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i still have a couple weeks until i find out if im having a boy or a girl. i just wanted some opinions.

my boyfriend and i decided on Elora Nesta for a girl (Elora = baby's name in Willow and Nesta = welsh girl name meaning peace and it is also Bob Marley's real first name)... do you think my child will hate me if i name her this? i think its cute (we were originally going to name our girl Nesta but decided to make that the middle name) but i dont want to be like all of these whack-jobs that give their kids names that they think are 'cool' and 'original' but really just sound like a noise you make when you fart...

for a boy it has been quiet a challenge. i LOVE the name Leon but cant think of a middle name. my boyfriend likes it, but i think he would rather not name his boy that. i also like Lennon, Layne, and Pau. (if you guys havent noticed.. i want all of my children to have a media/musically influened first name). my boyfriend likes Pau (pronouced pow, btw.. like Pau Gasol of the LA Lakers) and he likes Ruud (pronounced rude). i definitely dont like Ruud!! any suggestions on boy names that are media or musically influened..?
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replied June 25th, 2009
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First of all, congratulations!! Well if you don't want to be like those whack-jobs than don't name your child Pau. Let Pau Gasol keep his name. I guarantee your child will go through life with other kids saying "POW" and punching him in the face. Elora sounds pretty with a hint of old-fashioned which is nice. If you use Leon most people will call him Lee and there is really nothing special about that. I apologize to anyone with that name. Ruud! Do you really want people calling your child Rude?? Remember, most musicians use names that were made up so they can stand out on stage and you don't want your child's name to stand out so they are made fun of. Give your child a name they can walk through life with and be proud of. A name is a very important title. There are some beautiful names out there to choose from. Sometimes when people try to make up their own names it just causes misery for the child. Naming your child is a big decision. Think it through carefully. I am a middle school teacher and I've heard many kids cry over their names that have caused them so much grief.
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replied June 26th, 2009
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i agree. and this is my problem!! girls names are so much easier because there are soo many that are beautifully different. but with boys names, its completely different story. i have a 7 year old son and i named him Ian James (named after Ian McKaye and my grandfather James). i adore the name ian. its a common name, but apparently not where i live in pennsylvania. ive probably only met 2 other people named ian. i just cant think of any handsome tough names for boys that my boyfriend and i can agree on. i dont want a name like david, daniel, jack, justin, robert, etc. i want something refreshing and handsome. i think a persons name has a strong influence on who they become as adults, and this is why im struggling. secretly, im hoping for a little girl (i already have my little boy!) just so this boy-name-thing doesnt become a huge issue!

wendyrs: youre a teacher.... have you come across any strong handsome names that are not as common?
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replied June 26th, 2009
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I don't like too many boys names either but I have two sons myself and I love their names, Brian and Jeff. They are teens now and have never complained about their names. I think they are masculine and nothing to make fun of. I think Ryan is also a nice masculine name for a boy. Another name I think is cute and masculine is Rory, Andrew, Mack, Jesse, and Scott. If I think of anymore I will let you know. Those are my favorites though it's just a matter of taste and opinion. Keep us posted on what you decide to name your baby.
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replied June 26th, 2009
First off, Elora is stunning. I don't think she'll undergo any difficulties living with the name Elora. I think I marginally prefer the name Eliora, since it has clear Hebrew roots and in my opinion that's always a cool thing. Ellie can be a cute nickname for Eliora or Elora.

I completely appreciate Nesta but I think the flow of the combination is a little off. Ideally I don't think the middle name should end in -a if the first name does, but that's just my opinion. As far as I'm aware, Nesta is the Welsh version of Agnes, which does not mean peace. It means purity, which is lovely anyway.


You said that you appreciate musical refrences in your name choice. Lucky for you, the Choir of Saint John's Elora is one of the best choirs I've ever heard, so there's your reference. Smile


As for a cool boys name, what do you think of Elias? It seems really handsome to me and it seems like the logical alternative to Elora. If it's a girl, go with Elora, and if it's a boy, go with Elias. : )
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replied June 30th, 2009
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I have a son named Jaeden. My second son is going to be named Riley or Rylan. I like uncommon names as well but the middle name is ALWAYS common.... (Jaeden Stephen). But I like Riley for my next child Girl or Boy! Congrats and good luck choosing a name. You may have the baby and decide he/she looks like a different name you did not even have choosen. I had like 2 or 3 names for my son and as soon as he was born I said "Hi Jaeden" It just seemed right!
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replied June 30th, 2009
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I like Layne for a boys name:)
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replied June 30th, 2009
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annabluebell: i do like the name elias. i never thought of naming a kid that, but, to be honest, ive never met anyone named that so its definitely a good choice. for some reason i tend to lean towards names that start with an E/I or L sound. my son is named Ian James. i was going to spell it Ean (because i like E's haha) but the man i named him after spells it with an I.

princess: that is my boss' oldest sons name (jaden) and my friends sons name (jayden). my son was also friends with a girl from school named jaeden. i definitely like that name (they are all super cute kids. im a firm believer that what you name your child will definitely affect the type of person they become and how they look. kind of odd, i know..). i am just totally stuck with picking a boys name!! i dont know why this has to be sooo hard. naming my first son was easy... this one, not so much. which means ill probably end up having a boy since we cant decide on a name and i have an endless supply of little girl clothes if i have a girl and we already have the girl name picked! haha. thats the way the cookie crumbles, i suppose. it would be too convenient to have a little girl this time around =) but, ill be happy no matter what. maybe i could just do it native american style... and not name my child until they have their own personality and prove/show what their name should be. im sure that would go over well.. =P
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replied September 4th, 2009
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Im finding out if Im having a boy or girl in less than a week! I am so excited! Im not sure if your already figured one out by now since this was posted in July, but there are a few names I like alot. Aiden, Benjamin(Benji for short) Mykl (wierd spelling, but unique and pronounced Michael)
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replied September 4th, 2009
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i found out im having a girl!!!! we are going with Elora Nesta =) i only have 16 weeks to go!
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replied September 5th, 2009
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awwww! How exciting! I have about 20 more weeks to go! Smile Im going this tuesday for the ultrasound! Smile
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replied September 16th, 2009
I like your girls name. And you def won't have to worry about lots of other Elora's in her class. I like Lennon for a boy. I also like Marley, Kurt, and Johnny or Cash. Have you considerd the name Lyric?
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replied January 21st, 2010
If you have a girl, iwould consider calling her Carina Aina and whatever your last name is.

Carina Origin of name: French
meaning of name: Pure

Aina Origin of name: Celtic
meaning of name: Joy

I am possibly pregnant this time around, my fiance is feeling something move inside my belly. And my belly is hanging low. So, i might be having a girl.

But if you have a boy, have your hubby name the baby boy after him. Personally, I like the name Christopher.
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replied December 7th, 2010
I love Elias
I love Elias, but it sounds like a girls name, maybe because of the s sound at the end...but very very beautiful name. It can go with both genders
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replied June 27th, 2018
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I like you names.
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