i often get comments if i tell people chloes middle name is caledonia.
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Quinn is a great name boy or girl. I know a girl Quinne and she is a doll.
I even suggested it to DH and he said we could put it on the list.
When I finally decided on a first/middle name combo for this LO, the first people I told were my 3 kids - and they loved it as much as I did, which pretty much sealed the deal.
The next people I told were my dad and step-mom. Step mom looked at me as if I'd suddenly grown a second head and said dryly "Well, that's interesting". My dad was in horror when I told him because the first two initials will be B.O. and he swore up and down that he would be tortured endlessly because of it.
That whole exchange really, really, I mean really sucked the wind out of my sails for a few days. Then I talked to my DD (15) who being in high school I figured could give me some perspective on the teasing potential of having the first two initials of your name be B.O. and she made me feel a million times better. Then my sister reminded my that her oldest DD's first two initals are B.M. and she is nearly finished with grade school and NO ONE has ever given her crap (no pun intended) about it.
Just give your baby a name you LOVE mama. If it's a name you relish the idea of repeating a million times over during the course of your life, than USE it.
Ha - this was my fight about Ryan. On a resume, they'd think she was a boy. Super crappy, but could land her an interview if they were on the fence.
The super name is Quinn Taylor.
Turns out Quinn is more a boys name than a girls name - it was 280 for boys last year and 516 for girls: http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/.
I was so excited about it because it's not that common, which is important to me. Also, it's Irish (BD and I are both Irish/German). And it means "counsel" which can translate to "deliberate and purposeful" - two things which I am absolutely not and I hope she will be better at.
Taylor is the name of a town both my parents grew up in and that I lived in until I was 6. I have extended family on both sides still there; I think my Aunt is on the city council. Since LO and I are 2000 miles away, I thought this was a fitting way to honor the whole family by the name, but it's way too common (for me) for a first name.
3rd coworker is significantly older than me and started singing about Quinn the Eskimo.
We are also considering the name Ryann as a middle name for our little girl (after MIL Ann). We know another Ryann (2 yo girl), and I think it is a great twist on a classic name...and a little more feminine.
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I know it's hard not to take it to heart what other people say. We nixed a few names that both DH and I loved because we told people them and they went "eww". So the name we have chosen now has remained a secret... well not quite I told my teenaged sisters what they thought and if there could be any bad nicknames associated with it. They both really liked the name (at least I think they do, but I just found out that one hated the name Grayson, and didn't tell me that until we decided to nix the name).
I would say go for Quinn Taylor if you feel like it is the right name, it is the right name. And nobody should be able to tell you otherwise.
I was watching Glee last night. There's a Quinn on Glee. I'm positive it was stuck in my head from the show when I looked at the Irish Baby Names list. Now the two Quinn pop culture references I have are from Glee, and Daria's little sister. I'm not sure I can name my kid after a character on Glee.
Quinn is common enough elsewhere that I don't think she'd ever know it was some one on Glee, it could as easily have been your fond reminisces of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
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i love the fact that i think of quinn the eskimo and the mighty quinn. two great references!
i suggest keeping your name ideas a secret. months ago, we told my FIL my first choice at the time and after his reaction it got pretty much dropped from the list. he later told my SIL the name, which she loved, and according to her, he was practically in tears because he realized the damage was already done and we weren't considering it much anymore. since then, we tell no one. if they press me, i'll just ask for their suggestions.
also, i don't know if you work in a family business, but your coworker is likely not someone you're going to develop a lifetime attachment to. value (or not) his opinion with that in mind. i imagine you will eventually forget his name, even! but your daughter, she'll always be there. so, i say name her what you want (yay quinn!!!) and forget him!