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February 25th, 2013, 04:23 PM
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From the very beginning of our marriage, my husband and I wanted our kids' names to have meaning, so we came up with a naming scheme for our babies:

(1) We're going alphabetically. We got this idea from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

(2) The initials must spell a word. Our last name starts with the letter "Y" so we have an AMY (named after mom-in-law), BOY (totally fits him!), CAY (pronounced "key" and is "a far off island"--he's our independent one) and DAY (she's usually pretty cheerful). Right now we're expecting baby E. So ELLY or EASY or EDGY...depending on the gender.

(3) The first and middle name, together, must mean something. For example, AMY's first and middle names together means "My father rejoices in song".


Does anyone else have a "scheme" that they use for naming their babies?
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February 25th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Thats intense. I like to use names with meaning so both of our boys have Biblical and family names for both first and middle names. However its nothing that necessarily a pre determined theme.
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February 25th, 2013, 05:33 PM
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I like traditional family names - we're Irish Catholic and that's important to me. Other than that...nothing much.
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February 25th, 2013, 05:38 PM
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My son was our first and he was a III so there really wasn't a choice in that. The next two we have are girls and I like girl names to start in a vowel and end in an A. But no not really any themes.
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February 26th, 2013, 04:42 AM
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Not really... I tend to like longer names but if we have another baby this one might get a shorter name as my list is filling up with them!
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February 26th, 2013, 06:40 AM
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We like different names that are close to popular names. They get pronounced wrong a lot.
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February 26th, 2013, 07:03 AM
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We dont have any kids yet but we feel strongly about naming them all something that has meaning to us - your naming scheme sounds really hard to come up with I am super impressed!!!!
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February 26th, 2013, 10:52 AM
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Hmmmm. I don't remember the scheme being too difficult to come up with. We usually get odd looks when we explain the way we name the kids.

We have friends who's naming scheme involves picking a name from the Bible that's only been used once (i.e. Damaris). Then they use the name of one of their siblings as a middle name for the baby. Needless to say, their kids have interesting names!
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February 26th, 2013, 04:45 PM
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We refuse to use the same first initial.
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February 26th, 2013, 10:57 PM
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Either the first or middle name has to honor family.
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February 28th, 2013, 04:06 PM
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I love how you pick names! Sounds fun!
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February 28th, 2013, 05:59 PM
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Don't have kids yet but we'll simply go with a family name for the middle name.
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March 1st, 2013, 03:18 PM
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My husband and I do not have any children yet, but the only thing that's a requirement for me is that the middle name needs to honor a family member!

My sister in law named her daughter Brooklyn and she really likes the name London for a boy some day. I thinks it's cute, their are both towns and bridges!
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March 2nd, 2013, 04:53 AM
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Our first daughter's first name is a virtue name.

Our second daughter's middle name is a virtue name.

So, if this third one is a girl, she will have a virtue name as well (probably for the middle name)

This pattern was never 'planned' by us though. We just happen to love those names.
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March 2nd, 2013, 08:58 AM
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Wow! I'm impressed. We are just picking names we like, but we aren't coming up with a specific naming scheme.
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March 2nd, 2013, 09:57 AM
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I like the "virtue" idea for names.

We have some friends who named their daughter Joyful. I thought it was beautiful. and, until then, had never heard of giving an adjective as a name!
Anyway, that could be an interesting "theme": Joyful, Peaceful, etc. As long as they don't start sounding like the 7 Dwarfs...
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March 2nd, 2013, 11:08 AM
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We didn't start off with a theme but now it has turned into...

1. Must have a nickname
2. Must have a connection to a family name but doesn't have to be the exact name
3. Girls are 3 syllables and Boys are two syllables
4. Girls have a 2 syllable nickname with a double letter in the middle and boys' nn's both end in 'e'
5. I don't repeat the first initial (but if I had more children I'd probably have to since we're running out of options, lol)
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March 2nd, 2013, 12:07 PM
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Our name scheme is:
  • Celtic (Irish, Scottish, or Welsh)
  • Two middle names
  • At least two of the three names (first, middle, middle) must have a special meaning to us (either named after someone we care about, or having a spiritual significance)
  • and the first name must not be in the top 100 most common names in the US (preferably not the top 500 even)

Edit: Oh, and no repeating first initials (I wouldn't give my fourth child a first name that started with S, R, or B... since I already have kids with those first initials).
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March 2nd, 2013, 01:34 PM
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No theme just middle names are family names.

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March 2nd, 2013, 02:00 PM
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I like the "virtue" idea for names.

We have some friends who named their daughter Joyful. I thought it was beautiful. and, until then, had never heard of giving an adjective as a name!
Anyway, that could be an interesting "theme": Joyful, Peaceful, etc. As long as they don't start sounding like the 7 Dwarfs...
You should google Virtue names...there are a lot of beautiful names...

Some of them:

Charity
Patience
Love
Grace
Faith
Hope
Serenity

etc.
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