I love this name! Jasmine is my favorite Disney princess lol. The name is popular in Connecticut where I live. Its not extremely popular like Olivia and Isabella, but I have met a few Jasmines working in the public schools. This was one of the names my fiance and I both liked, but it is pronounced different in Spanish. He told me the other day Yasmin is pronounced like Jasmine and Jasmin is pronounced Has-meen. I definitely do not think it is trashy.
The ones I like from your list are: Caleb, Everett, Leo, Owen, Samuel, & Isaac. Avery and Addison I have only heard on girls. Your girl names are all pretty.
I like the name Samuel. I had an uncle with this name, and my next door neighbors named their son Samuel. They are Mexican, and pronounce the name Sahm-Well. I would probably call my son Sam because that’s what we called my uncle. If I used the name, it would probably be only as a middle name.
It depends on the word. I ruled out all names starting with an A so that my daughter’s initials wouldn’t spell AXE. However, those initials might be cool for a boy. It’s a little harder for girls because their initials can change if they change their last name when they get married. She shouldn’t have any problems with her middle name starting with an X. Someone could have the initials FAE, but then marry someone who’s last name starts with a T, and then her initials would be FAT. Boys are easier because they don’t usually change their names.
I am pregnant with my first. 5 years ago I was just graduating high school, and 10 years ago I was 12.
I have 5 weeks left of my internship for my bachelor’s degree. My baby shower is coming up the end of next month. Just trying to get everything set up before my daughter is born.
My sister-in-law’s kids are Guadalupe (girl, 8), Anthony (boy, 6), Daniel (boy, 4), and baby boy due in June.
My brother-in-law’s kids are Heliel (boy, 5), Kelly (girl, 3) and Loremy (girl, 4 months).
I have another name origin question. We aren’t using the name for this baby, but my fiancé wants to use the name Anyi Sayuri for a girl. (With his accent, it sounds like Angie Sah-jury, but I don’t know the real pronunciation). From what I have looked up online, Anyi is a Chinese name meaning artistic, and Sayuri is a Japanese name meaning small lily. Is it weird to have a Chinese/Japanese name with a Mexican last name? Also, if I had two daughters, would it be strange for one to have a Spanish/Aztec name and the other to have a Chinese/Japanese name?
For my own children, I prefer names that are clearly meant for one gender or the other. I don’t mind unisex names on other people’s kids. I have met both a girl and boy Jordan, Jayden, and Taylor, among others. What I don’t like is when people take boy names and put them on girls. I have heard so many people do this on one of my pregnancy forums (Dylan, Devin, Ryan, etc.)
I don’t have any kids that age, but I work in the public schools. I would think it depends on the preschool/kindergarten program where you live. Preschool is more likely to be part day, and sometimes only a few days a week. It is also usually in a different school than kindergarten. If a child is going from part day preschool to full day kindergarten in a new school, it could be a big adjustment. In my town, all the kindergarten classes are full day, so it isn’t much of a change going from kindergarten to first. It also depends on your boys. One of them may have an easier time than the other.
I’m not sure which organization my Godfather’s child is sponsored through, I just know it’s from his catholic church. The one year they let him send a present for Christmas, but I haven’t heard if he has sent anything else. My Godfather just visited on Sunday and brought the letter from the boy for me to translate. The people translate the letter into English, but its not always accurate. Its hard because Isabel can’t really write herself yet. There is probably a lot she wants to say (because 5 year olds talk a lot and are really curious), but she can’t tell you. I think the coloring pages would be a good idea.
My Godfather sponsors a boy named Julian from Colombia. I think he is about 12 years old now. How old is Isabel? I have an 8 year old niece in Mexico, and I don’t know what I would say to her either. I have only talked to her on the phone once or twice, asked how she was doing. My fiance asks her about school and about the other family members. Does Isabel go to school yet? You could ask her what she likes to do in school, and talk about games you used to play in school or what your favorite things to do in that grade were. You could send her a picture of when you were her age. One Christmas, my Godfather sent his sponsor child an I Spy card game and I translated the instructions into Spanish. Maybe send her a doll or stuffed animal for her birthday and ask her to take care of it. She can tell you where she brings the doll, what she does with it, etc.
I like Emelia Grace better.
I think the name Isabella is so pretty, but it is way overused. In one school I worked in, there were 4 preschool classes and each one had an Isabella. I couldn’t use it anyways because my sister-in-law is Isabel. I love Jasmine, but that is also getting popular. I am trying to avoid using any names that are in the top 100 for my children. I like the name Miguel for a boy, but a lot of Hispanic people (including my brother-in-law and next door neighbor) have that name. Some boys names on my list that are in the top 100 are: David, Isaiah, Jonathan, Julian, and Luis. Luis would only be used as a middle name because I know too many boys named Louis/Luis.
I don’t remember 10 years ago what names I liked (I was 12), but in high school I liked Gabriella for a girl and Antonio for a boy.
It is still freezing here in Connecticut and we still have snow that hasn’t melted. The weather has caused huge potholes all over the place, especially in the capital city of Hartford, which I drive to at least twice a week. One street literally has about 12 potholes in a row, which are unavoidable with oncoming traffic and cars parked on the side of the road.
I just entered my third trimester. I am still having morning sickness occasionally, but I’m not nauseous every day like before. Now what is bothering me more is heartburn everyday and these sharp pains in my left leg. I have been working in a preschool class the past month, and all the kids are asking about my baby. Its really cute.
Thank you. I had an aunt named Naomi and I always liked that name, and I met a little girl named Nohemy (Noemi) and I like how I have never heard it before so I’m hoping she will be the only one with her name in her class. I am changing the spelling of Zenon because it is pronounced Say-NON, not ZEE-non. Zenon and Cenon are pronounced the same in Spanish, but not in English. Also, I would think of the movie Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century.
Update since my last post on this question: I am due May 27 with a girl, named Noemi Xochitl.
Our daughter is going to be named Noemi Xochitl, which means beautiful flower.
If she were a boy, our name we had picked out was Cenon Luis. Cenon is my fiance’s grandfather’s name who passed away (actually spelled Zenon).
I agree with a lot of the others that it depends on how the actual names sound together than whether they start with the same letter. I wouldn’t use Esperanza or Esmeralda for my daughter’s name because the last name also starts with an E and has 4 syllables. Not sure how well Enrique would work either because that has 3 syllables. A shorter name like Eva might work though. I definitely think it would be overdoing it to have all 3 names start with the same letter.