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Desperately Seeking Opinions... EDITED

I am now 28 weeks pregnant and no closer to choosing a baby name than I was 28 weeks ago! We've been over and over the name books, but we're completely stuck! We've narrowed down the list to 14 names that we think we could probably live with, although we don't really LOVE any of them (Okay, I LOVE Jack, but Mitch thinks it's just okay. He LOVES Travis, but I'm not really a huge fan of it). So...since we're not getting anywhere in this naming game, we'd really like some opinions on the following names. The middle name (if it flows well enough with the first name) will be Miller (possibly Dean or Grant if Miller won't work). It needs to sound good with older brother Sawyer Barrett. HELP!

So what do you think of...

* Dylan - added for new opinions
* Noah - added for new opinions
* Ethan
* Travis
* Zachary (Zack)
* Jack
* Tyler
* Trent I just don't like this one enough
* Isaac "Too bibley" says my baby sister, and I think she's right
* Slater soooo didn't think SBTB until it was pointed out O_O I was thinking Dazed & Confused, not that that's any better :P
* Carter
* Jake
* Derek
* Parker 24 hours later, Mitch decided he hates this one
* Declan (pronounced Deck-lin) I think Mitch is the only person who still likes this one
* Nolan - we don't really like this one too much, but everyone else seems to love it (well, except for the comments here heh)


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Jan. 29th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
hehe you know this is my favourite subject!

* Ethan- love
* Travis- so typically american, i'm not keen.
* Zachary (Zack)- like
* Jack - been so popular here forever, i know a lot of jack's so i'm quite bored of it.
* Tyler- too...badass lol
* Trent- hate
* Isaac- totsy's son :-) it's alright
* Slater- hate
* Carter- oh ER good vibes, i like.
* Jake- love love love
* Derek- don't like.
* Parker- like
* Declan (pronounced Deck-lin)- like
* Nolan- i still prefer noah! & I don't think i flows with Miller.
Jan. 29th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
derek doesnt likt you either :P
Jan. 29th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
* Ethan - cute, would go well with sawyer
* Travis - ok, but not great
* Zachary (Zack) - no.
* Jack - too blah
* Tyler - also blah
* Trent - ok
* Isaac - good!
* Slater - no.
* Carter - decent
* Jake - too old sounding
* Derek - reminds me too much of krys' derek
* Parker - ehh
* Declan (pronounced Deck-lin) - no
* Nolan - agree with sophs, noah.

I vote Ethan or Isaac.
Jan. 31st, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
Clearly you're insane and only permitted to name guinea pigs in the future ;)
Jan. 29th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
I'm opinionated as all hell. here goes, Heidi-pants:

* Ethan - Not bad... Not awesome, though.
* Travis - I actually prefer Tavis
* Zachary (Zack) - omg, I ♥ Zach Morris!!!11 Saved By The Bell FTW!
* Jack - MY ITTY! Be hard for me to name a baby after someone I knew, though.
* Tyler - Bit boring. I like Ty as a nickname though.
* Trent - I soooo loved Trent on Daria. Liek-Fucking-Woah.
* Isaac - Reminds me of geekdom
* Slater - HA! Again with the Saved By The Bell!
* Carter - ER. Loved Carter on ER.
* Jake - He'll get the nickname "Jake the Snake" (I nanny a Jake, age 4 - already called that) so, he'll be into sports or jail.
* Derek - As in.... Derek Jeter?!? FUCK NO! Absolutely not. YANKEES SUUUUUCK!
* Parker - Spiderman! Actually, I kinda like this one.
* Declan (pronounced Deck-lin) - Fan of this. I like unique names.
* Nolan - I like this one too.

Wasn't that just epically helpful? Yeah, I thought so... I don't know what your last name is, but they say you shouldn't name a baby a name where the last letter of their first name is the same as the first letter of their last name, it makes it harder for them to learn and sounds funky.

Good luck, girlie.
Jan. 29th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
Kindly pretend the following:
* I capitalized the H in "Here goes."
* I spelled "Zack" right when fangirling SBTB.
* The Derek Jeter thing was calmer... I don't know what happened there. I like, blacked out when I typed that. You see, I'm Red Sox fan, and prone to delirious outbursts that include cursing like a drunken sailor when anything reminds me of the Yankees. *blushes*
Jan. 29th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
* Ethan- I think this would be good as a middle name but im not real big on it as a first, as I think its kinda blah, and there's bound to be an Ethan or two in his class
* Travis- same as above
* Zachary (Zack)-I like, but again very common
* Jack- need i say how i feel about this one I LOVE It . its classic.
* Tyler-I like it but im not wow wow about it
* Trent- do not like
* Isaac- do not like AT ALL
* Slater- saved by the bell anyone?
* Carter-I like this one .
* Jake- i really really like this one
* Derek- lol i think its hilarious you have this one on your list..
* Parker- nooooo
* Declan (pronounced Deck-lin)-nooo
* Nolan- i think this is a good name for a girl but i think its too mellow for ab oy, sensitive kinda. i dont know i just like it better for a girl.

Jan. 29th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
lol no offense krys. I am very particular about names, ask heidi... she knows about my weird obsession! I hate the name of my best friends, so it's totally nothnig personal. I'm sure your Derek is lovely & if Heidi & Mitch use it then i'm know he will be beauuutiful also!
Jan. 30th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
Parker is my favvvvvv
Jan. 30th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
i LOVE ethan, isaac and declan. but they're all great names. i like jake too. oooohh i'm terrible at choosing. out of ANYTHING! lol. ihope this one is going along a bit better :) *hugs* take care of yourself hun.
Jan. 30th, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
anything but decklin
Jan. 30th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
i agree with Krys - anything but decklin!

Jake is great - but i am bias :-)

I also love Carter and so does everyone on here that has commented and it is kinda the same last name for a first name like Sawyer (Parker too which is also nice).

Ethan sounds nerdish and Travis sounds VERY country!

When I was preg with Meagen - her dad and I both wrote a list of our top 10. If we had a match, that was it - if we did not...we both went to the next 10 fav's until we had a match. Meagen was on both of our top 10 thank goodness - but it was the only 1. Just a thought!
Jan. 30th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
Me again :-)

I was thinking...what if you extend Jack to Jackson then you have the name you love and it spices it up for Mitch. It goes well with Miller and keeps the last name for a first name theme that I said earlier!

You guys will get it and it will be perfect!
Jan. 30th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
That was my original suggestion (which everyone in MY family loves and everyone in HIS family hates), but Mitch can't seem to get past the Michael Jackson image :(

AAAAAAArgh...why is this so darn hard?
Jan. 30th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
I get the Jackson image too, I'm sorry you're finsing it soooo hard!
You could always makea bit of cash & sell the rights to his name on ebay.. college fund? hehe. xox
Jan. 30th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
lol that's what Mitch said...he said he wants corporate sponsorship for this kid :P
Jan. 31st, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
What if you spelled jackson differently? Would mitch still associate it with michael?
please please dont name him decklin .
Jan. 31st, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
I like Jackson too ..
A couple other ideas:
-Marley ( i dont know , ijust like it )
-Jaden ( could be shortened to jay for yelling across the street purposes)
-Deacon ( better than decklin )
-Benjaimen ( could be shortened to ben , which is timeless :P)
and of course i must say it again DYLAN!!
I also really really really really love jakob
Jan. 31st, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
-Marley - too girly
-Devon - the name of the street that ours is off of
-Jaden - SO SO SO many aiden/jaden/braden/cadens around here
-Deacon - my sister has said since we were like 10 that she's got dibs on Deegan Henry for a boy (she's a SUPER motorcross fan of Brian Deegan), so that kills this one and Keegan for being too close
-Benjaimen - the crazy MONDO fat kid down the street O_O

and of course i must say it again DYLAN!! - Okay, this one has been suggested A LOT, and it's starting to grow on me. I think Mitch likes it too...definite potential. I should add it to the list :)
Jan. 31st, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
Oops, I forgot Jakob - Mitch keeps saying "I like Jake, but I'm not naming my kid Corn-on-Ja-Cob" heh, so I guess that's out too, even with a K instead of a C :P
Jan. 31st, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
Hmm next time you have a baby make sure Mitch gets no name say, hes making this difficult you know :P
corn on ja cob?! come on ! Jacob is a lovely name
Im glad you are thinking about dylan , It could go with derek as well, if you are stuck on that..
Or dylan ethan
Jan. 31st, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
Noah is timeless yet trendy (that is kinda what I thought of Meagen when I named her that). A solid name!

Dylan is okay but, be prepared...every other kid here has that name and it is like Jordan - it is crossing over to be for either gender (blame Charlies Angels).
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