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Sun, Mar. 8th, 2009 11:15 pm
Well, it's officially out of the closet...

I'm going to be a father!

Tara and I have known for quite awhile now, but we didn't want to be fully public until the point where all the tests came back okay. Baby is due in early August.

It's a girl. We were so sure up until last week it was a boy we haven't even picked out a girl's name. Can I has opinions?



I like:

Astrid - Tara hates this name, although once she found out it means beautiful in norse she warmed up to it a bit. She's worried it sounds harsh for a woman's name and the kid will be made fun of.

Elise - Although I just found out it is a variant of Elizabeth, and thus a biblical name which means "My God Is An Oath" which makes me like it far, far less. Also, Tara knew someone she hated with that name in middle school. And it wouldn't work with her last name.

Juniper - Although I'm worried about the kid turning out a hippie, and I'm also worried about her being called "June" or "Junie"

Ursula - I thought this would be a shoe-in, as Tara likes bears. But Tara thinks it sounds too grown up. Also, since it's a daughter, we agreed she will have her last name, and Ursula Earnest sounds bad.

I like to a more limited extent Aurelia, Daphne, Daria, Ivy, and Lydia, although these were mainly just alternate ideas since Tara shot down the ones I really liked.

Tara likes:

Claire - Reminds me of Claire Daines. Makes me retch.

Lillian - On the good side, there's a Depeche Mode song with that name. On the bad side, it's also apparently a variant of Elizabeth. Also, it's damn trendy now. I want to avoid normal names like the plague.

Zoe - Although I thought it would be a great name for a daughter when I was a kid, now not so much. Of course, she won't have my last name, but I still think it's a bit too juvenile.

She's also into Arden, Aurora, Cerise, Harper, and Lila.


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homonculous
homonculous
no Inner Resources
Mon, Mar. 9th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)

I like Astrid and Claire -- I knew (secondhand) of an awful girl named Ursula, plus its the name of the sea-witch in the Little Mermaid, so I am not disposed to liking it.

Also, Daria and Lydia are tops.

Oh, and many congratulations!!!!


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telephasic
telephasic
Grim And Frostbitten Gay Bar
Mon, Mar. 9th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)

Is that the same Ursula that Rachel has mentioned before? I had no idea she was awful!

BTW, both Tara and I like the name Tessa, but aside from being weird, given Tara's name starts with a T we decided it was best avoided.

Thankyou!


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jra1279
jra1279
madpoliticalscientist
Mon, Mar. 9th, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)

Congratulations!!!
I like your wife's taste in names.
But I also like Claire Danes...


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nrchris
Chris
Mon, Mar. 9th, 2009 11:09 am (UTC)

Annabelle was potentially going to be Lilly or Mathilda.

There is an episode of some sitcom (likely The Office) where the name Astrid is maligned as "ass turd" and I think that would probably be problematic, at least through grade school.

At any rate, congrats!


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hopita
hopita
Hopita
Mon, Mar. 9th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)

Mathilde means "Mighty She Warrior." It's what I named my bicycle. :)


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telephasic
telephasic
Grim And Frostbitten Gay Bar
Mon, Mar. 9th, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)

I actually suggested Mathilda to Tara, but she hates the name.

Of course, we're trying to avoid anything which possibly has a nickname, and I could see Mathilda becoming "Matty." Although "Math" would be a friggin awesome nickname.

Ass turd. I'll have to keep that in mind. Heh.


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themachinestops
themachinestops
Erica L. Satifka
Mon, Mar. 9th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)

Congratulations!

I LOVE the name Astrid, that's the name of the woman who wrote Pippi Longstocking. If I were having a kid, it would be in my top five. I also really like Juniper, though she would get called June most likely.


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hopita
hopita
Hopita
Mon, Mar. 9th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)

"Astrid" makes me think of Astrid Kirchherr, which, IMHO, is a good thing.

"Lillian" makes me think of either Lillian Russell or Lillian Hellman, both of which are good things. :)

Congrats.


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Mar. 11th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
Check this out (from Nicole)...

Hey Karl. I'm partial to Juniper (I actually really like the "June" variant) and Lila. But check this: http://www.moonzstuff.com/ncnames-intro.html


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nerdhawk
nerdhawk
nerdhawk
Wed, Mar. 11th, 2009 10:19 am (UTC)

AWWWWWWW CONGRATS! you will be an awesome dad!


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skjonn
skjonn
Erin
Wed, Mar. 11th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)

Congrats!! I like Astrid, Lydia, and Harper. Any ideas for the middle name? All the names you listed are great for mixing and matching. I like Arden as a middle name. Harper Arden, Lydia Arden, Lila Arden (or is that too much like lilac garden heh heh), etc. etc. etc. Also, Cerise is unique... lovely!! All the names are great ideas. Exciting! =)


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telephasic
telephasic
Grim And Frostbitten Gay Bar
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)

Tara is of the opinion that middle names ought to be more "normal" so that if a kid doesn't like their first name they can fall back on something else.

We're maybe considering the name Annika now as well. It would be nice as the name is a different version of my mother's name (Anne). I'm trying to avoid any names with biblical origins if I can help it though.


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skjonn
skjonn
Erin
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)

Makes sense for a normal middle name...

Does Annika/Anne have a biblical origin?


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telephasic
telephasic
Grim And Frostbitten Gay Bar
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)

Yeah, Anne(and all its variants) are off of a Latin interpretation of Hannah, which means, more or less, grace in Hebrew.


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