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<p>I have this problem where I pick a name that I think is unique, that is nowhere on the top 200, list and within 10 years it is in the top 20. </p>
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<p>If it's not in the top 200 when your child is born, your child will be unique with his/her peers, even if there's a bunch of them 5 or 10 years younger.  My SIL was a name-picker ahead of their time like that. Her Madeleine was born in 1993 and Sophie in 2001. Madeline was #127 in her birth year and it reached the 50's 5-10 years later. Sophie was #151 then and is around #50 now. It works itself out.</p>
 

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If it's not in the top 200 when your child is born, your child will be unique with his/her peers, even if there's a bunch of them 5 or 10 years younger.  My SIL was a name-picker ahead of their time like that. Her Madeleine was born in 1993 and Sophie in 2001. Madeline was #127 in her birth year and it reached the 50's 5-10 years later. Sophie was #151 then and is around #50 now. It works itself out.</div>
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This is happening with my second daughter's name right now. It was pretty obscure in 2002, but now it's in the top 50 I believe. However, she has always been the only one in her class with the name.
 
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<p>clearlycrazy, I like it!</p>
 
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<p>Just in case you feel like naming the baby, "Indiana":<br>
<a href="http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2014/03/07/2013-top-pet-names.aspx" target="_blank">http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2014/03/07/2013-top-pet-names.aspx</a><br><br>
I did have one friend say, "That's a dog's name" about "Ellie".  Guess what she named her dog?  I don't care, and it would be a nickname if we chose it, but it's kinda funny to me.  </p>
 

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So many great names. We are leaning toward a gender neutral first name with either Erika for the middle name for a girl after SO's mother who passed away when he was 2 weeks old or Thomas for a boy.<br><br>
Our short list for now is: Morgen (spelled that way on purpose and means "morning" in German which is where SO is from.<br>
Rowan<br>
Sage<br>
Morgan<br>
August<br>
Violet<br>
Robin<br>
Elliot<br>
Tucker<br><br>
Not all of them are gender neutral, but I love that most are and that we have a list. I had a much shorter list with DS and waited until I met him to name him. I want to look into my little one's eyes and have him/her help me to know what the right name is. Can't flipping wait!!!
 
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<p>I have this problem where I pick a name that I think is unique, that is nowhere on the top 200, list and within 10 years it is in the top 20. This time around I think I've solved the problem but am a bit afraid that the name I've picked will be too hard to pronounce. or spell. Our last name is Cranefield, I really want to name our new baby girl Rilke (like the poet) it's pronounced Reel-ka. Anyone have any thoughts?</p>
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<p>Rilke is gorgeous, especially with Cranefield, but I've always heard it pronounced RILL-ka in American English. </p>
 
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Our short list for now is: Morgen (spelled that way on purpose and means "morning" in German which is where SO is from.<br>
Rowan<br>
Sage<br>
Morgan<br>
August<br>
Violet<br>
Robin<br>
Elliot<br>
Tucker<br><br>
Not all of them are gender neutral, but I love that most are and that we have a list. I had a much shorter list with DS and waited until I met him to name him. I want to look into my little one's eyes and have him/her help me to know what the right name is. Can't flipping wait!!!</div>
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<p>Yes!</p>
<p>Love your list.</p>
 
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<p>Rilke is gorgeous, especially with Cranefield, but I've always heard it pronounced RILL-ka in American English. </p>
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<p>Yep - that sounds right. I'm not great with the spelling it how it sounds thing (and the canadian accent makes my Reel sound like Rill) lol</p>
 

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<p>So DH and I have been working on our list...which isn't easy! We both have names that are a bit unusual and often mispronounced, mine more than his. Although it can be annoying to have your name mispronounced we also both appreciate having a name that's a bit different. With that being said we are thinking of the name Isra (ee-sra) for our little girl. It has its roots in Thai, which is a meaningful connection for us, and also Arabic. We aren't sharing our list with family and friends, so would appreciate any feedback! TIA</p>
 

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<p>I have this problem where I pick a name that I think is unique, that is nowhere on the top 200, list and within 10 years it is in the top 20. This time around I think I've solved the problem but am a bit afraid that the name I've picked will be too hard to pronounce. or spell. Our last name is Cranefield, I really want to name our new baby girl Rilke (like the poet) it's pronounced Reel-ka. Anyone have any thoughts?</p>
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<p>This happened with our son Cayden. 8 years ago, the name was unknown and on no top lists...only 1 year later and everyone was naming their son Cayden, Caden, Kadyn etc.</p>
 

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<p>I tried for Sebastian or Dominic or Ian, all of whom are either my teacher-husband's coworkers or students and that's enough for him to say they're a no-go. </p>
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<p>I think my favorite name that neither of us has any excuses for is Augustine, which is also strongly Catholic while having very the accessible nicknames Auggie or Gus. DH doesn't like that as much as Linus or Edmund though. All 3 names have different vowel sounds than our other boys, which I realized mattered to me after saying Peter! Leo! a million times. No more long e's. </p>
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<p>I guess we have 4+ months to see which of us wears down the other first.</p>
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<p>In the 2 months since I wrote this, we've gotten exactly nowhere. Last night I suggested Caleb (which I generally feel is more common than I'd like, but maybe it's time to be less picky) and today I tried Gabriel. He said no to Gabriel and won't give a clear answer about Caleb. I'm starting to ask everyone I see what I should name the baby. We've always been long settled at this point in previous pregnancies.</p>
 

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<p>Okay, after posting that I basically made my husband talk about names. After going in circles awhile, we determined that neither of us has any major issues with naming him Augustine Linus. It screams Catholic in a more obvious way than our other boys' names, but with 4 boys in 10 years, we're pretty clearly Catholic already and that's not going to come as a shock to anyone who knows us. Augustine has good nickname options, which is more than I can say for Sebastian and I was pushing that one for months. </p>
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<p>I think we'll sit on this one for awhile and see how it feels. </p>
 

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Gah. Anyone else still have virtually no name options for their babes? Dh and I can't agree on anything. 8 weeks to go. I don't expect to have a 100% answer, but I would feel Better if we agreed on -something-!<br><br>
My names:<br><br>
Levi<br>
Eli<br>
Luke<br>
Liam<br>
Nate<br>
Holden<br>
Everett<br>
Adlai<br>
Ezra<br>
Ryan<br><br>
His names:<br>
Mason<br>
Ethan<br>
Carson<br><br>
He chose our daughters name, and so we kept<br>
Joking that I got naming rights with this one, but now he is nixing everything I mention :/ help! Theres got to be something out there!
 

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<p>Yikes! Have you tried Nymbler? Their first page of suggestions, if I put in your DH's three names, is:</p>
<p>Owen</p>
<p>Doran</p>
<p>Liam</p>
<p>Keaton</p>
<p>Evan</p>
<p>Cullen</p>
<p>Gavin</p>
<p>Dylan</p>
<p>Logan</p>
<p>Keegan</p>
<p>Barton</p>
<p>Noah</p>
<p>Oliver</p>
<p>Gannon</p>
<p>Tyson</p>
 

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Gah. Anyone else still have virtually no name options for their babes? Dh and I can't agree on anything. 8 weeks to go. I don't expect to have a 100% answer, but I would feel Better if we agreed on -something-!<br>
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<p><img alt=":W" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/whistling.gif" style="">  Yeah, this. We are team green so we need options for both sexes, and DH is not being very helpful. Every time I come up with a name, he just says meh. But do you think he's offered up any options of his own? Of course not! We have a couple that we are ok with, but nothing like when I was pg with DS and we both found a name that we LOVED. I hate waiting until the last minute. </p>
 

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<p>We're still stuck with only one first name! I need to find a great somewhat traditional long-ish (multisyllable) name with a good short form for every day use. We've got middle names (they each get 2), and I've suggested 25 first names. One works, DH has vetoed the other 24, and I'm not a fan of his 3 or 4 suggestions.</p>
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<p>Feel free to toss some suggestions my way! Irish-inspired, but not difficult to spell, is appreciated, but not required. Long with a short form is required! No S starts or endings, b/c it sounds bad with our last name :)</p>
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<p>Considering I'm only about a week away from the 'average' arrival of twins .... this not having a 2nd name is far too last minute for me!</p>
 

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I've always loved Cian for an Irish boy name, or Cullen.
 

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<p>See the hard thing, is that I have tons of ideas for girls names I like, and would really fight for. One that came to me in one of those "moments of clarity" before we got pregnant, as being my childs name.  But nada for boys that we agree on. DH still says he doesn't believe the ultrasound tech that this baby is a boy, so maybe that's why we can't agree on anything. </p>
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<p><img alt=":W" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/whistling.gif" style="">  Yeah, this. We are team green so we need options for both sexes, and DH is not being very helpful. Every time I come up with a name, he just says meh. But do you think he's offered up any options of his own? Of course not! We have a couple that we are ok with, but nothing like when I was pg with DS and we both found a name that we LOVED. I hate waiting until the last minute. </p>
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<p>Exactly. With my daughter we each had one name we were *really* gunning for, and then 2-3 backups we liked, but didn't love as much. With this one, we don't have -anything- we agree on. DH has decided he really likes Ethan, and I like it as a middle name, but not enough as a first name. It's too "plain" for me. But that is literally the closest agreement. Oh and Ryan, but same thing. I'm starting to actually feel panicked about it!! </p>
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<p>We're still stuck with only one first name! I need to find a great somewhat traditional long-ish (multisyllable) name with a good short form for every day use. We've got middle names (they each get 2), and I've suggested 25 first names. One works, DH has vetoed the other 24, and I'm not a fan of his 3 or 4 suggestions.</p>
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<p>Feel free to toss some suggestions my way! Irish-inspired, but not difficult to spell, is appreciated, but not required. Long with a short form is required! No S starts or endings, b/c it sounds bad with our last name :)</p>
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<p>Considering I'm only about a week away from the 'average' arrival of twins .... this not having a 2nd name is far too last minute for me!</p>
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<p>My first thought was Sullivan, but the s cuts that one out. Holden I also like. DH doesn't :/ And it's the name of a friend's son, who is possessive of names, so since he doesn't love it, I don't feel right pushing for it. Anderson (anders). Benjamin. Ok I'm blank again. lol. Seriously names are going to be the death of me this time. </p>
 
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