(Closed) What is your baby name style?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What is your baby naming style?

    Classic (Samuel, Elizabeth)

    Currently Popular (Madison, Kaylee)

    Old-Timey (Angus, Stella)

    Natural (Summer, River)

    Off the Beaten Path (Pilot, Blue Ivy)

    Gender Ambiguous (Sammy, Charlie)

    Family Names

    Culturally Significant

    Other (i'll explain below!)

  • Post # 60
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I said Current and Family. I like current names for the first name and family member’s names for middle names.

    Post # 61
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    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

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    @zippylef:  That’s really interesting that the saturation of “popular” names has changed so much in 20 years. Also, I think what makes a name “popular” is the regional appeal.

    In the area of Alberta I’m in I have only ever known one Emma (and only as a child) and in high school I dated a boy named William, but he went by his middle name and was the only William I ever knew. So in my area the names we like aren’t horribly popular, but names like “Caleb”, “Aiden”, “Noah”, “Sophia”, “Madison” and “Isabella” are everywhere.

    Another trend that is catching on in our area is masculine last names as women’s first names such as, “Grayson”, “Parker”, etc. Would I personally do this? No, but to each their own. However the day I see a little girl walking down the street with my maiden name (Noseworthy) as a first name, is the day I throw in the towel. Can you imagine someone calling out “Noseworthy Imogen Smith, come inside!”? lol

    Post # 62
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I said “old-timey” and “family.”  I mostly like old-fashioned names, but some that we are thinking of just happen to be family names too. 🙂

    Jasper Elliott – My great-grandfather’s name was Jasper, and Elliott is my husband’s middle name, as well as his dad’s and grandad’s middle names.

    Stella Rose – My great-grandmother’s name was Estelle, and my other great-grandmother’s middle name was Rose.

    I like the name Serena, which I didn’t really realize was an old-fashioned name until I started researching my family geneology.  There are at least 10 Serenas in my family line, dating back to the 1700’s.  DH doesn’t like it though, it makes him think of Serena Williams and he’s not a fan.

    I also like names that are kind of off the beaten path, like Harlow, Sawyer, and Willow. My husband likes Harlow but is more of a classic name kind of guy.

    Post # 63
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I probably fit into the uncommon old-timey category. I have a real soft spot for literary names, but I like most of the nicknames better than the long versions. 

    Girls:

    Philippa–>Pippa (from Anne of the Island, not the Middletons)

    Persephone/Penelope–>Penny or Percy

    Lavinia

    Charlotte–>Lottie

    Neve/Eve/Eva–>Evie (after DH’s grandmother)

    Adele (from Jane Eyre, not the singer)

    Vivian 

    Georgina–>Nina

    Alaina

    Anne

    Helena

    Boys: 

    Finnian/Finley/Finnegan/Finnick

    Isaac

    Henry

    Eamon

    Jude

    Bastian

    Thomas

    Peter

    Victor (DH’s grandfather’s name)

    Gray (middle name, from DH’s family)

    Bring on the critiques! Always happy to hear what other people think of the names…

    Post # 64
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    @hiroshymatetrastar:  As a history major I can’t resist replying… I’ll be honest, most people (including myself) associate the word antebellum with slavery more than anything… I know that’s not what the word means but… it’s a common association. Just something to think about. Love the name Christine though 🙂

    Post # 65
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @galloway111:  I guess because I wasn’t taught that way, I would have never associated Antebelum with slavery o_O eek! In reality, if I had no history in my blood whatsoever I would just think it’s a pretty name, I wonder how many people really even know what Antebellum means… And thanks for liking Christine.. I’m also a HUGE Phantom of the Opera fan… and if i went with Christine for a name i would probably go with Chagny for a middle.. just to kinda… *shrug* make it make sense to me….

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