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January 25th, 2007, 10:34 PM
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Hi! My name's Lauren (and no, I don't like my name!). I don't have any kids yet but since my DF and I have very specific ideas about what kind of names we want, I figure it can't hurt to start looking.

I consider myself good at finding names that fit within certain "rules". For example, you need an old-fashioned name that starts with M to honor your grandmother but it has to be three syllables and not in the Top 100. Things like that.

I'm also knowledgeable about Irish names (recently popular, modern coinages, and traditional non-anglicized names) and almost equally good with Scottish names. So if your heritage includes Irish or Scottish blood, ask about an Irish name! You might be pleasantly surprised to find one you like ... and if I recommend it, you can bet it won't be Shawna or Kyle. Since DF is Native American I have also been researching names related to his heritage, and most of the names you'll find online that claim to be "Native American" are not. They are made-up, and taken from old Western novels and the like. I'd be happy to recommend real Native American names as well.

I insist that names be spelled properly, and I like nothing in the Top 100. I am also not a fan of the big "trends", like giving boys surnames as first names, or giving girls names that are traditionally male. Ethnic names are fun as long as they have a meaning to you.

One of my hobbies is coming up with names that honor people in indirect ways, by mixing letters from two names, choosing variants, or finding distinct names with the same meaning as the original. I know that most people who are specifically trying to honor a person might not like that approach, but if you'd like to give a nod to a relative while choosing a name that still fits your unique style, it's a definite option.

So far our children might be named:
Dante
Niccolo

Brigid
Genevieve


Other names I like:

Amity
Cecily

Eamonn
Gallagher

Ide
Kirsten
Margaux
Ophelia

Quincy
Seamus

Ulani
Wesley
Yvonne
Burke
Damaris
Frederick
Hazel
Jonas
Lottie
Nolan
Paisley
Rodney
Tabitha

Some of my guilty pleasures are:

Fancy
Cairbre
Remington

Acadia (I named my dog this to keep myself from using it on a child!)
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February 10th, 2007, 07:30 PM
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eee! You have my son's name (Seamus) in your list.

I LOVE your name profile!
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February 10th, 2007, 08:13 PM
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Quote:
eee! You have my son's name (Seamus) in your list.

I LOVE your name profile![/b]
Of course I have Seamus!

I finally convinced my DF that the girls' name Eilidh is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Soooo happy!
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February 10th, 2007, 09:05 PM
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*pushes the name Niamh*

lol... but then again, I'm biased on that one.

Seamus' first middle name (he has two) is Padraig, btw. His second middle name is Scott, but thats because that's my maiden name.
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February 10th, 2007, 09:35 PM
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*pushes the name Niamh*

lol... but then again, I'm biased on that one.

Seamus' first middle name (he has two) is Padraig, btw. His second middle name is Scott, but thats because that's my maiden name. [/b]
Padraig is on my old list that DF nixed most of. Of course it was my uncle's name ... I don't think I'd really use it because he wouldn't have appreciated having a namesake.

Today we fought some of it out and he swears there will be a Dante Antóin, and an Eilidh Saskia. He had Dante picked out ages ago, of course! He finally agreed to like Paisley too. For a Scottish place name it's cute, and it's more modern which is really what he goes for. And there's also Niccolo, of course (nn Nico, according to him).

I wish he would let me do authors for the girls' names too but it was hard enough getting him to like ANYTHING I do (get it? Dante Alighieri and Niccolo Machiavelli? ).
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February 10th, 2007, 09:54 PM
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I knew a guy once named Nicos. He was from Greece. Thats similar to Nico/Niccolo. I thought it was a neat name.
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