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We've got names!

Dh and I have agreed on names! I just had to keep bugging dh or he wouldn't have ever taken time to think about it.

Girl: Alexa Josephine her nn will be Lexi. Her mn is a family name we always do family nn. Josephine was my maternal grandma. I was a bit leery of Alec (ds2) and Alexa sounding too alike but dh really liked it when I told him I liked it so we decided to go with it.. We will call her Lexi most of the time I bet anyway.

Boy: Ryne James. Ryne rhymes with mine. Like Ryne Samberg the baseball player. Dh has liked this name for years and it finally grew on me. James was my pat. Great gpa and is my great uncle and uncle's names.

Anyone else have names yet or possibilities?

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OOOH I like both of those names...... WE haven't decided at all dh wants to wait until we know the gender for sure incase we need 2 girl names or 2 boy names...... Plus if they are boys I gotta wait and see what my SiL is naming her twin boys. Girls name I still really like the name Callie so that may be up in the running if one is a girl!

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Somewhat...2 names is throwing us for a loop! FYI we like names uncommon names.

Boy/Girl I think we're do Easton Mathew and Avery Harper
Boy/Boy were thinking Easton Mathew and Landon Carter

Girl/Girl is where we're having trouble. I really like Avery and Kennedy but I want to spell them similar. So I really like the spelling Averie and Kenadie but NO ONE likes the spelling!

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Sarah your SIL is having twins too?!? That's awesome! You'll have lots of twin advice for when yours are here Smile .

I don't envy either one of you having to come up with two names or more correctly 3-2 name combos!

I like the name Callie a lot it's very sweet!

I really like Easton it's different but not too different. And Avery and Kennedy are darling girl's names! No matter how you spell them they are still the same names so I don't understand why pp have a prob w/ your spelling?

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^How about Avari and Kenadi?

We picked the girl's name Norah Haven 12 years ago before Caleb was born. We had Zoe Anastasia picked out for the last one. I kind of like Norah Anastasia. Not sure yet. For a boy, I don't know. Perhaps Zachary?

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Those are great names. I like all of them.

My kids have been named with a theme, so my list for this child is pretty short.
I'm really having a hard time with a girls name. I like the name Ruby, but it seems to be getting pretty popular. Believe it or not I have ran into another little girl with my older DD's name, Opal. I was shocked, the other girls mom looked a little perturbed, lol.

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I'm loving your ideas so far!

I'm a fun hater I guess and don't like it when names are spelled "wrong" (if it's a name that has a very traditional spelling that is).

We're planning on Simon for a boy and either Anita or Annette for a girl, middle names still to be fought over. Lol

I got pissed when I met another Mina one time. She was younger than mine and born at the same hospital. I was like COPYCAT!!! Blum 3

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Crystal I noticed your kids' names in the check-in thread very cool! I love that they are all themed even you and dh! I haven't ran into a Ruby or an Opal they aren't common here. Jade is a great one too that fits but i have heard it a few times over the years.

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We like traditional-ish names. For a boy, we have William Paul. For a girl, no idea and DH won't discuss it until we know the gender.

Andrea, one of my client's daughters is named Mina. Mom is from Germany and wanted a name that was easily pronounced in German and in English.

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"stercry" wrote:

Those are great names. I like all of them.

My kids have been named with a theme, so my list for this child is pretty short.
I'm really having a hard time with a girls name. I like the name Ruby, but it seems to be getting pretty popular. Believe it or not I have ran into another little girl with my older DD's name, Opal. I was shocked, the other girls mom looked a little perturbed, lol.

How about Jade, Sapphire or Topaz?

ETA: Ivory is a name you don't hear much anymore.

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Nice! I'm jealous. Smile I just want to have a few options so I know we have "something" and I can stop thinking about it for awhile. We're not having any luck. I'm hoping I'll just hear the perfect name somewhere and it will be "the one". I can dream, right? Smile

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We had no ideas for Mina and then just ran across the name in a newspaper article, so it's possible.

If anyone is looking for a unique, beautiful girl name, I just love the name Anya. I have a niece by that name or I'd probably use it myself.

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There was an Anya on Thomas' birth board. I like Katya too.

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Names are fun!
I like everyones choices
Crystal- I noticed your childrens names too and love them- didnt realize your and DH's names match until just now- sooo cool!!
I Also LOOOVE Ruby, I was just thinking about that name today, but also, fear its getting too popular

For a Boy: Declan
For a girl..we dont have anything agreed on, we assume it'll be a boy. I really like Aria... and that's about it right now... I dont even think I can *think* itlll be a girl so basically I just think its a boy, named declan, and dont have to talk/worry/argue about it...

Just wait...soon as we DO find out its a boy Kevins gonna hate that name... haha, pretty sure I'll *win* though because, he thinks its our last kid, and two boys....i shld at least have the name choice HEHE

Andrea- I'm with you on that, I don't like "spelled wrong" names. I guess bcuz it gets old having to correct everyone/spell your name
Sometimes people tell me my name is spelled "wrong" and its annoying.
I guess because Cait SHOULD be Kate?? When they realize it's Caitlin then they act like its OK??? just gets old, everytime somebody says name? and RIGHT away they write a K... idk..

I like names that arent "weird" yet aren't too common. I'm scared Declan and Aria are getting too popular though. eek.

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Cait-Ohh I love Declan! Dh is not a fan at all though. It isn't popular here at all though I have heard it on tv, etc. Aria is very cute too. We nsmed our last one Ariana (duh it's in my siggy) and we call her Ari, I just fell in live with the name when I heard it and immediately thought to call her Ari for short.

Regdal- you never know I agree. We didn't have our firsts name picked out at all. I was certain she was a boy and couldn't find a girls name at all. The nurse thought up her name, Emma. Which quickly became one of the most popular names ever. 13 yrs ago it wasn't though!

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Crystal- what about Pearl?

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Miraculously we have managed to pick out a boys name already, which for us is huge because we've always had the hardest time agreeing on boy names. So if its a boy we have Boyd Matthew picked out. We have hardly even talked girl names, probably because we never have girls, and all the names I had liked during my other pg's have either become way too popular and/or DH hates them. But we do know if its a girl her middle name will be Deanna after my late grandmother. I won't even bother looking into girl names until we find out the gender.

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"lemonlemon" wrote:

For a Boy: Declan

Andrea- I'm with you on that, I don't like "spelled wrong" names. I guess bcuz it gets old having to correct everyone/spell your name
Sometimes people tell me my name is spelled "wrong" and its annoying.
I guess because Cait SHOULD be Kate?? When they realize it's Caitlin then they act like its OK??? just gets old, everytime somebody says name? and RIGHT away they write a K... idk..

I like names that arent "weird" yet aren't too common. I'm scared Declan and Aria are getting too popular though. eek.

I really like Declan too. It's on our list for a boy as well. I too am concerned it's getting too popular though. Like you I like names that are not common but not weird. I know there are a couple Declans at the childcare center where my ds goes to preschool. Even though in the grand scheme of things there probalby arne't more than a handful in our entire city the fact that there are two there made me question the popularity of it. I'm probably being a bit too sensitive on it though.

I LOVE the name Caitlin spelled just like yours. I want the name Caitlin on our list for a girl and call her Cait. I wouldn't want it to get shortened to "Katie" so I feel like spelling it the Irish way like yours you would be less likely to have people shorten it to Katie. KWIM?

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I've only given it a little bit of thought so far... But I've thought about Lexi, too, if it's a girl. Not sure if it would be Alexandra, Alexis, or Alexa, tho... I've also thought abot Gabrielle, or Gabriela, Charlotte...

I've always thought, tho, that I'd have to see the baby in person, though, before making a final decision... to see what he/she looks like. lol.

For a boy I've thought about Harrison, but it's pretty common around here. If it's a boy, it's middle name would be Daniel (my dad's name - my sister named her first son Daniel as his first name), so I've thought about names where I'd call him JD.... But I can't think of anything good. I like Jackson, but my good friend here at work has a little boy named Jackson. I don't want anything too common like John or James...!

thank goodness we've got a while...

I'm also definately finding out gender, so that will make the choices a bit easier then! lol.

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"stercry" wrote:

Those are great names. I like all of them.

My kids have been named with a theme, so my list for this child is pretty short.
I'm really having a hard time with a girls name. I like the name Ruby, but it seems to be getting pretty popular. Believe it or not I have ran into another little girl with my older DD's name, Opal. I was shocked, the other girls mom looked a little perturbed, lol.

OOh, it will be fun to see what you pick Crystal. I like Ruby, it's more popular than Opal but not too much.
Any ideas for boy names? Quartz would be cool!

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I had a reply written last night but it got lost. Blum 3

My girl name list is Ruby, Coral, Pearl, Amber, Garnet, Ivory. I like Sapphire, but to me it does not roll off the tongue. Our last name also ends in the ee sound so that makes Ruby and Ivory harder to use.
I know of at least 2 kids at my church names Ruby. Another trend I have noticed at my church is people giving their kids biblical name that are not popular. Like, Asa, Ezra, Judas, Levi, Solomon, and Shepard.
I work in the church nursery so I get to come across all the new babies and their names.

I also really like traditional spelling of names.

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"CamelNoodle" wrote:

OOh, it will be fun to see what you pick Crystal. I like Ruby, it's more popular than Opal but not too much.
Any ideas for boy names? Quartz would be cool!

Hi Janel
The name that I'm loving for a boy right now is Jasper. DH still really likes Royal.
Jasper James, sounds a bit like a cowboy name, hehe.

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"stercry" wrote:

Hi Janel
The name that I'm loving for a boy right now is Jasper. DH still really likes Royal.
Jasper James, sounds a bit like a cowboy name, hehe.

Oooh, I like Jasper. Jasper James could be a cowboy name, or the name of a private eye. Smile

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"regdahl" wrote:

I really like Declan too. It's on our list for a boy as well. I too am concerned it's getting too popular though. Like you I like names that are not common but not weird. I know there are a couple Declans at the childcare center where my ds goes to preschool. Even though in the grand scheme of things there probalby arne't more than a handful in our entire city the fact that there are two there made me question the popularity of it. I'm probably being a bit too sensitive on it though.

I LOVE the name Caitlin spelled just like yours. I want the name Caitlin on our list for a girl and call her Cait. I wouldn't want it to get shortened to "Katie" so I feel like spelling it the Irish way like yours you would be less likely to have people shorten it to Katie. KWIM?

Well, if it makes you feel any better NOBODY has ever called me Katie- Caity- or anything like that, well ok I think my gma sometimes does, but its kinda cute when she does it (she only does it on xmas cards)..

Mostly it was always Caitlin until highschool, and now its just Cait Smile

And Crystal- I'm diggin Jasper!

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I havent even started looking. I downloaded an app on my phone and ill open it and see the first name like "allah or abdulah or something i cant pronounce" and close the app. At this point with my DD i was all o ver names now its just hard start looking

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Love all the names so far! WE are soooo stuck. I think Imentioned before, I had DS and DD names picked out well before they were thought of! This time, no way! some girl names that have been thrown out there that DH agree's (He's Portuguese so he tends to go with what sounds more Portaguese) is Sonia, Adriana, Ariana( Tiff- I too had that on DD's list but Marina ended up the pick! I still LOVE it!) Katya I like ( DH not so much), and Kylie. Middle names is my late mom Brigitte (bree-git-ta) Luzia (dh's grandmother in Portugal). Boy names so far thought of....Marcus, Alejandro ( Alex), Cristiano (I do not like this, but DH loves it), I like Jason, um..that's where it ends. We are just stuck like chuck on names.

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"gabeminamom" wrote:

Love all the names so far! WE are soooo stuck. I think Imentioned before, I had DS and DD names picked out well before they were thought of! This time, no way! some girl names that have been thrown out there that DH agree's (He's Portuguese so he tends to go with what sounds more Portaguese) is Sonia, Adriana, Ariana( Tiff- I too had that on DD's list but Marina ended up the pick! I still LOVE it!) Katya I like ( DH not so much), and Kylie. Middle names is my late mom Brigitte (bree-git-ta) Luzia (dh's grandmother in Portugal). Boy names so far thought of....Marcus, Alejandro ( Alex), Cristiano (I do not like this, but DH loves it), I like Jason, um..that's where it ends. We are just stuck like chuck on names.

If he doesn't like Katya, what about Katrina or Katarina? I like Ariana and Alejandro, even Alejandra for a girl. Norm always liked the name Mariposa (I know, it's Spanish, not Portuguese). There are a lot of good names that fit trans-lingually (if that's even a word).

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Wow i really like everyone's names. I have 4 female friends who have named their daughter's Ruby within the last year. I like Harrison but one of my favorite shows is Dexter and it reminds me of his son Smile I don't really like any boys names but I Kinda like Delaney or Bryn for a girl.. IDK I am kinda stuck!

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We're not really discussing it until we find out the gender. But I'm always thinking about it. I had always wanted to use Irish names for my children, but DH is not Irish and really doesn't like how gaelic spelling is completely off from English. So my Mairead and Saoirse were dismissed rather quickly when we were deciding for DD. Erin was nice compromise and we used DH's gma's name for middle name.
Other than the wacky Irish names, I'm definitely a fan of traditional. I really like Kathrine for a girl but also like Charlotte, Colleen, Anna, Megan (a close runner up to Erin last time). Was also thinking about Marilyn which is a combo of my mom and MIL but not really sure how I feel about.
For boys I really like Liam, but don't like how popular it is these days. Colin, Charles(or Charlie), Andrew, Patrick and James are maybe's. Aslo Brady, which is my mom's maiden name.

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Dierdre, I love Charlotte. Kathleen is another nice Irish name. So is Fiona. Liam is pretty popular, but you could name a boy William and call him Liam for short. I'm biased toward Patrick, since I have one of those Smile

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"stercry" wrote:

I had a reply written last night but it got lost. Blum 3

My girl name list is Ruby, Coral, Pearl, Amber, Garnet, Ivory. I like Sapphire, but to me it does not roll off the tongue. Our last name also ends in the ee sound so that makes Ruby and Ivory harder to use.
I know of at least 2 kids at my church names Ruby. Another trend I have noticed at my church is people giving their kids biblical name that are not popular. Like, Asa, Ezra, Judas, Levi, Solomon, and Shepard.
I work in the church nursery so I get to come across all the new babies and their names.

I also really like traditional spelling of names.

I love the old bible names Smile Obviously! My son is Ezra and I also have a 16 year old brother named Levi.
I love the name game and get pretty obsessive over it. My husband named our last daughter and I am still trying to love it Beee
I am one of those snobby preggos who doesn't tell anyone the name until the baby is born though. I guess it makes the big announcement fun since we find out the gender. I love old fashioned names for girls such as Hazel, Clara, Alice etc....but I really strongly think we are having a boy. Boys names are soooo much harder in my opinion!

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DH and I were just discussing names today. For a girl we like, Blakely, Hattie, & Piper. I'm sure the list will grow/ change. For a boy, we're stuck. We've used up all our boy names! We like Sawyer but it's becoming more popular. I also like Carter and Reed but DH isn't that crazy about them. He loves Rogan but it makes me think of Rogaine or Rhogam. I have a feeling we'll still be deciding when I'm in the delivery room!

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"Hgoren1313" wrote:

Delaney or Bryn for a girl.. IDK I am kinda stuck!

Delaney is one of my all time FAVORITE names. DH nixed it right away with DD though.