hacked Registered User
#421

candlelover said:
i don't know if its been said but what worked for me is to pick the name you think you want and keep using it for about a week straight (or just keep repeating the baby's full name to yourself out loud) and see how you feel at the end of the week! i found most names drove me crazy by day 3....luckily 'emma' didn't and at 4 months old i still love her name...


ive not bothered doing that, but when i think of a name i constantly use it when i day dream of my future child. I have a lot of day dreams about every day things, and talking to people about the kid, having to talk to the kid, sort things out...

I found that to be very helpful and have settled on the final two names for each sex as a result.

CrazyChick18 Registered User
#422

For Girls I love the names:
-Leaha
-Alanna/Alannah
-Ava
-Courtney
-Sophie

And for boys:
-Jay or Jayden
-Aidan
-Jamie
-Callum
-Kyle

and for twins

girls
-hannah & emma
-maddie & makayla

boys
-jay & jamie
-dylan & rian

girl&boy
-sarah & sean
-chloe & cody

implausible Registered User
#423

CrazyChick18 said:

-Leaha
-Jay or Jayden


Is that another version of Leah? How do you pronounce it?

There are going to be hundreds of Jaydens filling up the primary schools in 5 years time!

marylamb Guest
#424

We did love Emma but it so popular and don't want her to be one of four Emmas in her class. Does anyone think Sadhbh would be too hard on a kid living in the UK?

ash.c Registered User
#425

Some of my favourite names...

Boys:
Jayden
Kaiden
Kai
Dylan
Ryan
Corey


Girls:
Layla
Leia (Laya)
Leah
Mia
Halle
Kayla
Abi

implausible Registered User
#426

marylamb said:
We did love Emma but it so popular and don't want her to be one of four Emmas in her class. Does anyone think Sadhbh would be too hard on a kid living in the UK?


Emma is extremely popular here too. I love Sadhbh, it's different but is easy to pronounce - Sive. It's just the spelling that's problematic, unless you want to spell it ala John B.Keane's play 'Sive'. In fairness, in the UK, they're likely to have far more multicultural classrooms than over here.

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LordSutch Registered User
#427

marylamb said:
We did love Emma but it so popular and don't want her to be one of four Emmas in her class. Does anyone think Sadhbh would be too hard on a kid living in the UK?


I think Emma is a lovely name, but as you say 'its very popular' at the moment, but then you mention 'Sadhbh' which I cant even pronounce myself! (Five with an S)??? You will for sure run into pronunciation problems in some parts of the UK (specifically England), although it might be recognised in some other parts of the UK, like Northern Ireland & Scotland? but I think even here in the Republic some will struggle with 'Sadhbh' . . .

implausible Registered User
#428

Camelot said:
but then you mention 'Sadhbh' which I cant even pronounce myself! (Five with an S)??? You will for sure run into pronunciation problems in some parts of the UK (specifically England)


Exactly, 'Five' with an 's', it's easy to pronounce! In my school I have a Piotr, Vtokej(I think), Prezmek and Ndoda, to name a few. In the UK, they have a far larger spread of nationalities.

Richiecats Registered User
#429

Everything was a bit of a rush for us, found out at 18 weeks we were having a baby, only time for one scan, then son was born at 24 weeks 4 days. Picked on Sean, which later found out means gift from god, and 2 years on he is doing well. So even with your plans it would be best to make a final choice when the little fella pops out.

Chuchu Registered User
#430

Wow Richiecats... did you really mean 24 weeks and not 34??!! Thats incredible if so... must have been very nerve wracking stuff.

We were going to go with Sadhbh but changed our minds at the last minute... I think it is really making a come back at the moment too though, so there might be a fair amount of them about. Not that it really matters that much if you really like a name. Ava is huge at the moment there are tons of them about but it really is a lovely name. But I think when you see them, if you've a few names in mind, you'll know which one is right when you meet them!

#431

We're expecting our 3rd daughter at the start of the new year and our favourite at the moment is Sophie, it fits well with our other daughters names Kate and Emily. My wife did like Beth but she hates the way I pronouce it
I also liked Rose.

If it so happens to be a boy, not likely according to the scan, our first choice is Will after my grandad and another of our favourites is Noah.

The only problem is I think we decided on Sophie too early and every so often my wife goes off it.

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chocolatepan Registered User
#432

dont need any of these soon and my boyf has just left the room in fear!

girl

Anna ( after my mam Ann)
May or Mae ( after my granny)
I did like Isabelle until we got a dog by that name, great dog but couldnt do it to the child, also have a cat called Lucy, have to stop calling the animals human names!


Boy

Frankie
Liam ( getting popular me thinks! )
Oliver

My Dad wants a granddaughter called Daisy but I refuse, its cute for a kid but not for a grown woman!

hacked Registered User
#433

Ugh!! I want to cry!! Stupid really, seeing as its not such a huge deal. But here we go.

I absoloutely LOVE the name Maya (pronounced My-Uh) It's just really grown on me! However I'm trying to think of spelling variations.

The problem? And the reason I ignored the name for so long? It's too like the name Mia (pronounced Me-Ah) which I despise. I Don't know why, it's like nails on a chalkboard to me. I like the spelling Mia unfortunately! I just can;t tolerate the thought of calling my daughter Maya and having it constantly mispronounced.

So here is my dilemma....spelling variations.

As far as I'm concerned the correct MAIN spelling is Maya....but lots of people say they would look at that and think May-ah.

Mya-- I would think this one would be obvious....but apparently a lot of people out there would think Me-ah looking at that.

I've also found:
Miah
Maiah
Miyah

Can you think of anything else, or give me your opinion on favourite spelling? I suppose May-ah is a happier alternative to the dreaded Me-ah!

enzo7 Registered User
#434

not expecting,

But when i was pregnant with my first i was sooooo convinced i was having a boy we had chooses the name liam (always luved it!!) ended up having a girl ava (tooks us 4 days to decide on it) 2nd time was convinced it was a girl so had picked amiee and grace (someone suggested grace for dd1 but hated it at d time) but picked conor incase it was a boy,had a girl the 2nd i seen her i knew she was a grace!!

If i had another girls name prob go for would be

abbie
mia
lauren

Boys
Billy
jack

wolfpawnat Registered User
#435

I have a 9 month old boy called Aidan, his daddy and I are considering trying for another baby late next year we have the names already, Aisling (the name we had ready already in case Aidan was a girl) and Robert.

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