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Baby names - running out of time - need to find one!

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Eulalia Fri 22-Jul-05 10:52:27

Well two actually as we don't know the sex of the baby. I am 39 weeks tomorrow and dh and I are still undecided.

Anyone know of a good website with names - I have had a look but can't find anything. We are after fairly traditional names but most of them seem to be quite bizairre.

Many thanks.

Miaou Fri 22-Jul-05 11:19:41

Hi Eulalia

Hard, isn't it? We've got a shortlist of about six of each, girls and boys, and a list of second names too (we are going for a Gaelic first name and English second name).

Do you want traditional popular (Jack, Charlotte, Rebecca, Joseph etc) or traditional unusual (Caleb, Rory, Mabel, Edie, etc)?

Enid Fri 22-Jul-05 11:19:54

Alice
or
David

CarolinaMoon Fri 22-Jul-05 11:25:21

Martha

or

Oscar

acnebride Fri 22-Jul-05 11:28:34

I'd say go for books (from the library?) rather than websites, I've never found a really good naming website (ready to be corrected)

Catherine
Jonathan

CarolinaMoon Fri 22-Jul-05 11:50:23

Edward

or

Harriet

(ooh, can't stop now!)

kama Fri 22-Jul-05 12:02:17

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mandyc66 Fri 22-Jul-05 12:38:13

Emily and jonathon?

mandyc66 Fri 22-Jul-05 12:38:56

this sounds so corny but my sons name came to me in a dream not long before he was born!!!!

lunarx Fri 22-Jul-05 12:57:48

we didnt pick ds's name until the night before i was induced!!!


good luck!!!

poppy101 Fri 22-Jul-05 12:59:07

We went for a welsh first name and scottish second name. Looked on the welsh boys name site, cant remember the name of it now, sorry.

nailpolish Fri 22-Jul-05 13:00:45

i found most inspiration for baby names reading the titles at the end of films/tv programmes

ie directed by
starring
make up
costume

etc!

so take note, watch telly and read books/daily papers in a different light!

mandyc66 Fri 22-Jul-05 13:03:15

watch a footy match and say who ever scores the next goal we will name our son after!!!!

Tommy Fri 22-Jul-05 13:14:56

go for a walk round a few cemeteries - we got a lot of ideas there!

Miaou Fri 22-Jul-05 13:23:11

I read the birth and death columns in the local papers for inspiration too.

nailpolish Fri 22-Jul-05 13:23:35

lol miaou i did that too

Kidstrack2 Fri 22-Jul-05 13:29:46

What about where baby was conceived! No no that wouldn't have worked for me as my poor kids names would have been something like Lofty and Safeway!

woollybaalamp Fri 22-Jul-05 13:32:30

Behind the Name . Lots of different categories. What they call "traditional English" here but I don't think their idea of traditional is the same as one's...page headings are:

AAREN - BAILEY
BALDRIC - CAROL
CAROLA - DANA
DANE - ELIOTT
ELISA - GERRY
GERTIE - JACKSON
JACOB - KARLY
KAROLYN - LETHA
LETITIA - MARLON
MARLOWE - NITA (1)
NOAH (1) - RAYMUND
RAYNA (1) - SHAQUILA
SHAQUILLE - TITTY
TITUS - ZULA

Chortle!

suzywong Fri 22-Jul-05 13:34:56

nailpolish has beaten me to it, film credits it's the only way

woollybaalamp Fri 22-Jul-05 13:37:05

Just looked at kama's most common baby names site, which is American, and checked out DD1's - she was born in NY in 1982. Look at them! Have you ever seen such unanimity?

(She is one of the 3,157 Jessicas! We had no idea it was so popular )

HappyHuggy Fri 22-Jul-05 13:45:09

Michael
David
Andrew
Matthew
Jonathan
Robert
Stephen

Sarah
Louise
Claire
Marie
Eleanor
Anna

hamster Fri 22-Jul-05 13:52:12

We like...Dominick, Noah, Elliot, Jayden, Alistair, Benjamin for a boy.
Our ds is called Callum.
For a girl we like...Poppy, Trinity, Grace, Lilly.

I hope you find something you both like.
I've still got 15 weeks to choose mine, though I'll still not have chosen by 40 weeks I bet!

Good luck with baby!
x

vwvic Fri 22-Jul-05 13:57:17

Ours were:
For child 1- Erin or Pascal
For child 2- Olive or Clement

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