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Picking names for children

Bliss

Sally Twit
I was just wondering how you decided on the name of your child/children. Did you read a book of baby names and picked which stood out? Did you wait until your child was born before you named them? Or, have you always known the names you want/wanted. Or, maybe something completely different.

Not just parents can answer this. Maybe for those of us that aren't parents have thought about this already.

I've already thought of the names I like. For a girl or a boy. And I have mentioned it to my boyfriend in the past and he agreed that they are nice names. Not that we are going to have children any time soon, but it's nice to know we agree on them lol.

My parents said that 'Amy' was the only name they would agree on. Apparently they went through a huge list of names before they picked mine.
 

Jeanie

still nobody's bitch
V.I.P.
I searched baby name websites to see what I liked. I wanted to go with an Italian name, since her last name is Italian, but the only names I liked were either taken by family members or pets, or too close to her last name. So I searched Gaelic names and Delaney came up a few times. I had heard it before and liked it; it reminded me of Eric Clapton since he played with Delaney and Bonny (even though that Delaney was a dude). My other choice for a girl name was Layla.


My choice for a boy name was Dylan, for Bob Dylan, and I'm kind of glad I had a girl because Dylan is far too trendy these days. There are hardly any Delaneys around. Thank goodness...
 

Ilus_Unistus

Registered Member
I have never given much thought to naming a child, but if I decided to I think it would be a name that is not so common place, but at same time nothing extremely unusual to cause my child to be teased.
 

Merricles

Registered Member
My wife and I went through websites and we each made a list. Then, we combined our list and took turns deleting one name at a time. When we were getting close to the end, we stopped cutting them and discussed what was left. With our second son though, this process went much quicker. I have always had names I would have liked to name my kids if I ever had any. However, the names I chose were not what we named either boy. I also had a few names for a girl, however my wife and I have decided on a name for a girl should we ever have one already. We had a lot of fun picking names though. We tried to pick uncommon names, but at the same time names that would not set them apart from other people.
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
I was just wondering how you decided on the name of your child/children. Did you read a book of baby names and picked which stood out? Did you wait until your child was born before you named them? Or, have you always known the names you want/wanted. Or, maybe something completely different.

Not just parents can answer this. Maybe for those of us that aren't parents have thought about this already.

I've already thought of the names I like. For a girl or a boy. And I have mentioned it to my boyfriend in the past and he agreed that they are nice names. Not that we are going to have children any time soon, but it's nice to know we agree on them lol.

My parents said that 'Amy' was the only name they would agree on. Apparently they went through a huge list of names before they picked mine.
My parents have decided on my name soon after they named my sister Michelle. Good thing I turned out to be a girl.

Like I told kmone who was asking for naming suggestions, here's how I did mine: Middle names were easy because they're after family members. For first name, I considered whether it would sound good (first and last name combination or even initials). I avoided giving names similar to a famous person (those rare names that can only remind people of celebrities). I also considered whether they're easily mispronounced (not too complicated for those who can only speak English or French). I didn't have any limitations to the start of the letter so that didn't limit the options. My mom always picked names starting with M. I checked online for origins, I read books and even birth announcements (or obituaries) to see if a name stood out for me. Tried to avoid names that could be used to tease kids in school (like calling them Madeleine would remind people of the bread or the expresssion "cry like a madeleine", or calling them Nick could be bad coz there's an expression with "nique" which is like eff your *insert whoever*).

Kevin had several possible options before he was born. Hooch, he was almost a Dylan too! What I liked about Kevin was its Irish origin and I felt it was sort of a tribute to his greatgrandma. There's also an issue of feast days here. In the French calendar, everyday is a feast day of a saint. St. Kevin's feast day turned out to be the same day as his dad's bday (although we found that out later, after we have picked the name, which was good coincidence). I think we had a couple of names but when I saw him come out, I knew he was a Kevin. :p

For Angeli, I've picked this name even before she was conceived. I said I would name my girl this name, should I get pregnant again and it's a girl. For Gwenna, it was a hard pick and I remember not having final names even when I was about to give birth. But her middle name Ysabel was already fixed. We just didn't put that as her first name so that she and Angeli would have sort of matching middle names with Y (angeli's is Yvonne).
 
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Kibi

Babeasaurus Sex
I've always wanted my little girl to be called Lilly. It's my favourite flower and I love the name.

I can't decide on a boys name. I guess thats where my SO at the time would have to help lol!

I like Timothy but thats my dads name. I also love Elias my little brothers middle name.

Other girls names are Chloe and Thorne.
 

Bubbles

I ♥ Haters
Other girls names are Chloe and Thorne.
Chloe is a badass name for a girl. If I had a baby girl, that would totally work.

My parents totally dropped the ball when it came to naming me. Instead, my dad's sister named me Samantha. :)urp:) I hate it, because it doesn't suit me. Apparently my aunt thought it "sounded pretty." But I've heard my mom mention a few times that my dad named my older brother Sonny after Sonny Corleone from The Godfather. (I'm not sure if she was just joking or if she was actually serious, but if its true that is so cool. It wouldn't surprise me if it was true tho.) So yeah, I'm not really sure what my namesake is.

I've always thought that Wynter is an awesome name for a girl. And Julian, Damon and Daxton are badass names for a boy.
 

masey

Registered Member
I hate my parents for giving me double-barrelled christian name.....masey-jane...ffs !
 

wolfheart

Registered Member
My daughter's name was probably harder to decide on than my boys, we eventually managed to get it down to 3 names we really liked, we chose her first name which is Erin, and for her second name we let her elder sister chose, it was between Bethany or Faith and she picked Faith.

My Boys name was one we both already really liked, although we did differ on the spelling, so he is named Connor, I thought it should be spelt with one N rather than 2.
 

viLky

ykLiv
I tried going through an online baby name site and that was just waaaay toooo muuuuccch. I thought there would probably be like one hundred names, but it turned into thousands. Too many names out there. I was doing so because I couldn't come up with a good, normal name for a character I was creating in a game. I needed assistance! Name Viagra. In the end, however, I went back to one of my bizarro names.

Same goes for pets. I don't really like the typical names for pets: Max, Blacky, Spot, ect... I like to go a little unique and name them off of enemies in video games: Snibbles, Cryonite (Cryo for short), TopStalk, ect... Of course, if they have more than one syllable I'll shorten it up eventually.

Sooooo... to answer your question, if I ever did have a kid my wife better pick the name or else he/she will end up with one strrraaaange name.
 
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