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#1 Misty Walker

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Hi everyone,
I'm due with #3 in 8 weeks. We already have a Madeleine Kalea (Maddy for short) and Luke James. DS2 is due and we are yet to agree on names.
DH is a bit stuck in the 80's-likes names like John (my dads name so would rather not for personal reasons), Damon, Damien, Nathan, Keith (urgh, hate) and one out there choice, Orion. As in the constellation. Great playground beatings on the horizon....
I'm loving:Theodore (Theo)CamdenElliottMaxJacobNoahCole (another family name, but less common)ReidAndrew (Drew)Tobin
Main issues are MIL being incredibly opinionated... Also a three syllable surname, so trying not to be too complicated. Our surname is also a common boys first name:Gregory, so his name needs to be one that doesn't get mixed up all the time.
Also preferably no 'guh' g sounds....
Thanks in anticipation  original.gif

#2 stephmd85

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

I'm loving Max Gregory, from your list. No new suggestions sorry. Good luck coming to an agreement!

#3 Misty Walker

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

And many apologies for the editing, or lack thereof.... Damn iPad. Sometimes it puts in spaces, lines etc, not this time, even when I try to edit....
Be kind  wink.gif

#4 Gudrun

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

Andrew (Drew) and Reid fit well.



#5 IamAuntyA

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

Out of his picks I like Nathan (I love Nathaniel so that explains it)

Out of your picks..... I like all of them expect for Theodore original.gif

Good luck

#6 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

Damien, Theodore, Elliot, Jacob, Andrew and Noah are good choices with Madeleine and Luke but I think Jacob is the best fit.

Madeleine, Luke and Hamish
Madeleine, Luke and Isaac
Madeleine, Luke and Oliver
Madeleine, Luke and Tobias
Madeleine, Luke and Thomas
Madeleine, Luke and Benjamin
Madeleine, Luke and Oscar
Madeleine, Luke and Declan
Madeleine, Luke and Blake
Madeleine, Luke and Alexander
Madeleine, Luke and Joshua
Madeleine, Luke and Daniel
Madeleine, Luke and Eamon
Madeleine, Luke and Samuel
Madeleine, Luke and Callum
Madeleine, Luke and Connor
Madeleine, Luke and Sebastian
Madeleine, Luke and Patrick
Madeleine, Luke and Ryan
Madeleine, Luke and Adrian
Madeleine, Luke and Bryce
Madeleine, Luke and Blair

#7 Bernard Woolley

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

Options that might appeal to your DH:

Allan / Allen

(Actually, I say that but 'Orion' is such an outlier in his list, who knows! biggrin.gif )

#8 la di dah

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

Similar to Jacob: Jesse, Jared, Joshua, Josiah.

Similar to Noah: Jonah, Micah, Ezra. I would have said Nathan was pretty comparable? I don't mind either. Nathaniel I slightly prefer to Nathan though.

I like Drew, just Drew, more than Andrew.

I love Tobin.

Owen would be a lot more mellow and non-controversial a pick than Orion, and one I'm quite fond of. I also like Oren/Orin but it's a bit odd (though not compared to Orion).

I don't really like Keith but I love Heath. shrug.gif I also like Corbin/Connor/Cormac which have the same hard K sound, and for actual K names... not many... Kingsley/Kingston is all right though.

I'd prefer Emmett to Elliott. Or Eli?

I'm a bit unsure due to formatting if it were Cole or Reid that's the family name. In any case, I'd be tempted to use whichever of those two that is as a middle, a nice punchy short one that flatters most any first.

#9 kerilyntaryn

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:48 PM

Madeleine Kalea (Maddy for short) and Luke James.

Nathan, Nathaniel or Ethan would be good,  what about Jonathon or Joel,  others


Andrew,  Noah and Jacob are lovely

Theodore, and Max are ok ,  

Madeleine Kalea (Maddy for short) and Luke James.

Nathan, Nathaniel or Ethan would be good,  what about Jonathon or Joel,  others


Andrew,  Noah and Jacob are lovely

Theodore, and Max are ok ,  


Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:20 PM

I like Cole.

Madeleine, Luke and Cole
Madeleine, Luke and Reuben
Madeleine, Luke and Trey
Madeleine, Luke and Elias
Madeleine, Luke and Jonah

#11 MummyLyss

Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

I love Theodore! But it is the name of my first-ever teddy so I'm biased. original.gif Also, these days all I can think about when I hear Theodore is How I Met Your Mother ("Haaaavvvveeee you met Ted??" ... I would so have a special onesie printed!!)


Anyway... I also like Elliot, but if I ever used that name I would pray that this new generation somehow never watches ET because that would be annoying for the poor kid!

Madeleine, Luke and Bradley?

Good luck OP!! original.gif

#12 Justaduck

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:07 AM

QUOTE (TashaG @ 29/01/2013, 06:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Our surname is also a common boys first name:Gregory, so his name needs to be one that doesn't get mixed up all the time.

If you want to avoid names that would go either way (Surname, first name) I would avoid Elliott, Cole, Theodore, Camden, Reid, Andrew, Tobin, Damon as all of them could be mistaken for a surname....ie he is more likely to get called Gregory Camden than he is to be called Gregory Max.

#13 tres-chic

Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:08 AM

Agree with kerilyntaryn and thing Andrew/Drew and Noah are nice choices.

I like all your suggestions, actually.

Good luck OP, my DH was exactly the same!

#14 Misty Walker

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

Oh thanks everyone! I LOVE the suggestion of a onesie with "Haaaaaaaavvvee you met Ted?" printed, if we go with Theo... Very cool.
I'm thinking I will have to dash DH's hopes for Orion, by showing him the general consensus by many people here... Great that the heat is off me and onto the anonymous posters on EB!
You've all given me food for thought, and for that I thank you  biggrin.gif

#15 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

Love Damon, it's on our list for out next baby.

I also know an Orion, I think it's a beautiful name

#16 JoMarch

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

From your list my choices would be Max, Jacob or Noah.  Love Max or Noah...prefer Jake rather than Jacob.  Good luck!

#17 bubmakes3

Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

My friends little boys middle name is Orion - she wanted it for his first name but Dads name is owen so thought it was too close - He is Kieran instead!

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