Without A Name

As the title of this post suggests, we’re still without a name. We have a month or a bit more to go and haven’t made a decision. Okay let’s be real… we haven’t even discussed names! You see, with the girls we chose a name and for one reason or another changed it one or two more times before coming to the name. I didn’t want to go through that battle again this time so we agreed to wait until closer to the end. The problem I’m having now is that I feel I’m under pressure. We’re running out of time!

If we were having another girl, it’d have been so much easier. I had a huge list of girl names. After finding out that this future trouble maker is a boy I started a new list. I went through the alphabet over the course of a few days. I searched for any and all possibilties. They didn’t have to scream out at me. They just needed to at the very least be a maybe in my book. Well, the Mr nixed more than half of it. I’m still not sure if the name is on my current list. So here I sit going through the alphabet again. Frustrating is possibly putting it lightly. Everyone seems to be having boys right now and we’re all in agreement … boy names are SO much harder to pick than girls.

*Side note… the above picture isn’t from my current list of possibilities – they’re just random boy names that have been thrown out to me previously. Sorry to disappoint you if you thought you might be getting a sneak peak.

There are some doozies in the great list of names. Want some examples???

And yes these were all listed under ‘boy names’…

Ham – as in the food or as in you’re a ham? That statement bothers me – does it mean you’re chunky or that you’re funny?
Heman – and Shera?
Hannibal – need I say anything?
Elmo – seriously!
Moon-Unit – celebrities are weird

Help!! I’m looking for suggestions. Brilliant ideas. I can’t promise your suggestion will be what we end up with but maybe, just maybe it will help with my brainstorming. So pretty please, offer up some suggestions to get the juices flowing. We need a name.

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32 Responses to “Without A Name”

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 29, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I vote Ice for his first name and Cream for his middle… ah who gives these names to their kids?!

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      Rachel — July 29, 2011 at 8:46 am

      Funny girl… you’re not helping lol :p

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    Caroline @ chocolate and carrots — July 29, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I’m a little bias, but I love the names Luke (star wars!), Logan (my husband’s name), and Leland (my dog’s name, but I found it in a British baby name list and fell in love with it!). I just love the way you can make the L look like in cursive. So bold and pretty. :-) Good luck settling on a name!

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    Cassie — July 29, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Have you ever heard of Swistle’s Baby Name Blog? I totally think you should submit your question to her! She always has great suggestions.

    My sons are Andrew and William (Will); however, some of the names I loved and threw out to my husband that he nixed both times were Graham, Beckett, Sawyer, and Isaac. I’ve also heard a few Irish/Celtic names lately that I love: Callum and Declan.

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      Rachel — July 29, 2011 at 9:03 am

      You know what’s funny is when I hear or read certain names my mind immediately goes somewhere else… like with Graham. I’ve known maybe two Grahams my entire life but when I hear it now all I can think of is graham cracker. Issues… lol And no I hadn’t heard of that site, I’ll have to keep it in mind. Thanks :)

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    Danae (The Busty Baker) — July 29, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Hmm.. I’ve got nothing.. All I know is that the boy’s name I hear most often at work (and everywhere else I go) is Aiden, or some variation. I don’t know if that’s a really helpful suggestion or not though. For me, that’s more of the suggestion of “don’t name your kid this if you want them to be unique”. But I still like the name a lot.

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    Two Kayaks — July 29, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I love naming boys!

    One Syllable Goodness:

    Two Syllable Goodness:

    Three Syllable Goodness

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    Pam @ From Apples To Zucchini — July 29, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Good luck! Names are so personal, and what one finds charming, another finds hideous. Just find peace in knowing no matter what you pick, your son will hate it at some point in his life ;)

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      Rachel — July 29, 2011 at 9:33 am

      So true – thanks Pam :)

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    marla — July 29, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I am with Caroline above. I LOVE names that start with “L”


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    Kristina @ spabettie — July 29, 2011 at 11:01 am



    just a thought.

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    Greg — July 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Hmmm, moon-unit does have a ring to it.

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    RhodeyGirl — July 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm


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    Kate@Diethood — July 29, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    The name, Ice, is an old name that is used in Macedonia (pronounced “Its-ay”), and it is a shortened version of Christopher… and Christopher in Macedonian is “Riste”..which means Christ. :) So Ice, is Christ! :))

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    Evan Thomas — July 29, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I’m going to throw Evan out there

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    In Katrina's Kitchen — July 29, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Caleb, Paul, and Adam were ones we liked but didn’t go with. Go luck! Maybe you’ll just look at him and *know* :)

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    Jackie — July 29, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I like the name Simon but couldn’t use it as we have 3 girls.

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — July 29, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I have 3 boys and we could never pick a girls name for the first two. Our youngest is Emmet, not too common but it fits. Good luck!

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    Katie — July 30, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Luke, Isaac and Benjamin are good. Also, Matthew and Christopher. Have your daughters suggested any names? Sometimes older siblings come up with the best ones. Good luck picking names!

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      Rachel — July 30, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      I’ve jokingly asked 4yo for suggestions but she gives names that really aren’t names at all. Comical but not helpful lol.

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    Janeen — July 30, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I love the name Hayden but that one is already taken in our family so we cannot use that one ourselves. We definitely settled on the girl’s name before the boy’s name in our great debate before we found out it’s a girl. Best of luck to you.

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    Diana — July 31, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Yes, my daughter had no trouble with her two little girl’s names,,,,but the 2 boys were a bit tougher, They named their second son Cash Warren about a year ago….the first was Marcus Garret ( after his dad and granddad. They really liked the name Cash though, as it’s not used much. Just tossing it out there for ya :-)

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    Diana — July 31, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    PS…my daughter is also a ” Rachel “…always loved her ( and yours ) name.

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    chris@thekeenancookbook — August 1, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Moon unit? Really? Celebrities are so weird!
    We had the opposite trouble, we were so certain it was a girl and we couldn’t agree on a name. Boy name we both agreed on off the bat. Little one was a boy, avoiding the name problem.

    How about james? Or aiden?

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    Andrea — August 2, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    If you are trying to narrow down names, stand at the bottom of the stairs and yell up the first and last name, like they are in trouble. Then try yelling all of your kids name in order and see how it fits. *Maybe that later experience will help you decide a number of syllables, which could be a good starting point.

    If nothing else, it’s fun to yell up the stairs. :) Your girls might really enjoy it!

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    naomi — August 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I’m voting for Ham!!! I will even send the little guy a can of Ham Soda to anoint his name!

    I kid you not, Ham Soda exist.

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    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — August 5, 2011 at 10:35 am

    We’ve just started TTC and have been throwing names out there for fun. We have no idea what we’d name a boy if we have one! Girl names are so much easier! I do like Asher out of your list and I also like Jamie, Ashton, and Marcus.

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    Jennifer (Savor) — August 5, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    How about ‘Tech Munch?’

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    Julia — August 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Moon Unit. What the heck. People be CRAZY!

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    Anna — August 10, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    This is so funny. We have 4 boys and it was so hard to pick a boys name for our last because we were running out of cute, tradiitonal names. We could have easily picked a girls name out though!! I really hate the trendy names because they seem so crazy sometimes. We named all our children after great men in our family which I think is so neat. They all know who they are named after and it makes that person special to them. Also….in the cases where they are named after family that have already passed…..it keeps their names and stories alive which I LOVE:-) Good luck with your name picking!!

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      Rachel — August 10, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you for stopping by to share that! :) I sure hope we come up with a name soon… time is ticking!

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    Susan — September 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Just remember whatever name you choose, your child will have to write it in kindergarten. I suggest something short…

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