Sunday, November 8, 2009

B names for boys and girls

We are expecting our first child, we do not know yet if it is a boy or a girl. My name is Blayne and my husband's name is Blair, and our last name also begins with B, and is long and slightly challenging. I really like that both our our names are somewhat unusual, and since we have all the Bs going on we decided to just go with it and stick with B names. I find that it is a pain that both of our names work for either boys or girls, as people we meet for the first time have a hard time figuring out who is who. So our main qualifications would be that it starts with B, is somewhat unusual, has a masculine or feminine identity, and is something the child won't have to spell every time they meet someone (which I find that i have to do often). The names that we have agreed on so far are Briley and Bryce or Bryson. Beatrice/Beatrix have been firmly shot down. Middle name for a girl will probably be Marie and for a boy either Mathew or Thomas (all family names). What suggestions do you have for us?

Hi Blayne! I think I have a good list of names for you with their current ranking on the SSI. Let me know what you think.

Barrett (609)
Beckett (480)
Bennett (361)
Benson (n/a)
Braxton (202)
Breckin (n/a)
Brennan (263)
Brooks (601)

Belinda (629)
Belle (n/a)
Betsy (n/a)
Bianca (204)
Brenna (420)
Bridget (357)
Brielle (338)
Britta (n/a)

I really like Beckett Mathew, Brennan Thomas, Bianca Marie and Britta Marie. Good luck on your upcoming ultrasound! Keep me posted.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Big News from the Snob

I'm back. Again. Posting at work has become tricky as I've been temporarily moved from my nice, quiet office upstairs to the loud main desk downstairs since we're short a few employees. I'm trying to keep this on the down low--only my boss at work knows as do some of my mama friends. We're surprising our families at Christmas so those of you that know me in real life--hush! Keep it off facebook please.

I ran out of things to pee on.

We went back home in the beginning of October and apparently we had a stow away and I didn't know it. One the drive back I started to think about freaking enormous my tatas were and how I feel crazy bloated, so we stopped at Target and I threw a 3 pack in for fun. I got a BFP at 11 PM that night, CD 27! Eeek! I had my first appointment this past Monday and my eggs must have been itching to get out of there since my ultrasound showed me at 8w 4d and not 8 weeks exactly. They bumped up my due date to June 10. Woot!

The lil' Junebug says hello.

And thank goodness for this blog, I already have all my favorite names in one spot. I know this is nerdy, BUT the Social Security site will have the 2009 names up by May so I can have an even more accurate idea of naming trends and popularity. I am thinking if it's another boy we'll do a more surname-sounding name and if it's a girl, well shoot. Girl names are the best!

No J, C, B or W names though. My husband tattoos our kids' initials on his shoulder and I don't want the same letters over and over.

We still have 11 weeks until we find out! But with Christmas coming up and everything in between, I am hoping it flies by. My semester ends December 7, thank goodness! It's truly amazing how 6.5 hours a week in class manages to utterly destroy any semblance of free time. I can't go to the gym; I have to read for class. I leave work early to get the boys from school/daycare and then somehow make up the time later in the week. I timed this pregnancy perfectly though--I can take the summer off from grad class AND work and just enjoy the sunshine with a new wee tiny baby.

I'm already feeling like I have a pooch--perhaps because it's the third baby in 5 years? I wore maternity pants to work yesterday, which was hilarious. They are so comfortable with the band but they are huge in the butt/thighs so I sagged all day. It's back to the regular pants with a rubber band trick.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

An Apology and Irish Names

I have not touched this blog in months. I went to post the link on a board today and freaked out because I thought it had been removed. I couldn't even remember my own link. Fail. As if working full time hadn't been enough of a time sucker, I'm taking 6 graduate credits this semester. I've been slowly but surely working on this MA in English for three years now and I still have at least two years left of part time classes. However, by the end of the semester I shall have an awesome list called Faulkner names since we are reading NINE William Faulkner novels back to back. I really liked Quentin, Cash, Candace/Caddy and Cora (from The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying). It's sad that while I read these novels I make little notes regarding names. Ah hell, I have a paper due Monday. There goes what little weekend I had.

Anyway, I've been playing around with Irish-Celtic names lately and here are some of the more unique but definitely usable ones I've found, along with their SSI ranking.

Cara (463)
Deira (pronounced dare-uh, n/a)
Maeve (638)
Mairead (Maw-reed or may-reed, Gaelic form of Margaret, n/a)
Miren (n/a)
Neala (n/a)
Neave (n/a)

Arden (n/a)
Declan (347)
Desmond (413)
Eamon (n/a)
Finn (368)
Keane (n/a)
Kian (pronounced like Ian, but with a K, 607)
Malachy (n/a)
Quinlan (n/a)
Teague (n/a)
Vaughn (846)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Baby Update!!

Hello Theresa-We had our baby girl June 9th she weighed 6lbs 1oz and was 18.5 inches long. We named her Aleah Kay and just out of curiousty I went back to the blog to see your suggestions. And sure enough Alia was on there. It took a few days but we finally got her named. I was happy to see you did suggest it too. We decided to spell it Aleah, because I found out my mom was going to name me Leah. I guess my daughter was meant to be an Aleah! Thanks for your name help. I also added her picture along too.


Congratulations Abbey! I am excited I helped pick a winner. ;) Aleah is beautiful.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Names for baby #3 for Tracy.

Hey Baby name snobs! I think we're getting close to needing that list. Eric and I are already going back and forth with names. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we are on the same page...again. We, of course, don't know the gender, yet. But, with as long as it takes us to name a child, we better start soon! We tend to like less common names for the middle name. I prefer names that aren't in the top 10 (of course, we didn't plan that well for Olivia...) but we're still open to those, too. Names that end in a "b" sound are kind of hard to say with our last name (i.e. Caleb).
Our other two children's names are
Olivia Breanne
Austin Davis
I tend to like old fashioned names. Here are some names that *I* like:
Caroline (though this one is edging on too popular for me)
Eric tends to like names like:
Ben (not Benjamin)
of course, I can't remember any of the girls names he likes. Most likely, I'm blocking those out.
Can't wait to see what you can come up with!

Hey Tracy.
Here are some for you to take a look at. I didnt go into middle names too much just because my list is so big. With you and your husbands taste being quite a bit different it would be cool if you narrowed down what I have here or lemme know if Im on the right track. Then we can go on too middle names. :)



Hope some of these help you guys out!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Name Updates

Camille, who was one of my very first posts, named her sweet little girl. She is due any day now with Elena Lorraine Aerin.

Also Kim, who we did two lists for (one with C/K names, one without) had her baby boy! AND she picked one of my names! Quentin Lee was born 6-22-09 and weighed in at 7lb 5oz 20 in. Congratulations, Kim! I think Quentin goes great with Colin, Claire and Keegan.

My friend Krystal is due any minute and will be naming her babe Dexter. Send her lots of labor vibes!

Ashley picked Ryder for her little boy. Ryder will join siblings Reileigh Marie and Reece Gavin.

Thanks for including me on your path to baby naming. <3

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Tara's wee little baby hippie

Tara is one of my Alabama mamas. She has two girls, Trinity and Journey, and she's pregnant with another darlin' girl. Here is her dilemma:

He doesn't like Liberty cause Libby sounds werid (he chuckles every time I say it). But when I said Story he said, "Surprisingly I don't hate it." But he said it doesn't go with Trinity and Journey. We have pretty much agreed that the name will end in the long e sound. We also like Amy's idea of sticking with doubling names (using names that are also words) since we have that so far. Personally I like Stormy. We don't like Harmony, Destiny, Epiphany, Serenity (too much like Trinity), Ivory, Ebony, Ivy, Paisley, Charity, Sidney, Clarity, Marley, there's more but it's early...Anyone have any names that end in the long e sound and double??? The middle name will most likely be Diem.

I suggested

Mercury (I really like Mercy)
Serendipity (too wild?)

I personally am opposed to Stormy (as well as Dusty and Misty) as well, I just don't like them at ALL. I like Sunny but Sunny Diem? hehe

It's looking like the front runners are Story, Serendipity, Genesis and Felicity. I like Felicity but it doesn't quite work with Journey and Trinity for me. Of my suggestions I love Merrily (so happy!) and Everly. We need suggestions!