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Baby Names.. just for fun.

Discussion in 'Family, Home & Health' started by Feralpenchant, Apr 18, 2009.

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  1. Feralpenchant
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    by Feralpenchant » Apr 18, 2009
    Orchid''s thread got me thinking.. What are everyone''s picks for names, both boys and girls? If you already have children but don''t want to share their names, what would you name your next child if you were to have another?

    I don''t know if I want children, but if I did, my picks would be..

    Girl: Joanna, Lydia, and Emma.
    Boy: Eli, Cyrus, Julian, and James.
     
  2. mela lu
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    by mela lu » Apr 18, 2009
    I LOVE babynames!!! I'm set to have my first baby in the next few weeks, so we'll see what we end up with. We're still not 100% sure.

    Here are some of my likes:
    GIRLS:
    Alouette
    Ava
    Maya
    Bianca
    Soleil
    Mia
    Mila
    Eva
    Simone
    Aurora
    Claudia
    Beatrice
    Luna
    Valentina
    Aria
    Audrey
    Danika
    Gemma
    Nadia
    Felicity
    Celeste
    Nova
    Neve
    Neva
    Eden
    Peridot
    Flora
    Chiara
    Allegra
    Augusta
    Isla
    Nia
    Lavender
    Lucy
    Mimi
    Camille
    Noel / Noelle
    Gigi
    Marisol

    BOYS:
    Roman
    Romeo
    Rocky
    Christian
    Stefan
    Andre
    Wolfgang
    Elijah
    Valentino
    Orlando
    Max (Massimiliano)
    Isaiah
    Oscar
    Xavier
    Axel
    Isaac
    Felix
    Rock
    Lake
    Hudson
    Rio
    Phoenix
    Rockwell
    Nixon

     
  3. Octavia
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    by Octavia » Apr 18, 2009
    I have a hard time with this because we''ll want to have names that reflect both his culture and mine, but it''s really hard to find names that are pronounceable in both languages. Girls'' names are much easier, I don''t think we''ll have a problem there...but boys'' names will be a problem we''ll address when the time comes. [​IMG] Currently, my favorite names for a little girl are Adile (pronounced ah-dee-leh) and Adalet (pronounced ah-dah-let), which could be shortened to Ada.
     
  4. bee*
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    by bee* » Apr 19, 2009
    For me:
    Girls-Charlotte, Grace, Chloe,
    Boys-Jack, Sebastian, Darragh,
     
  5. Steel
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    by Steel » Apr 19, 2009
    You ladies are brave. I would hate to have my ''perfect'' baby name swiped by another. Remember Sex & the City when a friend stole Charlottes perfect baby name!

    [​IMG]

    (My lips are sealed [​IMG])
     
  6. Pandora II
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    by Pandora II » Apr 19, 2009
    Ah, but if you get it out there early and tell everyone then people IRL can steal if they want, but you had it first! My FSIL was fuming that I picked Daisy as they wanted to use it - I just said that they could use it if they wanted, but if we had a boy this time and a girl in years to come, we would still use the name so as long as she was prepared for that I wasn''t bothered!

    My youngest sister booked the name ''Violet'' years ago and so I wouldn''t have dreamt of stealing it.

    Our daughter is due in 4 weeks... [​IMG]... and we are naming her:

    Daisy Xanthe Pandora

    Sorry guys, DH won on this in the end... originally it was just Daisy Pandora, then about 6 weeks ago DH decided we had to choose another girl''s name in case we ever had another child and we came up with Xanthe Claire. Then he decided he liked Xanthe so much we''ve had to use it this time (it''s pronounced Zan-th-ee and means ''yellow'' in Ancient Greek)

    Our boy''s name was: Edward John (and we would have used Bear as a nickname as I hate Ed, Eddie, Ted etc)

    We found it very easy to chose names as there were so few that we both liked and not everything sounded good with DH''s surname and we had them picked before we even started TTC. Names that I liked but got vetoed were:

    Girls: Flora, Matilda (Tilly for short), Emily

    Boys: Bertie, Robert, Montagu (old family name), William
     
  7. Sabine
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    by Sabine » Apr 19, 2009
    I think we''re pretty set on naming our little guy Jackson. We''re still debating a middle name. Right now we''re thinking Paul (which is a family name) but we still need to check that we aren''t overstepping our bounds with his brother, whose name is John Paul III. If his brother has a problem, we need to think of a new middle name, and we''re stuck, because dh really wants a name with some family significance, but I really don''t like any of our other options with Jackson (Gregory, Joeseph, Anthony, Brian).

    For a girl, we were debating between Madison (which I REALLY hope comes down in popularity as we both love this name but don''t want to use it if it is still soooo popular), Lucy (which we both love, but he has a young cousin named Lucy, so it might be weird), and Reilly.
     
  8. bee*
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    by bee* » Apr 19, 2009
    I remember that episode! If someone did swipe my favourite name I''d still call my kid that name anyway. My granny and her sisters all called their son the same name so my dad has four cousins with the same name that he has[​IMG]
     
  9. Sha
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    by Sha » Apr 19, 2009
    I am liking Myah and Jahnika - for girls'' names

    For a boy - maybe Amari
     
  10. missrachelk
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    by missrachelk » Apr 19, 2009
    I'm going to take the plunge out of lurk-dom for this one!


    DH (still so amazing to say!) and I won't be TTC until early 2011 or so according to our current plans but we're already talking names as our baby-fever is heating up big time.

    My pics are a bit offbeat from what I've seen around here so I hope they go over well! Our surname is quite uncommon, from DH's polish roots - it's prone to being mispronounced, so we both want to find names that are uncommon without being too hard to pronounce or spell, and that go with our surname (begins with S and ends with -peck)

    GIRL - It's so much easier for me to think of giril names for me! I want a girl so badly!)
    Current top pick:
    Kenly Elizabeth

    Kenly - my middle name, my paternal Grandmother's maiden, we both love it's unique-ness and using a name from the family - we plan to pair it with Elizabeth to give her something more common to go with an unusual first name

    other contenders:
    Leah
    Hannah
    Ava (I'm concerned this one is becoming too common)
    Meredith - Love this one! I grew up with several friends with this name, it feels so classic to me.
    Elizabeth
    Zora

    BOY

    Current top pick:
    George (middle tbd) - this was my maternal Grandfather's name, My Mom would be over the moon for us to use it and we both really like it and think it's making a comeback (Hello Blen and little George Everett!)

    other contenders:

    Ian
    Nathaniel / Nathan
    Benjamin
    Caleb (again I'm thinking this one is getting too common)
    Zoran


    Thank you so much to everyone here for being such an open, weelcoming, supportive community. I feel like I am already gaining a wealth of real life knowledge about pregnancy and parenthood from the threads here and I can't wait to have my own updates, questions and suggestions to share!

    ~Rachel

     
  11. ChinaCat
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    by ChinaCat » Apr 19, 2009
    Great names, fun thread. I think there are a few other threads like this one if you want to do a search. When I first thought about TTC, I went through some of them and made a really cool list based on PS''er ideas!

    Mela- Your name choices make me smile![​IMG] I needed that today.

    Pandora- YAY, I LOVE that you added the Xanthe. And I am glad that you put Xanthe between the Daisy and the Pandora. One of my all time favorite names on PS!

    Sabine- You sneaky girl, you have a name???? Jackson is so classic.

    Sha- Love your names, very cool for a little Island boy or girl.

    Baby names are WAY harder when you are actually having a baby, and I was so surprised by that. Something about the commitment and responsibility takes a tiny bit of fun out of it. So I totally advise playing the name game before you decide to have a baby.

    Need some coffee, but I''ll be back later to add some of my faves.
     
  12. AllieLuv83
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    by AllieLuv83 » Apr 19, 2009
    Girl Names:

    Sophia Rae
    Chloe Rae
    Katerina Eloise

    Boy Names:
    Alexander Edward
    Nicholai Yuriy
     
  13. Blenheim
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    by Blenheim » Apr 19, 2009
    I love baby names! Our backup names for George Everett, just in case he didn''t look like a George, were:

    Theodore Walker
    Joseph Walker
    Joseph Oliver, III
    Edward Walker
    Edmund Walker
    Henry Walker
    Felix Walker

    Virginia Isobel
    Mary Augusta

    Walker''s a family name, but pairing it with George seemed too much like a homage to a former president. [​IMG]

    For boys, I also love Frederick (but it may seem too much like we''re Harry Potter fans if we name our next son that, now), Leopold, Oliver, Charles, Benedict, Adrian.

    For girls, I love Beatrice, Alice, Rosemary, Miriam, and Augusta as a first name, but hubby keeps nixing them. I also love Mary Jane as a double name, but the drug reference made us cross it off the list. Hubby loves Wilhelmina. It was a lot harder for us to agree on girls names.
     
  14. Clio
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    by Clio » Apr 19, 2009
    My kids are Sarah, Emily, and Thomas. I won''t post their middle names, but they''re all family surnames. Sarah and Thomas are called by their middle names, and Emily (who is named after my sister) goes by a nickname that we thought up when we were in high school.

    If I had another girl, I''d pick Margaret, Elizabeth, Jane, or Anna. Probably Anna, since my grandmothers were/are Anne and Ruthann.

    I might also be tempted to go with Julia, which is my name. Since my sister probably won''t have a daughter to name after me, I''d need to do it myself. [​IMG]

    If I had another boy, I''d probably go with Henry. I also like Robert, but my husband vetoed it. Francis, Phillips, or Charles would be other options.

    I''ve never worried about someone stealing names, since in my family we all use the same names anyway. Once I counted, and there are 10 living Sarahs in my family, and that''s only out to 2nd cousins!

    I can understand the impulse to come up with a name that isn''t shared by someone else, but it was important to me to name my children after people I love. My sister and my younger daughter have an incredibly close relationship, and I do think that their shared name has something to do with it.
     
  15. musey
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    by musey » Apr 19, 2009
    Someone swiped my 'perfect' baby name for a girl [​IMG] I was so irked. It's been good in the long run, because my boy's name, which is absolutely NON-NEGOTIABLE and WILL be my son's name, is safe (will never utter it...) and my husband likes other girls' names better (other than the one that used to be my fave, I don't care much about girls' names). Our current fave for a girl will never leave my lips 'til (if and when) she is born.

    BUT, other names I love that we won't use, are Logan and Evelyn (too popular, we like our names to fall below 150ish on the SSA list - but my boy name is an exception [​IMG]).
     
  16. qtiekiki
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    I had a lot of girl names when we were picking DD''s name. A lot of them were vetoed by DH. We ended up with Meena Cecilia for DD.

    Girl names (just some that were on my list):
    Acacia (Love the way it sounds, but not so much the meaning)
    Bella
    Bianca
    Chloe
    Kayla
    Keaira
    Kiona
    Mikayla
    Reia

    The boy names list is much shorter because we haven''t thought about it really. These are just off my head.

    Boy names:
    Carter
    Connor
    Jase
    Jet (DH likes this for a middle name)
    Keith
    Kyle
     
  17. fisherofmengirly
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    Great thread.

    I love names!

    Girls:

    Callie
    Elizabeth (Beth)
    Ashlynn
    Cyra (Sear-ah)
    Annica (Ann-ah-kah)
    Emalynn
    Emma (way too popular now, though)
    Bailey (way too popular)
    Reagan
    Rhianna
    Anya (On-yah)


    Boys:

    Ryan
    Seth Andrew
    Elijah (Eli)
    Caleb
    Jacob
    Rockwell (my hubby would never ever agree to this, but I love it!)
    Camden
    Chandler
    Gavin
     
  18. PilsnPinkysMom
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    Fun, Fun..

    GIRLS (I like a lot of girl names that sound like boy names, too...)
    Corrinne
    June
    Neve
    Eddy (E-Dee)
    Drew
    Silke (Silk-ah)
    Aurelia
    Dannie
    Ryckie
    Andi

    BOYS
    Stephen (Dad''s name)
    Patrick
    Nathan
    Drew (haha... I really like this one [​IMG])
    Andrew (Andy for short)
    Russell (FI will nix this, though ''cause it''s an ex-bf)
     
  19. iluvcarats
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    My kids now are Ava and Sam(uel)
    They are both named after our grandparents. It is a Jewish tradition to only name after someone who has passed away and not living.
    If I had another it it would be Ruby or Rubin after my grandfather Rubin who my grandma called Ruby.
     
  20. DivaDiamond007
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    by DivaDiamond007 » Apr 19, 2009
    We named our son James Emerson. James is DH''s deceased Uncle''s middle name and we found Emerson in a baby name book. It sounded good with our last name and so it was. Our back-up first name for a boy was Jacob. If James had been a girl her name would have been Grace Elizabeth. My great-grandmother''s (deceased) name is Grace and we both like Elizabeth.

    We are planning on having another baby in the future and we like:

    Henry (Hank for short)
    Garrison
    Grace Elizabeth
    Victoria
    Ava

    There are sooo many girls names that I like - too many to list. I really struggle with boys names. We didn''t have a name picked out for James until like 2 weeks before he was born, and then we decided to meet the baby before we completely decided on a name. We also did not find out the sex of the baby so that put a lot of pressure on both us to have at least 1 boy and 1 girl name picked out.
     
  21. E B
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    We've chosen Henry for the son I'm currently gestating. [​IMG] It seems to be pretty popular here at PS- I just hope it's not as popular in the real world! Like Musey, I prefer names below the 'top 100,' but my husband likes more common names.

    Other boy names we considered and will keep for baby #2:

    Theodore
    Edward
    Oliver

    I'm keeping our girl name a secret for now (though I've already probably spilled the beans here at one point!) but other favorites were Claire and Amelia. We won't be using them, though...too (recently) popular! Boo.
     
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    For the last few years, for a girl I''ve loved Isabelle Anne (anne''s a strong family name in both fi''s and my family). I also like Caitlin. For a boy, since my FI is a 3rd, he is set on naming a boy the same, Joseph Emmet. It''s sort of ironic because my grandpa was named Emmet Joseph, and my uncle has the same name as well. I love the name Benjamin, so if we have more than one boy that would be the top choice.
     
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    umm, me too- I''ve finally picked out our perfect girl name (and hubby agrees) and I am keeping it quiet! Still, I kind of doubt it will ever be popular in the States even if I did ''fess up here [​IMG] (I believe that naming our future children is how I keep the baby fever under control...)

    boy names are more difficult for me though..
     
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    I find names, and the trends that accompany them, really interesting. I love all the old fashioned names that are back in vogue now, but although they are ''old'' they are so trendy right now it prevented me from putting them high on my list. I know of dozens of Jack''s, Jacob''s, Emma''s, Isabella''s, Grace, Ava''s and Chloe''s and although classic and very lovely, i don''t like the idea of my kid sharing that name with 3 others in their class. However, choosing a fresher name now, your kid may just be the first wave in a surge of popularity for your unique name. It''s just impossible to predict. I remember my cousin named her son Aidan *before* sex in the city introduced that character. She was some pissed when that name jumped hundreds of spots the next year....

    This was our list...
    For girls:

    Mira (meer-ah)
    Lucia ( Luci for for short)
    Claire (good friend just took it so it is off our list now--i am okay with that cuz it''s getting really popular)
    Katrine (my grandmas name: Kat or Kate for short)

    For boys

    We choose Cohen for a number of reasons (one was originality, however becoming popular due to some TV show i think, family history, link to DH''s fave poet/songwriter)

    If we have another boy:
    Emmett


    Nicknames were always a problem when coming up with name. I love to shorten names. Our original baby boy name was Colin --but i didn''t like "call" as a NN. We call our son Coe for short and i *think* it is cute. I love SO many names, but the nicknames, no so much.[​IMG]
     
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    Girls: Eva, Lydia, Jane, Anna, Elizabeth (can you tell I''m a Jan Austen fan?)

    Boys: Michael (I know, I''m in trouble if I have more than one boy!)
     
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    I chose Ava before it was popular, and then a year later Reese Witherspoon used it, and then everyone used it. I still love the name, and she is the only Ava in her grade, but there are a few younger, and I am sure even more littler ones. If I had known it was going to be so popular, I probably wouldn''t have used it[​IMG] Oh well.
     
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    FI's name is Andrew and he hates being called Andy. Everyone calls him Drew, so much so that acquaintances are surprised when they find out his full name.

    Some of our favourites are:

    Girl Names
    Ava (our monogram)
    Scarlett
    Rae (family name)
    Isobel (family name)
    Noah

    Boy Names
    Sebastian (family name)
    Lucas (family name)
    Nathan
    Noah
     
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    by Jas12 » Apr 19, 2009
    iluv--Ava is a beautiful name so it''s no wonder it is popular. I think if you love it then it doesn''t matter--as said, there is no way to predict trends so unless you actually make up a name it''s pretty hard to ensure originality. I am a teacher so i am a little more sensitive to the trends. I have 3 Brittany''s in my class right now!! And 2 Tylers.... popular names in the early 90''s.
     
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    by mela lu » Apr 19, 2009
    Sha - Gorgeous names!!!!!!!!!! All of them [​IMG]
     
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    by mela lu » Apr 19, 2009
    Ooooh. Aurelia. Meee likey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm curious. You also have "Neve" on your list (I do too). How do you pronounce it in your head?
    Nee-ve? (Like the Galic name, Niamph)
    Neh-v?
    Neh-veh?

    ETA: There are SO many great names in this thread. In true PS fashion, GREAT TASTE GIRLS [​IMG]
     
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