Why did you decide on your childs name?

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Melissa - posted on 04/28/2011

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I've always wanted a boy named after my maternal grandfather, and a girl named after my maternal grandmother. When we had our son in the winter of '09, we gave him my grandfathers first name, George, and a good old fashioned irish middle name (our heritage), Padraic. We're now pregnant again, and if we have a girl (hopefully!!) we'll name her Vina, after my grandmother, and her middle name will be Elora, a name I've always loved. If we have another boy he'll be named after my husband, Thomas Edward Richard.

Courtney - posted on 04/28/2011

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we were putting different names together, and had Madison because we liked the name, and Nicole because of multiple family members with the same middle name... but not knowing if we were having a girl I suggested we came up with a boys name just in case, and picked Matthew so we had a name to call the baby before it was born, calling it Matty/Madi... and Kendrick after my dad, thankfully we ended up having one of each!

Anna - posted on 04/16/2011

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Our sons name is Ruben Named after My brother in Law and also we wanted a name that would work in both english and is spanish as his dad is from chile. I am a bit disapointed though as in english alot of people spell it Rueben or rubin etc. but all in all I think its a nice name.

Anna - posted on 04/16/2011

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Our sons name is Ruben Named after My brother in Law and also we wanted a name that would work in both english and is spanish as his dad is from chile. I am a bit disapointed though as in english alot of people spell it Rueben or rubin etc. but all in all I think its a nice name.

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about a week after i found out i was pregnant i was online doing some research and came across the name kayleigh and i really like it, around the 6 month mark i began looking up names and meanings and jst couldnt get kayleigh outta my head and the moment she was born after that first look i knew she was supose to be a kayleigh

Janet - posted on 09/04/2009

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My daughter, Aubrey Paige, is named after her paternal great-grandfather. My husband was very close to him and we even left the spelling of Aubrey the same. Paige is just a name we both liked alot.

Chitney-Ann - posted on 08/31/2009

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we decided on her name because it was one of those names in the baby book that would've been meant for a boy, but sounded pretty cute for a girl. changed up the spelling and before you knew it i found so many other girls had the same name...lol

April - posted on 08/29/2009

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My husband and I knew we wanted a name to reflect her Irish heritage. With that in mind we searched through a name book to find one we liked the meaning. For her middle name, we used the last name of someone, Rev. James Quinn, close to both of us that had recently departed. As a side note, if she was a boy we were going to name her after our dear friend.

Michelle - posted on 08/29/2009

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We wanted our son to have the same initials as Daddy, so we picked the best name starting with J and gave him the same middle name.

Dixie - posted on 08/29/2009

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Our names are complicated. Not the names, just the process. We have two boys and they have my husbands initials, and 1 girl with my initials. All three start with D and end with N(though the N was really coincidence). My oldest is Dawson Creed. Dawson means "son of David" which is my husbands name. Creed means Belief.



My youngest boy is Devon-"poet" Casey-"warrior", but it's after my mom's maiden -name. Devon was named in an odd way. It was on a short list we had picked out. I ended having my 3rd Emergency C-section. "Devon" was written on the tool holding the sheet up for my surgery. We saw it as a sign, and the nurses gave us the tool. LOL.



My daughter is Dillan-means faithful, the way it is spelled. And Danielle-God is my judge. I like boys names for girls, and my husband loves the name Danielle.

Chana - posted on 08/28/2009

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We've had our favorite boy name and favorite girl name picked out way before I was pregnant...and Dylan was the ONLY boy name we both liked.

Rachael - posted on 08/28/2009

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my husband found the name nathan and asked me and i liked it. nathan means gift from god and that is exactly what he is. paul is his father's middle name and i wanted to keep the tradition going. for a girl if we ever have one her name is going to be madison kate. kate because everyone on my moms side of the family has a k middle name and madison because my husband liked the name

Yolanda Delaine - posted on 08/28/2009

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I named Hannah after Hannah in the Bible. The doctors told me I'd never have children and should just have a hiesterectomy and be done with it due to heavy almost constant feminine bleeding. I decided not to have the hiesterectomy and found myself five months pregnant with Hannah. I had prayed and asked God to give me a child so I could go ahead and have the surgery done. And now I have Hannah and also, a month after I had Hannah, I got pregnant again! So then we had Jessie Rose, I named her for Shawn's grandfather who reminded me of my own Papa and the Rose was my little sister's middle name and Jessie was so premature she was like a little fragile rose. So it fit perfectly. Hannah got the Jo of her first name (Hannah Jo) from my mother, who's middle name was Jo and Hannah's middle name Lorraine is after my great grandmother who I loved very much. So we have Jessie Rose LacQuaye and Hannah Jo Lorraine LacQuaye

Cindy - posted on 08/28/2009

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My husband and I had a hard time coming up with the same first name. So one day we both went into diff rooms and wrote down a few names that we liked and Andrew was the ONLY name that we had the same of so ANdrew it was. His middle name is my husbands middle name and thats how we got his name.

Sarah - posted on 08/28/2009

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my daughter is going to be named Pippa Raime Pippa is from a poem my husband and I like called Pippa Passes and Raime is my husbands great grandmothers name and I was given a ring from his dad that belonged to her. (I hope that's clear if not let me know)
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Christina - posted on 08/27/2009

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My son's name is John Thomas. John after my father who died when I was 12, and Thomas is his father's dad's name. John's dad and I seperated while I was still pregnant with him, but I kept the middle name because I have an uncle Tom that I'm close to. Plus I think J.T. sounds cool =D

Lydia - posted on 08/27/2009

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We decided at I will name the boy and he will name the girl. I won...baby was a boy. I want a unique name at least one that when he went to school, he will not be the third person with th same name...so out came the Baby Name book.Which also tells you which are the most popular name. I choose Ian as his first name. For middle name I picked my grandfather's Francisco. My mom did not like Ian, but I love it. I recommend the book Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana by Linda Rosenkrantz & Pamela Redmond Satran.

Lisa - posted on 08/27/2009

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Eloise was the only name that myself and my daughters dad could agree on. And her middle name I didn't budge on, which is Grace. I am no engaged to someone else, and if we ever have kids we have George Rubin picked out for a boy, and Arwen picked out for a girl. Not to sure of a middle name for Arwen yet, just haven't heard any I like enough.

Jennifer - posted on 08/27/2009

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First Son Daniel Joesph-Andrew Yarnell which goes by DJay- Daniel is my fathers name and Andrew was my great grandfathers name we both wanted to name him after my dad but not call him by that name and when i was pregnant with him he was notarious for waking me up from 3 am to 5 am and i would watch roseanne on tv- so thus we have DJ and I realized i only needed a J name and we had DJay- so Joesph after my favorite uncle Joe and my husbands best friend-
My daughters name is Sarah Annabelle-Grace Yarnell ( and no people ask us all the time if she goes by SAGY-no....) but we felt we had to give her the three names as well
Sarah is biblical that we both love, My mother,my sister,and me all have some form of ann as middle name- and my grandmothers name was maybelle so thus my husband come up with combinging to make annabelle and Grace is by the Grace of God we had her she was born 5 weeks early and we had had a previous misscarriage and it was a miracle she was even born

Penny - posted on 08/27/2009

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My last 4 kids names are not unique, but they have meaning to us. Kameryn, Dalton, and Colton are all cowboy names in some way. Ethan is named after the hot guy who won survivor, and is now battling cancer. Their middle names are all chosen after someone in the family. Lee is for her great grandfather, Laawrence is after his grandfather, Jeffrey is after his father, and David is for his uncle who passed away when he was 5 of leukemia.

Rebecca - posted on 08/26/2009

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Our oldest is Fawn-Ashleigh - and that was my husband`s choice, it took me the 9 months i was pregnant to warm up to the name. Our second - Shai-Leigh was my choice, and i just loved the name, our third - Tah-Leigha (you say it exactly like it is written) was a name we made up and loved it, Nickolas was the name we had choosen from the beginning if we ever had a boy and his 2 middle names are after both his grandpas, and Cora-Leigh was the only name that both my husband and i could agree on.

Amber - posted on 08/26/2009

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With my oldest it was between two names and they were just names that I really liked for a girl and when she was born I just knew what her name was supposed to be. The other one just didn't fit right. With my son, I wanted to name him after my father and his father. My two favorite men in the world (although my son is now in that fav's list). With my third and last child I had a miscarriage between the first and second and had a dream about her and she told me her name so when I had her I named her that name.

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We come from families who like 'nick-names' so we had to like the nick-name as much as the real name. We also wanted biblical names that were more uncommon but not like Mehetabel (which I actually like, but would feel cruel naming my child this!). After our second child, my mom realized that they both had only one vowel in there name so our third ended up the same (although we didn't really plan it persae) so we have Solomon, Abraham, and Eden.

Kourtney_payne2 - posted on 08/26/2009

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we chose a first name together for both genders that can be said in french and english as my husband is french as we didnt no what gender we were having...my grandmas name is my daughters middle name or if she was a boy it would be my husbands grandpas name

Lindsay - posted on 08/25/2009

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Adalynn Reneece: Adam (my husband) and Lindsay (me) combined sounds like Adalynn. Also, my mothers middle name is Renee. I didn't want something exactly like it, so I came up with a similiar name. I'm not sure it really is a name, but I love it. So,

Adalynn Reneece is what we came up with. A great combination of family names. :)

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Well, I don't see our "reason" so here goes...The Name Game!! My Hubby and I laid in bed and started...CHUCK, chuck, chuck bo buck, banana, fanana, fo....well you know the rest!!! ;-) Our names passed the test!!! LOL! Kids get teased no matter what, but this just seemed to help us check for all the "nick" names that kids come up with! And, we had a lot of fun!!

Jodi - posted on 08/25/2009

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I went through my first 4 months going over names, we agreed on Elizabeth which is a old-fashioned but well liked name. She use different variants of the name, which ever suit her style at any point of life. We came up with Marie in homage of our mothers, what other way to show your mother you appreciate her then the biggest tribute. I only wish his mother, was here to meet this amazing little girl. Sadly enough she passed away, when he was 4 due to cancer.

Erica - posted on 08/24/2009

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My choice was more of an emotional one,my mother-in-law past away before i got pregnant and it when i found out after my scan that i was having a baby girl,a voice inside me just said her name and it felt so right so that's how i decided on my daughters first name.

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I wanted a unique name for our child, and my partner wanted to use some form of "john" in the name as it is a family tradition for all males on his side. I dislike the name John and agreed to use it as a middle if we could have another middle name as well. All during the pregnancy we had a running list going of possible name choices and I refused to choose one until I actually met my son. I am a firm believer that everyone and everything (even pets) have a unique personality and the name should suit them. Going in to the hospital our name choices consisted of the following: Shia, Stellan, Colten, Cooper, Maddox, Thaden, and Drake. My boy was born at 12:49am on July 4th after pushing for an hour and half, he came out weighing 10lbs 5 oz. When I finally got to spend good quality time with him, he was pissed off- there was nothing calm or gentle about him- he was not happy about coming out and he wanted to let me know. I knew then and there his name was to Maddox Jon Vedder Rodocker-Cummings. The Rodocker-Cummings is both of our last names as we are technically not married and I want our child to have my name as well. If we ever do marry, I will hyphenate and use both names to be like our son.

Michelle - posted on 08/21/2009

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My daughter's first name is the only name my husband and I both liked (he came up with it, went to school with a girl with the name). Her middle name is my sister's middle name. I like the tradition of naming children after those who are special for you. My absolute favorite name for a son though is just a name I came up with. Doubt I'll ever get to use it.

Amy - posted on 08/21/2009

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We named our son Abraham Adam. Abraham is a bibical name which we both like and Adam is my husbands middle name. That is how we came up with his name.

Debra - posted on 08/21/2009

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Well my oldest we chose his name to give him his dads initals. Our second son we were going to do the same but my husbands grandpa dies so we gave him my husbands grandpas initals. And our daughter i picked out her name when i was like 5 and my husband picked her middle name.

Tenea - posted on 08/18/2009

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My son's name is Nathaniel Curtis.

His first name is after one of my husband's friends that he lost in Iraq & his middle name is after my grandpa.

Cathy - posted on 08/17/2009

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I named my son after my late uncle and his late grandad. Best part was it was only me who had to like the name :o)

Damaris - posted on 08/17/2009

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I'm originally from texas and i wanted my son to have a southern but simple name and i love the name so i named him Austin Micheal.

Kathleen - posted on 08/17/2009

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My first son we named Evan Michael, I gave my husband a list of names and he chose Evan and Owen, but decided on Evan. and Michael is my husbands middle name and grandpas name. our second son's name got decided while i was in labor, with out really consulting me, but its Aiden Allan. Allan was my husbands grandfathers name and Aiden just went with it, but I have been told I get the next one

Sheila - posted on 08/16/2009

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I chose my daughters name because I wanted it to be a well rounded name. Something suited for her as a child and that works when she got older. Something with great initials. So I thought if She becomes a buisness woman or a movie star or and when she is with her husband what it would sound like. What would her initials look like on things. Something beautiful. So here it is Ava Bella Arroyo, ABA-intials It means beautiful little bird. (I spent two years coming up with the name before she was even conceived.)(I knew I wanted a girl) She is Ava Bella her whole first name.(Too many isabella's and Ava's) She is gorgeus! More than beautiful and she is full of energy and flits around just like a baby bird. It's weird how that worked out like that. Her name totally suits her. Ask her her name and she will proudly give you her full and correct you if you say it wrong. We are a proud family of 3.

Bridget - posted on 08/16/2009

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my sons are William john who was named after both of his grandfathers and alexander james which my husband thought of the first name and both of my uncles are james.. pretty simple

Pamela - posted on 08/16/2009

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We named our daughter after both our mums middle names, my partners mums middle name is Kay & my mums is Lee, so thats how she ended up bein called Kaylee her middle name is Eve cause its the only name we liked that went with it.

Anna-Blair - posted on 08/11/2009

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My husband chose our sons name. He is not my biological child but the only mother he has known but I have decided to stick with the letter L because I have always wanted my children to start with the same letter and different from any child they may meet

Amber - posted on 08/11/2009

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I picked my daughter's name after going through many baby name books. I liked Gwen and I wanted my middle name, Lyn to be in her name. So I picked Gwendolyn. And her middle name, Olivia sounded good with it. My son's name came to me when I was posting a video on my site, I have loved Elvis Presley for as long as I can remember, so my son's first name is Presley and his middle name Garon came from Elvis' twin's middle name.

Jaime - posted on 08/11/2009

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I named both the girls---Daddy didn't have much say! :) My oldest daughter's name is Mikayliah Ashlynn and our youngest daughter is McKinsey Aubree. Yes, they have the same initials. I did not intend for them to have the same, it just worked out that way. I choose Mikayliah (pronounced Mikayla) because I just loved the name. It was becoming too popular, so I changed the spelling around to be unique. Mikayliah's middle name (Ashlynn) is actually after a little girl I used to nanny. Her name was Ashley, hence Ashlynn. As for my second daughter's name, McKinsey Aubree. I came across an old insurance agent file labled McKinley. I've always loved McKenzie, but felt it was a little masculine for my liking (sorry for all the McKenzies out there) and if you can't tell, I love unique names. Blending the two (McKinley and McKenzie, I came up with "McKinsey." Aubree has no significance, I just liked the name. If we have a 3rd (girl) her name will be Addelyn Grace--no significance here, I just like the name.

Amanda - posted on 08/11/2009

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I couldn't decide on a name of my unborn child, till one night I had one of those crazy pregnancy dreams. In my dream I held my baby, and place it (didn't know the sex at that time) down and turned for a moment, and when I looked back the baby was gone and I couldn't remember where I had placed the baby, and I walked around the house looking for this little baby that I could hear crying, and as I walked I kept calling "Riley!" "Where are you Riley?" An when I woke up I was like Riley...An after saying it a few times it was a down deal...An I had already decided to give Daniel as the middle name after my dad and brother...An no matter what the sex, the child was named Riley Daniel...An it suits her perfect...Cause she's a little tomboy, with an irish temper, not to mention the apple of her grandfathers eye....

Marcie - posted on 08/11/2009

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I took all of the drama out of choosing names. My first is a jr. The second one I let the first one name. The third child, the first one chose his first name and the second one chose his middle name. All of their names are great!

Rebecca - posted on 08/10/2009

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i gave my partner a ;ist of boys names that i liked and told him to choose. he came back with Jake Ryan, we ended up changing his middle name to Raymond because a month before i was due my Pop passed away and Raymond was his middle name.

I think back now and couldnt imagine Ryan being Jakes middle name

Carla - posted on 08/10/2009

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We decided we wanted to use her 2 brother's first initials as the letters to start her first & middle name. Their first initials are A & M. The middle name was easy - Mae - because that was the middle name of both my husband's maternal grandmother & my maternal grandmother. Then, we went through a baby name book to find a name that sounded good with Mae. Addie is what we came up with, so our daughter's name is Addie Mae. After we told everyone her name when she was born, my MIL said my husband had a great aunt Addie.

Carla - posted on 08/10/2009

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We decided we wanted to use her 2 brother's first initials as the letters to start her first & middle name. Their first initials are A & M. The middle name was easy - Mae - because that wsa the middle name of both my husband's maternal grandmother & my maternal grandmother. Then, we went through a baby name book to find a name that sounded good with Mae. Addie is what we came up with, so our daughter's name is Addie Mae.

Rachel - posted on 08/10/2009

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I named my son Samuel William. I chose those names mostly because i fell in love with the sound of them. I feel that both names are masculin and strong. Samuel is a bibical name and i am a christian so it fits well. I am picky with names, so it took a bit to find a name that i would always be happy with.

Angie - posted on 08/10/2009

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We used family names. We decided the boys would have German names (from my husband's family) and the girls would have Mexican names (from my family).

Tani - posted on 08/10/2009

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I picked the first one but the other three my husband wanted Irish Gaelic names for their first names. So, I do not know if this helps.

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