BB,Vic,18 month son
I fell in love with it at once
I think a names meaning is just as important as the name.
My son was to be named Darren after Waynes brother in law who had died of cancer 10yrs on the day after he was born.... I couldnt do it because he wasnt a Darren to me he was a boof headed Ben... so he got Benjamin Wayne... Ironically an elderly friend (the closest thing to a grandfather to me) had been calling him Benny from the day I told him I was preggas.... & I swpre I wasnt calling him that... and I did before I even realised it
Mikarla 21, NSW, girl 2yrs, boy 9 months
With my son, my hubby and I sat in front of the telly at night going through the alphabet trying to think of names. We eventually decided on Liam Joshua. Liam was one of our telly-watching-thinking names and Joshua was what a friend called my belly from the moment she found out I was Preg. The girls name we chose was Lian (leanne) Michelle. Lian was the name of one of my highschool teachers and I really liked the strange spelling. Michelle was a late night thought.
When I was preg with my daughter we decided that we couldn't use Lian now coz it was too similar to Liam. We are both Irish so we wanted to keep the Irish thing going.We also wanted to incorporate my hubby's Dad's name (deceased), John. So for a boy it was going to be Lachlan John. I had always like Siobhan for a girl and it was Irish so it fit in well. It turned out that Siobhan was the irish version of Jane, which is the female version of John. Very appropriate! The second name is Rosslyn which is a middle name of my mother, grandmother and cousin. I had so much fun picking names.
Funnily enough the names that we didn't use (Lian Michelle and Lachlan John) were only thought of in the last 2 weeks of each pregnancy. We just knew I guess.
Andrae,WA - Liam, Siobhan and Erin
My daughter's name is Madeleine Michelle. We choose this name because we wanted a french name. This spelling of Madeleine is french. The reason for a french name is that I researched mine and my husbands names for their origins and found out they were both french. Michelle Jean is my name - obviously french origins, Troy is my husband's name and apparrently it has french origins, plus our surname is french too. However we are not french, all Australian's. We also choose Madeleine because we liked the nickname Maddy, which my daughter affectionatley gets called all the time.
I am pregnant with baby number 2, if we have a girl we are thinking of calling her Isabella Elizabeth, the name Isabella comes from our family tree dating back to the 1800's and we think it is very pretty. Elizabeth is my best friend of the last 18 years, we grew up together and are as close as sisters. She is an only child and I never had a sister. If we have a boy, we will call him William, middle name undecided at this time. But William also comes from my husband's family tree. Every second generation on my husband's side has a son called William, there are no William's in the current generation, so we would like to carry on the tradition started in 1817.
My only dilema is that nicknames for William that I don't like are Will, Willie, Willy, Wills, Bill, Billie, Billy... does anyone have any unique suggestions for Shortening William??? Or can I be one of those mum's who insists that he be called WILLIAM only???
Other versions of William are Liam, Wiley,Willis and Ville. Hope they might help.
Andrae,WA - Liam, Siobhan and Erin
Thanks so much for your reply. I'm still not sure about those shortened versions either. But I appreciate your reply.
I have 3 kids. My first was Aiden. I had always liked this name, but didn't like the way it was spelt. (Aidan) so I changed the 2nd "a" to an "e". He has two middle names, Paul William. Paul William was his grandfathers name, who was tradically killed before Aiden was conceived. William is also my husbands middle name.
Our daughter is Angelique Debra. Angelique is a name my husband had like for ages, and I liked it as soon as I heard it. Debra is my husbands mothers name.
Our youngest is Brady James. I first heard the name "Brady" from a Home and Away actor "Beau Brady," who plays Noah. I instantly liked the name, and it stuck in my mind for years. James comes from a very close family friend who passed away 13 years ago.
That's were all my kids got there names from.
Mother of 3, Qld
Amanda 2yr and 7mth
My son's name is Tristan. The reason for that is I once had a crush when i was younger and his name was Tristan. So I thought that since my crush was good looking thatn my son would be aswell. And well so far it has worked. My son has blue eyes and eyelashes that curl up to his eyebrow. Blonde hair with a bit of curl and olive skin. what more can a mum ask for. But most importantly he is very healthy.
Mel mum of one 30/4/03
Narelle, Eilish 5th june 2002 TTC since dec 2002