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Why can we not come up with a girl name!?!?
Old 12-10-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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I have come up with 2 boy names that I absolutely love. There is only one problem....we are having a girl!

We haven't found one that we are absolutely in love with yet and I'm getting very anxious to decide!

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Old 12-10-2010, 12:43 PM
 
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What are the boy names you love? It'll help us understand your preferences.
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Names I suggested to my brother...
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When they were having a girl they kept the name hidden but asked if I knew any. I suggested Bree and Brynn. I thought those were very nice names and not super common. This is what they were looking for. He thought someone spilled the beans with their name because i was so close. They named my niece Brelyn, which I had never heard before, but have grown to like. I am more traditional and named my first DD Emma and wanted Grace for my second, but was out voted. My DH picked the name Sydney for our youngest DD. Still like Grace myself, but I won't be able to use.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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It's tough isn't it. We decided not to find out what we are having so have to pick a name for each. We had no problems with a boy name but are stuck on a girl name and we have less than 5 weeks until the due date!
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My favorite girl name (which I did not get to use, since I had a boy!) is Lynnea. It can also be spelled Linnea. It's pronounced "Linn/ay/uh" and is Scandinavian in origin. I've met three people in my life with that name, so it's not common.

Other favorite girl names:
* Melanie
* Mallory
* Bethany
* Katherine
* Cadence
* Avery


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Old 12-10-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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the name Lily with Grace for a middle name. I also like the name Kerrington, and Olivia.
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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For some reason boy names are easier for me think of...I don't have any kids yet (except stepson) but here are some girl ones I like:

Elizabeth (after my grandmother)
Anna (after mother in law)
Abigail

We have also discussed naming our first baby after his father, Charles. If we have a girl we would use Charlie. We are not even trying yet but like to discuss names anyways...
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Favorite girl names:

Natalie
Grace
Hannah
Catherine
Erin
Eva
Lauren

Not sure if these help, but they're on our short list!
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Names are hard...
Old 12-10-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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especially if you are a teacher, because you seem to hear them all. My neices names are ones I wasn't overly excited about in the beginning, but they have definitely grown on me and are very fitting. Cora Rose and Ruby Olivia, two names I have never come across in my 11 years of teaching!
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:35 PM
 
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Try the first name out with your last name to make sure it flows easily.
We had fun doing that. My last name is Ivey.
We thought about Ida Ivey, Ina Ivey, Izzy Ivey, Emma Ivey, Eva Ivey,

I love Emma Lee, Olivia, Shannon, Leah, Lanie


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Old 12-10-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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My second DD was going to be Emma Lee! I loved it, but my DH's cousin (who wasn't pregnant at the time I was) called dibs on the name. So I felt a bit bullied and caved in. I am actually glad I did now.

My two DD's are Kathryn Ann and Madelyn Denise - I still love both of them!

I also love the name Sofia or Sofie.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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I already have a girl's name picked out. When we were pregnant, we'd agreed on Elizabeth Jane if it was a girl. We lost that little bean, so if I have a girl baby in the future, I'm going to go with Elizabeth Joy. Elizabeth is a family name. It's been given to the oldest girl in my mom's family for 6 generations, usually as a middle name. Joy...well, that's pretty self-explanatory.

Boys' names are HARD. My DH is stuck on Joseph, which I don't hate but don't love. I like Benjamin, but DH doesn't love that one.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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We are in the same boat. However, we have a girl's name picked out and it is actually a boy. We have one that DH likes...I am not set on it. We just don't talk about it anymore. I am 25 weeks and tend to go early so we may only have 10 weeks to make that decision! It will come to me...I know!
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I LOVE your Elizabeth Joy! I am a huge fan of classic names for boys or girls. Your original, with the middle name of Jane, was pretty, too. My dd's middle name is Jane (a family name).

For PP: go through your family tree and look for pretty, classic, family names. I found Julia in my tree, but didn't use it...now I wish I had. DD named her kitten Julia, though!
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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I'm partial to Suzanne. .
I've always wanted to be Jayne.
This year I have a Shea in my class. She's a beauty.
My niece is Katherine, which I adore.
I love family names, too. I have a Great Aunt Lillian. I also have a favorite Aunt Audrey.

Audrey... that's it. That's my favorite name!!!!!

Suzanne
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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Kaitlyn
Marissa
Allison
Grace
Kate
Addison
Julia or Juliette
Chloe
Ashlyn
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My girls are Molly Elizabeth and Lucy Olivia. Some other names I love are Emma, Grace, Natalie, Audrey, and Ellie

Good Luck!
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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I agree with g8rFan. Check your family tree. My grandmother's name is Violetta in Polish. She goes by Violet now. I'm no where near having children but I'm sure I'll use her name somehow if I get the chance.

Victoria (my mom's name) is a family name too.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:55 PM
 
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I like old fashioned names. I am not a big fan of trendy names or unusual spellings for names.


Elizabeth or Eliza
Katherine
Alison
Alicia
Annie
Margaret (Maggie)
Mary
Grace
Molly
Kathleen
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We had an awful time...went with Elaine Michelle but also considered Valerie Jo (Jo was Gma's middle name). I loved Allison, but DH hated it.

I would not go with Bella or Isabella or Sophia as they are TOO popular now. I really like Caitlynn ( in various spellings) but have 7 of those this year!!!
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I like Elise or Kennedy. I also agree with some of the other posters that Jane is a good name. Someone mentioned Cadence. I think that's pretty, too.
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My girls are Kiera Nicole and Riley Ann. The name Riley really should come with a warning label though because I've never met a Riley that wasn't full of mischief and personality!
When we named our girls, both names were uncommon---I now hear Riley more, but Kiera is still fairly uncommon.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:26 PM
 
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It is so hard to name your kids when you are a teacher! I have two DDs and ultimately we named them something we BOTH liked.
I love the names:
Cameron
Carson
Grace
Lily
Elise
Sopia
Bella
Elaine (Lanie)
Avery
Jenson
Morgan
Claire
Sidney
Taylor
Lucy
Charlotte
Ava
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My granddaughter's name is Briar. No history to it-her parent's just liked the name. I like to use family names like some of the other posters talked about. I had a cute little girl years ago with the name Kyanna.
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I know it's strange, but it was important to me that my child's name have a good meaning. When we had my son, I really liked the name Brody, but it means ditch or mud, or something like that, I can't remember. So we didn't pick that one! I ended up naming him after my dad, and his name means "God's peace." Much better than ditch! So my suggestion is to look at the meanings of names and use that to help narrow down the list. Good luck!
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when I was pregnant I had no idea what I was having. We could not decide on a boys name at all. We were differing on the girls name, but went with my choice, Emma Jane.

If I ever were to have another child and it is a girl I would like to go with either Norah Ruth or Maura ____.

Just my own thoughts though!
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  • Lily
  • Joy
  • Madeline
  • Grace
  • Kailey
  • Caroline
Is there a specific relative you would want to name her after? For example, my mother and grandmother's name were both Carol so that is why I absolutely love Caroline. Maybe you could do something like that? Either way, congratulations!!!
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One DD is Olivia and the other is Nicole. Their middle names are Danielle and Rose.

The name will come. Have fun choosing a name.
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I always thought coming up with names was fun. I have two daughters: Melanie Chelsea and Juliana Rose. I think it's best to have some favorite names on reserve, and then when you see the baby for the first time--You'll know (or hopefully know). Good luck!
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You will fall in love with a name. Just wait and see. You need to review the names of people in your family and during the process of elimination you will identify the kinds of name you are partial to for a daughter.

I will just name some family favorites;
Kaitlyn
Noelle
Megan
Joellen
Madison
Emerson
Hailey
Alexa
Sondra
Kirsten

Do some reflection, maybe the name is there to be discovered.
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My nieces names are
Emma Caroline
Savannah Tyler
Alyssa Kristine
Ryleigh Elizabeth
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I like...

Olivia
Charlotte
Julianna
Hailey
Cheyanne
Ella
Audrey
Aubrey
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Beautiful suggestions above!

Also, is there any chance that the boy names that you have chosen would work for a girl or could be modified for a girl. You know, Sam because Sami or Samantha. And I know two girl Micahs and a Johnnie. Maybe not, but just an idea.

Sometimes, though, you just have to have her and be with her a day or two and decide who she is before you take her home from the hospital (or file the paperwork with the homebirth midwife or whatever you do ...)
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DH and I like classic, traditional names, and we try to stay away from trendy names or ones that are spelled differently.

Our daughters are Hannah Kay and Abigail Ruth. Both girls' middle names are family names.

If we are blessed with another girl someday, we like:

Molly
Elizabeth
Audrey or Aubrey
Olivia
Meredith
Grace or Gracie

I know most of those names have been mentioned already, but for good reason! They're all beautiful! Have fun naming your baby!
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I agree, look at your boy names, I had decided on Michael or Mikaela. Or names from family or heritage. My other choices were Irish names like Keiran or Bridget.

I avoided family names, though I've always loved my grandmother's middle name, Marselette, I've never heard it any where else.
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I have a niece names Annaleigh (pronounced Annalee) Grace. I think it's a really cute name!
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Like others, I'm partial to the older names.

Vanessa (my personal favourite name but MrB said it was too girly.)
Alison
Leah
Lydia (taken from another thread)
Jill
Selena
Helen
Hannah
Sophia


I'm also partial to names that have the regular spelling for them. MrB and I chose a name for our son that's quite common, often in the top 10, and one that's normally spelled with 2 Ts. MrB didn't like it with 2 Ts so I caved and it's spelled with one. Our son is CONSTANTLY correcting people for the spelling of his name.
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