Monday, July 14, 2008

Names

Why is it that the opposite gender of what you're actually having is always easier to name? With Isaiah I had a few girls' names, but struggled with his name. With Katie, I had several boys names and she came home unnamed. With this one, I'm loving my girls' name list again, and not loving my very short boys' list. The first thing I'm asked when I announce that we're having a boy is whether we have a name. And of course, I have no idea.

So I'm opening it up to you all:
Help me think of names!

Here are some helps: I love biblical names, but I don't want it to be too matchy-matchy with Isaiah. I also love traditional names. And it's always good to have a name that isn't too long so that Adam doesn't say, "Well, if we're going to call him a nickname, why don't we just name him the nickname?!" (BTW, that's why Katie is Katie and not Kate. Not my preference.) And we are considering some family names for middle names, but I don't want to post them and have family disappointed if we choose not to use a certain one.

On your mark, get set, name my baby!

(Disclaimer: Your suggestions will be just that, suggestions, okey dokey? I won't make fun of your names, and don't make fun of mine. I reserve the right to use or not use the names you suggest.)

13 comments:

The Lewis Family said...

Zachary, then you can call him Zak :) I liked that one when we were naming Ryken. I also like Joshua ( which means God Sent ).
~Clerissa

Jake and Stephanie Perrin said...

I like Jacob.... I am the same way when it comes to names. Jessica was a day old before she got her name and 1 week old before we figured out her Middle. ended naming her Jessica Noel because she wasnt due till Jan 18 but decided to come 2 weeks before Christmas. (Noel for Christmas) Good luck and cant wait to hear what you name him OR see him for the first time

JR and Kelie said...

I love...Caleb, Asher, and Luke. I can't wait to see what name you decide on, and especially to see this sweet little baby boy! How fun! Our baby might just come home from the hospital without a name...this 3rd girl name is hard!!

Mama D said...

My first thought is Matthew... but that can be shortened to Matt so I don't know if that would win hubby's approval. Besides those mentioned: James, Jonathon, and my personal preferences Ryan (means little king and DH's name means kingly) and Jeffrey (means heavenly peace, which was a godsend at that time for me).

Personally, I am one of those who has to pick out a name as soon as I know I'm pregnant! My first boy and first girl names were picked out before ever getting pregnant. It's just the way I am!

It will be fun to see what name you choose for your little guy!

Rebecca said...

My only suggestion is think 7 brides for 7 brothers! Adam, Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, Frank, and Gideon. However, don't try to stretch it and name a child Frank. Not a bible name!!! I'm sorry if you like it, but it's still not a bible name!
Love,
Becky
I also kinda like Ezekial. (nickname Zeik). I also like Ira, mostly because of a guy I know who is really cool named Ira.(yes it's biblical...the name of a priest or chief minister to king david....and yes, I had to look it up!)

Stephanie said...

I like Joshua and Asher. I can't wait to see what you decide. I only have boy names! Ironic!

Rachel said...

You guys are good! Any more?

These names were on my list (before you all added to it):
Aaron
Jonah
Ryder
Noah
It doesn't have to be biblical--I also love other classic/traditional names!

The Lewis Family said...

What is his middle name going to be? That helps to, if it sounds good together. Like we were going to use John, so we thought hmm Joshua John, Zachary John ( we like Zachary Steven better ) Ryken John... and so on.

Hammons said...

OOOooo I like Ryder (but we have a nephew named that so we couldn't do it) and Noah is like top 10 last year. First thing I thought of was Matthew, but I'm a bit bias. I LOVE Luke too.

Suzy said...

DH's family has a lot of Matthews, Marks, Lukes, and Johns. I like Thomas and Jacob.

GL finding the perfect names.

Rachel said...

Because we're still a long way from having this baby, I'll keep you posted on any new name developments as they come up--but feel free to keep suggesting, I love it!

Shane Ellis said...

Molly says "Asher or Dan"

Shane Ellis said...

How about Abe. Then it is short and sweet and biblical and casual and he would be named after Adam in a way (his initials A.B.E.)