April 2022 Moms

Name Thread

Anyone thinking of names yet?!
Share them here.

According to 2 Sneak Peek tests I’m having a girl.
Any thoughts on the following:

Winter (nn: Winnie)

Those are my top three right now. 
Me: 36 DH: 36
Married: October 2011
DS: January 2016
DS: May 2019
#3: April 2022

Re: Name Thread

  • Winter used to be on my list because I love the nickname Winnie, but don’t like the traditional Winifred. 

    Is Emilie pronounced the same as Emily? I ask because I’m an Emilee and have had a lifetime of correcting people. 
  • I’ve got 2 boys - Wyatt and Wesley. We’re really hoping this time it’s a girl. We’ve got 2 names for a girl that I go between daily 


    Cannot agree on another boy’s name. I like William. But I have a nephew with that name so DH won’t get on board. All the more reason I need a baby girl this time!
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  • @littlestbear03 yes it’s pronounced Emily… it’s just the French spelling of the name :)

    @jessicaschafer8 prefer Wynn of those two names. Love your sons’ names. I have two boys too. 
    Me: 36 DH: 36
    Married: October 2011
    DS: January 2016
    DS: May 2019
    #3: April 2022
  • @jessicaschafer8 I LOVE the name Willa. It’s so cute 
  • If this is a girl, it will be Charlotte (after 2 great great grandpa's, one great grandpa, one grandpa, and one uncle all named Charles) and Carly for short since my dad is already Charley. 

    For a boy we like Daniel but aren't in love with it. Our other kids are Katharine, Florence, William, and Henry and I don't feel like Daniel totally fits....
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  • Our girl will be named Elizabeth Blair
  • @kiwi2628 I love Elizabeth! I wanted to use that, but it's my MIL's middle name, and as much as I have a good relationship with her, I don't want her (or my family) to think we named the baby after her lol
  • Our daughter's name was so easy because both of our maternal grandmothers had the same name, so as soon as we knew she was a girl we were like okay, done. 

    This time is like...........if it's a boy we have zero names because DH has too many male friends, too many brothers, and too many living male relatives, and in Jewish tradition you do not name babies after living people (I guess because Death might come for the older person and take the baby by mistake or something??? I don't know, I'm only half Jewish lol DH's whole family is Jewish though). So DH keeps suggesting weird names from Star Wars like "Wedge." No. 

    Girls we have like, I don't know, 25+ names we'd tolerate but not love. 

    DD said we should name the baby "baby" the other night, and that might be the only option. 
  • DDs name was easy. I saw a movie when I was little with a name I loved and that's what I chose. 

    I have 2 girl names that I love and 5 boy names I kind of like but can't picture calling my baby that name. Boy names are hard.
  • We knew DS’s name instantly when we saw it - Simon 🥰 we still love it so much. It fits him perfectly. So I feel a lot of pressure to find the same perfect name this time again. 😂

    We both really like the name Leo this time, but it doesn’t go well with the middle name we have picked. So not sure what to do there. 

    No clue for girls names, I really like Charlotte but DH is so so. We also like the name Madelyn or Lucy. But none are a slam dunk quite yet. 
  • https://babynamedna.com/quiz

    Nameberry has a quiz ^

    DH and I both took it, and it's supposed to give you equal boy/girl names, and for both of us it only gave us girl names lol. The girl names were very different for each of us, but we both agreed that the list it gave us was spot on for our preferences.

    Ooo maybe we could all take it and post what results it shows for us.
  • @doxiemoxie212 Cool quiz! Here is my result. I didn’t really like most of the names it suggested, but they’re at least closer to my weird name preferences than most baby lists! 
  • These were my results lol 
  • @doxiemoxie212 I love nameberry! I think I took the name dna thing two or three times and got a different result each time, but like @monstera13 I like semi-odd/different namesnames so I'm not surprised. You all are probably going to think my name list is weird 🤣.
    Will try to find my old results or take it again. I do miss the old name generator they used to have on nameberry a little bit though...
    My other fav name site is Appellation Mountain.
  • @doxiemoxie212 I kind of love your name suggestions! I love those old-fashioned girl names like Hazel and Florence. 

    We have known for a long time (like, 15+ years lol) that we would name the baby “Samuel” if they’re a boy. We had DD’s name picked out a long time ago, too, so we’re having a hard time with girl names. I’m in the “Charlotte” camp— I think Lottie would be a super cute nickname and I always worry about names still being appropriate for when they’re adults. We also like Kaia, Kolea (maybe for a middle name), Evelyn, and Margaret.

  • Ugh ignore the ad on the bottom— I sent donuts to a friend and now Google is like “SEE WE WERE LISTENING ORDER MORE CARBS”

    But this list was super spot-on! A lot of these names are on our list already. Alice, Charlotte, Margaret, Cecilia, Caroline, and Evelyn. 
  • Also @jennykatedvm I read your post as “my favorite name is Appellation Mountain” 😂 Had to read it a few times to get it right lol
  • Evelyn is a good name :) that's DD's name 
  • @aloha_mama Lol! That would be too weird even for my standards 😂. 
    My DS is Torin after my dad's great great grandpa. This little boy will probably have another Norwegian name from somewhere in the family tree. Our current favorite is Magnus. We also like Alrik and Viggo.

  • That quiz is pretty accurate! It picked a ton of classic names for me- both my son and daughters names were on the list. But our current pick, which was very much in the same vein, wasn’t on there. 
  • SmashJamSmashJam member
    edited August 2021
    For a boy we'd do Augustus (after the Roman emperor), with two middle names since this is our last and we're trying to cram all the good ones in. I want Felix to be one of them, and I'm trying to come up with a good mash up of our bro's names: Ryan and Brannan. All I have is Ryannan so far, and I'm aware that's an actual name and that's not how you spell it so I'm torn with using it. 

    For girls, its hard. H will go with anything I pick, basically, since he's picked all the boys names, but he does hate the one I'm loving right now, which is Juniper. He does like Penelope, Lyra, and Siobahn. These are my results for the baby name quiz! They definitely picked up on my preference for names that are different! I put everything in spoilers because the boys names are pretty great, with some that I've never even heard of. 

  • These are all so fun!  I'm obsessed with baby names!  ,Our 1yr oldr is Aurelia Itzel, Rory for short, and it is just the perfect name to me! Now Ifeel all this pressure to pick one just as good for this next baby, but it also needs to sound good with Aurelia. Like, the one boy name we liked last time was Raphael, Rafa for short.  But Rory and Rafa? I don't know.  I have a feeling hormones are playing a big factor in this stress! 
  • @smashjam Love Augustus and Juniper! Hopefully your DH comes around if it's a girl because it's adorable. So many cute nickname options for both of those if you're nickname people.
  • Ok so if it's a boy he will be:
     Evan DeWayne 

    A girl will be:
    Beatrix Sterling

  • kiwi2628kiwi2628 member
    edited August 2021
    @smashjam what about Bryan, or Bryant?
  • @SmashJam Bryan ?
    Me: 36 DH: 36
    Married: October 2011
    DS: January 2016
    DS: May 2019
    #3: April 2022
  • @todzillamom I never thought of Aurelia as a name with Rory as a nickname! 

    @aloha_mama and @jennykatedvm Appelation Mountain is an amazing name, lol. 

    @winterviolethope and @kiwi2628 I thought about Bryan but it seemed too normal. Like maybe we just picked Bryan because we like Bryan. As I was thinking earlier I came up with Bran (Game of Thrones, not bad) and Brynn, which might be weird with a boy name? 
  • At my high school reunion last weekend some friends and I were talking about old timey names for kids (they don’t know I’m pregnant) and one mentioned how HORRIBLE the name Esther is and now I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s definitely our front-runner girl name.
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  • @SmashJam Yeah,  it's really not! We had chosen Aurora while pregnant and spent the whole pregnancy calling her Rory. Then, somehow we switched to Aurelia in the hospital but it was too late and the nickname stuck! 
    Also, LOVE the name Juniper! But Penelope is also amazing, that's on our top choice list too!
  • I did the name quiz and I hated 99% of the names they put up so my answers weren't accurate at all. 
  • <blockquote class="Quote" rel="miss_lynn9">DDs name was easy. I saw a movie when I was little with a name I loved and that's what I chose. 

    I have 2 girl names that I love and 5 boy names I kind of like but can't picture calling my baby that name. Boy names are hard.</blockquote>

    Okay I have to know, what is your daughters name or what movie did you hear it in? I’m named after a movie and my name is fairly unique so i’m intrigued!
  • Omg I LOVED the name DNA thing!  I'd never tried it before and figured it would give the same names I always see, but it totally filled out my boy names! None of them are perfect, yet , but now at least I have something to work with! So excited!
  • Thoughts on copying a family member’s name? DH’s first cousin (lives in a different state so we see them maybe once a year) has a son named Asher and I realllly love the name. Acceptable to use or no?

    Also love Emmett and Miller for a boy. For a girl I like Natalie, Savannah, or Alexis. 
  • Ladies I am TOTALLY in my domain now! I have literally been preparing for this since starting a constant and steady stream of name lists when I was 10 years old! 😆 Names have always intrigued me so much! First, they are one of the only things in the world that are in no way shape or form influenced by money or marketed in any way. Second, a name can say so much about a person’s culture, history, and where they come from. It truly is an identity. Also, a person’s name is so withstanding that it lasts them not only the entirety of their life, but it persists long after life as well— as eventually, we all simply become names on a family tree.

    Needless to say, I’ve always been FASCINATED by the names people choose, and it’s safe to say I’m slightly obsessed. 🤪 Luckily, hubby and I are totally on the same page when it comes to taste in names— we like classic, timeless, and enduring names. We want something instantly recognizable, spellable, pronounceable, but also something that has enough history to not have any kind of spike in popularity that would make it considered a “dated” or “trendy” type of name.

    To further complicate things, I have a rare form of synesthesia in which I see words/names/sounds and music in colors. This means on top of my other criteria, I also have to make sure whatever name we pick “matches” with the color of our last name, which I see in a deep blue. Does that make me crazy?! 😜 Any others in this group??

    I’ve also been a Nameberrier for years! My “Name DNA” is charmer-leader. One of my favorite sites that might be helpful is called Behindthename.com. This site gives great information, including popularity across the world, and also a comments section so you can get a general idea of people’s impression of the name (and also any important points you might not have thought of like name rhymes or cruel nicknames). Here are some of my name DNA suggestions (pretty accurate, as we have considered a few of these names):

  • @minnie_yoga_mama the way you look at names gets me excited about names haha. The name I picked for my daughter happens to be German, my culture which I didn't even plan. 

    I'm facinated by your seeing things in colour! I didn't know that was a thing. How do you feel about it? 
  • @doxiemoxie212 "So DH keeps suggesting weird names from Star Wars like "Wedge."  ...Same. Haha. I laughed because I think my partner wants Kenobi to be a serious contender and I'm just not convinced.

    We have plenty of girls names we like but we haven't found any boys names we feel more then meh about and then none we can agree on. I took the DNA quiz and I think I just hate boys names. 
  • @miss_lynn9 It’s funny how that happens— maybe you were unconsciously drawn to your daughter’s name more because of that and didn’t even realize? I tend to be drawn more to French names because my husband’s family is French Canadian and we have a very French last name!

    Synesthesia definitely adds a layer of complexity to baby naming! I actually love that I see music in colors because I grew up playing all different kinds of instruments and singing and it adds another element to the music for me. I think it definitely contributed to my auditory learning— sight reading was always a struggle, but I can much more easily hear a melody and figure out how to replicate and play it! In terms of naming though: it’s just so weird because I could really like a name, but I don’t like its color, so that eliminates it for me. 😆 🤦🏻‍♀️ The colors can be as vague as kind of blue to as specific as pearly opal with opaque streaks (my middle name, Katherine) or a steady horizontal stream of swirling light blue and sea-foam green (The River Flows in You, a song I play on piano).

  • Resurrecting this thread now that many of us know the sex of our babies. 
    Thought it could be fun to play a name stereotype game. 
    I.e. When you hear the name "Johnny" what do you think? 

    - Johnny is rambunctious and mischievous but devilishly cute.

    I used Johnny because that's my son haha -- but we can do with the names you are all thinking of for your babies. 

    My two for girls are now: Winter or Ruby
    what personality do you associate with those names? 

    Me: 36 DH: 36
    Married: October 2011
    DS: January 2016
    DS: May 2019
    #3: April 2022
  • I love names! Great idea @winterviolethope!

    I picture a Winter as shy, quiet, and a sweet personality. She’s a great friend and sticks close to her mama around a lot of people! I picture a Ruby as brown haired, and very smart— even a little spunky, and well spoken!

    Our top names for our baby boy are Ben, Owen, and Nathan! Any initial impressions or associations are very welcome! Full first and middles together would be:

    Benjamin Julian
    Owen William
    Nathan Bouchard
  • Also might be important to add for flow: our last name is very French, 2 syllables with emphasis on the 2nd syllable.
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