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When I was pregnant with Amelia we had decided on her name pretty quickly after our gender scan as it was a firm favourite for both of us being at the top of our lists. Fast forward a couple of years and with less than a month to go we still have absolutely no idea what to name this little man. 

It's not that we don't have any names picked out, we just can't seem to agree on anything! I have 4 names which I really really like and Andy doesn't like any of them. Andy has two names (not mentioned above) which he likes and won't budge on them but they are ridiculous names as he's only suggested them because they are of two famous people he knows. Then there are two names which we've both suggested that we're not particularly overlay keen on but if we can't agree on anything then it's most likely going to end up be one of those which I'm not that happy about as it will be a name we don't really like. 

Choosing a name for a baby can be a difficult task, especially if you and your partner can't agree. There are many things which I tend to consider when choosing a name, will it go with his surname, does it go with Amelia, is it a name that can be for a baby, older child and adult? I don't mind if it's popular or not, as long as we like it that's fine with me. When we chose Amelia's name back in 2011 it wasn't that popular, however its now one of the most popular names in the top 100 name charts.

I know a lot of people say to wait until the baby is born to decide on a name to see what they look and the right name will just come into your head but we had already decided on Amelia's name before we had seen her and she is definitely an 'Amelia'. 

Here's what we are currently working with:

* I've always loved Noah and Finley and more recently become fond of Harrison & Olly/Ollie
* Andy doesn't like any of them and suggested Noel & Lennon (after two of his favourite singers) which I hoped he was joking about! Unfortunately he's being deadly serious and hasn't suggested any other names! 
* There's no names in either side of our families that we could use or particularly like
* The only other names we both came up with were Harry and Jack but neither of them stand out for us and they would be a last resort if it came to it. I did suggest that Harrison could also be shortened to Harry and Andy did begin to come round to that
* I prefer Jack as a middle name 
* I'm not a fan of weird/unique or old traditional names and prefer something a bit more modern
* Andy doesn't like the name of anyone he's worked with, went to school with, if he knows a naughty child with that name so that rules out a lot of the names I suggested!

So as you can see at this rate he will still be nameless when he is born! I'm hoping that once I've given birth and the midwife asks for a name I can get in there first and Andy will just agree with me. I can always dream can't I? 

What are your favourite names for boys these days? Have you always had names picked out or did it take you ages to choose? I'd love to hear! 


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16 comments

  1. Emilia was our top choice for Erin. I was so sure that that was her name and I told Chris I hated Erin when he suggested it. As soon as I looked at her, I just knew that Erin was her name. So strange considering I hated it so much! Hopefully his name will just hit you! :)

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  2. I had a dream Aidan would be called Aidan - It wasn't even on our list! Picking a baby name is so tough. Good luck :) x

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  3. I've always loved the name Liam for a boy, and luckily my husband likes that name too, so if we have a boy one day, that's his name. I'm having a hard time picking a name for if we ever have a girl. I kinda like the name Olivia because I can call her Ollie for short. Who knows though. I was going to be Jessica up until I was born and my dad said I looked like a Katy, so there you have it!

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  4. Would the names meanings help any? We didn't know either time the gender of our babies & when our first born was a boy we had 3 names in the delivery room. I loved Reuben, my husband loved Jacob & Matthew was our compromise name. Matthew means gift from God & in the delivery room we were both so overwhelmed & thankful for our little boy we both immediately agreed on Matthew (despite not agreeing at all on names up to this point!) Matthew's nearly 6 now and he has grown into his name & I love it & wouldn't change it. My brother & his wife took about 10 days after birth to name their son trying out each of the names they liked for 3 days before settling on one. Don't panic you will agree when your little man arrives. Little boys are wonderful! : )

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  5. We chose the only name we could agree on! Don't know what we would call the next one as we have very different tastes! X

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  6. Luckily we are having a girl and both agreed on Isabella. We could not agree for a boy though. I really liked Henry though and William. I think you will need sometihing quite traditional to go with Amelia xx

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  7. We took ages to name Ashton, he wasn't named until I was in Labour, he was going to be Parker or Hunter before that. Harrison was going to be Oscar, but I quickly changed my mind, we both liked Harry, but I loved Harrison so I finally mentioned Harrison shortened to Harri, and even when he was first born I wasn't 100% sure, but now I couldn't imagine him as anything else. Although we are one for Nicknames so Ashton is often Ashbash or just Bash and Harrison is Harribo, or BoBo. Boys names are so hard!!! Xx

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  8. Joel is a lovely name, I knew a Joel and he had the kindest heart! We did not come up with Sonnys name till he was born! I liked Barnaby but matt hated it, he liked wierd names and we almost went with Dexter boys names are tough 😃

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  9. Luckily my hubby and I agreed right away on a name for our baby boy. Unfortunate our families were less than thrilled with our choice. But who cares!!!

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  10. We are currently set on Chloe because it's a firm favourite of my hubby and I like it too. We were kind of relieved when we found out it was a little girl as we no idea for boys names! X

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  11. Harrison and Finley are my favs out of those. :)
    xox

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  12. For me the hardest thing was finding a name to go with LP's name, sounding right when we write them together or call them in the park etc. In the end we only had one name that was a possibility and we weren't in love with it at all. It was ok. But as it was our only option we stuck with it and now, 19 months on, Little Man suits his name perfectly. It all works out ok in the end x

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  13. We didn't find out the sex and I had boys names sorted - I found them so much easier! We had a daughter!! We just agreed on her name once she was born. My boys names were Harrison, Oliver, Arthur or Noah xx

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  14. I am having exactly the same problem! I have has a name in mind for baby girl that I am in love with but husband is dead set against it. We have one name that we both like, but I still prefer what I have in mind. We managed to agree on a boys name not long after finding out about pregnancy but not a girls name. And it doesn't help that husband isn't very forthcoming with suggestions! It is a huge responsibility. 3 weeks to go.... x

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  15. I have an Amelia and recently had a baby boy who we named Joshua. I think they go lovely together, and I liked josh for when he is older. Can't wait to see what u choose! X

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  16. We're trying to decide on a girls name for our second daughter due in April. It's such an important decision but I cant seem to focus on it. I like all of the boys names you've mentioned. Good luck with your decision! X

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