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May 20th, 2013 02:21 PM #1Senior Member
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Longtime name nerd having trouble naming her first baby! Help!
So after a two year struggle with unexplained infertility and a truely unexpected BFP my fiancé and I have just found out we are having a BOY! My fiancé is seriously overjoyed as he has been hoping from day one to have a boy but I'm finding myself weirdly let down. My sister has a two year old son & another boy on the way and though I am happy my son will have boy cousins to play with my sister's very vocal hope that I was having a girl has rubbed off on me and now I'm having trouble getting excited about naming a boy instead of a girl. My girl's name list was so exciting to me! So many of my personal favorites were approved by my fiancé and I feel like girl names leave so much more room for whimsy and originality. I have to say goodbye to Rosemary, Penelope, Gemma, Maple, Phoebe, Marigold, Bethany, Daphne, Clover, Miriam, and Lilac. *deep sigh*
I'm glad my fiancé and I have a good list of names that we both like but I'm having trouble making combos that feel right, have good flow, and also have that special twist that I want so badly. Here's where you come in, Berries! Please help me move forward and feel more comfortable actually naming my baby! We are due in October. The baby's last name sounds like Gaw-ris and I would love to hear your opinions on our list, which names you think work best in the first name spot, what combos you think work with our last name, and any suggestions you have of new names to run by my fiancé. Here we go!
Names we both like:
Possible middles (besides the list above):
aaand even though it probably doesn't help anything...
Names I love that he vetoed:
Thanks for your time, Berries. It is so strange and overwhelming to finally be naming a baby I have been dreaming about for so long. I really appreciate any and all help in finding him the perfect name.
May 20th, 2013 02:27 PM #3
May 20th, 2013 02:33 PM #5Senior Member
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- Ontario, Canada
I'm also voting for Ronan, it's my favourite from your list. I love Ronan Patrick, or Ronan Xavier.
I think Tobias North would also be very cool and handsome.
Although it's hard to let go of your girls' list, you really don't have to. Just save it for next time. And be very excited to name your little boy! Congratulations!
Girls - Jane - Eleanor - Matilda - Caroline - Rosalind - Beatrix
Boys - Arthur - Desmond - Edmund - Edwin - Frederick
May 20th, 2013 02:56 PM #7
Congrats to you, Ellieberry! You're having your first baby so try and concentrate on that miracle and think of having a healthy baby rather than gender disappointment.
With a surname sounding like Gaw-ris, I would avoid first names ending in an "s" (boo-hoo to Tobias for a first name but it would be ok for a middle name).
Ronan ThomasAll the best,
May 20th, 2013 03:26 PM #9
Oh, please use Bruno! It's so unexpected.
Most of the other first name options are ones I see a lot here on Nameberry, so they're not quite as interesting. I do love many of them, though, especially:
Abe, Archie and Zeke are such cute nns.
I just love Tobias, too, though perhaps not with your last name.
For middles, I really like Oak, though it doesn't work well with Bruno.
Last edited by triss; May 20th, 2013 at 09:10 PM. Reason: spelling mistakeForty-something mom to three girls between 15 and 20 years old and a twelve-year-old boy
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