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<p>Hi everyone! Im new here. Ive been looking for a intelligent parenting forum to join that believes in natural parenting. :) I think i found it! yaaay.</p>
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<p>I mostly joined because well... Im due March 22 2011 and me and my husband are still trying to decide on a boys name.</p>
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<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif;font-size:12px;line-height:19px;">First off let me tell you a little bit about myself and my family so you can get a "feel" for the style Im going for here. We are having an un-medicalized birth, we dont know the sex of our child ( we chose not to use any ultra sound on our baby) , Im birthing at home with the assistance of a midwife and we will not be taking my child to a "conventional pediatrician" instead we are choosing a holistic practitioner. Both my husband and I are very much into philosophical, metaphysical and spiritual ideas and we live a "green" lifestlye as much as possible. Mythology, astrology, tarot, energy healing and self-development are just a few of the many topics that line our book shelves.</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif;font-size:12px;line-height:19px;"> </span><br><br><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif;font-size:12px;line-height:19px;">We have a girl name picked out. If we have a girl we will be naming her Luna Celeste. We like the idea of choosing a name that is unique yet connected to the elements, the universe, mother earth etc...</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif;font-size:12px;line-height:19px;"> </span><br><br><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif;font-size:12px;line-height:19px;">Boys names are much harder!!</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif;font-size:12px;line-height:19px;"> </span></p>
<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif;font-size:12px;line-height:19px;">We have to give the baby the middle name Warren, its my husbands middle name and its his fathers and his fathers fathers so its a generational thing, which is fine with me, warren goes with almost any name well. So...I have been pondering the name Mars. I feel it is quirky, masculine, weird yet approachable, if you can look at it from the right point of view. I also really like the name Jasper but my husband isn't sure about it. </span></p>
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<p>Thanks so much! looking forward to being a member on this site and future convos :) </p>
 

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<p>If you like it, that is all that matters. :)</p>
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<p>But if you are considering Mars....how about Zeus? Just wondering because I like it. I have a thing about Greek mythology names.</p>
 

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<p>I agree that if you like it that's what matters. </p>
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<p>I have an uncommon name, and when I was younger I can't say I loved it, but I do now.  I'm glad not to have the same name as others.</p>
 

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<p>I like Mars!  Simple yet different.</p>
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<p>BTW, my 3.5 year old's name is Luna.  I got a lot of mixed reactions from people while I was pregnant, but pretty much only positive since she's been born (funny how that works....).</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>skimmilf</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285996/weird-but-likable-name#post_16122502"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>If you like it, that is all that matters. :)</p>
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<p>But if you are considering Mars....how about Zeus? Just wondering because I like it. I have a thing about Greek mythology names.</p>
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<p>Thanks skimmilf for your reply! </p>
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<p>I knew someone who had a cat named Zeus. hahaha i cant shake the connection on that one. lol</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>delaneymom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285996/weird-but-likable-name#post_16123138"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I agree that if you like it that's what matters. </p>
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<p>I have an uncommon name, and when I was younger I can't say I loved it, but I do now.  I'm glad not to have the same name as others.</p>
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<br><br><p>I can completely relate, I was teased and made fun of in elementary school for my name, Sarai ( sah-dah-ee , the R is slightly rolled). I hated it when i was younger, i swore I'd never give my child a hard to pronounce weird name. But now I love my name and would'nt change it for ANYTHING.Everyone I meet now says "wow what a beautiful unique name"   </p>
 

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<p>Mars is Roman not Greek.  That would be Ares (sorry, nerd here)<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>skimmilf</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285996/weird-but-likable-name#post_16122502"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>If you like it, that is all that matters. :)</p>
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<p>But if you are considering Mars....how about Zeus? Just wondering because I like it. I have a thing about Greek mythology names.</p>
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<br><br><p>Back to the actual conversation - I think Mars is a great name (and there's a more traditional middle name to fall back on if he grows up to hate it).  The candy bar theme does make me giggle a bit, but in a good way. :)</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>rockycrop</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285996/weird-but-likable-name#post_16123201"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I like Mars!  Simple yet different.</p>
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<p>BTW, my 3.5 year old's name is Luna.  I got a lot of mixed reactions from people while I was pregnant, but pretty much only positive since she's been born (funny how that works....).</p>
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Thanks for your reply rockycrop : )</p>
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<p>lol, its funny how people react when they ask what names we are considering, they kinda do this weird blank smile with and awkward blink, and say "oh thats niiice" hahaha its like "what? Where you really expecting me and my husband, with the way that we are, to choose something common?" </p>
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<p>Everyone is right, as long as we like it,  which is what Ive been keeping in the front of my mind...</p>
<p>Im just worried I might be taking it a little over board with Mars. I sense the bogus social pressure to make sure my kid will "fit in" with what everyone else expects as normal.  </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>prothyraia</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285996/weird-but-likable-name#post_16123263"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Mars is Roman not Greek.  That would be Ares (sorry, nerd here)<br>
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<p>Back to the actual conversation - I think Mars is a great name (and there's a more traditional middle name to fall back on if he grows up to hate it).  The candy bar theme does make me giggle a bit, but in a good way. :)</p>
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Lol me too! ;)</p>
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<p>I know. :)</p>
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<p>ZEUS is Greek, it's another 4 letter 1 syllable name based in popular mythology, that's all. <span><img alt="lol.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="width:15px;height:31px;"></span></p>
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<p>btw, would you share your last name or tell us something about it? Does Mars sound good with it?</p>
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<p>Also, my Ds's name is Dominic Wolfgang Wallace. I put the unique name that I loved in the middle. I wanted to call him Wolfie (doesn't fit him).</p>
 

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<p>When I named my 3 children I always kept in mind what "they" might think of their own name as adults....and if that name were an appropriate "adult" name. :)</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mommy68</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285996/weird-but-likable-name#post_16123804"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>When I named my 3 children I always kept in mind what "they" might think of their own name as adults....and if that name were an appropriate "adult" name. :)</p>
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What did you name your 3 children? </p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>skimmilf</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285996/weird-but-likable-name#post_16123797"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I know. :)</p>
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<p>ZEUS is Greek, it's another 4 letter 1 syllable name based in popular mythology, that's all. <span><img alt="lol.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="width:15px;height:31px;"></span></p>
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<p>btw, would you share your last name or tell us something about it? Does Mars sound good with it?</p>
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<p>Also, my Ds's name is Dominic Wolfgang Wallace. I put the unique name that I loved in the middle. I wanted to call him Wolfie (doesn't fit him).</p>
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<br><br><p>sure! :) So the full name would be Mars Warren Melton...</p>
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<p>how does that sound. I think it kind of works <img alt="rolleyes.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif"></p>
 

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<p>For me, it's more about flow. Mars Warren lastname doesn't do it for me. But Mars is easy to say, easy to spell and not bad on the eyes. Any chance you can ditch the middle name?</p>
 

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<p>I try to envision names working when the babes are grown up too -- I don't know if I can see Mars working as well in a business environment as it might growing up.  I thought about suggesting Marte -- Spanish for Mars, but that gets too rhymey with your last name.</p>
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<p>I love Luna though, it's unique but not way out there and is just so pretty!</p>
 

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<p>i used to nanny for a little boy named marshall, and his nickname was mars. i feel that nicknames and middle names are a better place to get really accentric with names.</p>
<p>mars is a great nickname.</p>
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<p>i would also avoid names ending with S with your last name. i said mars melton aloud 5 times fast, and couldn't avoid the word "smell" in the middle. just a suggestion...</p>
 

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<p>My son's name is Orion and we get compliments on it all the time. The only thing is people always think his name is Ryan, especially if they aren't looking at you say the name. So we correct them and say his name is Orion like the constellation and people say "Ohhhh, that's such a cool name!".</p>
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<p>Also, here is a name website I really like. They have an astronomy related list and some other really good ones too... <a href="http://www.behindthename.com/php/search.php?terms=constellation+planet+zodiac+moon&nmd=d&suppress=yes&title=Astronomy+Names&heading=none" target="_blank">http://www.behindthename.com/php/search.php?terms=constellation+planet+zodiac+moon&nmd=d&suppress=yes&title=Astronomy+Names&heading=none</a></p>
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<p>ITA with the PP who said the name ending in S with the last name is asking for teasing. I was mercilessly teased for my first AND last name growing up so we're super sensitive about that kind of thing here. Good luck and let us know what you decide.</p>
 

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<p>Oh! So I was just browsing that list I linked to and saw the name Cairo. It means Mars in Persian. SO COOL!!! Just my $0.02 :)</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>philomom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285996/weird-but-likable-name#post_16123951"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>For me, it's more about flow. Mars Warren lastname doesn't do it for me. But Mars is easy to say, easy to spell and not bad on the eyes. Any chance you can ditch the middle name?</p>
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<br><br><p>Nope... :( :( its been in my husbands family for 4 generations.... </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>MissBeth705</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285996/weird-but-likable-name#post_16124169"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Oh! So I was just browsing that list I linked to and saw the name Cairo. It means Mars in Persian. SO COOL!!! Just my $0.02 :)</p>
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<p>Hey i really like that! Ill have to run it by my hubby and see what he thinks... thanks!<br>
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<p>No strong feelings about Mars, but Warren was actually one of DH's faves when we were pregnant.  I wasn't crazy about it, but we both really liked the nickname Ren.  Just another thought.</p>
 
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