I'm crazy to be doing this so early - talk Baby Names with me?

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I'm crazy to be doing this so early - talk Baby Names with me?

Yes I'm crazy early and obsessed!

What names are you thinking of?

Any ideas for me to go along with Ethan and Olivia. Obviously I don't care about having a "unique" name, I just like classics that aren't already used in our circle of friends or close family.

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We've been talking names since we decided to get pregnant. DH got to name Damion, so I will get naming rights over the next LO. I can think of lots of boys names, but no girls names that I really like.

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OMG, I'm a name FREAK! I had Kennedy's name picked before I met DH...thank goodness he liked it too.

Olivia was one we loved too...but now one of my high school friends has an Olivia and it's also way too popular for us right now. I like to stay out of the top 100. Also, Sophia was another one we loved but we now know two Sophias.

We normally keep names secret until the baby is born so that people don't give us their 'opinion' when we don't really want it. Right now we both like Marshall for a boy but we don't really have any girl names. It's funny because last time we had no boy names picked but we had a girl name....

Here are some ideas for you. These are some girl names at my daughter's daycare and friends:

- Emma
- Scarlet
- Teija & Tayah
- Alexa
- Samantha
- Ridley
- Julia
- Acacia
- Sierra
- Ava
- Myra
- Gabriella
- Lucia
- Ruby
- Thea
- Carys
- Makena

Boys:
- Leo & Leonardo
- Mack
- Desmond
- Elijah
- Noah
- Benjamin
- Logan
- Thomas
- Liam
- Rylan
- Gabriel
- Joshua
- Chayce
- Lukas
- Graeme
- Austin
- Linden/Lynden
- Darnell
- Cohen / Koan
- Hunter
- Harrison

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I love Logan and Hunter. DH won't hear of either one. *sigh*

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DH has a boys name picked out, Mason. I don't mind the name but I do NOT like it with our last name. I like Jack. I haven't even thought of girls names. With DS we had a girl's name picked (which became DD's name). It took a while to find a name for him! We did not share DS name before he was born, it was hard! With DD we did share her name, and got some neat personalized gifts. I have no idea if we will share before birth with number three or not, it is kinda fun both ways I guess!

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Mason is great and Logan was on our list for boys too!

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I like classic names too. Somedays I just go down the list and pick a few I like. Then when it's time I can narrow down. For some reason, I love the name matthew right now.

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I like Marshall but don't think DH can get over the association with the character from "How I met your mother".
Logan is on the list, I like Hunter, but doesn't go with Ethan & Olivia well I don't think. We already know a Mason in our circle of friends.

I do like Emma and Julia. We know a Samantha, and Ava. Benjamin is Ethan's middle name and my DH's name so love it but already used! Our best friends have a Nolan, which is too close to Noah. I have an uncle and cousin Thomas. I love Joshua, but our firends son is named that. Lots of the other names sound stupid with out last name. Mostly because our last name is short and it's a first name so we have to stay away from all the last name as a first name names. Otherwise the name sounds backwards!

Basically I love names, but hate them too! LOL

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We haven't watched How I Met Your Mother. I didn't even know there was a Marshall in there! DH's dad's middle names was Lewis (her passed away when DH was 19) so that might be the boy middle name. DH already has a cousin with Lewis for a first name so that's out.

Our last name ends in -er and I hate rhyming, so baby names ending in -er are out. Too bad because I like Carter! The funny thing is my name ends in -er too and my first and last name both start with 'h'. Ugh! When DH and I started dating I told him we couldn't get married because my name would be ridiculous! Look at me now! LOL

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Mel, our neighbors have a little boy and a little girl. Their son is actually named Ethan too. Their daughter is Emily. Which is classic and I think very pretty too.

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"Clarkton" wrote:

Mel, our neighbors have a little boy and a little girl. Their son is actually named Ethan too. Their daughter is Emily. Which is classic and I think very pretty too.

I love Emily! Too bad one of my bffs used it! I know too many people with kids!

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yeah Emily is the name of a close friend. I do like it, just can't use it! ARG!!! this is not going to be easy. I think it will be worse since we aren't going to find out the gender this time!

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Mel, I think another name that starts with a vowel would be super cute!! Aiden, Asher, Ava, Ainsley, Elijah or Eli, Evelyn, Eden Ivy...that's what I thought of off the top of my head.
I also have a first name for a last name and it's a girls name. It is SO ANNOYING. People always think my last name is my first name. Wish I could avoid that for my daughters but what can I do?

We are pretty decided on Jude Asher for a boy. For a girl we had liked Harper and Saylor but I'm kind of waffling on those now. If we find out we're having a girl we will probably end up starting from scratch.

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Can't use Aiden or Ava - names of friends kids. Evelyn and Eden sound funny with our last name. I'll add Asher to the list! I like Ainsley too. not a fan of Elijah or Eli and hate Ivy (because of association with a girl in HS!)

Jude sounds great with Gavin!

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DH & I do NOT agree on boys names but easily agree on girls names. We haven't even discussed them yet this time. He really wanted to name DS Corbin but I vetoed it because it's fairly popular here. Having a VERY popular name myself, I hate the idea of a top 50 name but DH had a top 5 name too and he said he could care less so maybe it means less to guys? IDK. We ended up naming our DS (Dane) when he was born and didn't even consider that name until the last 2 weeks. Kind of random, but we love it now. Anyway, if we have a boy, I may give in and let him have the name. For a girl, I have no idea but I know we have similar taste so we'll figure something out quickly.

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"whitney1" wrote:

We are pretty decided on Jude Asher for a boy. For a girl we had liked Harper and Saylor but I'm kind of waffling on those now. If we find out we're having a girl we will probably end up starting from scratch.

Very cute! I'm trying to talk DH into using Asher for a MN as well since DS is named after him Wink We'll see how that goes... I LOVE Saylor and know a little girl named that but DH hates it. Boo.

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A friend of mine just named her son Asher, it is different, but I like it! I have actually heard it several places the last week, and I have never before heard it, it must be getting popular.

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Darn it names always get popular after I start liking them and before I can use them. I've liked it since 6th grade when I read the Giver Wink DH vetoed it for a first name but I get the next kids middle name since we had to use his first name for DS's middle name.

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I don't even know where to start! But I love talking about names. I sort of want to match DD's name in terms of syllables and sounds. Hers is Elaina Rose. I think it will be easier for me to start thinking about names once we know whether this is a girl or boy!

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Autumn faith for a girl

Noah Lloyd for a boy

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Star, those are gorgeous names!

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Thank u Smile

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"StarShine65712" wrote:

Autumn faith for a girl

Noah Lloyd for a boy

I love Autumn and still kind of wish we would have used that for dd. Question about that though - I like several 'seasonal' names and have trouble deciding if 'Summer' should be born in summer and 'Autumn' should be born in autumn? Any thoughts on that? I also really like 'June' as a middle name. I know someone named Rebecca June and I think it has such a nice sound to it (although for some reason it always makes me want to sing "Rebecca Lynn...").

The girl name we had picked out last time was Kate Marie and we'll probably use that if we'd have a girl (Marie is after a gma).
Boy names I have a lot of trouble with - there are only a few that I really like: Austin, Jackson, Ben. Any suggestions on a full name for Ben - or just leave it short? Thinking about Benjamin or Bennett.

My dd is Elizabeth Paige (we call her Ellie) and my ds is Sawyer Cole. Our last name ends in -er so I can identify with the person who threw out all -er names. We had decided that with our first one - and then with the second just couldn't find another boy name we both really liked - so we gave in and used an -er. And really I don't think it sounds bad - but it depends so much on what your last name is. There are some -er names that sound REALLY bad with our last name.

I don't even know if I'm pregnant yet and I already had the name book out last night. Ugh.

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That's a good question about the seasonal or month names. My friend's daughter's middle name is June, it's really cute. She was born in July though but I dont' think anyone really thinks about/cares. I say if you love the name don't throw it out because the season doesn't match when the baby is born.

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I like Autumn, but personally, I wouldn't name a summer baby "Autumn"....just because of the number of questions that poor child will field their whole life about it. Hubby and I both don't really care for the name Summer unfortunately. We have known a few Summers in our day and they just don't seem to be overly successful people. It probably has nothing to do with the name...but....

I know someone with a daughter named Winter. Sort of cute but won't work for the June gals!

June is an AMAZING name, one I've always liked.

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"kramsgirl" wrote:

Any suggestions on a full name for Ben - or just leave it short? Thinking about Benjamin or Bennett.

I LOVE Bennett. Knew a guy a long time ago with that name and always thought it was very handsome. AFA seasonal names, I don't think they need to be born in that season to have the name. In fact, I think it's probably better that they aren't. JMO.

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Oh, Bennett is nice!

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I like Bennett and Benjamin. They both go with Elizabeth and Sawyer too!

I'm not a fan of the seasonal names because of exactly what we are discussing! I don't consider June in the same category as Summer, Autumn and Winter though. June is more of a classic name than the others IMHO.

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I think of names in a couple different ways...ease of spelling and ease of reading. There are a lot of names these days that are easy to say...but the spelling is hard because they are spelled differently. Take my friend Cristina for example. No, her name isn't C-H-ristina. Her parents left the H out. So _every_ _single_ _time_ she tells someone her name she has to say 'no H'. She hates it. Her parents feel bad for doing it (she's 30 now).

Then there are names that you can say once you know how to say them, but when you look at how they are written on paper, you can't figure out the pronunciation. This is a PITA for teachers and your child will need to correct every teacher for their whole life! LOL.

Personally, I don't want to burden my child with always having to spell their name. When I was younger I thought it would be cool to spell things differently, but now I'm over that.

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Totally been stalking this thread and can't wait to see what you all name your LOs. I'm obsessed with baby names! My husband and I found a happy medium in our tastes and it is pretty much very traditional/classic.

We've got a Margaret Adelaide Eleanor that goes by Maggie

and a Helena Dorothy Matilda that gones by Helen (Her choice) or Lanie (called her this more as a baby.)

With boy names, the classic ones are so common, we'll probably lean Irish there, but as is my whole life, I could have like 20 daughters and name them all. Boy names are so tough to me!

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"FourMaybeMore" wrote:

We've got a Margaret Adelaide Eleanor that goes by Maggie

My daughter's middle name is Adelaide too! Nice choice mama! We rock! Smile

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Yeah, I have to agree that funny spellings, or funny on paper are tough and ones I try to avoid. Believe it or not, I've had to tell people my whole life how to spell my name and it's a common name too - Melissa. People spell it in the following ways - Malissa, Melisa, Mellissa, Mellisa. And Melissa is the MOST COMMON spelling. Part of why I choose Ethan and Olivia. I mean everyone knows how to spell those too! Smile

I like Adelaide a lot! It's classy! Smile I think I'm adding it to my list! Smile

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Mel, I agree with the "correct" spelling of common names. I know it sounds lame, but I can't stand the excessive Ys where Is should be, etc. It's no big deal, just my personal preference. No offense to anyone if it's your choice!!

I totally wish I hadn't used Adelaide for a middle name so I could've used it for a first name for 2nd DD (NN: Addy.) So cute!

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Ya, I thought of Adelaide for a first name but I already had my heart set on Kennedy. Also, DH's great great grandmother was Adelaide with the same last name. Geneologists would hate us!

I once asked to spell my name. I was in dis-belief!

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My husband and I had autumn picked out for awhile now. I think it's cute Smile I already know a girl named summer.

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"StarShine65712" wrote:

My husband and I had autumn picked out for awhile now. I think it's cute Smile

Yes, it's definitely cute!!!!

Oh, the other thing to consider is nicknames. With DD we thought people would shorten Kennedy to 'Ken'. Which I didn't like for a girl. I had to be 'ok' with the fact that it might happen and if DD doesn't mind then I need to be ok with it. The nickname we though of before she was born was 'Kenna' which I thought was cute. We called her 'K' before she was born as no one knew her name...and that has sort of stuck. Also, as she learned to talk she called herself 'Dee' so that is also a nickname. The funny thing is we never even considered 'Dee' but it's cute!

Nicknames for Marshall? No idea. LOL

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Hmm, if we have a boy he'll likely be Lewis after my grandpa. Girls we are completely up in the air. I like Iris, Aria, Alice, Claire... I have a big list.

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Mel, DS2 would probably be Ainsley if he had come out a girl. We waited until birth to find out and I actually thought he was a girl but nope! Wink

DH and I are kind of laid back about names or just like to pick once the baby is here. :shrug: We didn't have any names picked before the arrival of either of our kiddos. I hadn't even considered DS2's name before he was born. I had a list of about 5 to 8 possibles. I told them before to DH but he had no input so in the hospital after DS2 was born I gave DH the list and he didn't like any of them. So he says how about Ryne and that was just THE name. I loved it instantly. So he is Ryne James. DH swears he mentioned it earlier and I said no...I do not recall this. Blum 3

BTW my oldest is Colin Scott. Colin was a name my MIL wanted to use for my DH but FIL didn't like it. DH always liked it after he was told that story and so kept pushing for it throughout the pregnancy. I didn't want to agree to anything until I had looked at all my options and I'm a procrastinator. DS ended up coming 6.5 weeks early, before we came to an agreement on any names. So DH teases me that I hated it b/c I wouldn't agree to use it through all his pestering but then went with it after DS1 was born. Scott is DH's middle name.

We have lots of trouble picking boy names. There seem to be a ton of girl names DH and I can agree on but boy names not so much. And so we have boys. :rolleyes:

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We have had a girl name picked out since DS1. Avery Faith maybe for a girl. I like Oliver for a boy. I hate going through names with DH he shoots everything down lol. DS1 is Brendan Andrew I wasn't in love with the name but dh would not agree to any of my names and we didnt have a middle name picked out yet so as I was getting drugged up and rolled into the ER he says what about Andrew (which is his middle name) wish I didnt go there either lol So now I make sure I bug him til we both love a name. DS2 is Reilley Garrett.

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We've never discussed girl names and we're running out of boy names! DH and I haven't really discussed it, but my two older boys have already given us opinions (they really want another baby). So far we have 3 boys: Raymond, Alex, Oliver.
DS1 (almost 5) says Zachary for boy or Eva for girl
DS2 (3 years) says Thomas for boy or Rosie for girl.

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I read the whole post so I no longer know who liked the name Asher, but two alternatives if you like that one is Ashton or Archer.

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"SandiCarr" wrote:

Hmm, if we have a boy he'll likely be Lewis after my grandpa. Girls we are completely up in the air. I like Iris, Aria, Alice, Claire... I have a big list.

Yay, another Lewis!!! I'd love it for a first name if we already didn't have one in the family (same last name too!). I also like Iris but my high school boyfriend is married to an Iris....Claire is definitely short list material for me! LOVE it and it's not super popular.

"Clarkton" wrote:

Mel, DS2 would probably be Ainsley if he had come out a girl. We waited until birth to find out and I actually thought he was a girl but nope! Wink

I really like Ainsley!

"Clarkton" wrote:

So he is Ryne James.

How is Ryne pronounced? Ryan? Rain?

"Clarkton" wrote:

We have lots of trouble picking boy names. There seem to be a ton of girl names DH and I can agree on but boy names not so much. And so we have boys. :rolleyes:

DH and I were the same way last time...no boy names but we had a firm girl name. This time, we only have a boy name! Marshall Lewis. No girl name yet. Is this a sign?

"Che_Bella_Vita" wrote:

We have had a girl name picked out since DS1. Avery Faith maybe for a girl. I like Oliver for a boy. I hate going through names with DH he shoots everything down lol.

Avery Faith is really pretty! I hate it when they shoot every name down. Have you thought about each coming up with your own lists independently and the comparing?

"pico83" wrote:

We've never discussed girl names and we're running out of boy names! DH and I haven't really discussed it, but my two older boys have already given us opinions (they really want another baby). So far we have 3 boys: Raymond, Alex, Oliver.
DS1 (almost 5) says Zachary for boy or Eva for girl
DS2 (3 years) says Thomas for boy or Rosie for girl.

I love that the kids are helping you pick names. If I let DD pick she'd chose 'baby' probably. LOL. All of our stuffies are named what they are "Lambie", "Piggy", etc.

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ha ha Heather - my kids do the same thing with stuffed animals. DD is in love with penguins. We have "big penguin", "little penguin", "baby penguin", and "pink penguin". LOL!

oh, and I like Archer! Smile

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"tink9702" wrote:

ha ha Heather - my kids do the same thing with stuffed animals. DD is in love with penguins. We have "big penguin", "little penguin", "baby penguin", and "pink penguin". LOL!

oh, and I like Archer! Smile

My DS is into penguins too! We have Mr. Penguin, mama penguin, baby penguin, bluie (he is blue), and King John (I don't know where he came up with that one!)

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too cute Leah! We are actually going to have a penguin themed birthday party for her in December! Smile

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My DD has a "different" name that she is going to have to spell out her whole life. Although I sort of wish we'd maybe spelled it slightly differently, it wouldn't change her having to always spell it. That doesn't bother me because I ALWAYS get asked how to spell my name since there are so many variations. Not a big deal to me so hopefully she'll forgive us Wink Our last name is very simple and common so at least she doesn't have to spell that too (at least until she gets married), which is also why we gave her a more unique first name.

Two girl names I'm loving are Jade and Everly (nn "evie"). Jade is my mn so if for a girl we'll either use it for a first or mn

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Heather, Ryne rhymes with mine so it has a long i sound and is one syllable. DH got it from the baseball player Ryne Sandberg.

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"Clarkton" wrote:

Heather, Ryne rhymes with mine so it has a long i sound and is one syllable. DH got it from the baseball player Ryne Sandberg.

Ahhhh ok. I'm SO bad at reading things using phonetics. LOL

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My middle name is Jade too!! I have considered using it for a middle name for a girl, though I'm not sure about it. The one I was considering was Saylor Jade.

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Wow! I can't believe how many Jades! Jade/Jaden was a favorite name of mine about 13 years ago. My friend used it on her, now 12 year old, daughter.

Did I mention Carson yet? I like that one too. Kaden was one we had picked out before with DD but it's a bit over-done now. Sad Also, we already have a K name so next baby won't be K. We could do Caden...but we are still stuck on Marshall. LOL

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"akpufa" wrote:

Two girl names I'm loving are Jade and Everly (nn "evie"). Jade is my mn so if for a girl we'll either use it for a first or mn

I love love LOVE Everly. It was my top choice for my DD but my husband didn't like it enough.

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