Can we have a name thread?

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by deet, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    My dad really, really wanted to name my sister Paisley.
  2. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    My mother almost named me Victoria. Apparently I was destined to sound like an old queen (esp given my middle) either way. Much prefer my actual name to Victoria so glad my dad won that argument.

    My mom knew the sex early on because she had a CVS both times. After they found iut my brother was a boy my father said “what about my dads name?” And my mom said back “Arent enough fucking people in this family named after that man?” (3 at that time) brother is not named after him haha
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  3. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    My Dad wanted to name me Victoria too. My Mom HATED it though.

    I am very thankful I didn't end up being a Seamus though, because that was the male option picked out
  4. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I was almost Amanda Nicole. Just add a Jessica in there and I would have shared a name with approximately 75% of all the girls in elementary school (jk, but only a little). I like my first name much better. Never been a fan of my middle name. It's old very fashioned but not in a trendy way.
  5. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    I would describe mine the same!
  6. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I have a sister that’s a Victoria!
  7. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    My sister has a super common first name and I’m happy I ended up with something unusual but (IMO) pretty. My middle name is Marie which I actually love (as a middle), but we’re not going to use it.
  8. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    weirdly my school didn’t have a lot of Jessicas but we had a ton of Ashley, Brittany, Amanda, and Nicoles
  9. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    @fantasynerd I love my original middle Marie too. I think it’s pretty, it’s my grandmother’s middle, and I don’t mind that it’s common. If we ever have a third daughter that would likely be the middle name.
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  10. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    My first name was tops of the female baby names charts from like 1930 through the 1960s, so I share a name with a lot of old ladies. Only had another kid in my class with my name once.

    My middle name is Leanne. I don't like it but I don't hate it. It's fine...I wouldn't choose it though.
  11. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    My middle is boring AF (Sue) and D doesn’t have one so we have to come up with that too. Ugh.
    Oh and today D said he knows too many d-bag Nates to use Nathan. :sad:
  12. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    My sister and I both have very common names though mine peaked a few years before I was born and my sister's is still pretty popular. I've never minded but I never had a classmate with my name.
  13. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I always felt like picking girl names was way harder than boy names. If E was a boy we had a name immediately ready to go. I’m saving it if we ever get pregnant again/have a boy because we love it so much. Girl names took forever.
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  14. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    We had all of those but when I went across the river to school it was all Megan, Katie, and Lauren.
  15. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    And Jennifers!

    All of my younger sisters have classic, more common names. I guess they shifted gears after naming me with a first/middle combo of less common but definitely strippery/pet names.

    I love Cameron for a boy or girl.
  16. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    We had a weird thing with Christine adjacent names. One of my high school physics classes had Christine, Kristina, Kristin, and Kirsten in it.

    I love Elliott as well for either sex, but it's now out of the running since I do not like it with C's last name.
  17. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Oh we had all of those too. Less Lauren but tons of Megan/Meagan/Meghan and Katie.
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  18. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Ugh this baby still doesn’t have a name, guys.
  19. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    Do you have a shortlist?
  20. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Well I take it you didn’t love my suggestion of Kelvin then. THATS FINE.

    Serious note- any letters you wanna stick with? I know avoid J but any other rules like that? Do you have a middle name or family name you wanna bounce off?
  21. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    What are your preciously vetoed names?
  22. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    I was jokingly going to say Mylow, but in all seriousness, I think Milo would be a cute name for CoolBaby #2.
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  23. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    No J, B, or H for sure. Last name starts with J (and is short and Asian sounding) so there are more that just don’t sound right.

    No middle name, that’s another struggle.

    I want Nathan or Cooper, he wants Victor or Avery. Cooper is the only one we semi agree on but neither of us loooove it.

    Eta: my reqs are not top 50, but a real name that everyone knows is a name and knows how to spell when they hear it.
  24. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    I really like both of your choices, D's not so much. :lol: If you want to kill Avery for D, I will PM you what it makes me think of with your last name.
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  25. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    Seconding Milo, that sounds great with your last name and I think it goes well with C’s name too. I’m surprised D likes both Avery and Victor as those feel so different!

    Names are hard. N and I agree on zero boy names.