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We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby jeepgirl88 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:48 am

So I know we still have lots of time to decide on a name, but if it turns out we're having a boy I'm starting to worry he'll be nameless! DH and I just can't seem to agree on anything :( I think we have a name picked out for a girl, but we're both really picky with boys names. He said he wants a 'noble and distinguished' name, whereas I like some more unique names and a few I suggested (like Liam, Jayden, and Landon) he told me sounded like 'hipster' names. So I tried to come up with a few more old fashioned ideas to suggest (like Charles) and he didn't like those either :roll:

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Re: We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby HighlandGamesGirlCO » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:11 am

Sometimes names need to grow on you. Have you asked him for examples of what "noble and distinguished" mean to him? He isn't giving you much to go on if he isn't throwing out examples! ;) Noble and distinguished could mean anything from Alexander to Tiberius to Maximilian to Henry. (All ancient rulers of some kind haha) It sounds to me like he wants something not too out of the ordinary but not especially ordinary either. (I ran into a girl named Jameson once and thought it was awesome!!!)

I would start with him coming up with a few names that maybe he doesn't want to name a son, but are along the lines of what he likes, and go from there. :)
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Re: We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby jeepgirl88 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:19 pm

I've thought of so many I thought he would at least like if not love, and he looks at me like I have two heads lol. Like Charles was one, Nolan, Dylan, Donovan, and the list goes on! I'm at least trying to be open to his suggestions. I'm kinda hoping we'll be Team Pink though because there's a name I really love and he likes it too :)

Do you have a name picked out yet Lindsey?
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Re: We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby HighlandGamesGirlCO » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:34 am

Murphy's law says that you're having a boy then, since you have a girl's name picked!! :rofl: Can't believe you're 12 weeks already!! So awesome!

Yes, his name will be Baran (it's Gaelic so you pronounce it BAHR-un). We chose Irish names for our kids since our last name is very unmistakably Native American, and we wanted both our heritages reflected in the names. :)

I like Donovan but would hate if someone shortened it to Don or Donnie. Dunno what your last name is so I can't offer too many suggestions but what about modern/classic names like Sebastian, Nathan, Grant, Maxwell, or Andrew?
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Re: We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby jeepgirl88 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:07 am

Nice, I like that! I wish my DH would be open to anything different. When I suggested Landon he said 'do you know ANYONE with that name?' and I was like 'uh, that's kind of the point!' (although I actually had a friend in school whose brother was named Landon). I keep telling him I don't want our kid to have a name that 5 other kids in their class have too.

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll keep those in mind! I suggested Sebastian before and he definitely didn't like that, but I think he may have actually suggested Maxwell and I like Andrew.

One we both kind of like is Miles but I sort of want a longer name as our last name is only 3 letters, I don't know if it really matters but I feel it flows better with a longer name.
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Re: We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby SarahCHW » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:13 am

I love the Irish names idea! That is so sweet, and Baran is super unique, without being too out there, its so perfect!

Have you been able to get DH to suggest any boys names he likes? Maybe there is a name similar to you girls name you could start with and go from there?

Maxwell is our boy name. We've had that one picked forever. I just love the name and the nickname and that he'll have his name in "Where the Wild Things Are". I used to love books with my name in it as a kid.

Girl names are our problem. I love Annabelle and Alice and Eloise, his favorite so far is April. I like April, just not as much as the others. We both agree that we like the name Riley for a girl, it just doesn't feel as perfect to me. This might just be one of those wait and see moments... Either that or we have a boy and the whole debate was for nothing :)
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Re: We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby skye skye » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:53 am

I get it Jeep Girl - I'm in the same boat, we can't decide on boy names either! My DH's suggestion was just to flip his first & middle name around. Um... :doh: I've had my heart set on the name Mason FOREVER, even before meeting my DH. Unfortunately, my DH's family tradition is what is ruining our boy name. The tradition is that the first born son get the father's first name as their middle (so my DH's first name will be baby boy middle name). The issue is that DH's name rhymes with Mason...NO NO NO!! :roll: That and I've always wanted my dad's name as the middle for a boy since he had no boys to carry on the family name. UGH...one big pile of poo I tell you. Jeep Girl, did you ask your DH what he meant by noble & distinguished? I'll offer up the name Henry - it's one of my favorites actually. It is both noble AND distinguished, think King Henry V, VI, VII, VIII, etc (royalty)....Henry David Thoreau (poet), Henry Clay (politician). I also like the name Everett - it's pretty traditional, plus you could go with the nickname Rhett/Rett which is super cute. Here's a couple more ideas:

Graham, Ethan, Greyson, Remington, Simon, Theodore, Garrett, Blake, Emerson, Nevin, Palmer, Tanner, Weston, Wyatt
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Re: We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby HighlandGamesGirlCO » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:19 pm

Skye - love your names, and love Thoreau! ;)
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Re: We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby skye skye » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:04 am

Thanks Highland Games!! :mrgreen:
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Re: We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby skye skye » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:01 am

Jeep - now that you are team pink, what is the girl name you and DH both like???
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Re: We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby jeepgirl88 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:22 am

We are going with Bridget Abigail :)
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Re: We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby skye skye » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:00 am

I love it!! So jealous you're team pink! Our girl name was Gemma Rosemarie - set in stone already picked and everything. Do you have a nickname to go with it or are you going to go with the full name Bridget? Just curious - you know people always try to make nicknames out of the full name, just thinking it may be a good idea to pick that out so you don't end up with something you dislike! (Like my sister did with Mel from Melissa)
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Re: We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby jeepgirl88 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:53 am

That's one reason I liked Bridget is because there are some other names we liked but I didn't like the short forms, like Candice and Melanie (I don't like Mel either!) We'll prob just call her her full name, I do like 'Brie' though as a nickname for Bridget :) Or maybe she won't like her name and will prefer her middle name, which is actually what I wanted for a first name but DH didn't like it. Then HE suggested it for a middle name and I said definitely!
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Re: We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby skye skye » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:10 am

Brie is cute!! I wouldn't have come up with that as a nickname for Bridget - awesome choice! Yeah I agree on the short version of names - some I'm not a fan of. AH - right?! (on the whole Mel thing). That's funny how your DH suggested a name he had previously disliked...did he change his mind because he now likes it, or because he knows YOU like it? Either way that is awesome!
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Re: We can't agree on a boy's name!

Postby jeepgirl88 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:45 am

I'm not sure. We were just throwing names around on the drive home from the u/s and he said he thought the middle name should start with A, M, or S. I suggested Anne and he said Anne is short for something, 'Annabelle' and for some reason I wasn't crazy about that. It just didn't flow right. When he said what about Abigail I said it out loud I was like 'Yup, that's it!'

Oh and I googled 'Nicknames for Bridget' as I was just curious if there were any and that's how I found Brie!
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