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    Cyburbian Habanero's avatar
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    I've got baby news of my own

    Mr. Habanero and I found out we're going to be the proud parent of a baby girl. Surprise surprise, she's got very long legs, I wonder where she gets her height?

    Let the Cyburbia naming game begin!

    (and a picture of her fat cheeks for good measure)
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    Congrats! Hope you are doing well.

    As with previous naming threads:
    Traditional - stay with family names, Biblical names.
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    Is there a reason you don't want to go with "Hab, Jr" ???? Cool pic. I, too, like traditional names. But nothing on any recent top 10 baby name lists.

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    Congratulations!

    Here's some names to try on for size, submitted because I like them.....

    Jennifer Christine
    Molly Anne
    Rebecca Lynne

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    I'm fond of traditional names for first names, then a family name in the middle.

    First name suggestions:

    Victoria
    Elizabeth
    Katherine

    Of course, they have to work with the last name, too. Hate to end up with initials that spell out something bad!
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    Congrats about the baby! I hope all goes well, best wishes to you and your family!

    Now.. I'm not particularly fond of letting others do the naming job for you.... afterall it's the parents choice, not a bunch of Cyburbians'... Although if you're looking for an advice, I'll give you some guidelines:
    1.- Never name your son/daughter after one of their parents, it's just confusing and egocentric, although the problem about calling to the landline phone and getting confused with the names is quite over with the reign of cell phones and the fact that kids practically are born with a cell phone implanted in their bodies, it's still leaves space for confusion.

    2.-When having more than one kid, name them diferent enough so when you yell their name when they're doing something bad, they can clearly differeciate it, and of course avoid confusions.

    3.-Avoid cliché names at all costs... I doubt you want your kid to have the same name as 3 other classmates....

    I find this quite obvious, but as I've always said... Common sense is the least common thing of all.

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    Congrats, Habs. My recommendations for names:

    Madison Blues Habs
    Gear Jammer Habs
    Rumpy Jake Habs
    Queen Budgie Habs
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    Very strong leanings towards traditional american names! Somewhat surprising (although it probably shouldn't be). I've always liked the name Mackenzie, but would avoid it because of the danger of it being shortened to Mack - or worse, Mac.

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    Quote Originally posted by SkeLeton
    3.-Avoid cliché names at all costs... I doubt you want your kid to have the same name as 3 other classmates....
    more importantly,avoid the unique names. Or the new spellings of old names. Like Brit-Nee. Or Unique. (that actually topped a list i saw a while back) Think of how it will sound on a business card/presidental campaign poster. Lokelani is cute but it really won't cut it.

    If in doubt, call her Marigold and hope that she does! Had to throw that in...

    Oh and incidently, after my preachy-ness, CONGRATULATIONS. GOOD LUCK. GOOD HEALTH.

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    Congratulations Hab. How far along are you? This isn't a SFO baby is it? I suppose you will have to update your expenses and benefits statement from the conference if it is.

    As for names - I think you should stick with the chili theme - chipotle, poblano, arbol, pequin, etc. Among that group, I vote for Poblano - because it rolls off the tongue, is mild to hot without being in the medical emergency category. Oh - and is green in colour which should suit a planner's off spring.

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    Wow -- color ultrasound! Just b&w when we had our last one!

    Congratulations on the little miss. I like the names that are a little off the beaten trail -- but not too far.

    Best wishes to the family Habanero!
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    Hannah Marie Habanero
    Autumn Bliss Habanero
    Candy Sherrie Habanero
    Christina Amanpour Habanero
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    Habs, congratulations on the baby girl! I wish you the best!
    Girl names elude my family since there only seems to be only boys.



    Quote Originally posted by abrowne
    I've always liked the name Mackenzie, but would avoid it because of the danger of it being shortened to Mack - or worse, Mac.
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with the name Mac!!!

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    Thanks for the well wishes! It's not a SFO baby, we had found out about a week prior so that's why I couldn't partake at the pub. I'm 6 months today, so not much longer and then we'll get to meet her in person.

    My brother suggested Crustacean, but I think we're leaning more towards a "k" name right now (although "poblano" has a nice ring to it. )
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    Congrats!

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    That's so great...Congrats!

    I love my stepdaughter's name...Grace (or Gracie as we generally call her).
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    Congrats to the whole family!
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    Quote Originally posted by nuovorecord
    That's so great...Congrats!

    I love my stepdaughter's name...Grace (or Gracie as we generally call her).
    I think Grace is an excellent middle name. My youngest (by 2 minutes) is named Aubrey Grace.
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    Congrats on the lil' (probably destined to be tall) girl!

    Mrs. B and I considered Ellie for a girl.
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    Congratulations!!!

    I'm a big fan of using family names. It gives them more meaning and significance than just picking a name because it sounds pretty.

    Stay away from dumb spellings of common names, ie Britneeeeeeeee.

    Please make it something that the poor girl's kindergarten teacher can pronounce--in other words, be careful about making up new names.

    Always ask yourself "would I have given my parents the beating of their lives if they had named me this".

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

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    Congrats on your soon to be little girl!!
    My favorite girl names are: Rachael and Talia, either of which I would have named a little girl...I also love Grace, Lily and Skye.

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    Congrats - she's beautiful!!

    As others have said, I really love traditional, familial names. My daughter is Josephine Grace (Josephine after my grandmother and Grace after hubbys grandmother). We didn't know what I was having, so I tried to come up with 2 girl names and 2 boy names, and girls name was easy. A boys name, not very! In my family tree we have a lot of August, Otto, etc. and I'm not *that* traditional. You know what name I LOVE, but everyone made fun of me??? Francis. I don't know why, but I really like that name.

    The only one with a "K" that I can come up with is Katherine. It really depends on what you guys are looking for - contemporary, popular, traditional, etc.

    This was seriously one of the hardest things to figure out while I was pregnant, because it is so important. Here are some suggestions:
    *Make sure the entire name sounds good together, avoid rhyming (ex. Milton Hilton)
    *Make sure initials don't spell anything (ex. Anthony Stuart Stewart)
    *Syllables should all sound good together (Try to not make it too short or too long)
    *Try to come up with a couple different options to make sure all future kids will be consistent. You don't want one traditional name, then one super contemporary.
    *Don't pick anything that has an easily identifiable joke associated with it. Kids will come up with anything, but don't make it too easy. (ex. Grody Brody)

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    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner
    This was seriously one of the hardest things to figure out while I was pregnant, because it is so important. Here are some suggestions:
    *Make sure the entire name sounds good together, avoid rhyming (ex. Milton Hilton)
    *Make sure initials don't spell anything (ex. Anthony Stuart Stewart)
    *Syllables should all sound good together (Try to not make it too short or too long)
    *Try to come up with a couple different options to make sure all future kids will be consistent. You don't want one traditional name, then one super contemporary.
    *Don't pick anything that has an easily identifiable joke associated with it. Kids will come up with anything, but don't make it too easy. (ex. Grody Brody)
    Very good baby name advice. SW MI Planner, have you ever considered a second career as a "baby name consultant". There's gotta be a market out there somewhere.
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    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner
    This was seriously one of the hardest things to figure out while I was pregnant, because it is so important. Here are some suggestions:
    *Make sure the entire name sounds good together, avoid rhyming (ex. Milton Hilton)
    *Make sure initials don't spell anything (ex. Anthony Stuart Stewart)
    *Syllables should all sound good together (Try to not make it too short or too long)
    *Try to come up with a couple different options to make sure all future kids will be consistent. You don't want one traditional name, then one super contemporary.
    *Don't pick anything that has an easily identifiable joke associated with it. Kids will come up with anything, but don't make it too easy. (ex. Grody Brody)
    Someone recently told my mom that parents should consider how the name sounds with "Chief Justice" in front of it....

    Chief Justice Misty ....... vs Chief Justice Elizabeth
    Chief Justice Dakota...... vs Chief Justice John

    I thought it was an interesting comment....so Chief Justice Isabelle....not bad.

    BTW - Congrats Habanero!

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