How did you pick your babies name!??

QQQQQ - posted on 03/11/2010 ( 41 moms have responded )

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I keep switching names up, and I want to make sure I pick the perfect one for my lil man!! Just wondering how everyone else came to pick their babies names,

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Cheyenne - posted on 05/09/2011

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for our son we looked online and what names meant. i had 2 miscarriages before i had my son so we picked "nathan" because it means a gift from god. and his middle name is for my boyfriends grandfather who passed away nd never got to meet him. im pregnant with our 2nd and we are doing family names. if its a girl we are doing "makenzie lynn" lynn is my sister and mother in laws middle name. if we have a boy his name will be" daniel alan" daniel is my father in laws name and alan is my dads/brothers/cusions middle name. i think boys names are the hardest

Tammy - posted on 05/06/2011

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My husband came up with the name for our first, who is Axel Peter (Peter being after his grandfather and great grandfather) I am pregnant with #2 and if its a boy it will be Zane (hubby picked) Rodney (Rodney after grandfather) and I suggested the name Eloise, to which my husband replied what about Ella Louise? which I thought was brilliant. I did alot of research on names but it was difficult to agree on the names we came up with at the start!

Erin - posted on 04/26/2011

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We are naming our son in memory of my husbands brother, and the middle name is in both sides of the family for the past like 3 generations, so it was kind of a given.

♥TIA♥ - posted on 04/19/2011

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Yep, for 4 months my husband and I couldn't come up with something then finally we combined our names together. It worked! good luck, hope it comes to you.

Susan - posted on 04/16/2011

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when it came to my sons name i let me husband pick it out as long as he didnt disagree with my girl name if my son was born a girl lol.My husband picked out Damian and i picked his middle name since my husband couldnt think of one so we ended up with Damian Matthew and with our little girl (due july 3rd) her name is Destiny Rose because ive always liked the name Destiny and Rose just flows with it good.

Alicia - posted on 04/13/2011

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we drew it out of a hat lol. jk. but thats just about what it came down to with our first.i basically bought a baby name book, wrote down all the names that i liked. my favorite name was dominic, but my husband REFUSED to go with that. for some reason i like d names, so the name darren was also on the list. that happens to be my fathe in laws name, and the only name we agreed on. well, after we agreed on the first name we decided that, even though he wasnt TECHNICALLY named after my FIL, we still couldn't honor one grandpa and not the other. my dads middle name is james. it flowed well as a middle name with darren, so POOF! there was darren james. to avoid confusion and avoid seeming favoriteism, he goes by DJ. which in turn was actually shortened to just "D". lol. our daughter we agreed from the start that we wanted to use our middle names, tyler and renee. it flowed well, but i wasnt a fan of using tyler for a girl, so wecame up wih taylor. unfortunatly it reminded me of some rather unpleasant memories from high school so i looked EVERYWHERE for something else close to tyler, but came up with nothing. finally my husband put his foot down said she WAS going to be named taylor. little did i know it was a trick to get me to agree to tyler. so i changed the spelling to tylAr to make it look at least a little more feminine, and changed the spelling of renee to a spelling out of a baby name book. rynaye. because i despise the spellings renae, rene, and renee. and POOF! there's tylar rynaye. to me, she's tylar. to most other people shes ty or ty-ty. our youngest is also a little boy, and three years after his brother was born, i was STILL stuck on the name dominic. so this time i put MY foot down and said his first name was going to be dominic, and told my husband he could pick the middle name. so once again i went throught the baby name book and wrote down all the names i liked and he picked off the list. while I was a fan of dominic aleksander, he wouldnt go for it, and chose Cade spelled with k. personally i'm not a fan of the "k" sound at the end of dominic and the beginning of kade, its what he wanted. if you say it too fast it sounds like a fruit drink. but whatever. he wont ever use his middle name anyway. to me hes dominic. to everyone else, hes Nic. i personally dont like nic as a shortened version. if i would have wanted him named that, i would have name him Nic. lol. but to each his own. so there you have it. Darren James, Tylar Rynaye, and Dominic Kade. :)

Stifler's - posted on 04/05/2011

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We both liked Logan and we always knew Damian would be his second name as that's his father's name. We chose Renae Isobel for this baby because we both like it pretty much.

♥TIA♥ - posted on 03/24/2011

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Well, this pregnancy we went with dads name so it's going to be a junior and if it comes out to be a girl. It's shared between mom and dads name. Otherwise, we could not come up to agree with any other names at all! There is so much to pick from or make your own. Good luck!

Karla - posted on 03/17/2011

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We randomly chose first names for our sons but their middle names are after family members.

Krysta - posted on 04/12/2010

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lol amber i did the same thing switching up the names,the orginal names i wanted the baby's father didnt like at all so i had to change them,and every other name i choosen he didnt like either..but now we both found names we like and these names are sticking! lol girl its natalie alyssa and a boy its ethan kyler (: natalie alyssa and ethan came to me in my head lol and kyler i saw on a baby name website.

Teresa - posted on 04/11/2010

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my ex partner pretty much picked the perfect name for my oldest daughter tayla renee, but this time around im having troubles coming up with ideas, i guess it will be easier once i know what i am having. im only 8 wks ive got plenty of time i guess.

Lauren - posted on 04/11/2010

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One day my husband just said a name and we both liked it! I don't even think we could change it now because we always refer to the baby by his name (Loki). I have no idea how we really came about both the girl and boy names we picked, but it just seemed kind of spontaneous and right. We didn't really put a lot of thought into meaning or other family names just something we thought we would really both like and would make our little boy unique and interesting. haha we already have nicknames for him and he is still 3 months out from being born!

Amy - posted on 04/11/2010

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Husband had a daughter before we got together. (hannah grace). When she was 4 we had a baby girl (shelbie elise) I had a great uncle Shelby who just passed away and He was one of my favorite uncles all DH asked was that I change the spelling a little so we did He came up with her middle name. Now I am pregnant again with ANOTHER girl :) DH and I came up with a list of names we both like got it down to two MacKenzie and MaKenna from those two we let the big sisters pick They both picked MacKenzie and then we are using my middle name for hers cause it fit the best. If we were going to have a baby boy we were planning on naming him Timothy James (my dad's name and Husband's dad's names put together)

Best of luck to those of you who do not have a name yet.

Stacie - posted on 04/10/2010

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hi there with my oldest boy which is 7 now i broke up with his dad and then i had a dream when i was 8weeks preg and some times my dreams come true so i named him jacob his dad wasnt happy but he didnt want any thing to do wit us, he keeped trying to make me change his name but nope i wouldnt.then i got preg with my second boi that is now two and me and his dad broke up so i thought that i would let my older boi chose his brother name to make him fel special so he named his brother lukas, im preg now again to the to my two year old dad we on a break, i let him pick out a boi name so he wanted sheldon and if we where havng a girl which i thought that we would never get i was to pick it i wanted nitikka-rose and izabella as a middle name but on my then partner bdae he told me that he really didnt like nitikka for a girl he likes isabella so i told him that if it was spelt izabella then allgood.so i gave up the name i really liked and went to scan as i wasnt going to find out but then at last min found out i was guilty that i gave up the name that i picked but ill get over it lol

Aurora - posted on 04/09/2010

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For my first child, a girl I wanted a unique name. I had already a few I liked. As a little girl I had tons of names picked out which have changed over the years. I wanted to pick a name that my daughter would like just as much as me (which is impossible to know lol). It was between Rhoan or Addison. I decided to go with Rhoan because I really liked it and it was unique. I'd heard it on a movie the wicker man. Now I'm having another daughter and I had both a girl and a boy named picked out from the time I found out I was pregnant. Daphne is what we decided on. I fell in love with it after reading a book with this name.

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Well for the middle names, my family uses the middle or first name of one of the grandparents..... so that part is easy.... as for the first name, I found a few that I liked and then said them a lot in normal conversation.... i know it sounds wierd.. but I even said it really loud over and over... kids do that a lot so i figure i better like it :P

Katherine - posted on 03/17/2010

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My Husband came up with our son's names and he has also chosen our daughters name who will be born 8th June. Its amazing how they come up with really nice names :)

Serene - posted on 03/17/2010

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With my son i called him Mathias when i was 13 weeks pregnant i didnt't know I was having a boy. When I had my u/s and found out it was a boy I looked up the meaning of Mathias and found out that it meant,"gift from God." thought about the name Mathias, but I didn't like Mathias as a first name so I went with an uncommon popular name and that was Roman. His name is Roman Mathias.

Now i am pregnant with a little girl that is due in the same month of my son and they will be 2 years apart, I also wanted her to have a unique different name so i am nameing her London Macayla. Macayla means,"just like god." Good luck on finding a name. :-)
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Cassandra - posted on 03/17/2010

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With my son me and my husband couldn't pick a name we had a big list. He ended up being 2 months early and as if we weren't paniced enough over that we didnt have a name for him. When we saw him we had two names, Caden and Tristan. When I told the nurses what we were deciding between they kepts saying oh Aiden is such a nice name or Jayden or Brayden. So I got mad and we said Tristan it is. Now I am pregnant with a little girl. A few years back there was a show on ABC called october rd. The girls names was Aubry. I had never heard it b4 and at the time couldnt tell if they were saying Aubry or Audry and it made me so mad that picked a name that you couldnt even figure out. By the time the show ended it grw on me and when I found out we were having a girl I said Aubry to my husband and he just keeps calling her that now. It just fit.

Trish - posted on 03/17/2010

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My boyfriend Eric was the one that came up with the name Abigail and I came up with the middle name Jayne. For a while after he picked out her first name, I was not too happy with the name and after I was feeling her movements regularly, I would try out various name combinations on her. The only name she would move around to was Abigail, so now it has stuck.

Nicole - posted on 03/17/2010

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Well for a boy, we just copied the same format my mom used when naming my brother: Maternal Grandpa, Dad, Paternal Grandpa. That way there's names from both sides, and you get to honor three really great men that are/will be important in life.



A girl for us was more difficult, but we finally chose Elaine Louise Marie. Not only are all three names pretty, but they are also names from our families. We also like the fact that the initials spell ELM.

Kat - posted on 03/15/2010

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That's funny Michelle, I have chosen names based on the exact opposite reason. I grew up with an unusual name and HATED it. I still hate it. I could never buy anything with my name on it. Doctors would mispronounce it. I had to always spell it out &/or correct people with saying it. But even still I gave my daughter an old fashioned yet not outdated name & I have people asking me how to spell it anyway as there are now so many different spelling of names.
"I strongly recall growing up myself and other girls with "plain jane" names trying to change up our names to make us feel different and unique from all the other Michelle's , Amy's and Sue's out there .That stayed in the back of my head all the way to adult hood , infact when it came to picking names I went for more unique ones for girls since us girls have more issues than boys with our not liking our names when a neat name came around I remembered it and kept a mental list of them . Most of the boys names just came to me for each child as I only found out with 2 what I was having . I didn't name all of my kids myself , I named Ethan but like the other names dad picked out ... Drake , Aradia and Ayla."

Kat - posted on 03/15/2010

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We try & pick 1/ Family names 2/ Religious name 3/ Irish name. My Daughter's name is Emily Grace Eibhlin. #2 if a boy will be Liam Anthony Padraig & if a girl not 100% decided but likely to be similar to Clare Michelle Faith. My Husband is from Ireland & Catholic of course. It's been harder 2nd time round as there was only ever one girls name we liked & we used it. So we've had to start from scratch.

Emma - posted on 03/15/2010

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for a boys name we have chosen Timothy James as its was my partners best friend name he passed away a few years back that name was chosen way before i was pregnant

then for a girls name i have chosen Lexi Jayde i dont know how i came up with that name for a while we were jus going to use Lexi but then i thought of Jayde as a middle name

i didnt want to use the family names i wanted names that didnt carry on from different generations

good luck with names!!!

Sarah - posted on 03/14/2010

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we used the frist 3 letters in my last name and the last 3 in my husbands and we got Kelsey then we used my mom and my husbands names as her second name Leigh, and then my Great grandmother died two days before Kelsey-Leigh was born she as101 so her middle name is Dorthea for her and thats how we came up with Kelsey-Leigh Dorthea Kelly

Michelle - posted on 03/14/2010

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I strongly recall growing up myself and other girls with "plain jane" names trying to change up our names to make us feel different and unique from all the other Michelle's , Amy's and Sue's out there .That stayed in the back of my head all the way to adult hood , infact when it came to picking names I went for more unique ones for girls since us girls have more issues than boys with our not liking our names when a neat name came around I remembered it and kept a mental list of them .
Most of the boys names just came to me for each child as I only found out with 2 what I was having . I didn't name all of my kids myself , I named Ethan but like the other names dad picked out ... Drake , Aradia and Ayla .

Kirstin - posted on 03/14/2010

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=] It took me a while to pick out my babies name. I had sooo many in mind. Then my girlfriend and i were sitting down, and started thinking of names that we both REALLY liked, and sounded good together. We wanted something a little unique as well. And thats how we did it. It took a few months though until deciding.... BUT i have heard many ppl tell me that u wont fully know what your childs name will be until u give birth and see them for the first time... and then thats how u will know for sure! =] I hope I was some kind of help!!

Robin - posted on 03/14/2010

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We too found our last daughters name online. It took alot of looking but paid off. Now pregnant with r third girl its been hard finding the right name. Friends and family of course more than happy to offer suggestions but we would like to come up with something on r own with meaning. Hope that helps.Also changing the spelling a bit makes the name more unique more your own.

Ashley - posted on 03/14/2010

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I came up with our first sons name while looking in a book I only got as far as Aston adn loved it. It fits him soo well. The child I am currently pregnant with is also a boy and his dad came up with his name Castiel. He heard it on tv and loved the shortened version more than the long version but we're going with the long version on the birth certificate.

Krissandra - posted on 03/14/2010

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Surprisingly, my husband came up with the name. He said it just came to him while he was standing at work. I was about 8 weeks pregnant, and I'd had a strong feeling all along that I was having a boy. When he texted me "Caleb Michael," I just knew that it was THE name for our child, know what I mean? So, I guess you just have to keep looking up names (babynamesworld.com is a great site), and just wait to find that one name which feels right. :-)

Colleen - posted on 03/14/2010

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Theres a show I was watching and it was the name of one of the producers or something and I kept seeing it day after day. I just kept thinking to myself, I really like that name. And then the m/n is my m/n. Plus it was the only girls name that me and the father agreed on! So I was happy about that.

Sarah - posted on 03/14/2010

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my fiance and i each came up with a list of two or three names and then we began to mix and match. I chose all family names and he jsut came up with some that he liked. We ended up with Keith Gibson. our son is named after my father and my fiance's fav guitar maker less paul lol

Marlana - posted on 03/12/2010

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my husband and I picked names for our kids that have meaning for us, for example, our first daughter's name is gabrielle marley because of the biblical value and because we like the music of bob marley, with our second, we are naming the baby Dru because our favorite singing group is Dru Hill, they sing our wedding song and they were one of the first subjects that we struckup a conversation to back in high school. We picked names that have very special meanings to us, as well as connecting our children though us. Pick something that when yu say it think it or hear it, it brings up amazing memories for you :D

Char - posted on 03/12/2010

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Don't worry this is my third child and I have played the baby name game too. I have two ways of naming my children. First I name my children after someone I admire whether it is the first or middle name. I feel it is a great and unique way to honor them. Second I ask my Hawaiian adopted mother to choose a hawaiian name for the child. In the tradition it is an honor to ask the grandmother to choose a name and she loves having this honor. Third I choose a name I like and coordinate it in as well. So I have Allen-Keoni (named after my grandfather and paired with his hawaiian name) Massar Oryan John-Paul ( Named after his uncle in africa, aunt and godfather. I also thought he was the last kid so I wanted to get everyone in there) and the new baby will be named Skylind Kehaulani-Colette ( Lind after grandma Linda, the hawaiian name and Colette after one of my best friends)

Megan - posted on 03/12/2010

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I already had a first name that I fell in love with from a book I read, and my hubby's only request was that the middle name start with a R. Because I am Catholic I also wanted a Saints name as the middle name, and that was the hard part!! I switched names a lot at first too, but when you find the right one, you will know!

Kristen - posted on 03/11/2010

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I spent all of two months deciding on a name i just knew my baby was a girl finally one day i looked up at my husband and said AnnaBella Phae and it just stuck. It wasnt until a month later we found for sure she was indeed a she. but even then i knew i could change the name if she didnt seem like an AnnaBella Phae at birth but the name fit her. My advice pick a few names that you like and then when your baby is born pick one you think is best i think the ones that just pop into your head are the best becuase the are totally unfiltered. but anyway Best of luck

Niki - posted on 03/11/2010

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it was a lot harder than i thought to choose! all through my pregnency i keep adding to a list of names i liked, then when he was born it was easy to cross off a lot of the names because they were immediatly totally wronge for him. but i was left with about 10 - i just kept going through them, seeing which ones suited him and which didnt until i had crossed most of them off - then when i was down to 2 or 3 names i asked my friends and family which one they thought suited him the best

Emilie - posted on 03/11/2010

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I'm the last one in my family with my last name, so I always knew I'd keep it and pass that on to my child whether I got married or not. My grandparents' names are the middle names I've chosen, William or Louise. As far as first names, we've chosen Taylor for a boy (because that's my SO's last name) or Kahlan for a girl (simply because I thought it was pretty).

QQQQQ - posted on 03/11/2010

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thanks for you help ladies!! it's all so exciting, I just want to make sure I pick the best name possible!!! :o)

Ciera - posted on 03/11/2010

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With my 13 month old twins, I always knew that if I had a girl her name would be Audrey Elizabeth. About 3 months before they were born I switched it to name her after my sisters so her name changed to Aubree Faith. With my boy, my husband and I did not like ANY of the same names so once he mentioned Nicholas and I liked it, we said "ok, do not even DISCUSS another name!" and we named him Nicholas William (William after my husband). With this one, I don't find out if it is a girl/boy until the 23rd this month but we both like the name Dominic for a boy bc we think it goes good with Nicholas. If we have aboy this time, he will probably be Dominic Rocco and if it is a girl, my husband likes the name Annabelle and i like it bc it was my great-grandmother's name but I only like it for a middle name so we are just keeping our fingers crossed for a boy!!!

Stevie - posted on 03/11/2010

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we just looked up names online mostly we have some books that come with a few names and its ok to worry about that perfect name have a few you really like picked and ready and then pick which on you like the best when he is born my sons name is gage and my daughters name is kiyana and we are expecting again and if its a girl we want to name her codi and if its a boy kayden :) good luck and i hope ive helped

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