Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Contest Time!!!

Hey, you lucky reader--you came at the right time!  Baby #6 is on her way and I'm interested in your girl name suggestions.  The rules are simple, should you choose to participate:

1. I have to personally know you.  Since this is not a private blog, anyone can read it, even strangers (eek).  So, if I don't know you--sorry--it's a no go!

2. One entry per person.  Leave your suggestion in the comments.

3. Entries should not start with the letters: A, E, G, K, or R. I'm trying to give all my kids different initials. However, if you really think I'd love a name starting with one of those letters listed above than you may list it...

4. If at all possible, please list not only the name, but also it's origin and meaning.

**Contest stays open 'til she's born--some time in February, most likely. I will pick my favorite submission at that time.

***The winner will receive this 1 pound box of See's Gold Fancy chocolates and quite possibly the honor of having named my child. I'll for sure pick my favorite name--just no guarantee that I'll use it. You know, I'm the mom--I can do that sort of thing, 'cause I'm the mom :).





I vote is for LENORA.

sure it is my middle name but I've never met anyone with it. I think it is such a beautiful unique name. opposed to a weird unique name...
it makes a great middle name too ;)

tolm2535 said...

I vote for Jemma - People with this name have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated.

Unknown said...

I will put my vote in for Irene. Love the name. Not terribly common. A classic, with a nice meaning behind it. "Peaceful Bliss" just goes together well. It also makes for a nice middle name to fit with traditional first names like Mary, Anna, or Elizabeth.

Origin: From Greek Ειρηνη (Eirene), derived from a word meaning "peace". This was the name of the Greek goddess who personified peace, one of the ‘Ωραι (Horai). It was also borne by several early Christian saints. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, notably being borne by an 8th-century empress, who was the first woman to lead the empire.

I can't resist this opportunity to add a suggestion for "Felicity". It, of course, means happiness. And somehow I love the idea of Felicity Irene Bliss (even if the initials would be FBI on all the baby's goods).

Did you know that Bliss is considered a girl's name too? But that would be silly...Bliss Bliss =)

Good luck with the naming - whatever you choose will be perfect and right!

Eva @ Eva Bakes said...

My vote is for Moira. It's Irish Gaelic and means "the star of the sea."

Caroline said...

Marina, since she started her life by the sea. Plus "Marina Bliss" has a nice cadence to it.

Our family said...

Oooh, I like Marissa's suggestions. However, when I typed your current choices into the baby name site, it told me you'd like Michaela, which means "Who is like God?" So that's my vote

Nancy said...

Ok, my first thought was "Gentry" which means nobility of birth.... but then I realized that you didn't want to use the letter "G" :)

So, my next thought was "Cambria". It doesn't mean anything other than from Wales, but I thought it was cute anyway!!!

Emma K. said...

A name suggestion is "Cambria" or "Cambrian". The meaning of Cambria is Origin:Welsh; Meaning: People, change

Emma K. said...

Don't worry, I didn't copy the person above me. I looked after I commented.

Matthew said...

My baby name choice is:

Cadence (or any other variation of that name, in fact if you go with the pronunciation but not the spelling, I'll settle for half of the See's chocolates)

Meaning: Latin origin meaning "with rhythm".

Becca and fam said...

Ok, I have 2 suggestions, am I allowed that?

Meaning- clear, bright, famous


Meaning- God is gracious

ldsjaneite said...

Heidi. It means Battle Goddess. Come on. What could be better? And I am (a) favorite aunt, right? :-)

Let's see. Always liked my friend's name Serene. She could be Serene Bliss! But if you didn't like Autumn Bliss, you probably won't want that either.

OK. How about Telula? She'd already have a song! No?

All right. One more try. I'll give you one of my favorites, since I don't think I'm going to get to use it: Valancy. (pronounced Vuh-lance-ee, with emphasis on second syllable). I don't think it has a meaning. She's a character from one of my all-time favorite books "The Blue Castle." Never thought I'd grow up to have so much in common with her. :-)

Travel With Lulu said...

I don't know you, so I won't add my suggestion but I have to pass on a funny story :) My friend was selected to put her 5 name suggestions for her upcoming baby on one of those popular baby websites. For the week, they had her 5 names up there and everyone could vote and make comments. Oh, the comments were so ruthless that I'm not sure she chose any of the names! Good luck to you on your pregnancy :)

Matt and Jen said...

I vote for Pearl. I love classic older names! Pearl means just that pearl, the name of a jewel. Good Luck in your name choice!

Unknown said...

Ha, I don't think you'd name your daughter Michaela seeing as that's my name, but I love the suggestion! Unless, of course, you just think I'm a totally awesome aunt! ;)

And I think I'm out on this contest because 1- we're not sure we're done so I don't want to give you any names that we like. Sorry. And 2- I don't really like chocolate. Haha! Good luck, though!

Jakob said...

I was gonna suggest "Athena" but A names are out, soooo

My vote is for: JACQUELINE

American Meaning:
The name Jacqueline is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Jacqueline is: Supplanter. He grasps the heel. French form of Jacob.Supplanter. Introduced into Britain in the 13th century.

Andrew said...

I thought of another I like ... :)

Harlow, (english) meaning from the mound of the people.... HA! Not a very convincing definition but I like the name anyhow!!!!

Holly said...

I've always loved the name Lydia - it means beautiful, noble one. Added bonus is that the cursive L is beautiful.

I love this idea. I think I might have to do the same thing in a few months.

Jen said...

I vote for Lily - "Lily Bliss" has the nicest ring to it.
Lily = a flower, symbol of purity. also English, form of Lillian meaning consecrated to God.

I'll forfeit my right to win by breaking your rule of one name only:

Camille (Latin, virginal, unblemished character)

Cecilia/Celia (latin, The blind one, or the SIXTH -:)

Charlotte (womanly, full grown)

Juliana/Julianna (Latin, soft-haired, youthful, favored of God. from Hebrew name Hannah)

Lucy ("light")

Mischa/Misha (like the Lord, feminine form of Michael)

Susannah (Hebrew, A lily. Original biblical form of Susan).

Sydney (Old English, from the riverside meadow).

Sandy said...

Okay, I finally figured out my vote: Tayla. It is a derivative of Taylor, which means, tailor. Funny how that worked out, eh? :)