(Closed) Names

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
4950 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018


This is my favorite name website. I use it a lot for character names when I write, so maybe it’ll help you! The similar names feature is my favorite. 

Post # 4
1933 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@birdie724:  we’re the same way.  we’re having a boy and we don’t like

1. unisex names

2. super trendy names

3. names that start with the same first letter as our last name (M – which cuts out a LOT of good boy names!)

We do like old fashioned names and names that aren’t TOO popular, but also not totally out there.

In the end, we ended up picking a name that we kept coming back to again and again, despite going through baby name books countless amounts of times.  We’ve gotten a lot of strange reactions to the name, but we don’t care!  

We picked Desmond (Dez) Elliot.

Post # 5
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@birdie724 – You sound like me. I wanted a real name that wasn’t super common. (We ended up naming DS Ronan.)

The comprimise that DH & I came to was this: Out of our short-list, he got final pick of the first name, I got to pick the middle name. Next time, we’ll switch.

I really liked the Baby Name Wizard website & book. I like the charts, and how they also have categories like “New Classics”, “Why Not?”, “Biblical Names”, “60s Surfer”, etc. http://www.babynamewizard.com/

I also like Behind The Name website. http://www.behindthename.com/


@futuremrsmaista – I LOVE the name Desmond! It was at the top of my list, but DH didn’t like it. 🙁 Maybe if we have another boy, it will have grown on him by then.

Post # 6
1933 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@abbyful:  That’s so funny – Ronan was on MY list!  We must have good taste! 🙂

Post # 7
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@birdie724:  What are his grandmothers’ names?  Maybe a combination of those.  Was Linnie the name or is that a nickname?  Lynn could be a middle name as a compromise.  


Check out babynamewizard…just google it. It’s a good site.

Post # 8
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m not sure on girls but it sounds like you have a thing for surnames as boy names. I’m the same way. My favorite boy name is Foster and Harrison is my 2nd boy name choice. Maybe Campbell, Brock, Dane, Carter, Carson, Sawyer, Bennett, Dawson, Finn, Jameson, Lennon, Reed/Reid, Warren, Garner

Post # 9
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Harrison is nice. I wouldn’t worry about honoring his side of the family because I’m assuming the kids will have his last name? That’s a big enough honor IMO.

Post # 10
3470 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

We have already decided that our first daughter will be named Charlotte Jane, afterher grandfathers (Charles & Jean).  I also like the name Emily Rose.

Boy names are a lot harder for us… meaning we have yet to agree on a single one! Which pretty much guarantees we will have all boys! Wink


Post # 11
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We had a hard time too with the boy name.  We each created a list of names we liked.  We went online to a baby name site and just went through it.  Then we left the short lists alone for a few weeks and then re-visited it.  We were able to delete a few from it.  Then waited a couple weeks did this again until we were left with two names.  We started calling the baby by the top name and it has stuck.

Post # 12
863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn

Have you looked at the top baby name list from last year? I would look through #100-600 or so to get ideas of names that are familiar but not super-popular. 


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