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  • @steph30032 I actually feel ok about the name Jonathan. I agree that Johnny is cute for little ones and John or Jonathan for adults is a good strong name. I told my H we would consider it for a first name even though I'm not in love with it. I probably wouldn't do the initials like JR. And Randall is such a 70s name, isn't it?? I would love to find an updated or just better name related to Kurt or Randall but there may be no such thing. And I don't really need the name to start with a J. All that to say..  no idea what we are going to do at this point. If it was a girl, she would probably be Jane or Lauren. 
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  • Yeah it's like Kelsi and Kayley and all the creatively spelled things late Millenials were stuck with. If your name is begging for a heart over the "i" I will probably have a hard time taking you seriously as an accountant or lawyer.
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  • Kailey and Hayley have both aged better than I thought they would. My cousin married a Kailey and she is a mother of five and I don't think of her name as "baby" anymore. I think experiences help, when you know adult Paisleys it'll be easier to imagine adult Paisleys. 

    My mom felt the same about her name (Lori) but now it is a mom or even grandma name! 

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  • Probably so. For now I still see these new hire notices go by and I'm like "are you 12? should you be allowed to work more than 4 hours a day?"
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  • We are Team Green. I think we've already decided on Zeke for a boy and Zoe for a girl.  Last name starts with a Z and we like the double Zs.  At first I wasn't sold on Zeke... thought BF was just messin with me! But the more I thought about it and more feedback I got from others, decided it's pretty darn cute.  Plus if we have a boy and he's anything like his father, Zeke will be a fun and fitting name for his personality :) 
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  • @ReadytoRun77 DH has a friend named Zeke and I LOVE his name!! His is actually short for Ezekiel, though. Didn't know that until I was addressing wedding invitations. haha
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  • @ReadytoRun77 I love Z names. I like Zelda a lot but DH shot it down. 
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  • DH and I have been bouncing some names around. We're struggling! Right now we're both loving Anderson, nickname Anders. The problem is that our last name can also be a first name, so we're afraid people might mix the names up. Also, his middle name will be my maiden name (Ford), so essentially he'll have three names that are last names (but have the potential to be first names too). Thoughts? Too confusing?
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  • I love the name Anderson. It's been on my list for a long time. Also love the idea of using Anders as a NN. But I am a sucker for last names as first.... so you're speaking my language here.

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  • @cyanope I had two first names before I got married, aside of my middle of course. People always got it wrong!  My maiden name is a feminine first name while my first name is recognizable but not common. People goofed it all the time. I don't regret my name, just sharing that your child may encounter that too.  I do like your name choice though! 

    I'm strongly considering Jonathan William. These are both family names and I like John bc of the biblical relation. I might want to call him Will though. My other kids already have J names so this one can be the same but I was be jumbling their names as much maybe. Is Will super common from everyone perspective? I know William is pretty high on the SS website.  I don't want my kid to have a name as common as Sarah was for our generation (no offense to the Sarahs) but I realize these two names aren't exactly unusual.  
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    @cyanope Anderson Ford R. is what I would jokingly refer to as a "Law Firm Baby" (The Law Offices of Anderson Ford R.) Heehee. I don't think it's a problem, but I do chuckle a little bit sometimes at the law firm. ;) 

    I don't think people will mix it up that often, we are used to surname names.
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  • @cyanope I just married into a last name that could pose as a first name. My DH has a first name that could be a last name and a last name that could be a first name. Buying a house has been so painful bc of all the correcting I've had to do for his paperwork! I tend to think multiple last names would make it somewhat easier - at least people might ask?

    @trudytudy love the name Will. It's on my list but doesn't go great with our last name (William does but Will doesn't, and I'm a big nickname fan). I honestly don't think it's too popular but I'm a FTM so my interaction with LOs is limited. 
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  • @trudytudy I don't see William nn. Will as much as I see nn. Liam. I like it!
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  • Alright ladies...I need some opinions please. DH jumped the "J" ship last night and decided on ONE girl name. I was SHOCKED. And I love it.

    Kori <3, plain and simple. His other choice.....Kolbi which I like, I'm just not sure about them sounding too much alike when you're yelling at them. LOL thoughts?

    My pick is Kami but it's not my favorite. He wants to stick to the K---i's I couldn't believe it!

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    @britmanering73 I love Kori! I do think that Kolbi and Kori sound a lot alike, so if you're sticking with K names that end in I, I'd use a different vowel. While I think Kami is cute, it makes me think of underwear (sorry!)

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  • DD is Nora Ann and DS is Connor Williams. All except Connor are family names. We are still on the fence about finding out the sex of this one so for now here's what we have for each:

    Hadley - I love the nickname Haddie and apparently Hadley means "heather field" and um my name is Heather so kinda cute
    Caroline - my mom's name
    Emily - just because its cute and classic
    I love the middle name Mae and think it would go well with all the above choices. My birthday is in May too so it kinda means something.

    James - DH says this name is cursed since both my in-laws had brothers named James who died at a youngish age
    Patrick - one of my brothers' names and also my grandfather's name so not sure if that's already too many in the family or not
    Owen - just because I like it!
    I like James for a middle name and might be able to sell DH on that if we can't use it for a first name bc of the curse..

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  • ^^ the Hadley/Heather connection is cute!

    There is an Anders in my previous bmb, I think it's a great name 

    Love Will and Liam as nn for William. (Random, my brother and his gf are William and Kate, I think it's so cute)

    @britmanering73, those are both cute. Kolbi makes me instantly think of cheese though. I knew a Coby in school and have always liked that name, but now it has such a strong celeb connection. 
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  • @hminer4 - i LOVE the name Hadley. it's my niece's name, otherwise i would've considered it for one of our babies! that said, i don't think it goes as well as a sibset with Nora and Connor. Caroline and Emily would both fit well. All three boys names go with Nora and Connor. Owen is great, but I love James (i wanted to name a son James just so i could call him Jamie!) :smile:
  • @hminer4 I love the name James! It's kind of on my list for baby names.

    Also I really like the name Caroline too. Hadley is kind of a cool name too though. 
  • @Mudge85 Love Pierce! There's a little boy I know with that name and it's just such a good name to grow with. I have always liked Olivia too, but as a teacher I just can't. Great choices!
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  • Soooo what do you do if the name you like is a name a close friend or family member has already named their child?
    There have been 3 names DH and I like and all 3 family or friends have given their daughters.

    We liked Cali for the simple fact that DH and I met in California. And we both liked that name before his brother had a kid. But his brother named their girl Kaliyah (not sure how they spell it) and nick named her Kali (pronounced Cali).

    We like Charlie but DH's best friend named his daughter Charlotte and they call her Charlie. Luckily his bf is completely ok with sharing the name (but now Im not so hot on Charlie)

    And the last is Scarlett. Which we both really love but my cousin named her daughter Scarlett. This isnt a cousin Im super close with though. 

    Do I forget these names and move on or keep them up for consideration? 
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  • @livingoffpbjs I say name your child what you want to name your child. The only "issue" would be if the girls will be raised closely together, but even then, that's not always an "issue" for people. I have a cousin that has the same name as my sister, and it was never a big deal.

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  • @livingoffpbjs Kali might be too close to Cali, because that'll be her first cousin. But if they're not people you're going to see all the time, I'd say go ahead and repeat. Your child and your cousin's child are second cousins... that's not really close. I almost never saw my second cousins growing up, did you? 

    My nieces have a cousin on the other side (the daughter of my sis-in-law's sister) named Fiona. Fiona was at the top of our list and we thought that was definitely distant enough so it shouldn't be a problem (maybe a little confusing to my nieces who have to remember which cousin Fiona they are talking about, but I'm sure they'd have different nicknames.) But then my brother and sister-in-law took in her sister's kids on a semi permanent basis, so NOW it's too close I think. If she lives with my brother, we'll see her at all major holidays and she'll be like a niece to me. 
  • @EmilyLove25 DS is Ellis so obviously I think it's a great name. Middle names aren't a huge deal in my opinion but I don't think it sounds bad together. 

    @gusgus14 not gonna lie, I now kinda want to call my little guy Ellisaurus rex  :D
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  • @EmilyLove25 Ellis is one of my most favorite names ever!!!!! It is a family name - Ellis Randall Adams somewhere back in the line, but DH knew an Ellis in High School that was a complete douche, so he nixed it a long time ago. It makes me sad it's not a contender for us, but I actually love it with Rex and think @gusgus14's NN idea is totally awesome.

    Not to be morbid, and DH doesn't even know it, but I refer to each of the babies we lost by a name I chose for them, and Ellis is #2. I figured if I wasn't going to get to use it in real life.....

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  • @EmilyLove25 Ellis was on my list for a boy's name. Love it.
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  • @EmilyLove25 I totally love it!
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  • I've been pushing Ellis with DH, but he won't go for it. Love it! It's definitely at the top of my list if I didn't have such a stubborn husband. 
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  • I love Ellis but I love Rex more haha. I really wanted Rhett if we were having a boy. Good thing we are having a girl because that couldve turned into a big argument haha
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  • @EmilyLove25 I love the name Ellis / the reasoning behind it!! I do like Rex, too - but that's because I had a fantastic boss who really rook a chance on 24 year old me, named Rex. I'll forever be thankful to him because he really helped me, so I like the name :)

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  • @steph30032 DS is Lucas, too. It's an awesome name. We had a hard time coming up with names last time, and that was one of the few we agreed upon. We toyed momentarily with the idea of calling him Luke as a NN, but it never stuck. He was always Lucas. :)

    And Harper has always been a favorite of mine, too!
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  • what are your thoughts on Kiley or Kylie? 
  • It's not my style but it's not bad, kind of cute. Definitely Kylie on the spelling though.
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