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Early thoughts on baby names?
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:57 PM
I know it's super early but... I just love thinking about names
Anyone have a list they want to share?
Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:01 PM
Edited by MrsRadiant, 19 February 2013 - 09:02 PM.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:04 PM
I have a girl's name that I've been sitting on for years but I'll be stuffed if I have a boy! They're so much harder to name for some reason.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:11 PM
My girl name list that I've had since high school is now scrapped as they are all top 20. Amelia, Imogen, Isabelle and Charlotte are not to be. They were so pretty too.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:26 PM
I'm always up for a name discussion!
We have the same issue as you do, cherryseed - if we have a girl, the problem will be that we have to cut down our not-so-short shortlist, but if we have a boy we're stuffed. The girls in the baby name forum have already had way too many hypothetical boy name discussions with me and I'm still no closer.
A girl would likely have Harriet Iris as a frontrunner, with Georgia and Morgan as the main backups.
We also have a string of others on the list, including:
And then there's others that I will still try and convince DP of although admittedly it's probably a useless cause - Greta, Gretchen and Saskia.
Boys though, everything we think of clashes with our surname, or with the family middle name we're using, clashes with DD's name or starts a trend we don't want to continue, we hate the nicknames, or they happen to be the names of people we know and for various reasons don't want the names shared with that person, or I can't get them past DP.
My list includes:
But each and every one is unusable for us!!!
Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:36 PM
We had a girl and boy name picked when pregnant with DS. If we have a girl this time, we'll use the name we picked earlier. We've settled on a boys name too, so we're set.
Our current debate is godparents!
Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:38 PM
Ooh names... We're thinking Matilda for girl and Jack for a boy - I know super popular at the moment but it goes so well with our surname and DD name too! Keeping open to names though...so much time to make up minds
Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:41 AM
When dd was born we had Morris as our top boys name ,but now i'm not so sure. It feels like we need whole new lists!! Am currently into names starting with 'E', Edith for example ( Eadie as n'name), also maybe Errol for a boy. I like how it sounds but imagine it on a little boy! How does the name Erland for a boy sound? It's scandanavian. I suppose i'll be onto a whole new start letter by the time its needed!
Thanks for showing your boy list op. We also need all the help we can get with boy names !!
Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:57 AM
Ayla for a girl for me, and for a boy well we've been struggling but I'm stuck on Rocket. I know it's a bit odd, but how can you not be awesome with a name like Rocket?
Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:08 AM
DABRI: Oooh, Greta is a lovely name but I guess it's not for everybody.
MAMAMINDY: Matilda is gorgeous. Can't go wrong with that.
C_SHELL: I think Errol is really cool!
Like someone else said I'm keeping nicknames in mind. I kind of like the name Will for a boy (not entirely sold though) but the name Willy is awful!
Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:52 PM
Also... If you are stuck for names try googling French names. Less likely to be people you know and some are much cuter too!
Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:44 PM
For a girl, we've still got our name from last time up our sleeve - Eleanor. I love the name. Middle name - possibly Rose (family name), or Hope or Faith.
For a boy...yikes. We managed to get down to a list of three names for DS and chose one on the day...then I looked at him and chose another from the list. He wound up with Alexander Lucas. DH is a teacher at an all boys school, so a LOT of names are off the list before we even start! I love Callum, but with our surname we wind up with calamari.
Ones I've ticked on the list on my pregnancy app
I'm a nurse, and I deal with acronyms a lot...I always look at what the initials wind up as!
Klj1 - Rocket is far more daring than I'd be, but that would be a very awesome name! He'd have to wind up as a sprinter.
Cherryseed - I agree with the Will/Willy thing...but I really love the name and it's DH's middle name so I keep coming back to it.
C_shell - Erroll is awesome! Edith - I think it'd grow on me. Edie would be a lovely nn.
Mamamindy - Matilda is beautiful...you could call her Tilly for short. Yes, Jack is popular...but it has been for ages and I don't think it's going to go out of fashion. I think if you love a name, you should run with it regardless of how popular it is.
Chaton - top work on being decided so early!
Dabri - I love Harriet and Bethany. Good luck with boys' names...I think we've got similar tastes by the looks of it.
Aidensmum - I love all those names too.
Mrs Radiant - I love Eloise.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:15 PM
For us it's definitely Claire Amelia for a girl but we struggle with boy's names too! Family middle name is Lawrence and short list for first name is Zachary, Riley, Isaac and Ethan. Quite a few friends pregnant with boys at the moment though so we'll see if any of those survive.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:19 PM
Ooh some lovely names in here!
Dabri - I think your DP has the same due date as me! I love Celeste and Eliza from your list. I agree, boys are so much harder!
MrsRadiant - love Eloise!
c_shell - I love names that start with vowels. Errol is fabulous, and I love Edith
leftwrightout - Eleanor is such a classic!
Well here's my massive list - current favourites are Ivy or Lila for a girl, Edward or Xavier for a boy. Middle names will be family names.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:22 PM
Estelle Anne for a girl and Raphael John for a boy. But kids are a loooong way in the future for me
ETA: oops, I don't belong here!
Edited by seacucumber, 20 February 2013 - 07:26 PM.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:34 PM
Robin Jean for a girl (both family names, I know it is usually Robyn for a girl but not in this case)
Boys are waaay harder, probably Griffin James (love the nn Griff) but not 100% until we meet him.
LOVE some of the names here Ayla has always been a fave, Raphael is a fab name too (would never get through DH, maybe I should ask him at the moment while he's so gaga over bub)
Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:36 PM
DH and I both came to the name Anna separately, so that's our girl's name sorted! Haven't started discussing boy's names yet.
ETA: the girl's middle name would be Jean too - it's a family name.
Edited by mrslb, 20 February 2013 - 07:37 PM.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:46 PM
So many lovely names! I love talking baby names, pity DH doesn't like to start the name game this early
DH and I seem to have totally different tastes when it comes to boys names, so if bub is a boy I think we're going to be in trouble lol. We have our girls name sorted as it's DH's favorite (after me getting my favorites the last 2 times ) so at least it's only boys names we need to try and decide on.
Edited by ~Peaches~, 15 July 2013 - 09:29 PM.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:58 PM
Peaches, no way, really??!! Great minds think alike eh? I'd love to know what your pick is for a girl this time around - is it something that's on my list?
Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:32 PM
Ladies, I'd like to point out based on personal experience that it sucks living with a name which is unusual so I have to spell it always. So if there are 2 options eg Stephan, Stefan that sound the same, pick the easy one.
Brings me to my second naming issue. DH has an annoying last name. does anyone else have a different surname for this reason? If so, are you planning to make your kids wear this burden? Or...?
He actually suggested giving the kids my name!
Molly have you been watching twilight? Hehe
Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:51 PM
So many lovely names. I love names like Edward, Jacob, Anastasia etc but couldn't bear to give my child a name from a very popular book or movie at the time. And I try to steer clear of top 10 names and aim for something a little less common, but stick with traditional spelling.
If we have a boy, we are set on Dominic.
If we have a girl, we have decided on Zelda.
We don't discuss names with our friends and family - we learnt our lesson last time. Everyone has an opinion! But people are much more likely to keep it to themselves if you announce after baby arrives
Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:56 PM
QUOTE (*molly* @ 20/02/2013, 09:40 PM)
Actually I've never seen it! Although I heard that Edward and Esme are characters on it.
And Alice and Emmett.
Don't get sucked in by it... Sometimes ignorance is bliss!
Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:56 PM
I love the names everyone is thinking of. We have our names set in stone - it wasn't til we finally agreed on the boy one that we got pregnant - go figure
I am so hesitant to put them out there, as I am worried about people saying they hate them, but anyway
We have a crap surname that no one can ever spell, so we are all destined to have to spell our names anyway.
Our 3 yr old is Zeb Luka
And the names we have are
Girl: Dharma Tashi (Tashi is a Tibetan name and that has been my favourite holiday to date)
Boy: Teo Benjamin - husband's Dad is Germand and my Nanna is Spanish and Teo is used by both as a form of Theo, so fits well. Husband's uncle is also Teo.
Teo is my biggest worry due to the pronunciation - but women with kids who watch play school shouldn't have a problem
Looking forward to seeing everyone's final decisions
Edited by RedDirtMum, 20 February 2013 - 08:57 PM.
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