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Old June 13th 07, 03:28 AM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
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I don't have the time to dwell on this pregnancy like I did with #1 and it's
really obvious. I had names picked out the first week and all this shopping
to do and started working on the nursery. This time around, I figure we'll
wait until about 8.5 months and throw something together if we even fix the
room up before the birth- I saved all the baby gear so we have the crib and
swing etc. I saved clothing too a lot of which is unisex for the first
year..

Even worse though, I haven't a CLUE about names. I do think about it, but I
have not hit upon a name I really like for either gender and if I do have
something I'm partial to, I cannot come up with a nice middle name. Ack. Has
anyone else gone until the last minute and had no name?? I am far from last
minute- LOL. But I keep telling myself I won't think of names until the last
month or so.

I know what NOT to name. Any name that's in use by close relatives for their
kids, is a no go. And debatably, I try to stay away from names that are
exceedingly common around here, debatable because if we move it could
change. I try to stay away from names that I know too many of personally as
well.

One name I have always liked for a girl is Kate. Simply Kate. Kate
not-short-for-anything, Kate is the full name. Problem is I can't make it
work as a first name, only as a middle name, and I prefer to name my kids
what they'll be called as there first name, for no logical reason, it's just
a thing I have. My brother goes by his middle and all his mail and listings
are in his first name. Seems simple to avoid that.

So, Kate what? What Kate? I am out of ideas. Meredith Kate? Too clsoe to
Mary Kate.Someone suggested to me Katelyn Brooke, but I don't know...not
fond of Katelyn. If I did use, it would be Caitlyn. Or is it Caitlin? I am
growing fond of Caitlin/Caitlyn actually... what else goes well with plain
Kate though? Hannah Kate, I just don't know.

For a boy I have even less ideas as I don't have a name that I love like
Kate. Zachary?.....William....? Joshua? I can't come up with anything. All
the boy names I like are "taken" by family members. I like Thomas but it's
way taken. I like Benjamin, it's used by someone nearby and I would feel
awkward to name my kid that too. Same with Adam. It's actually used by two
people so it would be more awkward, otherwise I like Adam...grrr! It really
would feel awkward to name my kid something that someone related to me or
near me in some way has named their kid, you know? They took all the good
names, how could they do that to me? :P

LOl but really, I feel like if I have nothing else ready that's fine but
it's too bad not to have a name. This means I will surely go into labor
early and will not be prepared.


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Old June 13th 07, 06:24 AM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
Anne Rogers[_2_]
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we were similar the 2nd time around, we decided when I was about 4-5 months
gone that we wouldn't use the name Ada as a first name, then never really
got round to having another conversation about it....guess what DD is
called, yes, she's Ada.

Really preparing the essentials takes minimal time, I had an urge at about
34 weeks to go shopping and get some stuff done, but literally, it was 2-3
shops (and in the US it would probably be 1), then maybe half a day getting
things out at home and I was done. I didn't have a hospital bag packed, we
were planning a homebirth anyway, but at that stage I put a box in a
cupboard of things I wanted to hand immediately after the birth, rather than
during, when the end of the pregnancy went stinky, it was a relief I'd done
those things and when in the hospital I could just ask DH to stick that box
in the car for afterwards (I was in hospital a week prior to the birth).

Anne


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Old June 13th 07, 06:26 AM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
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I like Madeleine Kate. I also love the name Katie and one of the names on
my list was Katie Scarlet (like in Gone With The Wind) which I think sounds
so pretty.

There are lots of baby naming websites that you can use where you can put in
a name you like and it will come up with suggestions. Or you can ask for
names beginning with a certain letter or with so many syllables. Or you may
just wait until he/she is born and then decide he looks like a Michael or a
Renee, ya know?
"beyond the pale" wrote in message
...
I don't have the time to dwell on this pregnancy like I did with #1 and
it's really obvious. I had names picked out the first week and all this
shopping to do and started working on the nursery. This time around, I
figure we'll wait until about 8.5 months and throw something together if we
even fix the room up before the birth- I saved all the baby gear so we have
the crib and swing etc. I saved clothing too a lot of which is unisex for
the first year..

Even worse though, I haven't a CLUE about names. I do think about it, but
I have not hit upon a name I really like for either gender and if I do
have something I'm partial to, I cannot come up with a nice middle name.
Ack. Has anyone else gone until the last minute and had no name?? I am far
from last minute- LOL. But I keep telling myself I won't think of names
until the last month or so.

I know what NOT to name. Any name that's in use by close relatives for
their kids, is a no go. And debatably, I try to stay away from names that
are exceedingly common around here, debatable because if we move it could
change. I try to stay away from names that I know too many of personally
as well.

One name I have always liked for a girl is Kate. Simply Kate. Kate
not-short-for-anything, Kate is the full name. Problem is I can't make it
work as a first name, only as a middle name, and I prefer to name my kids
what they'll be called as there first name, for no logical reason, it's
just a thing I have. My brother goes by his middle and all his mail and
listings are in his first name. Seems simple to avoid that.

So, Kate what? What Kate? I am out of ideas. Meredith Kate? Too clsoe to
Mary Kate.Someone suggested to me Katelyn Brooke, but I don't know...not
fond of Katelyn. If I did use, it would be Caitlyn. Or is it Caitlin? I
am growing fond of Caitlin/Caitlyn actually... what else goes well with
plain Kate though? Hannah Kate, I just don't know.

For a boy I have even less ideas as I don't have a name that I love like
Kate. Zachary?.....William....? Joshua? I can't come up with anything. All
the boy names I like are "taken" by family members. I like Thomas but it's
way taken. I like Benjamin, it's used by someone nearby and I would feel
awkward to name my kid that too. Same with Adam. It's actually used by two
people so it would be more awkward, otherwise I like Adam...grrr! It
really would feel awkward to name my kid something that someone related to
me or near me in some way has named their kid, you know? They took all the
good names, how could they do that to me? :P

LOl but really, I feel like if I have nothing else ready that's fine but
it's too bad not to have a name. This means I will surely go into labor
early and will not be prepared.



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Old June 13th 07, 07:39 AM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
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beyond the pale wrote:

LOl but really, I feel like if I have nothing else ready that's fine but
it's too bad not to have a name. This means I will surely go into labor
early and will not be prepared.


I know the feeling. I have a girl name and we're all pretty sure it will
be a girl. (Sara Katrin) but all of a sudden the baby doesn't "feel"
like a Sara anymore, plus I just found out Sara/Sarah is number 7 in the
most popular names list this year. YAY. So now I'm trying to find
another girl name with an S. And there aren't any! I like Salome but Sam
already vetoed it and I kind of don't see me yelling
"Salomeeeeeeeeeeeee" on the playground, Stefanie, Sonja, Susanne, Sabine
all make me shudder because I know at least one of each who was a stupid
cow. I like Sandra, but that's my cousins name. And really there aren't
that many more that are pronouncable in german as well as in
english/french. I like biblical names even though I don't "do"
god/religion, simply because they're usually pronouncable in any
language. I like Abigail, but in german... No go. Besides, doesn't start
with an S. I like Ruth, but Sam doesn't. He wants a Sara Anna but Anna's
my mothers name so I vetoed that *lol*.
I hate picking out names. For Sam it took nearly the whole pregnancy and
even then I wasn't sure, but I looked at him and he was a Samuel
Christoph, so that was alright.
I have no boy name. It better be a girl.

All that said, I will go with Sara Katrin if I don't have some kind of
epiphany or a name comes to me in my sleep.

I also haven't done a thing concerning baby furniture. I have 3 plastic
boxes of clothes (one for newborn, and the other two for the larger
sizes), they're stackable and I used a system like that for Sam. No
searching for clothes that fit, just put the too small ones away and
grab something from another bin.
I'll have to figure out where to put the changing-thing which is
currently in Sams room being used as his dresser, but he agreed that the
baby can have it, so that's ok. It's not like she'll need the drawers
anyway. Then I'll have to work out where to put my large desk which is
currently in my bedroom "holding" most of my sewing stuff. There'a
really no other place for it though. UGH. I hate having to move
furniture around!

Well, another 2.5 months, that's plenty of time, right? Right?

cu
nicole
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Old June 13th 07, 08:02 AM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
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"NL" wrote in message
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beyond the pale wrote:

LOl but really, I feel like if I have nothing else ready that's fine but
it's too bad not to have a name. This means I will surely go into labor
early and will not be prepared.


I know the feeling. I have a girl name and we're all pretty sure it will
be a girl. (Sara Katrin) but all of a sudden the baby doesn't "feel" like
a Sara anymore, plus I just found out Sara/Sarah is number 7 in the most
popular names list this year. YAY. So now I'm trying to find another girl
name with an S. And there aren't any! I like Salome but Sam already vetoed
it and I kind of don't see me yelling "Salomeeeeeeeeeeeee" on the
playground, Stefanie, Sonja, Susanne, Sabine all make me shudder because I
know at least one of each who was a stupid cow. I like Sandra, but that's
my cousins name. And really there aren't that many more that are
pronouncable in german as well as in english/french. I like biblical names
even though I don't "do" god/religion, simply because they're usually
pronouncable in any language. I like Abigail, but in german... No go.
Besides, doesn't start with an S. I like Ruth, but Sam doesn't. He wants a
Sara Anna but Anna's my mothers name so I vetoed that *lol*.
I hate picking out names. For Sam it took nearly the whole pregnancy and
even then I wasn't sure, but I looked at him and he was a Samuel
Christoph, so that was alright.
I have no boy name. It better be a girl.


What about Sabrina? Or Sadie? Do Sophie or Sophia work in German? What
about Simone? What about Sarabeth, and you could call her Sara? Serafina?
Serena? Shannon? Sharilyn? Shayla? Shelby? Sylvia? Sydney? Sybil?
Susannah? Stacey? Spencer? Sloane? Sigrid?

All that said, I will go with Sara Katrin if I don't have some kind of
epiphany or a name comes to me in my sleep.


Frankly, I like it. It sounds like it resonates, and who cares if it's a
popular name. It's your kid. And it's not a bad name, or trendy sounding.
It's classic.

I also haven't done a thing concerning baby furniture. I have 3 plastic
boxes of clothes (one for newborn, and the other two for the larger
sizes), they're stackable and I used a system like that for Sam. No
searching for clothes that fit, just put the too small ones away and grab
something from another bin.
I'll have to figure out where to put the changing-thing which is currently
in Sams room being used as his dresser, but he agreed that the baby can
have it, so that's ok. It's not like she'll need the drawers anyway. Then
I'll have to work out where to put my large desk which is currently in my
bedroom "holding" most of my sewing stuff. There'a really no other place
for it though. UGH. I hate having to move furniture around!

Well, another 2.5 months, that's plenty of time, right? Right?


Yup, plenty of time!

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Old June 13th 07, 12:50 PM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
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Jamie Clark wrote:
"NL" wrote in message


What about Sabrina? Or Sadie? Do Sophie or Sophia work in German? What
about Simone? What about Sarabeth, and you could call her Sara? Serafina?
Serena? Shannon? Sharilyn? Shayla? Shelby? Sylvia? Sydney? Sybil?
Susannah? Stacey? Spencer? Sloane? Sigrid?


Sofia might work actually. Sarabeth she'd probably end up spelling for
every teacher, just like most of the other names ;-)

Btw: Where did you get all those names? I don't think my baby name books
have that many S names for girls! (2.5 small Pages for both boys and
girls plus explanation of meaning for every name)

All that said, I will go with Sara Katrin if I don't have some kind of
epiphany or a name comes to me in my sleep.



Frankly, I like it. It sounds like it resonates, and who cares if it's a
popular name. It's your kid. And it's not a bad name, or trendy sounding.
It's classic.


I know, but I see myself standing at the playground yelling
"Saraaaaaaaaaaaaaa time to go hooooooooooooooooooome!" and all of a
sudden 5 girls come running to me kind of thing ;-)
That said, Nicole was a popular name when I was born and I still only
ended up with another Nicole in my classes twice in my whole school
"career" (13 years). So, who knows.

Thanks for all the suggestions!

cu
nicole
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Old June 13th 07, 04:22 PM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
Jamie Clark
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"NL" wrote in message
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Jamie Clark wrote:
"NL" wrote in message


What about Sabrina? Or Sadie? Do Sophie or Sophia work in German? What
about Simone? What about Sarabeth, and you could call her Sara?
Serafina? Serena? Shannon? Sharilyn? Shayla? Shelby? Sylvia? Sydney?
Sybil? Susannah? Stacey? Spencer? Sloane? Sigrid?


Sofia might work actually. Sarabeth she'd probably end up spelling for
every teacher, just like most of the other names ;-)


Well, even if she had to spell it for teachers, the plus side is that all
she has to say is "How do I spell it? Just like it sounds, Sara - no H and
Beth" Unless Beth is just not a name ever heard in your parts.

Btw: Where did you get all those names? I don't think my baby name books
have that many S names for girls! (2.5 small Pages for both boys and girls
plus explanation of meaning for every name)


One of the baby name websites. Probably babnamer.com, but could be
babynameworld.com

All that said, I will go with Sara Katrin if I don't have some kind of
epiphany or a name comes to me in my sleep.



Frankly, I like it. It sounds like it resonates, and who cares if it's a
popular name. It's your kid. And it's not a bad name, or trendy
sounding. It's classic.


I know, but I see myself standing at the playground yelling
"Saraaaaaaaaaaaaaa time to go hooooooooooooooooooome!" and all of a sudden
5 girls come running to me kind of thing ;-)


So when you are hollering at her to come home at dusk, instead of yelling
"Saraaaaaaa!" you yell, "SaraaaaaaKaaaaaatrinnnnnnn" and ONLY she will come
running. Plus, kids know the sound of their moms voices. : )

That said, Nicole was a popular name when I was born and I still only
ended up with another Nicole in my classes twice in my whole school
"career" (13 years). So, who knows.

Thanks for all the suggestions!


You're welcome. If you hadn't noticed, I love the whole naming game.
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Old June 13th 07, 04:54 PM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
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"Jamie Clark" wrote

Well, even if she had to spell it for teachers, the plus side is that all
she has to say is "How do I spell it? Just like it sounds, Sara - no H
and Beth" Unless Beth is just not a name ever heard in your parts.


The way people change spellings, almost anything could need to be spelled,
even the teacher doesn't think so. Look how many names are on the Top 100
SSN List that are on there several times with variant spellings.

Madison sounds simple, right? But some people spell it Madyson now. I
remember back in the day Melissa was a very common name and now I see it
coming back, but it's often spelled Melyssa. I even know a Malyssa. Jacob,
Jakob, Katelynn, Kaitlin, Catelyn, too many to list, and as I was thinking
of using Caitlin I realized I can't remember the "proper" way to spell it, I
am still thinking is it Caitlin or Caitlyn?? LOL..And then I wonder, would
that make her Cate or Cait? :P


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Old June 13th 07, 06:08 PM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
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Jamie Clark wrote:
"NL" wrote in message


Sofia might work actually. Sarabeth she'd probably end up spelling for
every teacher, just like most of the other names ;-)



Well, even if she had to spell it for teachers, the plus side is that all
she has to say is "How do I spell it? Just like it sounds, Sara - no H and
Beth" Unless Beth is just not a name ever heard in your parts.


Yeah, Beth is definitely not a german name and I think at least the
older people would have problems pronouncing it...

But I tried Sofia today and Sam actually didn't put a veto in, so that
might be an option ;-)

Btw: Where did you get all those names? I don't think my baby name books
have that many S names for girls! (2.5 small Pages for both boys and girls
plus explanation of meaning for every name)



One of the baby name websites. Probably babnamer.com, but could be
babynameworld.com


Oh, cool. Got to go and check it out. My best friend read all the S
names for girls from an old baby names book to me this afternoon, wow
there's some funky old names starting with S, we sure had a good laugh ;-)


I know, but I see myself standing at the playground yelling
"Saraaaaaaaaaaaaaa time to go hooooooooooooooooooome!" and all of a sudden
5 girls come running to me kind of thing ;-)


So when you are hollering at her to come home at dusk, instead of yelling
"Saraaaaaaa!" you yell, "SaraaaaaaKaaaaaatrinnnnnnn" and ONLY she will come
running. Plus, kids know the sound of their moms voices. : )


I know. Right now I'm usually standing there yelling
"Saaaaaaaaaaaaaamueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllll llllll" when we first
moved her I actually wondered how long it would take for a neighbour to
ask me what kind of pet I was calling every night *lol* I felt like way
back when we had a cat, standing there with the carton of dry catfood,
shaking it and yelling "Peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeter!" ;-)

That said, Nicole was a popular name when I was born and I still only
ended up with another Nicole in my classes twice in my whole school
"career" (13 years). So, who knows.

Thanks for all the suggestions!



You're welcome. If you hadn't noticed, I love the whole naming game.


Yeah, and that's pretty convenient because I can do with the
encouragement :-)

cu
nicole
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Old June 13th 07, 09:34 AM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
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"NL" wrote in message
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I know the feeling. I have a girl name and we're all pretty sure it will
be a girl. (Sara Katrin) but all of a sudden the baby doesn't "feel" like
a Sara anymore, plus I just found out Sara/Sarah is number 7 in the most
popular names list this year. YAY. So now I'm trying to find another girl
name with an S. And there aren't any! I like Salome but Sam already vetoed
it and I kind of don't see me yelling "Salomeeeeeeeeeeeee" on the
playground, Stefanie, Sonja, Susanne, Sabine all make me shudder because I
know at least one of each who was a stupid cow. I like Sandra, but that's
my cousins name. And really there aren't that many more that are
pronouncable in german as well as in english/french. I like biblical names
even though I don't "do" god/religion, simply because they're usually
pronouncable in any language. I like Abigail, but in german... No go.
Besides, doesn't start with an S. I like Ruth, but Sam doesn't. He wants a
Sara Anna but Anna's my mothers name so I vetoed that *lol*.
I hate picking out names. For Sam it took nearly the whole pregnancy and
even then I wasn't sure, but I looked at him and he was a Samuel
Christoph, so that was alright.
I have no boy name. It better be a girl.

All that said, I will go with Sara Katrin if I don't have some kind of
epiphany or a name comes to me in my sleep.


I quite like Samira/Semira, I think it works well in German too. Serena,
Scarlett and Shannon are all quite nice. Sienna might work quite well. I
like Sylvie.

But then what do I know - I definitely didn't want an S name! Didn't
think they went well with my surname!

Lucy x

actually, I do quite like Sienna Katrin!


 




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