Names... And getting DH on board :)

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Names... And getting DH on board :)

Postby cbusch87 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:22 am

Hi ladies. I could use some opinions – both on names (and middle names to go with them) and on how to get my DH on board with my favorites. We have pretty different taste at times! The only thing we agree on is that we don't want to name our kid something super popular but we also don't want it to be so new or unique that people have never heard of it before.

The only boys name we can agree on right now is August. Other boys names I like are Barrett & Theo. DH also likes the name Miles. No idea on middle names.

Girls names I have a super strong opinion on. I love Blythe or Lorelei. DH isn't on board with EITHER of those at all. I love Eva but he's nixed all name that end in an "a". He is okay with Mae, Marie, Sophie, and Indie. Out of those, I like Indie I think. Again I'm stuck on middle names for all of those.

Any thoughts would be great :mrgreen:
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Re: Names... And getting DH on board :)

Postby BeeCee33 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:00 pm

Not sure if this would work, but maybe see if you could get DH to agree that if it's a boy, he chooses the name (assuming you don't hate his ideas) and if it's a girl, you get to choose?

Also, I know a girl named India who goes by Indie. I think India Blythe has a nice ring to it, and it sneaks one of your names in there.

I was so scared to bring up names with DH because he's more picky than I am, but we actually decided on Maren for a girl before we even conceived. I was so relieved that he liked it because I've loved that name forever. I would have been heartbroken if he vetoed it!
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Re: Names... And getting DH on board :)

Postby cbusch87 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:47 pm

Ooh I really like how India Blythe sounds! I will have to run that by him next.

So I thought about the compromise of him naming a boy and me naming a girl... buuuut he finally gave me his first stab at a list and all his boy names are really out there. Rolf, Dieter, Han, Leopold... so I'm not going to take that risk, haha. He apparently loves very German names more than his rule of "nothing too out there". The only thing I liked in his list of names was the boy name Leo (short for Leopold I guess). He said he feels like we can't just name the baby Leo but would need a full name like Leonard which he doesn't like. I would be totally fine with it being just plain Leo. I really love that name and could've sworn he said no to it months ago... but I guess opinions change!

I love the name Maren for your little one (if it's a girl). I only know of 1 Maren in real life and I've always thought that was such a beautiful name. Fingers crossed it's a girl so you can use that name ;) Have you guys picked out any for if it's a boy?
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Beta #3 (12dp5dt) : 1,200
7 week ultrasound : 2 babies with great heartbeats!!
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Re: Names... And getting DH on board :)

Postby BeeCee33 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:08 pm

Hahaha, oh your hubby's list cracks me up! I know a little Leo and he's the cutest kid. You're right though, I think it's better just Leo, not short for something.

We are thinking Henry for a boy. It was my grandpa's middle name. There aren't any boy names I'm crazy about. I liked Gavin, but my sister just had a boy and used that one. DH likes Henry because he thinks it would be hilarious to have a baby he can call Hank lol.

I'm really hoping for a girl so I can use Maren!
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Re: Names... And getting DH on board :)

Postby cbusch87 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:56 am

We found out that we're having a boy so now at least we can focus our name search a bit more.

Our short list of names neither of us hate and we are both open to is:

August
Barrett
Otto
Rhett
Riker
Zach
Finn
Koen

Right now I'm really leaning toward Riker. Any thoughts?

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Beta #3 (12dp5dt) : 1,200
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Re: Names... And getting DH on board :)

Postby BeeCee33 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:08 pm

Aw Congrats! We won't find out until our 20 week anatomy scan on March 4th. I'm getting so impatient!

You've got a nice list of names going (although I'm really sad to see that Rolf is no longer on the table lol). I have a friend with a son named Ryker. He's the only one I know, but I've always liked that name. I think Zach and Otto are my top picks from your list.
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Re: Names... And getting DH on board :)

Postby cbusch87 » Thu May 07, 2015 2:51 pm

Just looking back through this and thought I'd update that we are naming him Otto. :) Still working on a middle name...

Otto August (my fav so far, DH isn't sure)
Otto Koen (but we may want to use Koen as a future boy's name so IDK)

Annnnnd then I'm stumped. Any suggestions?

BeeCee – have you guys figured out a name for baby boy yet?
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Beta #3 (12dp5dt) : 1,200
7 week ultrasound : 2 babies with great heartbeats!!
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Re: Names... And getting DH on board :)

Postby BeeCee33 » Thu May 07, 2015 4:11 pm

Nope! I love Otto, but it doesn't go well with our last name. I like Aksel, but hubby hates it. We will probably end up naming him Henry because neither of us hate it, but we don't love it either.
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Re: Names... And getting DH on board :)

Postby cbusch87 » Fri May 08, 2015 10:04 am

We had tossed around the name Arlo before deciding on Otto, so maybe that's a similar option? Idk what you last name is though so that may not sound good with it either.

Henry is a good solid name & very classic! You seriously can't go wrong. Maybe that name or another one on your list will start sounding more "right" for baby with time. That's kind of what happened with us... I wasn't really excited about the name Otto at first but it definitely grew on me, and now we both are very happy with it.
TTC 5+ years
Me: 27 / DH : 30
4 failed IUI's

IVF : Nov 2014
2 blastocysts transferred 11/8! 5 frosties.
:bfp: 11/13(5dp5dt) : BFP 5dp5dt!!
Beta #1 (8dp5dt) : 204
Beta #2 (10dp5dt) : 565
Beta #3 (12dp5dt) : 1,200
7 week ultrasound : 2 babies with great heartbeats!!
8 week ultrasound : lost Baby A, Baby B's heart is beating strong!
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Re: Names... And getting DH on board :)

Postby BeeCee33 » Fri May 08, 2015 10:25 am

Henry is kind of growing on me for that very reason... It's been the nearest thing he's had to a name yet so it's starting to feel like it's his.

My dad's best friend is named Arlington, so to me, it's an old man name. Although so is Henry lol.

Hubby suggested Graeme last night (his first suggestion! Usually he just shoots mine down but doesn't have any ideas of his own). At first I liked it, but as I actually imagined it on baby, I felt like his name was already Henry so it didn't fit!

I asked DH if he really liked Henry and he said "I just like that I could call him Hank." That's kind of what I thought...
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