Friday, February 27, 2009

Number Names

In a recent post the name Primo was suggested as a name for your first child. Now while I'm suggesting that it wouldn't be the best idea to called your second child Secondo, I thought that it would be a fun to suggest a number of number names.

1. Primo - First born in Italian

2. Banji - 2nd born of Twins in African

3. Tripp - yes this is Sarah Palin's grandson but it is a credible name. Meaning the 3rd it originally was a nickname given to those with the suffix III in America. Either love it or hate it. I think I might sit on the fence with this one.

4. Arbela - An English name meaning four Gods.

5. Quentin - 5th in Latin

6. Jackopa - Six in native American. I imagine that would be seen as a variant of Jack.

7. Nana - Japanese name meaning 7 also meaning different in Indian.

8. Octavia -8th in Latin

9. Isaiah - Okay so this has no significant 'nine' meaning but it was the 9th born child of the famous Octuplet mom Nadiya Suleman.

10. Decima - The 10th in Latin

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Tom-Girls Update.

What did I say about girls with boys names again?

This week,

Emmerson Jane
Emmerson May
Isla Rose Peter

Hate to say I told you so!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Some Exciting News!

I have some rather exciting news to share with you all but I don't know how to say it to make it suspenseful!

I started this blog with the intention of bouncing ideas of Laura and our readers purely for fun. I did not start it with the intention of helping me gather names for any expectant children, although a few I have come across as a result of this blog have made it to my personal list.

However, in recent times I have been paying more attention to the names that have been mentioned, but not for any particular reason. As it turns out my subconscious self must have known that soon there would be a reason for me to be paying more attention.

Yes, you may have even guessed it by now, I am expecting a child. I am about 8 weeks pregnant - yes a little new years eve baby! Nathan and I are over the moon!

We only found out about a couple of weeks ago (I am a bit lazy like that) and I wanted blog about it straight away. However, I felt it was only right that friends and family knew first.

So here are the details, we are due on about the 22nd of September and have decided already that we don't want to know the gender until he or she is born. We haven't talked about names yet, we probably won't for a while if Edward's name is any indicator. I think it was 2 months to go before we talked about it. We haven't got a clear birth plan yet or any of those details yet. For now I am just enjoying growing a little human being inside of me!

Now I think about it the timing couldn't be more perfect - I was starting to get a little lonely with Edward at school.

I will keep informed!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Oh My! Darling Little Names that End in Oh

What is it about short little 'Oh" ending names that makes them absolutely adorable!

On boys especially I can't resist them!

On girls to they are adorable! I love the name Shiloh -not just because of Brangelina but because it is a lovely name. If I weren't to worried that people would immediately associate it with little miss Jolie-Pitt I would use it.

So now a list of Darling Little O names; inspired by Laura's suggestion of Rio.

Rio - A darling little name. It is supposed to be unisex but I say its masculine. Meaning river and originating in Spain I am definately putting this on the list for future children.

Theo - The short form of the more classical sounding Theodore. With simmilar qualities to the oh so popular Max I think thisname is one about to climb the ladder.

Leo - Leo, Cute, Short, Sweet. Literally means the Lion.How special willit be when your little Leo grows up to watch playschool and hears that song! He really will be the King of the Jungle!

Ringo - Any beatles fans? It means Apple in Japanese. NeedI say anymore?!?!!

Banjo - For the Aussie's - Banjo Patterson wrote the man from Snowy River. It was chosen by Rachel Griffiths for her little boy. I might be biased, being an Aussie and all, but I love it!

Mateo - Meaning Gift of God in Spanish as a form of Matthew this name is ranked 283 on the most recent American Social Security List - a name on the rise.

Indigo - Okay this is the third time we have suggested this name. But why not - my experience of this name is that it grows on you the more you hear it. Indigo, Indigo, Indigo, Indigo, Indigo, Indigo.....

Milo - The short form of Miles. This named peaked in the 1910s when it was ranked 408th. However, it is making a come back and was ranked 548 last year.

Cairo - Yes the capital of Egypt. I'm undecided but what do you think?

Romeo - This just rolls of the toungue. Romeo Oh Romeo! Give your little boy this name and he is sure to become a romantic like his namesake.

Cosmo - Forget the cocktail, and the magazine, and the seinfield character, and the Jeston's character, this name has a long history prior to these accociations. This name has barely cracked the Top 1000, briefly appearing in the years 1913, 1921, 1925 and 1926 before returning to obscurity. A daring choice.

Orlando- Mr Bloom. Use this name and hopefully your son will turn out to have half hi charm.

Marlow - This ties in with the whole surnames as first names trend. A much preffered version to the modern Harlow It doesn't remind me of harlot for a start and it reminds me of my favourite character in the book "Cold Mountain", Ada's father Munroe.

Diego- Yes I came across this name while Edward was watching TV. It's Dora the Explorer's brother. Diego is the spanish version of James and cracked into the top 100 ranks in 2002. I like it for its adventurous vibe!

Munroe- as previously stated Munroe is my favourite character in cold mountain. Originating in Ireland this name means 'mouth of the river'

Primo - So maybe this is a little over done. It might be usable as the name of the first son. A deriviatve form of Primus which was sort of like calling someone Junior today (Hey Peter Andre and Jorden did it!)

Bruno - a very masculine choice. It simply means "brown" ans was chosen bu Nigella Lawson for her son.

Marco - a little more mainstream for you. Not as chart topping as Aiden perhaps but its up there. Last year it ranked 209th in the US.

There you go! Did I more than make up for my lateness!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Charmed Again

Hi its me again (Amalia) and I'm still pregnant!!! Through these months I've been brainstorming ideas though I'm still in love with Wyatt i also love the name Spencer. Can you think of any other names similar to Spencer or Wyatt. I also like Cole from charmed but my partner doesn't like it. Don't worry about a girls name because I've already found my favourite girls name :D Thanks xxxxx Amalia

Hi Amalia!

We are really happy for you and hope that we help you with your name choices!

Well i think your names choices are very individual and hopefully our suggestions will also capture that. Our name choices (drum roll :D)

Jacob: a Hebrew name i think its simplicity recommends it.

Indigo: indigo the deep blue, purple colour is deep and adorable like the name Wyatt.

Romeo: a romantic name which means citizens, this ties in with Roman which also means citizen as both come from the Latin word Romanus.

Leo: Leonardo or Lenard (nickname or name). Leo meaning lion is rough tough and going with the roman theme :D was a common name during the roman era. and another charmed name!!

Archer: this name like Spencer is a last name meaning bowman from medieval times.

Rio: this name is short and sweet from Spain it means river.

Rowan: going with a bit of an R theme aren't we. Meaning little red head this cute name goes great with Roman.

We hope that these names help and if anymore help is needed for middle names or if more names are needed we are only a click away. What girls names have you chosen we always love to know???Hope to hear from you soon!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Under Construction

Sorry that we haven't made a serious list of names in a while but I know I have been busy, (Edward has started Kindy!) as has Laura.

I am working on a nice long post for you guys which should be up for the weekend. Plus a bit of news I would like to share with you all.

I promise from now on their will be at least one nice long post for you per month from now on. I also promise you will love the news!!!!

Untill then,
Sarah and Laura @ NFATE

Victorian Bushfires

On behalf of names from Adam to eve we send out all our prayers and thoughts to those who have been affected in the Victorian bush fires.
A tragedy which has affected the whole of Australia we hope that the toll stops now and all those who have lost loved ones and have been affected find comfort though nothing will ever be the same.

Laura and Sarah

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Tom-Boys? Are masculine named girls the next big thing?

I try as hard as I can to keep up with new or possible naming trends. And for a while now, it seems to me that the new thing in naming is boyishly named girls.

I was hoping this might trend might fizzle out before it could get as popular as I fear it is about to become. But no, much to my dismay little Tom-Boys are popping out all over the place.

Now this is no cutting edge trend. Parents of young girls have been pinching names from the parents of young boys for.....I'd guess about 3 generations.

Peyton (sorry to all those who like this name but it has to be my least favourite name EVER!)

And what do these names have in common? They are all originally masculine names and now, never in a million years would parents choose these old favourites for their sons.

However, it is my opinion that it has only been in recent times that parents are taking this uni-sex name thing to the next level. Last week in the Perth births and deaths section there was a Thomasina. And this week some unlikely names for girls have appeared.

-Tyler Rose
-Chelsea Hunter
-Ava Cruz
-Eliza Ivy John

Also, recently the name Jagger Joseph Blue was voted the worst celebrity baby girl name of 2008. Yes this name was for a girl. What were they thinking!?!?!?! These are all boys names!

And it's not just in the younger generation that names like the above. Obama's mother's given name is Stanley because her parents wanted a boy.

Sorry to say I just can't get into this trend. To me boys names are for boys, girls names are for girls and unisex names can be used for either. A girl whose name includes John doesn't work for me. Don't even get me started on Hunter! I hate this name for a boy or a girl! There are more way to achieve a name that is a bit more unusual than Jane Doe than by submitting to this trend. Please tell me that the general population has more sense than that!