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May 2006 > Anyone else already thinking about names?
dharmama's Avatar dharmama 04:29 PM 09-01-2005
The pink lines were barely dry on my test when DH and I pulled out our name book and started tossing names back and forth! :LOL

We're set on a boy's name (carry over from DD).....Quinn Joseph

But a girl's name is anyone's guess. (DD is Lilia Hope...Lily/Lil.) Some that are on our list are...Phoebe, Chloe, Sophie, Sally, Violet, Julia, Audra, Caroline, Greta....I think there's more but that's all I can think of right now.

Anyone else???


PS ~ I bought the Baby Name Wizard book.....It is SOOOOO cool!!

maybebaby's Avatar maybebaby 04:38 PM 09-01-2005
No name ideas yet...

It's a good idea though! It would keep my mind off worrying so much lol
Sydnee's Avatar Sydnee 04:39 PM 09-01-2005
We've had the same boy name since being pregnant with our first, Benjamin Bradley. Girls name, NO idea as of yet! The funny thing is that if we have a boy, our kids will be Rachel, Emma, and Ben!!! "Friends" anyone???!!!!!! We get grief already when I tell people what our girls' names are!! :LOL And yes, we do love "Friends", but that's not why we named our children those names!! :LOL
Mamabeakley's Avatar Mamabeakley 05:01 PM 09-01-2005
Oohh. I had a semi-dream, semi-waking name pop into my head in the wee hours of the morning, made up, as far as I know. I forgot to tell DH. I'm so glad you posted this thread & reminded me! Madrelyn. Probably as a second name for a daughter - Madre meaning mother and Lyn(n) being my mom's and best friend's middle names (2 spellings).

I have more names picked out already (and have for months) than I intend to ever have children :LOL

Here are some of them. DH isn't on board with some of them, but then I didn't think he liked the boy name I had my heart set on for DS either until after he was born. So maybe . . .

Wylde Robert or Wylde Archer - our DS's name is an unusual W name, so this would match, and the two possible middles are after our two grandfathers we didn't name DS after.

Eostara Nell (or Eostara Madrelyn?) - Star is a family name for girls and I like unusual and this one is a germanic name for the spring goddess. Nell is DH's grandma.

I had these two dreams last spring that if I got pregnant on either of DH's brother's birthdays, I would have twins. One night, DH told me this, and one night MIL told me this. Though I know I did NOT get pg on day 14 of my cycle, LMP started on one of my BIL's birthdays!!! While I will be (temporarily) FREAKED out if I turn out to have twins - I used to think they sounded like fun, until I had one baby & realized how much work it is - I have really cool twin names picked out!

For girl/boy: Eostara & West (okay, it's a little over the edge, but c'mon, it's COOL)
For girl/girl: Dortha & Danika (DH's other grandma, and Danika means star, and me, my mom, and my maternal grandma all have D names. They would be Dori and Dani. So cute.)
For boy/boy: maybe Wylde & West?
merrick's Avatar merrick 07:26 PM 09-01-2005
Those are all great names guys!

Are you kidding? I've been thinking up baby names since I was 12. Kept a running list in my journal! Mostly boy names though. I never could find any good girl names.

I had a girl name all picked out last pregnancy, b/c I just knew D was a girl. Then of course, was the ultrasound with the big ole penis. :LOL

Erin, you stole my boy name! Actually, I want to name him Tarquin and call him Quinn. That's the name of a character in an Anne Rice novel and I love her books. ANd I don't really want to name my kid Lestat, Louis, or Armand!

As for a girls name, I"m not sure. I'll probably go with the name I had picked out from before, Alora or Elora. Not sure though. I also haven't really picked out middle names yet.
minimunklemama's Avatar minimunklemama 12:09 AM 09-02-2005
I Love Quinn,we were thinking about it if DS was a girl,i think it's pretty usable on both sides.such a lovely name
With Griffin we also liked Finlay or Jude,but griffin and finn(what i would call him)would be a bit much i think
So maybe Max for a boy or Harry or Henry even William,all the traditional ol' English Names.I'm being Boring here you guys have some great names,I do like Felix or Casper but Dh would laugh me out of the Birthing room!!! :LOL Thomas for a middle name after my late Grandfather .
For a girl I love Olivia,very popular but still I love it.I also like Lila alot.Alice is another,
I obviously need to get my book out and do my homework
dharmama's Avatar dharmama 12:01 PM 09-02-2005
GREAT names you guys!!

I SO this part!!!
ksmommy's Avatar ksmommy 12:06 PM 09-02-2005
hmm you bet, I did, well we did...
For a girl I like Abigail Faith or Abigail Grace... Actually I even like Faith as a first name or Grace... we'll see...
For boy... We had chose Ezekiel for the baby we lost, but I really like it, so I am trying to convince my DH to use it as a memory of our little baby. He would go by Zeke... Still have 9 months to hink about it... hehehehe
campfroggie's Avatar campfroggie 02:48 PM 09-02-2005
For a boy we are thinking Branson Sage. I haven't sold my husband on Sage yet but we both really like branson. We were very close to naming our first daughter Isabella but I don't think we will use that now. OUr daughter is Alivia Rose. I like Violet, Grace, we are just begining who knows what we will eventually come up with.
We also like Marlin
mamacatsbaby's Avatar mamacatsbaby 11:17 PM 09-02-2005
I had originally gotten this baby name book to look up family names and such, so I told myself , then quickly got wrapped up in names for our own then as yet to be babes. Some I picked out: Girls- Hasia, Vashti, Sakuna, Shakima, Sumalee, Mayra, Zemirah, Adanna and a host of others. Boys- Avi, Azuriah and Elijah. Haven't gotten as many boy names as you all can see. : I'm just having such a hard time picking out boys names, I don't know why! And a girl's middle name would definitely be my mama's first and middle names, hyphenated probably, Cathy-Ann. I don't think DH has given it much thought.

kisha-mae, supafly
luckylady's Avatar luckylady 11:00 AM 09-06-2005
Ah the name took us 9 months last time to agree on a name, so we are already at it this time.

Girls name I already know but boys names - no clue. I really liked Preece but DH ruined it by calling him "priss" - oh the things to consider when choosing a name...
tiffanyrk1786's Avatar tiffanyrk1786 11:36 AM 09-06-2005
We have a Raymond Joseph and an Arianna Renee so I want a girls name the sounds good with Arianna and a boys name that sounds good with Raymond.. SOO... right now its, Alana Rae and no clue for the boys name.. but so far my favorites of Clayton or Chayton, dh doesnt really like those names so I dunno what we will do LOL.. but name choosing, I believe, is THE hardest part of being pregnant LOL
ChattyCat's Avatar ChattyCat 10:59 PM 09-06-2005
For a girl we've considered Carolyn Esther, Carolyn Eleanor, or my current fave Carolyn Sky. She'd go by her middle name, so that's the one I have to decide on. Carolyn is my late MILs name. Plus my mom is Carol Anne and my grandma is Caroline, so it seems fitting. But, I'm not sure. I really like Sky, but our last name is only one syllable, so I'm not sure it sounds right if you don't say the Carolyn part.

If we have another boy, who knows ? I really like Solomon, but dh prefers Benjamin, which I like but not as much. Besides, I think it's too common.
mamacatsbaby's Avatar mamacatsbaby 11:04 PM 09-06-2005
You guys are coming up with awesome names!
Naughty Dingo's Avatar Naughty Dingo 12:42 AM 09-07-2005
Well, not so much thinking of names, but thinking of ways to convince DP that the fabulous names that I really, really, really think we should pick are good ones. He is quite the stick in the mud when it comes to names. We have 2 girls so still have yet to use the boy names we chose. And I am still attached to the fabulous girl name (Rowan) that I really really wanted for my last one. The middle names are set (will be family names) so I don't have to worry about that, just that the first name flows with the middle.

Does anyone else have DP's who have completely different ideas about what names to pick? Oy we go on and on over this and I make him read the book of 20,000 names each time :LOL

OK, just freaked him out by saying "We need to think about names!" in an urgent tone. Oh Mama is so evil..........muhwahwahwa
gabry's Avatar gabry 12:51 AM 09-07-2005
Fun thread! Cool names too. Ds got his name 24 hours after his arrival, even though it had been on the top of our list from day 1, ehrr, day -1000 or so The girl name that was high up there during ds pregnancy was Annika. We still like it, but wonder if it's not too close to Yanek in sound. Other girl's names we like are Sophie/Sofia, Maia, Lara. Kinda stumped on the boys names now, guess 'cause dh is hoping so hard for a girl
minimunklemama's Avatar minimunklemama 09:20 AM 09-07-2005
MAMA2EMMESON Carolyn sky is beautiful,I do love Ben but if Benjamin is to common what about Bennit or Benidict?just a thought

So I think it probably going to be Olivia for a girl,livvie for short

I like Oliver for a boy now,Olly for short
I change my mind like the wind though so I will probably keep adding to this post :LOL
Eves's Avatar Eves 10:12 AM 09-07-2005
Names are fun. I've had mine picked out since 2003. My son has a very solid name: Joshua David. If we have another boy, I like Xavier Douglas ( middle names are maternal and paternal fathers' first names). But I like exotic names for girls like: Mhina ("meena"), and Angelie. I had a great friend in college named Anjali which means sanskrit in Hindu. Since, I love the name and we aren't hindu, I decided to spell it different.
ChattyCat's Avatar ChattyCat 10:50 AM 09-07-2005
Man y'all have some cool names! I think I need to go check a naming book out of the library!
flowmom's Avatar flowmom 09:19 PM 09-08-2005
How to follow up the name Wolfgang?! I prefer names that are easy to say, easy to spell (can you guess why???), 2 syllables, and compatible with our heritage. Many german girl names are brutal though, to the English ear. I can't say that I recommend difficult-to-pronounce exotic names. My experience has been that it can be a social barrier when you have to have a 5 minute conversation about your name each time you introduce yourself...
minimunklemama's Avatar minimunklemama 11:55 PM 09-08-2005
oh i love the name wolfgang,when I lived in Austria I used to say i would call my son(if i had one,i was 21 at the time!!) wolfie,it is so cute!!
ktflynn's Avatar ktflynn 11:59 PM 09-08-2005
:LOL I had a cat named Wolfie, it is a cute name I just found out tonight that I might be pregnant (faint pink line!!) but I'm already excited, I'm hoping to take another test soon to confirm!! I've always thought about baby names, for awhile I wanted to name a girl Zoe... now I'm not so sure
Mamatoto2's Avatar Mamatoto2 01:02 AM 09-11-2005
Originally Posted by Naughty Dingo

Does anyone else have DP's who have completely different ideas about what names to pick? Oy we go on and on over this and I make him read the book of 20,000 names each time :LOL

LOL DH and I have agreed to disagree on this issue...he says that he likes names which sound "normal" (translation: names of people he already knows. Any name we come up with would obviously not be the name of someone he already knows, so it sounds "weird" to him. He's essentially accepted that we'll select a name, he won't like it at first, and it will grow on him eventually (what a guy!)

I really like the Alora idea...I've been trying to come up with potential names to honor my late grandfather, Al.

Sage is my daughter's middle name, and I get compliments on it all the time (about 60% of the time I call her by her fn & mn, so people hear her mn a lot). I think it's a winner

For a boy, I like Asher, Miles, Levi at the moment.
For a girl, I'm not sure. We used our top pick for DD, and the other names we were considering for her have been used by close friends/family members since then, so they're out...back to the drawing board.

Overall, I like timeless names that are not too popular (unfortunately, classic, turn of the century names ARE what is popular these days). Even DD's name has jumped over 50 spots in the popularity rankings since we named her 2.5 years ago. Ah well.
happeeevraftr's Avatar happeeevraftr 01:36 AM 09-11-2005
I can't believe it--I'm constantly thinking about baby names, but until I read this thread, I hadn't thought of names once since I found out I was actually pregnant! I have no idea what we're going to do. Dh is the typical husband who thinks it's his duty and obligation to make this as difficult a process as possible! He gets a look of disgust on his face with EVERY name I come up with, and when I ask him to suggest something, he'll say some random Bible name like Habbukuk! He's of course, not serious, but I might have to do what my mom did, and get a pet that we can give weird names to so my husband doesn't think he has to use those names on our CHILD! (We had cats named Thorndike and Barnheart growing up!)

Amazingly, when we first got married and I brought it up, we were able to agree on a girl and boy name: Sariah and Caleb. We had a girl, so she's Sariah, but now I do NOT want to use Caleb because it is so popular. I don't mind names that are somewhat common, but it seems almost everyone around here has at least one son named Caleb, and I don't want my kid to be "Caleb #5" in his classes.

For boys, I like Tyler, Trevor and Kevin, which I know are common, but I don't know many young kids with those names now. For a girl, I really want Melanie, probably Melanie Lenae, but Matt hates both, of course. I told him if he continues to be difficult about this and doesn't come up with anything else reasonable, Melanie Lenae is going on the birth certificate!

Sheesh, I'm even long winded writing about baby names! Sorry!
Peppamint's Avatar Peppamint 02:00 AM 09-11-2005
I've had a running list subject to the occasional editing since my I was pregnant with ds!

DD is Elana (ee-lay-na) Grace and DS is Jeremy Kenneth (named in memory of my infant brother and FIL).


Audra or Audrey
Catherine (Cat or Cate)
Evelyn (Evie)
Lillian (Lillie)
Margaret (Meg or Maisie)

middle names: Faith, Glory, Hope or Joy


Charles (Charlie or Chaz)
Christopher (nickname Kip)
Henry (Hank)
Jonathan (Johnny)
Joseph (Joe or Joey)

middle names: William or one of the above
mom2noah's Avatar mom2noah 06:56 AM 09-11-2005
We are!! With DS#1 we fought tooth and nail over names and didn't name Noah until he was several days old. It was the one name we coud both agree on. Now we realize that it is perfect and he could be no other name.

For DS #2, believe it or not, we have already chosen the names.
Boy - Judah
Girl - Ruby Mame (Mame is for my cousin Mamie Rose who passed 1.5 years ago).

Middle name will be something Hawaiian. It has to be a dream name so that'll come a lot later.
LadyMarmalade's Avatar LadyMarmalade 07:52 AM 09-11-2005
I just made a post about this on the pregnancy board - I think I put it in the wrong spot. I'll copy it over:

With my first baby, we knew his name within hours of finding out we were having a baby - we both loved the name as soon as it was mentioned. We also had a very strong feeling, right from the start, that he was a boy. Second time around it was different - I didn't know for sure what his name would be until after he was born ... and I had no idea about gender. This time I've had names coming to me in dreams. I still have to get a 'feel' for the child - no real feel about the sex yet, but I'm definitely having more girl dreams than I've ever had before.

Claude seems to be popping into my head for a boy - not a name I'd usually choose, but it feels 'comfortable' if that makes sense. We're not living in Europe at the moment, though, and I worry that it will be seen as too feminine. Not that I really care what others think - and the likelihood that we'll be moving back home within the next few years is high. Marcel is a possibility as a middle name, as is Henri (both family names).

Mathilde is coming to me for a girl. Middle name will probably be Amelie or Anais for my Grandmothers. Georgette and Camille are also coming to me.

Perhaps this baby is intent on choosing its own name. I know it's only early, but the urge to choose names and have them settled is really strong - usually I'm a bit relaxed about it, figuring it will happen when it's meant to.
NurseLaurie's Avatar NurseLaurie 05:26 PM 09-11-2005
We've tossed a few around.
For a girl,
we really like Vivian Louise after my DHs grandmother. May change it to Olivia Louise, but I like Vivian best.
For a boy,
I wanted to choose the name Wiley James (after my great grandfather, at my dad's request). DH vetoed that so we came up with Bonner James, but DH vetoed anything with BJ or BM as initials. So perhaps, Bonner Edward.
guestmama9906's Avatar guestmama9906 01:23 AM 09-12-2005
Oh man, we are running out of names...
we have a
June Elizabeth
Louis David Henry
Valeska Shawn Noelle

It's getting harder to come up with meaningful names (that we can agree on) at this point!
guestmama9906's Avatar guestmama9906 01:24 AM 09-12-2005
Originally Posted by NurseLaurie
We've tossed a few around.
For a girl,
we really like Vivian Louise after my DHs grandmother. May change it to Olivia Louise, but I like Vivian best.
For a boy,
I wanted to choose the name Wiley James (after my great grandfather, at my dad's request). DH vetoed that so we came up with Bonner James, but DH vetoed anything with BJ or BM as initials. So perhaps, Bonner Edward.
Heehee, I never would have thought that about the initials!

I'm Louise and my sister is Olivia, so of course I think that's what you should go with
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