Nov. 28th, 2007
What do you think?
And please let me know which spelling you think is best for each name. I live outside of New York City so these are not common here at all. If you can think of any other spellings please let me know
Aoife (pn Ee-fa)
Aislin / Ashling / Aislinn (pn Ash-ling)
Caoilainn / Kalin / Kaelynn ( pn Kay-lin)
Caoimhe / Keeva (pn Kee-va)
Cara / Kara (pn Car-ah)
Ciara / Keera / Kira / Keira / Kiera (pn Kee-rah)
Eibhleann / Avelyn / Avelin (pn Ave-linn)
Fiona (pn Fee-ona)
Kaitlyn / Katelynn / Kaitlin (pn Kate-lynn)
Neala / Neila (pn Nee-la)
Niamh / Neve / Nieve (pn Neev)
Ruari / Rory / Rori (Ror-ree)
Aiden / Aeden (pn aid-an)
Cian / Kian (Key-in)
Eamon / Eamonn (Aye-min)
Tadhg / Tighe (pn Ti-gue ..like tiger without the er)
So, when my mom was driving me home for Thanksgiving last week, I asked about her coworker, George, who is currently in the process of adopting his niece, who is about 6 months I believe. I thought his niece was named Savannah because that is what my mom told me last month, well, apparently the little girl is actually named Virginia, which I think might be George's recently deceased mother's name, I might be making that up which is quite possible with me. There is a Savannah in this situation though, she is, if I remember correctly, the daughter of George's girlfriend.
So what do you think of the names George, Virginia and Savannah?
I really like it for both sexes. It feels...like a strong, intellectual name to me. I like the different nicknames I can think of that would go along with it but I can't think of many.I would seriously consider using it for a future child though. Your thoughts?
And then there are two with more... odd names. At least not ones i had heard before:
Dallin (a like apple)
Not the most horrid i have ever heard, but still... different.
I have recently become quite fond of the name Maren (pn like Karen) for a girl... it's a co-worker's daughter's name, so i don't want to use it, but i think it's cute.
For middle names: Emily, Elizabeth, Audrey (good classy family names)
For boys: it'll probably be Bennett
My husband LOVES Madeline for a girl, which I also like, but I'm not feeling it for my own.
What do you think?
I was wondering what you think of it & if you have heard it before as a first name.
I have searched and i haven't been able to find it nor its meaning.
My fiance doesn't care for it but then again he likes Charlie & James for girls names.
[cute but not for my kid]
I swear picking out a name that i like is hard enough but then finding one we both agree on is a whole other story. I think i will just buy him a dog so he can name that and i get the baby.
Three of my closest friends have had babies in the past couple of weeks. Including 2 born on the same day (yesterday). They all had girls.
There names are: Kaitlin Lily (Her older sister is Amelia Victoria)
Neve Leala (Pr Neeve Leela)
Knowing the kind of names Kaitlin's mum likes I have to say I think both Kaitlin and Amelia were lucky. Anna is okay but to be frank I think that Neve Leala looks and sounds like a hookers name!
The post about Bridget reminded me of the name Brigitta... but the man and I are debating over how to pronounce it. I say bree-GE-tah, but he says bri-GI-tah. How would would YOU say it?
And Concetta, which is pronounced con-chetta, is a nice option for us (mainly as a middle name). It has a lovely background/meaning as well: Derived from concepta of the Latin verb concipere (concepire in Italian), and meaning "conceived without the stain of original sin." As in, the Virgin Mary.
I had a dream about two years ago that my then-newly-married brother-in-law and sister-in-law had a baby girl, and named her Linnaea. Not prophetic, because when they had a baby they had a boy (Oliver, now almost four months old), but still. I have no idea where my brain got the name from.
I like it a bit. Maybe not enough to saddle a child with it... although maybe. A middle name? WDYT?
And just to show off my odd naming skills, I figured I would list everybody else. I've listed what they are, if they're not a male rat.
Little One, black and white female cat
Loki, gray female cat
Cin, cinnamon male hamster
Hike, male chinchilla
LSs (LS1, LS2. Little Shits because they are double trouble lookalike rats)
Flip Kennedy, male guinea pig (I'm just babysitting him for a friend)
I can come up w/ more R names that I like than any other letter, & it goes for both sexes. Plus, a decent amount of my other favorite names contain R. I guess I just like that R sound - to me, it flows.
So, what letter overwhelmingly pops up on your name list? Give a sample of some of your favorite names beginning with that letter. =)
( My love affair with R )