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<p>The obligatory name thread!</p>
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<p>What is everyone thinking?</p>
 

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<p>Boy: Eli (or at least middle name - requested by my acupuncture who we feel is saving this pregnancy)</p>
<p>Girl: (okay, don't laugh) Kahleesi  (Not everyone's on board with this, yet.  I'm not the sci/fi/fantasy fan in the family, but I've loved this name for a girl since it was first an idea).<br>
All names still have to be vetted and put through the "what does it mean test" and such. Anyone else familiar with Kabbalarian naming?  I think it's interesting and want to see what pops up. <br>
Still negotiating over all, but these are the two that have been and stay on my mind. </p>
 

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<p>I love Khaleesi for a girl.  It means queen.  You might find this article interesting - I found it a couple of weeks ago :)</p>
<p><a href="http://www.babynamewizard.com/archives/2013/5/khaleesi-the-non-name-from-a-non-language" target="_blank">http://www.babynamewizard.com/archives/2013/5/khaleesi-the-non-name-from-a-non-language</a></p>
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<p>And Eli is at the top of my boy list (my ultrasound at about 13 weeks showed BOY)  Maybe Eli Jackson.  Or Eli Robert.  Not sure yet.</p>
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<p>For a girl, I wanted either Genevieve Evangeline (long I know) or Evangeline Rose.</p>
 

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<p>I think our front runners for a boy are Sebastian or Dominic. For girl, Margaret, Audrey, or Lucy/Lucia, middle name Elanor (LOTR fans here with too many Eleanors/Noras in my group of friends to use it as a first name. As a middle, I'm fine with the LOTR spelling.)</p>
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<p>We try for saints' names, well-known, but not in the top 50. My boys' names are all between #100-#200 in their birth year but no one ever asks how to spell them. That's my sweet spot.</p>
 
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<p>And Eli is at the top of my boy list (my ultrasound at about 13 weeks showed BOY)  Maybe Eli Jackson.  Or Eli Robert.  Not sure yet.</p>
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<p>For a girl, I wanted either Genevieve Evangeline (long I know) or Evangeline Rose.</p>
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<p>My last pregnancy at 12 1/2 weeks, the tech guessed boy and was right.</p>
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<p>I like Genevieve too. Husband's not on board with that one.</p>
 

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<p>No idea for first names, the ones I always liked (besides my ds's name) I think I have gone off them now <img alt=":irked" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif" style=""> For the middle name I would like to use a family name, maybe my mom's name if it's a girl and my dad's name if it's a boy. I also like one syllable middle names more, but my mom's name is two hmm <img alt="headscratch.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/headscratch.gif"> lol I have the middle names more sorted than the first names! I also think I would like the first name to begin with the same letter as my ds's name, maybe the baby could have his nickname for the middle name, which could actually work for a girl or boy....clearly I don't have this figured out at all yet.</p>
 

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My current top choices for boy: Loren (family name on DH's side), Mychal, Merric (tho DH is not a fan). I think Loren Nikolai may end up being the boy name.<br><br>
For girl, we happily settled on Beatrix recently. Middle name Miriam (common root for both our mothers' names) or Rachel (my grandmother). I also really like Aurora.<br><br>
For sci-fi/fantasy fans, we seriously considered (and may still be convinced of) Willow Starbuck for a girl. <img alt="wink1.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif">
 
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<p>We'll do a unique first name and a family middle name most likely, we have some great family middle names to chose from. Or we'll name the first after my husband; he's not getting the last name (I feel far more attached to my last name than he does, so babies get my last name!), so I figure naming the first kid after him is just fine with me. We'll see what shakes out.</p>
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<p>Some possibilities for girls:</p>
<p>- Ezra Noelle</p>
<p>- Jameson Annemarie</p>
<p>- Cordelia Noelle</p>
<p>- Anna Cordelia</p>
<p>- Ruby May</p>
<p>- Olive Elizabeth Katherine</p>
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<p>And if she'll be named after my husband (Nicholas), we'll name her Colette or Nicolette, Cole for short</p>
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<p>Boys:</p>
<p>- Nicholas James (Cole for short, or maybe CJ)</p>
<p>- Jackson Chase</p>
<p>- Lucas Robert</p>
<p>- August James</p>
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<p>My favorites are Ezra, Colette, and Jackson <img alt=":)" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" style=""> </p>
 
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<p>Our children all have 2 middle names, and the idea is that they have one name of their own, and 2 family names - one from each side. DD accidentally got 3 family names, as I'd forgotten that the name we agreed on for 'her own' was actually my great-grandmother's first name (not someone I knew or that my mother really even knew). The order doesn't matter, but the first name - we like something traditional that has a one syllable short form. Both my children have 4 letter short forms, and all their cousins have 4 letter names - simple for them to spell on birthday cards - though not something we planned, just a nice bonus.</p>
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<p>My 6yo has been doing some research with my help - working on drawing out a family tree. In the process I've found some new-to-me family names on my side, or ones I'd long since forgotten, and MIL has sent me information one generation further back than I'd known about before. There are lots of great names to choose from. We won't start trying to make lists until after the 18-20 week u/s which will hopefully reveal the gender.</p>
 

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<p>Our girl name is Everly Grace.</p>
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<p>Our boy name is Samuel.  If my 6 year old daughter had her way the boy name would be Samuel Matt Smith.  LOL  She loves the Dr.    </p>
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<p>I do not feel connected to the name Samuel at all.    Every pregnancy I have felt a connection to either the boy name or the girl name and that's the gender we have.  It will be fun to see if I was right this time as well.</p>
 
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For girl, we happily settled on Beatrix recently. Middle name Miriam (common root for both our mothers' names) or Rachel (my grandmother). I also really like Aurora.<br><br>
Beatrix & Aurora were on my short list as well! However, DH said no to both. We are having the hardest time coming up with any girl names that we like.</div>
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<p>My husband is Israeli so we generally like to have hebrew or at least jewish names that are still easy for our family in Israel to get their head around. Plus we live in Montreal which is french, so we want something that is not impossible for french speakers as well. I actually never discuss names with anyone except the hubby, we usually narrow it down to 2 and then choose which suits best after the baby is born.I just announce the baby's name after the birth...this is the name, get used to it, not open for discussion. With my first pregnancy I made the mistake of discussing names with my family who all would say something along the lines of "oh, that reminds me of _____(random bad thing) " which totally put this crappy idea in my head associated with what I thought was a beautiful name. Not fun. You all have some lovely ideas so far! I will start thinking about it more seriously after we find out the sex. </p>
 
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<p>shenanegans - my fav "random bad thing" experience was when I was telling an acquaintance a name I REALLY liked and had thought I would use.  Her reply was that she LOVED that name too - it was the name of her son who was born with brain damage and died at age 3.  Um, thanks.  Name just got crossed off the list.</p>
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<p>HopefullyMomma - Cordelia Noelle - beautiful name.  Love Collette and Nicolette as well.  Jackson is on my short list (I already know I am having a boy) but as a middle name.</p>
 

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My current top choices for boy: Loren (family name on DH's side), Mychal, Merric (tho DH is not a fan). I think Loren Nikolai may end up being the boy name.<br><br>
For girl, we happily settled on Beatrix recently. Middle name Miriam (common root for both our mothers' names) or Rachel (my grandmother). I also really like Aurora.<br><br>
For sci-fi/fantasy fans, we seriously considered (and may still be convinced of) Willow Starbuck for a girl. <img alt="wink1.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif"></div>
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<p>DH would never go for this, but I have always loved the name Loren! I knew a guy in high school with that name, and I always thought that was the best name ever. I love the Loren Nikolai idea. Thumbs up!</p>
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<p>AFM, I am a bit nervous to announce my names for some reason..? Facing my fear here...</p>
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<p>Okay, so for a boy we are going with Nicholas. If I was a boy, my parents were going to name me Nicholas, and if DH's sister was a boy she was also going to be Nicholas. Plus, DS has a "N" name, and I like the idea of the brothers sharing that first initial.</p>
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<p>For a girl, we wanted something a little exotic to go with our very Polish last name. DH's name starts with an A, so we were looking for an A name for matching initials. We decided on Alena (A-Lay-Na) which means "Light" in Greek. Not sure how my Midwestern family will feel about that, but I love it. </p>
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<p>When we married, I changed my middle name to my maiden name and DS's last name is hyphenated with my maiden name and his dad's last name (not DH), so we are going to have our baby's middle name also be my maiden name. Not sure how many people do that, but I really want to keep my family name a part of this baby's identity like it is for me and DS. Sorry if that is confusing.</p>
 
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<p>When we married, I changed my middle name to my maiden name and DS's last name is hyphenated with my maiden name and his dad's last name (not DH), so we are going to have our baby's middle name also be my maiden name. Not sure how many people do that, but I really want to keep my family name a part of this baby's identity like it is for me and DS. Sorry if that is confusing.</p>
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<p>I feel strongly about keeping my family name as part of our kiddos' names. I kept my name when I got married, so our kiddos have my last name as a second middle name, and DH's last name as their last name.</p>
 
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<p>Our girl name is Everly Grace.</p>
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<p>Our boy name is Samuel.  If my 6 year old daughter had her way the boy name would be Samuel Matt Smith.  LOL  She loves the Dr.    </p>
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<p>I do not feel connected to the name Samuel at all.    Every pregnancy I have felt a connection to either the boy name or the girl name and that's the gender we have.  It will be fun to see if I was right this time as well.</p>
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<p>My neighbors just had their 3rd child this summer and partway through the pregnancy, her 3 year old son started calling the baby Sam. They decided to go with it. It doesn't exactly match their other kids' names, but they're pretty laid back (Desi/Desmond, Reli/Aurelia, and Samuel/Sammy).</p>
 

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<p>we're thinking Vivian Cass for a girl (cass is my sister's first name) and Philip Magnan for a boy (Philip is the name of my husband's late uncle, Magnan is my maiden name). i'm only so-so on philip magnan, since i've always hated my maiden name, but my husband really likes it. i love vivian cass though. i think it just fits.</p>
 

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<p>The name Loren is beautiful but I have only ever known girls named Loren.  I could not name my little boy a girl's name but if you can, awesome!  It really is a lovely name.  Love the name Nikolai.</p>
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<p>Water mama - Alena is a great name!  I grew up in the deep south and we had a woman move to the area from Greece.  When she first moved there she said her name was Helen.  Turned out Helen was the Americanized version of her name and she pronounced it A-lay-na.  So of course we where happy to pronounce it her way.  I thought it was beautiful.</p>
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<p>I am using my SO's last name as a second middle name and Baby's last name will be my last name.  Glad I am not the only one doing 4 names!!!</p>
 

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<p>The name Loren is beautiful but I have only ever known girls named Loren.  I could not name my little boy a girl's name but if you can, awesome!  It really is a lovely name.  Love the name Nikolai.</p>
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<p>Water mama - Alena is a great name!  I grew up in the deep south and we had a woman move to the area from Greece.  When she first moved there she said her name was Helen.  Turned out Helen was the Americanized version of her name and she pronounced it A-lay-na.  So of course we where happy to pronounce it her way.  I thought it was beautiful.</p>
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<p>I am using my SO's last name as a second middle name and Baby's last name will be my last name.  Glad I am not the only one doing 4 names!!!</p>
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<p>I knew a boy named Loren growing up and he was very nice! </p>
 
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<p>The obligatory name thread!</p>
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<p>Boy: Emrys Stone</p>
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<p>Girl: Ailish Ione Elspeth</p>
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<p>The girl name is what I wanted for my last girl, but dh wasn't on board. Somehow, he loves it now. And I would much prefer the Eilish spelling (Eilish and Elora are super cute together) but Eilish and Elspeth are both variations of Elizabeth, where as Ailish is a variation of Alice.</p>
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<p>What is everyone thinking?</p>
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<p>So is Ailish pronounced "Alice" or does it sound differently? Either way I love it because Alice in the wonderland is favorite of mine ;).</p>
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<p>We have two girls names that are set in stone for if we ever have the need. I think boys names are much harder personally. I have a name I LOVE but DH doesn't like it. I told him we can discuss it right after I push baby out and see who wins ;) hehe. I'd love to share them here but I don't trust my WONDERFUL sister-in-laws who will probably google to find my board posts after we share our joyous news! LOL And no I'm not being crazy, just realistic! </p>
 
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