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Anyone else narrowing down a name? Only 10 weeks left for me.....

I think I am going to give in and let DH pick the name this time. He wants Ethan Maverick. How very Tom Cruise....LOL. (Mission Impossible and Top Gun) Not that he picked Ethan because of MI, but we were watching it this week and we laughed about it. He wants Maverick because of Top Gun. Such a man, wanting to use a call sign as a middle name! I don't love Ethan, but it is growing on me. DH has also been trying to use Maverick as a middle name since we had our first boy in 2009. I have now shut him down on it twice, but maybe third time is a charm and I will have to let him use it now! It doesn't really go with the style of the rest of our names, but DH wants it so bad!

The only other boy name that starts with "E" that we like is Elliott, and I feel like it's too similar to the others - Ella, Eli, Emerson is already a mouthful - throw in Ella, Eli, Emerson, Elliott.....good grief. Ella, Elliott.....too close.

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I think Ethan is adorable. I agree with what you said about Elliot being too close to your other kids' names. I'm not crazy about Maverick, but it's kind of fun and really, how often do we use middle names?

ETA: Forgot to add that NO we're aren't even close on a name. We are both incredibly picky on boy names and have different tastes so it's tricky. We just plan on naming the little guy after we meet him.

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Ethan Maverick is cute! I told DH about it and he's going all testosterone about it. Blum 3 He likes it too!

We're still stuck on girl middle names. Cora ______ ??!!??!?!?!?!?

Our boy name is Marshall Lewis which we both totally love. The funny thing is we discovered recently that NASA has a Marshall Flight Center and a Kennedy Space Center. OMG, totally not planned!

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Ethan is cute. I still think Cora is a great name too!

As for us, we have 3 names in the running.
Mason
Jack
Jonah

I want to get this figured out! Maybe one day soon we will.

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I think Ethan is a great name. And I agree with you about Elliot.

We have a girl name already. It just depends on spelling. I like Sophia and DH likes Sofia.

Now boy names are always our issue. He likes Vincent but I hate the nickname Vinny. And a I like Anthony but DH has a childhood friend that has the same name. However we only see him 1-2 times a year so I don't think that it would a big deal. I know he would never think we named our kids after him. I just think think Anthony would go so beautifully with Gabriella and Dominic. So we will see if I get my way Smile

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Yeah, we never really make a FINAL decision until we meet the baby, but it looks like Ethan Maverick is in the top running spot. You ladies make me feel slightly better!

(Funny story: DH got his CA (accounting) designation last year. At the ceremony, a colleague of his introduced him and announced him as he crossed the stage. Just to make his parents cringe and everyone laugh, DH convinced his buddy to announce him as "Christopher Maverick G****" ROFL His parents and I killed ourselves laughing in the middle of the ceremony! So.....you know, he really likes the name!)

I love Cora! SO cute.

I like Sophia better than Sofia. Lovely name!

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Personally I'd go with Sophia over Sofia because I like it better AND it's less likely to be spelled wrong.

Sophia is a name we both loved but we now know several of them and it's really popular. I thought of it as a middle name but 'Cora Sophia' is to much of a rhyme for me.

I was just suggesting middle names to DH and it's funny to suggest names of his ex girlfriends. He's like "ummmm...no". Dakota was a name his ex wanted for DSD so when I came up as a possible middle name for Cora we laughed. She'd be SO mad if he used it, 16 years later, after veto-ing it for DSD. Blum 3

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I like Ethan maverick, I am totally the person to do something like that. With a boy it wuld have been Clayton Matthew. Lol.
i love Cora but agre about not using a matching middle name. I love the name Marshall Lewis, makes me want to do Marshall "wait for it" lLol
i think Sophia is how I would spell it and I like Anthony over Vincent.
Leah, I like them all. Hard choice but I think mason pulls ahead a bit for me.

As you all know we landed on Emalyn but are now using Grace for the middle name. Tho now dh wants it spelled Emmalyn.

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We are having a hard time picking a name. It's a boy, and the rest of us have names that have a y at the end that sounds like e. I CANNOT think of a name that has that characteristic, so it's been tough. I don't have to have it, but I like nontraditional names.

Sandra, I like Ethan though...and I like having interesting middle names so the Maverick works. Our DS's middle name is Emerson, so I really like your names.

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"LissyT" wrote:

We are having a hard time picking a name. It's a boy, and the rest of us have names that have a y at the end that sounds like e. I CANNOT think of a name that has that characteristic, so it's been tough. I don't have to have it, but I like nontraditional names.

I just saw Waverley on a list, but I think that was a girl name.

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

I just saw Waverley on a list, but I think that was a girl name.

Wait, the list I was just looking at said it worked for a boy or a girl.

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"LissyT" wrote:

We are having a hard time picking a name. It's a boy, and the rest of us have names that have a y at the end that sounds like e. I CANNOT think of a name that has that characteristic, so it's been tough. I don't have to have it, but I like nontraditional names.

Sandra, I like Ethan though...and I like having interesting middle names so the Maverick works. Our DS's middle name is Emerson, so I really like your names.

Charley, Harvey, Timothy, emery...

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I like Ethan. It goes with your other names well. I think Elliot is too much like Ella and Eli.

I can't remember what we were thinking of a middle name with Core. Possibly Jane. It was a top girl name for us.

We are committed to Oliver. We call him by name now and it helps me feel like he's already an active part of the family. Being so sick, it helps me a lot to stay positive.

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I love Oliver! Emerson was almost named Oliver Benjamin, until we decided to stick with the E theme.

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We don't settle on a name before baby arrives...it just hasn't been our style. We are both noncommital procrastinators Wink I haven't started digging into name lists yet either but found my girl name list from DS2's pregnancy. It was short, just 3 names. Ainsley, Olivia and I can't even remember the 3rd now...it's not in front of me. Both DH and I still like Ainsley but I'm not prepared to commit yet. Smile

AFA middle names...I really like Ainsley Grace. My grandmother's (mom's mom) middle name was Etta. I like that a lot too but wouldn't use it with Ainsley so if I find something else I really like as a first name may consider it.

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Oh, I like Etta...but it doesn't go with Cora. Blum 3

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I like Ethan. Smile

I am actually surprised that my DH and I have any name in the running at this point. With our last girl we didn't have a name until just a couple weeks before she was born, and with Aidan, we didn't have a name until a half hour before he was born!

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I really, really like everyone's name picks (and that's not typical for me Wink )

I love Elliott on its own, but agree with your about it with your other LO's names.

Lynn - Ainsley is such a great name! I had that in the running before we found out with our first Wink

Also, I LOVE Oliver! I can't use it because a dear friend has a boy Oliver and Elliott (so you can see why I'm partial to those)

AFM - we have settled on a name, so that ultrasound better have been correct.....Saylor Daniel Rose. We agreed on the name Saylor years ago and have been holding on to it for awhile. Daniel is after my uncle and Rose after his grandma.

If it had been a boy, I really wanted Henry Daniel. I like grownup nmes for little boys, I think it is just too darn cute! Plus I'm big on names that don't have inherent nicknames.

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Ainsley is my favourite girl name ever!

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Love all this name talk. We have some good ones on the board Smile

Heather: just an idea...you could ask your mom, DH's mom, and/or your grandmothers if they had any girls names they loved but didn't get to use. I think it's a great way to honor them without using THEIR own names. Plus then a MN would have some meaning. Just a thought. We are always in the opposite boat of having too many family names to pick from for MNs. My DD's MN is Ella which I got by "modernizing" my great-grandmother's name Estella (I would have loved Stella as a first name or MN but DH vetoed...bummer).

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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)
  • Tryphena
  • Mary
  • 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)
  • Leah
  • Mayme Amelia Eyline
  • Violet (my brother used this for my niece)
  • Marie Teresa
  • Ida
  • Florence
  • Ethel
  • Amey Agnes
  • Elizabeth
  • Alletta Letitia
  • Chloea Ann
  • Ruth
  • Hannah
  • Matilda

My favorites are probably Elizabeth and Florence. Cora Florence doesn't sound great though.

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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.

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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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***lurker from Aug 2013****
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!

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Personally I prefer Laura Jane because Laura Lynn almost sounds like one name...or hyphenated. Laina is a cute name too!!!!

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DH has decided he likes Cora Bristol Thoughts? I don't hate it...but it doesn't really have any meaning for us. Not a deal breaker I guess.

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I think the name Cora is lovely. Middle names are funny I think and don't always have to run well together just as long as you like it or it means something special to you.

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

DH has decided he likes Cora Bristol Thoughts? I don't hate it...but it doesn't really have any meaning for us. Not a deal breaker I guess.

I'm not a huge fan of Bristol but as a MN it isn't bad and flows well with Cora. FWIW, my MN has nothing to do with anything other than that my parents loved it and I don't feel jipped or anything Wink I think it's cute that he's actually trying to be involved with the naming process. My DH has ONE name he likes and that is all the input he has :rolleyes:

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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. Blum 3 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.

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

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. Blum 3 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.

LOL that's pretty funny that her named was misspelled just from ignorance, but I bet that used to happen a LOT before Google-era! Now people do it on purpose to be different...huge peeve of mine actually. The SPELLING doesn't make a name unique because you HEAR it a lot more often than see it written down.

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"akpufa" wrote:

LOL that's pretty funny that her named was misspelled just from ignorance, but I bet that used to happen a LOT before Google-era! Now people do it on purpose to be different...huge peeve of mine actually. The SPELLING doesn't make a name unique because you HEAR it a lot more often than see it written down.

Dh's middle name is spelled wrong for all time, tho it completely changes the name. It's supposed to be Irvin and its Irwin. So when I'm mad I use I call him "j----- Irwin!" lol

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"akpufa" wrote:

LOL that's pretty funny that her named was misspelled just from ignorance, but I bet that used to happen a LOT before Google-era! Now people do it on purpose to be different...huge peeve of mine actually. The SPELLING doesn't make a name unique because you HEAR it a lot more often than see it written down.

Ya, totally funny. DSD is special needs so she doesn't even know it's wrong and can't write her name, so it's a non issue.

The OTHER funny thing is DH has 3 names (1 first and 2 middles) but his parents called him by his third name. It's SO confusing when we travel because I use his third name, which isn't even ON documents sometimes. He hated it so much he did the same thing to DSD. Brook is her MIDDLE name which she is called by.

All the men up the family tree on my dad's side have the same terrible first name and go by their middle names. (not my uncles, just my dad for some reason). My mom refused to do that to my brother and I won't either. I don't mind traditions but UGH! The first name is Wilmot. Ugh!

I've seen Kennedy spelled in many different ways, all sounding the same. I think that doing that just sets your kid up for a lifetime of trouble. I have a friend named Cristina (no h). How many millions of times do you think she has had to correct that? When DD was born and the nurse asked the spelling of her name I said "The normal way" and her reply was "good girl!". LOL

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What gets me is when people can't pronounce (what I think are) completely self explanatory names. My DS Eli gets called "Ellie" all the time. Since when has E-L-I ever been pronounced Ellie???? It's in the Bible, it's as old as the hills! Ellie? Especially since he is a boy, why would his name be Ellie??? Bizarre.

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Maybe they think it's short for Elliot? I don't know. It's all very odd!