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Baby names…

We still don’t know if it’s a boy or girl yet, but here are few preliminary names. And yes, i’m serious about them, but I can’t say Yvz’s approved of all of them… yet.

For a boy…

Optimus Prime. Hear me out on this one. Leader of the Autobots. Brought hope to humanity, even though he was not like them. Defender of good. Always at the frontline of battles. Empowered others. Rallied the troops.Experienced pain, death, and resurrection.
Maximus – from Gladiator
Freeman – I love Morgan, and it’s a great word combo
Luther – for both Lex, and the Martin’s out there.
Crash – Great film, forward moving, and unafraid.

For a girl…

Hunter – Imagine guys saying, dude, stay away from her, her names hunter!
Stellar – as in stars and spectacular
Sashimi – I was thinking of some type of sushi theme because it’s both raw and refined.
Liv(e) – short, sweet, and a constant reminder of what to do when she wakes up.
Ashling/Asher – I was thinking of something that starts with A, since she’ll likely be a december baby, and might be at the end of the line for a lot of things, this might even things out. I like something starting with Ash, but Yvz thinks it sounds too much like ‘ass’.

For middle names, I’m really leaning towards these two…

Ruach – Hebrew meaning spirit, breath, wind, courage… for a boy.
Ecclesia – Greek for sent out, or called out, as in called out from darkness to light… for a girl.

What do you think?

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  • Parke June 2, 2006, 12:06 pm

    I think you don’t have a chance with “Optimus” when it comes to Yvonne.

    But I also think you’ve done well to start looking at names of passion, character and action. Too many parents miss out on the opportunity to gift their children with a deeply meaningful name and the reason that name was chosen. Personally, I like Freeman and Sashimi. This coming from a person in a chain of people named after a green space of land.

  • obahsomah June 2, 2006, 2:49 pm

    Pick a name that sounds strong. Do you add flair to it when you say it?

    I’m partial to Maximus…we almost named Max that…but people always followed it up with Gluteus…clever.

    We went back and forth between Samuel Alexander and Maximilian Martin…you know which we settled on. It means Greatest Warrior.

    We chose a boy name and girl name, and didn’t find out what the sex was. But as we got closer and closer to the due date I just was so unsettled on the girl name. Turns out we didn’t need it!

    The best baby name book I’ve seen is Baby Names Around the World. It gives you the background and meaning to over 50,000 names.

  • nooc June 2, 2006, 2:50 pm

    Or a “Brown” space of land?

    I agree… good luck with Optimus Prime….is Yvonne aware of this list at all? 🙂


  • Parke June 2, 2006, 3:03 pm

    If it weren’t for at least two godly men of good example that used this name before, I might be concerned. As it is, I’m proud to be the “fourth well-born one of the brown park.”

  • martyschmidt June 2, 2006, 4:23 pm

    It was 8 months ago that my list was set aside by my wife and we went with Tobias (Toby). Names from the list yet to be picked up were…

    Matt (but you pronounce it James) Can’t you hear the teacher in class. Matt Schmidt – Umm it’s pronounced James. What do you mean it says right here Matt. I know I know. My parents are crazy – they said just sound it out MMMjames.

    XjvRhM (again pronounced James) Who knows what the teacher would do with this one.

    DubbleU (but spelled W)

    Last I had some options of names that were actually noises. So make some kind of noise and throw some letters together and you have the last few names on my list. Thus a statement to your child would sound like “Go clean your room (insert noise) or (insert noise) did you take the trash out?”

    Thanks having a space for me to share this list that will never reach reality.

  • Greg B June 2, 2006, 5:24 pm

    Friends of ours just named their baby girl “Selah” . . .”sacred pause” . . . Great name and sort of unique.

    Selah ( Hebrew: סלה) meaning “pause, reflection”, within the context of a prayer or psalms, is similar in purpose to Amen in that it stresses the importance of the preceding passage.

    In this way, Selah is thought to imply that one should pause and reflect on what has been said. Alternatively, Selah may be a musical notation (thus explaining its use throughout Psalms) or may mean “forever”, as it does in some places in the liturgy (notably the penultimate blessing of the Amidah).

  • Lon June 2, 2006, 7:54 pm

    Parke and Nooc, my wife’s pretty outside the box and easy going, so you never know, Optimus might still be an option! A new transformer’s movie is coming out next year, so the name’ll be ‘hot’ again! but yeah, it’s a stretch.

    Deanna, i definitely want a strong name. Thanks for the Gluteus Maximus warning. But max is definitely a solid name. I’ve been to http://www.babynames.com it’s quite the resource. I’d like something less common that’s for sure.

    Marty, feel free to vent your names here anytime. My names might never become a reality either, so I know how you feel about having to get them out. You’ve got some hilarious ones. I did have some names that were just noises as well. Just ridiculous!

    Greg, Selah, wow, now that’s a great one. I’ll keep that one in mind!

  • Tommy June 3, 2006, 1:54 pm


    I pitched the name Shaft to my wife if we have a boy. The lyric from the Isaac Hayes theme from the show Shaft says it all,

    ” Who’s the cat that won’t cop out
    When there’s danger all about?
    Right On!”

  • ericmichaelbryant June 6, 2006, 7:49 am

    I think you should name her Mosaic Ottawa! That should definitely happen one way or another!

    Let me know if I can ever help (with planting a church not naming a baby)!


  • Lon June 7, 2006, 10:29 am

    Shaft! that’s a brilliant name Tommy!

    and Thanks Eric, and also for the offer… you can expect to be hearing from me then!

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