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10-22-2011 10:35 PM
tarabelle

If we have a boy he'll definitely be Jack for dh's dad.  I haven't thought a lot about girl names but actually i'm coming to really love April for a girl.  i'm kind of holding off on buying a baby book and seriously looking at names for now because i know it will consume me and drive me crazy.  loving this thread though!

10-22-2011 04:01 PM
Laura87

i picked out my kids names years ago, poor hubby has to accommodate that, lol.

for a girl Lily-Marie after the virgin mary and marie is also my grandmothers middle name

for a boy mahatma. my husband wasnt sold on this for awhile. its what ghandi was called by his people and it means great soul. love it!!!!!!!!

10-20-2011 06:34 AM
flavorfull1

So coming up with names has been hard and  I was just going to wait until the ultrasound but then that nymbler site got me obsessed!  So, for a girl, we like Naomi and Phoebe.  I love the name Juniper but we have two fairly close friends with kids with that name so it is out, maybe a middle name?  Then, we had a boy name, Simon, but my SIL evidently called dibs on it a while back.  She's not pg but I don't see the point in rocking the boat.  Maybe if we find out we are having a boy we will ask about their level of devotion to the name.  It has been super hard to find boy names we like and easy to find girl ones. I like much more nontraditional names and DH is always vetoing my "hippie" names.  I think that is somewhat of a bummer because I like interesting names but I also really think it is important for us both to like our kids' names smile.gif  Really enjoying reading everyone else's name ideas, helps me think up some of my own!

10-20-2011 06:34 AM
zuzusplace

Courtney, even us poor hippie types can like "high class" names. :) Name your babies what you like!

10-20-2011 06:17 AM
Thursday Girl

tulafina I searched endings for names, here's a link

 

 

I LOVE Ruby Josephine!!! (I do have a Josephine though, so I might be biased). there's a cute little kids book called Ruby Valentine.

 

Reusing names- we had a boy name picked out for each of the girls if they were a boy, it was different each time, but mostly b/c the names we had chosen ended up becoming popular. (Jude was the name that would have been our 8 year old, Teague would have been our 5 year old, not that Teague got popular, but Teagen/Keegan., Then our 2 year old would have been Whitaker. We are still going with Whitake,r we have never heard it used.

 

 

 

At a parade I sat near some girls named Wellesley and Ingalls. I LOVED both names, but know that we are very much not that type of family, bayshore families, money, refinement, fake boobs, and nannies for women who are stay at home and I wasn't sure if we could pull something like that off. Would it look weird for some poor hippie family to have girls with names like that?

 

IMOGEN- according to some baby name experts names get popular in england then come here. The upper class uses them and then the lower class starts using them, when that happens the upper class doesn't want to use them anymore.

10-19-2011 03:05 PM
saudade

I'm thinking Orion for a boy and Lennon for a girl, but those are subject to change. ;)

10-19-2011 02:56 PM
prettyisa Thomatuttle--I was going to say Ruby Eloise. Or Ruby Josephine. Or Ruby Meredith. I think three syllables is good with Ruby for some reason, although you could go the other way and have Ruby Faye or Ruby Jane. I have a friend who loved Ruby and ended up naming her daughter Tuesday, which I thought was a funny switch (she had bright red hair and they didn't want people to think it was because of that--of course now everyone asks if she was born on a Tuesday...)
10-19-2011 07:30 AM
AnnaB77

I love reading everyone's names options. For a girl we are going with Sofia Rose or Nora Rose. I love the name Sofia but everyone says it is really popular. I am not sure that is a terrible thing though. My name is Anna and although I have always Loved my name (I would not even have a pretend name as a child) I was a little jealous of the other girls that shared a name. 

Boys names are a different story. All the names we like do not go well with our last name which is Button. I have always liked Benjamin but there is a movie Benjamin Button. My DH loves the name Quinton but he does not like the double -on  sound. Now DH is stuck on Malcolm and I don't think I love it. He wants to call him Mal. Right now The only name we sort of agree on is Lucas. We would love to hear suggestions!!

10-18-2011 09:58 PM
sunflwrmoonbeam

thomatuttle: I think middle name choices really depend on the scansion of your last name. So, for instance, mine is one syllable with a lot of consonants, and I care a lot about aesthetics. This means I need a first name with at least 2, preferably 3 syllables, and a middle name that balances that. Also, since we go for 2 middle names, the pattern we're generally sticking with is 2-3 syllables, 1 syllable, 2-3 syllables. DD is Evelyn Rose Leslie, this would be Imogen Medb (Mev) Fiona, for example.

 

I think Ruby needs a 2-3 syllable middle name with the stress on the second syllable. So, Ruby Louise, Ruby Suzanne, Ruby Felicia, etc.

 

Why yes, I like baby names, and REALLY wish DH would talk about a boy name.

10-18-2011 06:20 PM
thomatuttle

boys names have always come easy to us.  if DD was a boy, she would have been Jack with my maiden name as the middle name.  i think we finally chose and agreed upon a girl name a month before she was born.  this time, it will probably be Paul (DH's late grandfather's middle name) with my maiden name as the middle name.  it's a tradition for the boy to have the mother's maiden name as his middle name.  although, if this one ends up being a girl, we may just give her my maiden name as the middle name, since we are not planning on any more after this one.  a girl name as always has been more difficult.  we really haven't talked names too much yet.  DH wants to find out what we are having, so maybe we'll just wait until we find out.  i've always liked the name Emery Claire, but DH doesn't really like it.  months before we even found out we were pregnant, we talked names and at the time we both liked Ruby, but we haven't really talked about it since, plus i don't know what middle name we would go with if we didn't use my middle name.  anyone have suggestions of what might go well with Ruby?

10-18-2011 05:34 PM
sunflwrmoonbeam

prettyisa: My DD is an Evelyn. I hear you on the popularity ratings going up. Ugh.

 

Incidentally Imogen doesn't show up on the top 100 or more US names list, but it's currently #4 in Britain. Luckily I'm American :)

10-18-2011 05:12 PM
justKate

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Originally Posted by Tulafina View Post

We have 3 boys and have "son" names for first names. The middle name has to be one syllable.. I just like the way it sounds.

 

My first is Grayson James, my second is Hudson Rhoan, and my third is Harrison Dane(yes...after Harrison Ford and Dane Cook...LOL).  Now...to come up with a fourth boy name that's slightly different from the rest and not too popular that ends in 'son'. It's funny though...when I named my kids they didn't seem that popular and then all of a suddem BAM! I hear them everywhere! Oh well!

 

If this is somehow a girl, I'll be looking for names after her birth. Only reason for that is I've had beautiful girls names each time and it hurt to not be able to use that name for the next baby(felt too weird to keep the same name). So this time I'll come up with a boy name before hand...wait to see if it suits him...and go from there:)


How old is your little Harrison?  My best friend's Harrison is 4 months, and she got the name from Harrison Ford...hope its not becoming too popular!  His twin is Warren.  IKWYM about a "used" name, even if you don't really use it.  I feel like our boy name was DD's boy name, so we shouldn't use it, but DH loves it and I'm letting him name a boy to protect the hypothetical boy's foreskin.  Great compromise, huh? irked.gif

 

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Originally Posted by zuzusplace View Post

Tulafina, what about Dawson??? Or maybe Lawson (there's a little boy down the road from us named that)???

 

Branson?  I would look up town names, honestly.  A lot of them end with "son." 


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we did J's the first 3 times, but we are not sticking with that.


faint.gif I thought for sure we would have a Jemma or a Jeremiah.

 

10-18-2011 04:05 PM
Thursday Girl

we did J's the first 3 times, but we are not sticking with that.

10-18-2011 03:56 PM
zuzusplace

Tulafina, what about Dawson??? Or maybe Lawson (there's a little boy down the road from us named that)???

10-18-2011 03:46 PM
chiromama01

So now I feel more comfortable about using the name william, thanks for that, but with all the great names posted here, I'm waffling!!!!

10-18-2011 03:23 PM
Tulafina

I HATE picking names! LOL Maybe it's because I am so afraid that I'll pick the wrong one and my kid will hate me 15 years down the road...

 

We have 3 boys and have "son" names for first names. The middle name has to be one syllable.. I just like the way it sounds.

 

My first is Grayson James, my second is Hudson Rhoan, and my third is Harrison Dane(yes...after Harrison Ford and Dane Cook...LOL).  Now...to come up with a fourth boy name that's slightly different from the rest and not too popular that ends in 'son'. It's funny though...when I named my kids they didn't seem that popular and then all of a suddem BAM! I hear them everywhere! Oh well!

 

If this is somehow a girl, I'll be looking for names after her birth. Only reason for that is I've had beautiful girls names each time and it hurt to not be able to use that name for the next baby(felt too weird to keep the same name). So this time I'll come up with a boy name before hand...wait to see if it suits him...and go from there:)

 

I love everyone's ideas...such great names:)

10-18-2011 02:09 PM
zuzusplace

I have to say, I told DH a few days ago that if our girl name wasn't in honor of my dear friend, I'd be wanting Imogene. Sweet and old fashioned but still somehow modern and unique. I love it!!

10-18-2011 01:49 PM
Thursday Girl

Imogen is one of my top all time favorite names and the #1 name my husband loathes!

 

I love Wilhelmina too. I am a huge fan of long names with lots of nicknames...and I have a Juniper!

10-18-2011 12:54 PM
prettyisa I’ve got a girl’s name that I’m waffling on—mostly I love it, but I can tell that it’s on the cusp of becoming crazy popular (it’s in the same vein as Eleanor, Grace, Rose, etc). As an Emily, I’d like to avoid that, but then again, I never disliked my name—only that it got so common.

Love Imogen! I also love Pilar, but that got shot down. Boys names are harder…and I’m pretty sure that’s what we’re having. Hmm..I’ll have to read some more name books!
10-18-2011 12:49 PM
kaismum

Adoremybabe: That one seems a lot more overt than Bay. :) 

 

Hazelbranch: Juniper is a fantastic name. I like it a lot. Maybe he will change his mind? 

 

I made a deal with my husband when I was pregnant with our son that I would consider names of his choosing but the ultimate decision would be mine and he could be the ultimate decider of names of all of the babies that he births. He seemed to think it was fair. Kai was one of his choices and he said several times that I didn't need to choose one of his name as we were filling out the forms, I think maybe I scared him a little. Poor fella. 

10-18-2011 12:27 PM
hazelbranch

Ashley, I love Irish names too.   My girl name (before I had DD) was Fiona but when I got pregnant it fell off the top of my list for some reason.  DD was nearly named Saoirse though. ;)   This time around there are a few Irish and Scottish names on both girl/boy lists but the top contenders so far aren't Irish again, so we will see.

 

I am a big fan of longish names that can be shortened into a cute nickname, probably because I couldn't do anything with my own growing up. :p   DD was named Wilhelmina but she often goes by Willa or Mina, or Mina-mina as she often calls herself.   Her paternal grandmother is Wilma and she was named for her father William so when Wilhelmina popped into my brain (and showed up in a dream) we thought it was a good fit.  Her middle name is Elizabeth after my mother's cousin who was a little like a second mother to me when I was very young.  Her second middle name is my last name, and her last time is the same as my husband's. 

 

This time around I'm looking towards family-related names again and my favourite so far is Juniper with a short form of June.  June was my maternal grandmother's name.  My husband isn't a fan of Juniper though. :(  My paternal grandmother was Muriel so that is another contender but it tends to sound really granny-ish in my mind. 

For a boy, our top name right now is Peregrine with a short form of Peri/Perry or Perrin.  I'm also debating Lindsay for a boy (don't like it for a girl) as a middle name since that was my maternal grandmother's maiden name/Scottish clan.  We will likely use the same FirstName MiddleName MyLastName HusbandsLastName format this time around too.

10-18-2011 12:08 PM
sunflwrmoonbeam

We're totally solid on a girl's name but DH refuses to discuss boy names until we see a penis on the screen. It's driving me nuts, but that's how he is. i think at this point he's mostly doing it to annoy me. So as it stands right now:

 

Official Girl Name (I don't want ot be as secretive this time): Imogen Medb Fiona P. I'm quite pleased DH agreed to the traditional spelling of Medb too.

 

My shortlist for boys:

 

Malcolm

Geoffrey

Tavian

Connor (my longtime favorite, DH hates it)

Adrian

 

As of this moment if I could name a boy without DH's input it'd be Malcom Finn Connor P.


Why yes, we like the Irish names. :)

10-18-2011 11:54 AM
adoremybabe

kaismom - last night I just heard of a baby boy named Matthew Clay. Packers fan ya think???

10-18-2011 11:10 AM
kaismum

We have only one boy's name on deck, Ashley Spencer, which hopefully would fit if it is a boy otherwise we would be scrambling to think of something if he just didn't look like an Ashley to us. Ashley we just dig and Spencer is my maiden name.

 

I have a list of girl's names that keeps growing:

Una

Katy 

Bay 

Charlie

Nora

Marcie

 

Katy, Charlie and Marcie are all based on grandmothers' names (Katherine, Charlotte and Marcella), the others I just like. I super like Bay but live in Wisconsin, land of crazy Green Bay Packers fans and wonder if people would think that her name was somehow tied to that. Middle names for the girl's names would likely be Pary or Charlotte for our grandmothers. 

 

We are feeling pretty strong girl vibes over here, so I don't think we'll get to use our boy name and will end up adding more girl names to the list and then having a short list toward the end of the pregnancy. We had a list of seven names narrowed to three when our son was born and it took a couple of days to figure out just what fit him. I have a feeling his likely sister will follow the same path to a name.  

 

10-18-2011 10:51 AM
adoremybabe

Names are always difficult for DH and I to agree on. I have been getting my choices but I think that so far I've worked within DH's limits. My choices have grown on him so to speak.

 

So far we havekiddos named: William Robert

                                                       Annalise Marie

                                                       Charles David

 

 

For a girl I really like Julie or Catherine (Cate for short) My middle name is Catherine. I'm stuck on a boy's name. There are several that I like but DH hasn't said yes yet.

 

When William was born we were settled on a girl's name, when Annalise was born we weren't settled on a boy's name, and when Charlies was born we weren't settled on a girl's name. There has been a trend. It's been my only sucessful gender predictor :)

 

My mom's name is Philomene and I would LOVE to encorporate Philomena into a girl's name but DH thinks that I'm crazy. So far we haven't officially sat down to discuss names.

10-18-2011 10:42 AM
NicMom

We have had our names picked out for years.  My mother died when I was a child and my husband's father died when he was a teenager so their middle names will be for our parents.  Savian/Savion Sundar if it is a boy and Zoraya Lynn if it is a girl.  Since we know it is a boy it will be Savian/Savion Sundar

10-18-2011 06:08 AM
Thursday Girl

chiro, I agree with the others. Go for it, William is way too common of a name to  have dibs on, AND she said you could use it (not that I think that matters since I think dibs on names are BS)

 

I have always wanted to use Josephine (little women) and then my Hubs grandma was named Josephine, so we used it, even though dd's best friend in daycare was named Josie.  The girls hadn't seen each other in awhile at that point, but I would have used it regardless. They see each other sometimes now, were in girl scouts together, and Big Josie LOVES Little Josie!

10-18-2011 06:05 AM
Cheap Sunglasses

justKate - I think Marion Jean sounds beautiful together!  Go for it!

10-18-2011 05:21 AM
zuzusplace

If you lived real close to your friend I'd worry more. I think William is common enough that you aren't stepping on the toes of someone who was trying to be unique. I'm guessing she really doesn't mind.

10-18-2011 03:43 AM
RosieL

I feel the same as adoremybabe. I would believe what your friend said. I'm guessing you would have quickly picked up a hesitation on her part if she didn't feel fine with the idea. I'm of the mind that really close family members are the only ones who really need to avoid same-names. :) 

 

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