Baby Names

What were you going to be?

In regards to the many names we might name our LOs:

My parents were going to name me Colt if I were a boy and my name as a girl was originally going to be Haley. I am glad I am not a Haley because I went to school with so so many of them. I ended up being named after the singer Taylor Dayne, I love my name!

I ask my MIL what DH's name was going to be if he was going to be a girl and he would have been called Bonell Blair. (Yea, there is no story behind it other than she wanted to call him BB for short.) 

Anyone else have one of their own? Would you use that for LO?

Just for fun! 

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  • ZimgerZimger
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    My mom was dead set on my name and she didn't once consider that I might have been a boy.

    I was named after her best friend who passed away 6 months before I was born...so I can see why she was so set but I have no idea what she would have done if I had been a boy.

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  • I don't know what my mom would have called me if I was a boy but I do know she originally wanted to name me Roberta... which I would have made a very cute "Robbie" but to me (no offense if anyone has this name) I feel like I'd weigh 300 pounds or be methhead if I'd been named that. I do love my name that my grandmother helped her come up with at the hospital.
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  • Had I been a boy, I would have been called Tyler Joseph.  My parents didn't really have an alternative girl name, but I love my name so no problems here :) I actually really like Tyler Joseph, and have considered using it when we get pregnant 
  • I don't know what my options would have been had I been a boy, but a while ago we found a list that my mom made when she was pregnant with my older sister, whose name is Stephanie Sara. 

     

    The list had 2 names on it, Genevieve Aimee and Lachlan Hugh.  Hugh is the only family name on that list, so I guess the others were just names she liked.

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  • I was going to be Anastasia Marie but due to a premature birth and opinionated grandma I became Jennifer Marie. Anastasia Marie nn Anna is in our top two for another girl [ironically with Roberta Marion nn Robin; other poster I respectfully disagree; I love Roberta].

    If I had been a boy I would have been Nicholas Alexander. My parents apparently had a thing for Russian royalty.
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  • My parents swore up and down i was a boy, but didn't fork out the money to check at the time. so i was going to be Kyle.. when they found out i was a girl they put an extra E at the end to make Kylee
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    [ironically with Roberta Marion nn Robin; other poster I respectfully disagree; I love Roberta].

    Sorry, I think I just can't past the "Berta" in the name always makes me think of "Big Bertha" and honestly I can't recall where I ever heard that. 

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  • My mom thought I was a boy. I would have been Shane Thomas. They had a surprise in the delivery room though! She told me they briefly considered still naming me Shane but I am glad they didn't. 

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  • I'd have been Francesco and was almost Chiara.
  • Apparently my parents had my name and my brothers picked out when they were still dating. David and Jennifer. Boring.

    my friend has a list in her baby book that included Roxie and Trixie. She ended up Cindy- so 80's! 

    My 2 girls, both born on a Friday the 13th, are exactly 2 years, 2 months, 2 hours and 2 minutes apart! And Baby Boy joined us October 11, 2013! image
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  • My mom wanted to name me Lucy because I was born with red hair. My dad convinced her to go with Rebecca. But I grew out of the red hair so Lucy might not have been terrible.
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    My mom thought I was a boy. I would have been Shane Thomas. They had a surprise in the delivery room though! She told me they briefly considered still naming me Shane but I am glad they didn't. 

    That reminds me of The L Word, there is a girl named Shane. I was thinking about it as a girl name, I don't think it is that bad.

    For the Roberta PP, my dad was desperate for me to name DD that so she can be called Robbie. I couldn't do it.

     These are all a joy to read ladies!

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  • If me or one of my sisters had been a boy, one us would have been called Todd and one Steven. I can't remember the other. My mom says she's glad we were girls because she doesn't like any of the boy names she picked out now, lol.
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    My mom likes unisex names. I was almost Jesse, Dani or Shawn.

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  • MrsRKJMrsRKJ
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    If I were a boy I would have been David.  My parents also liked Katie, Sheila and Sarah.  Ended up a Rachel 

    DH was going to be Zack not sure if he were a girl what the name would've been 

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  • They considered Victoria, but they didn't like the nn Vicky, which was the common nickname at the time. They also considered Amy.

    For a boy, they liked Joshua, but they couldn't get past the fact that someone in our family had a dog named Josh. They also liked Nicholas.


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  • I was being named for my grandmother, Laverne, so my mom's list consisted of Lisa (my name), Lauren and Lynn.  My cousin ended up with Lauren.  Had I been a boy I would have been Scott (which is my brother's name)  If my brother had been a girl, my mom really liked Melissa, but thought it was too similar to my name, so he probably would have been Michelle (his mn is Michael after her Uncle Morris).

    My MIL had the name Mary Grace picked out for a girl.  She had 3 boys. 

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  • My mom was pulling for Emily, she won but I didn't seem like an Emily. Honestly, I agree, Emily is totally not my name. Mom did get her Emily tho, my brother has been dating an Emily for awhile.
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    They considered Victoria, but they didn't like the nn Vicky, which was the common nickname at the time. They also considered Amy.

    For a boy, they liked Joshua, but they couldn't get past the fact that someone in our family had a dog named Josh. They also liked Nicholas.

    DH is Josh. I'm surprised at how many pets I have encountered with his name.

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  • Soap1Soap1
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    I was going to be Michael, just like 9 out of 10 boys born in 1985.  My name is Kristina, so I got to have 6 other Kristin, Kristy, Krista, and Kristels in my class.  My parents were not very original.
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  • I would have been Adam if I was a boy. That was also the boy name my parents picked for my youngest sister, but they had something completely different picked if the middle sister had been a boy.

     

     

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  • I was going to be Ariel until they got to the hospitlal. They knew I was a girl so they never picked boys names.

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  • Had I been a boy, my name would have been Seth. Neither of my parents loved it, but they couldn't agree on anything else.

    DH would have been Courtney had he been a girl. I'm glad he was a boy, though. Wink

    We wouldn't use either name for a LO, but I think it's interesting none the less. 

    ETA: The whole list of girl names my parents considered with me was: Rachel, Sarah, Rebecca, Amanda, Alyssa, Ashley, Leah, Grace. None of them are bad names, but I'm glad they went with Amanda as it was my grandmother's MN, and that connection is very special to me.

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  • I would have been Mackenzie if I'd been a boy, nn Max.
  • I would have been Timothy if I had been a boy (which is my little brother's name, they had it picked out for awhile) and my dad loved the name "Abigail" but my mom vetoed it.
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  • If I were a boy my Mom wanted to name me Carl.  Not a terrible choice.  I wouldn't have minded being named Carla or Carly... not sure why she didn't think of that. 

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  • If I were a boy, I probably would've been named Ross. My brother and sister both have R names, too. And no, I would not use the name Ross on my son. I plan to avoid choosing a name that begins with the letter R! ;)

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  • I would have been Curtis. Hubby would have been Lauren. 
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  • The three girl names they had in mind were Nicole, Allison and Megan. If I were a boy, I would have been Scott.

    However, my younger brother was supposed to be Scott and they changed their mind after delivery, so who knows!

  • Justin Michael was my boy name.

    They were so sure I was a boy, they didn't have a girl name picked and had to scramble last minute to come up with one.

    Dad wanted Mercedes

    Mom wanted Angelique

    They compromised and gave me a quintessential 80's name.

     

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