For fun: what was your baby name "criteria"?

posted 3 weeks ago in Names
Post # 46
1965 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

amwf :  now I want to know your name! It’s not Jessica is it? That’s my name. I always had another in my class at school & at work a few years ago there were 3 of them in my team 🤦🏼‍♀️. 

Post # 47
762 posts
Busy bee

Not the name of anyone we disliked or dated in the past. I really like his ex wife’s name but that’s obviously a no go. Also wanted something that was 1-2 syllables because they’re getting my maiden name as a middle name too. We only had a couple names we agreed on. 

My father died recently though and we agreed that it was very important for me to give a son his name. 

Post # 48
26 posts
  • Wedding: December 2020

– Traditional names

– No weird meanings

– Name cannot have a nickname (We personally dont like nicknames lol)

– Nothing too common

– Flows with our lastname

– Name that is not in the family

– Name that flows by itself without a middle name

– Not unisex




Post # 49
470 posts
Helper bee

This looks fun! Totally hypothetical for me at this point, but:

-No name belonging to anyone in either of our families (both of ours recycle names like crazy, it makes it really hard to tell everyone apart).

-No last names as first names (my family is Southern and this happens A LOT, so it kind of refers to guideline one).

-No “season” names (fiance’s stipulation), as in Autumn, Summer etc.

-No “Rose” as a middle name—we both love the name Rose, but have met so many kids of friends with it as a middle name and it feels almost like it kind of gets buried and forgotten about in there. 

-No place names (i.e. Topanga or Brooklyn), although Georgia, Virginia and Carolina are allowed 🙂 .

Post # 50
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

We are starting to TTC, and at this point, we are just happy to find something that goes with husband’s last name! It sucks, and has an “L” as the second letter so NOTHING flows with it at all. All the names I love have L’s and they just don’t work. So for boys we will go classic and name them after our father’s (his father passed away a year ago, so I thought it would be nice) and for girls, we just have to keep our fingers crossed we don’t have one! 

Post # 51
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I’m 26 weeks along, and we’ve settled on a name for our little girl! Here was my criteria:

– most people should be able to pronounce it if they see it written

– most people should have a stab at spelling it

(my name fits neither of these and it annoys the heck out of me)

– not a top 10 name

– has a nickname 

– Jewish middle name but not Jewishy first name 

– hubby does not like “unique” spellings at all

fortunately we are having a girl because we found a name pretty easily that fit the crieteria AND we both liked independently! We had ZERO consensus on any boy names 😂

Post # 52
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Purely hypothetical but ours are unique…

1) we made a promise to name our first born off the roster of a sports team that wins a national championship from our state in the time we’ve been together. Luckily for us there’s 4-5 teams to choose from, with plenty of unisex names like Peyton and Jordan.

2) we both work with kids, so we associate names with certain behaviors….. so many random names are OFF limits.

3) middle name will be family related


4) nothing easily teased


5) no weird spellings

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