Name themes?

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Name themes?
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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 11:30am
Have you thought of naming all your kids with the same first letter or same last syllable? Or perhaps a theme?

If you've already done that, do you wish to continue with your next little one(s)?

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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 4:16pm

Victoria, you watched "19 Kids and Counting" this week didn't you??? hahaha. I personally wouldn't give mine a 'theme', but I think it's cute people who do. You like what you like. =)

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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 4:21pm

My two boys actually both ended up with trade names, Mason and Tanner, but we did NOT do that on purpose. I'm not really a big "name meaning" person, so I actually didn't even realize it until after my second was a few months old. I don't think there is anything wrong with people doing a "theme" but it's not something my husband and I would do intentionally. We have a hard enough time as it is agreeing on names. I can't imagine having to narrow the list of possiblities to only names that fit a certain criteria. The only thing we try to do is come up with something that's not too overly popular, although, Mason is getting really popular now... ah well.

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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 10:55am
E: Lol! I love the Duggars, their kids are so behaved and the mom is so calm!

Lindsey: I agree! I think a theme is cute but I would not intentionally do one unless I really just loved the names.

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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 4:54pm

I won't be naming along a theme, or with the same letter for each child. I actually prefer everyone get their own unique first initial.

I will admit though, I am drawn to names that have literary or dance connections because those are just my personal interests. I think more than a "theme" I will have rules or guidelines to follow when naming ... like how popular a name is, how easy it is to spell/pronounce, meanings, etc. I love a name with a really great meaning.


 


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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 9:27pm
Nope, I think I would purposely avoid having names with the same first letter or sound too much alike. I'm not a fan when I hear of siblings whose names are close (like Danica and Dania, some sisters I know of).
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Fri, 06-24-2011 - 2:07pm
My only requirement is they don't go by their middle names, just because it's confusing.

DS: Peter Amias.
Next by: Silas Timothy

We tend to look more at the meanings. Peter means cornerstone. The original John Caveny (an ancestor from the Civil War) was a stone carver. Silas is Man of the Forest. My dad is a game warden (and I wanted something that would represent him).

Girls...who knows? :)
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Sat, 06-25-2011 - 10:18am
How interesting! I love that!

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Mon, 06-27-2011 - 1:17pm
Thanks! We have a lot of fun coming up with meaningful names.
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Mon, 07-11-2011 - 9:18pm

I don't plan to use any particular theme or letter.

~Em~

Mommy to Nate and expecting a little girl Nov. 2012

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Tue, 07-12-2011 - 12:23am

Our kids have VERY traditional names.

Jules - Happily married and Momma to DS, DD and expecting our Caboose Baby 11/24/2012


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