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Struggling to name baby....

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jgold47, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    We had a fair bit of trouble coming up with my son's name. Finding a girl's name was really easy, but, for some reason, a boy's name was a struggle. We probably got it down to 10, maybe a few less, and then wound up gridlocked. Eventually, I told my wife we ought to each pick a couple from the shortlist. After that, we reflected and each chose our favorite, with the agreement that we'd pick from those two after he was born. That's what we did, and it worked out well.

    Now that we're on round two, we still have the girl's name, but we're again having trouble agreeing on something for a boy.


    +1

    Naming your kid isn't really the time to make a social statement, or to give them a name you find amusing.
     
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  2. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    how bout "jesus"
     
  3. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    You mean Hay Seuss?
     
  4. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    only coz you're in texas, a. :)
     
  5. jgold47

    jgold47 Senior member

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    like Jesus Somethingjewish? Ballsy
     
  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've always liked Alex as a girls name
     
  7. jgold47

    jgold47 Senior member

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    Actually I do too, and it was even my nickname for my wife when first started dating, however, this couple we don't particularly like named their kid something and then immediately foisted Alex as her nickname, so that's out.
     
  8. OliverGauffe

    OliverGauffe Senior member

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    Yes, a feminine name to please your wife that can be shortened for everyday use to a boyish name could be a good compromise, something shortened to "Al" or "DJ" or "Matt" or "Jo"...

    Don't worry too much about TV characters names. Those will come and go. Keep in mind you have no control over FUTURE tv character or celebrity names, so who cares? Addison is a great name, its feminine yet serious. I also have a female friend with a boy name: Jesse--not Jessica, not Jessie, but Jesse. She constantly gets mail for Mr. Jesse Somethingjewish.

    I like unisex names too, and living in France, I want to have a name for my future child that will be correctly pronounced in European languages AND English, so that's a challenge too.

    Ideas for a girl: Pascale, Adrian (not Adrienne), Devon ("is Devon here?" Billy Idol video...)....I really like Addison for your criteria ("Addy")----> street names of major cities that mean something to you are popular now and sometimes not so bad...

    I think your thought about not taking someone named Mykenzy seriously at 50 is true today, but no one at 50 has that name today. When kids today are that age, TONS of them will have names like that. It will become the new normal, so, while I agree with your sentiment completely, don't worry so much about it. The most important thing is that she is not teased at school when she's a kid. The most important thing is that she develops good self esteem. THAT (more than her name) will carry over into adulthood.
     
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  9. Svenn

    Svenn Senior member

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    Can't say I'm a fan of unisex names for girls, seems very yuppie-ish/bland affluent suburbia. Also it evokes, for me at least, that anxious form of feminism obsessed with symbolism rather than sincere equality. There could be exceptions of course. Since having a baby is often really just a fun project in engineering a model human, I think it's necessary to question what you think the girl would look like. If both parents are stout, a unisex name would be especially terrible in terms of making her succeed romantically. If she's gonna be a lanky blonde, then yes maybe a unisex name over something hyper-feminine like 'Kitty' would be better.
     
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  10. globetrotter

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    Alice - pronounced Elyse
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Tikki Tikki Tembo-no Sa Rembo-chari Bari Ruchi-pip Peri Pembo
     
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  13. gaseousclay

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    Before our son was born we did what most parents do, we bought name books and we made lists. But, I was the one who thought of the names and made the lists, my wife basically vetoed any name she didn't like. This went on for months and then we just put it on the back burner until she gave birth to our boy. We had to give him a name before leaving the hospital so we revisited some of the names we talked about. We whittled it down to 3 names and my wife said, 'I've picked the name I like the most so if you pick the same name then that's the one. We chose Cary, not because of the venerable Cary Grant but because it's one of the least popular names around. I didn't want my son to have some stupid hipster name like Grayson or whatever other name is popular, so we went with a classic name that nobody likes and it works. You and your wife will figure it out


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  14. zarathustra

    zarathustra Senior member

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    I strongly suggest you consult a soothesayer. Perhaps having your tarot read and your future told will help you in your quest.
     
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    You and I have very different ideas of fun.
     
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  17. OliverGauffe

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    Yeah, that won't ever get mispronounced EVERY SINGLE DAY OF HER LIFE. Imagine constantly correcting people with that pretentious "Um, no, it's Uh-LEESE, not Alice." I think that's exactly what this guy is trying to avoid?
     
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    I've always liked Alexis, but I suppose that's out(?). Of course, I'm the guy whose first choice for a boy's name is McLovin.
     
  19. GusW

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    And Danger for it's middle name? :)
     
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    Anne (pronounced Annie) or Annie
     

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