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January 6th, 2013, 11:19 PM
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My husband surprisingly looked up boy names out of the blue. Industrial Revolution names. He came up with Cooper Lorraine which I love. Lorraine was his grandmother's name and the initials are husband's initials. I think Lorraine is fine as a middle name on a boy, I'm pretty much of the mind set that anything goes when it comes to the middle name. Cooper, possible nn Coop, I am just in love with. I am not a fan of the Micheal/John/David/etc. names which is what I expected my husband to want so pleasantly surprised with his taste. No offence to those who do, I just prefer to avoid extremely common names if possible (my daughter's names are Karin "kuh-RIN" and Delaney). The other name he suggested was Shane. I cannot wait to find out gender!!! Only 13 weeks so have a while.
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January 7th, 2013, 12:23 AM
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my middle name is Lorraine, so it's hard for me to imagine it as a male name but I don't hate it. I like Cooper a lot though!

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January 7th, 2013, 08:01 AM
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Cooper is a handsome name
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January 7th, 2013, 08:20 AM
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I love that name!!! It's a great choice!!!
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January 7th, 2013, 10:33 AM
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I like the name Cooper, but Lorraine is far too feminine. I don't think it even has a male variation? Using Lorraine is like using Isabella for a boy. What about Cooper Raine? Or use Grandma's surname?
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January 7th, 2013, 10:48 AM
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I like Cooper, but I think Lorraine is too feminine for a boy. Just my opinion, of course.

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January 7th, 2013, 11:35 AM
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I like Cooper nn Coop. But have to agree that Lorraine even for a middle name. What about a variation.... Cooper Loren (like Loren Greene (yup I'm old lol))

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January 7th, 2013, 09:41 PM
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I have to say, the names does flow well, and Coop is a cute nn, but Lorraine is way too feminine. I don't even know if it even used to be used as a male name (like Courtney or Ashley or Aubrey, at least then it could have some historical meaning). I like the suggestion of "Raine" as a middle name instead because it's a bit less feminine than "Lorraine" to me and still gives off the vibe of being named for her. Or also consider Loren - a both male and female name and much more masculine sounding to me, but also still sounds like he is named for his grandmother. Plus, I usually don't worry about teasing when it comes to trendy names, but this being a total girl name, I can imagine him being embarrassed to tell kids at school his middle name or even as an adult for interviews or paperwork etc still being embarrassed about it.That's just my two cents though.

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January 7th, 2013, 11:24 PM
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I'm fine with Lorraine as a mn. Anything goes for mn's and nobody even knows your mn usually.
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January 8th, 2013, 09:02 AM
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I also really like Cooper!! Very cute

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January 8th, 2013, 02:28 PM
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Love Cooper!
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January 9th, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Just a warning...you might love it, but I guarantee your son won't.
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January 9th, 2013, 03:42 PM
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I love Cooper! I really like Cooper Laine.

If he grew up hating his name the honor for his grandmother is kinda lost.
It is the meaning that matters. Also what if later you have a girl. You could use Lorraine then.

Love Cooper either way. good luck
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Cooper is beautiful
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