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Ok I dont know if this has already been a thread but I'll post it any way :p
I love hearing how people picked out their child/rens names.
Does your childs name have a special meaning, is it a family name or maybe you made it up?
What ever it is lets hear it :D
DD#1 we didn't know what we were getting, we had a boys name and a girls name picked out.
The middle names were my maternal grandparents first names, the first names were names which we liked, we not "strange", and were not in the "most popular babies names" list for 1990.
For DD#2, we knew she was a girl, I was going to call her by my greatgrandmother's first name, with my paternal grandmother's name, but I got cold feet, and it didn't feel right. I was sitting at DD#1's end of year concert looking at the honour boards in the hall, with about 6 weeks left to go, and all the instances and various spellings of this one girls name jumped out at me. My paternal grandmother's middle name didn't work with it, so we put DH's Dad's middle name (which was a unisex name) as the middle name. We didn't firmly decide which of the two combinations we would use until after she was born, and then her big sister was allowed to choose. She chose the name which had stuck out at me at her school concert, and it just seemed right to all of us.
Next baby, well we know it is a boy, and we've just defaulted back to Plan A - the unused boys name combination from DD#1. It's still an appealing combination, and still not a common name, and it's easy, rather than agonising over another choice. I wouldn't budge on my late grandfather's name as a middle name in any case. And yes, it is an old fashioned middle name, but my grandfather meant the world to me, so I don't care what people say.
DH was one of up to 5 people in his class with his first name, it was one of the most common boys names of the time, and I was one of up to 4 with my first name in class, and it has erked us both all our school days, so we purposely steered well away from the popular names of the years our children were born, and the couple of years before as well.
I came home one day and asked DH what he thought of the name Oscar, I didn't think he would go for it at all, but he said that he had been thinking about it too. So from that day on there was no turning back. I threw around some other boys names but they just didn't seem right. For a girl we had narrowed it down to 2 names - Taylee and Makenzie. We used to go to high school with a girl named Taylee and had both always liked the name (not so much the girl!!!), and I was watching Oprah one day and there was a girl named Makenzie on there and I thought that was a nice name so I suggested it to DH and he liked it also. Thank goodness we had a boy though, because we simply could not decide between the two girls names. For middle names I wanted names with meaning so we used Oscar John (John being my Dad's name) and for a girl it was going to be Alice, which was my Grandma's middle name.
For the next bub I had already decided if a boy it would be Oliver, but then we realised today that Oliver can't be used with our surname as our surname can be twisted in childrens name calling minds as a bodily function so Oliver then becomes "I'll-have-a" *bodily function* - bummer cause I love that name and it goes really nicely with DH's fathers name as a middle name (Oliver Bruce). Oh well, we've got a couple of years to work it all out anyway. If next one is a girl I want to call her Molly, just because I love the name. DH doesn't particularly like it but I said that if he wants to carry the baby for 9 months and then push it out the end of his pee pee then he can name it something else!!
Lachlan Nathan Kyal Goulding
*I just picked Lachlan out of a group of names (about 20) that I liked
*Nathan is his fathers name, Nathan has his fathers name as a middle name and so on, it's sort of a tradition
*I wanted a short middle name and it was either going to be Kai, Kian or Kyle but I decided to speel it a bit different
*Goulding is just his Daddys last name!
When I found out I was expecting, hubby and I sat down and came up with our top 5 names (5 for boys 5 for girls each) and then brought them down to 5 of each then agreed on the best of the 5.
We came up with Raleigh for a girl.
Her middle names were from family names.
Judith - After her paternal aunt
Ann - My mother's middle name.
Our little man is "Peter Ian"
Peter is DH dad and Ian is my Dad so we have to very happy Granddads
We did'nt know if we were having a boy or Girl so we had sooooo many names
i have always loved the name tyler, but the main reason i picked the name was this may seem funny but its the only name my dad liked... he would always say i was having a girl and her name was tyler i also had tyra picked but when i found out i was having a girl tyler just kinda stuck.... so she was named tyler hazel [hazel after my dads mum] i guess it was just lucky i liked the name.... if i was having a boy his name would have been tyrone aaron....and there would have been no changing my mind on the boys name
Well we fought a lot over names but eventually aggreed! Our baby was a surprise and we felt like s/he is a gift so we wanted a name that suited it. So for a Boy we choose Joshua Nathan, Nathan means "gods gift" and Joshua as it's a strong name with sucess behind it.
We have chosen Eliza for a girl as we think it is a strong sounding name and sounds intellectual lol
We're still deciding on a middle name for a girl!
There are two websites I love to look at names and read about them I am not saying I follow them to a tee, just out of interest, you can even check your own name and the description it gives is very interesting.
Our son "Peter" was named after my fiances father, who passed away a few years back.
So he has a special meanign to us :)
Love Natalie xxx
we have chosen "Paige Grace" for our expectant bubba
and already refer to her as this...
I had Grace chosen for the longest time but felt every one was choosing this name too...
So one day when My husband and I were driving home from baby stuff shopping we drove past "page st" and as i looked up and saw the sign is said to my husband "I want to call out bubba Paige Grace" and My husband actually agreed to a name finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So that is what we are going to call her!
I have no doubts at all...
We called Maggie after my mum, it's actually a nick name from her childhood that stuck, and Mags middle name is Suzanne which is DH's mum's name however she spells is with a "s" instead of a "z". So she was named after her grandmothers but with a bit of a tweek for originality :)
I would have love to do the same if she had've been a boy - named after the grandfathers - because then it would have been Pete Murray, whom I love!!! :D
We've chosen Eva Ann for a girl, Eva is a name that we both utterly adore. Husband came home with it one day and i had heard it earlier in the day. We love it. Ann is my mum's middle name, sometimes I flutter between Eva Ann and Eva Deborah (her first name) depending on my mood.
For a boy we've chosen Cobey Danger (sigh) Cobey was because I love love love Tobey and Corey, however Husband wasn't crash hot on any of them. He was saying one of them one day and accidently said Cobey instead, it stuck and he's adament that we're trying for a Cobey. He loves the idea of the middle name Danger, I think it's way too cute to smack it out of him. It's only a middle name after all. :p
No bubs for us yet....but Hubby and I cant stop bring up names :D
We are sure that if we have a boy we will call him...Paul...after my Uncle/Godfather who died at 23 when I was six months old.
But if we have a girl, I would really like Eve. Although DH's cousin gave his daughter eve as a second name-I went away from it for a while :( .
But i have come back with avengence!!! I still love it.
We have found that it is so much easier to work out girls names than boys...not sure why that is...maybe cause we both want girl/s :p
The name we chose for our bub on the way is;
Tayna Nga Waiata Hemara
Tayna (Tay-Nah); well Dh chose the name and from what i know it is also one of his nieces names. She was a little tiny thing (very pretty_ and used to get forgotten by everyone :( Her name is spelt Taina (the maori way) and i wanted to spell it like this also. But DH wanted to put the Y in to make it easier for the Aussie school systems lol... I wanted Taya and thats what had sparked his liking to Tayna.... it sort of stuck in his mind and its been her name since we found out she was a girl.
Nga Waiata (Na-Why-Ya-Ta); Maori name meaning "songs" - it also happens to be the name passed down to me by my great grand mother for one of my children. We'd tossed up names like Grace or Alexis (even Miriwai) but i always came back to Nga Waiata. I just love it and it seems to flow with boththe first and last names. And its my choice and Dh chose the first name :D
Wow I love all your bubs names.....its great that you have all put so much thought into them as I believe it shows how much love your bubs are surrounded with :)
DH and I choose Orlando as its the Italian version of Ronald (DH great grandfather) and the only name we both agreed upon LOL :D his middle name is Dee (a shorter version of my surname) and he also has an Indigenous name Warra Gul meaning "Shy one" which his paternal grandfather gave to him....which I love as I hope he will have a strong connection to his Indigenous culture.
I love the website with all the names on it, thanks for that Devon_Mousse oopps I mean Devon_mouse sorry LOL slip of the tounge or should I say keys :p
I didnt actually choose maxs name....dp did in the labour ward..
I actually had the name Max picked out for my rabbit i was going to buy. Has any one seen the show Max N Ruby?? well thats where i got it from.
Lukas is my dp first name, its a tradition in his family...
I chose to name my son after a 'Crusty Demon' called Seth Enslow. He does motorbike stunts.
Most of the DH's and DP's would probably know who he is, unless some other mummies are fans like I am!!
I was pregnant with Seth when we went to see 'Metal Mulisha' which is basically Freestyle Motorcross stunts. I also went to see the Crusty Demons when I was pregnant with Seth.
The name just felt 'right' from day one, even before I knew I was having a boy. His middle name is James after my father who passed away suddenly in 2004. My dad's middle name was James and his first initial was S too.
Me 24 ;)
DP 25 ;)
Seth :p (22-9-05)
Kaiden Gordon Reginald
We chose Kaiden because we liked it, didn't know any others and it means "warrior".
Gordon came from my maternal grandfather, because has been such a strength in my life and more of a father than my own.
Reginald came from Dh father who passed away 8 years ago.
If we had a girl, her middle name would be Genieveve after my mum. She probably still wouldn't have a first name!!!!
The "El" bit of Eloise was chosen for her great grandmother Ellen who passed away 6 months before she was born (Eloise would've made her a GGM) and the "loise" bit is for one of my middle names Louise. Cameron is DP's middle name.
Both of my children weren't named until 2 days after they were born :) I wanted names that suited them. DS's middle name (Darcy) is a family tradition. The eldest son of the eldest son eg son, DH, FIL, Grandfather all have that same middle name. For DD we just picked a first name we liked and DS was already calling our baby girl Izzy before she was born, so she was given Isabella as a middle name.
We chose Oliver because it is the only name we both REALLY liked. His middle name is Tobias, that's his dad's name.
For a girl, if we have one, she will be Amelia Mary. Mary is a family tradition, my middle name, my mums, grandmas etc etc. And I just really like Amelia. We also picked names which would be recognisable to my DH's family, as he is German.
I like names that are not really common. But usually you pick a name, and then realise every second child has that name. LOL :rolleyes:
My little man is Angelo jayden!
Angelo is after is paternal grandfather as my partner is Greek and that is their tradition! I chose Jayden so his initials would be AJ (This is also his nickname) after my cousin and close friend, AJ!
Steph I love your bubs nickname AJ too cute lol :D
our baby girl's name is hannah
dh was outside gardening and came inside to ask what i thought of the name, before i was even pg, we tried for 2 years so we'd discussed names on and off
it means grace of god, which i believe is how we finally got pg so it suits great
dh says he knew we'd have a girl first thats why he came up with hannah
we haven't agreed on a middle name yet
For both, we went into the hospital with a list of 5 girls names and 5 boys names.
For the first, we did not use any of the names on the list. DH decided that he looked like a Thomas. Middle name of James is from his grandfather. Thomas James often gets shortened to TJ.
For the 2nd, we took the same lists as the first time. Ended up with Rhys William.
Rhys was the name of a kid on ER, and I had heard it and liked it. William is a traditional name. DH middle name, his dad's middle name etc.
For a girl, I have always like Erica Lauren. Erica because my grandfather's name was Eric. Lauren because our mothers names are Maureen and Lorraine, and Lauren is a combination of these 2. Hopefully we will get to use it this time :)
We only decided on our sons name 2 days before he was born. We didn't know what we were having but had a girls name picked out (Annabel or Abigail) but no boys names!
I liked the more traditional names (Marcus or William) however my partner couldn't agree on anything. Finally I did some web surfing for some more unusual names and came back with two that I liked - Maverick and Carlton. He liked Maverick, but only if we could name our next son 'Goose' (haha, yeah right, not that much of Top Gun fan!) but he loved Carlton so that's what we went with. We chose the middle name James just because it's a nice name.
For those wondering as well, we didn't choose the name because of the beer or the football team! :p
Carlton is a an old english / scottish name meaning "Countrymen's farm". :D We love it because it's something different, not much chance that he will be in a class with any other people named 'Carlton'!
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