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Old 02-19-2003, 08:56 AM   #1
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Name Help

Ok, I know its really early for me to be asking this...


Names are very important to me. I think they play a big part in a person's life. So I am starting early looking for names for my little girl. (sounds so wierd in a good way to say that!) Please let me know what you think of these, and add any others you like!

Hubby is VERY Scottish and so we are mainly looking at scottish/celtic/gaelic type names. I like unusual and pretty names... My name is Laylla and I have always LOVED being a little bit different. Although it seems to be gaining in popularity as I get older...

We are also considering naming her after hubby as he is a III and not going to name any sons after himself. He is Charles Edward III and we thought of naming her Charlie Elizabeth IV... I am only worried that the "cute factor" of naming her for her father (and my grandmother with elizabeth) will wear off...

So the list thus far is:
Charlie Elizabeth IV
Shenandoah (Shana for short)

Any thoughts? Any additions?

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Old 02-19-2003, 09:00 AM   #2
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Re: Name Help

I love all the names that you listed...but here are a couple more that I love!

Charly Rose (from the Bachelorette!) <IMG SRC="">

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Old 02-19-2003, 09:02 AM   #3
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Re: Name Help


Just some that I have heard. Not sure if they are celtic, but they sound like it. I really like the ones you have so far too. Picking a name is really hard for us too. My DH is from S Africa so we have to consider how everyone will pernounce it. Good luck with the naming and Congratulations on the lil girl!!

Old 02-19-2003, 09:08 AM   #4
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My brother is half South African. His dad would pronounce my mom's name Pottie instead of Patti. Nice huh?

I like Rose for a middle name. I have lists of names I like, but just thought I would name that one for a middle.

It helps in the name choosing game to narrow it down to lets say, names that you prefer starting with a certain letter. Then cut out all the dislikes which is pretty easy. So you write down your names and he writed down his (better to do this seperatley) and then you trade papers. Start ruling in and out and hen compiling if you can. Now if only my own advice were as easy for choosing a boy name. We have always come to easy agreements on girl names so maybe that is why God always gives us girls <IMG SRC="">!

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Old 02-19-2003, 09:21 AM   #5
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Re: Name Help

How about Colleen? (speeling?) or Connie? By the way, I LOVE Charlie! It's so cute!!!

Old 02-19-2003, 12:30 PM   #6
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Re: Name Help

Wot about Briella?

Just a thought =)

Old 02-19-2003, 01:12 PM   #7
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Re: Name Help

I don't think you can call her the IVth unless you actually name her Charles Edward. And I don't think I would recommend naming a girl Charlie either, but she's your daughter.

Of the names you listed, I like Morgan the best. Morgan Elizabeth would be cute.

Old 02-19-2003, 01:15 PM   #8
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Re: Name Help

I like:

McKenna Elizabeth!!!!

I just heard that name, McKenna a few months ago and I love it! I'd use it myself, but I know the girl that named her daughter that!


Old 02-19-2003, 01:23 PM   #9
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I think I may have one you will like. I have a friend with a daughter who they named after an Elizabeth. It is Eilish: which is Celtic for Elizabeth. It is pronounced eye-lish. I just love that name. I am Scottish as well, and my dh is French, so we'll see what we end up coming up with. Let us know what you decide on.


Old 02-19-2003, 01:28 PM   #10
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Re: Name Help

Nice topic <IMG SRC="">
I once heard of these tips for naming a baby:

1- If the last name is long, choose a short first name, eg: Jan Papadopoulus. Vice versa is correct too, eg, Natascha Brown.

2- Very unusual first name with an ordinary last name, eg: Stanislau Smith. Or an ordinary name with an unusual last name, eg: Anne Stravinsky. These names sound better than both unusual or both ordinary, eg: Stanislaw Stravinsky, or Anne Smith. These sound too unusual or too ordinary!

3- Avoid first names that end in a vowel if the last name starts with one, eg: Anna Archer. Not a good combination because the names run together when said.

Hope that helps! <IMG SRC="">

Old 02-19-2003, 08:39 PM   #11
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Re: Name Help

My hubby and I are both Scottish and the names we had picked out in case we were to be blessed with a daughter were a few of these. Most are unusual!

Alexina - Scottish (Highlands) elaborate form of male name Alex, used as an ambiguously female name.

Catržona - (ka-TREE-uh-nuh) Gaelic form of Catherine

Heather - (OE) "heather"; Scottish name derived from the plant heather.

Kyla - (kI-lah) (Gaelic) "Comely or lovely". KŪla (possible original Gaelic spelling).

Marsaili - &lt;&lt;--- My name in Gaelic ... (MAHR-suh-lee) "pearl"; version of Margaret or Marjorie.

If you go to Webcrawler and type in Gaelic or scottish Baby names, you'll find tons of sites! Hope this helps!


Old 02-19-2003, 08:39 PM   #12
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Re: Name Help

epiphany-can't help you any on the scottish thing but just thought i would tell you the names i've been working with-1st-i love the name annie but noone else does so here goes the others-lindsey,emily,paige,mckenzie,molly-gosh i won't ever be able to decide-i'm thinking emily paige-what do you think

Old 02-20-2003, 06:14 AM   #13
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Re: Name Help

Thank you all for your great suggestions and naming tips!

karcia: I adore Eilish and so does Hubby! Sadly our last name ends in "syth" and it sounds too similar, but we are almost certain to use it instead of Elizabeth as a middle name. Thank you!!

Wattagirl: I love Emily Paige. SO classic and beautiful. I also really like Mckenzie. This is harder than I thought it would be!!

Old 02-20-2003, 01:33 PM   #14
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Eilish sounds cute but they might call her eyelash! I mean lets face it kids are cruel whether we like it or not and I would hate to think of sending my kid out there destined for name calling. It may happen even if her name were Sarah, but we, as parents gotta lessen the blow. However cute it is for a name I just couldn't bare it knowing that I chose a name that would cause that kinda grief.

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Old 02-20-2003, 02:17 PM   #15
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Re: Name Help

LOL Marie, I agree! Its one of the first things I said. I have to consider teasing mainly because hubby is really really funny about trying to make fun of the names we pick. I keep telling him that kids will make fun of a name no matter what we do, but he insists on giving them the least possible options. :} The "eyelash" thing and the fact that it does't flow well with our last name (which is the main reason) are why we will be using it for a middle name only.

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