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

 

Tot meets his heroes, falls apart with excitement

Two-year-old Quincy finished his potty training last week, and as part of his reward he was able to meet his idols.

Beautiful in our eyes: Georgia's story

I will never deny the fact that grief has a place when you give birth to a child who brings a set of circumstances very different to what you imagined. Because for nine months, I thought I knew my Georgie.

'It's been phenomenal': widower dad of quads thankful for support

There was nothing Erica and Carlos wanted more than a baby.

Vin Diesel names daughter after actor Paul Walker

The actor said there was "no other person" he was thinking about when he chose the name.

How midwives can help women who experience domestic violence

More than half of women who live with abusive partners experience violence during pregnancy.

Mum describes giving birth during Cyclone Pam

A new mother was told she must flee Port Vila hospital with her baby as Cyclone Pam bore down.

6 signs you're done having babies

There were a few signs I'm never going back to the land of maternity jeans, breast pumps and bassinets.

Marta Dusseldorp reveals breastfeeding cost her an acting job

Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp has revealed she was forced to withdraw from a Sydney Theatre Company production because a director did not approve of her breast feeding.

Female celebs (or their babies) with traditionally male names

Looking for a name that's a little bit different for a girl? Turn to names that have been traditionally used for males, as these celebs (or their parents) did.

'If you're anti-immunisation ... take a look at this picture of my son'

Greg Hughes is "an absolute shell of a man" as he and his wife Catherine struggle to come to terms with the loss of their newborn son Riley to whooping cough.

How an extrovert can raise an introvert

Introverts are often misunderstood as shy, and sometimes even rude. A timid child can be difficult to build rapport with, but it's important we nurture their sensitive natures.

Sheryl Sandberg's advice

'Choreplay': Help out at home to get more sex, Sandberg tells men

Forget foreplay. The new and improved route to intercourse is "choreplay" - it's good for your spouse, good for your house, and comes with the imprimatur of feminist du jour Sheryl Sandberg.

How to play with your baby

The first time your child learns a new skill at playtime is very exciting - for both you and your baby! Play is important to your child's development for a variety of reasons - here are some simple ideas for you to try at home.

I'm a single mother by choice

For me, being the best mother I can be means being a mum alone, at least for now. Thinking of my friends with inadequate partners, I wonder why more people don’t choose single motherhood.

Awkward wedding photos

Weird poses, surprise photobombs, bizarre editing: these are the wedding photos that should have never seen the light of day.

Four-week-old baby Riley Hughes dies of whooping cough

The mother of a four-week-old Perth baby who died after contracting whooping cough says her family has been left devastated by the loss of her "gorgeous, sweet" son.

Win a Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom prize pack

To celebrate the April 1 release of Holly's Magic Wand on DVD and Digital, we are giving away five DVD packs featuring the newest installment of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Holly's Magic Wand and many more hours of family entertainment! Enter Now!

Oh boy! Video shows family's reaction to baby surprise

Little Peyton Williams thought she was getting a baby sister named Charlee. But the two-year-old has had to settle for a doll dressed in pink after her baby "sister" turned out to be a boy.

How to help build up your baby's immune system

We all know that having a strong immune system is the best way to stay healthy – but what can we do to help it along?

'Nick, you need to call an ambulance': home birth mum's tragic death

A Melbourne mum who died after the home birth of her baby pleaded with her husband to call an ambulance because she felt she was going to die, the Victorian Coroners Court has heard.

When dads believe their baby doesn't 'like' them

Q: My two-month-old baby doesn't like me. He's perfectly content with my wife, but when I try to hold him, he gets upset and cries. I've backed off a little, thinking that he just needs a little time to get used to me, but that doesn't seem to be working. I'm starting to think I'm just not a very good dad. Is it too late for me to build a relationship with my baby?

When was the last time a stranger praised your parenting?

Wouldn’t it be great to get some nice feedback every now and then? After all, everyone likes to hear positive praise, particularly when it comes to parenting.

Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

15 names on the verge of extinction

If you're looking to revive an older name, or don’t want anything near the top 1000 list, check out these rare monikers for your unique baby.

5 characteristics of great dads

It’s great to see a generation of dads who are more actively involved with caring, nurturing and loving their kids.

Why doesn't Australia have more breast milk banks?

When there’s no question that milk banks are important, why don’t we have more of them in Australia?

Carrie Bickmore announces birth of daughter

Television personality Carrie Bickmore has given birth to her second child.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Sign up to our 30 days of #PlayIQ challenge

Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.

Man faces jail after giving woman abortion pill smoothie

A Norwegian man is facing jail after putting abortion pills in his ex-girlfriend's smoothie, causing her to have a miscarriage.

'He's a blessing': family of baby born without eyes

Jordy Jackson was born without eyes. He has anophthalmia, which affects one in every 100,000 babies born.

Win one of 5 Cadbury Easter Hampers

With Easter fast approaching, Cadbury are giving away 5 Cadbury Easter Hampers. Enter Now!

Super fit model Sarah Stage defends her pregnancy body

Model Sarah Stage has defended her pregnancy body after critics claimed her slim figure at eight-and-a-half months pregnant wasn't "normal".

Win a Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom and Peppa Pig prize pack

To celebrate the April 1 release of Holly's Magic Wand on DVD and Digital, Essential Baby and Entertainment One are giving away five bumper DVD packs featuring the newest installment of Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Holly's Magic Wand and many more hours of family entertainment! Enter Now!

Why I post breastfeeding photos online

I love to take pictures of my children. In some of the pictures, my younger son is nursing.

The day I broke my baby

There are things I wish I didn't know. I wish I didn't know that companies make tiny braces, small enough to hold necks no bigger than a wrist.

The place just for dads of multiples

When a couple discovers they're expecting multiples, the dad can sometimes be almost forgotten in all the excitement and preparation. But one group offers a space just for dads of twins and higher-order multiples.

Brave mum calls for domestic violence law reform

A brave mum of two has shared details of the harrowing attacks she suffered at the hands of her partner in a bid to help other victims of domestic violence.

Why I had the new test for Down syndrome

Early last year I turned 35, and having just found out I was pregnant, I opted to have the new test for Down syndrome.

Geeky baby gear

If your family is more into Star Wars, gaming and the periodic table than most, you might want to check out these geek-chic baby items.

2015: the year of the sheep

According to the Chinese zodiac, babies born in the year of the sheep are creative and enjoy spending quiet time with their own thoughts.

Breakthrough genetic testing now available in Australia

Pregnant women will for the first time have access to locally analysed, accurate, non-invasive pre-natal genetic testing when the first Australian clinic to offer the services opens its doors next week.

Grandbabies: the babies born looking old

Not a day under 65 and a lifetime of struggle! That's the look of these newborns, who look adorably older than their real age. Social networking site Reddit recently featured user submissions of adorable grandbabies, here are our favourites.

Family kicked off flight after toddler seatbelt drama

An entire family was kicked off a Cathay Pacific flight when a misbehaving toddler refused to put his seatbelt on.

Stolen baby found after 17 years

A baby stolen from her mother's arms shortly after birth has been found through an astonishing coincidence.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

 

Sign up now!

30 days of #PlayIQ challenge

Receive a daily email from Essential Baby during April with great play tips and ideas, then submit your baby at play photos to our Playwall, Instagram or Twitter for your chance to win.

 
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.