Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by deet, Apr 25, 2017.
Arlo is a good name for boys.
@Kimmers I love Maren.
I can’t convince N on Maya, Penelope, or my favorite, Norah.
Arlo is a girl name?
I would name a girl Rosalind in a second but Z is not into it.
He will accept Eleanor and Evangeline tho so.
Ooo I like Rosalind!
@scotchbutter what does it say about my uncultured swine self that Franklin makes me think of the turtle before the president?
@whatchyagonnado I see Eleanor and Theodore and see Chipmunks. You’re not alone!
(For the record, Theodore was in our top two list for boys names. Eleanor is a great name, but I happen to know someone with it who wasn’t the nicest person, which is the only reason why it wasn’t a contender.)
@RoryGilmore Look, by the end, she deserved to be in the Good Place.
HMMMM, maybe I can use Arlo for a boy and Olivia for a girl thus squeezing in both top girl names...
I only know one Arlo, it's a guy, I hadn't heard it used for a girl before.
@Kimmers if it helps, I also definitely thought Arlo was more common for boys!
How I came across the name is that I saw an article about Leighton Meester expecting baby #2 and it said she named her first daughter Arlo. I just immediately really liked the name. Didn’t realize it’s typically a boys name!
Arlo makes me think of The Good Dinosaur, and Arlo Guthrie, both male.
She’s just copying Blake. I love gender-flipped names.
Me: Arlo for a boy
Me: You don’t like it for a boy?
N: I don’t like it at all
Me: ?? You literally just said you loved it, like a week ago??
N: No. There’s one boys name we do like. Someone famous we both like named their kid something...
Me: YES, Leighton Meester, it was Arlo.
N: Oh yeah. Actually yeah it’s not bad.
Just smother him with a pillow now
RIP, N. You had a good run.
Sometimes I swear they just choose to be difficult for no reason
We are the exact opposite. We have a girl name picked out and several back up girl names.
Boy names though. I feel like I dislike everything and even the few that I think are okay they just don't feel right.
give me girl name ideas! Boys we really like Elliott or Benjamin/Adam as backups.
What sort of girl names do you like and does he like?
I like Maya, Norah, Penelope. He hasn’t found a girl name he likes yet aside from Ella, which we can’t use for obvious reasons.
Our girl name is Ruth. Fingers crossed it is still first choice for both of us when/if we have a daughter.
We also both like Margaret and Anne
For boys though, either what we like is too popular so do won't want to use it or one of our close friends or family have already named a child it. For your boy names - Elliott is my best friends sons name, Benjamin is too popular for me to want to use it and Adam is TG's name The few boys names that I like TG turns his nose up at.
I also love Gloria but I can't sell TG on it