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Names :)

Ok, I know it's insanely early...but has anyone thought on names yet?

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Yup, we already have the named picked out for either gender;) it's never too early to talk names! Luckily d/h and I agree (for the most part) on names we like and don't...so it's pretty easy for us.

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Evelyn dawn (dawn is named for my "grandma" who is passed her first name was Effie, but she went by her middle name dawn)... We've had this one picked since Ds1 was baking

Arthur Joseph (named for my two grandpas- both passed) this one was a deal we made when ds2 was baking... Ds2 has my Dh's favorite names so if we have a ds3 then I get mine.

We refer to the bean as "Arlyn"

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Ar-lyn, that's such a cute nickname for bean!

We've already been talking names for quite some time. We had a terrible time deciding on both boys. We have very different taste. In fact, we're lucky we haven't had a girl yet, because through both of my previous pregnancies (not knowing the gender until birth) we never agreed on a girls name, not even in the delivery room.

This time, we've finally decided (almost) on a girls name. It's will probably be Leityn (or Leyton, or Layton, or Leighton). But we also both like the name Capri ... Maybe that would be the middle name. For a boy, I have a few faves: Heath, Trace, or Travis, in that order. DH isn't crazy about any of them, but he doesn't hate them, so it's a step in the right direction.

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Nymbler - Your Personal Baby Name Assistant

You enter names you like and it suggests others you might like...

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We have been talking names for months. All we really have picked is a middle name for a girl which is after my late grandmother. Athaleen. And I want to go with a first name that starts with S.

He likes Sophie for a girl, which is waaayyyy to popular for me. I won't use a popular name. I grew up as Kendra H. For YEARS.
My top name for a girl is Sumner and Sutton is a close second.

Then for a boy I like Schaeffer, Solomon and Sullivan. Middle name with be Albert after SO.
He likes Samual....

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Mamaterp- crazy...my mom's mom was named Effie as well, and she hated her name so she went by her middle name, which is Louise, so I'm thinking of using Louise for a middle name if we have a girl.

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We like Owen for a boy, left over from last pg. but no ideas on girls names. Well, let me rephrase......i have ideas, but havent talked to DH about it

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"jski88" wrote:

Mamaterp- crazy...my mom's mom was named Effie as well, and she hated her name so she went by her middle name, which is Louise, so I'm thinking of using Louise for a middle name if we have a girl.

I realized about a month after we settled on that one (5 years ago) that if we have a girl I could have an "Ehvy Dawn" instead of Effie dawn

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We like kind of old fashioned, not common names more than anything.

For a girl we our top picks were Elaine, Louise or Jane. For a boy, Dean, Clark, or Henry. Smile

A girl middle name has to be Clara (family name, 2nd girl gets grandmother's middle name, since forever. I'm the only 2nd girl to not have only two girls in like 200 years. It switches between Margarette, which is mine, and Clara, which is my mom's. I'm tempted to buck the tradition and name a girl Clara Margarette... )

For a boy middle name, I just don't know.

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We haven't started to talk names yet -- but, we have a hard time agreeing Smile I like uncommon names that aren't too "out there" and ideally, that can't be shortened to a nickname. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with a natural nickname per say, but I don't get it at all why parents name there child something and immediately say, but we are going to call him/her X. If you like X why didn't you just name your child that in the first place Smile

I don't typically want a name in the top 100 either; I go search the social security name page to see how common a name is before I put it on the short list Smile
Popular Baby Names

Anyway, so I'm sure DH will mention Maddox again -- I don't like it and immediately think of Angelina Jolie. But, he seems to really like it. I'm hoping we go back to the drawing board and don't start with names we had for the kids if they had been the opposite gender Smile

DD is Kendall Evelyn; Evelyn is after my Grandmother on my Mom's side who has passed. Kendall we just liked.
DS is Quentin Vincent; Vincent is my Father in Laws name and my brother in Laws middle name. BIL happens to be Quentin's Godfather. Quentin we just liked.

If it's a girl we also may use Faye (for a middle name); which was DH's mom's middle name and she has since passed. But, my middle name is Joy and so is my Mom's. So I would like to consider that as well. Depending on which one goes best with whatever first name we pick. As for a boy, I'd like to consider John as a middle name after my Dad or Patrick which is DH's middle name. So, we shall see.

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"ChristaM" wrote:

We haven't started to talk names yet -- but, we have a hard time agreeing Smile I like uncommon names that aren't too "out there" and ideally, that can't be shortened to a nickname. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with a natural nickname per say, but I don't get it at all why parents name there child something and immediately say, but we are going to call him/her X. If you like X why didn't you just name your child that in the first place Smile

I don't typically want a name in the top 100 either; I go search the social security name page to see how common a name is before I put it on the short list Smile
Popular Baby Names

Anyway, so I'm sure DH will mention Maddox again -- I don't like it and immediately think of Angelina Jolie. But, he seems to really like it. I'm hoping we go back to the drawing board and don't start with names we had for the kids if they had been the opposite gender Smile

DD is Kendall Evelyn; Evelyn is after my Grandmother on my Mom's side who has passed. Kendall we just liked.
DS is Quentin Vincent; Vincent is my Father in Laws name and my brother in Laws middle name. BIL happens to be Quentin's Godfather. Quentin we just liked.

If it's a girl we also may use Faye (for a middle name); which was DH's mom's middle name and she has since passed. But, my middle name is Joy and so is my Mom's. So I would like to consider that as well. Depending on which one goes best with whatever first name we pick. As for a boy, I'd like to consider John as a middle name after my Dad or Patrick which is DH's middle name. So, we shall see.

I completely agree with the nickname thing. Drives me crazy. My Son's name tends to be shortened to Stet. I am constantly correcting people. If I had wanted him to have a nick name I could have given him one myself.

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See and I'm the opposite... I picked names that have a ton of nicknames (Tyler and Jason) knowing when they were little they'd get "Ty" and "jay" or "JD"... I never had a nickname (that wasn't mean), so I wanted my kids to have the option of one. But I didn't want them to be stuck as "dicky" or something as adults. My kids nicknames are actually "Ty" or more often "tiger" and "jay" or more often "j-birdie" ...

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"Mamaterp" wrote:

Nymbler - Your Personal Baby Name Assistant

You enter names you like and it suggests others you might like...

Love this!! Thank you Smile

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We like names that have a history, but are not common. Our son has a Norse name, Ivor. We also like it because it is spelled the way it sounds, and we don't shorten it to anything else.

We did have a little think about names but were getting too excited and don't want to get our hopes up too much yet, so we stopped ourselves! I like Ursula for a girl, just because we were in Berlin when we conceived, (it's also where my grandmother came from), and the symbol of the city is a bear, and DH does astronomy and it's also a constellation. Our son's middle name is the name of a planet so we would probably also quite like to continue with the astral bodies theme!

Not sure for boy names yet though.

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"Lil Momma 1991" wrote:

I completely agree with the nickname thing. Drives me crazy. My Son's name tends to be shortened to Stet. I am constantly correcting people. If I had wanted him to have a nick name I could have given him one myself.

I'll admit, it drives me insane to be called Sue. Especially without asking me!!!

I thought we would call Marcus, Marc. He does NOT want to be called Marc. He is Marcus and he has been sure of that since he was a toddler. lol

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Hehe...we totally backnamed DS. We chose a nickname we liked and then chose a first name we liked that fit the nickname. The nickname is based of the shortened version (or first half) of his first name. I like his nickname because it's less formal and old fashioned sounding than his first name and he can always decide to go by the longer version of his name whenever he chooses. I went by nickname until about 4th grade when I decided to go by my full first name. I kept that up through rest of school and professionally though most of my family still calls me by my nickname.

We will hold off on serious name deciding for new baby until we know gender, found it easier that way. May check out our runner up names for DS if boy...think they are on post-it note somewhere. I tend to avoid family names if possible mainly because I was given both family first and middle names so I felt my name was not very original within my family while both my siblings at least had original first names. However we did end up giving DS a middle name inspired by my father's first name since he passed away about a month before we got pregnant with DS. The names are similar save for a few letters so I feel like I'm honoring my father but DS still has his own name.

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Have you seen Henry HuggleMonster? One of the characters is Ivor.

"Stormy Weather" wrote:

We like names that have a history, but are not common. Our son has a Norse name, Ivor. We also like it because it is spelled the way it sounds, and we don't shorten it to anything else.

We did have a little think about names but were getting too excited and don't want to get our hopes up too much yet, so we stopped ourselves! I like Ursula for a girl, just because we were in Berlin when we conceived, (it's also where my grandmother came from), and the symbol of the city is a bear, and DH does astronomy and it's also a constellation. Our son's middle name is the name of a planet so we would probably also quite like to continue with the astral bodies theme!

Not sure for boy names yet though.

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Another one of my things that we stay away from when naming is names that are too cutsey. I want my kids to be taken seriously as adults and it's hard to imagine a grown adult name Kinley or Kyleigh. But then again names like this are becoming the new norm. -sigh- I am bad about names and I don't mean to offend anyone on this bored! So please don't take it this way. I just am so particular about names, where they come from, the popularity, and the reality that my kids will be taken seriously that I tend to sound overly harsh.

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"Mamaterp" wrote:

Have you seen Henry HuggleMonster? One of the characters is Ivor.

Haha! Never seen that show, it probably doesn't air here in the UK. I googled it though, will have to try and find a clip to show him tomorrow.

The TV show reference most people know of here is 'Ivor the Engine' which is a very old BBC kids cartoon about a steam train in Wales.

Name choices are one of the biggest differences I noticed between the US and the UK on my 2010 birth board. It's quite interesting. A lot of current US names, particularly for girls, are used very rarely here as far as I know. Boy name choices seem a bit more international though. Isla is a massively popular girl's name here, both north and south of the border. I know about five people with little girls called Isla born in the last three years.

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"Lil Momma 1991" wrote:

Another one of my things that we stay away from when naming is names that are too cutsey. I want my kids to be taken seriously as adults and it's hard to imagine a grown adult name Kinley or Kyleigh. But then again names like this are becoming the new norm. -sigh- I am bad about names and I don't mean to offend anyone on this bored! So please don't take it this way. I just am so particular about names, where they come from, the popularity, and the reality that my kids will be taken seriously that I tend to sound overly harsh.

You're fine Smile I get your point and I'm not offended. That's exactly why I tried to word my post about nicknames like I did -- I really don't mind them, but I think a kid should grow into their nickname. Case in point, we went to church after DD was born; DH's cousin came over and said congrats and then asked her name. Once we said "Kendall", his immediate response was "oh, you can't really shorten that" - I just looked at DH and said see my point!

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I think it depends on the parents here... I know about half my friends with kids went for "family names/traditions" and about a quarter purposely avoided "family names/traditions" while the rest wanted unique. My oldest's middle name is Rhys, not a spelling you see commonly here but it's my great grandfathers name. I am the last of my fathers family and wanted my kiddo to have a link to his welsh roots (we also scouted welsh girls names before knowing gender). My second son follows hubby's family "tradition" (seems to be fairly non-planned) of one person being JDO (my hubby and his dad are both JDOs). Our youngest (and last) will either be named after my grandfathers (both passed) or my "grandma" (she was actually technically my nanny but was treated as family and our relationship was more grandmother/grand daughter).