Name that baby...

Posted by Aeolidia

abedelivery-772573 Who wants to help me name my little girl? Shannon doesn't need the help, of course. She has pretty much decided on a name and once she makes up her mind- it's all over but the crying. Not true for me. This time around, I am wobbling and wavering all over the place- with a new favorite each morning! My naming style has consistently been "old-fashioned". I tend to avoid trendy names and unusual spellings. As of late, I seem to favor less popular (possibly even less attractive) names that only become precious when given to a real, live baby (much less so on paper).  While I love Lily & Jack (the names of number 1 and 2), they've gotten uncomfortably over-used for my taste. I don't think I will ever have that problem with Abram & Alice (number 3 & 4). Having said that, picking number 5 is making me crazy! For some fun (at Shannon's suggestion), I sent a request to Swistle:Baby Names to get her take on my dilemma. May I just say if you are having similar issues, I 100% recommend her services! After reading hundreds of submitted questions and answers, I have concluded that "Swistle" is a baby-naming-genius (and her fans give equally thoughtful suggestions and advice). She has posted her reply to my question and a poll on the right side of her page with the semi-finalists on my list (this week, at least). If you get a chance, swing over there and let us know what you think. If you are searching for a name, too, you can also swing by Nameberry, Baby Name Wizard, and the Social Security Administration. Designmom also has a great post about baby naming here. On that note, she also has an older series featuring real-life birth stories (the top picture was taken from my very own birth story for number 3, found here). Only 17.5 more weeks to flip and flop on baby name number 5... I'll keep you posted. XO- Sarah


  • I love Claire and Norah! Claire (spelled Clare) is my Alice’s middle name. Claire and Norah go together sooo well.

    Thanks for your advice & the luck! We seem to need it this time around! :)

    W.D. Wolf on
  • I Love Nora , I like the name Ava too. We have Zoe who’s name was switched at the last minute by my husband as they were wheeling me back for an emergency c-section. She was supposed to be Grace, but is definitely a Zoe. Our little boy is Finnegan, which I had never heard before we named him. Since then we have met 2 other Finn’s. Funny how that happens!

    Erika on
  • I love Evie- and I LOVE Clara & Henry together! My great grandmother’s name was Alma (nickname Mimi) and while I LOVE Mimi, I don’t think I am brave enough to use Alma- even though my mom thinks I should! :)

    W.D. Wolf on
  • Evie, my little cousins name, which was also my great grandmother’s name. Just love it…so cute. Have yet to meet another. My daughter is Clara and my son Henry. When naming Clara, I almost named her Alma (think that qualifies as one of those less attractive old fashion names.) Henry may have been a Lucinda. Also really love Numa – what one of my many cousins named one of her five children.

    Brooke on
  • Give her your name. Dianna, Mae, Frankie,

    GalvestonBeachPhotography on

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