And now for a name...

shellibeanshellibean Posts: 4,500Registered Users
I like the following names: Memphis, Porter, Blu, Camp, Rainer.

My thoughts:
Memphis: I feel like it's hard to say. Like some people will pronounce it MeNphis. I'm from TX & an area where people have lazy speech patterns... very "fphfphfph" sounding also. However- I like that it's slightly bad-ass sounding. Like Memphis Reins on Gone in 60 seconds...

Porter: I think it sounds good with River.

Blue: Love this but my mother in law said,"Little Boy Blue" and I know a lot of peoepl will associate it w/ a dog's name. However- I think a lot of the boy names I like sound like dog names for some reason...

Camp: It's different, it's nature-y, it's even a family name on my dad's side..., it goes w/ River- but is it too "out there"? And when said with a last name Camp____- will it sound like a Summer Camp name . Might be better for the middle name...
Rainer- I like it w/ River. I always wanted to name a girl Rain...

Thoughts? Opinions? Which of these do you like best? For first or middle?
A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.

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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    Blu and Camp sound to me like Sarah Palin kid names.

    Would you pronounce Rainer like Rain- er? It's also a German name pronounced Rine -er so any Germans you meet might mess it up. If you always wanted a daughter called Rain, are you planning to have more kids? B/c if you are, you might have a girl and want to use the name. If you're pretty sure this is it for you then go ahead!

    None of the names are really my taste but you have to go with what works for you.
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  • curlykristxcurlykristx Posts: 445Registered Users
    i love memphis, who cares if some ppl here in tx cant say it the way its supposed to be said being original is so hard to come by...
  • shellibeanshellibean Posts: 4,500Registered Users
    i love memphis, who cares if some ppl here in tx cant say it the way its supposed to be said being original is so hard to come by...

    Well, I think it will bother me if his name is constantly being mis-pronounced.
    A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.

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    "I had an imaginary puppy, but my grandpa ate him."~Bailey
  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    shellibean wrote: »
    i love memphis, who cares if some ppl here in tx cant say it the way its supposed to be said being original is so hard to come by...

    Well, I think it will bother me if his name is constantly being mis-pronounced.

    For some reason, Memphis sounds like a girl to me. I dunno, just first impression. Probably because most place/person names are girls names like Paris, Dakota, Savannah etc. Do you have a close relation to the place? Otherwise it seems a little strange.

    Don't name your kid Camp. Camps are places. It's something you do. It's also silly and teasing. It's also not a name I see him being comfortable using in a professional setting. Maybe, maybe not.

    Generally I say to each their own when naming their children. I will say as a teacher, if inwardly giggle when I come across a child named after a color.
  • discolemonadediscolemonade Posts: 214Registered Users
    Porter and Memphis are the only ones I could see using as first names. It looks like I'm the only one to vote so far, lol.

    Rainer could be okay, but it just makes me think of Rainn Wilson from The Office.

    Blue could be a middle name.
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,904Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    Porter and Memphis are the only ones I could see using as first names. It looks like I'm the only one to vote so far, lol.

    I agree! LOVE Memphis!

    I think Camp & Blue would cause a lot of teasing.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I know someone with sons named Parker and Foster. They're both "er" names and you won't hear them every day.
  • DelmaDelma Posts: 1,121Registered Users
    I like Blue it fits with river

  • SigiSigi Posts: 2,379Registered Users
    Are you open to suggestions?

    Nature-y themed names: Leif, Stone (one of the guys in Pearl Jam is named Stone), Forest, Rowan (a tree), Cliff, Glen, Jasper

    Names that sound good with River (even though their names won't always be paired together): Elijah, Landon, Eli

    Place names: Dalton, Greely, Dawson, Everest, Chad, Raleigh, Austin, Dallas, Everett (don't know if you'd be keen on the TX ones but I included them anyway)
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    Sigi wrote: »
    Are you open to suggestions?

    Nature-y themed names: Leif, Stone (one of the guys in Pearl Jam is named Stone), Forest, Rowan (a tree), Cliff, Glen, Jasper

    Names that sound good with River (even though their names won't always be paired together): Elijah, Landon, Eli

    Place names: Dalton, Greely, Dawson, Everest, Chad, Raleigh, Austin, Dallas, Everett (don't know if you'd be keen on the TX ones but I included them anyway)

    Not Leif and River!
    Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


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  • shellibeanshellibean Posts: 4,500Registered Users
    Blue or Camp would be middle names if used.
    A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.

    "...you could have a turd on your head and no one would notice."~Subbrock

    "I had an imaginary puppy, but my grandpa ate him."~Bailey
  • FieryCurlsFieryCurls Posts: 2,904Registered Users
    The only one I would consider would be Porter.
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    The only one I really like is Memphis. Camp is growing on me. Actually I like it more than I like Memphis. And don't let the possibility of other people screwing up your kid's name stop you from using it. I've learned people will mess your name up no matter what. I can't tell you how many times someone has called Eliza "Elijah".

    Blame it on the cell phone...
  • curlykristxcurlykristx Posts: 445Registered Users
    ^^^ yup i agree my name is kristyn (chris-ten) and im forced to answer to christine,krystal,christian...ppl will mispronounce names at onw time or another.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 7,169Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    Porter's the only one that sounds to me like a name and that's probably due to Desperate Housewives.
    Camp is just plain odd. Does camp have the same gay connotation (sp?) in the US as it has here?
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  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Out of all of these I like Porter best.

    I think Blue and Camp would make good middle names?

    My niece is going to name her son Hunter if she has a boy. It's an outdoor name unless you are anti-gun. :D

    Hunter Blue?
  • FieryCurlsFieryCurls Posts: 2,904Registered Users
    Out of all of these I like Porter best.

    I think Blue and Camp would make good middle names?

    My niece is going to name her son Hunter if she has a boy. It's an outdoor name unless you are anti-gun. :D

    Hunter Blue?

    I grew up someone named Hunter. His younger brother was Fielding.
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    For an outdoor and -er name, my son has a friend named Fisher.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Tanner is outdoorsy and ends in 'er'.
  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    I actually really like Blue. Really like.

    Do you like the name Lyric (for a boy or girl)? I was going to use it, but got vetoed. I'm done with babies so it will never get used. :(

    I like Tanner, too.
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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users Curl Novice
    Porter is the only one I really care for. The others just don't sound like people names.
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