Monday, May 30, 2011

Baby Name Game

What I really want is to name my daughter (if I have one) Sabriel after my favorite book of the same name, by Garth Nix.

But here's the rub... I can't really think of a good middle name that fits with it. Sabriel sounds kind of ...exotic. And if you pair it with a more "traditional" middle name it sounds kind of silly.

Sabriel Ann
Sabriel Lee
Sabriel Nichole
Sabriel Elizabeth (I like that one the best)

And then there is  the matter of nicknames (because everyone acquires one) and I don't want people to call her Sab. Maybe she could go by Bri (pronounced Bree)

But then I was thinking, I really like the name Gabrielle. And I hate the nickname Gabby. But she could go by Elle, or Ellie, which is fun!

One thing that I remember growing up. I always hated my full name (Christine) because I thought it sounded "stuffy" but when I hit my 20's I suddenly found myself loving my full name. I thought it sounded very professional.

Ah baby names are hard work. I'm not going to name my kid Apple or Peanut Nougat or whatever, so dont worry about that.

Boy names are just as hard work.

We want to name him Korben, after Korben Dallas, Bruce Willis' character in Fifth Element.

I love the name Korben but I'd rather it be spelled Corben, which is fine by Brian. He could be called Cory, or Ben for short.
Dallas is so the middle name. That's not changing.

There are other names we liked but I can't seem to remember them... There is a list I have somewhere that has "Names we like" and "No F**king Way We are naming the kid that"

There is a boy's list and a girl's list. I still got 7 months to figure it out.

Oh, next week, I can do the Intelligender Test! Hurray! Who's betting on Boy? Who's betting on Girl? Who is betting on Tiny Tadpole that looks slightly less alien this week (Me!)

Also, don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY. It ends Tues May 31st!!


  1. I like the names you have so far! Corben Dallas is a great name (& i like it w/ a 'c' too). I see what you mean about the girl middle names. I like Sabriel Elizabeth the best too. :)

  2. I think Sabriel Renee sounds pretty. Or Sabriel Madeline, to keep the "l" sound going. Good luck choosing, my kid would end up with five names because I would never be able to decide!

  3. I like Erika's suggestions!

    Have you seen this?
    (A few I like, but alot of the names are too hollywood (i.e. weird) for my taste)

  4. My parents named me after the Bionic Woman and the spelling ALWAYS proves challenging for others. So most folks ended up calling me J - just to avoid confusion. Oy. For the record, I've never been in love with being named after a 70's tv character, but over the years I've grown a sense of humor about it.

    Gabrielle could also be a boys name! It may be considered a bit biblical, but "Gabe" is a pretty rockin' nick name. :)


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