I think choosing a name for a new baby has to be one of the hardest things to do.

It is such a responsibility. Choosing the wrong name or combination of names may cause some issues for when the child is growing up.

I have browsed a few websites for inspiration and listened out for names when watching TV. Just when you think you have a winner, you mention it to your other half and he screws up his nose and says ‘really’…

Second time around I am not only getting disapproval from Keith, but also from Ethan, my 5 year old son- who has his own opions about what we should call the baby (very odd names I must say, like boo boo!) I think he forgets sometimes that we are naming a child and not a pet.

Another reason why I am finding it hard to choose a name is because I taught High School for 10 years, and taught hundreds of children. Many names remind me of particular children that I have taught, making it a challenge to find a unique name that has no associations with me.

Below is a list of a few websites I have been looking through. I have found them particularly useful as these sites state name, origin and meaning (which to me is important).

Some of the names that I am considering are Nate, Carter, Connor, Cole, Byron, Blake, Kody, Ashton, Hunter and Reid.


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  1. Check out I’m expecting our fourth and have never heard of this site until recently, but I love it!

    Kelli - October 6 / 2010 / 4:53 pm
  2. Hi Kelli,

    Congratulations on expecting baby number four. How far along are you? I just love this time and even though it is my second pregnancy, there are always little surprises that make me smile.

    I will have to definitely check out your site.


    Tracey - October 6 / 2010 / 5:15 pm
  3. If you go with Carter, you’re babies will have the same names as the children of the lady that runs the cloth diaper store by my house! Love it!

    marisa - October 6 / 2010 / 8:24 pm
  4. After naming 4 kids I feel like a pro…OK not really, but I do understand your situation. I finally had to just tell my kids they were NOT allowed an opinion on the name of Baby.

    I also never told anyone the names until they were born because unwanted opinions were hurtful (we learned this with #1)
    I chose names based on family. #1 is an Iish name, the one heritage Hubby and I have in common. His name is Cian (Key-an) Rhys.
    #2 is named after my father-in-law and brother-in-law. Coveniently it is also a family name in MY family. His name is Charles Damian but goes by Charlie.
    #3 needed a name that would go well with the other 2, but I also wanted something super feminine as she was my first girl. She is named after my favorite auntie. Her name is Rylee Scarlet Elisabeth (Scarlet is the feminine name I insisted on. Elisabeth is my auntie)
    #4 is another girl so I decided she needed 3 names like her sister. I used another Irish name with an ultra-feminine second name and the third is after my best friend who has passed. Her name is Delaney Aurora Louise

    I thought each name through and it took the entire pregnancy to finalize each one. It was quite challenging and I felt pressured because I HATE my name. So far my kids love their names and I feel they are perfect!

    I love the names you have picked so far! Good luck finding that perfect name!

    Andrea - October 6 / 2010 / 11:43 pm
  5. Hi Marissa, thanks for your comment. I do really like the name Carter, but there are still a few months until we have to decide.

    Cake Lingerie - October 7 / 2010 / 11:53 am
  6. I love all the name combinations you have give your children Andrea. And I also love the fact that you have given them names that mean something to you, making it that extra bit special.

    Cake Lingerie - October 7 / 2010 / 11:55 am
  7. hi all, i am 25 weeks along with my 5th birth child (have an adopted little 5yr old girl), older mom, (my kids range from almost 20 to almost 11) and am having a hard time with names. (that and bra fitting, lol) i did and do not want any common names, ones you hear very frequently. thanks so much for the website suggestions. Lisa :o)

    lisa - October 27 / 2010 / 12:49 pm
  8. Hi Lisa! Congratulations on expecting your 5th child. Do you know the sex of your child?

    Tracey - October 27 / 2010 / 1:50 pm
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