Baby naming drama

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Baby naming drama

So, I thought we had a name picked out. Unfortunately, that's what I get for thinking, because now DH isn't sure he likes how it goes with our last name. :roll: I'm pretty much letting him do the naming while retaining veto power. With Lyla, I picked out the names and he got the veto power (which he used very liberally). Here is the list now,

Kole
Kyle
Brant
Kade
Kody
Eli
Owen

Eli is pretty popular though and DH doesn't want 3 or 4 other kids in the class with the same name. He really likes how Owen sounds with our last name, but I don't like the double O. I'm still pushing Kole because that's what he had picked out originally and I think it works well with the last name. We like short names that are 1 or 2 syllables and not too popular. Any additional suggestions?

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I love the name Kole.. I think that sounds good with your last name..

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I read your list of names to my dh, and he immediately said "oh, I like Kole best. That's a good one." Personally, I like it too, though I would spell it Cole.

I would recommend against Kyle, just because I don't like it with Lyla. I think it's too much when you put them together.

If you like Owen, but don't like the double O with your last name, how about Rowan? Just kidding, even though it is the most awesome name ever Smile

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So, he likes Brant with your last name but not Kole? I personally like Kole the best, just don't spell it Kohl. Or do, but don't surprised if he winds up really liking sweaters.

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I say stick with Kole because you like it so much, but if I had to make another choice I like Kyle.

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I really like Kole! Of course, if you do spell is Kohl, maybe you can get Kohls to give you some endorsement money. lol Wasn't there a website that gave the parents money if they named their kid whateverthatwebsitewas.com? And I think someone actually did it. That's a good story isn't it? Lots of concrete details and stuff....maybe if I google it....

The only one I don't really care for is Kody. I actually really love the name, but prefer it spelled with a C, just because of that guy on Sister Wives and he spells his with a K.

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well, I only took 2 seconds to google that story and couldn't find anything. Maybe I made it up. Oh well.

However, I did find out that some parents recently named their baby "Like" after facebook.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/05/16/baby.like.name.mashable/index.html

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I still really like Kole! Smile

No Kody please. Sister Wives!! Blum 3

Tell him to stop thinking about it. lol

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Totally like Kole too!
Owen is also cute. Don't worry about an O first and last name. Poor Odin is all vowels for his initals...OEU (Odin Emmett U)...we thought it might be odd as well but then figured it didn't matter that much.

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"jolly11sd" wrote:

Totally like Kole too!
Owen is also cute. Don't worry about an O first and last name. Poor Odin is all vowels for his initals...OEU (Odin Emmett U)...we thought it might be odd as well but then figured it didn't matter that much.

Or you coild go something like Owen Oliver O and his initials could be OOO, I think I need more sleep.

I like Kole, not fond of Kyle with Lyla and Kyle is just a source of confusion in my family with 2 Kyle's and a Lyle on one side of the family.

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I still like Kole too. Although, a friend of mine at work is naming his baby boy Owen Andrew, I do have to admit it, I like Owen too.

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i think Kole sounds good with your last name!!! I vote kole:)

and that is kinda funny, I don't know any kids here named Eli, but Owen is VERY popular. You hear it everywhere here.

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I like Kole, but Kody is actually my favorite of your choices with your last name. I've never seen Sister Wives though. If I were you I would veto Brant w/ your last name!

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I like Kole. Tell your DH its too late to change cause you've already got used to thinking of your baby with that name Smile I actually wanted to change dd's name after I picked it, but my dh didn't want to since he already got used to calling her Isabelle. Probably just as well because I am the type that would keep picking a new name every week Smile