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July 24th, 2013, 12:10 PM
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My husband and I have decided that we want to try for another baby and we were discussing baby names. We have completely different takes on names. I like older sounding names and he likes simple names. We have a 1 year old named Lorelai Paige. He, of course, wasn't to crazy about the first name but since I've been wanting to name a little girl that since I was 14 he said it was fine. Now that we are talking about new names I wish I had more names picked out for as long as I had my daughters. We had no problem with a boys name, Dalton Wayne. But the girls name has been a nightmare. We both like Kara/Cara but we don't agree on the spelling or a middle name. He likes the name Lisa, I don't. I like the name Natalie, he doesn't. I'm about to the point where I'm just going to pick a name myself whether he likes it or not. I would like the first name to be 3 syllables like our daughter. Our last name is Brown. Can anyone make some suggestions?
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July 24th, 2013, 01:24 PM
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It is tough when you dont agree

Some ideas:


Good luck to you!!!

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July 24th, 2013, 06:54 PM
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I know a Lorelei that has a sister named Gloria, which I think is pretty.

What about...
Annabelle - Anne/Anna/Annie/Belle. Lots of options.
Selena- Lena

My fave suggestion to fit style and length is...Delaney and Lorelei
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July 25th, 2013, 12:40 AM
Momtothe6thpower's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I think Lorelai and Caroline are perfect! You can nn her Cara.

Middle name ideas...
Caroline Brooke
Caroline Elise
Caroline Sloane
Caroline Mae
Caroline Rose
Cortney...mom to A, C, E, L, I, and R

When I'm Due...

When I think this baby will actually come out

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July 25th, 2013, 10:24 AM
stiletto_mom's Avatar Veteran
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Your choice on spelling for the first name and his choice for the middle (or vice verse).
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July 26th, 2013, 09:59 AM
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I like Kara/Cara. However, I think the spelling dictates how people may pronounce it. If you are going for car-uh, then it may be better spelled Cara, but if you are going for Kair-uh, then Kara may be the better means.

My DH and I really struggle with names. We're so different in styles. Last pregnancy was so stressful, I almost puked any time I thought of having to name names because we almost actually argued over it. I won in the long run and now, he can't even remember what names were on his list and tells me my name choice (her name) was the best by far

Anyway. Just keep a running list and maybe only address it every week or two. The fact that you both like a name but can't agree on a spelling is WONDERFUL! MN's will come. I find those easier to agree on.

Gwynne, celebrating the newest of our four precious miracles

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July 27th, 2013, 10:22 AM
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my favorite name of all time is Audraleah Siren (au-druh-lay-uh), Audrey for short. my boyfriend scrapped it right off the bat because he didn't want her to think she was "cool and edgy". so congratulations on sticking to your guns with Lorelai; it's a beautiful name.

we ended up with Yvonne Riley. it's a family name that's different but not too nontraditional. i'd recommend combing your family trees for "older" names with cute nicknames- the sentimental value of a quirky name might win your man over.

as for the middle name, my 4yr old cousin suggested it i wouldn't stress too much about middle names. once we had Yvonne we literally paired it with every girl name we knew until we heard Yvonne Riley, and it clicked.
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