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June 28th, 2013 04:09 PM #16Senior Member
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- Jul 2011
From your list, I love
Asher -- I've always liked this name and the nickname Ash. I don't see it becoming SUPER popular.
Jonah -- This is my favorite from your list. I love the name Jonah.
Theo -- Just a great name. I prefer it as a nickname for Theodore, but it is very cute on its own!
Nathaniel -- This is a great name, too, with good nickname possibilities.Mom to Alexander Patrick (9), Madelyn Esther (7), and Genevieve Susan (2). Expecting Theodore James in February 2014!
Baby #4 will be the last for us, so I am kind of sad to be saying goodbye to the beloved names I will now never use! At least I can still come here to encourage others to use them!
Girls: Bridget, Elizabeth, Felicity, Helena, Marianne, Violet, Penelope, Ophelia, Isadora, Victoria
Boys: Theodore, Sebastian, Julian, Everett, Elias, Caspian, Desmond, James, Arthur, Edmund
June 29th, 2013 06:56 PM #18Junior Member
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- Jun 2013
Thank you all for your opinions, suggestions and help!
@tfzolghadr - I love your suggestion of Matan and loved all of your comments. I'm sad how Riley and Casey have become more feminized. I love the name Casey because it reminds me of the baseball poem "Casey at Bat" and Riley because it was a male character on my all-time favorite TV show. But they are low on my list at this point.
I also loved someone's suggestion of Yoav and the combo Jonah Sebastian.
@ misshoppy- re the naming tradition, we are the last in our family to have children, so all of the deceased relatives have been named after. That being said, we have the initials of A, J (x2), H (x2), M and S, which we could always repeat. We can't use H because the DH's last name starts with an H and I don't like the whole alliteration/HH initials. Even if we don't use one of the grandparents' initials for our two English names, we will definitely name both Hebrew names after them. Also, I was cracking up at your other suggestions because 4/5 are current living close relatives of mine! I have family in Israel and we have a lot of traditional biblical names in the family already, so all of the "classics" are taken. But I like how your mind works
I'm thinking now we've narrowed it down to Liev (my favorite), Jonah (DH's fave), Theodore (was always going to use the full name but will definitely use the NN Theo) and Asher (it's still hanging in there). Also trying to get the DH to like Matan (as either a first or a middle).
Thanks again, everyone
June 30th, 2013 12:10 AM #20
i like asher, jonah, & nathanael (this sp). all of these are on my 'big' list. i also really like ezra & it's less popular than the others?August Ever Jude Ezra Micah Phoenix Asher Silas Jonah Canaan
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June 30th, 2013 08:04 AM #22
Good morning! I actually meant to comment on this last night but I guess my computer had other plans about allowing me to post lol. I am a really big fan of your top two names. Liev and Jonah are both great options! I also think they sound pretty great together in either order, as Liev Jonah or as Jonah Liev. Perhaps you can bring both names to the hospital with you and wait until the baby is born to see which order you think suits him better as a first name?
Jonah is used more often than Liev, but it's nowhere near as popular as Asher or Theodore. It sounds like it could be a nice familiar-but-uncommon-name compromise between you and your husband. To me, it is in one of those naming sweet spots where everyone has heard of the name Jonah but, aside from certain religious circles, it is not that popular nationally, whereas both Asher and Theo are pretty trendy right now (but still perfectly fine names).
On the other hand, Liev has been on my mind lately, and I think it seems very usable. It should be well-known enough to the general public because of actor Liev Screiber and therefore I don't think you will have to worry about too many pronunciation problems. He has been on quite a few talk shows recently due to a new show coming out and he'll also be in the new Wolverine movie that's opening soon, which might help even more people get exposed to the name. (I don't see it causing a dramatic rise in name popularity because of it, I just think it will give the name some more exposure and help people be able to pronounce it intuitively.) Of your list this name is my favorite, but you really cannot go wrong with any of your choices. Good luck! =]
June 30th, 2013 12:07 PM #24Bay's Brother or Sister Due January 2014
B ♥ Wolf Davis, Moses Garrison
G ♥ Roseline Talmadge, Marguerite Davis