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Eleezybeth
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Posted: 2/20/2013 10:51:06 AM
#3 is on her way. We are having a tough time with a name. We are both stumped. We have lots of rules and unfortunately know a lot of kids who already have dirtied up their monikers.

We do not like traditional names for the sake of tradition (I know that will be much to the chagrin of many peas.) So names like Margaret, Roseanne, C/Kathrine, Maxine, Elizabeth are simply not our style for the first name. Plus our last name is fairly common and longer which makes a common first name unwelcome to us.

We seem to like the more "trendy" names but within reason. I don't want something in the top 10-20. Not because of their popularity, I just simply don't like them or we already know 15 of them. I'm not going to pick a classic name just because it is back in the top 20.

I don't mind unisex names but see above. I like the surname names sometimes but don't love them and our family history surnames aren't exactly ones you'd name a child (my family especially is of the can-I-get-a-vowel-in-here sort.)

I'm not into funky spellings or throwing a 'y' in just to "girl it up." And if I can't immediately tell how one *should* say it, I don't like it (for example Siobahn or Neveah).

Of course all rules have exceptions!!!

Some that have made the list for example sake:
Mia
Harper
Brynn
Jillian (Hate this... but is on DH's list)
Piper
Paige
Hadley
Lynlee
Madison (again, no, but DH...)
Maya
Emerson
Keira
Carys (We know how to say it but our family would struggle)

Seeing the style we like, do you have any suggestions?

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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:00:39 AM
Keris
Ava/Eva/Eve
Juliette
Mia

A few of my faves although you may consider some of them traditional I guess



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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:09:02 AM
Taryn

but I'm partial. That is my daughter's name.

ETA: Baylie - granddaughter. Paige is her middle name.





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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:12:53 AM
I knew some people with a very common last name who used KENNEDY as the first name for their girl. I rather liked it.


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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:15:16 AM
Jillian is my favorite from your list, but I like traditional names.

Maybe you would like...

Ashlyn
Brylee
Caitlyn
Eva
Jessa
Keegan
Reagan


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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:16:41 AM
I like Carys, Harper, and Piper.

To add:
Jennah (or Jenna)
Chloe
Rhea
Rori
Heidi
Quinn
Stella
Eden
Valerie
Clara


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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:25:11 AM
I prefer classic names. That being said I also like:

Chesney
Paisley
Piper
Laken
Presleigh
Ryleigh



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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:38:50 AM
We just had our 3rd, a girl named Clara! Other names on our list were
Victoria
Amelia
Morgan
Blair
and I love the name Faye but dh thought it was too plain

I love the name Jillian!


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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:42:25 AM
I love the name Henley and it was on our list if we would have had a girl.


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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:42:32 AM
I have always loved Julienne.

My cousin's little girl has a non-traditional name that I really like: Bryleigh!

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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:47:01 AM
I'm partial to Piper! It just makes me smile everytime I say DD's name...and she loves it too! If Grey had been a girl, he would have been Emerson or Harper. DH really liked Emerson so he could shorten to Emmie....I wasn't a fan of the short version but loved the full name. Good luck...you have some great names on your list!


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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:56:05 AM
Love Brynn. Very strong - feminine without being too cute. Variations on that might Brynna or Brynlee. Camden is also a newer name I've heard.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 12:23:06 PM
Our DD is Phoebe. It is not "out there" and is classic but not very popular or too trendy.

Other names I like:

Hayden
Elise
Ellison
Avery
Addson
Corinna
Katrina



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Posted: 2/20/2013 1:06:55 PM
From your list I only like Piper. I hate Emerson/Addison, to me that's a last name and certainly not a girls name and yes I've met a child with that name. Harper is trendy now due to some celebrities, but again I don't like it for the same reasons as Emerson. I've never heard of Lynlee, that's just weird.
Keira sounds pretty but she'll be spelling that for the rest of her life. Same thing with Carys, going to be spelling and pronouncing it for the rest of her life. I don't know know how to say it.




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Posted: 2/20/2013 1:07:34 PM
I agree with you! Don't like the traditional names either, but love the more trendy names.

I love Harper, Emerson, Brynn from your list. Also love Carson and Sawyer.

If you really don't like one your husband liked, this is what we did. We all (me and our kids) use my husband's last name. So that is his name pick. I pick the first name (but won't use something he doesn't like) and we pick a middle name together. That works for us!

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Posted: 2/20/2013 1:12:23 PM
I got some more ideas

Baylee
Braylee
Braylin
Hailey
Presley
Kailen
Lakelyn
McCall
Lily
Brecken


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Posted: 2/20/2013 1:12:25 PM
My favorite girl names are...

Piper
Harper
Mia
Ella
Stella
Addison
Sofia
Kate

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Posted: 2/20/2013 1:14:23 PM
I like Adrienne and Delaney


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Posted: 2/20/2013 1:14:52 PM
From your list I like: Harper, Mia, Maya.
I also like Morgan, Reagan, Gwen/Gwyneth, Olivia, Kennedy




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Posted: 2/20/2013 1:47:23 PM
I know a Janaya (juh-NAY-uh) and a Jayna (JAY-nuh), both of which I think are very pretty but different names. My dil is Meylin (may-LINN) which her mom made up but I've come across one other time, and I also think that is a very pretty name.


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Posted: 2/20/2013 2:23:08 PM
We have a teenage volunteer at work named Brenee. Like Renee with a B. Another coworker has a daughter named Sela. They pronounce it Sayla.

They are real names with a twist, as contrasted with made up names.

I kind of like Brielle and Aria (from Game of Thrones)


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Posted: 2/20/2013 2:40:44 PM
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Names that I like:

Cadence
Shayna
Audra
Payton
Shelby
Holly
Miranda
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Posted: 2/20/2013 2:41:28 PM
Lol

I like lynnly
Briella
Alya



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Posted: 2/20/2013 2:41:56 PM
Some of the favourite names in Scotland right now include the following that are all in my great-niece's nursery class:

Ava and Eva
Isla (like island without the 'nd'!)
Freya
Hannah
Eilidh (pronounced 'Aylie', but obviously outwith Scotland, most people wouldn't know how to pronounce/spell it).
Ruby
Poppy
Daisy
Julia.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 2:47:18 PM
Hollis is a new fave of mine

there is a little girl carson at school...she is a spitfire. so cute!

i also love julie, julian, drew, brynn/bree, quinn, carly, jenna

lastly, i can't imagine some of these names when hung on a 70 year old woman. piper? poppy?

please let us know what you decide. the peas NEVER update the name threads!!!

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Posted: 2/20/2013 2:50:48 PM

there is a little girl carson at school...she is a spitfire. so cute!

lastly, i can't imagine some of these names when hung on a 70 year old woman. piper? poppy?



I can see poppy on a 70 year old, but I can't see Carson on a cute kindgardener girl.




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Posted: 2/20/2013 2:52:27 PM
How about Anja?


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Posted: 2/20/2013 3:01:25 PM
Bronwyn
Gemma
Tatum
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Posted: 2/20/2013 3:08:10 PM
I know little girls named:

Poppy
Brinley
Paisley

and I've always been partial to Chloe, but I never got to use that name, having all boys.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 3:41:39 PM
Carys is a name I love and really wanted to use!

On your list, I also like Brynn for any age (little girl or grown woman). I like Keira and Maya, but I know several of them. A name I like that seems somewhat in the vein you're thinking of is Mallory. Just one more idea!


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Posted: 2/20/2013 3:49:45 PM

lastly, i can't imagine some of these names when hung on a 70 year old woman. piper? poppy?

I think it all depends - my Piper is a spitfire and I have no doubt she'll be a spitfire at 70...drinking wine and playing golf and getting the rest of club ladies into all sorts of shennanigans! So I think in my/our case, it will still totally fit!


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Posted: 2/20/2013 4:25:34 PM

Taryn

but I'm partial. That is my daughter's name.


Taryn is also my suggestion. It is my youngest dd's name.


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Posted: 2/20/2013 4:25:38 PM
Evelyn
Beatrice / Beatrix
Zelda (okay I could never do this, but it's sooo cute!)
Chloe (is that super popular?)
Liesel
Delia
Olive (not Olivia)
Elsa
Ruby
Georgia (Gigi)
Poppy
Isla
Adelle
Stella



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Posted: 2/20/2013 4:32:22 PM
I love Orla for a girl


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Posted: 2/20/2013 4:47:30 PM
I'm reading a book with a little girl named Piper. She's smart and fiesty and independant. It's called "The Fundamentals of Caregiving". Be careful if you read it because things don't go well for Piper in the end. My other thought about Piper is that it a popular name of private aircraft. You might hear about them in the news if there is an unfortunate accident and a small plane is lost. I'm in the aviation field and that's what I think of but most people would never associate there.

I like the name Sally because I have one. It's common but not alot of them around on the playground. It's a happy sounding name, easy to spell and pronounce. Traditional but not overly so. It's also the name of Charlie Brown's little sister.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 4:48:21 PM
As a teacher in England, these are names of girls I've recently taught:
Ebony
Beau
Teagan
Billie
Ruby
Kobi
India
Farron
Genevieve
Millie-mae
Maizi
Lydia
Maren
Beibi
Lily
Lola
Eden
Neeve (actually spelled Niamh)
Tori


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Posted: 2/20/2013 5:53:49 PM
I love more unique names. I have 3 boys and 1 girl. All my names could be a girl name though.

-Carter( I personally wouldn't do this for a girl, but we have one in the neighborhood)

-Kennedy
-Campbell
-Keegan

Had I had another girl we would have done

-Kenley

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Posted: 2/20/2013 6:06:19 PM
I like the name Delayney Quinn. It's very pretty


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Posted: 2/20/2013 6:10:24 PM
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Posted: 2/20/2013 6:13:39 PM
Well one of my DD's names is up there on your list - Mia (she is Mia Mae).

Other DD is Chiara (Italian name) we pronounce it Key-ar-a (the ar as in bar and the final a is a not ay).

I really wanted Gina/Geena (for Mia but DH wouldn't go with it), I also like Nina and Jeannie.

I have a thing with names ending in A (as DS's name also does). We have a short surname so that extra syllable at the end softens the effect of that.





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Posted: 2/20/2013 6:42:32 PM
Lylah
Greer
Brinley
Keira
Kendall
London
Everley
Raina
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Willa
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Posted: 2/20/2013 6:56:49 PM
A friend's daughter is named Karis...LOVE it



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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:30:53 PM
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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:32:25 PM
A coworker just had a baby girl and named her Sloan.


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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:39:45 PM
My cousin's daughters are Meka (first syllable pronounced Mee) Eden (they call her Edie), and Quinn

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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:48:35 PM
Friends of ours named their daughter Sawyer. I really like it.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:49:15 PM
My youngest dd is Karis. I love her name. It's unique, like her. But, we do get people mispronouncing it.

Another name I've always liked is Tatum.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 8:11:28 PM
Hollen
Grayson

are pretty!

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Posted: 2/20/2013 8:46:06 PM
My DD's middle name is Carys so that gets my vote! It means "love" !

I'd skip the Mia/Maya names as they are so overdone here.

If you like Carys, do you like other good Welsh names like Taryn, Rhiannon, Bronwyn, or you could use the male Rhys?

I like names that begin with vowels like Ave, Ella, Evelyn, and Amelia/Amelie names.


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Posted: 2/20/2013 9:45:10 PM
I like the names
Juliette
Karis
Kyleigh
Logan
Ryan
Charli
Sydney



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