(Closed) Baby Names

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i put vance in the baby name genie (fun website if you’ve never played with it! http://www.babynamegenie.com/ ) is it gave me: Vance Brody, which is kinda cute.

‘caravan’! that is funny=P

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I love that name!!! I don’t know if you have ever watched the show Reba on Lifetime, but one of the main people on there is a guy named Van. And he’s hot. So I like that name!!! =)

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I might make the “Caravan” connection, but I doubt most kids would, if that’s a concern for you–do kids even know what caravans are these days?  😉

FWIW, I think Vance/Van is a super cute name, but I like Vance so much I don’t think I would want to shorten it!  Also–are you thinking Cara pronounced “CARE-uh” or “CAR-uh”?  If you like the second pronounciation, that would avoid the “caravan” thing.

 

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think Vance is a really good name! I think it’s pretty original and easy to pronounce (which is awesome…as a sub I hate crazy names, although I’m pretty sure I’m gonna stick my future daughter with one anyway haha). Cara is really sweet too, although if you don’t like the CAR-uh pronunciation you’re probably going to hear it a lot and have to correct lots of people.

Post # 9
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Newbee

I don’t think you should name your child “van” it sounds more like an object then a name. Vance yes but no way to “Van”. Just as I wouldn’t name my kid apple.. You can still have a unique name just not so strange

I’m going to name my future girls: Audrina, Rosalie, Kourtney, And Ruby

Boys: Michael, Brandon, KC, & Sean

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would make the connection. I don’t know if kids would, but I do think other adults will realize it. Consider how often children get introduced or called by name together. “These are my children, Cara and Van…” Or when they are out in the yard playing and you want them to come in “Cara! Van! It’s time for dinner!” I would probably pick which I love more and relegate the other to a middle name or drop it.

Post # 11
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412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My DH’s Great grandfathers name was Van (He just passed away this summer at 93) and we LOVE the name Van/Vance!!! I hope we can use it in out future! =-)

I dont think that connection will be made.

It is kinda funny because on the show Reba, her one daughter is Kera and the SIL is Van.

 

ETA: you could always use the boys name first too. Say “Van! Cara!”

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I really like the name Van, although I did immediately think of the show Reba. I wouldn’t have made the Caravan connection, though. I think you should use it if you love it!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

double post

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

my friends name is Kara and her sister is Mel- sounds like caramel. when i pointed it out to her she said she had never thought of that. so i doubt anyone else will think of caravan

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