How did you choose your children’s names

August 25, 2015

I’m not sure whether it is a girl thing or not but I can always remember having a list of baby names that I liked and wanted to call my children from an early age (along with my dream wedding).

When I fell pregnant with Roo, Mr Boo and I discussed names and agreed upon one girls name which happened to be the name from my childhood list. In turn we agreed upon one boys name which is an important family name to us both (Mr Boo’s grandfather and my late older brother and favourite late uncle’s name).

So when Roo arrived and she was a girl (we didn’t find out the gender) we has a girl’s name ready for her. Fast forward to falling pregnant with Tigger and we didn’t discuss names until we had our 20 week scan to find out the gender. As luck would have it Tigger turned out to be a boy which allowed us to use the boy’s name we had already agreed upon when we were expecting Roo.

Now that we are pregnant with Piglet we once again waited until our 20 week scan to hopefully find out the gender in order to start looking at names. Now that we know we are expecting a little girl we can now start the name game once again. The thing is we can think of lots of boys names that we agree upon however finding a girl’s name that we both like is proving difficult. Which got me to pondering…

How did you choose your children’s names?


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  • Emma August 26, 2015 at 11:23 am

    See we have the opposite problem, lots of girls names decided upon, not many boys! With both of ours we decided on first names that we both loved. Middle names tend to be tributes to loved ones, and in my daughter’s case, my sister’s name as she was with me when I had her. This one I think we have decided upon, but who knows! πŸ˜€

  • steph August 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I chose both my kids’ names. With my daughter she was always going to be Ruby. It’s a name I knew I was going to use. With my son, Elliot, I was listening to my Example CD in the car and reading through the inlay card, and I saw his name was Elliot, and I just said to Ross, “what about Elliot?” and it worked really well with our surname, so Elliot he was, and still is.


  • cass August 26, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    My son is named after the anesthetist who gave me the epidural πŸ˜‰

    Can you tell I have a low pain threshold lol

  • Mammasaurus August 27, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Love that graphic – pinned πŸ™‚

    I am one of those who chose a name and then un chose it because there was a film out and the leading girl had that name. I assumed it would become popular so changed to Kitty – which is a shame as it didn’t and I really loved Lyra!

  • Michelle Twin Mum August 27, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Aren’t you clever now, making your own infographics, that is fab! Good luck with finding thr perfect name for your piglet. Mich x

  • jenny paulin August 27, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    oooh love your infographic clever lady! Thank you for including my suggestion x

  • Natasha K August 31, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I’m 19 and me and my boyfriend argue over baby name for the future sometimes lol! I can’t wait to pick them, although I can see a lot of fights over if it’s my choice or his!!

  • Emma August 31, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    We had a boys name for ages but, it took ages to agree on a little girls name in the end she was named Ella Rose the Rose bit after my mum as she is Kathleen Rosemary.

    I always wanted some part of our parents or grandparents in my childrens names.

  • Rebecca Smith August 31, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    We had so many boys names ready for Jack but none for a girl if he had turned out to be one. Lucky he wasn’t – we just couldn’t agree on any.

    I really wanted Kieran or Oliver, Steve really wanted James but I already have three in my family. Steve;s favourite author is Lee Child whose main character is Jack Reacher and I love Doctor Who, especially John Barrowman’s character, Captain Jack so its a name we both love πŸ™‚

  • Agata September 1, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Wishing you luck with a search for a perfect name; it is always so hard to pick and don’t second guess yourself later on

  • Daniella September 1, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Me and my boyfriend already have names for our children and we’re not planning to have any for at least five years. I always thought about my children’s names and my dream wedding too. πŸ˜›

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