Jul. 1st, 2007
So I'm really bored and saw someone do this earlier so I'll just post some family names of my aunts/uncles and cousins and see what you all think..
So there's a lot more little girls in my family than boys.. But I was just wondering what names you all liked. I would really like to use a family name in my baby's name somehow but I don't really know what I like yet.
I always enjoy checking around here, and thought it was high time I submitted my own list.
I'm years off from having any kids, but my SO and I have narrowed down our favorites to:
Gabriel Sebastian James
Isabella Virginia Snow OR Isabella Virginia Claire
Georgia Theophila Claire OR Georgia Theophila Snow OR Theophila Victoria Claire/Snow
I personally like Theophila as a first name but I guess it's pushing it on weirdness, though she could go by Thea.. I could see it as a boys' maybe, with the nickname Theo: Theophilus Matthias something, and Georgia Victoria Claire.
Would another arrangement be better?
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I think is strange and sounds like anemia the iron deficincy.
Also I was at some family gathering and there was a little Mattieu. Thats french Matthew. Genius O_o not. The mother kept yelling "Maa-t-eww" "Maa-t-eww" I hated it! Its like so nasal and "Achooooooo" sounding. O god.
Sarah & Sophie
Sarah & Louise
Sarah & Katherine (Kate)
Sara & Rachael
Leanne & Amanda
Kristin & Carol
Casey & Hayley
Ji-Yoon & So-Haun
Colleen & Bernadette
Marcus & Brett
Cameron & Morgan
Ryan & Nick
Mark & Lester
Logan & Lauren
Hohepa & Katana
Christopher & Kathryn
Entering 7th grade
Entering 10th grade
Jana (pronounced YAH-nah)
Severina (nickname Sevy)
Right now our favorite is: Lily Ryan
Lily is the first name and Ryan the middle (my brothers name).
Other names we like:
Calel - boy/girl
Jorah - girl
Phinn - boy
Atticus - boy
Kya - girl
I am not a fan of the new... I dont think it's big enough to be called a trend, but the using of names like Monet and Emerson and etc. as first and middle names for children. I know lots of names can be surnames too (or vice versa.) But for the most part, I think longer names that don't have a history of being used as first names shouldn't be used as first names.
Of course, I find myself breaking my own rule. One of my life goals was to give author Kurt Vonnegut a hug, because he changed my life. He died a few days before my birthday this year, and it was the first time I've ever cried over a human death. I'm not a fan of many boys names, but would someday like to honor this amazing man who I've never met, and I want it to be known exactly who I'm honoring.
So what does everyone think about using Vonnegut as a first name? Even if it does get used, it has a least 10 more years of name limbo to go through. I could also very easily use names like Jonah, Malachi, Kurt, Winston, etc as a way of paying homage to him, but I don't think many people would catch on (and really, I can't warm up to naming a child Kilgore.)
Kurt Vonnegut Jr., of course, would probably think it very stupid for anyone to name a child honoring him, especially someone he never met, but right now im interested in your opinion.