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I know it's early early early, but we are already talking about names. We don't have anything we love at the moment, which is driving me crazy, as we chose DD's name, Brynn Amelia, before we even conceived her!

I'm so super freaky about names, though; I want something unusual and not trendy, but the names I have liked for both a boy and a girl for the past few years (Owen and Avery) are now steadily climbing the ranks. Also, I think we already chose the best name in the universe for DD, so it's going to be hard to find something that I love as much.

So do you all have names picked out already?

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We are working on girls names DH is adamant that the boy will be a third so we are settled there. I think my DD's name is perfect already I have no idea how to pick another either. Her name is Avia, and it has 3 vowels one consonant like mine, 3 syllables like mine and only one letter is different from my name. He already vetoed all of the names that I choose with similar properties so I have to start from scratch.

Kaia and Maia are on my list and if we have a boy his name will be Larry.

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We have names!

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Boy: August
Girl: Scarlett

We've had these picked out since DS was born.

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We've only been able to come up with one boy name and one girl name that we both like.

Girl: Fiona
Boy: Alistair

DH says we will change our minds before I give birth. I think he's more than likely right.

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No names yet, my head is still spinning from the BFP!

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Jenny, I love both of those names. Did you watch You Can't Do That on Television when you were a kid? I had a mad crush on Alasdair!

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we are settled on first names and playing with middle names. for a girl, it will be Emma. Maybe Emma Kate or Emma Grace, not feeling too sure about the middle. For a boy, Terran. DP wants either an Irish name or something from Star Wars...so it might be Terran Glenn or maybe Terran Lucas. But definitely Emma or Terran. for now, anyway. lol.

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Jenny, I love both of those names. Did you watch You Can't Do That on Television when you were a kid? I had a mad crush on Alasdair!
Oh my gosh, I forgot all about him! I too used to think he was quite the dreamboat back then. Loved that show!

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My dh and I have very different opinons on names, so were having a somewhat of a hard time finding consensus. Although we are doing better then last time, L's name was the only thing we could both agree on.

Some of the Names we have come to consensus on:

Boy: Samuel
Jacob
Henry
Elijah

Girl: Emma
Anna

We have come to a lot less consensus on girls names for some reason...
Some of my favorite girl names that he doesn't like as much are Sophia, Julia, Maria, and Olivia. Can you tell I like girls names ending in "a"? One of the names that he likes that I don't as much is Martha.

Oh and what do you think about Ashland for a girl or boy's name?
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Oh and what do you think about Ashland for a girl or boy's name?
Well, I'm partial to it because I was born in Ashland, Oregon. But as a person's name...I'm not 100% sure.

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Oh and what do you think about Ashland for a girl or boy's name?
Hmmm...it kinds reminds me of Ashley, which I'm not a fan of. Maybe for a boy it would be okay?

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For a girl my current favorite is Juniper Nicole. DH likes Polly Jean, which I think is cute and has an obvious cute nickname (PJ), but I have a cousin named Polly. Also, while it's cute, I don't think I'd personally like to be named Polly, although I have a hard time saying why.

For boys, I have no idea whatsoever. For some reason all the boys' names I can think of are not appealing.

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Well, we've done the thinking of baby names thing a few times already , and have long since winnowed the list down to our favs, so now it will be a case of making sure the name goes well with our other children's names. We like British Isles names due to family background, and I'm partial to old-fashioned girl names.

We always seem to have an easier time of girl names than boy, not sure why. There are so many lovely girl names out there that it's hard to choose! Still, if I'm honest with myself, I'd really love another little boy to round out our brood, so I'm secretly thinking more seriously about boy than girl names.

Some contenders:

Boy --
Iain
Devon
Gavin
Duncan (although DH probably won't go for that one; too bad, I love it!)

Girl --
Moira
Kathleen (Kate)
Margaret (Meg)
Juliet
Lily
Grace

(see, I just knew my girl list would be longer, lol)

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We had names picked out long ago and DH decided to veto the girl name because someone told him it was once a boy name...WTF??? Not fair. We had Eden Aileen picked out for a girl. Apparently Eden was once a boy's name, thanks, Grandma. Now it will probably be Cora Aileen. For a boy, Gideon Joseph. DH isn't sold on Gideon anymore either. He says it's not a "good Catholic name." I try to remind him that he's an atheist and hasn't been a practicing Catholic since grade school, but some things just hang on . I also remind him that both Gideon and Joseph are in the bible, but whatever....

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LOL We changed our minds since this morning.

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My husband likes to call the baby "facehead". Since it has neither of those in a recognizably human form, I can't understand why he thinks it's so funny.

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LOL My husband calls the baby "Airwolf." It could be worse!

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Wobblykate- Doesn't your husband know the story of Gideon from the bible?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_(Bible)

I love the name Cora

Okay, I guess I will share our names.

Boy- Aslan Sage (or Aslan Seamus)
Girl- Autumn Rayne

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Boy- Aslan Sage (or Aslan Seamus)
Girl- Autumn Rayne
Ooooo, I love Aslan! (Narnia fans? ) I don't think DH would go for it, though.

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Before DH and I were married, we decided that we would name our child "BowBow-Link Fetzer" because it was a none gender specific name (we didn't want our child to feel pressured to choose a gender if it wasn't right for them based on their names only). Keep in mind, we were goofy college kids that liked to rile up our families... So DH refers to the bun in the oven as BowBow Link.

However we really decided on these names several children ago. And if we have any more children, we have names picked out for them also. What can you say? I like things planned out, I guess.

Boy: Charlie Jerome
Girl: Violet Clare

Future Boy: James Edwin
Future Girl: Tracy Rene
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LOL My husband calls the baby "Airwolf." It could be worse!
Airwolf!

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Wobblykate- Doesn't your husband know the story of Gideon from the bible?
I suppose he does, I know I do. I think he likes things like Matthew, Mark, John, James...yawn.

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We have a girl's name left over from last time (since we had a boy)...

GIRL = Joan (middle name will be Marie)

BOY = Alexander, Julius (we'd call him Jules), Marcus, or Adrian (middle name will be Peter)

What do you think of the boy names? Is Julius too over the top? LOL My husband and I love the name Alexander, but it's just so common these days...I think it's ranked #11 on the SSA list which makes for a lot of Alex's! Thoughts on our names choices? I love talking names :-)

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We have a girl's name left over from last time (since we had a boy)...

GIRL = Joan (middle name will be Marie)

BOY = Alexander, Julius (we'd call him Jules), Marcus, or Adrian (middle name will be Peter)

What do you think of the boy names? Is Julius too over the top? LOL My husband and I love the name Alexander, but it's just so common these days...I think it's ranked #11 on the SSA list which makes for a lot of Alex's! Thoughts on our names choices? I love talking names :-)
I like Julius, thought of it myself, but I knew DH wouldn't go for it. As for Alexander, I've known people that went by "zander" or "anders" not the same old Alex. Julius Alexander has a nice roman ring to it

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It's going to take DH and I a LONG TIME to agree on names. It's not a battle I look forward to because I LOVE names and I, so far, hate most of his suggestions. I saw him looking at a babyname website (which surprised me, because he doesn't really talk about names if I don't bring it up) and he was looking at names like "Lena" and "Millie"-- no offense to those who may love those names, but absolutely not.

Names I like...

Girl:
Annika (or Anika, I can't decide-- I like the "look" of Annika, but I dislike the nickname "Annie," I'd prefer her nickname to be "Ani" like Ani deFranco)
Indira (could be "Indi" for short)
Lindsay (probably one of the more common names I like and DH likes)
Piper (In spite of it's trendiness, I still like it)
Skylar
Kinley
Isla
Maisri
Maisie
Elissar

Boy:
Akiva
Tharen
Soren
Dietrich
Leander
Curran
Ezra
Seven
Landon
Caerwyn

All I know is whatever we end up with, his parents are going to hate it. They are very into traditional, common names.
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I like Julius, but I think I like Julien/Julian even more. It's the name of a good friend of mine, though, so I don't think we're going that route. And I love Zander, so I'm all for Alexander with that nick-name.

Mischevium, I really like Maisie too. I kind of had it on my preliminary list but I don't think DH is wild about it. I think it is short for Margaret (officially) but I am definitely not stoked on Margaret. Soren is a really nice name for a boy. Is it Finnish? OK, and just to clarify: Seven? All I can think of is that Seinfeld episode!!

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Mischevium, I really like Maisie too. I kind of had it on my preliminary list but I don't think DH is wild about it. I think it is short for Margaret (officially) but I am definitely not stoked on Margaret.
It's interesting, I knew it was short for Margaret, but it didn't sink in until you said it-- My grandma's name is Margaret (which I am also not a fan of), but if I wanted to honor her, I could name the baby Maisie. Hmmn... I'll have to think about that.

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Soren is a really nice name for a boy. Is it Finnish?
I thought it was Scandinavian of some kind-- I just looked it up and the website said Danish.

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OK, and just to clarify: Seven? All I can think of is that Seinfeld episode!!
I don't think I've seen that episode. I would probably use Seven as a middle name.
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