"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-30-2005, 05:41 PM   #11
Head Chef
 
mrsmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 1,645
I love the name Aiden, my cousin has an Aiden and there is one at school but its spelt Ayden. I didn't realise how popular Jessica was until later but Jess has never had another Jess in her class although there are others at the school and there is one other in her soccer team.
We have lots of Isabellas at school at the moment but they are 5 and Grace is making a comeback big time! We went through a Lauren phase but it seems to be slowing. I have 2 Nicholas' in my class they are 11. I love that name and they are both nice!!
__________________

__________________
There is no such thing as a little garlic.
mrsmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 06:26 PM   #12
DC Grandma
 
Dove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA,California
Posts: 3,217
What is your background..Irish, English, Scottish etc. that could help, lean towards that..
__________________

__________________
May I always be the person my dog thinks I am.

Walk towards the Sunshine and the Shadows will fall behind you!
Dove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 08:06 PM   #13
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pdswife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,319
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
Hannah, Haley,

For boys I like the OLD names that seem
more normal these days.. Joe, Sam, Ben,
my favorite though is Jake. It sounds like a strong mans name.
__________________
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 08:07 PM   #14
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
Here's another thought: think of what characters or values you'd like to instill in your child. Then, do a search as to what name derives it's origin from it. One of my names means "God is Gracious". I like that.
Also, ditto to what mrsmac said! We have a little cousin named "Allisyn" and she never gets anything personalized (unless it's $pecial order$).
After doing our school's yearbook for 2 years in a row, I've noticed that most classrooms have 2, 3 or 4 of a particular name...and at least 25% of each class has weird spelled names. Go with something that, upon reading, anyone can pronounce correctly. It will really help your child in the long run!

And, when you're frustrated, watch the "I love Lucy" episode where she's trying to name the baby!
__________________
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 08:38 PM   #15
Executive Chef
 
corazon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Native New Mexican, now live in Bellingham, WA
Posts: 3,859
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dove
What is your background..Irish, English, Scottish etc. that could help, lean towards that..
I'm half Scottish and I do like the British and Irish names more than any other. We came up with Aidan looking at a Scottish baby name book.
__________________
corazon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 08:46 PM   #16
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
Corozon,

my kids all have easy names, Anthony (tony) Michael, Erica,( Ari) Gina (geens) Their kids are Tony's 2 girls Alyssa and Gianna, Ari's 2 boys Cade Matthew and Carson Brady, Geens has little Ethan James and one due in Jan. we can't name yet At first the names seemd odd, but, you get use to them and the kids just grow into the names...I had loved the name Ashley when Ari was born, my DH just didn't care for it, when Gina was born he said ahhh go ahead name the baby Ashley if you want to, I'm okay with it..Well I took one look at my little Italian with a head of black hair and silver tips and said nope she's a Gina
kadesma
__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2005, 10:21 PM   #17
Sous Chef
 
Sandyj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 579
Moments after the birth of my first daughter, out of the seeming-blue, I asked my husband, "hey, how about Caroline?", and he nodded yes. It just fit. Like her name, she is very feminine, but also very strong. We had never been able to come up with a name until we met our child. Then along came Roseanne (I feel I must say this was in SA, and we had never heard of the actress of the same name). Again, right in the delivery room her name just hit me. Like her name, she's a sweet, soft, girly-girl, but also very strong. And you know what? She's always had this special perfume about her. Finally, our third girl. No name popped into my head in the delivery room. I felt terrible about it, guilty even! For three days she had no name. I kept thinking, what am I supposed to call this beautiful creature? Hey You? I started calling her "Bonnie" in my head, which ran contrary to my feelings on names...I had never liked anything cutesy-wutesy or overly trendy. We brainstormed every night. Erica? (both MIL and Mom hated), Stephanie? (14 other Stephanies born the same day). Finally we picked Jessica - didn't know how popular this name was in US. Meanwhile, Jessica grew into a true Bolshevek (a rebel - so proclaims my mom), her nickname: Jeshishka. Point is....I truly believe the right name often finds the baby.
__________________
Sandyj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2005, 12:09 AM   #18
Head Chef
 
The Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: * Area 51 *
Posts: 1,293
Gilbert

Girls
'Roxanne' (I think it sounds distinguished, for later, and I LOVE 'Roxy' because it's sassy)
'Marina' (I like the nautical theme and the lyrical flow of it)

Boys
'Gus' (my grandfather's name... unusual, and kinda goes with Gilbert).
'Noah' (probably common now, but I still like it)


Gilbert is actually a good last name as far as matching with a first name goes. I have an uncle who's FIRST name is Gilbert. Now THAT'S a little more unfortunate. LOL
__________________
Dogs have owners ~ Cats have staff.
The Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2005, 12:37 AM   #19
Master Chef
 
SizzlininIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Indiana
Posts: 5,023
Well these are just some I thought of by going through the alphabet. My oldest boys name just came to me one night while I was lying in bed.......I'd been struggling thinking of names and I was just about to doze off and bam! My middle sons name is my Grandmothers maiden name. My third sons name just came to me out of the blue also. Its amazing when you see your child and say their name it just fits.......at least it did for me. Don't stress out about it it'll come to you and it'll be music to your ears once your bundle arrives. But the best name you can ever hear is "Momma".
Boy:
Aiden
Ashton
Brendon
Dillon.....my youngest boys name
Dalton
Dawson
Easton
Kyler.....my oldest boys name but spelt differently. I only know of 2 others and they are younger than him
Layton
Logan....my middle son
Mason
Phoenix
Reece
Riley

Girls:
Avery
Addison
Asia
Brooklyn
Brie
Grace "Gracie"
Haegan
Jaycee
Riley
__________________
Se non supporta il calore, vattene dalla cucina!
SizzlininIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2005, 01:41 AM   #20
Head Chef
 
mrsmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 1,645
I like Mitchell, I realised today I have 2 of them in my class and 2 Breannas. In Year 6 there are 11 girls with 5 names between them!! Jessica, Breanna, Emily, Jordyn and Elizabeth.

Try to give the children different intials so it doesn't get confusing with mail later on.
__________________

__________________
There is no such thing as a little garlic.
mrsmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.