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|Thu, 07-15-2010 - 11:23am|
We are TTC, and that means it's time to start thinking about names again! Okay, I admit, I never stopped thinking about names after our first, but now I can do so publicly again. :)
Our first son is Charles Isaac. He's named after my grandfather Charles and DH's grandfather Isaac. He always goes by Charlie.
We have a rather strict naming theme: We want all of our kids' initials to "spell" a Roman numeral. Our last name starts with V, so that means Charlie's initials are CIV, which is 104 in Roman numerals. This means we can only use names starting with: C, D, I, L, M, and X (V is also a Roman numeral, but with our last name it can't be repeated).
Here's my starter list. I'd love comments, suggestions, and additions.
Lydia - This would have been Charlie's name if he'd been a girl, and it's still at the top of my list. Nothing else even comes close.
Dorothea - I like this a lot, and the possible nickname Dori
Deborah - Beautiful, classic
Cornelia (nn Nell) - This one I'm more neutral on. I absolutely adore the name Nell, but it starts with the wrong letter, as does Eleanor. Cornelia would let me use Nell as a nickname, which is the big attraction here.
Ida - Family name as a possible middle name
Isadora - Mashup of two family names as a possible middle name
Michael (nn Misha) - My DH is Russian, and I've always loved the traditional Russian nickname Misha for Michael/Mikhael. I like the name Michael too, except for the fact that it's been in the top 3 for the past 1000 years or so.
Mitchell - A form of Michael that is much less common. DH and I like this pretty well, but my mother hates it.
Dimitri - Again, I like the Russian aspect here. DH complains, though. He says if we want it Russian, we should spell it Dmitri, but I think that just looks too foreign. Also, is it weird to give our second son a very foreign name when our first son has an American one?
Caleb - Nice, but I'm worried about it becoming too popular.
Colin - With this name, I'm worried about a sort-of rhyme with our last name. The first syllables are very similar. Imagine "Colin Dollar" to get an idea.
Lionel - This is really growing on me, but DH doesn't like it.
Matthew - I really like this name, but it was so overdone in the 1980s (when I was born) that I feel like I know a billion Matts.
Dexter - Love, love, love. Worried about the TV show.
Thanks in advance! Looking forward to hearing what you ladies have to say over the next god knows how many months.