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Samson will be four wks on Tuesday. I haven't sent any data on him yet, because I'm not sure about his NAME!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
With Soleil, her name just came so naturally, I never had a doubt that it was her name....<br>
With Samson, dh and I had such a HARD time agreeing on a name, and then he was born, and since he's been born, life's been crazy with visitors...and this is the first week I feel I've really had with him, and all of a sudden I'm realizing that his name sounds awkward (sp?) with me...is it too late to change his name? Dh is fully annoyed with me...but I can't help it. I just don't know what to do!!! any words of wisdom????<br><br>
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I think it's interesting that your children's names have the same meaning: sun, though in different languages. Was that intentional or accidental?
 

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Julie. THanks for your replies. I also love they are both named after the sun. They are both redheads, Samson is a fire sign. I just wish his name felt as familiar as Soleil's did, kwim?<br>
I told dh I'm sure I'll get accustomed to it, but is it normal to feel unsure about a name like this? Sigh...just don't want to settle on a name..
 

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I think Samson and Soleil sound REALLY nice together!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Although dh and I picked Zane's name before I was even pg, after he was born I rarely called him that, it felt odd. I called him pretty boy, sweet boy, pumkin eater (yk, peter peter punkin eater, LOL). Anyway, I think around 3-4 months is when I started actually calling him Zane more often. I LOVE then name Zane, but maybe it just took awhile to CALL him that???
 

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I can relate. I don't love the name Rebecca. I do like Becca but we wanted all of our kids to have a more *formal* name. I am hoping Rebecca will grow on me.<br><br>
I agree that Samson and Soleil go very well together. I also love that they both mean Sun. Very cool.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Well, it certainly is a relief to know that I'm 'normal' to feel awkward about calling him by his name. Thank you dear sisters!<br><br>
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I'm also feeling awkward about ds's name and it doesn't help that he ;looks so much like his brothers that I keep calling him their names<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
the thing that's helping is hearing the other boys call him his name (well they are hardly going to call him sweetie pie or darling like I do<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I like samson too - do you plan on using his full name or shortening it?
 

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I had the same problem with Ainsley - we had decided on that name before she was born, but for awhile I wans't sure it felt right - and I felt awkard saying it. I was going to just call her Ella - a shortened version of her middle name, but that didn't seem right either. Anyway, after a couple months it just fell into place and now I can't imagin her being anything else! I had the same problem with my son Ethan - and when he was a newborn we just called him 'little E' and that was his nickname for awhile....
 

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Well, I don't think I'll shorten it, thogh dh calls him Sammy, actually, everyone does except for me....I don't shorten Soleil either though...<br>
One hand typing is tough and slow....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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It also took me a long time to come around to calling DD by her name (Grace). It was "Punkin," "Sweetie," "Pookie," etc. but never Grace or Gracie for the first several weeks. I wondered if I'd chosen the wrong name for her (we also had it picked out before I ever became PG), but it fits her now.<br><br>
I think with some kids, they tell you their name when they're born. They are the old souls. The new souls (like my DD) don't know their names yet, either, so it's left to the parents to choose them. That's my theory, anyhow.<br><br>
I love that both of your children have names with similar meaning. It's just cool.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie">
 

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I love both of your children's name and I really wouldn't change a thing! BUT, I wanted to share a story....<br><br>
My hubby's aunt had a daughter that she named Sarah. Well, when Sarah was six months old the aunt decided that she didn't like that anymore and changed the Sarah's name to Kaitland....poor baby, talk about confusion <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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I love the names also. Just wanted to share this...with my first James Corwin Hawes. I told everyone to call him by his middle name, Corwin. Family tradition on my husband's side is to use middle names. But as he grew and grew...he became a James. So by six months he was a James and only a James. People might have been perplexed, but I felt it was our right to call him who he was or call him what fit him, James. Only one friend calls him JC-his initials. That bothered me for a while, but now when James sees her and she says "JC", he looks at her kind of confused. And she doesn't even see his confusion. Oh well-wonder what else she has missed in life.
 

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As I was reading your post, I realized that I just started calling ds by his name in the last month! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> His first two months I would stumble when people asked his name because I only called him "Bubby" (easier to say for dd). I recently started calling him "Jer Bear" too. He is still usually "Bubby" or "Jer Bear". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
We really go for nicknames I guess... my dd is Elana (E-lay-na) Grace and is usually called Ellie, El or El Belle (we use her given name on occassion, but not often). Ds is Jeremy Kenneth and called Bubby, Jer Bear and on rare ocassions Jeremy! :LOL I'm the only one in the family who goes by my given name and a lot of people call me Shell...
 

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Busybusymama,<br>
My good friend's son is Jeremiah, and we call him Jer Bear too!How cool is that?<br>
Well, I guess the consensus then is Samson stays as he is, name and all....<br>
Thank you all for validating my feelings, and for not making me feel bad that I feel this way!!!!<br><br>
You are all the best!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Peace,<br><br>
Mamasoleil/samson<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie">
 

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My good friend's son is Jeremiah, and we call him Jer Bear too!How cool is that?<br>
Well, I guess the consensus then is Samson stays as he is, name and all....<br>
Thank you all for validating my feelings, and for not making me feel bad that I feel this way!!!!<br><br>
You are all the best!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Peace,<br><br>
Mamasoleil/samson<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie"></b></td>
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Cool! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> It's a very cuddly name and my ds is extremely loveable! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I can't resist those fat rolls! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Before you know it you'll be calling him Samson! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I think it's normal to wonder if a name fits a person you're just really getting to know. I think your reservation is completely normal and I'd wait a bit until you're sure.
 

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sweety, he is going to have his name his whole life (unless he changes it himself later) so definately choose something that feel right for him.<br><br>
If it doesn't feel right, brainstorm some other ideas.
 
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