I like Weston, or West (I've always liked Wesley, too). Though I do associate the Weston Price Foundation- not that it's necessarily a bad thing.
We still have our name list from my last pregnancy. My husband and I had several girl names that we both liked, and boy names were much harder. He LOOOOVES Seamus for a boy. If I let him have his way, we would name a boy Seamus Heaney as first and middle names. The compromise for me is dropping the Heaney and finding another middle name, and having "Shay" as a nickname.
Gotta love Seamus Heaney
I haven't even thought about names yet, though I often look at our list from my daughter. We didn't make a definite decision for her until after she was born (especially since we didn't know her gender), and I don't feel like I could name a baby without meeting him or her first.
Well, my fav girl and boy names of today are the following (this is subject to, no, BOUND to change over the months, lol):
Molly Kathleen (Molly Kate)
Maureen ....something, haven't figured out my ideal middle name yet, maybe Rose? Grace? what sounds good with Maureen?
James Edmund (Jamie, not Jim as the shortened form)
(Edmund is pretty non-negotiable, we tend to do the name we like for first names and use family names for middle names, and Edmund is next up on the list of people to honor)
Charlotte (6);Sophie (5) Down Syndrome & so beautiful! (9/08), & Duncan 8/26/09
i was getting a little jealous that dave was seeing all these signs but i hadn't seen any yet so i asked the universe and whatever spirit guides i have out there to show me a sign too. less than 30 seconds later i stopped at a red light and looked to my left and there was a little green sign near the ground that said "Reilly".
about 10 minutes later, i was at another red light and a different truck (not the one dave had seen a few days prior) drove by with RILEY on it.
then, the funniest one, which showed us a sign of pregnancy more than anything else was when dave was driving home from work later that week. he drove by a billboard that said "If you're looking for a sign, this is it!"
so yeah...this little one is Riley. or Reilly, i suppose...
Now I know I'm in good company in this DDC. Good taste, ladies!
on MY list, but not necessarily DH's:
Tristan (all time fav - but DH doesn't like - BOO!)
Caden/Kade (but its gotten too popular i fear)
Eden (but Dh said no
*not the names we've chosen
(I was voting for Weston, Amy...maybe dh can be swayed. My sis and her dh never can agree on names and she always hates his suggestions. she has repeatedly said to me, "oh well, its the mother who signs the birth certificate." lol...but her and her dh have wound up in agreement every time after all. probably only because he would better agree than to have her call it. lol) or you might be having a daughter, too...in which case Weston would just not be right!
too cool about Riley sending all those signs!
ya'll have a good night (or a good day as the case may be).
Mama to 3 boys
Crazy how many of us are liking Seamus. I don't know anyone IRL who is considering it.
Now I know I'm in good company in this DDC. Good taste, ladies!
shanahan, I like Auden. Maybe we can have a poet-themed DDC.
My DDC with my daughter had a group of Ella/Ellie babies. Ella was on our list, but we have Neela instead. Most of our girl name choices have "L" in them (and a lot of "A"s, too). If this baby is a girl, Lillian is a top contender.
2lilsweetfoxes, we didn't share our name choices with anyone IRL last time. Online I feel a bit more buffered, since I'm less sensitive to criticism online than by family. We shared our top name choices with my MIL when I was in labour last time, since it was late enough to feel safely free from any name judgements (like who is going to tell you they don't like the name when you're busy birthing the baby?)
IncaMama, thanks for sharing. What a great story!
"Guess what? It's a magical world. And when I sing, my songs are in it."
Madly in love with my 7 and 4 year old daughters
My dh is Puerto Rican, though, so, I want the baby to have at least one Spanish name. Our daughter is Cora Isabella (I know, Isabel is the Spanish version, but I liked Isabella better) after my mom, Cora Elizabeth. That one was pretty easy.
Mama to a dd 10/05; ds 3/09, dd 2/15 and two angels. Expecting another miracle 7/16!
Mars Malachai (I think that's the spelling: MAL-uh-kye- im not sure where he even heard this one).
Mama to 3 boys
Boy: Odin Steven
Girl: Milo Violet or Milo Belle (pronounced MY-lo)
DH really likes Silas for a boy but I'm hearing it more and more so I'm not sure. He also wanted Echo for a girl but I'm not sold. I like Milo June after a great-aunt of mine, but DH has a great-aunt June on his side but she's a real whack-job so that's out. I REALLY wanted Juno Violet but with the movie, I'm afraid everyone will always assume that's where the name came from.
I KNOW we will change our minds about a hundred more times. That's what happened with Ezri - it was the first name we both liked, then after changing our minds over and over, we ended up back on it.
Wife to DH (September '05) and mama to Ezri (August '07), Oz (April '09) and Ezekiel (August '11).
We are sooooo undecided for a Boy. For DS it was really easy - we named him after my DH (a Jr). But our last night begins with a P, and ends with ER, so a lot of the names we like sound weird with it.
But our last night begins with a P, and ends with ER, so a lot of the names we like sound weird with it.
I think I've resolved the Emory going from a boy name to a girl name by making Emery a top choice for a girl, but taking Emory off of our boy list. I'm thinking Emery Charlotte, in honor of my dad, whose name is Carl.
Still zilch for a boy. Argh!! : I was just so sold on Weston and haven't found anything else that has sounded right to me since then.
Frida, I also really really like Juno (and have for years) but had the same feeling since the movie came out. Also one of my best friend's daughter's name is June, so it would be a little too similar, I think.
Mel and others, on the topic of sharing the name with friends and family, a part of me doesn't want to but I am just horrrrrrible about keeping secrets so I seriously doubt I could keep it to myself for any length of time.
Keeton (dh likes this, I'm not sold)
These are all we can agree on at the moment.
Our ds is Lochlan (liked the o better than the a) and its super awesome and fits him perfectly. Clover goes perfectly with it but if we have a boy I am stumped. Heres my list that DH hasn't veto'd yet (he veto'd SOOOO many names!!)
Ronin (Samurai without a master)
Slevin (mountain climber)
Willoughby (from the farm by the willows)
Selig (german- blessing)
Griffin or Gryphon
I think Griffin is my favorite. I have my heart set on the nickname Fin but I don't like the typical Fin names (Findlay, Finnegan etc..)
I actually chose her name because of it's significance to me on a few levels - it's the name of one of the strongest Celtic Triple Goddesses (crone, mother, maiden) and is related to the Avalon myths of King Arthur. She is also the Lady of the Lake in poetry, myth and prose.
The name just also happens to be the last name of my nan's nan, so it's a family name. There is a tradition in my family of giving children a name somehow related to the mother's family and since I trace my family's origin along matrilineal, not patrilineal, lines that really appealed to me.
lotus blossom, I *love* Clover. Love.
I flat out stated that I hadn't been planning to birth this child since I was a young girl, just to "hounour" his mother. Plus, I really don't like his mother's name. and then MY mother didn't speak to me for TWO weeks after we told her about the Greek tradition. It was two months of pure hell.
I settled to have mil's name as a middle name, which a few of dh's friends were like "huh???? how the heck do you pronounce that????" so in a moment of weakness, dh let me shorten it down.