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thanks for your input. I had heard that Annie was more a traditional nick name for Ann/Anne and that most Annas go by simply Anna.
What are your other sons names? Just asking to see how the options you've given "go" with those names.
I love the name Graham, and I think it sounds wonderful with Patrick.
Update! I know I said we are team green -- we didn't find out the gender until delivery day with both of my sons -- but this time, I couldn't resist! I'm thrilled to say we are expecting a baby GIRL <3 <3 which means I sadly wasted some of your time by asking about boy names, and for that I apologize. :-)
That said, we will be naming our daughter Anna Adrienne and calling her Annie, but now I'm concered that Annie isn't necessarily an appropriate nick name for Anna? What do you all think? I am in love with the name Annie, but don't think of it as a full name, and Anna is my husband's late grandmother whom we would like to honor.
Thanks everyone! great suggestions :)
I love the name Lincoln and how it goes with your other son's name. I also think it's cute that it happens to be the town that is so special to you. I wouldn't think twice about using it.
We welcomed baby Benjamin on Sept 3. So far, no mention from anyone on it being someone else's name too :-P
I have a Nicholas and love the name (clearly biased :-) )
due with son #2 in five weeks and we will name him Benjamin.
i love Theodore as well!
Thanks everybody! You have made me feel way more confident in going forward with using the name Benjamin. I'm so excited for him to get here!
Thanks AJ! I appreciate you sharing your advice and opinion. I'm also thrilled that I'm not the only one who loves Nicholas and Benjamin as a pair :)
Thank you! You've all made me feel better about going with my gut, which of course is using the name.
Thank you for your input! You bring up a good point, I wouldn't really care if she brought home a Nicholas/Nick! In my world there's only one, my son, which may sound selfish, but that's how moms are, right? :) I guess the issue here is that I don't want any drama with her upset over us using her boyfriend's name, but I can't really control that.
Thank you! I agree that I can't rule out names based on her dating history, there have been several boyfriends! I haven't met this guy (and I'm in no rush to, because of all this, plus my son doesn't know any Bens and I'd like the first one he meets to be his little brother in a few weeks!) so I can't tell if he's a really rotten guy. It does seem serious but I know they will date quite a while longer before deciding to marry. my SIL can be dramatic, but as I mentioned in another comment, my husband just informed me that his mom actually knows that we picked this name (one of us must have unknowingly slipped), so she could vouch for us about the name being decided first if my SIL gets catty when she learns of the name.
Thank you! i think you hit the nail on the head, and I will regret not using a name I love. I tend to agree with you on all the points you mentioned but just wanted to make sure i wasn't in the wrong!
Ben is not all that common in our family, no one in the extended family named Ben! Just a couple friends here and there. There are so many boys in the family with traditional names, so nearly everything is taken! More reason we want this name :) I'm thinking in my husband's family the two would be forever known as SIL's Ben and Husband's Ben, which is okay by me. We live far from family so our day to day life with my side of the family, close friends, etc. he'll just be Ben.
Thank you for such a thoughtful reply. I think the second scenario is a very likely scenario, which worries me. fortunately my husband just told me that his mother somehow knows we picked the name Benjamin (maybe I slipped once?? Pregnancy brain!) so at least she could now vouch for us that we picked the name before boyfriend Ben came along. One other thing I forgot to mention is that we only see my SIL a few times a year, so its not like the two Bens would be around each other all that often.
Thanks! I agree, we may need to come up with a nickname to differentiate but if they were to be married, he would become Uncle Ben, which would help.