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#1 mum2amonkey

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:05 PM

So we are 5 weeks away from baby number 3

We are pretty certain that if it's a boy it will be

Brody Joseph

A girl is harder

I really love

Willow or
Lexi


DH wants

Lacey (i just can't do it)

Reagan (have liked in the past but worried about how people will pronounce/spel it and don't like the nn Ray- really trying to like it)

Piper would have been Bronte so still a possibility I guess



#2 Z-girls rock

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

to me there is not much difference between Lexi and Lacey.

I mean I do understand that they are are different names spelt and said differently but they are pretty similar and in the same style so...
it it really the case that one you love and the other you can't stand?
That seems a bit extreeme for very similar names.

anyway both Lexi and Lacey are nms.

I am with you on Reagan. NMS. it is a last name to me like Ronald Reagan.


Willow is lovely

Bronte is lovely

#3 Ducky*Fuzz

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

Yeah, would never like Reagan so don't even try.

Like Willow and Lexi.  Bronte is OK.  



#4 seaside_feral

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

Hmm, tricky.... I must admit I don't like your DH's suggestions at all & I much prefer yours.  Willow is my favourite by far of all the names you have mentioned.

Would your DH consider a longer name like Alexa, Alexandra, Alexis etc with Lexi as a NN?
Or if he doesn't like Willow maybe he would like Willa??

Reagan to me is very much a surname.  What about Megan / Meagan / Meaghan or Rhiannon?

Lacey I really don't like sorry... Lexi is much nicer!!

#5 Gudrun

Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

Brody Joseph works well both as a combo and with the sibs.

The only name I don't really like of your girl options is Reagan.

I like Willow, Lexie (like this), Lacey and Bronte and they all go. Maybe Willow goes best with Piper but that's just hairsplitting.  Any of these four would be really good IMO.

ETA you might not be into this sort of thing but you might like to research the etymology of Lacey. Quite interesting if I recall. Old French locative, surname etc. Brody is an old locative, surname too: Brody castle in Scotland (and something to do with a ditch).

Edited by Gudrun, 12 December 2012 - 06:04 PM.


#6 Plaxy

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

I would spell Regan like this, and I have always loved it - for a girl! I don't think anyone would mispronounce it like this?

I also like Bronte a lot, and Willow and Lacey are nice. I'm not keen on Lexi except as a NN. They all go with Piper.



#7 rosiebird

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

Willow and piper together are too 'Jodi Picoult' for my liking.

#8 mum2amonkey

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

Thanks all.

If it was to be Reagan it would be to pronounced Raygan instead of Re - gen

Thinking I might be able to convince him to go Willow - he does like it.....my love of Bronte is returning.

I think maybe to get rid of Lacey I have to give up on Lexi



#9 Feral_Pooks

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:36 PM

Love love love Bronte. Willow also awesome. Good luck!

#10 la di dah

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

I like Willow best.

I'd like Willa too. Or even Wilhelmina. Or Winter.

I prefer Alexa to Lexi but Lexi is okay. Or Lucy? I'm fond of Lily but I get that its popular.  

I couldn't deal with Lacey either. Least favourite of all of them.

Reagan/Regan is either surname-y or Shakespearean villainess to me. I am fond of Raina/Reina. Or Megan. (though I say it Meg-gin, even mee-gan is okay). Wren is cute.

Bronte reminds me of either Charlotte/Emily/Anne or alternately Branwen, Briar, and Bryony. All of which I prefer to Bronte.  ph34r.gif

#11 Velvetta

Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

Every name except Willow is horrible. But even Willow is set to become the name of the decade.
Sorry, but since you asked, they are all awful names.
Reagan is just the pits; it's either Shakespeare's evil sister or Ronald the fascist president.
Lacey is ugly and pink and acrylic.
Bronte is a suburb
Brody sounds like he races BMX

#12 4kidlets

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:15 PM

I actually like Lacey the best.


Willow is ok, Bronte is ok, Lexi is ok but bit nicknamish, nothing wrong with any of them.

Brody is fine too (for a boy)

Not a fan of Reagan though.

#13 strawberry blondes

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

I prefer Lacey to Lexi. Reagan is NMS. Willow is ok.

#14 kerilyntaryn

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:13 PM

I prefer Maci or Casey Laney, Delaney to Lacey
Alexis or Alexa instead of Lexi

not fussed on Reagan I prefer Regan pron Ree gan,  what about Megan
Willow is ok

Bronte is ok

or Briohne
Regina
Aubrey
Braylen
Brynn
Briley

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 12 December 2012 - 11:43 PM.


#15 pjemc

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

So totally get your dislike of Lacey, it just sounds really prissy and boring (imo).

Willow is lovely but I am hearing it is getting quite popular, if you like it though who cares its a really nice name.

I really love Lexi and am trying to find a name I love that can be shortened to Lexi (not rapped on Alexis etc), I dont just want to use Lexi as growing up I always wanted to be able to shorten my name to a NN but you cant with mine so I want to be able to have a NN if we have a girl especially and love Lexi.

Bronte is good too, some really nice choices there but yeah sorry, you have to talk him out of Lacey... blergh!!

#16 happyapple

Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

I think Lexi is really cool and edgy, the total opposite of Lacey!
Lexi and Piper sound like they could be sisters but for me, Lacey, Bronte and Willow are all in the same vein kind of feminine and flowing but no sass.

Sorry, that doesn't help you at all, just threw in my two bobs!

#17 Elemenopee

Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

Lexi is OK as a nn to Alexandra.
Lacey is my favourite. The others nms.
What about Morgan?

#18 mum2amonkey

Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:48 AM

Thanks happyapple that is how I feel about Lexi.....

So now we're in real trouble...I think this baby is going to go nameless if it comes any time soon.

We've let Lexi and Lacey cancel each other out.

I've said no to Reagan so he's said no to Willow

I thought Bronte was our back up as it was 2nd choice for DD but he's said it's a no go.......

Square one.

We both like Indy/Indi

(I know its a NN) but not fond of Indiana and our surname is 14 letters long and that means trouble fitting names on forms.

Imogen is another possibility

He's also advised not keen on Brody but wants Jude......I thought at least boy we were ok!

#19 little lion

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:54 AM

Jude is great! It didn't go with our surname so I never entertained the thought. It goes well with Nate and Piper too. Indigo would be a nice Indi name to match the sib set.

#20 Gudrun

Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:04 AM

I like Imogen but it seems to me a bit long and full with the sibset.

Lacey, Lexie, Willow and Bronte would all go really well and I like all of them much, much, much better than Indi/Indy.

Brody and Jude are both really good names and would work well with the sibs.

#21 jai*

Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:30 AM

QUOTE (Susiebelle @ 12/12/2012, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would spell Regan like this, and I have always loved it - for a girl! I don't think anyone would mispronounce it like this?

Same.

QUOTE (mum2amonkey @ 12/12/2012, 09:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If it was to be Reagan it would be to pronounced Raygan instead of Re - gen

In that case, I do not like it at all.

I love your boy choice(s), and I think Lacey and Bronte are both very pretty names.

What about Bridie or Bryn or Brea or Britt? Since you like Brody and Bronte.

#22 kerilyntaryn

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

Jude goes well

Indi goes ok with the others

others

Imani
Imari
Amara
Amber
Amira

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 16 December 2012 - 09:44 PM.


#23 kerilyntaryn

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:56 PM

Ashlea
Bailey
Laney
Riley
Briley
Hadley
Miley
Aubrey


#24 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:43 PM

I don't like Reagan. Its too The Exocist for my liking. I especially don't like it pronounced Ray-gan.

Love Willow, like Indy and Lexi as a NN, don't like Lacey.

What about Evie or Eve?

#25 twosweeties

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

I think Jude is awesome! I didn't want to say it before but I really dislike Brody for a boy's name...to me there is just nothing strong about it.

I'm not very good with girl names, but of all the Indi variations I love Indigo best.




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