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July 2009 > Have you figured out baby names yet?
mags's Avatar mags 09:40 PM 03-18-2009
So, anyone have a narrowed down list of baby names yet? If so, would you like to share?

femalephish's Avatar femalephish 09:44 PM 03-18-2009
We had ours picked SO early! We aren't finding out the gender so we have two;

Josephine or

Roarke (sounds like, 'Cork'. It's Gaelic and my brothers name)
serenekitten's Avatar serenekitten 09:47 PM 03-18-2009
I'm rebuilding mine since it had been very heavy on the girl names. I haven't gone over it with my DPs, yet. I have a link in my signature if you want to see.
rjruiz_415's Avatar rjruiz_415 09:49 PM 03-18-2009
Ugh... I am not having anything *pop out* like with my last two. For a girl I love Zoe, and DH loves Sakura (i like it too) but neither of them feel right. For a boy, we both like Josiah okay, and i looove Ezra, but he doesn't... I really am not sure yet. We had names picked out before the gender U/S with our others, so (even though we are not finding out this time) it is wierd to be more than half way through, and not realy be sure on names yet
Chamomile Girl's Avatar Chamomile Girl 09:58 PM 03-18-2009
Alright Mamas, don't rat me out, 'cause we've refused to tell anyone our names so far:

Beatrix for a girl
Gwydion if its a boy

Middle names are still up in the air.
pinksprklybarefoot 10:03 PM 03-18-2009
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Alright Mamas, don't rat me out, 'cause we've refused to tell anyone our names so far:

Beatrix for a girl
Gwydion if its a boy

Middle names are still up in the air.
If this one would have been a girl, she would have been a Beatrix! I think that DH wanted to TTC partially in case it was a girl so we could call her Beatrix.

But alas, it is a boy, so he will be Xavier.
Chamomile Girl's Avatar Chamomile Girl 10:25 PM 03-18-2009
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If this one would have been a girl, she would have been a Beatrix! I think that DH wanted to TTC partially in case it was a girl so we could call her Beatrix.

But alas, it is a boy, so he will be Xavier.
I love those X names!
Amberoxy's Avatar Amberoxy 10:28 PM 03-18-2009
We are naming our daughter Anika
bemommy's Avatar bemommy 10:41 PM 03-18-2009
Well I know what I want to name this little girl. DH isn't in love with the name I want. . but then only comes up with "joke" names (like Bob). So I figure I'll just end up getting my way unless he has some actual input.
lindsayjean's Avatar lindsayjean 10:47 PM 03-18-2009
Our son will be Jasper Michael
handzfull's Avatar handzfull 01:27 AM 03-19-2009
I've been saving these 2 names for 4 years (our youngest is almost 4). I like Lydia Jane and Caleb Jack. I thought my dh liked them, too (he did 4 years ago), but now he's waffling. So we still have to discuss it.
alicewyf's Avatar alicewyf 01:35 AM 03-19-2009
We have our boy name picked out (i'm not sharing b/c I love it too much!), but we are unsure on the girl name. Nothing feels right. We like names like Lillian, Helena, Marian, Aster. None of them feels right for this babe, though. Maybe it is a boy, or we just haven't found the right name yet. If it is a girl she might not have a name for a few days!
leelee lee's Avatar leelee lee 01:59 AM 03-19-2009
That is so funny, Amberoxy - we have decided on the name Annika! Very similar. Annika Caroline will be her name (Caroline is DH's favorite grandmother's name.)

handzfull: I LOVE the names you picked! I always wanted to have a baby named Jack, but it sounds too choppy with our one syllable last name. Oh well!

I'm too excited to mind sharing with people. My mother has tried to warn me that I might change my mind about the name at the last minute - it happened to a friend of hers (and she had already told everybody the name she had picked, so they bought her stuff with that name on it!) I am pretty firm on Annika though. Anybody else read the Pippi Longstocking books as a child?
christibale's Avatar christibale 02:23 AM 03-19-2009
I'm not telling anyone else, so this is top secret.

We are naming our baby boy:

Ellis Que

Now don't go calling me Mother-in-Law and rat me out
tracymom1's Avatar tracymom1 10:07 AM 03-19-2009
My husband likes Kelsey but it reminds me of Kelsey Grammar in Frasier! No way!

I am hoping for Stella or Lucy with the middle name Rose. Both are family names (Jewish tradition).

You mamas really come up with some beautiful and uniques names! I have to say I am very impressed. Maybe I need to research this a little bit more...
christibale's Avatar christibale 12:58 PM 03-19-2009
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handzfull: I LOVE the names you picked! I always wanted to have a baby named Jack, but it sounds too choppy with our one syllable last name. Oh well!
my very best friend in the world named her baby Jackson Daniel (get it Jack Daniels?) The Jack was after the favorite grandpa. It totally fits because the baby's dad is a HUGE connoisseur of liquor.
askew's Avatar askew 01:37 PM 03-19-2009
We are pretty sure she will be named Penelope Ann. Ann after my grandmother. The only problem I am having with it, is I really dislike Penny and my DH thinks there is no way around people calling her than when she is young. I am toying with the nn Poppy, but ideally I like Penelope and don't want it shortened.
BlessedEarthMother's Avatar BlessedEarthMother 01:38 PM 03-19-2009
We know we are having a boy, and his name will be Mica.

We haven't decided on a middle name yet, but we are considering Rayne.

Our 2 year old son's name is Rowan and I think that Mica and Rowan sound great together! Rowan is a tree and Mica is a mineral so they are both earth inspired names
gossamerwindweb's Avatar gossamerwindweb 02:05 PM 03-19-2009
Henry Edwin (both family names of loved ones who died)

or

Hazel Rhiannon

And yes we are going with all H first names. My husband came from a family where they were all named with K and I came from a family where we were all named with A..... so we HAD to keep that up I know some people hate that but we think it is kind of cool that both of us come from families that did it
LauraReaux's Avatar LauraReaux 02:05 PM 03-19-2009
Mika is my OB's name (but she's a woman) and Rowan is definitely being considered for one of our boys. It's one of few names that Jeromy & I actually both love.
bajamergrrl's Avatar bajamergrrl 02:32 PM 03-19-2009
We've had our girl name saved for about 5 years now - Amar Marie.

The boy name is trickier, I've had my heart set on Aidan since for about 15 years but DH doesn't like it much. Our compromise will probably be Ethan Edward.

Both middle names are in honor of DH's grandparents.
Snuzzmom's Avatar Snuzzmom 02:46 PM 03-19-2009
We're having a horrible time with this. I think we're gonna give up and go with Girldemort.

Top options as of now; subject to change by the hour. BY ALL MEANS feel free to comment:

Alexandra
Alison
Amity
Arden
Ariel
Aria
Ariana
Arwen
Giselle
Honor
Juliet
Lauren

ETA A boy would have been Odin or Eli, with the same middle name we're using for our little girl.


Last name and middle name (a family last name) start with A, so I'm not sure about the names above that also end with A. They don't flow very well.
FiveLittleMonkeys's Avatar FiveLittleMonkeys 06:01 PM 03-19-2009
This little boy will be Samuel Paul.
femalephish's Avatar femalephish 07:02 PM 03-19-2009
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We are pretty sure she will be named Penelope Ann. Ann after my grandmother. The only problem I am having with it, is I really dislike Penny and my DH thinks there is no way around people calling her than when she is young. I am toying with the nn Poppy, but ideally I like Penelope and don't want it shortened.

I love Penelope! You might be able to keep her nickname free. I have a cousin named Jonathan and no one ever called him, "john". His mom loved the name Jonathan and insisted that that was his name. Good Luck!
eli's mama's Avatar eli's mama 07:24 PM 03-19-2009
We always wait, though I've been throwing out names for weeks and getting shot down, whatever.

angelika13 - I think that it's actually very common to use whole names these days. I have several friends who never use nicknames, one has a James, another Anthony, I have an Elias who never goes by Eli, there are plenty more I can't remember I'm sure.
kristinb's Avatar kristinb 07:29 PM 03-19-2009
We're naming our little girl Camden Faith. I think Camden goes nicely with Cade (our son's name)!
donutmolly's Avatar donutmolly 08:13 PM 03-19-2009
I'm so glad that some of you are using names that I love but that DH vetoed!!! Great choices, Mamas!

Our girl's name is: Lavender Gayle
Our boy's name is: Corban Guy

The boy's name has stayed the same since before our first DD was born. DH and I cannot decide on boys name at all! So it's a good thing we've had girls so far, or we'd be out of luck. The truth is that I don't adore the name Corban anymore, but I couldn't come up with an alternative so that's what it's going to be. I could name about a dozen girls, and I love love love the name Lavender, so I almost hope this is another girl just for the name!!!
audmommy's Avatar audmommy 09:05 PM 03-19-2009
I am leaning tword Ephram, but I also like Phinneous - but I think it is getting quite popular.

Angie
due 7/2/09
LauraReaux's Avatar LauraReaux 09:41 PM 03-19-2009
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We're naming our little girl Camden Faith. I think Camden goes nicely with Cade (our son's name)!
My ds is Camden. I think it sounds great for a girl, too. We've gotten so many compliments on his name over the years.
blissful_maia's Avatar blissful_maia 02:21 AM 03-20-2009
We have mostly decided on the first name Noah for our sun. My only possible issue with it is that it sort of rhymes with my dds' names: Ayla and Maija (pronounced Maya). I love the middle name Sage but dh doesn't like it so we're exploring other options.
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