~~Baby Names~~

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  1. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    Girl name (I have wanted it for YEARS- no one ever likes it and I don't care): Rhyann Kayleigh (pronounced Ryan). I also love Olivia- Livvy for short.
    Boy: Caleb Nicholas, Bradley James. I also like Brayden and Nathaniel.
     
  2. Kat53

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    Boys names I like Micah, Malachi, Jeremiah

    Girls I like Isabella, Olivia, Vivianne, Delilah (lilah)
     
  3. yarnwoman

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    My kids names are:

    Girl: Caitlyn Rebeca
    Boy: Axel Sebastian

    Had I been lucky enough to have had more I wanted to name a girl: Gertrude Lynn or Anastasia Josephte
    and a boy Johan Alexander or Francois Xavier
     
  4. futureteach21

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    I hope to eventually have one girl and 2 boys-

    girl- Avery, Haylee, Riley, or Camden (its hard picking girls names!)

    boys- Parker and Jackson ( I have always wanted to name my son Chandler but I have a feeling the "friends" reference is kinda lame.)
     
  5. shouldbeasleep

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    Wow. Just wow. Interesting names. My eyebrows are raised over come of these ideas. But why not? Go for something unusual.

    If I had had a girl, she would have been named Laura. I guess that's a very normal ordinary average name. But I've always loved it.

    My son is Evan. It was unusual 26 years ago.
     
  6. kcjo13

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    My dh liked Kayla, I liked Hallie, so we compromised and made Kailey. I tried to spell it normal, because my name is spelled unusually (if you've read my posts about monogrammed pencils, you know), but now normal is not normal. When we say her name, we get Kaylee, or Kaleigh, or (unfortunately now) Cailee...

    DD2, I just knew it had to be...Camryn...it just fit...

    If we ever have another, for a girl...I'm out of good names.

    For a boy, I like Chase, but I can't think of a middle name. Dh likes Caden, but it's trendy now, and I don't think it sounds good with our last name.
     
  7. terptoteacher

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    My children are Leah, Ted and Emily. I wanted to give Ted a different name, but it was my husband's father's name who died when my husband was only 10. I can't argue with that.
    I wanted to name Emily, Delanney, but my dh didn't like it.
     
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    I think teacher's have to think outside the box a little bit because they have so many students to "taint" the normal names...

    If I think of the names I liked before teaching... Joshua - oh no, can't him that. Andrew - def not naming my kid after THAT kid, Emily - not who I want to associate with my child. lol. The list goes on and on.
     
  9. scienceteach82

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    Boys: Damian, Ian, Jake, Luke, Liam, Justin
    Girls: Ava, Isabella, Melia, Ajalynn
     
  10. Samothrace

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    The name I absolutely love for a boy is Elliot. Elie for short. Just love it. Although a middle name could be a challenge. Go simple with Michael after my dad, or John, or Derek after my hubbies dad.

    I also like the name Lilian or Lillianna. Bella (starting to get too popular) A girl I work with is having a boy and I think is going to name him Nolan which is a cute name.
     
  11. JaimeMarie

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    I actually like Rhyann. I went to school with a girl named Rhyann.
     
  12. JaimeMarie

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    Men just have no taste when it comes to names. (I'm kidding here Dave).
     
  13. 3Sons

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    When my wife was pregnant with our third child, I wrote a program to generate lists of Japanese (ish) names. It was nice -- let you pick male or female and generate any number of names.

    For some reason, she wasn't thrilled with the idea of letting a program name our child. Go figure:dunno:

    #! perl -w
    use strict;

    my ($mf, $no_names, $no_syll) = @ARGV;
    $no_syll = 3 if ! defined $no_syll;
    $mf = 'E' if !defined $mf;
    #print $mf;
    $no_names = 20 if !defined $no_names;
    my @single_vowel = qw/a i u e o/;
    my @start_syllable = qw/k s m n t d f h r p b ch sh z y g w j ky hy gy py by my ny ry zy/;
    my @chars;
    my @male_end = qw/shi ya ta to ki/;
    my @fem_end = qw/ko mi e ka ya/;
    for my $start (@start_syllable){
    for my $single(@single_vowel){
    my $samp = $start.$single;
    ## push syllables unless not legal in Japanese
    push @chars, $samp if $samp !~ /(si)|([yf][ie])|(.he)|[twd][iu]|[jw]e|f[ao]|wo/;
    }
    }
    my @all_syll = (@single_vowel, @chars, "n", "tsu");
    #print join ",", @all_syll, "\n";
    #print $#all_syll;
    for my $j(1..$no_names){
    my $name = '';
    my @this_set = (@single_vowel, @chars, "tsu");
    for my $i(1..$no_syll){
    my $select = &pick_syll(@this_set);
    redo if $select =~ /.y/ and rand(1) < .5; ##limit gya, gyu, kya, etc.
    $select = &pick_syll(@single_vowel) if $select =~ /[pwz]/ and rand(1) < .5; ## encourage single vowels
    if ($i == $no_syll and rand(1) < .8){

    if ($mf eq 'M'){
    $select = &pick_syll(@male_end);}
    elsif ($mf eq 'F'){
    $select = &pick_syll(@fem_end);}
    else {
    $select = &pick_syll(@male_end, @fem_end);
    }
    }
    $select =~ s/^(.)(.+)/$1$1$2/ if rand(1) < .1 and $select =~ /^[tskpgnm]/ and $i!=1; ## enable 10% double-consonants in mid-word
    push @this_set, "n"; ## no initial single n's
    $name .= $select;}
    print $name, ", ";}

    sub pick_syll{
    my @set = @_;
    my $rand = (int(rand $#set)) + 1;
    return $set[$rand];
    }
     
  14. scienceteach82

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    that's really cool
     
  15. Ranchwife

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    Kendall Clarke for a boy's name. We named our son Collin Clarke, but Kendal was our second choice.

    We could only come up with one girl's name throughout both pregnancies - Elizabeth Ailene - and our daughter got it.
     
  16. Lives4Math

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    My nephew to be is going to be named Aiden Douglas :)

    I have always wanted twin boys....and if i have them with my long term bf they will be Harry Murl V (yes, that's the fifth) and Reed ????? (bf is harry murl IV and my daddy's middle name is Reed)
     
  17. kimrandy1

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    How do you pronounce Boe? Does it rhyme with Zoe, like Bow-ee?
     
  18. kimrandy1

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    I had a girl Micah last year in my class.
     
  19. kimrandy1

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    And I had a boy named Camden!
    s
     
  20. kimrandy1

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    I only have girls, and their names are:
    Elisabeth Rose (Lizzy) (Rose was my grandma who died while I was pregnant with her).
    Grace Frances (Frances was my great grandma, and Grace was born on her birthday)
    Natalie Ann (Ann was my middle name until I married and took my maiden name as my middle name).

    If we'd had a boy, child #1 would have been Stuart Sebastian, child #2 would have been Scott Nicholas and child #3 was going to be Lucas Edward (Luke.). Glad I didn't do the Luke thing, because the year that child went into PreK, there were 4 Luke's in her class! I still like both Stuart and Scott, though.
    Kim
     

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