baby names!

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Thu, 09-08-2011 - 6:30am

Okay, I can finally talk about this!

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In reply to: kasia6901
Thu, 09-08-2011 - 6:50am

I like Leah Grace for a girl.


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Thu, 09-08-2011 - 9:27am

Leah Grace sounds utterly femine and beautiful. I love it! Maybe remind DH of the beautiful Grace Kelly for him to not think Grace is odd? I like Daniel James. Both strong and masculine to the uttermost in my estimation. DH is Michael James so I may be a bit biased though! I can't wait to see this little one. I know you can't wait to hold her...or him.

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Thu, 09-08-2011 - 10:47am

Daniel James does sound good.

 
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Thu, 09-08-2011 - 10:56am
I think I like the names in the same order as you :) I love Leah but it's a close friends name- irl and on here hehe- so I can't use it. I know 2 little Lydias and love them both, very cute. Rachel is sweet but not as much my style. And we've contemplated Grace as a middle name after DH (Grason) since this baby is his doing LOL, so obviously I like it too :)
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Thu, 09-08-2011 - 9:33pm
First of all, I would NOT name my child something that means tired and weary....do you feel good when you're tired and weary??? When you call the baby the name that you named it you are confessing THAT meaning over the baby...you are confessing that baby to be tired and weary. What does Lydia mean? I really like to focus on the meanings of a name. Evangelina is bearer of good news, Casey is brave, and Harper is a harp player (I look at it as a worshipper). Grace is a fabulous middle name. Good luck!



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In reply to: kasia6901
Thu, 09-08-2011 - 10:03pm

Lydia means "calming pool" or "pool of water" or something like that.

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Thu, 09-08-2011 - 10:39pm
This is what I found:

The Torah introduces Leah by describing her with the phrase, "Leah had tender eyes" (Hebrew: ועיני לאה רכות‎) (Genesis 29:17). It is debated as to whether the adjective "tender" (רכות) should be taken to mean "delicate and soft" or "weary." Some translations say that it may have meant blue or light colored eyes.

It is a pretty name too :) And the biblical Leah IS the mother of 6 of the 12 tribes of Israel and all, so a noble character to be named for :)
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In reply to: kasia6901
Fri, 09-09-2011 - 12:02pm
I'm a fan of classic Bible names, too, and before I check out what everyone else said, here are my thoughts:

Although you didn't ask for help with girls names, I just wanted to say that I love the name Rachel. I used to get called that by mistake, then worked with a Rachel and she was pretty cool, so it's a name I like and feel a bit of "kinship" with, even though it came into my life because my name was forgotten. ;) Also, I always liked Rachel more than Leah when reading Jacob's story...

Okay, to boys' names... My nephew is Daniel Jeffrey, but I actually don't know if those go together well in my mind. I think I'd pick something like Daniel Aaron or Daniel Joseph. (Sis #2 had already used Joseph as the middle name for her first boy, but it does go well with Daniel.) I'm also a big fan of the name Nathan in case you hadn't thought of that one. ;)

(I'm hoping the previous u/s was correct and it's a girl 'cause I want to live vicariously. LOL Maybe someday we'll decide to try for a third.)

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Fri, 09-09-2011 - 12:03pm
Ben's initials match Hubby's. He liked that more than doing the exact name and I think it's pretty cool. :)

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Fri, 09-09-2011 - 12:06pm
I've actually thought of the name meanings in that way when I'm reading OT stories and I suppose when I was picking baby names I did want to avoid any negative meanings.

At the same time, Leah is a pretty-sounding name and most folks don't know that meaning behind it, so they wouldn't think of it negatively.

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