agm04 I love Clara! Im sorry it's being vetoed. Fun fact, DS has a BFF named Clara at school so he's telling everyone we're naming his sister Clara too. I don't think that will be an option for us, doesn't go well with our last name
Haha that's cute! It was my #1 choice first pregnancy too, but I will admit that it doesn't go that well with our last name either. It sounds a little too much like clairvoyant. (I'm mobile so hopefully I spelled that right.)
DH and I have been talking about names. I went to the baby name board and he didn't like any suggestions from them. I suggested Julie weeks ago and he didn't like it. Yesterday he told me that he already told me what girl name he loves. I couldn't remember and he says, Julia. Really dude? I like it so whatever, but you shot down Julie and didn't say oh well how about Julia? Men.
We have been debating names for a few weeks. Originally we had names picked out since when we first started TTC 3 years ago-Mackenzie and Elijah (Eli for short). We still both love Elijah/Eli but we are suck on a girl's name. I love: -Aubree -Lydia -Elana
H likes: -Abigail -Kimberly -Audrey
And none we really agree on, Mackenzie is still in the running but probably not. If this is a girl, she will for ever be baby girl ______.
Post by starsandshamrocks123 on Jan 7, 2017 11:10:17 GMT -5
So the name I had talked about with DH last time was Quinn. My moms maiden name has the "Qu" and his grandmother was Winifred. Thought it was creative that it's a blend of both sort of. I have a tough time with middle names that are also family names. I know there's a lot of boys now with the name but to me it's girl. When we were talking boys names 2 weeks ago, DH was like, well we could use Quinn for a boy. Now we are team pink and he's like, now about Kennedy or Grace, or Madison.
Now I'm second guessing myself and refuse to discuss it!
Post by starsandshamrocks123 on Jan 7, 2017 11:22:02 GMT -5
I should add that my family will probably be annoyed that we don't use my moms maiden name ("Qu...") as a Middle name, as every single person in my family has given one of one their kids that middle name. My grandfather was the last and he had 3 girls so they try to carry it on somehow. We used another family name for DS as a first name and it's also a gender neutral. I'm a big believer that neutral first names need a middle name that indicates girl/boy. So he didn't get the family name as a middle name, either.
Sorry it would be easier if I just said the names but I have Internet stranger danger sometimes
My list includes Boy: Micah Eli Isaac (I'm just meh on this) Ian (I'm just meh on this)
Girl: Scarlett Cosette Mila Stella
DS1 is Cole, middle name is just a letter. I haven't discussed any of these with DH yet, nor has he brought up any names to me. We avoid names that can be shortened to a nickname. (Hence Cole instead of Colton) We'll probably go into the hospital with a top 2 or 3 for both boy and girl names.
cateyes, I'm biased toward one of your husband's choices, since my daughter's name is Abigail
I am torn because I love love love the name itself, but it brings up thought of two terrible people I knew named Abigail :/
This is the tough part about names. I went to school with, worked with, dated insert name here and they were bitchy, crazy, lazy whatever. Dh like Julia and I knew a Julia in school and she was just kind of plain.
We have decided on Fletcher for a boy already. We've been struggling with girl names but came across Sloane and both love it. We wanted to use June as the middle name to honor my late grandmother but Sloane would probably go better with a longer middle name. We already have a Monty (Montgomery Joseph but Monty for short).
Our name picks are not everyone's style and we heard a ton of negativity before Monty arrived. Thankfully, the name tends to grow on everyone once the child arrives. In light of this, we don't want to share our name choices with people IRL until birth.
Do you tell people the names ahead or just say you're unsure? How do your families respond?
DH and I have some top contenders, but for now we are just telling everyone we are not sure. It is amazing how many people, not just family, ask if we have a name yet. We really do want to meet her first before we finalize her name.
I had a dream last night we were debating on our boy name. H actually liked my favorite one and we went with it! If only that can be reality. We haven't talked too seriously about them. H wants to come up with our own separate lists and then compare. I think that might lead to disaster, but I'm going with it. I do already have a strong preference for a specific girl name. I've loved it since high school.
We had zero girls names picked out and now we need a girls name. We love dd's name so much I don't think we can meet the expectations we have.
This was DH and I for the longest time. With DD1 we had her name picked out 2 months into the pregnancy before we even knew it was a girl. We just love her name and feel like we nailed it with that one. This go around I realized we set the bar really high for ourselves. It has taken forever and we only finalized the name two days ago. Thank goodness! So FX you will find one that you love just as much even if it takes a bit longer
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