Dreams

You know you all have them-dreams where you remember a specific name used (whether it be on a baby or not). So post away any great combos that you have dreamt. I will start:

Robyn Sage-I don't remember the dream now at all but I do remember the name. It's funny because I don't really like the name Robyn and if I were to use the name Paige which I do like I would spell it with the I in it. But Sage seems better without the I.

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January 2, 2013 12:51 PM

Finna Faire. I remember being wrenched from sleep by a crying newborn while in the middle of a dream with that name, with the immediate thought that it was the most amazing name, and why hadn't I thought of it before? It took a good few minutes to come down from that mini-euphoria!

I looked it up back then -- I'd never heard of Finna or Faire -- but I don't remember what I found. It's certainly offbeat and not at all the style of name my husband and I would consider for our kids, but here five years later it remains for me the coolest name I ever dreamed.

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January 2, 2013 10:03 AM

While I do remember most of my dreams, I can't say there are many that I dream in which I dream about names. However, the only one that comes to mind is rather comical.

My husband and I do not have children yet and he is "convinced" that our first child shall be a boy, whenever we do have one. I guess we had just talked about that before I went to bed because I had a dream that we had 5 girls (which were not named, that I remember.. darnit!!) and were having our 6th child. When she was born, I surprised him and named her Mary Klaus (Klaus is my husband's name -- pronunciation rhymes with house) and we called her Mary Kay. And in my dream, Mary Kay was a little hellion, just like her dad, of course. I told him about that dream and he thought it was hilarious, but also said if we had 6 girls he'd run away as far as he could (kidding, of course!).

In the community where I work, I can think of three girls who are called "Mary ____ (insert father's name here)." I think it's kind of neat. Since the dream, it's actually grown on me. Who knows, maybe one day we will use it!

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January 2, 2013 12:44 PM

I had a vague memory that I had once dreamed about a baby named Bessica and that I'd posted about it on this site. So I used the search button and 25 minutes of happy reading later, came across this post dated May 20, 2008:

 

I forgot to say earlier that I had a very disturbing dream last night. I was the surrogate mother for twins (NOT gonna happen!) and the mother named them Bessica (?!) and Earlene. Yikes! Somehow the thought of having to go through a twin pregnancy for someone else and then to have her give the children those names was just too much. I woke up in a cold sweat. :),

 

Ha! How could I have forgotten Earlene to go with Bessica?! At any rate, that was a fun excursion into BNW history. We were discussing the use of honorifics in college classes. Eo and Patricia contributed a lot to the discussion, which made me miss both of them--they always had very insightful and respectful posts. We also speculated about the names of the Jolie-Pitt twins. I guessed Callantha and Colfax. The latter was a rather good guess, and I reserve it as a guess for future Jolie-Pitt boys.

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January 3, 2013 5:29 PM

I do not have any children. Yet I've had 6 dreams about the same 2 children, (Kira "K.J." and Bryce.)

Of course, I do love those names & would have liked to use the names for future children without the dreams.

When I have those dreams, I'm never told what the 'J' in 'K.J.' stands for, nor what Bryce's middle name is, but I have a pretty good idea of what the J name it is. (I have a couple of family members whose names start with "J," but there is one in particular who I think I would like to honour in the middle name spot.)

I'd considered the nickname "K.J." before for the possible daughter named Kira, but I never liked it until I had that first dream. Now it seems like the right nickname for her. (I think if I do have a daughter named Kira, her middle name will start with 'J' & I will call her K.J. -- whether this possible-futuristic daughter would want to continue to be called K.J. would be up to her.)

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I also remember having a dream when I was very young about a group of wizards & witchs (children.) One of whom I beleive was named Alex.

 

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By PJ
January 5, 2013 2:49 AM

It's so funny because I just had a name dream a few days after Christmas. I dreamed that I had a baby girl named Twelvina, born on 12/12/12 of course.

 

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January 9, 2013 4:10 PM

A few days (or rather, nights,) ago, I had a dream that I was on a teachers' forum. (I don't know where that came from, as I'm not a teacher.)

Anyway, so the teachers were discussing what they would name their unborn children. They had all these unusual ideas. Most of them had different name options for twins or triples, & there were a lot of double-barrel names. (Sadly, all I can remember is one of the future-girls' double-barrel names had the initials "V-L"...)

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February 13, 2013 8:30 AM

I can't remember having dreams with names, but I remember I distinctly disconcerting dream where my child didn't have a name.

I was pregnant with our second and we didn't yet know the gender. We had just moved to Japan and our oldest girl was then 18 months. I dreamt we were looking for a home and we were touring a house that was pepto-bismal pink-everywhere. There were lots of sort of secret passageways and we had two little girls with us and they were running around this crazy house. When it was time to go, I could remember Eleanor's name, but whenever I tried to call for the second daughter, I couldn't think of her name and it was making me incredibly frantic! I woke up all anxious and scared that I had lost my daughter and that I was losing my mind because I couldn't remember her name!

Funny thing, we did end up having second girl, and named her Clara. Thankfully, we will never live in an all pink house with little passageways.

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March 5, 2013 3:52 PM

Last night, I had a dream where I saw a long piece of paper with "variants" of the name Noah in "different languages." I say, "Different languages", because those languages don't exist.

Some of the variants I remember are:

Koah

Mowan

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But the list was MUCH longer than that. If only I remembered more "variants."

I actually kind of like Koah.

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April 25, 2013 11:34 AM

Last night, I had a dream where I saw students' acceptance profiles for a high-quality (expensive & posh) school, which was apparently called "The Dragon School" (I don't know where that name came from; I've never heard of it before & I doubt it really exists.)

I saw 2 acceptance profiles:

One with a picture of a teenage boy, who's name was Draghen (pronounced like "dragon.") I didn't even noticed in the dream that his name also spelled drag & hen... how did my mind come up with that, I'll never know...

The other one was a picture of a young, preteen girl, named "Emily."

Very weird dream, but I actually think Draghen is kinda cool (or maybe I just think it's cool I came up with it in my sleep?) But maybe spelled Draghon, or Draghyn. I like the "h" in it. Or maybe something like Draeghon instead? ("Drayg-in")

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April 25, 2013 5:05 PM

There's a Dragon School in Oxford (UK) that matches your description - could that have entered your subconscious somehow?

It would be quite cool to go to a school with the same name as you...though I must admit my first thought about Draghen was "a hen in drag".

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April 27, 2013 7:11 AM

Maybe! I didn't know about that, but maybe...

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April 27, 2013 7:19 AM

Last night, I had ANOTHER dream involving names!

This time I was playing Sims in the dream, & I had this weird family.

There were 3 boys, & one on the way (but unnamed) partway through the dream.

Anyway, the oldest boy, I can't remember his name. I think it started with "Ki" though, & was 2-3 syllables... (pronounced like "Kai")... hmmm... I could have sworn it sounded real! ;)

The middle boy, I can't remember his full name either! But his nn was "Micah", & his name had 3 syllables, I think, maybe 4... I swear, that name sounded real too!!

The youngest, I CAN remember his name!! The youngest's name was Luca. & I know that's a real name. :)

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If anyone has any idea what #2's full name was, & any idea about #1's name...

BBNW was almost no help... (but hey, maybe Micah's full name was Michaiah. It matched the criteria fine... but still isn't "right" to my ears.)

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May 5, 2013 10:59 AM

A few nights ago, I had a dream that there was a "lost" Duggar kid, who was disowned.

She was in her early 20s. 

Her name was "Jemma" nn "Journey" (not sure how Journey is anything like Jemma.)

& she was doing a documentry about her life as a disowned Duggar. ;)

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May 5, 2013 8:54 PM

Oh dear! A documentary about being a disowned Duggar. Sounds like she'd have to give all her kids 'D' names!

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May 7, 2013 2:39 PM

Last night I had 2 seperate dreams about 2 seperate pairs of twins. Both pairs are fictional.

The first pair of twins were 2 little boys named William & Spencer. In the dream, Spencer was always in William's shadow.

The second pair of twins were 2 teenage girls named Christian & Adrian (?!) Are those even girls' names?

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May 7, 2013 2:53 PM

Don't you remember Rocky? "Yo, Adrian!"  It's almost as famous as "Stella!"

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September 21, 2014 10:20 AM

Christian was originally a girl's name in the Middle Ages. But not so much now...

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May 11, 2013 9:53 AM

Last night, I had a dream about 2 fictional kids (there were more actully, but only 2 were named):

The boy was Conner (not Connor; I saw it written down)

The girl's name started with an "A" (I think) but I don't remember it. (Maybe it wa Alycia? I think it had 3 syllables)

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June 8, 2013 10:23 AM

Last night, I had a dream about 2 young kids, "Quinn" Quinlan & Caitlin, & their university-aged sister, Meaghan.

Meaghan was definately subconciously from Laura's recent blog post, & Caitlin was in the comments of that blog post so I probably got Caitlin from there too.

"Quinn" Quinlan has no precedent that I'm aware of.

They were fictional people.

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November 22, 2013 5:09 PM

Well I always quite liked the name Luca (If I used it he would be Lucas Alexander - which does have meaning to me).

But I never really loved it until I had a dream involving two little boys who, in my dream, were my sons.

A little brown haired boy, Theo and a lovely little baby, Luca. I don't remember much about the dream. Just that involved these two little boys and a big house. I woke up adoring the name Luca and also like Theo..

 

 

:)

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April 30, 2014 2:52 AM

A while back I had a dream that I had an adorable red-haired baby girl and her name was Vivian. I dont remember her middle name though. I was very attached to her in my dream and I remember being really sad when I awoke because i didn't have her. :( Oh well, maybe in the future!

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September 20, 2014 8:06 PM

Last night, I had a dream where some teen mom had a daughter, who she named Charlotte Auden (or something like Auden).

I also had a seperate dream in the same night, where there was a woman named Annie, who had a first-grade son named Cooper.

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September 29, 2014 9:47 PM

I have dreams all the time and the names of the random people are so strange. One of my favorites is Siya. 

I have dreamed of what the names of my future children would be and what they would be like. I have a thing for the 

letter "Y". Ymir, Yvan, and Yuri. i find those names so random, but I love them. 

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By EVie
July 31, 2015 3:39 PM

Resurrecting this thread to report on an odd dream I had last night. In the dream, I was flirting with a very attractive man in a bar (something I haven't done in real life since meeting my husband nearly ten years ago). He told me his name was Juliain (pronounced joo-lee-AYN--I didn't get the actual spelling in the dream). Not sure where my subconscious came up with that. Even in the dream, I had a moment of "Wait, did I hear that right?"

Then I left the bar and ran into my husband, and remembered, "Oh sh*t, I'm married." I was still trying to decide what to do about the coffee date I'd planned with Juliain when I woke up. Thanks a lot, subconscious--way to inject guilt into what had been a very fun and pleasant dream. (Juliain looked just like Doc Roe from Band of Brothers, which my husband and I watched fairly recently. So at least I know where the guy came from, if not the name. Man, I really wanted to go on that coffee date).

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August 1, 2015 7:56 AM

I woke up thinking about this thread, EVie! My dream had me returning to college only to find that my new dorm room looked like a cheap hotel room on the Vegas strip complete with peach velour bedding and salmon-colored curtains. The kicker was that I had a new roommate named Blenise. Maybe she's off on that coffee date with Juliain.