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Help us name our baby!

We're having a baby next week and need help picking between two names. Looking for advice and experience relating to full names vs. nicknames . [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2014 - 39 answers

Will I know it when I hear it? Is there a magical name for my baby...

We are about a 10 days away from having our baby girl And I can't help but think the right name will just come to us in some sort of magical, "that's her name!" sort of way. I think I may have exhausted every name search site and we just can't agree....plus now I hate all our top choices [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2014 - 100 answers

Can you help me puzzle out what my sister is going to name her baby?

My sister is pregnant, and they're keeping the baby's name a secret. But I get one guess, and she'll tell me if I'm right. They came across the name in a magazine article, and they heard it in a sci fi movie, as well. Here's everything I know about the article and the movie... can you help me sleuth out the name? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jan 19, 2014 - 24 answers

Help name our baby!

Baby Mr. Fuga will be appearing in March. We'd like to name her some form of a name that can be shortened to Charlie. Charlotte is out, for various reasons, as is Charlene. Any ideas?
posted by mrfuga0 on Oct 21, 2013 - 49 answers

Need help with English names for a half Japanese baby girl.

We are trying to think of names for our impending baby girl. I am American and my husband is Japanese. We plan to give her an English first name, Japanese middle and last name. We have settled on a middle name, Miyuki (美幸). So her name thus far is _______ Miyuki xxxxshi. Criteria for English name: [1] must be easily writable in katakana (For example, Wi- isn't great, or Gl-, or x. All of these sounds can be written, but they come out complicated.) [2] must not sound silly in Japanese (this is subjective and related to [1].) [3] must not end in a long e sound, since middle and last names already do. [4] Prefer a classical name (i.e. something my Grandma would recognize as a name) but no need for it to be especially popular right now. We'll probably avoid the top five or ten most popular names. We are NOT looking for names that do double duty (which is what most of the threads I've found are about). So, not Naomi (always the first name that gets trotted out in these situations). We want a name from each culture that the grandparents on the opposite side can pronounce and that the kid can write when she gets to kindergarten. I'd especially appreciate input from fluent Japanese speakers here, and/or members of mixed families. Thanks!
posted by telepanda on Aug 8, 2013 - 51 answers

name my kid for a hero of cosmopolitanism

So my wife is pregnant. Hooray! (Still early enough that we don't know the gender). We're starting to think about names. It seems to me that the world's great hope and story of progress is the expansion of rights and consideration of the views & interests of an ever-widening swath of humanity. Which historical figures stand for pluralism, for rejecting provincialism, in word or deed? I've picked up, but haven't yet read Kwame Anthony Appiah's Cosmopolitanism; I'd be grateful for suggestions of books or other resources that might be useful. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2013 - 30 answers

Name suggestions for a boy?

We have about a month and a half left before Baby Stardust is here, and we still can't agree on a name. Help? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Mar 6, 2013 - 91 answers

It's a lovely name, but...

Are these names too similar? [more inside]
posted by dil.emma on Jan 3, 2013 - 63 answers

Baby Gael?

We are considering naming our soon-to-be-born son Gael. I have a few questions about that. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Dec 6, 2012 - 104 answers

Thanks for nothing, Disney.

We are about to have a baby. The name we are favoring turns out to be the same as the next Disney princess. What should a good feminist mom do? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Oct 19, 2012 - 62 answers

Jewish name for gentile baby?

Is giving my kid a traditionally Jewish name (as a gentile) a bad idea, naive? [more inside]
posted by kristymcj on Mar 29, 2012 - 77 answers

Help middle name my baby!

"______" is my middle name!" Help us pick a cool middle name for our second son! [more inside]
posted by JonahBlack on Feb 28, 2012 - 162 answers

Rating site for baby name recommendations?

I'm looking for the Pandora or Netflix of baby names. I want a recommendation engine that will let me rate or rank potential names and then offer suggestions based on what I liked. [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Dec 26, 2011 - 7 answers

what shall I call thee?

Baby-name-filter: Two middle names, possibly retracting one later. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by kestrel251 on Dec 14, 2011 - 32 answers

Another Name that Baby

Help me brainstorm a boy Eastern European / Russian / Middle Eastern name. Ideally it's easy to spell and easy to pronounce in English. [more inside]
posted by kristymcj on Dec 5, 2011 - 31 answers

Help me beanplate baby's last name

We are considering giving our unborn baby its mother's last name as a last name and its father's last name as a middle name. How confusing will this be to strangers? [more inside]
posted by Sock Ray Blue on Nov 18, 2011 - 46 answers

Name this baby

My sister is having a girl baby and has requested that I ask for name suggestions from you guys. [more inside]
posted by jingle on Oct 25, 2011 - 126 answers

Name This Baby

What should we name this unborn person (gender unknown)? [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue on Aug 19, 2010 - 54 answers

Something a little less unweildy than "Cú Chulainn" would be nice...

My future son needs an Irish first name with some muscle. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Sep 22, 2009 - 77 answers

Name that Babu!

Among East Indians/Hindus, how common is it to name a child after another family member? Trouble finding a name for our soon-to-be born little Babu here... [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Apr 16, 2009 - 20 answers

Can I get a witness? How 'bout an opinion?

We're trying to come up with a baby boy name we both like. It has been a challenge. I have always loved the name Christian. My husband doesn't like it because of the obvious association, even though we were both raised Christian. He says he likes the way the name sounds, but dislikes the association, even though he believes the association is a positive one. [more inside]
posted by murrey on Apr 15, 2009 - 101 answers

It's harder than it seems.

The baby is coming! We haven't chosen a name yet! [more inside]
posted by oceanmorning on Mar 9, 2009 - 36 answers

Where Do Babies(' Names) Come From?

What influences trends in baby names? And why have popular girls names changed more over the past 20+ years than boys names? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on May 11, 2008 - 65 answers

How do you say Melissa in _______?

How do you say honey bee in __________? I'm in need of translations of "honey bee" in every language I can find. If you speak another language, please do help! [more inside]
posted by mds35 on Sep 29, 2007 - 58 answers

Term for a hypothetic opposite-gendered self?

Is there a term for a male's relationship to the baby that would've been born had he been endowed with two X chromosomes, or vice versa?
posted by greatgefilte on Feb 4, 2007 - 35 answers

good baby handle?

I'm due to give birth anytime and we are still stuck with a name. We already have two other boys: Hewitt Gareth Miller and Rupert Johannes Postma. It's a boy and we like old names obviously. Got any cool ideas?We are dead locked. We like names that translate into adult names nicely.
posted by gina on Oct 18, 2005 - 95 answers

These are the Daves I know I know

Tell us your personal stories of a too-common-name or too-uncommon-name? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Oct 16, 2005 - 100 answers

Baby Names

Babynamefilter: Can anyone fill me in on the history of Page/Paige as a girl's name? [mi] [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Sep 13, 2004 - 9 answers

Baby Names

Babynamefilter: Can anyone fill me in on the history of Page/Paige as a girl's name? [mi]
posted by blueshammer on Sep 13, 2004 - 0 answers

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