Monday, June 8, 2009

Name the Baby

We are having a hard time coming up with a name for this baby. We need both a boy and girl name, as the ultrasound wasn't helpful to determining baby's gender. My husband posted on his blog that we are looking for name ideas but I had requirements that were more complex than the tax code. It's not THAT complex!

Here's what we are looking for:

1. Decent Meaning...Names like Jackson don't work because our child is not "Jack's son", nor will April work because she is not "born in April".

2. Sounds good together (flows) and with our last name which is pronounced like saying the letters QN. Avoid two K sounds in the first and middle name; it reminds me too much of KKK.

3. Avoid names with bad connotations or nicknames. Funky initials are ok as we already have a SIK and a JAK.

4. Goes together with other kids' names which are Mikaela, Samuel, and Joshua. It would just sound too weird throwing something very different in there. Imagine introductions..."And these are our children Mikaela, Samuel, Joshua, and Garsteaode.

5. Preferably 5 syllables shared between the first and middle name. I don't know what but 5 syllables sounds right to me. It just happened this way and figured out that they shared this feature. This isn't set in stone.

6. Doesn't use names already used in our family. So, JoAnn, Mae, Scott, Alan, Mikaela, Nathene, Samuel, Isaac, Joshua, Aaron, Ethan, Jeffrey and their variants are out. We also avoid names similar to certain people we know (wouldn't want them to think our child was named after them when they aren't). Can't give you that list though.

7. And finally...this is Scott's contribution...nothing too weird or spelled too funky. I like things that are more unique but he always outvotes me on that.

Ok, so there you go.

We tentatively like Madelyn for a girls name, although it doens't fit our decent meaning requirement and we haven't found a middle name to go with it.

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Scott said...

She says #5 isn't set in stone...but in reality, it's harder than bedrock and diamonds.

Montserrat said...

I don't really have any good suggestions. I have some nephews whose names are Samuel and Ethan maybe hearing their siblings names might help in your search.

Samuel's siblings: Alyson, Hyrum, Kaylin, David

Ethan's siblings: Dean, Daniel, Emily.

The Four Week Vegan said...

Emily Eden which would give you the wonderful initials of EEK.

The Four Week Vegan said...

Elizabeth Glory - for some reason I have always liked the name Glory, not partial to Gloria however.