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#1 beautifulbub

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:08 PM

Have a Noah and Liam. If this one is a girl the name is sorted but I have a feeling it's a boy and DH and I just can't find a boys name we both love. So far on my list is:
Joel
Callum
Nate
Curtis
Blake
Ethan
Joshua
Jack

DH is a bit blah on all of these but has no suggestions of his own. If I really loved one I would fight for it but I don't. I'm in my last trimester so starting to feel the pressure. Does anyone have any suggestions???

#2 Elemenopee

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

I love Blake from your list

Toby
Declan
Colby
Griffin
Max
Owen

#3 eleven

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:14 PM

I also think Blake goes well with your other boys... good luck! We can't think of a boys name either!


#4 jibsi

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:15 PM

Joel definitely!



#5 mum2jp

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

I think Joel goes best with your boys names (great names). But my DS is Joshua so i really love this name.

#6 FiveAus

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

I love Joshua.

Other suggestions.....Ryan, Jesse, Brent.

#7 TinyTeddys

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

If it were me, I'd continue with the 4 letter theme. I like Jack best from your list and Owen from the PP's list.

Ryan is another good one!

#8 B.feral3

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

I really like Joshua from your list. The others are nms.

#9 kerilyntaryn

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:40 PM

I'd keep with the 4 letter theme too

Joel goes great

I prefer Jake to Jack

others

Cain
Seth
Zeke
Jude

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 18 November 2012 - 09:41 PM.


#10 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

My vote: Joshua, and you can always shorten to Josh if you like them all to be four letters. Joel as a second choice. Not keen on the suggestion of Seth. It always seems a bit strange to say somehow.

#11 Feral_Pooks

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:57 PM

QUOTE (beautifulbub @ 18/11/2012, 09:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have a Noah and Liam. If this one is a girl the name is sorted but I have a feeling it's a boy and DH and I just can't find a boys name we both love. So far on my list is:
Joel
Callum
Nate
Curtis
Blake
Ethan
Joshua
Jack

DH is a bit blah on all of these but has no suggestions of his own. If I really loved one I would fight for it but I don't. I'm in my last trimester so starting to feel the pressure. Does anyone have any suggestions???


OP I love your naming style.

Joel, Joshua and Ethan jump at me from your list and would sit will with you other boys' names.

Other names of a similar vibe on my list were...

Adam (it won)
Luke
Oliver
Jonah
Eric
David
Jacob/Jake
Simon
Evan
Scott
Mark

All the best. If it comes down to it, maybe have a few in mind then see which one "suits" your new arrival. We weren't completely decided, but as they lifted him from me at birth I called out "Adam" and there it was, no going back!


#12 Gudrun

Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:51 PM

I think Joel would be a great choice.  I also really like the suggestion of Seth.

Others:

Jesse
Ezra
Remy



#13 vintage.blue

Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:04 PM

My fave from your list is Jack and I also like Callum original.gif

not a fan of Joshua

#14 Frau Farbissina

Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:25 PM

Oh pooks_  - I'm impressed!! I was going to tell OP that we had  many of the names she likes on our list too. We went with Adam and Lucas.


#15 jazzann

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:17 AM

i really like nate from your list. not a fan of joshua. what about harry

#16 beautifulbub

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

Thanks for your opinions and suggestions. I think I might ease off on the pressure I've put on myself to finalise a name and do as Pooks suggested and see what feels right when baby comes out!!

#17 ~damons-mum~

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

With Noah and Liam what about:

Kai
Kieran
Rohan
Oscar
Jai


#18 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:07 AM

I like Blake and Jack from your list.  The others are good names but don't hit the same spot with your existing boys names Noah and Liam.

Other names to consider
Blair
Adam
Daniel
Matthew



QUOTE (Pooks_ @ 18/11/2012, 09:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
All the best. If it comes down to it, maybe have a few in mind then see which one "suits" your new arrival.

Agree with this.  For both pregnancies, no name was decided when labour started.  DD1 had her first name about 5 minutes after she was born (it was a no brainer as soon as we saw her), middle name was decided on the 3rd day.  DD2 was unnamed (officially) until she was eight days old.  No harm done, the kids are fine and DH and I love their names.   biggrin.gif

#19 leisamd

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:31 AM

Joel is the essence of awesome!

What about Rhys?

eta - loving the PP suggestion of Adam too.

Edited by leisamd, 21 November 2012 - 06:33 AM.


#20 EzSmith

Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:27 AM

LOVE the names of your two already!
For our 2 girls we had the boys names Noah and Liam picked out!!
We called our son who passed away, Joshua, and am pregnant now (with our third girl!). If this baby was a boy we were going to call him 'Flynn'.
All the best xo

#21 whoisme

Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:37 AM

I just don't get how expecting parents can choose names for their new baby when they haven't even been born.

The  name just comes to you once you see and hold your new beautiful bundle of joy.  I didn't and wouldn't even have a list of names to choose from.

We awaited the birth of our children and then named them.

#22 RichardParker

Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:41 AM

Adam.

#23 kerilyntaryn

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE (whoisme @ 21/11/2012, 08:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just don't get how expecting parents can choose names for their new baby when they haven't even been born.

The  name just comes to you once you see and hold your new beautiful bundle of joy.  I didn't and wouldn't even have a list of names to choose from.

We awaited the birth of our children and then named them.


the name doesnt always come to you once you see them.  One mum I know didnt name her 4th child till a few weeks before his first birthday

and the number of babies named baby on centrelink because their parents cant decide is amazing




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