What are your girls' names and ...

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What are your girls' names and ...
Sun, 05-04-2003 - 11:28am
How did you pick them? Did you and her father instantly agree, took a while and had to compromise, or fight bitterly over it? If she had been a boy, what name did you have picked out?


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Sun, 05-04-2003 - 2:44pm
Not too difficult. Ex said "I like Kristen or Jennifer". I said Kristen it is. That part was easy. LOL He wanted to have her middle name Lee, same as me, but I didn't want her initials to be the same as the Dutch national airline, KLM. So we agreed to my Grandmother's name, Jean.

For a boy we decided on Ryan James I think. Neither one of us was thrilled with it. I preferred Christopher James, but wasn't enamored with that either. I think we were just both hoping for a girl and not concentrating too much on boys names.

Anyway, it worked out perfectly. :-)



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Mon, 05-05-2003 - 9:13pm
My daughter's name is RaeLynne Elisabeth. My son is 2 1/2 years older than her and had he been a she, he would have been RaeLynne (try saying that 5 times fast, sheesh!). My mom's name is JoLynne and my grandfather (mom's dad) was Ray, so I put them together and got RaeLynne. My dh and I agreed on the name right away. He's pretty easy going, so I got lucky. LOL. If Rae had been a boy she would have been named Robert Thomas (my dad is Robert, dh's dad is Thomas). Although my son's name is Felix so we got a few giggles out of the reactions we thought we'd get when we introduced our sons "Felix & Bob". They don't quite go together, do they? lol

= ) Krista, the long winded

Krista, mom to Felix (4.20.99), ~i~ 9/00, RaeLynne (10.30.01), and Littlest due July 14th, 2004
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Tue, 05-06-2003 - 1:28pm
When I was expecting Catherine, my husband didn't even want to discuss names. He only veto'd names I had suggested. Then *I* came up with the perfect name: Alice Catherine. But dh didn't like Alice. Whatever. I discussed it with my friends at work, and they agreed with dh.. Alice Catherine didn't sound right. So I switched the names: Catherine Alice. Yeah! It sounded good! And at 7 months my baby had a girls name. We still didn't have a boys name.. but I didn't care.

Then a month before I was to give birth dh decided *he* wanted to reopen the name game. I told him to bugger off. Catherine Alice it was and Catherine Alice it is!

Oh, if Catherine had been a boy, she would have been Domenic Leonard. Yuck. We had settled on that name some time in the wee hours of my last night in labour (32 hours). However, being smart people that we are - when we had Gary, we had decided on Gary Domenic.


PS if Gary had been a girl, he would have been Sarah Anne. DH insisted that since I picked Catherine's name, he would pick the next baby's name.

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Fri, 05-09-2003 - 2:39pm
My 4 year old is Rachel Nichole. I've had Rachel for a girls name ever since I was a little girl. Her middle name was supposed to be Lynn, but DH didn't like that (ex girlfriend was lynn).

My 14 month old is Victoria Lynne. (Notice I got the Lynne in here...I just had to spell it differently). Lynn is my sister's middle name. And I just fell in LOVE with Victoria...it was a toss up between Victoria (Tori) and Jamie...I think I picked the best one!

At one point DH wanted Consuelo??? We're not even remotely hispanic...and when I was first PG with Victoria we had talked about Danielle...but My DHs name is Danny and I am one of those people that think kids should have their OWN names and not someone elses...I look for names that no one else in my family (or his) has. Just weird like that.


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Fri, 05-09-2003 - 3:03pm
We were absolutely POSITIVE that our first daughter was a boy (and his name was going to be Daniel). We really didn't worry about a girl's name. Then, long about a week or so before she was born, we were recording the New Testament on tape for DH's sister and were listening to the story about Elizabeth and Mary expecting John the Baptist and Jesus. My husband suddenly jumped up and said, "Elizabeth, that's what we will name any girl we have." I loved it instantly. When she was born, we were completely shocked and my husband announced to the family that her name was Elizabeth Jo and that was that!

With the second one, I wanted Rachel, he wanted weird names, but then our friend stole the name Rachel so we both decided at the same time that her name would be Rebekah. We added Bethany as a middle name. I love my daughters' names, I think they sound romantic.

If Rebekah would have been a boy, she was going to be Jeremiah. As it turned out, I was also blessed with two boys. Can you guess their names? LOL


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Fri, 05-09-2003 - 3:16pm
Wow! Rachel NIcole and Danielle were also names I had considered. Consuelo sounds just like the weird stuff my DH was sounding out. I love the name Victoria Lynne. I even like Rachel Lynn (which was the one my friend stole).


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Fri, 05-09-2003 - 5:50pm
Kellianne's name came about as a combination of my middle name (Ann) and my husband's middle name (Kelly). He never wanted to name either of his sons after himself, so I thought it might be fun to name his daughter after him. In the beginning, right up until the last month the name was Kelly Ann...Ann as her middle name. But as her birth approached, I was really wanting to name her after my best friend (Kat--or Kathryn) as well, who has been like a sister to me since 4th grade. Eventually we came up with Kellianne Kathryn. I had tried spelling it all diffrent ways and still was not certain about it after she was born and we were getting ready to go home from the hospital (The nurses finally just wrote "Kelly" on her little baby card attached to her bassinet.) As we were filling out the paperwork for her birth certificate, my mom said she liked the spelling of Kellianne the best. So that was that!

We knew pretty early that we were having a girl--course it wasn't 100% certain. I had stuck with Hebrew names beginning with "J" for my boys, Joshua and Jacob. We had talked about James or Joseph, but it was never really decided upon which, if either.

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Wed, 05-14-2003 - 12:36pm
My daughter's dad wanted a name that he could shorten, like Sam, or Alex. I think we just picked Samantha. Her middle name, Diane is after my mom. We have a long family tradition of naming the girls Amelia, either first or middle name. We broke the tradition (my grandma wasn't happy with me). But, when I have another daughter, we will incorporate the family tradition...either the original German name, Emilie or Amelia with Mia as the nickname. My name is Amelia...

Amy, momma to Samantha (10/7/98)

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Thu, 05-15-2003 - 1:26pm
Brianna Marcile (first and middle). I heard the name Brianna about 15 years ago, before it was not very popular and fell in love with it. There was no arguement from DH even though we threw around a few more names. His middle name is Brian so it was kinda like we were naming her after him. The middle name is my grandma's middle name. I thought it fit perfectly with her first name and it meant alot to me to name my daughter after her. Again, DH pretty much agreed. Boy names....we never talked about it since we found out before DD was born that we were having a girl.