What is your childs name?

Danialle - posted on 05/29/2009 ( 37 moms have responded )

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I have some names I like but am not sure how popular they are. I like unique names. My son's name is Aries and I am 13 wks prego with my second. I like Emalee, but everyone says its too common. I also like Cadance. Our boy name is Parker. So anyone know how popular these are???

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I know 5 Cadances all spelled differently. I love the name Kadyn but my boyfriend doesn't like it because it's "too much like Cadance". I love the name Emalee but I know 4 of them. My sons name is Gabriel Brice :)

Debra - posted on 06/15/2009

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It isn't that easy naming your baby but it can be fun. Also getting your husband to agree on a name makes a difference also.





My son's name is Christopher David (as to David Christopher) and my daughter is Dianne Louise (was going to be Dianne Elizabeth but with the last letter B; I didn't want her initial to be DEB but now I wish I had done what I had planned Dianne Elizabeth Louise B....... (she would have my grandmothers, mine, and an aunt's middle names).





To name my daughter after her grandmothers it would have been Ann Margaret... NOT!!! But it was kind of funny at the time! She was glad I didn't do that, though! To this day I believe that if she had been a boy she still would not be named as her dad and I couldn't "agree" on a boys name.





My suggestion/advice: Name your child accordingly or with a name that you like but also one that you believe they will like as they grow up. Family names are great but remember that this child will have an idenity of its own and may not want to try and "live up" to a family name; especially if this person was a BIG success or even the BLACKSHEEP of the family. He/She is her own little person.

Kayleigh - posted on 06/12/2009

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my daughters names are very traditional megan and millie, nut if i was to hav a boy id call him kaiden. iv never met a kaiden myself so i assume this is pretty unusual

Shelley - posted on 06/12/2009

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I have a Jansen Wayne, who is 19 now. Almost 12 years later I had a Shayla Re'ann after me & my best friend that died in 2000. And 3 years after that I had a Lacey Nicole after Laci Peterson because that case was going on during my pregnancy with her. I get alot of compliments on my children's names.

Hellen - posted on 06/12/2009

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i love your names there all special my kids are called sean (i wanted to call him rip but daddy wouldnt let me] brogan , tarran and paige [paige named by my aunty who was there] are twins . raven and my youngest caden. havnt met many tarrans or ravens but the rest there is a few live round here. if the last had been a girl she would have been called damson .

Sandy - posted on 06/11/2009

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I have three boys... Wesley William (after grandfathers), Weldon Luke (after Dad and Grandfather) and Colton James (Just liked it).

Melissa - posted on 06/11/2009

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My son's nameis Trevor James & my daughter's name is McKenna Rae. I have picked Ethan William or Emma-Leigh Grace for our next. I also like Emmalynn Grace. My niece's name is Cherokee Storm. That is pretty unique.

Lorraine - posted on 06/11/2009

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My girls are Kathryn Hope and Cassandra Joy. I always wanted a "Katie" and my husband settled on "Cassie". Maybe I'm "Old School" but I have to think of what my girls' names will sound like when they're 50 and want to run for congress or run a publishing house LOL. But that's just me. I also don't want my kids to have to spend they're whole life saying; "...that's spelled......" Though even with family, I've already had that ("Katy" and "Kassie").

Tami - posted on 06/11/2009

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There are a lot of Parkers in the NW. I guess it depends on where you live. I haven't heard of many Candance or Aries's. My husband and I have 3 children: Xavier-13, Isaiah-10, and Jael-16 mo. The only one that is now popular is Isaiah, but I was one of the first among my peers to name him Isaiah. We named our little girl Jael for a number of reasons and come to find out there are not many that I know of.

Wendy - posted on 06/07/2009

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I come from Wales so all of the names you have mentioned are pretty unusual to me! My kids names are Jasmine, Abigail and Sam. Not exactly unique but I wanted pretty names for my girls and a straight to the point name for my boy!

Kirsty - posted on 06/07/2009

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i have a 3 yr old daughter called millie jane but since i had its gotten very well known and our 4 month old is called oscar which i aint heard many around,i also loved logan and jayden and for a girl lola and sienna

Christy - posted on 06/07/2009

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I have a Cloey Ann-Marie, Timothy Lee, Tristen Makayla, Chloe Cheyenne, and Anessa Skyler...

Monicadawn80 - posted on 06/06/2009

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My son's name is Gianluca Anthony (pronounced John Luca )but we pretty much just call him Luca. It is an italian name and i am pretty sure it is not very common, although Luca may be getting more common. If we have another boy my husband likes the name Dominick (we will call him Nico or Nicki). For a girls name I like Ava, Mikayla, Brianna, Adrianna,
Some other choices: Logan, Reagan, Tiara, Jaeden, Guiseppe, Giovanni

Erin - posted on 06/06/2009

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i have one daughter who is 2 and her name is Zayleigh Michael! i love unique names too!! I work will children also and Emalee is common! i like Lark for a girl and Jude for a boy!

Krista - posted on 05/31/2009

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Some unusual names I have encountered in teaching:

Girls -- Symphony, Teal, Addison, Aspen

Boys -- River, Justus, Augustus (Gus), and I've always like Diggory (from Chronicles of Narnia -- the Magician's Nephew)

Betsy - posted on 05/31/2009

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We have Frankie, Cheyenne, Luke, Anthony and Jesse. Our stillborn son was David. I tend to like strong traditional names for boys, but more unique names for girls. Our girls' names, when we had the youngest three boys, were Callyn (nn Callie), Talia, Sienna, Bria, Taya, Eleni or Lanie. I love Olivia, but it has gotten too commonly used lately.

Kelly - posted on 05/31/2009

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my little boy is Levi, i work in daycare and i looked after a boy with the same name about 10 years ago and have loved the name ever since. i like the way your spelling Emalee it makes it less traditional. i also like the name Emmerson for a girl.

Lisa - posted on 05/31/2009

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My girls names are Destiny (3yrs) and Jorja (1 1/2yrs). I also like Faith, Hope, Sommer, Skye-Lee, Bree-anne. Boys~ Jason (J-J), Noah, Aiden, Roman.

Jeanne - posted on 05/31/2009

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I know what you mean, I wanted something unique with my daughter and her name is Natane (it's Arapaho, it means daughter and it is pronounced Nah-Tah-Neh). For my son I wanted to name him Jan (pronounced Yan in Dutch - my husband is Dutch but he wouldn't go for it) so we came up with Scott - it's not an uncommon name but you don't see it around much these days.

Tara - posted on 05/31/2009

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My daughter is Alexandra Hilary Solskjaer (I know the 3rd one is different, it's actually last name from Norway), my next one (due September) is going to be either Matea Rhyanne or Matthew Robert. My feeling is just go with what you love.

Tracy - posted on 05/31/2009

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Mine are Mark, John and Garrett, My sis has Robert, Haley, Jesse, Casey, nathan

Megan - posted on 05/30/2009

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I have twin girls named Cayleigh Nichole and Carleigh Brianne.
Our boy name that we had picked out was Talon Lawrence.

I love the name Parker for a boy and Emalee. We had Emma-Leigh picked out but hubby changed his mind about it.

Gabrielle - posted on 05/30/2009

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Hi! * I would like to invite you to join my group Expecting Mothers* I am 30 weeks prego and his name is Logan Alexander - I like the name Aries and I like the name Emalee too. According to the Social Security Administration, the most popular name of 2008 was Emma and Emily was 3rd. But the spelling is definelty uniuqe and I say if you like it then go for it!!!

Karen - posted on 05/30/2009

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My daughter's name is Alyssa...she's 23 yrs. old. Back then I knew of no one who had that name, it just wasn't as popular as it is today. I was going to name her Carissa until my Mother told me people may call her Carrie. I liked Jaime too. My son's name is Cameron, he's 19 yrs. old. His name wasn't popular either...today a lot of little boys have it. I love your son's name, I don't hear it around here. Good luck with your new little one!

Mel - posted on 05/30/2009

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Quoting Heather:

Hi! I like unique names too. I have 3 daughters Skye Breeanne, Raina Cheyenne and Rowan Amara. I like earthy or 'nature' names (hence Skye, Rain-a and Rowan is a type of tree), some of my other favorites for girls that my hubby shot down were Sierra, Savannah, Jasmine, & Aurora. For a boy name I really wanted Keegan. Good luck, chosing names was always my favorite part of pregnancy:)


you have my taste in names, but i love all the middle names you have used lol Breeanne, Cheyenne and Amara. Skye was on our list of names when we were deciding.

Mel - posted on 05/30/2009

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i dont think they are very common.Cadance is lovely, i wanted to call our daughter Cady but everyne thought i said Katie so i gave up and instead we called her Brianna. We were also going to have Ebony as her middle name until i had her and we changed it to Mikayla. I havent heard of anyone called Aries and very few Emalee.

Nicole - posted on 05/29/2009

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i have Amber Nadine and Olivia Rose...



Their father put the kabosh on Sheridan Darlene and also on Antoinette and Cecelia



Our next is going to be Emelia Grace or Vincent Raymond depending... I've always wanted a Vinny

Melanie - posted on 05/29/2009

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I chose to name my children after their great grandparents. I like the tradition of having the names mean something and not just to be unusual. When it has meaning there is a story behind it that no other children will have.



My eldest daughter's name is Antonia Marie, after her dad's great grandfather, Antonio, and my great grand mother Pearl Marie.

My youngest daughter's name is Victoria Pearl, after my great grandmother and a Russian figure skater who won the bronze medal a week before she was born.

I named my son after his father and grandfather, Edward George, since his grandpa goes by Edward and his dad goes by George and I didn't want to call him LIL' so-n-so.. I call him Tre, his father has a spanish background so it fits in with the traditional meanings.

Amanda - posted on 05/29/2009

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My twins are Kurt and Kaleb and my youngest son is Gabryl. If I have a daughter I was thinking of the name Avaalon, Wylo(Willow) or Lillian, as for another son I have no idea

Heather - posted on 05/29/2009

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Hi! I like unique names too. I have 3 daughters Skye Breeanne, Raina Cheyenne and Rowan Amara. I like earthy or 'nature' names (hence Skye, Rain-a and Rowan is a type of tree), some of my other favorites for girls that my hubby shot down were Sierra, Savannah, Jasmine, & Aurora. For a boy name I really wanted Keegan. Good luck, chosing names was always my favorite part of pregnancy:)

Mindi - posted on 05/29/2009

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Emily used to be the most popular girls name for several years. This year Emma became the #1 girl's name, so Emalee (although I think it's VERY cute), wouldn't be unique except for the spelling. I haven't heard of anyone named Cadance, but I do know a few Parkers.



My kids are Arin (my husband wanted Erin, but I liked it spelled with an A) and John (a family name and not too popular among young kids).

Jackie - posted on 05/29/2009

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Hi Danialle,



I was the same way with naming my kids, my daughter is Emma, (before it got so popular) and my son who is 3 months old is Brennen. Emily is pretty popular but if you spell it Emalee that would be different! I used to work in daycare, Parker wasn't too popular but there were definitley kids by that name.

Tanya - posted on 05/29/2009

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I used to have a friend named Aries back in high school - I don't think that is a very popular name at all Emalee is a popular name I thought of using it but Emma Lee (you know a first and middle name thing - I thought it was cute) Cadance is a very very very popular name - and Parker isn't too popular I don't hear it much



My children's names are Ariana (we thought this wasn't too popular but the day after she was born the nurse said "oh a lot of people have been choosing that name) then my 2nd is Rayna (which is a spin off of Reyna but I like it spelled with the A) then I have my 3rd Marissa (which is a popular name, but i love it anyway)

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