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Heh, I am so nitpicky about her middle name! I keep saying we "have it" and then changing my mind!<br>
But I was thinking last night, I'm wondering if I should name her after some kind of goddess of fire, given that she is going to be born into one of the worst seasons of wildfires in northern california.....<br>
Do you think thats bad, or negative? I feel like its a protection of some sort to give her a name associated with that. But I could also see how it might seem negative to give her a name because of something that is causing so much destruction.....Maybe I should pick something associated with wildlife/forests instead?<br><br>
And on a less deep thought level, I can't seem to find a name associated with fire that goes well with Liberty.<br>
Right now the other two middle name choices (before I had this thought about fire) are Anne or Apple, neither really MEAN a lot to me, except that DD1 said she wanted to name the baby Apple a few months ago, but now shes moved on to calling her "sissy" anyways <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
FTR, our last name is McGowen....<br><br>
Anyone got any ideas to throw at me? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hmmm.... I'm with you, I'm of two minds re: a fire name. On the one hand, I *adore* names that reference elementals... all of our girls' names have something to do with water.<br><br>
But, w/regards to using a fire name b/c of the forest fires... I don't know. The devastation and pain that they have already caused.... I'm not sure I would want to associate that with my child. Although, I do see the protection aspect as well..........<br><br>
So, yeah, NO help at all. Totally torn. If the name brings to mind the element and a sense of security, then yes. If it brings to memory the actual forest fires, then no.<br><br>
FWIW, we're letting dd2 help name the babe if it's a girl... we had chosen the name Sylvia Evangeline for a girl, but dd2 has been insisting that the babe is a boy and his name is Caroline. We figured we might use Caroline instead of Evangeline and that we'd make sure that she was right either way! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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hmmm, yeah. Maybe I'll stick with Apple, since DD1 picked it. DH keeps saying it remind him of NYC to name her Liberty Apple though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
The only fire name I feel drawn to is Brigid, who is also said to be a goddess of childbirth and midwifery, which is very cool, but I'm just not sure!<br>
I feel so settled on Liberty as her first name, but nothing seems to sit right with me as her middle name. Everytime I tell someone that they say "well she doesn't NEED a middle name", but that doesn't sit well with me either! She has a middle name, I just can't figure out what it is! (if that makes sense....)
 

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The fire name thing wouldn't feel right to me either, but you have to decide that for yourself.... What about Pele? She is kindof fireish.<br><br>
I like the idea of something healing/earth/forest centered better. I think Liberty Gaia would be awesome. Or even going with a water name as that is what would have balanced the fire....<br><br>
Hard to decide as there are so many directions to go. I love names though. If you decide which association you want for sure, I will give it another go. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I have always been drawn to a water name for her (and water things in general which is weird for me, like I keep buying clothes that have fish or ocean themes on them, or mermaid things, normally I'm not a "theme" type of person), but can't find one DH likes. Hes driving me nuts with not liking names! I really REALLY like the name Oceania but he hates it. Throw some water names at me Neomia, if you have time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I also really liked Gaia, and DH said no to that as well. Same with Luna. I should kick him for being so difficult <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Oh Luna is cute.<br>
I like interesting names too - we had a heck of a time this time ourselves!!<br><br>
What about Phoenix? It's 'from the ashes'...<br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_(mythology" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_(mythology</a>)
 

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Aidu is celtic for fire. I think it would go well.<br><br>
Liberty Aidu McGowen<br><br>
But, hey, what do I know.... I can't name my kid <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Um, did you notice mama moose's name? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:<br><br>
Although, no reason she can't name the baby after herself!
 

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I have alot of water names, because that is what we originally wanted to go for. BUT, I have to warn you I am crazy about the way names sound, so many I wouldn't use. Like with Liberty, I wouldn't want another name that ended in y or the y sound. So here are some picks from me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Kallan<br>
Brooke<br>
Aqua<br>
Pearl<br>
Talise<br>
Cordelia<br>
Nerita<br>
Kaia<br>
Geneva<br>
Darya<br>
Vanora<br><br>
Great list here:<br><a href="http://www.hasani.net.phtemp.com/water.html" target="_blank">http://www.hasani.net.phtemp.com/water.html</a>
 

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my DH is the pickiest man on earth! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br>
He doesn't like any of the names I suggested! The only one I got "maybe" to was River. Which I like, but I'm still not sure thats her name....Liberty River McGowen.....
 

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Eithne (enya) means 'fire'. It's a Gaelic name. Or you could use Blaise/Blaze.<br><br>
I just googled:<br><br><a href="http://www.yeahbaby.com/meaning-of-names.php?id=fire&page=all-1" target="_blank">http://www.yeahbaby.com/meaning-of-n...ire&page=all-1</a>
 

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what do you all think about Liberty Ember McGowen? I was going to stray away from fire names, but then I saw that and it spoke to me. I'm not sure though.<br>
So, on my list would be<br>
Liberty Ember<br>
Liberty River<br>
Liberty Apple<br><br>
In that order, I think. I wish I could just make up my mind! Seriously, with August, she had a name before the 20 week u/s, Liberty has been so hard to name and I can't figure out why! Something mysterious about this little girl <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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