Post # 1
I know no one wants to give away their good baby names…BUT, we don’t really know anyone on here, right?!?
It is SO HARD for me to come with names! I can’t decide! I’m not even pregnant..but I have been thinking of baby names ever since I named my dolls and pets when I was little! hahaha!
It took me FOREVER to name our dog. Which I named him, Aver. 🙂
I like unique names, but not TOO unique. I like old fashioned names. I don’t like trendy names. I want my kid’s name to be uniqe, but now super weird.
Some names I like are: Boys: Harrison Brady
Girls: Linnie Rose (fist name is the same as my maternal grandma, Rose is my paternal grandma’s name) but that leaves HIS side out.
Gweneth is another name I like.
Such a personal decision. My fiance doesn’t like any of these names. BOO.
Post # 3
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
@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
@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
That’s so funny – Ronan was on MY list! We must have good taste! 🙂
Post # 7
@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
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
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
- 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!
Post # 11
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
- 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.