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HopefullyMama. Lottie is super cute and I think you could totally use it. A friend named her daughter Lettie, which is another cute nickname option!
 
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<p>So the name game stops and starts again. <br>
I'm thinking something shorter now.  Ella, Ellie, Emy<br>
We've flirted with Kensey, and . . . oh, damn.  I've forgotten already.  It was a good one, too.  <br>
We've agreed that she doesn't need a name right away.  We can pick a few out to have handy and decide in the days following what feels right and works with her birthday and such.  Still thinking I'll put them in the Kabbalarian thing-a-bob and see what comes up. We'll do a Chinese birth chart, too and maybe decide on the naming to help balance. <br>
Sound too "out-there"?  This is fun for me.  I've always been interested in the meanings of names and how they shape us so now I really get to indulge.  It took forever for me to name the dog, so with my first born . . . .<br>
In the meantime, we've got to come up with a couple of nicknames we can use. <br>
I have a friend on FB who regularly refers to her 3 yo as "Monkey".  I have no idea what the child's official name is. </p>
 

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<p>We decided on Luke for his first name.. We are still working on Middles.. Possibly my middle name/maiden name Corbett</p>
 
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<p>I've only heard of it for a girl's name too. I think they all spelt it like Lauren though.</p>
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<p>I think the boy's name Loren is pronounced differently than the girl's name Lauren or Laurel, with the accent on the second syllable rather than the first.  Like "LoRENzo."  Right?</p>
 
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<p>We haven't made any choices yet.  Babies in our family tend to get their names on their birthdays.  We do have a group of unused boy names we were considering for previous pregnancies (all 4 were girls).  We may revisit these... Some were scrapped due to popularity.  As one of many Jennifers (usually 3 or more in each of my classes), I would rather my children not have classmates with duplicate names, if possible.  Ethan, Aiden, Liam have been in all of my DDs classrooms.</p>
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<p>DD1:  Ethan Elijah</p>
<p>DD2:  Atlee Vaughn (Vaughn is a family surname)/Liam Vaughn (Scrapped Liam when I noticed it climbing the name charts)</p>
<p>DD3:  Jonah Michael (We decided to ignore popularity)</p>
<p>DD4:  Elliott Michael (Michael is my DP's middle name)</p>
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<p>I would like baby#5 to have a name that fits in with our first four, but I'm not so sure our names fit in with each other as it is.  (Zeta Jade, Aurelia Mae, India Jayne, Emberley Annette)</p>
 

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I think the boy's name Loren is pronounced differently than the girl's name Lauren or Laurel, with the accent on the second syllable rather than the first.  Like "LoRENzo."  Right?</div>
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My dad's male cousin is Loren, and it isn't pronounced differently. That is my only experience with a male Loren though, so maybe some people do pronounce it differently.
 

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I've known two male Lorens and they were both pronounced just like Lauren, but that may depend on regional dialects.
 

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<p>There is also a boy name "Lorne", which is more a single syllable, and possibly a character on Buffy? I've know both male Lorens, and female Laurens, and not noticed any difference in pronunciation.</p>
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<p> Some were scrapped due to popularity.  As one of many Jennifers (usually 3 or more in each of my classes),</p>
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<p>I was fortunate to have a unique, yet not difficult, name, but from 4th - 8th grade, had 3 of each Michael, Jennifer, Sarah & Peter in my class! So far, DS is the only one in his entire K-8 school with his first name, yet it's not uncommon.</p>
 

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<p>So many awesome names you all have tossed around!  DH and have settled on girl and boy names.  My oldest son leaked the girl name to my mom and she hates it!  Well if she hates the girl's name she'll really hate the boy name!  LOL   I guess I'd like to say I care, but DH and I love our name choices. </p>
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<p>The fallen names from our short list:</p>
<p>Maude- my favorite I promised my grandmother I would NOT name a baby, besides I don't like any middle names with it</p>
<p>Sofia Isabelle -to popularity, but we still think is lovely</p>
 

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<p>Bennypai, I have a Jonah. He's almost 18 so I thought I was being so original back then!</p>
 

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The fallen names from our short list:<br>
Maude- my favorite I promised my grandmother I would NOT name a baby, besides I don't like any middle names with it<br>
Sofia Isabelle -to popularity, but we still think is lovely</div>
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Maude was on our short list too, but I think we've given it up at this point. We couldn't come up with a middle name that we liked either!
 

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<p>I love the names being posted.  After 3 boys, finding new boy names is getting difficult for us.  In fact, when DS3 was born, he did not suit the name we had picked at all.  DH was stressed while I came up with something new, but I have to say his name may be my favorite.</p>
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<p>I think we're still going with the same girl name we talked about for all of our other pregnancies, Rowan Idella.  Idella is my grandmother's name, and we are incredibly close.  As well, this would be the first of 5 great grandchildren to be a girl, and I love the idea of honoring her in that way.  I've always loved the name Rowan, but it feels more feminine than masculine to me.  If it's a boy, we've got a lot of time to *hopefully* figure some alternatives out.  We have our ultrasound on Feb 4, so hopefully we'll know then.</p>
 

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<p>I think the boy's name Loren is pronounced differently than the girl's name Lauren or Laurel, with the accent on the second syllable rather than the first.  Like "LoRENzo."  Right?</p>
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<p>Bingo. Nickname will be Wren if we have a boy and name him Loren. It's a very subtle difference, but less emphasis on the "Laur." (I also tend to pronounce au as a long "aw", and the o a bit shorter ... so not Law-ren [how I say my female friend's name], but more Low-ren, if that makes sense.)</p>
 
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<p>Our last name is not familiar to most people, so we want something somewhat familiar but not top 10. </p>
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<p>Boy names:   Cole Robert (fiance's fave), Steven Robert (my current fave)  also in the running are Jason (nn Jace) Robert, August Robert, Donovan Robert, and Landon Robert are all still in the running.  (Robert is a family name on both sides of the family)</p>
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<p>Girl Names:  not sure on mn.  I would like the mn to be after my mom or grandmother, but haven't even discussed with my fiance yet.   We/I like Cora, Colette, Caroline, Bria, Elizabeth, Kyra, Adeline, Deena, and Lena with Cora, Bria and Adeline being the most likely choices.  With girls, I feel like we have more names to consider.  Especially, with girls I feel like some of our choices will become too popular for our taste. </p>
 

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<p>Chloe and Zoe have made the list for us . . . so far. "Green shoot" and "life" respectively according to one site.  Chloe may be a bit too popular, though. <br>
Does anyone have a favorite etymology site?<br>
At some point we should keep a written-down list because I blanked on the above two earlier in the week and when I remembered spontaneously, BF said, "Oh, those are really cute!"<br>
FWIW, she'll probably be called "baby" or "Jr" for the first few days.  Some one said I have 7 days to decide.  Is that true?  Is that all the time I get?</p>
 

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<p>I love everybody's name choices.</p>
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<p>I have a son named Vaughn, so that choice really stuck out.      Most people spell it wrong and spell it Von but for a middle name I don't think you will have much of a problem.</p>
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<p>This new little guy is named Asher.   We thought for sure if we had another boy his name would be Samuel but it just didn't seem right.  Asher seems perfect for him.  </p>
 

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<a data-huddler-embed="href" href="/community/u/237349/Michelle-Murphy">@Michelle Murphy</a> my oldest didn't have a name for two weeks. I didn't know there was a time limit.
 

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<p>In our state, you have 30 days after birth to get the birth certificate, so you need a name by then. After that, it gets expensive and difficult to get a name made official. Not sure how much this varies from place to place.</p>
 
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