Star, those are gorgeous names!
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...").
Originally Posted by StarShine65712
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.
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.
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.
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.
Originally Posted by kramsgirl
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.
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.
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!