Baby Names!

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Baby Names!
Fri, 05-02-2008 - 4:32pm

So it has been awhile since we have had a good old fashioned names thread, and this folder is so empty so now is the perfect time:)

List your favorite girls and boys names?
Any name pet peeves?
and a name that you really like but wouldn't use or don't like much but might actually use?



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Registered: 04-03-2008
Fri, 05-02-2008 - 4:44pm

Although I definitely want a girl I actually find girl's names to be harder to find ones that I like then boy's names. Although I am SO picky that this list has come from hours of looking- no joke:)

Girls Names

  • Dulcia or Dulcie

  • Edith

  • Elsbe

  • Estelle

  • Eugenia

  • Junia

  • Lucia

  • Rosabel

Boys Names

  • Casper

  • Clement

  • Edmund

  • Helmer

  • Magnus

  • Percy

My name pet peeves are names that are spelled cre8tively without having an effect on the actual pronunciation. I just don't really see the point, but I also respect everyones choice in names as I am sure there are more then a few people who won't like the names I give my children:)


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Registered: 03-28-2008
Fri, 05-02-2008 - 5:23pm

Well, I try not to think too much about names that I like or dislike b/c I know it will be very difficult for Brent and I to agree.

Girls (I don't like many girls names at all):






Carter (Front runner in our house)



Any name pet peeves?

I'm not big on unique names or


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Fri, 05-02-2008 - 5:49pm

Oh jeez there are wayyy too many LOL. Unfortunately, SO and my tastes in baby names differ. I was joking with him a few weeks ago that he shouldn't have names his 1st DD Halley because there are so few good "H" names. Then, he informed me that having matching 1st initials for our kids was "the most retarded idea ever." lol

Girls: (my choices, not our choices)

Ella, Emma
Theandra (this is the girl's name we agree on. we came up with it together)

Boys: (again mine, not ours)

James (but I hate the nickname Jim. We agree on this one)


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Fri, 05-02-2008 - 5:53pm

what a great thread- I LOVE names. I really have a hard time just picking one especially girls names.

List your favorite girls and boys names?
Girls: Elizabeth Joy, Charlotte Jane, Abigail Mae, Catherine Anne, Carolina Sofia
Boys: William Charles, Henry Arthur, James Douglas
Any name pet peeves?
When people don't realize what they have done to their kids names- I also do not like matchy names.
And a name that you really like but wouldn't use or don't like much but might actually use?
I have more than one-
Girls: Octavia, Sabine (pn Sah-bean-uh), Oana, Catalina, Ekaterina- these I LOVE but either don't sound good with my ln or DH can't pronounce
Boys: Ian, David, Nicholas, Alexei, - these are names I like, but have already been used by family

I really like Russian/European names, but I can't give them to my kids because most people in the US would pronounce it incorrectly and I would get aggravated or DH can't pronounce it and that just isn't fair to him.



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Fri, 05-02-2008 - 6:19pm
Oh geez, this is a loaded post.. I'm rather picky when it comes to names, lol!
Our problem is finding names that fit into our (okay, my) scheme--for instance, I'd like the baby's name to end with an 'N' (but, not 'lyn(n).. too matchy with Ashlynn, our DD), and will have to be spunky, yet not too over-the-top, and preferably younger sounding (Ashlynn, and Gwendolyn? Not my style!). Told you I'm picky! LMAO. ;]
We're hoping for another girl this time around (so we can just use Ashlynn's hand-me-downs), but we're talking boys names as well, just in case.. either would be a happy addition to our family, of course. ;

List your favorite girls and boys names:
Emmerson (Emmy) Kate - the front-runner (for me, but sounds masculine)
Peyton Elisabeth
Rylan MacKenzie - Ashlynn was originally going to be Rhylie.. this was my 'N' alternative
Leighton Marissa
Madison Nichole
Gracyn Elisabeth
Avery Quinn - Quinn blends in with the last name though. :


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Fri, 05-02-2008 - 6:24pm

List your favorite girls and boys names?

Girls - Anastasia, Alexandria, Lily, Callista, Claire, Ella, Hannah
Boys - Lucas, Aidan, Bradley, Damien, Logan, Xavier, Zachary

Any name pet peeves?

**Hmm - I hate regular names with weird spellings. Like "Gyl" for Jill :P I also don't like naming kids after famous people.

And a name that you really like but wouldn't use or don't like much but might actually use?

**I doubt we'll use Anastasia or Alexandria since they sound a bit regal.

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Registered: 04-03-2008
Fri, 05-02-2008 - 6:25pm
Haha Gyl for Jill. You know someone, somewhere out there has done that LOL.


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Fri, 05-02-2008 - 6:35pm
I'll be the outlier and say I've never really thought about names. Sure, when I hear a name I think it's nice or not. And once there was a conversation about who we might want to honor in our family by using family name. But I've never come up with a list or really thought about it other than in passing.


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Fri, 05-02-2008 - 6:59pm
I'm actually the same way, but there was a thread on another board I frequent on the same topic so I just made up a list. Now I have an excel sheet so when I hear a name I really like I'll put it in there so I don't forget when another thread comes along! LOL

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Fri, 05-02-2008 - 7:57pm
I have three girls names that I love: Rebecca, Mani, and Zoe. For middle names I love Elizabeth, Rose, and Grace. For boys names I love Zachary, Jason, Joshua, Owen, Jacob, Cole, Dylan, and Gabe. Middle names Allen, Jason, Merwan, Cooper. Owen and Cooper are family names as is Allen. I also like the name James. Nothing with the letter "S" in it as their initials would be S and M and I don't like that! LOL