Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Stuff

I feel bad for my depressing post and it made me realize that I forgot to share some really good news with you all:


Yay! YAAAAAAAAAAAY! Yay! Yay! Yay!

I swear, my brother's baby and Catfish's baby are my two little shining beacons of hope and happiness lately. I LOVE thinking about new babies. To know that such cuteness and excitement is right around the corner absolutely thrills me.

We all know how I love baby name talk. My brother is going with Ethan, which I love. Catfish is looking for a unique, old fashioned name. She has a fantastic Irish last name that will look good with just about anything. My favorites for her are:


I'm 97% sure she's going to have a girl. I had a dream that she had a baby girl and named her Sunny. It would be more fun for my boys if she had a boy, but it would be so much fun for me if she had a girl.

For boys for her I like:
Alexander (if I have another, it's going to be Alexander Cash or Alexander Atlas--I know Atlas is a little ridiculous, it's a new fixation of mine and luckily, I probably won't be having another)
Elliot (Eli)

I'm pretty much out of boy names honestly.

Okay, your turn. Tell me your favorite names and maybe the closet can name Catfish's baby.


Anonymous said...

I love Marlo or Merrill for a girl.

Sara said...

Congrats to Catfish!! When I have a baby, I'll name it either Nathan or Anabelle. I have always loved both!

Anonymous said...

My son's name is Ronan. Different but not weird. :)

Lin said...

Congrats to Catfish!

We don't have kids yet but my hubby & I like the names Abigail, Mattison, Sage, & Roman.

Anonymous said...

I adore Sophie. I don't know why, I always have. I also really like Eva.

My future daughter is Evelyn.

How about Sadie or Victoria? Lillian or Lily, Grace, Ellie, Alice. I donno. But I love old names.

My grandma is Bertha, how 'bout that one? (*cough*)

I also really love Milo. I wish I could name my son, but the s/o has chosen to name him after his late father, "John". Which is thoughtful and nice, but not quite spunky enough for me. But I'm no good with boys names anyway. I do like Gabriel. And Ben. Everyone (literally, every male in my family save two - Noah and Doug) is either a variation of William, James, or Terry. Plus grandpa Herschel. Who is married to Bertha.

p jane said...

Yay for good news...and babies!

The girl name we loved but never got to use was Cassidy Elise (nn Sadie).

The boys names...well, we used three but I still like Declan, Kelvin, Pascal, Simon, Eliot and Lucas. (Eliot for T. S. Eliot, thus that spelling.)

Kenny and Chrissy said...

I've always thought Roman was a kick ass name for a boy.

MCW said...

I guess I haven't been reading your blog long enough because I was VERY confused about a catfish and your brother having a baby. Lol...

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Sorry, I only have girl names. I never even THOUGHT about a boy! Olivia Camille Violet Penelope Emilia Loulou Lily Vivienne I just love the old-fashioned names. Sorry, but no Britney's for me!

Rebecca Powers said...

My son's name is Cannon Wade, and my daughter's name is Isabelle Madalyn. I am naming this next baby that I'm pregnant with Jack Mason. I LOVED the name Cullen, but hubby said NO!

~M~ said...

Great names!!

Jennifer said...

I love new babies too. Ahhh. Just thinking about it. I like Audrey for a girl. I tried to get my cousin to name her little girl that because it was her (other) grandmother's name and her little boy was Austin and I thought that was cute together. Alas... she names her Alexis. Totally not as cute to me.

Polecat Mommy said...

Harper would be lovely. Good pick.

because I said so said...

I like Hudson, Briggs, Miller, Deacon, Smyth and Tyson for boys

I like anything but Emma, Emily, Madison, Britney, Olivia and Abby for girls....almost (and those only because my 7 year old has no less than 2 girls with each of those names and 4 with the name Olivia in her classes and afterschool program, not because I don't like the names, just too common)

Theresa said...

Oh, please pick Murphy! It's a classic Irish name, but too bad it's your dog's name too. I love that name for a kid.

Congratulations. Love babies. They're angels on earth.

Melodie said...

Is your brother sure about that name? It's super popular and the kid will probably end up with at least one other Ethan in his kindergarten class. I love the name, but had to cross it off my list for just that reason. My ex-BIL just named his son Ethan a couple of weeks ago.
I'm actually going with a more traditional name (David) for my little guy (did I tell you I'm having a boy?), but I think he'll be okay since it seems like everybody else is giving their kid some sort of trendy or off-the-wall name.
For Catfish, she can have my girl-name that I'm not going to be able to use - Rachel Ann. But of the names you listed, I most prefer Harper. I loved To Kill a Mockingbird - both the book and the movie.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer, my grankids are named Austin and Audrey, you are correct, nice names!

My favorite boy's names are:
Branden (I have one)

Adrienne (I have one)
Alexis (I have one of these too!)

katie b said...

Sophie and Jacob are my kids names! Well, our daughter's name is actually Sofia (with an f) - but we call her Sofie all the time.

Mary said...

Classic Irish would be Mary Catherine. My name is Mary and I married into a Scottish name and I absolutely love it.
I have always like Samantha for a girl though.
Graeme might be nice for a boy.

Tiffany said...

Congrats to Catfish!!

My current names for furture kids are: Jasper for a boy and Arabella for a girl.

Out of your names I love Harper, Alexander, and Jacob.

Funny in My Mind said...

I have Ashton and Nicholas. My sister has an Orin and a Nyal.

Unknown said...

My favourite girl name is Stella but I am totally biased as I have a little Stella!

Anonymous said...

I too want to know who Catfish is?!?

JET said...

How about Truman for a boy? :)

Shannon said...

I like Stella and Lydia for girls. Ruby was one of my faves, but with a last name that starts with Red, it was out for us.

Life, Love And Lola said...

YAY Catfish!!!

I personally love the name Oliva!
Or Sophia.

Boys...Jackson or Eli.

Renee said...

Yay! Congrats to Catfish! How very, very exciting.

We visited Tony's aunt in Boston last week and met her students (she's been teaching over 30 years) and I loved some of their very Irish names. Seamus (pronounced SHAY-muss) and Saoirse (pronounced SEER-sha) were too favorites. Saoirse means Freedom. I also like Siobhan (Shih-VON), which means God is Gracious.

-The Renee

Anonymous said...

Girl names......Delaney or Savannah Love those I like Reagan too...that's my youngest's name. I also have a Hayley and a Kali Jo LOL

Boys.....Tanner which we just named our new dog. LOL Max which was the dog name we vetoed but I like it. Aidan although I think it's overused. Rider is kind of cool I think.

Renee said...

I can't believe I wrote too instead of two in my comment. I'm so ashamed. I like Anon's suggestion of Tanner - I've always liked that name!

-The Renee

Melanie Sheridan said...

My married name is Irish and it's fabulous! I get many compliments on my name because it sounds so darn awesome, much better than my maiden name. Please consider adding Melanie to your list of girl names.

Heather said...

yay and congrats!

i love these names...

for girls...
jill or jillian

for boys...

gabriel (but not gabe)

Heather said...

oh... forgot!

liam and quinn =)

Maddness of Me said...

Oliver and Olivia.

My two all time favorite names.

Anonymous said...

Hey! HEEEEEEEYYY!!!! Quit throwing around the name Milo! No one else is allowed to use it, I tell you, no one!!

(Just a little note to let you know I'm still reading, and praying for you and yours.)