Someone help us name this baby!!
We were pretty shocked we were having a girl when we had our baby gender reveal Twitter Party back in March. If you don’t believe me, just watch this video. So needless to say, we had a boy’s name picked out, but not a girl’s name. You’d think in the two months since the party we would have come up with something, but nope. (Probably because the hubby keeps falling asleep on the couch every night.) So we never get a quiet-toddler-free-moment to discuss a name.
When I was at Mom 2.0, and walking around with a massively huge belly (see the picture above and you know what I mean), people asked if I had picked out a name yet. Sadly, no, and I was happy to get suggestions. Many fellow conference attendees rocked, and we had fun sharing name ideas, but nothing stuck. Not yet, anyway.
So here I am. Asking for your help. Do you have any names that you love that you’d be willing to share? At this point we are open to anything, other than names that end in an “a”. So no Briannas, Sophias, Olivias etc. We also aren’t too keen on popular names that were just released from the Social Security Administration 2011 Data Pool. So Abigail, for example, is out.
Anyone who takes the time to share the name love deserves something special, and what would be more ironic than some giveaway prizes that are “name relevant”? These three products, that one of you will win, have been featured in national magazines, on TV, sported by celebrities, and made by awesome Mom-preneurs who know the importance of good names!
Like this Name Your Tune awesome personalized CD ($20). Your child’s name is sung in a variety of kid favorite songs. (Think “Little Michael had a Farm“.) We have it for our first child and it is constantly played in the car. (Constantly.)
Or Mabel’s Labels Limited Edition Camp Combo ($39.95) to label all the kid gear we have – whether it is for camp, daycare, or playgroups! Whether it is for a backpack, shoes or a water bottle. These labels are award-winning.
But the biggest thing about not having a name is that I can’t get any Mom jewelry. No necklace to wear with my kids’ names on it. Like this gorgeous necklace from Studio Jewel, or any of the amazing necklaces and bracelets to which you could use the $50 credit, if you win, towards anything in her shop.
So help me out everyone! Because I’d love to label this baby’s shoes, sing a song about her running a Farm, and rock the Mom jewelry. Let the naming begin! Congrats to Sarah for winning! To see what name we went with, click here.
For full giveaway rules, click here.
Mabel’s Labels has a promo for 10% off if you buy 2 or more camp combos with the coupon code: KIDS2CAMP. Good until 06/22/12.
These awesome Moms have also given me one of their products. Well, once I know what the name will be anyway.
I stand by Margaret as my top pick for you 🙂 It matches in traditional feel, has cute nickname options and goes with last name 🙂
So Margaret is my top but here are some others I like …
How about Grace? Rowan? Avery? Good luck
Payton, Rose, Stella, Willow, Sophia, Khloe, Isabella, Brooklynn, Brianna! I love all these girl names but none have stuck for me, they might for you. I am still looking for the perfect name for my daughter arriving in Sept.
I have a Madison so I’m now partial to that name. Some new favorites are Bree, Raegan and Lily.
Brook – congrats and good luck. Maybe we will both find the perfect name!
I was always going to use the name Sarah Mae if I had a girl – but had 2 boys instead. For other names I like Victoria and Mackenzie. Good luck finding the right name! What are both of your mom’s names? I named one of my boys after his 2 grandfather’s first names, and my second son I took my husbands name and switched it – Keith James became James Keith. So what is your middle name?
For some reason when I saw your post, I immediately thought of names beginning with “C”, probably because your name starts with “C” and flows well… I think these three are beautiful: Catherine, Caitrin (the Irish Gaelic form of Catherine), and Claire….
Best wishes — you’re on the home stretch! Your precious girl will be here soon! Praying for a smooth adjustment for the “big brother” and all of you!
I like one of the combo Elinor/Eleanor/Lenore. All are lovely and classic.
I also love Elizabeth/Lizbeth/Lisbeth. So many nick names (I love Libby.)
I’ve always been partial to a variation of my name: Jessamyn. I can’t use it but it’s so pretty.
I’m partial to Elizabeth and Caroline!! Can’t wait to hear the good news!
I have 2 boys (thankfully) because I found choosing a girls name VERY difficult as well. I think the name Felicity is beautiful (and biblical) and although you say you don’t want a name that ends in “a”, I think the name Gemma is gorgeous. Best of luck!
I like traditional names. How about Caroline, Lauren, Elizabeth, Emily, or Rachel?
I love the name Sabine. Also Iris, Rose, and Lily.
Picking a name is not an easy task. It has to sound good, not burden the kid in school, and be powerful enough for maybe being President, a rock star, an Olympic athlete or a Nobel Prize winner.
So with a-ending names out, there go my suggestions of Anastasia and Drizella. Although, I don’t run in to many Maleficents these day, so maybe keep that on on the back burner (of an 80-burner stove!).
Probably shoud stay away from names like Miley and, well, Gaga ends in a so that’s out too. Now, I see why it’s so difficult!
I’d probably stay away from Catherine and Kate, what with every woman who loves the Royal Family naming their girls after Princess Katherine. Although Ann(e) and Elizabeth are very strong classic names that might roll off the tongue easily.
Personally, I’m a fan of unisex names for girls. I think it might be useful later in life (unless sexism ends), so names like Morgan and Evan are appealing. I’d stay away from Dakota and Quinn. Especially since people would think you might have been a Gleek on one of those names.
You could always just go out on a limb and ‘go big or go home’ so to speak and name her President, Queen, or Princess.
I think that’s all my counsel for now. If the perfect name comes to me, I’ll let you know,
Can’t wait to meet the little girl!
Wishing you the easiest of labor and delivery, and a healthy baby girl.
I know it ends with “a” but Celia? The classic name Elizabeth always makes me smile. Or, if you’re Irish, Maeve. Or Hadley, Hope. Good luck! Picking a name must be one of the hardest things to do.
Mari or Libby or Millie. Always loved Lydia too. Good luck!
my 3 girls are named vanessa, sabrina and natasha. all ending with As like their mama. 😀
If I ever ever had another daughter, i’d name her Adriana.
Isis is pretty too!
Good luck girl! Hubby wanted to name Natasha, Lisa. I couldn’t stand the name. Then I told him there was a russian spy named Natasha Cyril and he was all for it. I lied of course. hahaha.
I think it’s so difficult to find a name since everyone has some personal history with name associations.
But, here are some names of girls my kids are friends with with no a’s on the end:
I’m going to say, Gabriella (or Gabrielle), because that was the name I wanted for my girl, but very close friends beat us too it! You can shorten to Gaby or Gabri (I like the second one better!) I also really like Kayla, which means friend, and Claire, after that character in “The Time Traveller’s Wife”. Those are my girls’ middle names, but you’re also welcome to Amelia (as in Earheart) and Zoe (which means “life”), like my kids 🙂
What a fun exercise! My sister named her dog Stella, and then regretted it when she found out she was having a baby girl. Love Stella.
Also Lucy, Mia, Lacy, Gabrielle. Good luck with the selection:)
My daughters are named Lanie Mae and Charlotte Rose. I also like Paige, Maeve, Brooke, and Peyton.
Naming is so tough! I always said that anything goes until I sign on the dotted line for the birth certificate in the hospital.
I had 2 boys, so never had to discover what my girls name would be… I was always partial to my grandmother’s name: Marguerite. Nice variation on the classic Margaret (my Mom’s name).
We named our 2nd daughter Caris (pronounced Care-is).
Its nice that we haven’t really heard it except maybe 1 time.
Hi Gina! Love the name Gabrielle but we had a dog for 16 years with that name so it’s out. Which brings me to the point of not naming pets human names cause you never know! LOL.
We have that problem with Sienna, Bella, Sasha and Gabrielle. (Pets at some point.) Sigh. 🙂
We have family friends that had a girl last week and they didn’t have a name until the last minute. They called her Cupcake while they waited for a final name.
I like that one too. It has a great meaning.
We named our 3rd girl Maeve — def not popular and it reflects my Irish heritage. My other two girls are Lillian and Abigail, but I think those names are pretty popular on the SSA list! 🙂
With big brother Oliver, I like Harriet, Beatrice, Margot, or Josephine. I think Rosemary would be cute, too, and it has lots of nice nicknames. Good luck!
How about Robyn or Robin? Neither too common nor too unusual.
my baby girl’s name is callie but i also like elsie and layla (but i know you don’t want anything ending in A) good luck! 🙂
I love the name Hattie.
We had a really hard time deciding on a name for our baby boy. Now, I’m hoping and praying that if we have another child, it will be a girl because I love the following girls names:
Samantha (oops sorry that ends in “a” so doesn’t meet your criteria, but it can be shortened to Sam!)
Congratulations again and have fun!
Amy, Emmy, Katelyn
I like, Maizy, Maybell, Evandie, June and Tilly. Quinn is nice as well. I have a daughter named Mary, and believe it or not, people always comment on how that is unusual!
We like the name Meaghyn Elizabeth. (There are so many ways that Meaghyn can be spelled: Meagan, Meaghan, Meggan, Meghan, Meighan, Meighyn, Megan, Maygan, etc)
I love so many girls names….Penelope (Penny), Lanie, Alexandra (Lexie), Avery, Charlotte, Lulu, Macon (Macy), Rosemary (Rosie)…I know you will pick the perfect name. I can’t wait to hear!
I LOVE the names Milania and Guiliana!
My favorite girls name is Aria
Luv the name Audriana and congrats!
i dont have just one…Isabella, Adrianna, Faith, Josephine, and Leyla
laurra or emily
How about Nina – that one hasn’t been mentioned yet
So my fave name…Lydia…is out. I also love Caroline and Charlotte!
It’s very old-fashioned, but I think Mabel is such a sweet, sweet name!
Ha! I didn’t even realize Mabel’s Labels was being featured! Mabel is a family name for us, so I’ve always been a big fan 🙂
I like names that end in a – but the ones I like that dont are:
How about Madison?
My favorite girls names are Kairi and Viola! I’ll be naming my baby girl Kairi 🙂
My favorite has always been Amanda
I had picked Skylar (nickname Sky) and Taylor as possible baby names for us, then I had 2 boys. I always like unisex names for girls.
Thanks for the giveaway
I like the name: Ella
Thanks for the chance.
Hi Charlene- we had a tough time with a girls name too. I was partial to Amelia, and Audrey ( our son is an Alex). We have a Harper , which was a game day decision , but it totally suits her.
I just gave birth to my second. She’s a girl too! We had no idea what to name her – I have plenty of boy’s names but no girl’s names. But my grandmother passed in January, so I named her in grandma’s memory. I don’t have a favorite’s girl name but it was an easy choice to go with Sarah for my little girl, and it’s starting to grow on me. I guess it will be my favorite once it rubs off 100%!
Congrats to you 🙂
Grace or Joy or Rosa-Lee
I love the name : Julia
I love my daughters name and my niece, here are their names:
Susan… it’s not very common…. I named my daughter Jordan,
but recommend Esther… 🙂
I have always loved Clementine, Priscilla, Ruth, Alexis, and Natalie. <3 Congrats!
I like Madeline and Genevieve
Other than my daughters, I love Elizabeth. Good luck with the name and birth. I have sympathy because it’s hard picking names but her name witll grow on her and you!
That is so true. Thanks!
I like Ava, Lilly, and Rose.
I’ll give you my three granddaughter’s names, they’re all cuties (yup, I’m biased!)
Keryn, Callie, Lucia Happy name picking!
My rafflecopter name is Julie G.
I like madison for a girls name
Aja or Leonine
love my own picks, natch…choosing now….Katherine, Elizabeth, Beatrice are faves.
I know it’s an -a, but I love Ayla. Like Kayla minus the K. I also really like Elise. And Grace. And Corrine. Good luck. I was in the same boat, but the other way around. We had a girl’s name all picked out, but no boy. I was in labor and crossing my fingers it was to be a girl lol. Good luck!
My daughter’s name is Zoe. I love the name now even more that she is out of the belly and into my world. I must admit though that I really wanted to name her Chloe, but my husband kept saying that it was a “cat” name…. so, then we came up with Zoe. We thought it would be original, but then we found out that it is actually pretty popular. Oh well. So, I guess my suggestion would be to go for Zoe or Chloe. I also like the names Isabel, Isabella, Isla, Maya, Ana, and Eliza.
love the name Julianna
A personal favorite of mine is Adelaide and December. I know wierd names but they are a couple of my favorites.
My favorite girl’s names are:
Cassiopia and Adrienne
London! I love that name for a girl!
Well, of course, I have to say my only daughter’s name Shelby. Her middle name is Raye and she’s my only girl in between two boys. I picked Shelby because of one of my favorite lines from a movie, in Steel Magnolia’s Julia Robert’s charactor “Shelby” when talking about risking her health to have a family says “I’d rather have one day of amazing than a lifetime of nothing special”.
I named my daughter Annabelle… that would have to be my favorite 😀
I like the name sophia
There are so many good girl names to choose from. I really like Eve or Evelyn.
Love it! Such a great meaning behind the name!
My daughter’s name is Allison, so that’s my favorite girl’s name. 🙂
My favorite is Isabella Maria
I like the name Lydia
well Avril,it is my daughters name!
Isabel or my favorite all time is Jacqeline. It sound pretty in both Spanish and English and it has a beautiful meaning…google it. 😀
Call me arrogant, but Trisha is my favorite girl’s name!
I love the name Georgia Beth.
I love Jane! It’s classic but not old fashioned.
Our favorite girl’s name is Meaghan Elizabeth