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January 17, 2007

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Herm

Ooh, much obliged. And if we go with someone's name, that someone will get a prize! Ummmm...a batch of peanut butter chocolate balls, 97% paraffin-free!

RedMolly

I thought of another Virtue Name: "Gratia Plena." Saw it on a rosary bracelet in the SkyMall catalog and rather liked it.

RedMolly

Also, new suggestions from da Mins: Fisher suggests "Buddy" and Rhys likes "Z."

Or maybe "Arnold," Fisher now says.

Melissa Ives

How about:
Andrew
Bart
Abner
Bing
Gideon
Horace
Donovan
Ralston
Jethro
Hugh
Parker
Zane
Miles

Does that jump start anything? Good luck...

Jen Donnelly

We just got a new puppy and named him Charles. Charlie, most of the time! It's cute and works for babies as well as puppies.

Wait, so we know this is a nephew and not a niece?

RedMolly

Charlie is a fantabulous name--alas, Herm and Joe already have a nephew named Charlie, so it's no longer up for grabs.

I like Bing. Like Monty Python's machine that goes "bing." Bing! And, funnily enough, had the Eagles won the Super Bowl, this wee one's middle name would have been Donovan.

Excellent start, ladies... now how about some names paying homage to our Puritan forefathers? (Of which I think Herm and I have precisely zero. We're pretty much descended from German dirt farmers, Scandinavian ship-jumpers and Welsh indentured servants.)

Mimi

Julian or Theodore - both of which my husband said no to.

Or, Llewelyn.

DH

How 'bout
Cy
Udo
Abe
Thom
Skip
Ellis
Boomer
Scooter
Mip

Zara

Fun, fun, fun...but...Z is my nickname, so "little person" needs to come up with a new one for little cousin!

How about something like-
Torin
Wryan
Aidden
Rowen
Brycen
Zarek
Trevion

Lots of ending in "n" names, huh???


Amy Sorensen

Well, I can tell you some options we pondered when Kaleb was a newborn---the kid was nearly one week old before we picked his name.

Throughout the pregnancy Kendell wanted to name him Chuck Dent. SERIOUSLY. ("Dent" being a combo of Don and Kent, our fathers' names. GROAN.)

In the hospital, the kids suggested:
Pooh Daddy
Joe Joe
Marbles

When we really got down to business the list was:
Baylor (my choice and I'm still sad I didn't get to name him this)
Alexander and/or Xander (which now has two votes!)
Taylor
Andrew
Gavin
Samuel
Maxwell


My students took a vote and the winning name was Thadeus. (Which really doesn't go so well with Sorensen. Unless he had a lisp.)

And speaking of a lisp. One of the teachers I worked with named her baby Wathen. Horrid name. It'll always look like a typo, don't you think?

Let the Herm know that if she waits TOO long---about a week after he's born---then she'll have to PAY for the priviledge of naming the babe! Can't wait to hear what she decides!

RedMolly

Wathen?

Dent?

Shauna

Here's a couple of suggestions from north of the border (I never got to use these myself, as I had a girl).

Jack (simple, and I love that)
Eammon (this is a personal fave - it's got that 'Canadian visits Jamaica' twist to it)
Oliver (not sure why I like this, but I do)
Ellesbry and Aubrey (I had great uncles with these names -- they were brothers, and I think both names are good).

I found your blog while looking for scrapbooking info, by the way. Imagine that, me with scissors.

Melissa Ives

How about George? We have good friends who named their son that...

Jen Donnelly

There is always John. It's only the #1 name in Christendom through about 80 years ago.

Melissa, George is my other dog's name! Good name.

Thomas. (As in Dylan Thomas)
Sebastian.
Maximilian.
Hakon.
Magnus. (Actually, I quite like this!)
Karl.

Try this link for a cool chronological look at the wax and wane of various names: http://www.babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html

Jen Donnelly

Oh, Eamon is the normal spelling. If you like Irish, there is also Tadhg (pronounced Teague or Taygue).

mum

No botanical category is complete without Societygarlic. His nickname could be Soggy.

Valerie

I'll delurk...

Botanical Names
Oakley (love this one)
Basil
Forrest
Woodrow

Quasi-Puritan Names
Wesley
Calvin
Sterling

Undercelebrated Virtue Names
I got nothin'...

But Seriously, Folks...

Trevor
Augustus/Gus
Jasper
Clayton
Kip

Herm

Wow--some of our favorite names are on here (those that have been most seriously in the running): Theodore, George, Augustus (we liked August, actually, but the in-laws shot it down), Oliver, Woodrow. I love Thomas, too. And Samuel. And thanks for the warning about the cost of late baby-naming. Maybe that will be the kick in the pants we need to name this poor child.

Jen Donnelly

Oh, and don't forget... if it comes to a mother-daddy dispute over the name: they bring the forms to MOMMY to fill out. Not daddy.

And a wee tip: write the names down before you go in. If you happen to be on a morphine drip when they come around with the forms, you won't give them the wrong spelling. As I did. So now my son's obscure, Irish, second middle name is not spelled right. The good part is no one will ever know, because it's an obscure Irish name! You gotta know that all the urbanlegendary Females and Lemongellos are solely the result of pain meds.

dcjoe

Um, daddy of the baby-to-be-named-later checking in. So many great suggestions. Love Gus and Eammon and Woodrow and Z. But Thadeuth Thorenthen might be my favorite.

Jill S

My husband and I are pondering having a second child and alas have no second boy's name! So this is great fun. Our son's name is Maximilian Jay so we'll be looking for a name that goes with Max...

My suggestions come from the list my mom prepared when my sister was having her second son:
Joseph
Pierce
Harrison
Davidson

There's also
Hadrian
Simon
Jameson
Kane/Caine
Eliam

Good luck... I can't wait to hear what they pick!

Helena

I guess Pantagruel is right out?

RedMolly

I LOVE Pantagruel! That's what I wanted to name Rhys, but for some reason, no one concurred with me. (But Rhys is almost like an abbreviation of Rabelais, right? Right?)

Mimi

I like Eamon very much, but it so didn't go with our last name.

I also like Theodore, so I'll say it again.

My MIL sent my FIL to get sandwiches and named her son while he was gone to avoid Socrates.

chrissy

not sure if it's too late to comment on this entry or not, but I'll try...

I have a Simon Avery and a Felix Conrad, but considered...

Levi{yeah, like the jeans...but still pretty cool}

Otto{German, very easy to spell, can't think of any way to make fun of it...auto pilot? not creative at all.}

Titus{tight ass? how bout I'll kick your ass...sounds strong to me}

I saw "Caesar" spraypainted on the side of a building the other day, passing through Phoenix, and it actually looked frickin' cool all multicolored and what not...tho it's a touch Hispanic, and you look pretty white to me, so I'm assuming your sister is, too. How's that for a run on?

That's about all I've got.

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