Ok, so I'm 15 weeks and have tons of time, but I really want to talk baby names, and DH won't! So talk names with me!
My current kids' names: Claire Elaine and Alaina Lauren. Last name is H____________, 3 syllables.
These are the names I have tossed out and DH hasn't immediately vetoed. The middle names for either gender are family names.
Girl middle name: Suzanne (combo of MIL's first name and my mom's middle name) or Jeannette (my grandma's name)
Boy middle name: Roger (my dad's name)
I'm really much better at vetoing names than I am at suggesting names. So.... I'm going to resort to babynamegenie.com
Names that I like from what the genie suggests to pair with your middle & last names:
Ella (though that's a nickname IMO)
Of your names, I like Leah for a girl and Cameron or Mitchell for a boy. Rory sounds like a boy's name to me. I have bad associations with the other two girl names due to knowing *****y Morgans and Carolines, which makes me very biased and therefore untrustworthy. I'm just not partial to Marshall or Evan and Logan bugs me because it was our #1 name for a boy last time and apparently its everyone else's #1. If you have no problem having a popular name, I'd go with Logan because I really like the name.
I wish Logan wasn't so darn popular. It is probably my favorite boy name, but it really bugs me that it's so common. Typically, I would define our naming style as classic - not too popular, not too unusual. I looked on the social security website and organized names by state, and in our state Logan was #7 in 2011.
Last edited by BuckeyeK; 09-05-2012 at 03:14 PM.
I think Leah is my current favorite girl name. Are Alaina and Leah too similar? Claire, Lainey, and Leah?
I suggested Laila, but Dh vetoed. I liked it because 1. Cute name and 2. The repeating lai in all their names - Claire, Alaina, Laila
Another question - how would you pronounce Laila if you saw it spelled like that? Lay - la or Lie - la?
I essentially agree with Erin, although Marshall now reminds me of the character from How I Met Your Mother, which EVERYBODY says is just like my DH, so now I kind of like that name. I also have a friend/old boss named Marshall, who is pretty great. Not that that is at all helpful to you
Also, are you thinking Caro-LIN or Caro-LINE?
We pick totally new names every time. The boy name for DD1 was Seth, and DD's boy name was Jack. I still love Jack but (prepare for stupidness) I was watching an old episode of Family Feud, and the topic was words with the name Jack in them. Some were cute (Jack-o-lantern, black jack, flap jack) lots of them weren't (jack off, jacking around, jack a$$), and I started thinking of all the things he could be called by his friends. I like and suggested Jackson instead, but DH vetoed.
I still think it's super fun to TALK about them, even if you don't end up sticking with the early favorites! Men.
Also, if I had to pick one game show to be on, it would be Family Feud. It just looks like fun.
I like Leah and I don't think it's too similar at all, but it still goes with the others and doesn't stand out as a crazy divergence.
I would say Lay-la for that spelling.
Jack or Jackson is really sky-rocketing in popularity. I think its because of the Son's of Anarchy show. I half considered putting Jaxon on my list and using Jax as a nickname. Of course, everyone else is thinking the same thing. So ... Jackson would be out for me.
Oh, and Porter is SO Marshall with a bit of an edge.
I would also say Lay-la. I think Jackson is very cute, but like Erin said, also very popular. I am, of course, partial to Evan. Rory is also a cute name, and I know no one around here with that name. But I haven't done any research on it, just of the people that I've run across.
I love the Family Feud!! Evan likes to yell "answers" to the questions. He then claps or says, "awwwwww" if they get buzzed. It's cute.