Me. I have lots of names that I could go for IF I was the only one who produced this baby, but thats not the case. My husband shoots down a lot of what I love. We are so different in our likes. It is difficult every time.
We have no idea. Well, we have lots of ideas but nothing "feels" right. Both my husband and I are attached to different names and none of our "compromise" names sit well with the other.<br><br>
I spend so much time on Nymbler, BabyNames.com, with baby name books, in our family trees, etc etc etc that it feels like all our options are exhausted and NOTHING stands out. Meh.<br><br>
We have a large immigrant population here and I've started paying extra attention to the name tags I see <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I've found some name I like, but no dice with DH.
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This is me too. I have lots of girl names I could go for, but no boy names really stand out. My bf is stuck on Hendrix, which I jokingly suggested (after he spent literally 2+ hours with baby name books suggesting EVERY name). I don't mind that name, but I don't love it either. I figure this baby will have a name by the time he starts kindergarten.
I was until last week. I saw a unisex name in my dream, that really would work well for either a boy or a girl, and DH doesn't hate it. He refuses to commit to anything until he sees the baby and can picture him/her with that name, but I love it and I think the baby likes it too.
I *think* we have a boy name and a girl name picked out... sort of. I really think we need to meet this one first for some reason. We didn't know the gender of our other two. With our first we "knew" our girl name months in advance.... she was a girl. With our second, we "knew" our boy name months in advance.... he was a boy. This time we just are floundering in circles with names! I do know people who have gone home with the paperwork and named their baby later.... eventually it happens, I'm told! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
We're late namers here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> With our first two, the right names just "came" to us early in pregnancy but we didn't commit until the kids were each about a week old. With #3, we never got any good ideas, though we did name her after a week. I regret rushing the decision though and her name didn't sit well with me for over two years. This time, we are planning to figure out our name possibilities while my husband has a week off between Christmas and New Year's, whether the baby comes before or after that (although again, I can't imagine naming a child until it's had at least a few days with us).<br><br>
I have a friend who is just beginning to commit to a name for her son at 8 weeks old; her first son/second child was 6 weeks old before he had a name too. Don't forget that in some cultures the naming ceremony takes place long after the birth, sometimes not until the first year mark!
Same boat - no name. I laid awake stressing about it last night. Uhg! It was a lot easier with our first - I saw the name in a magazine and I was like, "that's it!" and dh liked it, so there you go. This time....no such luck. Nothing jumps out at either of us, and the ones that do either don't fit at all with our last name or belong to someone else in our family.
we hae one girl name - thats it. It doesn't help that DH is claiming its his turn but can't some up with anything other than Daniel Nathaniel and Jack Daniel.. he is kidding of course but good greif I want to pick already
We haven't even started to look... I don't want to have any preplanned names... eventually DH and I will make our lists separately and after the baby is born we will go through the list and choose the name that fits with the baby...
I have only wrote down a couple of boy and girl names. We are for sure not settled on one for boy and one for girl. Waiting to meet baby in hopes that we will figure out what fits like we did with our second or we could just have a baby cordio for a while <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
No name here. Though, we usually just take a list of names we like AND the baby name book to the hospital with us and decide on a name after we meet the baby and spend some time with us. Drives the nurses crazy, but not as much as the admin gal who comes in to fill out the birth certificate. I tell her, "leave the paperwork, we'll turn it in before we leave". Last time she came back like three times to see if we'd filled it out yet - I was only there for less than a whole day!!!!<br><br>
I told DH I like Phillip, Paul, Peter, Timothy and Thomas. With Phillip being my favorite b/c it's after my grandfather.<br><br>
and, I haven't told DH yet, but I have the middle name picked out already - after his nephew who just passed away.
With my first two I knew their names from the get-go but I'm having a hard time naming this babe. we've settled on a boy's name (Milo) but can't decide on a girl's so we'll take our lists to the hospital and choose her name after meeting her (if she's a girl).
We keep saying that we need to sit down and spend some serious time pondering names, but somehow, we never do. Maybe this nice long weekend will give us a chance. It turns out that we have different taste in names, but I think he might come around!
So I was told before we were even married that I had no choice in boy name... all the men in my husband's family are named after the paternal gf, and then the maternal gf... so that's why my husband ended up Howarde Everett.... We're going to be a little more lucky and end up with Charles Randel for a boy, but I'm seeing both a set of CPM's for my <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/homebirth.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="Homebirth"> but being followed by a CNM as well, the CNM conviniced me to get an US because I was "too big." But we decided to still keep the baby's sex a surprise... When I saw the midwife on Friday she kept talking about "she" when referring to the baby, and then I finally told her that we don't know and she seemed embarrassed. I didn't ask her if it was in my chart or if she was just guessing, because we still don't want to know... but I'm terrified. We still have lots of stuff from my DD-3 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/flower.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="flower"> but I have no idea what this child's name will be. And if it isn't a boy, my husband is going to want to try again, but I want to finish my midwife apprenticeship which I'm already going to have to put off. I'm really into the surprise, after (hopefully) a beautiful homebirth, but I'm starting to think that the anxiety is pointless and it would be easier just to find out. Any thoughts?