Post # 1
I’m only 8 1/2 weeks pregnant but we have already been talking names…just wanted to get you’re opinions on two names we love so far!
For a girl Emma Katherine…Katherine is for my mom
For a boy Collin James…James is for my husbands father
What names have ya’ll picked out?
Post # 3
heh, a lot of times I see posts like this and I go into it thinking I’m going to find some weird name, but I really like those two 🙂 They’re very cute. I especially love the boy name! I’m not so sure that Emma and Katherine flow together the best, but it’s still a nice name 🙂
Post # 4
Emma is not my style 🙁 but i do like the name collin! but i am more used to seeing it with one “l” as in Colin.
Post # 5
I really like both names. My only reservation is that Emma is SO popular, she may not be the only Emma in her group of friends (if that bothers you).
Otherwise, I really like them. And I love the use of family names as middle names. The family member feels honored and the child feels a special connection to that person. Win-win!
Post # 6
Love the name Collin, but I agree with @alishadhs4: I am used to seeing it spelled “Colin”–that is how my brother spells it, so I guess I may be a bit biased! I also think it’s very sweet to honor special people in your lives through your children’s names.
As for Emma, I think Emma Katherine is a beautiful name, but it might be worth considering that Emma is a very popular name right now, and she may be one of three in her kindergarten class. If that is a concern to you, you might want to keep looking. The flip-side of that is that it is so popular because it’s a great name! 🙂
Congratulations!! What an exciting time.
Post # 7
I love both names, but agree with those who mentioned Emma being a super popular name. I think it is the #2 most popular the last year or two? I love it, though. As long as you don’t mind having a daughter with a popular name, then go for it. My name is Jennifer and I grew up with a zillion other Jen’s, Jenny’s and Jennifer’s. I had three or four in a few classes growing up and at least 1-2 in practically all other classes.
I love the name Collin, but would also recommend spelling it with one “l” just because many people will misspell the name if you use two “l”s.
Post # 8
I just want to chime in again and say I thought nothing of seeing Collin with two Ls. I haven’t seen the name very often, but I can’t recall ever seeing it with just one L.
Post # 9
I just looked it up and it seems Collin is more popular now. I never saw that spelling before, as Colin is the traditional spelling (Collin is derived from Colin). So, it seems as if many people now use both spellings. Either way, he’s going to have to spell his name, but if you like Collin, go with that! (And you won’t have to worry about him being called the name of a body part). 🙂
In the UK and Ireland the name tends to be spelt with one “L”, Colin; whereas in the USA it is sometimes spelled with two, Collin. It was never the most popular name in England and Wales, (although it is relatively common,) probably peaking around the 1960s, and has not been in the top 100 boy’s names for decades. In Scotland it ranked approximately 200th in 2007, but in Ireland it is more popular, ranking 88th in 2006 . Colin is becoming slowly more popular in the USA, making the top 100 boys’ names in each of the three years to 2005, with Collin being slightly less popular. In total, the two spellings accounted for around 1 in 300 boys named in the USA in 2005.
Post # 10
I agree with others about spelling Colin with one L. I think the popularity is based on the Gosselins (Kate + 8) as her son is named Collin.
Post # 11
I likeeeee! Your pickinig the same middle name as I will for my son. For our son we have Carter James (James is my dads middle name & my great grandfathers name) and for a girl we thinkkkk we want Summer Lorraine (Lorraine is my fiances grandmothers name.)
I love your names!
Post # 12
I like both the names you have picked out! It’s so odd to me to see that people think Colin with one L is the right way, I had never seen it spelled that way until my nephew was born! Growing up everyone I knew named Collin was with two Ls!
Post # 13
I’m only used to seeing Colin with one L. Like the actors Colin Firth and Colin Farrell.
Post # 14
I love both of the names! I actually like Collin with two Ls because Colin to me looks like it should be pronounced “Colon” but I dont think it really matters – I doubt it will ever be mispronounced!
Post # 15
I think they’re lovely. 🙂 Congratulations!
Post # 16
I love both names, as is. Who cares how it’s spelled…you go w/ what you like!