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We need a fun thread. Warning: I am verbose.

My first daughter is Isabel Marie. Her little sister needs a name, which dh and Isa want to be Elizabeth. Which is the English form of Isabel. ACK.

Dh always wants a family name or a Scottish name, and I want a nature name or a Norse/Celtic name. Between both of us vetoing left and right, we don't get very far.

Ideas so far:
Isla Jane
pros: Scottish, Mount Desert Island is really important to us, and Jane is my gma's name
cons: Jane is also my old dog's name, and I know two Islas now and the mom of one of them annoys me, ha
Unna Jane
pros: Norse, means beloved
cons: Not Scottish, dh gets snotty about it
Acadia
pros: MDI connection still there
cons: can't think of a middle name, and if we move back home Acadia will grow up in, um, Acadia
Juniper - only if she's born in June, and I go late, so prolly not. But cute!
Elizabeth Jane
pros: dh and Isa love it, connection to Jane Austen who I worship
cons: SAME DAMN NAME AS ISABEL

Other names I like that dh doesn't:
Saerunn (Norse, beloved of the sea; mystery of the sea), Wren, Mercy, Iona

Other ideas? Scottish names, names relating to the sea (dh is a sailor), nature names, etc. Help me!
 
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I've been loving Oona for a girl. My dog's name is Juniper, and also I love that name ;)
 
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I've been liking Alice for a girl. I also like Hope and Marie (family name both sides). I have been picking pretty classic names after my first two. Not sure why.
I've been thinking its a girl so I haven't given much thought to boy names yet!
 

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I know I'm having a girl, which is lucky as it prevents my dh and I from having a throwdown about boy names. He wanted Stuart. NO. Or Anson. NO NO.

I love Hope and Marie. Marie is the middle name of every eldest daughter in the maternal line for the past 150 years in my family. I am Cristina Marie!
 
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We need a fun thread. Warning: I am verbose.

My first daughter is Isabel Marie. Her little sister needs a name, which dh and Isa want to be Elizabeth. Which is the English form of Isabel. ACK.

Dh always wants a family name or a Scottish name, and I want a nature name or a Norse/Celtic name. Between both of us vetoing left and right, we don't get very far.
Oh man Izzybelly, I feel for ya! My husband and I are at a standstill with girls names as well! He INSISTS that we name the baby Mary. I totally want the name Charlotte, so she'll be named after my beloved maternal grandmother who passed away a little over a year ago. He says that I already okayed the name Mary and I keep telling him that was a middle name ok only! LOL So far we are focusing on boy names because the whole girl name thing might be a moot point anyway. :D

If I hear of any good names I'll send them your way. :)
 

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Haven't even thought about it! With our boy we didn't even talk about names until I was around 30 week, found Aiden that night. Middle names we were between two, day of his birth hubby gave in to Paul (after my dad)

This time around, I feel like it's a girl (odd I know) and hubby has always wanted Isabel, I've told him i'll settle for Isabella. Sure that will change since the boys names we had before we had kids went out the window early on.
As for me nothing stands out, sure i'll think once I know what i'm having.
 

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Love the names being discussed!

We aren't fully decided at this point, but we have a few names we like. I currently have an Amaya Jade, (daughter age 16,) and a Romeo Leander, (son age 2.)

Our top girls name is Josefina, after my mother in law. This is left over from our last pregnancy, if we had had a girl it would have been Josefina Ines. My husband is Colombian, and we wanted names that could be easily pronounced by his Spanish speaking family, as well as my English speaking family. If we used this name, we would probably go with a nickname or shortened version of Fina, because we have so many Josie and Joey/Joie's in our lives. I would be annoyed if people used the nickname of "Jo," which I am sure some people would do.

My top boys names is Mars. My husband likes it, but is not completely sold. It obviously is not a Latino/Spanish name....but I am in love with it. If we were to use it as a first name, we would probably pair it with a more traditional/normal middle name, that also worked in Spanish, in case he wanted to go by something a little less different. My husband's middle name is Eduardo, which I think would work well. Mars Eduardo. I like it.:joy
 

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We need a fun thread. Warning: I am verbose.

My first daughter is Isabel Marie. Her little sister needs a name, which dh and Isa want to be Elizabeth. Which is the English form of Isabel. ACK.

Dh always wants a family name or a Scottish name, and I want a nature name or a Norse/Celtic name. Between both of us vetoing left and right, we don't get very far.

Ideas so far:
Isla Jane
pros: Scottish, Mount Desert Island is really important to us, and Jane is my gma's name
cons: Jane is also my old dog's name, and I know two Islas now and the mom of one of them annoys me, ha
Unna Jane
pros: Norse, means beloved
cons: Not Scottish, dh gets snotty about it
Acadia
pros: MDI connection still there
cons: can't think of a middle name, and if we move back home Acadia will grow up in, um, Acadia
Juniper - only if she's born in June, and I go late, so prolly not. But cute!
Elizabeth Jane
pros: dh and Isa love it, connection to Jane Austen who I worship
cons: SAME DAMN NAME AS ISABEL

Other names I like that dh doesn't:
Saerunn (Norse, beloved of the sea; mystery of the sea), Wren, Mercy, Iona

Other ideas? Scottish names, names relating to the sea (dh is a sailor), nature names, etc. Help me!
Not part of this due date club, but had a suggestion. Do you like the name Merida (pronounced like Meredith but with an "uh" sound instead of "ith")? It apparently might have some Celtic roots and I think it's really pretty! It was also the name of the Scottish princess in the Disney movie (it wasn't all that popular so I wouldn't worry too much about that).

Anyway, just thought I'd mention it :)
 

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Hi teacozy! Merida would be a bit too close to Meredith for me, actually. While it's a lovely name, Meredith was the name of the girl who bullied me for yeeeeeeeeeears. Couldn't do it!

I have accepted Elizabeth.... as a MIDDLE name. Compromise, compromise. The good news is that it might earn me my first choice name that got vetoed last time around, Saerunn. Saerunn Elizabeth would be lovely. So would Solveig Elizabeth. So I'm pretty pleased.
 

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Neaera, I was named Cristina because my parents were in the Peace Corps in Colombia and we intended to move back. I gave Isa a Spanish name so that we would share that, but sadly our lives have less Spanish in them every day. Our area's second language is French, and that is what is taught in most of the schools. Which is fine I guess, but I don't speak French!!
 

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We need a fun thread. Warning: I am verbose.

My first daughter is Isabel Marie. Her little sister needs a name, which dh and Isa want to be Elizabeth. Which is the English form of Isabel. ACK.

Dh always wants a family name or a Scottish name, and I want a nature name or a Norse/Celtic name. Between both of us vetoing left and right, we don't get very far.

Ideas so far:
Isla Jane
pros: Scottish, Mount Desert Island is really important to us, and Jane is my gma's name
cons: Jane is also my old dog's name, and I know two Islas now and the mom of one of them annoys me, ha
Unna Jane
pros: Norse, means beloved
cons: Not Scottish, dh gets snotty about it
Acadia
pros: MDI connection still there
cons: can't think of a middle name, and if we move back home Acadia will grow up in, um, Acadia
Juniper - only if she's born in June, and I go late, so prolly not. But cute!
Elizabeth Jane
pros: dh and Isa love it, connection to Jane Austen who I worship
cons: SAME DAMN NAME AS ISABEL

Other names I like that dh doesn't:
Saerunn (Norse, beloved of the sea; mystery of the sea), Wren, Mercy, Iona

Other ideas? Scottish names, names relating to the sea (dh is a sailor), nature names, etc. Help me!
here are a few Scottish names that I found that I thought sounded lovely (to me at least....but it's hard to suggest names for other people, so feel free to hate them all, lol :wink:)

Ailsa - taken from the island of Ailsa Craig which has the elements of elf and Victory
Glenna -derived from the gaelic gleann meaning mountain valley
Heather -as in the flower, not the creepy movie from the 80s
Iona -name of a small island
Mairead -pearl
Nora - uhm.... just because I love it and my husband hates it, lol
Rona - yep, another island....
Winifred - meaning blessed peace... because we all hope for some blessed peace after the baby is born ;)
 

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Neaera, I was named Cristina because my parents were in the Peace Corps in Colombia and we intended to move back. I gave Isa a Spanish name so that we would share that, but sadly our lives have less Spanish in them every day. Our area's second language is French, and that is what is taught in most of the schools. Which is fine I guess, but I don't speak French!!
That must have been such an amazing experience for you! I have not made it to Colombia yet, sadly. We are hoping once my husband is finished with grad school we will be able to budget for more travel. We are trying to raise my son bilingual, but my husband doesn't remember to speak Spanish enough, so he gets my college level 102 Spanish-speaking self (likely mispronouncing a lot,) reading them Spanish children's books daily!

By the way, I love the name Isabel...it was my first choice name for my teen when I was pregnant with her, but I had already had too many cousins with little ones who shared the name!
 

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imbrusa, I just had a teenager named Ailsa sign up for classes at my workplace. I had never heard the name before about a week ago, I love it!
 

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Ha! And I just noticed that I totally botched your username! Sorry about that!

I am devouring pizza, trying to work from home, check social media and catch up here all in the 3 hours my son is being babysat by my mother-in-law!
 

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I love name threads!! Ever on has come up with such awesome names. I am another one thinking of a scottish or irish name. Or at least daydreaming, we havent talked too much about it yet. We wont be find I out what sex the baby is, so that is going to be weird for naming (we found out with my first two). My first is Nick, and I knew from the beginning thats what he would be. My second was supposed to be Isla, but she was not an Isla when she was born, so we came up with Aubrey at the hospital. I have a feeling we are just going to toss stuff around and not make any choices until after baby is here.
Names we have thrown around previously for boys are Joseph, Ryan (middle name only), which are family names, and Nathan, but none of those are really grabbing me this time.
For girls, I still like Isla (although it has become so much more popular), Kiera, Miranda, and Rachael. But again, nothing even remotely concrete here.
The other weird thing os that I dont have even an inkling of what we are having, and with the other two I "knew" from the beginning. Its making it so much trickier for names. But I am not really worried about it.
I love reading all of the ideas though.
 

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Dh is now in favor of Acadia, but we don't have a middle name for that. I'd go with it - Cady is a cute nickname. Acadia Grace? Acadia Rose? Acadia Skye?

I have been calling her Unna Jane in my mind. Definitely currently my first choice. But last time we had the name all sorted - Isabel Marie, and then she came, and she seemed like an Elizabeth to me. So much so that I often call her that by accident. But we stuck with the name we agreed on. So I have all sorts of weird stomach-churny guilt that I gave her the wrong name. And no way can I call her sister Elizabeth in that case!! Messes with my head.
 

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I am Swedish so the names might seem strange.

I really want Alvina Linnea if it is a girl. Alvina is my paternal grandmother's second name and Linnea is my second name as well as the name of several other relatives. My husband got two names from his family last time so I think I could get two this time. He has not protested wildly about this but he has suggested Klara, which is his paternal grandmother's name. I don't hate it but that would probably mean that it would have to be Klara Linnea as Klara Alvina doesn't sound as good to me.

For a boy we have several suggestions. We know we want the name Stig as that was my father in law's name. Both our fathers are dead but I frankly don't think it is that important to me to have our child named after my father. The top suggestions for me are Stig Gunnar (my maternal grandfather's name), Stig Ingvar (no family member named Ingvar but I like the name) or Stig Gösta (there are distant family members named Gösta in both our families but we mainly picked it because we like the name).
 

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Dh is now in favor of Acadia, but we don't have a middle name for that. I'd go with it - Cady is a cute nickname. Acadia Grace? Acadia Rose? Acadia Skye?

I have been calling her Unna Jane in my mind. Definitely currently my first choice. But last time we had the name all sorted - Isabel Marie, and then she came, and she seemed like an Elizabeth to me. So much so that I often call her that by accident. But we stuck with the name we agreed on. So I have all sorts of weird stomach-churny guilt that I gave her the wrong name. And no way can I call her sister Elizabeth in that case!! Messes with my head.
Acadia Rayne was the name my brother always wanted for a daughter. I think it's beautiful
 
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