Jump to content

Have you thought about names?


  • Please log in to reply
82 replies to this topic

#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 MuppetGirl

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.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win a Mountain Buggy Swift

To celebrate Essential Baby reaching half a million Facebook fans, we have a Mountain Buggy Swift to giveaway to a lucky fan.

Shopping with kids: breaking the pester-power cycle

You're out shopping with your little one and they're incessantly whining that they want a treat. It's easy to say no ... the first time, at least.

eBay jacket may hold clue to murdered girl's identity

A jacket similar to the one found with the remains of a brutally murdered little girl in South Australia has been identified on eBay.

New mum forced back to work early due to paid parental leave 'technicality'

Shelley Parker had to keep driving buses until the date her baby was due and will have to rush back to work at the end of this week after being denied paid parental leave on a "technicality".

Pregnant Amanda Palmer poses naked for book drive

It has to be the most original way ever of promoting a children's book donation day.

The conception dilemma facing many parents today

Some parents who conceived through a sperm donor will be wary of telling the child, while others prefer to deal with it early on. But recent research suggests it makes little difference either way.

The wedding photo the bridesmaid would rather forget

We've probably all seen a passed-out bridesmaid at one wedding or another, but it usually happens towards the end of the night.

Pregnant TV meteorologist takes on haters

Pregnant TV meteorologist Katie Fehlinger has hit back at haters who called her a "sausage in casing".

Honest words from first-time mums

I didn't want to say anything negative to my pregnant friend, but I wish I'd been more honest.

Adorable baby experiences rain for the first time, couldn't be happier

Harper had seen rain from the comfort of indoors before, but had never had the pleasure of being outside and experiencing it first hand.

What it's really like to start a family in your fifties

Many people suppose that it must be much more tiring to have a baby in middle age, but all the mothers in the playground look exhausted, whatever their age.

'Biggest hypocrite ever': Josh Duggar admits to Ashley Madison account

An American reality TV star has been busted with a cheating website account, according to US media.

Long recovery ahead for girl hit by car weeks after baby brother's death

A little girl is more alert and starting to talk after being hit by a car a week ago, but still faces a long recovery.

How to react when a toddler lies

Q: My almost-3-year-old is starting to figure out that he can lie when asked if he ripped the book, threw the food, hit his brother, etc. Totally normal, I know. How do we respond?

The circular experience of a Centrelink client

A mum-to-be experiences the frustration of dealing with Centrelink, myGov and everything in between.

Kelly Clarkson announces live on stage: 'I'm pregnant!'

Singer Kelly Clarkson has announced she is pregnant with her second child during a concert in Los Angeles.

Hack

How to search the leaked Ashley Madison data

At least three sites are republishing Ashley Madison's user data on the public-facing internet.

Mum dances her way through labour

There are a fair few ways to distract yourself and beat pains while in labour, but it's probably a rare woman who chooses her dance her way through it.

'Rest in peace, my little lion': premmie baby Jacob passes away

Baby Jacob, whose photo of him born at just 27 weeks was deemed 'too graphic' for a fundraising site, has died.

Mum killed three young sons 'to help her daughter', prosecutor says

Niall Pilkington's death last summer apparently raised little alarm in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Tragic accidents happen, after all.

Shorter women have shorter pregnancies: study

When a group of researchers studied nearly 3500 mothers and their babies, they noticed a curious pattern.

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The worst 20 minutes of my life

Thirty seconds was all it took to turn a shopping trip into my worst nightmare.

Top baby names for England and Wales in 2014

George has overtaken William in the official rankings of most popular British baby names - and Game of Thrones is still having an impact on parents.

Baseball or baby? Dad's tough choice

What's more important, a baby or a baseball? That's a question this dad seems to struggle with.

Childbirth choices: five star or free?

It's not often you hear the words labour and luxury in the same sentence but for some, a 5-star start to parenthood is exactly what they seek. And with a number of private hospitals now offering packages which include a post-birth stay at a sumptuous first class resort, many mums are choosing to recover in style.

'Where did your boobies go, Mummy?' and other soul-destroying comments from kids

Most women carry a smidge of baby weight after giving birth. If you're lucky enough to have an older child in the house, they can keep you on track with your weight loss goals.

Do you read me, baby?

Is it too soon to be reading to my two-month-old son? If not, what should I read?

Minimising sibling rivalry when you've got a baby

Sibling rivalry is an act of competition, but if your children feel involved and special, this type of jealousy will be minimised.

Will studying on maternity leave take you away from your most important job?

I remember when I was trying to decide if I could combine motherhood and furthering my university education.

Win a Pacapod this Father's Day

To celebrate dads and families, we are giving away a Picos Pack from Pacapod Australia filled with a few extra goodies ENTER NOW

Preschooler hit by car shortly after baby brother's death

A mother has had a frantic race to the hospital after her daughter was hit by a car, just four weeks after her infant son died.

Gay couple and Thai surrogate in custody tug-of-war

A six-month-old baby girl is trapped in the Thai capital in a bitter custody wrangle between her Thai surrogate mother and her biological father.

Couple denied IVF over parenting concerns

A mother of six has been denied access to IVF treatment in order to have another child over concerns about her parenting skills.

The book that promises to put your children to sleep

Exhausted parents from around the world are singing the praises of a "miracle" book which promises to put even the most restless child to sleep in just minutes.

5 things every parent who feels guilty needs to know

Parenthood can make you feel bad, but you're not alone.

Royals criticise 'dangerous' attempts to photograph Prince George

The British royal family criticized paparazzi on Friday for what it called their increasingly dangerous attempts to photograph young Prince George.

'No jab, no play' rule to cover Victorian kindergartens and childcare centres

"Anti-vaxxers" face not being able to send their children to childcare centres or kindergarten if they refuse to have them immunised.

15,000 birthing kits on their way to developing countries

Giving birth in a hospital surrounded by medical experts is tough enough, but some women deliver babies without a clean sheet to lie on.

Photo of premmie 'too graphic', fundraising site says

When their son Jacob was born at just 27 weeks, Christina and Jeff Hinks were thrown into an uncertain world.

The latest Bugaboo collections: cool chevron and runner prams

Bugaboo sure likes to keep things fresh, and with the Australian spring/summer season coming up, there are two new Bugaboo pram releases.

Making room for two in the bed

Mum's room or their own room? Cot or bassinets? Deciding where twins will sleep can be tricky.

 

FREE TICKET

See Hi-5 LIVE in Sydney!

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
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.