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Baby Namefirstrax
Aug 27, 2002 10:40 AM
I am going to be a dad in about 60 days, we have a girls name picked out but not a boys name.

I like chris, mrs.firstrax likes Lance. Whats your vote?
A few suggestions:jose_Tex_mex
Aug 27, 2002 10:48 AM
I am not in your position. However, I do theorize some day when I have a son his name will be one of the following:

Sean Patrick,

As for Lance, I think not.
Jose are you Irish? lol (nm)Kristin
Aug 27, 2002 11:29 AM
Do you mean - on vil thu Gaelige,?jose_Tex_mex
Aug 27, 2002 1:30 PM
Don't we all have a bit of Irish?

on vil thu Gaelige = are you Irish?

A rule I heard...PsyDoc
Aug 27, 2002 11:26 AM
...that might help is that the first name should not have the same number of syllables as the last name because joining the two sounds a little odd (e.g., Larry Wiley). But, given that both of your name choices are single syllable, this point is mute. Have you gone to the social security website at: They list a bunch of given names all the way back to 1900. As for my wife and I, we went with the first name "Sean" and the middle name "Mason."
Yep. And if they're the same amount of syllables and rhyme, even worse! (nm)Kristin
Aug 27, 2002 11:32 AM
Dick? Gaylord? Donique? Merle?Sintesi
Aug 27, 2002 11:29 AM
I like Harry. Good solid 1900s name you don't see anymore.
Sid is cool.
I knew a kid named Doran. I thought that was new.

This is a bicycling board. How about Fausto or Eddy?
re: Baby NameTypeOne
Aug 27, 2002 11:29 AM
So you don't know the gender? It seems fewer and fewer people are doing that. My wife and I are also expecting in about 30 days, and we tried to not find out. Ultrasound tech gave it away immediately, though. It was a good thing, because like you guys, we had a bunch of girl names but no boy names and it turns out we're having a girl.
Without knowing your last name, here is my vote for a boy name: "Felton." Or "Spencer." Good thing my wife isn't a fan of washed-up journeyman NBA centers or she'd know where I got the ideas.
Good luck!
re: Baby Namefirstrax
Aug 27, 2002 12:01 PM
Your having a girl, congrats. Were hoping for a girl.

Spencer Carmichael, That has a nice ring. We'll put that one in the running.
Aug 27, 2002 11:45 AM
Luke is taken by my 2 month old. Can't have that one. I wanted Thor, but wife disagreed. So, you can have Thor.

thor: "hi, i'm thor." every smartass: "yeah? what from?" nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 27, 2002 12:49 PM
how about "reginald"? "eduardo"? "beauregard"? nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 27, 2002 12:50 PM
re: Baby NamePaulCL
Aug 27, 2002 12:16 PM
My son is Adam William. My nephews are Ethan and Eli (sister is Ellise...notice a trend??) Look in a name book for ideas. Congrats
Think about the initialsbikedodger
Aug 27, 2002 12:34 PM
Try not to end up with initials that spell something that the child will have to put up with teasing because of, i.e., GOD, DAM, FIG, COD, FAT, etc.

IMHO - "J" is the ultimate middle initial nmjose_Tex_mex
Aug 27, 2002 1:34 PM
Beware of trendy names...cory
Aug 27, 2002 1:26 PM
My wife's taught high school for almost 30 years, and it's like a parade watching the fashionable names come by. There was a flood of Dustins after Hoffman got big in . . . what was it, The Graduate? A few years later, every damn girl you saw was Tiffany and half the boys were Justins. Then came the Jennifers. There will be a spate of Britneys (or however she spells it) in a few years, and plenty of Brads, for Pitt.
We thought long and hard and named our daughter Kaitlin, because we liked it and we didn't know another Kaitlin in the world. Sixteen years later, her high school soccer team had six of them in the starting 11.
And othersTypeOne
Aug 27, 2002 3:02 PM
I have seen sites - that I can't find again - that list the most popular names over the past years, and they included those names you listed.
Yes, Kaitlin & Michaela & Britney are now bordering on trashy. Ditto for Regan, or at least I am finding several 30-ish friends are naming their girls Regan. Maybe they don't remember our former cowboy President. I think there was a big rash of boys named Tyson and Jordan in the early 90s, no doubt due to the success of a few sports stars. Barkley never seemed to take off, although I thought it might. That's why you go for a crappy professional athlete, like Felton Spencer or Eldridge Recasner. No one is naming a kid after these guys. Just don't be like the parents of current Cleveland Indian infielder Coco Crisp.
And othersmr_spin
Aug 27, 2002 3:05 PM
Anyone who names their daughter "Regan" never read King Lear!
or saw The Exorcist (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 29, 2002 8:41 AM
A few thoughtsms
Aug 28, 2002 5:46 AM
1. Don't tell your family or anyone else who may think they have some right to comment about the names you are considering -- wait until you and your spouse have made a decision and then stick with it. You no not need to have your mother or mother-in-law become angry because you picked some name other than the one she wanted.

2. Think about the worst nickname that can be associated with the name you want. No matter how hard you try, you will not prevent your child's name from being shortened to the nickname that goes with it. I have a friend from college whose parents still insist on calling him "William" even though everyone, other than his parents, has called him "Bill" since kindergarten.

3. Although "boy" names are OK for girls, "girl" names still cause problems for boys (i.e., a boy named Sue).

4. Use standard spelling for the name.
Family names?jtolleson
Aug 28, 2002 6:14 AM
Nothing will thrill the grandparents more, as well as giving the child a connection to the past, as much as giving a name of a predecessor.

Not even the exact name... like what is your dad's (or hers) middle name? Is it something cool?

My sister and her husband named their new baby after both grandfathers (first name and middle name both came from grandpas' middle names) and got a very cool name with meaning.

Just a thought.
re: Baby Name4bykn
Aug 28, 2002 2:00 PM
My youngest child was going to be either
b Eric Michael
if a boy, or Erin Michelle if a girl. She is a girl so Eric Michael is available.

And the "rule" about two syllable names is not necessarily true. My wife, two daughters and I all have two-syllable(bisyllabic?) first, middle and last names and they all sound okay.
re: Baby Namerbb
Aug 30, 2002 7:14 AM
how about some cycling related names-
"Max"- for max hr,rpm or whatever
"Cadence"- for...duh!
"Sid"- for the RockShox fork
"Eddy"-spelled the same as Eddy Merckx
that's all I have so far, anymore??

Sep 3, 2002 8:29 PM
Those clever names could be too much. I like the ideas, though - Merckx probably thought along the same lines when he named his son Axel. I remember reading somewhere that he didn't intentionally pick a name that was related to cycling. Right.
There was a local racer here with the last name Douglas who was having a boy and jokingly asked for suggestions. I thought of MacArthur or McDonnell. He really liked the first one, but I am glad his wife saw the light and they named him something else.
That said, maybe I'll name my little girl "Ann Aerobic."