Joined: 03 Feb 2009 00:24 Posts: 6076 Location: Windsor, Berkshire
I bought half a dozen name books, looked online at several baby name sites and dismissed every name I read. Then, one day when I was doing something mundane, I looked over at Geoff and said 'What about Oscar?'. And that was that. It' also turned out to be the name of a hotel that we both stayed at once, just before we started to ttc, which may have been subliminally stored in my head. Oscar needed a middle name though, I felt, and I wanted a name from my background, that obviously went with his First and last name. Thus, Oscar Khaleel Heade it was. His middle name was a lot easier to choose than his first name though, by miles!
Joined: 26 Mar 2009 18:25 Posts: 4780 Location: East Kilbride
We looked at several names books and online sites. I wanted something quite Scottish - as our surname is McDonald and we both have very Scottish names. However, we agreed on names, but not the spelling. I preferred the more celtic version of the names and Neil liked the normal way. I am a teacher so many of the names we came up with I had taught a child with that name - and didnt enjoy the experience hahahaha. We got it down to Ciaran for a boy and Ella or Ellie for a girl. We loved the name Cillian for a boy ( pronounced Killian) but a girl in Neil's work has a son called that. However she has since been laid off, so the name is ours for future if we want it hahahaa In the end Neil decided on Ella after she was born. xx
Joined: 03 Jul 2009 10:49 Posts: 1252 Location: Bury - Near Manchester
My mum and step dad are both teachers so I can completly empahise with the issue of name association... everytime Ally & I decided on a name Mum would have something to say about it!!
Isabelle was named because a spanish friend alway called me Isabelle as Elizabeth is changed to Isabelle in Spain and I always liked it, her middle name Lily is actually what I named my bump (LI from Lizi and LY from Ally because she was half of both of us!) and was never meant to be her middle name she was going to be Isabelle Louise if she was a girl or Jack William if she was a boy, but everyone kept calling her Lily after she was born and I just came out with it when we were registering her!
When I found out I was expecting Joahua I still liked Jack William but whilst I was pregnant my dad bought a dog called Jack so Josh was a compromise which meant he wasnt names after a dog!!
Eliana is the spanish conversion for Elaine which is my mums name, it also means gods blessing or gift which after already having 2 miscarrages in 2008 was how I felt, and it is hebrew for sunshine/brightness which is what she has brought back into my life
Joined: 14 Jan 2007 17:48 Posts: 25545 Location: Strathaven, Scotland
I always liked the name Kayleigh for a girl, so when I found out I was pregnant the girl name was sorted (wanted Joshua for a boy). Once we found out that Ceilidh had anencephaly I wanted her name to mean something to us, but I still wanted Kayleigh (I felt if I changed my mind I'd be denying her somehow after all I had always wanted a daughter called Kayleigh) So I suggested spelling it Ceilidh as a ceilidh is a happy event, a time for family & friends to enjoy themselves and I wanted a happy name, I didn't want a name that made me sad KWIM? We chose Marie because it seemed to 'fit' plus it's a version of Mary who I know holds Ceilidh in her arms unril I can again.
All the others Christian names were chosen out a name book or in Jaidyn's case online I just liked them!! I chose second names that seemed to fit with their first names, apart from Rheiya's. Peter liked Jessica as a first name, but I wasn't so keen as it was too 'plain' seeing I had a Ceilidh and a girl called Elijah so we compromised and it was her middle name
Joined: 05 Jun 2009 09:12 Posts: 3593 Location: North Yorkshire
All your stories are lovely, really touching. xx
We chose Rohan (pronounced Rowan), as a bit of a compromise. Jason really wanted Reuben, and I wanted Ronan, but neither of us liked each others too much, so we compromised. I liked Rowan, but wanted to spell it differently. It is actually Indian the way that it is spelt. I did think twice about spelling it like that tho, as my name is spelt awkwardly, or at least unconventionally, and i have spent my whole life spelling it, but in the end i loved the spelling Rohan, so we just went with it. Some people pronounce it Ro-Han tho, like the riders of rohan from Lord of the Rings But I quite like that too...
Joined: 29 Jun 2009 21:36 Posts: 8359 Location: South Shields - North East
Simon chose Lewis's name, he didnt want him to have the same name as any of his friends so as none are called Lewis he got that lol. I liked Callum for a boy and either Leonie, Lexi or Maisie for a girl. Simon hated every name i came up with, but he did like Leonie (Probably only because he thought of it!). His middle name comes from his dad so hes Lewis Simon, but only ever gets Lewis.