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#1 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:49 PM

If its a boy im thinking Max Benjamin (after both of my grandfathers)

and for a girl Allegra Francess (middle name after my nanna)

What about you?

#2 cosmic79

Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

I think I've been thinking about names for the last five years, even with no intention of having another child back then!

I LOVE the name Micah (boy) but I just can't see myself with a child with that name.  Does that make sense?

I LOVE the name Oliver.  We always wanted our son to be called Oliver, however we got a dog before we had kids and called him Oliver/Ollie.  Our dog passed away a few months ago.  It would be too weird to re-use the name, wouldn't it?  Or would it???

I love so many girls names that it is almost impossible for me to choose one that I love more than the other!  Emily, Olivia, Ava, Mia, Lila.  I also love Millie, but not Amelia - those types of names!

#3 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

QUOTE (cosmic79 @ 13/04/2012, 05:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I've been thinking about names for the last five years, even with no intention of having another child back then!

I LOVE the name Micah (boy) but I just can't see myself with a child with that name.  Does that make sense?

I LOVE the name Oliver.  We always wanted our son to be called Oliver, however we got a dog before we had kids and called him Oliver/Ollie.  Our dog passed away a few months ago.  It would be too weird to re-use the name, wouldn't it?  Or would it???

I love so many girls names that it is almost impossible for me to choose one that I love more than the other!  Emily, Olivia, Ava, Mia, Lila.  I also love Millie, but not Amelia - those types of names!


Ha ha I know what you mean. I really like the name Luca and other names but I cant see myself with a child with that name.

I really like Chloe as a name but thats my dogs name so I wouldnt re-use it but if might be different if she passed. Im very determined once ive made my mind up I like something thats it ha ha if I really liked it I wouldnt care but thats just me.

Millie is really cute. My sons name is traditionally a nickname but thats his real name, we sometimes use the formal version for a laugh because my son is so not regal and formal.

#4 Zingiber

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:50 AM

We have a girls name that we both like and agree on...this week anyway.

I had another girl's name that i loved...until i recently found out my ex has called his daughter that. b*st*rd!

I also LOVE Luka/Luca but DP is a bit conservative/old fashioned and it would never pass muster with him :-(

But we're not really talking about it yet.

#5 FourLittleLoves

Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

I think we will be sticking with our traditional first name and more modern second name combo. I have a girls name stuck in my head and a few boys names that I like and might have to convince DH. He suggested Olaf for a boy  rolleyes.gif

#6 andrea79

Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:50 PM

QUOTE (Zingiber @ 14/04/2012, 06:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I also LOVE Luka/Luca but DP is a bit conservative/old fashioned and it would never pass muster with him :-(


Our DS is Luka! I love it but DH and I like names that aren't really common although I think it's gaining ground there now. It definitely wasn't when he was born!

We already have a girls name picked which we had before we had the m/c but boys names we're really stuck! I think because we love Luka so much we're struggling to find another boys name that we like as much and isn't really popular!!

It's such a hard decision. Another reason we'll be finding out the sex! Because if it's a girl we won't need to think about it anymore!!


#7 cosmic79

Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

Ohhh Luca - I didn't mention that either.  I LOVE it.  Would be definitely in my top 3 names (which I guess are Oliver, Micah, Luca).  I don't think I'd like Micah shortened to Mike though.

What do you others think about calling a child the same name as a previous pet?  (Not naming a child in memory of the dog, but the fact that the dog stole the name first!)

Edited by cosmic79, 14 April 2012 - 01:47 PM.


#8 dreamingofcats

Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

A girl is looking very likely to be Isabel Ivy. Boy, not so set on the first name, but I like Alexander or Xavier and the middle name will be phillip after Dh brother who passed away.

#9 suzy-c

Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

I wouldn't worry about the pet thing. My nanna had a cat called Suzy when I was born, but I was named Suzanne for a completely different reason. I have no memories of that cat, and neither does anyone else anymore, so it's all good. (Sorry, Suzycat!)

I'm Suzy, DP is Andy.
DS1, aged 18, is Christopher Andrew, after his Dad and my friend Chris.
DS2 (born sleeping in 2009) was named John Cecil, after my late father John, and my 2 late Grandfathers, both called Cecil.

DP likes Jessica or Justin for this one. I suggested Jessica Clare, after his mother Clare. I haven't got a middle name for a Justin yet, but I'm considering Oliver, Michael or David. (family names.)

Will go for unusual names once we run out of family names, but there were a lot of them!

#10 Red nut

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:45 PM

We've decided not to talk names until we're a bit further along..... I'm a bit scared of jinxing things!

Edited by Red nut, 14 April 2012 - 06:46 PM.


#11 Nofliesonme

Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:52 PM

Our names so far to go with below are

Alexander James
Mitchell James

Taylor Rose
Abigail Rose

#12 dreamingofcats

Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:29 PM

thunda - great minds think alike wink.gif

#13 Pssst...

Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:38 PM

DH drove me crazy last time when it came to names!  I'd suggest things left, right and centre and he'd screw his nose up at pretty much all of them!!  

This time I'm just keeping a list of names I like on my phone and I'm not even going to bother hassling him about it.  We can decide when we meet the little one!

#14 KiwiMelW

Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:12 AM

For girls I love the name Maia (pronouced My-a) which means courage/brave in Maori and then a longer middle name not yet decided

Then for a boy we are tossing up

Hunter
Rocco
Cohen
Kobe
Harvey

With the middle name of Kahurangi

i reckon we are having a boy and DH thinks we are having a girl lol. Dh keeps teasing me and really wants to call our son Conan. I just can bring myself to even think of that seriously



#15 mks81

Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:42 AM

Every time I start thinking of names, I get stressed, thank god I have heaps of time left.


As we weren't expecting to have another child I have used up all my favourite names on our pets. rolleyes.gif

Some other names I like but worry that as I'm a very non fluffy type of person these type of names are a little too much. DD9 is called Emily so I do like simple, old fashioned names.

My other issue is technically I would like to name my baby, ( if a boy) after my two brothers who have both died but both names don't do it for me. I was thinking maybe just using the starting initials...very complicated. I know my parents would love for me to use their names but sometimes I feel that this also isn't very fair on the child, maybe they should have their 'own' name.

One thing I have decided is if its a girl, that because DD9 has OH's mother's name as middle name, this one will have my mother's middle name of Elizabeth so first name will have to go with that.


So needless to say I have been sticking my head in the sand about this topic...I mentioned before about wishing a neon sign would come down with baby's name and don't have to think about it!

#16 KiwiMelW

Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:17 PM

mks81 - can you use your brothers' names as middle names?

#17 happylizard

Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:09 PM

We are thinking

Blake Anthony
Xavier Anthony (not sold on this)


Zoe Marie
Lexi Marie

#18 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE (happylizard @ 20/04/2012, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We are thinking

Blake Anthony
Xavier Anthony (not sold on this)


Zoe Marie
Lexi Marie


Lexi is a cool name.
DS has a little friend called Alexia, we call her Lexi for short

#19 happylizard

Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

DF said no to Alexia.. and Alexis... Reminds him of a car lmao....

but he is fine with Lexi

#20 vintage.blue

Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:46 PM

I like a few, but not sure if I've found the one yet.

Boys
Finn
Flynn
Jacob
Elliott

Girls
Sophie
Annabelle
Olivia
Bronte


#21 maggiechunga

Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

We have a few names left from the list when we were preggo with DS but we won't really get into thinking or talking about it until Bubs is well and truly moving and shaking in there.

MKS81 I used my brothers middle name as my sons middle name.

#22 Surprise#4

Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:18 PM

dreaming of cats - My DD's name is Isabel. I adore her name and she tells me she thinks its pretty laughing2.gif

happylizard - I love Lexi

We haven't started talking about names yet.  I am too worried about jinxing it.

#23 organic~sab

Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:12 AM

We've got Christabelle for a girl and maybe Ryder for a boy. not 100% sure on that one. We also need middle names but we can't agree on anything.

I'm also liking the name Griffin lately for a boy, im sure DH won't like it tho haha!

Edited by organic~sab, 23 April 2012 - 11:14 AM.


#24 klee102

Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:15 PM

I have no names for a boy sad.gif  i dont like anything ive seen or its a friends childs name or doesnt go with our last name sad.gif

girl is definatley D'Lilah original.gif  i love it

#25 MahnaMahna

Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:35 PM

I have a girls name I love but DH is not sure. Mackenzie. I just love it.

I am curious what the general opinions on it are? So please ladies, give me your honest opinions.

Trust me, when I love a name, even people not liking it doesn't turn me off original.gif I just like to know thoughts and opinions.




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