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#1 of 15 Old 06-13-2005, 12:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We are still so up in the air on names....the baby's last name will be Taylor. I'm hoping that listing these will help me find some faves - any feedback is welcome!

Zoe Mae (my current favorite - Mae has some family history and is close to "Mary" - see below)
Josephine Mary (Mary is a big family name on both sides)
Quinn ??? (no middle names yet!)
Eliza Josephine
Eliza Quinn


DH's favorite name right now is Ariel, but I just don't see it. He likes all of the above names (at least the first names) though.

Other possibilities:
Anna
Rory
Jessie (we'd probably name her Jessica and call her Jessie or Jess)

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I like Quinn the best. Or you could do Mary Quinn, but call her Quinn.
I also like Eliza Quinn.

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Out of all of them I like Eliza Quinn!
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a friend of mine has a little girl named Quinlan, and they call her Quin. I like that name very much! Her mom's name is Mary! That's a funny coinkidink.

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I love Zoe Mae!
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Another vote for Eliza Quinn here!
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Anything but Eliza. :LOL
I wanted to be Josephine nn Joe when I was 12.
I also love Zoe Mae, but it's a bit rhymy with Taylor.
How about Quinn Ariel? or Jessica Quinn?
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I like Zoe Mae but Eliza Quinn is cute too. I think I like Zoe Mae a little more there all cute names. I see why its so hard to pick. Best of Luck
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I know you wer'nt asking for names but I have one for you. Nevaeh its heaven splet back words. I dunno Nevaeh Mae Taylor. just a suggestion. once again good luck.
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I haven't read the other responses, but I really like Zoe Mae Taylor and Eliza Quinn Taylor. Even without saying the middle names, those first names go well with the last.

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Love Zoe Mae and Eliza Quinn both great names!
Is Zoe getting really popular in your area? It is here - just FYI if you are looking for a unique name, I have heard of a lot of Zoe's recently and a close friend due in Oct is also naming her baby girl Zoe.
Another suggestion - if DH likes Ariel and you like Rory - you could name her Aurora (close to Ariel) and call her Rory for short....

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Thanks for all the feedback!

DH has now decided he doesn't like Quinn. Sigh. He liked it last time I was pregnant but apparently doesn't remember that! So right now the running faves are Zoe and Josephine (we would call her Joey or Josie).

Chelsea, I love the name Aurora/Rory, but one of DD1's friends is named Aurora...I know that really shouldn't matter, but it does, sorta. I think if we both really LOVED Rory that it wouldn't matter though.

I have heard Zoe is very popular but there aren't any around here! I'm kind of surprised really. I like it because it's short, easy to spell, works for all ages and is actually a very old name (Greek) but sounds new-ish. DH had been hung up on the Sesame Street association but I'm hoping to wear him down, lol....

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I love Zoe Mae!

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Josie! I just think that is the cutest name! We ALMOST named dd3 Josie.... and I still get a little pang of sadness when we see dd2's classmates' sister who is named Josie. I like Mae with it (of your choices) as it works with Josephine or Josie. I sometimes use my kids' middle names with the shortened versions of their first names. So Josephine Mary sounds fine but not so good as Josie Mary if you KWIM.

I also like Zoe from your list. Think with such a short name I'd like something a bit longer so it would flow more - like Zoe Elizabeth maybe?

What about Brynn? I love that for a girl. Quinn is darling - too bad your dh won't go for it.

Ariel is the mermaid - I couldn't do it. Everyone has an association for each name to someone but some of them are just too much one person/character (to society, not just an individual). I couldn't name my child Elvis or Cher either. I'll give you that Ariel is not AS far down that road as the above examples but still.

Good luck figuring it out. I love baby name threads!
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Given the choice between Zoe and Josephine, I have to go with Josephine. I used to really like Zoe, but then it got really popular. Also, it reminds me of the little kid in Baby Blues! lol!
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