Thanks for all the suggestions. I will try them. Hopefully I find something before he is born and if not, I hope he won't go too long without a name after he is born. :lol:
Autumn was named after my favorite season :P
Sophia was just a name I found and liked.
Gabriel was our boy choice if Sophia had been a boy, so we recycled, lol. DH picked it because he wanted a child with an Italian name as well as a biblical one.
All of their names were picked within a few weeks of finding out I was pregnant, lol. Except for Autumn. She was Wednesday Marjorie for a while (Marjorie is a french, family name and I still like it. I'm VERY glad I didn't name her Wednesday, though) until like the beginning of my third trimester.
Quoting Fancy Asparagus Beef:" Autumn was named after my favorite season :P Sophia was just a name I found and liked. Gabriel was our ... [snip!] ... name and I still like it. I'm VERY glad I didn't name her Wednesday, though) until like the beginning of my third trimester."
How did you pick Wednesday?
Hubby actually suggested Tate for our son after I said I liked Tatum.for a girl.
With Bo, we got her name off of the movie "Signs"
Tate's middle name was my great grandfather's last name.
Now Bo's middle name was such a struggle. Finally my mom suggested Delainie and it just felt right.
Maybe just get on some websites and start looking. Or search your family tree for great names.
Don't worry mama! When you find the perfect name it will just feel right.
Wait until he's here and see if he looks like a certain name?
my husband and I are in the middle of discussing our 3rd and last child's name.
We are on completely different sides of the spectrum in regards to taste. This is going to be another struggle like our 2nd. Our first was so much easier!
we just shoot out a name and see what the other one's reaction is.
I happen to love the name Ivy for a girl. My husband unfortunately doesn't. However, Ivy isn't high enough on my list to fight about it, so I'm pushing for the names i like more and hopefully they will grow on him and we won't end up with one of his, because I really don't like his choices.
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" I had the oposite problem... SO had no opinion... I would say anything from the name Liberty to Rain ... [snip!] ... the middle name was a pain until I said Natalia and his face just lit up. I did all the friggin' work on finding a name! haha"
He's much less of a fighter than me. I have to try really hard to not sound like i'm putting my foot down. I know it means a lot to him to have a say, so I'm doing my very best to not sound like I think I'm in charge and it's only my decision.
he does like to tease the heck out of me and throw horrible names just to see my face scrunch up. I guess that's a trade off, right? LOL
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" hahaha Honestly, I cannot imagine you having to deal with that. I mean, I see you in BNs all the time ... [snip!] ... and you have good advice and some great name ideas! I just assumed you had names picked out already for all your kids! hahaha"
Every time we pick names ahead of time, we never use them.
We weren't expecting to have another baby. I'd been wanting one for the last 2 years, but one day my husband looked at me and said "Ok. lets have a baby!"
That night I got pregnant. No real time to discuss it.
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" WOW! That is luck... or good aim! :D hahaha "
it has happened all 3 times. We decided tonight was the night and it was. We've had to work harder at not getting pregnant.
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" Dang. SO and I TTC for like a year and then decided to quit trying so I could join a fight tournament... that's when I got pregnant :roll: haha"
I'm sorry. I have no idea why we are so damn fertile. I keep telling hubs that maybe since we're so good at it and pregnancy for the most part is a breeze for me, we should probably keep at it. LOL At soon to be 41 and 34 though this will be our last. I'm not sure how I feel about that, but I just have to admit Im too old and be thankful for the 3 I have.
My daughters name was really easy. DH and I are Greek and she is named after the ancient Greek godess Athena. I chose it because she is a powerful feminist icon that embodies every charactor I want for my daughter: wisdom, strentgh and independance.
IMO the best way to choose a name if you don't have a family name that you want to pass on is to think about what sort of future you would wish for your child - what you would like them to achieve. Then google lists of people who have achieved greatness in the area that you admire. Searches such as "Nobel Laureates - Chemistry" or "Giller Prize Winners" or "Nobel Peace Prize Winners" or "Great Humanitarians" or "Presidents of the USA" will give you a bunch of inspirational names to choose from.
Well, I've been a huge name nerd for quite a few years, even before I had my first son, so I had a pretty good grasp on what my style was. I choose names that I thought would age well, were spelled correctly and I TRIED to go for something less popular, but his father liked Caleb and it fit all of my criteria except the popularity, I finally gave in. His middle names are after my grandfather.
For this baby, I just don't know. We have Dominic chosen for a boy for a ton of personal reasons, it's just very meaningful to us and I didn't do a whole lot of looking for a boys name, it just seemed very natural - but watch me have a girl because he has freakin awful taste in girls names. Again, the criteria for a name is that I would prefer it to be outside of the top 100, spelled correctly, on the correct gender, preferably something older with a vintage charm to it, something that will age wonderfully and hopefully provides lots of nickname options. Nothing trendy and made-up.
Maybe that could be something to try - make a list of expectations you have in the name you want, what kind of qualities you want it to have and go from there?