What did you call your baby and why? Does the name suit them?

Sabrina - posted on 08/22/2009 ( 72 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone, I'm Sibz and I just love names so I'm always interested in what people call their kids and why. For me a big deciding factor is what the name means and if I don't like a meaning I won't pick the name. Anyone else feel the same way?

My three boys are:



Thomas- Joshua (T.J for short). He was named Thomas after my Dad.

Noah Jonathan

Luke Eugene - Eugene is after a dear friend of ours who passed away in April 08 Luke born April 09!

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Amanda - posted on 05/12/2012

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My daughter is named Norah Lee which means light in the meadow
and my son is Cyrus Ali which means from the clouds exhalted. My husband is egyptian so we wanted them to have arabic names. nicMy daughter is called Nour and Cyrus is known as Ali here in egypt.

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Hi, our daughter's name is Ava Bernice.
The other name we picked out for her was Oonagh (like Uma but with an 'n' instead) When she was born we still haddn't decided. My husband asked her "are you an Oonagh?" and she began to cry and so jokingly said "well you must be Ava then" and that was how the decision was made. It still makes me smile when I think about it.

Clair - posted on 11/17/2009

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When i named my children i picked something that i really liked for the first name and their middle name holds meaning
Madison,Christine after my mother
Anthony,Nicholas after my sister nichole that passed away
Isabella, Rose after paternal grandmother

Merry - posted on 11/17/2009

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Quoting Beth:

We named our daughter, Makenzie Elizabeth. Makenzie was the name my husband picked out and Elizabeth is my first name and my great-grandmothers first name. It's also a biblical name, which is what one of the criteria was for the middle name.



LOVE THAT NAME!!!!!!



I like the spelling Mackenzie but love it both ways



it has such a beautifl royal sound to it !

Merry - posted on 11/17/2009

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hi Sibz i love names too and have obsessed with my babies names since i was 7 or so. my choices have evolved and keep evolving but i am VERY picky and have ALOT of guidelines on why i pick names. currently my choices are

Eric Ryan - my sons name means brave peaceful ruler; little king

Brendan Paul - means sword and small (Paul is my fathers name)

Sara Joan Berg - princess; god is gracious; mountain (my moms full given name and she died when i was 15)

Jason Alexander - healer; defender of mankind

Walter Benjamin - army ruler' son of my right hand (Walter is my husbands middle name)

Judah Christian - praised; follower of christ

Elijah Matthew - the lord is my God; gift of God

Quinton Joseph - fifth; God will add

Mikayla Kathryn - who is like God?; pure

Mackenzie Valerie - daughter of the wise leader; strong

Julia Crystal - youthful; clear brilliant glass

Molly Beth - bitter; house of God (dont like meaning of Molly but hubby loves the name)

Lucy Ella - light; light

Zoey Laura - life; victory



dont think id name my son this name because my hubby isnt for unusual names bt i really like the biblical name

Zaavan or maybe an alternative Jaavan

Melanie - posted on 11/16/2009

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My Little girl is called Taya Rose. Not really for any reason I just loved how it flowed and how it sounded. At the time I had only heard of one other Taya now i hear it everywhere. My nephew (born just 3wks after Taya) Is called Bryn James - I had never heard of Bryn and I love it!

Patricia - posted on 11/16/2009

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I have two girls my oldest is Krystelle Margaret Dawn, my hubby like the name Crystal but not the spelling, the Margaret Dawn is after my Mother-inlaw that passed away 2 week before i found out i was pregnant, Our baby is Sarah Ruby Ann,Ruby after my grandma who has passed and Ann is my sister middle name as she was with me for both of the births.

Catherine - posted on 11/15/2009

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We named our son Drake Xaiver, I wanted something strong and a little unique. Drake is also a baby dragon and i liked that he would have a symbolism to his name. It does suit him actually, but i think more than anything he has grown into the name!

Kendall - posted on 11/15/2009

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My daughter's name is Elliot Anastasia. It took my husband a bit of convincing, but he came around! I pushed and pushed for it, and he kept saying that it was a boys name. Now he couldn't imagine her name being anything else, it suits her so much!

Keli - posted on 11/13/2009

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Our little girl is called Amber-Star we didnt know what sex she was until she was born so we toyed with names for girls and boys. Amber was a name that both me and my partner liked and the Star part came from when she was born she lay on her back and looked just like a star and not to mention she is our beautiful little STAR too x x

Renee - posted on 11/12/2009

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I have 3 children: Jeremy James
Kalysta Lynn
Reese Elizabeth

The first names we picked just because we liked them but the middle names are after some important people in our lives. For my last child (a girl) it was going to be Reese or Rhys (for a boy) regarless of sex.

Brianne - posted on 11/10/2009

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Oh boy I love names!!! I used to have a journal full of names I liked...I also have several computer files of names that I like :-) My poor husband when we found out we were pregnant I think he felt intimidated by all the names ;-)
We named our daughter AvaJoy Naomi... Ava meaning life, or bringer of good news. Joy-meaning Joy... so Life of Joy or Bringer of good news and joy. and Naomi-meaning Beautiful. I fell in love with the name Ava but it was on the top 100 list of baby names...and I didn't want something that popular... Originally we thought of just doing Ava Joy...first and middle....but then my mother suggested combing the names and giving her a middle name...I fell in love... a way to have Ava which I loved and still have it be unique :-) Amazing how even as an adult my mother still knows best (sometimes ;-p ) Naomi was my husbands choice... I picked her first name so I let him choose the middle...I think he made a great choice.... I think that it suites her! She is most definitely beautiful and she brings loads of joy to my life and the lives of people around her! I am a very blessed mama :-)

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Our two sons are Oliver Francis & Maximilian John.



Oliver is a name we both loved, and it was also a middle name of one of hubby's g'dads. Francis was the first name of hubby's other g'dad.

Maximilian is a name my husband has loved forever - it took a while to grow on me!! and John is my g'dads name.

Middle names are a tradition I wanted to continue, and taking them from family names gives them more meaning..

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My sons name is Colin Matthew, Colin we picked out cause there were no Colins in either side of our familys, and Matthew is his dads name! It suits him.

Chonise - posted on 10/17/2009

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My 6month old daughter's name is Azariah Crystal. Azariah, pronounced (Uh zay re ya) is biblical, meaning whom God helps. We chose this name as we had a rough patch in our marriage, which was restored and felt that God helped us, by restoring our marriage. I also found it very unique as I have not heard it before. I also love names, especially when they are not common. Crystal was my late Aunt's name, whom I was very close too & was also born in April. I love the name & think it suits her really well.

Cheryl - posted on 10/15/2009

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My son's name is Lucas James. We didn't know what we were having so we didn't have anything set in stone. Then I ended up delivering two weeks early. As I sat in the hospital we realized we didn't have the name list (which was soooo long). I had to call my parents to bring it with them. We then narrowed it down a little more and then waited for the little guy to arrive. He looks just like a little Lucas. As far as James, it just went well with it.

Renee - posted on 10/15/2009

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Hi. My first sons name is Jydon. This came about as his dads name is Donnie, his pa is Donald and so is his great-pa. We wanted to carry on the name somehow. We both liked Jye, so we took 'Jye' and 'Don' and got, 'Jydon.'

Our second son is named Levi, just because we love it and our first son had to options, and he picked, Levi. He is our lil man.....

Nicola - posted on 10/15/2009

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ASHLEE KEIRA



Ashlee was a name that we both liked from the beginning of my pregnancy all other names either I or Dan did not like and Keira really no reason it just worked with Ashlee and Dan's surname Scully.

Franki - posted on 10/14/2009

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My daughters name is Marleigh Renae. At the time you didn't hear of to many Marleys so i thought it was unique. I love unique names. Mine is Franki Ray so i kind of wanted to pass uniqueness down to my children. And ive always loved the name Renae so thats how i came up with it. =)

Kimberley - posted on 10/14/2009

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My daughter's name is Leigh-Anne Elizabeth. Leigh is 1 of my sister's middle name, leanne (the original spelling) is my other sister's middle name and ann was my nanna's name who passed away in july 2007. And Elizabeth is after a friend from school, as she was the only friend who stuck by me. (getting pregnant at 15.. alot of my friends didn't agree with me keeping the baby).

Kelly - posted on 10/13/2009

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My son's name is Benjamin Andrew. My husband and I both liked Benjamin for many years before we had children. My husband comes from a large family (he is one of eleven), so there are many nieces/nephews in the family. We had to stake claim in Benjamin so that no one could take it. Andrew is my husbands first name. My husband also has fathers name as his middle name...kinda started a tradition.
My daughters name is Madalyn Mae, we call her Mady Mae most of the time. I picked Madalyn, and my husband picked the spelling. Many years before I had like the name Hailey Mae, but one of our nieces name is Hailey, so I took the Mae portion instead. We just like the sound of the two names together. Her middle name was almost Violet after my grandmother who passed away a few years ago. I had a hard time using her name as it made me sad and miss her.

Marie - posted on 10/13/2009

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My daughter's name is Emery.
It took me and my boyfriend forever thinking of the right girl name. The women in my family have a tradition on naming the first daughter Marie (thats my name, my moms, my grandmas, etc.) but I wanted to change it. I thought Emery was great because it sounds like Marie but is still unique. It wasn't until after our daughter was born when I actually looked up the meaning. It means "rich ruler of work". She has definitely proven herself to be the ruler of this household and she is the definition of spoiled. :)

Mona - posted on 10/13/2009

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My daughters (both born in April 02 and 09) hubby picked first names. Our first born was a given years before we decided to try to get pregnant. Amanda after his late sister and Rebekka after the biblical figure, but written in the German way with two "K"s as my name (Monika) also has a K in it (I am Germanas well)

While we were pregnant with Amanda Rebekka we were in Egypt on vacation and in the city of Saqqarah we kinda decided that if we were blessed with a second child we would like to name her Alexandria (according to dh after a classmates of his that had the voice of an angel). I was not too happy with that name and said that then I would give her the name Sakkara (once again german spelling) as a middle name. lo an behold nearly 7 years after welcoming Amanda Rebekka we had Alexandria Sakkara (btw also a hindu name meaning sweet/lovely) Of course my BIL had to point out that the girls Initials are other than desirable ARS and ASS (I keep saying ars is latin for art and ass is the german word for ace)

Christy - posted on 10/12/2009

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Hi! :) My son's (first child) name is Kenneth Luke Cooper. Kenneth after his father and paternal grandfather and Luke (this is the name he goes by) because I really like the name and I wanted him to have a biblical name. Cooper is his (our) last name.

Ema - posted on 10/12/2009

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hey ........ caomei lillie is my daughters name. both my partner and i like the japanese angle on things and our lil bundle of joy did look a bit like she was japanese when she was born and lillie is both mine and the other halfs nans names lillian and eileen so we mashed there two together

Serena - posted on 10/11/2009

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My son is 6 months old now!!! His name is Vincent Oakley. Vincent is latin for victorious; a strong name. Will look good on a resumee when he grows up. I think it is a name which belongs to an authorative person.



His middle name he actually chose before he was born!!! In a dream I felt a maternal bond to this boy. We were in a bush and i was showing him how much harder life could be. We were looking under tree stumps for grubs for lunch!! Then he said in my dream that he would never let our family come to that. So he started chosing names to which he was going to start a life in buisness, with a very strong willed plan in place.; which he needed a strong name for. That is were Oakley came from!!



I liked the name Oakley is is a name which had been in my family many generations ago. I couldn't not use it. The father lost his rights for naming my son, after what he did to us.... ugh. In my mind he has lost all rights; to his wrongs.

Brittny - posted on 10/11/2009

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My sons name is Brayden Mark, I have always liked the name Brayden and Mark is my dads first name.

Patricia - posted on 10/11/2009

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My son name is Dante Alcides.

When we found out we were having a baby my husband was reading the Divine Comedy and playing a PS game called devil may cry, the name of both main characters is Dante. It means enduring in Italian and Spanish (my main language)

Alcides was my grandpa’s name, is a Greek name. He was a very nice quiet man, we admired him and loved him very much, so we thought it was nice to honor his memory by naming our son after him.

Kristi - posted on 10/11/2009

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Me and my husband came up with our sons name when i was 3 months pregnant.. we definately wanted something different so we chose Xavier Lee Dale. Xavier because we knew he would be a crazy child (like x-men-----Charles Xavier) Lee goes for the respect of the south and Dale comes from my father-in-law who we unfortunately lost b4 lil man was born... the name fits him perfectly... crazy kid but our lil angel... my step sons name is A.J. he is named right after daddy.. James Anthony II. they switched it up and call him A.J. for short, and he is very much like daddy. both boys are!

Natasha - posted on 10/11/2009

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My husband and i just couldn't agree on any names so in the end i chose a girls name and he chose a boys name. We didn't know what we were having and we ended up having a boy who we named Connor. I didn't really like the name and it took me a couple weeks to get used to it. But now it suits him and i like it too :). We didn't want middle names because we feel that there is really no need for them and its hard enough coming up with one name let alone two :)

Frances - posted on 10/11/2009

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My 6month old twin boys Quentin & Jasper are both named for their Grandfathers. Quentin who's older by 9mins was christened Quentin(after my Dad) Alek( the first letters to my brother & sisters names) Veremalumu (their Fijian paternal grandmother's name) Michael (catholic saint's name - St.Michael) Chapman (surname) and his brother's names are Jasper(after my partner's Dad) Kael (again, the first letters to my brother & sisters names but jumbled around lol) Veikoso (my surname) Gabriel (catholic name - the Archangel Gabriel) Chapman! *breathes out*
Long names and lotsa explaining when we get asked questions about the meanings behind them but they suit my twins sooooo well and we've never looked back! :)

Nicolle - posted on 10/07/2009

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My son is Daylin Foxx ..My Husband couldnt pick between Hayden and Dylan so my Dad came up with Daylin....Foxx is after the racing company the extra X is to make it different...

My daughter is Bella Addison..Husband wanted an italian name and isabella is way to common....Addison I have loved for a while...so there ya have it :)

Danielle - posted on 10/07/2009

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hi i named my son blake david graham... blake as i wanted an unusual name and its not common near me... david after my granch... graham after a person who meant a lot to me passed away and it totally suits him =]

NIKKI - posted on 10/07/2009

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This is so great to see all the different names and methods to picking it out. We are big on the meaning as well. Our daughter's name is Rebekah Pualokomaika'i. My husband and I agreed we would separate responsibility so he picked Rebekah as her first name after the beautiful servant girl in the bible. She was humble and loving. I chose Pualokomaika'i which means kind-hearted child (flower, etc.). Since we're both Hawaiian we needed a Hawaiian middle name.

Meleika - posted on 10/07/2009

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Hi Sibz, I really like names aswell! For me it is about the syllables in a name and also what sound the names end with. I deliberately chose to not have any names ending in 'a' as our last name ends with that letter. My children are:

Thomas Aiden

Charlotte Grace

Jessica - posted on 10/06/2009

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Quoting Beth:

We named our daughter, Makenzie Elizabeth. Makenzie was the name my husband picked out and Elizabeth is my first name and my great-grandmothers first name. It's also a biblical name, which is what one of the criteria was for the middle name.


Whenever we have a girl, her name will be Mackenzie! And I thought it ironic that also my criterium for the middle names is that they all are biblical. :o) Mack's middle name will be either Grace or Joy . . . not quite biblical names but they reflect our beliefs.



Our son is Connor Angel. My boyfriend came up with Connor and I love it (he hated almost every name I picked out so this was the first one we both really liked). I wanted Gabriel or Michael as the middle name, but my boyfriend was having none of either of those, and wanted Riley, Silas, or Jordan. Silas is a biblical name but I don't like it so none of those worked for me! After my water broke and we were headed to the hospital, we decided we'd wait for a sign while we were there since we'd tried for so long to come up with one we both liked. The day after he was born we were going through a baby name book and I said "Angel" at the same time he looked at the name in the book, so we took that as our sign. I don't like it as much as the names I'd wanted, but it's okay.



I call him Bubby, a mix between baby and buddy. It worked out well because he's chubby, so I call him my chubby Bubby!

Jennifer - posted on 10/05/2009

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my sons name is richard shawn. we named him after several richards in our family. we call him shawn though. then after he was born we started calling him shawny which had stuck. his 7 yr old aunt calls him shawny button or shawny doodle. it fits him though.

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My oldest daughter is named Aubrey Kaitlyn (born Aug '01)- I loved the name Aubrey and honestly Kaitlyn was just a default. No reason whatsoever : ) I think it suits her very well.
My newest addition is named Sheridan Elle- my mom's name is Sherry and my sister's name is Danielle (combining the 2-Sheridan) Just before I found out the sex last November my grandfather died very unexpectedly, his name was Marselle. I thought with a strong name like Sheridan she needed a one syllable middle name thus Elle. It suits her great. She goes by Sheridan, but we often call her by both. We also call her "Elle"phant because she was such a big baby. We now compulsively buy any & everything with elephants on it. Her name fits her very well.
I am big into names no one hears, although Aubrey is very popular lately. When she was born in 01 it was not nearly as common.
Aubrey means leader of the elves
Sheridan means long lived treasure
neither of these had ANY bearing whatsoever on their names.

Braxi - posted on 10/05/2009

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We named our daughter Bathory Brunhilde. Master picked Bathory after the band, and a little after the Vampire Countess. I love the meaning however which is "brave hero" or "good hero". I picked Brunhilde (Pronounced Brune-hilda) because it sounded nice with Bathory and also because of the meaning: "ready for battle". I think the name fits her very very well.

Victoria - posted on 10/05/2009

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All 3 of my kids are named after family members. But my 3rd child, Elizabeth has the best story. She's named after both my grandmothers. Elizabeth is the middle name of one grandmother, and Marion (her middle name) is the first name of my other grandmother.



HOWEVER, at the time when we named her I was unaware that Elizabeth was my grandmother's middle name because at the time we weren't talking. We came upon the name by matter of a coincidence. My DH and I have always had trouble agreeing upon baby names, but Elizabeth was one name we didn't have to fight over. One day while riding in the car, we asked each other, at the same time "How about Elizazbeth" It was then that it was decided.



I think that by naming my daughter after my estranged grandmother helped restore our connection and got us to start taking again.

Amanda - posted on 10/05/2009

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I have a little girl Takoda Jayne 6mos. Her dad picked Takoda out of a name book and we loved it because it was so different and Jayne is my middle name so I wanted her to have that.

Tomekia Joy - posted on 09/29/2009

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I have two girls, their names are Jadyn Marie 4yrs and Jayme Nicole 5mos. I wanted first names that began with "J" and were unisex ( at the time of birth we were still unsure of the sex), and their middle names; J. Marie was named after my cousin, a great mentor and Jayme Nicole =James(my dad's name) has victory over the people

Amy - posted on 09/29/2009

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My baby girl's name is Abigail Rae. It totally suits her. Abigail because I like somewhat old fashioned names, and Rae because it's my father's name.

Sandy - posted on 09/29/2009

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My youngest (5th) and only girl, was born on April 5, 2009. I had to give her a special name...Gabriela Marjorie Jean

Both of her grandmothers are deceased so her middle names are after them. I looked at zillions of names to find something that stuck out to me & Gabriela did.

Tricia - posted on 09/29/2009

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My daughter's name is London Elise. London was a name that my husband liked and we had agreed that if it was a girl he would name her and boy, I would name him. I am Haitian so I actaully wanted to have a french name in there somewhere so I picked Elise as her middle name. So there you have it....LONDON ELISE....my angel =)

Christina - posted on 08/31/2009

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my daughter is Ashton, we had it picked out before we knew she was a girl and we were going to use it for a boy or a girl...i wanted to name her after my sister (Ashley) but wanted something different because there are a ton of ashley's girls and boys!

Kessa - posted on 08/30/2009

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we named our daughter faith because we had a really rough start to the pregnancy and were very worried about losing her. and shortly after my brother was involved in a horrible car crash that left him in a coma for 2 months. so it took alot of faith and she was very strong and helped me keep it together in a very hard time in my life!! and once she was born we realized it was the perfect name for her!!

Kristen - posted on 08/29/2009

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My son's name is Gavyn Matthew Scott. My husband is from Wales which is why we picked Gavyn. Matt is his best friend. And Scott is my dad's name. We didn't include Scott until the day Gavyn was born.



I also have two stepdaughters whose names are Kiersten Paige and Caradwyn Vida.

Rebeccaswift - posted on 08/29/2009

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hi, i've just called my baby daughter Amber (no particular reason why, i just liked it) it does suit her though, her middle name is Beth which her dad chose after his sister Lizzie (Elizabeth).
my other daugther is called Isabel - she was going to be called Jessica up until about 3 weeks before she was born when i saw the name isabel on tv and really liked it. however for a few weeks after she was born i just wasn't sure that it suited her and kept worrying about it, stuck with it tho!

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