I'm stealing Jackie's idea for help with baby names. We aren't finding out the sex of this LO. Here's the names we have in our family, DH is Scott, I am Christa , DD1 is Andrea, DS is Grady and DD2 is Clara. We have a pretty decent list for girls names for this LO but only really have 2 boys names on our lists and they're not names either of us just loves. I prefer names that are common but not popular. I also like names that are spelled like they sound, no craziness
Girls list for reference: (Mae is the middle name for sure)
Our only 2 boys' names are: (no middle name yet either)
Noah (my pick)
Augustus - but Gus is what we'd call him (DH's pick)
some names from past lists are: (most of these actually got too popular around here for my liking now)
Brooks (DH dislikes)
So, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! One name that I absolutely love is Grayson but since we already have a Grady, DH won't hear of naming the next one Grayson. I am completely in love with DS's name so it's hard for me to think of any boys name that could come close to it, it's not popular, only a few in the county, and it's an old style name which I love.
ETA: I should also add that I am extremely picky about knowing someone with a particular name already and I know LOTS of people and have tons of family already so that limits my ability to pick a name substantially.
Last edited by momW; 07-04-2012 at 09:59 PM.
awww I love that your are going with Mae as a middle name for a girl. that was after your grandmother right?
i hope you don't mind my honesty!
i do not like Delilah as i always think of the song "hey there delilah" which i find really annoying :P do you like Dina/Dinah?
LOVE Ella and I think Ella Mae sounds cute. The rest are cute too but I like Ella the best.
Noah was totally my top pick but it got too popular and DH vetoed it so I like Noah
Augustus not sure, but Gus is cute
I also like Brooks and Finn!
I went through SSA list starting with rank 1,000 and found names that I think are fairly normal. lol. Though I have to say that I really like Noah.
I really like Delilah with Mae. I find some of the other first names to be great until paired with Mae....then it sounds very southern to me. Basically, my issue with my mom harassing me with Lee.
I come from a large family so here are some of the names of the boys
Mark William Douglas
here are names of my nephews:
Jesse Cody Douglas
Joshua Jacob James
Sean (38 )
Robbie (8 )
Bailey (April 2, 2011)
"The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind." Caroline Myss
If I'd had a baby girl in my teens or early 20's her name would have been Dinah Raine. I was obsessed with it for years. I still like Fiona, too, but apparently I'm the only one.
Ezra (it's Kole's middle name and sometimes I wish we'd used it as a first name)
I'm sorry, but I don't like Augustus and when I hear Gus all I can think about is a fat mechanic with his butt crack showing. . . sorry.
I like Tucker and I really like Cord - it was on my list. You could also do Cort or Cordell.
Fiona was on my name list, Anna! And Gus screams fat mechanic to me too.
See, this is the only problem I have with team green. You have to come up with 2 rock solid names!
Of your girl names, I like Delilah Mae. I like the name Noah. It would be on my list but DH wants to stay away from Biblical names. I think the fact that he's Israel Jacob and his brothers are David Josiah & Barnabas Joseph might have put him off Biblical names.
Let's see .... names from my working list that might fit your scheme ....
Janice- yes, Mae is after my grandma and it's also my moms middle name! How did you remember that!!!??? I absolutely love it as a middle name. I contemplated it as a first name but it doesn't feel like it has enough weight to it as a first name.
Delilah is actually my top pick for girls. my MIL recently informed me that I can't use it as she knew a girl named Delilah once and she wore her glasses upside down and was odd. If you knew my MIL that would actually be a little comical because she's not one to ever say anything bad about someone and I was shocked as sh!t to hear her tell me she didn't like that name. Maggie and Ella are DH's top two. I'm in love with the name Delilah but I do also like the other's on the list.
And Anna, Stella and Olivia were both on my original girl list. Stella got taken by friends of ours. Olivia was DH's aunt and godmother and I honestly have no idea why it fell off the list. I might have to ask him about that one cause I honestly can't remember. I know it's a pretty popular name around here so that may be how it got cut.
Janice- for the record, I love the song "Hey there Delilah"! How can you not love such a sweetly romantic song?!