We try to pick middle names to honor someone, and Harmony was my midwife with my last baby who really changed my life. Scott is my husband's brother's name, and they are closer than any other family on his side. Our two son's names are Deklan Ryan and Gavin Newton Robertson.
So anyway, we have an A, an E, an I, and an O. So that leaves U or perhaps Y.
there aren't that many.
Utah (but we have never lived there nor plan to, so it seems silly, although one could certainly say the same for Uganda, Uruguay or Yugoslavia).
Dp really likes Yoda, but I *think* he is kidding.
Also Yvonne (but I hate it) and Yves (but I am not sure how to pronounce it).
For a girl I was thinking Ursula Marisol or Yasmine Isabella. I like Ulysses for a boy, but not sure of a middle name. At one point DP liked Ulyssio, but has since decided he doesn't like it. I think there are probably some really cute, short names of Asian origin that would fit our criteria, like Yim or something- but I haven't read that many books in Asian languages, and they don't pop up on baby name lists.
I guess I have a while to figure it out. Our last baby (O) was nameless for a day.
There is a part of me that would REALLY be tempted to name our baby Yoda if it comes out with huge ears.
Ooh! I just looked up some geography on the Philippines, and I found,
Boys names are:
Aaron Shane (Shane is after my cousin)
Cora Paige (after my great grandmother)
Kieria Page (actual spelling of family surname)
My girls are Savannah Fey & Gabriella Rose
I am liking the name Lucinda Claire if we have another girl
I think boy names are harder...a friend of mine has 4 boys:
Cotton, Chalmers, Cannon & Clement - they are such great children!
For a boy I am liking the name Daulton or maybe Martin
Julian and Augustus aren't doing it for me right now, so I'm inclined to take them off the list. Also dh's dad passed away earlier this year and we talked about using both his dad's name and my dad's as first and middle names. That would be Edward Leo. I wasn't sure about that until I read about someone using Ward as a nickname for Edward. Now that I'm pregnant, I'm really starting to like that idea of having a little Ward running around.
I don't have girl of my own birth (but I do have a "daughter" I nursed for 6 months but she's my friend's, lol). So I seem to keep looking at girl names.
Dh likes Asiyah. I have a whole undecided list. But kind of like Aida because its dh's grandmother's name and she's a neat lady. I think it'd mean a lot to her, too. I also like Asli, it means "flower" in Somali. I like Rosidora for a middle name. My mother's name is Rosita (roh-see-tah) and my grandmother is Dora, so it's like a combo of them both. It sounds sort of old-fashioned, too, and I think those sound sweet, lol/
Boys, hmmm. I like Zaid or Sayf. Dh likes Zakkariya, but I'm not jiving with that for some reason.
Salihah, my oldest is named after my dad and my FIL (Michael Clinton). Nicholas, my third, is named after my husband's grandma, and if this baby is a girl and we use Beatrice as a middle name, she'll be named after my husband's grandmother. I guess I just figure people can deal. I may have a lot of kids, but there's no way in hell I'm ever going to have enough to name one after everyone.
Django is pronounced Jango with a hard a...it means "I awake"
My oldest had my maternal grandfathers name (James) for a middle name. My youngest is named for my FIL (Steven) and my paternal grandfather's middle name (Coan.) My grandfather refused to let me use his first name for a boy (not that I would LOL) because he hates it (Leslie.) He did say if wished to name our girl that we could
I'm really stuck on the name Grayson for a boy. However I don't like that spelling.
Maybe more like: Gracian
What do you think?
As for a girl I really like Gracelyn
So here's my list.
-:¦:-♥Sarah Lynne♥-:¦:-Wife to Michael and Mommy to Austin(5), Steven(3), Tristyn(1), and Laurelyn (6/3/2011)
Girl - Malalai
Boy - Alexander
Now we just need middle names. DS has 2 middle names, both his grandpas, so it would be nice to find two family names for this one as well.
My grandfather refused to let me use his first name for a boy (not that I would LOL) because he hates it (Leslie.)
It is a little surreal.
What do you all think of naming a baby after a family member or friend? Has anyone done it? Did/do you think other family members would feel a bit like "why not me?" sort of thing?
Personally, I want my child to have his own name. I don't want to think of someone else when I say my child's name, I want to think of him.
If it's a boy, Hollis Mason, if it's a girl, Tabitha Jo. We're not telling the family because it's not up for debate! (And our families... they're debaters.)
We have two "Presidents" right now so if our next is a boy, we are heavily thinking Cleveland or Clinton. I also like Grant, Franklin and Henry. All presidental names. Both boys middle names mean "son of the redheaded man", so we want to stick to a "red" theme there, if we can. Ross is my top fave middle name, tho Hubby has a hard time getting over the David Schwimmer reference.
If we get a girl... we like Mary or Rose. Mary Kate has been our top fave since pre-children, but Hubby is thinking he wants a little Rosie!
edit to add: we don't tell anyone our names until they are born... except maybe online here
-zak- Mama to three fantastic sons - 2005, 2007 & 2010 and expecting a daughter February 2012!
I'm trying to get ideas for a girl name. So far I like:
and maybe Mei as a middle name...
Nicole: mama to DD and DS, childbirth educator and doula. Dancing the spiral dance of life