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Names for your Children

  1. charmike4 profile image83
    charmike4posted 4 years ago

    Planning to have children? What would you call them?

    Have children what did you call them and why?

    We have Samuel and named him from the bible as his mother, Hannah was thought to be barren. This fitted us as Sam is an IVF baby.

    Our second child is named Zoe, mainly because I really liked the name and her second name is Hannah.

    Out third and final child is Suzette and we did an internet search to find her name, It's a french name and I also thought that it sounded a bit punk rock!

    I'm interested in hearing your story.

    1. jpcmc profile image87
      jpcmcposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm a new dad.  My daughter's name is Yna.  We wanted it really short.  We actually thought of naming her K.  If we had a boy we thought of naming him J.  Perhaps Yna will be thankful she's not named K.

    2. WorkAtHomeMums profile image88
      WorkAtHomeMumsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I've got a daughter Mimi. She was named after two family members who both passed away with a week of each other. Both suddenly. One was Miriam one was Millie so we took the mi from both names and called her mimi. My son is Olivier. It's not so common so we get people calling him oliver. Constantly reminding / correcting. Both children have same middle name of Hyatt.

      1. jpcmc profile image87
        jpcmcposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That's a nice way to remember family members.  I have friends who got their names from other relatives.  some sound good while others are a bit a stretch e.g. Elibert, Edilberto.  Well I guess we get used to these names after some time.

    3. charmike4 profile image83
      charmike4posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I originally wanted to call my son Hunter, after the author Hunter S Thompson. Unfortunately my wife didn't agree so after months of searching Sam was decided upon!

      1. Teresas Girl profile image60
        Teresas Girlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        HA!  Love that idea!  Love Hunters S Thompson -  that would have been so cool!!! Sams a nice name though big_smile

    4. Amy Gillie profile image91
      Amy Gillieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The best thing we did with names is that we all have the same middle name. My husband and son are both "Michael" and my daughter and I are both "Michelle", which is the feminine form of Michael. We love telling people that all four of us have the same middle name.

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    Justamamaposted 4 years ago

    No real theme.. just what we liked:
    Nicholas , Brian, Matthew, Taylor (girl), Conor, Brady, Caden, Noah, Madison, Lucas

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    Justamamaposted 4 years ago

    opps that is spelled CONNOR, not Conor

  4. itakins profile image79
    itakinsposted 4 years ago

    Michael,Maurice,Raymond,Thomas,.....the boys.Maeve,Sorcha,Blaithin,Naoise,Mide,Iseult....the girls.The boys have family names ,the girls traditional Irish names.

  5. Shanna11 profile image90
    Shanna11posted 4 years ago

    My parents went with average, well-known names for my four siblings (Matt, Kyle, etc) And somehow I ended up with "Shanna" from a romance novel. I can't figure that one out.

    I like names that start with A for girls and names that start with J for boys. No idea why, but I'll probably have an Ava or Aida and a Jason or James.

  6. pstraubie48 profile image90
    pstraubie48posted 4 years ago

    My daughter is my only child...her name is Stephanie Kathleen after two favorite Aunts.

    1. Jynzly profile image70
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      My son is Reynan (rey means king, prince or any royal personality...Reynan was a the name of the prince of the radio drama I was listening to when I was pregnant of him). My other child is Rhena Jean...rhena is a derivative of reyna, or queen, Jean is my own nickname.My daughter is my princess...she is named after me.

  7. AshtonFirefly profile image84
    AshtonFireflyposted 4 years ago

    I don't have any children as of yet. But I have always liked the name Jasmine, for a girl; and Isaac, for a boy.

  8. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    Next time around I would adopt changable names for use as they grow.

    Babs, Pooer, Walky, Talky, Sweetie, Arsy, Teener, Moron and Goodbye.

  9. Lupozee profile image60
    Lupozeeposted 4 years ago

    I have a son and we named him Aaryan, I'm now expecting my second and its a girl smile so we've decided to name her Kaya...

    1. charmike4 profile image83
      charmike4posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Lupozee, I'm interested in the spelling of Aaryan - is this a cultural name or from a specific region? Cheers Michael

  10. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 4 years ago

    Both my girls have very unusual names.  Thanks to her father, a singer/song writer wannabe, my oldest daughter's name is Sunshine Came Softly from the Donovan song Sunshine Superman. My youngest daughter is named Lone Star. So we have Sunny and Star.

    1. charmike4 profile image83
      charmike4posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      They are both beautiful names Disturbia. I wanted to call my middle child Christine Strawberry Girl from the Siouxsie and the Banshees song, but my wife said no!

  11. JKenny profile image94
    JKennyposted 4 years ago

    My mom called me James, after her father. My own dad wasn't too impressed, so I got stuck with his name Patrick as a middle name, but its not too bad. If I were ever to have kids, I've always liked Richard or William for a boy- good, strong names, and for a girl, I've always loved Helen, it just sounds so sweet.

  12. Teresas Girl profile image60
    Teresas Girlposted 4 years ago

    we named our daughter Elise.  Its a form of French for Elizabeth and this is after my fiance's mum.  Elise'e middle name is Teresa after my mum - need to keep everyone happy lol!!;D

  13. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 4 years ago

    I am named for my great aunt, Wilhelmina Leah. I am extremely grateful my parents went with the "Leah" and not the "Wilhelmina." As for my kids, they are Matthew Reid and Nolan Thomas. Matt's name was fairly easy - we both liked it and it just seemed to fit. Nolan took a little longer: my husband likes very unusual names and I tend to like more traditional names. I liked names like Ryan and Kyle - he liked names like Moonshiner Beamerpants... and when Nolan was born we finally settled on the name Nolan - it was not overly common and suited Dennis's tastes, but was not so "out there" for me. Nolan is an Irish surname that means "champion," which fits him well - he certainly is our little fighter!