Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Names


I love my choice of names for my children. Alyssa is unusual without being too crazy and lots of her friends can easily say it and spell it. Her Great Grandad however insists it isn't a real name and continues to call her Lisa.

Her middle name is Bryony which wasn't my favourite of names I have to admit to start off with mostly because people pronounce it as briny like the salty sea. I can't help but sing "beautiful briny sea" when I say it. Now though, I love it.

Her initials are ABS ~ yes, like Anti-lock Braking System. My little way of linking her to how I had met her dad through a common love of cars. It was either that or her name may have been Nova, Saxo or Ferrari. Needless to say, I went with Alyssa~ much prettier! I did have over 60 names on the list for her though when she was born.

Harvey was the only boys name we could agree on. Don't really know where it came from....


Bailey could have been another option now I've mentioned it along with Lambrini, Blossom and Vimto if he'd turned out to be a girl. (I'm joking!)



"What about if I didn't want to be Harvey anymore? What about if I wanted to be called Boris?"

I couldn't imagine Harvey being called Boris for some reason. Not because it isn't a good name but that I really think once you've named your baby, another name just wouldn't suit them. I did try calling him Boris for the afternoon but he didn't answer to it. (Mind you, he ignores me when I say Harvey too so perhaps that's not his name either.) Comments please on what his 'real' name is and one that he will respond to would be good for me.  Albert perhaps, Winston maybe or he may be named after the Royal baby and be called Brian.

Yes, Harvey believes George Alexander Louis is actually called Brian.







avoiding the washing up and thinking about names.


21 comments:

  1. Names are a funny thing! I wanted to name my boy Dylan, but everyone said it was a dogs name -_- in the end he was called Liam, and my dad thought it was after Liam Gallagher from Oasis - hell no!!

    I couldn't imagine him being called Dylan now, he really is a Liam.

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  2. I love all my children's names. Fran going to be Elizabeth until a few weeks before her birth. I couldn't imagine her being anything other than Fran now.

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  3. Names are so tricky!! We have Harrison (who is always just Harry) and Alexander (Who is alex!)

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    1. I like names like that as it can suit them all through their lives ~ a name for any time.

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  4. I loved my kids names but when we chose Amelia 17 years ago we got a few strange looks. She is now known as Millie and my son who is Harrison is Harry.....Welcome to the land of blogging xx

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    1. Thank you very much :) I still have lots to learn but everyone is very helpful and friendly.

      It's so funny how names come in and out of fashion.

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  5. Having read your nicknames above, I'm not sure he will thank you for calling him Chunky when he's older! I was dead set on two of my children's names and wavered on the middle one. I like it but don't LOVE it, although it suits her and cannot imagine her as anything else now :) My eldest is also an Emilia just spelt differently from Sam's above ^^. She is always asked to have that spelt out!

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    1. Yes, possibly a change in nickname will be required at some point for him :) That's another complex situation with names and just how you go about deciding the spelling of them.

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  6. We decided on our little girls name at 20 weeks, we were less sure of a boys name

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  7. They are lovely names and I love the name Bryony :-) all of mine had names during pregnancy. Joseph Stuart was Joseph because I liked the name and he was Joe-Joe when he was little and Stuart after my dads middle name. The twins are Isabella Alice, Isabella because I am a Twilight fan and Alice after my nanna who passed away 3 days after they were born. Then we've got Taylor James, Taylor after one of the best drummers in the greatest band Foo Fighters and James after his daddy x

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  8. Choosing names is so hard. I called my son Toby after the name of the baby in the Labyrinth and he really suits it. If I have another I've no idea at all what name I would choose. Perhaps something from my family tree.

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  9. it's such a responsibility isn't it! we had three names we couldn't decide on but when we saw him we knew he was a Wilf x

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  10. Kitty was very nearly called Lyra, chosen after reading The Golden Compass series but when the film came out just before she was born we freaked out that everyone would use that name so opted for Kitty instead!
    Name choosing is a toughie - ultimately by the time they are teenagers they'll hate whatever name you give them. And my initials.... Annie Sandra Spratt - I'd swap it for ABS!

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    1. I had Skye as a middle name for her at one point until I thought about the initials. You would have matched! Love the name Kitty.

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  11. naming a child is such a tricky task esp as you are usually doing it sleep deprived and hormonal lol, you have chosen beautiful names, really cute children xx

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    1. Oh definitely lol I'm so glad I waited a bit and didn't make a rush decision. (Awww thank you :) )

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  12. Ahh...bless him! :-) It was very difficult naming our daughter. I had several names that I liked. It depended on my mood as to which one I liked best!

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  13. I always swore I would never give my children names which were difficult to spell or pronounce but we ended up calling my daughter Nuala !

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  14. I think they are lovely names - so nice how you came about them as well. Love the fact he decided to be Boris at least it was something different. x

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  15. They are lovely names and you are right - calling them by another name when they are older is just odd as they sort of grow into their names, don't they!

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