Ugh, why are names so hard!

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Ugh, why are names so hard!

Sorry I keep bringing this up, but it's on my mind all the time! We are still struggling so much on a name for baby girl! And time is ticking shorter and shorter! I am at 33 weeks today, so I still have a few, plus she could be late.

Here is what we have on our list so far....

Aspen
Ruth
Madeline
Rebecca
Charlotte
Abigail
Savannah
Sage
Hazel
Ivy
Elisa
Eliza

Middle names--no clue. Maybe we would choose 2 from the list and do first/middle. Or we have thought of Luzell for a middle name. Luzell was my grandmother's name and my mom's middle name (after her mom of course).

I've been using Nymbler with my kids' names and seeing what it suggests and just creating a list from that. Any thoughts on these names?

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I like Charlotte Ruth, Madeline Rebecca, Ivy Abigail. LOVE the name Charlotte. It was on our girl list. Love Ruth too Smile Don't care for Hazel or Aspen too much.

Good luck. This was really really hard for me too. I think we are probably going to name him Dean Thomas.

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Love Aspen Ruth and Ruth Charlotte. I've always adored that name Ruth, it's so classy and beautiful to me. GL. Smile

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Dang! As if it wasn't hard enough naming this baby! I just found out that the 2 girls that are due at church this month are naming their babies Hazel and Charlotte! Two of my favorites! I knew the one was naming hers Hazel, and the other one has Charlotte as a "top contender" but dang it, she'll probably use it! I know we probably won't always live in the same area forever but it makes me rethink both as too popular!

One other name we have thought of is Alora. It is actually dd's middle name because I had a friend growing up who named her dd Alora and I always loved the name and how unique and pretty it is. But I also loved the name Kaitlyn and it flowed best to use Kaitlyn Alora instead of the other way around. DD is all for it....right now. I guess she is old enough to remember she had a "say" in naming her baby sister and is like--YES! Lets name her Alora! So I have 2 main hold-outs. One--is it weird to use a name twice in a family, middle and first? And Two--does it sound OK with my last name? Moore? Is that too much OR sound together? Ugh......I wish this was easier!

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I love the name Elora. I prefer the E spelling but that's personal preference. I think it flows great with your last name. Unless you call your older one by both names on a daily basis. I don't see a problem in using it.

Charlotte is extremely popular!

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It does seem to be on an upswing. When I first was looking at it and really fell in love with it when thinking of names for one of my older kids, it was way up in the 100s. Now its in top 20 according to the social security site Sad

Oh, and I like the A spelling so that it is for sure pronounced A--as in the word "away" instead of with a long or short E like EE-lora or EL-ora.

LOL--And I do tend to use middle names for a kid in trouble--though my #3 is usually my "middle name child" because he is always in trouble--just a rambunctious kid who loves to pick and tease everyone!

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My middle name is the same as one of my sisters first name - Edith. I always thought it made our relationship stronger. Edith was the middle child and I am the youngest. I was named by my birth mother (I was 5 when adopted) and was named after my grandmas. So, if you like the name Alora then go for it.

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The only pause I have is Alora Moore (at least the way I think they are pronounced) sounds like a Harry potter spell (to open doors/locks).... Otherwise I think it's pretty!

I tend to like traditional names... Had we had a girl she would have been Evelyn Dawn, what about heritage names? I'm welsh and loove many of those.

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"Mamaterp" wrote:

The only pause I have is Alora Moore (at least the way I think they are pronounced) sounds like a Harry potter spell (to open doors/locks).... Otherwise I think it's pretty!

I tend to like traditional names... Had we had a girl she would have been Evelyn Dawn, what about heritage names? I'm welsh and loove many of those.

You're right! I have not seen the movies (never got into them) but the neighbor kid taught my kids about that "spell" . It does sound the same Sad Hm....

We are still in the same boat. I'm hoping that very soon I'll know if my top pick gets bumped (charlotte) because she is due on Sunday with hers. If she doesn't use it, maybe I can still convince dh.....aka win the name battle. Wink