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I listed all the kids' names we were thinking about in their baby books (so I pulled them out for this post, lol)
For Ava we considered: Sophie, Grace, Lily, and Paige. It came down to Ava or Sophia. I think Ava could be a Sophie, too.
For Lucas we considered: Jax, Tyler, Oliver, Connor, Greyson, and Henry. I pushed for Oliver soooo badly. That was my #1 favorite name and DH hated it. I wanted it up to the day of delivery. I didn't think I would have a blonde child and Olivers (in my head) are always dark-headed, lol, so looking at Lucas, I don't think Oliver fits him.
For Jude we considered: Noah, Quinn, Miles, Ian. DH really pushed for Colby and Evan. Our top two came down to Jude and Miles. We settled on Miles Quinn or Miles Harrison a couple weeks before he was born. Two weeks before he was born, I "felt" Miles wasn't "it." Looking at Jude, I do think he could pull off the name, Miles......I also think he could pull of the name, Oliver. Bwahahaha.
Major was Major since before he was conceived. Although it took a couple of months to convince me, I never had another boy name picked out. If we have another child who ends up being a boy, choosing a name will be very hard for us.
That's all I can remember. I think Audrey, some form of Berkeley and some form of Aidyn were our top 3. We couldn't decide how to spell the last 2 and she felt like an Audrey. I still love her name but there are some days I wish my last name wasn't so difficult so I could have given her a more unique first name like Journey...which I still love.
Grace was going to be Claire Marie until someone "stole" that name. Under other circumstances I might have used it anyway, but there was no way in heck I wanted to associate that girl with my child in any way. But DH and I were just talking about this earlier today, and we can't imagine her as a Claire now.
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Connor was going to be Nathan. DH wanted that name sooooo bad. My mom spoiled it when she said she hated that name and made me cry (pregnant hormones). I never could think if him being Nathan again. Then we shortly considered Ethan, but then settled on Connor. I can't imagine him as anything else.
Owen was either going to be Owen or Evan from the beginning. I really wanted Owen so I'm glad that's what DH chose.
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Hmmm. I remember wanting to name Nathan 'Colin' sooooooo bad. DH was totally against it. I can't really picture him a Colin but mAybe it's because he's been Nathan for 8 years
DH wanted to name him Seamus.
I wanted to name Brady 'Zachary'. And again. DH said no. I can kinda see him a Zach. But due to name associations I am really glad DH said no
DH wanted to name him Chauncey.
And Chase was up against Parker & Kellen. I can picture him a Kellen. Not so much a Parker. We let the kids pick his name. I think they did good.
Gina, wife to Joe...mama to Nathan (8), Brady (7) and Chase (3)
The only other girl name I liked when I was pregnant with Madison was Kennedy and we liked Dixie but neither ended in N so we knew they wouldn't work for us. I don't think the other names fit her at all.
Morgan was always Morgan.
And Kaeden was between Kaeden and Grayson. I can't imagine him as a Grayson. He just looks like a Kaeden to me.
Susan, Wife to Houston, Mom to Morgan, Kaeden, Madison, & Gracelyn!
Lily was lily from before we were pregnant. I nevwr had a girl name in mind.
Other names I liked with Em are Adam, Lucas, Dominic. I think he could be an Adam or Lucas still. Rami was his middle name until Ben said Emmett rami out loud and I though he said "mitt Romney" and from then on... Forget it. We hasn't decided on his middle name until we were discharging and I just cried and Ben decided on it lol
We considered naming Owen "Jacob" but it was way too popular. I love his name now though, I definitely see him as more of an Owen then a Jacob.
DH picked Peyton for Rylan & that was his name for a couple weeks of my pregnancy but my mom hated it & that made me want to change it..I'm glad I did, I know a few peytons now & they're all girls.
Addison was always my top girl name..We considered "Aislynn" too but I knew I wanted to name her Addison & I'm happy with my choice.
We have a few names picked out for baby right now. We loved Jameson but DH slipped & the name got out & NO ONE likes it He's being stubborn now & won't decide on a name..I'm going to strangle him soon, I just want to pick something!
Ashley - Wife to Derrick, mommy to Owen-8, Rylan-6 & Addison-3. Baby Nolan is here, born 6/13/13 @ 34 weeks.