Jump to content

Almost decided on a name!


  • Please log in to reply
31 replies to this topic

#1 Rachiee

Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:57 AM

We have almost decided on the name and we are now just narrowing it down to one of the following;

Alex David
Alex James

DD is Mia Kathleen, David is hubby's name and James is hubby's late grandfather's middle name.

What does everyone think??


#2 badsituation

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:22 AM

I think Alex James flows nicer then Alex David. I like both though.

#3 kerilyntaryn

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

both names are great,  with your dd mn - is Kathleen your mn or a grandmothers name/middle



#4 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

Like both very much. If pressed I would vote for Alex James.

#5 WithSprinkles

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

I prefer Alex James.

(I also prefer the full name of Alexander with nn Alex but I'm guessing you don't?)

#6 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:37 AM

I would use Alex David, after your DH.

Honestly, the family connection is much stronger with David, and it sounds like you're clutching at a way to make the most common boys'MN a familyname with James.



#7 Plaxy

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

All good names, but I'd go with Alex David, because it's your DH name and James is the default boy's MN.

#8 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:08 AM

Alexander David. I'm a bit over James.



#9 la di dah

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:33 AM

Of the two, I'd personally use James, but I have ISSHEWS (i.e. blatant cultural baggage) with using names of live people. There's nothing really wrong with David.

I have to say James is a bit overused as a middle, though, so I dunno what his grandfather's FN was or other family names but I'd be tempted to look around a bit.

#10 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:41 AM

I'd prefer Alexander David but if you're just going to use Alex, I'd go Alex James.

#11 Carabosse

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:40 PM

Alexander James. No offense to your DH but I am not a fan of David. I also like the grandparent connection rather than the direct parent connection. I also prefer Alexander as the 'official' name. Could be because there are too many girls in my world who are known as 'Alex'!

I like Alex for a NN.

#12 Rachiee

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE (kerilyntaryn @ 18/12/2012, 09:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
both names are great,  with your dd mn - is Kathleen your mn or a grandmothers name/middle


Kathleen is my late grandmothers name. She passed away from cancer when i was 3 months old and was the person who named me as her dying wish.


QUOTE (Dabri @ 18/12/2012, 09:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would use Alex David, after your DH.

Honestly, the family connection is much stronger with David, and it sounds like you're clutching at a way to make the most common boys'MN a familyname with James.


Hubby's grandfather passed a few years ago and hubby was very close to him. His name was Ernest James Mccallum. We could use Ernest as a middle name or even Callum but neither really flow well with Alex.

QUOTE (la di dah @ 18/12/2012, 10:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Of the two, I'd personally use James, but I have ISSHEWS (i.e. blatant cultural baggage) with using names of live people. There's nothing really wrong with David.

I have to say James is a bit overused as a middle, though, so I dunno what his grandfather's FN was or other family names but I'd be tempted to look around a bit.


Hubby's grandfather was Ernest James Mccallum.
We had considered using the name Ernest as a middle name but could not really make it work with our preferred first names. We did also consider Callum as a first or middle name but again couldn't really make it work with the first name.


QUOTE (Carabosse @ 18/12/2012, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Alexander James. No offense to your DH but I am not a fan of David. I also like the grandparent connection rather than the direct parent connection. I also prefer Alexander as the 'official' name. Could be because there are too many girls in my world who are known as 'Alex'!

I like Alex for a NN.


Hubby's middle name is Christopher which is is dad's first name which is why we would like to carry this tradition on.

We would not use the name Alexander as we would never call him that. We prefer shorter names, one of the reasons we chose Mia for our daughter.

#13 Gudrun

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

I would go for one of the following (they all flow well IMO):


Alex McCallum
Alex Ernest
Callum David


My pick would be Alex McCallum ... that sounds really good.

#14 baddmammajamma

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

QUOTE (Gudrun @ 18/12/2012, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would go for one of the following (they all flow well IMO):


Alex McCallum
Alex Ernest
Callum David


My pick would be Alex McCallum ... that sounds really good.


Damn! Gudrun always beats me to the punch.

ALEX McCALLUM is FABULOUS -- McCallum makes the connection to your husband's grandfather very clear and avoids the "James-as default- middle-name-even-though-in- your- case- it's- a- family- name" dynamic.

#15 kerilyntaryn

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

Callum David
Alex Callum
Alex Christopher
Alex David

#16 Bel Rowley

Posted 18 December 2012 - 09:46 PM

Agree with Gudrun and BMJ, although if I had to choose one of your original two it would be Alex David. I don't get why James is so beloved as a middle name.

#17 Harmonica

Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:31 AM

Definitely Alex David!

#18 tres-chic

Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:36 PM

Alex David

#19 Carabosse

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

QUOTE (Rachiee @ 18/12/2012, 03:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hubby's middle name is Christopher which is is dad's first name which is why we would like to carry this tradition on.

We would not use the name Alexander as we would never call him that. We prefer shorter names, one of the reasons we chose Mia for our daughter.


Then I think it doesn't matter what the collective EB thinks, you have answered your own question!
You do know if you call him Alex he might get called Lex or Al wink.gif or AJ if you choose Alex James.
Middle name preference might also depend on the flow with the surname. If your surname starts with D his initials would be ADD. But chances are your surname doesn't!

#20 Pipri

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 18/12/2012, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Damn! Gudrun always beats me to the punch.

ALEX McCALLUM is FABULOUS -- McCallum makes the connection to your husband's grandfather very clear and avoids the "James-as default- middle-name-even-though-in- your- case- it's- a- family- name" dynamic.


This original.gif but I think all of them sound great. I do think James sounds great too original.gif

#21 kerilyntaryn

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

or

Alex Jameson

or you could use a mn with the same meaning

#22 IamAuntyA

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

I'm not a fan of using either parents first names in a child's name it just seems like you could'nt bebotherd thinking of another name so just went with the father or mothers name so I say go with Alex James original.gif

#23 Imaginary friend

Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Well, others are arguing dont go worth Alex James because it seems like you couldnt be bothered thinking past the default mn of James wink.gif



I think Alex James or Alex David both go well - as your husband was close to his grandfather and wants to honour him,  I would go for Alex James to acheive this - although  I also like Alex Callum if you wanted to do this.

#24 emlis22

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

I like Alex Ernest.

From your original choices I would go with Alex David.

#25 Harmonica

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:17 AM

Alex Christopher sounds nice too!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

Gay couple in their 80s first to wed in Dallas after Supreme Court ruling

Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.

William Tyrrell's family marks birthday with cake and renewed appeal

The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

WIN A $500 VISA DEBIT CARD

Are you a parent, or are you planning to be? Tell us what you think and you'll go in the draw to win a $500 gift card!

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

Orphaned baby daughter Ayla wakes from coma

Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

The horrible act that sparked a brawl at child's birthday party

The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.

Babies 'benefit from iPads at a young age': study

More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.

Do mums really just obsessively talk about their children?

Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.

Why some dogs might attack babies or young kids

A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.

Mum demands refund for 'beargina' christening cake

It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.

5 things no one warns you about after giving birth

How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?

Police officer sang nursery rhyme as heartbreaking photo was taken

A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.

Don't worry, working mums: Just leave Dad in charge at home

Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.

Hilaria Baldwin shares post-baby selfie

Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.

'Help - my child won't ever do what I ask!'

Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.

Postnatal depression support gets $23 million boost in NSW

The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).

'I'm just as tired, scared and stressed as you': stay-at-home dad's plea

I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.

6 tips for transitioning back to work after baby

Mums returning to work - and yes, dads too - aren't the same as when they left. But that doesn't mean they're not as good as they once were.

Couple reveals pregnancy with epic Britney Spears parody

How do you create an original pregnancy announcement and gender reveal? You turn to Britney Spears.

The truth about birthing a big baby

When told that they are having a 'big baby', many women have a lot of fears. But those fears are often unfounded.

Eight months pregnant and addicted to eating soap

This bizarre snack takes the cake (of soap) when it comes to weird pregnancy cravings.

Can you spot the drowning child?

Can you spot him in the video? The child who loses his rubber ring, panics, and then almost drowns? It isn't easy.

Noodles, peanuts, wee wees and lady bits

Yes, I know it's silly. I know all the advice from experts is to use the right terminology from the moment your child can talk. But I just can't.

Mum's brave battle for unborn triplets amid cancer diagnosis

Bree O'Malley has a cancer diagnosis, a rare blood condition, kidney and liver failure and other complications. And she is pregnant with triplets.

 

Win $500

WIN A $500 VISA DEBIT CARD

Are you are parent or planning to be? We want to know what you think - let us know and you'll be in the draw to win a $500 gift card.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.