We have similar rules.
My hubby has instigated the no hippy name rule
which sucks for me cause I love
so yeah. I do want a name that they can grow old with, we are a bit lost on names at this stage
DD 1 is Emma Chelsea
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08-02-2012 08:25 #21
08-02-2012 09:57 #22
I'm insistent that ours have to be Welsh names but none that the family have already taken. Unfortunately that leaves us short on nice boys' names but we'll find something. Also, Dafydd and Myfanwy are out because of Little Britain!
08-02-2012 10:12 #23
Names are hard for DP and i, I don't mind if we repeat the first initial for DP and I (M or E) but we won't have the first initial the same and the last initial (H) which in a way sucks as i love the name Hamish (DP hated it though) and DP wanted the name Holly (which i hated )
Also i loved the name Maddison but DP's name is Matthew, his best friend's name is Matthew, i have a half brother called Matthew, my best mates bf's name is Matthew, DP's other mate who just had another boy call him Matthew so we have WAY too many Maddy's around us
For DS's name it was easy (Dominic Stephen), my father’s name is Steven, DP's fathers name is Stephen, he gets DP's last name as we aren't married yet, and one of my middle names is Monique, so Dominic being a somewhat variation.
I also prefer 3 syllable first names but will agree to a 2 or 4 syllable name if it sounds right. previous girl name we had picked was Amelia Paige and our last name it 2 syllables so 4-1-2 sounds right, for DS it's 3-2-2 and another girls names that i had planned if i ever had two girls is Bridget Tiffany so pretty much in total i seem to fall for names that have 7 syllables in total without even realising, I’m not sure why, i just love the flow.
08-02-2012 12:09 #24Member
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Having naming issues myself, also abide by the rules of does it sound sensible, but not common. At the moment however stuck on Ishbel, which I love as it is a good celtic name, but concerned as now living in Aus not Scotland it may not work here. My boys nameof choice is Struan (yes pronounced strewn) which I love, but Aussie husband detests! Does it really sound that bad?
08-02-2012 12:20 #25
We have a couple:
1) cant begin with K. (DH married me, a K, and has three sisters all K, when I met him there dog was a K and our dog is a CH (K)loe)
2) cant begin with H. (our DS is a H, my SIL has 2 boys both H's anymore and its overkill and none of them will get called the correct name)
3) middle name is a family name, that hasnt already been used by another family member (ie - DS & nephew would of both been H's and same middle name if we hadnt changed our DSs middle name after we found out nephews name)
4) DH has a rule that HE has to be able to spell it (ie - i like Niamh, to him it should be Neve - which ruins my traditional spelling rule so names like that are out )
And I kinda make up rules as we go along to justify not liking some of DH ridiculous suggestions (like Cleetus. There is no rule its just horrendous!)
08-02-2012 13:43 #26
08-02-2012 13:45 #27
And I love Niamh!! Way better than Neve. As my DH says, we can't not give our child a name just because we think others won't be able to pronounce it. They can learn!
08-02-2012 13:52 #28
08-02-2012 14:30 #29
I like your rules too Sunnymummy
We don't have rules as such, although I like names that are a little different without being too unusual or difficult to spell/pronounce.
I definitely have a syllable preference though for 3-1-2, both girls have this pattern and I love the way their full names sound
08-02-2012 15:07 #30Senior Member
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I have lots of rules too, glad I'm not the only one. I like uncommon names - I don't want my child to be one of several Hm-Hms in their class or when I call them have 4 kids turn around and look at me. I had this in Primary School so it is valid for me. I do want it to be easy to say and spell, though my name is easy and people still struggle. I prefer not to throw in a random letter just to make it unique, such as y instead of i, double a's, etc. It can't start with an S or end in an S as it sounds silly with our S surname and runs into each other. Must be more than one syllable. Preferably have a nice meaning. MN's may be family names but there is no guarantee as it will be whatever flows best with the FN. Can't think of any of my others right now.
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