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July 23rd, 2013 05:39 AM #1Junior Member
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Was so clueless with my first, help me do better this time!
Ok, so I have to admit that I had never given much thought to what I might like to name my future children. Truth be told, I didn't think I wanted kids. So three years ago, while preggo with my first, I was pretty clueless about naming trends. My husband and I had very different taste, but the one girl's name we both loved was Sophia, which also happened to be my great-grandmother's name. I thought it was beautiful and classic, and loved that the meaning was "wisdom". I had NO idea that everybody else on the freaking PLANET was naming their daughter Sophia, too! Ugh. Don't get me wrong... I still love her name, it's meaning, and the family connection. But having to deal with being one of 6! Sophia/Sofia/Sophies in her preschool class is obnoxious. Sigh.
So now I'm expecting baby number 2, a baby boy, and I want to avoid making the same mistake twice. I still prefer classic, timeless names... definitely NOT into the super-unusual or made-up names. And honestly, it would be weird to have a totally "out there" name paired with a sibling name as common as Sophia. But I'd rather not have another ridiculously popular name. We're leaning towards Leo (as is, not short for anything). Thoughts??? I'd really appreciate the help of all you name experts out there!
Last edited by dancingal; July 23rd, 2013 at 08:51 AM.
July 23rd, 2013 06:13 AM #3
July 23rd, 2013 06:28 AM #5Ludwig Beowulf Percival Raphael Orpheus Sylvan Clement Gilbert Thorin Gaspar Amaury Godfrey Peregrine Arthur Wesley Edmund Caspar Roscoe Emil Leon Robin Oberon Darcy Tristan Magnus Lucius Orlando Maximilian Erik
Ottilie Melody Cecily Rosamund Seraphina Sunniva Charlotte Melisende Sonnet Heloise Melusina Amoret Bridget Freya Cressida Celestine Nimue Novella Gwenllian Avalon Beatrice Bradamante Marigold Eliska Aurora Cvita Elysia Helena Astraea Dorothea Rosaline Emilia Saskia
July 23rd, 2013 06:53 AM #7Senior Member
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July 23rd, 2013 06:53 AM #9
Sophia and Leo are a great sibset. While Sophia was ranked #1 in 2012, Leo was only ranked #134 - not super popular but not unused either.
Some other ideas ... Timeless, classic names ranked higher than 50 last year
Aaron # 51
Charles # 62
Theodore #197I like simple yet versatile names that work well for the athlete, the comic, the genius, and the judge.