Damn Baby Books!!!lol

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Damn Baby Books!!!lol
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Fri, 06-11-2010 - 8:16am

So I thought I had it narrowed down to a name for each sex.. but I had doubts on my girl name and went looking in my baby name book again... now I am back up to 3 girl and

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Fri, 06-11-2010 - 10:23am

I really like Paisley and it's on our list but not up for consideration at this time. I've never heard it used on anyone. It's much less popular than Sophie and Mia.
None of your boys' names stand out to me. They are all fine. Emmett would be the most popular around here.

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Fri, 06-11-2010 - 2:24pm

I'll admit to not being fond of Paisley--it feels like it's on the rise, both on the boards and in everyday life (I know one.) It feels "fluffy" to me, a bit like Lacey (which I just never "get.") Mia and Sophie are more common, but they have the history to back them so it doesn't feel like an out-of-the-blue trend to me. I'd be most apt to go for Mia, or possibly Mira (meer-ah.) Maybe Mia Kimberly Ann?

For a boy, I like Wesley. It stands out from the current crop of created names, but isn't stiff or overly fussy (especially with the nn of Wes.) I think Wesley Roger Alan would be a nice combo.

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Sat, 06-12-2010 - 8:32am

Also I have recently liked

Kallie/Cali/Calee/Calli/Kalli/Caleigh/Kally/Kaleigh

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Sat, 06-12-2010 - 7:55pm

I think Paisley is nice. It IS trendy-sounding but not entirely bad IMO because I get a spunky vibe and a little of that preppy (sounds of Paige + Whitney or Courtney maybe?) vibe, too. The only Paisley I know went by her first name, Leila, until around age 16 and then started using her MN Paisley instead.

My personal favorite from your picks would be Mia. Sophie is nice but I prefer it as a NN for Sophie or Sofia. Back to Mia: I also like Monica NN Mia, Amelia NN Mia, and Miranda NN Mia...I think there are a lot of M names (and others) that could result in NN Mia but of course Mia's great on its own too.

Another one I've grown to like, that is a little bit wild: Calliope NN Callie/Calli.

I like all of your boys' choices too, in this order: Emmett, Xander, Wesley. However I would not use Emmett with a brother Garrett...IMHO they match TOO much.

I think Cooper and Jack are cute but WAY overdone right now. I think Xander, Wesley (and Emmett) are much nicer for this time period when every fourth little boy seems to be Jackson, Jaxon, Jack, etc.

Good luck!

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Sun, 06-13-2010 - 1:25am

I like Wesley. I think Lilia would be pretty as a first name.

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