I would love some input on Baby Names

Mazy - posted on 02/02/2012 ( 135 moms have responded )

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My husband & I will be having a suprise third child in August & we are thinking about names. At first we had them all figured out, and we weren't going to tell anyone until the baby was born since his side of the family gives us such grief on baby names....BUT he succumed to their pressure & told them our choices. The convinced him that our girl names were no good, so we are back to square one.



If it's a boy we are going to name him Odin, and so we were thinking about other O names (we like the idea of the name starting with a vowel for some reason) & he came up with Odewynn (which I love) but I know his family will not like & he may change his nmind again. I wanted Mara as the middle name no matter what, but everyone hates it. So what are some good M names to use in the middle?Any suggestions for O or even E names?



My other two booys are Alexander Marlowe & Iorek MacLean...so we are going with an M for those reasons.



Thanks!

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Ginny - posted on 02/07/2012

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My granddaughter was named Eowyn. I had never heard the name before, but I kind of like it. My son & daughter-in-law never tell others the names they are considering until the baby is born. It is their decision, so others should keep their opinions to themselves.

Tammy - posted on 02/03/2012

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Name your child what you and your husband like! Everyone else will come around once the baby is here!!!

Stephanie - posted on 02/05/2012

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First off, I LOVE Odin (my son's name is Odin Torrance )



Now, for girl names...



Ellory

Emory

Elody

Elyssa

Ellis

Emerson

Eden

Odessa

Odinne (like a female version of Odin?)

Odeana

Oleander

Mai (pronounced like "my")

Mirari

MayLinne

Marceline



If you're open to A names, I like Alesana (Alice-Anna) :)



And I think Mara is beautiful.

Ella - posted on 02/04/2012

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ETTA KAI ELLA LOOK UP YOUR FAMILY TREE, PICK A 3 OR 4 GENERATION LAST NAME AND USE IT FOR YOUR CHILDS FIRST NAME....THEY WILL LOVE IT LATER.....ELla

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Arabella - posted on 01/14/2015

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A few choices I struggled to choose between for my little girl were

Addilyn
Elodie
Makena
Lorelei
Avery
Elliana
Lucy

In the end I named my daughter Lilianna Cassidy

Trish - posted on 07/01/2012

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To Pamela Waiolena
Why does your response have to be an attack? The point of this site it to have someplace to go that is helpful, nurturing & supportive. You're intentions may have been good, but have some of your friends read your response & see if they sense any antagonism or negativity. When someone asks for help, be helpful or be quiet.

Tamala - posted on 06/30/2012

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I am not a big fan of weird names (as mine is not common and i am forever correcting pronounciation and spelling) but also not a fan of old fashioned names!
As for middle names, we have given our 3 children ( 2 boys and a girl) my maiden name. This way all three children are linked by their middle name and my family name is carried on as is my husbands! Everyone is different but we are happy with the names we have chosen. As for telling your family before naming, you are never going to please everyone. So if the baby is born and you name him then that is it! You will find the child will grow into their name as time goes by. Goodluck.

Tracie - posted on 06/25/2012

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Interesting names can be very fun, but don't forget that someday your child will be a 45 year old man / woman. Best of luck on your pregnancy!!

Bonnie - posted on 06/25/2012

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My daughter is Erynne - pronounced like Erin. Have had a lot of compliments on it, but also a LOT of mispronunciations (I really didn't think it would be that difficult?) but no matter what, she loves having a unique spelling on a traditional name (she's 21 now).

Merry - posted on 06/25/2012

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How exciting! Rowan Margaret sounds lovely :) congrats and I hope you have a quick and easy labor :)

Mazy - posted on 06/25/2012

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Oh sorry! I didn't know I was still getting comments!!! Thank you everyone for your encouraging input! Actually, just the other week I finally did find a name. It came to me in a dream of all things. While it isn't a vowel, it's still lovely. Our little girl will be named Rowen Margaret. So far, everyone seems to like it, which is good, but I told my husband when I woke up that that WAS her name, end of story, no discussion! We chose Margaret because his grandmother & my grandmother both had forms of that name. I am super happy with the name & can't wait to meet her :)

Michelle - posted on 06/24/2012

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Emmaline, Eleanor, Elyse, Esther, Elena

Marin/Maren, Madilynn, Marisol, Maycee, Meliah, Morgan

Gaynor-Marie - posted on 06/24/2012

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I love Bronte Mara and Think zane zickerfoose is a name that will be embarrassing. Besides Mara is a Latvian name infact the most powerful goddess and here festival is August. My third child also a surprise and a girl after 2 boys is Mara and she is clever artistic and very loving.You give birth you should have the final say.

Pat - posted on 06/23/2012

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I like Gideon James for a boy and ECHO and or Lady and or Mega. Just s few thoughts. Good luck!

Barbara - posted on 06/22/2012

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Well, my daughter and son-in-law named their daughter Madison Ann. It suits Little Miss Madison to a 'T'! Go with something nobody can twist around and make fun of and by all means pray for guidance and you'll choose the right name. Just remember, 50 years from now, hopefully that child will be content with their name and love you for picking it just for them.

LaDonna - posted on 06/22/2012

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I really have no suggestions for you, except that you have to be happy with the name you choose for your little bundle, and to hell with what everyone else says. In 2002, I chose names that I thought were modern, but went with a twist on the spellings and everyone did to me what you are going through. I regret now not going with what I liked in the first place. Like you, I wanted a vowel and went with Aimee JuliAnn. I spelled it the way I did to reflect the French spelling, but I really had in my heart that I wanted to spell it Amie, which is what everyone criticized. Then I dropped the E and capitalized the A in her middle name in order to honor my Aunt Ann. Again, I was criticized for that choice, but I have no regrets. I wish you the best of luck!
On second thought, what about "Eden" and if a twist with the spelling is something you are looking for, then perhaps "Edyn, Eedyn, Eedynn, Edynn"!!! That's a nice name.
I can't think of anything for with an "M".
Best of luck!

Trish - posted on 06/22/2012

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1st things 1st. I'm assuming that this will be your last baby since this one was a surprise. So I think that since its your last shot, your husband should tell everyone to butt out & you name your child whatever the two of you agree on. If the in-laws want to name something, send them to the local Humane Society & adopt a pet that needs a home!

Mara is lovely & it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks as long as the two of you like it. Odewynn wouldn't be my first choice, but its actually growing on me. However, since you are looking for suggestions . . .

1. Oriel (golden) Mya (Burmese for Emerald)
2. Onora (Irish Gaelic for Honor-I love all things Irish/Celtic/Gaelic) Maeve (Irish Gaelic intoxicating one. A queen in Irish legend)
I love Esme & Emma & oddly enough Echo & they would work with most of the "M" names.

Do what you want though, enjoy your surprise baby & remember, the relatives will love the baby no matter what name you choose.

April - posted on 06/22/2012

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I love unusual names. Thats what makes them special. Dont worry what everyone else wants and you pick the name you want. My family hates my first daughters name but it grew on them. Her name is connelly missie alexandria. Yes thats two middle names lol. I love the name saxon for either sex but it doesnt go with what you are trying to do. Good luck with the names and dont worry what others want. It just matters what you and your husband want. :-)

Jill - posted on 06/22/2012

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Have you thought about naming your baby after a Latvian word, say Latvian for surprise, blessing or gift? Not sure if that works but it may be a halfway house.

Melinda - posted on 06/19/2012

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I too had trouble finding a boy name. When I was pregnant, I purely by accident stumbled onto a notebook that my sons father had scribbled some names into he found online weeks prior. One name I fell in love with. My sons name is "Torin Delane". Torin was in the book; Delane= Dad decided to combine his parents names Linda/Dwane.

Carol - posted on 06/17/2012

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the one thing everybody seems to not realize is that this child has to live with the name for the rest of his/her life. So please give them a name that will not cause them to be teased at school or something that is not out there. The meaning of the name to me is very important - this is your child and your choice Oriana means - blond/golden - Elara (one of the moons of jupiter) Odin meaning fury/excitation. Mara means "bitter" in hebrew - just saying - ever time you say the name you speak the meaning.

Denise - posted on 06/17/2012

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Do you know who Odin is? Might want to do some research on Norse Mythology. His nickname was "one eye." Any reference to these Gods will suggest a relation to the end of the world. Might want to reconsider those. Owen is a strong name. Isom is also a strong vowel name. My favorite is Michael Isom. Just more to consider.


Mara is beautiful. Tell them to get over it. Our daughter's name is Marissa. Our cousin is Maura. Both are first names. You need a two syllable middle name to go with it or use a family name as a middle name. Our daughter is Marissa LeAnne.

We have Jennifer Aline, Anika Elise, Marissa LeAnne. We also have Jason Andrews.

Good luck on the birth of your third child and blessings for your family as they grow!

Joanna - posted on 06/17/2012

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There are so many posts! I think Mia is pretty. I think you need to use your FAVOURITE name though. The baby will make the rellies forget about the name wars.

Adrianna - posted on 06/17/2012

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You cant and wont plz everyone.
So stop trying I learned that The hard way!
Yall pick names you want The rest will not matter in The long run.
When you fall for a name,pick it!
:)
I love Owen...

Pamela - posted on 06/16/2012

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Why is it that you do not have enough COURAGE to choose a name YOU want? Your family is not having this child and it is NOT their right, nor is it any of their business what you name your child. It is YOUR and YOUR HUSBAND'S choice. DO NOT CAVE INTO FAMILY BS and by BS I mean Belief Systems...but in this case it can also mean Bull S***!

Susan - posted on 06/16/2012

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Malinda (an old family name on my side), Marina, Marnie, Mae (my mom's middle name), Edith, Edwina, Ellen, Elyse,

Suzanne (call her Zanna)

Sarah - posted on 06/16/2012

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Not sure if it was offered yet since I'm answering from my phone and it wont let me view correctly but I know someone that named their daughter Ostara. Different and pretty

Marlene - posted on 06/16/2012

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To be honest Mazy, it is your child. You have the right to name your child what ever you wish. I think Odin is a wonderful name. ( Odin Marcus?) Odewynn is very unique... (Odewynn Edward??) Honestly though I think your choices are fantastic.

Jill - posted on 06/16/2012

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How about the name August? It could be boy or girl. I know a guy who has it as his first name, and it's really a cool name, much like the movie.

MAUREEN - posted on 06/05/2012

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Lisa, those are unusual names, and just remember, that the kids may resent them as they grow older. Matthew, Michael, Mark are good strong names. Good luck! Sorry I have to agree with your in-laws, those are strange names.

Maureen

Lisa - posted on 06/05/2012

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Swayzie
Elia
Anais
Olivia (Liv)
Ella
Claire
Jade
Genesis
Greer
Harlow
Sage
Briar
True
Eden
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McKenna
Rylei
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Honor
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Ever
Snow
Teagan
Kinlee
Ember
Landree
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Skylla
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Rain
Story
Auden


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Nolan
Cole
Peyton
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Zayne
Luca
Porter
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Kai
True
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August
Emerson
Ash
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Jude
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Lochlan
Legend
Easton
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Jace

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Kara - posted on 02/22/2012

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Boy: Owen

Girl:Olivia

But hey it is your baby & you have to carry the baby for 9 months so you can name it whatever you want. Might I add us woman never complain about the child automatically having the man's last name so we should get the the 1st & middle names right? In laws you need to get over it you had your kids & named them what you wanted don't deprive the poor girl of her chance.

Jessy - posted on 02/22/2012

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honestly, its your baby, go with the names you like. the baby will end up with a nickname like angel or something from relatives anyway.

Caran - posted on 02/08/2012

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You've gotten some great suggestions, I just have one more. You pick the name, you tell your husband you have picked the name, then tell him and his family that nobody, not even your husband, is going to know the name until it's printed on the birth certificate.



Good Luck!!!

Kari - posted on 02/08/2012

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That's a GREAT name. It's different without being too out there. I gave my husband a little rule while deciding names for our four kids. He was only able to veto one of my choices if he offered an alternative. Good Luck and have a happy, healthy baby.

Sarah - posted on 02/07/2012

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picking a name is so individual to each couple, I like Ódhran(irish, pronounced ooran) and malachi, also irish.

orlaith, Éabha(irish for aava, pronounced same)

Aisling

Evie are nice for girls, Machele and mason are also nice.

whatever you pick I'm sure it will suit your little one and don't mind what others think.

Sarah - posted on 02/07/2012

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picking a name is so individual to each couple, I like Ódhran(irish, pronounced ooran) and malachi, also irish.

orlaith, Éabha(irish for aava, pronounced same)

Aisling

Evie are nice for girls, Machele and mason are also nice.

whatever you pick I'm sure it will suit your little one and don't mind what others think.

Alisha - posted on 02/06/2012

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Honestly I would tell them that you are not discussion baby names with them anymore. Tell them they are causing unnecessary stress for you and that's not good for the baby.

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