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#121 of 163 Old 07-25-2006, 12:06 PM
 
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My DH and I are trying to come up with a "name" or code word for our little one so we can discuss it in public and not have anyone catch on (symbolic, DH says...and endearing) I suggested bubbles because I'm a hug fan of Bubble Tea, which is also called Boba Tea, which is what we'll call BF because it literally means "mama's nipples". Whadya all think?
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I like the name Graciella (gr-ah-cee-ella)
I like Vincent or Millay for a middle name (girl) after Edna St. Vincent Millay

I am going for something latino this time around so any suggestions are welcome. I like I names and flower names things that are unusual but not too freaky... I thought about naming it after myself if it is a girl (Ruby) Would that be strange being that it would be my 3rd daughter?
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Grapejuicemama, you are right about the "s" sound vs the "z" sound in Jose. It's better that way, definitely.

EvolvingMama, love what you've chosen. I especially like Eva and Sawyer.

didkisa, "Bubbles" -- cute, made me smile. Are you talking about a code name for the babe before people know you're pregnant, that type of thing?

veggiemama4, love Millay as a middle name, what a good idea. Some flower name ideas for you that might have the sound you're looking for -- Lily and Amaranta.
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Everyone has such great names. I love the nn Ben, but I'm not fond of Benjamin - does anyone know any other full names that have Ben as a nn? My Czech great-grandmother's last names was Benes (pronounced Benesh), and I've thought of that, but I don't know if I like the ways it sounds.

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didkisa, "Bubbles" -- cute, made me smile. Are you talking about a code name for the babe before people know you're pregnant, that type of thing?
Yes, exactly. Any ideas?
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Hi,
I'm totally not in your ddc, just obsessive about names.
Evolvingmama - I was just thinking about Ben. I know a man named Ruben who goes by Ben. It could work. There's also the second spelling, Reuben, which I like better.
Anyway, butting out of your ddc now.
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http://www.behindthename.com/php/ext...ra=r&terms=ben
Here are some extra names for Ben, I like it also.
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playing with names is fun! My son came to me in a dream and told me his name (Caleb) so I am open to that happening again...
Until then my favorites are:
Vivian Rose (I like Viv and Vivy for nicknames)
and
Ian William
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My son's name is Ethan Roger. DH and I have totally different tastes in names. I like more hippie-like names, and he likes more traditional names. Ethan was a compromise. Roger was DH's grandfather's name.

If we have another boy, he will be Alexander Michael. Michael is the middle name of many men in my family, so it's kinda my answer to Roger. I think that Alex fits well with Ethan.

We're very stuck on a girl's name. VERY. DH would prefer Alexandra, but I don't want for my daughter to have a feminine version of a man's name. We're both okay with Hope as a middle name, though that will depend on the first name, of course. I've been leaning towards Serena lately, though I also like Keira and Maya. I love Sierra, but DH won't even consider it. I gave up on my Buddhism-inspired names when I was pregnant with Ethan. There's no hope whatsoever for those.

I'm definitely determined to avoid first names that have been used in the family already. Though, honestly, I LOVE Mary Jane. The two women I'm closest two are my grandmother (Mary) and my foster mom (Jane) and I'd love to name my child in their honor. But, there are obvious issues with that name...

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YOu could always go Jane Marie. I think Jane Mary is a little short sounding, but to stress the last syllable like in Marie, I think it sounds pretty nice. Just and idea. I agree with feminine verisons of male names. I admit to using one though. Natalies middle name is Alexa. But for some reason it seems very feminine to me. Oh don't ask me, this pregnancy has so gone to my brain this time:
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savmay, that's so cool that caleb told you his name in a dream! That would make this so much easier.

So, there was a poll in another forum about how to pronounce "Annika". Well, that threw me for a loop because Annika is my top pick for a girl's name and I thought there was only one way to pronounce it (like AHN-eh-ka.) Well, apparently a sizable percentage of people (in that poll anyway) would pronounce it like Ah-NEE-ka. Not what I had in mind. So those of you who have named your children with names that have more than one pronunciation, or a common mispronunciation -- did you regret naming them that? Does it bug you to have to correct people, or is it just not that big of a deal?
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I have one of those names, Astromom, and really hate correcting people. OK, correcting once is one thing, but when I say my name then someone misprounces it right after I tell them how to pronounce it, it really bugs me. The worst, though, was a woman that flatly told me to my face that I pronounce my own name wrong! : I was working in retail, so I said, "well, if I'm too incompetent to even pronounce my name correctly, then I'm probably too incompetent to wait on you." and turned and walked away.

If it's a friend and they still have difficulty remembering how I pronounce it, I usually just tell them to call me by my nickname, Coco.

BTW, my name is pronounced KOH-leen, not KAH-leen, or KLEAN. It's the minority pronounciation, but it is also correct!!
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DD's name is Eirian, pn AR-re-an. No one knows how to pr it - the true pn is AIR-re-an, but I didn't like the negative conniotation (sp?) - it sounds like the Aryan nation. So I changed the pn. I sometimes wish I would have spelled it Arian, but it isn't a major concern. She goes by Ari anyway. That is easy enough that she can spell it on her own
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We'd already picked names for our first, I thought I was having a girl but my sister said I was having a boy (she's been right 10 for 10 of my parents grandchildren) so we went and picked a boys name. Not two months later I had a dream about a little boy and told him that his name was Aidan Sean, which is the name we picked and sure enough, we had a boy. Of course he was blond in the dream and has fiery red hair so not sure what that means

For the next one we decided to keep the girl's name that we picked the first time : Rhiannon Patricia and we've been coming up with boys names just in case : Liam Isaiah or Liam Gabriel, we're not sure which. We're going to wait until the end to find out what gender but I may ask my sister again
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We didn't even discuss a name for my dd until I was in the third trimester. I imagine we'll do the same this time. I am latina and want a name that can be pronounced in Spanish. There will be no middle name. DD is Solana (we call her Soli). Our short list for boys' names last time was Gabriel or Felix.

The funny thing is, when I look at Soli, she looks like a Soli to me, but she also looks like a Ruby.

DHs dad's name was Walter, which I kind of like, but DH is not too keen on it. I'd love to name a son after my father, but my father HATES his name, and goes by another name entirely.
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Wow! What great name ideas!! Dh and I haven't really started the name thing yet - just found out we were expecting number 2!! I think it's a girl, but not positive.

For girls I like:
Helena
Sophie
Annika
Jane

and Virginia first or middle after my grandma

For boys:
Henry
Ronan
Tavish
Eamonn
Finley

We shall see!!! And we don't tell anyone our name ideas (oops! except here!) b/c SOMEONE will slam the name! After le baby is born - can't say diddly!!
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For boys I like the Name Del...DH doesn't He likes Finley

For girls...Aura Grace Or Eva Kathryn
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I am latina and want a name that can be pronounced in Spanish. .
I am not Latina but I am "trying" to raise my DDs to be bilingual (the older one is rejecting Spanish at this point . . .doesn't mind when I read books in Spanish but screams when I try to talk to her). Anyway, that is part of my criteria, too. I want the vowels to be pronounced just about the same in both English and Spanish. I love so many Spanish names but they sound awful in English. Paola, Paloma, Xochil, Mariana, Mariela . . .the list goes on for me of names that I love but can't stand hearing in English. It's just too bad!

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Oooohh, this is fun!

DH and I are struggling with girl names - he thinks all of my girl names sound like porn stars He's effectively ruined Savannah for me.

I really like the name Sheridan for a girl, but he's concerned that it will shorten into Sheri. I have recently fallen in love with Bella Grace, and am only torn about whether she should be called just Bella or Bella Grace. Anyone have experience IRL with having 2 first names, does it roll off the tongue well?
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my name is savannah and I have had a couple of people say something about that porn star. what a shame...
it is a great name and I love it. It was my grandmother's name and her grandmother before her.
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my name is savannah and I have had a couple of people say something about that porn star. what a shame...
it is a great name and I love it. It was my grandmother's name and her grandmother before her.
It is a great name!!! So feminine and regal. I've told DH that I won't be responsible for everything that his gender corrupts.
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The worst, though, was a woman that flatly told me to my face that I pronounce my own name wrong! : I was working in retail, so I said, "well, if I'm too incompetent to even pronounce my name correctly, then I'm probably too incompetent to wait on you." and turned and walked away.
OMG Colleen, that is priceless!!

arismomkoofie, you make a good point about how the spelling of a name can help avoid mispronunciations. I've tried thinking of a way to spell Annika differently but can't really come up with anything good. (Love your dd's nickname by the way.)

I think I'm going to have to come up with a new favorite, since the only people I could count on to pronounce Annika the way I want are Scandinavians and Star Trek Voyager fans!
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EVER since i was 6 years old and saw "gone with the wind", i have dreamed of naming my daughter Scarlett...If you look the meaning up, it means, woman of an impure virture or skank as Dh says..there also is a strip club by that name a county away..I dont care though, I love the name and everyone i shar it with loves it also....DS was the fourth in lineage so there was no searching for a name in that one! I strongly believe this is a girl...havent discused names with anyone because i think it still to early.... but here are my choices

girls

Scarlett Haydee ( greatgrans name)
Chloe Laura (mil name)
savannah

boys

Luke (cool hand luke)
owen
Ben

i also love Emily Elizabeth (clifford the big red dog) anyone?
buts its nor me....
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OK, so I think we've narrowed the names down to 1 girl and 1 boy choice.....

So what do you all think?

For a boy: Alistair (or maybe Alastair) Diego
For a girl: Vivian Alejandra
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Everyone around me thinks I'm having a girl and I'm starting to agree with them. DH said to me the other night, "I know what I want to name our daughter."

"London"

I think I like it. London. I like London Skye W.....Ayla's mn is Star and I'd like there to be some connection there between the two girls, you know?

I guess the only thing that bothers me is........well.....I've never been to London, England. Never really aspired to, either, 'cept maybe for some fish n' chips.

London Skye......hmmm.
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BTW- I LOVE the name Savanna. That's my 9 year old sister's name. Savanna Rae. We call her Nanna a lot of the time, because that's all my little girl could pronounce for a long time. Or Savanna Banana.

I didn't even know there was a porn star with that name. I guess I need to watch more porn. :

My mom named her Savanna from an old movie titled "Savanna Smiles" or something like that.

Also, Savannah, GA is a totally groovy place. I LOVE that city and wish I could go back.
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OK, so I think we've narrowed the names down to 1 girl and 1 boy choice.....

So what do you all think?

For a boy: Alistair (or maybe Alastair) Diego
For a girl: Vivian Alejandra
Samantha - LOVE your names!


I am pretty sure we have decided which is really weird for us to know this early in the game but I really feel like these names have come to us

Quentin Frederick - Quentin means 5th born in Latin and Frederick is DH's deceast Grandpa.
Julia Katherine - Julia just because we love it and it is easy to spell and Katherine is my Mom's name and my confirmation name.

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These names are great. I love them all!

We aren't even thinking about names. I'm still stuck on Twyla for a girl. No one else likes it.

No possible name for a boy. I HOPE we can tell with the u/s about the gender because otherwise . . .ack.

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This is the first time I have had names picked out since prior to even TTC. For a boy it will be Joshua Irvin. Josh is just one of those names to me...never met a Josh I didn't like. Irvin is my grandfather's name on my mother's side. Both my parents claim he is the nicest man that ever walked the earth, so I figure 2 good names with a good history for me. I have thought of maybe Irvin Joshua instead, but he would still go by Josh either way.

For a girl it will be Catherine May and we will call her Catie. I just love the name Catherine and I was almost Katherine, but my parent's chose Sara instead. My mom has always said if I had a little sister her name would be Katie, so maybe she has just influenced me over the years!!! May is my great grandmother's middle name on my mom's side. My mother has such fond memories of her "Nana".

She almost cried when I told her my names, since both these people died before I was even born, it was really special to her that I picked them.
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