HELP! Baby boy name needed...

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HELP! Baby boy name needed...
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Sun, 10-17-2010 - 10:25am

Some of you may be sick of me by now.

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Sun, 10-17-2010 - 10:57am

Hi, Kara.

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Sun, 10-17-2010 - 11:39am
Wow! Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I'd like to stay away from M names, just because I'd rather not do Malin and M____, kind of cutesy. I do like Jem actually, at one time I had it as a nn for Jeremy, but it still makes me think of the female cartoon singer from Jem and the Holograms. Go figure.

I had forgotten about Holden, I really like that one!! I'll run it by DH, although he tends to think my names are "too California" as he put it. I also really like John Harris. I'm not a huge fan of Harry, but I think we could stick with Harris. I'm also trying to stay away from P names if we put John in front, just because DH's initials are JP, so if they're going to share a first name, I want the middle initial to be different.

Elliott is one of my favorites but it's his good friend's name and he's actually Francis Elliott the (4th, 5th I don't know), and goes by Elliott. So that ones out. I don't mind using Theodore since he doesn't use it, but Elliott actually uses his name.
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Sun, 10-17-2010 - 12:20pm

I think since John is so well used in the family you should definitely stick with it.

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Sun, 10-17-2010 - 2:08pm
Funny, FIL is John Wesley, so that won't work. I did suggest John Weston, as I love the nn West, but DH said it reminded him of the hotel chain. Sigh. I don't mind Thaddeus, but I don't like Tad, so that ones out. I have an Uncle Rick, and a cousin Erik so any of those variations are out (don't care for either of the people so I wouldn't name "after" them). But John Dexter...hmm....may have to run this one by DH.
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Sun, 10-17-2010 - 10:11pm
Hmm, I think if you name your son Johnathan it opens up so many more possibilities. My personal favorite is Johnathan Alexander but you could also use:

Johnathan Nathaniel-nn Nate/ Nathan
Johnathan Henry-nn Henry
Johnathan Andrew-nn Andy/Drew
Johnathan Foster-not completely sure on a nickname for this one, sorry!
Johnathan Harris-nn Harris
Johnathan Jacob-nn Jake/JJ
Johnathan Gordon-nn Gordy/Ordon (i love Ordon as a nickname!)
Johnathan Patrick-nn Pat
Johnathan Russel-nn Russ
Johnathan Nicholas-nn Nick

these are just a couple I could think of, but if you choose John as a middle name you could go with something like Lucas John, or even Alexander John, nn AJ

Hope this helps!!

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Sun, 10-17-2010 - 10:32pm

What about Philip John?

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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 10:22am
Kara, I have been wondering about where you are in the naming process. Post away, I want to know right up to the end how things are Going!

My thoughts go right to John Thaddeus, which I absolutely LOVE! But with a JP already, you can't really do JT, which I like... too confusing! If you don't like Tad, I would stay away from that. I always feel like the nn Thad seems like a mouthful, and a bit like the name Chad but you can't say it properly, KWIM?

IMO, I would avoid Dexter at this time because of the association with the show and the serial killer. I also think of a nerdy guy with glasses, not the best appeal for me- but just MHO.

I also like John Everett. That fits so well! Do you think you can stick with Everrett and not use a nn? I can't really think of one works well.

I want to hear more on this!


~April, Mom to son Jory, 23 and boy/girl twins, Alex and Haley, 11






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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 12:31pm
Yea, I had the Dexter thought as well. I don't think DH will go for it anyway. I tried Everett as an alternative to Emmett (which he shot down) and he didn't like that one either. I thought Rhett was a cute nn when I wanted it. I'm still hung up on John Theodore, or Theodore Lauer or Theodore anything really. We'll see if I can bring him around!
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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 12:33pm
You hit on a bunch that I've thrown around, but sadly, DH has knocked. I loved Oliver, Simon and Nathaniel, but he said no to all of them (and we have a neighbor, Nate, who is around all the time and will only be a few years older than these two). I don't really care for Philip, but regardless, I wouldn't just flip DH's name around, AND his uncle is Philip and his son (DH's cousin) is Philip. Too many of those!
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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 12:34pm
Thanks for the suggestions. If we do the John thing, we'll stick with John, not Jonathan, but it's an interesting though. Neither DH or I are crazy about Alexander and even less crazy about Alex, so I think that ones out. Henry is definitely a possibility, as DH mentioned thinking it "wasn't bad". I also really like Harris.
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