Your kids' names!

United States
February 8, 2007 2:11pm CST
How did you coem up with them? Are they named after arealtive or did you go the unique route? My daughter is named Ava Marie. She was ALMOST Jada but about 2 weeks before she was born I saw the name Ava and said that's it! Marie is my grandmothers name as well as my middle name!
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• United States
8 Feb 07
My son's name is Christian Joel and my daughter's name is Kelsey Marie. My husband and I picked the name Christian and my husband's middle name is Joel so we thought they went together really well. Kelsey we just picked out and thought Marie went well with it.
• United States
9 Feb 07
do you guys call your son CJ???
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• United States
9 Feb 07
No, we never game him a nickname. Usually it is Christian. I'm leaving the nickname up to him. I'm sure soon it may be shortened to Chris since he started school. But so far it is Christian.
• United States
8 Feb 07
my daughters name is made from my middle name which is Renee and my husbands which is Allen! to come up with Naelyn middle name Ann after my mother
• United States
8 Feb 07
how wuld you ronounce that? Maybe like nay-lyn??? I have heard of one called named Ryma- pro. ream ah. because her mother name was mary and they switched the letters...of course the sound of the name is not all that great!
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• United States
8 Feb 07
We pronounce it Nae-Lyn!
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• United States
8 Feb 07
My son name is Cordell Wesley we got Cordell from watching Texas Ranger show an it was different. Wesley came from a friend of the family that did a lot for my dad when he was told he had cancer.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
That has a very regal sound to it!
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@Mamaof2 (574)
• Canada
8 Feb 07
My daughters name is Caitlin Elizabeth. Caitlin was just a name that we were found of..as we could also call her Cait. (Which I think is very simple and beautiful!) Elizabeth is after my husbands Great Granmother who has since passed. My sons name is Ryan Alexander. This name came about as soon as we learned that we were expecting. Believe me, I was not as excited about it at first. My husband named my son after his all time favorite Hockey Player ~ Ryan Smith~ from the Edmonton Oilers. :S I liked the name Alexander so we came to a comprimise to use Ryan Alexander..making us both happy..lol By the way, Ava Marie is a beautiful name..I love it.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
Other names Ava almost was ---Madison, Brooke, Jada. I like the name Caitlin Elizabeth. It sounds old fashioned and delicate.
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@aries_0325 (3062)
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
I give a name in my kids with a good meaning. They say that a good meaning in our name gave us a good person when they are old.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
yeah a good meaning is important but i think most poeple do not even knw the meaning of their name. they do know if they are nmed after their aunt or their father though
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• United States
9 Feb 07
That is so ironic, we were considering Ava Marie (marie being a traditional middle name for our family). However, neither of us want a name that is in the top 25 of popular names. So, we went through family names and chose to name our son (if that is what I am pregnant with now) Carl Wayne after my father and my husbands grandfather, for a girl Lilyan Helen after my great great great grandmother and his grandmother. We wanted nice names that had a "meaning", not just pulled out of thin air. Still LOVE Ava though!
• United States
9 Feb 07
Lol I think Marie is a family name for alot of people. I am glad we picked ava marie though because that is just who she is.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I think that too (about the Marie thing), which is another reason we decided to change it up a bit...be a bit different yet be traditional. I really do love the Ava Marie, it is really beautiful and if we weren't so STUBBORN we would definitly have gone with Ava at least. I just think of a sweet, pretty successful person when I hear Ava. But that is just me. Great name though!
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• United States
9 Feb 07
Yah i think of ava gardner i htink her name is..old fashioned, classy but still a bit on the wild side
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@briennekb (613)
• United States
9 Feb 07
My daughters name is Gionna Belle. Gionna is a variation of the name Giana. I choose this name because my heritage is Italian, and I wanted her to have an Italian name. And I think that Gionna is a beautiful name. I choose Belle as her middle name because I am a truly Disney fanatic and Belle is one of my favorite characters. Out of all of the Disney characters, I thought that Belle went the best with Gionna. As much as I love Disney, it was more important to me that her first name reflect her heritage. The name Giana means, 'God is gracious.'
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• United States
9 Feb 07
Beautiful name!
• United States
9 Feb 07
awesome name!!!
• United States
12 Feb 07
Thank you!
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
9 Feb 07
My kids names are Chloe and Caleb. I chose the name Chloe (which means blooming) for my daughter as I liked the sound of it and it was not that common 8 years ago. My son came 6 years later and I decided to choose a name starting with the letter C too. The only one that's biblical and unique was Caleb which means brave :)
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I liek those names! I have a friend whose entire family has J names...Like everyone...and my friend married a guy with a J name. After they got divorced, she started dating a guy with a J name!!!
• United States
9 Feb 07
My son's name is CHAYTON...it's a Sioux Indian name meaning Falcon. My dream has always been to have a baby boy and I was told I would never have babies so when I got pregnant and found it was a boy, I was ecstatic. I saw this name online and the meaning just fit perfect. The Sioux believed that Falcons carried their dreams. My daugther's name is Gyllian (pronounced G like goat)...my husband heard it on a TV show and really thought it was beautiful. We looked it up and the other pronunciation (j like john) means angelic. It fit perfectly for our little girl.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
Those are some pretty names. Is the girls name pronounced like Jillian???
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• United States
10 Feb 07
yes, pronounced like Jyllian, but the G sounds like Goat instead of John.
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
my kids' names are from precious stones. crystal, jade and garnet. to add an effect i nicknamed them jam, jello, and juice. i like the thought that even in names they are bonded!
• United States
12 Feb 07
jam, jello and juice??? thatsa bit odd! lol I think if i had chosen the gemstoe names i would picked opal instead of garnet. But hey they are all unique!!
@emmaacton (225)
• South Africa
12 Feb 07
HI :) I wanted to call my daughter Lisa- Lee or Ruby when i was pregnant but as soon as my husband and i saw her and we just knew she looked like a beautiful Natalie and then we gave her the name Jordan as her second name as my husband and my best friend Darren Jordan is in iraq...so its Natalie-Jordan :) My sons name is Dustin-Cole and was named when i was 4 months pregnant :)
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• South Africa
12 Feb 07
I also love the name Morgan for a boy or a girl ...so strong and stuff :)
@missy24 (90)
9 Feb 07
well when i was pregnant i thought bion daziel for a boy or maybe nathaniel and for a girl i had decided upon megan. due to tragic things hapening she didnt survive but when i looked at her i said she was my angel so i named her angela.
• United States
9 Feb 07
awww im sorry things did not work out for you
• United States
9 Feb 07
Your daughters name is very pretty. I picked out two names for each baby..and when i saw the baby i picked one of the names...my daughters name is unusual and very pretty..Andra Eva...but the bad thing is that it is pronounced wrong all the time...my great grandmother was named Eva Rebecca....and my son is the third so yes a family name...
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• United States
9 Feb 07
yah for some reason ava gets her name misprounced also...No idea why. some people say it AH- vah. It is said A-vah. No idea how they can get the first way
@Shelite (212)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
Lets see...I have a Jadian who I named after Jada Pinkettes child Jaden. Pronounced the same way. Second child is Ocieanna. I loved Ocean but there were too many around so I spiced it up a little. And she so suits the name. Third is Kadyn, (Caden)...heard it and loved it. Our innitials spell out JOCKS...lol..sometimes I use that for message board usernames. Their middle names are from family members.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
lol...lets see..our intials spell..LAT or ALT...But all ofour names have 3 letters!!!! lol
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
i did go to the unique route... when i was pregnant i said ill name my kid justice... now i have 4 kids i named them all after my first born justice, 2nd one is jury the 3rd is judge and the youngest is judiciary
• United States
14 Feb 07
hatis VERY unique. do you have nickanames for them?
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
the youngest only... i call her jud