Post # 1
So … I’m a bit neurotic and terrified that my favourite baby names will be “stolen” if I even SAY them out loud. HAHAH So I’ve created my baby name list and hoarded it for years and years.
I shared it with DH and he has totally vetoed some of the names on there which I really like. But both parents have to love the names for us to use them. So here is my list (minus my top secret faves hahaha). Hopefully someone will get some use out of my list.
I tend to like traditional yet uncommon names. I don’t like weird spellings. I don’t like overly popular names. I don’t like super rare weird out there names. I also don’t like names with religious/biblical references. Obviously sometimes there is an exception, but those are the general themes.
If I saved the meanings, I included them. Here goes (bolded the ones I love):
Lynus – son of Apollo, greek god of the sun
Alric – noble rular (germanic)
Matthew – gift from god (hebrew)
Dean – valley (English)
Rhys [Pronounced reese] – enthusiastic (Welsh)
Chase – huntsman (English)
Trace – brave, warlike, fierce (Anglo-Saxon)
Craig – cliff/rock (Gaelic)
Maxwell – Maccus’ stream (English)
Beckett – bee cottage (English)
Lawrence – crowned with laurel (latin/french)
Hudson – son of a hooded man (English)
Paragon – model of excellence, a large pearl
Sawyer – one who saws wood (English)
Elita – winged
Marisol – sun and sea (spanish)
Verity – truth (English, Archaic)
Cera – from seraphim meaning fiery ones (latin)
Lorena – honor/victory
Mavis – small bird (English)
Rebecca – a snare/tie
Charlotte – free man (germanic)
Symphony – musical composition (English)
Selene – moon (greek)
Acacia [pronounced ah-kay-sha] – pointed plant (Greek)
Lyra – constellation lyre of Orpheus
Celeste – heavenly (latin)
Cambria – Wales (latin)
Melusine [pronounced mel-you-seen]
Esmee [pronounced es-may]
Post # 3
I can only think of a couple off the top of my head that I really love and DH hates:
Adeline & Emmaline for girls, Rowan & Wyatt for boys.
Post # 4
I told DH we were having 5 daughters and naming them: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia (Pride & Prejudice).
Yeah, he didn’t go for that at all!
Post # 5
My husband vetoed several of my favorite names because of bad associations with people he knew with those names. There are lots of girls’ names we agree on but it’s so hard to find boys’ names we both like!
Post # 6
I love the name Yasmeen! He’s ok with Jasmine but I want the Arabic name!
Post # 7
@rubyred605: i love that, i don’t think my FI would like that idea either, although i would love it (IF we had five daughters)
Post # 8
I’ve always loved the name “Adam” but fiance is a little leery of it. He likes the name too, but we both work with foster kids, and last year we both worked pretty intensely with a child of that name. So it feels a little weird, because a lot of our co-workers may think we named our child after a client (especially because he called us “mum” and “dad”).
Post # 9
I have always loved the name Evangeline – Evie for short. My DH HATES it. He doesn’t really even have a reason, just strongly dislikes the sound of it for some reason….hahaha. Oh well, there are other beautiful names we agree on – Amelia, Lily, and Madeleine for a girl and Henry, Liam, and Malcolm for a boy.
Post # 10
@GeekChic: When I get married, my initials will be EV and I love that it lends itself perfectly to being the perfect pseudonym of Evie. Where I used to work, there were 10 employees, plus the boss. Including the boss, four of us were female. Our names were Katherine, Carolyn, Karen and Erin.
It was IMPOSSIBLE to go a day (hell, even two hours) without responding to the wrong name, being called the wrong name or calling one of us the wrong name, ourselves. So the boss tried to find nick names. Karen’s full name is Karenann. Well, my name is Erin Anne. And it sounded even MORE like Carolyn. And on it went, for months, until someone asked what my initials will be when married. When I said EV, it just fit that my new nickname would be Evie. I loved it!
I love it even more because I didn’t stay at the job long enough after this whole revelation for the name to come into play. As I love Evie and abhorred my boss, I am so glad that she never had a chance to ruin it for me.
@mrsbruff2b: I like a lot of the names on your list, but I have to say that I think MOST of those names fall under the “super rare weird out there” category. Not all are weird or out there, but I think most of those are pretty darn rare. Acacia? Melusine? Elita? Like I said, I’m not knocking the names themselves, but I do think that they border on strange and are definitely super rare.
Post # 11
I love the name River but SO doesnt like it 🙁
Post # 12
erm , everything.
DH likes traditional (read boring) English names. I do not…
Post # 13
Luckily, DH likes both of my top name choices. But my second choices he wasn’t a big fan of. For a boy I really like Benjamin, it sounds very good with DH’s first name (which he wants to use as a middle name if we have a boy), and I like Ben as a nickname. DH wasn’t a fan, said it was too formal-sounding. I pointed out that it’s the name of one of our fave TV characters (Ben from Parks & Rec), but it didn’t help. Sigh. And for a girl I really like Keira (like Keira Knightly for pronunciation), and he shot that one down too because he didn’t immediately get the pronounciation down. But my top choice is similar sounding and he likes that one, so I’m okay with it.
Post # 14
I love the name Lucas, but DH axed it very quickly. He’s a huge Star Wars fan and thinks people would make fun of him.
Post # 15
I really love Silver and Piper but SO hates them so if we are blessed with a daughter her name will be Paige Joy Hayter.
I really love Sam. He wanted Lawson Richard we have chosen Sam. (Samuel Hayter)
Hayter is a family name, I have it so my children will too.
Post # 16
@Soon2BD-CBee: I love Paige, but it rhymes with FI’s last name, so it’s out.
I love Owen because it’s Welsh… and my Dad is Welsh. Can’t have that either because FI’s brother’s middle name is Owen, and, well, he’s a d-bag.