Friday, July 26, 2013

Mom Interview: Deborah, Brook-lynn and Donald!

I want to start off this interview by apologizing! Deborah had done the interview back in March but I had completely forgotten to put it up! At the time I had a TON of moms interview and her interview got  lost in the pile. I am very, very sorry for that Deborah! It was so nice to read all of Deborah's answers. I love how she picked out her two kids names. Read on to see what I loved about her interview!

Baby Brooklyn!


What is your baby(ies) name(s) (Include middle if you like)?
Brook-Lynn Marie, Donald Greig

Do you have any nicknames you use?
BL, Cookielynn, DD Donnie G, bubby, The Don

What names did you have picked out for the other gender?
Madeleine, Isabella, Irene

Was the baby named after anyone? If so, who?
Both were named after family.  Brook=Aunt, Lynn=Grandmother, Marie=great grandmotherDonald=great grandfather, Greig=grandfather

Who helped in picking the name?
Husband

Did you use a book or website to help pick the names?
No
Is there anything you would like to add about how you named your baby?
Nope, I think that says it all!



I hope everyone really enjoyed this Mom Interview! I had so much fun with this interview. Again, I am so sorry Deborah that I forgot to put this up! If you would like to be interviewed leave a comment below or email me at rennaneliesedavidson@gmail.com. 


Photo Credit: http://www.belairnewsandviews.com/2013/05/brooklyn-metzbower-named-harford’s-most-beautiful-baby.html
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Name of the Week: Theodore



Meaning:

  • God's Gift 

Origin:

  • Greek

Rank:

  • 197

Middle Names:

  • Theodore Vincent
  • Theodore Landon
  • Theodore Jack
  • Theodore Arthur
  • Theodore William
  • Theodore Ryan
  • Theodore Gray
  • Theodore Atticus
  • Theodore Everett
  • Theodore Brighton 


First Names:

  • Felix Theodore
  • Riley Theodore
  • Owen Theodore 
  • Jonathan Theodore 
  • Mason Theodore 
  • Silas Theodore 
  • Kendrick Theodore
  • Abraham Theodore
  • Dawson Theodore 
  • Asa Theodore 


Nicknames:

  • Theo
  • Teddy
  • Ted
  • Ned
  • Teo
  • Dory


Famous People Named Theodore:

  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) 
  • Theodore Nugent- Musician 
  • Theodore Hayes McArthur- Ali Later's son 
  • Theodore from Alvin and the Chipmunks 
  • Theodore Lawrence from Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott 


My Thoughts:

  • I love Theodore! Most of my top names have changed over the last 6 months but Theodore is still my top name. I love how many nickname options there are and how all of the nicknames kind of go with a different age. There are some pretty great people named Theodore. I really love everything about Theodore. 


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Monday, July 22, 2013

"Rare" L Boy Names

Happy Monday everyone! As usual I have another "rare" series for you. Unlike the last "rare" series this one isn't as long. I have to say that there are some pretty good names in this list. Read on to find out!

Baby Linus!

Lachaln

  • Meaning: Irish
  • Origin: From the land of lakes
  • Siblings: Catriona and Gregor

I love Lachlan. I have been seeing more people look and talk about Lachlan. There is one problem with Lachlan and that is pronunciation. It's pronounced Lock-lyn not Latch-lynn. I still find this a really great name. It's strong and a nice Irish name that isn't popular.

Lazarus

  • Meaning: God is my help
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Siblings: Salome and Bartholomew

Lazarus is an amazing name. It is a great biblical name. I like that it contains a Z. The Z gives it a little bit of an edge. When I look for nicknames I see a few really cool ones. There is Laz, Zary, and even Zeus. I think my favorite is Zeus.

Leander

  • Meaning: Lion man
  • Origin: Greek
  • Siblings: Camilla and Thaddeus

I love Leander! At one point it was in my top 10. It ends in -er like a lot of boy names, which makes it very appealing. Leander also sounds like Alexander but without the added popularity. I like the nicknames Lee or Ander for Leander. I also find Leander to be really strong but than again I think most Greek names are strong.

Leif (LAYF, LEEF, LIYF)

  • Meaning: Heir; loved
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Siblings: Dania and Aric

Leif is really cute! It's different but not super out there. Leif is a nice nature name and not too popular either. I like how short and sweet it is. I do think people are afraid to use it because it is very nature-y. If you are afraid to use it as a first name it is great as a middle name. Leif is one syllable and goes with so many names.

Lemuel (LEHM-yoo-el)

  • Meaning: Belonging to God
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Siblings: Bethel and Ephron

I don't really like Lemuel. It looks and sounds too strange to me and that is a lot for me to say. I feel like a lot of people will mispronounce it. It's really a little too unique for someone in the United Sates.

Lennox

  • Meaning: With many elm trees
  • Origin: Scottish and Gaelic 
  • Siblings: Tierney and Beckett

I love Lennox! It is such a cool baby name! I do like it on both a girl and a boy. I think it works for both but it is more popular for a boy. I love the x ending. It gives Lennox an edge. It's very sophisticated. Lennox reminds me of a business man. Overall a great name.

Leopold (LEE-uh-pohld)

  • Meaning: Brave people
  • Origin: German 
  • Siblings: Augusta and Archibald

Leopold is so, so strong! It makes me think of a ruler of a country in Europe. I find the name Leo to be so adorable. I really like Leopold as a full name for the nickname for Leo. It's a lot more unique than all of the other Leo names. I do think it ages ok, not great but okay.

Linus

  • Meaning: Flax
  • Origin: Greek
  • Siblings: Flora and Felix

The first thing I think of is Linus from Charlie Brown. I feel like a lot of people will think of him. Even with that I still really like Linus. I think it is vintage-y and nice. The only real problem I see is it really reminds me of a nerd and I think some people will think that too. Really it's a cute name.

Lionel

  • Meaning: Lion 
  • Origin: Latin 
  • Siblings: Margot and Stewart

The first thing I think of when I hear Lionel is the trains. I haven't had much exposure to the trains but that is the first thing I think of. I do see that as a teasing factor. I think Lionel is really cute but maybe used only as a middle name. I'm not the biggest of it.

Lloyd (LOYD)

  • Meaning: Gray-haired; sacred 
  • Origin. Welsh
  • Siblings: Velma and Willard

I think Lloyd is a really cute name but I do have some problems with it. One is it is really dated to me. The other really only applies to me and that is the only Lloyd I have heard of is a dog. I really think of dogs when I hear it. Maybe if I see a little boy with Lloyd I would like it more for a person.

Lon (LAHN)

  • Meaning: Diminutive of Alonso (noble)
  • Origin: Spanish 
  • Siblings: Nita and Hal

I love Lon as a nickname just not as a full name. Some names where Lon can be a nickname is Alonso/Alonzo, Thelonius, or Solon. It's really short and sweet. Lon also ages well from a baby to an elderly person.

Lorne (LOHRN)

  • Meaning: Place name
  • Origin: Scottish 
  • Siblings: Rhonda and Pernell

I'm not really a fan of Lorne. It reminds me of a girl too much and I don;t think it would be good for a little boy, although it is a boy name. I also think it is a little too old-fashioned.

Lucius

  • Meaning: From Lucanus 
  • Origin: Greek
  • Siblings: Aurelia and Theron

Lucius is so manly! I really like it with the nickname Luke. It really reminds me of dark things. I think this is a name that ages REALLY well. I can see it on all ages without it being to much for a baby or too cutesy for an adult.

Luther

  • Meaning: Soldier of the people 
  • Origin: German 
  • Siblings: Estelle and Claude

I think Luther is really old sounding. It also makes me think of Martin Luther King, Jr. If you want to honor MLK, than Luther is the perfect name for you. Really I think Luther would be too strong for a baby.

Lyle

  • Meaning: The island 
  • Origin: French 
  • Siblings: Roma and Doyle

I really like Lyle. The first time I heard it was on 16 and Pregnant when Nikkole Paulun named her son Lyle. As soon as I heard it I fell in love! It was so cool sounding and so different. I really like that it's not too different because it sounds so much like Kyle. It's definitely something I would like to see more.


There you have the "rare" L boy names! I really like this list! I will have another Name of the Week up on Wednesday. The only thing is I'm not sure what name to do! If you have any suggestions leave a comment below. Don't forget to answer the questions!

What is your favorite L boy name? 
What is your favorite nature boy name?
What is your favorite name with an unexpected nickname (ex. Lazarus nn Zeus)?

Photo Credit: http://katieoblinger.com/baby-linus-6-months/
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Mom Interview: Alexia Mae and Judah David


Happy Friday, everyone! I am back with another Mommy Interview for you. Today I have a really fun one for you. I got to interview Alexia Mae from youtube! She is a fellow namer and has an amazing youtube, blog, and baby name instagram. Alexia Mae gave birth to her little boy on November 2, 2012 and named him Judah David. Read on to find out how she named him and a little about her decision!

Alexia Mae and her handsome boy Judah David!

What is your baby's name? 
Our son's name is Judah David, which means "Praised Beloved". 

Gorgeous name! Did you pick Judah David because of the meaning or something else?
I'm a biblical baby name nerd, and I've loved biblical names for a long time. When I was 16 I heard the name Judah, and it was like I was hearing it for the first time. It was like it chose me. I shared it with Josiah when we got married, and he was instantly drawn to it, too. We just knew that we would have a son named Judah. David is after Josiah's dad. And yes, meanings are important to me, too, and so the good meaning of Judah David was an added bonus. 

I love how you fell in love with the name and still loved it years later. I just can't get over how great the combo is! Did you think about any other names besides Judah even though you knew you wanted a son named Judah? 

A part of the reason we knew the name Judah was perfect was we did still love it after so many years. I think everyone goes through phases of liking different names, but it's the one or the few that are always there that you know are actually of substance to you. A girl name was tricky for us, we could just never land on something we were both in love with. I liked Tabitha, Cassia, and I really loved Salomae nicknamed Sally after my grandmother, and Josiah was voting for Tacoma. After I suggested to him the middle name Diesel or 4-Wheel, we realized how glad we were to be having our Judah!

One of my biggestest fears when I have kids is I will name them and then not like there name any more. Your girl names are so pretty! Do you use any nicknames?
I think a way to make sure you don't fall out of love with your children's names is if they have a lot of meaning to you. I think it's risky to use names that you just like the sound of. Like, I love the name Landon, but there is nothing tying me to the name. Right now I really like Judah Landon instead of Judah David, but in 10, 20 years, David will be still holding his own, and I don't know where Landon will be. Someday if I have a daughter, my heart of hearts is to use the name Salomae, even if it's only as a middle. It's my grandmother's name, it has a nice meaning, and like Judah, it's stayed on my favorites list throughout all my different name phases. I'm thinking of Blythe Salomae or Salomae Blythe. I adore the nickname Sally, but I also like the combo Sally Maewyn. I don't know, we'll see!

I never thought of it that way! That's a great way to see to see names! I LOVE your girl name! It's so beautiful! When you picked out Judah's name did you tell anyone right away or did you wait until he was born? 
Thank you! :) Josiah and I decided to keep the name Judah to ourselves. I have personally seen name theft, and right or wrong I had grown so close to the name Judah, I felt like I owned it in a way. I didn't want to risk it, so we kept it close. After the ultrasound when we found out we were having a boy, we called our family and told them that we were having a son, and his name was Judah David. During the rest of the pregnancy we spoke of him and used his name, and it spread quickly, and people really loved it. 

Name thefts are the worst! I could never take a name if someone I knew was going to use it. I think we covered everything! Is there anything you would like to add?
Ren, thank you so much for the interview. It was great corresponding with you, and I look forward to reading it finished on your blog! I'd love to collab sometime.


I want to thank Alexia Mae for an amazing interview! I had such a fun time doing this interview and couldn't ask for a better one. I hope everyone enjoyed the interview as much as I did. Make sure you go check out Alexia Mae's blog here, her youtube here and her baby name instagram. I'm SURE you will like them! Thanks again Alexia Mae! 

Photo Credit: Alexia Mae herself 

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Name of the Week: Avia


Meaning:

  • God is My Father

Origin:

  • Hebrew

Rank:

  • Not Ranked

Middle Names:

  • Avia June
  • Avia Blair
  • Avia Noelle
  • Avia Lorraine
  • Avia Morgan
  • Avia Willow
  • Avia Piper
  • Avia Bethany
  • Avia Raine
  • Avia Naomi

First Names:

  • Gwendolyn Avia
  • Riley Avia
  • Josephine Avia
  • Bailey Avia
  • Scarlett Avia
  • Hazel Avia 
  • Lauren Avia
  • Lillian Avia 
  • Molly Avia
  • Logan Avia

Nicknames:

  • Avie

Famous People Named Avia:

  • Princesstard from Youtube Channel Shaytards


My Thoughts:

  • I love Avia! I have recently put it in my top 10 list that is how much I love it. I think it's really cute without being too popular. I love it as an alternative to Ava. Ava is really cute and pretty but too popular for me. I do think some people will think you are saying Ava. I'm ready to meet some more Avia's. 



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Monday, July 15, 2013

"Rare" L Girl Names

Baby Linnea! Just how I pictured a Linnea!

This "rare" series has a TON of names! I counted and there are 29 names in total! I was really surprised at how many names there are for the letter L. My full name begins with L so I do think L names are nice :). So let's get started with all of these names!

Landry
  • Meaning- Ruler
  • Origin- French and English
  • Sibling- Oakley and Madden
Landry is such a cute, spunky name! I first heard it on a forum board, where a set of twins were named Landry and Hudson. I fell in love with the name and added it to my list. I do find one problem with Landry. It is very similar to Laundry. I feel like that is what a lot of people think of. I still like it, despite that problem.

Lark
  • Meaning- Bird
  • Origin- English
  • Sibling- Wren and Flint
Lark is a gorgeous bird name. With Wren becoming more popular, I can see a lot more people liking Lark since they are so similar. I do think some people might say its not girly enough. It does have a little edge to it with the sharp k but paired with a elegant middle name it would be great on a girl.It would be nice to see a little Lark.

Lashonda
  • Meaning- Unknown
  • Origin- American
  • Siblings- Tamika and Tremayne
I don't like Lashonda. I'm not really a fan of La- names. Shonda would be much better and even than I don't like it all that much. It's not my style but I do know some people like it.

Latasha
  • Meaning- (Christ's) Birthday
  • Origin- Latin
  • Sibling- Shantell and Antwan
I don't like Latasha either. I do really like Tasha, which surprises me. Natasha would be much better in my opinion.

LaToya
  • Meaning- Victorious one
  • Origin- Spanish
  • Siblings- Yolanda and Jamaal
The first thing I think if when I hear the name LaToya is LaToya Jackson. I'm not a fan of LaToya Jackson and I think that is why I don't like the name all that much. I also don't like the name because it is another La- name. Out of the 3 La- names I like LaTIya the most.

Lavinia
  • Meaning- mother of the Romans
  • Origin- Latin and Spanish
  • Siblings- Ariadne and Everett
I love Lavinia! It is so gorgeous and so different. It reminds me a lot of Olivia and could be a great alternative to it. They both have v's and the -ia sound at the end. As for nicknames you could go with Vinny. I know some people really like boyish nicknames for girls, such as Bobby and Billy. Other than that I don't see many other nicknames. It is a grand and elegant name and overall beautiful.

Leanne
  • Meaning- Combination of Lee and Anne
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Annmarie and Rusty
Leanne is very southern and old-fashioned. It isn't too old-fashioned that it would be too much for a baby. Surprisingly I really like this name. I have never met a Leanne of any age but I did go to school with a Leanna. Her name seemed to fit her very well and wasn't too old for our age. It's cute and sweet.

Lee
  • Meaning- Pasture or meadow
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Jan and Cliff
I'm not really a fan of this spelling of Lee for a few reasons. The first one is Lee spelled this way is really masculine. Also, it looks incomplete to me. I always think names that end in e look incomplete, almost like you for got a letter. Lee sounds like a nickname too much. I would like it a lot more if it was a nickname for something like Leanne.

Leigh (LEE)
  • Meaning- Clearing, Meadow and Descendant of Loaidheach
  • Origin- English and Gaelic
  • Siblings- Kerry and Brent
I love this spelling of Leigh! It looks more complete and it is really girly. If I met a girl with this spelling of Leigh, I would really like it. Although I really like this name, I would much prefer it as a nickname. If I was going to use it as a nickname I would use the Leigh spelling but spell the name Leanne. It could still really work.

Leona
  • Meaning- Lion
  • Origin- Latin
  • Siblings- Flora and Willis
I love Leona! It is a gorgeous name. It's very different but not too different as to where it isn't nice. Leona first appeared on the top 1000 charts in 2009 and since then it has stayed in the 900's. I feel like a lot more people would like this name because it is so similar to Fiona and I know a lot of people like Fiona. It also has the added bonus of sounding the same but not having the Shrek and ogre association. Overall Leona is a great name.

Leora (lay-OHR-uh)
  • Meaning- Compassion; light
  • Origin- Greek
  • Siblings- Ione and Theo
Leora has two pronunciations. The one I have listed here is from the book and the less popular one. The other one is lee-or-uh and the one I like and use. I think a lot more people will use the lee-or-uh pronunciation because it is only one letter off from Leona and that is how Leona is pronounced. I think this name is really nice and different. It's exotic but also very girly. I can picture it on someone from Europe.

Liadan (LEE-uh-din, LEE-din)
  • Meaning- Grey Lady
  • Origin- Gaelic
  • Siblings- Adair and Colm
Liadan has two pronuncations.Out of the two I have listed I prefer the first one for a few reasons. The first reason is it sounds better with the uh sound in the middle and is easier to say. The other reason is it sounds more like a girl name that way. I do think that since this name is so different people will confuse it with a unisex name and not know the gender right away. Liadan is a very pretty name and has a little spunky feel to it.

Lillias

  • Meaning- Lily
  • Origin- Scottish
  • Siblings- Elspeth and Evander

With Lily being so popular and having so many different alternatives, I think Lillias is the most different. I do think Lillias would be hard to pronounce. I also think Lillias sounds too much like a word name. I know a lot of people like word names but this one just sounds too wordy for me. I much prefer Lilia and Lilith if you want to go with an alternative to Lily.

Linden

  • Meaning- Linden Tree
  • Origin- German and English
  • Siblings- Arden and Brogan

Surprisingly, I love Linden! I much prefer the spelling Lyden or Lindyn, which is so unlike me. I usually stick with the normal spellings. I think I like those spellings because they look more like a girl name than a boy. I think a lot of people will think of President linden when they hear this name but I don't see that being a big deal. The other problem I see is people not know if this is a boy or a girl at first glance. A lot more people like Linden for a boy than a girl. Besides those two small problems, I think this name is great. You could use the nickname Lindy, which I love.

Linnea (li-NAY-uh, LI-nee-uh)

  • Meaning- Lime or Linden tree
  • Origin- Scandinavian
  • Siblings- Elsa and Magnus

Linnea is another name that has two pronunciations. Out of the two I have listed I prefer the second pronunciation. It seems to go with the spelling better and I feel like a lot more people will pronounce Linnea that way. I do know one person with this name. I met her on formspring and she is from Sweden. She has gorgeous blonde hair and that is why I think of a little blonde haired girl. I'm not sure how she pronounces her name. I feel like a lot of people will be confused at this name because of the spelling and rareness of the name. I still think it's a pretty name and I would love to met a girl with the name Linnea.

Lise (LEEZ, LEES, LEE-ze)

  • Meaning- God's Promise
  • Origin- Hebrew
  • Siblings- Esme and Rune

Lise has three pronunciations and I don't favor one over the other. I feel like Lise is extremely close to the name Lisa and that could be a small problem. I'm not really a fan of this name. It's too short for me and I don't like how incomplete it sounds. If your child was to have this name I feel like she would always be correcting be on how to pronounce her name. I do think it is pretty and think it would be a nice middle name.

Liviana

  • Meaning- White
  • Origin- Hebrew
  • Siblings- Arabella and Benedict

I love Liviana. I do prefer it spelled Livianna but either way is cute. If you like the name Olivia but think it is too common, Liviana is perfect for you. It still has the Liv sound and nickname. I do know a lot more people are liking it. I don't really see any problems with Liviana. It's gorgeous and really girly.

Liza (LIY-zuh)

  • Meaning- Short for Elizabeth (God is my oath)
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Reva and Jed

The first thing I think of when I see Liza is the name Lisa. I think some people will think you are trying to spell Lisa with a z. The other thing I see is the name Elizabeth. It is a short form of the name Elizabeth and would be a great way to honor one. I know there is the name Eliza, which is pretty popular, and Liza is the same but without the E. I knew an Eliza for four years and she was always correcting people one how ton pronounce her name. I can see the same problem with Liza. Besides that problem, I think Liza is very pretty and different. I am actually starting to like it.

Lois (LOH-is)

  • Meaning- Desirable, Superior and fame, loud; fighter, warrior
  • Origin- Greek and German
  • Siblings- Marjorie and Roy

This name is very old fashioned and I know a lot of people are liking old fashioned names. I don't really like Lois because is seems really boyish to me. It does sound nice but just too old to me. It would make a really nice middle name and I think it would go with most names.

Loretta

  • Meaning- Bay laurel
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Rosalie and Roland

Loretta is another old fashioned name but this one isn't too old fashioned to be used now. I love this name and I love the nickname Etta. I do feel like if you don't use the nickname Etta, than the name Loretta would sound a little old fashioned. I did know one Loretta and she was my neighbor's mother. She's the only Loretta I have ever met. The only other person I cam think of who is named Loretta I'd Sarah Jessica Parker's daughter.

Lori

  • Meaning- Laurel
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Dawn and Greg

I'm not a huge fan of Lori. I find Lori very dated and too much of a nickname. I can't picture it on a baby. I do think it would be okay as a nickname as opposed to a full name. If I say a little girl named Lorraine or Lorelei but called Lori I would really like it. Maybe Lori is ready for a comeback.

Lorraine

  • Meaning- From Lorraine
  • Origin- French
  • Siblings- Maxine and Warren

I really like Lorraine! The first thing I think of when I hear the name is Cheaper by the Dozen. Hilary Duff's character was named Lorraine. The only Lorraine I have know was my cousin's grandmother. After she passed away, her son named his twins Raina and Jude, Raina after Lorraine. That brings me to the nickname options. You could use Lori, Raine or Raina. My favorite is Rain/Raine. I really don't think it is too old sounding. Lorraine could also make a great middle name because it goes with a lot of names.

Lottie

  • Meaning- Diminutive of Charlotte (little and womanly)
  • Origin- French
  • Siblings- Mae and Archie

I love Lottie as a nickname but not on it's own. The only full name I can think of for Lottie is Charlotte, which is really popular. I would use Charlotte with the nickname Lottie even though Charlotte is popular because most Charlotte's go by Charlie and Lottie would be really rare. I do think some people like Lottie on it's own and if you were going to do that I would chose a longer middle name that the child could use if they wanted a more adult name. Lottie is overall cute and fun.

Louisa

  • Meaning- Famous Warrior
  • Origin- German
  • Siblings- Adela and Hugh

Louisa is really elegant and pretty. I do prefer Louise better. Louisa feels like you throw the a on at the end. It would make a great middle name and not something expected. It does remind me of someone from France or another European country. Louisa is really nice.

Louise

  • Meaning- German
  • Origin- Famous Warrior
  • Siblings- Harriet and Claude

Louise is another old fashioned name. I do think more people will start liking Louise because a lot more people like old fashioned names. I don't think I could picture this on a baby unless it was a middle name. Lou would be such a cute nickname and on of the only reasoned I would use it.

Lourdes

  • Meaning- French place name
  • Origin- French
  • Siblings- Luz and Cruz

The first person I think of is Madonna's daughter. She is the only person I have ever heard with the name Lourdes. It's very edgy and has a rock feel to it. I think it's strong and not girly. I picture someone who likes black and punk things. Lourdes is too big for a baby or little girl. Indent think I would use it but it would be different to hear it on a baby.

Lucinda

  • Meaning- Light
  • Origin- Latin
  • Siblings- Marietta and Judson

Lucinda could go two ways. It could sound old or new. If you use the nickname Lucy it would sound really new and fresh. I love the nickname Lucy and can see it on someone of any age. The other nickname option is Cindy. If you use Cindy, it would make Lucinda sound old and dated. Out of all of the Lucy names, I think Lucida is not the first one I would pick. I think I would go with Lucille. Lucinda is nice and really pretty.

Lynn

  • Meaning- Lake
  • Origin- Welsh
  • Siblings- Beth and Jon

Lynn is extreme dated. The only time I have heard of Lynn is as a filler middle name. I did know one Lynn who is a junior. She spelled it Lynne and when I heard her name I thought it was really dated. The only time I would think Lynn was okay as a name would be if it was a nickname. I also think you should not use it as a middle name because everyone uses it and it's boring.

Lyra

  • Meaning- Lyre
  • Origin- Greek
  • Siblings- Briar and Ari

I love Lyra! I think it is so adorable. I have only known of one Lyra and she had really dark curly hair. She was so pretty and made me love the name. Lyra is really spunky and edgy but at the same time is still girly. I wold love to meet another Lyra.


I hope you all enjoyed this post. I have really been working on it for a long time. I am trying to get on a schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Stay tune for more post and don't forget to answer the three questions!

What is your favorite L girl name? 
What is one name you prefer spelled differently than the original spelling?
What is your favorite old fashioned name? 

Photo Credit: http://theanthologie.com/minneapolis-baby-photographer-linnea-turns-one/

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Mom Interview: Lauren, Noah, Charlotte, and Lindsay (Part 2)

Hello everyone! I am back with yet another Mom Interview! We have had this mom interviewed before for her 3 older kids. This time she is back with how she named her triplets. If you would like to check out part one go here. Let's welcome Lauren back!

Sweet Lindsay, NOT Lauren's Lindsay

What is your baby(ies) name(s) (Include middle if you like)?
Noah Levi,Charlotte Abigail, and Lindsay Madeline

Do you have any nicknames you use?
Noah-NoNo
Charlotte-Char
Lindsay-Linz
I am sure once they are born they will have more!

What names did you have picked out for the other gender?
We didn't. We had an extremely long list and while narrowing it down we found out the genders.

Was the baby named after anyone? If so, who?
Noah is after my other grandfather and Levi is a family name.
Charlotte is after my grandma Abigail is after a friend
Lindsay is after Andy's grandma and Madeline was a name we liked!

Did you know the meaning before you choose the name?
Yes we did!

Who helped in picking the name?
Ren did! She was a HUGE help!

Did you use a book or website to help pick the names?
Does Ren count?!?

Is there anything you would like to add about how you named your baby?
It took 4 months of emailing back and forth!



Thank you Lauren for interviewing two times! It was great hearing how you named your triplets and your 3 oldest. I hope everyone enjoyed this post. If you would like to be interviewed let me know below or email me at renanneliesedavidson@gmail.com.


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Monday, July 1, 2013

"Rare" K Boy Names

Handsome Keane!
Hey guys! I'm back again! I know I took a little bit of a break but I was thinking that I would get into a schedule. I haven't decide what days I want to post on besides Friday. I'll post at least two times a week, if not more.

So let's get on with the post! Today is the "rare" K boy names. I was quite surprised at how few boys names there were for the list.

Keane (KEEN)
  • Meaning- fighter; sharp, keen wit or eye
  • Origin- Irish, and English
  • Siblings- Bryce and Egan
I love the sound of Keane but the spelling could be confusing. I really don't like the spelling. I think I would spell it Keen, although it doesn't look too pretty. Keane would make a prefect middle name! It's one syllable and a lot of popular middle names are one syllable.

Kelly
  • Meaning- strife, war
  • Origin- Irish
  • Siblings- Colleen and Shannon
I much prefer Kelly on a girl. The only Kelly's I have ever met have been girls and I think that is why I prefer Kelly on a girl. Although I prefer Kelly on a girl, I would be really happy to see it on a boy. It would be so refreshing and I believe that the name would sound so new on a boy as opposed to a girl.

Kent
  • Meaning- Edge
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Gwen and Todd
Kent makes a great nickname but I'm not sure how much I like it as a first name. It sounds like it belongs on someone from the south and someone who is an adult. I feel like it is too grand for a baby as just a first name. I went looking for a full name for Kent but couldn't find any. If you have suggestions leave them in the comments.

Kermit
  • Meaning- Without envy
  • Origin- Irish
  • Siblings- Zelda and Linus
What's the fist thing you think of when you hear the name Kermit? Is it the frog? If you said yes to that question you are not alone. I think of the green frog also and have a strong feeling that, that is what everyone will think. I really don't see this name being usable on a days. It is too associated with the frog, Kermit. 

Kip
  • Meaning- pointed hill
  • Origin- English
  • Siblings- Penny and Robin
I love the name Kip! It's so cute and vintage. As with a lot of other names I feel like Kip is much better as a nickname. I went on a search and came up with a few possible full names. The first one is Christopher, a very normal name. The other one is a more unique name and that is Kipling. I don't really like either names, so I guess I will keep looking. 

Kirk
  • Meaning- Church
  • Origin- Norse and German
  • Siblings- Joni and Craig
Kirk sounds very 80's to me. It also reminds me of Star Trek for some reason. I really don't like this name all too much but it's not that bad. Just like Kent, I cannot see this name on a baby. It would make a great middle name though. 


As soon as I get an idea as to what days I am going to post I will let everyone know. Until then look out for more post!

What is your favorite name from the list? 
What is one name you love but is too "grand" for a baby?
What are your favorite 4 letter names? 

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