View Full Version : Heeelllp, any name ideas? lol
05-05-2006, 04:26 AM
Our second ultrasound is in a few days, and we'll eventually know if it's a boy or a girl.
We had searched for names one night and decided we had time, and postponed it to when we'll know if it's a boy or a girl.
Still we have NO ideas at all. We'd like the name to sound nice have meaning to us, and well we'd like something neat. I'd just like to hear a name and know that it' s it, like love at the first time.
It feels like such a responsability. We're open to names of any origin, exotic or classical...
Names ideas are welcomed!!!
Besides name ideas, I'd like to know how you picked the name of your baby, if it was difficult for you or if you had baby names in your mind for ages, etc...
05-05-2006, 06:00 PM
My husband likes trendy names and I like traditional names, so we just kept vetoing the other person until we found one that satisfied both of us that we both liked! Lol. Not much planning and dreaming there, more like the least of both evils! But we are happy with it (it's Benjamin). Good luck!
05-06-2006, 10:18 AM
It might help if you give us an idea what you like -- for girls do you like very feminine names, more unisex names, etc.? Do you want an uncommon name? Are you concerned about it being easily pronounced? Any specific ethnicity? (My dh was pretty adamant about the names being Italian since I'm part Italian and he's 100% Italian.)
I've noticed that old fashioned names seem to have become more popular for girls in the past 5 years or so. I've met a lot of little girls named Victoria, Bella, Elizabeth, even Louise. Not that I'd go with any of those in particular, but I did like the Italian version of some of them (like Elisabetta or Elisa for Elizabeth). We, fortunately, had girls b/c dh had absolutely terrible ideas for boy names -- like Mossimo and Galileo.
05-07-2006, 08:13 AM
i'm a substitute teacher, and i feel bad for the kids whose parents decided on an odd name or a "cute" spelling for a normal name. i noticed that those kids' have their names butchered all the time! there's a student i thought was a female named emily but spelled "emilee" but was really a boy named emile (pronounced like the title of that movie a few years ago). the class of 6th graders of course laughed. we have a lot of kids from eastern europe in this district, so they have their ethnic names. i'm pretty good at pronouncing their first names, but they tell me not to even attempt the last names! (luckily, there's usually only one adela or stelan in the class!)
there's also lists online of the most popular baby names. that may be useful to check out so that your child is not one of four emily's or michael's in the class!
05-07-2006, 10:32 AM
Also, I'd like to add, don't give your child a name that rhymes with your last name or has great alliteration. My name is a total tongue twister due to the alliteration. Everyone loves to say my name, but I think it sounds too cutesy for anyone but a 5-year-old child star.
My last name is English, so you'd think people who only know English would be able to pronounce it, alas... Apparently, people have never heard of sounding things out :confused:
05-08-2006, 06:11 AM
ooohhh, fun! Baby names! I want to play!
For some reason I am drawn to really simple names for boys and cute or sort of unique names for girls. As is stands I have a boy named Erik-- other boy names I have thrown around are pretty basic-- Jacob, Adam, Zachary (Ok, Ok, maybe this one is due solely to my love for saved by the bell), and Kevin. My husband's name is Kirk and he does not recommend it, everyone always says, "Kurt?" and he has to spell his name out.
For girls I am currently in love with Fiona (I confess, I am watching shrek as I type this), Lila and Mirabel.
Now I just have to get preggers.... :D
05-08-2006, 03:59 PM
It is nice to hear your stories and advises!!!
Well, I'm not into unisex names (unless they are supposed to be unisex but are mainly used by one gender). If it's a guy, I'd like it to be manly sounding, I mean I don't want a boy called something that sounds too feminine.
I'd rather have an uncommon name, any ethnicity will work,just want to translate the fact that he or she is precious to us, but it can be simple if not in the top name lists. As far as prononciation is concerned, I would like it to "flow", sound nice, and be prononciable.
I don't care much about strange spellings for traditional names (especially Emilee for a boy!).
I'd like the name to have a cute meaning too . I'd maybe like a name that has a joy meaning to it.
We'd like it not to be a typical bible name, but could make exceptions if we like it.
As far as thinking about how it rhymes with the last name, we actually have the option of chosing whose last name will be given to the baby.Our last names sound awefull together so it will be one or the other. We have more name options then.
Krista, the vetoing process is funny, we've practiced it some when we tried to come up with a list, either we hated it both, or one of us vetoed. Benjamin actualy sounds nice (we know one already so it's not an option for us).
Mossimo and Galileo are at least quite uncommon!lol
Mirabel is quite cute, but my mother has a turtle called Lila lol.
We thought some names like Calista didn't sound bad (although worn by an actress, but who'll know her in a few years), but never felt like it was "the name".
Isn't there a way to make the baby chose his or her name? Like read some names aloud and wait for a kick? But then would the kick mean yes or please don't...
Anyone tried using a weeG board?
05-08-2006, 05:49 PM
For girls, I suggested Adora both times (it is Greek and means "a gift"), but dh didn't like it. He suggested Tosca both times, but I wasn't too sure about having a child with the name of an opera although it wasn't nearly as bad as some of the others he wanted. It has actually grown on me a bit, but we are done having kids.
I also liked Pilar (pronounced Pih-lar) for a girl. Its Spanish and means something about strength. I know that there were a few other unusual ones that I cared for, but they are escaping me at the moment. I'll see what else I can think of. Since we only had girls, I don't have too many boy names in mind!
the name Adora is the present of the word ' Adore' or "to love" in Spanish.
The literal meaning of "Pihlar" is "pilar."
Both are beautiful names.:)
I always liked the name Dax or Daxton for a boy, or Giovanni (okay I like the way it sounds and I think girls in the future would have a kick of saying it as well). :D
Dh and I are going to name our baby Jacqueline Yaroslava if it is a girl and for a boy.... well no names yet. He wanted to name the baby John after his dad but... I thought it was a tinsy bit too common, plus his dad told us not to give him his name b/c of the reason mentioned above.
For a girl I also like the name Kendra. I think it is very pretty. Sounds like a popular girl's name at school, doesn't it? I'd like to think so.
Okay enough of my rambling!! :D
05-09-2006, 07:26 AM
Sabine was another one I liked for a girl. I believe that the only boy ones that we seriously considered were Nico and Alessandro. There were other boy names that I liked, but they were too common for dh or not Italian.
We wound up with an Angelina (named after great-grandma) and a Tessa (which we borrowed as a part of the name Contessa from a list of Italian girls names. I didn't want a child whose name translated to countess since she isn't a dog :p so we just went with Tessa.) Talia was in close contention with Tessa for our second child, though.
05-09-2006, 09:24 AM
My son is called Bryn which is Welsh for hill, I looked like one (more of a mountain) when I was lay down, and my daughter is called Angharad (Welsh again) meaning "gift from God". My other sons names are quite commonplace.
05-10-2006, 12:10 PM
Well, we obviously won't call the baby Giovanni :D. We had our u/s today and it's a girl!!! So Talia or Kendra would be more possible optionslol.
We are so happy that she's healthy and doing fine. It is strange to know and start saying "her/she" when we talk about her:).
05-21-2006, 08:30 AM
I just ran into someone who named their little girl Piper, which I thought was pretty. We opted for a traditional name the first time round though, so we will probably stick with that "theme" the next time round as well.
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