Thursday, November 04, 2010

Let's play

I know that some of you are wondering how Miss Thing's new room is coming along.

And well, it isn't.

We are still finishing the basement playroom (getting ever so close though!).

And I had to take down all the Halloween stuff. That took me 3 long days and now it feels like we are moving again. The house is so empty.
Today I am working on some playroom curtains with this roll of fabric I bought a few months back at Goodwill for 2 bucks. It's been cut on the bias, so there are places where it is joined together instead of one long strip, but I think I can still make it work.

Besides, it is so pretty and it is going to work perfectly with our mix and match paint down there.

Maybe I will also get a few pillows cranked out for the yard sale sofas we *finally* found last weekend.

After that I am going to work on the Christmas stuff. (Yes, it is early, but I am getting more tired by the day hauling her and I around!).

THEN, onto her room.

But more important than her room is the fact that she is still the baby with no name. By this point with Jack we had four really solid contenders.

We are finding girl names REALLY hard.

So maybe you want to throw a name in the hat?

It should be:
Classic, not creative
Strong and feminine but not childish
No "P" names, as our last name starts with a P and we cannot have a PeePee girl (ha!)

Jack has a very "presidential" name and I would really like to find something in the same vein. But for a girl.

Not.so.easy.

What can you come up with?

43 comments:

  1. Andrea D.9:13 AM

    Elizabeth
    Madeline
    Victoria
    Jane

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  2. Vera
    Jamie
    Claire


    (my word verification is "undie" hahaha!)

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  3. Anonymous9:48 AM

    Jules here...fun! game! Sorry for any repeats.

    Charlotte
    Anna/Anne
    Lucille/Lucy
    Ruth
    Eve/Eva
    Naomi

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  4. Well, you know I had a dream that you named her Grace Ellen. So, I pick Grace Ellen.

    But other ideas:

    Classic:
    Elizabeth
    Katherine
    Margaret

    Feminine and Strong:
    Helen
    Louisa
    Caroline
    Jane

    Presidential:
    Mary (Mary Todd Lincoln)
    Eleanor (Eleanor Roosevelt)
    Abigail (Abigail Adams)

    There are actually some great names on this list, Wives of the US Presidents: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0194051.html

    How about Jackie? Goes perfect with Jack! Just kidding...

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  5. Amelia
    Ruby
    Vivienne
    Madeline

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  6. My girls are
    Samantha Lee and
    Rebecca Nicole

    Other names I have had on our lists in the past...

    Josephine
    Elizabeth
    Chloe
    Abigail
    Ivy
    Isabelle
    Natalie
    Virginia
    Sophie
    Ruby
    Lucy

    Good luck! Finding the right name is such a process.

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  7. Rachel
    Mika (pronounced micah)
    Olivia

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  8. Oh, I love girl names (I think they're way easier than boys.) We have a Sophie, but it's WAY too popular now. Others I like or have heard lately:

    Vivian
    Eloise
    Josephine (nicknamed Jovie)
    Virginia
    Mae

    I also second the already mentioned presidential ones of Abagail and Eleanor. And if you liked Sam for a boy, there is always Samantha. Plus I love Vera for a thrifter!

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  9. Alexandra :)

    Names that were on our list:
    Katrina
    Elena
    Helen
    Josephine
    Norah
    Maya
    Margaret
    Natalie

    Other names that I like or have strong connotations for me:
    Eva
    Caroline
    Corrine
    Amelia
    Joanna
    Lauren
    Jenna

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  10. I like combining names of the parents - If we would have had a girl - she would have been Cursha. (Ker-shuh). Shara + Andy (back in the day) was Shandy.

    So, I say Darah (Dare-uh). Or Dara.

    You also seem like you'd like flowers - Rose, Violet, Aster.

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  11. Oh how fun!!!!

    Gwendolyn Marie
    Violet Grace
    Ruby Claire
    Laura Hannah
    Meredith Katherine
    Caroline Elizabeth

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  12. I have had a number of Rachel's in my classes over the years and they have all been bright, polite and on their game. Cant't wait to see what you choose.

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  13. I love Josephine and Emma...hint hint.

    Can't wait to see your Christmas, playroom and nursery.

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  14. I looked up president’s wives and these are some that I liked:
    Abigail
    Eliza
    Grace
    Louisa

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  15. These are some of the girl names in our family that I think are very nice:
    Audrey Christine-My Mom
    Mary Kathryn (spelled any number of ways)-Me
    Ava Kathryn-Granddaughter
    Zoe Blair-Granddaughter
    Talynn Rose-Grandaughter
    Amelia Jane - Grandaughter
    Victoria sounds very regal.
    Julia or Julina-My Great Great Grandmother. I always thought it sounded very feminine.

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  16. There are few women more strong, smart, and good than Eleanor Roosevelt!

    Then you get the cute nickname option of Nora, too.

    (I have a Sarah Eleanor and a Rebecca Natalie so you can see I go for the feminine/classic too...)

    Good luck,
    sarabeth in Mass. (whose name is really Beth but my sometimes nickname is sarabeth--long story why. I always wished I was an Elizabeth rather than just Beth.)
    ps--my word verification for this post is "Enthilla." Now that would be an interesting name!

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  17. My girls are Rhonda and Amelia.

    I loved the name Charlotte Grace, but DH...not so much.

    I also love the name Marilla!

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  18. Abigail
    Charlotte
    Laura

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  19. I find it interesting that such old names are coming back such as Abigail, Helen, Josephine, and Louisa. When I growing up we used to tease kids with those names... boy times have changed! :) I personally like the classic names. I love the name Eleanor not only because of Eleanor Roosevelt, but also because I think the name Ellie is a cute nickname (OK... I can't have kids so I had to name my dog Ellie! :) You can also go with Jacqueline.... *smile* Classic name and pairs well with Jack (JFK and Jackie of course). ... Yeah that's my name too. Good luck!

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  20. I have a Katharine with the irish spelling. She used Kate 'till we moved in eighth grade, and there were four Kate(ie)s. She switched and has loved her name for the last ten years.

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  21. I love the name Violet... that's what i named my daughter.

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  22. we have a
    Rachel Elizabeth
    Elizabeth Anne
    Abigail Grace
    Esther Adlai

    I do like some that I have seen on here. Please dont name her Ruby though (i love the name - but it is soooooooo popular right now! ugh!)

    Katherine is strong.
    I see the Rosalind...nice
    I did like the Ruby Claire (but again...Ruby is way used right now)
    Josephine is lovely.

    Anyway, have fun. When you hear it you it will stick. I know it sounds nuts to some people but I name our babies & I always pray about it. The meanings have to give my child a heritage..plus it suits the little one I'm learning in the womb.

    Be blessed. Names are important.

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  23. Deirdre
    Gretchen

    My princess is Aurora Paige (which you know) but, Aurora is from the E.B. Browning poem Aurora Leigh, so...Leigh?

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  24. Anonymous6:55 PM

    My nephew is Jack and his sister is Grace Anne. I think they are both perfect names!

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  25. Anonymous7:38 PM

    Caroline
    Hannah Rose
    Marybeth

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  26. My daughter's name is Theodora...

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  27. I see Charlotte mentioned here a few times already, which would have been one of my suggestions. But my favorite, which I don't see that often, is Lila. Or sort of close to that is Lily (Lilian?)

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  28. We have an Edith Marie and are quite fond of old fashioned names. Our back up was flower inspired:

    Rose
    Lily
    Violet

    and so on...
    My middle name is Elizabeth, so I'm quite partial to that as well.

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  29. two more suggestions -
    Sadie
    Violet

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  30. My name is angelique, but according to the internet, it is more porn than presidential.

    Madeline sticks with me for some reason. I have a sister named Marguerite Elise and twin is Marie Elizabeth. Madeline Aster maybe? Her initials would be MAP though. ;) My girl would've been Ana James

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  31. Anonymous9:20 PM

    Eleanor

    Sabra

    Amy

    Suzanne

    Claire

    Isabella

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  32. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Evelyn (I love this name and have
    planted 4 of the David Austin roses
    by this name in my garden--heavenly fragrance and beautiful color) or Lillian, nickname could be Lily.

    Marie

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  33. I named my daughter(now 9)
    Audrey Ann
    for all the reasons that you described.
    I still love it and our school isn't barraged with a lot of other Audreys.
    It's Old English and means Noble strength.

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  34. Good luck choosing a name! It can definitely be a challenge. My dd is Reagan Pearl. I've collected lots of Presidential campaign buttons for her over the years.

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  35. When you said presidential, I immediately thought of Jacqueline, but then you'd have two Jacks! I don't know why, but I'm strongly feeling the name Rose or Rosalind, with a pretty middle name like Clare or Ivy. Whatever you pick though, it will be perfect!

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  36. Miriam Elizabeth
    Margaret Rose-Queen Elizabeth's younger sister's name
    Evelyn Ann

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  37. Anonymous6:16 AM

    Suzanne
    (love a name with a Z in it)

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  38. They had to go and ruin Bella with some dumb movie :(

    But Isabella, Amelia and Chloe are my faves

    or Eledi, my capcha (new naming device - good thinking Sarabeth!)

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  39. We have always been better with girl names than boy names (good thing I ended up with two girls).
    I love:
    Madeline
    Maggie
    Mary
    Elsa
    Emma

    Congrats on the impending arrival! I've been out of the loop for so long, I had no idea.

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