baby names

hermanntrude
#1
Me and my wife are looking for baby names. particularly short of male baby names. We want something unusual but not totally outrageous. The surname will be High.

so far we like Stan (although it's going out of favour), James (not unusual but nice) and Amelia.

all suggestions positively encouraged. except Miles and Heidi and Ace and any other pun on the word High
 
Sаbine
#2
Male: Stas, Vlad, Ian, Oleg, Alexey.
Female: Polina, Alina, Alla, Marina, Amalia, Elena.
 
hermanntrude
#3
actually I like sabine. also marina
 
Gonzo
#4
If it's a boy, Wolfgang. A girl, Chevette.
 
hermanntrude
#5
gonzo you're fired
 
hermanntrude
#7
Ive seen the websites. I wanted PEOPLE's suggestions
 
eh1eh
#8
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Ive seen the websites. I wanted PEOPLE's suggestions

Boy : Dane
Girl: Dayne
 
L Gilbert
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

Ive seen the websites. I wanted PEOPLE's suggestions

Awrightawready.
I like the name Amelia. Also, Karen, Shelley, Brigit, Annie, Marina, ..........
I like Spencer, David, Liam, Brendan, George, Brian, Phil, Russell, Roy, Victor, ............
 
darkbeaver
#10
Beav or Beavette
Dark or Darklene
 
BoneCrusher
#11
  • Wolf
  • Dirk Diggler
  • Tank
 
hermanntrude
#12
also fired
 
tracy
#13
I like fairly traditional names. My fave boy name is Max, probably because I had a great baby named Max. I also like Noah, Jack and James a lot.

Girl names... love Amelia, Emma, Kate, Lilly and Sophie.
 
hermanntrude
#14
you and I have similar tastes. We've considered noah and max (unfortunately turned both down because we've known retards (stupid kids, not disabled ones) with those names), and james and amelia and sophie.

Sophie doesnt work with high though.... sophie high sounds wrong
 
tracy
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

you and I have similar tastes. We've considered noah and max (unfortunately turned both down because we've known retards (stupid kids, not disabled ones) with those names), and james and amelia and sophie.

Sophie doesnt work with high though.... sophie high sounds wrong

I know how that goes. I've always liked Ally for a girl, but then I met a freak with that name and it kind of ruined it. Same with Hannah.

Another baby I looked after was named Annelise and I thought that was pretty.
 
selfactivated
#16
Ive always loved Christopher (obviously) and Catherine
 
Ariadne
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

you and I have similar tastes. We've considered noah and max (unfortunately turned both down because we've known retards (stupid kids, not disabled ones) with those names), and james and amelia and sophie.

Sophie doesnt work with high though.... sophie high sounds wrong

Hermann has that German look to it. Why not look at some of the cool Dutch names that are available ... for the girls the names seem musical and for the guys, they seem soft or serious. I think you should go with at least two and maybe three syllables in the first name to help distinquish from the last name.

And ... avoid any name that you hear on a TV show or movie because everyone and their dog will have that name in the next couple of years.

Oh, and one more thought, what's wrong with the traditional naming methods of looking in your family tree; even way back, for a name you like? When I had to name my youngest daughter I looked back through my ancestry to the late 1700s and found a woman that never married but lived to be about 100. I liked something about her ability to survive in those times ... that's the name we chose. My oldest daughter was easy ... she has my mom's name.
 
hermanntrude
#18
i agree that it should be multi-syllable. I also agree it should not be tv-inspired. I dont want anything normal. that's why i like stan... it's an old man's name, which makes it ultra-unusual for a kid
 
Ariadne
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

i agree that it should be multi-syllable. I also agree it should not be tv-inspired. I dont want anything normal. that's why i like stan... it's an old man's name, which makes it ultra-unusual for a kid

Stan, Stanley, Stand High. My brother was named after a great Uncle ... Jacob. It was a very rare name. When my son was born, the name was in both families so ... but then we went to the park and everyone's dog was named Jake. At school, there are 3 or 4 Jakes in my son's class. Hannah was a pretty, rare, old woman's name until recently and now every elementary school class has 3 or 4 of them too.
 
hermanntrude
#20
i dont like stanley. and stan high doesnt sound right either.... but i liked it. my great uncle was stanley stannard... yuk
 
Ariadne
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by hermanntrudeView Post

i dont like stanley. and stan high doesnt sound right either.... but i liked it. my great uncle was stanley stannard... yuk

Lieneke for a girl.
 
hermanntrude
#22
how do u pronounce that?
 
L Gilbert
#23
Ignatius. Derek. Kevin.
Siobhan. Jennifer. Genevieve.
Last edited by L Gilbert; Jan 19th, 2007 at 10:32 PM..
 
selfactivated
#24
Genevieve I like that alot
 
hermanntrude
#25
too poncey (poncy?)
 
Sаbine
#26
I also like "Audrey", "Romney" and "Michelle". But most of all, I like the name "Tammie"
Tammie rules!
 
selfactivated
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by SаbineView Post

I also like "Audrey", "Romney" and "Michelle". But most of all, I like the name "Tammie"
Tammie rules!

LOL I TOTALLY agree LOL *noticing name on my birth certificate *
 
L Gilbert
#28
Chauncey. Erasmus. Julius. Nick. Thor. Zeus. Alvin. Bugs (as in Bunny). Elmer. Dale. Michael. Roger. Oliver. Sherlock. Richard. Robin.
Frederica. Tannis. Jessica. Persephone. Maybe try a flower name like Rose or Violet or Crysanthemum. Amanda. Rhododendron. Rhoda. Rhonda. Iris. Isis. Serena. Samantha. Susan. Suzanne. Shiela. Marion. Miriam ( I like that one). Jody. Maryanne. Lisa. Elise (I like that one too).
Last edited by L Gilbert; Jan 20th, 2007 at 12:38 AM..
 
Sаbine
#29
Tam! Oh! You rule!
 
selfactivated
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by SаbineView Post

Tam! Oh! You rule!

LOL I try LOL
 

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