How did you come up with your kids' names?

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How did you come up with your kids' names?
Tue, 04-24-2012 - 12:51pm

I thought this might be a fun thing to talk about.

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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 12:52pm
We always knew Ian would be Ian. DH is Brian, and Ian is a part of that name. Lucy was hard to come up with. Her name is a combination of DH's paternal grandmother's first and middle names. The poor kid didn't have an official name until she was two hours old.
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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 2:03pm
DD has my late mother's name and DS name is the same name both of our grandfather's .
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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 4:34pm
Alex was pretty easy, we both just liked it. Nathan I told DH if we have a second boy we are calling him Nathan, no discussion. #3 was hard, we were told 75% chance it was a boy so that was tough. DH had the final say since I picked Nathan so we had it narrowed down to Zach or Luke and he picked Luke. I preferred Zach at the time but I have grown to like Luke, but I wished we had just used Luke instead of Lucas as his full name. JT... we were pretty burned out on boy names. I was hung up on J names but I wanted Justin or Jackson or even Shane or Shawn... not how it worked out and so we don't call him by hist first name. I don't like his first name and I have no idea how that will work once he gets to school.
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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 4:46pm

My 7 month old is Brynlei. She was going to be Harlow the entire pregnancy, bought letters for the wall, had a "Welcome Harlow!" baby shower cake, it was set.

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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 5:18pm
We kept a list of boy and girl names that we liked from when we started trying to get pregnant. When we found out it was a boy, we went through our boy list and settled on two James that sounded good together-Taylor James. After he was born I found out about the singer, James Taylor. No wonder old ladies looked at me funny when I told them what his name would be! Oh well. After he was born I did have some uncertainty and contemplated calling him James but Taylor has grown on me.

Manda :)

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Wed, 04-25-2012 - 7:04am

DS is named after my FIL (first)

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Wed, 04-25-2012 - 3:38pm

Jen, I beat you.