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I have to tell you that my first guess was 1971-3. Then I read it again and realized that Susan was there and that was a dead giveaway. My mom is Susan and she is on the young side ove most American Susan's. So I changed it to 1968 (her year) and came to see the thread.
I have to admit that I really don't like any of the names mentioned above. Well, with one exception. I would love to use Addison for a boy, but given its current girls stats? Middle name only for me. :(
I have not posted here for a long time. But when my SIL asked for ideas for Baby#4, this was my first place to turn. They have Le@h Rochelle, Z@chary Wade and Alex@ Noelle (Christmas baby). What is the first idea you would pass on to her?
I will pass along your suggestions. I may be back for more but it will be almost 2 weeks till she returns stateside...
Thank you :)
I am looking for name ideas. My friend is adopting a girl and needs to change her name. Currently she is Tameka and goes by Mickey. They plan to keep calling her Mickey bc it is just so her. The obvious choices if McKenzie or Michaela/McKayla dont really sing songs in her soul. She asked me if tehre was any other good name that I would suggest. I ahve not had much time to really digest all that but do any of you have a good idea?
Her only birth child she named Sara. I know that she likes "plain and simple" names.
I am all about Josephine. I shall have to live vicariously through you, dh nixed it.
Elizabeth T - great story. My mil and fil had the exact same last name.
Cash and Calico make a striking sib set. However I prefer Levi Nickel. $.02
My great-grandpa had a (not so) high name - Paul Bear. He did not think it funny but was always glad he was not his cousin... Harry.
I could not resist the 14 name challenge. I am nak the newest name in our house and loving every decision we made about his name...
Did I post it here after he was born? Can't remember. Gilead Michael Alan was born 16 days ago - on my dads birthday. Some of you may remember my queries about names to honor a Jerry wihtout using the JER sound. I solved it and just used his mn, Alan.
Amazingly (for me and many peopl who know me) he was "nameless" for about 8 - 10 hours bc DH and I both had a hard time calling him by the chosen name once he was actually in arms. But nothing we tried out felt any better so we decided to stick with it. Now? I have no regrets!
Catherine Maria Claire
Margaret Anne Marie
Elizabeth ??? Elle
George Oliver Lloyd (my real life boy)
Agh! that was harder than I thought. I did not go get my recently worn out list of name though so I know that would have helped.
Yes, I have 3 C names, however, they each have a different sound (K, CH and SH). As for Arthur and Alisdair, Elizabeth and Edmund... they just have to live with it. :D
Name watch: A mothering forum I frequent has a new baby... T@vish M@rley. Brother for V@shti.
The anangram was completely unintentional and unnoticed until pointed out after the naming. Interesting...
Much as I love "big" names, Eliza and Elizabeth are separate in my mind. And though I love them both, I would not nn Elizabeth Eliza, but rather Betsy. MMmmm yummy.
Juliet and Pierce would be my spellings of choice.
New babies at the birth clinic:
August Blue (b)
Tirzah somethingIcantremember... Rose maybe??
Interesting name siting...
Cashier at local big box store: Falaina
another cashier: Sief
I am loving Oliver Piers/Pearce/Pierce. Take your pick on spelling.
Current street twins... 228 and Walker. ugh. I grew up at the corner of Cremean and Piquad. (creh-MEAN, PEE-quad) Yes we always had to spell it. Old Indian (Cherokee?? Shawnee maybe) words.
jillc: to finish out the Marley, Harley, Carley set, I choose Gnarley.
Want to guess how well I like the -aidens? hee hee
Keisha, I am dyuing to know why she is choosing Hallelujah. That is a very interesting chioce to my ear. hmmmm...
hyz, I like that description of the V "Sharp but not harsh". Thanks for clarifying in my preggy brain why I am drawn to a lot of the names you listed. :)
New Baby: Stephen John
get this part... bro for Amy (6), Chad (4) and Jeremy (2). interesting. As far as I know the Stephen is not a namesake. John may be spelled Jon as NewDaddy's name is Jonathan, but still...
Just popping in to see what you all think. NO time for reading when one has the urge to "nest". Yeehaw. So Dh really wanted Michael as the first mn. Fine. At least I have something solid to go on. He really likes the name Edison and thought it went well as the second mn. I was not sold. Then I struck upon... Hans.
Gilead Michael Hans.
It does not have the exact alliterative quality I was looking for but seems to me that the flow and antiquity factors are a little more consistent. Am I missing anything that roars in the head of all you NE's??
NE is a Name Enthusiast. Coined just for this site. :)
mn = middle name
This is too funny. Allegr@, you read my mind. I had at one point nearly convinced dh to use Gilead Alistair Charles. :)
I asked him last night about Gilead Edison John and he promptly replied "Gilead Edison Michael".
Keep your thoughts coming. They are invaluable.
(O and yes, Gilead is set in stone if you will.)
I think dh and I need to have a solid conversation about whether we name this child with Michael (after him) or with John. That makes a huge differencfe in what kind of sound we need for the other mn.
You all are good! :)
Andrew is untouchable bc of a deal with my brother. It is a very important name to him and I said I would respect that.
Dh detests Theodore although God knows I have tried. ::rollseye::
Edmund is on our list for future boys. Not sure I am ready to give it up for mn.
DH flatly veoted Nathaniel (and nathan).
Benjamin is a family name that would be fine except that I feel no pull to it.
Ronald and Lyndon are too often at odds with my family. :(
The real deal is this: I (yes, I) was the first to discard Edison as a mn bc of the -ad Ed -. I think we need to rethink that...
The one combo I keep comin back to is Gilead John Alan. Alan is not totally our style but I am very ok with it bc it is my late father's mn. (I detest his first name even though he wore it very well. Jerry just gets glued up on my tongue. I spend too much time using both of George's mn at random intervals to pretend I like Jerry enough to use it for the next boy.)
If YOU were voting would it be
Gilead Edison John
Gilead John Alan
something entirely different using Gilead and Michael instead of John
I am looking to avoid namers regret... Anyone want to help? Again?
I realized today that the combos that struck me most, my son's name and my prospective daughters name all have a common element. It is the missing element in my prospective boy's name. Alliteration. Now, it is not immediately obvious but it is there.
George Oliver Lloyd (o,r,l)
Catherine Maria Claire (c,a,r)
The Gilead combinations that I like best even though dh vetoed them all have at least an element of alliteration. There have been seversl that he thought were to random but he kind of liked the sound of. Guess what, they had the key element.
So what I am looking for is another name - older is much better - that pulls elements of Gilead and John together. Anyone up for a challenging name hunt??