Just starting to think about names...


#1

Hi everyone. Wow, the whole idea of being responsible for giving someone else their name. DH bought a baby name book that has more than 5000 names listed! How overwhelming!! I don’t know how anyone actually decides this. I think it’s a bit early to decide on a name, but it’s interesting to think about it… and to see where DH and I differ on the ideas we have for what a good name is! We have a very long and Polish last name… I’d like to make sure that our baby’s name is short and less ethnic. My husband likes a lot of slavic names. I saw ‘Sophia’ and told my MIL that I liked that name. She said that gave her chills because just a few hours before she and my FIL were in the baby store buying a present for my BIL’s girlfriend who is pregnant and due in Feb - well my FIL picked up a sippy cup and said to my MIL ‘You know what name I like?’ Then he showed her the cut and the name was… you guessed it Sophia! She thinks it’s a sign… I’m not sure but I do like that name. Anyway, I just wondered if anyone else had trouble figuring out what to name their baby.


#2

Melissa -
This site gives you good info about how popular name is - 2009 top names: girls. Sounds like you have a unique and complicated last name, so it probably doesn’t matter as much to you. I have a common one syllable name, so I try to find something outside the top 50 or top 100.


#3

Girl names were pretty easy for us because within the year before we got married DH mother died as did my grandmother, so we altered their names a little, but basically used their names. Boy names were much harder. It was actually kind of fun trying to decide. We’d be sitting at dinner, and all of a sudden he would say “Sean.” And I would say “no, we know that weird guy named Sean.” Then we would go back to talking about work or whatever we were talking about.

It is overwhelming. I really like the name Sophia. Wouldn’t it be great if your DH likes it too and you pick something that quickly.


#4

It’s true, it is fun but it’s also such a hard thing to decide! DH does really like Sopia - do that’s what we are going to go with if it’s a girl. Sophia Marie (Marie was my Grandmother’s middle name.)
The boy name is still up in the air. We both kind of like Aiden & Jacob but I’m not set on either one yet.


#5

Sophia is beautiful and you would have a great story to tell the baby on how they got their name


#6

Thanks Angie! :slight_smile: I have my level II u/s today (assuming they don’t cncl because of the snow storm we are getting hit with today!!) so I hope that we will know either way - boy or girl. We are definitely set on the girl name - Sophia Marie… the boy is still up in the air but I like Aiden and Jacob.