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Really hoping baby '13 is a boy... Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
22nd Jun '13

Because if it's a girl, she'll NEVER get a name at this rate. Kidding, sorta, I really don't care boy or girl except about the naming problem. It took us almost 2 weeks to settle on Clara's name after she was born, and she went through two names at that. I even kinda regret using Clara, but it's her name now and it is what it is I guess. Don't want that to happen again but it just seems like nothing "clicks."



It's like we've used up all the girl names we like. I mean, there's lots of names we like, but none that either of us love. Nothing connects. It sounds good in theory but it's not right.


Meanwhile, we've been set on a boy name since before Sophie was born :evil: Never once wavered on it. Naturally, the universe will probably keep laughing at us and make sure we never have another boy to use it on.

One proud mommy! 1 child; Mechanicsville, Maryland 268 posts
22nd Jun '13

Are you really about to have your 7th kid??? That's awesome my mom has 6 brothers and sisters I wish my mom had more but she only had 3. If my son was a girl we would have had problems coming up with a name. He had his name when I got pregnant really. But we could never pick a girl name -_- good thing he was a boy. I wonder why girl names are so much harder to come up with :p

Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting One proud mommy!:" Are you really about to have your 7th kid??? That's awesome my mom has 6 brothers and sisters I wish ... [snip!] ... But we could never pick a girl name -_- good thing he was a boy. I wonder why girl names are so much harder to come up with :p"


Yep, we're on lucky 7!



My family is full of big families too. My mom's the total oddball, all of her brothers and sisters had 4+ kids. My grandma had 9, 8 still alive now. SHe had the opposite problem though, girls were easy for names for her, boys were hard.



That's probably part of the problem in and of itself, LOL. My aunts and uncles all have big families, and the older cousins all have kids now and we're just running out of names without repeats in the family. There's already god knows how many boys named John, though most of them did marry into the family. And there are a LOT more girls in the family than boys already for some reason.

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
22nd Jun '13

This is awesome, my mom had 8 kids! :) What are your children's names?

Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting Abby Normal:" This is awesome, my mom had 8 kids! :) What are your children's names?"

Grace, Evelyn, Charlie, Eleanor (Ella, Ella-Rose, Ellie, whatever we feel like calling her), Sophie and Clara.



How did you like growing up with a big family? Most of my family likes it, my own kids included, but I see so many people lament their childhoods with lots of siblings :D

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
22nd Jun '13

My first daughter wasn't named until a few weeks before I was due.
I really wanted to call her Delilah but DH wasn't keen so we settled for Isla. I wish she was my little Delilah though :( it's my second daughters middle name though. Other names I liked were Ayla acacia indie aurora.
My daughters are Isla grace Nicole and aura jewel Delilah. Bit of a mishmash of names lol
You'll find the perfect name :)

Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting hobbit*:" My first daughter wasn't named until a few weeks before I was due. I really wanted to call her Delilah ... [snip!] ... My daughters are Isla grace Nicole and aura jewel Delilah. Bit of a mishmash of names lol You'll find the perfect name :)"


That's so strange. My parents took a while to name me, and my dad was pulling for Delilah :D My mom eventually got her way with Alexandra but he's always called me Delilah anyway (any surprise they divorced?) and I've gone by it most of my life.



Isla is beautiful too though :D

♥ in 32 kids; Matosinhos, Portugal 1495 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting Interrobang!?:" Grace, Evelyn, Charlie, Eleanor (Ella, Ella-Rose, Ellie, whatever we feel like calling her), Sophie and ... [snip!] ... Most of my family likes it, my own kids included, but I see so many people lament their childhoods with lots of siblings :D"


oh my god your kids have the cutest names in the world wow. P.s Evelyn, Grace and Eleanor are my faves especially Eleanor

Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
22nd Jun '13
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♥ in 32 kids; Matosinhos, Portugal 1495 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting Interrobang!?:" Well thank you! It's nice to hear comments like that rather than "boring and common," :D Though I have ... [snip!] ... Though I have to say I can't take credit for Eleanor, DH was the one who really pushed for it. I love it now but didn't then!"


really? I've always loved it.. I started loving "Ella" and "Ellie" at first but I just think that someday, my future daughter will want to be taken seriously and "ellie" just doesn't sound adult at all, at least for me.. So I guess if I do give my daughter that name in the future, her nicknames will be those too - they're too cute!

Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
22nd Jun '13
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user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
22nd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Interrobang!?:</b>" Grace, Evelyn, Charlie, Eleanor (Ella, Ella-Rose, Ellie, whatever we feel like calling her), Sophie and ... [snip!] ... Most of my family likes it, my own kids included, but I see so many people lament their childhoods with lots of siblings :D"</blockquote>



I love their names! :)



When I was really little, it was nice cause we all played together. But in the past decade or so we've all done our own things so we're not all that close anymore.

Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting Abby Normal:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Interrobang!?:</b>" Grace, Evelyn, Charlie, Eleanor (Ella, Ella-Rose, ... [snip!] ... cause we all played together. But in the past decade or so we've all done our own things so we're not all that close anymore."

Well at least you got the solid foundation in your childhood :D



My aunts and uncles - excluding two - were that way. As they've grown older, they've all started coming back together now that they're in their 50s, 40s and late 30s. They spread out all over the world years ago, now most live within 100km of each other.

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
22nd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Interrobang!?:</b>" Well at least you got the solid foundation in your childhood :D My aunts and uncles - excluding two ... [snip!] ... they're in their 50s, 40s and late 30s. They spread out all over the world years ago, now most live within 100km of each other."</blockquote>



I'm glad that your aunts/uncles are finally getting close. I used to think that us being spread across the east coast was a lot of distance, but now have a sister in Korea and another in Argentina. Actually my older brother toured Europe last year and just got back from Australia. Damn... I'm living vicariously through them. :P



Fingers crossed that you get a boy this time! Sounds like there is too much estrogen in that house for poor Charlie... but really, I hope they're all getting along well. :)

Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting Abby Normal:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Interrobang!?:</b>" Well at least you got the solid foundation ... [snip!] ... Sounds like there is too much estrogen in that house for poor Charlie... but really, I hope they're all getting along well. :)"


Wow, far flung! But yheah, as you grow older maybe you'll start coming back together :)



There's actually a really nice balance of personality in the house. Grace and Ella are both pretty wild, Charlie and Evy are mild-mannered in the extreme. Well, Charlie is more easily influenced, he does get roped into Ella's antics, but he's rarely the instigator. Sophie's in the middle, and we're just starting to see her personality now since she's not constantly sick. Another boy would be nice though! And if not then oh well, at least Charlie will grow up knowing how to treat girls right!