Names from last night...

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Names from last night...
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Wed, 06-16-2010 - 10:42am

I'm TTC right now, so late at night I sometimes have trouble falling asleep because I'm thinking about babies and baby names. The trouble is, some of them are kind of weird and I just want to know what people think of them. Please be gentle, though, because I'm feeling extra sensitive lately.


Bay Regina I fell in love with the idea of the name Bay. I don't know if it's even a name, though.


Isidore Marian (I know that Isidore is a boy name, but I like it as a girls' name and I do not like Isadora. I was almost afraid to type this name because I like it so much that I don't want to hear anything negative about it, but I don't want to find out that everyone hates it after I name a baby)


Sage William (Sage is kind of more popular for girls now, but I think it's so handsome as a boy name. DH isn't so sure)


Pieta Emmaline (Pieta is the famous statue of the Virgin Mary holding the body of Jesus after he is taken down from the cross. If you'll notice, I try to include at least a subtle reference to the Virgin Mary in every girls' name)


Merrilee Rosalind This one includes my mom, MIL, and deceased GMIL's names.


DS is Brody Patrick, but I don't really care if the names "go together" because my husband chose DS's name and it was not my first choice.

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Wed, 06-16-2010 - 2:14pm

I would say that these are all unusual name choices.

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Wed, 06-16-2010 - 3:53pm

I have no idea how to pronounce Pieta.

I love Sage for a boy, it's on my list but DH doesn't like it.

All the other names I love.



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Wed, 06-16-2010 - 11:04pm

I like unusual names, but I'm not blown away by the list...

Bay Regina: Bay strikes me as very masculine, so this doesn't work for me. But I think it might be a good substitute for Sage on a boy.

Isidore Marian: I'm so worn out on the male-names-on-girl thing that this just doesn't work for me.

Sage William: I like Sage on a boy, too. It gets back to the word usage rather than simply being a nature name.

Pieta Emmaline: Actually, the Pieta is any statue of the Virgin Mary holding the body of the crucified Christ. Michaelangelo's is just the most famous. Since it's so tied into that concept of a piece of art, it feels a bit odd to me, like naming her Creche. It does bring up the lovely Italian Pietra, but that's tied in with Peter rather than Mary.

Merrilee Rosalind: I love Rosalind; I do find Merrilee a bit too precious for my tastes (I keep wanting to sing "Merrily We Roll Along,) but adore Marilyn, Marigold, or Maria.

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Thu, 06-17-2010 - 8:00am

Bay Regina - I'm picturing myself talking to someone named Bay, and while I am all for names that are a little different, off the neaten path, this one sounds awkward to me as a FN. Although many water names sound light, this one sounds heavy. You can use words as names, of course, but this isn't a word name that appeals to me.

So many little girls have traditionally masculine names, that usually when I see a boys' name for a girl, I don't think twice about it. Dime a dozen. Isidore, though, seems really awkward on a girl, more like naming a girl Bruce or Howard than naming her Shawn, if you see the difference. And it's not just because I have heard of a girl Shawn but never met a girl Isidore - not at all; rather, it's the particular type of male image that Isidore conjures up: an older man, past his prime, not too athletic, not too aesthetic. I wouldn't do this to a little girl, myself. I don't think it would be in her best interest. It would always be a topic of conversation, but not in a good way, with every new person she meets.

I still like Avery and Adrian for boys, but Sage seems too girly to me for a boy these days.

Pieta - not sure what to think of this one.

Merrilee wouldn't work for me. The -lee ending doesn't appeal, and the name seems like it would be pronounced: merrily by lots of people. The smash-together names seldom appeal to me, though - they tend to look clunky.

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Fri, 06-18-2010 - 9:47am

Bay Regina - It seems like a nickname.

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Fri, 06-18-2010 - 9:48am

Whoops forgot one.


Pieta Emmaline - Not a fan of Pieta... but Emmaline for a middle name is a cute idea.

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Fri, 06-18-2010 - 10:07am

Bay Regina
You could do worse than Bay, but I think there are better names out there. I don't think it's either feminine or masculine. (I once heard two kindergarteners arguing over whether it was a boys' or girls' name--apparently one had a sister by that name and one had a brother by that name--small world.) The sound of Regina has never appealed to me.

Isidore Marian
I think Isidore could work for a girl. I doubt most people know it's a boys' name, and people seem to think that names which share any sounds with girls' names are fair game... and this matches the very popular Isabella/Isabel. However, I wouldn't go with the middle name Marian. When I saw this combo I thought boy, because Marion can be a boys' name. Isidore Marie? Isidore Mary?

Sage William
Sage is more of a girls' name to me. Maybe in the middle? William Sage sounds handsome.

Pieta Emmaline
I really like Pieta. (I think the pronunciation is pee ay tah?) You would have pronunciation issues. Not a fan of the Emily names (even though everyone else is). I briefly considered Nativity as a middle name had my second child been a girl--the due date was Christmastime, so I don't think Pieta is too out there. Slightly easier alternatives might be Pia or Piety.

Merrilee Rosalind This one includes my mom, MIL, and deceased GMIL's names.
I think it would be better to have an additional name and less smush--like Mary Lee Rosalind. What are their names?

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Fri, 06-18-2010 - 10:25am

My mom is Mary, my MIL is Linda Lee Silvia and her mom is Rosemarie. I also liked Mary Linda, but I really don't want another Mary in the family. There's already too many. DH and I have been having more in-depth discussions now and we came up with another list:


Adora Regina

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Fri, 06-18-2010 - 10:34am

Adora Regina Adora Marian Adora Carmel - Adora is not my usual style, but I like it! It's pretty, feminine, accessible but a little different.

Isadore Lavinia Isadore Faustine - I'm still seeing a middle-aged, frumpy sort of man when I see/hear Isadore. It's just not working for a girl. MN changes nothing because IRL people don't use their MNs on a regular basis (except in rare circumstances). No one would call her Isadore Lavinia on a daily basis!

Karina Guadeloupe Karina Dolores - Really pretty!

Lavinia Maureen Lavinia Carmel - Gorgeous!

Riona Maureen Riona Carmel - You can do better, for sure.

Theodora Faustine - Gorgeous!

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Fri, 06-18-2010 - 10:49am
I like Karina Delores and Theodora (not completely sold on Faustine...I've had to read too many version of "Faust" for literature classes for "sold his soul to the devil" not to pop in there.)
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