Post # 31
teacher-bee-in-the-sea : Too true, but I end up not even liking the names anymore!
I am very fond of Ian, Aaron or Owen for a boy (obviously only one of the three!) and I really wanted to name our daughter Evelyn Margaret or Margaret Evelyn (Dh vetoed that). We are finished having children, though, so no more names for us!
Post # 32
A lot of the names I’ve found I like start with B (Benjamin, Benton, Blake, Blair) and don’t roll off the tongue well with my last name which also starts with a B. I’m usually not a fan of most alliterative names. I’m also a teacher, so that presents another challenge.
Post # 33
FutureMrsBex : awww I LOVE alliteration in names, and would be a bonus for me picking kids names!
Holly Hunter has to be one of the best I’ve heard.
Post # 34
butternutter : I agree some letters sound good with alliteration, but it seems like everytime I say names I like with my last name it just sounds like I’m stuttering lol.
Post # 35
teacher-bee-in-the-sea : Yes. I’ve never had a job that isn’t with kids. Hundreds of adorable names ruined! Haha. Practically every name reminds me of some kid I worked with.
There was one time it worked out in reverse – I became a nanny for a newborn and I had interviewed with the parents when mom was still pregnant. Turns out they were going to name the baby Mia (my name) and decided it was too weird to choose the same name as their new nanny. So they picked their second choice baby name instead!
Post # 36
I like Alex but it’s his brother’s name, and Lucy but my brother got to it first! That said, my niece is named Lucy and I’m Darcie and no one has ever mixed us up.
Post # 37
I’m pregnant with my 3rd and final baby and I had decided on her name very early this pregnancy, I was so happy I had found the perfect name and could relax (I was so sure it was a girl!). Turns out baby is a boy! 😆 So back to square one with names, currently 30 weeks and husband (from two different cultures) can’t agree on anything!
Post # 38
I only had a boy name picked out when I was pregnant with my mystery child. Everyone said I was having a boy based on all the old wives tales but NOPE…a girl. hahaha
Alaric … that was my boy name. Ugh….so good! haha
Why can’t I use it? Because no more babies for this gal! haha One and DONE!
Post # 39
Yeahh named your kid as you want!!
Including those who feel unable/doesn’t want to named their kids similarly to any family/friends is also okay!!
Liam *lovelove. Darling Husband hates it!
Post # 40
I loveee Arlo for a boy but my bestfriend’s husband has a boy from his first marriage with the same name. It sounds distant but he is always with them and we see him sometimes. Do you think this is out of bounds? What if I asked? Trying for number two at the moment…
Post # 41
Hannah and Chase.
His cousin’s married last name is Hannah, and he has too many friends and acquaintances named Chase.
Post # 42
Ashley_P : LOL – I really wouldn’t let a cousins married last name prevent you from choosing Hannah! How will it impact in ANY way on your child growing up?!
Its a lovely, classic, traditional girls name..
Post # 43
Emma – always have loved the name but a few ex girlfriends of close relatives and friends have been called Emma so it might be weird, but I haven’t totally discounted it.
Post # 44
Amelia. My cousin named his daughter that, and although that alone wouldn’t necessarily stop me from using the name since I hardly see that side of the family, my SIL named her daughter Amelie which would be really confusing, lol…Oh well.
Post # 45
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
chocolatewings122 : I agree with previous posters about Justine and Justin not being confusing at all. My husband is named after his dad and his mom always calls them both by their name then says, “Not you, I meant Senior!” instead of just calling Father-In-Law “Dad” and my husband by his name or something like that when we’re around.
I fortunately don’t have too long of a list. One of the girl names we like is Olivia but it’s far too popular. I love Luca for our boy middle name, but my husband says it reminds him of some song from the 80s and won’t go for it.