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Thursday, November 20, 2008

What's in a name?

I don't know that I've mentioned it on my blog before, but I constantly have baby fever. Or rather, I have Mama-wannabe fever. I just can't wait to have kids. I can't wait to splash the walls with bright colors and buy cribs and big kid beds, and pick out the world's cutest clothes, and wake up 16 times a night to make sure they aren't cold or to feed them or snuggle them, and... well, I just can't wait! I watch my nephew (who will be one next week-crazy!) for weekends at a time sometimes, and I treasure getting up with him in the middle of the night, when it's just the two of us, and he's depending on me to get him his bottle or comfort him. Now, I don't think I will be quite as happy when I myself have to get up at 5 AM to head off to work on top of it. The truth is, I do want to be able to stay at home with my kids for the first few years. I love teaching and don't think I would want to leave it forever, but I love the thought of being my child's primary caregiver for the first few years.

Wow, this post went a completely different direction than I was intending it to!

What I came to say is, I have baby fever. And with that comes baby name fever. And I am totally stuck! I love names, so I like to have a short list at all times. Will I be able to actually use these on my kids someday? Who knows. Will I even still like them when I become a Mama? We'll see. But it's fun to have one anyway.

So, I need your help!

For the longest time, my boy name was Dominic Logan. Logan is kind of a non-negotiable (and hopefully my future husband will agree!) because it is the last name of my grandparents. My mom's father died when she was very young, and I never met him. My grandma remarried before I was born, and my beloved grandpa never had biological children of his own. I have claimed the name Logan for myself as a way of honoring my grandparents, who practically raised me when I was young.

I am over Dominic. I need a new boys name to be paired with the middle name Logan. I do not want Logan to be a first name, due to popularity.

My short list of names now is:

Lucas Gregory (Gregory is my dad's name)
Leah Madeline (LINE, not LYNN)
Sofia Charlotte or Sofia Vivienne

So that gives you an idea of my taste. I tend to lean towards old-fashioned names. Some other names I like are:

Stella, Violet, Hannah, Anna, Lila

Leo, Gavin, James, Henry

None of the boy names flows with Logan the way I want it to, except for James. BUT, I have big reservations against using Lucas, Sofia, and James. (And if you watch One Tree Hill, you know why!)

So, help! Give me some fresh ideas. My name-nerd self would be oh-so appreciative. (:

6 comments:

Liz said...

I love the name Logan - but Hubby veto'd that on both boys...Logan is a tough one for a middle name. I wanted Logan Richard for a boy, but didn't happen

I have to say I am parital to

Thomas Michael
Jackson David

but, then I am a little biased.

mom2twinboys said...

I think Henry Logan sounds wonderful.

How about Abigail Paige for a little girl

Julie said...

Boys names are the worst! I like Logan. I was considering Gavin & Brody for Tyler. Why can't Logan be the first name? Tyler's middle name is Joseph...that might work...

I don't know. I like girls names...just never got to use the ones I picked.

Khadra said...

Picking boys names was so hard for us. James Logan is nice. And Ive never seen One Tree Hill...I bet lots of people havent so you could use those names still.

Courtney Kay said...

Adler Logan, Owen Logan... are some...

This is my list for the future:

Ezra-Nehemiah
Larkin-David
Joseph-Vernon

Shiloh-Elianna
Kenya-Noelle
Laura-Delainey

♥cherry. le. fait. said...

i like your taste in names! the old fashioned ones are so lovely. i can't think of any! boys names are so hard! i like "Leo" a lot but it doesn't sound good with "Logan." :(

Thursday, November 20, 2008

What's in a name?

I don't know that I've mentioned it on my blog before, but I constantly have baby fever. Or rather, I have Mama-wannabe fever. I just can't wait to have kids. I can't wait to splash the walls with bright colors and buy cribs and big kid beds, and pick out the world's cutest clothes, and wake up 16 times a night to make sure they aren't cold or to feed them or snuggle them, and... well, I just can't wait! I watch my nephew (who will be one next week-crazy!) for weekends at a time sometimes, and I treasure getting up with him in the middle of the night, when it's just the two of us, and he's depending on me to get him his bottle or comfort him. Now, I don't think I will be quite as happy when I myself have to get up at 5 AM to head off to work on top of it. The truth is, I do want to be able to stay at home with my kids for the first few years. I love teaching and don't think I would want to leave it forever, but I love the thought of being my child's primary caregiver for the first few years.

Wow, this post went a completely different direction than I was intending it to!

What I came to say is, I have baby fever. And with that comes baby name fever. And I am totally stuck! I love names, so I like to have a short list at all times. Will I be able to actually use these on my kids someday? Who knows. Will I even still like them when I become a Mama? We'll see. But it's fun to have one anyway.

So, I need your help!

For the longest time, my boy name was Dominic Logan. Logan is kind of a non-negotiable (and hopefully my future husband will agree!) because it is the last name of my grandparents. My mom's father died when she was very young, and I never met him. My grandma remarried before I was born, and my beloved grandpa never had biological children of his own. I have claimed the name Logan for myself as a way of honoring my grandparents, who practically raised me when I was young.

I am over Dominic. I need a new boys name to be paired with the middle name Logan. I do not want Logan to be a first name, due to popularity.

My short list of names now is:

Lucas Gregory (Gregory is my dad's name)
Leah Madeline (LINE, not LYNN)
Sofia Charlotte or Sofia Vivienne

So that gives you an idea of my taste. I tend to lean towards old-fashioned names. Some other names I like are:

Stella, Violet, Hannah, Anna, Lila

Leo, Gavin, James, Henry

None of the boy names flows with Logan the way I want it to, except for James. BUT, I have big reservations against using Lucas, Sofia, and James. (And if you watch One Tree Hill, you know why!)

So, help! Give me some fresh ideas. My name-nerd self would be oh-so appreciative. (:

6 comments:

Liz said...

I love the name Logan - but Hubby veto'd that on both boys...Logan is a tough one for a middle name. I wanted Logan Richard for a boy, but didn't happen

I have to say I am parital to

Thomas Michael
Jackson David

but, then I am a little biased.

mom2twinboys said...

I think Henry Logan sounds wonderful.

How about Abigail Paige for a little girl

Julie said...

Boys names are the worst! I like Logan. I was considering Gavin & Brody for Tyler. Why can't Logan be the first name? Tyler's middle name is Joseph...that might work...

I don't know. I like girls names...just never got to use the ones I picked.

Khadra said...

Picking boys names was so hard for us. James Logan is nice. And Ive never seen One Tree Hill...I bet lots of people havent so you could use those names still.

Courtney Kay said...

Adler Logan, Owen Logan... are some...

This is my list for the future:

Ezra-Nehemiah
Larkin-David
Joseph-Vernon

Shiloh-Elianna
Kenya-Noelle
Laura-Delainey

♥cherry. le. fait. said...

i like your taste in names! the old fashioned ones are so lovely. i can't think of any! boys names are so hard! i like "Leo" a lot but it doesn't sound good with "Logan." :(