mnemeParticipant4 months, 3 weeks ago
My seven year old is named Damian and he has never been picked on for his name. I do wish I had pushed for a different name for him, but that is just because it was my ex’s pick. My son even met another little boy with the exact same first and middle name when we lived in Las Vegas!
mnemeParticipant6 months, 3 weeks ago
mnemeParticipant7 months ago
Tadhg is said tige, like tiger without the R
mnemeParticipant7 months, 1 week ago
My husband refuses to budge on Ambrose.
The boys say Dexter Emrys, even though it runs into our last name.
mnemeParticipant10 months, 3 weeks ago
Bleh. My husband doesn’t like it. This man is IMPOSSIBLE!
Of names I haven’t used, Hugo
I usually shop VS. I’ve purchased bras elsewhere, such as Kohls and Target, but they just don’t hold up long.
I prefer Sebastian. Tristan does have a softer feel to it, although not really “feminine” to me. I also do not care for the related story – Tristan is just not a favorite character of mine, so I would not give his name to my own child.
Sebastian, on the other hand, is a bit “cooler,” if you know what I mean. It is not overly popular, yet fits very well with the trendier names. It’s also easy to shorten, if you like nicknames.
I always heard the similarity of Charlotte and harlot, but it wasn’t until a friend pointed it out once, that I saw it. And now it just blinks red at me… but that’s me, of course
Oh, and by the way… by day the Strip is pretty mundane, but starting around 5, the people are drunk and stumbling around. Once it is dark, there are people on nearly every corner handing out “cards,” advertising for strip clubs. They are easy to avoid – just keep walking – but still annoying.
Since I lived there for a year…
If you want to stay on the Strip, the Aria is gorgeous and less expensive than some of the others in the area. If you are not limited to the Strip, I would stay at Green Valley Ranch. It is a “station” casino – it’s actually in Henderson, about 15 minutes from the Strip and is a gorgeous area. There are tons of parks nearby, nice restaurants, and a cute little “downtown” type shopping district. Plus, if you stay there, you are only about 30 minutes from the Hoover Dam, also pretty close to Ethel M Chocolate Factory, which has a free tour (pretty boring) and a cool cactus garden.
If you like shopping, there are two major outlet malls – the big one near the strip, and the older one further south. There is also Town Square, which is a cool outdoor type shopping mall which also features bars/restaurants, and some entertainment venues sometimes.
As for eating, if you are there on the weekend, head south to the M Resort. They have an AWESOME buffet – pretty pricey, but worth it if you like seafood and steak and goodies. There is a great place there for breakfast, too – Hash House A Go Go. I about ate myself sick there once, LOL.
And of course, on the Strip there are all the standard shows, plenty of movie theaters etc. There is the shark reef at Mandalay, but it is like $20 pp so I never went. The only thing I really did on the Strip was the dinner show at Excalibur, which was fun but rather pricey. Oh, the Belagio has a great garden area that rotates different themes, so check that out. It is free and there is a nice candy store behind it with a chocolate fountain
In short, I would head out of town to the Hoover Dam. It’s the one thing in the area that you really SHOULD see. The rest is just meh.
I would go with Chloe, personally.
When I see Charlotte, all is see is cHARLOTte and I strongly dislike Charlie on a girl. To me, Nadia feels a bit like trying too hard to be exotic. Aubrey is too masculine for me – Audrey would be a lovely choice, though.
I agree with Anabel – Chanel and Lacy do not age well. As for Sadie, well I have only heard this name on canines
Of course, I am ALWAYS thinking about names. Baby or no, lol. According to Babycenter’s estimator, May 18th. I would put it before that, more like the 13th. I have shorter cycles.
I am really stuck on Hugo for a boy. To me, it’s perfect. It fits well, sounds good, and is generally known without being common.
For girls, it’s all up in the air. He still only likes Alice, though.
I prefer Lila over Lyla – it is just simpler and feels more feminine. I like Sophie and in light of your other children’s names, I do not get the impression that popularity bothers you. But, if it does, my suggestion would be Sylvie. It has a similar feel but without the popularity.
mnemeParticipant11 months, 4 weeks ago
Thanks Anabel, I appreciate it. It would be so much easier if I could name him/her alone, but since I can’t, it’s difficult! LOL
Ooh, I like Rhett!
Thank you, Anabel. I’ve been keeping it pretty top secret, so it’s not your fault you didn’t know
Anyhow, I like the return to a more standard format here, so hopefully BNW will boom again… Can’t help but long for the old days, lol
No, Ns are fine for girls. It’s just every little boy I know has a name ending with N.
I do like Graham, although I prefer the more two-syllable pronunciation with Graeme. Bennett is also on my list but u hate “Ben.” I don’t remember if I tried Cormac or not, but Errol is a new idea
I do like Nora, but it just doesn’t feel quite right for me.
Virginia, Matilda, Imogen, Delphine, Ivy, Ramona
Hugo, Macsen, Rowan, Augustus, Flynn, Stellan, Leif
My mom works at the local hospital and hears all sorts of interesting names – a lot of “royal” weirdness, like Jermajesty and “Herhiness”
The strangest I have encountered personally would be Riot. The sound is fine, but it just strikes me as an odd choice for a baby/boy/man. I mean, it’s not fitting at any age.