Names of your children and did your relatives like them.

Amanda - posted on 07/14/2010 ( 228 moms have responded )

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Ive 3 children that have not unusal but no so common names and the comments i had made from family and freinds didnt not put me off,how about you.

This is in fun.My mums reaction to my first childs name was its a coloured persons name i am not racist.his second name is a girls name its not its Welsh.2nd son was its a cats name.My daughters name is always mispelt by my mum im sure on perpose because she doesnt like it apparently it rhymes with Banana..My sister son has a dogs name apprently .Her daughters name is pretty but my mums husband was rather rude.These are the names my mum liked 1st son she liked Lewis.I would have spelt Louis.2nd son Robyn and daughter how about Imogen.there names are not like these.

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Jodi - posted on 07/21/2010

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I got slack from my family for both of my children's names. My daughter is Carson, and I was told over and over again that it was a boy's name. My boy is named Damon Danger. Yes, Danger is his middle name. He's two now, and I still hear from my family how that is a horrible middle name and people are embarrassed to tell others, etc. I have already told them all where to put their comments! I actually knew someone whose mother in law didn't like the name she picked out and she changed it before the baby was born. That's something I would never have done!

Kathleen - posted on 07/20/2010

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Our family disliked the name we chose for our daughter, Chenine, rhymes with jeannine. My brother said he would never call her by that name. But I grew up in the age of a million Kathy's, and wanted to give my daughter that was a name that was all her own. It came from the grape Chenin Blanc! She is 28 now and has always loved her name. My brother adores her and uses her name always. Our son is named Brian because I lost a cousin named Brian when I was 17 and said then "someday I will have a boy and name him Brian. Name your child the name that fills the heart of you and your husband. Other people will adjust!

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Have you looked up the meanings for the names?
Felix is Latin for happy or lucky.
Leon means Thunder, and is used oftern in Europe (I think it's a derivative of Leo).
Ceri can be both male and female and it means love.
Lani means Sky.

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Lauren - posted on 07/22/2010

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i love the name felix! good choice! our baby boy is going to be named Stanley Valentine and my grandma is having a hard time with the middle name. but, who cares? it's always the mum and dad's decision.

Jan - posted on 07/22/2010

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I knew some names I wanted when I was a teeneger! My daughter's name ended up tweeked a bit but I fit her so well!! Her name Is Guinivere Beth- I took the Guinivere from my heritage and my love of the renissance era and the meaning and the Beth come from her father's grandma's name- Elizabeth- For a bot I want eith Elijah Braedon or Braedon Elijah- as well taken from my heritage and by meaning! Who cares- as long as you like them and your child likes them it doesn't matter-I went for unique when naming

Shelly - posted on 07/22/2010

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I have three earth bound angels and one that waits for me in heaven. My oldest has a "normal" name and the other three had names that weren't as common. The funniest part is that someone gave me grief over every one of them.

My oldest is David Dean. HIs paternal grandmother gave me grief because I wouldn't name him after his deceased paternal grandfather. Call me crazy, but Harris Linard just wasn't my cup of tea.

For girls, I have always loved "boy sounding" names. My oldest daughter is named after my FIL (may he RIP) and my paternal grandfather (RIP grandpa). I took my FIL's middle name of Franklin and changed it to Frankie. My GF's middle name was Ray but he never went by his first name of Herman. So, my daughter is Frankie Ray. My second son unfortunately didn't survive delivery. My husband chose our son's name of Damien Michael. We go the comments of "son of Satan" and all of that stuff. Didn't care, we both love the name. Since Damien passed, DH got to pick our younger daughter's name as well. He likes traditional but not currently common names, but wanted one that also goes with my love of masculine girls' names. Her middle name comes from his mom, so she is Veronica Marie with the nick name of Roni (prn. Ronnie) to go wtih her big sister Frankie. Even with MIL getting the middle name, she was still griping because she doesn't care for our friend Veronica whom we named our daughter after.

Karon - posted on 07/22/2010

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We made a deal: each of us could pick either the first or the middle name for each child, but they had to work together, I had to be able to yell it without stumbling, and it could not be the name of someone currently living. When we found out that my oldest was going to be a boy, I immediately said that his middle name would be Ralph, or a variation thereof, after my grandfather. His dad picked Leo, after an uncle. So Leo is Leo Raphael. (No, he is not named after the Archangels, the Renaissance artists, OR the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!)

My youngest presented quite the problem for us, because we had such a strong name for Leo that we wanted something just as strong. After much fuss, we ended up with Timrod Cass. Cass was my other grandfather's middle name; Timrod is the name of their dad's grandfather. I did, however, agree to break the "must be dead" rule if we were using a family name, because how many people are brave enough to name their son Timrod?

The odd part? The boys' dad is hispanic; we didn't realize until after Leo was born that his name rhymes (Leo Sedillo). And Leo Raphael Sedillo looks very english, while Timrod Cass Sedillo looks very hispanic.

Nichole - posted on 07/22/2010

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Everybody comments on how different but cute my son's name is. It's Lacota Ryan. My stepmom was the only to HATE it on first hearing it...she begged to call him Cody....I hate the name Cody so I wouldn't let her. My mom just thought the name looked girly she wanted it spelled Lakota, but me and my husband think it looks better with a c instead of a k.

Tracy - posted on 07/22/2010

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My family's opinion of my children's names doesn't count. It is a decision between the parents. For my son my husband wanted the same initials as his. It took us four baby name books to pick a first and middle name with his initials that we both liked. After all that we didn't care what anybody said. With my daughter everybody loved her name but if she was a boy she was going to be Trent Nicholas and my mother said "well, let's just hope you have a girl then" It bothered me but it didn't change my mind!

Sandy - posted on 07/22/2010

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My husband wanted to name our son (because his 2 sons from 1st marriage he had no say in what they were named). I was fine with that but I wanted final approval. So, we named him Payton and I picked Nicholas for his middle (may husband is Nicky so kind of after him). Our daughter came and she is named after both grandmothers-Lena Jo and Mae. My husband's grandma came up with Jolena Mae and I fell in love with it the second I heard it.

Emma - posted on 07/22/2010

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We didn't tell anyone the names before the girls were born because we didn't want anyone elses negative remarks to change how much we loved them, and lets face it, even the most common and loveliest names-SOMEONE will have gone to school with one they called a nasty nickname so you can never win. Our daughters are Leisel Imogen (spelt the 'Australian' way to avoid having the word Lies in her name) and Harmony Alexis. I was worried about Harmony being considered too Hippy a name but didn't want to ask anyone I knew so I posted on a birth forum and got 100% of replies back saying it was lovely and not hippy at all. I love unusual names and didn't want my girls to be one of 6 people with the same name in their class at school. My grandad refuses to spell Leisel the correct way, claiming 'it's a german name, in germany Lei is pronounced Ly and Lie is said as Lee'. I pointed out that it's lucky we live in Australia then!! I thought it would be easier for people to spell this way but it often gets mispelt the german way. My mum named me Emma so that the name couldn't be shortened, but I have been called Em most of my life, so it obviously backfired!! Thats the great thing about your name, it can be as unique as you are, or not!

Charlotte - posted on 07/22/2010

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My Husband pick both or boys first names i only asked that one have William as the middle name (My Grandad) So we have Seth William. Then Second son had to have John as middle name (His Grandad) So we have Ronon John It is (Ronan) In other spelling

Stack - posted on 07/22/2010

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We have two boys, our first is Ezekiel my Mum loved it, My Dad hated it, though its grown on him now and he couldn't imagine him called anything else.He gets Zeke most of the time. Our second son is Reuben and Dad said it reminded him of th e partridge family and again Mum liked it. As far as my inlaws go I have no idea what they thought and I really don't care. lol my Aunty absolutely hates the name Reuben and they keep telling me how he's going to get called Ruby. We call him Reu, and on eof my aunty's tells us off all the time for not using his full name!

Kathryn - posted on 07/22/2010

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My sons name is Oliver, it took some time to get my husband on board but now he loves it and same goes for my mom. Lots of our family and friends love the name.

Ramza - posted on 07/22/2010

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I never really gave thought when I was naming my child that it would offend anyone. My son's name is Bear Daniel. My name is Ramza. My father hates the name and bribed me to change it. Don't care tho and I can't imagine him with any other name!

Abby - posted on 07/22/2010

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My daughters name is Emalee and my family loves it because it's a mixture of my great aunts names who had all passed but were all very near and dear to my mom, aunt and grandma.

If I had had a boy instead, his name would have been Tyce, I don't think they would have liked it, but if I ever do have a son, that will be his name :)

Jenny - posted on 07/22/2010

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I have one daughter, 17 months old. My husband and I chose NOT to tell anyone the names we selected in order to avoid any comments. We figured once the baby arrived family and friends would have to accept the name. We have wonderful family and friends so there have been no comments of a negative nature. We named our daughter Dilana Solstice. My husband wanted Solstice for a first name (LONG story) and he might have gotten his way. Then he came up with Dilana (rock star -- contestant on Rock Star Supernova) and I LOVED it!
For a boy we chose Ethan but I wasn't completely sold on the name so it's a good thing we had a girl. :)
I guess the only comments have been about nicknames ... my dad seems to think Dilana might be shortened to Dil. So far, we've only heard Lana and I can live with that.

Jane - posted on 07/22/2010

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I have been blessed with wonderful family and friends. When I was pregnant with triplets, we teased my SIL and my best friend (in different conversations), telling them that we had chosen names for two of the babies. The first was Pleasure O'Reilly for the girl. My BF asked, "Do you love it?" When I fibbed and said, "Yes," she said, "I'll learn to love it." My SIL asked my husband if O'Reilly is a family name from my side. When he said no, she very gently asked if we had considered Reilly. (She tactfully chose not to tackle "Pleasure".) Then, each of them were on to us when we told them the second name. For one of the boys, we told them we were going to name him Duke McPickle.
Regarding our real names, I'm glad that our families are supportive, but only because I would hate to deal with passive aggressive or outright disapproval about my children's names. It would not have made us change the names after we had agreed on them.

Marti - posted on 07/22/2010

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My daughter is Elizabeth Marie. It is my mom and my grandma's middle names put together. My husband wanted something else until I told him Elizabeth means "Consecrated to God" and Marie means "Exalted of God" Our son is a Jr., so no on questioned that one.
I wouldn't let it bother you, someone always has an idea what you should name your kids...but it is your decision.

Lynne - posted on 07/22/2010

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I know how you feel. My family and some friends did not like our choices as well and felt the need to make comments. Best advice i can give don't tell anyone the names till the child is born. We gave out fake names that we were going to name our boys. Their names are Declan & Leland.

KIMBERLY - posted on 07/22/2010

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My daughter is Kendra Ann ( I am kimberly Ann and my mom is Karen Ann) my ex MIL hated it and said she would call her Annie Oakly. My son is Justen (yes I spelled it with an E) Anthony (his dad and grandpa are Joseph Anthony) both warned me not to reapeat the name because it causes trouble with everything. So we kept the tradition of the same initials that my family did. My dad was Michael Rees and My brother is Marcus Rees. The only flak I get is on how I spelled Justen's name, however he likes it and just started calling himself Ten so that's what we call him too. Kendra gets Ken every once in a while and some friends call her Kea wich she really likes. It is up to parents but just remeber the kids have to live with the name and other kids can be cruel. I work in the medical field and have seen some out there names such as oranjello and yellonjello (orange and yellow jello) they were twins and thats what mom ate before delivering and also disone and datone (playing off of this one and that one also twins) I llove hearing why ppl picked names or what they mean. I am raising my nieces Annabelle Marie and Neveh Marie. Didn't care for the names @ first but they are growing on me usually call Annabelle Bella or Bells and haven't figured out a good nickname for Nevaeh yet but they fit them :}

Gina - posted on 07/22/2010

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I never had a problem with anyone disliking my daughter's name. It's Serra-Angel (pronounced sarahangel). The only problem I have is because of the hyphen. People want to think of Serra as her first name and Angel as her middle when in fact it's her full first name.Her middle is hyphenated also but because it's Meri-Anne (meri pronounced Mary) is commonly hyphenated people don't think of it as two names. I understand how you feel in regards of comments about your children's names eventhough my problem is different.

Kari - posted on 07/22/2010

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We named our sons Teagan Alexander (4) my husbands father wanted to be named after him and my husband, who hates his name and didn't want that for his son and our youngest is Aidan Scott (2) my mom kept trying to get me to give him my fathers first name (Ronald) and call him Scott, I told her we decided on Aidan and that was that. They are your kids to name and you should pick out what you like.

Melissa - posted on 07/22/2010

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when I was prego never told anyone what names my husband and I were thinking about for our children, We didn't want to hear their opinions, or let them ruin it for us. We had very strong feelings about their names, we knew long before they were born what we would name them. What we didn't anticipate was how upset people would get when they would ask what we were planning on naming them and we wouldn't share, they were offended. I don't understand, it's such a personal thing, I really don't care what people think but I learned if you tell people before they are born they feel they have the right to tell you if they hate it. After the child is named they keep their opinions to themselves. Both my children have unique names and they fit them perfectly, I cannot imagine them named anything else.

Since my kids have unique names the topic often comes up with other mothers (and everyone else), I have heard way to often "I wanted to name them ___, but I named them ___ instead" How sad!

My mother was probably the most upset that we wouldn't share, like we didn't trust her to keep a secret. Since the kids were born she loves to tell people their names, she loves people saying how beautiful their names are.

The one thing that bugs is that people assume that since their names are different that we named them for the meaning of the word, which isn't the case. I never understood that, my name is Melissa and no one has ever asked me what my name means (honey bee).

My daughters name is Indica Neviah and my sons name is Mathias Natal, they fit them perfectly and I wouldn't change it for the world.

Phyllis - posted on 07/22/2010

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I say they are your kids and noone can tell u what to name them...



My oldest is Kenneth Charles - after his dad and my dad... but it was supposed to be DanHeil CharLos

My middle is Mathieu Aleyn-Thomas was supposed to be Maria Noella Stacia Starchesky... then we found out he was a boy...

Daughter is Millennia Jayde... her name would have been Briar Austin Shayne if she woulda been a boy



didn't care what any one thought ... they are my kids...

Cinthia - posted on 07/22/2010

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My daughter's name is Elizabeth Jain. I wanted a family name, and since Jain is my grandmother's maiden name, it was perfect. Now because of the odd spelling of Jain (pronounced Jane), I wanted it hidden as a middle name. My name is Cinthia. My parents were fighting about how to spell my nick name before the birth certificate was filled out. My father wanted to spell it Cindy (the traditional way) and my mother wanted to spell it Cyndi (father felt I would have problems all my life if you spelled it this way). So because this fight was going on, she accidently messed up on the spelling of my legal name. She didn't even know she had done it until the paperwork was already gone. The joke is on them both though, because I spell my nick name Cindi. My legal name is spelled Cinthia.



Now as for my daughter's nick name, I knew that Elizabeth was just to long for a little baby, so I decided to call her Lizzie, thinking that when she reached middle/high school she would be called Liz, and as an adult she would be Beth. Well that joke is on me, she doesn't want to be called anything but Lizzie. Now she is just entering high school this year, but she is very head strong, and I don't see any changes coming that way.



I was never lucky enough to have the pleasure of naming any other kids, but my sister's son I think takes the cake--Troy Junior-TJ (father's last name). The father's first name is Troy, and he wanted a Junior, but didn't want his son to have his middle name so he gave him the middle name of Junior. Now they wanted to call him TJ so they decided that to have that happen it needed to be a legal part of his name. I think the craziest part of his name is the TJ in it, but other then that, I just can't see him named anything else.

Janet - posted on 07/22/2010

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I have 2 children and no one has said anything about their names. Although most People spell my daughters name wrong.
They are, Brian Arthur (Arthur was both Paternal Grandfaters' names) and Anwen Marie.

Emmalee - posted on 07/22/2010

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I went for older but basic names. i didn't want to common. i even went to the extreme and looked up on the Social Security site to see how common they were. You can type any name and it will tell you what it ranks over the past twenty years (1-1000). My oldest son, Dean, it ranked in the 900's and my second son, Brigham, was not even in the top 1000. I didn't plan on them being family names, but it turned out they both are so now if i have another I feel obligated to do a family name.

Melissa - posted on 07/22/2010

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My husband and I have a huge thing for comic books! I didn't until I met him. I thought they were for nerds hahaha. Hubby's not a nerd, So boy was I wrong. So I started watching comic book based movies, live action and animation. Started watching the x-men Saturday morning cartoons. I have a big thing for the x-men. Even bigger for Wolverine. It turns out that Wolverine's really name is James, but goes by Logan. Which is a name I love! So we named our son Logan and after both his great grandfathers. Logan Lloyd Russell. Neither of our parents were very happy that we used such " old" names. But it fits nicely and both my hubby and i have great respect and love for both our grandfathers. Logan is the third boy on my side of the family to be named after my poppy!! We're thinking of sticking with the comic book names since everyone seems to think we named our son after wolverine. We're not going to name them sabertooth or kal-el, but were thinking Conner which is Superboys earth name for a boy and Skyler for a girl which was some reincarnation of wonder woman I believe.. I dunno my hubby knows more!

Teckla - posted on 07/22/2010

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Interesting topic...When we picked my daughters name (Olivia), we wanted to make sure it represented what we thought would best fit her, nothing to do with her race. She is mixed her father is black and I am white. We did not want to pick a name that fit his side of the familt or that fit my side of family, we did not want a name that might exclude her later on in life because it was too hard to pronounce or it was something that may socially stop her from being successful. Olivia fits her, even though she goes by her nick-name LeeLee more than anything else. I have a very unique name and have had trouble with it my entire life (Teckla), I do not want my child(ren) to have to go through some of what I did although sometimes its nice to be diffrent.

Kristin - posted on 07/22/2010

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My boys are Jon-Morgan Braydon and Patrik Argyle and my girls are Brenna Elizabeth and Emma Abigayle. No one in my family said much about names, but my brother-in-law was pretty vocal about my fourth pregnancy and why would we have so many children.

Tracy - posted on 07/22/2010

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We called our youngest daughter Natasha, but my dad refused to call her by her full name, as it sounded russian to him. He hated all things russian seeing as he fled Hungary as a refugee in the 1956 revolt against the communist regime that took over. I understood his point so I never made a problem of it and he just called her Tasha.

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My husband and I have a strict policy with all 3 kids that we don't tell anyone (family or friends) the names until the kids are born. We do not want anyone's feedback or opinion. It is a personal decision and we wanted to make our choices based on our feelings about a name. We figure that people are less likely to make a comment once the baby has been named and there is no turning back. It has worked wonderfully for us.

CJ - posted on 07/22/2010

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My daughter's name is Clover Mae...everyone in our family thinks is a beautiful name. I've only gotten one remark about it that wasn't a compliment and that was from some lady that my stepmom works with. She said Clover is a dogs name. Which is ridiculous...the only names I think of a strictly dog names are things like spot and bandit.

Alisha - posted on 07/22/2010

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I have 3 children:
Braeden Michael-4
Brenna Alyce-2 (pronounced A-Leece)
Kendall Payne-1
Braeden was going to be Brayden if he was a girl, just loved that name. Brenna's middle name was after my Grandma Alice who passed away 3 weeks before she was born and who I was also named after (Alisha). Everyone thought Kendall was a boy when I told them her name. And Payne is the middle name of my husband's grandfather. If she had been a boy she would have been Jackson David. My family seems to like my kids' names except when Brenna was born my dad called my brother to tell him and he thought her name was Vrenna. Not sure if that is even a name!
**to Brandee McCarthy- I was into "B" names also (hence Braeden and Brenna) but also liked Brylie for a girl. Recently heard the name Brecken for a girl and thought it was nice and different!

Mandy - posted on 07/22/2010

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My older boy is Bryan Joseph. His first name was a name I really liked plus there was a guy I went to high school with that was very well rounded - smart, did sports & was friendly to all. I changed the i to a y though. Joseph is the male version of my middle name (Jo). My younger boy is Bradley Vincent. I always like the name Bradley. His father's middle name is Vincent. So we have to Br's. I didn't plan it that way and didn't think about it either. Then my brother named his boy Brendan Frederick. So, my mom has all her grandchildren starting with Br. The next great-grandchild born was named Brianna. My other cousin named her boys Eric and Trent. The last one born was named Ethan Andrew. He is the only one that doesn't have an R for the second letter of his name. I like all the names.

I am also a running coach for elementary kids and I hear all kinds of names with all kinds of spellings. I find it interesting to see what names I am going to have next. I make sure to spell them all correctly too.

My real name is Mandy Jo. It is not shortened from Amanda. I had a middle school teacher that insisted on calling me Amanda and I insisted on not answering her, even though I knew she was talking to me. It came to a point where my mom had to take my birth certificate in and explain to her that it wasn't my name and she'd better start using my name if she wanted me to answer. My dad named me and I was born before the Barry Manilow song. When working retail I had a few people sing me the song, I think they thought they were original. The thing that most people don't realize is that Mandy was his dog. So, it's not really a compliment. My dad didn't name me Amanda because he was going to call me Mandy. They had named my brother Richard and no one calls him that, except for mom when he was in trouble. Everyone calls him Rick. Both his & his son's middle names are Frederick after my dad.

I do find it interesting that so many people have expressed that people have commented on and told them that they didn't like what they named the child. WOW!!! I'd never say that to a parent. It's not my child, who am I to tell a parent what they should and shouldn't have named their child?!?

This summer some of the names I have for kids are:
Ireland
Saffron
Mikaila
Connie
Victoria
Cynthia
Stephanie
Alyssa
McKenna
Jessica

I find it a nice assortment. I like the variety and that they aren't all named Jennifer.

Mindy - posted on 07/22/2010

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I have 4 children and my parents only had a say so in my oldest Phillip. But they liked the name of my second child, Shaine. My friend Leanne and i put names in a hat and drew 2 names out and that's literally how we chose Shaine's name! As for Dustin and Arielle, they kept questioning me about why i chose those names so i guess they didn't like them at the time but after i had the babies, the names grew on them! I chose Dustin cuz i work in a doctors office and didn't want to have a name of any of the patients and that was hard. But i always liked the name and we didn't have any patients with that name, plus it went well with Jacob so that's his name: Dustin Jacob. As for Arielle, i did not name her after the mermaid, as a matter of fact, i was a lil upset to find out that was the mermaids name, but i was so in love with the name that we just went with it. And now when i tell people her name and they say, "oh, like the mermaid?" i just say, "no, like the princess" LOL

Vicki - posted on 07/22/2010

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i have 3 children eldest boy 15 callum james george (now shortened to cal which sounds like cow to me YUK! lol) his aunty called him cj till i went mad!. then 14 jacob alexander(some call him jake and i tell them thats not his name!. then girl 7 months savannah mae who nanny (partners mum) said was an awful long name and made the mistake of calling her sahara 1 day! my partner went nuts. have had few comments on her name its not common in u.k. but we love it and it suits her perfectly. so if they dont like it shove it haha :)

Tara - posted on 07/22/2010

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When I chose my daughters name everyone was trying to have an input. And I hated everyone one of them, if she was a boy she would have been Lhaike (Lake) Henry. Right or wrong, that was my boys name. But then I found out I was having a little girl and so many names went through my head, I loved Harper, Addyson, Aleyah and a few others but everyone had an opinion. In the end I went to the zoo 4 weeks before I had her and there was a seal with the name Sienna and she was such a sweet little thing, so my daughter became Sienna Ruby. Everyone laughs when I tell them the story now, but also there was huge arguements about her middle name Ruby because it was my great great grandmothers name, my ex's family had a big dance because I wouldn't use one of their family names. But none of them meant anything to me, they couldn't understand this. And now Sienna doesn't know alot of her family all because they didn't respect my decision of what I wanted to name MY daughter.

Susan - posted on 07/22/2010

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I have 5 kids and my oldest' name is Chelsea. We get a load of comments for that name itself like flower show, footie team, the place etc. In actual fact we got her name by rearranging the letters from mine and my husbands 1st names and saw what we could come up with. Our 2nd my husband wanted CJ and I said I'd go with the initials so it's Courtney Jo, our third we couldn't think of a name so because my mother in law never had a girl we asked her what she would have called one. That was Mary and we added Jane (not from spider man lol). 4th was Robert after my husbands best mate and my husbands name for his middle name and last is Alex James cus we both liked AJ.

Mary - posted on 07/21/2010

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With all three of our kids we picked a first name we liked and a middle name after someone in our family. Dylan Shaun, Luke Thomas, and Emmalyn Sarah (we call her Emma, but I didn't like Emma Sarah). Some people loved Emmalyn and some people thought it odd, however everyone likes Emma. Also my mom wasn't too sure about Dylan at first. However, we couldn't imagine calling them anything else now.

Barb - posted on 07/21/2010

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My mother-in-law hated our daughter's name (Katheryn) because it didn't have the right numerology...She's into the stars and numbers. We just told her that we didn't get her input when we conceived why should we now. By the way, Katheryn was named after her Great Grandmother. As it turned out, the 2 of them were quite close. The flip side is that when her daughter named her daughter Katherine, it suddenly was a fantastic name. Go figure. We love Katheryn and so does she!

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My boys have 2 middle names. My girl's 1st name is long enough w/out having 2 middle names.

Lucas Dale Ray (dale is my hubby and his grandpa's middle name and ray is my dad's middle name)
Joseph Paul Davis (Paul is after my grandfather and Davis is my maiden name)
Annabelle Marie (marie is mine and my aunt's middle name)

I heard quite a bit from my grandmother in law about 2 middle names. Then I found out, her oldest has 2 middle names.


I also have heard quite a bit from my sister about middle ds' name. His name is Joseph, he goes by Joey. I have an uncle named Donald Joe, who happens to go by Joey. Well, he's been trying to convert everyone to calling him Don but we refuse LOL My sister is convinced and will tell me "I named him after our uncle" No, he's not named after our uncle. Their names are not the same. They share a nickname. Bugs the crap out of me

April - posted on 07/21/2010

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I say as long as you and your husband like them,thats all that matters.People always have something to say it seems. Let them say what they want and name your kids what YOU want:)

Emma - posted on 07/21/2010

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Every time i fall pregnant,my husband insists on calling the baby Ned.. We have the surname Kelly, so it would be Ned kelly,like the famous bushranger.. We have 4 boys so far, with our 5th due in 2 weeks ( yes, all boys) they are..
Lennon Paul
Jude Joshua
Noah Ian Kevin
Levi Flynn Patrick
and the new baby will be Aaron Dennis
thankfully, all our families like the names we've chosen

Rae - posted on 07/21/2010

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My oldest son's name is Jordan Riley. I knew when I wanted for his first name, but not a middle name so my mom came up with it. My youngest son is Kelton Michael Patrick. I wanted Kelton Marshall, but his father wanted him name Michael Patrick after him, but no way was my son going to be a third. We compromised on Kelton Michael Patrick. Kelton is an old last name from my grandfather's, who passed away in 1999, family. Funny thing is, and I never thought about it until later, I went to school with a boy named Michael Kelton (last name). I couldn't stand him. I usually get "oh, that's a different name" for Kelton. Sometimes I get "that's a girl's name, first and middle" for Jordan. I don't care. I like both their names.

Dawn - posted on 07/21/2010

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My mother didn't like any of the names we chose for our children. We have 2 boys and 2 girls, no twins. My oldest son is Bryan Alexander- she liked Andrew thomas. My oldest daughter is Rebekkah Danielle- she liked Arianna Anise. My youngest daughter is Rachal Ashley-Belle- she liked Belle (my great-grandmother's name), but liked Tamara Cadance better. My youngest son is Gannon Cole- she liked Thomas Andrew. Come to think of it, we didn't settle on any names until after the kids were born, but we did tell everyone the names we were thinking about. Only my mom gave us feedback about the names we chose. Probably because everyone else knew we don't care what they think lol

Korenna - posted on 07/21/2010

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My oldest daughter's name is Ciara, my M-in-L asked me what I was going to call her for short.............. for short? Her name only has 5 letters, how much shorter do you want it?

Deirdre - posted on 07/21/2010

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I had my first daughter's name picked out before I had her father picked out, lol. I loved the name "Schuyler" but my husband wanted me to change the spelling to "Skyler" so that people would have an easier time pronouncing it and spelling it. Her middle name is Ann, after my mother - she was born on my mother's birthday so that worked out well.

I didn't ask for opinions. Both of my boys were named after they were born because I wanted a name that fit them. Jordan Scott (Scott is his dad's name) and Travis Lee (after Travis McGee/Lee is a family name).

My other daughter is Robyn Elizabeth (Elizabeth was my grandmother's name).

We can't imagine them named anything else and I think for the most part, they are happy with their names. My mom named me deirdre - and while I like the name, I have spent my life telling people how to say and spell it.

Rinna - posted on 07/21/2010

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Xerinn - From parents name Rex (inverted) and Rinna
- meaning unaffected by disturbance; calm and unruffled
Xedric - From uncle Eric's name and big sister Xerinn's name combined :) meaning war leader.

Mary - posted on 07/21/2010

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Well, first off they are your children you have the right to name them what you want. I have a son and named him after his father and grandfather it sounds like a dear John letter. But the Jerris is german and John is common. So you put them together and it is Jerris John almost like Dearest John but I didn't care they didn't like it then it was there problem not mine or my son... My daughter was name after my father, and her fathers middle name and my mother. the only thing said about that was is she going to learn to ever spell all that., Her name is Georgegina Maxine. So be it. She loves her name and pooh on every one that has a problem with it....

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