Post # 32
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
Fiance loves Roy Thompson for a boy… I like Thompson but I HATE the name Roy! It’s hard for me to say (I have a speech impairment that I still have a little trouble with some sounds). I want to name a little boy Diggs, after my dad. Thompson and Roy are both after his grandfathers… ughh.
We like the names Anna, Claire, Maya, and a few others for a girl.
Post # 33
I am Jordan Jamie. My mom gave me not one, but two unisex names in the 80’s when every other girl was Stephanie, Courtney, etc. My parent’s reasoning behind it is that they wanted employers to be curious as to if I were a male or a female when I applied for careers. My mom experienced a sexist workplace and didn’t want me to have to struggle as well. It worked! The only negative was accidentally being put in the boys’ PE class in 6th grade. So I like James for a girls middle name!
For Fiance and I, we agree on a girls name
Kenzie Brooke. or Kinslie Brooke
For a boy…this is a little harder.
He loves Jaxon, but it’s SO common now. I really like
Madden Colt [for our love for football..plus our last name is Maska and I think Madden Maska sounds super cute]
Post # 34
We’ve had our share of arguments over this – DH wants to name a son after his father whose name is John. I have 2 major issues with this – first, I’m Jewish and it’s a huge taboo to name a baby after someone who is still living (which Father-In-Law is) and secondly (and more importantly if you ask me) I CANNOT STAND my father-in-law (for many well founded reasons) Also, I’m just not a fan of the name John.
We haven’t talked about it since right after we got engaged, and I since then I’ve been able to be more open with DH about how I feel about his dad, so I’m hoping that when the time comes this might not be an issue anymore.
One thing I can say for certain though, I will *NEVER* agree to naming any son of mine John.
Ranting aside, I do think about this a lot and am frequently “collecting” name possibilities. Here are some of my favorites:
Judah, Ezra, Luke
Nora, Myriam (Miri), Claire
I know if I have a daughter I want her middle name to be Esther. It was my Grandmother’s middle name (who I never knew because she passed away before I was born).
Post # 35
I always tell DH he better hope we only have boys because we agree on ideas for those names: Brennan, Cole, Henry, Liam, Malcolm, Miles, and Warren.
All the girls names I love, he totally hates. He says he just doesn’t like the way they sound…hoping I can change his mind on some of them: Anya, Aubree, Evangeline (my absolute favourite), Lydia, and Paige. He is iffy on Madeleine but willing to consider it. His favourite is Lily, but my brother has a speech impediment that makes saying this name difficult and we wouldn’t want him to struggle with it. Who knows what we’ll do if it’s a girl…ha ha ha
Post # 36
Your boy names are nice – love Tobias!
Ettisyn barely looks like a word, let alone something you’d name a person. Gentry is a neat family name but might be confusing as a girl/woman’s first name.
DH’s mom’s family is really close and I love them. Their last name is London, and I’d like to use that as a middle name. DH doesn’t love it, but he does like the idea of a family name. Sterling is an heirloom name on my side – I hope we get to use it!
Post # 37
Tobias is honestly my FAV but he wont hear of it, something about the movie Roots, and a slave names Toby? I dont know he goes into some dramatic acting out of a scene from it.
The name Ettisyn started at Eddison, like Thomas Eddison (NOT where he got it though), I added the syn because of Emersyns and that being similar, he changed the D’s to T’s because i refused to have a kid (boy or girl) nicknamed Ed or Eddy! And if I chose that name I would call her like Etta or Etti, just the whole Eddi drives me nuts for some unknown reason
As far as Gentry being a boys name, I love boys names for girls. I entertained Sutton and Spencer for a while also. I think Gentry James sounds kinda southern, if you say it right Haha. and its my grandmothers maiden name.
James… is just an absolute going to happen if I have a girl. LoL I wouldn’t care what the Pope would say! haha Emersyn’s name was suppose to be Emersyn James, but I gave in to her dad and let him pick a name so she got Renee. It was 2 of my grandfathers name, and my mom was named Jamie after them. James King is a model, and she’s a girl! haha
I will absolutely not do Nate, Nathan or Nathaniel. Those are very plain and common to me, I know they are widely used. I was the only Kailee in my class, yet there were like 5 Matts, 2 Michaels, a few Jessicas etc. I dont want my child to have to determine if it’s him/her or the other 12 kids with their name the teacher is calling on.
And honestly if people can name their kids Blue, Apple, Pilot Inspektor, FiFi Trixibell, I can certainly use James! haha
Post # 38
Yep, we do 🙂 I was 100% set on naming my first daughter Charlotte. It is becoming more popular now, but even before it was popular……my great grandmother is CHarlotte, I love family names, and I love the nickname Charley.
He adamantly says no, absolutely not, never, not gonna happen, worst name ever lol.
I’ve almost let it go 😛
Post # 39
My girl names will be between those two probably…
Here is my list of boys names I like: Tobias Oliver, Thayer, Zion James, Asher, Elias, Ansen, Judd and I know theres more I’m forgetting Lol
His is: Nate Jr (Because he is great, and who else has a number in their name, ya know N8? His words not mine), Titus was actually one of his, Augustus, He did like Diesel too,
My negatives on titus and Diesel, are they sound like a bad ass kid… and my hubby is more the academic type! not the athetic rough and tough guy! haha
Post # 40
@MrsMonty11: I just saw your comment, I totally agree! I dont like it for a boy due to it being so traditional, but I think it’s cute for a girl.
And to those thinking I’m setting a girl up for catching crap by her middle name being James, what about those naming their girls Charlie? or Eliot? Mason? There are alot of names that are now used for girls that used to be boys only.
And many girls names used to be boys names in the early 1900s, I personally know older grown men named, Ashley, Kim, Sidney, Dana, Kelsey, and Morgan. They all start somewhere.