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#1 Adamira

Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

Hey everyone!
I'm only 11 weeks tomorrow, but I'm already looking at names. Please tell me I'm not the only one!. I'm convinced I'm having a girl, so that's all I'm looking at for now.

Has anyone else started considering names?

#2 Mizadele

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

10 weeks here Adamira, and I have the boys names completely done!
Girls names are stumping me, but I'm convinced it's a boy, so I'm not too worried about it. original.gif

#3 Jacni

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

Yep, I've got a spreadsheet. Started it when we were TTC.


#4 leJadie

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

We've been brainstorming since we found out we were pregnant. I have the girls name sorted but I don't think it is a girl. Boys names are harder though, we can't agree on any.

#5 New mum of one

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

Yup ! Hubby and I have been talking about it off and on for months now so we were pretty much sorted when we found out we were pregnant. Gonna keep it a secret tho. I'm also convinced im having a boy original.gif

#6 Nervy

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

Jacni i love that you have a spreadsheet! Is everyone keeping their names a secret? I love Luella for a Girl and we are stuck on a boy!

#7 kahm

Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

We're really lucky for boys in that my dad and DP's dad have the same middle name AND it's a name that we both really like.  So for boys we're going with that.  Middle name not decided yet.
For girls names, DP's got a name that he really likes but it starts with the same letter as our last name, and I'm not so sure whether giving a kid a sing-song kind of name is such a great idea.  So with girls we're a little more open, or a least a little less decided.  I really like Elizabeth Alice, or Charlotte Ann but DP's really not keen on option a and I think just prefers his name over my option b.

So, er, yes.  We've started on the names business blush.gif
It was part of the process of deciding to have kids, if that makes any sense at all.  Mind you, we're both pretty convinced that you can't give someone a name until you've met them, so we won't name bub properly until after birth.

#8 Boyz_Mama

Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

Hubby and I started talking names when we got married 8.5 years ago.
We had girls names sorted...
With our first son, we "settled" on names cause didn't both love any names.
With our second son (sensing a pattern here) we still couldn't agree but came up with 5, but no combinations "worked" cause of issues with teh names eg. already in family, had close friends with same kids names, rhyming yuck, too common in our circles, initials the same) and in the end both our boys have exactly the same initials cause it was the 'lesser' of the issues, and hubby loved the name so I compromised (bonus points for me Tounge1.gif)

So with this third, I wanted to start looking at boys names the day we fond out we were pregnant, but hubby said we should wait until the 18-20 week scan, cause if we're having a girl we won't have to worry! LOL. So that's what we're doing. And if it's a boy, we've only got 4 months of "discussion" to figure out a name biggrin.gif

Edited by Boyz_Mama, 21 November 2012 - 10:18 PM.


#9 kate_123

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:16 AM

Hi ladies,
We've been talking names for a while. We've both agreed on a girls name. DH has a boys name that hes very keen on, Edward. I quite like Edward but its more the shortening that I'm not so sure. I am especially hesitant because my parents have a dog called 'Ted' short for Teddy. Even if Edward is Ed and not Ted, having an Ed and Ted is still a bit weird (given its a dog IYKWIM). So bit stuck on that. I mean the dog isn't going to be around forever but still not convinced.

#10 MuddyPuddles

Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:08 AM

We have both a girls and a boys name picked already, and have decided to keep the name a secret but tell people the gender. Im not very good at keeping a secret like this that I am so excited about so will be interesting to see if I dont leak the name!

#11 hoppingllama

Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

I have a Theodore who goes by Ted or Teddy. I love his name.
I am struggling for a boys name to go with it.. I love Frederick, but can't have a Freddy and a Teddy.

My current list is
Clarence
Stanley
George
Bernard
Albert
Ignatius
Gilbert
Eugene
Sidney
Benedict

for girls its
Philippa (Pippy)
Penelope (Penny)
Heather
Elizabeth
Josephine
Magdalena
Martha


I have nanna taste in names  biggrin.gif


#12 gonggirl

Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

If another girl we like Matilda (Tilly) or Amelia. For a boy it will be Harrison (Harry) or Henry. We had settled on Nate, but we've had friends call their son that so it's now crossed off  sad.gif

#13 monkeys mum

Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

Oh i am dreading having to decide on a name, dp is a pain and won't suggest much but then doesn't like any i suggest.

If its a girl i really like Aurora, if its a boy i am not sure if there's a name i love. I have a daughter Bailey, and boys Hartley, and Hudson, Hudson was my least favourite on my name list but the only one dp even liked lol



#14 Nervy

Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

I'm liking TOM atm for a boy, not Thomas, just Tom. Just thought i would share!

#15 Adamira

Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

Hi everyone.
I'm still convinced its a girl, and I told my friend the name I wanted. Shot down straight away sad.gif .
It's still on the list, but I don't want to give my kid a name that isn't liked.

#16 leJadie

Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:31 AM

QUOTE (Adamira @ 27/11/2012, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi everyone.
I'm still convinced its a girl, and I told my friend the name I wanted. Shot down straight away sad.gif .
It's still on the list, but I don't want to give my kid a name that isn't liked.


I wouldn't worry about what other people think. You will be picking a name you love for your baby not theirs.

I am sure we are having a boy, if its a girl we have the name sorted but for a boy we just can't decide!




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