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    Ack--this child will never have a name. We are 13 weeks out and have no name yet. I thought I would throw this name out to this board and see what people think of it. Maybe get suggestions for other names. We have a one syllable last name beginning with M, so I'm avoiding too many M sounds or a one syllable name (though some one syllable names with an "n" at the end sound good because you drawl out the N naturally and so it doesn't sound like a weird combo to have both first and last with 1 syllable.

    So here's the name we are throwing around:

    Oakley Thomas M....

    Any thoughts?
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    I like it! I think Oakley is cute. Another name I like for little boys that is similiar sounding is Bentley. Good luck with your choice! Those 13 weeks are going to fly by!
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    I think it is cute. It does remind me of the sunglasses though, but I wouldn't let that stop you if you like it.
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    Sorry, that name doesn't do much for me....seems like it would work better if it was the surname of someone in your family that you are honouring...but otherwise, I agree that it reminds me of sunglasses.

    I don't mean to rain on your parade, just giving you my two cents....if that's the name you love, then that's the name he shall have!!!!
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    I'm not a fan. BTW, with one syllable last names I loooove 2-3-1 combos. I have a friend with a one syllable last name who named her son Logan Dakota F_ and I think it flows so nicely. GL on your search

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    Oh I guess I forgot to put the names background info. So dh's grandpa was named Joseph Oakley but no one ever called him anything but Oakley as he was a Joseph Jr. So we named ds1 Joseph after his great and g-g grandpas. But now we like Oakley to honor dh's grandpa with what he was actually known by. And Thomas is dh's dads name and my g-pas middle name (I don't like his first name)

    I also think sunglasses but I think first of dh's gpa and what a wonderful man he was.
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    Yea, it's not my cup of tea. I'm not keen on surnames as first names and I think if I was you, I would use Oakley as the middle name.

    Something like...

    Ryan Oakley M...
    Aaron Oakley M...
    James Oakley M...

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    Knowing the background of the name, I say go for it. It is a cute name, and even though people may think of the sunglasses origianlly once little Oakley makes his debut that won't be an issue any more.
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    I really like it Holly. I think it has great meaning and a good name as well. I did not think sunglasses at all, I just thought Annie Oakley.
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    It's OK. I give it points for originality though. I don't like common names, so I at least like the direction that you're going. It would help if I knew your other kids' names!
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