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#121 of 150 Old 10-11-2006, 05:45 PM
 
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Give a thought to 'Katerina' pronounced Cat-er-ina.. One of my best friends names. She has a lovely giving personallity
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I think Joss is a cute nn for Jocelyn (not sure how it should be spelled).

Now that we know we are having a boy, we have been focusing on boy names. So far, we have: Chapin, Rex, Hadden, Beau, Hayes and Beck. We are tossing a few others around but this is our list so far.
Yep. I like Joss, Jocie and even Jolie. I love the name Jolie, but one of DH's friend's has a child named Jolie and we see them fairly regularly.

I like your choices of Hadden and Hayes. I've been trying to get Holden on our list, but DH says no way.
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Yep. I like Joss, Jocie and even Jolie. I love the name Jolie, but one of DH's friend's has a child named Jolie and we see them fairly regularly.

I like your choices of Hadden and Hayes. I've been trying to get Holden on our list, but DH says no way.

I like Holden too! DD is Halsea -- I must have something for "H" names!
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Jocelyn is actually one of the names I'm seriously considering. I think it's lovely and classic, without being overused.

Plus, I can think of a couple of cute nicknames.
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My parents called me Jossie when I was little. My friends call me Jos. My Dad's family calls me Josh, which I vastly prefer to a mispronounciation of my full name.

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shh, don't tell.
it's a big secret (actually the secret's out...)

for a boy we don't really have anything yet. I like Red but that's about it.

For a girls we have a definate. Dh and I both agree, and the reason it's a secret it b/c we know we're going to get some grief for it.
Diesel
We love it. The only problem is that our son's name is Axel, and it seems there is a auto theme going on, which is just coincidence.
However, I also like Onyx and Hazel.There are a lot of other pretty, feminine names I like but would never consider naming my kids because they're overused and popular right now.

Ok, you can laugh now.
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shh, don't tell.
it's a big secret (actually the secret's out...)

for a boy we don't really have anything yet. I like Red but that's about it.

For a girls we have a definate. Dh and I both agree, and the reason it's a secret it b/c we know we're going to get some grief for it.
Diesel
We love it. The only problem is that our son's name is Axel, and it seems there is a auto theme going on, which is just coincidence.
However, I also like Onyx and Hazel.There are a lot of other pretty, feminine names I like but would never consider naming my kids because they're overused and popular right now.

Ok, you can laugh now.
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I'd be the last one to laugh. I prefer unusual names myself and much prefer them (including your picks) to "names of the day." It is just really important to us that our kids have meaningful, unique, and not overused names. Everyone has different criteria but those are mine. Personally, I'd way rather my name be Diesel than one of the really trendy names.
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Im peeking in from the March DDC you guys have some fab suggestions.

We are having a girl.. dh and I have mostly decided upon Ruby Mae...our other kids have really unique names so I am hoping this wont be common where we live..( I have never met a Ruby mae) So I am hoping its old fashioned enough to have not have a full swing revival just yet..
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Thanks PeaceLovingMama! You hit the nail on the head- I was always one of 3 'Amanda's' in my class at school- and not that I don't like my name, it just has no personal identity attatched to it for me, it's just my name, how I'm called. My sister was 'Genieve' and to me her name is her because it's absolutely unique- my mom shortened Genevieve to get it. And it's not that I want my kids to be 'so original', I'd just like them to feel that their names identify them, that they're unique and mean something, maybe.

Oh, and I hate trendy things. Blah. trends are for sissies.

YummyMummy740 I think Ruby is a beautiful name. It was my grandmothers name, but for that reason my husband doesn't like it...lol. Not too common!
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I am also really partial to unique / unusual names. (I think Diesel is a strong, sassy name that a little girl could wear REALLY WELL!) Most of all I have found that there is never much point in narrowing down the name choice too far during pregnancy because often when you meet the baby you will decide the name just doesn't fit. My second child was supposed to be named Cohen, but when he came out it just did not fit. And with this little babe, although I have some names that I love, who knows what will suit him/her when the time comes...
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Wanderinggypsy- so true. With #1 we really didn't know what we would name ds#1- although we had a couple names we liked. Right when he was born, though, even in my self-drugged state I thought- 'he's an Axel, this is Axel'- he came so fast (3 hrs45min), and was a fighter from birth-- even though it took us 4 days to actually commit to a name!! (and even though 'rocket' which we were jokingly considering would have been quite appropriate) We had to mull it over and make sure it was right- even though I knew- and it was so perfect because he was the firstborn grandchild/son so we also gave him both grandfathers' names as middle names- and how proud I am to call his name now!!
As well- personally I find it's so nice NOT to know the sex so you CAN'T pre-name your child- and therefore assign him/her an identity before they enter the world- somehow to me being named is a rite of being born- and although that baby sure does have an identity and personality IN the womb it's not until they are birthed that they are named...weird? well, whatever. that's the first time I've actually 'verbalized' that, even though I've thought about it indirectly....
anyway...I think it's high time for my shower...
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Hey all, been a while since i've been on here, but here goes. Preggo with 3rd child, a boy. have two little girls, khadija 3 and sumayyah 2. I am really in love with the name Zion, family and dh could care less about it, but i love. so its between Zion Jacob or Zion Xavier.
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Oh, my gosh! You know what...my last baby is Dominic. His middle name is Xavier. But for a couple days, I was going back and forth between Xavier and Xion.

So, if you're taking votes...mine is for Zion Xavier.
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Thanks monkeyprincess . thats my fav as well.. tough choice tho. dhs name is jacob so i thought wed give the baby his name as well.
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OHHH I Love the name Zion. I am afraid I am not much help with the MN but Zion is a fantastic choice IMHO!

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Zion is cool. I was crazy about the name Xavier for a while but then a lot of people named their babies that, and insisted on mispronouncing it, which kinda ruined it for me. Since half my family is french, and Xavier is typically a french name, hearing it prononced EX-AY-VEE-ER just grates on me. But pronounced properly, it still ROCKS OUT in my opinion.
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I'm guessing that's the X-men phenomenon, lol.

So... what do you all think of Arden? For a boy. I thought we had settled on Nathan but now... I just need to explore a few options I guess I'd use it as a MN but Nathan Arden... too rhymey? Whadaya think of Arden?
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Not from this ddc, but i love this thread. You guys have so many cute names picked out. If we hadn't already picked out names i might've stolen a few for my list. Oh well , there's always the next baby.
So far for a boy we've picked
Lucien Kai or Mason caleb ( leaning toward lucien)
And for a girl
Lelaina ( leina or lane for short) can't figure out a middle name, but we want it to start with M

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i talked DH out of Ezra Elendil for a boy and into Romulus Riddermark. our girls name is still Olive Onodrim.

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I'm guessing that's the X-men phenomenon, lol.

So... what do you all think of Arden? For a boy. I thought we had settled on Nathan but now... I just need to explore a few options I guess I'd use it as a MN but Nathan Arden... too rhymey? Whadaya think of Arden?
I like the sound and look of Arden. Does it have a meaning?

It seems like a strong name that a boy and then man would wear well.
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Thanks "Ardent" means passionate, and the forrest of Arden is a famous place in Shakespeare... I am going to keep thinking about and Nathan, try it out with my family... I did hear that it's an Armenian name, so others have even heard of it See, honey, it's not THAT unusual
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I like the sound and look of Arden. Does it have a meaning?

It seems like a strong name that a boy and then man would wear well.

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I agree, it's a beautiful name! Is it pronounced MAH-lia or muh-LEE-uh or ...?
Whoops - I forgot I posted to this thread! It is pronounced Muh-LEE-uh. I find it easiest to explain that it is pronounced like Maria but replace the R with an L
:-) Thank you for your compliment

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I really like Arden!
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Resurrecting this because I feel like I have to confess to someone:
Firstborn son named Axel.

If it's a girl, we're pretty sure to name her Diesel or Onyx.
It is' a boy, probably gonna be Payne (dh likes Slash).

I'm already planning my combacks:
So, do you guys like unusual/rocker/weirdo names?
'What do you mean?'
So, do you guys like weird names?
'No, we're just breeding wrestlers'

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I still say Diesel sounds feminine to me, once I disassociate it from it's common usage.

I named my firstborn Kazimer, and we call him Kaz. A great many people will never understand why I couldn't have just called him Jacob or something similar like most of the other little boys born in 1999.

Anyways, he wears that unusual name like a pro, and he has never seemed to mind having to remind people of how to pronounce it. Strong name, strong kid... it just fits. It fit at birth and it fits now. So name your babies from your hearts. It will work out in the end.
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I really like Arden!
I put my vote on Alden! That's what we named our first.

But I have met a very kind old poet named Arden Benson. His name has a nice ring.

This time around, we are going with Oliver Robert Mc.
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We are having a tough time with names here! We can't agree on anything
I like Archer, Earnest, and Oliver. So far dp is only happy with Elliot, which I used to like, but not anymore !
Also, I don't want any names that end with an "n" because Finn and every one of his cousins on dp's side all have names that end in "n" (Ethan, Deven, etc....).
I actually love Archer and am hoping dp'll just go for it once he sees me push the baby out!
Btw Queen, I love the name Diesel! I would almost like to steal it, but can't really use it with Finn!

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lol, Finn and Diesel!
and yet I think I can use it with Axel! haha..
I love Archer. Great name! I heard another little boy at the playground called 'Carver' and thought it was kinda cool. It sounds to me if you were to go with Elliot or Earnest, your little family would be heading towards intellectual, softer, literature types, and if you chose Oliver or Archer it would be a bit edgier, still romantic but....let English! haha
always interesting to hear what others think, eh?
A girlfriend said to me tonight....'why don't you just like nice names? you're picking all these tough names cuz Chad (dh) is tough, but you're not tough...'
lol, so true, but I LIKE them!! And I can't think of anything else I want to call my child!!
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And speaking of Arden- I really like the name, I think it's handsome and unique. A friends' father's name is Arden, and he's this tall, musing, slightly confused kind of gentleman, and when my friend told him we named our son Axel, he said, 'hm. well, I never really knew why my mother named me Arden'.
lol!
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Well, the babe is a boy and we have decided on Bodhi Michael D---. We had a he!! of a time for a couple days because, little did we know, we both had different spellings in mind for Bodhi. DH liked, shudder, Bodie (No offense to those who like that spelling, but in TX I just feel like we would be naming a future cowboy, possible friends with Cody, Brody, Jody...NOT the name I have pictured.) I also felt like Bodie reminded me of Bodie Thane??? A christian romance novelist. Again. Not the hippie surfer name I liked. DH thought Bodhi was girly, I thought Bodie was girly.....
But Bodhi? The bodhi tree, etc. Very cool. Finally I won. : After a couple days I asked him if he wanted to think of different names, because I sooooo didn't like his spelling. He said, "eh, I don't care. I like the name the best so whatever."

I love my easygoing dh.

So Bodhi Michael it is!

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