have to see what we can agree on, I guess. Dh's other idea is some name from mythology. We have friends who just named their son Orion (love it!) and that's what sparked that idea.
This is a fun conversation ladies! Other than pets, I've never had to name anything before and it feels like such an honor that I want to be sure to get the right one!
Anyway I did not say this but my sister in law that I said was mexican is 1/2 chinese. Her mexican name is Mildred and her chinese name is Akemi. I love the name Mildred. She hates it so she goes by Akemi. Anyway she grew up in Monterrey Mexico. Actually Santiago. I like that name too.
|your names made me think immediately of hockey - Yanic Perrault, and of course Wayne Gretsky. Course, my ds is Owen, like Owen Nolan.... and I thought about Cordelia too, from das Hip, but I am too much of a Buffy fan to do that.|
Hamish wasn't a hockey name...but every name we've talked about this time is hockey....and yes we picked Yanic cause we are HUGE Canadiens fans.
Anytime I say what about ____ for a middle name...dh finds a hockey player to associate it with
Katt....my girlfriend named her little on Orinn....very different...
So, I've had to 'step in' , and these are the two I *think* we are decided on: Mahina for a girl (hawaiian for Moon) and Makalo for a boy...I love "mak' for a nickname...I don't know what we would call Mahina for short, though Soleil doesn't really have a nickname...Sully sometimes, but not very often.
So, Mahina and Makalo. Love them.
mamasoleil...I love your choices....very cool names!
I was asking dh what names he was thinking of and he was like "I'm not really worried about it right now...."...well geez man I am!!! ....thankfully he is into different names as well, so hopefully he comes up with a good one. I just wish I knew what he was thinking about...Men!
Maia--maybe Maia Elisabeth or
Evelyn (Eva for short--dh's #1 choice)
Olivia--I love Liv, but it sounds funny with our last name
Can't really think of anything.
Girl- Mason or Avery
Boy- Mason or Quinn
We're not sure about going with the gender neutral name, but I really like Mason for a girl. (I think this is a girl I am expecting in March.) I have also heard our son's name used for girls since his birth, although it feels clearly male to me!
(ds born 9/00, expecting #2 3/03)
Dali for a girl. (My friend's daughter's name is Dali-Anne).
Océane (also for a girl, this one is French in origin)
Ophélie (gaining in popularity)
Azélice (a take on Alice, which is popular both in French and in English)
For a boy, Alaric, Lucio, Domenic (not so much that these are popular, more that these are names of three little boys on my street). If dd had been a boy, I would have named her/him Sacha.
My current faves are Wesley, Levi, Iris and Willa (I have to admit that I took Iris from PM and Willa from Serena -- bad Dodo!).
I'm working on my husband about the junior. II is reserved for the second boy in the line with a name, if the predecessor wasn't his father. For example, my grandfather's name was Peter Jonathan, and had I been a boy, that would have been my name, which would have made me Peter Jonathan Del Pozo II.
But I wasn't a boy, so I have a husband who wants a junior to deal with, and I'm trying to convince him to go with James Darrell instead. Darrell was the name of my grandfather (actually my mother's stepfather, but he married my grandmother before I was born), who died last month, and also the name of my husband's best friend growing up. I could live with James Douglas II (after my husband's father, but I don't think he'll go for that.)
The talk of hispanic names reminded me of some boys' names I like:
Joaquin (supposed to be an accent on the i)
These were both names of great grandfathers of mine on my dad's side. I wouldn't actually use Joaquin because it's a Christian name, though. Note that neither one has an R in it.
If I had free reign to name a boy, other names near the top of my list would be:
Roland (my m. grandfather's name)
Thorby (from a Heinlein novel)
Elrond (my dh actually likes this one, too)
about three dozen more Elvish names from Tolkien
Vanyel (from a Mercedes Lackey novel)
breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling Heathen parent to my little Wanderer, 7 1/2 , and baby Elf-stone, 3/11!
so far our #1 name for boy is River, but we also like Cedar, Alder and Judah.
For a girl we like Violet but its hard to come up with a middle name that sounds good with violet...
Chiromom- I was a preschool teacher for years and Maya is VERY common but how about a variation, I really like AMAYA....
Echo Kait or Echo Kaelin for a girl
Winter Arthur for a boy
I don't like arthur that much, but it was Dh's grandfather's name, and he REALLY wants to use it, so I'm giving in.
Trying to live life to the fullest.....with DH, 2 fun kids, and a wild dog.
iam new to the board, just signed in on the expecting date thread.
i was surprised that my husband and i picked names so soon, but it came up one night and seemd to be perfect, we agreed on a boy name and girl name within a few hours....once we found this one for a girl, we loved it!
(first name meaning expected one, middle name meaning lovely)
riley jack or liam (for middle)
right now it's just baby
Speaking of popularity, our town is bursting with Mikaylas, Kayleighs, Connors, Jordans, Josh, Sarah, Emily.
Our last name is Irish, 2 syllables and awkward, and we are of British Isles heritage. I like old-fashioned names. Names I like include:
girls - Maeve
Elna ( mom says I can't use this cause its the name of her mean aunt. lol)
Clarence ( ok, this is kinda weird, but it's family name)
Gordon ( nn Gordy - another hockey player name!)
There are others but I'm drawing a blank right now.
Madeline (though we were doinbg something original : )Ophelia (at least noone will have her middle name )
Ava (again thought we were being so freaking original) Aexandria
Names we didn't use but that *I* really liked"
Beck Loyal (would have been dc#3 if she was a he)
Denali Alexander (dc#2 if she had been a he)
Indigo (apperently this is really faminine but i liked it)
Names my dh realy really liked that I vetoed:
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If we ever have another boy.......I want to use Liam. Our last name is similar to the actor...Liam Neeson(m?) and I think that flows really well. Middle name......I have also always liked the name "Ansel." Yup......from the photographer.