Post # 1
DH and I are not TTC. But I still love thinking about baby names. I’ve been keeping an ever evolving list of our favorites. I noticed the girl names all sort of go together, like it’s clear that we like certain types of girl names, (feminine and strong.) But the boy names are all over the place.
What are your general opinions on these names? Which do you like? What are your associations with them, negative or positive?
in no particular order:
Leiden (pronounced Lie-din. This is the name of a city that’s very special to me)
Enzo (DH is Italian)
Post # 3
I love Lucas and Grant!
I really, really strong dislike names where you’ll always have to explain the pronounciation to people (like Leiden, sorry!) I know that if I were the kid it would drive me crazy. And people always get annoyed when people mispronounce it, and it’s like, “Hello! You’re the one who chose a spelling that doesn’t make any sense with your intended pronounciation!” Which I know can be tough because the English language is quite tricky when it comes to spelling/pronounciation, but still.
Post # 4
I love Holland for a boy or girl!
Post # 5
I really like Lucas, Grant, and Enzo! Grant is actually my current top boys name for DH’s and my future children.
Post # 6
@Wonderstruck: Thank you for the feedback. I know A LOT of people feel the same way you do. I have a 4 letter name that gets mispronounced almost every time it’s said for the first time by someone, despite the fact that it’s pronounciation is the most obvious given the spelling. So i’m not too concerned over this because I feel like it’s almost unavoidable. The English language is very tricky due to the many many roots it derives from.
For what it’s worth, the name and spelling are not made up. It’s a place name. A city that’s very close to my heart. That’s the way it’s spelled and pronounced.
Post # 8
@Meowkers: I really like Enzo, Grant, and Rhys!
Post # 10
@Meowkers: I have a list of boy and girl names in my phone and whenever I think of one I love, I write it down :). When my daughter was born, we had narrowed down my list to 2 names and picked the one that looked to fit her best 🙂
Post # 11
I love the name Elan!!! I think it is such a nice name for a boy
Post # 12
Lucas is cute and Grant is alright. I don’t particularly care for the others.
Post # 13
I really like Holland and Grant.
Post # 14
@Meowkers: For what it’s worth, the name and spelling are not made up. It’s a place name. A city that’s very close to my heart. That’s the way it’s spelled and pronounced.
That definitely does mean something and change my opinion a bit then, I had just never heard it before. It is nice to have a story like that behind it. And I do know what you mean about people mis-pronouncing the simplest of names. My maiden name (which I’m somewhat iffy about putting on here, but eh, whatever, it’s not that uncommon and my pictures are already on here) was Barker and people say Baker EVERY SINGLE TIME. I really fail to see what is difficult about the ‘r’ before the ‘k’, yet pretty much every new teacher/professor, telemarketer, or doctor’s office I’ve spoken to has said it wrong.