(Closed) Anyone else argue over the names of your unconceived child?

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Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh, I love coming up with fun baby names!  I hear you about not liking traditional names. 

What about Abylyny for a girl?  You could call her Abby for short.  SO cute! 

Or Diesel for a boy?   I’ve always thought this was a fun one! 

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@emersynsmommy35:  I prefer Ettisyn over Gentry (mainly b/c I see Gentry as a boy’s name…..as well as James) Ettisyn is really adorable, but its sound and flow are quite like Emersyn. You miiiight have difficulty differentiating on their names when you’re yelling for them in the future or just speaking to them. Ettisyn/Emersyn. But maybe you like that they are so similar, idk. For me they are too similar for a sib-set and would get confusing.

I would also put my foot down on the whole JR. fascination. IMO I think it’s silly. I like the idea of giving children their own names and own identity. Would you ever consider Gentry for a male name? As in “well-bred-gentleman”  http://www.babynamewizard.com/baby-name/boy/gentry 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

LOL! We do this. i find it hilarious.  I think we have a pretty good name for a girl picked, and a few choices for boys (I think both of us are less picky with boy names actually, so it might be more of an issue of having too many we like).  DH though has some weird names he likes that I honestly can only associate with older people, if he had full naming power we’d have Ruth, Salvatore, Jerry, etc. Yuck–also, I have a creepy distant relative named Jerry who is the old guy at reunions that you warn young women to keep their distance from, so that name was neeeeeever gonna make the cut.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We have a mutual understanding that if my body gets torn to pieces giving birth to something then I get to name it, unless he really, really hates it. Besides he contributes the sirname.

It is likely that he will only be able to make baby girls (airforce career) and so I’d like to call a daughter Sylvia Anne after my two nans and then I realised with a sirname of L the initials would be SAL which is my mums name. I also like the name Eilidh for a girl (pronounced ai-lee) but I wouldnt want my kid to be the one whos name the teacher can’t pronounce.

I liked Edward (ted) for a boy but his friends have just called there baby that, so something like Johnathon Oliver or Thomas Arthur

Unusual names have been in fashion for a while over here but there seems to be a come back of Florences, Olivias, Benjamins and Olivers

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Only every single day, LOL. We want to know beforehand what name we’ll use, (because I’m obsessive like that) so we discuss and disagree frequently!

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@hardtoconcentrate:  I LOVE Diesel! It’s starting to get really popular though, I know like 5 people who have named their dogs that! SO cute! I think it’s one of those names that would really grow with a person too…..like, it fits a baby, a little boy, a teenager, and a grown man. It’s really versatile!

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Yellow.Clover:  I can’t believe your hubby hates those names!  Ugh, men. Frown 

 

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@MrsPuddingface:  Right?!  I think it’d be so cute for a little toddler…but then I love it for a grown man, too!  I know 3 people that have named their dogs that, too, which annoys me because they’re making it too popular.  Whatever, I’m still holding on to it! Tongue Out

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

DH and I have had our boy name picked out since we were engaged. Tongue Out  We disagree on a girl’s name, however, so that will be interesting when the time comes that we have to actually make a decision!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@emersynsmommy35: I LOVE your girl names! DH and I are thinking James for a girl’s middle name too, it was my grandfather’s name and I think it’s a little too traditional for a boy but just right for a girl!

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@whiskeyandrhinestones: My bff is pregnant and is naming her baby Harper if its a girl. Love it!

I really love the name Analee (ah-nuh-lee) for a girl but DH vetoed it because it has the word ‘anal’ in it lol.

I have this weird thing where I want double e’s in all my kid’s first names (it’s a family thing). DH doesn’t love it but he knew that was the deal when he married me! 🙂 Our son’s name is Keegan and we are thinking Reese for the next one whether its a boy or girl. Also, DH loves the name Santana but its out of the question for a first name so I told him I would compromise and it could be the next one’s middle name… :/

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsMonty11:  My niece’s name is Reese! We call her Reese’s Cup, my Brother-In-Law asked her what her name was a while back and she answered Reese’s Cup! She does know her name, I swear haha.

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@emersynsmommy35:  I actually love your pick of Ettisyn for a girl! I like different names too.

Yeah we do this, my DH always asks me why I only come up with girl names, haha!

Some of my faves for girls: Ophelia; Macae; Hennessey; Emme; Annika; Sidrah; Solaya; Maeve

 

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Eh. Theres a difference between liking unusual names and just setting your kid up for taunting from other kids. Honestly, James for a girl? Ettisyn? If you have a son, you should name him Lucy. Or Sarah, thats another good one.

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

@emersynsmommy35:  I don’t know how to say this without sounding really rude buuuuuttt…A lot of those sound like made up names to me. Also, are you aware of the fact that gentry badically means a rich person?

I like Ophelia, Sibbella, Posy, Athalie, Adelaide, Valerie, Isla, Miuccia and kind of unusual names. I wouldn’t deliberately pick a name because I thought it was uncommon (I think it’s a little sad how obsessed some people are with their kids’ names being ‘unique’) , I just tend to like names like that. 

For boys I like Theodore, Felix, Titus, Jameston, Aiden, Seamus and moretraditional 

 Scottish/Irish names.

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