Baby Names - Sharing/Saving/Still Deciding? - Page 3 - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#61 of 65 Old 02-14-2010, 02:59 PM
 
mamabearsoblessed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: nursing about the foothills
Posts: 3,139
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by holz View Post
We're horrible at names. Or rather, horrible at agreeing on them. Not that DH has shared any for to me to agree to... It's me making a huge list, and him vetoing Every. Single. One.

The only two we can agree on are

Caleb Adai C____
and
Bethany Mary-Ada C____

I do love both names, but have little misgivings I need to get over- in Hebrew, Caleb translates to "dog," and I just don't know if I can live with myself over that. And then, as much as I love the name Bethany, I don't like the nickname Beth. I'd prefer Bet, Betsy, or Bess, but I'm already getting a hard time about those.

I tend to love Hebrew names, and the hubby shoots them down as "too out there..." I want a little girl named Tovah in the worst way, though.

I've been totally open about sharing names, but I think I'm going to stop doing it in "real life." Don't want to open it up to criticism
Crazy!! Tovah is on my short list!! I absolutely love it and the male version Tovi .
My dc are all Hebrew names but the girl name dh has his heart set on is not, which is I'm hung up on them not 'going together'.
Tovah and Tovi work well though. So does Ezra ~ my other top pick . I have a few but dh gives EVERY ONE a hard time .
Honestly, when it comes down to it, I do the naming so I'm not allowing myself to get ahead of myself and over argue ahead of time .

natural birthin', baby catchin', cloth addicted, intactalactavist mama of 12/00, 6/03, 10/07, 8/10 & our angelcubs three
mamabearsoblessed is offline  
#62 of 65 Old 02-15-2010, 11:17 PM
 
coffeegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: a glaxy far, far away
Posts: 839
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MJB View Post
If you'd think it was cool if someone stole your name, of course you don't understand the point of keeping it secret. I'd be pissed if someone stole our names, so we keep them secret.
Ditto on this. I'm telling everyone IRL the names, but it's places like MDC that I worry about. I've heard rumors that unique names can go viral very quickly on this forum.

I won't reveal our boy's name for that reason...because it's classic, not too common, and it's been on the rise for the past few years anyway. Don't want to contribute to wearing out the name already.

If it's a girl, the name we have picked out is Annemarie Justine. Or, Anne Marie Justine. I started a whole thread about the two words vs. one word name issue lol. She will be called Annemarie so I think spelled that way makes the most sense, but at the same time Anne Marie is more traditional. However, if we spell it out in two words it will appear that she has two middle names and I kinda don't like that. So...we'll see. What do y'all think? I'll probably end up calling her Annie in any case, which we all think is real cute.

caffix.gif
coffeegirl is offline  
#63 of 65 Old 02-16-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Suzannah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a hard time picking a name because I am a teacher and have taught approximately 1,000 kids. There are some I REALLY don't want to be reminded of!!

I'd like to name our waiting bean after my first horse, but DH says no. We are having a hard time this time around. DH named our DD, and DD's middle name is his mom's middle name, and she has his last name, so I sort of feel like it's my family's turn. He is hoping for a boy and wants to use his idiot g'father's name as a middle name. I want nothing of it, so we (DD and I) have been referring to the bean as Najawooody. We'll see if it sticks.

HoneyFern

The Blog

Never let your schooling interfere with your education. ~Mark Twain~

Suzannah is offline  
#64 of 65 Old 02-16-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Joyster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,604
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
For a girl, we'll be naming her Elizabeth Rose. Rose was chosen by our oldest as we were having problems with a middle name and it fits perfectly. I'll probably end up calling her Rosie. It's too cute.

For a boy, we're kinda goosed. We have two boys already, Nelson Jame and Alexander Emmanuel, we've used up all the names we liked. lol Nelson suggested Thomas. He was looking at his train when he thought of it, so I don't know if it counts. DH keeps changing his mind on names he likes though.

Don't trust anyone under 5! Mom to 3 boys under 5. Blogging to save my sanity.
Joyster is offline  
#65 of 65 Old 02-16-2010, 06:38 PM
 
Joyster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,604
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rlandnl View Post
Our son is Alexander Richard, and we call him Xander- sometimes I wish we had gone with just Xander because too many people call him Alex, even after asking them not to (think grandparents) and it's been a fight EVERY SINGLE YEAR in school. Every teacher in the 3 years he's been there has REFUSED to call him Xander and they call him Alex. And now he writes Alex on everything. It really really really upsets me. When he was in pre-K I corrected the teacher time and time again and she just out and out refused to comply. In K the teacher had a Xavier and she thought that was too close and couldn't handle "remembering them both" and this year I haven't fought her on it. I have been fighting for other things (IEP stuff) so I just don't have a name fight in me.

But that in and of itself is why I am leaning to Katie being a DD given name instead of Kate. I don't want any confusion on what I want her called.

That's so frustrating. We have an Alexander. So far everyone except one person is great at using his whole name. The one person who doesn't, has a son of her own whom she has been calling Alex for the last 30 some odd years. She gets a pass. *G* Teachers mucking up the name is so not cool. My guy will be going to school next year, and already his potential teachers refer to him as Alexander, I think one tried to call him Alex, and my 4 year old corrected her. *G* Hasn't been a problem since. Hope you get some better luck on the name front, you're due!

Don't trust anyone under 5! Mom to 3 boys under 5. Blogging to save my sanity.
Joyster is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off