Reply
When naming a baby... Mama of *3* TTC since Feb 2013; 3 kids; Wisconsin 15846 posts
Jul 7th '13

Do you choose a name that sounds well with the names of your other children?



My kids are Alexa, Isabella and William--so I feel like something like say, Finn, would sound funny, being more "modern" if you will. Am I crazy for feeling this way? What boy/girl names do you think would sound good with my other kids?

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
Jul 7th '13

I think William and Finn are good sibling boy names.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Jul 7th '13

Personally, I think William and Finn sound fine together.

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 19410 posts
Jul 7th '13

No I always think the same way, I always think about if it will go well with their siblings names. I mean yes its weird, but I am weird like that lol.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
Jul 7th '13

That's why I've had such a problem naming this baby... my son is Kenneth and I wanted something that was at least in kinda similar taste. I'm still not 100% if Kenneth and Lydia "go together" but Lydia feels right for her.

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 19410 posts
Jul 7th '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" That's why I've had such a problem naming this baby... my son is Kenneth and I wanted something that ... [snip!] ... that was at least in kinda similar taste. I'm still not 100% if Kenneth and Lydia "go together" but Lydia feels right for her."



I think they sound fantastic together!

Vicki McDonald Due September 28 (boy); 3 kids; Belleville, Ontario 927 posts
Jul 7th '13
Quoting Ladee+Grant+Lilly:" Sibling names never crosses my mind, with the exception of not wanting matchy matchy names, like Stephen and Stephanie or something (no offense to anyone if those are your kids names lol)"


Totally agree, I declined Lachlan b/c I already have a Brayden and an Ethan and it just sounded like too much already. ( also my hubby's name is Brandon. ) Apparently i'm as insane as my mother, I have sisters named Tiffany and Stephannie.... And I don't think that Finn is very modern. I'm pretty sure it's an older name, just wasn't popular in North America.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
Jul 7th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting **Blessed Insanity **:</b>" I think they sound fantastic together!"</blockquote>




Thanks :) I liked Brynn for a looooonnnnnnng time but I think it's too out there paired with a classic name like Kenneth personally. Plus Lydia feels more like her anyway.

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 19410 posts
Jul 7th '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" <blockquote><b>Quoting **Blessed Insanity **:</b>" I think they sound fantastic ... [snip!] ... time but I think it's too out there paired with a classic name like Kenneth personally. Plus Lydia feels more like her anyway."


I know a Lydia and she is a wonderful person! it just sounds like a name a good person would have lol.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
Jul 7th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting **Blessed Insanity **:</b>" I know a Lydia and she is a wonderful person! it just sounds like a name a good person would have lol."</blockquote>




My mom says it sounds too grown up. So I just look at her and go "right, cuz Kenneth isn't a grown up name...." plus I'd rather have a grown up name on a child than a child's name on an adult.

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 19410 posts
Jul 7th '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" <blockquote><b>Quoting **Blessed Insanity **:</b>" I know a Lydia and she is a wonderful ... [snip!] ... "right, cuz Kenneth isn't a grown up name...." plus I'd rather have a grown up name on a child than a child's name on an adult."


EXACTLY! we almost named our daughter Zoe Irelynn, but the name Zoe was just to little girlish. So we named her JosieAnn Marie.

=^•^= NO, OD, France 36459 posts
status Jul 7th '13

Honestly I think William is the odd one out with Alexa and Isabella. Finn or Finley kind of ties William in together.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Jul 7th '13

We went with similar origination. One is Welsh and one is Scottish.

Mama of *3* TTC since Feb 2013; 3 kids; Wisconsin 15846 posts
Jul 7th '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" That's why I've had such a problem naming this baby... my son is Kenneth and I wanted something that ... [snip!] ... that was at least in kinda similar taste. I'm still not 100% if Kenneth and Lydia "go together" but Lydia feels right for her."


No, those sound great together!!

Mama of *3* TTC since Feb 2013; 3 kids; Wisconsin 15846 posts
Jul 7th '13
Quoting linsα:" Honestly I think William is the odd one out with Alexa and Isabella. Finn or Finley kind of ties William in together. "


I agree. SO and I could NOT agree on a boy name....all the boys in my family are Sr/Jr so we kept that going and named him after my SO, William. We call him Liam though, so that seems to fit better.