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Middle name help Kalihood Due August 25; 3 kids; United States 60 posts
26th Feb

We were going to name the new addition Nova Anise but A family  member told us we would be naming her if a girl a car part since our last name is Hood. So now we love the name Remington yes for a girl, I don't care if you don't like it, but can't figure out a middle name to flow. Any help would be nice and we'd like to stay with an A middle name. 

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22316 posts
status 26th Feb

I think you should name her Nova like you wanted to.  Remington Anise sounds good though

monkey&bubbas mommy Due January 28 (boy); 1 child; Grand Prairie, Texas 85 posts
26th Feb

Quoting Blythe.:
I think you should name her Nova like you wanted to.  Remington Anise sounds good though


I agree nova is pretty I know a little girl named novaleigh 

Kalihood Due August 25; 3 kids; United States 60 posts
26th Feb

You don't think it would be weird, Nova Hood? Nova is a type of car now my Hubby is joking we might as well name her Nova SS Hood. If we named the baby Nova.

Super Mommy! Pasadena, CA, United States 13042 posts
status 26th Feb

Yea, but isn't Remington a car too? I know it's a car in GTA. I don't think Nova sounds that bad, Remington Hood sounds very masculine.

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22316 posts
status 26th Feb

Quoting Kalihood:
You don't think it would be weird, Nova Hood? Nova is a type of car now my Hubby is joking we might as well name her Nova SS Hood. If we named the baby Nova.


So what.  I don't think anyone wood think car right off the bat, Remington is a gun so either way lol

Kalihood Due August 25; 3 kids; United States 60 posts
26th Feb

Quoting Super Mommy!:
Yea, but isn't Remington a car too? I know it's a car in GTA. I don't think Nova sounds that bad, Remington Hood sounds very masculine.


I'm not sure a car but for sure a gun, her NN would be Remi. 

linsα Sayama Hills, TY, Japan 30823 posts
status 26th Feb

If you named her Remington Hood, people would think you're naming her after the sight hood of a Remington gun. Just a thought if you are worried about your last name making connections to things.

Carsons_mommy10 Due January 1 (boy); 1 child; ., GA, United States 795 posts
status 26th Feb

I would use Nova. We were going to use Remmington for ds, it just sounds masculine to me. I think Nova Hood sounds fine.

Super Mommy! Pasadena, CA, United States 13042 posts
status 26th Feb

Quoting Kalihood:

I'm not sure a car but for sure a gun, her NN would be Remi. 


Does DH like Nova? I would just name her whatever you want to name her. I personally would choose a completely different name, though. 

Kalihood Due August 25; 3 kids; United States 60 posts
26th Feb

Quoting Super Mommy!:

Does DH like Nova? I would just name her whatever you want to name her. I personally would choose a completely different name, though. 


Yea he really liked the name now that his family is saying car part he isn't so much a fan. And now likes Remington better. I'm at that point of frustration. I know we have awhile but I'm that overly prepared person. 

Mommy to B&B 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 928 posts
26th Feb

I would go back to naming her Nova I think that's adorable,I don't think Nova hood sounds like a car but who cares if it does? It's still cute lol but I have a son named Blaze Hunter so obviously it doesn't bother me lol 

1stThyme Due August 31; United States 53 posts
26th Feb

You probably shouldn't worry too much about Nova, because your back up is the largest personal hygiene company out there. Just kidding ;) Remington is also a gun manufacturer, so name association is going a long way in your household either way. I think its better than Nova, just because I knew an Echo and no one could ever remember her name, but always made fun of it when they did. Names credit and discredit people instantly. People make assumptions about your family even. "Oh, were they hippies? Sounds like something someone tripping on acid would come up with!" And I'm not just talking kids, adults say the same things.

Anise: like Cinnamon or Sugar? I am really thrown off by all this, but I think its sweet that you want something as unique as you imagine your little one. I did too. I settled on Lola. The first thing a Filipino friend said was, "Oh, that means Grandmother in my language." To which I thought, "Who the heck cares? My kid is American and not boarding a boat to the islands anytime soon." Hopefully you aren't offended at my reaction to the names you picked. I wasn't offended with my friend, I was glad she pointed it out and dropped it, because either way, your kid isn't mine and mine isn't hers.



I think you are right. I wouldn't choose three car parts for the three names. And I wouldn't chose two guns and a car part either. I would try something feminine though to be fair to her. I, personally, adore hardier girl names, but also like feminine names. Keep in mind, she may not like anything you chose and if you go with two unique ones, you may be pinning her into a corner as a teen when she is trying to develop her own identity without being first identified as the girl with the weird names.

My personal opinion is that the really unique names work better on pets, because they don't care what they are called and no employer is ever going to scrap their resume for sounding like a joke. Yes, employers do that. I watched it happen. Literally flipping through pages without reading anything but the name making comments like, "Sounds like a stripper. My cat was named that. If I can't pronounce that, our customers won't even try."


Remington does have ties to objects, but it sounds kind of important too. It sounds somewhat like an old last name back when there were so few of us that people knew us by clans. I would chose a feminine (to be fair) older name to pair with it so it sounds like the heroine of a captivating story. Suggestion to get you started:

Alexandra: it sounds strong and entitled like Remington. It's an A name, like you mentioned. It's not that common and its more old fashioned than modern.
You may not want two long names though, because of forms to be filled out. In that case, Remington Ava? Or what about Remington Arie? It sounds light, to balance out the boldness of Remington...


Kalihood Due August 25; 3 kids; United States 60 posts
26th Feb

Quoting 1stThyme:
You probably shouldn't worry too much about Nova, because your back up is the largest personal hygiene company out there. Just kidding ;) Remington is also a gun manufacturer, so name association is going a long way in your household either way. I think its better than Nova, just because I knew an Echo and no one could ever remember her name, but always made fun of it when they did. Names credit and discredit people instantly. People make assumptions about your family even. "Oh, were they hippies? Sounds like something someone tripping on acid would come up with!" And I'm not just talking kids, adults say the same things.

Anise: like Cinnamon or Sugar? I am really thrown off by all this, but I think its sweet that you want something as unique as you imagine your little one. I did too. I settled on Lola. The first thing a Filipino friend said was, "Oh, that means Grandmother in my language." To which I thought, "Who the heck cares? My kid is American and not boarding a boat to the islands anytime soon." Hopefully you aren't offended at my reaction to the names you picked. I wasn't offended with my friend, I was glad she pointed it out and dropped it, because either way, your kid isn't mine and mine isn't hers.



I think you are right. I wouldn't choose three car parts for the three names. And I wouldn't chose two guns and a car part either. I would try something feminine though to be fair to her. I, personally, adore hardier girl names, but also like feminine names. Keep in mind, she may not like anything you chose and if you go with two unique ones, you may be pinning her into a corner as a teen when she is trying to develop her own identity without being first identified as the girl with the weird names.

My personal opinion is that the really unique names work better on pets, because they don't care what they are called and no employer is ever going to scrap their resume for sounding like a joke. Yes, employers do that. I watched it happen. Literally flipping through pages without reading anything but the name making comments like, "Sounds like a stripper. My cat was named that. If I can't pronounce that, our customers won't even try."


Remington does have ties to objects, but it sounds kind of important too. It sounds somewhat like an old last name back when there were so few of us that people knew us by clans. I would chose a feminine (to be fair) older name to pair with it so it sounds like the heroine of a captivating story. Suggestion to get you started:

Alexandra: it sounds strong and entitled like Remington. It's an A name, like you mentioned. It's not that common and its more old fashioned than modern.
You may not want two long names though, because of forms to be filled out. In that case, Remington Ava? Or what about Remington Arie? It sounds light, to balance out the boldness of Remington...




I totally appreciate what your saying, the only reason why we considered Anise is because it was my grandmothers name and my sisters middle name so we thought about passing it on. Nova is a no go for my Husband now that family is saying car part. I luv ur suggestion on Ava for a middle name for Remington but three of my friends just named their daughter Ava. It's becoming to trendy. I agree with Alexandra as adorable but to long so I'm def going to talk to him about Arie, it's girlie and strong. Thanks for your help! Nod hopefully future employers don't hate on her name. :)

1stThyme Due August 31; United States 53 posts
26th Feb

Oh crap! I didn't think about what is trendy now. My husband and I just agreed to Lola Virginia Grant. I seriously doubt Virginia has made any kind of come- back, mainly because I don't like it, LOL. My husband lost his sister when he was very young, so its always been his plan to use that name in remembrance. I accept that 100% and we agreed to use my grandfather's last name as our male middle name in remembrance as well: Xander. My grandfather was the only person I have ever lost- I've been lucky to make it this far. Until I did, I never understood passing names on.


Have you come across any Lola's though? I chose it because I THOUGHT it was uncommon, Spanish like his mother's side, but not too foreign.




Quoting Kalihood:

I totally appreciate what your saying, the only reason why we considered Anise is because it was my grandmothers name and my sisters middle name so we thought about passing it on. Nova is a no go for my Husband now that family is saying car part. I luv ur suggestion on Ava for a middle name for Remington but three of my friends just named their daughter Ava. It's becoming to trendy. I agree with Alexandra as adorable but to long so I'm def going to talk to him about Arie, it's girlie and strong. Thanks for your help! Nod hopefully future employers don't hate on her name. :)