Children's names

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
September 18, 2007 6:41pm CST
What would you like to name your first or next child? What goes into your decision - is it what other kids can or can't rhyme with it, honouring family members or hours and hours perhaps spent daydreaming as a kid about your future children? Maybe hours spent poring over baby name books or websites?
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@Tiger83 (10)
19 Sep 07
I named my first child after the name of a character in a dannielle steel book lol i had been reading it and the name just stuck in my head, it grew on me and by the time he was born i loved the name and thought it suited perfectly, His name is Xaviar. My second sons name i waited till the las t minute to even think about names lol i went onto a website for unusual baby names because i have always loved unusual names i picked 5 names handed the list to his father and his father choose the name off that list, His name is Zandar any future children i will definatly be looking for unusual names. My partner and i also like the name Asher for a boy and scarlett or violet for a girl.
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• Abernathy, Texas
19 Sep 07
I love all of those names. I have a friend whose son is Alexander and she calls him Zander for short - kinda close - and of course the character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer was somewhat close to your son's - Zander. Great name! Great choices!
• Abernathy, Texas
19 Sep 07
I love all of those names. I have a friend whose son is Alexander and she calls him Zander for short - kinda close - and of course the character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer was somewhat close to your son's - Zander. Great name! Great choices!
• United States
21 Sep 07
I actually know a little boy named Asher and 2 named Zander! They are cute names.
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@andyliuzn (1029)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Sep 07
Not sure yet, what's your opinion? Do you have some good suggestion? We might take into account quite a lot of things instead of just got it after whom. Wbr,ANdy
• Abernathy, Texas
22 Sep 07
What 'quite a lot' of things do you take into account? For us, in choosing our son's name, we considered associations we've had in life for particular names, or what other kids in school could rhyme it with, if it was pleasing to the ear, what the name means, and since we're not fond of most nicknames - shortenings for names - we wanted to make sure we were okay with the shortening. We're hoping our baby will just be known as Robert - not Rob, Robby or Bobby. For girls names it would've been an easy choice, we had a lot of choices in common. Guys names were not so easy. But we finally made a choice. It was either that or having to put Baby - on his birth certificate under first names. Thanks!
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@andyliuzn (1029)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Sep 07
Well, that's the difference between Chinese and English, Chinese has thousands of single words, and currently people have hundreds of family name in China, some people would like to add their mom's name in their surname. And some people would use 1 character in their first name, some people would use two, some are three or more. And we don't have a rule which kind of name we should have, basically, if it sounds good and have a good meaning of being lucky is better than those who don't. And we do have some traditions to give a name to our family, so even before the Child is born, there will be one or two charcters already be firmed:) What's more, some people who believe in some Chinese Feng-shui, will use some charcters that are relaterd to Gold,Wood, Water,Fire,Earth etc... And there will be more things like that.... I don't even understand all of them. But when I name my Child, I wouldn't tale thoese things into account, but my Dad would. I would just name it as special and of good meaning, while my Dad would do another thing.:) Andy
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• Abernathy, Texas
9 Oct 07
I like that - the feng-shi thing - good luck or adding a symbol from the elements. My husband is Chinese but his step dad is American and we wound up naming our baby Robert Kai - the first part happened to be his step dad's name and the second is Hawaiin meaning gift from the sea.
@laydee (12810)
• Philippines
22 Sep 07
I am not yet married now but I have sort of liked a name a few years back. If it were a girl I have always wanted Antoinette. So, my partner and I would want to name our children so. :) My partner's name is Anthony and mine is Laydee. So we'd name our kids: Tristan Anthony - if it's a boy. Lady Antoinette - if it's a girl. Tristan is actually the title of our first movie together entitled "Tristan and Isolde". But we'll see. But I'm sure of Antoinette because I have loved that name for such a long long time, before I have even met my partner. =)
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
22 Sep 07
I'm still thinking about that Arte. I don't know if I'm good at it or not, but heres a discussion I participated in. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1269825.aspx Help with baby names
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@pkosher (71)
• United States
21 Sep 07
My daughter's name is Elisabeth but we call her "Libby". We had the name picked out for years before she was born. If we have another girl someday we are going to name her Brynn. We don't really have a boy name picked out for sure but like Owen, Ian, and Matthew. I like more unusual names for boys but my husband really like more traditional names, so we'll have to come to a middle ground.
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• Philippines
21 Sep 07
I named my first child in honor of my mom. Not the exact name though, but almost the same pronunciation-wise and spelling-wise. My 2nd child was named in honor of my dad. My 3rd child's name was taken from my husband's name. I just want my children's names to be meaningful :)
@suspenseful (40313)
• Canada
9 Oct 07
We did not. We named our two boys after their grandfathers. If we had had girls, we would have named them after their grandmothers, but that would have been best because both grandmothers have the same name or variation thereof. And since we did not know if we could have more children, one boy was named after his grandfather and the second name was my husband's name. The other boy was named after his grandfather and my husband's younger brother was his second name.
• Spain
21 Sep 07
When I was pregnant with my first child I spent hours poring over baby name books, and came up with a shortlist of names I liked. My husband didn't like any of the girls names I'd chosen but luckily we had a boy. Once he'd been born we looked at him and chose the most appropriate name from the list, which also happened to be a name with a lot of history in my husband's family including his brother, a cousin and an uncle. When our second son was born we let our eldest choose the middle name, to help him feel part of the pregnancy, and not left out when his brother was born
• India
19 Sep 07
I like similar names of childrens in a family. Either the alphabatically similar or they pronounced similar. thanks