not another baby name post

Sal - posted on 09/14/2011 ( 50 moms have responded )

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just recently i have seen 2 posts where mums are asking for help with very specific name reqests

personally i like sibling names to have similar feeling, but not too matching, all mine have a germanish feel, (and later realised that the girls names have a bit of illiteration between first and middle name like mine, but was a fluke really)

how much effort did you put into getting a theme into your kids name.....

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Yes, Laura. Kati likes to mess w/ our heads. It took me til I saw her refer to Grant on a post once before I realized it was her. She's kind of evil that way. ;) ♥

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Tammy - posted on 09/15/2011

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I only have one daughter, named Emily, but if I have more, we are looking at Natalie and Haley and for boys we're looking at Shaun, Dean and Aidan, so there is sort of a pattern there. :)

Merry - posted on 09/15/2011

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Meggy I keep telling my hubby I like the two middle name idea but he thinks it's overkill :( he doesn't like Sarajolee either he says he doesn't want to use Jolee at all. So we will see. We have a while to decide, especially if next baby is a boy like we hope :)

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 09/15/2011

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The name Megan has 2 meanings and is from two different places. In Celtic it means great and strong. Or it's the Welsh form of Margaret that means Pearl.



Laura, you could give your child two middle names. It's done sometimes in the US and Canada.



If the hubby and I have a boy next, we were going to name him Willaim Harvey after our grandfathers. But now he's saying (as I'm typing this) that he wants to pick both names. Gerald Harvey (after his grandfather who died before he was born)... Uhh we have at least 2 years to sort this out.

Merry - posted on 09/15/2011

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Can't honor anyone without pissing off others right! I want to use my moms name Sara as a middle since she's dead but then I bet my mil would feel sad because she's very involved with the kids...thinking about combining their names into Sarajolee for a middle name.....

Becky, Ezekiel isn't too uncommon these days and zeke is super cute and strong IMO.otherwise as I said there's a bunch meaning gift of god or god is gracious if you're interested.....

Krista - posted on 09/15/2011

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My kids are Cohen Daniel and Mya Cathryn. Only theme is that both kids' middle names came from our parents. I never wanted to name our kids after anyone, because I was worried about hurting feelings or having one side of the family feel left out, but when I was pregnant with my first (our son) my dad was dying of ALS and we wanted to honor him by using his name as my son's middle name. So, when my daughter was born a couple of years later, we felt obligated to name her after my MIL...and I'm pretty sure my mom feels ripped off...who knows, my FIL is probably ticked too!

Becky - posted on 09/15/2011

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Thanks Laura! We like Gabriel, but my cousin named her son that, so we can't use it. I'm not sure if Dh would go for any of those others. Maybe Ezekiel. We could call him Zeke. :) Except I think I've only heard of dogs named that!

My name (Rebecca) means snare. Nice, lol.

Merry - posted on 09/15/2011

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There's some awful meanings out there,
Claudia-lame
Cecelia-blind
Carter-maker of carts
Cameron-crooked nose
:)

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 09/15/2011

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Laura, my brother's name is John it means God is good or something to that effect- I didn't think that when I was younger.

My mom's name is Beverly- it means BEAVER MEADOW. Yeah try enjoying the meaning of that name :)

Merry - posted on 09/15/2011

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Becky,
Gabriel means God is my strength
Hezekiah means God strengthens
Ezekiel means God will strengthen
Raphael means God has healed

Not finding anything with god has provided. But there's tons of names that mean god is gracious....or gift of god.

Sal - posted on 09/15/2011

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when i was preg with no 3 i worked out that our names ended and started with letters that run together(john ends in n nikolaus starts with n and ends in s salli starts with s and ends in i and ingrid starts with i),and toyed with getting a baby name that continued the game but didn't like any that fitted (i needed a d name) but it was a complete fluke because i didn't meet john until nik was 10

Becky - posted on 09/14/2011

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I have a friend who has 4 girls who she named with ABCD, in order of their birth. Aisha, Brionni, Calista and Delaney. She's pregnant with her 5th now, I'm very curious to find out the name. I have another friend who had triplets and their names start with A,B,and C. (she had her tubes tied after them and still got pregnant again with her 5th child!)

Both of my boys have one Biblical name - Cole's second middle name is Matthew - gift from God, and Zachary's name is not exactly from the Bible, but it is derived from Zachariah - God remembers. I chose both of them because I thought I'd never be able to have kids. I think I'd like to give this little one a first or middle name either that means God provides or God is my strength, but I haven't found those names yet. (Laura?? :))

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 09/14/2011

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My daughter's names have no actual theme to them except that they're old fashioned names.

I liked the meaning of the name Abigail (It means A father's joy and I was basically mother and father to her for almost 7 years) Elizabeth is my middle name and I wanted my older one to have it since women can't traditionally pass on their last name (I have a cousin who did the same thing)

My younger daughter Lillian Kathleen is named after my great aunt (I was due on what would have been her 107th birthday) and my mama (who actually goes by Betty not Kathleen or Kathy)

My older daughter's last name isn't the same as mine though. I'm not sure how Abby Regnier sounds.

Sherri - posted on 09/14/2011

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It wouldn't have been in order though and the ABC happened completely on accident.

Colby - 1st
Austin- 2nd
Brady- 3rd

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ABCD would have been cool. I'd have never thought to do that.

I like inherited names and historical names. My kids are Eliza Grace and Jacie Lynn.

Eliza - loved it and it's historical and not overly common
Grace - my grandmother
Jacie - after my husband, Jason
Lynn - my mom's and my middle name

If we'd had a boy, his name would've been Gabriel Davis or Gabriel Lee.

Gabriel - we like it
Davis - mom's maiden name
Lee - MIL's middle name, my sister's name (although her's is Leigh), husband's best friend, and variation of husband's awful middle name (Leroy)

Sherri - posted on 09/14/2011

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We went with James as it is my brother in laws name whom is also Bentley's god father.

Merry - posted on 09/14/2011

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Bentley Malachi sounds nice :)
Or even Bentley Moses!
But yeah Bentley James has a great flow to it...

Sherri - posted on 09/14/2011

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We had planned for ABCD but hated all boy D names also Marshall is biblical we got it from a Saint. Also we had planned for all M middle names but no m middle names flowed with Bentley.

Merry - posted on 09/14/2011

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Aside from brady they're all English French or Hebrew :) lots of 'patterns' you never even knew of!
With Eric Fierna Brendan and Anica we have ABEF, so all we need is a C and a D and we have quite the alphabet going! Lol I like names :D

Merry - posted on 09/14/2011

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Yeah and if you had chosen a D name for bentley you could have had ABCD :)
or instead of James if you had a M name all Middle names would be Ms!

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I don't know, Sherri -- I think you had a theme going on with the middle names since they are all biblical. Then you went and blew it with Brady's middle name. ;-)

Sherri - posted on 09/14/2011

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I love that you did that Laura. We really are all over the map when it comes to names. LOL!! Thank you I actually enjoyed reading them even though they didn't matter when we named them.

The only fitting one is Colby he is certainly my dark haired one.

Merry - posted on 09/14/2011

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Colby is English and means dark haired

Michael is Hebrew and means who is like the lord?

Austin is French and means majestic dignity

Matthew is Hebrew and means gift of God

Brady is Irish and means broad shouldered

Marshall is French and means horse keeper

Bentley is old english and means clearing covered in bent grass

James is Hebrew and means supplanter.



Name nazi! Lol I had fun looking those up even if you couldn't care less :P

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We definitely have a theme, but didn't start intending to have a theme. Our first set of twins were named Grant and Gavin, both with the middle name Dawson, which was my mother's maiden name (she died of ovarian cancer 5 weeks before their birth). For the second set of twins, after going through about 10 baby names books and not liking any "girl" names, I fell in love with the name "Geneva". It didn't sense to have three siblings with "G" names and a fourth without a "G" name, so we picked a G name for her twin -- Griffin. Geneva was given the middle name "Diane", which was my mother's name, and Griffin was also given the middle name Dawson (because it seemed wrong for him not to have it).

Sherri - posted on 09/14/2011

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None. We simply choose names we like. None of my kids names are similar. I have no idea meaning, orientation etc.

Colby Michael
Austin Matthew
Brady Marshall
Bentley James

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Matthew just came out of no where- just sounded good when I yealled the name!

His middle name Jay repeats the letter "J" common on both sides of the family. Hubby's name begins with a "J". Jay also happens to be my dad's middle name.

Matt's 2nd middle name is Sebastian, and I liked that the "S" in Sebastian corresponds with the "S" in my name.

We won't be having any more kids, but in the event there is an oooops...and whether or not it was meant to be, I think I'd have fun playing around with the initials MJSF again. But unlikely, since I am the one who absolutely wants no more.

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Gabby's middle name is AnnMarie because my mother and I have the middle name Marie, and Ann because Brads 3 sisters and mother have the middle name Ann.
If i have a boy his middle name will be Wade because its Brad, his fathers and his Grand Fathers middle name. The first names I like "antique" names, hence Gabrielle. Not sure what baby #2 will be called yet.

Merry - posted on 09/14/2011

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Its not overwhelming, it's invigorating! And time consuming but I do look through ALL types of names :)

@Vicki Thomas, if you like welsh names have you considered Iectyn? I LOVE it but prefer to spell it Iysten.

Sarah - posted on 09/14/2011

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I've always liked names that end in the letter "n." But, I also like really common names, too lol. My son's name is Ethan Tyler. It was hard coming up with a middle name we liked that would sound good with our short, one syllable last name.

So, staying with the ending in "n" theme, I really like Peyton for a girl & Dylan for a boy. :) My hubby and I are going to try for our 2nd baby in the next few months. Yay!

Lady Heather - posted on 09/14/2011

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I wouldn't really call it a theme, but we wanted names that sounded good with my husband's last name so we went with names that are used in Scandinavia. I expect we'll continue to do that if we end up having more kids. For middles names we steal our grandparents' names. The one nice thing about sticking to a certain kind of name is it narrows the list down pretty easily. I'd be overwhelmed if I was considering every name ever.

Merry - posted on 09/14/2011

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Didn't she used to be gorgonzola cheese :) that was when I first 'met' her

Amanda - posted on 09/14/2011

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My children all have a theme, they are all named after people we admire or think is cool.

Joyce Helen - both her great grandmothers names on her dads side
James (His dads name) Natthaniel (Name of a boy I use to nanny before I had children) Scott (My father, and brothers middle names)
Abbigail (named after NCSI character, yes I know sad but I was a little crazy for this pregancy) Lorraine (named after her fathers mother).

Anna - posted on 09/14/2011

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We go for traditional, uncommon but not obscure. I've been in love with the name Isobel since reading Izzy Willy Nilly in 7th grade but by the time I had my daughter that was number 1 on the trendy girl names list so that was out for us.

My oldest is Dominic (which is actually a lot more common then we knew) and my second is Veronica. I liked how they sounded similar without being too matchy. I have dreams of them being Nick and Nica someday but my husband won't go for it. We're pregnant and this one will be Henry or Marjorie (Maggie) with the hopes that if and when we have a 4th we can use the other name. If we have 2 more of the same sex that won't happen obviously.

So far middle names have been family names.

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I did NOT want matching names for my girls, so even though my favorite girl and boy choices were Kylie and Caleb... If they had been boy and girl instead of both girls they would've been Samantha and Caleb.

The girls do have a 'theme' in their names though. Kylie's middle name is Ann-Irene after my grandma's middle name Ann and my ex's grandma's middle name Irene. Sam is named after both her grandpa's... Samuel and Lynn.

I did get my Caleb though. His middle name was supposed to be Christopher (after my brother... so continuing the family name 'theme'), but my ex 'threw a fit' over it and so his middle name is Kekoa.

April - posted on 09/14/2011

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i don't think we will be doing a theme with our next children. It is pretty hard to come up with names that aren't too "out there" that begin with Z. I do do like Zander and Zoey, but not enough to give my kids those names :/

April - posted on 09/14/2011

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dyan i always thought Kati's kids were named grant vinnie and lucas? do you share the same names or am i confused here?

Rosie - posted on 09/14/2011

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my boys middle names are the theme. they all have 2, the first one is always michael, and the second name always starts with the letter "A".

grant michael andrew

vincent michael anthony

lucas michael aeron

Vicki - posted on 09/14/2011

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My boy is Aneirin Tomos. (pronounced Uh-NYE-rin)We wanted a Welsh name (my partner is half Welsh and we lived there for 6 years). Thomas is my surname so we used that as a middle name but spelt the Welsh way. For a girl the middle name would be Mai, the Welsh spelling of my great-grandmother May. First name... at the moment I like Olwen but that could change, of course we may never have a girl (or may have another boy) so it's all theoretical! I think we'll stick with the Welsh theme though. If my son doesn't like his unusual name when he's older he can always use his middle name.

Merry - posted on 09/14/2011

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How about Xander! Or Zander. It's like alexander but slightly more trendy. Or I like Alexavier :)

Or maybe Sampson instead of Samuel. Just a few thoughts from the name nazi :)

Becky - posted on 09/14/2011

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The only "theme" we have is that both our boys have two middle names. And both of them have at least one family name and one name that we chose specifically for its meaning. However, it turns out both their names are a bit more trendy, vs. traditional. (Cole and Zachary) So I kind of feel like we should take that into account when we're chosing a name for this next one. Dh likes Samuel and Alexander, and I like both names fine, but wonder if they're too traditional to fit with the other 2 boys' names. So I guess I put a little bit of effort into it. But I don't feel like we go overboard on some kind of theme.

Carolee - posted on 09/14/2011

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Both of my kids have (at least they used to be) not-too-common names. Their middle names are after family members. Corbin's middle name is Eloy, after his bio-dad's BIL who had died two years before Corbin was born. Lynn's first and middle names are after women in my family. My aunt and cousin's middle name is Lynn, and my mom and sister's middle name is Yvonne (which is also Lynn's).

Nikki - posted on 09/14/2011

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Ours kind of happened by accident. I wanted a girl name that started with P. we considered several and settled on Pyper (spelled with a Y because hubby wanted it to be unique). I really wanted to honor my husbands grandmother who passed away when he was little so we used her middle name Jewel.



Our son Wyatt Hubby liked the y thing so that is why we stuck with that and his middle name is Briscoe which is my MIL maiden name in honor of her father.



So we are sticking with y in the forst name and trying to honor our families with the middle names.



Future choices include

Rylee, Ryder, Tyson, Tyler, etc



It just happened.

Merry - posted on 09/14/2011

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No trend. Lol Eric Ryan is quite normal and traditional. Fierna Juliet is unique and unheard of. Our next choices are also a bit random, Brendan Paul, traditional middle but that's for my husbands dad, Brendan is Irish like Fierna but way more known. Anica for a girl, not sure the origin but I think all our girls have to have elegant and beautiful names after how beautiful fierna's name is. So I like Esmeralda and Sapphira for girls. Sawyer Sullivan Emmitt and Iysten for boys. Yeah no real pattern! Just what we like :)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 09/14/2011

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No theme really. My daughter I wanted to end in "a" cause my sisters and I are called the "ah" sisters...one sister has a daughter that also ends in "a", and I wanted to carry that tradition on.....also the middle name Lyn for my grandmother. All of us have lyn, and "a". But....I went a different route. My daughter does NOT end in "a", and has a totally different middle name. The first name is quite different, and in order for my husband to agree, I had to give him the middle name.

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