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kmurph517 February 1st, 2011 07:37 AM

More Traditional Name Ideas?
 
I need some help coming up with baby names. I am 15 weeks along; so I know I have plenty of time. However, my husband is dragging his feet on the issue and I want to be prepared when he decides to talk seriously about it.

A few things to note: we are not finding out the sex until delivery (everyone tells me Iím crazy) and this is our first little angel.

About us: married 3 years; together 10 years; high school sweethearts; traditional Irish catholic families; we have a dog and a cat, we love sports and everything outdoors, our last name it Murphy.

About our tastes in names: We both like the more traditional names (even Jason is a little too modern for me). The only real info. my husband has given me is that he likes the idea of a saint name. I looked at a lot of saint names and some of them can be rather unusual. I really like Henry and Benjamin for a boy, but he wasnít very responsive to those. I tend to like boy names for girls (Charlie, Eliot, Andy) but then I also really like Stella. My husband didnít seem keen on those either.

Names we like but canít use for various reasons: Patrick, John, Daniel, James, Adeline, Abigail, Katherine, Matthew, Michael, Zachary, Liam, Lucy.

I know this is a lot of information, but I wanted to make sure you get the whole picture. Can anyone help me? I know there are some gems out there that have just slipped my mind. Looking for boy and girl names.

Thank you!

Mei Mei February 1st, 2011 08:02 AM

Re: More Traditional Name Ideas?
 
Ok, I love classic traditional names as well, so here goes! Many are saints names as well, so if you are interested in a name, check it!

Eleanor
Matilda (Matty)
Antonia (Andi, Toni)
Clara / Clare
Elizabeth
Josephine (Joey, Jo)
Francesca (Frankie)
Adelaide
Helena
Zita
Audrey
Charlotte (Charlie)
Beatrice
Isabel
Iris
Violet
Cecilia
Lucia
Genvieve
Claudia
Zoe
Eva
Sophia
Annabel
Edith (Eddie, Edie)
Emily
Serena
Natalia
Gwen
Alexandra (Andi, Alex)
Lilia
Laura
Juliet (Jude)
Sylvia / Silvia

Miles
Gabriel
George
Peter
Lucian
Damian
Gregory
Edmund / Edward
Julian
Felix
Nathaniel
Dominic
Theodore
Hugo
Frederick
Samuel
Oliver
Paul
Isaac
Andrew
Jude
Christopher
Cillian
Vincent
Jonah
Philip
Leo
Nicholas
Simon
Sabastian
Timothy

I hope this helps you get some ideas. Congrats and good luck!

pealee February 1st, 2011 03:26 PM

Re: More Traditional Name Ideas?
 
I know behindthename has a HUGE list of Saint names. You may want to check it out, see if something peeks your interest!

Traditional names(sorry for repeats)

Anna/Anne/Annabelle
Louisa
Cordelia
Margaret
Margot
Martha
Vivienne
Eleanor
Matilda
Ruth
Olive
Susannah
Mabel
Anita


George
Arthur
Oliver
Marcus
Anthony
Miles/Milo
August
Jeremiah
Walter
James
Oscar
Jonah
Charles
Alexander

carlyheartsphil February 1st, 2011 10:10 PM

Re: More Traditional Name Ideas?
 
I love Stella!

traditional boys names that were also names of saints:

Andrew
Anthony
Edward
George
Gregory
Julian
Kevin
Leo
Luke
Mark
Martin
Nicholas
Paul
Peter
Philip
Theodore
Thomas
Vincent

girls:

Andrea nn Andy
Georgia nn Georgie
Alice
Marian
Matilda nn Mattie
Alexandra nn Alex
Leona nn Lee
Cordelia nn Corey
Erin
Frances nn Frankie
Ellen
Julia nn Jules
Louise/Louise/Eloise nn Lou/ Louie

Merolia February 1st, 2011 10:45 PM

Re: More Traditional Name Ideas?
 
Some saints' names. I included a few variants of the names you said you liked but couldn't use (like William is related to Liam) if they were saints.

Boys
:
Abraham
Adam
Adrian
Aidan
Alan
Alexander
Andrew
Anthony
Benedict
Brendan
Charles
Christian/ Christopher
Colman
Damian/ Damien
David
Edmund
Edward
Elias
Felix
Finnian
Francis
Frederick
Gabriel
George
Gerard
Gregory
Isaac
Jonas
Joseph
Julius/ Julian
Justin
Lawrence
Leo
Lewis/ Louis
Lucian
Luke
Mark
Martin
Matthias
Maximilian (Max)
Maximus
Nicholas
Noel
Oliver
Paul
Peter
Philip
Raymond
Richard
Robert
Samuel
Sebastian
Simon
Stephen
Terence
Theodore
Thomas
Timothy
Victor
Vincent
William

Girls (some of these are feminine forms of the male saints' names):
Ada
Adela
Adelaide
Adriana/ Adrienne
Alena
Alexandra
Alice/ Alix
Anastasia
Angela
Anna/ Anne
Antoinette
Antonia
Beatrice
Bridget
Camille
Cecilia
Cecily
Celestine
Clare/ Claire
Dorothy
Elizabeth/ Elisabeth
Emily
Flora
Florence
Frances/ Francesca
Gabriela/ Gabriella/ Gabrielle
Gillian/ Jillian (a feminine form of Julian)
Gwen
Helen/ Helena
Hilary
Jane
Julia/ Juliana
Justine
Laura
Lucia
Madeleine/ Madeline
Margaret/ Marguerite
Maria/ Marie/ Mary
Mariana
Marina
Martha
Maura
Melania/ Melanie
Monica
Natalia/ Natalie
Paula
Rose
Sabina
Seraphina
Simone
Tatiana
Teresa/ Theresa
Thea
Veronica
Victoria
Zoe

Taken from here:
Behind the Name: Saints

kmurph517 February 3rd, 2011 12:30 PM

Re: More Traditional Name Ideas?
 
Thanks for all of the wonderful suggestions!

Out of the blue, my husband sent me a list of names he likes. To my shock, they are not at all the type of names we had talked about or that I had ever imagined naming my child. Looks like this will be tougher than I thought. Our plan is to pick 4 boy names and 4 girl names for each other's lists, combine them for lists of 8, and go from there.

Mei Mei February 3rd, 2011 06:14 PM

Re: More Traditional Name Ideas?
 
What you might do is have both of you make separate lists of names that you like. Then, go through them together, seeing if there is any overlap, or any names from each other's list that you'd like to add to your own. All of those names go on a list together, along with any names either of you just LOVE and can't bear to let go of yet. Then you just have to narrow it all down! :)


Good luck!

kmurph517 March 3rd, 2011 07:28 AM

Re: More Traditional Name Ideas?
 
Mei Mei, that is a great idea. Actually, we ended up doing something like that. I gave him list of boy names and a list of girl names that I like. We then picked 4 for each otherís boy list and 4 from the girl list. We put those together for a list of 8 for each. Then we each got to ďsaveĒ 1 name each from our own lists that the other didnít pick Ė making lists of 10 names for each. We then ranked them separately (10 being our favorite) and added them up. The names with the highest rankings we will take to the hospital and decide then. I know it sounds rather scientific for naming a baby, but my husband is an engineer :smile: and I think it worked well for us.

Our top 3 for each are:

Boys:
Benjamin
Owen
Finian


Girls:
Evelynn
Clare
Charlotte

Thanks for all of your help!

doremi March 5th, 2011 07:57 PM

Re: More Traditional Name Ideas?
 
Benjamin and Charlotte are my favorites from your short lists!

*~ Joni ~* March 5th, 2011 09:16 PM

Re: More Traditional Name Ideas?
 
Ooh I like Owen and Clare (though I like the spelling Claire)
:D

jersey_gray March 5th, 2011 10:06 PM

Re: More Traditional Name Ideas?
 
Theresa (Saint Theresa)


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