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#1 of 67 Old 01-08-2008, 06:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Where are you all with your names?

We have one picked for each with a couple of alternatives.

For a girl we have decided on Gretel.

For a boy we like Knowlton.

My Dh has a neat and unique name and so do many in my family, so we are really happy with these ones. Folklore, languages and fantasy are very important in our family.

Gretel we really like: it represents our shared Germanic culture, and she is the only girl in a fairy tale that I can think of who actually was the hero of the story rather than the weepy princess waiting for a rescue. PLUS: it can be easily shortened to Grettie or Gretta if she likes.

Knowlton sounds smart, strong and really refined to us, it's rare, and it's in honour of one of our dearest, late, family members.

Okay, your turn!

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Um.....I may be bringing baby name books to the hospital with me.
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Our dear friends were in the same boat and they waited three or four days before naming their little daugther... and they picked something unique and perfect!

Don't worry!

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If we have a girl, we're screwed

Our boy (as we understand he is male!)

Bodhi Grayson

Bodhi - First we thought the name was cool sounding then learned it's the name of the tree under which Buddha gained enlightenment and then we were sold!

Grayson - I wanted a name that honored my grandfather and wasn't so keen on "Ralph" and he always hated his name . . . so heard/came up with Grayson and fell in love with it because my mom's maiden name (grandfather's last name) is Gray and obviously son = boy and then found out later that Grayson is a family name on my mother-in-law's side so it was a perfect fit!

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I'm still thinking, but DH is pretty set on Peter Alexius. I like it alot, just kind of want to meet our wee one before giving him a final name.

Options! I need options! :-)

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We are pretty sure the babe is a she. Her name is Leah Karlin.

I really thought we'd be going to the hospital nameless...and even coming home nameless...but one day I was sitting in class while my students were taking a test and I swear I heard someone say "My name is Leah" I looked around because it was AUDIBLE to me. No one else moved like they heard a sound and the kids were still working on the test.

I texted my husband that minute and said "What do you think of Leah Karlin?" He texted back, "Yeah. I like it." Afterwards I told him that she picked her name. :beams: I'm convinced. I *heard* her well before our anatomy U/S that confirmed my pink prediction.

Now, there's still a chance she's a he...but I will be SHOCKED if that happens. But *IF* the babe is a boy...his name is Simon Edwin.
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We are so stuck on what to name her. Our list changes regularily. We're considering:
Sophia
Natalia
Annastasia
Bianca
Stefania
Mary
Katrin
Kirsten
and there are more....I just cant remember them all.

Boys names we gave up on. If the u/s technician was wrong, well, He'll be Baby Boy for a little while after he's born.
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No names chosen here, we'll take a short-list to the hospital and then decide when we meet her.
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We've had names picked out since before we were married. I can't tell until his naming ceremony, though. It's getting really hard to hold it in!
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U/S says she is a girl and her name is Mattie Grace.
Mattie - DH's Grandmother's first name
Grace - DH's Grandmother's middle name and DH's Mom's middle name

If by some chance She turns out to be He the name will be Paul Elijah Carson
Paul - My Daddy
Elijah Carson - My favorite Great Uncle
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We don't know our peanut's gender and it's so exciting. The only down side is that it's difficult to find cute gender-neutral baby paraphernalia. We were stuck on a boy name for ever but I think we've finally got it now.

Girl: Amelia Day
Boy: Onyx Ryder

MIL doesn't like Onyx but we don't care. She's convinced peanut is a girl. Anyone else having problems with family disliking their choices?

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Our little boy is Soren West.

It was so hard to find a Scandinavian name that wasn't too harsh sounding or just too plain weird for North America. I really couldn't live with a Snorri or a Frigg.
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We're getting closer, but still not sure: So far the list includes:
Ewan/Euan (unsure which spelling)
Killian/Cillian (unsure of spelling again)
Kieran
Riordan

Of course, once we pick a first name, we need to figure out a middle name.

 
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SAHM to Kaelan (11) Chandra (9) Liam (7) Lachlan (5) Killian (4),Riordan (1), Baby Boy EDD 11/14. All born at home!

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My boy is named Gavin Elijah

Due with number 5 in August. We do all that crunchy stuff.
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wow! you guys have some great names.

Our babe will be Orson Bradley. Bradley after my father.
His nickname is Sonny. I'm trying to talk Dh into just naming him Sonny, but he's pretty attached to the name Orson. Which I really like too.
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Our little Boy will be named Riley Thomas

Riley is a name we like, and Thomas was a good friend of mine who died with muscular dystrophy in July. I found out about his death right after I found out I was pregnant.


Bella-- my maiden name is Gray also, so i LOVE the name you picked... originally this little boys name was going to be Declan Gray :giggle

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Anyone else having problems with family disliking their choices?
My ILs were quite vocal about their dislike of DD2's middle name. It just made me dig my heels in more that it was going to be her name LOL.
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We don;t know the gender and really have no clue so:

Girl: Charlotte Grace or Charlotte Francheska
(or possibly Claudia Grace or Kaia Francheska if Charlotte doesn't fit)
- Francheska is my MIL's middle name but other than that, we just love all the other names)

Boy: Eric James (my dh's pick- Dh's first name and my Father's middle name) who will be EJ for short

or a combination of Christopher, James, Aiden or Christian)
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Our little girl will be Harper Rivka.

We were having a hard time with boys names, we have a short list for boys, but nothing we're sold on just in case.
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We're having a girl. Her name is Zoe Anna.

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We have been calling our baby "baby V"
If it is a girl we will name her Vincenza Macy or Rose. Haven't really decided on a middle name yet. She will be called Vincie. I will probably skip the full name on most registrations and whatnot and use Vincie because people have a hard time pronouncing Vincenza even right after you say it to them.
It was my grandmothers name and my middle name. I was considering officially naming her vincie, but dh didn't go for that. I have to admit I am going back and forth a little bit because the name is such a mouthful! Vincie is really cute though............

If baby is a boy he will be either Vincent or Vincenzo Joseph and he will be called either Vince or Vinnie. Joseph is dh grandfathers name. He would like to use it as a first name and calll the boy Joey, but I am not crazy about that.

I am thinking pink!!!
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My DH finally came up with one and for that reason alone I thought our DD was named. But the more I think about it, I'm unsure.
He came up with Leela (Lee is my mom's middle name so I liked it for that too)
I still like:
Maya
Eva
Adia
Zella
Bella
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Our little girl will be Kaia Shaye. In our families we name after people who have passed away using the first letter of their name. So, her first name is after my grandmother and middle name after dh's grandmother.

Marcy, mama to Asher (8 yrs) and Kaia (6 yrs)
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We are having a boy, and are still nameless....We have a few we are considering, but I can't seem to decide. I had both the girls names picked out by this time, but boy names have been harder for us.
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We are pretty sure the babe is a she. Her name is Leah Karlin.
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My name is Leah
It's Leah Michelle to be exact

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Anyone else having problems with family disliking their choices?

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I guarantee we would have this problem so our solution is to not say the name till the birth. That way we dont get their opinions.

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There are some really pretty names on this thread! watermama05...I LOVE the name Harper!!

We have had names picked out for a long time now but we're keeping them under wraps until s/he is here.

Karen - Mama to Haven (9/00) , Lillie & Faith (MZ - 12/02) and my first homebirthed baby, Willa (3/08)
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I'm having a boy-DH has wanted 'Rodney' after his grandfather and good friend, I don't like it. Sure, I said I did when I was sure I was having a girl...But I'm not so-moving on! The name Layne came to me, and it felt right, like that was his name and there was no question in my mind (and I was going through ALOT of names that I would normally like). It's not a name that I would normally be attracted to-but I think that is just his name. we used lots of middle names for Ava (Ava Anne Marie Alexandra Jean), I figured we would only have one child so I wanted to get all the grandparents/greats covered in one shot. Middle names for him include: Jefferon (dd came up with that) Michael James Timothy Rodney Vincent or Allen, and anything else I can drum up
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We are pretty sure the babe is a she. Her name is Leah Karlin.
My maiden name is Carlin. We have contemplated using it as a middle name. Leah Karlin is pretty.

As for us, we have lists of names we like, no names picked out for sure. We'll wait until we meet this LO before deciding, I'm sure. That's "our" way. We really have to meet our babies before naming them.

I really love the names I've read on this thread!
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We're fairly settled on Kaiden Zen

DD#1 was a bit of a .... well, we nicknamed her "Princess Screamy" : because if she was awake, she was screaming. We're hoping this little guy will be a little more chilled, so Zen as a middle name may 'encourage' that (, I know). Or it may just end up being ironic and funny

DD insists that his name is Fred though
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I am having a lil Declan Shean. we may call him Dex.
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