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#1 of 24 Old 05-18-2006, 06:05 PM - Thread Starter
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Ok, My DH and I had been set on naming DS#2 Robert Quinn and calling him Quinn. (shhh its a secret.. ha ha ha, nobody here knows me IRL, but I had to say anyway....) Anyway, now it seems that everywhere I turn I am reading about, or meeting girls named Quinn. So Now, I am second guessing the name as a possiblity. Our first son is Jacob so thats out. My DH is way weird about names, and it seems everything I come up with he rejects. GRRRRR but thats another story for another day. Any here are some of my current favorites, not including Quinn:
Colin, Dylan, Noah, Lucas (though my son will only say Mucas instead of Lucas), sometimes I like Micah... mostly not, though....sometimes Sam....

I am at a loss to come up with others!

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Quinn is a very non-gender name, and I think it's way cool. If you are looking for an obviously boy name... I'm naming my boy Logan *****...

I like Colin and Dylan also, or you could go with something more traditional, such as Michael, William, Theodore, Johnathan, Franklyn, Peter, Mark (Marcus), Matthew, etc.

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We are still at a blank..Quinn was on our list too..

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We don't want to go too tradtional. No Michael, David, John, James, Theodore, Mark/c/cus, etc, can't do Max....Caroline248, whats holding you back with the name Quinn? And what else are you considering?
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I really like Quinn but I also love Lucas
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Just popping to say that I think Quinn is a fabulous name. However, I consider it unisex since it is a surname. What about Finn? Either by itself or as a nn for Finnegan or Finley (both surnames though)?
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I love names that not everyone has... but I also think it's important to give your child a strong name.

These are some suggestions...
Some are different.. others are strong names...

Jackson
Collin
Braydon
Brandson
Blake
Justin
Sy
Lucas
Jeremy
Justin
Noah
Allen
Seth
Aaron
Oliver
Ryan
Dustin
Edward
Chad
Wesley
Mark
Dean
Sean
Jay
Nathan
Russell
Holt
Reid
Ross
Kale
Ivie
Jeb
Eli
Derrick
Marshall
Adam
Christian
Benjamin
Samual
Ty
Levi
Lee
Kyle
Alexander
Isaac
Luther
Stephan
Nathaniel
Damon
Brenton
Gerren
Zeb
Clay
Clayton
Chase

I've got a lot more.. so if you want more... just let me know..
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I think it's just like when you buy a new car or get pg suddenly from out of no where EVERYONE is driving the same car OR everyone is now pg, ykwim? I wouldn't worry about it being that popular. Boy names on my FAV NAME list are: (some I would only use as mn's)

Amos
Atticus
Canyon
Egan
Elijah
Ethan
Ezra
Ian
Jude
Laszlo
Lennon
Magnus
Mathias
Milo
Moss
Oliver
Owen
Phineas
River
Seven/Sven
Silas
Wyatt
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I really like some of y'all's name lists!! We're naming our little boy Jefferson Carter, will likely call him J.C.

I really like Quinn and wouldn't care if there were girls named that. We named our 2nd dd, Carson, and everyone kept saying "but thats a boy name!" and I'd say thats why I liked it!
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Ya, I like alot of boy names for girl names.
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I think Quinn is one of the few truly unisex names, I could see it equally for a boy or a girl. I think there were a number of male Quinns born in the April DDC, right? I remember seeing the name a lot recently.
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I like Quinn, and Noah and Dylan are 2 of my favorites. I've never heard of a girl named Quinn, I always have though it was a boys name. Maybe I live under a rock! Isn't it usually short for Quinten?

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The little sister on Daria was named Quinn, that's the main female Quinn I can remember.
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Caroline248, whats holding you back with the name Quinn? And what else are you considering?

My husband isn't thrilled with it. We are considering nothing else and everything else. We really have NO idea. William maybe?? That is sort of our default, if we can't come up with anything by the time we have to leave the hospital.

Better get moving...I had my 2cd daughter at 36 weeks (that would be Monday) and my 2cd son at 38 weeks.

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I like the names Nils, Dylan, Evan, Elias...

I like Quinn a lot but seems like I hear it a lot on the playground lately. That could just be where I live, though.

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Glad to see we aren't the only ones who can't come up with a boys name.

Ian Alexander is our front runner and it is starting to grow on me.

but we also have....

Ethan
Samuel
Benjamin

I love Quentin and it would be my first choice but DH absolutely hates it..dang.

I think Quinn is great...boy or girl totally okay either way.

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I LOVE Samuel. Hubby vetoed it. Ian is my cousins sons name, and we are close with them, si it would be weird. I also love Aiden....waaay too popular around here though. Ethan is on our "short" list (by short we are talking about 30 names).

I wanted Benjamin before, but husband hates it. Ugh.

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To Quinn or not to Quinn
That is the question.
I like the name 75% of the time, but the other 25%... thats when I'm not sure.
HUsband vetoed Dylan- stupid 90210 ruined it, he says he can only visualize that Dylan- I reminded him of our favorite, Robert Zimmerman aka BOB Dylan... No dice.

I also like Sam. And Ben, though hubby vetoed that, too. I like Noah but I dont think Dh does. He suggested Linus. I vetoed that. He suggested Saxby. Have I told this story here already? I googled "Saxby" and one meaning I found was "from the farm of the short sword". Which to my preteen mind says "From the farm of the small penis..." Sigh. Obviously, I vetoed Saxby....
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I like Linus although I always think of Charlie Brown when I hear/say it. But it *is* a cool name!
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Kelly, we have the same middle name picked for our coming boy. Why did you choose it?
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Hmm...I definatly think of Charlie Brown's Linus. Get him a blue blanket and go with it!!


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Hmm...I definatly think of Charlie Brown's Linus. Get him a blue blanket and go with it!!
Well, my name is Sally- as in Charlie Brown's sister. So therefor Linus is forever not allowed.
Here is something interesting:
Last night at like 3 am, my son rolls over (the almost 4 cutie patootie) and says " Mommy, the baby's name really is Quinn. I love Quinnny...)
He was sortof asleep, sortof awake.

How 'bout that?
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Sally, I didn't even put the two together! Ok, so that is out!


Well, maybe your son knows something you don't....I bet when you see the baby you will realize his name is Quinn if your son is feeling that already!

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Well, my name is Sally- as in Charlie Brown's sister. So therefor Linus is forever not allowed.
Here is something interesting:
Last night at like 3 am, my son rolls over (the almost 4 cutie patootie) and says " Mommy, the baby's name really is Quinn. I love Quinnny...)
He was sortof asleep, sortof awake.

How 'bout that?

I guess then Lucy would also be out of the question too. (For any girl babes down the road. )

I'd go w/ Quinn. If my dd said that to me, it would be hard not to! How cute! My dd is *convinced* that she's gonna get a brother. She already calls the baby "awhyjah" (Elijah) It's the cutest thing. I have a feeling it's a boy too but we'll have to wait and see.
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