That's a good idea Ashley. We have family names, I just don't like them. I emailed DH's uncle who does geneology and these are the names he gave me:
- Petrine (pronounced Petrina)
- Oline (pronounced Olina)
- Sarah (x2)
None of them are REALLY my favorites. Then I went through my side of the family tree on Ancestry.com and found:
- Jean Annie
- Poppy Marie (my brother used Marie for my niece)
- Mayme Amelia Eyline
- Violet (my brother used this for my niece)
- Marie Teresa
- Amey Agnes
- Alletta Letitia
- Chloea Ann
My favorites are probably Elizabeth and Florence. Cora Florence doesn't sound great though.
I love Elizabeth! If this had been a girl, that would have been the name I would have pushed for!
As for myself, I like the name Mason, but, I despise it with our last name. Jack is a family name on both mine and DH sides, and I it is just a good classic name. Jonah is one we tossed around for DS, and when I mentioned it a few months ago DH immediately vetoed it. But now now all of the sudden he is considering it. I would be surprised though if we go with Jonah.
I like Elizabeth too, and Cora Elizabeth does sound good....
Mason is cute too! I hate it when I like a name but it doesn't go with my last name! Our last name ends in -er which is a problem.
I find it funny how some names that I didn't think were 'old' were in fact very old. I can't remember which ones but I went back 10 generations the other day and found some names I thought were newer. DH assures me that the art of 'making up names' is a rather new phenomenon. LOL!
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You ladies have some great names!!! I like how some of you are using your ancestors names. That is how we've picked ours. Dh's great grandmothers name was Laura and I think it goes well with DD (Laina). We just can't seem to agree on a middle name. He likes Laura Lynn (after his mom's mn which is Lynnette) and I like Laura Jane (after my grandmother). Guess we still have a little time to agree!
Yes, hubby is pretty involved in naming. He always makes me fill out the paperwork because DSD's name is miss-spelled forever because his ex let him fill out the forms. :P Her name is Brook. He didn't know it normally has an e at the end.
I know what you mean about names. Mine don't have any real significance either. I just feel bad since DD's does. If this is a boy the middle name 'Lewis' is DH's deceased father's name...so that's family.