Baby names

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I'd love to hear everyone's favorites. Boy names and girl names. I want something unique but not crazy! I definitely think outside the box but Chad is more traditional so it's tough to come to a mutual decision. Our daughter's name is Roxanne.

Let's have 'em...

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Lacye - posted on 12/03/2010

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I absolutely love my daughter's name, Lily Grace, which is why I named her that! lol. I have a cousin that has recently had a daughter and she named her Harper Sophia Grace.

Favorite Girls Names:
Piper
Paisley
Presley
Jessica
Dianna (which is part of my own name)
Ashlynn
Vera (which is my mother and great grandmother's names)
Lillian
Gwen

Favorite Boys Names:
Benjamin (father's name)
Gavin
Gabriel
Pierce
Phillip
Christian
Mika
Jack

Sarah - posted on 12/03/2010

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Hey Dana, my son's name is Ethan. :) I didn't even realize it was so popular until after we named him that lol. Regardless, I still love the name & it fits him very well. His full name is Ethan Tyler. I tend to lean more towards common names. Other names I like:

Boys:
Logan (my fav)
Dylan
Nathan
Isaac
Kyler
Layton
Devon
Cory

Girls:
Catelyn
Madison
Adalyn
Annaleigh
Adrianna

Nikki - posted on 12/02/2010

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What abou Vittore Stanley for a boy. It is the male version of your Nonna's name and gets Stanley in.

Nikki - posted on 12/02/2010

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Dana,

We used gandparents' names as well. My daughter is Pyper Jewel (Jewel is my husband's grandmother's middle name.
My son is Wyatt Briscoe (Briscoe is my mother in law's maiden name we used in memory of her father)

What about using surnames as part of the name?

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Shannon - posted on 12/12/2010

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My daughter passed away almost 2 years ago---but still I have yet to meet someone with her name NOT as a nickname. It was Lexie. That was her full name. I also like Lorelai, Lily, Rory , Emmalee and Elena for a girl.

My son's name is Jackson....but I also like Damon, Luc, Peyton, Reed, and Benjamin.

Merry - posted on 12/10/2010

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Not Parker! We have 'parkers' in parking lots to direct traffic! Or park goers, etc.

Gina - posted on 12/10/2010

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Our son's name is Breck and I like Ky for a boys name too. I've got daughters named Adysen Mae and Cameron Marie.. but I like Kiara(Key-ar-a) and Dayson too. Good luck picking names, hope you find just the right one!

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I like Maddox for a girl, I think it more feminine sounding and more appropriate for a girl than a boy.

Jennifer - posted on 12/07/2010

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My daughters names are Hannah Jewels (goes by Jewels) and Elizabeth Mae (goes by Izzie). Our daughters are both named after family members that are no longer with us. The names we have picked out for our 3rd are either Benjamin Garland or sarah Lamara ( Mara for short). But I do like River, Gideon,and Gage for boys and Harmony, Felicity, and Janelle for girls.

Amanda - posted on 12/07/2010

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my daughters name is Kyla Skye pronaounce KY- La and it means ocean my other fav was Candace Marie for boy Corbin Michael or Brycen Case

Merry - posted on 12/07/2010

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Like Maddox Jolie-Pitt!
I guess it's reminiscent of Madison or madeline, but....

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I have a friend that is going to name her baby girl Maddex...it's the second girl I've heard of with that name.

Merry - posted on 12/07/2010

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Dana, did you mean to say you want to name your daughter, Nixon? Maddox? Or hunter?
Dana, I like you! But seriously!
Lol I can't imagine a girl being named those names!
I'm not the kind who wants a prissy girly names, but I find it sad how many girls are being stuck with obviously boys names.
Was it a typo?!? :/

Bridget - posted on 12/07/2010

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The one boy name i LOVE is Ashley Mitchel, I love Jackson (call him Jax) and then i really really really LOVE Able for a boy..
Girl names i like Liberty Love, I like Abilene

Lory - posted on 12/07/2010

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zachary daniel, jordan andrew, samantha marie, korie elizabeth, haylie grace, and noah levi, my 6 kids names

Alison - posted on 12/07/2010

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My son's name is Triston Alexander ( his middle name is my nephew who passed away) and My daughter's names are Cierra ( to honor her grandpa's heritage who passed away before she was born) Renee" (my middle name as well) Sydnee Noel (because she was due Christmas Eve) and Kennidy Ann (after both her grandmas) We wanted names that wouldn't have 10 in the class but everyone would know and could pronounce. I love all my kids names and wouldn't give into something that I truly didn't like. This child will have this name forever and you'll be saying it an awful lot:)

Merry - posted on 12/06/2010

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My son is Eric Ryan

Our daughter to be is Fierna Juliet

Our next choices for a boy are

Brendan Paul

Jason Matthew

And for girls we like

Lana Kathryn

Mikayla Sara

Mackenzie Zoey

Annabeth Jolee

Names I like but hubby's doesn't include

Judah

Zephaniah

Ezekiel

Leo

Oliver

Zechariah

Donovan

Ulysses

And girls

Zielle

Marselene

Vivian

Eliana

Ellcie

Talia

Xiomara



I never want to use common names, so I look on social security web site listings of how many babies each year are names which names.

Ssa.gov/oact/babynames

I also really dislike names that are spelled differently just to be unique, like Jacob spelled jaihkob. Seriously there is a boy whose mom posted on a thread that's how they spelled Jacob.

Beki - posted on 12/05/2010

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My son is named Ryder, i also love Cohen, Archer and Baxter for boys. For girls I like Matilda, Annabelle and Bronte

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Dana, it made me lol that you think Ethan is too over used, we picked it because it was unusual and we had never known of anyone called it, then we hear of 3 boys named it all born within a few weeks of each other - typical.

Girls names we like are:

Felicity
Isabella
Olivia
Rose
Scarlett
Violet
Lily
Rosalie

Maria - posted on 12/05/2010

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Julian is my son
Audriana (Audri) Nevaeh is my daughter
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Fave boy names:
Malikai, Isaiah, Micah, Elias (el-eye-us), Andre

Fave girls names:
Korah (LOVE it), Roza, Dejah, Talia (like Natalia with out the "Na")

Amanda - posted on 12/05/2010

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when i was pregnant me and my boyfriend wanted an unusual name. he decided on daylenessa. but no one knew how to say it. so we had to shorten it to lenessa. some people have a hard time saying it. i did want Isabella or madison and for a boy i like owen and caden

Holly - posted on 12/04/2010

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for a girl- santa, kristal de luna, emberleigh jayne which is what my 4 months old name is. willow alexiea, thats my 8 yr olds name. honey, apple, lol. Lorelai. for a boy- miles francis which is my 2 yr olds name. dean, marques. thats most of it. i had great ones, but its been 4 yrs and cant remember them all. :(

Antoinette - posted on 12/04/2010

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my son is 6 and i called im brandon i love the name and not many kids called it i think my daughters name is cora i love that to

Kerry - posted on 12/03/2010

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There are some great names already suggested, My daughter is Faith Elizabeth and my son is Trey James.

Sal - posted on 12/03/2010

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i like old names but do like to find one that isn't suffereing from over kill, i would of loved issabella and ava but they were a bit common, as was william which we wanted for a boy, my girls have very pretty girly middle names but their first names are a litte more adult i feel, i don;t really like molly, holly and milly, type names for grown ups (until they are grandmas then it is ok again) we have ingrid grace and ursula rose, and my son is alexander nikolaus, (but he gets nik) and i like a full name not shortened, (eg, with my son i never would of just called him nik even though that is all we call him) i also made a point of no family names or naming after people...just don't much to my MIL distress...i also think a name should be able to take you anywhere in life and get your resume picked up from the pile not skipped over. I don;t know what i'd name another baby, we were swaying towards thomas, ben or timothy for a boy and i do love eve for a girl...

Bonnie - posted on 12/03/2010

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I haven't read a lot of the others, so sorry if I am repeating.
Our boys names are Mitchell and Alexander
My sister inlaw's son is Braxton
I like Jayden for either a boy or girl
Mason for a boy
Tristan or Mikayla for a girl

Sonja - posted on 12/03/2010

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For a modern/traditional name, I have a set of cousins that all have slightly unusual names, but they are still traditional. (They are all girls): Hunter, Piper and Bailey.

Kayla - posted on 12/03/2010

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My favorite for a girl is Carly, but I would spell it Carlie, and for a boy is Kayden. That is what we named our other son. Our first son is named Bradley.

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My friend named her son, Darias. Cute! And I LOVE Cordelia. Do you watch Young and the Restless?

Vanessa - posted on 12/03/2010

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We did not know what we were having so we had a girls name and a boys name picked. My sons name is Darius Robert and the girls name we picked was Cordelia Rose. I think waaay outside the box with names and my husband is very traditional it took alot for us to compromise so I hope the next one we have is a girl so we do not have to come up with another boy name. LOL

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Haha! Chad just announced that he NOW prefers, Logan. So funny!

I think we might have decided on a boy name but we still can't agree on a girl name. I have my heart set on something and he just doesn't like it, mainly because he knows someone with a similar name and it reminds him of that person. ACK!

Alice - posted on 12/03/2010

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girl:
~melika rose (nickname mel)
~lanette ann
~nora kate

Boy:
sydney
blair
nathanual

Jessica - posted on 12/02/2010

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boys: heath, riley, zobe, asher, thayne, oliver, theo, kingston, braxton, gabe, liam, chantz, chase, gage
girl: kiliana (kili/keely), gretchen, lilly, tristen, harper, shayelle, shiloh, molly, eden, sadie, cadence, delilah.

Amanda - posted on 12/02/2010

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i have a son called Brooklyn and a daughter called Ella Kay-Lee but love the name Skylah for either sex =)

Mrs. - posted on 12/02/2010

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Leela is my late grandmother's name. She was a twin, they were named Leela Bell and Leeta Nell-it was the twenties.

Mrs. - posted on 12/02/2010

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My daughter has quite a title. Her father's family is French Canadian Catholic so they always use three names. We wanted a nod to her French background so her first name has France all over it. I like alliteration in names and am an Anglophile so the second name reflects that. The third name was one that was on the list but when we saw her, it fit her perfectly. Altogether it's: Vivienne Verity Ivy.

I've done a lot of family genealogy research and found some very unique names:

Zella
Zaccheus
Leela
Minniola (Nola or Minnie for short)

I am also a fan of Imogen and Calliope.

Jo - posted on 12/02/2010

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Aiyana, my middle name is Lee too lol

Lynn is going to be apart of our girls name because my aunt, my great aunt, my sister & my aunt that isn't my aunt all share the middle name Lynn too lol

Kristian Amber - posted on 12/02/2010

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My hubby and I had agreed that if we had a boy he would have been named Wilder Scott, after my great grandfather and my mother in laws maiden name. I was bound and determined to have Wilder in one of my childrens names! I didn't care if it was a boy or girl! LOL! But Lillian Lucille Wilder has stuck with us now and I have a feeling my hubbys nick name for her is going to be LiLu (LeeLoo) from the 5th Element! LOL!

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I've got a Susanne Marie (originally Susan Marie but it didn't feel right), Victoria Lynn (originally Virginia Kelly but it didn't feel right), and an Elizabeth Jean.

our boy name was William Christopher.

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We're already using grandparents name as middle names.

Vittoria after my mom's mom if we have a girl and Stanley after Chad's dad, if we have a boy.

Kirsten - posted on 12/02/2010

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My boy is Beckett. its an awesome name and Stella McCartney used it after us too!
For a girl, well a friend called her daughters Vida and Zola and i think these names rock!
I also like Sisely or Sorcha for a girl. good luck!

Aiyana - posted on 12/02/2010

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No Jodi, Everyone asks that...lol
You see my grandmother's name was Oralee, my dad's middle name is Lee, my mom's middle name is Lee, and my siblings and I all share the same middle name...I know, I know, your thinking it's a red neck thing...lol

Kristian Amber - posted on 12/01/2010

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All growing up I loved 3 boys names: Kaleb Kolin and Konnor. I have my Kaleb Arden and Konnor James. I did them all with K's because my mom named me Kristian Amber. As luck would have it my new hubby's name is Kristopher Alan, so three of us share the same initials! LOL!
For girls I love McKenzie Aislynn, but that was with my ex so I let it go. I love the older names: Pastora, Cassandra, Morgan(na), Katherine, and a lot of others.
Our daughter ( due March 28th) will be Lillian Lucille Wilder, my great grandmother and great grandfathers name with my mother in laws name. She'll be the only one of us with two middle names but she is also our last so I wanted to use the names that I really wanted and the one my husband wanted.

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